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Pandemic from animals live threat: Doc

Doctors say the risk of the world’s next pandemic originating from animals is very high. Elaborating on it, infectious diseases expert, Dr Chandra Mohan, says that while there is a lot of focus on swi

‘Zoonotic diseases cause of concern’

Doctors say the risk of the world’s next pandemic originating from animals is very high.

Elders starving for love, not shelter


A few years ago, E.A. Abraham (now 81), wanted to enrol in a local college in Mumbai to learn Sanskrit. He was denied admission everywhere due to his age. He therefore took to working for a Ph.D degre

Cyber world is a golden cage


Shraddha, 23, an IT professional was absolutely shocked when her fiancé called off their engagement after he saw some 'disturbing' pictures of her on the Internet. A depressed Shraddha then approached

Dengue, malaria cases rise in Chennai

Cases of malaria, dengue and leptospirosis are on the rise in the city with the monsoon bringing with it a spate of fevers and infections, say city doctors.

The monsoon is also the busiest time of t

Pesky SMSes take new avatars

After a tired day at work, as soon as you sit the sack and begin to snore, the sms ‘ping’ wakes you up. You panic wondering what kind of an emergency it could be only to find smses like, Do you want t

CM’s no to Neet has a lot of takers


The chief minister strongly opposing the introduction of a National Eligibility Entrance Test (Neet) for admission to undergraduate and PG courses in dental colleges has invited positive responses fro

TNPSC readies foolproof system

Following the recent Group–II paper leak racket, the Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has decided to evolve a foolproof system that will eliminate such incidents in the future.

“Due to t

IIT staff not cooperating: Kin


A pall of gloom hung over the government hospital at Royapettah on Wednesday when the family members of Merugu Manasa, the IIT’ian who had committed suicide on Tuesday, arrived to collect her body.

Children watch TV, doctors see trouble


Even as many parents glow with pride seeing their kid’s nimble fingers work on a Nintendo game, what they fail to realise is sitting for hours in front of the computer may soon result in the child not

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.