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Cop among 3 held for bid to smuggle opium abroad

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 5:09 am

Teenager dies in road accident

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:59 am

City doctor, bizman receive extortion calls, threatened

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:57 am

Names of 22 polling stations changed

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:55 am

Shut down polluting industrial units

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:53 am

Elderly couple killed in accident

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:48 am

2 BJP leaders held, 5 booked after clash

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:45 am

Man booked for harassment

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:42 am

Over 2k appear for NDA, CDS exams at 14 centres in district

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:37 am

Board exams: Govt schools to explain poor performance

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:28 am

Signboards of only 210 dist pvt schools written in Gurmukhi

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 4:18 am

Ludhiana rural police arrests peddler with 100 grams heroin

Rural police arrested Inderjit Singh, seizing 100 grams heroin. Singh's drug supply network in Jagraon city was uncovered. Police are probing his criminal history and drug buyers.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 3:57 pm

Large Indian real estate developers continue to snap up land: Anarock

Large Indian real estate developers continue to snap up land: Anarock The residential segment continues to drive the Indian real estate market, which also reflects in the land deals it is generating. Amid all-time high residential demand, several large and listed developers and other entities continued to snap up land. Other than residential, commercial, retail, industrial, logistics and warehousing are also driving prime land deals in key locations across India, according to real estate consultant Anarock. Anarock data indicated that various developers and entities sealed approximately 101 separate land deals in fiscal year 2023-24, cumulatively accounting for nearly 2,989 acres across the country. In contrast, the financial year 2022-23 saw 88 land deals for approximately 1,886 acres closed across various cities. Interestingly, out of the total land deals in FY-24, over 83 deals for about 1,135 acres were closed in the top 7 cities alone, says Anuj Puri, Chairman - ANAROCK Group. The remaining 18 deals, accounting for over 1,853 acres, were sealed in various tier 2 and 3 cities like Ahmedabad, Ayodhya, Jaipur, Nagpur, Mysuru, Ludhiana, and Surat. Tier 2 and 3 cities have once again emerged as redoubtable growth engines, thanks to their rapidly improving infrastructure and growth opportunities. Among land deals in the top 7 cities, NCR topped out with 29 deals for 313+ acres, followed by greater Mumbai region with 19 deals for approximately 157+ acres. Notably, in terms of total land area, Bengaluru saw 14 deals for 490+ acres transacted - the highest among all top 7 cities. The number of deals in 2023-24 has risen significantly - from 88 deals for 1,886+ acres in 2022-23 to approx 101 deals for 2,989+ acres in the current financial year. In terms of total area, around 58 per cent more land has been purchased in the 2023-24 as compared to 2022-23. At 4.93 lakh units, residential sales across the top 7 cities have created a new peak in 2023-24. In particular, large and listed developers have seen very high sales, and it makes sense for them to buy land across prominent urban micro-markets. Resultantly, the previous financial year saw some very prominent land deals taking place, Puri added. The top developers who bought land parcels for various developments in 2023-24 include Godrej Properties, Eldeco Group, Adani Realty, Signature Global, Oberoi Realty, DLF India, Prestige Group, K Raheja Corp, and Brigade Group, among others, as per Anarock. (ANI)

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 12:27 pm

Land deals on upswing; 721 acres closed in Jan-Mar, nearly 3,000 acres in FY24: Anarock

Land deals on upswing; 721 acres closed in Jan-Mar, nearly 3,000 acres in FY24: Anarock Builders and other entities have closed at least 29 land deals involving 721 acres during January-March this year to expand their businesses amid surge in demand especially for housing, according to Anarock. During the entire 2023-24 fiscal, property consultant Anarock said that real estate developers and other entities have closed 101 land deals, cumulatively accounting for 2,989 acres. Land deals in terms of acres have increased 61 per cent annually in January-March 2024 and 58 per cent annually in 2023-24. At least 26 land deals for around 449 acres were closed during January-March 2023, while 88 land deals for 1,886 acres were struck during the full 2022-23 fiscal. These land deals, which were struck across major tier I, tier II and tier III cities, include outright purchase-sale transactions and also partnerships with landlords called Joint Development Agreements (JDAs). Anarock Chairman Anuj Puri said, ''Out of the total land deals in 2023-24, over 83 deals for about 1,135 acres were closed in the top 7 cities alone. ''The remaining 18 deals, accounting for over 1,853 acres, were sealed in various tier 2 and 3 cities like Ahmedabad, Ayodhya, Jaipur, Nagpur, Mysuru, Ludhiana, and Surat. ''Tier 2 & 3 cities have once again emerged as growth engines, thanks to their rapidly improving infrastructure and growth opportunities,'' Puri said. Among cities, Anarock highlighted that Delhi-NCR clocked maximum 12 land deals for 160 acres during January-March 2024 and 29 land deals for 313 acres in the entire 2023-24 fiscal. Commenting on the findings, Aakash Ohri, Joint Managing Director of DLF Home Developers Ltd, said, ''Land deals in the NCR have peaked due to urbanization, infrastructure development, and investment opportunities. Future developments and potential returns on investment are high contributors to the rise in land transactions.'' The surge in land deals underscores the buoyancy of the housing market, Ohri noted. Signature Global Chairman Pradeep Aggarwal said, ''The demand is robust for all kinds of properties from mid-segment to luxury and this is resulting in a significant number of land deals across the country including Delhi-NCR.'' ''This is expected to pave the way for a robust pipeline of new projects in the coming months, which in turn is likely to provide homebuyers a wider range of options to choose from,'' Aggarwal added. Mohit Malhotra, Founder & CEO of realty firm NeoLiv, said the surge in land deals reflects the enduring demand for housing that has sustained since 2023. ''The mid-housing segment is experiencing a significant uptick, mirroring the evolving preferences of homebuyers,'' Malhotra observed. As per the Anarock data, out of the total land deals in the 2023-24 fiscal, around 80 land deals for 2,252 acres are for proposed residential, plotted development & township projects. Commercial and retail real estate projects together saw 4 separate deals for over 42 acres closed. At least 79 acres in 4 separate deals have been earmarked for mixed-use developments. Around 164 acres in 5 separate deals were closed for industrial, IT park, and logistics park. Three land deals, involving 411.75 acres, were for setting up of manufacturing facilities. Among real estate developers, DLF, Godrej Properties, Macrotech Developers, Prestige Group, Brigade Group, Signature Global, Birla Estates, Eldeco and Mahindra Lifespace, among others, were engaged in land acquisitions during the last fiscal.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 12:10 pm

