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Common pesticide puts three generations at health risk

Washington, July 25 (IANS) If your ancestors were exposed to a common pesticide - widely used the world over during the 1970s as a safer replacement for DDT and still in use in many countries - this may lead to adult onset of kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations. According to a new study, the incidence of multiple diseases increased in the third generation or...

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Clean furniture the right way

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Sparkling furniture makes for an impressive home. Make sure you use the right cleaning and maintenance methods for different kinds of furniture items. Indian online home store Fabfurnish.com has listed ways to ensure that everything from your dressers, tables, couches, chairs to bookcases look squeaky clean all year round: * Painted furniture: Painted fu...

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How malaria parasite resists key trial drug

Washington, July 25 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered a way the malaria parasite becomes resistant to a key clinical trial drug. The parasite that causes malaria makes a class of molecules called isoprenoids. These play multiple roles in keeping organisms healthy, whether plants, animals or bacteria. In malaria, the investigational drug fosmidomycin blocks isoprenoid synt...

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FSTC receives EASA approval for A320 simulator

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Commercial pilot training firm FSTC (Flight Simulation Technique Centre) Friday said it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for its Airbus A320 simulator, making it the only centre in the region to have this approval. It is a great achievement for FSTC to be recognized as an EASA operator in such a short span of operation time. It is sur...

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CWG: India men falter, women judokas impress again

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Indian women judokas Sunibala Huidrom (-70kg) and Garima Choudhary (-63kg) Friday advanced to the quarterfinals at the Commonwealth Games here but Balvinder Singh (-73kg) and Vikender Singh (-81kg) both floundered in the men's round of 32. Huidrom beat Memory Zikhale of Botswana in the preliminary round of 16 bout via 'Waza-ari' (half-point) while Garima registere...

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Common blood thinner futile for pregnant women: study

Toronto, July 25 (IANS) A daily injection of blood thinner for pregnant women at risk of developing blood clots in their veins - a condition called thrombophilia - has been found to be ineffective, a new study showed. For two decades. women have often been prescribed the anticoagulant low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to prevent pregnancy complications caused by placental blood clots.<...

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Congress sweeps Uttarakhand by-polls

Dehradun, July 25 (IANS) The ruling Congress Friday won all the three assembly seats in Uttarakhand for which by polls were held. Chief Minister Harish Rawat won from Dharchula. The senior Congress leader won by over 20,000 votes and defeated his nearest Bharatiya Janata Party rival B.D. Joshi, election officials said. Rawat was an MP from Uttarakhand before taking over as the ch...

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Sensex, Nifty touch record highs; close in red

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday touched a new high of 26,300.17 points before slipping to 26,096.63 points. The early gains were wiped out in subsequent sessions and the market closed 175.22 points or 0.67 percent lower with a decline in metal, automobile and bank stocks. Heavy selling pressure was also seen in capital goods and oil and...

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No survivors in Algerian plane crash: France president

Paris, July 25 (IANS/EFE) French President François Hollande confirmed Friday that none of the 116 people on board has survived the Air Algerie passenger plane crash in the desert of Mali Thursday during a flight between Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso and Algiers. French troops Friday reached the site of the wreckage of the MD-83 aircraft and found one of the black boxes of the jetliner, a...

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Jordan shoots down drone near Syrian border

Amman, July 25 (IANS) Jordanian Armed Forces Friday said they shot down an unmanned aircraft near the Syrian border. According to military sources, the drone was spotted near the Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, Xinhua reported. The aircraft flew in from across the Syrian border, officials said. It is the first time that a drone entered Jordanian space. ...

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Modi to address Nepal parliament, pray at Pashupatinath

Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Nepal's parliament Aug 4 during his two-day visit, becoming the first foreign leader to do so after democracy was restored in 1990. Modi's address will come at a time when Nepal is marching towards drafting a new constitution that the country has been struggling to get for seven years, a ruling party leader told I...

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OPEC daily basket price closes tad lower

Vienna, July 25 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.22 a barrel Thursday, against $105.30 Wednesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (L...

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Indian shipping industry awaits maritime labour law ratification

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Much like mariners of yore waiting for monsoon winds to set sail, the Indian shipping industry awaits parliament's ratification of the international Maritime Labour Convention so as not to lose out on merchant traffic, according to industry leaders. With India yet to ratify the International Labour Organization adopted (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC)-20...

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Compile findings as part of 'Vision 2030': Kalam

Shillong, July 25 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Friday asked IIM-Shillong students to compile their findings and suggestions on various topics as part of their Vision 2030 for the Dimensions of Development in India. We (students) presented our views from a managerial perspective on the topics and explained how they envisioned the future of India's economy on various issues r...

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Jaitley rules out compulsory military training

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government does not favour compulsory military training to youths because it could militarize an entire nation, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday. Military training to all the youth of the country may also lead to militarisation of an entire nation, the minister told the Lok Sabha in a written reply. With our socio-political and economic co...

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Job loss, not recession, ups death risk

Washington, July 25 (IANS) If we believe US researchers, job loss is associated with a 73 percent increase in the probability of death - the equivalent of adding 10 years to a person's age. However, this increased death risk affects only a minority of the people who are unemployed. It is outweighed by health-promoting effects of an economic slowdown that affect the entire populat...

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Novel way blocks tumour growth into cancer

London, July 25 (IANS) In pioneering research on models of human tumours in mice, researchers have successfully blocked metastasis - the strategy adopted by tumour cells to transform into an aggressive form of cancer. According to researchers from Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium, blocking metastasis or even prevent their formation would be a giant step in the fight agai...

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UPSC aspirants won't suffer: Government

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The government Friday appealed to the UPSC aspirants to be patient about their demand for scrapping the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), adding that no injustice will be done to them. Making a statement in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances Jitendra Singh Friday said the three-member committee constituted in March last year...

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CWG: India men's hockey team opens account

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India Friday began their Commonwealth Games men's hockey campaign with a facile 3-1 win over lowly Wales in a Pool A tie at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here. In what was a lazy and lacklustre beginning, India at half-time were held to a 1-1 scoreline by Wales, who are ranked 22 places below in the FIH Rankings. But a much better second half performance that...

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Dissent in JD-U, RJD over alliance

Patna, July 25 (IANS) Ahead of talks between top JD-U and RJD leaders here Friday on their proposed alliance, some leaders in both the parties have publicly opposed the tie-up. RJD legislator Raghvendra Pratap Singh said: It is not good for the party and no discussion was held in the party over it. But after party chief Lalu Prasad's intervention he has now fallen silent. The R...

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