Hypertension Management: 5 Green Vegetables That May Help Manage Blood Pressure

Hypertension Management: 5 Green Vegetables That May Help Manage Blood Pressure�

High blood pressure or hypertension is defined as a condition where the force of blood against the artery walls is higher than it is supposed to be. High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments around the world. According to WHO, raised blood pressure affects 1.13 billion people worldwide. Monitoring diet and lifestyle habits is a crucial component of blood pressure management. Foods high in sodium, refined oil or trans-fats are not advisable to include in a high blood pressure diet as they tend to put immense pressure on blood vessels, which restricts blood flow and raise pressure.  You should instead include fruits and vegetables that are rich in fibres and antioxidants. According to experts, green and leafy vegetables are an ideal bet for high blood pressure patients. They are enriched with many vitamins and minerals that could help check surge in blood pressure levels. 

 

Here are 5 green vegetables that may help manage blood pressure levels:

 

1. Spinach:

Spinach is an excellent source of potassium. Potassium helps negate the ill-effects of sodium in the body. It also helps the kidney eliminate excess sodium from the body through urination. In addition to potassium, spinach is enriched with heart-friendly nutrients like folate and magnesium. The leafy wonder is also a good source of lutein. Lutein is instrumental in preventing thickening of walls of arteries, which helps reducing the risk of strokes and blood pressure.

(Also Read: Spinach Nutrition: Amazing Cooking Tips And Health Benefits)

 

2. Celery:

This negative-calorie food is an excellent addition you can make to your high blood pressure diet. According to the book, ‘Healing Foods’ by DK publishing House, “Celery is a good source of coumarin, which helps lower blood pressure  and aid water balance, and phthalides , anti-coagulants that reduce the risk of blood clots and stroke and lower stress-hormone levels.”

3. Cabbage:

You can add them to stews, have them stir-fried or blend them in juices; cabbage is a one versatile veggie that should find a place in your diet for a variety of reasons, one of them being its ability to keep a check on blood pressure. Hundred grams of cabbage has about 170 grams of potassium. Before cooking, make sure you have washed the cabbage well. There could be many pests and bacteria hidden within the leaves.

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Rajasthan assembly: Money and muscle power reign supreme in newly elected House

The average asset per MLA in the Rajasthan 2018 assembly elections is Rs. 7.39 crore. In 2013, it was Rs 5.81 crore.

The average asset per MLA in the Rajasthan 2018 assembly elections is Rs. 7.39 crore. In 2013, it was Rs 5.81 crore. (Image: Twitter)

The newly elected Rajasthan assembly has more members with pending criminal cases and crorepatis as compared to the previous one. Rajasthan Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed affidavits of 199 newly elected MLAs of 2018 out of 200 seats in the Rajasthan Assembly.

Polling to Ramgarh constituency has been deferred following the death last month of Laxman Singh, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate.

Criminal background

Of the 199 MLAs analysed, 46 (23 per cent) MLAs have declared criminal cases against them. In 2013, the number of MLAs with criminal cases was 36 (18 per cent). When it comes to serious criminal cases such as murder, attempt to murder or kidnapping the number this year is 28 (14 per cent) compared to 19 (10 per cent) in 2013.

Parsadi Lal, a Congress MLA from Lalsot has a murder charge (Section 302 of IPC) registered against him; four MLAs, all from Congress, have cases related to attempt to murder (Section 307). Out of Congress’s 100 MLAs, 25 (25 per cent) have criminal cases against them; the number for BJP is 12 (16 per cent) and two (33 per cent) for BSP. As for serious criminal cases, Congress has 16 MLAs (16 per cent), BJP seven (10 per cent) and BSP two (33 per cent).[“source=cnbc”]

What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

What Is IKEA And Why Its First Store In India Is Such A Big Deal

IKEA Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell

Hyderabad: 

IKEA is a multinational group of companies – founded in Sweden – that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen ware and home accessories. IKEA is the biggest furniture company in the world, with over 400 stores worldwide, selling affordable household items to millions of customers. It was started by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943, who was 17-year-old at the time, in Sweden. The company is opening its first store in India on Thursday.