LS polls: BJP's Chandigarh candidate pins hope on 'Modi wave', local roots for 'landslide' win

LS polls: BJP's Chandigarh candidate pins hope on 'Modi wave', local roots for 'landslide' win Local roots and a ''strong Modi wave'' will help him score a ''landslide'' victory in the Chandigarh Lok Sabha election, feels BJP candidate Sanjay Tandon. Tandon took a dig at Congress candidate Manish Tewari, who fought the 2009 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Ludhiana and Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, saying, ''Chandigarh needs a person who is one of them and who has been with them through thick and thin.'' The BJP has been calling Tewari an ''outsider'' in Chandigarh while the Congress leader has hit back, saying he has local roots. The 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Chandigarh will be held in a single phase on June 1. The votes will be counted on June 4. Sixty-year-old Tandon, the son of former Chhattisgarh governor and one of the founding members of the Jan Sangh late Balramji Das Tandon, has replaced incumbent MP Kirron Kher while the Congress has named senior party leader Tewari (58), for the electoral fight in Chandigarh. Kher won the lone Chandigarh seat in the 2014 and 2019 general elections, defeating Congress' Pawan Kumar Bansal. Bansal was elected MP from Chandigarh in 1991, 1999, 2004 and 2009. This time, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party, which are part of the INDIA bloc, are fighting the polls from Chandigarh in an alliance. ''There is a strong Modi wave,'' Tandon asserted. When BJP workers visit people's houses while campaigning, they are told, Saada vote Modi nu (our vote is for Modi)', Tandon said, adding, ''We are heading for a landslide victory.'' He claimed that the people of Chandigarh are enthusiastic over his nomination as he is a local resident and has a connection with them. A poll campaign named -- Hamara Sanjay Tandon -- has been initiated, he said. ''I will be going door-to-door and there will be a heart-to-heart connect, said Tandon, a chartered accountant by profession. He said he had been working for the people of the city for the last several years and was available for them whenever they faced any problem. Replying to a question on Tewari's statement that he was born and raised in Chandigarh, the BJP leader said it is for the people of Chandigarh to decide who is a local resident and who is not. ''Chandigarh needs a person who is one of them. Chandigarh needs a person who has been available for them,'' he told PTI here. ''Let the people decide who has been available for them and let the people decide who understands the issues of Chandigarh and let the people decide Chandigarh ka beta kaun hai (who is the son of Chandigarh),'' he added. Tewari had to tell people that he was born in Chandigarh whereas, ''people here know me. If 50 people come to meet me, I know the names of 40 of them,'' Tandon, who served as the president of the Chandigarh BJP for nearly a decade, said. Also the party's co-incharge for Himachal Pradesh, Tandon said the Congress-AAP alliance does not pose any challenge to the BJP in the Union Territory. ''Politics works on chemistry, not on mathematics,'' he said.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 11:01 am

Man kills himself, wife blamed

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 5:00 am

Patna conman booked for duping city resident of 1.7L

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:36 am

DC inspects wheat procurement in Khanna

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:33 am

Family held hostage, helper escapes withcash and jewellery

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 4:19 am

Truck driver dies due to fire in the vehicle on GT road

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 1:23 am

Truck Driver Burnt Alive Inside His Vehicle In Punjab's Ludhiana : Police

A 31-year-old man was burnt alive inside his truck parked near a filling station at Bija in Punjab's Ludhiana district, police said on Saturday.

