IMF and India to Set-Up a South Asia Regional Training and Technical Assistance Center (SARTTAC) in Delhi

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding here today to establish a capacity development center in the national capital. 

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Lagarde said “I would like to thank Prime Minister Modi, Finance Minister Jaitley and the Indian Government for offering to host the center and for their substantial financial commitment. This will be the First center that fully integrates training and technical

Non-enforcement of recovery of demand against the assessee where tax has been deducted but not deposited by the deductor

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had issued directions to the field offices that taxpayers whose tax has been deducted at source but not deposited to the Government’s account by the deductor, will not be asked to pay the demand to the extent tax has been deducted from his income. A letter to this effect was issued on 01.06.2015. Through this letter an embargo had been put on the direct demand against the assessees in cases where the tax demand is on account of tax-credit mismatch due to non-payment of TDS to the Government account by the deductor.   

LAUNCH OF YARD 2097 - 6th Ship of LCU MK IV Project ‘Yard 2097′ launched in Kolkata

The sixth ship of LCU MK IV project, was launched on 12 March 2016 at an impressive ceremony at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd, Kolkata.

In accordance with the traditions, invocations from Atharva Veda were recited and Smt Seema Verma, wife of Vice Admiral Bimal Kumar Verma, AVSM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command, applied ‘Kumkum’ on the ship’s stem. She, thereafter, named the ship as ‘LCU-L56’, wished the ship good luck and launched the vessel.

Rear Admiral AK Verma (Retd), VSM, Chairman & Managing Director, GRSE Ltd, commenced the proceedings with a formal welcome, which was followed by an address by the Chief Guest, Vice Admiral Bimal Kumar Verma.

Vice Admiral Bimal Kumar Verma asserted that Indian Navy has been supporting the drive for indigenous construction of warships leading to advancements of our shipbuilding industry and acknowledged the role of GRSE as a reliable partner in pursuing the national goal of ‘Make in India’. He extended warm felicitations to the entire team of the GRSE for their significant contribution towards meeting the Navy’s growing requirements of state-of-the-art warships.

Significant Achievements of IIPR Include Reduction in Crop Duration

Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister to Visit IIPR, Kanpur

Commemoration of International Year of Pulses by IIPR
Pulses are important food crops for the nutritional security of large populations, particularly in Latin America, Africa and Asia, where pulses are integral part of traditional diets and often grown by small farmers. Pulses as an affordable alternative to more expensive animal-based protein, and are ideal for improving diets in poorer parts of the world, where protein sources from milk are often more

Kejriwal के मोहल्ला क्लीनिक का दीवाना हुआ अमेरिका!




America में लोगों को आसान स्वास्थ्य सुविधाएं मुहैया कराने के लिए Kejriwal के Mohalla Clinic से सबक लेने के सुझाव दिए जा रहे हैं

New Delhi, Mar 12 : अमेरिकी मीडिया हाउस The Washingtonpost ने एक लेख प्रकाशित किया है जिसमें दिल्ली में Kejriwal सरकार की शुरू की गई Mohalla Clinic की जबरदस्त तारीफ की गई है और अमेरिका को सलाह दी गई है कि वो अपनी जर्जर स्वास्थ्य व्यवस्था को सुधारने और लोगों को बेहतरीन स्वास्थ्य सुविधाएं देने के लिए दिल्ली के इन Mohalla Clinic से सबक ले।

Steps Initiated by Election Commission To Make Arrangements For Special Categories Of Electors

For the ongoing state assembly elections of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, the Election Commission of India has taken various initiatives to enhance the quality of voting experience for the esteemed electors, more particularly the special categories of voters in terms of ease, comfort and facilitation. Some of the significant initiatives being taken by the Commission for the ongoing elections are highlighted below:

General Election 2016 to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal– Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State Political Parties – regarding.

 A copy of the Order No.437/TA-LA2016/Communication, dated 11th March, 2016 issued by the Commission regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to political parties in the General Election 2016 to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal is enclosed for the information of the general public.


Election Commission of India
New Delhi 11th March 2016   

Text of PM’s Address at the MOF-IMF Conference on “Advancing Asia: Investing for the Future”

Madam Lagarde, My Cabinet colleague Shri Jaitley, Ladies and Gentlemen, 

I warmly welcome you all to India and to Delhi. Delhi is a city with a rich heritage, and has several historical landmarks. I hope you will have time to see some of them. 

