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Nasdaq Celebrates Indian I-Day
The Nasdaq stock exchange has celebrated India's 71th Independence Day with Sandeep Chakravorty, India's New York Consul General, ringing the opening bell. Chakravorty on Wednesday said that the financial sector was the most important determinant of "the incredible" India-US economic partnership..
Bangladeshi Diplomat In US Charged With Trafficking
A high-ranking Bangladeshi diplomat based in New York, accused of forcing his servant to work for up to 18 hours a day without pay, was charged on Monday with labour trafficking and assault, CNN reported. Shahedul Islam, Bangladesh's Deputy Consul General in New York, faces up to 15 years in pris..
US Stocks Close Lower Amid Economic Data
New York: US stocks closed lower as investors were digesting the latest economic data from the country. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday lost 50.8 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 21,029.47, Xinhua news agency reported. The S&P 500 erased 2.91 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 2,412.91. The Na..
Novel HIV Test To Detect Hidden Virus Faster
New York: American researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a test that is sensitive enough to detect "hidden" HIV and yet is faster, less labour-intensive and less expensive than the current "gold standard" test. HIV virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at level..
Marijuana Use May Increase Gum Disease Risk
New York: Frequent recreational use of cannabis including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil increases the risk of gum disease, says a study. "It is well known that frequent tobacco use can increase the risk of periodontal disease, but it was surprising to see that recreational cannabis users may a..
WhatsApp Allows Teenagers To Better Express Themselves: Study
New York: Mobile messaging service WhatsApp helps teenagers communicate better and to openly express themselves with their peers than in their classrooms, a study has claimed. The findings showed that WhatsApp groups allow teenagers to express themselves in ways that they cannot at school, helpin..
Facebook Makes Us Sad, Unhealthy: Study
New York: People who check their Facebook profile all the time are likely to be more sad and unhealthy than those who use it sporadically, a new study has revealed. Researchers from Yale University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), studied the pattern of Facebook use and mental ..
Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours May Double Death Risk
New York: Failing to sleep less than six hours may nearly double the risk of death in people with metabolic syndrome -- a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, researchers have warned. A study found that people with metabolic syndrome who slept for more than six hours were abo..
US Stocks Witness Record Run Amid Fed Minutes
New York: US stocks posted solid gains for the week, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq refreshing their record highs a few times, as Wall Street digested the minutes from the Federal Reserve's meeting as well as a string of economic reports. According to the minutes, most Federal Reserve officials..
US Committed To Fighting Terrorism: Defence Secretary
New York: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said his country is committed to fighting terrorism, as "Americans are not made of cotton candy". The retired four-star Marine general made the remarks on Saturday while talking to the 936 graduating cadets at the football stadium of the US Military Acade..