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Students clash in Bengal varsity, trade fire

Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Two rival student groups clashed at a West Bengal varsity on Thursday, trading fire and hurling bombs indiscriminately, police said. Police said that violence broke out between the two groups during the ongoing admission process at the Raigunj University campus in North Dinajpur. There was firing and bombing. A live bomb was discovered, police said. ...

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Best part about my success is that it came late: Kangana

Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut says her success in the film industry tastes sweeter as it came late! Over the years, the National Award-winning actress has impressed the critics and audiences alike her with roles in films like Gangster - A Love Story, Fashion, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Queen. And she doesn't mind the fact that she's turned out to be a late bloomer. I think ...

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Evacuation at Moscow airport after fire

Moscow, Sep 3 (IANS) Over 3,000 people were evacuated on Thursday from an airport in Russia's capital city of Moscow after a small fire erupted in its premises. More than 50 flights were delayed from the Domodedovo International Airport, EFE news reported. The evacuation began as the airport was engulfed in a cloud of smoke, which resulted from a small fire in a warehouse of a su...

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WHO declares Liberia ebola free

Geneva, Sep 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared Liberia free of ebola virus transmission. The WHO said in a statement that Liberia's ability to effectively respond to the ebola outbreak was due to intensified vigilance and rapid response by the government and multiple partners, Xinhua news agency reported. Liberia now enters a 90-day period of heigh...

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Costa looks to repay Del Bosque's faith with goals

Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS) Spain striker Diego Costa has said that he has a debt to pay with the national football team. The Brazilian born striker was a controversial inclusion in the 2014 World Cup squad for Spain after struggling with injuries at the end of the previous season. Once in Brazil those injuries prevented him being at his best and Spain slumped out of the first round of the comp...

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Not sure whether I am worth record fee: French striker Martial

Manchester, Sep 3 (IANS) English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United have created a splash in the football world by signing him for 80 million euros ($89.8 million), but young French striker Anthony Martial is not sure whether he is worth the huge amount. The 19-year-old travelled to Old Trafford from French club Monaco on transfer deadline day for a fee that made him the world...

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New app to address healthcare needs

Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Now you can consult top doctors in India online and book an appointment with them as well thanks to a new app launched by TopDoctorsOnline.com (TDO). With tie-ups with up over 120 hospitals, several diagnostic and pathology chains as well as emergency services - which are accessible directly through the app - it claims to provide complete healthcare solutions.

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Gout drugs may help heart attack survivors live longer

Sydney, Sep 3 (IANS) A study led by an Indian-origin scientist in Australia has found that a widely available drug used to treat gout can help heart attack survivors live longer, according to a media report. Gout is a complex form of arthritis that can cause episodes of acute pain. The study led by Sanjay Patel of Sydney's Heart Research Institute (HRI) found that the drug colchi...

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Mercedes-Benz launches AMG C63S in India

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) German carmaker Mercedes-Benz on Thursday launched the new AMG C63S in India at prices starting from Rs.1.3 crore (ex-showroom price Delhi). The car is a powerful high-end rear-wheel drive sports car powered by a 4 litre V8 bi-turbo engine, developing an output of 375 kW (510 hp) making the V8 model the most powerful car in its segment. In terms of output,...

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Germany to miss Marco Reus for next two Euro qualifiers

Frankfurt, Sep 3 (IANS) Germany have received a blow ahead of their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland with attacking midfielder Marco Reus ruled out due to a toe injury. The 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund player left the team hotel on Wednesday after doctors confirmed that he would not be able to take part in the upcoming matches. The painful injury which t...

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Forcing teenagers into exercise no good

New York, Sep 3 (IANS) If you thought coercing your teenage child or sibling into exercising would do the trick, you are off the mark as it won't make the youngsters any more active, says a new study. The study found that students who don't feel in control of their exercise choices or who feel pressured by adults to be more active typically are not. Middle-schoolers who feel they...

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Modi for collective action against climate change

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said climate change is a pressing global challenge that calls for collective human action and a comprehensive response. Addressing a gathering of spiritual leaders, scholars and leaders from several countries at a conference on conflict avoidance and environment consciousness, the prime minister said it was the poor people ...

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Seven policemen killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 3 (IANS) Seven policemen were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Thursday, officials said. Unidentified armed men shot dead and killed seven police personnel at a checkpoint in Bartaqi area of Garmsir district, district police chief told Xinhua news agency. Investigation has been initiated into the case, he said. ...

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India, Mauritius ink deal over stock exchanges

Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) for co-operation between the two exchanges, an official statement said here on Thursday. The statement said the objectives of the tie-up was to foster a deeper and more strategic relationship between the two institutions, facilitating t...

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Set of neurons urges constant drinking

New York, Sep 3 (IANS) If you can't control the urge to drink, there is a set of neurons to be blamed. Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two and so on. The discovery could ultimately lead to a cure for alcoholism and other addictions, researchers from the Texas A and M Health Science Centre believe. ...

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Juventus CEO Marotta confident of continued success

Turin, Sep 3 (IANS) Italian football champions Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta is confident his club has what it takes to keep pushing for major honours for many years to come. Marotta on Wednesday said that once the newcomers fully adapt to their new environment, the team can only go from strength to strength. We're extremely happy with our work in the transfer market and have ach...

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Tihar Jail inmates get a flavour of classical music

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The inmates of Tihar Jail here got to witness a performance of classical music on Thursday as part of a rehabilitation initiative by NGO 'Legends of India' as it celebrated its fifth edition. In collaboration with Sangeet Natak Akademi, 'Legends of India' - an endeavour to promote Indian art forms - presented a rendition by Hindustani classical music exponent Nagr...

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Will talk to Mulayam, says Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav said on Thursday that he won't allow the Samajwadi Party to walk out of the Janata Parivar and that everything will be sorted out soon. Our alliance is intact and will remain intact. I will soon talk to (Samajwadi Party chief) Mulayam Singh Yadav, Sharad Yadav told reporters here. I just got to know through the medi...

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Tell kids to shun one sugary drink a week for 'good' cholesterol

New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Reducing the intake of sugary drinks by one serving a week for an year can increase good cholesterol levels in children, a new study has found. Researchers from Tufts University found there was an inverse association between sugary drinks and HDL (good) cholesterol increases. The results also showed that a higher intake of sugary drinks was associated with ...

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Positive cues buoy markets; Sensex closes 311 points up

Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) A rebound in global exchanges coupled with notification of the latest reform in the retrospective tax regime buoyed investor sentiments leading to a barometer index provisionally closing 311 points up on Thursday. The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally closed with gains of 311.22 points or 1.22 percent.

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