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Service providers seek 1 month time to provide Matthaiah call data July 02, 2015 09:05

The Telecom service providers said that, they need one month time for providing the call data information of Jerusalem Matthaiah, who was accused in cash for vote scam.TDP MLA Revanth Reddy is finally out of the jail, as the court granted him the bail. But the cash for vote scam news is still doing rounds in the media. Presently, regarding the case, the ACB officials are investigating on the issue by inquiring on the call data of the officials involved in the case. Regarding this, the ACB officials inquired about the call data of Matthaiah, accused number 4 in the cash for vote scam. The service providers accepted to provide the data, but asked one month time for it. Regarding this, the service providers even filed a petition in the Vijayawada court. For the investigation on the issue, the court postponed the case to August 3rd.From the beginning, the service providers are alleged to act on behalf of the Telangana government, in that sense, asking for one long month to provide the call data of Matthaiah is again raising the fresh doubts on them. The political critics are opining that they might be influenced by the Telangana government and might be asking the said time to manipulate the data. By Phani

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Hi-tech overnight lenses that tests blood sugars and give eye drops also July 01, 2015 20:43

Scientists are now trying to come up with a new range of hi tech contact lenses that can do more than just help you see. This “more” includes stopping your eyesight getting worse checking your blood sugar levels, and even zooming the sight.Let’s have some hands-on information on this:Overnight hard contact lenses is a one-stop solution for many of your eye concerns. For children who have short-sightedness, (this causes distant objects to appear blurred while the close objects can be seen clearly), there may be a rather ingenious solution: overnight hard contact lenses, which correct the eyes as the child sleeps so they don’t need glasses or lenses during the day.Overnight lenses can be worn by adults with short-sightedness, but this is purely to correct vision to avoid glasses the next day and can’t prevent the condition as their eyes are fully formed.The silicone lenses alter the shape of the eye, a process known as Orthokeratology. They press on the cornea, the clear part at the front, which becomes misshapen with short-sightedness, reducing its curvature.And while not a cure, if used while the eye is growing, overnight lenses may prevent or slow down short-sightedness.‘You wake up with perfect vision, allowing the lenses to be removed during the day. 'The effect is rapid, providing good vision within a few days. With regular use, the effect can last for two to three days without re-applying the lenses.’Overnight lenses can be used from the age of five (when children are deemed to be ‘responsible’ and won’t take them out). They can stop wearing them once their eyes stop growing.The overnight lenses, which are usually changed every six months, are available privately from some opticians and cost around £200 to fit and then £40 a month for check-ups and cleaning solutions.Children may be able to claim an NHS allowance of up to £56.40.Also the lenses helps protect the eyes from the harmful effects of the sun as UV protection is added to half of soft contact lenses.The advantage they have over sunglasses is that they protect the whole eye; with sunglasses, UV rays can get around the sides (ideally, you would wear UV blocking contacts with sunglasses).ACT AS BUILT-IN BINOCULARSScientists from Switzerland are developing contacts with a built-in magnification for patients with AMD.The hard lenses magnify what you see by up to 2.8 times and work in conjunction with ‘smart’ glasses, which are activated by the wearer’s winks.Wink the right eye to turn on the zoom, wink the left eye and the zoom is deactivated, bringing it back to normal.‘We think these lenses hold a lot of promise for low vision and age-related macular degeneration,’ says Swiss researcher Eric Tremblay.Measuring pressure in the eye is a routine part of eye checks for everyone over 40.This is to check for glaucoma, an often symptomless and potentially blinding condition linked to raised pressure in the eye. It’s caused by a build-up of fluid that damages the optic nerve.Usually pressure is checked using an air-puff test, where a machine puffs air into the eye and measures the resulting flattening of the eyeball.However, just like blood pressure, eye pressure can change if the patient is worried in the consultation - known as so-called white coat syndromess.People who wear contacts are more prone to eye infections than non-wearers. It's thought wearing contact lenses may interfere with the delicate balance of bacteria that live naturally on the eye’s surfaceSwiss company Sensimed has devised contact lenses that continuously monitor the pressure at the back of the eye. The soft lenses, known as Triggerfish, contain a sensor that gathers 288 pressure readings over 24 hours.It’s thought that continuous monitoring may identify glaucoma patients most at risk of the disease rapidly progressing — these are people with consistently raised pressure or who have dramatic changes in pressure.As Michael Bowen, director of research at the College of Optometrists, explains: ‘Glaucoma is a leading cause of sight loss and has no symptoms.‘These lenses could be useful for patients identified as being at high risk of glaucoma, such as those with a family history, because they build up an accurate picture of pressure in the eye.’ADMINISTER EYE DROPSAnyone who has ever used eye drops knows that it is virtually impossible to ensure all the drops stay in the eye. Researchers from the University of California estimate that only 5 per cent of eye drop medication for glaucoma reaches the affected area, so doses prescribed are far greater than needed.To overcome this, researchers have developed contact lenses embedded with microscopic diamonds loaded with the glaucoma medication timolol maleate.When the medication comes into contact with an enzyme in tears, this triggers the slow release of the drug into the eye.Mr Bowen says these lenses could be of great benefit to patients with glaucoma, allergies or eye infections.‘Eye drops are commonly prescribed, but it can be difficult to know if you’ve taken the right dose because they can spill out of the eye,’ he says.As anyone who has ever used eye drops knows, it is virtually impossible to ensure all the drops stay in the eye - but some contact lenses can helpFinger-prick tests to check blood sugar (glucose) levels are a daily ritual for many people with diabetes.Now scientists from Google and Alcon, part of the pharmaceutical company Novartis, are working on a hassle-free method of checking glucose levels with a contact lens that can measure glucose in tears.It uses a miniaturised glucose sensor - so small it looks like bits of glitter - embedded between two layers of soft lens material and a tiny wireless antenna, thinner than a human hair, which connects remotely to a smart phone or computer.Researchers are also working on integrating tiny LED lights into the lenses, which could light up to indicate that glucose levels have crossed certain thresholds, indicating the patient should have another dose of insulin. - Manohar

