Here’s why adults in pain consume more cannabis

A new study has revealed that non-medical use of cannabis including frequent or problematic use is significantly more common in adults with pain than on those without pain. The study done by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Since 1996, about thirty-four states […]


NBA mastermind Stern passes away

His efforts took the game to fans around the world David Stern, 77, who oversaw NBA’s growth into a global sports powerhouse while serving as commissioner from 1984 to 2014, died on Wednesday after suffering a brain haemorrhage last month. The NBA, whose championship games were not televised live in the United States when Stern’s […]


Pet pics: Milo loves going out in the snow

We asked you, dear readers to share your pet pics. This is what our reader Apurv, 45, from Chicago, USA shared with us. Must See: Adorable pet pics by our Rediff readers We ask you, dear readers to share pics of your pets. Write in to getahead@ with ‘My Pet Pic’ in the subject line and share your responses […]


U.S. concerned about implications of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh are scheduled to arrive at Washington DC on December 18 for the second 2+2 ministerial with their respective American counterparts The United States is concerned about the implications of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India, a top American diplomat responsible for monitoring international religious freedom […]


Saved Hong Kong from being destroyed, says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he had saved Hong Kong from being destroyed by persuading Chinese President Xi Jinping to hold off on sending in troops to crush its pro-democracy movement. “If it weren’t for me, Hong Kong would have been obliterated in 14 minutes,” Mr. Trump said in a scattershot early morning […]


Infosys gets whistleblower plaint against CEO

Weeks after IT major Infosys faced a whistleblower complaint alleging unethical practices by its top officials, another such letter has surfaced accusing the company’s chief executive officer Salil Parekh of indulging in misdeeds and urging its board to initiate action against him. The whistleblower, claiming to be an employee working in the finance department, said […]


U.S. Interior Department agency grounds Chinese drones

Dept. of Interior’s decision comes amid concern that UAVs pose security risk The U.S. Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones as it conducts a review of the programme. Nick Goodwin, an Interior Department spokesman, did not provide a reason for the decision but it comes amid U.S. security concerns over […]