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Early detection of tumours can help treat breast cancer, say experts

Early detection of tumours can help treat breast cancer, say experts

Early detection of tumours can help treat breast cancer, say doctors. In a webinar on ‘Breast Cancer Care – Prevention to Advanced Treatment’ held as part of The Hindu Wellness Series, presented by Naruvi Hospitals, on May 28, the doctors said almost 1.78 lakh individuals had been diagnosed at an advanced stage. The issues ranged from lack of knowledge about the disease and treatment options to fear of visiting the doctor.

T. Allwyn Yabesh, consultant, medical oncologist, Naruvi Hospitals, Vellore; Akshaya Rajanna, consultant, radiation oncologist, Narayana Hospital, Bengaluru; and Suhail Ahmed M., consultant, surgical oncologist, MGM Cancer Institute, Chennai, discussed the issues.

Dr. Allwyn said mammograms were usually recommended for average-risk individuals at the age of 45 or more and at 25 or 30 for high-risk ones. The doctors elaborated on treatment modalities such as mastectomy, breast conservation surgery, chemotherapy, antibody therapy, hormonal agents, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy. 

Dr. Suhail spoke about the history of breast cancer. “Following actor Angeline Jolie, who underwent double mastectomy due to a high risk of cancer, women didn’t shy away and even considered surgery,” he said.

Dr. Rajanna said: “High-energy X-rays are used to kill the cancer cells. By applying radiation, the breast conservation rates are high, and this increases overall survival rate.” Recurrence of breast cancer in its early stages could be potentially hampered by adhering to proper treatment, the doctors added.

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Sri Lanka call up CSK star Matheesha Pathirana for ODI series at home vs Afghanistan

By India Today Sports Desk: Chennai Super Kings pacer Matheesha Pathirana was included in the ODI squad for Sri Lanka’s 3-match series against Afghanistan at home. Pathirana was named in the 16-man squad which will be headed by Dasun Shanaka in the first week of June.

Matheesha Pathirana, who played a lone T20I for Sri Lanka in last year’s Asia Cup, impressed for the Super Kings in their campaign-winning run in IPL 2023. The 20-year-old picked up 19 wickets in 12 matches for CSK as he played the role of death overs specialist to perfection, earning praise from his captain MS Dhoni.

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Matheesha Pathirana will be hoping to get into the ODI team in the lead-up to the ODI World Cup, which will be played in India in October-November. The 3-match series against Afghanistan, which will be played from June 2 to 7, will provide Sri Lanka the perfect avenue to warm-up in the lead-up to the ODI World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe from June 18 to July 9.

Sri Lanka also brought back Dimuth Karuaratne in a bid to add experience to their batting line-up. The former Test captain last played an ODI in 2021 and the experience of having played 34 ODIs will help him ease into the mix.

Kusal Perera missed out on the squad due to a hamstring injury, making way for Sadeera Samarawickrama to return to the ODI setup after four years.

Sri Lanka are yet to name the squad for the ODI World Cup qualifiers.

Sri Lanka are placed in Group B alongside Ireland, Scotland, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, with their campaign kicking off on 19 June against UAE.

Squad for the 1st two ODIs against Afghanistan

Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha.

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National Secretary Mahamana Malaviya Mission; Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry delegation call on LG Sinha – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

SRINAGAR, MAY 30: K.K. Parashar, National Secretary Mahamana Malaviya Mission and representative of Paytm Foundation, New Delhi called on Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha, at Raj Bhawan today.
Parashar discussed with the Lt Governor various welfare initiatives being run by his organisation in Jammu Kashmir. He apprised the Lt Governor on the upcoming programmes including distribution of laptops to students, Oxygen plant at Kathua, and an MoU for Digital literacy and IT sector development between J&K Government and the Paytm Foundation.
The Lt Governor appreciated the efforts of Sh Parashar and assured him of all the support from the UT administration.
Earlier, a delegation of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its president Sh Javid Ahmad Tenga met the Lt Governor and discussed matters relating to Industries & Commerce; investment and growth in various sectors including Education, Hospitality, Food processing, and crop insurance for Horticulture Sector.
The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegation of appropriate action and redressal of the genuine demands put forth by them.



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Iran tries female journalists who reported on Mahsa Amini’s death

Ms Mohammadi, a 35-year-old reporter with the Hammihan newspaper, published a story about Ms Amini’s funeral in her hometown of Saqqez. She described how hundreds of mourners cried out “Woman, life, freedom”, which became one of the main slogans of the protests.

