Washington, Feb 19 (UITV/IANS)- Reince Priebus, the White House Chief of Staff, advised Americans to take Donald Trumps attacks on the media "seriously", following the Presidents denunciations of the press as the "enemy".
"There's been a debate about when to take the President seriously," Priebus told CBS News in an interview on Saturday.
"He recently tweeted that the press was the enemy of the American people. Should we take that seriously from him?" the interviewer asked.
"Well, I think you should take it seriously," Priebus replied.
Lucknow, Feb 19 (UITV/IANS)- Forty-two per cent voting has been recorded in the first six hours of polling in the third phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday, the Election Commission (EC) officials said.
As of 1 p.m., 43 per cent voting was reported from Sitapur, 32 per cent from Kanpur city, 44 per cent from Kannauj, 30 per cent in Auraiyya, 41 per cent in Kanpur rural and 38 per cent in Unnao districts.
Lucknow district continued to lag behind in voting trend as only 35 per cent balloting was recorded.
Beijing, Feb 19 (UITV/IANS)- China announced that it will suspend all coal imports from North Korea, a measure taken to comply with sanctions imposed on Pyongyang by the United Nations.
The ban will be in place through December 31, according to a joint statement by China's Ministry of Commerce and General Administration of Customs on Saturday, Efe news reported.
The statement said the decision was made to ensure China was complying with the UN Security Council's Resolution 2321, which was approved in late November and imposes new sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its September 9 nuclear test.
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Malaysia. Feb 18. UITV. Concerned over Malaysia losing Indian tourists to other South-East Asian countries in recent years, the Malaysian government has come up with certain measures to check the fall in numbers and plans to make further investment to attract more tourists.
Malaysia's Tourism Minister Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, talking to IANS, said they were in the process of fixing the visa-related issues -- the top-most concern raised by some quarters.
"Other countries, such as Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia, are making it easier for Indians to travel to their countries, thus taking away some of the tourists previously visiting Malaysia. So, now we have introduced visa-free entry facility for Indians, even for those living away from their home country," Nazri said.
Nazri said that after he found that extra visa fee was being charged from those Indians applying for multiple entry, he standardised the visa fee.
The minister said that his government was planning a tie-up with PayTM --a digital wallet widely used in India -- to facilitate smooth transaction for India tourists in his country.
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Hollywood / Bollywood
New Delhi, Feb 19 (UITV/IANS)- Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut believes that walking is a great way to achieve holistic health and people must enforce the '30-minute daily walk' rule into their lives.
Kangana and her "Rangoon" co-star Saif Ali Khan flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health event here on Sunday amidst thousands of people of the city.
The actress believes that dedicating time to walking and health shouldn't be an option.
"Walking is a great way to achieve holistic health and everyone from 6 to 60 years (age) must enforce the '30 minute daily walk' rule into their lives. Ten thousand steps daily can do...
Education / Universities
London, Feb 19 (UITV/IANS)- Researchers have identified a genetic 'switch' that may help prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
The study showed that a gene called ATF4 plays a key role in Parkinson's disease, acting as a 'switch' for genes that control mitochondrial metabolism for neuron health.
When the expression of ATF4 is reduced in flies, expression of these mitochondrial genes drops.
This drop results in dramatic locomotor defects, decreased lifespan, and dysfunctional mitochondria in the brain.
"Interestingly, when we overexpressed these mitochondrial genes in fly models of Parkinson's,...
Science & Technology
Moscow, Feb 19 (UITV/IANS)- Nanoparticles to detect and combat cancer, superconducting metamaterials to make quantum computers a reality, solar cell technology providing over 40 per cent efficiency and more -- these are not goals but achievements already realised at a Moscow university which is at the vanguard of Russia's aim to further its high-tech knowledge economy and cooperate with international partners to develop futuristic technologies.
The National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS) grew out of the Department of Metallurgy in the Moscow Academy of Mines, established in 1918, before undergoing a series of metamorphoses to emerge in...