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Indonesia to grant Diwali holiday to Indians

Jakarta , Oct 21

The Jakarta administration will grant a one-day holiday to all Indian nationals and Indonesians of Indian descent Wednesday so that they can celebrate Deepavali or the festival of lights.

Dhanteras pushes demand for mobikes, cars in Bihar

Patna , Oct 21

Craze for two- and four-wheelers in Bihar is such that many people have made booking for their new cars and bikes to be delivered Tuesday on the occasion of Dhanteras, an auspicious day for purchase.

Non-smokers face major health risks in smoking homes

London , Oct 21

Living with smokers is as bad as living in smoke-free homes in heavily polluted cities such as Beijing or London, researchers said.

Indian-origin sisters develop tool to detect lung, heart disease

Washington , Oct 21

Two Indian-origin high school students Ilina and Medha Krishen have developed screening tools to detect lung and heart disease using electronic stethoscopes.

E-business modernising rail travel in India

New Delhi , Oct 21 Gazing at the far-away tracks searching for signs of train arrivals might bring in nostalgic memories as a host of e-companies are providing everything from tracking minute-by-minute locomotive locations to details of taxi availability or the best deals at hotels to make rail journey in India a more pleasant and less taxing experience.

Bengali folk rock, rap highlights of Kolkata youth fest

Kolkata , Oct 21

An eclectic mix of Bengali folk music with a modern twist, Bengali rap and a dash of 'Swatantrata Rock' will enthrall youngsters at the Kolkata Youth Festival here Oct 26.

Lord Venkateshwara-engraved watch on display in Hyderabad

Hyderabad , Oct 21

A Lord Venkateshwara-engraved watch, studded with diamonds and rubies and made from one block of sapphire, made by Swiss luxury watchmaker Century has been put on display here.

Depressed people, too, believe in brighter future

Toronto , Oct 21

Like most adults, even depressed people believe in a brighter future, but for them this optimistic belief may not lead to better outcomes, found a research.

How to avoid weight gain this festive season

New Delhi , Oct 21

Worried about weight gain during festive season? Here are some healthy tips to bail you out.

Why people accept inequality

London , Oct 21

Inequality can be fair too and the brain knows it, a new research has found.