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BOSTON--The effectiveness of low-fat diet on weight-loss has been debated for decades, and hundreds of randomized clinical trials aimed at evaluating this issue have been conducted with mixed results. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) conducted a comprehensive review of the data generated from randomized clinical trials that explored the efficacy of a low-fat diet and found that low-fat interventions were no more successful than higher-fat interventions in achieving and maintaining weight loss for periods longer than one year.
NEW DELHI-- Superstar Salman Khan, whose portrayal as an innocent Lord Hanuman devotee in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" won the audience's heart, says his forthcoming film "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" is the "most beautiful" film he has done in his over two decade-old career.
"It is my guarantee that this is by far one of the most beautiful films I've done. It is family-oriented and you know that every family faces some problems, but those people are lucky to have a family," Salman said here at an event.
HYDERABAD--Tata Sons chairman emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday inaugurated the T-Hub, claimed to be India's largest technology incubator, describing it one of the new faces of India and nucleus of what could be new big things in the country.
Lauding the facility built by Telangana government in partnership with three leading institutions, the eminent industrialist said that this is the first look at new India of tomorrow not only in e-commerce, e-retailing but in exciting areas of medical remedies, medical treatment, stem cells and life science.
NEW YORK-- Veer Singh, a new recruit and the first Indian-origin player to play for Seton Hall School basketball team in New Jersey, has been praised for his skills in the game.
Standing tall at 6' 7, the New Yorker plays as a freshman wing and was signed from St. Peter's Preparatory School in New Jersey earlier this year, app.com news website reported on Wednesday.
CAMBRIDGE, MA-- TiE Boston is holding a panel discussion on “Solar Energy Deep Dive: Current and Future Developments in Solar Energy” on Nov. 18 in Cambridge, MA.
The Deep Dive solar energy event will present perspectives of the status of solar energy and some thoughts on what will influence the future deployment of solar energy in the United States.
NEW DELHI--Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Thursday said he has roped in Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, who last month called off all his scheduled concerts in India, to sing for his play titled 'Milne Do', a collaborative effort of theatre actors from India and Pakistan.
Bhatt, whose play narrates an intense love story between two culturally-crossed individuals during times of hatred, says they want to “stitch” ties between the neighbouring countries with Ghulam Ali's voice.
MUMBAI-- In a collective move to draw the government's attention to their fears that the country's "robust democracy might be coming apart", 24 filmmakers and writers, including Arundhati Roy, Saeed Mirza and Kundan Shah, on Thursday returned their national awards. Countering this, veteran actor Anupam Kher has decided to lead a march against such protests.
By Anirban Ghoshal
Title: Rebooting India: Realising a billion aspirations; Authors: Nandan Nilekani and Viral Shah; Publisher: Penguin Books/Allen Lane; Pages: 337; Price:Rs.799
There can be no denial that a country like India has grown by leaps and bounds when we start to think of demographic dividend but we have always found ourselves wanting in crucial aras to become the next developed economy or a super power.
BOSTON— Ajay Agarwal, a managing director at Bain Capital Ventures in Palo Alto, has been named one of the Harvard Business School’s Cohort of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for 2015-16. At Bain Capital, he focuses on early-stage software, mobile, and internet investing, and leads the west coast office for Bain Capital. Prior to Bain Capital, he was head of sales and marketing at Trilogy where he grew annual revenues to $300 million and led Trilogy's product expansion into new areas such as enterprise pricing and incentive management.
Nestle India on Wednesday said the "masala" version of Maggi noodles will hit the retail shelves as early as this month, having cleared all the tests ordered by the Bombay High Court at three accredited laboratories.
"We have received the results from all the three NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing Calibration Laboratories) mandated by the Bombay High Court to test newly-manufactured Maggi noodles samples," the company said in a regulatory filing with stock exchanges.
By Arun Kumar
WASHINGTON-- For the second time in less than two months, a US judge declared a mistrial in the case against an Alabama police officer charged with slamming an Indian grandfather to the ground last February and severely injuring him.
US District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case against Madison Police Officer Eric Parker, 27, for assaulting Sureshbhai Patel after the jury told her that it was deadlocked despite 'intense discussions', according to Al.com.
By Gurmukh Singh
TORONTO-- The swearing-in of four Indian-Canadians as cabinet ministers is "a great day for Canada and a great day for India", said Herb Dhaliwal, the western world's first Indian-origin cabinet minister when he was appointed Canada's revenue minister in 1997.
