Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui



Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females

New Delhi: A 31-year-old man, who was apparently annoyed over not getting married, allegedly tormented around 1,500 women and girls in Delhi-NCR by sending them vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp and was arrested, police said today. Examining the mobile phones used by the accused, police stumbled upon contacts of more than 1,500 … Continue reading Delhi: Man held for sending lewd messages, videos to 1,500 females



Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh


Now Docters can see lung sounds

Kolkata: Physicians and healthcare workers can now literally see what your lungs are saying, thanks to Indian scientists who have designed a new technology that allows lung disorders to be easily spotted through images of digitally-processed lung sounds.
The non-invasive process, almost like an enhanced and digital version of a stethoscope, allows screening and detection of lung disorders with precision in a short time.
Developed by researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur in collaboration with the Institute of Pulmocare and Research, Kolkata (IPCR), the embedded system maps closeness to a disease.
The researchers envisage that in remote settings, the images can be relayed via mobile phones to a healthcare facility for analysis of the visual data.
“The target was to identify certain patterns in the lung sound which carry distinguishing signatures of normality and abnormality and present in a visual form for easy identification,” said pulmonologist P.S. Bhattacharyya of IPCR here on Thursday.
Its USP lies in the fact that it can collect breathing sounds and successfully filter out heart rhythms from lung sounds to zoom in on the disease.
The research spanning five years was the focus of an editorial in the medical journal “Respirology” titled “Seeing What We Hear: An Eye To Help the Ear” in May.
Signal processing expert Goutam Saha, who helped create the mapping algorithm to convert digitally-processed lung sounds into pictures that highlight abnormalities, said the technology is simple enough even for a layman to use.