I am very happy that the IMF has collaborated with us in organizing this conference. Madam Lagarde, this event is another example of your fondness for India and Asia. I congratulate you on being appointed as Managing Director for a second term. This reflects the confidence the world has

Text of PM's speech at closing ceremony of Centenary celebrations of the Patna High Court

उपस्थित सभी वरिष्‍ठ महानुभाव!

नीतीश जी ने विस्‍तार से सबके नाम बोले हैं इसलिए मैं पुनरावर्तन नहीं करता हूं लेकिन उन सबका मैं आदर से स्‍वागत करता हूं।

पटना हाईकोर्ट की शताब्‍दी का ये समापन कार्यक्रम है। एक प्रकार से नई सदी की जिम्‍मेवारियों का आरंभ है और इसलिए गत शताब्‍दी में इस हाईकोर्ट ने जिन ऊंचाइयों को प्राप्‍त किया है, जिन परंपराओं के द्वारा सामान्‍य मानविकी में एक विश्‍वास पैदा किया है, जिस कार्य संस्‍कृति के द्वारा समाज में आशा बनती चली गई हैं, उसमें से जो उत्‍तम है, उसको carry forward करते हुए पटना की अगली शताब्‍दी, इस हाईकोर्ट की अगली शताब्‍दी कैसी हो,उसकी नींव मजबूत रखने की जिम्‍मेवारी, यहां उपस्थित सभी की है।

Text of PM's speech on inauguration- foundation laying of Certain rail projects at Hajipur, Bihar

मंच पर विराजमान सभी महानुभाव और विशाल संख्‍या में पधारे हुए प्‍यारे भाइयो और बहनों,

ये आपका उत्‍साह देख करके मैं अंदाज लगा सकता हूं कि इस bridge के प्रति आप लोगों के मन में कितना महात्‍मय है, इस bridge के कारण न सिर्फ यातायात लेकिन यहां के आर्थिक जीवन में भी कितना बड़ा बदलाव आ सकता है इसका भली-भांति अंदाज आप सबके उत्‍साह के कारण मैं अनुमान लगा सकता हूं।

मां गंगा उत्‍तरी बिहार और दक्षिणी बिहार, दोनों को जोड़ती है लेकिन नागरिकों को जुड़ने के लिए व्‍यवस्‍थाएं आवश्‍यक होती हैं। अब आप कल्‍पना कर सकते हैं जब नीतीश जी रेल संभालते थे, अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी प्रधानमंत्री थे, तब का ये सपना इतने सालों के बाद आज पूरा हो रहा है। अगर पिछले दस साल में इसको अगर

Second Day of Festival of Innovations to Start with Presentation Of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award

The Second day of Festival of Innovations will witness presentation of Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) awards-2016 as well as Roundtable discussions on Inclusive Innovation tomorrow (March 13, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi will also deliver a keynote address in a session on social innovations for large scale change. 

Clarification regarding RTI of Shri Pushp Sharma

The Ministry of AYUSH has noted with anguish certain mischievous misinformation being spread in certain section of media and Social media quoting a reply to an RTI by mentioning a fabricated draft as Annexure I to that letter, which has never been issued by the Ministry of AYUSH or any of its agencies. 

The Ministry strongly condemns this piece of misreporting, clearly aimed at causing chasm between different sections of Society and promoting disharmony and mistrust with ulterior motives. The ministry further clarifies that factual position is as under: - 

President of India inaugurates festival of Innovations राष्‍ट्रपति ने अन्‍वेषणों के त्‍यौहार का उद्घाटन किया


राष्‍ट्रपति श्री प्रणब मुखर्जी ने आज (12 मार्च, 2016) राष्‍ट्रपति भवन में जमीनी स्‍तर के अन्‍वेषणों की एक प्रदर्शनी का उद्घाटन किया और इस प्रकार 12 मार्च से 19 मार्च, 2016 तक सप्‍ताह भर चलने वाले अन्‍वेषणों के त्‍यौहार की शुरूआत की। 

इस अवसर पर उपस्थित गणमान्‍य व्‍यक्तियों में केंद्रीय विज्ञान एवं प्रौद्योगिकी तथा पृथ्‍वी विज्ञान मंत्री डॉ. हर्षवर्धन, केंद्रीय अल्‍पसंख्‍यक मामले के मंत्री नजमा हेपतुल्‍ला, राष्‍ट्रीय अन्‍वेषण संगठन (एनआईएफ) के अध्‍यक्ष डॉ. आर.ए. मशेलकर, डीएसटी के सचिव डॉ. आशुतोष शर्मा एवं एनआईएफ के कार्यकारी वाईस-चेयरपर्सन प्रो. अनिल गुप्‍ता शामिल थे।