NDTV 20 Apr 2024 11:06 pm

Toddler hospitalised after eating expired chocolate from grocery store in Patiala

Patiala, Apr 20: A one-and-a-half-year-old girl was hospitalised after allegedly eating expired chocolate purchased from a grocery store in Patiala. According to officials, the child identified as Rabia, a native of Ludhiana, was visiting Patiala to attend a wedding with her family. Narrating the incident, Vicky Kumar from Topkhana Mod, a relative of Rabia said [] The post Toddler hospitalised after eating expired chocolate from grocery store in Patiala appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 20 Apr 2024 5:32 pm

As MC prepares to go digital, staff get training

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 5:01 am

Cong mahila morcha members quit to join BJP

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:54 am

Seek nod for use of vehicles in road shows

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:48 am

SVEEP teams organise voter awareness activities in city

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:48 am

Womens safety survey next month

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:35 am

Bittu to Bajwa: Do not do injustice with Cong workers

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:33 am

2 arrested for bid to extort 3cr from city bizman

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:30 am

Protect grains from bad weather

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:27 am

Mans body found in drain

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 4:21 am

Trains remains affected on 3rd day of farmers protest at Shambhu border

The farmers' protest at Shambhu station on the Ambala-Ludhiana-Amritsar railway line continued for the third day, causing disruptions to train services on Friday. According to Deepak Kumar, the public relations officer of Ambala Division of Northern Railways, a total of 76 trains were cancelled, 56 were diverted, and 18 were either short-terminated or originated from different stations.

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 11:34 pm

Anandpur Sahib: Rana eyes ticket for MLA son

Rana Gurjit aims for son in Anandpur Sahib, while Pargat Singh offers to contest from Anandpur Sahib or Ludhiana. Doaba seeks Parliamentary representation amidst BJP and AAP competition in Punjab.

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 11:26 am

Car catches fire, driver escapes

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 5:15 am

House set on fire, pet dog dies

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 5:05 am

MC to conduct survey for Salem Tabri road widening

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 4:52 am

Poll helpline for specially-abled

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 4:40 am

Students form human chain to raise voting awareness

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 4:32 am

VB catches cop taking bribe

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 4:22 am

Bittus wife joins election campaign

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 4:20 am

Bank fraud: ED attaches properties worth over 80cr

The Times of India 19 Apr 2024 4:19 am

NARCL makes binding bid for Essel Infra's road project debt

The National Asset Reconstruction Company of India (NARCL) has offered to acquire 271 crore in debt from the Ludhiana Talwandi Toll Road (LTTRPL), a road project awarded to Subhash Chandra's Essel Infraprojects in Ludhiana. The project is a 78-kilometre four-lane stretch of the National Highway-95 between Ludhiana and Talwandi Bhai in Ferozepur district via Moga in Punjab.

The Economic Times 19 Apr 2024 12:54 am

Bank fraud case: ED attaches shares worth Rs 81.03 crore of SEL Textiles

Bank fraud case: ED attaches shares worth Rs 81.03 crore of SEL Textiles New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has provisionally attached movable properties in the form of shares worth Rs 81.03 crore owned by SEL Textiles Limited, a Ludhiana-based company, in connection with a bank fraud case. The shares include 36,92,930 preference shares of [] The post Bank fraud case: ED attaches shares worth Rs 81.03 crore of SEL Textiles appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 18 Apr 2024 10:53 pm

Women are the backbone of any political outfit: Bittu

Ravneet Bittu and Anupama Bittu stress the crucial role of women in politics at Ludhiana's BJP Mahila Morcha meeting, emphasizing empowerment and effective campaigning for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 7:50 pm

PSEB 10th Result 2024: Girls Outshine Boys Again, Ludhiana Student Secures 100% Marks

PSEB Class 10th Result 2024: Aditi, a Ludhiana student, has topped with a perfect score of 100%. Alisha Sharma, also from Ludhiana, and Karmanpreet Kaur from Amritsar secured the second position.

NDTV 18 Apr 2024 5:21 pm

Ludhiana court awards death penalty to woman for burying alive toddler

Chandigarh: A Ludhiana court in Punjab on Thursday awarded a death sentence to a woman for the horrific murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl by burying her alive. Sessions judge Munish Singal convicted the 35-year-old woman, Neelam, a resident of the Shimlapuri area, last week for killing the child. The court held her guilty on the Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 18 Apr 2024 2:53 pm

Punjab Board Class 10 Result Declared, 97.24% pass: Ludhiana girl tops state with 100% marks

Amidst great anticipation, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has unveiled the Class 10 exam results for 2024. With an impressive overall pass percentage of 97.2%, the results reflect the collective dedication of Punjab's student community. Dr. Satbir Bedi, the Chairperson of the board, announced the results during a press conference today. Aditi, Alisha Sharma, and Karmanpreet Kaur lead as top achievers, setting exemplary standards with perfect scores. Girls boast a pass percentage of 98.11%, while boys achieve 96.47%.

