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Man arrested for sexually harassing Vistara hostess on Lucknow-Delhi flight

Man arrested for sexually harassing Vistara hostess on Lucknow-Delhi flight A 62-year-old passenger was arrested for allegedly molesting a Vistara air hostess while de-boarding the flight on March 24. An FIR was filed by Vistara's flight attendant after which the passenger was arrested. "We are fully committed to providing our cooperation to all the authorities", said a Vistara Spokesperson. An FIR is registered and investigation is on. [Full Article...]

Danger: a mucky rubber ducky is a haven for bacteria, says study

Danger: a mucky rubber ducky is a haven for bacteria, says study The rubber ducks study was carried out by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, and the University of IL, and was published Tuesday in the journal Biofilms and Microbiomes . Tap water doesn't usually foster the growth of bacteria, the scientists said, but low-quality polymers in the plastic materials give them the nutrients they need. [Full Article...]

No Extension Of Time For Linking Aadhaar To Welfare Schemes: SC

No Extension Of Time For Linking Aadhaar To Welfare Schemes: SC He said the success rate of Aadhaar authentication was lower in government system because of some "vested interests". The UIDAI had earlier told the Supreme Court that the biometric and demographic information of people who have enrolled for Aadhaar was secure, while no one will suffer loss of benefits for its lack. [Full Article...]

Children with autism are less likely to be vaccinated

Children with autism are less likely to be vaccinated It found that 80 percent of children with autism received all vaccines recommended for kids ages 4 to 6 - versus 94 percent for children without autism. But for children with autism, only 82 percent had received all their shots. Apart from TB, among other diseases that can spread easily without vaccines are smallpox, diphtheria and polio, said Ayub. [Full Article...]

Flu vaccine still your best shot at avoiding sickness

Flu vaccine still your best shot at avoiding sickness Health officials say this year's worse-than-average flu season is finally showing signs of loosening its grip across the U.S. Outbreaks forced schools to close and hospitals to place restrictions on visitors. Flu season will be a little easier next year for people who hate needles. "That's why we (still) encourage vaccinations ... even if you already got H3N2", she said. [Full Article...]

Increase in Global Antibiotics Consumption Driven by Income Gains

Increase in Global Antibiotics Consumption Driven by Income Gains The study underscores the need for consistent global surveillance of antibiotic resistance and policies to curtail unnecessary antibiotic use. Perhaps the most alarming part of the study was the note citing the global increase in consumption of antibiotics referred to as "drugs of last resort". [Full Article...]

Kidde recalls 500000 potentially-defective smoke alarms

Kidde recalls 500000 potentially-defective smoke alarms The cap supposedly covers one of the two sensors, which could "compromise the smoke alarm's ability to detect smoke", the bulletin explained. Consumers should remove the alarm from walls or ceilings and look through a side opening for a yellow cap. [Full Article...]

Khap Panchayat's interference in marriage of adults who can consent is illegal

Khap Panchayat's interference in marriage of adults who can consent is illegal The apex court had said that if an adult man and woman marry, no khap, panchayat , individual or society can question them. Many cases honour killings have been reported in states like Haryana , Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in the past as well. [Full Article...]

Body's superhighway may hasten spread of cancer

Body's superhighway may hasten spread of cancer While the fluid-carrying channels have not been officially designated an organ by a majority of scientists, Neil Theise of New York University's School of Medicine says the interstitium holds almost a fifth of the body's fluids. Researchers discovered the interstitium by using a novel medical technology - Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy. Researchers could see tiny cracks in the tis... [Full Article...]

CDC Warns of Second Wave of Influenza by Separate Strain

CDC Warns of Second Wave of Influenza by Separate Strain While still considered widespread across Virginia, communities in northern and eastern parts of the state continue to report a higher percentage of hospital emergency visits due to flu symptoms, according to Virginia health officials, with a higher percentage of flu cases statewide attributed to children and teens. [Full Article...]

The many questions that remain in the Cricket Australia ball-tampering scandal

The many questions that remain in the Cricket Australia ball-tampering scandal James Sutherland , the chief executive of Cricket Australia , on Tuesday, announced that Steven Smith , David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will be leaving South Africa on Wednesday morning. Ex-Australian opener Justin Langer is reportedly being courted as an emergency coaching stand-in for the Australian side, which will be captained by wicketkeeper and good Tassie boy Tim Paine for the... [Full Article...]

