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Fearful of fat for the wrong reasons? Think again

London , Sep 30

There is this common perception that eating fat is bad for health and waistline, but very few know that healthy fats are essential for good health.

Ninteenth Indian jailed for Singapore riots

Singapore , Sep 30

An Indian man Tuesday was awarded 18 weeks' jail term for his involvement in the Dec 8, 2013, riots in the city.

Why drinking makes a smile more contagious among men

New York , Sep 30

Alcohol induces a sort of "social bravery" among men, disrupting processes that would normally prevent them from responding to another person's smile, says an interesting study.

Durga puja begins in Bengal

Kolkata , Sep 30

West Bengal was a picture of merriment and religiosity Tuesday due to Durga puja - the biggest festival in the state.

State sponsors Tripura's Durga Puja, thanks to ex-royals

Agartala , Sep 30 Tripura, ruled by a Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Front government, is possibly the only one in India where the government sponsors the Durga Puja festivities, and that too together with the erstwhile royal family.

'Must know' guidelines for make-up

London , Sep 30

There are some basic rules all women should be aware of when applying make-up, yet only a fifth of them follow these, says a research.

Sleep twitches connected to brain development in babies

New Delhi

New York, Sep 30 (IANS) Know how newborn babies learn about their bodies? By twitching in their sleep, says a new study.

Security tightened in Tripura, Assam for Durga Puja

Agartala/Silchar , Sep 30

Armed with sophisticated weapons and electronic gadgets, a large number of security personnel have been deployed in Tripura and Assam for the Durga Puja.

98,000 denied Makkah entry for Haj

Riyadh , Sep 30

Saudi Arabia has barred 98,000 people from entering Makkah because they did not have Haj permits, media reported Tuesday.

NASA app teaches kids about rocket launches

New York , Sep 30

The US space agency NASA has launched a new app to make children aware of how rockets are launched.