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Light drinking sharpens memory for people above 60

New York , Oct 23

Research shows that if you are above 60, having a drink or two could sharpen your memory.

No Diwali in 50 Kashmir villages

Jammu , Oct 23

Residents of more than 50 border villages in Jammu and Kashmir cannot celebrate Diwali Thursday. They have been told that the lamps they light will guide Pakistani forces to target them.

How risky behaviour emerges among teens

New York , Oct 23

Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 are more likely to indulge in high-risk health behaviour during their teenage years, says a study.

Bengal celebrates Kali puja, Diwali

Kolkata , Oct 23

West Bengal ushered in Diwali and Kali Puja Thursday with enthusiasm and fervour for both the occasions.

Modi greets nation on Diwali

New Delhi , Oct 23

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali and hoped "the lamp of prosperity be lit among the poor".

Migrant workers in UAE exploited, abused: report

Manila , Oct 23

Migrant domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are beaten, exploited and trapped in forced labour situations, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Thursday.

Kids hogging food cannot manage weight status: Study

Melbourne , Oct 23

Children as young as three find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, even when they are not hungry, a research discovered.

Binge drinking puts young males at hypertension risk

New York , Oct 23

Binge drinking in early adulthood is associated with an increased likelihood of high blood pressure in males, a research found.

Himachal CM, governor greet people on Diwali

Shimla , Oct 23

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Diwali.

Obama wishes all Happy Diwali and Saal Mubarak

Washington , Oct 23 President Barack Obama has in video message wished a Happy Diwali and "Saal Mubarak" to all those who celebrate the festival of lights saying it was a reminder that light will ultimately prevail.