New Delhi, June 14 : Doctors in a hospital here have successfully treated a 23-day-old infant diagnosed with an unusual case of blue baby syndrome caused by contaminated water.
The baby was referred to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital with a possible diagnosis of a hole in the heart from Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh last month.
"The baby had turned blue. We tested methemoglobin level and found it to be 67 percent against a normal of less than one percent," said Sastish Saluja, vice chairperson in the department of neonatology.
New Delhi, June 14 : India's population is expected to surpass China's around 2028, according to a UN report launched Friday.
The report, 'World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision', has projected that the global population will touch 9.6 billion by 2050, with most growth in developing regions, especially Africa.
"The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by almost one billion within the next 12 years, reaching 8.1 billion in 2025 and 9.6 billion in 2050," said a statement from the UN office in Delhi.
New Delhi, June 14 : After becoming part of international cinema with plum projects like "Slumdog Millionaire", "Miral" and "Immortals", actress Freida Pinto has earned an impressive fan following. Now, she has decided to take to the world of social networking to connect with them.
She was apprehensive about being active on the online medium, but she has now created a Facebook page and she has even got hooked to online photo-sharing and social networking service Instagram.
New Delhi, June 13 : Amazon has announced that Kindle Fire HD 7 inches and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inches will be available for the Indian customers starting June 27.
It will give customers access to over 1.9 million of apps, games and books, including more than 325,000 books that are exclusive to the Kindle Store.
Kindle Fire HD 7 inches will be available at a suggested retail price of Rs. 15,999 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inches will be available at a suggested retail price of Rs. 21,999.
It has also launched its premium ebook reader, the Kindle Paperwhite in the Indian market. (IANS)
New Delhi, June 13 : President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday inaugurated a new audio-visual section in the Rashtrapati Bhavan library which will house historical speeches, films and footage.
The new section brings together archival material procured from All India Radio (AIR), Films Division and Doordarshan.
"The president watched a newsreel on the departure of Lord Mountbattenfrom India and swearing in of Rajaji (C. Rajagopalachari) as the first Indian Governor General obtained from the Films Division archives," said a statement from the presidential secretariat.
New Delhi, June 13 : With expenditure on food, living expenses and stay rising sharply due to the weakening rupee against the dollar, Indian students aspiring to study abroad have been hit hard, a study by Assocham revealed Thursday.
Since March 2012, the rupee has weakened by 15 percent and it is under pressure due to the growing concerns over the current account deficit. It hit a record low of 58.98 against the dollar Tuesday.
New Delhi, June 13 : To cater to women desiring higher education in technology and research, the country's first ever technical university for women was inaugurated here Thursday.
The Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University (IGDTU) has been upgraded from the erstwhile Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology which was set up in 1998.
It is offering four B. Tech courses and five M. Tech programmes that include masters in computer application.
New Delhi, June 13 : High on entertainment quotient, the trailer of "Chennai Express", which came out Thursday, is a mix of action, humour and romance and the film promises to entertain movie buffs thoroughly when it hits the screens Aug 8.
An expert in making rib-tickling comedies, Rohit Shetty, who has directed fun films like "Golmaal" and "Singham", has set the story in a south Indian backdrop highlighting their culture, with lead actress Deepika Padukone taking the cake with that typical accent.
New Delhi, June 13 : The second edition of the Ladakh International Film Festival (LIFF), to be held July 5-7, will have its focus on 'Celebrating Womanhood' and highly acclaimed filmmaker Aparna Sen is joining it as the jury's chairperson this year.
Some international names, including German-based documentary filmmaker Paul Amaczny and American screenwriter Mathew Robbins, will also be on the jury, reveals the official LIFF website.
Key highlights of the fest will include a retrospection on writer-lyricist Gulzar, curated by filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj; as well as a tribute to the late filmmaker Yash Chopra.
New Delhi, June 12 : The Supreme Court Wednesday suspended the Punjab and Haryana High Court order directing the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to take over 291-km Panipat-Jalandhar highway project as buiders had failed to complete it within the scheduled time.
Suspending the operation of the high court order till the hearing of the matter July 23, a bench of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra and Justice Madan B. Lokur issued notice to the central and Haryana governments, the National Highway Authority of India and others.
