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India to play vital role in ‘New Silk Road’ to Counter China May 24, 2017 18:04

The United States has revived the two major infrastructure projects in south and southeast Asia in a move that could potentially act as a counter to China’s ambitious project Belt and Road initiative. India would play a vital role in the U.S. project. Donald Trump’s administration has resuscitated the ‘New Silk Road’ initiative, which was first announced by then U.S. Secretary Hilary Clinton back in July 2011, during a speech in Chennai. The Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor would link the south and southeast Asia. A brief description of the two projects was made available during the administration’s annual budget on Tuesday, which indicated that the ‘New Silk Road’ would be a public-private initiative in which India will be playing an very important role. The budgetary request of its south and central Asia will support the two initiatives. The New Silk Road (NSR) focused on Afghanistan and its neighbors, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor linking South Asia with Southeast Asia. The project will be leveraged through side-by-side collaboration with regional countries, other bilateral donors, development banks and with the help of private sector. It said "the importance of...the NSR grows" as the transition in Afghanistan continues and the US "strives to help the Afghan people succeed and stand on their own." The NSR refers to suite of joint investment projects and regional trade blocs that have the potential to bring economic growth and stability to Central Asia. James McBride of the Council on Foreign Relations said: "Following the surge of 30,000 additional troops into Afghanistan in 2009, which President Barack Obama's administration had hoped would lay the groundwork for complete withdrawal a few years later, Washington began to lay out a strategy for supporting these initiatives through diplomatic means." During her visit to India, Clinton had said: "Turkmen gas fields could help meet both Pakistan's and India's growing energy needs and provide significant transit revenues for both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Tajik cotton could be turned into Indian linens. Furniture and fruit from Afghanistan could find its way to the markets of Astana or Mumbai and beyond." But the project was put on a hold during Barack Obama’s second term when John Kerry occupied the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the state department. The China bureau chief of The Washington Post, Simon Denyer wrote in a column that Clinton’s idea never got off the ground and the Obama administration was criticized by the experts for responding negatively to China-backed The New Development Bank. Through the Belt and Road initiative, China is aiming to link itself with European and African markets through Asian countries and Indian Ocean. India opposes the project as it illegally runs through Gilgit and Baltistan in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a $46 billion project that links China’s Xinkiang region to the Gwadar port in Pakistan. The project is solely funded by the Chinese government and the port could be used as a naval outpost for the Chinese military. Indian Army destroys Pakistan Forward Post AMandeep

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Healthy Lifestyle To Reduce Risk Of Breast Cancer May 24, 2017 13:02

