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56 percent adolescent Indian girls, 30 percent boys anaemic

New Delhi, March 12: Over 56 percent of adolescent girls and 30 percent of the boys in India are anaemic, parliament was told Tuesday. More than 39 percent adolescent girls in the age group of 15-19 years are mildly anaemic while 15 percent and two percent suffer from moderate and severe anaemia respectively, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told Rajya Sabha in reply to a question. Anaemia is a long... 

A cup of tea and cucumber sandwich keep you cool!

A cup of tea with a cucumber sandwich tops the list of best foods to have during hot weather, researchers say. According to the researchers, however tempting ice creams may be, they will not work to beat the heat, the Daily Mail reported. Even water should be drunk at room temperature rather than ice cold during the hottest days of the year. While the British colonial favourite of cucumber sandwiches... 

Alcohol cuts metabolic disease risk

Researchers have found that moderate drinkers tend to have about 30 per cent lower risk of developing late onset diabetes than do non-drinkers, and moderate drinkers also tend to be at lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome. A cross-sectional analysis of 6172 subjects age 35 -75 in Switzerland related varying levels of alcohol intake to the presence of DM, MS, and an index of insulin resistance... 

INS Vindhyagiri ‘sinking’ after collision with Norwegian vessel

MUMBAI: A major fire has broken out on Indian naval ship INS Vindhyagiri, which was involved in a collision with a merchant vessel, at the naval dockyard here today. The ship is listing and unconfirmed reports said it was sinking. A defence spokesperson said they are awaiting further details. A dozen tankers are engaged in firefighting operations, officials said. An official said there was a dent in... 

Offices of anti-govt website in Sri Lanka set on fire

COLOMBO: A group of men broke into the offices of a website critical of Sri Lanka’s government and set fire to it Monday, a journalist from the publication said, adding that he suspected a government role in the attack. Bennett Rupasinghe, news editor of LankaeNews.com, said the fire destroyed everything in the offices. He said the attackers could have been sent by the government as punishment... 

Rajapaksa sued in US Courts over war-crimes

WASHINGTON D.C: Three Tamil plaintiffs whose relatives were killed in three different incidents, all considered to be war-crimes, filed a civil case in the District Court of District of Columbia against Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa Friday at around 4:00 p.m, the attorney for the plaintiffs and former Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the US, Mr Bruce Fein, said in a release sent... 

Karunanidhi meets PM, discusses fishermen issue

DELHI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi and is understood to have raised the issue of Indian fishermen being killed allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy. Mr. Karunanidhi, who arrived here yesterday on a three-day visit, met Dr. Singh at his 7, Race Course Road residence and is believed to have asked the Prime Minister to tell Colombo not...