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 1:17 pm

UPs Nayak lifts 40th Salora Dangal title

Excelsior Sports Correspondent JAMMU, Apr 17: Wrestler Abhi Nayak of UP lifted 40th annual Salora Dangal Title 2024 by defeating wrestler Pamma of Dera Baba Nanak of Punjab here today. The wrestlers were awarded with a cash prize of Rs 41,000 while runner-up wrestler Pamma was given a cash prize of Rs 30,000. In the 1st malli bout fought between wrestlers Kirti of Ludhiana (Punjab) and Ishaq Ahmed (Lallu) of J&K Police of Jammu. The bout ended in a draw [] The post UPs Nayak lifts 40th Salora Dangal title appeared first on Daily Excelsior .

Daily Excelsior 18 Apr 2024 5:27 am

Trains cancelled, diverted due to Shambhu farm stir

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 5:10 am

Fogging alarm pressed too early? MC thinks so

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 5:03 am

Brakes fail, bus mows down man

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 4:46 am

After fake kidney operation at Dugri, bill hurts

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 4:43 am

Moose Wala shooters aide held among 2 with drugs

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 4:36 am

2 charged with murder attempt

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 4:36 am

Robbery accused flees from court

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 4:31 am

Scratch on reputation of tile maker, seller also pays

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 4:30 am

Ashu frontrunner for Cong ticket, but weekend crucial

The Times of India 18 Apr 2024 4:30 am

Punjab: Several trains affected as farmers squat on track demanding release of fellow protesters

Punjab: Several trains affected as farmers squat on track demanding release of fellow protesters Farmers under the banner of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (non-political) and Kisan Mazdoor Morcha on Wednesday squatted on a rail track in Patiala district near the Punjab and Haryana border, demanding the release of three farmers who had been arrested by the Haryana Police. The movement of more than 30 trains was impacted as they were either diverted, cancelled or short-terminated because of the blockade at the Shambhu Railway Station, railway authorities said. The disruption in rail movement also caused inconvenience to rail passengers on the occasion of Ram Navami. KMM leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said the Haryana administration had given them an assurance that the arrested farmers would be released by April 16. ''When our farmers were not released, we decided to squat on the rail track,'' Pandher said. Three farmers, including Navdeep Singh, were arrested during the ongoing farmers' stir. Though the Punjab Police had erected barricades to prevent protesters from heading towards the rail track, farmers forced their way and sat on the Ambala-Ludhiana rail track. Farmer leaders said they will not end their protest until the protesters are released. ''If the government releases them now, we will vacate the rail tracks within 10 minutes,'' said another farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal. The farmer leaders said they were forced to sit on the rail track as the Haryana government failed to accept their demand. Pandher threatened to squat on more rail tracks if the three farmers were not released in the coming days. According to railway authorities, trains from Amritsar to New Jalpaiguri, Amritsar to Kathiar, Pathankot to Old Delhi, Amritsar to Tata Nagar, Kolkata to Amritsar, Delhi to Amritsar, Haridwar to Amritsar and Darbhanga to Amritsar were diverted. While trains from Ludhiana to Churu and Churu to Ludhiana, Ambala Cantt to Jalandhar City, Ludhiana to Ambala Cantt, and Patiala to Ambala were cancelled, they said. The SKM (non-political) and the KMM are spearheading the 'Delhi Chalo' march by farmers to press the government to accept their demands which include that the Centre should give a legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) for crops. The farmers have been staying put at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points between Punjab and Haryana since February 13 when their march was stopped by the security forces.

