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Babies pick up anti-fat prejudice from moms

Moms, take note! Your child may pick up on your prejudice against obese people at an age as young as three years old, according to a new study.

Study finds betrayals forced human dispersal

Betrayals of trust resulting from moral disputes forced early humans to cross major geographical barriers, including deltas such as the Indus and the Ganges, and spread across the world about 100,000

Mars may lose largest moon, but gain a ring


Mars’ largest mooon, Phobos, is slowly falling towards the planet and is likely to be shredded into pieces that will be strewn about the red planet in a ring like those encircling Saturn and Jupiter,

Rahul’s attack on Modi backfires

Rahul Gandhi interacting with the students of Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru. (Photo: PTI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday faced some embarrassing moments when a large section of his student audience at a women’s college responded with a resonating “Yes” to his poser on wh

India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile


India on Thursday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II missile, which has a strike range of 350 km, as part of a user trial by the army.

'Socialist', 'secular' words missing from Preamble in AAP government ads

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Taking a stern view of the omission of words "socialist" and "secular" from the Preamble in its print advertisements on Constitution Day, Delhi government on Thursday tendered an apology for the error

BR Ambedkar faced criticism but never thought of leaving country, says Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha


In an apparent jibe at actor Aamir Khan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said BR Ambedkar had never thought of leaving the country despite being subjected to insult and discrimination.

I-T goes hi-tech to end litigation

Aimed to reduce lengthy proceedings and time taken in litigation, the Income Tax (I-T) department has activated a PAN-based online system which enables the taxman to access cases in their jurisdiction

Roads to add 2 per cent growth to economy

Union road transport, highways and shipping minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that his ministry aims to add two per cent to country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in two years and create 50 lak

Medical device firms under radar


Amidst reports of rising prices of medical devices including stents, the government has asked the companies to review their pricing and submit maximum retail price (MRP) details of their products to

Are countries which have not been responsible over decades, perhaps even over centuries, for huge greenhouse gas emissions, promoting global warming now obliged to cut on their CO2 emissions in global

ISIS, or more accurately Daesh, is a creation of multiple forces – its seeds were sown by America during its Cold War confrontation against the erstwhile Soviet Union, it has been nurtured well since