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India replaces China as top retail destination in 2017: Study

India has replaced China as the numero uno retail destination in 2017 as part of the global retail development index, according to industry experts. “India has replaced China this year as the top retail destination as part of the study on global retail development index,” AT Kearney partner Subhendu Roy said on the concluding day of the two-day India Retail Forum 2017. The change in ranking was an outcome of four factors including increased consumer spending, beyond essentials, rising mobile and internet penetration, favourable foreign investment climate and bold action…

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Stuck in a 9-5 desk job? Beware, as sitting for too long can cancel out benefits of exercise

No matter how much you exercise, you definitely need to take a ‘movement break’ every half an hour. According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death. There’s a direct relationship between time spent sitting and your risk of early mortality of any cause, researchers said, based on a study of nearly 8,000 adults. As your total sitting time increases, so does your risk of an early death. The positive news: People who sat for…

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Eggs and sperms in your 20s, 30s and 40s

How eggs and sperms change with age   HOW EGGS AND SPERMS HANGE WITH AGE: In most unfairness, only women are told that their egg quality and so, their reproductive ability, will be adversely affected with age. But is it only women who bear the harsh brunt of the clock? Not so much. Although, the stride may be harder on women, the sperm quality of men also undergoes a change as they mature. Here, we take a look at how the quality of a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperms…

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This jeera-ginger drink promises to cut tummy flab in 10 days!

7 Tummy flab is the biggest hurdle when it comes to weight loss. Not only does it look awkward in a saree or high waist pants, but also becomes the talk of the town because of its sheer prominence. Worry no more, here we bring to you the magical combination of the most common ingredients found in your kitchen- ginger and cumin! ADVANTAGES OF GINGER: The most ancient ingredient found in the Indian kitchen, ginger is a rhizome known for its medicinal use and the flavour it brings in our…

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School versus parents: Standoff continues at Presidium School in Ghaziabad

The standoff between the parents and management of Presidium School Indirapuram continued for the second day on Wednesday. Parents claimed that the school authority appointed bouncers to stop parents from protesting. The school management claimed that they did not appoint any bouncers and these persons were their personal security guards, besides the police. Parents have complained that the school issued transfer certificates to selected students despite payment of all ‘legitimate’ fees till September 2017 but the management claims that they have not done anything illegal. Parents have been claiming that…

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NEET counselling ends: No takers for 290 dental course seats in Punjab

Faridkot Despite Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, conducting the fourth counselling for dental course as per the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) on Wednesday, 290 seats are still vacant in Punjab institutes. Out of total 355 seats offered in the fourth counselling including 288 management seats, only 65 seats were filled. 245 management seats and 45 government quota seats remained vacant.  “Not many students are opting for dental course from past a few years. This time, only 71 candidates sought admissions in the dental course in the fourth…

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