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Why Gautam Gambhir is in Australia? July 01, 2015 20:34

Gautam Gambhir, as we all know is a man of studiousness. His never give up attitude has won the accolades in the last world cup. For some reasons, he is far away from the national team. But not his efforts to get the opportunity. The leftie has travelled over 7000 kilometers in a bid to make a return into the Indian team. The former India opener, who last played for India in August 2014, is training in Perth under the watchful eyes of Justin Langer.Interestingly, Gambhir had earlier sought BCCI's permission to play county cricket in England and was set to join Essex, but chose Australia in the end.Speaking to NDTV from Perth, Gambhir explains, "To be honest I can go to any length to improve my game, coming to Australia is still easy. I've always liked the Australian approach towards sport and cricket in general. They say as they see, are uncomplicated and do result-oriented training and that's what I am after"Langer, who retired from international cricket in 2007, is now an accomplished coach. Since 2012, as coach of Western Australia, he's seen his team win two Sheffield Shield titles and this year's domestic one-day title.Even the English Cricket Board was keen to have Langer join them as their national team's coach, but he declined citing family commitments."Training programme here at Western Australia is brilliant and Langer is a very loving head coach. He makes his boys do gymnastics and martial arts to improve their agility andd hand-eye coordination and footwork", Gambhir tells NDTV. "I too had a bit of fun doing them. Apart from that I bat a plenty in the nets to bowling machine"As players, the career's of the two left-handers coincided, albeit briefly. And the similarities between them are hard to miss."Yes, I see a lot of myself in him (Justin Langer). He's intense like me, loves batting like I do. I like him for his work ethics and the fact that he is very uncomplicated"With close to 600 runs in the last Ranji season, Gambhir made all the right noises, but failed to get the nod of the national selectors. So, at 33, does he feel he has a second wind in him to help him make a comeback into the Indian team?"It's only over when you think it's over. I am hungry for this game and more success for India. I want to be a part of the team that dominates teams not only in India but abroad as well. Its a dream to be a part of the Indian team that beats Australia in Australia and likewise England, South Africa etc"Gambhir plans to train with Langer till the second week of July. - Manohar

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Women face reddens during ovulation, says study July 01, 2015 19:16