राष्‍ट्रपति कल इलाहाबाद के उच्‍च न्‍यायालय के न्‍यायाधिकरण के भव्‍य समारोह का उद्घाटन करेंगे President of India to inaugurate the Sesquicentennial Celebrations of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad tomorrow

राष्‍ट्रपति श्री प्रणब मुखर्जी कल (13 मार्च, 2016) उत्‍तर प्रदेश की यात्रा करेंगे जहां वह इलाहाबाद के उच्‍च न्‍यायालय के न्‍यायाधिकरण के भव्‍य समारोहों का उद्घाटन करेंगे। 

Progressive rock legend Emerson dies


Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage captionEmerson (left) was a founding member of Emerson, Lake and Palmer in 1970

Keith Emerson, the co-founder and keyboardist of progressive rock group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died aged 71, according to his former bandmates.

चार घंटे की यात्रा में पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी आज बिहार को देंगे चार सौगातें


चार घंटे की यात्रा में पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी आज बिहार को देंगे चार सौगातें

पटना : प्रधानमंत्री नरेन्द्र मोदी शनिवार दोपहर पटना पहुंचेंगे और विकास सेतुओं को बिहार की जनता को सौंपेंगे। लगभग चार घंटे के कार्यक्रम में पीएम मोदी बिहार की जनता को चार बड़ी सौगात देंगे। लेकिन यह सवाल भी गूंजने लगा है कि बिहार के विशेष राज्य का दर्जा और सवा लाख करोड़ का विशेष पैकेज का वादा पीएम मोदी कब निभाएंगे। 

Little Anjali from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is a big girl now



Remember adorable little Anjali from Karan Johar's super successful Bollywood debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai?

She's all grown up now and is back on the silver screen with a role in KJo's next film. Sana Saeed will be seen playing "a high school hottie" in Student Of The Year, which also stars three other debutants - Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan andSidhharth Malhotra.

Lok Sabha passes Aadhaar Bill; FM says will save crores of rupees



New Delhi, (PTI) The Lok Sabha today passed the Aadhaar Bill, providing statutory backing to the unique identification number for transferring government subsidies and benefits, as a money bill after government overruled opposition objections.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said thousands of crores of rupees would be saved by plugging leakages and diversions as he rejected opposition demand for referring the Bill to a standing committee and their concerns of privacy as well as Aadhaar potentially being used for "mass surveillance" and "ethnic cleansing".

Overruling Congress' objections that the legislation has been turned into a money bill to avoid voting in the Rajya Sabha where the government does not have a majority, he said Aadhaar was a money bill in true definition.

Fresh snowfall in Gulmarg, steady rains lash Srinagar



Srinagar, Mar 11 (PTI) High altitude areas including the famous ski resort of Gulmarg today experienced fresh snowfall while steady rains lashed Srinagar, resulting in a considerable drop in temperatures.

Gulmarg recorded about three inches of snow - much to the delight of tourists who are enjoying their holiday in the famous hill resort, officials said.

They said about five inches of snow was recorded in the peripheral areas of the hill station including Kongdoori and Aferwath.

UK press reacts to Obama comments about Cameron

London, Mar 11 (AP) The British press today accused President Barack Obama of launching an unprecedented verbal attack on British Prime Minister David Cameron in a magazine interview.

In a lengthy interview with The Atlantic, Obama faults Cameron and other European allies for shortcomings in dealing with Libya after the 2011 ouster of longtime dictator Col.

Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention



Washington, Mar 11 (AFP) British leader David Cameron got "distracted" and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 NATO-led military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said in an interview today.

Obama didn't shy away from rebuking two of his closest allies in the extensive magazine interview, as he discussed the conditions surrounding the British and French-led bombing campaign that led to the fall of Moamer Kadhafi's regime.

Social media bringing change in society: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said social media was bringing change in society, but apprehensions of its misuse were also increasing.

"Large scale changes are taking place in the society through social media. Using this medium people are touching new avenues of economic growth. Apprehensions of its misuse are also increasing," Akhilesh said while addressing Facebook's 'Boost your Business' programme.

JCTU opposes amendments to labour laws

The Joint Committee of Trade Unions (JCTU) has urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve any new labour Bills or amendments to the existing labour laws as they are adverse to the interests of the working class.

In a press release issued here on Thursday, the forum also demanded that the Union government drop all proposed unilateral amendments to labour legislations.