devdiscourse 17 Apr 2024 8:38 pm

Green tribunals ban on open waste burning goes up in flames

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 5:26 am

Now, all eyes on SAD as party yet to announce candidate

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 5:23 am

Both BJP & AAP candidates have past ties with Cong

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 5:18 am

Toddler buried alive: Order on quantum of sentence reserved

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 5:17 am

BJP, AAP leaders switch to Cong

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 5:09 am

Will rescue child beggars: DC

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 5:01 am

Woman arrested with 1kg opium

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 4:48 am

12 injured as vehicle rams into another

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 4:48 am

Woman kills self, relatives booked

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 4:45 am

Green energy exhibit inaugurated

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 4:45 am

Agri varsity reintroduces fashion designing course

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 4:38 am

4 peddlers held with 800g heroin

The Times of India 17 Apr 2024 4:30 am

Stop These Habits Today to Preserve Your Relationship

Building and maintaining a healthy relationship requires dedication, understanding, and effective communication. However, certain habits can inadvertently undermine the foundation of a relationship, leading to conflict and dissatisfaction. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into each aspect of detrimental habits and provide actionable strategies to overcome them, fostering enduring bonds built on mutual respect and trust. Understanding the Impact of Habits on Relationships: Habits play a significant role in shaping the dynamics of a relationship. From communication patterns to conflict resolution strategies, habits influence every aspect of interpersonal interactions. It's essential to recognize the impact of habits on relationship dynamics and their potential to either strengthen or weaken the bond between partners. Effective Communication: Communication is the cornerstone of a healthy relationship. However, ineffective communication habits such as criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling can erode trust and intimacy. By cultivating active listening skills, expressing empathy, and practicing assertiveness, couples can enhance their communication and resolve conflicts constructively. Conflict Resolution Strategies: Conflicts are inevitable in any relationship, but it's how couples navigate through them that determines the health of their bond. Unhealthy conflict resolution habits such as avoidance, escalation, and invalidation can exacerbate tensions and lead to resentment. Implementing strategies such as compromise, negotiation, and seeking professional help when necessary can promote resolution and strengthen the relationship. Self-Reflection and Personal Growth: Self-awareness is essential for personal growth and relational development. Individuals must examine their own habits, attitudes, and beliefs to identify any patterns that may be detrimental to their relationships. Through self-reflection and introspection, partners can gain insight into their behavior and make conscious efforts to cultivate positive habits conducive to a thriving relationship. Respecting Privacy and Boundaries: Respecting each other's privacy and boundaries is crucial for maintaining trust and autonomy within a relationship. Oversharing personal information or violating boundaries can breed mistrust and resentment. Partners must establish clear boundaries and communicate openly about their expectations regarding privacy, ensuring mutual respect and emotional safety. Cultivating Mutual Respect: Mutual respect forms the foundation of a healthy relationship. Disrespectful behavior such as belittling, demeaning, or controlling can undermine the dignity and autonomy of both partners. By valuing each other's opinions, feelings, and autonomy, couples can foster a culture of respect that strengthens their connection and enhances their emotional bond. Building Enduring Bonds: Building a lasting relationship requires intentional effort and commitment from both partners. By prioritizing quality time together, expressing appreciation, and nurturing emotional intimacy, couples can cultivate enduring bonds that withstand the test of time. It's essential to invest in the relationship continually and adapt to the evolving needs and dynamics of the partnership. Overcoming relationship-damaging habits requires introspection, communication, and a willingness to change. By recognizing the impact of habits on relationship dynamics and implementing proactive strategies for improvement, couples can cultivate healthy, fulfilling relationships characterized by mutual respect, trust, and intimacy. Remember, it's never too late to break harmful patterns and build a stronger, more resilient bond with your partner. How Kareena Kapoor Radiates Wellness Exploring the Benefits of Chakrasana Yoga Pose How to Address the Threat of Social Media and Internet Addiction for Children Shocking Negligence: Patient Forced to Share Bed with Deceased in Ludhiana Civil Hospital

News Track 16 Apr 2024 10:03 pm

Is Applying Sunscreen Every Day Harmful?

