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Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

“‘Potent’ new molecule in frog slime may give us new way to beat flu epidemics, say boffins,” The Sun reports. Researchers looked at secretions from the skin of a south Indian frog called Hydrophylax bahuvistara. They found it contained a peptide (a short chain of amino acids) which could kill certain flu viruses in the [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Frog slime could protect us against future flu epidemic

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 chipset was unveiled at CES this year, and Samsung will apparently be the first to launch its smartphone integrated with the ‘latest’ chipset. It is touted to be 20 percent faster and 25 percent more power efficient than the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Now, the Snapdragon 835 chipset’s first benchmark results are [...]

March 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Benchmarked; Scores Impressively Against Current Offerings

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Arne Duncan, Education secretary under President Obama, condemned protesters who briefly blocked Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington, D.C., public school on Friday morning. “Agree or disagree w @BetsyDeVos on any issue, but let’s all agree she really needs to be in public schools,” wrote Duncan, who served as Education secretary for seven years under [...]

February 10, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Obama Education secretary condemns protest against DeVos at DC school

Delhi BJP protests against AAP on free Wi-Fi, women’s security

Delhi BJP protests against AAP on free Wi-Fi, women’s security

Delhi BJP unit today staged a protest near state Assembly and accused the Arvind Kejriwal- led AAP government of “failing to fulfil” its 70 election promises such as providing free Wi-Fi and women’s security. Scores of partymen led by Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari carried out a march from Metcalf House to the state assembly [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on Delhi BJP protests against AAP on free Wi-Fi, women’s security

India seeks ‘concrete action’ against terror at NAM summit

India seeks ‘concrete action’ against terror at NAM summit

Making a strong pitch against terrorism, India on Sunday sought “concrete action” and setting up of a mechanism by the 120 member countries of the NAM to ensure effective cooperation to combat the menace. Vice President Hamid Ansari, who is leading the Indian delegation at the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, said terrorism is one [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on India seeks ‘concrete action’ against terror at NAM summit

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Norway’s Prime Minister has challenged Facebook’s restrictions on nude photos by posting the iconic 1972 image of a naked girl running from an aerial napalm attack in Vietnam. The Pulitzer Prize-winning image by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut is at the centre of a heated debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Norway Prime Minister joins ‘napalm girl’ protest against Facebook

Fresh trouble for Ramya, complaint filed against her for RSS remark

Fresh trouble for Ramya, complaint filed against her for RSS remark

A Maldivian criminal court has issued an arrest warrant against Mohamed Nasheed, the country’s first democratically elected president who was toppled in 2012, over a probe into the alleged misuse of funds during his regime. Nasheed, 49, was granted political asylum in the UK last May after he was authorised by the Maldivian government to [...]

August 31, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Fresh trouble for Ramya, complaint filed against her for RSS remark

New authority likely for action against industrial units polluting Ganga

New authority likely for action against industrial units polluting Ganga

Union Water Resources Ministry has proposed to set up a statutory authority to take action against those industrial units which pollute the Ganga River and its tributaries. Currently, only the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) can take action against such industrial units. Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti also said “good news” is expected in [...]

August 17, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on New authority likely for action against industrial units polluting Ganga

Trump rails against press in response to reports of chaos

Trump rails against press in response to reports of chaos

U.S. Republican Donald Trump on Saturday repeated his attack on President Barack Obama that he helped “found” Islamic State and railed against media reports that his campaign is failing, at a campaign rally in Connecticut, a state where he has a long-shot of being victorious. Speaking for more than an hour in a sweltering room, [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Trump rails against press in response to reports of chaos

Brelion ‘will insure investors against BitCoin fluctuation,’ during real estate crowd investing pilot

Brelion ‘will insure investors against BitCoin fluctuation,’ during real estate crowd investing pilot

Brelion is an online platform that connects investors with real estate companies looking for loans. The company primarily lists non-owner occupied residential projects lasting 12 to 24 months, as well as small to mid-size apartment and commercial property ventures. “Brelions goal is to bring together investors and developers of all sizes—through debt, mezzanine, and equity [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Brelion ‘will insure investors against BitCoin fluctuation,’ during real estate crowd investing pilot

CDC awards $16M in fight against Zika

CDC awards $16M in fight against Zika

Health officials are urging pregnant women to avoid a Miami neighborhood where mosquitoes are apparently infecting people with the Zika virus. The number of local transmissions of the virus has apparently increased to 14, Gov. Rick Scott said Monday. While infection with the Zika virus is harmless to most people, it can cause terrible birth [...]

August 3, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on CDC awards $16M in fight against Zika

Protests against Mahadayi verdict rock Karnataka

Protests against Mahadayi verdict rock Karnataka

A Karnataka bandh called by pro-Kannada groups and farmers’ associations Saturday to protest against an interim order of Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal evoked a strong response. The tribunal Wednesday rejected Karnataka’s plea for 7.56 tmc of water from Mahadayi/ Mandovi river for supplying drinking water to Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag and adjoining districts. Mahadayi flows through [...]

August 1, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Protests against Mahadayi verdict rock Karnataka