NEWS OF THE DAYA stronger China is not a threat to any country, Chinese president Xi Jinping on Thursday said and stressed on a “fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable” solution to the vexed boundary issue with India at an early date through peaceful talks. Jinping, who is in New Delhi on a state visit, said while neighbours may have problems, one should not focus on just the differences.
World Health Organisation (WHO) regional conference has passed a proposal to control use of alcohol, which is responsible for non-communicable diseases (NCD) in South-East Asian region. Millions of people of this region are suffering from non-communicable diseases and thousands of people die every year for consumption of alcohol and tobacco, experts said. Country’s noted health experts have appreciated WHO’s initiative to prevent alcohol consumption in South-East Asian countries as alcohol causes major health problems, including liver cirrhosis. The WHO conference has made the proposal in accordance with the tobacco control programme. Besides, researchers have found that alcohol consumption is linked to more than 60 diseases. Noted health expert Dr Muhammad Abdus... more ›
UNITED NATIONS:Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued Wednesday. The Norwegian Refugee Council, an independent group that focuses on emergency aid, released the findings ahead of a United Nations summit on Tuesday aimed at building momentum for a global agreement on climate change. The report said that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 due to disasters brought on by natural hazards, nearly three times the number who were forced from their homes due to violence. The problem has been worsening, with roughly twice as many people displaced around... more ›
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s military said on Thursday it killed 23 militants in aerial strikes across North Waziristan tribal district in the restive northwest near the Afghan border. In a statement issued to the media, the military said: “Today in precise aerial strikes carried out on terrorists hideouts in Zerom, Ismail Khel, and Datta Khel in North Waziristan, 23 terrorists were killed.” In June, the army began major offensives in North Waziristan aimed at clearing the area of insurgent groups, including the Taliban, after a bloody raid on Karachi Airport ended faltering peace talks. Residents have said many civilians have died in air strikes, but as the conflict zone is off-limits to journalists, there... more ›
UNITED NATIONS: Afghan presidential rivals must agree on a new unity government in the next day or two to avoid the risk of conflict, a UN envoy warned Thursday. The rival candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, have been struggling to reach a power-sharing deal to resolve a dispute over the June 14 election. The United Nations stepped in to carry out an audit of the ballots to address allegations of fraud and is due to announce the results soon. “If there is no agreement by the time of the certification of results, new dynamics will be set in play with the potential to trigger further uncertainty, even the risk of conflict,”... more ›
It has been scientifically proven that yoga is very effective in curing disorders related to diet problems, hypertensions, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity.” “Yoga is a way of life. It can give people a stress free mind,” said S.C. Manchanda, senior consultant cardiologist, Gangaram Hospital. Manchanda was speaking at a discussion on “Why is modern medicine looking at Yoga” held Tuesday at the India International Center (IIC) here. “People think that they can either go for yoga or the allopathic medicine to cure diseases. But they need to understand that Yoga is effective in lowering mental stress and giving... more ›
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