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The big news: TN releases Jayalalithaa’s medical report to end speculation, and 9 other top stories

In other headlines: Rijiju said a former Pak envoy’s statements on the 26/11 attacks were not new, and KL Rahul and Pujara turned the tide in India’s favour.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Tamil Nadu government releases Jayalalithaa’s AIIMS medical report, dismisses speculation: The state administration said the ‘self explanatory’ document made it clear that the former chief minister was given the best possible treatment.
  2. Nothing new in ex-Pakistan NSA’s statements on the 26/11 attacks, says Kiren Rijiju: Mahmud Ali Durrani had said the attack was perpetrated by groups based in his country, but said Islamabad had no role in the strike.
  3. KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara lead India’s fight on Day 3, stretch lead to 126: Pujara and Anjikya Rahane piled on an unbeaten 93 runs for the fifth wicket, the highest of the series so far.
  4. FBI director asks justice department to reject Donald Trump’s wire-tapping claims: Officials said James Comey called the president’s allegations ‘false’ and said they needed to be corrected.
  5. Will not accept discharge of LK advani on technical grounds, says SC: On March 22, the court will decide whether the accused, including Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi, should face trial for conspiracy.
  6. India’s oldest aircraft carrier INS Viraat decommissioned after serving Navy for 30 years: If there are no buyers for the vessel in the next four months, it will either be dismantled or sunk to create a tourist spot for divers.
  7. Perjury case: Anurag Thakur exempted from appearing in Supreme Court after he apologises: In a separate hearing, the top court asked the DDCA to give an undertaking that it would implement Justice RM Lodha Committee’s recommendations.
  8. Netflix ties up with Airtel, Videocon d2h and Vodafone to seize Indian market: These partnerships will make Netflix originals such as House of Cards and Narcos easily accessible to viewers through DTH and mobile platforms.
  9. Why are old currency notes not being accepted till March 31, SC asks Centre and RBI: The PM had said that those unable to deposit scrapped bills by December 30 can do so at specified RBI counters till March 31, the petitioners said.
  10. At least 19 female foetuses found dumped in Maharashtra’s Sangli district: The police made the discovery during an investigation into the death of a pregnant woman from a local village.
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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.


You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.


Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.


Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.


If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.


The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

Morning is also when the body needs maximum nutrition to function efficiently through the day as you’ve just woken up from a full 7 hours of no food (and if you’re sleeping less than that, that’s a whole other article).

So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:


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