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‘Por Thozhil’ trailer out, Sarath Kumar and Ashok Selvan go serial-killer hunting

Poster of ‘Por Thozhil’

Poster of ‘Por Thozhil’
| Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

We had previously reported that Ashok Selvan is teaming up with Sarath Kumar for a film titled Por Thozhil. The film’s trailer has been released by AR Rahman.

Also starring Nikhila Vimal, Por Thozhil features the two male leads as cops who have to team up to stop a serial killer. Directed by Vignesh Raja, the film is produced by Sameer Nair, Deepak Segal, Mukesh R. Mehta, C.V. Sarathi, Poonam Mehra and Sandeep Mehra.

Vignesh has written the film along with Alferd Prakash. Jakes Bejoy is handling the music for the film which is slated to release on June 9.

Here’s the trailer…

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‘BJP hatched conspiracy to disgrace AICC president by defeating Congress in his home State’

‘BJP hatched conspiracy to disgrace AICC president by defeating Congress in his home State’

Ministers Sharan Prakash Patil and Priyank Kharge being brought in a procession in Kalaburagi on Tuesday.

Ministers Sharan Prakash Patil and Priyank Kharge being brought in a procession in Kalaburagi on Tuesday.
| Photo Credit: ARUN KULKARNI

Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj and son of All India Congress Committee (AICC) president M. Mallikarjun Kharge Priyank Kharge has said that the BJP hatched a conspiracy to defeat the Congress in the AICC president’s home State and humiliate him.

“The BJP hatched the conspiracy to defeat the Congress in Karnataka and disgrace AICC president in his home State. But the people defeated the conspiracy by supporting the bhumi putra [son of the soil] and sent a clear message to the conspirators,” Priyank Kharge said.

He was addressing a public meeting in Kalaburagi on Tuesday to felicitate him and Medical Education Minister Sharan Prakash Patil who visited their home district [Kalaburagi] for the first time after being inducted into the Siddaramaiah Cabinet.

“In addition to the five guarantees that the Congress had given to the people in the run-up to Assembly elections, I had given them my ‘guarantee’ to make Kalaburagi district corruption-free. The process of fulfilling my ‘guarantee’ has already taken off. In response to my letters, the Chief Minister has ordered inquiries into all the irregularities and misappropriation of funds in KKRDB [Kalyana Karnataka Region Development Board]. We will bring all culprits to book,” Priyank Kharge said.

Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil said that the Congress defeated the BJP and has come to power because of the people’s blessings and the hard work of the party workers. He also made it clear that all the five guarantees given by the party in the run-up to the elections will be fulfilled.

“We are committed to giving pro-people and pro-development governance. The five guarantees given by the Congress will be fulfilled and there can be no doubt about it,” he said.

Earlier, the Ministers were brought to the city in an open vehicle in a procession from Kalaburagi Airport.

District Congress Committee president Jagadev Guttedar, MLAs B.R. Patil, Kaneez Fatima, M.Y. Patil and Allamprabhu Patil, party leaders Tippannappa Kamakanur, Revunaik Belamagai, Subhash Rathod, Shivanand Patil, Sharanu Modi, Neelakant Mulage and others were present.

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IPL 2023: Hardik Pandya is as cool as Captain Cool MS Dhoni

By Rajarshi Gupta: Hardik Pandya is a natural leader. You wouldn’t have said that before the 2022 IPL where he led Gujarat Titans to triumph in their first season. He bowled the tough overs and batted in the tough overs. He bowled with the new ball and batted at No.3 and as captain, he was phenomenal.

One year later, Hardik Pandya was even better as captain. Last season, you could see flashes of frustration when a bowler made a mistake or a fielder erred. This summer, Hardik just smiled and put an arm around a teammate when the going got tough. There were laughs and plenty of jokes but the killer instinct got sharper.

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Hardik Pandya, dare one say, is even cooler than the OG Captain Cool. Hardik is cooler than MS Dhoni.

For one, Dhoni, the most decorated cricket captain in the country, is sometimes prone to showing his frustrations on the field. A stare at a fielder, a real death stare is common from Thala. Maybe Hardik will betray more emotions as the years go by. But that’s a topic for the future.

Hardik Pandya was named captain of Gujarat Titans after a glorious run with Mumbai Indians where he won five IPL titles. When GT came along as one of two new IPL teams, Hardik was almost an obvious choice for the franchise. With Ashish Nehra, the coach, Hardik has already formed a fabled partnership.

