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‘Follow Gandhian way of eating to counter hunger’

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has now prescribed the Gandhian way of intake of food — eat less, safe and healthy — to counter hunger and reduce the burden of non-communicable diseases in the country. The Minister also advocated developing the habit of sharing surplus food. “Our Eat Right India …

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Mumbai building crash toll rises to 13

Law soon to enable re-developmentof dilapidated buildings, says Fadnavis The toll in Tuesday’s building collapse in Dongri in south Mumbai went up to 13 with the recovery of three more bodies, including those of two children, early on Wednesday. Late in the evening, the NDRF called off search and rescue …

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Google to probe leak of private conversations

Google said it was conducting an internal review after it discovered confidential audio had been leaked by a contractor of private conversations with its digital assistant. The U.S. internet giant acknowledged “misconduct” in the leak of the Dutch language conversations by one of its language experts contracted to help refine …

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If you dump garbage, be ready to go to court

Though the fine is not more than Rs. 500, police hope the legal process will act as a deterrent If the beat policeman catches you dumping garbage on the roads, be prepared to go to the court to battle charges of “spreading disease”. In the past 10 days, as many …

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With apps, parents teach kids how to spend

They can monitor and control spending Jonathan and Erin Kraftchick started out by paying their two children’s allowance the old-fashioned way, using paper money. “I tried the cash thing,” said Mr. Kraftchick, an accountant and financial-literacy advocate. First, they used glass jars, then switched to a system that involved slipping …

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If you dump garbage, be ready to go to court

Though the fine is not more than Rs. 500, police hope the legal process will act as a deterrent If the beat policeman catches you dumping garbage on the roads, be prepared to go to the court to battle charges of “spreading disease”. In the past 10 days, as many …

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Kids feeding on ‘digital junk food’

Streaming giants are exposing them to unsuitable content, say TV programme makers With YouTube replacing Disney as the most-loved brand among young children in the U.S., and streaming giants encouraging binge viewing, a whole generation risk being brought up on cultural junk food, some of the world’s top kids television …

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‘High lead exposure in Indian kids’

High levels of lead contamination in the blood of children living in India may have a significant impact in lowering their IQ and increasing the risk of other diseases, a study has found. Researchers from Macquarie University in Australia conducted the first ever meta-analysis of Indian blood lead levels. They …

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