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It's like homecoming: Govt's special representative on Kashmir It's like homecoming: Govt's special representative on Kashmir
- October 23, 2017

The Centre's decision Monday to appoint Dineshwar Sharma as an interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir is driven by the precedent of current Governor N.N. Vohra being appointed interlocutor by the NDA government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. With this sustained dialogue centre to initiate the interactions with the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Not one to grab headlines, Sharma was appointed by the government as an interlocutor for peace talks with insurgent groups in Assam in June this year. (more...)
Texas woman suffers from 'broken heart syndrome' after her dog dies Texas woman suffers from 'broken heart syndrome' after her dog dies
- October 23, 2017

She was admitted to the hospital for " broken heart syndrome ". At first, she thought that she might be having a heart attack but further medical tests at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center revealed that she was suffering from Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or broken-heart syndrome. (more...)
Hostage standoff: United Kingdom police rule out terrorism at leisure complex incident Hostage standoff: United Kingdom police rule out terrorism at leisure complex incident
- October 23, 2017

Another witness told BBC News: "When we were leaving there were police standing around the bowling alley, there were police cars outside the main entrance, with police officers in full body armour". Another witness at the restaurant, Laura Mjeshtri, said a waitress ran in and said the place was on lockdown . "We would like to reassure the Nuneaton community that the incident is unconnected to any terrorist incident". (more...)
Set 10/30 court date would let Cowboys' Elliott play through Week 8 Set 10/30 court date would let Cowboys' Elliott play through Week 8
- October 22, 2017

The Cowboys running back was awarded yet another injunction by the Southern District of NY and will be allowed to play in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers while the battle continues to play out in court. the National Football League in the ongoing battle regarding his six-game suspension for violating the personal conduct policy and playing status for this year. (more...)
Dutch courage - Alcohol improves foreign language skills Dutch courage - Alcohol improves foreign language skills
- October 22, 2017

The chat was audio-recorded and participants' foreign language skills were subsequently rated by two native Dutch speakers who did not know if the participant had consumed alcohol or not (observer-ratings). "This provides some support for the lay belief (among bilingual speakers) that a low dose of alcohol can improve their ability to speak a second language ". (more...)
Raje makes Babus safe in Rajasthan, journos exposing corruption to face jail? Raje makes Babus safe in Rajasthan, journos exposing corruption to face jail?
- October 22, 2017

The Ordinance made additions to sections 156 (3) and 190 (1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) which empower a magistrate to take cognizance of an offence and order an investigation. Former Rajasthan chief minister and Congress veteran Ashok Gehlot said the ordinance showed panic within the BJP as assembly elections are due next year. (more...)
Massachusetts School, Museum Apologize After Photo Goes Viral Massachusetts School, Museum Apologize After Photo Goes Viral
- October 22, 2017

The photo was taken during an enrichment program at Mitchell Elementary School . Derek Swanson, superintendent of the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District, said the photo taken October 13 occurred during a lesson to third-grade students by instructors from the Plimoth Plantantion, a historical museum that replicates the original Plymouth Colony. (more...)
"Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk raises thousands of dollars
- October 22, 2017

Actor Julia Louis Dreyfus shed light on the crippling cost of cancer, and advocated for universal health care when she announced her breast cancer diagnosis last month. Mid UK Recycling is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wrapping bales of recycled materials in pink bale wrap instead of its usual black and green. (more...)
Oral sex and smoking increases men's risk of head and neck cancer Oral sex and smoking increases men's risk of head and neck cancer
- October 22, 2017

Men who smoke and have had five or more oral sex partners are at the greatest risk of developing a type of head and neck cancer triggered by the human papilloma virus (HPV), according to new U.S. Oral sex was clearly associated with a higher prevalence of infection, the researchers found, although the highest infection prevalence was seen only among men. (more...)
Why Game of Thrones star Kit Harington 'cried' reading final script Why Game of Thrones star Kit Harington 'cried' reading final script
- October 22, 2017

The actor confessed: "I'm really emotional about it". Harington also noted that he's been part of the Game of Thrones "institution" longer than anything else in his life, including drama school. Don't take pictures in Belfast. For actors like Harington who have been with the mega-popular HBO series from the start, he's about to work with the cast and crew for the final time. (more...)
MSRTC core committee calls off transport workers strike MSRTC core committee calls off transport workers strike
- October 21, 2017

