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Anupam Kher visits Pashupatinath temple

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has made the most of his trip to Kathmandu to go and offer prayers at the Pashupatinath temple. On my way to Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu. Will pray for all of you too, he tweeted Saturday. The actor is in Kathmandu for his autobiographical play Kucch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai which was staged on Friday. -*- Ayushmann feel...

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Saradha scam: Bengal police ex-chief appears for CBI grilling

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Former West Bengal police chief Rajat Majumdar Saturday appeared before the CBI after being summoned by the agency in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. The former director general of police, who worked as security advisor for the tainted company, was called for interrogation following a search of his residence Aug 14 in which several documents wer...

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Fitness app games no substitute for actual exercise

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) There are nearly 31,000 health and fitness apps in the market and most of them use games to increase physical activity. Are they a real substitute for hitting the gym or walking in the park? According to a study, gamification is currently the popular trend for mobile fitness app makers looking to cash into helping people get fit. It has just been assumed...

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Second film as important as first: Tiger Shroff

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) After getting noticed for his stunts in his debut film Heropanti, actor Tiger Shroff, who was recently honoured by the Kukkiwon - World Taekwondo Headquarters in Seoul, is geared up for more daredevilry in his second film as he feels it's as important, if not more important than one's first movie. In an interview, the actor has spoken about getting a fifth degree ho...

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SC refuses to postpone UPSC exam

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Saturday rejected a plea for the postponement of the UPSC preliminary examination in the wake of a controversy over the aptitude test. The bench headed by Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar dismissed a petition, and refused to postpone and reschedule the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination scheduled for Aug 24. Aspirants had las...

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Green tea can protect spinal cord neurons

Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) Polyphenols found in green tea are strong antioxidants and can protect your brain in case of a spinal cord injury. Chinese researchers have found evidence that polyphenols can protect spinal cord neurons against oxidative stress and can reduce free radical damage. In lab experiments over rats, lead researcher Jianbo Zhao and co-workers from the First Affili...

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Hannover sign French striker Jimmy Briand

Berlin, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympique Lyon's Jimmy Briand has joined Hannover till June 2015, the Bundesliga football club said. Hannover has strengthened their offence with the Frenchman, who received the jersey No.21 after signing a one-year deal Friday, reports Xinhua. The Frenchman played from 2003 until 2010 for Stade Rennais before he joined Olympique Lyon to score 22 goals in 11...

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Teenaged girl gang-raped, killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Aug 23 (IANS) A teenaged girl has been gang-raped and murdered in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said Saturday. The barbaric incident took place near Balisahi village, about 170 km from Bhubaneswar Thursday night. A post-mortem examination conducted on the body recovered Friday revealed that the girl was raped before being murdered, sub-divisional police officer R....

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Low-frequency waves help astronomers click faraway galaxy

London, Aug 23 (IANS) A team of astronomers has taken the most sensitive image of a galaxy 30 million light years away via a radio telescope with frequencies just above those of commercial FM radio stations. The European astronomers took images of 'Whirlpool Galaxy' Messier 51 (M51) with the Low Frequency (LOFAR) radio telescope in the frequency range 115-175 MHz that is just above the ...

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Santos allay Robinho injury fears

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 23 (IANS) Robinho could be fit for Santos' clash in the Brazilian Serie A football league with local rivals Sao Paulo slated for Sunday after a scan showed no serious damage to his right thigh. It was feared that the player, who has been loaned out by AC Milan, faced an extended period on the sidelines after being forced off early in Santos' 2-0 victory over Atletico ...

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Arthur favourite to take over as West Indies coach

Paramaribo (Suriname), Aug 23 (IANS/CMC) Former Australia and South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has emerged as the favourite to take over as the West Indies cricket coach following the exit of Ottis Gibson earlier this week. Media reports in Trinidad and Tobago suggested that the South African, who recently finished his duties with the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League (CP...

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Now, a self-maintaining fish tank

London, Aug 23 (IANS) A British student is close to launch the first fish tank that requires no filter cleaning or water changes. Suzy Shelley from Loughborough University's design school was inspired from her own experience of keeping tropical fish. Suzy's 15-litre fish tank called Avo is packed full of innovative technology that make water and filter changes a thing of the past...

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Help develop cutting edge technologies: President to IITs

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has called upon IITs to play a pivotal role in India's endeavour to develop newer, cutting edge technologies and utilise them to create in-house technology solutions for domestic requirements. Speaking at the concluding session of the conference of chairmen, board of governors and directors of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) a...

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Bayern beat Wolfsburg 2-1 in Bundesliga opener

Berlin, Aug 23 (IANS) German football giants Bayern Munich started their 52nd Bundesliga season with a hard earned 2-1 victory over Wolfsburg, thanks to goals by Thomas Mueller and Arjen Robben at the outsold Allianz Arena. The Bavarians established a 2-0 lead within 46 minutes but resilient Wolfsburg reduced the lead to 2-1 by courtesy of Ivica Olic here Friday night, reports Xinhua.

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'Mardaani' - makes right noises about child trafficking

Film: Mardaani; Cast: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Bhasin, Jisshu Sengupta and Anil George; Director: Pradeep Sarkar; Rating: **** A stellar cast only adds to this accomplished film's sense of creative propriety. Mardaani is a film that makes all the correct noises about child trafficking. And by correct noises, I do mean the soundtrack, which is among the most evocative provocative and s...

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St. Kitts has benefited from CPL: Prime Minister

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Aug 23 (IANS/CMC) St. Kitts Prime Minister Denzil Douglas said his country's hosting of matches in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will result in millions in earnings for the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. Warner Park was the venue for the final stage of the CPL, hosting nine matches including the semi-finals and finals, reports CMC. Prime Minister ...

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Mexican state bans animals in circuses

Mexico City, Aug 23 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's Coahuila state has banned the use of animals in circuses. The reform, unanimously passed by the state legislature, prohibits the use of animals in shows or promotional parades, including the use of rabbits and doves by magicians. State legislators left bullfights out of the ban list during their review of laws for protection of animals. ...

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Four killed inside Honduran prison

Tegucigalpa, Aug 23 (IANS/EFE) Four men serving pre-trial detention at Honduras' National Penitentiary were fatally shot by a fellow inmate. Convicted murderer Jose Chichilla brought the four men to his cell and liquidated them there with a 9 mm pistol, deputy prisons director Obdulio Sabillon said Friday. Nelson Oliva, Tanael Ordonez, Rodolfo Breve and Melvin Umana entered the p...

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Heckling of CMs: How is Modi responsible, asks Uddhav

Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot be held responsible for the booing and heckling of non-BJP chief ministers in some states, including Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has said. The people who are booing are not imported from Gujarat or New Delhi, they belonged to Maharashtra, ditto in Haryana, Thackeray said, referring to the hooting of chief ministe...

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Man survives in Brazilian forest eating insects

Brasilia, Aug 23 (IANS/EFE) A man lost in the Brazilian forest survived for 12 days by eating insects. Gileno Vieira da Rocha, 65, was found by a peasant in the rainforest region of the Vila de Sucunduri municipality, 435 km from Manaus city, capital of Amazonas, authorities said Friday. Rocha, an engineer who was working on a sports field in Vila de Sucunduri, had an argument wi...

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