Inflammatory bowel disease may up heart attack risk in youngsters

New York, March 4 : Young adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are nearly 10 times at high risk of suffering a heart attack than their peers without the condition, say researchers including one of Indian origin. IBD is an ongoing inflammation of all or part of the digestive tract and is behind two chronic […]

Germany’s SPD votes in favour of coalition with Merkel

Berlin, March 4 : Members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Sunday voted in favour of a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives. Over 66 per cent voted “yes”, Dietmar Nietan, head of the SPD Mandate and Counting Commission, announced at a press conference at the SPD Headquarters. The 463,723 party members had between […]

Apple planning to cut cost of MacBook Air in Q2

San Francisco, March 4 : Apple is reportedly planning to launch a more affordable variant of the 13-inch MacBook Air in the second quarter of 2018, the media reported. Apple is likely to release a new MacBook Air “with a lower price tag” during the second quarter of 2018, meaning we should see it sooner […]

Italians vote in country’s general elections

[Rome : Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni casts his ballot in Rome, Sunday, March 4, 2018. More than 46 million Italians were voting Sunday in a general election that is being closely watched to determine if Italy would succumb to the populist, anti-establishment and far-right sentiment that has swept through much of Europe in recent years. […]

China allays fears over Belt and Road, says don’t ‘misinterpret’

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, March 4 : China on Sunday sought to allay fears over its grand multi-billion Belt and Road project, saying suspecting the initiative as Beijing’s “geostrategic tool” is a “misinterpretation”. China, the world’s second-largest economy, aims to connect Asia, Africa and Europe through a network of highways, railways, sea lanes and ports […]

Syria’s Aleppo expects Iran power boost soon

By Laila Bassam and Firas Makdesi ALEPPO, Syria, March 4 : The power supply in Syria’s Aleppo will be boosted this year thanks to new capacity installed by its ally Iran, a step towards reviving the industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in seven years of war, a Syrian official said. The five […]