Relief for cancer patients! 150-year-old drug may improve radiation therapy, says study

Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) in the US found that the drug called papaverine, inhibits the respiration of mitochondria, the oxygen-consuming and energy-making components of cells, and sensitises model tumours to radiation. A drug first identified 150 years ago and used as a smooth-muscle relaxant could make tumours more sensitive to radiation therapy, according […]

Planned fasting may help reverse diabetes, says report

The patients were taking various drugs to control their disease as well as daily units of insulin. Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, according to doctors who were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment for three patients in their care. Lifestyle changes are key to managing type 2 […]

Putin looks for reset with first visit to new Uzbek leader

Tashkent: Russian President Vladimir Putin starts his first state visit to Uzbekistan under new leadership on Thursday as the Kremlin attempts to recalibrate a once thorny relationship with billions of dollars in business deals. The last time Putin jetted off to ex-Soviet Central Asia’s most populous republic in 2016, Uzbekistan was in the throes of […]

Enemy is an enemy, Afghan policy on Pakistan flawed: Ex-Afghan intel chief

Afghanistan’s policy on Pakistan is “flawed” and it has never taken a strong political stand against Islamabad, former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh said Wednesday, asserting that “an enemy is an enemy”. Saleh, during an interaction here, said Afghanistan never tried to increase the “cost of war” for Pakistan and always took a “high moral […]

Sri Lankan Prime Minister To Reach New Delhi Today For 3-Day Visit

NEW DELHI: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will reach New Delhi today on a three-day visit which comes in the backdrop of controversial media reports that the Sri Lankan President has accused Indian intelligence agency RAW of plotting his assassination, a claim firmly rejected as “false” by Colombo. Mr Wickremesinghe, who will arrive in […]

Canada Makes Cannabis Legal; Smokers Rejoice on Twitter

The Canadian government is ready to pardon those with a pot possession record of 30 grams or less after Canada becomes the second and largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace Wednesday. A senior government official said those with a record will be allowed to apply for a pardon. The official was not authorized […]

Major blow to Indian IT firms in US: Donald Trump’s planned H-1B visa rule changes to hurt Indians

Major blow to Indian IT firms in US: Donald Trump’s planned H-1B visa rule changes to hurt Indians

Washington: The Trump administration has said it is planning to “revise” the definition of employment and specialty occupations under the H-1B visas by January, a move which will have an adverse impact on Indian IT companies in the US and small and medium-sized contractual firms mostly owned by Indian-Americans. The H-1B visa, most sought-after among […]

DC Anantnag reviews progress under CAPEX Budget, Flagship programmes

Anantnag, Oct 18: The District Development Commissioner, Anantnag, Mohammad Younis Malik today chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial achievements of various departments under District CAPEX Budget 2018 – 19. The DDC took sector wise review of progress of projects undertaken by different departments/agencies under District CAPEX Budget allocation and other centrally sponsored […]

RIL to acquire majority stakes in Hathway, DEN for Rs 52.3 billion

RIL to acquire majority stakes in Hathway, DEN for Rs 52.3 billion

Mumbai, Oct 18: Reliance Industries (RIL), the country’s largest company by market capitalisation, said it was acquiring majority stakes in Hathway Cable & Datacom and DEN Networks for Rs 52.30 billion. The announcement brings to an end speculation about the contours of the deal, which had intensified over the last few days. RIL will pick […]