Did you notice that women’s face become more attractive during the time of ovulation? The reason for this is revealed by the study performed by University of Cambridge researchers. They concluded that women's faces gain extra shades of red during ovulation, but it has also found that these variations in facial colour are unlikely to be detected by human eyes.For the study, 22 women were photographed without make-up every working day for at least one month in the same environment and using a scientific camera modified to more accurately capture colour. The participants also self-tested for hormone changes at key times dictated by the research team's "period maths". The team found that redness on women’s face varied across the ovulation cycle, peaking at ovulation and remaining high during the latter stages of the cycle after oestrogen hormone levels have fallen.When the researchers analysed the results through human models of visual perception, the biggest difference in redness was 0.6 units, and the human naked eye needs 2.2 units in order to detect those changes. This means that humans can no longer outwardly see the changes in redness during peak fertility, and this is where the evolution comes into play. Other study has shown that when women are in the fertile phase, they are more flirtatious and their pupils dilate more readily, but only when they are thinking about or interacting with attractive men.The research was published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.By Lizitha

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5 simple steps to straighten your hair July 01, 2015 18:50

Having straight and stylish hair is every woman’s dream. But prior to hair straightening, it is important to get the right technique and use the products and tools. Here are five simple steps to get silky and straight hair. Step 1: Take a high quality bristle and detangle your hair. This type of brushes evenly distribute the sebum from the scalp to the ends of the hair and will keep your locks looking shiny and frizz-less.Step 2: Apply a heat serum to wet or towel-dried hair. Apply the product on your hair but don’t let the product get near the roots, as this can make your hair look lank and greasy. Step 3: Divide your hair in sections and clip them up. Blow dry each section going from root to tip, carefully pulling the round brush away from your head as you do so.Step 4: Once your hair is dry, clamp the straightening iron around your hair and gently smoothen each strand. Choose small strands for more effective results. But use the straightener about an inch away from the roots. Step 5: To finish off the look, apply a shine-boosting serum on your hair. By Lizitha

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Digital India gives speed and transparency July 01, 2015 18:31

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched 'Digital India Week' at a function in Delhi, a pet scheme of the Indian govt., that aims to connect all gram Panchayats by broadband internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy.“I dream of a digital India, where high speed digital highways unite the nation. We need to resolve that we'll reduce our reliance on imports and protect the world from cyber warfare. Clouds of a bloodless war (cyber warfare) are looming all over. Indian talent needs to come forward and assure that the world is protected.Design in India is as important as Make in India. I invite startups to come forward and contribute to the nation's growth. We will offer all possible support. What stops us from making electronic goods in India? We invite our industry leaders to come forward and start manufacturing. Technology will play a big role in realising the dream of minimum government, maximum governance,” said Prime Minister NArendra Modi while launching Digital India.We are connecting Jammu & Kashmir through fiber network, said Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta.We commit to spend in excess of Rs 100,000 crore in the next 5 years. We will take 4G to the masses, said Sunil Mittal, Bharti Chairman.We are developing a digitally enabled township in a suburb of Mumbai. We plan to invest $7 billion in the next 5 years to consolidate connectivity infrastructure. Also launching a mobile wallet, said Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group.I would like to congratulate the government and commit Tata Group's whole hearted participation, Cyrus Mistry, Chairman of Tata Group.I believe Digital India will be a huge success because of the adoption of technology by the youth of India. Reliance will invest 250,000 crore across digital India pillars, said Mukesh Ambani, Reliance JIO.We are promoting electronic manufacturing in a very big way. Invite all entrepreneurs to come and make in India. Digital inclusion will see BPOs in small towns like Gorakhpur and Varanasi, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.By Premji

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A large number of Web sites cite Brazil as the destination for sex-tourism July 01, 2015 18:11

