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Why cough syrups available in India might be harmful for kids

If you’re planning to buy a cough syrup for your child, think again. Medicines with codeine – a chemical derived from opium — are banned for children below 12 in many countries but are freely available in India as popular cough syrups – such as Corex, Phensedyl, Benadryl and Teddy cough. In 2013, the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand banned codeine-based medicines for children […]

Ten things you must know about Earth Day!

Earth Day is an anual event, celebrated on April 22. It is the perfect day to celebrate our planet and start caring for it. Every year, more than one billion people across the globe take part in the event to show support for environmental protection. But, What is earth Day? Why is it important to celebrate Earth Day? And how is it observed globally? Here are some information about the […]

Record High Temperatures Have Already Killed Over 100 People in India

Despite cranking his car’s air conditioner to full-blast, Sandeep Sarma struggles not to sweat each morning as he creeps along the 21 miles of traffic-clogged road to his office in the Indian city of Bangalore. And lately, as record-breaking temperatures blanket the country, Sarma has noticed something else: Even through the glass of his car window, the summer sun leaves his right arm burnt and red. Compared to the 130 […]

Indian economy like ‘one-eyed’ king in land of blind: Raghuram Rajan

Rajan, known to have frank views on state of affairs in the Indian and global economy, said “a bunch of good things have happened” in India, but there were “still some things to do”. With India being often described as ‘the bright spot in the global economy’, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan sees this as a case of ‘the one-eyed man’ being king in the land of the blind. Amid […]

 
 
 

Sarbjit' trailer out! The heartbreaking teaser promises intense performances by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda

Sarbjit’ is based on a true story of Sarabhjit Singh Attwal, played by Randeep Hooda, who gets mistakenly responsible for bombings in Pakistan and is thrown in jail. His sister, Dalbir, played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, struggles for years for his release. The trailer of Sarbjit starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda is out and it’s heartbreaking! Based on the true story of Sarabjit Singh Attwal, who mistakenly strays […]

Five ridiculous ways in which media covered Kate Middleton’s India visit

Their every move is recorded, even action analyzed with a microscopic detail and every word they say, interpreted in five different ways; The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Princess Kate are on a Royal Tour to India and Bhutan. Their visit has sent the world media into frenzy. Their every move is recorded, even action analyzed with a microscopic detail and every word they say, interpreted in […]

 
 
 

New Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer drops a Dumbledore

If there’s one sure thing this year, it’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Harry Potter spin-off has slowly been building steam, and just dropped its second trailer. Immediately, the difference is clear. More effects work has been done: 1920s New York finally looks like 1920s New York, the magic looks magical, the characters are better defined and the story has become clearer. It’s odd then, that Warner […]

10 Successful Tech Tycoons Who Made It Big Without A College Degre

Today the top priority for children and students is education. But there are a lot of tech entrepreneurs who gave us an example that you don’t always need a degree from a renowned college to become a millionaire. Although education is very important, here are 10 tech heads who are doing extraordinarily well without a degree. Steve Jobs – Apple: Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer […]

90 Dead, 350 Injured In Fire At Puttingal Temple In Kerala's Kollam

At least 90 people have been killed and 350 injured after a fire broke out at the Puttingal temple in Paravur in Kerala’s Kollam district early this morning, officials said today. The fire started around 3 am at a ground next to the temple where 10,000 to 15,000 people were present for a festival and to watch the fireworks all night. (Pictures) “A spark from the crackers being burst fell […]

 
 
 

Watch: This is how ladyfinger contributes towards our good health!

Green vegetables are something that we all have literally been forced to eat throughout our childhoods and somehow, always failed to understand why. However, Okra or the Ladyfinger, as it is more commonly called, was probably one of those green vegetables that some of us could eat without a fuss. Not many are aware, though, that by consuming this green veggie, they were actually setting a base for long-term good […]