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Indians buying more real estate abroad: Outbound capital doubles on overseas commercial property purchase Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

Indians buying more real estate abroad: Outbound capital doubles on overseas commercial property purchase

Indians are investing more in real estate in foreign countries India’s outbound capital in buying commercial property overseas nearly doubling in the last financial year

Kerala HC stays Khader panel recommendations on higher education reforms

The Kerala High Court on Monday stayed the state government’s order to merge high school and higher secondary directorates as per the Khader committee recommendations.

UAE announces new education policy for schools, teachers

Ministerial Development Council reviews UAE’s policy for educational professionals. Ministerial Development Council presided over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and

Years of conflict in Iraq hit health services in Basra

Iraq’s vast oil wealth once paid for some of the best health services in the Middle East. But decades of conflict and political unrest have

Business and pleasure – How Russian oil giant Rosneft uses its corporate jets

Jets used for corporate travel by Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft flew at least 13 times to Mallorca, Ibiza, Sardinia and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin or people from his social circle were

Scientists Have Worked Out The Optimal Dose Of Nature Required For Health And Wellbeing

It is well-accepted that getting outside is good for both physical and mental health. But now scientists have figured out that we should be spending a

Vedanta to challenge winding up of Zambian business in court

LUSAKA: Vedanta Resources on Tuesday plans to challenge the appointment of a provisional liquidator and the intended winding up of its Zambian business without the chance to

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

California is set to become the first US state to extend healthcare benefits to some low-income, undocumented immigrants. Democrats in the state legislature on Sunday agreed to

Policy | Does NEP 2019 address the rot in higher education?

At 484 pages, the National Education Policy 2019 (NEP) is not only the longest policy draft by any government, it is also repetitive, didactic and verbose. Much

Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

Wearable ‘defibrillator-in-a-vest’ may help some heart patients

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — A vest containing a defibrillator may be an option for some heart patients who can’t use an implantable defibrillator — the device that can shock the heart back to a proper rhythm if needed. That’s [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Refinery maintenance pushing gas prices high

Refinery maintenance pushing gas prices high

WASHINGTON, March 29 —Ongoing preparation for the processing of a summer blend of gasoline is behind the steady increase in retail gasoline prices, analysis finds. Motor club AAA reports a national average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

Discarded drug helps fight disease-causing viruses in lab

STANFORD, Calif., March 28  — Researchers found a drug discarded by the company GlaxoSmithKline because of side effects during clinical trials helped human cells fight off two viruses, according to a new study. The drug GSK983 helped cells in the [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Russia’s Rosneft to increase 2016 investments

Russia’s Rosneft to increase 2016 investments

MOSCOW, March 29  — The head of Russian oil company Rosneft told the president that investments for the year will be 30 percent higher despite the pressure from low oil prices. Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow with Igor [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Acupuncture might ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients

Acupuncture might ease hot flashes for breast cancer patients

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investigators [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
BP delivers win to upstream sector

BP delivers win to upstream sector

OSLO, Norway, March 29  —Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions said it secured a deal to help British energy company BP advance its global oil and natural gas portfolio. Aker said BP handed a five-year fixed contract over to cover [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

Funding in short supply for pediatric on-the-job training

MONDAY, March 28, 2016 — Funding for graduate medical education (GME) for doctors-in-training needs to be changed to deal with a shortage of pediatric specialists, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in an updated policy statement. This shortage comes at [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Chinese coal data may contain irregularities, study finds

Chinese coal data may contain irregularities, study finds

LONDON, March 29  — Chinese proclamations on coal consumption and the corresponding decline in carbon emissions may be off the mark, a journal study found. A recent report from the Brookings Institution stated coal use in China may have peaked [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

Is your doctor trustworthy? Past records tough to find, experts say

TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 — Most Americans would want to know if their doctor has a troubled past, but getting that information is difficult, a new report finds. Thousands of practicing doctors in the United States are on probation for [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Oil economy of Texas shows mixed success

Oil economy of Texas shows mixed success

DALLAS, March 29  —Construction tied to the natural gas and renewable energy sectors helped add to contract values in Texas, a report from the Dallas Federal Reserve found. A report last week from the bank suggested the oil-rich economy in [...]

March 29, 2016 Business
Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

Software aids in thyroid disease diagnosis, treatment

LOS ANGELES, March 29  — Scientists created a web application that mimics the thyroid’s function of controlling the hormone system, which they say allows them to analyze the effects of treatment on the organ and better treat patients. Thyrosim, is [...]

March 29, 2016 Health
Energy work ongoing in Atlantic, advocacy group says

Energy work ongoing in Atlantic, advocacy group says

WASHINGTON, March 29 — With seismic testing tied to the oil and gas sector continuing in the Atlantic, an advocacy group called on Washington to make good on clean-energy pledges. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced consent for [...]

March 29, 2016 Business