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Swine flu threat grows; 600 deaths, 12.5k cases this year

Swine flu, the viral illness that became a pandemic in 2009, has made a comeback this year, claiming nearly 600 lives across the country so far this year, with close to 12,500 cases being reported.Maharashtra, with 284 deaths, is the worst affected, followed by Gujarat (75), Kerala (63) and Rajasthan (59), government data shows. In Delhi, official figures state, 241 people have tested positive for swine flu and four have died, as on July 9. Doctors said the number of deaths could be higher. “People are visiting hospitals late. This…

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Is there a consommé at the Nobel banquet this year? Well, Chef Mark Phoenix lets us into the culinary side of the Prize

Come December 10, the 45-member kitchen at the Stockholm City Hall will be buzzing with last-minute preparations. A contingent of 200 servers will serve 1,350 guests trying to best the previous record of fastest serving at the Nobel Banquet – 6 minutes and 50 seconds. Now, we are not quite sure whether 2016’s most controversial Nobel laureate Bob Dylan would be one of those dining or not (given the mystery that has continued ever since the award was announced on October 16), but 10 other laureates with their families, around…

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The 15-Minute Guided Meditation Video to Start Your New Year Off Right

Holiday travel and time spent with family and friends can be amazing, but all the celebratory meals, drinks, and out-of-whack sleep schedules and air travel can take a toll. Your body is likely looking for a reset, and the stress of returning to work after all the festivities can be overwhelming. Repair your body and mind all at once with a simple routine of mindful meditation to get you back to your grounded, happy self. (Here’s why you should meditate, and how to start). This guided meditation can be done anywhere…

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What’s the Best Way for the Elderly to Stay Active? Own a Dog!

New Delhi Delhi University is likely to start a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’ that will offer a five-year integrated degree, from this academic session. Admission to the course will be based on cutoffs and application forms will be released soon. Some papers will be on data journalism, investigative journalism, foreign languages and regional languages. Thirty students will be admitted this year. The university’s standing committee on academic affairs approved proposals to start the Journalism school, another School of Transnational Affairs and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Security, said…

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Delhi University to start Delhi School of Journalism from this year, admission on cutoffs

New Delhi Delhi University is likely to start a ‘Delhi School of Journalism’ that will offer a five-year integrated degree, from this academic session. Admission to the course will be based on cutoffs and application forms will be released soon. Some papers will be on data journalism, investigative journalism, foreign languages and regional languages. Thirty students will be admitted this year. The university’s standing committee on academic affairs approved proposals to start the Journalism school, another School of Transnational Affairs and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Security, said…

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5 Easy Lifehacks to Help You Keep New Year Resolutions

At the start of every year, we make our set of resolutions to work smarter, exercise more, eat better and so on. But come February and the gym card will lie unused, the fruit juicer will collect dust  and we will most likely be back to eating all the junk food we had sworn off. This year, let us resolve to find ways to make our new year resolutions work for us! Here are some of my easiest life-hacks to help you keep your healthy new year resolutions: Hack #1: Cut…

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