IKEA will provide Nordic-inspired furniture to its customers. The store will also have a large restaurant which can accommodate around 1,000 people at a time. The IKEA store, a 13-acre complex, is situated in Hitec City, which is on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

IKEA’s Hyderabad store will have a range of 7,500 items to sell. Out of these, around 1,000 items will be sold at a price less than Rs. 200. The company plans to open 25 such stores across the country by 2025.

IKEA’s restaurant will serve “Biryani” for Rs. 99 per plate.

The company expects a whopping annual footfall of 6 million customers. The company has invested around Rs. 1 billion in its first venture in India.

IKEA plans to open other stores as well, including a store in Mumbai that is expected to be opened in 2019. It will also have stores in Chennai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Surat, Bengaluru and Delhi.

The company will currently employ around 900 employees for its Hyderabad store. It aims to provide employment to 15,000 people by 2025.

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Bush Business Furniture AC99850 “Bush Business Furniture Accessories Pencil Drawer – 26.4″” Width x 15.9″” Depth x 2.6″” Height x 1″” Thickness – Engineered Wood, Wood – Black” for Federal Government – December 10 – December 31 2018

Bush Business Furniture has recently issued their updated special pricing for AC99850 “Bush Business Furniture Accessories Pencil Drawer – 26.4″” Width x 15.9″” Depth x 2.6″” Height x 1″” Thickness – Engineered Wood, Wood – Black” for Federal Agency customers. This temporary special pricing expires on December 31 2018. For more product information, visit the landing page of any of the suppliers below. To place a government purchase on GSA or NASA SEWP contract vehicles, please visit any of the Government Contractor suppliers listed below. As always, feel free to contact us regarding product information or search a listing of products in our Product Review category.

This Bush Industries, Inc (Bush Business Furniture) AC99850 “Bush Business Furniture Accessories Pencil Drawer – 26.4″” Width x 15.9″” Depth x 2.6″” Height x 1″” Thickness – Engineered Wood, Wood – Black” listing reflects the special pricing for federal government customers including Defense Contract Audit Agency, Veteran Affairs, Veterans Affairs Department (VA), Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Veterans Day National Committee, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS), Vietnam Education Foundation, Voice of America (VOA), US Army, Army Corps of Engineers, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, etc.

Specifications:

Product Type Drawer
Assembly Required Yes
Height 2.6″”
Width 26.4″”
Depth 15.9″”
Color Black
Brand Name Bush Business Furniture
Material Engineered Wood
Material Wood
Product Type Drawer
Country of Origin United States
Assembly Required Yes
Height 2.6″”
Width 26.4″”
Depth 15.9″”
Color Black
Brand Name Bush Business Furniture
Compatibility
  • BBF Desk Series A & C
  • Quantum
  • Enterprise
  • Syndicate
  • Milano 2
  • Office in an Hour
Manufacturer Bush Industries, Inc
Product Model AC99850
Product Name Accessories Pencil Drawer
Manufacturer Part Number AC99850
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.bushindustries.com
Packaged Quantity 1 Each
Material Engineered Wood
Material Wood
Thickness 1″”
Weight (Approximate) 11 lb

 

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How To Ensure You Are Enrolled In A Recognised Distance Learning Course

MHRD accepts Justice Reddy Committee Recommendations on open, distance education programmes

How To Ensure You Are Enrolled In A Recognised Distance Learning Course

New Delhi: The central government has accepted the Justice Reddy Committee recommendations regarding the Distance Education Programmes being run in the country by various universities. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) constituted a three members Committee after the Supreme Court directed it to constitute a three members Committee to examine the issues related to distance education in the country and also to suggest a road map for strengthening and setting up of oversight and regulatory mechanism in the relevant field of higher education and allied issues.

The court has ordered to constitute the committee comprising of eminent persons who have held high positions in the field of education, investigation, administration or law at national level.

