Father’s nicotine exposure linked to child’s poor cognition: Study

New York, Oct 20 : While women have long been warned about the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, nicotine exposure in men could lead to cognitive deficits in their children and grandchildren, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found in their study on mice. The findings of the study explored that though the fathers displayed […]

Kidnapped Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire freed

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Oct 20 : Indian-origin Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was captured by gunmen outside a gym here nine days ago, is back home safe after his kidnappers freed him, the police said. Dewji, 43-year-old CEO of the METL Group family conglomerate, was kidnapped by unknown men on October 11 while he […]

I love England as I love my wife: Lord Bill Lall

New Delhi, Oct 20 : Some 60 years ago, Dharambir Lall moved to England from India and the eventful journey that followed finds elaborate mention in his upcoming book “England, My Love”. The successful chartered accountant is now a millionaire and has been conferred the title of Lord Bill Lall of Woodlands. “I just fell […]

Assange sues Ecuador for ‘violating his rights’

Quito, Oct 20 : WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange is launching legal action against Ecuador, accusing its government of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”. In a statement, WikiLeaks said on Friday Ecuador had “threatened to remove his protection and cut off his access to the outside world”, CNN reported. The WikiLeaks statement added that the […]

Voting underway for Afghan parliamentary polls

[Herat: Women line up outside a pooling station during Parliamentary election in western Herat city, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Tens of thousands of Afghan forces fanned out across the country as voting began Saturday in parliamentary elections that followed a campaign marred by relentless violence. /PTI] Kabul, Oct 20 : Voting was underway across […]

Mother-daughter conflict ups suicide risk in abused teen girls: Study

New York, Oct 20 : Teenage girls who were maltreated during their childhood are more likely to entertain suicidal thoughts if the relationship with their mother is poor and the degree of conflict between the two is high. Maltreatment includes emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and emotional and physical neglect. The findings of the study […]