Protecting your skin becomes crucial as the summer season sets in. Many skincare experts advise us to always apply sunscreen for better skin health. However, are you aware that habitual sunscreen use could also potentially harm your skin? Let's delve into how. During the hot weather, the intense rays of the sun can cause significant damage to the skin, leading to issues ranging from tanning to sunburns. To shield the skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure, people often apply sunscreen before stepping out of their homes. But the question arises: is the sunscreen you're using truly effective? Moreover, concerns linger about whether sunscreen application might actually be causing harm to the skin. Let's explore answers to these questions related to sunscreen. Why do we need sunscreen? When we expose our skin to sunlight, it's vulnerable to damage from ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Sunscreen acts as a shield against these harmful rays, providing a barrier that prevents direct contact between UV radiation and the skin. The two main types of UV radiation that affect the skin are UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can cause premature aging, while UVB rays primarily affect the outer layers of the skin and are the primary cause of sunburn. The active ingredients in sunscreen, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, work by either absorbing or reflecting UV radiation. These ingredients form a protective layer on the skin's surface, reducing the amount of UV radiation that reaches the deeper layers of the skin. By applying sunscreen regularly, especially before prolonged sun exposure, you can significantly lower your risk of sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer. Which sunscreen is effective? The effectiveness of sunscreen is determined by its Sun Protection Factor (SPF), which measures the level of protection it offers against UVB rays. SPF indicates how long it takes for UVB rays to redden the skin when using the sunscreen compared to not using any sunscreen. For example, if you typically get sunburned after 10 minutes of sun exposure without sunscreen, applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 would theoretically allow you to stay in the sun for 30 times longer without burning. It's essential to choose a sunscreen with broad-spectrum protection, meaning it shields against both UVA and UVB rays. Look for sunscreens labeled broad-spectrum or those that contain ingredients like avobenzone, octocrylene, or mexoryl, which provide protection against UVA rays. Additionally, water-resistant sunscreens are ideal for outdoor activities or swimming, as they maintain their effectiveness even when exposed to sweat or water. Benefits of sunscreen: Prevention of sunburns and tanning: Sunburns occur when the skin is overexposed to UV radiation, leading to redness, pain, and inflammation. Regular use of sunscreen helps prevent sunburns by reducing the amount of UV radiation that reaches the skin's surface. Similarly, sunscreen protects against tanning, which is the skin's response to UV radiation and can lead to long-term skin damage. Relief from hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmentation refers to dark spots or patches on the skin caused by an increase in melanin production. UV exposure is a significant factor contributing to hyperpigmentation, as it stimulates melanin production in the skin. By wearing sunscreen daily, you can prevent the worsening of existing hyperpigmentation and minimize the risk of developing new dark spots. Maintenance of hydrated skin: Sun exposure can deplete the skin's moisture levels, leading to dryness and dehydration. Some sunscreens contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which help retain moisture in the skin and prevent dryness. By incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine, you can keep your skin hydrated and supple, even in sunny conditions. Protection against skin cancer: Prolonged exposure to UV radiation is a major risk factor for skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Sunscreen acts as a crucial line of defense against skin cancer by blocking harmful UV rays and reducing the risk of DNA damage in skin cells. Regular sunscreen use, along with other sun protection measures like seeking shade and wearing protective clothing, is essential for minimizing the risk of skin cancer. Reduction of acne marks: Sun exposure can worsen acne and acne scars by triggering inflammation and hyperpigmentation. Sunscreen helps protect acne-prone skin from UV-induced damage and prevents post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which often occurs as acne heals. By incorporating sunscreen into your skincare routine, you can promote clearer, healthier-looking skin and prevent further acne scarring. Diminishment of fine lines and aging signs: UV radiation accelerates the aging process by breaking down collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, leading to the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. Sunscreen helps preserve the skin's youthful appearance by shielding it from UV damage and preventing premature aging. By using sunscreen daily, you can maintain firm, smooth skin and minimize the visible signs of aging over time. Risks of using sunscreen: Presence of harmful chemicals: Some sunscreens contain chemical ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate, or avobenzone, which may penetrate the skin and cause adverse effects. These chemicals have been associated with hormone disruption, allergic reactions, and environmental concerns. Opting for mineral-based sunscreens with ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide can reduce the risk of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Potential for skin irritation: Certain sunscreen ingredients, such as fragrances or preservatives, may irritate sensitive skin or trigger allergic reactions. Individuals with sensitive skin should opt for fragrance-free, hypoallergenic sunscreens and perform a patch test before applying the product to larger areas of the body. Additionally, selecting sunscreens labeled gentle or sensitive skin can help minimize the risk of skin irritation. Risk of sunscreen misuse: Improper application or inadequate reapplication of sunscreen can diminish its effectiveness and leave the skin vulnerable to UV damage. Many people apply sunscreen insufficiently or fail to reapply it as recommended, resulting in inadequate protection against UV radiation. To ensure optimal protection, apply sunscreen generously to all exposed areas of the skin and reapply it every two hours, especially when swimming or sweating. In conclusion, while sunscreen plays a crucial role in protecting the skin from sun damage, it's essential to choose products wisely and be mindful of any adverse reactions. Prioritize sunscreen with higher SPF for better protection, and if you experience any discomfort, consider switching to alternative options or consulting a dermatologist. How Kareena Kapoor Radiates Wellness Exploring the Benefits of Chakrasana Yoga Pose How to Address the Threat of Social Media and Internet Addiction for Children Shocking Negligence: Patient Forced to Share Bed with Deceased in Ludhiana Civil Hospital