For many years, it seemed like Hardik Pandya would struggle to fulfil his real potential as a world-class all-rounder. He was smart enough to realise that he wanted to focus on the shorter formats for India and he is now a proven match-winner. With bat? With ball? ODIs? T20Is? No problem, at all. Hardik Pandya is the man for all seasons.

It’s difficult to say what has made Hardik Pandya so assured and a captain in total control. He obviously had the gift and the grit to be a superb leader. He has learnt a lot in the last one year and he will learn a lot more. Hardik is also now India’s T20I captain and he might soon lead the country in one-day cricket.

And by all accounts, Hardik is a likeable leader.

Hardik Pandya is as cool as Captain Cool MS Dhoni (AP Photo)

There is a lot of difference between the Hardik Pandya you see today and the Hardik Pandya who emerged on the global scene a few years back. This is an assured leader ready to lead from the front. He is a little animated, he certainly looked it during the IPL this year but that’s because he is enjoying his responsibilities.

So many things stood out about Hardik Pandya’s captaincy. The way he made those decisions with Ashish Nehra as rain kept delaying the final against Chennai Super Kings showed why he is an astute leader. Gone were the jokes – here was a captain ready to make the tough calls for his team.

Hardik Pandya loves MS Dhoni and loves the CSK model of building players and a team. Moreover, he does not look like one of those modern cricketers who are always under pressure to be someone they are not. Hardik Pandya is raw, unadulterared and a pure joy to watch on the field as captain, bowler and batter.

Chennai Super Kings won the IPL, their fifth in a series of epic performances. Gujarat Titans might have been robbed of a potential second title by rain but Hardik Pandya was gracious in defeat and he still managed to smile.

Never has a cooler captain graced the game this way. This is the beginning of the Hardik Pandya era in IPL and in international cricket.

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Dr Jitendra Interacts With First 20 All India IAS Toppers – Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism

The Minister of State for Science & Technology, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a group photograph with the first 20 All India Toppers of IAS/ Civil Services Exam 2022 at a felicitation function, in New Delhi on May 30, 2023. The Secretary of DoPT, Ms. S. Radha Chauhan and Secretary, DAR&PG Shri V. Srinivas are also seen.

NEW DELHI, May 30 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, MoS PMO, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space and MoS Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister Incharge Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), today interacted with and felicitated the first 20 All India Toppers of IAS / Civil Services Exam 2022, who called on him at the DoPT headquarters at North Block here. The result of the exam was declared on 23rdMay 2023.
Among the first 20 IAS/Civil Services toppers invited by Dr Jitendra Singh said, first four toppers and 60 percent out of top 20 happen to be women and this is a great reflection of demographic change happening in the last 9 nine years of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government, where India is moving from women participation to women leadership. He recalled that last year also the top three toppers were women and hoped that hattrick will be made in 2023 Civil Services Examination.
Dr Jitendra Singh also underlined that this year out of top 20, there are only 8 engineers and one medico, while the rest are from humanities.He welcomed this change describing it democratisation of services through optimum use of technology.
The Minister also took note of the demographic change happening over the last few years and said that they represent a pan-India coverage as these candidates hail from the States/UTs of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana. He said, this gender and demographic change augurs well for a diverse country like India. The Minister also underlined that even candidates having done schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Navodaya School and Government schools are cracking the exam, while earlier it was mostly confined to elite schools.
In his welcome address to the top-20 rankers and their family members, Dr Jitendra Singh described the 2022 batch of Civil Servants as the “Batch of Change Leaders”, as they will be in key positions of Governance, when India will celebrate 100 years of Independence after 25 years as one of the frontline countries of the world.
Dr Jitendra Singh also informed the officers that there is a huge and positive change in curricula in LBSNAA in tune with modern times, and apart from Mission Karmayogi and Mission Prarambh, young probationers will have a 3-month stint of mentorship at the Central government before getting the respective State or Union Territory to join the allocated cadre.
The Union Public Service Commission declared the Final Result of Civil Services Examination (CSE)-2023 on 23rd May, 2023. A total of 933 candidates (613 men and 310 women) have been recommended by the Commission for appointment to various Services.
Ishita Kishore (Roll No.5809986) has topped the Civil Services Examination, 2022. She belongs to Uttar Pradesh. She qualified the examination with Political Science and International Relations as her optional subject. Ms. Ishita Kishore has graduated with B.A.(Hons.) degree from University of Delhi.
Garima Lohia (Roll No. 1506175) has secured 2nd Rank in the Civil Services Examination, 2022. She belongs to Bihar. She qualified the examination with Commerce & Accountancy as her optional subject. Ms. Garima Lohia has graduated with B.Com Degree from University of Delhi.
Uma Harathi N (Roll No. 1019872) has secured 3rd Rank in the Civil Services Examination, 2022. She belongs to Telangana. She qualified the examination with Anthropology as her optional subject. Ms.Uma Harathi N has graduated with B.Tech. Degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad.
The top 20 candidates are 12 female and 8 male candidates.
Optional subjects of the top 20 candidates in the examination range from Political Science and International Relations, Commerce and Accountancy, Anthropology, Zoology, Electrical Engineering, Sociology, Economics, Law, Mathematics,Philosophy, History.
The recommended candidates also include 41 Physically Disabled persons 14 (Locomotive Disability and Cerebral Palsy, LDCP), 07 Visually Impaired (VI), 12 Hearing Impaired (HI) and 08 Multiple Disabled (MD)) out of total 933.
The Civil Services(Preliminary) Examination, 2022 was conducted on 05.06.2022. 11,12,318 candidates applied for this examination,out of which 5,13,192 candidates actually appeared. 13,090 candidates qualified for appearing in the Written (Main) Examination held from 16.09.2022 to 25.09.2022. Out of them, 2529 candidates qualified for the Interview/Personality Test.
On the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh also released the IAS Civil list 2023. The publication of e-book IAS Civil list 2023 has enabled the Department of Personnel & Training to do away with the traditional way of printing of voluminous IAS Civil list. The e-book IAS Civil list is an effort by the Department to contribute towards the Digital India initiative of the Government of India. This move will also lead to economic utilisation of resources by reducing expenditure towards publishing of the civil list. This e-book IAS Civil List 2023, contains photographs as well the following information of the IAS officers of all the State Cadres.
Every year DOP&T issues a Civil List of IAS officers working throughout the country at various levels. Availability of the Civil List for all the concerned stakeholders as well as the general public is a vital source of information on the IAS officers manning various posts. This is the 68th edition of Civil List and third edition of e-book in pdf, being launched in 2023, with unique search facilities and hyperlinking of contents for ease of access of information at a click of button.



