October 16, 2017

Blueberries to boost attention in children: Study

London: Consuming flavonoid-rich blueberries could help primary school children become more attentive, a study suggests. For the study, a group of 7-10 year olds consumed a drink containing wild blueberries or a matched placebo. They were tested on their speed and accuracy in completing an executive task function on a computer. The trial found that the children who consumed the flavonoid-rich blueberry drink had nine per cent quicker reaction times

Sindhu, Srikanth carry India's hopes at Denmark Open

Odense: Title-contenders P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth would look to put behind the disappointment of an early exit from Japan Open and make a positive start to their campaign at the USD 750,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier, which begins here tomorrow. Rio Olympics and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu have been in rampaging form this season as she has already bagged two titles at the India Open and

BJP minister 'questions' Taj Mahal's history

Meerut: Courting fresh controversy, BJP MLA Sangeet Som has termed Mughal emperors Babur, Akbar and Aurangzeb as “traitors” and said their names would be removed from pages of history. During a visit to Meerut district, the legislator from Sardhana also said the Taj Mahal was built by an emperor who had imprisoned his own father and had targeted many Hindus in his kingdom. In fact, Shah Jahan built the Taj

South Korea and US begin naval drills

Seoul: South Korean and US troops have begun five days of naval drills amid North Korea’s renewal of its threat to fire missiles near the American territory of Guam. South Korea’s navy says the drills that began today in the waters off the Korean Peninsula involve fighter jets, helicopters as well as 40 naval ships including the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. South Korean and US militaries regularly conduct joint

Trump campaign subpoenaed over assault allegations

Washington: Donald Trump’s campaign has been subpoenaed as part of a defamation suit for documents related to sexual assault allegations that emerged during his run for president, according to a court document. The lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality TV show The Apprentice, says he made “numerous false, defamatory statements” in response to her allegations that he tried to kiss and grope her without her consent.

Cracker sale ban: CAIT asks govt to compensate losses

New Delhi: Traders body CAIT (Confederation of All India Traders) asked the government to compensate the losses of firecracker sellers here who have been forced to discontinue sale following the Supreme Court’s order. CAIT said that about Rs 500 crore worth of stocks are held with traders here. “Firecracker traders in Delhi have been put to huge losses with no fault of theirs,” it said in a statement. Traders were