A new study said that, the things which keep you healthy overall, will help the women to lower the risk of breast cancer. The study discovered that exercising on a regular basis, maintaining a healthy diet and weight and also limiting the consumption of alcohol could reduce the odds of breast cancer. The report by the American Institute for Cancer Research and also the World Cancer Research Fund, is based on the study of more than 100 studies on breast cancer. The researchers also found that, regular exercise is connected only to small reductions in the risk of breast cancer. Whereas, the risk of breast cancer is elevated among the women who drank regularly, even at a moderate one drink per a day level. On the other hand, the women who were overweight in their adulthood face a greater risk of breast cancer after their menopause. The end line is that women can take all the proper steps to cut their odds of developing breast cancer, as per Dr. Anne McTiernan, one of the authors of report. "I think of lifestyle choices as being like wearing a seatbelt. It's not a guarantee you'll avoid injury in a car accident, but it significantly reduces your risk," said McTiernan, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in Seattle. On an average in the United States, one in eight women are developing breast cancer, as per the American Cancer Society. Some of the risk factors for breast cancer cannot be changed as like older age and also having a strong history of the disease in family. But still lifestyle makes a big difference, said an oncologist with the Mount Sinai Health System,Dr. Paula Klein. "We know that more than 50 percent of cancers are preventable with lifestyle choices," Klein said, who was not involved in the report. So if a woman takes steps to curb her risk of breast cancer, she will also be lowering her odds of developing some other kind of cancers, including the major diseases like type 2 diabetes and also heart disease, Klein said. The research also found that, the women who were moderately active all the day are tended to have a lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, which is the most common kind. Women with the highest amounts of daily activities are 13 percent less likely to develop the postmenopausal breast cancer, compared to the women with lowest amounts of activity. The activities included formal exercise, such as a fast-paced walk for 30 minutes . But it also includes the housework, gardening and also other daily tasks which keep the women moving. As per McTiernan, fitting in the physical activity all the day is key. "That is, once you do your 30-minute walk, don't spend the rest of the day on the couch," she said. When it comes to breast cancer before the menopause, only high intensity exercise was connected to a lower risk. The women who are most active throughout the day had a 17 percent of reduced risk in the premenopausal breast cancer compared those who were least active. For the postmenopausal breast cancer, women who are the most active when it comes to vigorous exercise, dropped the risk of breast cancer by 10 percent when compared to the least active women, the study showed. Women who are overweight or obese faced the higher risk of breast cancer after their menopause. For every 5-point increase in the body mass index (BMI), the breast cancer risk rose by 12 percent, said McTiernan. As for the alcohol, the study found that even the moderate drinking was tied to the increased risk of breast cancer: Drinking the equal and a small glass of wine each day has boosted the odds of breast cancer by 5 percent to 9 percent. But the calculation might be different for a woman with risk factors, such as having a strong family history of breast cancer, Klein said. The report included 119 studies which looked at the relationship between the risk of breast cancer and diet, exercise and also body weight. The review dug up only the limited evidence which specific diet habits are related to the risk of breast cancer. But a few studies have linked that diets with higher dairy products, calcium and also non-starchy vegetables to lower the risk of breast cancer, noted the report. Foods which contain carotenoids, such as carrots, spinach and also kale have also been connected to the benefit. Mrudula Duddempudi.

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UTI In Women May 23, 2017 18:29

As per the American Urological Association and National Institutes of Health, the risk of woman's to develop a UTI in women lifetime is between the 40 and 50%, especially those among the newly sexually active and those in their menopause. Women who are pregnant, obese, or have the certain chronic illnesses are also at a higher risk for more frequent infection. With each UTI, the chances of experiencing another will be on rise. The infections are usually characterized by the burning sensation while urinating, more frequent urination, and also an urgent feeling when they are in need to go. They may also find themselves waking up at the night for multiple trips to the bathroom or may notice their urine has a foul odor. Signs of progressing a UTI include: lower back pain blood in the urine abdominal pain Fever chills "Chills and back pain could mean the infection has spread to your kidneys," said Michael Ingber, M.D., a board-certified urogynecologist at The Center for Specialized Women's Health in Morristown, NJ. Not all the UTI’s or their causes are the same. But infections can happen in the three various parts of the urinary tract: the urethra, bladder, and also kidneys. "The most common UTI-causing bacteria is the E. coli found in our gut," said Dr. Ingber, adding to that the other more aggressive bacteria, like staph can cause UTI’s too. Some women are more prone to UTI’s than the others Your unique anatomy means that UTI’s may peak twice in your life, becoming more likely when you are first sexually active and then again around your menopause. Younger women who have been infected are more prone for developing the cystitis or bladder infections if E. coli gets pushed from the urethra into the bladder. In the middle-aged women, the hormones can provide a good welcoming environment for the UTI’s. "When estrogen levels decline, the vaginal pH increases, or otherwise becomes more alkaline. This is an environment where E. coli and other bacteria like to grow," said Dr. Ingber. Pregnant women and also those with the immune-compromising diseases or the conditions like diabetes or obesity should get the UTI check-ups more often. They may also need more aggressive UTI treatment to prevent the kidney infections from developing. Other conditions which have similar symptoms Sexually transmitted diseases as like chlamydia and also herpes can cause the urethritis, or inflammation of the urethra, which presents the similarly to a UTI. The interstitial or the non-infectious cystitis, which also have the similar symptoms. They affect nearly 6 million women annually, according to Dr. Ingber. Kidney stones, Kidney anatomic problems, or the inflamed pouch on urethra may also mimic a UTI. Only the doctor's office tests will help to distinguish between UTI’s and these of other problems in order to get the right care. If UTI symptoms may persist or worsen despite of the antibiotic treatments, get checked the right away to rule out more number of serious conditions. Foods that prevent breast cancer! Mrudula Duddempudi.