The decision comes in the wake of Bombay High Court order which termed the strike "illegal". The final report is to be submitted by December 21, 2017. Meanwhile, amid agitation of the workers to press for salary hike, the state transport corporation has implemented "surge pricing" from October 14 to 31. (more...)
Fmr. HHS Sec. Tom Price's wife reportedly suggests HIV quarantine in Georgia Fmr. HHS Sec. Tom Price's wife reportedly suggests HIV quarantine in Georgia
- October 21, 2017

A Republican politician has sparked outrage after asking about the legality of quarantining HIV patients. "It's nearly frightening, the number of people who are living that are carriers with the potential to spread", Price said during a Georgia House of Representative committee meeting on access to health care in the state (around the one-hour mark of the video). (more...)
Diwali leaves Gurugram air five times more polluted Diwali leaves Gurugram air five times more polluted
- October 21, 2017

To prevent further worsening of air quality from "very poor" to "severe", the Delhi government is planning publicity and outreach programmes to encourage use of public transport. As per the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, a significant fall in the volume of particulars PM2.5, PM10 and gaseous pollutant SO2 (sulphur dioxide) was recorded across the national capital on the Diwali night, as compared to a year ago. (more...)
Taylor Swift & Joe Alwyn Like to Work Out & Watch Movies Together
- October 21, 2017

She also sings " I've got a boyfriend, he's older than us, he's in the club doing I don't know what " and that her mystery man has "ocean blue eyes". The full album arrives on November 10. The new song is all about love and the gorgeous love interest Taylor is talking about. In the song, Taylor seems head over heels for someone, leading fans to believe the tune is about her boyfriend, actor Joe Alwyn , 26. (more...)
Fire destroys five-star hotel in Yangon; 1 dead Fire destroys five-star hotel in Yangon; 1 dead
- October 21, 2017

On social media, photos and video showed the blaze sweeping through the building and smoke rising from the five-star hotel hours after daybreak. Firefighters who carried a body out of the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel said the victim was male. "All has gone now". Adrienne Frilot, a tourist from California, told local news site Frontier that she initially thought the hotel staff who knocked on her door for minutes were drunken guests. (more...)
Flu shot program to launch Monday
- October 21, 2017

Experts recommend you get your flu shot before the end of the month. "The vaccine may not be 100 per cent effective in all people, but certainly even if it's 50 to 60 per cent effective it does reduce your risk of hospitalization". Flu activity usually begins in October and can last until May. For a second year in a row FluMist, a nasal spray vaccination, will not be offered. "We did offer the flu mist for a couple of years, it was well received (and) parents loved it, but there were ... (more...)
Clayton Kershaw to open World Series as Game 1 starter Clayton Kershaw to open World Series as Game 1 starter
- October 21, 2017

There was also opening day in 2016, and finally Game 1 of the American League Championship Series in Houston last week. And they will get two shots at winning the 41st pennant in franchise history, beginning with Game 6 Friday night deep in the heart of Texas. (more...)
Chelsea's playing schedule is impossible - Antonio Conte Chelsea's playing schedule is impossible - Antonio Conte
- October 21, 2017

The defending champions struggled in their last two Premier League games, losing to Crystal Palace and Manchester City , and were held to a 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday. "To come back into the game to get a point is big for the team, to show the character and that we won't give up". Both Chelsea and Watford have scored 13 times in their first eight Premier League matches - an average of 1.63 goals per game. (more...)
Your mind knows when you are dead, finds study Your mind knows when you are dead, finds study
- October 20, 2017

The researchers, led by Dr Sam Parnia, have been studying people who technically died after suffering a heart attack - but were later revived. Parnia told Live Science one of the things his team is researching is whether your brain remains conscious enough after death that you have time to actually know you're dead. (more...)
India ranked No. 1 in pollution-related deaths India ranked No. 1 in pollution-related deaths
- October 20, 2017

After water pollution in second place with 1.8 million deaths, "workplace pollution including exposure to toxins and carcinogens was linked to 0.8 million deaths", the report said. These are not spread evenly, with 92 percent happening in "low-income and middle-income countries". Aside from outright poisoning, pollution causes an array of deadly ailments such as heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (more...)

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