Reading novels boosts brain function for days

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that reading a novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that could remain for at least five days after reading. The new research, which was carried out at Emory University in the US, found that reading a good book could cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory. Dec 29, 2013

Kamal Farooquis AAP joining; discussion is on within party members

Kaushambi, Dec 29 (ANI): Speaking about Former SP leader Kamal Farooqui’s wish to join AAP, AAP Leader, Sanjay Singh on Sunday said that a discussion is going on with him and once a decision is finalized it will be informed. He also added that good people are always welcome in AAP. He further said that a lot of ministers from various states also want to join AAP and the only criteria for joining is that one should not have any criminal or corruption charges against them. Dec 29, 2013

North India reels under intense cold wave

Shimla / Varanasi, Dec 29 (ANI): Cold wave and dense fog tightened its grip over North India on Sunday disrupting normal life with plummeting temperatures and low visibility, forcing people to stay indoors. Although people opine that this year the intensity is not as much as it was in 2012, the mercury is slowly dipping. A migrant labourer said that in spite of having multiple layers of clothing and turning to traditional methods of keeping warm, nothing was working out to fight the chill. Biting cold has taken a toll on health of children and elderly. Temperature is plummeted due to snowfall in the upper reaches, which has impacted northern states such as Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Dec 29, 2013

Some hangover-related myths busted

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Blatantly going for another shot of vodka because you are sure your old tricks to get over your impending hangover will help? Then you might want to rethink that drink. According to Sondra Davoren, of the Alcohol Policy Coalition, no amount of food will stop a hangover if you drink too much although it does slow down the absorption. Dec 29, 2013

Rakhi Birla pays tribute to Delhi gang rape victim, says change is needed

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Delhi Women & Child Development Minister Rakhi Birla on Sunday paid tribute to Delhi Gang Rape Victim. Birla said that nothing has changed in the national capital since the brutal gang rape took place. She also added that she will take action to ensure stringent punishment for such culprits. Dec 29, 2013

Dancers perform Odissi dance at International Odissi Dance Festival

Bhubneshwar, Dec 29 (ANI): Indian dancers as well as dancers of foreign origin performed the classical Odissi dance with finesse at the International Odissi Dance festival on Sunday in Bhubneshwar. Some of the eminent artists from across the country participated in the festival. An American dancer of Indian origin Sibani Das was excited about giving her first performance on an Indian platform and shared how significant the dance form is in the U.S. People thronged in large numbers to attend the mesmerizing performances. They were all spellbound by the marvelous performances of the artists. The festival will have 70 solo performances, 14 duet performances and 20 group performances. Dec 29, 2013

Modis calculation is also bad along with his history JD U

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): JD (U) Leader, Sabir Ali on Sunday slammed BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi saying that he is an expert in making fake things seem true. He further slammed Modi saying that his calculation is also bad along with his history as wherever BJP government is in power, there is more corruption. Dec 29, 2013

Samajwadi Party has lost all human values: BSP on Saifai Mahotsav

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): BSP leader, Sudhindra Bhadoria on Sunday slammed Samajwadi Party’s Saifai Mahotsav saying that it is the most unfortunate thing and it should be condemned with strongest possible word. He further slammed Samajwadi Party saying that they have lost all human values as they are celebrating while on the other hand over 40 kids have died in Muzaffarnagar. Dec 29, 2013

Congress has become burden for the country: Modi

Ranchi, Dec 29 (ANI): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the Congress-led UPA government and said that it has become a burden for the country and it can't hear the voices of the people. He further took a dig at Congress by saying that the party & its leadership is cut-off from the people. Dec 29, 2013

Narendra Modi blames Congress for lack of development in Jharkhand - Part - 1

Ranchi, Dec 29 (ANI): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the UPA government for ignoring mineral-rich Jharkhand. Modi also underlined that it was the BJP government under the leadership of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee which helped to carve out Jharkhand as a separate state. Dec 29, 2013

Narendra Modi blames Congress for lack of development in Jharkhand - Part - 2

Ranchi, Dec 29 (ANI): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the UPA government for ignoring mineral-rich Jharkhand. Modi also underlined that it was the BJP government under the leadership of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee which helped to carve out Jharkhand as a separate state. Dec 29, 2013

Lebanon mourns ex-minister killed in bombing

Hundreds of people gathered in Beirut on Sunday for the burial of Mohammad Chatah, a prominent Lebanese critic of the Syrian regime, killed in a bombing two days ago. Dec 29, 2013

Maoists blow up bridge in Odisha

Malkangiri, Dec 29 (ANI): Maoists in a remote village of Odisha blew up portions of a bridge using powerful explosives. The incident took place in Kalimela village of Malkangiri district. Over 40 armed Maoists planted explosives on the bridge that used to link the village with the nearby city, said Police. Dec 29, 2013

Golden rules for staying fit and healthy in old age revealed

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Experts have jotted down five golden rules for a healthy lifestyle which according to them are a key to staying healthy and fit during old age. The experts have revealed that not over-eating, avoiding being overweight, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and taking some "tried and tested pills" are the five golden rules to remaining healthy. Dec 29, 2013