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Indian Army destroys Pakistan forward Post May 23, 2017 17:40

In a courageous response to the continuous recent cease fire violations from the Pakistan side of the Line of Control the Indian Army destroyed a Pakistani forward post in Naushera Sector. Calling for proactive counter-terrorism operations in order to maintain peace and stability in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Major General Ashok Narula said in a press meet said that the infiltration activities must be curbed as they might negatively influence the youth in the area. “Pakistan Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators by engaging our forward troops from their weapon emplacements and pill-boxes closer to the Line of Control (LoC). At times they have not even hesitated to target villages in the proximity of Line of Control,” Narula said. He said that the Indian Army has been proactively dominating the LoC region and added that the locations aiding infiltration of terrorists have been identified and destroyed. “Infiltrations are likely to increase to with melting of snow and opening of passes,” he said. “It is essential to bring down the number of incidents in J&K so that the youth are not influenced,” he added.   #WATCH Pakistani posts destroyed by Indian Army in Nowshera (Jammu and Kashmir) pic.twitter.com/whrWb0wMfg — ANI (@ANI_news) May 23, 2017 In a video released by the Indian Army, it showed that a Pakistani post being bombarded with artillery fire. The army foiled an infiltration attempt in the Nougam sector of North Kashmir on May 21st, by killing four militants. But unfortunately two troops were also martyred in the encounter. A Pakistani Border Action Team entered into the Indian soil and ambushed an Indian Army patrol on May 1. The Pakistani troops disrespectfully killed two Indian troops and mutilated their bodies. U.S. warns India of a possible Pakistan based terror attack AMandeep

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Dean’s expression after Indian student touched his feet has gone viral May 22, 2017 18:39

Indians are praised around the world for their culture and ‘sanskars.’ They show a deep respect for elders and always seek for their blessings by a simple gesture by touching their feet. While the western countries are not well aware of this gesture, but what can Indians do about it. As they never hesitate to show their respect towards their elders and gurus. And people in western countries always go dumbstruck by this moment. An Indian student, who graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, out of sheer respect bowed down and touched his Dean’s feet after collecting his degree. This quite common in India, but the dean’s expression, who was shaking hands one second and the next, the student was touching his feet went over his head and the Dean’s expression is totally priceless. Indians will be Indians.... pic.twitter.com/YVR94DzW2l — Nikhil (@Trollacharya) May 19, 2017 Twitter user Rina Patel posted: “This is something that children in Indian families are taught from the beginning and are supposed to follow till adulthood. The primary motive behind this gesture is to bow and show respect to their elder. The person whose feet are being touched, blesses you with long life, fortune and wisdom, as an acknowledgment.” But, when the expression is so classic, how can our beloved Twitterartis can miss the chance to add some humorous ‘tadka’ to it. - Alok Anth be like that’s my boy   @Trollacharya @sagarcasm pic.twitter.com/j87jxaGKdl — Nhi h naam (@sex_of_humour) May 20, 2017 - This guy has right picture for the right tweet   @Trollacharya @priyansh2106 The professor didn't realize what has happened ?This guy touched his feet with a very good intention as a Guru, pic.twitter.com/lzcXEiK6A7 — Arzoo (@Arzoo2) May 20, 2017 - The Truth has been spoken   @Trollacharya @ugrasrava U can remove an indian from india but you cannot remove india from an indian — Shivam (@Shivam2628) May 21, 2017 - Always   @Trollacharya @ladywithflaws Fir bhi dil hai Hindustani — Er. Ank SYal (@ank_syal) May 21, 2017 AMandeep