‘Implement recommendations of commission on farmers’

The Federation of Tamil Nadu Agriculturists’ Associations has appealed to the Union government to implement the recommendations of the National Commission on Farmers, along with those of the Seventh Pay Commission.

Addressing a press conference here on Friday, C. Nallusamy, secretary of the federation, said that the pricing policy for agricultural produce recommended by M. S. Swaminathan, who headed the commission, would obviate the need for farmers to depend on subsidies and free power. He said that

ICC World T20 2016 warmup matches schedule: Fixtures, venues, times and dates of all nine games



All those chinks in the armoury will be what the teams will look to iron out in the warmup games of the ICC World T20 2016 that begin from Thursday. All eight of the teams that have automatically qualified for the Super 10 stage will play two practice games each – Australia being the only exception -- in a bid to gear themselves up as perfectly as possible.

India start their bid for the World T20 title at home with a warmup game against the West Indies, the 2012 champions, before finishing their practice match engagements against South Africa, a team they did not fare too well against in a T20 series last year.

From India's perspective, these two practice matches, against strong opponents, will also be a way of gauging Mohammad Shami's fitness.

No new 'Criminal Minds' episode this Wednesday; when will Season 11 Episode 17, 'The Sandman,' be aired?


When will 'Criminal Minds' Season 11 Episode 17 'The Sandman' be aired?Facebook

"Criminal Minds" Season 11 will not air any new episode this Wednesday, March 9, as per its schedule. The CBS series has taken a week's break after it aired Episode 16, "Derek," March 2. Fans can now expect to watch Episode 17, "The Sandman," March 16.

'Kapoor & Sons', 'Batman versus Superman' to drive PVR's growth in lean quarter



PVR Cinemas is aiming for 6-12 screens per property, higher than that its peers, an analyst cited the multiplex chain's CEO Gautam Dutta as saying recently. Picture: Cinema-goers wait to collect their tickets at a PVR Multiplex in Mumbai Nov. 10, 2013.Reuters file

PVR, the multiplex chain in India, is expected to have an unlikely good fourth quarter, with the release of Karan Johar's "Kapoor & Sons" and "Batman versus Superman," according to Edelweiss Securities Ltd. The fourth quarter is considered weak because of school exams, resulting in lesser footfalls at cinema halls. 

The company also plans to add 60 screens annually over the next five years and higher screen count per property, Edelweiss said in its note on March 9, after a recent meeting with the company's CEO, Gautam Dutta.

सैफ को छोड़ अर्जुन से शादी कर सकती हैं करीना ?



मुंबई। करीना कपूर और सैफ अली खान के रिश्ते में दरार आ गई है। करीना कपूर खान सैफ को छोडक़र अर्जुन कपूर से शादी कर रही हैं। क्या करीना सैफ से तलाक ले रही हैं? 

फिल्म के प्रमोशन ईवेंट पर अर्जुन कपूर ने अपने हाथों से खाना बनाकर करीना को खिलाया इस पर करीना ने कहा कि अर्जुन को खाना बनाना आता है। अर्जुन वाइफ के लिए बहुत डेडीकेट पति साबित होंगे।

अर्जुन के हाथ का खाना खाकर मैं सोच रहीं हूं कि मैं सैफ को तलाक देकर अर्जुन से शादी कर लूं। करीना की इस बात पर वहां पर मौजूद सभी लोग हंस पड़े। जो भी करीना के इस मजाक से सैफ की टेंशन तो बढ़ ही गई होगी।

Kapil Sharma's on-screen wife Sumona Chakravarti to marry Kajol's cousin?

Kapil Sharma’s reel-life wife Sumona Chakravarti talks about her ‘marriage’ to Samrat Mukherjee

Sumona Chakravarti
It looks like this is the wedding season in Bollywood and television industry. After television actress Jaswir Kaur, now Sumona Chakravarti of "Comedy Nights With Kapil" fame is all set to tie the knot with her longtime boyfriend Samrat Mukherjee.

Sumona and Samrat have been dating for four years, but they not made their relationship official, MissMalini.com reports. Sumona, who is 11 years younger than Samrat, will soon make her relationship official, the entertainment portal reported.
Samrat is a popular Bengali star and has worked in Ashutosh Gowarikar's directorial film

Engineering colleges expect no fee revision this year


Private engineering colleges are not expecting a fee revision in the next academic year as they feel a new government may play it safe.