Now, the Ministry has notified following instructions to all the stakeholders based on the recommendations of the Justice Reddy Committee on Open and Distance Learning (ODL) Courses:

1. The list of approved courses offered under ODL mode, institution – wise every year is available on UGC website at www.ugc.ac.in/deb.

2. No course, other than the one that finds place in the list referred to above, would be recognized and a candidate who studies unrecognized courses cannot claim any benefit.

3. Under no circumstances, retrospective or ex-post facto recognition to any course through ODL mode shall be granted by UGC.

4. Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) are required to comply with all the provisions of the UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 and its amendments. If any deviation by the HEI is noticed, the same would entail not only withdrawal of permission/ recognition for such ODL courses but also for other courses offered by the institutions, on regular and conventional mode.

5. The UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017 are applicable to all HEIs as given at Clause (3) of sub-regulation (1) of Part – I of UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017. It is further clarified that the private universities created under the State enactments shall be under obligation to strictly follow the requirements, stipulated by the UGC, issued from time to time including those under the UGC (ODL) Regulations, 2017.

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Soldier Seen In Videos Key Suspect In UP Cop Killing: Sources

Uttar Pradesh: 

A soldier has emerged as a key suspect in the killing of a police inspector in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday. Police sources say they are investigating whether Jeetu Fauji, an army jawan posted in Srinagar, could have fired the shot that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh. A senior officer investigating the incident told NDTV it is too soon to say conclusively that Jeetu Fauji is the one who shot inspector Singh.

Two police teams have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir to track down Jeetu Fauji, who is seen in various videos of the mob violence in Bulandshahr. His mother Ratan Kaur said she could not identify her son from videos of the mob attack.

Other family members of Jeetu Fauji, however, confirm that he was present when the mob killing took place and left for Kargil after the incident. “He came from the spot and said, ‘see the drama’ and left for Kargil the same evening,” said Chandravati, Jeetu’s aunt.

Four people have been arrested for the mob violence which erupted after cow carcasses were found scattered in a forest near a village.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and his team had gone to the village to tackle the violence when they came under attack. On video, a wild mob is seen chasing the policemen and shouting: “Maaro, take his gun!” Inspector Singh was assaulted with a sharp weapon and then shot in the head.

In one of the mobile videos apparently taken by the rioters, the police officer is seen with a man looking like Jeetu Fauji around the time he was killed.

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Mother of soldier Jeetu Fauji, suspected to have shot Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, claims that her son is in Kargil

Jeetu was in the village on the day of the violence and went back to Kashmir the same evening.

Police sources say there are other videos in which the same man is present and part of the mob.

At Jeetu’s village, his mother told NDTV the police vandalised their home when they came looking for him on Wednesday. She claimed that her son was in Kargil.

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The mother said she did not believe her son had killed inspector Singh. “If he is the one who has killed the inspector then he deserves to be punished,” she said.

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“I Am A Tariff Man,” Trump Says, As China Talks Show Signs Of Sputtering

'I Am A Tariff Man,' Trump Says, As China Talks Show Signs Of Sputtering

Trump threatened to slap tariffs if China did not make changes in its trade relationship with US.

The economic agreement President Donald Trump said he reached with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday showed signs of unraveling Tuesday, with the White House threatening new penalties against Beijing and multiple officials seeking to downplay expectations for an eventual deal.

Investors, who had applauded the deal on Monday, turned sharply negative Tuesday. In midday trading, the Dow Jones industrial average had dropped more than 600 points or about 2.4 percent.

Trump, in a series of Twitter posts, threatened to slap a range of import penalties on Chinese products if they did not make major changes in their economic relationship with the United States.

“President Xi and I want this deal to happen, and it probably will,” Trump wrote. “But if not remember, I am a Tariff man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power.”

This is a much different characterization of the China talks than just three days ago, when Trump had dinner with China’s president at a meeting of the Group of 20. After the dinner, Trump said they reached the framework of a deal that would come together in 90 days.