New Delhi, June 12 : Can't see your baby crying because of the harsh and painful skin rashes? Change nappy regularly, avoid lovely smelling wipes and also give your child some nappy free time.
Femalefirst. co. uk shares tips to protect baby's skin from painful rashes.
1. Regular changes: Changing nappies before and after feeding help prevent painful nappy rash.
2. Go nappy free: Give your tiny tot plenty of 'nappy-free' time. Let the skin breathe.
New Delhi, June 12 : The proposed third front as an alternative to the UPA and the NDA is not of much credence in the 2014 general elections, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said here Wednesday.
"I don't give much credence to the third front... the country will have a secular government in 2014," Nath told reporters here.
Talks are on among some non-Congress and non-BJP parties to form a federal front for next year's Lok Sabha polls.
New Delhi, June 12 : The government is working to make liquefied natural gas (LNG) a comparably cheaper fuel option and achieve energy security by 2030.
"Making LNG a cheaper fuel option is a great task," Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily said at the third IEF NOC-IOC forum currently underway here.
The major challenge faced by the government in this task was to arrive at a compromise pricing between what the Indian consumer has been used to and the much higher landed price of LNG imports.
New Delhi, June 12 : Nail care company Bio Sculpture, that originated in South Africa, has come to India and offers nail treatment through its first standalone Salon at Gurgaon.
Bio sculpture treatment offers a range of products and services, a statement said.
So, what's on offer?
Executive Base: It helps to strengthen soft nails. The multi-functional conditioning base coat compresses nail keratin.
Lavender Base: It is enriched with lavender essential oil. It moisturises dry and flaky nails. The base is ideal for sore nails and also those, which are infected with fungus.
New Delhi, June 11 : India said Tuesday it would be “unacceptable” if it is discovered that Indian laws on privacy have been violated by the surveillance launched on web users worldwide by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
“If it is discovered that Indian laws relating to privacy of information of ordinary Indian citizens have been violated we would find it unacceptable,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said at a media briefing in answer to a query.
New Delhi, June 11 : BJP president Rajnath Singh Tuesday said that L. K. Advani, who had resigned from all leadership positions, has decided to accept the parliamentary board's request to stay in the core party bodies.
"Advanji has said that any decision of the party he will accept," Rajnath Singh said quoting Advani, who quit Monday.
Advani, who had resigned Monday from the parliamentary board, election committee and national executive, was not present at the brief press conference.
New Delhi, June 11 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday condoled the death of Congress leader V. C. Shukla, who was seriously injured in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh last month.
"Prime Minister extends condolences on passing away of Congress leader VC Shukla who was injured in Naxal (Maoist) attack in Chhattisgarh," the PMO posted on its Twitter account.
Shukla, 84, who was the main architect of media censorship during the emergency regime of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, died at around 2.30 p. m. in the Medanta Medicity Hospital.
New Delhi, June 11 : The Indian rupee, which has plunged by almost 2.5 percent in the last two sessions and hit a record low of 58.95 against a dollar Tuesday, is likely to stabilise in the next three to four days, a top government officials said.
"In next three-four days, we will see a mid-course correction... Rupee is going to stabilise and we are going to see a positive movement,” Economic Affairs Secretary Arvind Mayaram told reporters here.
The partially convertible rupee weakened by 77 paise to hit a new low of 58.95 against a dollar at the interbank foreign exchange market in Mumbai.
New Delhi, June 11 : In an indication of the government's thinking on revising gas prices, Petroleum Minister M. Veerappa Moily said Tuesday oil companies were right in redefining their business models in view of rising production costs and reduced profits.
"The average production cost has risen from $2 per BOE (barrel of oil equivalent) in 2001 to $12 per BOE in 2012 and their (international oil companies') operating profit margins have reduced to 11 percent in 2012 from 16 percent in 2005," Moily said.
He was speaking at the inauguration of the 3rd IEF NOC-IOC Forum here co-hosted by ONGC and Shell.
New Delhi, June 11 : This summer will be more exciting with Nokia and Warner Bros Pictures joint effort to bring superhero “Man of Steel” closer to the movie enthusiasts through exclusive applications.
The partnership brings a collection of exciting content, including an immersive “Man of Steel” application, exclusive to Nokia Lumia Windows 8 smartphones and the chance to win tickets to the movie premiere.