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Indian girl allegedly molested by Pakistani clerk May 22, 2017 18:33

The UAE Police officers have arrested a Pakistani clerk, who molested an Indian school girl in a lift, a media report said. The girl had just returned to home from school, when the 24-year-old abuser touched her in the lift of the building were she lives with her parents, Gulf news reported. The clerk reportedly pressed the second-floor button and when the lift started moving up, he grabber her name tag and tried to read her name, but she pulled herself away from him, the report said on Saturday last week. As soon as the lift reached the second floor, the Pakistani clerk, who’s identity has not been disclosed, groped the girl after which she ran towards her house and informed her parents, who then informed the police. The man was apprehended and charged with molesting the schoolgirl, the report said. The suspect pleaded not guilty before the Dubai Court of First Instance. The girl identified the suspect at the police lineup. A ruling in the case will be announced on May 25. AMandeep

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Ireland’s Indian-origin gay minister frontrunner in Prime Ministerial race May 22, 2017 17:44

Ireland’s first openly gay minister, who is of Indian decedent has emerged as the front runner in the prime ministerial elections in Ireland. 38-year-old Dr. Leo Varakdar, who is the son of a Mumbai-born father and Irish mother is expected to become Ireland’s first ever minister from LGBT group. Currently, Dr. Varadkar is the welfare minister of the Ireland and has won an early support for his leadership bid from several senior Cabinet members and a majority of his parliamentary colleagues have supported him publicly. Dr. Varadkar announced his candidacy following the resignation of current Prime Minister Enda Kenny, a title, which is referred to as ‘Taoiseach’ in Ireland. Housing minister Simon Coveney have also been nominated for the leadership of the governing ‘Fine Gael’ party this week. "I am not counting my chickens. I am really humbled at the level of support I have received from my colleagues and I am really looking forward to the hustings and the debates," he said. Enda Kenny’s successor is due to be elected by June 2nd and the Ireland’s Parliament will vote in the new leader as Prime Minister a few days later. In 2015, Dr. Varadkar publicly came out as a gay, when Ireland became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage thorough popular voice. In a coming out speech, which he have through radio: "It is not something that defines me. I am not a half-Indian politician, or a doctor politician or a gay politician for that matter. It is just part of who I am, it does not define me, it is the part of my character I suppose". He has campaigned on same-sex marriage and liberalizing abortion laws. Dr. Varadkar has worked as a general practitioner before wining a sear in the Parliament in 2007 and steadily raised through party ranks. He held several ministerial portfolios including minister for social protection and minister for transport, tourism and sports. "Leo has got off to a good start but there are two weeks to go so we will see how that plays out," said his opponent Coveney. Fine Gael is a center-right political party and the party is taking liberal positions on several social and economic issues. India to open 40 consulate sub-offices for NRIs AMandeep

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Is Hrithik getting back to Sussanne? May 22, 2017 17:15

Bollywood’s Greek God Hrithik Roshan is one of the leading actors of the country and he is being paid whopping remuneration per film. His recent outing Kaabil ended up as an average grosser at the box-office which has been directed by Sanjay Gupta. The actor is currently preparing for his next movie Krish 4 in the direction of his father Rajesh Roshan. The movie is said to start rolling soon and will hit the screens next year. Hrithik Roshan married his love Sussanne Khan years ago gave many a serious relationship goals for many. However breaking many hears Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne called it a quit and the duo got divorced recently. They have two kids Hrehaan and Hridaan. However the duo has been meeting frequently for birthdays and parties. The latest news is that their kids have been much disturbed because of the duo getting separated. Hence, Hrithik Roshan bought a posh apartment near to his home for Sussanne that will give easy access for their kids. Thus, the divorced couple is planning on giving their relationship another try for the sake of their kids. We have to wait and see if the duo gets together again.

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