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'Facebook Generation' happier than teenagers a decade ago

'Facebook Generation' happier than teenagers a decade ago

Today's "Facebook Generation" is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, finds a new study. Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood. The findings, published online by the European Journal of Public Health, claimed a growing...

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Big city, big dreams: life in a metro

Big city, big dreams: life in a metro

Junaid Rather tells the tale of two orphan brothers trying to eke out a living in a crowded city Time means money and in a metropolis it means even more. Life in these cities is fast. In New Delhi, as anywhere else, one has to...

Health

Aggressive breast cancer 'switch' identified

 Australian researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of breast cancer, and they hope to find a way to "switch it off". The study's main finding that a gene known as "inhibitor of differentiation 4" (ID4) not only "marks" but appears to...

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Masarat Alam: PDP-BJP Coalition don’t cave-in

Masarat Alam: PDP-BJP Coalition don’t cave-in

The overwhelming strength of BJP in Lok Sabha and J&K has pushed opposition parties on back foot to raise any issue that will antagonise governance in the centre and Kashmir.  Today the parliament debated the release of Masarat Alam the Muslim League leader alleging...

Features

Of 'Shab Deg', home-reared roosters and grandma's magic

Of 'Shab Deg', home-reared roosters and grandma's magic

Hardly anyone among the younger generation of Kashmiris would know what is a 'Shab Deg' and yet the mere mention of the word triggers nostalgia and tickles the taste buds of middle and elderly people even today. 'Shab' means night and 'Deg' means a large...

Photo Feature

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp in Afarwat, some 3,950 metres above from the sea level, for...

Sports

Australia crush New Zealand, claim historic fifth Cup title

Australia crush New Zealand, claim historic fifth Cup title

Australia became the first team to clinch five cricket World Cup titles crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final of the 11th quadrennial tournament at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. Members of the Australia side run on...

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In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

In pics: attack on army camp in Kashmir

Three days ahead of the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the contested Kashmir region, a group of rebels stormed an army base in a northern border town killing eleven government forces. Six militants were also killed and the operation has ended while...