Archive for June, 2018

This drug therapy offers hope for patients with hearing loss

New York, June 30  Scientists have developed a drug that could partially restore hearing in patients with an inherited form of progressive deafness.

“We were able to partially restore hearing, especially at lower frequencies, and save some sensory hair cells,” said Thomas B. Friedman from the National Institute on Deafness…

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Hookah posts on social media may promote its usage

New York, June 30  Posts with hashtags, such as #hookah or #shisha, on social media platforms may portray its use in an overwhelmingly positive manner despite its serious health risks, a new study suggests.

The findings, published in the journal Health Education and Behavior, suggested that the portrayal and promotion…

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Trump to announce Supreme Court pick on July 9

Washington, June 30  US President Donald Trump said that he plans to announce his pick for a new Supreme Court Judge on July 9 after narrowing down his list of nominees.

He made the remarks while interacting with the media aboard the Air Force One on Friday, reports CNN.

He…

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Congress targets Modi on jump in Indians’ Swiss bank deposits

New Delhi, June 30 Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 50 per cent jump in Swiss bank deposits by Indians, saying he had promised to bring back all illegal money stashed abroad but his government was now virtually saying that there was no illegal…

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Delhi HC puts brakes on Metro employees’ proposed strike

New Delhi, June 30 In a major relief to lakhs of commuters, the Delhi High Court on Friday restrained a section of the Delhi Metro employees from going on a proposed strike from Friday midnight over their demands relating to pay hike and promotions.

Hearing a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation…

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Cloudy sky in Delhi, rains likely

New Delhi, June 30  It was a cloudy morning in the national capital on Saturday with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average.

“The sky will remain cloudy throughout the day with chances of moderate rainfall in the National Capital Region…

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After arrest, Bank Of Maharashtra CEO-MD, ED removed

Mumbai, June 30 In an abrupt move, the Board of Directors of the Bank of Maharashtra on Friday resolved to remove arrested CEO and Managing Director Ravindra P. Marathe and Executive Director Rajendra K. Gupta, from all functional responsibilities with immediate effect.

According to a statement, Executive Director A.C…

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LG stresses on native, fruit-bearing species for Delhi

New Delhi, June 30  Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Friday directed greening agencies in the city to plant more native and fruit-bearing species wherever feasible and also to explore the possibility of creating a vibrant city forest with diverse flora and fauna.

Baijal was reviewing the preparedness of…

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