A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

A white Ambassador and lal batti are to kill for: Why the civil services coaching bazaar survives

New Delhi: A two-lane road leads up to the Batra Complex in Mukherjee Nagar, and it is not the one less travelled. Thousands flock here from every nook and corner of India to prepare for various competitive exams, particularly the civil services, at many big and small coaching centres, making for a multi-crore-rupee industry. The years of prep and money spent will be put to test on Sunday, when over 11.36 lakh aspirants will take the civil services exam preliminary, the first step towards joining India‚Äôs elite bureaucracy. Coaching hubs…

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Rice above white

Rice above white

Evolved eating patterns are slowly doing away with the whites on your plate and adding more hues to it. The idea being – more the colour in your dish, more vibrant your health will be. Colour means nutrients, colour means antioxidants, colour means fibre. And the latest food item to turn tinted is rice. Studies support the fact that eating whole grain rice varieties such as red and black rice is healthier than the good old white. Black rice, an Asian staple that’s always been part of northeastern cooking in…

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U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths Drop; Rate Among White Women Falls Most

U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths Drop; Rate Among White Women Falls Most

U.S. death rates from breast cancer have dropped, although the decline was still greater among white women than black women, according to a study released Thursday. From 2010 to 2014, there were approximately 41,000 deaths each year from breast cancer, the second-most deadly cancer for women after lung cancer, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. While total death rates dropped during the five-year period, the decline was greater for white women at 1.9 percent per year compared with 1.5 percent per year for black women, the study…

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Katrina Kaif slays, looks like a vision in white

Katrina Kaif slays, looks like a vision in white

  She might be lying low, but Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif is surely making news for the right reason this time around. Spotted at a magazine’s bash in Mumbai on Wednesday night, Kat slayed in a Mikael D all white jumpsuit with some lace work and looked nothing less than a vision in white. Styled by Tanya Ghavri, a seemingly fitter Kat wooed one and all in her pristine yet sexy avatar. With black Christian Louboutin pumps for company, Kat was a complete head turner at the bash, courtesy her…

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White House Declines to Support Encryption Legislation: Reports

White House Declines to Support Encryption Legislation: Reports

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would empower judges to require technology companies such as Apple Inc to help law enforcement crack encrypted data, sources familiar with the discussions said. The decision all but assures that the years-long political impasse over encryption will continue even in the wake of the high-profile effort by the Department of Justice to force Apple to break into an iPhoneused by a gunman in last December’s shootings in San Bernardino, California. President Obama suggested in remarks last month…

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White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

White Bread, Corn Flakes Intake Push Up Lung Cancer Risk

Consuming foods and beverages with a high glycemic index, such as white bread or bagels, corn flakes and puffed rice, is linked with an increased risk of developing lung cancer, says a study. Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the quality of dietary carbohydrates, defined by how quickly blood sugar levels are raised following a meal. The link between GI and lung cancer is particularly prominent in particular subgroups, such as never-smokers and those diagnosed with the squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) sub-type of lung cancer, showed the study published…

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