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Bringing medical care to the masses

February 13th, 2012

Narayana Hrudayalaya is Walmart meets Mother Teresa.

The organization, a complex of health centers based in southern India (narayana hrudayalaya means "God’s compassionate home" in Sanskrit), offers low-cost, high-quality specialty care in a largely impoverished country of 1.2 billion people.

Love hormone helps new mums combat fear

February 13, 2012

Washington, Feb 13: Researchers have found what makes new moms feel less fear in frightening situations.

They revealed how the brain speedily delivers the hormone oxytocin — which new mothers have in elevated levels, starting with childbirth — to where it's needed, freeing them to protect their young.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh promises support to separate Telangana state

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hyderabad, Feb 13: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has promised support to a separate state of Telangana if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) returned to power in the 2014 general elections.

Asserting that he was aware of the pain endured by the people in their ongoing battle for a separate state, he blamed the Central Government for the delay in the formation of Telengana.

After ‘Agneepath’, KJo on cloud nine with ‘EMAET’!

Februrary 13, 2012

Mumbai: 2012 has ushered in extreme good fortune for filmmaker Karan Johar. The first movie that released under the banner of Dharma Productions this year, ‘Agneepath’, has already set the box office on fire with a turnover of Rs 25 crores on the very first day. And now, with ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’, KJo has been able to earn 12.5 crores in two days!

Golf: Tiger Woods melts down at Pebble Beach

Monday, Februrary 13, 2012

Tiger Woods tends to have a pretty good handle on state of his golf game, but it's safe to say even he didn't see the meltdown coming Sunday at Pebble Beach. Less than 24 hours after Woods holed his final putt on 18 on Saturday to close out a stellar 5-under 67, he showed up for his head-to-head battle with Phil Mickelson with a chance to not only beat one of his biggest adversaries, but also capture his first official Tour win in more than two years.

Apple to introduce iPad 3 in March

Februray 12, 2012

San Francisco: Apple will introduce its latest iPad 3 here next month, media reports said Thursday.

The next generation iPad will have faster chips and better graphics, Xinhua reported quoting the technology news site AllThingsD.

Bill Clinton allies speak out on Lewinsky affair

Sunday, Februray 12, 2012

TV documentary reveals how Clinton's closest aides felt about affair that ended in scandal

A close-knit band of friends and colleagues around Bill Clinton at the time of the Monica Lewinsky affair will speak publicly for the first time of their disbelief and sense of betrayal this month in a much-anticipated four-hour documentary about the former US president.

Cricket: Gambhir, Dhoni Lead India To Victory Against Australia In Adelaide

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scorecard: India 6 for 270 (Gambhir 92, Dhoni 44*) beat Australia 8 for 269 (Hussey 72, Forrest 66) by four wickets

India claimed their first One-Day International victory in Adelaide as they beat Australia by four wickets in game four of the Commonwealth Bank Series.

Pop Legend Whitney Houston Dies at 48

Februrary, 12 2012

US singer and actress Whitney Houston has passed away at the age of 48 in Los Angeles. Her publicist Kristen Foster informed the Associated Press of her demise. The cause of her death is as yet unclear.

Unfortunately, it is true,” a spokeswoman for Houston’s family confirmed to Reuters.

Second largest near-Earth asteroid passes by Earth

Februray, 2012

34-km-wide Eros, the second largest near-Earth asteroid, had a fly by of Earth and can now be seen in the constellations Leo, Sextans and Hydra.

Asteroid 433 Eros (1898 DQ), also known as Eros, came closer to Earth at 4.30 PM on Tuesday evening, Planetary Society of India Director N Raghunandan Kumar said.