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Japan hikes volcanic warning level, prepares to evacuate Kuchinoerabujima island 15.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Japan hiked the volcanic warning level on one southern island to the second highest on Wednesday, mandating that residents should prepare for evacuation, though an actual eruption at the peak had yet to be detected. Japan's Meteorological Agency said that volcanic earthquakes and sulfur emissions had increased at a peak on Kuchinoerabujima island, located roughly 1,000 km (621 miles) southwest of Tokyo, and raised its warning level to 4 out of 5. The mountain erupted explosively three years ago, sending ash and smoke thousands of metres into the sky and releasing potentially deadly pyroclastic flows, flows of super-heated ash and gas, that reached the sea. At that time, the island's entire population evacuated but eventually returned. Some 100 people live there at present. Japan has 110 active volcanoes and monitors 47 constantly. When 63 people were killed in the volcanic eruption of Mount Ontake in September 2014, it was the country's worst such toll for nearly 90 years. In January, a member of Japan's ...
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Country lost one-third of its coastline from erosion, gained almost as much: Report 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Natural causes such as cyclones and waves, as well as human activities like construction have led to nearly one-third of a large part of India's coastline to be eroded in the last 26 years, but almost an equal area has been added because of new sediment deposits, according to a government report. The National Centre for Coastal Research surveyed 6,031 kilometres of India's 7,517-kilometre coastline from 1990 to 2016, and found that 33 per cent of it has witnessed erosion, most of it along the eastern coast facing the Bay of Bengal, with West Bengal recording the highest erosion. At the same time, 29 per cent of the surveyed coastline saw an accretion, or gain in deposits. "Erosion and accretion are complementary to each other. If the sand and sediments have drifted from one side, it must accumulate somewhere," said M V Ramana Murthy, director of NCCR and one of the authors of the report. The report says that 2,156.43 kilometres of the country's surveyed coastline faced erosion, while 1,941.24 kilometres ...
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LSD to the rescue? Experts believe psychedelic drugs could treat mental disorders 11.8.2018 DNA: Health
Psychedelic drugs often misused by ravers and music festival-goers - may one day be used to treat disorders ranging from social anxiety to depression, researchers say.
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Anant Bajaj, MD Bajaj Electricals, dies of cardiac arrest, aged 41 11.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Anant Bajaj, the son of Bajaj Electricals Chairman Shekhar Bajaj passed away on Friday evening. He was 41 years old. According to Business Today, Anant Bajaj suffered a cardiac arrest at 6 pm in Mumbai. His last rites will be performed at Chandanwadi crematorium in Kalbadevi around 10.30 am on Saturday, the report added.    Anant was appointed as the joint managing director of Bajaj Electricals in March 2012. He was appointed as the managing director of the organisation two months ago. He began his career as a project coordinator in Bajaj Electricals back in 1999. Among his several initiatives, Bajaj was responsible for setting up an integrated research and development facility under Bajaj Electricals for developing high-tech appliances, as well as a digital centre in Mumbai with emphasis on real-time monitoring, social listening and IoT analysis. Anant was the member of the young Entrepreneur Wing of the Indian Merchant's Chamber and also a member of the NGO Greenpeace. Article ...
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Large protests by Hui Muslims halts demolition of mosque in China: Report 10.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Chinese officials have delayed the plan to demolish a newly-built mosque in the country's North West after hundreds of ethnic Hui Muslims held sit-in protests in what is said to be the largest standoff in Beijing's efforts to clampdown on Islamisation, a media report said today. A huge crowd of ethnic Hui Muslims, the second largest Muslim group after Uygurs of Xinjiang, gathered from noon until late last night in the square outside the Weizhou Grand Mosque thwarting plans by the local government to demolish the mosque. The mosque is an imposing white structure topped with nine onion-shaped domes, crescent moons and four towering minarets. The local county head came to the mosque around midnight, urging everyone to go home and promised that the government would not touch the newly-built structure until a reconstruction plan has been agreed upon by the townsmen, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported quoting local sources as saying. The stand-off in the town of Weizhou in Tongxin county in ...
