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New smartphone app to help manage mental illness

Washington, Aug 16: Scientists have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self- manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions.

The app takes patients through 10 sessions over a period of about three months, covering topics such as stress vulnerability and illness, medication adherence and strategies, and substance and medication abuse.

Physicians can remotely...

Brother gifts toilet to sister on Raksha Bandhan

Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7: The whole nation is enthralled with rakhi celebrations and unlike all other gifts, a brother from Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district is celebrating 'raksha bandhan' by gifting a toilet to his sister.

A young boy from Gonda village has gifted a toilet to his sister to avoid going out in...

Press doesn't have exclusive right to criticise anyone: Court

New Delhi, Aug 7: Press does not have any exclusive right or special privilege to comment, criticise or make imputations or allegations which are sufficient to ruin a citizen's reputation, a Delhi court has said.

Further, journalists do not have greater freedom than others, it has said while reminding that the responsibility of the scribes was higher...

Daughter of Malaysian Tycoon Gives Up Inheritance for Love

London, Aug 5: Angeline Francis Khoo, the daughter of Malaysian tycoon Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng, has revealed that she gave up her share of the family fortune to marry the man her father had disapproved of.

Kay Peng, the 78-year-old is the chairman of Malayan United Industries, an investment holding firm with substantial stakes in...

Don't know of teen getting Rs 1.44 crore offer, says Google

Chandigarh, Aug 3: A 16-year-old boy, Harshit Sharma, from a government school in Chandigarh was the toast of online media and Twitterati on Tuesday after word spread on the internet that he had landed a designer's job in Google for an annual salary of Rs 1.44 crore. By late evening however there was a big question mark on Sharma's 'achievements'....

Oops! Bihar hospital asks doctors to declare their ‘virginity’?

Patna, Aug 3: A virgin is a girl who is unmarried, says Bihar's Health Minister Mangal Pandey in a bizarre comment that was meant to justify a government hospital form that requires doctors and other staff to declare their virginity or the number of times they have been married.

"I have looked up 'virgin' in the dictionary....

Google’s Rs 1.44-cr offer: It’s a mistake, parents tell authorities

Chandigarh, Aug 2: The parents of 16-year-old Harshit Sharma, who was in news after he claimed he had bagged an offer from Google, told Chandigarh administration that it was a mistake and the boy hadn’t got any such offer from the search engine giant.

“His mother called me up to say ‘It’s a mistake. The boy committed...

Google hires 16-year-old Chandigarh boy at an annual pay of Rs 1.44 crore

Chandigarh, Aug 1: The internet giant Google has hired a 16-year-old student from Chandigarh at a whopping annual salary of Rs 1.44 crore.

Harshit Sharma, who completed Class 12th from Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 33 in Chandigarh will be joining the graphic designing team of the company in August in the US....


On what basis high-speed vehicles are allowed to be imported: HC asks Centre

Chennai, Aug 1: Noting that high-speed vehicles endangered the life of innocent citizens, the Madras High Court today suo motu impleaded the Union revenue secretary in a related matter and sought to know the basis on which such vehicles were allowed to be imported.

Justice N Kirubakaran also directed the official to get instructions on the...

Snapdeal ends merger talks with Flipkart; to go solo

New Delhi, Jul 31: Snapdeal today called off the USD 950 million-takeover (over Rs 6,000 crore) by Flipkart, apparently over differences in valuation and terms of what could possibly have been the largest deal in the Indian e-commerce space.

Discussions to acquire the beleagured Snapdeal by Flipkart were initiated in March but contours of...