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22 dead, 168 hospitalised after consuming adulterated alcohol in Iran

At least 22 people have died in Iran in three separate incidents of poisoning by adulterated bootleg alcohol, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Saturday. Despite tough penalties in force for alcohol consumption since the Islamic revolution of 1979, the consumption of smuggled or bootleg liquor remains widespread. Cheap …

Sports

India squad for WI Tests: Mayank Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj included; Shikhar Dhawan dropped

Mayank Agarwal was handed his maiden Test call-up while Shikhar Dhawan was dropped as BCCI announced the 15-member squad for the two-match Test series against West Indies on Saturday. Dhawan had a forgettable outing during the Test series against England with just 162 runs in 8 innings and as a result, …

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How to spot fake Amazon reviews

True story: Recently some friends purchased a GPS locator for their daughter and were having trouble getting it to work. They brought it to me for help — I’m the Geek Squad for my friends and family — but I couldn’t solve the problem, either. My friends were puzzled: “It …

Fashion & Trends

Sanya Malhotra Wears Raw Mango For Pataakha Promotions, Ends Up Giving Us Festive Vibes

Sanya Malhotra is all geared up for the promotions of her upcoming film Pataakha, and going by the trailers, we can already guess that the movie is going to be quite a blast. By the looks of it Sanya and her co-star Radhika Madan have acted fabulously in the movie; their …

Sports

India coach Vimal Kumar lauds Saina for remaining focussed on game

Former national badminton coach Vimal Kumar Thursday lauded Saina Nehwal for not letting her relationship with fellow shuttler Parupalli Kashyap affect her game, amid reports that the two are tying the knot in December. “I knew about their (Saina and Kashyap) relationship. One good thing about it is, Saina managed …

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How to use Portrait Mode on the iPhone XS

Apple’s iPhone XS ($999 at Sprint) and XS Max ($1,285 at Amazon) have a new feature built into the camera that gives users more control over photos captured in Portrait Mode. Specifically, instead of having to live with the amount of background blur, also referred to as bokeh, captured in each photo, the iPhone XS line …

Health

World Contraception Day: Common types of birth control, apart from condoms

Despite the fact that 47.8% of women in India use some form of birth control, there is still quite a bit that the average woman doesn’t know about her birth control. To make matters worse, with all of the conjecture that gets thrown around about it, finding the right type of …

Health

Breastfeeding is not solely responsible for infant’s health and well being

Breastfeeding is majorly correlated with positive health outcomes in infants, but it might not be the causal mechanism. Researchers from the University at Buffalo found that the benefits of breastfeeding, reported in the vast majority of prior research, could be influenced by the mother’s characteristics, such as what they know …

Health

Your BMI can impact your mental health, here’s how

Turns out, there is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental and physical health. The study explored the impact of aspects of physical health, such as body weight, heart health and blood pressure, to see whether a wide age range of individuals with poorer physical …

Health

New infections down, but war on AIDS far from won

Has India won the war against HIV? At best, some skirmishes have been won, but the National AIDS Control Programme needs to pull out all the stops to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 by reducing new infections by 75% by 2020 against the 2010 baseline. New …