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Tokyo unscathed as weakening typhoon brushes by, heads north 9.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Japan's capital of Tokyo was unscathed on Thursday after a weakening typhoon brushed by it and headed north, pounding the coastline with rain and high winds, with scores of cancelled flights, and some power outages, in its wake. Though typhoon "Shanshan," a Chinese girl's name, had been predicted to possibly make landfall near Tokyo, a northeasterly twist to its course kept it out at sea and spared the capital more than high winds and heavy rains, which had mostly dissipated by morning. By late morning the centre of the storm was in the Pacific just off the city of Mito, about 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Tokyo, and set to weaken to tropical storm strength within hours as it moves further east into the Pacific. Around 100 domestic flights were cancelled and some trains, and there were about 2,000 households without power, but Tokyo's vast transportation system was operating mostly as usual. Japan has suffered from one weather disaster after another in the last six weeks, including a deadly heatwave ...
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See pics: M Karunanidhi and the first family of Tamil film industry 8.8.2018 DNA: Top News
A writer par excellence, M Karunanidhi began penning scripts as a 20-year old for plays which became a vehicle for propagating principles of the Dravidian movement. A voracious reader and prolific author, he went on to write screenplays and dialogues for over 50 movies, prominent among them being Parasakthi starring Sivaji Ganesan in 1952, and scripted the story for several of them. He was responsible for establishing MGR with 1947 movie Rajakumari. But writing powerful scripts wasn't the only connection he had with Tamil film industry. He worked with legends like CN Anndurai, J Jayalalithaa who later in life became political enemies. Karunanidhi's family members too have been part of entertainment industry down south with Maran family's Sun Network being one of the most prominent connection. Here's a look at entertainment industry folks who were associated with M Karunanidhi. Sections:  Entertainment Slide Photos:  Written by M Karunanidhi, Rajakumari was the movie that established MGR as the lead hero. ...
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Karunanidhi's life in pictures: Rare images of DMK's Kalaignar who revolutionised politics in Tamil Nadu 8.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
People queued up in large numbers early this morning at Rajaji Hall here to pay their last respects to DMK president M Karunanidhi who died yesterday after prolonged illness. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam, Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai, senior state ministers, AMMK leader and RK Nagar MLA TTV Dhinakaran, superstar Rajinikanth and his family, and actor Sivakarthikeyan among others paid homage to Karunanidhi. Speaking to reporters, Palaniswami said Karunanidhi's demise was a "big loss to Tamil Nadu". He extended his sympathies to DMK working president and Leader of Opposition, MK Stalin, Karunanidhi's family, and the DMK workers. Palaniswami and Panneerselvam had a brief conversation with Stalin during which they apparently extended their sympathies to him over the loss. Karunanidhi's body was earlier brought to the stately Rajaji Hall from his CIT Nagar residence for the public to pay homage to the former chief minister. The Indian tricolour was draped ...
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Happy birthday, Alexander Fleming: Discoverer of penicillin had warned of antibiotic resistance in Nobel Prize speech 6.8.2018 DNA: Health
In 1945, Sir Alexander Fleming won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery of Penicillin, which marked the age of antibiotics.
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World was blind to see tech entrepreneur Srikanth Bolla's vision, but he had other ideas 4.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Meet 27-year-old Srikanth Bolla. This Hyderabad native undertands the value of coming up the hard way. He was shunned as a child for being visually impaired. His teahcers had no faith in him, and would make him sit on the last bench; the establishment asked him to take arts because he was not 'good in maths and science'. Yet Bolla, despite all that he endured, took it in his stride, and started Bolla Industries. Bolla, who was born in 1992, to a family whose livelihood depended on farming, wanted to pursue science for Class 10+2, but wasn't permitted to do so because of his medical condition. He then filed a case and after six months, the court granted him permission to study science 'at his own risk'. He scored 98% in Class XII, but was denied entry into IITs. Bolla then applied to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he became that college's first blind student. “When the educational system in India rejected me because of my disability, MIT welcomed me with open arms. I will always be ...
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Delhi pips Gujarat to top investment potential index 4.8.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejirwal was delighted after the national capital toppled Gujarat from the top spot in a list of 21 states and UTs with most investment potential. “Congratulations Delhi. Power, water, education, health and now this achievement. Delhiites, along with their government, excelling in every field,” the Delhi Chief Minister tweeted. Delhi has toppled Gujarat from the top spot in a list of 21 states and union territories with the most investment potential, according to a report by economic think-tank NCAER. The national capital is followed by Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and West Bengal. The ranking of 20 states and one Union Territory of Delhi was based on six pillars — land, labour, infrastructure, economic climate, governance and political stability and business perceptions. “Compared to 2017, Delhi jumps one spot to lead N-SIPI 2018, Gujarat ranks at the third position,” NCAER said in a statement. NCAER launched the ...
