Archive for November 17th, 2018
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General in the limelight

In 1996, Pakistan’s retired Air Force chief Asghar Khan wrote a letter to the then chief justice of Pakistan alleging that the then President of Pakistan Ghulam Ishaq Khan, Army Chief General Aslam Beg, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant-General Asad Durrani and ex-Habib Bank Sindh…

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Fake degree row: NSUI candidate writes to V-C seeking re-election

New Delhi Nov 17 DUSU secretary Aakash Choudhary, from the NSUI, Friday submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor asking for fresh elections. The NSUI and AISA also held a joint press conference, in which they said the university had two options — fresh elections or giving the president’s post…

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Women’s boxing worlds: Debutant Manisha stuns title contender

New Delhi, Nov 17  Manisha Moun punched way above her weight to outshine Christina Cruz of the United States in a unanimous 5:0 decision to move into the 54 kg pre-quarterfinals at the 10th AIBA Womens World Boxing Championships here on Friday.

The 21-year-old debutant, who…

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How Twitter contributes to ‘social jet lag’

New York, Nov 17  People’s social media usage, which largely mirrors daily work schedules and school calendars, is causing a huge amount of “social jet lag” and disrupting their biological clocks, reveals a study that analysed patterns of activity on the social media platform Twitter.

Social jet lag — a…

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Your genes make you tea or coffee lover: Study

New York, Nov 17  Are you a tea or coffee person? The answer may lie in your genetic predisposition towards bitter tastes, say researchers.

It could be because bitterness acts as a natural warning system to protect us from harmful substances.

The study, led by researchers from US-based Northwestern…

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Air quality dips despite winds and favourable weather

New Delhi, Nov 17  Despite good winds and almost favourable weather, the air quality of the national capital and areas around it deteriorated on Friday to ‘very-poor’ level against ‘moderate’ a day before.

Local pollution sources being the major reason behind the pollutant, smoke from stubble burning in neighbouring…

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Skin care rules for men this winter

New Delhi, Nov 17  Men nowadays have become equally conscious and cognisant of their skin. However, it is important to take steps wisely.

Karan Gupta, Director and Men’s Grooming Expert of Qraa Men, and Dilip Kundlia, Director and Skin Care Expert at Oshea Herbals, have shared tips for men…

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Tata Investment Corp’s board approves shares buyback

Mumbai, Nov 17  Tata Investment Corporation on Friday said that its Board of Directors has approved a proposal to buyback 8.17 per cent of the total paid-up equity share capital of the company.

According to a regulatory filing, the buyback will be for an aggregate amount not exceeding…

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