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Climate change will widen inequality gap in India: Report Climate change will widen inequality gap in India: Report



New Delhi, Climate change will widen the inequality gap in India. People exposed to natural hazards in low income regions are seven times more likely to die, and six times more likely to be injured or displaced, compared to equivalent populations in high income regions, a report said on Friday.

Women fast for love, not tradition on Karwa Chauth: Survey Women fast for love, not tradition on Karwa Chauth: Survey

 

New Delhi, A majority of Indian women in a sample survey said they fast during Karwa Chauth as an expression of love, and not because of tradition or societal pressure.

The survey was conducted among 7,533 responses from Indian men (42 per cent) and women (58 per cent) aged 21 to 50 years, by matchmaking service Shaadi.com, to understand the perspective of men and women on the fasting ritual of Karwa Chauth, read a statement.

How to decorate home's spiritual corner How to decorate home's spiritual corner

 

New Delhi, As increasing attention is being paid to decorating each corner of one's house differently, it's worth taking special interest in decorating your home's spiritual corner.

With Diwali round the corner, decorate the area with lightings, flowers, and fascinating diyas as well as colourful rangolis. To keep the room pleasing and vibrant enough, Subhash Gupta, Vastu expert, and Kuntal Vyas, Founder, Resaiki list down tips to decorate pooja room this festive season:

Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference Facebook now has a War Room to fight election interference



San Francisco, In line with its efforts to prevent misuse of its platform during elections, Facebook has set up a War Room to reduce the spread of potentially harmful content.

Facebook faced flak for not doing enough to prevent spread of misinformation by Russia-linked accounts during the 2016 US presidential election. The social networking giant has rolled out several initiatives to fight fake news and bring more transparency and accountability in its advertising since then.

Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day


Beijing, More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey.

Some 11 per cent of respondents reported skipping breakfast often, according to the report by the Chinese Nutrition Society.

Prime focus on red light areas: Swati Maliwal on her 2nd term Prime focus on red light areas: Swati Maliwal on her 2nd term

 

New Delhi, Improving living condition of sex workers in red light areas like GB Road, providing them better rehabilitation facilities and putting an end to the sex racket and human trafficking in the area will be the prime focus of DCW for next three years, said re-appointed panel chief Swati Maliwal.

"DCW had started a major movement in abolishing the flesh trade in GB Road three years ago and this will continue to remain our focus. The circumstances under which the women are living in the brothels is extremely bad," she told media here on Tuesday.

Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show Miss Deaf Asia wants to go to Italy, walk at world fashion show


New Delhi, Deshna Jain, a 20-year-old girl from Tikamgarh who has become Miss Deaf Asia and the third runner-up of Miss Deaf International held in Taiwan, says that the platform has given her a new boost and she now wants to go to Italy and participate in fashion shows globally.

Six fresh faces to walk at Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2018 Six fresh faces to walk at Lakmé Fashion Week W/F 2018



Mumbai, It will be a dream come true for six aspring models when they walk for the first time at Winter/Festive 2018 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) 2018 August 22-26 at the St. Regis hotel here.

LFW held the model hunt for the upcoming season on Thursday and a special panel of industry experts chose the six winners, a statement said.

'Indian women ready to invest money in expensive make-up' 'Indian women ready to invest money in expensive make-up'


New Delhi, Indian women are open to experimentation and are now ready to invest time and money in expensive make-up, says a make-up expert.

Aleksandra Byra, make-up expert and lead beauty trainer of Poland-based cosmetic brand Inglot, said there is an increase in awareness about the importance of skincare.

Goa beaches set up 'no selfie' zones Goa beaches set up 'no selfie' zones


Panaji, Amid a spate of drownings and accidents along Goa's coastline, the state's popular beaches have set up "no selfie" zones, an official said on Friday.

In China, special lane for smartphone addicts In China, special lane for smartphone addicts



Beijing, Cities around the world have special lanes for cyclists and pedestrians, but a Chinese city has gone a step ahead by creating an exclusive lane for slow-walking smartphone users, the media reported.

The special lane along the Yanta Road in Xi'an is meant for "phubbers" -- people who stare at their phones and ignore everything else around them, the BBC reported this week citing Shaanxi Online News.

Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan Beware! Divorce can shorten lifespan


New York, Lower life satisfaction among divorced people can lead to lower physical activity and increased smoking -- two factors associated with early death, new research reveals.

Divorced participants were more likely than married participants to smoke and, as a result, had poorer lung function, which predicted early mortality, the study found.

Indians third most frequent travellers in Asia-Pacific region Indians third most frequent travellers in Asia-Pacific region


New Delhi, Indians are the third most frequent travellers in the Asia-Pacific region, with an average 7.6 flights a year, according to the Expedia Flight and Hotel Etiquette Survey 2018.

The online travel agency on Thursday released the results of the 2018 Flight and Hotel Etiquette study, an annual survey on flight and hotel behaviour of travellers across 23 countries, read a statement.

How not to impress a woman How not to impress a woman


Useful tip: Guys, end every sentence you speak to a woman with, "But I could be wrong". This saves time. Example: "Good morning! But I could be wrong!"

That thought was inspired by a news item I just read. A man robbed a bank and then threw some of the money over singer Taylor Swift's fence "to impress her".