News Track 16 Apr 2024 9:45 pm

If You Have a Sore Throat in Summer, Follow These Tricks

Seasonal changes often bring about various health challenges, and one of the most common issues is throat infections. These infections can lead to discomfort, affecting individuals of all ages. From children to adults, anyone can be susceptible to throat-related ailments during shifts in weather conditions. Therefore, it's crucial to be proactive in taking care of your throat, especially during these transitions. While seeking medical assistance is always advisable for severe cases, there are several home remedies and preventive measures one can adopt to alleviate throat infections. Let's delve deeper into each of these remedies and understand their significance in combating throat-related issues during seasonal changes. 1. Avoid Sitting Directly Under the Air Conditioner (AC) During summers, the sudden transition from outdoor heat to indoor coolness can put a strain on your throat. This abrupt change in temperature may exacerbate throat irritation and lead to discomfort. Experts recommend avoiding immediate exposure to air conditioning after being outdoors in the sun. Instead, allow your body to gradually adjust to the indoor environment before switching on the AC. Moreover, maintaining a moderate temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius is advisable to prevent any drastic fluctuations that could adversely affect your throat. 2. Bathing Immediately After Exposure to Sunlight Many people have the habit of taking a shower or rinsing their mouth immediately after coming indoors from the sun. However, this practice can potentially trigger throat-related issues, such as cold or irritation. It's essential to allow your body some time to acclimatize before exposing yourself to water. Waiting for a brief period before showering or rinsing can help mitigate the risk of throat discomfort caused by rapid temperature changes. 3. Avoid Consuming Cold Drinks While indulging in ice cream and cold beverages may seem refreshing during the scorching summer heat, they can have adverse effects on your throat health. Cold drinks can irritate the throat lining and exacerbate existing discomfort. Additionally, these beverages may contribute to dehydration, further aggravating throat issues. Hence, it's advisable to limit the consumption of cold items, especially if you're prone to throat infections during the summer season. 4. Opt for Steam Inhalation Steam inhalation is a time-tested remedy for relieving throat congestion and irritation. When gargling alone isn't sufficient to alleviate discomfort, steam inhalation can offer effective relief. By inhaling steam, you can help soothe the throat and loosen any accumulated mucus or phlegm, making it easier to breathe and swallow. To maximize the benefits of steam inhalation, cover yourself with a towel or blanket to trap the steam and inhale deeply for about 5 to 7 minutes. This practice can be repeated multiple times a day as needed to alleviate throat symptoms effectively. 5. Prepare Herbal Decoctions Herbal decoctions are renowned for their therapeutic properties and have been used for centuries to treat various ailments, including throat infections. During the summer season, preparing a herbal decoction can provide relief from throat irritation and discomfort. Ingredients like basil, black pepper, dry ginger, and cinnamon possess anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties that can help alleviate throat infections. Boil these ingredients in water to create a potent decoction, and consume it regularly to experience its soothing effects on the throat. Taking these precautions and remedies can help alleviate throat infections during seasonal changes. It's essential to pay attention to your health and take necessary measures to prevent and manage such conditions. How Kareena Kapoor Radiates Wellness Exploring the Benefits of Chakrasana Yoga Pose How to Address the Threat of Social Media and Internet Addiction for Children Shocking Negligence: Patient Forced to Share Bed with Deceased in Ludhiana Civil Hospital

News Track 16 Apr 2024 7:47 pm

How to Get Rid of Sticky and Oily Hair Due to Sweat

Maintaining healthy skin and hair during the summer season is crucial due to increased sweating, which can lead to oily and sticky hair, affecting your overall look. While some resort to frequent hair washing to combat this issue, excessive washing can actually harm your hair. Therefore, it's recommended to wash your hair only twice a week. Many people turn to expensive hair products available in the market, but these often contain chemicals that can damage the hair. To avoid the problem of sweaty and oily hair caused by sweating, you can opt for home remedies, using readily available ingredients to create hair masks. Yogurt Hair Mask: Yogurt is a natural ingredient that is not only delicious but also highly beneficial for hair care. Its probiotic properties help to regulate excess oil production on the scalp, making it an excellent remedy for oily hair caused by sweat during the summer months. To prepare a yogurt hair mask, start by taking half a cup of plain yogurt in a bowl. Then, add a tablespoon of baking soda, which acts as a natural cleanser, helping to remove excess oil and buildup from the hair and scalp. Next, squeeze in the juice of 1-2 lemons, which not only adds a refreshing scent but also helps to balance the pH level of the scalp. Finally, crack open an egg and separate the white part, which is rich in proteins that nourish and strengthen the hair. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until you have a smooth paste-like consistency. Before applying the mask, dampen your hair slightly to make the application process easier. Then, section your hair and apply the mask evenly from the roots to the tips, making sure to cover all areas of the scalp and hair strands. Once the mask is applied, leave it on for about 20-30 minutes to allow the beneficial ingredients to penetrate the hair shaft and scalp. During this time, you can cover your hair with a shower cap or towel to prevent the mask from dripping. After the designated time has passed, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. It's important to rinse the mask out completely to ensure that no residue is left behind. Follow up with a mild shampoo to cleanse your hair and scalp, if necessary. You can incorporate this yogurt hair mask into your weekly hair care routine, applying it once a week to maintain healthy, balanced hair throughout the summer season. With regular use, you'll notice a reduction in oiliness and stickiness, leaving your hair feeling clean, fresh, and revitalized. Fuller's Earth (Multani Mitti): Fuller's Earth, also known as Multani Mitti, is a natural clay that has been used for centuries in traditional beauty remedies. It is known for its ability to absorb excess oil and impurities from the skin and hair, making it an excellent choice for combating oily hair caused by sweat. To prepare a Fuller's Earth hair mask, start by soaking the clay in water overnight to soften it. In the morning, drain any excess water and mash the clay with a fork or spoon to create a smooth paste-like consistency. Next, add a few drops of lemon juice to the Fuller's Earth paste, which helps to clarify the scalp and balance oil production. You can also add a teaspoon of honey for added moisture and nourishment. Apply the mask to your hair and scalp, focusing on the roots and areas prone to oiliness. Massage the mask gently into your scalp using circular motions to stimulate blood circulation and promote healthy hair growth. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes to allow it to dry and absorb excess oil from the hair and scalp. Once the mask is dry, rinse it out thoroughly with lukewarm water, making sure to remove all traces of the clay. Follow up with a mild shampoo to cleanse your hair and scalp, if necessary. You can use this Fuller's Earth hair mask once or twice a week to control oiliness and maintain a healthy scalp environment. Aloe Vera Hair Mask: Aloe Vera is a versatile plant that offers a wide range of benefits for hair care. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that nourish the scalp and hair follicles, promoting healthy hair growth and preventing scalp problems such as itching and dandruff. To prepare an Aloe Vera hair mask, start by extracting the gel from fresh Aloe Vera leaves. You can do this by cutting open a leaf and scooping out the gel using a spoon or knife. Once you have collected enough gel, transfer it to a bowl and add a few drops of lemon juice, which helps to balance the pH level of the scalp and control excess oil production. You can also add a teaspoon of honey for added moisture and hydration. Mix the ingredients together until well combined, creating a smooth, homogeneous mixture. Apply the mask to your scalp and hair, focusing on the roots and areas prone to oiliness. Massage the mask into your scalp using circular motions to ensure even distribution and absorption of the beneficial ingredients. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes to allow it to penetrate the hair shaft and nourish the scalp. After the designated time has passed, rinse your hair thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove the mask. Follow up with a mild shampoo to cleanse your hair and scalp, if necessary. You can use this Aloe Vera hair mask once or twice a week to maintain healthy, balanced hair and scalp throughout the summer season. With regular use, you'll notice a reduction in oiliness and stickiness, leaving your hair feeling clean, fresh, and revitalized. By incorporating these homemade hair masks into your hair care routine, you can effectively combat the issues of sweaty and oily hair during the summer months without relying on expensive chemical-laden products. 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News Track 16 Apr 2024 7:15 pm