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UK Labour must tackle its anti-Semitism 4.8.2018 Opinion | The Asian Age
Several Muslim leaders objected and complained to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, to take action.
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Sexual abuse ‘endemic’ in aid sector: Report  exploiting the helpless 1.8.2018 Free Press Journal: World
Those allegations prompted the Committee to launch the inquiry into abuse in the aid sector in February.
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Kerala: Orange alert issued as Idukki dam nears full level 30.7.2018 DNA: Opinion
With the water level in the Idukki reservoir touching 2,395 feet tonight, just nine feet short of the full level, an orange alert was issued by the authorities. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) said an orange alert does not mean that shutter operations would be done anytime now. The shutters would be opened only in daylight and after sufficient notice is given to the public and all stakeholders concerned, it said in a statement. There was no need for the public to panic, KSDMA said. The final red alert would be issued when the water level touches 2,399 feet, it said. The full level of the dam is 2,404 feet. The water level is related to the Mean Sea Level and catchment area. Earlier, the Kerala government put the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard on alert to meet any eventuality in case water is released. KSDMA had said the water level touched 2,394.72 feet at one PM and an alert would be issued when the level reaches 2395 feet. Kerala State Electricity Board sources said that ...
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Shraavan Maas 2018: Here's the perfect diet to prevent massive weight gain 29.7.2018 DNA: Top News
Shraavan is a month-long period that began on July 28 and will end on August 26.  During this period, it is  important that one should plan one’s meals in a way that one has enough energy throughout the day and also one doesn’t gain weight. This is difficult as during Shraavan people eat potatoes, sabudana, fried foods and sweets, which are foods that ensure weight gain. Main reason for weight gain at this time is the consumption of deep fried foods. Because of the long gaps between meals the BMR of fasting people goes down which also results in weight gain. A word of advice:  In Shravan a few people fast for the whole month and others fast only on sawan ka somwars. Generally, people eat their only meal after sunset. Fasting once a week cleanses the body system. People fasting should take lots of fruits and liquids but in reality they they take lots of fried and starchy food. Eating healthy is important for those who fast for the whole month. In Shraavan the good thing is that people can eat fruits and ...
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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan: Review 29.7.2018 Free Press Journal: Weekend
Title: An Anatomy of a Scandal  Author: Sarah Vaughan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 392
UK lawmakers recommend tougher rules on Facebook 29.7.2018 Technology News | Read The Latest Technology News And Headlines, Mobile Phone Reviews And Much More
Facebook plummeted 19 percent, after warning of slower growth ahead, erasing more than $100 billion in value.
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In Pics: Like Imran Khan, these cricketers also became Prime Ministers 27.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
In Pics: Like Imran Khan, these cricketers also became Prime Ministers
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Drake shells out $10,000 to buy ice cream for 'Scorpion' fans 23.7.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Creating another version of his much-talked about video for the song 'God's Plan' , Canadian rapper, Drake turned into an ice cream man and bought frozen treats for fans at different locations in the Los Angeles suburbs. 'God's Plan,' which is also part of Drake's chart-topping new album Scorpion, saw the 31-year-old singer spend $996,631.90 for college tuitions of students, helping out needy, buying toys for kids. A smaller version of it took place in LA on Friday when the rapper paid more than $10,000 for 1,000 individuals. He set up four stands in Hidden Hills and one at The Commons at Calabasas to give away the free goodies, reported TMZ. The lyrics from Scorpion were plastered on the sides of the 'Ice Cream Occasions' carts. Drake called the activity a 'cool thing to do on a hot day for the community.' Drake's latest album garnered a whopping 435 million streams and sold one million copies within just two weeks of release. The all-star affair has a whopping 25 tracks. Three songs from this ...
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Of Kipling, modern monarchy ruling the UK and women taking over the world 23.7.2018 Opinion | The Asian Age
When the poem If was painting over, we were reminded of what Kipling actually stood for.
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