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World Laughter Day 2018: Know The Power of Laughter

Published On: May 6, 2018 11:31 AM NPT By: Agencies

Laughter is the best medicine! Life comes only once, to make it worth you need to laugh every day. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. By seeking out more opportunities for humor and laughter, though, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life.

Meat-based diet, dairy added during transition to solids helps infants grow

Published On: May 6, 2018 08:52 AM NPT By: Agencies

The findings of the study suggest that meat, such as pork, can be an important source of much-needed protein in an infant’s diet during the transition to solid foods.

Sunrisers Hyderabad move to top of IPL table with seven-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils

Published On: May 6, 2018 06:48 AM NPT By: Agencies

Sunrisers Hyderabad were boosted by Alex Hales’ 45 and Yusuf Pathan’s aggressive 27* helped Kane Williamson’s side beat Delhi Daredevils by seven wickets and go on top of the points table.

North Korea alters timezone to match South

Published On: May 5, 2018 10:23 AM NPT By: Agencies

North Korea has readjusted its time zone to match South Korea's and described the change as an early step toward making the longtime rivals "become one" following a landmark summit.

Krunal Pandya cameo keeps Mumbai Indians alive with 6-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab

Published On: May 5, 2018 06:41 AM NPT By: Agencies

Krunal Pandya’s aggressive cameo, backed by Rohit Sharma’s aggressive knock and Suryakumar Yadav’s fifty helped Mumbai Indians stay alive in IPL 2018 with a six-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab.

No Nobel Literature Prize after #MeToo turmoil

Published On: May 5, 2018 01:51 AM NPT By: Agencies

The Swedish Academy has been in turmoil since November when Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter published the testimonies of 18 women claiming to have been raped, sexually assaulted or harassed by an influential culture figure with long-standing ties to the Academy.

Flight MH370 search solves 140-year-old mystery of vanishing ships

Published On: May 4, 2018 10:11 AM NPT By: Agencies

Four years on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines FlightMH370, much is still unknown about what caused the aircraft to seemingly vanish over the South China Sea.

Shubman Gill maiden fifty helps Kolkata Knight Riders thrash Chennai Super Kings

Published On: May 4, 2018 07:14 AM NPT By: Agencies

Shubman Gill’s maiden fifty and his 83-run stand with Dinesh Karthik helped Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the IPL 2018 clash at the Eden Gardens.

Rainstorm kills at least 91, injures over 160 in India

Published On: May 3, 2018 03:49 PM NPT By: Agencies

LUCKNOW, May 3:  A powerful dust storm and rain swept parts of north and western India overnight, causing house collapses, toppling trees and leaving at least 91 people dead and more than 160 injured, officials said Thursday.

Rohingya refugees falling prey to human traffickers

Published On: May 3, 2018 02:50 PM NPT By: Agencies

DHAKA, May 3: Rohingya refugees, who fled to Bangladesh since late August last year to escape the inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, are facing another threat in the form of human trafficking.

104-year-old Australian scientist travels to Switzerland to end his life

Published On: May 3, 2018 10:55 AM NPT By: Agencies

A 104-year-old Australian scientist is traveling to Switzerland to die.

Chhota Rajan, 8 others get life imprisonment for journalist J Dey's murder

Published On: May 3, 2018 09:58 AM NPT By: Agencies

MUMBAI, May 3: A special court in Mumbai today sentenced Chhota Rajan to life in prison in the seven-year-old J Dey murder case. Jigna Vora, a journalist, was acquitted by the court earlier today.

Delhi Daredevils edge out Rajasthan Royals in rain-curtailed IPL 2018 clash

Published On: May 3, 2018 07:15 AM NPT By: Agencies

Rishabh Pant smashed 69 off 29 balls to set up Daredevils total and Rajasthan Royals were caught four runs short in the rain-hit game despite Jos Buttler’s racy half-century.

Facebook launches dating service

Published On: May 2, 2018 12:31 PM NPT By: Agencies

Facebook doesn't think hookups are meaningful and doesn't want you to date your friends — but it's known for a long time that its vast map of human connections could help people find long-term partners. At least that's the takeaway from a new dating feature the social networking giant is launching because, well, why not?

Playboy art director who created iconic bunny logo dies at 93

Published On: May 2, 2018 11:41 AM NPT By: Agencies

Magazine designer Art Paul, who created Playboy’s famous tuxedoed bunny head logo, has died. He was 93. Paul died of pneumonia on Saturday at a Chicago-area hospital, according to his wife, Suzanne Seed.

More than 90% of air pollution deaths occur in poorer countries

Published On: May 2, 2018 11:19 AM NPT By: Agencies

Air pollution is involved in the deaths of around seven million people every year, with the vast majority of fatalities taking place in poorer countries.

Doctors prepare for spike in Rohingya women giving birth after sexual attacks

Published On: May 2, 2018 09:55 AM NPT By: Agencies

Doctors are preparing for a spike in Rohingya women giving birth amid claims many were subjected to sexual violence nine months ago.

Royal Challengers Bangalore keep play-off hopes alive with win over Mumbai Indians

Published On: May 2, 2018 08:16 AM NPT By: Agencies

BANGALORE: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a much-needed 14-run win in the IPL 2018 vs Mumbai Indians at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.

Construction starts on Nepal’s first large-scale solar project

Published On: May 1, 2018 12:06 PM NPT By: Agencies

KATHMANDU, May 1: Construction has started on a 25MW solar PV project in Nepal, the largest ever in the country.

Myanmar army chief denies rape of Rohingya as UN visits

Published On: May 1, 2018 11:57 AM NPT By: Agencies

MYANMAR, May 1: Myanmar's army chief denied his forces committed rape and other sexual abuses during a crackdown he ordered on Rohingya Muslims, as he addressed UN Security Council delegates in the capital Naypyidaw.