“It’s an incredible deal,” Trump told reporters after the dinner. “It goes down, certainly, if it happens, it goes down as one of the largest deals ever made.”

He later said China had committed to buying large amounts of U.S. agricultural products and completely removing all tariffs on U.S. automobiles, a huge shift from its current 40 percent penalty. Chinese officials, meanwhile, did not confirm any of these details. They wouldn’t even acknowledge that there was a 90-day deadline under which they were operating.

In the past 24 hours, there were signs that White House officials were beginning to backpedal from some of their initial optimism. In his Twitter posts on Tuesday, Trump said they might need an extension if the 90-day timeline didn’t prove sufficient.

Meanwhile, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said there wasn’t an actual agreement for China to remove auto tariffs, but that he expected China to eventually do it as a measure of good faith.

He also said that China’s vice premier, Liu He, had told him there would be changes made “immediately” to show the Chinese were serious about a new agreement. But Kudlow acknowledged Tuesday that so far they haven’t seen any evidence of concrete steps being taken.

“I have no assurances” China will change, Kudlow said, speaking at an event hosted by the Wall Street Journal. He acknowledged that Chinese leaders have stopped short of following through on deals in the past, but he said he believed the involvement of Xi in the discussions Saturday would lead to a different outcome.

“It looks to me that the ball is being moved in the right direction,” Kudlow said.

There are significant differences between the two governments over what was agreed at the dinner, according to a side-by-side comparison of their post-meeting statements prepared by Bloomberg. The Chinese have not acknowledged a 90-day deadline for the talks or said that they plan to “immediately” increase purchases of U.S. farm goods.

Chinese officials are puzzled and irritated by the administration’s shaky handling of the meeting’s aftermath, according to a former U.S. government official who has been in contact with them. Even before the Buenos Aires talks, Trump last month had stated incorrectly that the Chinese government “got rid of” the Made-in-China 2025 program of subsidized technology development in response to his objections.

The comments by the president and his top advisers over the past 48 hours have only added to China’s confusion about their negotiating partners.

“You don’t do this with the Chinese. You don’t triumphantly proclaim all their concessions in public. It’s just madness,” the former official said, who asked for anonymity to describe confidential discussions.

White House national security adviser John Bolton, who also attended the Saturday meeting, said the verdict was still out on what China would ultimately do.

“We need to see some major changes in their behavior,” he said, speaking at the same event as Kudlow. “Nobody is under any illusions.”

Kudlow also said the goal was to eliminate all tariffs on any imports, which is a departure from what Trump wrote Tuesday in a Twitter post, when he said he was a “tariff man.” Trump has not promised to lift all tariffs against Chinese goods.

Trump has argued that China for decades has abused global trade rules to lure away U.S. jobs, steal U.S. intellectual property, subsidize its own companies, and strong-arm U.S. firms. Many Democrats and Republicans, as well as global leaders, have agreed with Trump’s assessment, and he has taken an adversarial approach with Beijing, saying he believes this is the only way to force changes.

That approach so far has amounted to slapping tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese imports and vowing to impose penalties on all other imports if China doesn’t make changes. The changes U.S. officials have sought include forcing Beijing to lower tariffs on U.S. goods, stop dumping cheap steel and aluminum into foreign markets, and halting the theft of intellectual property, among other things.

As part of the talks Saturday night, Trump agreed not to increase existing tariffs on Chinese goods or impose any new ones for 90 days, while talks took place. Global investors, who had feared for months that a protracted trade war could hurt economic growth, seemed to cheer the cease-fire on Monday, but U.S. markets slid back on Tuesday as it became clear that there were few concrete commitments that came out of the discussions so far.

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Jio nahi chal raha: Photographer quips when clicking Mukesh Ambani. Video goes viral

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t’s election time in India. Religion and caste, the two narratives that drive this fever, are in business. This time, it is not just the Ram temple issue. For some change, politicians have also roped in the name of his trusted aide, Hanuman, into the fray.

The monkey god has been called a Dalit, then a tribal, and now a Jain.