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Manipur sportspersons vow to return medals if peace not restored soon

Manipur sportspersons vow to return medals if peace not restored soon

Indian army personnel patrolling during curfew in Churachandpur district of Manipur on May 17, 2023.

Indian army personnel patrolling during curfew in Churachandpur district of Manipur on May 17, 2023.
| Photo Credit: RITU RAJ KONWAR

Thirteen top Manipur sportspersons have threatened to return their medals and awards if peace is not restored in the State soon.

In a memorandum submitted to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Imphal on Tuesday, the athletes also sought stern action against the extremist groups behind the violence.

The signatories to the memorandum included Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu, weightlifter Kunjarani Devi, former Indian women’s football team captain Oinam Bem Bem Devi, boxer L. Sarita Devi, Olympian judoka Likmabam Shushila Devi, and boxer L. Ibomcha Singh.

Action against extremists

Demanding the revocation of the Suspension of Operations agreement with the Kuki extremist groups, the sportspersons said that these outfits have been challenging the integrity of Manipur by killing people and burning down houses, despite the deployment of large companies of Central security forces.

“Paramilitary forces might have been reluctant to prevent the Kuki terrorists from attacking innocent civilians” because of the agreement, they said, while seeking both a rejection of the demand to “disintegrate” Manipur, and the deportation of “illegal migrants” to their respective countries.

“It is pertinent to mention that we shall surrender our awards” if the Centre fails to take necessary action to restore peace in Manipur soon, the memorandum said.

Essential items hit

In another statement, the Kabui Mothers’ Association attributed the unrest in Manipur to a misunderstanding between the two communities. “The situation has intensified to a large extent because of the misunderstandings. We, all the communities, have been living together peacefully and lovingly in Manipur since time immemorial irrespective of whether we are from Naga, Meitei, Pangal, Kabui or Kuki or other communities,” the Naga organisation’s general secretary Ranjita Golmei said.

Appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr. Shah to bring back normalcy in the State at the earliest, she noted that essential items are either unavailable or very expensive because of the blockades of arterial national highways. The Kabui body also stresed that the unrest should not be projected as an issue between Christians and non-Christians.

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Iowa building collapse: Woman rescued after 24 hours

The city said on Monday evening that after “extensive rescue operations, no confirmed viable signs of life” have been found, adding that the police had also been working to make contact with and account for all the individuals known to have been residents in the building at the time of its collapse. Its most recent update gave no more information on whether they had all been contacted.

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