Representatives of these institutions, who participated in the exercise of determining an acceptable fee structure for the national committee are also not enthused.

PM’s address at the National Conference of Women Legislators

मैं सुमित्रा जी को हृदय से बहुत-बहुत अभिनंदन करता हूं कि उन्होंने इस कार्यक्रम की योजना की, कल्पना की लेकिन उससे ज्यादा भी बधाई मैं आप सबको देता हूं क्योंकि मैंने जानकारी पाई की किस प्रकार से सत्र हुए, विषय हुए, आप सबका participation रहा, सक्रिय भागीदारी रही और, ज्यादातर लोग उपस्थित रहे। वरना दिल्ली आए तो और भी कुछ काम होते हैं तो ऐसा शायद कम हुआ तो ये अपने आप में, आपके लिए यह समारोह जिज्ञासा से भरा हुआ रहा। जहां आप कार्य करते-करते जो कठिनाइयां भुगत रहे हैं, उसका समाधान चाहते हैं।

Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Eve' to begin shoot in Delhi


Shoojit Sircar's 'Eve', starring megastar Amitabh Bachchan, will go into production in the capital city starting Monday, the megastar has revealed.

The 73-year-old star gave hints over the shooting schedule, saying that anxiety to start a new project has already seeped in. "So Shoojit produced film starts...in Delhi...by tomorrow...and as is won't the anxiety has begun... always without fail it arrives in throngs of apprehension," Big B posted on his official blog.

'Eve' marks the first Hindi film of National Award-winning Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. It is said to be a social thriller. Amitabh had earlier shared that he has started preparing for the film.

SOURCE - TOI

Delhi on high alert after report of Pak militants sneaking into Gujarat


The government rushed National Security Guard (NSG) commandos to Gujarat and cancelled a cultural festival at the Somnath Temple where millions of pilgrims were to show up following intelligence reports claiming militants sneaked into the state from Pakistan. 

The national capital was on Sunday put on high alert with security being stepped up at prominent buildings and markets after the Delhi Police received inputs about a potential terror strike in the city by 10 suspected LeT and JeM militants who are learnt to have entered India through Gujarat.

The two day India-US Workshop on Traditional Medicine concludes successfully

Both sides to form Joint Working Groups to take forward the process of collaboration in the area of AYUSH
The two day India-US Workshop on Traditional Medicine concluded successfully in New Delhi today. The Workshop was organized under the auspices of the first U.S.-India Health Dialogue held in September, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Global Affairs (OGA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and U.S.

Nation is immensely proud of the Indian Air Force, says President

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented the Standard to 119 Helicopter Unit and Colours to 28 Equipment Depot of Indian Air Force today (March 4, 2016) at Jamnagar, Gujarat. 

Speaking on the occasion, the President said the Indian Air Force has been fulfilling its role of protecting the Indian skies and safeguarding the sovereignty of our Nation. It has also provided aid to the citizens during natural calamities. The resilience and tenacity displayed by the Air Warriors is a

Speech by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at the presentation of the standard to 119 helicopter unit and colours to 28 equipment depot of Indian Air Force

1. It gives me immense pleasure to be here today at Air Force Station Jamnagar, one of the oldest and premier air bases of the Indian Air Force, to award the ‘President’s Standard’ to 119 Helicopter Unit and Colours to 28 Equipment Depot. These distinguished Units have a glorious past and rich traditions of professional excellence. Since their inception, they have rendered illustrious service to the Nation and done us proud. Their rich heritage and stellar efforts in the pursuit of excellence have set a benchmark for others to emulate. For their selfless devotion, professionalism and courage in the face of adversity, the Nation honours them today with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation. 

Union Home Minister addresses the International Conference on Rule of Law for supporting 2030 Development Agenda

“Sustainable Development is not possible without the rule of law”: Shri Rajnath Singh
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said that the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by more than 190 nations in September last year are complex and enormous to achieve. Addressing the International Conference on Rule of Law for supporting 2030 Development Agenda here today, Shri Rajnath Singh said the world today feels the need for ever more proactive, responsive, innovative and inclusive approach towards development. <>

National Workshop on “Strengthening National Response Capabilities”

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is organizing a National Workshop on “Strengthening National Response Capabilities” here tomorrow. It will provide a platform and to prepare a roadmap to strengthen national disaster response capabilities. Eminent dignitaries from various fields will participate in the workshop and share their view on effective disaster response in India: strengths, weaknesses and the role of NDRF, localizing preparedness at the community level to strengthen National capabilities and preparedness towards Trauma care and CBRN emergencies.