Graeme Smith slams ICC: They missed an opportunity to handle things well

Graeme Smith slams ICC: They missed an opportunity to handle things well Even as former cricketers are severely criticizing Smith and his men, the International Cricket Council (ICC) slapped a one-match ban and 100 percent match fee as fine on the former captain. A ball-tampering scandal enveloping Australia's cricket team was described as a dark day for the sport on Sunday, as critics slammed the players for being out of touch with a furious public. [Full Article...]

Thompson: Smith should be banned for life

Thompson: Smith should be banned for life Lehmann is yet to make any public comment about the scandal since television cameras first caught opening batsman Bancroft attempting to scuff up the ball with concealed tape on Saturday night (AEDT). After the match was over, Steve Smith admitted to the tampering. "He finds himself in charge of a very good cricket team but a team that are not especially popular, even back home in Australia", ... [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania school district plans to arm teachers with rocks

Pennsylvania school district plans to arm teachers with rocks A Pennsylvania school district has a different solution for tackling intruders: rocks. The Pennsylvania school district superintendent who discussed arming teachers with rocks last week is now stepping up school security. The training taught teachers and faculty to run from the shots , barricade the doors with desks and chairs and to use whatever's at their disposal and throw at the shooter, w... [Full Article...]

Videos raise questions over Saudi Arabia missile intercept claims

Videos raise questions over Saudi Arabia missile intercept claims The Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh has endured semi-frequent bombardments from Yemeni rebels' ballistic missiles, launched in retaliation for the Saudis' aerial intervention in the Yemenis' ongoing civil war. The fighting pits Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels against Yemen's internationally recognized government, which is allied with a Saudi-led military coalition. [Full Article...]

Ryder Cup returns to Minnesota in 2028

Ryder Cup returns to Minnesota in 2028 The Ryder Cup will return to Minnesota's Hazeltine National in 2028, organizers announced in a half-minute video Monday, making the golf course the first USA venue to host the biennial event twice since it began in 1927. It was the first victory by the United States since the 2008 Ryder Cup. Four members of gold medal 2018 U.S. Curling team - skip John Shuster, vice skip Tyler George, second Mat... [Full Article...]

Mamta Banerjee to woo opposition leaders during her Delhi trip

Mamta Banerjee to woo opposition leaders during her Delhi trip Ahead of Ram Navami , Mamata had said permission would be given to only those who had been organising marches with arms for at least a decade. "Has Lord Rama asked anyone to carry swords during processions?" "Some over enthusiastic miscreants are roaming around with weapons". [Full Article...]

NFL Cheerleader's Discrimination Case Shows How Sexist the League Really Is

NFL Cheerleader's Discrimination Case Shows How Sexist the League Really Is The Saints say that the rules have been set in place to protect cheerleaders from players preying on them. Per Belson, Saints rules "prohibit cheerleaders from appearing nude, seminude or in lingerie" or fraternizing with players. "If the cheerleaders can't contact the players, then the players shouldn't be able to contact the cheerleaders", said Sara Blackwell, Davis's lawyer. [Full Article...]

Presidency tackles PDP for dragging APC, INEC to UN

Presidency tackles PDP for dragging APC, INEC to UN The party said that it has learnt from experience, "the best teacher", and promised to make Nigeria batter should it return to power in 2019. "It was all parts of an evolution process without which there can be no maturity". Secondus also accused the federal government of failing to contain the Boko Haram insurgency. " Boko Haram has not only remained alive but spreading under a new name, desp... [Full Article...]

Philadelphia Eagles DE Michael Bennett surrenders on felony charge

Philadelphia Eagles DE Michael Bennett surrenders on felony charge Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett appears in Harris County court today for the felony charge of injury that stemmed from an altercation in February 2017 at Super Bowl LI, according to Bennett's lawyer. But he ignored security members and shoved his way on to the field and injured the disabled woman. The Eagles said they are aware of the situation and gathering more informatio... [Full Article...]


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