Daily Archives: March 17, 2019

E-cigarettes can cause poisoning: Study

Experts say nicotine – a chief constituent of ENDS – is addictive and may lead to cardiovascular diseases, lung diseases, adverse effects on the immune and gastrointestinal systems, risk of miscarriage in pregnant women etc. In August, the health ministry had issued an advisory to states asking them to ban sale, manufacturing, distribution, import and advertisement of ENDS. 12 states in India have banned the sale of e-cigarettes.

‘Junglee’ brings back the magic of jumbos

Hindi cinema has not seen real elephants since the ’60s and ’70s. As Junglee fills that jumbo-sized gap, those that remember the thrill of watching elephants in theatres relive the era

Big sports events today

Here are the big sports events lined up for Monday (March 18) that comprise Day 4 action of the one-off Test between Afghanistan and Ireland in Dehradun.

ISL: Bengaluru FC beat FC Goa to win maiden title

Bengaluru FC clinched their maiden Indian Super League title as Rahul Bheke found a championship-winning header in the dying minutes of the final against FC Goa, here on Sunday.

Pakistan FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi visits China to boost bilateral ties: Foreign office

The announcement of the four-day visit comes days after China for the fourth time blocked a bid in the United Nations (UN) Security Council on Wednesday to designate chief of Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by putting a technical hold on the proposal, a move India termed as disappointing

Farmer’s son from Theni wins 800m Asian youth silver

B Mathesh, who hails from Theni district in Tamil Nadu, won silver in the 800m boys event at the third youth Asian athletics championships in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Liverpool survive Fulham scare to go top of Premier League

Liverpool usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Sunday.

Indian shooting team to fight for 8 Olympic quota places in Mexico Shotgun WC

A 12-member Indian shooting contingent will vie for a total of eight Tokyo Olympics quota places when it open its campaign at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup to be held in Acapulco, Mexico from March 19 to 26.

Javelin thrower Annu Rani re-writes national record

Javelin thrower Annu Rani rewrote her own national record to clinch the gold and qualify for both the Asian and World Championships on the third and penultimate day of the Federation Cup National Senior Athletics Championships on Sunday.

Swiss Open: Sai Praneeth goes down fighting against Shi Yuqi in final

Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth’s dream run at the Swiss Open badminton tournament ended with a defeat in the final against the top seed Shi Yuqi of China in Basel, Switzerland on Sunday.