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PHOTOS: R. RAVINDRAN Flowing gowns, khadi jumpsuits and saris teamed with chic blouses were the highlights of designers Dev R Nil’s Spring-Summer collection that was unveiled at a fashion event It was a fashionable evening — there was jewellery and clothes, both wardrobe essentials. The event, organised by FICCI, saw a collection of ornaments by designers from all over the ... Read More »

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Maths teacher Subini Lawrence is a jewellery designer by passion Colours jostle for your attention as Subini Lawrence arranges the necklaces on the table. Purple, green, blue, red, brown, pink, orange, yellow… As she proudly spreads out the neckpieces, bracelets and earrings she has made, there is a child-like enthusiasm in Subini. A maths teacher, Subini’s free time is spent ... Read More »

Three Gold Mines, With Billions In Estimated Reserve, To Be Auctioned

The government is planning to auction at least three gold mines in 2016, a top government official said, opening up the sector to private firms for the first time ever in a bid to slash imports of the metal that cost the government $36 billion (nearly Rs. 2.5 lakh crore) last year. Economically crippling shipments of up to 1,000 tonnes ... Read More »

Three Gold Mines, With Billions In Estimated Reserve, To Be Auctioned

The government is planning to auction at least three gold mines in 2016, a top government official said, opening up the sector to private firms for the first time ever in a bid to slash imports of the metal that cost the government $36 billion (nearly Rs. 2.5 lakh crore) last year. Economically crippling shipments of up to 1,000 tonnes ... Read More »

Guess How Many Crores Indians Spent to Buy Gold in Last 10 Years

India’s love for gold has hurt the economy, experts say India is the world’s second biggest consumer of gold after China and three-quarters of the net imported gold into the country is bought by retail buyers for jewellery. Over the last 10 years, gold worth $267 billion (Rs. 18 lakh crore at 68 rupees per US dollar) has been bought ... Read More »

Three Gold Mines, With Billions In Estimated Reserve, To Be Auctioned

The government is planning to auction at least three gold mines in 2016, a top government official said, opening up the sector to private firms for the first time ever in a bid to slash imports of the metal that cost the government $36 billion (nearly Rs. 2.5 lakh crore) last year. Economically crippling shipments of up to 1,000 tonnes ... Read More »

US Issues Blood-Donating Guidelines To Combat Zika

Zika is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which also spreads dengue fever. Washington:  US health officials on Tuesday issued new guidelines for donating blood aimed at avoiding the contamination of the country’s blood supplies with the Zika virus. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), recommended that anyone returning from a region in which the virus is being transmitted or ... Read More »

Study Suggests Zika Can Cross Placenta, Adds To Microcephaly Link

Zika virus can cross the placental barrier, but does not prove it causes microcephaly, according to study. LONDON:   In what experts describe as another piece of evidence linking Zika with the risk of birth defects, researchers on Wednesday reported finding the virus in the amniotic fluid of two pregnant women whose foetuses were diagnosed with microcephaly. In a study in ... Read More »

New Target For Diabetes Treatment Found

Diabetes is a disease where the body is not receiving a sufficient supply of insulin. (Representational Image) Tokyo:  The exocrine tissue of the pancreas which is responsible for digestion could make a promising target for stem cell-based diabetes treatment, a new study has found. Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan worked on mice with depleted Pdx1 gene, which in the ... Read More »

Antibody Therapy Found Promising Against MERS Virus: Study

The treatment – an antibody that blocks the MERS virus – was produced by cows that had been genetically modified to mimic certain aspects of the human immune system. New York:  A new treatment for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has been found to protect mice from infection, according to a study. MERS, a disease that can cause severe respiratory ... Read More »