Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch, 2 porters injured


Pakistani troops today violated the ceasefire by firing from small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, injuring two porters working with the Indian Army, officials said. “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatic weapons from 1145 hours in Poonch sector along the Line of Control ...

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IIT-Roorkee develops low-cost osteoarthritis cure


Researchers at IIT, Roorkee, have developed a low-cost method using implants with long-term heat therapy to treat osteoarthritis, a disease that causes pain and stiffness in the joints leading to degeneration of the bone cartilage. The research paper, published in the Journal for Materials Science (biomaterials), talks about the use of implantable ferromagnetic nanoparticles with thermal properties for hypothermia treatment ...

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PM Modi visits Shwedagon pagoda, performs ‘puja’ at temple in Myanmar


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the 2,500-years-old Shwedagon pagoda, considered to be the pinnacle of Myanmar’s cultural heritage, and performed ‘puja’ at the Kalibari Temple here. Modi paid his respects at the pagoda on the last day of his three-day first bilateral visit to this Buddhist-majority country. He also planted a Bodhi tree sapling at the pagoda complex, signifying ...

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Del Porto keeps dream alive at US Open 2017


Juan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal. The Argentine giant, who won his only Grand Slam title in the city in 2009 by beating Federer in the final after seeing off Nadal in the semis, triumphed 7-5, ...

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CBI summons Lalu, son Tejashwi in hotels for land scam


The CBI has summoned former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi for questioning in connection with alleged corruption in awarding the maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm, agency officials said. The RJD leader has been asked to appear for questioning at the agency headquarter on September 11 and Tejashwi the next day, they ...

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