updated 3:00 PM GMT, Feb 26, 2015

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World's first hands-free smartphone for the disabled

An Israeli company has built the world's first completely hands-free smartphone for the disabled. The smartphone, developed by start-up Sesame Enable, is designed for people with spinal cord injuries, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cerebral palsy or other disabilities that affects the use of hands and...

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Kashmir: reminiscences of a Mahashivratri

Kashmir: reminiscences of a Mahashivratri

Shivratri (henceforth: herath), I have to be honest interested me most for the day that followed it. “Salaami doh” is a unique concept which is common in both Eid and Hearth, on this day children in the family are given some money to splurge...

Health

Follow these 9-steps to ensure a healthier heart

Scientist at the Vanderbilt University has compiled a list, the acts on which if followed can ensure a healthier heart. Health educator Stacey Kendrick suggest to following these 9 steps: 1. Be heart smart by limiting your intake of saturated and trans fats. The Dietary Guidelines for...

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Modi's 'I, me, myself' style may have hurt BJP

What the Delhi poll outcome has confirmed is that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can be stopped in its tracks by a determined opponent, even one not as well-entrenched as established regional parties like the AIADMK, the Biju Janata Dal or the Trinamool Congress...

Features

Kashmir: inside an erstwhile torture centre

Kashmir: inside an erstwhile torture centre

The 116 km journey from Srinagar to the Lolab area of in Kupwara takes you through rows of thick woods and gorging rivers. I reach the subject of my story, the Gujjar and Bakerwal Boys Hostel, which is flanked by dense forests. The road to...

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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

The Pakistani fan who will be praying for Dhoni

The Pakistani fan who will be praying for Dhoni

The owner of a restaurant, the well-known Bashir can be seen in the stands sporting a bright green kurta cheering for Pakistan almost everywhere they play. Not even his ailing health has put a dent in his travels. But at the 2015 World Cup, Bashir...

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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...