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Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

A new kind of bed net can emerge as a potent weapon against malaria as a two-year trial involving more than 15,000 children has shown that it can significantly increase protection against the mosquito-borne disease. The trial in Tanzania showed that a long lasting insecticidal net treated with a chemical called piperonyl butoxide (PBO LLIN) [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Novel bed net provides greater protection against malaria

Guard yourself against tuberculosis. It can lead to male and female infertility

Guard yourself against tuberculosis. It can lead to male and female infertility

With over 20 lakh cases of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, India is the second leading country to contribute to the related mortality rate. In India, female genital tuberculosis is a rampant disease, which is also growing as a major health issue that leads to infertility. As per various medical researchers, tuberculosis is a root cause of [...]

March 26, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Guard yourself against tuberculosis. It can lead to male and female infertility

Protect your child against changing weather

Protect your child against changing weather

Amid the incessant monsoon showers, the hot summer sun is slowly fading and fall is slowing creeping in. Every time the weather changes, children are the worst affected. Hence, it is important to protect your child against the changing weather by providing the right food. Protect your child against seasonal sicknesses brought about by the [...]

September 23, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Protect your child against changing weather

Venezuela military courts ‘used against protesters’

Venezuela military courts ‘used against protesters’

Venezuela’s opposition, non-government organisations and international bodies have accused the government of using military courts against its critics. The courts have detained at least 50 protesters, according to a local human rights organisation. The secretary general of the Organisation of American States (OAS) likened the country to a dictatorship. Government officials have not confirmed the [...]

May 10, 2017 Loknath Das News Comments Off on Venezuela military courts ‘used against protesters’

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset was unveiled at CES this year, and Samsung will apparently be the first to launch its smartphone integrated with the ‘latest’ chipset. It is touted to be 20 percent faster and 25 percent more power efficient than the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Now, the Snapdragon 835 chipset’s first benchmark results are [...]

March 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Arne Duncan, Education secretary under President Obama, condemned protesters who briefly blocked Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school on Friday morning. “Agree or disagree w @BetsyDeVos on any issue, but let’s all agree she really needs to be in public schools,” wrote Duncan, who served as Education secretary for seven years under [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Delhi BJP protests against AAP on free Wi-Fi, women’s security

Delhi BJP protests against AAP on free Wi-Fi, women’s security

Delhi BJP unit today staged a protest near state Assembly and accused the Arvind Kejriwal- led AAP government of “failing to fulfil” its 70 election promises such as providing free Wi-Fi and women’s security. Scores of partymen led by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari carried out a march from Metcalf House to the state assembly [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Delhi BJP protests against AAP on free Wi-Fi, women’s security

India seeks ‘concrete action’ against terror at NAM summit

India seeks ‘concrete action’ against terror at NAM summit

Making a strong pitch against terrorism, India on Sunday sought “concrete action” and setting up of a mechanism by the 120 member countries of the NAM to ensure effective cooperation to combat the menace. Vice President Hamid Ansari, who is leading the Indian delegation at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, said terrorism is one [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on India seeks ‘concrete action’ against terror at NAM summit

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway’s Prime Minister has challenged Facebook’s restrictions on nude photos by posting the iconic 1972 image of a naked girl running from an aerial napalm attack in Vietnam. The Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is at the centre of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Fresh trouble for Ramya, complaint filed against her for RSS remark

Fresh trouble for Ramya, complaint filed against her for RSS remark

A Maldivian criminal court has issued an arrest warrant against Mohamed Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected president who was toppled in 2012, over a probe into the alleged misuse of funds during his regime. Nasheed, 49, was granted political asylum in the UK last May after he was authorised by the Maldivian government to [...]

August 31, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Fresh trouble for Ramya, complaint filed against her for RSS remark

New authority likely for action against industrial units polluting Ganga

New authority likely for action against industrial units polluting Ganga

Union Water Resources Ministry has proposed to set up a statutory authority to take action against those industrial units which pollute the Ganga River and its tributaries. Currently, only the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) can take action against such industrial units. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti also said “good news” is expected in [...]

August 17, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on New authority likely for action against industrial units polluting Ganga