Hailing the appointment of a record four Indian-Canadians as cabinet ministers by Canada's new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, top Indian-Canadian leaders said this historic development will herald a new era in India-Canada relations.
By Arun Kumar
WASHINGTON-- More than 30 members of US Congress joined about 1,000 people at the annual Diwali event on Capitol Hill, the seat of US legislature, to celebrate the accomplishments of the Indian American diaspora.
The annual celebration, which attracts people and Indian American organizations from all over the US, was organised by Ami Bera and George Holding, Democratic and Republican co-chairs of the Caucus on India and Indian Americans.
By Wire Services
NEW YORK--Premature ejaculation including female sexual dysfunction should not be classified as an illness, argue researchers, adding that the illness factor may have been constructed by sexual medicine experts under the influence of drug companies.
NEW YORK -- A New York accounting firm, run by Indian-Americans, has received threat calls accusing them of being members of a 'white supremacist hate group', a media report said.
K.K. Mehta accounting firm in Garden city, New York, was flooded with nearly 70 hate calls on Monday and the callers accused them of being members of Ku Klux Klan hate group, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON -- A new US federal jury will continue its deliberations Tuesday in the case against an Alabama police officer charged with slamming an Indian grandfather to the ground while taking a walk last February.
After daylong deliberations Monday, the jury informed the US District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala in federal courthouse in Huntsville that it had not yet reached a verdict against Madison Police Officer Eric Parker, 27, for assaulting Sureshbhai Patel, according to Al.com.
NEW YORK -- An Indian-American nurse has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against her employer, because she was fired for taking a break as she was suffering from nausea, a media report said.
Saijal Sara Shah filed a lawsuit against Maple Creek and Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, US, which manages The Lodge, a nursing home where Shah worked, mlive.com news website reported on Tuesday.
Chandigarh -- Having completed his studies in pharmaceutical sciences with funding from Panjab University (PU) way back in 1969, an alumnus of the university on Wednesday announced a donation of $200,000 to the institution.
"PU alumnus and founder CEO of Sun Deep Cosmetics Inc., US, Jaswant Singh (Jay) Gill today (Wednesday) announced to donate $200,000 (approximately Rs.1.3 crore) endowment to the PU for setting up a corpus fund for the benefit of needy and meritorious students of the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS)," a university spokesman said here.
The next time a hangover hits you hard the morning after a late-night party, look in the mirror to see if your hair is turning white or your hairline is receding.
Yes, age is a major factor in the way drinking affects you.
Worsening impact of hangovers are a reminder that drinking in moderation would be a better idea, say health experts.
BOSTON– Venus India Structured Finance Fund is the winner of the 2015 HFM award in the “Emerging Markets” category. The US Performance Hedge Fund Awards were announced at a ceremony in New York organized by HFM and attended by respected industry’s peers.
HFM is one of the largest international hedge fund information and membership networking groups, providing services for the hedge fund management community.
By Arun Kumar
WASHINGTON--The Indian American Kerala Cultural and Civic Centre will honour six Indian American Malayalees for their outstanding achievements in their field of specialization or for their service to the society.
The honourees are: Dr. Navin Manjooran, Dr. Sasi K. Pillay, Dr. Prem Soman, Dr. George M. Kakkanatt, Leela Maret and Captain Jophiel Philips.
NEW DELHI-- This festive season, give a trendy twist to your traditional wear. Go for capes, wide leg wrap pants, long jackets or embellished sweatshirts to glam up your ethnic outfit in new ways, says an expert.
Aastha Bahl, designer of brand Mistletoe, doles out some stylish tips for the festive season:
TORONTO--The men with the broadest smile on their face may actually be toiling a little harder than you. Researchers have found that those men who offer fair contribution to household chores enjoy more frequent and better sex.
In fact, according to the research, a man's helping hand in doing the daily household chores also improves the sex life of his female partner.
MUMBAI-- India's IT spending is expected to rise by 7.2 percent in 2016 to reach $72.3 billion, said leading market research player Gartner on Tuesday.
"India will continue to be the fastest growing IT market for the second year in succession and will continue growing to total $87.67 billion by the end of 2019," said Aman Munglani, research director, Gartner in a statement.
NEW YORK -- Four men were arrested in the US for committing burglaries in the houses of people of Indian and Asian origin, a media report said.
The police in College Station city of Texas state, on Saturday arrested four people of South American origin on the charge of committing robberies in the area, KBTX.com news website reported on Monday.