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Sikh American actor barred from flight over turban

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Waris Ahluwalia, a Sikh-American actor, model and designer, was barred from boarding a flight from Mexico City to New York after he refused to remove his turban during a security check, drawing swift

‘Bionic spinal cord’ may help paralysed patients walk again

Australian researchers have created a “bionic spinal cord” they said on Tuesday could give paralysed people hope of walking again through the power of thought, without resorting to open brain surgery.

Space odyssey to broadcast your messages to the stars

Messages from around the world will be beamed into space at the speed of light as part of a cultural project to create a celestial time capsule, scientists say.

Dark spots on face? Blame it on traffic pollution

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The levels of traffic-related air pollution and air pollution-associated gases are linked to the formation of dark spots on the skin, a new study has found.

Pakistan court accepts Koh-i-Noor plea

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A Pakistani court has accepted a petition seeking direction to the government to bring back Koh-i-Noor from British Queen Elizabeth-II, overruling the objection to the plea for the famed diamond, whic

Eating fish during pregnancy leads to smarter children?

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Moms-to-be, take note! Eating fish every week during pregnancy may improve your offspri-ng’s IQ and decrease their risk of developing some of the early signs of autism, a new study has claimed.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.