‘Sustainable Development not Possible Without Rule of Law’: Rajnath Singh

‘Government Committed to Provide Environmental Governance, Take Policy-Based Decisions’: Javadekar

‘We are Committed to Make India Energy Efficient in a Sustainable Manner’: Piyush Goyal

International Conference on Rule of Law for Supporting 2030 Development Agenda Concludes


            The Government today reiterated its commitment towards sustainable development through rule of law and to provide environmental governance and take policy-based decisions.  Delivering the valedictory address at the conclusion of the three-day International Conference on Rule of Law for

Introducing the deadly characters of 'Teraa Surroor'



Set in Dublin, Ireland, the film has many interesting characters. It narrates the story of Raghu played by Himesh, an assassin who has an emotional side to him. He goes to Dublin to save the love of his life Tara, played by Farah Karimaee, who gets framed in a conspiracy.

Another important character in the film is police commissioner AA Khan, played by Kabir Bedi. The top cop is known for his dedication and patriotism. He leaves no stone unturned in solving cases. Noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur also stars in this film as Rajeev Kaul, the Indian ambassador to Ireland. An intelligent man, he is known how to get his way out of even the most difficult situations.

A little cha-cha-cha can keep you healthy

Researchers found that dancers walked faster and were more physically active during their leisure time than before they started dancing

Latin dancing may add up to more than a fun party thing as a new study has found that a little cha cha cha or salsa is good for your heart's health. The University of Illinois study showed that a four-month dance program, called BAILAMOS, helped older Latino adults walk faster and improved their physical fitness, which may reduce their risk for heart disease.

Researchers tested whether a community-based intervention focused on Latin dancing could benefit 54 Spanish-speaking adults (about 65 years old, 80 percent Mexican female) who were not very physically active. Participants were randomly assigned to either participate in a dance program twice a week for four months or to attend a health education program. All participants completed questionnaires about their leisure time physical activity and a 400-meter walk test at the start and end of the study.

Nasa to launch balloon flight in New Zealand



WELLINGTON: US space agency Nasais planning to set a record for the longest ever flight for a scientific balloon to be launched in New Zealand next month. Nasa's Balloon Programme team was on the cusp of expanding the envelope in high-altitude, heavy-lift ballooning with its super pressure balloon (SPB) technology, an agency statement said on Friday.

Nasa experts are in the South Island resort town of Wanaka, preparing for the fourth flight of a 532,000-cubic-metre balloon, with the goal of an ultra-long-duration flight of up to 100 days, Xinhua news agency reported. The launch of the pumpkin-shaped, football stadium size balloon was scheduled for sometime after April 1.

Pakistan T20 team will fly to India only after ‘security clearance’



File photoAn aerial view of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala. File photo

Islamabad sets up panel to inspect match venue.

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Saturday that the Pakistani Cricket team would not take part in the March 19 Dharamshala League match of the ICC T20 World Cup series till “security clearance” was granted by his government.

His statement comes a day after Home Minister Rajnath Singh offered paramilitary security for the Pakistani cricket team for the Dharamshala match.

Saif Ali Khan to romance Deepika Padukone in 'Race 3'?



Saif Ali Khan starred in 'Race' and 'Race 2' and now if reports are to be believed then the Chote Nawab Of Pataudi might well be seen again in 'Race 3'.

A leading daily had quoted a source, "'Race 3'' is in the scripting stage now. Action, romance and thrills are integral to the franchise, so obviously they won’t be drifting away from that. But they want to surprise the audience with some great content. So they want to give the script as much time it requires, to get it spot on.” The report further quoted a senior member from Tips, "The idea has been shared with Saif and we will sit with him when the final draft is ready.”

जानिए फेसबुक पर सुरक्षित रहने के टिप्स

फेसबुक का इस्तेमाल करते वक्त सावधानी भी बरतनी चाहिए

आप चाहे सोशल मीडिया पर काफी सक्रिय हों या पहली बार ऑनलाइन पहचान बनाने जा रहे हों, हर किसी को शेयरिंग (या ओवर शेयरिंग), अकाउंट सुरक्षा और ऑनलाइन शिष्टाचार जैसी चीजों में क्रैशकोर्स से लाभ हो सकता है. इसके बाद आप अपनी प्राइवेसी सेटिंग्स (निजता सेटिंग्स) को जांच सकते हैं. नीचे दिए गए टिप्स आपको ऑनलाइन सुरक्षित बनाए रखने में मदद करेंगे.

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