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BSES energises 1,000 solar rooftop connections in Delhi (21:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In a major achievement on clean energy in the national capital, Delhi distribution company (discom) BSES on Wednesday announced it has energised a record over 1,000 rooftop solar connections in the city with a sanctioned solar load of over 40,000 KW (40 MW).

Father's obesity in puberty may up asthma risk for offspring (20:38)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Men who have considerable weight gain between their childhood and puberty are at an increased risk of having asthma as an adult, as are their future offspring, a new study has found.

States told to frame solid waste management rules (20:06)
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) States in northern India were told on Wednesday to frame solid waste management rules by next year, an official said.

Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan (Lead) (19:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".

Honorarium hike for Anganwadi, ASHA workers (Lead) (19:22)
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a hike in honorarium for Anganwadi and ASHA workers.

Renewable energy need for sustainable development: Bihar Energy Minister (19:10)IANS Photo Service
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) Bihar Energy Minister Bijendra Yadav on Wednesday said renewable energy is a need for sustainable development in view of global warming posing a big challenge worldwide.

Human brains are naturally attracted to laziness: Study (18:58)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) Some people are often called lazy, because of their brains, say researchers who found that our brain is innately attracted to sedentary behaviours.

High sugar levels in yogurt may up obesity risk (18:50)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars and fat -- even more than soft drinks and fruit juices, thus increasing the risk of obesity, a study has claimed.

Sewer worker's death: Rahul says PM's Swachh Bharat a hollow slogan (17:56)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the "tragic death" of sewer worker Anil in west Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said "PM's Swachh Bharat is a hollow slogan, when he is blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers".

194 Haryana hospitals empanelled for Ayushman scheme (17:54)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) As many as 194 government and private hospitals in Haryana have been empanelled for the Centre's Ayushman Bharat Scheme, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday.

First gut bacteria determines ability to fight chronic diseases later (17:50)
Toronto, Sep 19 (IANS) The first bacteria that arrives into the gut after birth and order of their arrival has a lasting impact on the individual's ability to ward off serious chronic diseases in adulthood, finds a study.

ADB approves $110 mn for Bangladesh healthcare services (17:40)IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, Sep 19 (IANS) The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Wednesday an additional loan financing of $110 million for a project that is improving access to urban primary healthcare services in Bangladesh through public-private partnerships.

CCEA approves Rs 1,225 crore for rural health workers (17:32)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a package of Rs 1,224.97 crore for the government scheme ASHA, doubling the incentives given to workers under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM).

Act against illegal pathology labs, HC tells Delhi government (17:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Delhi government to take action against illegal pathology laboratories and diagnostic centres here.

Strawberry saboteurs may face 10-15 years in jail: Australian PM (15:27)IANS Photo Service
Canberra, Sep 19 (IANS) People responsible for putting needles into strawberries or posting online fake images of sabotaged fruits may face 10-15 years in jail, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday following a fruit contamination scare that has alarmed the country.

$15.3 bn revenue expected from 59 oil, gas fields (15:24)
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Revenue of about $15.3 billion is expected to be generated in 20 years from 25 contract areas covering 59 oil and gas fields that have been discovered, an official said here on Wednesday.

Squats, push ups can help your kids to stay fit (15:24)
London, Sep 19 (IANS) Cycling or evening park time is absolutely fine to see your children stay fit but encouraging them to do strength-based exercises such as squats, push ups and lunges can help them shed weight faster, reveals a most extensive review of resistance training's impact on young people.

Immune cells in brain play significant role in schizophrenia: Study (14:24)
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) Researchers have identified that some people with schizophrenia have greater amounts of immune cells in their brains, a finding that could open the doors to new treatments and therapies.

Philippines' typhoon toll reaches 81 amid rescue efforts (14:12)
Manila, Sep 19 (IANS) Philippines authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll to 81 and the number of missing to 70 following typhoon Mangkhut's path through the country's north where rescuers continue searching for dozens of people trapped in a mine buried by a landslide.

Obesity, vitamin D deficiency raises breast cancer risk (13:16)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Obesity coupled with vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women may pose a significant risk of breast cancer -- the most common and leading cause of death in women, finds a study.

Scientists track microbes to monitor health of Sundarbans fisheries (Environmental Feature) (13:00)
By Sahana Ghosh
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS/Mongabay) They may be microscopic in size, but bacterioplankton steer major carbon cycling and food webs in aquatic ecosystems. Bacterioplankton are the bacterial component of plankton that live in water bodies, including oceans and lakes.

Urban landscape mix with nature helps reduce climate impact: French official (12:50)
By Vishal Gulati
San Francisco, Sep 19 (IANS) An urban industrial landscape mix with natural and agricultural spaces is ideal for striking a balance between the quality of human life and economic prosperity. It also helps reduce impact of a changing climate trigger, a French expert says.

Kejriwal wishes Maken speedy recovery (12:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday wished for the speedy recovery of ailing state Congress President Ajay Maken.

US, Poland voice concern over Russia's gas pipeline (10:10)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US and Polish leaders have expressed their concerns here over Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, claiming it may lead to energy over-reliance on Moscow.

Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi (10:04)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Wednesday with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average.

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