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Dhola-Sadiya Bridge will bring prosperity to Northeast India May 26, 2017 16:00

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge on Wednesday, which is the longest bridge in the nation that straddles Brahmaputra river. In a series of tweets Narendra Modi described the bridge as one one of the most important infrastructure projects to be undertaken in India. The bridge connects Dhola with Sadiya in Asssam’s Tinsukia district and has been constructed over across the Rivers Brahmaputra. The construction works began in 2011 under the aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in public sharing partnership with a private firm, Navayuga Engineering Company Limited. The bridge was scheduled to be completed in 2015 and operational from December in the same year, but the construction works were delayed. Construction of the bridge costed about 10 billion rupees and took six years to complete. The bridge is 3.1 kilometers longer than the Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai, making it the longest in India. It is 12.9 meter-wide along with a two-lane connecting road from Dhola Bazaar top Islampur Tiniali. It will take about 30 minutes to cross over to Sadiya near the Lohit border in Arunach and will reduce the travel time by four hours. B. Surya Raju, the chief project manager led the construction expert team for the bridge, and under the supervision of the Director of Navayuga Engineering Company Limited, K. Jagadishwara Rao The significance of the bridge: −The bridge will be one of the most vital links in the North-East India. It will not only give a relief to the existing transport network, but also attract several development activities that will increases the vehicular movement. −Any investment in this area is extremely desirable after qualifying the judgment criteria for social opportunity cost. −Better supply chain management by keeping supply price controlled and ensuring the timely distribution. −It will result in facilitating marketable surplus and checking price distortion, which in turn will enhance production activities. −It will expedite industrial investments. −It will provide access to health and educational facilities. −It will promote tourism in the region. −It will increase in border trade between Arunachal Pradesh and other South ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Countries) Countries. −From a strategic point of view, there is no other bridge across the Brahmaputra River except Kaliabor Bridge in Central Assam. Throughout the 375 kilometers of river bank in the state there is no bridge for transportation. In the upstream after 120 kilometer there is a bridge available, but it travels through hilly terrain on north bank. Currently all the transport are being carried out only through water. The new bridge will improve the entire transport system of North Assam. −The bridge will serve important logistics for the Indian Army personnel for Indo-China border at Arunachal Pradesh. AMandeep

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Ami Thumi Telugu Movie May 26, 2017 12:02

Ami Thumi is an upcoming Tollywood film directed by Mohan Krishna Indraganti and produced by KC Narasimha R. The film stars Avasarala Srinivas, Adivi Sesh, Eesha Rebba, Vennela Kishore in the leading roles.For more previews, stay tuned....

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Indian embassies around the world to mark International Day of Yoga May 25, 2017 18:28

As the International Day of Yoga (IDY) is on 21st June, the Narendra Modi government has launched extensive preparations to mark the third IDY at a much greater scale than previous two years, Particularly in North America, Europe and China. This year’s celebration is not just to spread awareness about India’s civilization ethos and strengthen the country’s soft diplomacy. But to put a check to the cultural appropriation of the ancient Indian practice by what is termed ‘western Yoga’. The ‘western Yoga’, is gaining immense popularity in the western nation and does not acknowledge the significance that Yoga has with the ancient Indian culture. The western Yoga also focuses only on mere physical exercises that are bereft of yoga’s meditation and spiritual essence. The United Nations General Assembly designated 21st June as the International Day of Yoga at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s imitative. The Indian Embassies and consulates in North & South America, Europe, Australia and China are leading the way to hold month longs Yoga events that have already started and will go on till the third week of June. In 2015 and 2016 the IDY was marked as a daylong event. Indian Embassy and consulates in the United States have partnered with local Indian cultural organization to make the event a success. The Indian Embassy in Washington D.C., has partnered with the “Friends of Yoga,” which is a group of organization that include Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS), the overseas arm of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s Isha Foundation, Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Brahma Kumaris, Swami Ramdev’s Patanjali, Hindu American Foundation, Association of United Hindu and Jain Temples, Gayatri Pariwar and other Indian community organizations. The HSS greatly supported the holding of Yoga day in 2015 and 2016, but this is the first time where the Indian Embassy has brought HSS and Patanjali on board as “officials partners” on its dedicated website for the event at dcyogaday.org A spokesperson for RSS in Delhi said that  the Indian embassies will routinely invite Indian cultural outfits to help hold events and celebrate Indian festivals. In January, the United States House of Representatives took note of the HSS’ annual ‘Surya Namaskar Yajna’ or ‘Health for Humanity Yogathon’, which the HSS holds as part of its annual Makar Sankranti celebrations. Not only in the United States, but across the world Indian embassies have collaborated with city authorities to hold Yoga day celebrations. In D.C., the event will be held on June 21 at National Mall. In Chicago, a preparatory Yoga event was held on May 17 and the consulate will hold the main event on June 24. In the capital of Spain, Madrid the event will be held on June 18 and in France capital, Paris on June 17. While in Germany Capital, Berlin on 21 June. In India, PM Modi will mark the event with 55,000 people in Lucknow on June 21. The central government is making detailed plans to have senior ministers perform Yoga in key state capitals. In China, more than thousand people took part in a Yoga event on Saturday in Wuyi, Zhejiang province. According to the Indian consulate, the event was organized along with the People’s Government of Wuyi County. Wuyi’s mayor said at the event that just as Buddhism had bound the civilizations of India and China together, Yoga also has the potential to promote values of harmony and peace between the two nations. The Indian embassy in Beijing will be organizing several yoga events across the country over the next one month. The chief of HSS, Ved Nanda has sent out an appeal to the Indian community to make the Yoga day a success. He said that the International Day of Yoga is an opportunity where “we can give back to our karmabhoomi (US) the best part of our collective inheritance –Yoga.” He also stressed on the spiritual aspects of Yoga “As you know, Yoga is not a mere tool for physical fitness but more importantly is a beacon for individual’s upliftment,” he said. He said the Yoga Day events will involve all regardless of their race, faith, gender, nationality or any other similar barrier. Whereas in India, the Press Information Bureau (PIB) has encouraging young people for month-long internship program for media and publicity related work for the Yoga day. Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 5. Karmya Yoga, Text 2 AMandeep

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Sachin: A Billion Dreams Hindi Movie May 25, 2017 10:56

Sachin: A Billion Dreams is an upcoming Bollywood film directed by James Erskine and produced by Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures. The film stars Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem and Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the leading roles.For more previews, stay tuned....

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Rarandoi Veduka Chudham Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew May 24, 2017 20:58

Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam is the story of Shiva (Naga Chaitanya) from Vizag who visits a village for his cousin’s marriage. It was during this time he meets Bramaramba (Rakul Preet Singh), a typical and traditional village based girl after which he falls for her. The duo bonds together after Bramaramba shifts to Vizag for her MBA. Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam is all about their families which change their fate and it is all about how Shiva and Bramaramba bring back the happiness by uniting them. Watch the film to know about the rest of the film.

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Sachin: A Billion Dreams Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew May 24, 2017 20:52

Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams is all about the story of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, one of the legends of world cricket who has been worshipped as the God of cricket in India. The film reveals about the hardwork, dedication, disciple and love of Sachin towards cricket. His love story and many unknown facts to the world has been unveiled by Sachin himself which is the biggest surprise the film has. On the whole, Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams is all about Sachin Tendulkar and his achievements which made him worship as the God of Cricket. Watch the film to know about his story.

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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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