Consume This Drink in Summer and Reap Multiple Benefits

In the scorching heat of summers, staying hydrated is paramount for maintaining overall health and well-being. While water is the primary source of hydration, incorporating lemon and ginger-infused water into your routine can offer a plethora of additional benefits. This comprehensive guide aims to delve deeper into the various advantages of consuming this refreshing drink during the summer months. Detoxification: Detoxification is the process of eliminating toxins from the body, promoting internal cleansing and rejuvenation. Lemon and ginger-infused water acts as a natural detoxifier, aiding in the removal of harmful substances accumulated in the body. The citric acid in lemon helps to flush out toxins, while ginger stimulates digestion and enhances detoxification processes. Regular consumption of this drink can support liver function and improve overall bodily detoxification mechanisms. Immune System Boost: A robust immune system is essential for protecting the body against infections and diseases, especially during the summer months when exposure to pathogens is heightened. Lemon and ginger-infused water is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant known for its immune-boosting properties. Vitamin C helps to strengthen the immune system by promoting the production of white blood cells and antibodies, thereby enhancing the body's ability to fight off infections. Additionally, ginger contains bioactive compounds like gingerol, which possess antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, further supporting immune function. Improved Digestion: Digestive health can be compromised during the summer due to factors such as heat, dehydration, and dietary changes. Lemon and ginger-infused water can help alleviate digestive issues and promote better gut health. Lemon juice stimulates the production of digestive enzymes, which aid in the breakdown of food and enhance nutrient absorption. Meanwhile, ginger acts as a carminative, relieving gastrointestinal discomfort and reducing bloating and gas. Regular consumption of this drink can soothe the digestive tract, alleviate indigestion, and promote regular bowel movements. Weight Management: Summer is often synonymous with weight loss goals and maintaining a healthy weight. Lemon and ginger-infused water can be a valuable addition to a weight management regimen. Lemons are low in calories but high in fiber, which can help promote feelings of fullness and reduce calorie intake. Additionally, the pectin fiber in lemons may help curb cravings and prevent overeating. Ginger, on the other hand, has thermogenic properties that can boost metabolism and increase calorie expenditure. By promoting satiety, enhancing metabolism, and aiding in fat oxidation, this drink can support weight loss efforts when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Hydration: Proper hydration is essential for regulating body temperature, supporting metabolism, and maintaining overall health and vitality, especially during the hot summer months. While plain water is the most effective hydrating beverage, some individuals may find it bland or unappealing. Lemon and ginger-infused water offers a flavorful alternative that can encourage increased fluid intake. The refreshing taste of lemon and the subtle spice of ginger can make drinking water more enjoyable, thus promoting better hydration. Additionally, the electrolytes present in lemon juice can help replenish lost minerals due to sweating, further supporting hydration levels. In conclusion, incorporating lemon and ginger-infused water into your summer routine can offer a multitude of health benefits, including detoxification, immune system support, improved digestion, weight management, and enhanced hydration. By harnessing the natural properties of lemon and ginger, this refreshing drink provides a delicious and nutritious way to stay healthy and hydrated during the summer months. Whether enjoyed as a morning ritual or sipped throughout the day, this revitalizing beverage is sure to become a staple in your summer wellness routine. How Kareena Kapoor Radiates Wellness Exploring the Benefits of Chakrasana Yoga Pose How to Address the Threat of Social Media and Internet Addiction for Children Shocking Negligence: Patient Forced to Share Bed with Deceased in Ludhiana Civil Hospital

News Track 16 Apr 2024 6:30 pm