Washington, March 25 (UITV/IANS) -The Republican leadership of the US House of Representatives cancelled Friday's scheduled vote on President Donald Trump's bill to replace the healthcare reform carried out by predecessor Barack Obama.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said he and Trump agreed it would be better to withdraw the bill once it became clear that the measure would fail due to defections among the GOP majority, EFE news reported.
"We came really close today, but we came up short," the Wisconsin lawmaker told reporters. "I will not sugar-coat this. This is a disappointing day for us."
New Delhi, March 25 (UITV/IANS) - President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings to the people and government of Bangladesh on the eve of their National Day, according to an official statement.
"On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with immense pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and the people of Bangladesh on the occasion of your National Day," Mukherjee said in a message to Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid.
Kathmandu, March 25 (UITV/IANS) - Nepal and China have pledged to further develop their ties as Kathmandu expressed its willingness to join China's Belt and Road initiative.
In a meeting with visiting Chinese Defence Minister and State Councillor Chang Wanquan on Thursday, Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" appreciated China's neighbourhood diplomacy featuring amity, sincerity, mutual benefit and inclusiveness.
Prachanda also thanked China for its assistance to Nepal's socio-economic development and defence, especially the Chinese aid for post-quake reconstruction.
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Vijayawada/New Delhi, March 25 (UITV/IANS) The parents of an Indian woman who along with her seven-year-old son found dead in their home in New Jersey, suspect the involvement of their son-in-law.
N. Hanumantha Rao allegedly found the bodies of his wife N. Sasikala (40) and son Anish Sai when he returned home from work on Thursday evening, his family said in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh.
Sasikala's parents, who live on the outskirts of Vijayawada, however said they suspect the involvement of their son-in-law.
Venkateshwarlu and Krishna Kumari alleged that he was not treating their daughter well for last two years and he was also carrying on an extramarital affair.
Sasikala's parents said she had told them over phone several times that he is not looking after her well and was continuing the affair with another woman.
They said Hanumantha Rao telephoned them Friday just to say that his wife and son have died and did not say anything more.
Y. Sambasiva Rao, the lawmaker from Prakasam district, meanwhile spoke to representatives of Telugu Association of North America (TANA) over phone about the incident.
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Hollywood / Bollywood
Los Angeles, March 25 (UITV/IANS) - Filmmaker Richard Curtis has revealed that while filming for 2003 film "Love Actually", actress Keira Knightley presumed that the popular fantasy series "Pirates of the Caribbean" would be a disaster.
Knightley played the role of Elizabeth Swann in the film franchise.
In an op-ed written for The Radio Times, Curtis said it has been a "particular delight" for him to see how "brilliantly" the cast of "Love Actually", including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth and Alan Rickman has blossomed over the years, reports variety.com.
Later on, he recalled a funny incident when he asked Knightley what...
Education / Universities
Toronto, March 25 (UITV/IANS)- Survivors of childhood brain tumours have more body fat, increasing their risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and early death, research has shown.
The study showed that although survivors of childhood brain tumours -- the second most common type of cancers in children -- have a similar Body Mass Index (BMI) to healthy children with no cancer, they have more fat tissue overall, especially around the abdomen.
"The findings suggest that one of the most important risk factors for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, which is excess total and central fat in the body, is present relatively early in survivors...
Science & Technology
London, March 25 (UITV/IANS)- A 17-year-old Brtish teenager pointed out a major error in a set of data that NASA collects from the International Space Station (ISS), the media reported.
A-level student Miles Soloman from Tapton School in Sheffield, was working on the TimPix project -- which lets school students in the Britain access data recorded by radiation detectors.
The project, held during British astronaut Tim Peake's six-month stay on the ISS, helps the school children look for anomalies and patterns that might lead to further discoveries.
Soloman found that radiation sensors on the ISS were recording false data and then...