LIFESTYLE & LEISURE


With novel coronavirus cases now spreading to over 70 countries and territories including India, doctors have warned that elderly people should be extra cautious due to their 'compromised immunity' and higher chances of suffering from "co-morbidities" or other diseases which make them more...

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Marshall Allen, Caroline Chen, J. David McSwane  and   Lexi Churchill (ProPublica) 04 March 2020
An outbreak would demand peak performance from America’s medical professionals — especially in hospitals. But many of the facilities that may be on the front lines have well-documented histories of failing to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.   In early February, Royal...

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The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has derailed more flagship tech summits as Google and Microsoft on Tuesday announced the cancellation of their upcoming US events.   Google's Cloud Next in San Francisco in April and Microsoft's MVP Summit in Seattle in March now stand cancelled and both...

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The number of coronavirus cases in the US has increased to 91, up from just 60 cases a day ago, with six fatalities, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   At least 43 of those cases have been detected and tested in the country through public health surveillance...

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Indian airlines have now been given a go-ahead to provide in-flight WiFi service to passengers after the government issued an official notification, bringing them at par with their global airlines peers.   The Department of Telecommunications had, two years ago, recommended permission...

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Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam 28 February 2020
Vinod Mehra passed away in February 1990 at a young age of 45 years. His daughter Sonya Mehra made an unsuccessful debut in the remake of Victoria No 203 while his son Rohan Mehra was seen in Saif Ali Khan’s Bazaar.   Here is a look at a mega hit of 1979 that starred Vinod...

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IANS 27 February 2020
Tech giant Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its marketplace to refrain from charging exorbitant pricing for face masks amid the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak that is spreading globally.   Amazon has alerted merchants about face masks that are "not in compliance" with its...

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Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam 26 February 2020
Pakeezah released on 4 February 1972. The film fared average at the box office but after Meena Kumari passed away on 31 March 1972 at St.   Elizabeth’s hospital, the collections of the film picked up. Pakeezah was Meena Kumari’s swan song.   A cinema ticket of...

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Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam 24 February 2020
Remembering the actress-politician, who aspired for the Nobel Prize, on her 72nd birth anniversary.    Jayalalitha’s film career can be divided into two phases – before MG Ramachandran (MGR) and after MGR. After doing 28 films back to back with MGR from 1966 to 1969, there developed a...

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Gautam Sen  24 February 2020
While speaking at the inauguration of the three-day International Centre for Automotive Technology Summit, in late-November 2019, the Union minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari, mentioned that the government had allocated Rs1 lakh crore for the construction of several high...

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Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam 21 February 2020
It has been two years since Sridevi passed away in a freak mishap on 24 February 2018. The other day I was watching English Vinglish (2011), the Gauri Shinde directed film that was acclaimed by critics and masses alike. In between watching her histrionics on screen, what pained me was her...

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IANS 18 February 2020
A new survey report on Tuesday said that India will see the lowest salary increase in a decade this year and even the real estate and transport sector—the top national job generators—will witness lowest pay hikes in 2020.   The sharpest drop in pay hikes was projected in the auto...

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IANS 18 February 2020
A total of 238 people, including seven Maldivians, housed at a quarantine facility here in Chhawla ITBP camp have been sent home after they tested negative in the final check -- with no coronavirus infection symptoms, officials said on Tuesday.   They are among 406 inmates, including...

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IANS 12 February 2020
Chinese health authorities Wednesday said it received reports of 2,015 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 97 deaths from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps.   With this, the overall confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland...

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Moneylife Digital Team/IANS 10 February 2020
South Korean film "Parasite" beat Hollywood biggies like "Joker", "1917" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" to win the best picture Oscar that was given a musical touch by artistes such as Elton John and Eminem.   #Oscars Moment: @ParasiteMovie wins for Best Picture.

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IANS 07 February 2020
The death toll due to the fast-spreading novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 636, authorities said on Friday, while the number of confirmed cases also rose to 31,161.   Chinese health authorities said it received reports of 3,143 new confirmed cases of novel...

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TruthInAdvertising.org 06 February 2020
The FDA does not approve supplements. We repeat: The FDA does not approve supplements. Not only does the FDA not approve supplements, the federal agency warns that while supplements can be beneficial to your health, substituting them for prescription drugs, combining them or taking too much...

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Aarti Tikoo Singh (IANS) 05 February 2020
Bhutan's lower house on Monday passed a legislation that makes it mandatory for visitors from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives to pay a fee of Rs 1200 per day for its "sustainable development" from July this year.   The Himalayan kingdom, which is concerned about its ecology and...

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IANS 03 February 2020
Chinese health authorities on Monday said that the death toll in the country due to the fast-spreading deadly novel coronavirus has increased to 361, with 17,205 infected cases.   The National Health Commission said that it received reports of 2,829 new confirmed cases of and 57...

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IANS 03 February 2020
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued a fresh travel advisory on Monday urging people to refrain from visiting China.   "Travel Advisory further revised informing the public to refrain from travel to China and that anyone with travel history in China since January 15,...

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