A Jain priest in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has claimed that Lord Hanuman was neither a Dalit nor a tribal, but a Jain.

Aacharya Nirbhay Sagar Maharaj, who heads a Jain temple in Samasgad, nearly 25 km from Bhopal, said according to Jain scriptures, Lord Hanuman was a Jain. He was part of the 169 great persons identified in Jainism.

Aacharya Nirbhay Sagar Maharaj, the Jain priest, who claimed Hanuman was Jain.

“Hanuman was a Kamdev. In Jainism, there are 24 Kamdevs. Hanuman was a kshatriya (warrior).” Making his claim, he said Jain scriptures have many references to Hanuman. “Like other Jains. Hanuman too did not have any caste,” he said.

Ascribing identities to Lord Hanuman started with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who while addressing an election rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar claimed that Lord Hanuman was a Dalit.

Yogi, who is also the head of the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur, said: “Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west. This was his resolve as it was Lord Ram’s wish. Just like him, we should also not rest till we fulfil that wish.”

When asked about this comment, BJP president Amit Shah told India Today TV that he would not like to comment on it.

Speaking at a session at Aaj Tak’s Panchayat Rajasthan, Shah said, “I refrain from commenting on such issues. He is a responsible person and chief minister of a big state. If anyone has queries and disagreements on his comment, they should ask him to elaborate.”

“He interpreted the characters in some context. He has tried to describe the character of Lord Hanuman. If you disagree with the statement, you should definitely ask him.”

After Yogi’s claim, Dalit organisations in Lucknow came out and demanded control over Hanuman temples. They said since Lord Hanuman is their God, only Dalits should be allowed to perform prayers and rituals at all Hanuman temples across the country.

Days after Yogi’s claim, chairperson of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Nand Kumar Sai floated another claim. He said Hanuman was not a Dalit but a tribal.

“Lord Hanuman was a tribal and not Dalit. He lived in the forest for years. He played a crucial role in Lord Ram winning the battle against Ravan. We still have a sub-caste which is called Hanuman. It has been proved in history that he was a tribal and the UP CM may have tried to convey the same. Those raising questions on my statement must read history first,” Sai had told India Today TV earlier.

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India’s Heaviest Satellite Weighing 5,854 Kg To Be Launched, Will Boost Internet Speed

India is set to launch its heaviest satellite from the French Guiana by Europe’s Ariane-5 rocket early on Wednesday morning. The satellite weighing 5,854 kg would enhance the speed of the internet in the country.

The satellite was scheduled to be launched early this year but was suspecting some technical problems, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)) recalled the satellite in April as a precautionary measure after the Gsat-6A satellite failed around the same time. Gsat-6A satellite went out of control and signal from it was lost soon after its launch on March 29.

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Gsat-11 is a high-throughput satellite that would carry 40 transponders in the Ku-band and Ka-band frequencies and is capable of  “providing high bandwidth connectivity” with up to 14 gigabits per second (GBPS) data transfer speed.

Isro chairman K Sivan recently told TOI that the “launch of four high-throughput satellites will provide the country broadband connectivity of over 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) by next year.” Of the four, two satellites Gsat-19 and Gsat-29 have already been launched. Gsat-11 will be launched on Wednesday and Gsat-20 launch has been scheduled next year. He said, “Together, all these satellites will provide high-speed internet connectivity in the country, especially in rural areas, and help bridge the digital divide.”

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Nokia 8.1’s extensive leak confirms it’s the X7 global version

This is a big one. An unexpected leak just confirmed what we’ve suspected all along – the upcoming Nokia 8.1 powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset is indeed the codenamed Phoenix smartphone we’ve been hearing about.

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Nokia 8.1 front and back

It’s all in the leaked press materials explicitly saying “Phoenix” more than one time and at first glance, the hardware is identical to the Chinese Nokia X7. The leak comes just in time to clear the confusion before the December 5 event in Dubai. We can now say with almost complete certainty that the Nokia 8.1 would be one of the three phones introduced there.

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