Nicosia, Feb 14 (IANS) Over 16 tonnes of hamburgers have been destroyed in Cyprus following the horsemeat scandal in Europe, Xinhua reported. The hamburgers had been withdrawn from the market by an importer following initial reports about horsemeat products detected in Ireland in January, said a health official Thursday. The official could not say if the meat products had been destroyed because they were found to contain horsemeat or because they had expired.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) The dire shortage of capable leaders is precipitating a crisis in our higher education sector, a situation not likely to be remedied until 2020, according to a global survey conducted by the Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI). The survey results were unveiled on the first day of the two-day education summit at the India International Centre here Thursday, which is debating the role of transformational leaders in the sector. The summit was organised by the EPSI, a representative body of over 500 higher education institutions in India
Delayed detection bane of kids with cancer (Feb 15 is International Childhood Cancer Day, With Image)
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) It took the family of seven-year-old Lipi Mandal, daughter of a rickshaw-puller, three months to detect that her high fever, loss of appetite and stomach ache was due to blood cancer. Till then she and her father, a native of Malda in West Bengal now living in Noida near Delhi, were being made to run around by private doctors who thought that the girl was suffering from anaemia.
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Americans living at higher altitudes were more likely to be slimmer than those in low-lying areas, says a new research.
London, Feb 14 (IANS) Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could slow the ageing process and delay Alzheimer's for millions of women, suggests a new study. The HRT is prescribed for menopausal women who cross 50 years to mitigate hot flushes and mood changes they experiencea as they age, although it also protects bones. About one in five women carries a gene called Apo-E4 that acclerates ageing, increasing their susceptiblity to dementia.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) With reports of nearly 500 cases of swine flu from across the country this season, doctors and experts say the viral disease sees an upswing during winters but there is no need to panic.
List of precautions to avoid swine flu -- Wash hands regularly -- The infected should wear masks -- Extra precaution for school-going children, diabetics or heart patients -- Avoid closed and crowded places -- Rush to hospital in case of high fever and breathlessness Symptoms -- Fever, cough, sore throat and body ache -- Nausea, diarrhea and breathlessness in extreme cases
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Konkan Railway Thursday started on-board shopping in select trains, offering a variety of goods at "most competitive rates". Commuters on the Goa-Mumbai route, otherwise harassed by illegal 'hop-on-hop-off' vendors selling trinkets, will now be able to buy anything from lifestyle watches, jewellery sets to electronic goods. Konkan Railway opened its coaches to on-board sales representatives on the occasion of Valentine's Day
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) With increasing numbers of image conscious men splurging on clothes and accessories and just not getting the time to go out to shop, online menswear retailing is at an all time high. And e-commerce sites are stepping in to meet the demand.
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Designer Samant Chauhan, known for his stylish creations using Bhagalpuri hand-woven silk, has opened his first ever flagship store in the capital. Situated in south Delhi's Defence Colony area, it is his first flagship store in the country