Brazil is famous for its Love Motels (Motor+Hotel). Though the motels are now spurred up all over the world, what distinguishes Brazil Motels from the rest of the world is unlike the family oriented American counterparts, motels in Brazil are strictly for sex and to your surprise it is the girl who often takes a guy to a motel in Brazil.Now with hundreds of websites touting Brazil as the hot spot for Sex, Prostitution, and Voyeurism, the nation has emerged as the World’s sex-tourism destination. While the flesh trade is very much existing since long, major events like 2014 World Cup and the upcoming Olympic games in Rio has worsened the situation. A survey conducted on tesão (sexual pleasures) by the private firm, Axur published the results in the Sunday edition of the O Globo newspaper. The studies revealed that a shocking number of websites linked Brazil to the obscene action. With the websites mushrooming every passing day, sex tourism has far surpassed the 2,165 that were already shut down by the tourism ministry in 2011 and 2012.Axur noticed 3,350 new sites in several different languages created since 2013.According to Axur, Rio de Janeiro, a city with 6.32 million population is the most commonly touted sex-tourism destination in the South American country of more than 200 million people.Many sites lure the sex tourists from all parts of the world through their websites: One such website reads as below:"Our young women will not be only sex goddesses, but also guides, interpreters, dance partners and really personal lovers."Another town that is widely targeted is Fortaleza in the northeast.Also the grand events which the nation hosts like football and the Olympics adds fuel to the fire.However, the tourism ministry condemns the allegations and in return claims that the sports festivals actually serve to strengthen the network of protection against sexual exploitation.Though there were no numbers available on sex-tourists visited the nation, the south American country attracts 5.8 million foreign tourists in 2013 and slightly more than six million in 2014, the year of the World Cup.Sometimes the motels in Brazil gets bad press. But many insist that the sex-tourism doing good for Brazilian society. - Manohar

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Ever destructing Lalit Gate July 01, 2015 16:58

Lalit gate is refusing to settle down and it is getting murkier than everybody thought. Now that, BJP parliamentarian Varun Gandhi is dragged into this raging controversy involving former IPL boss Lalit Modi, after the ex-cricket administrator alleged that the Sultanpur MP offered him a deal to “settle everything” in the Congress with Sonia Gandhi.“He wanted me to meet her sister from Italy. I heard him next I heard from our common friend who introduced us that Auntie wants 60 million dollars,” he tweeted. “The auntie he refers to is #soniagandhi  (sic). The sister is #soniagandhi sister - just for clarity.”The BJP also rejected the allegations"Varun Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are in different parties and the world knows about the ties between the two families,” BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said."Please mr @varungandhi80 - let the world know what you told about what auntie wants - witness is our good friend world renowned astrologer,” tweeted Lalit.Another front of controversy has opened when the fugitive former IPL chief Lalit Modi had offered a job to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s advocate husband Swaraj Kaushal. Kaushal, who has for years been one of Lalit Modi's lawyers, later refused the offer.Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “There is now clear material to show that Lalit Modi offered a job to close relative of Foreign Minister.” Singhvi said, “You are having on one hand deafening silence and on the other casual clean chits. This can't go. People of India want an answer.”"Is there any minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet whose immediate relative was offered a job in a company owned by Lalit Modi? Can a cabinet minister's relative be involved in a commercial transaction or have pecuniary interests with persons or businesses that are subject matter of that particular ministry? Should such disclosures not be made in public interest?" asked AAP leader Raghav Chadha.Indofil Chairman and Managing Director Krishan Kumar Modi said, "Lalit Modi had proposed that Swaraj Kaushal be given the post of an alternate director, a proposal that he later withdrew. Thus the board of directors never considered his name. We have never had any discussions with Kaushal over the same."By Premji

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Cranberry Juice may protect against risk of heart stroke and diabetes July 01, 2015 16:47

Cranberry juice has many health benefits. From previous studies it was proved to prevent and help cure urinary tract infections. But from the latest study it was revealed that Drinking two glasses of cranberry juice a day may cut your risk of suffering a stroke or heart disease.The researchers from US Department of Agriculture studied 56 participants to prove this. They were divided into 2 groups and one group drank about four-fifths of a pint of low-calorie cranberry juice a day, while the other drank a placebo with a similar colour and flavour. Then researchers took measurements of health indicators from the participants, including blood pressure, blood sugar levels and blood lipids.After eight weeks, the researchers found that cranberry juice improved all those measures and the changes could be associated with a 15 per cent lower risk of a stroke and a 10 per cent lower risk of heart disease. "These findings suggest that polyphenols help to protect our bodies, and may be adept at keeping a large number of ailments at bay," Khoo said.The study appeared in the journal Journal of Nutrition.By Lizitha

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Punch on BJP alleging Kejriwal for his electricity bail July 01, 2015 16:40

News: BJP alleges Kejriwal on his electricity bail.Punch:Common man: God please take me away before the oppositions start inquiring about point out the pant value.By Phani

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