There’s ‘alliance of subversion’ on Indian campuses: Jaitley

London/New Delhi, Feb 26 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said there is an “alliance of subversion” on certain Indian campuses and that the ultra-Left and separatists are speaking the same language. They must also allow others with different opinions to speak, he said while delivering a talk at London School of Economics on […]

Malaysia airport declared safe from toxic nerve agent

[Sepang : A hazmat crew scan the decontamination zone at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 in Sepang, Malaysia on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s half brother was so high that it killed him “within 15-20 minutes.” A […]

Does reading maps make you nervous? Blame your genes

London, Feb 26 : If the very thought of spatial and mathematical tasks, such as reading a map or solving a geometry problem, makes you nervous, it could be partly due to your genes, suggests a new research. “Our results have important implications for finding specific genes which contribute to differences in anxiety between people,” […]

Vitamin in milk could prevent pain caused by chemotherapy

New York, Feb 26 : A vitamin found in milk may be useful for treating or preventing nerve pain caused by chemotherapy drugs, says a study. For the study, the researchers tested the effect of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3, in female rats that were treated with paclitaxel, a chemotherapy commonly used […]

Over 3,500 crimes against refugees registered in Germany

Berlin, Feb 26 : Law enforcement officials in Germany registered 3,533 attacks on refugees and asylum-seekers in 2016, which resulted in 560 people, including 43 children, being injured, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. In addition, the ministry reported that last year there had been 217 attacks against non-profit groups that support refugees and on […]

42 abducted Afghan civilians freed

Kabul, Feb 26 : Forty-two Afghan civilians abducted by Islamic State (IS) militants in Nangarhar province have been released after mediation by local authorities and tribal elders, an official said on Sunday. The hostages, all men, were kidnapped around four months ago in the Panchir-Agam district and then moved to border areas controlled by the […]