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Experts look for effective treatment for brain tumour

Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Researchers are looking at novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of GBM, a lethal primary brain tumour, in the form of targeted therapies against a unique receptor, the interleukin-13 receptor a chain variant 2 (IL13Ra2). Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most lethal primary brain tumours, with median survival for these patients slightly over o...

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The haunted houses of Halloween Horror Nights

Singapre, Oct 2 (IANS) Everyone knows that haunted houses in theme parks are make-believe and fake, but still spectators get excited and frightened. This year, the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore returns with brand new concepts and techniques. And Seah Wee Thye, director of entertainment at Resorts World Sentosa, narrated how they have created the scare scenes with...

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Asiad kabaddi: Indian men, women in final

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian men's kabaddi team stayed on course for its seventh gold medal while the women are eying their second consecutive title as they booked final berths in the 17th Asian Games at the the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here Thursday. Both the teams will be facing Iran in the final. The men thumped South Korea 36-25 while the women defeated Thailand 41-28 in th...

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IOC, banks, sportspersons join cleanliness drive

Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), two nationalised banks Indian Bank and Indian Overseas Bank (IOB), and several sports personalites Thursday joined efforts in the Clean India Campaign. According to the IOC, apart from its top officials, noted sports personalities like tennis champion Rushmi Chakravarthi, chess grandmaster B. Athiban, and national table tennis champ...

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Manipur to accord mega reception to Mary Kom

Imphal, Oct 2 (IANS) The Manipur government will accord a grand reception to Asian Games gold medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom on her return to her home state, an official said here Thursday. Mary Kom, 31, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (48-51 kg) category to win gold Wednesday, becoming the first Indian woman to do so. As the news spread, people from all...

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Oslo withdraw from 2022 Winter Olympic Games bid\

Beijing, Oct 2 (IANS) Oslo withdrew its bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games after the Norwegian government rejected financial backing for the project. Norway's decision Wednesday leaves Beijing and Almaty of Kazakhstan as the only two candidates for the 2022 Winter Olympics, reports Xinhua. Oslo is the fourth city to pull out of the bidding process after the overall price tag o...

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KVIC should enhance marketing techniques: Rosaiah

Chennai, Oct 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah Thursday urged Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) to enhance its marketing, design and sales techniques and promote its products among the youth. Inaugurating the 146th Gandhi Jayanti celebrations and Diwali special rebate sales at Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan here, Rosaiah said: It is high time that the KVIC comes forward to enh...

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Indian boxer Satish settles for Asiad bronze

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian boxer Satish Kumar settled for the bronze medal after losing the semi-final of the men's super heavy (+91kg) event of the 17th Asian Games here Thursday. Satish lost 0-3 in an unanimous decision to Kazakhstan's Ivan Dychko at the Seonhak Gymnasium. ...

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Dia, Kalki to walk at Myntra Fashion Weekend

Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Bollywood actresses Dia Mirza, Kalki Koechlin, Lisa Haydon, Mandira Bedi and Diana Penty will glam up the Myntra Fashion Weekend (MFW), starting here Friday. The three-day fashion gala in its first season promises to bring together an exciting line-up of designers from across the country to showcase their collections. And to add to the charm of designer's creativity,...

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President greets nation ahead of Dussehra

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the nation Thursday on the eve of Dussehra and wished the festival would strengthen the moral foundations of the society. Dussehra symbolizes the victory of truth over untruth. It is an occasion which teaches us that those who follow the path of virtue, goodness and righteousness always emerge victorious, said a Rashtrapati Bhava...

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Ali Fazal to attend workshops for film

Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal has finished filming Khamoshiyan and now he is ready to attend workshops for Shagufta Rafique's directorial debut from this month-end. I am very excited about the film. It's a very hard-hitting drama and I am opposite Richa Chadha in the film. Since it's a hard-hitting film, we will have to go for workshops and they will start soon by end of this mont...

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Clean India campaign launched, Modi says India can do it

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wielded the broom symbolically at a place where Mahatma Gandhi once stayed to launch a unique nationwide campaign that seeks to change Indians' mindset and clean up India in five years. In a spirited speech near the India Gate monument a short while later, Modi told a huge gathering that Indians had a responsibility of fulfill...

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Devotees perform Kumari puja across Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 2 (IANS) Devotees converged at the Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission for Kumari Puja, the worship of a girl as the Durga Puja carnival reached its climax in West Bengal with Mahashtami and Mahanavami merging Thursday. The generally five-day carnival, shortened to a four-day affair this year as decreed by the almanac, is being celebr...

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Internet in Iran, a daily struggle against censorship

Tehran, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Getting through the strict internet censorship of the Islamic Republic is a daily struggle for many Iranians; a game of cat and mouse in which, despite all the bother, in the end they can access all the online content they wish. It is estimated that Iranian authorities block access to more than five million web pages, including popular social networks such as Fac...

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Ebola vaccine will not be ready until March: WHO

Geneva, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Two vaccines that give preliminary indications of providing effective and reliable immunization against the deadly Ebola virus ravaging West Africa will not be ready for testing until next March, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Developing a vaccine usually takes time and is expensive, the WHO said. Even in best conditions and with the huge effor...

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Goan flavour to Sri Lankan saint's canonisation

Panaji, Oct 2 (IANS) There will be a Goan flavor to the canonisation of Sri Lanka's first saint, Joseph Vaz, on whom Pope Francis will confer the status when he visits the island nation in January 2015. A native of Goa, then under the Portuguese colonial regime, left in 1686 for what was then called Ceylon to propagate Catholicism in the Dutch-ruled nation, where Calvinism, a major Prote...

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Twentieth Indian jailed for Singapore riots

Singapore, Oct 2 (IANS) An Indian man Thursday was awarded a jail term of 25 months for his involvement in the Dec 8, 2013, riots in the city. Chinnapa Govindarasu, 31, a construction worker, became the 20th Indian to be convicted for the riots, The Straits Times reported. The court has also ordered to give him three strokes of the cane. Govindarasu, admitted to being par...

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'Govindudu Andarivadele': Cliched age-old family drama

Film: Govindudu Andarivadele; Cast: Ram Charan, Kajal Agarwal, Meka Srikanth, Prakash Raj, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Jayasudha, Rahman, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rao Ramesh, Kota Srinivasa Rao; Director: Krishna Vamsi; Rating: ** The problem with Telugu cinema's most family stories is that they stick to an age-old story template that has been done to death. Krishna Vamsi's much anticipated Govindu...

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Intervention helps overcome mean girl behaviour

Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Missouri in the US have developed and tested an intervention that effectively decreases relational aggression or mean girl behaviour among teen girls. Relational aggression, or mean girl behaviour, is a non-physical form of aggression normally used among adolescent girls and it includes gossiping, rumour spreading, exclusion and r...

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India's zoos: Need for reform

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The recent incident of a youth being killed by a white tiger at the Delhi zoo highlighted the need to restructure and revamp Indian zoological parks, while raising questions over the security of animals and visitors. While some experts say it's time private organisations were given a role in their management, others question the very concept of zoological parks.

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