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DNA may shape political affiliations

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) The extent of liberalism in people may be linked to their bodies and deep seated psychology and not just results of conscious decision-making or upbringing as commonly thought, says a study. Physiological responses and deep-seated psychology are at the core of political differences, the findings showed. Politics might not be in our souls, but it probably is...

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Katju's allegations: HC to hear plea Sep 3

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday posted for Sep 3 a plea seeking a CBI probe into accusations by Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju that three former chief justices of India made improper compromises to save a tainted Madras High Court judge. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw, hearing the PIL that sought registration of a ...

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Rajya Sabha disrupted over UPSC test row

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday saw a massive uproar over the UPSC aptitude test while Home Minister Rajnath Singh assured the house that the government would find an appropriate solution to the row. The government would find out an appropriate solution to the problem of language issue in UPSC examination at the earliest, Home Minister Rajnath Singh told the Rajya Sabha.

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New treatment for gum disease in diabetics

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Going to the dentist may not be fun but for those with periodontal disease related to type-two diabetes, a new research may bring back their smile. Scientists have found that B cells - one of the most important blood cells involved in the human immune response - are shown to promote inflammation and bone loss in type-two diabetes-associated periodontal disease. ...

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Toyota's July sales down 4.30 percent

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Indo-Japanese automobile company Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) Friday reported a 4.30 percent decline in sales for last month which stood at 13,847 units from 14,470 units sold in July 2013. The company said its domestic sales grew at four percent in the month under review from 11,515 units in 2013. The company said it expects the sales momentum to pick up...

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Congress workers ransack party office in Karnataka

Bellary (Karnataka), Aug 1 (IANS) About 100 Congress workers Friday ransacked their party office here after their local leaders were denied ticket to contest in a by-election in the state. The by-poll in question is to be held Aug 21 in the Bellary Rural assembly segment, 310 km from Bangalore. In what appeared to be a pre-meditated move, local television channels were alerted to...

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App to alert forgetful parents about kids

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Have you ever forgotten your baby in the car? Pay more attention as the baby can die of heatstroke or poisonous gas if the car AC is on. To alert parents, a non-profit organisation called Kars4Kids in Lakewood, New Jersey, has created a free smartphone app. The Kars4Kids Safety app is designed to help avert any tragedy with a simple reminder. Once y...

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IAF's Jaguar fighter aircraft crashes

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Bhuj in Gujarat Friday. The pilot managed to eject safely. A defence ministry release said that the crash took place at 12.06 p.m., about 30 km from Bhuj. The pilot, who was airborne from Bhuj at (11.40 a.m.), was on a flying training mission and has ejected safely. There is no reported d...

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Mumbai hospital expands neonatal care unit

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital in Mumbai expanded its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to make it the largest NICU in the country. A total 35 beds were added to the NICU, enhancing its capacity to 110 beds. The Mumbai-based Siddhivinayak Ganpati Temple Trust helped in extending the existing NICU with 20 fully equipped beds with full support of monitoring an...

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Death, spies and thrillers

An exciting week for books with a variety of thrills, chills and spy stories. Take your pick. 1. Book: The Sad Demise of Manpreet Singh; Author: Patrick Bryson; Publisher: Hachette; Pages: 314; Price: Rs. 399 Dominic Biscuit McLeod is an expert in making the best of a bad situation. A viss fraud investigator at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi, Biscuit is legendary for...

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Bronze-winning Indian gymnast Dipa toast of Tripura

Agartala, Aug 1 (IANS) Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian woman and second person from the country to clinch a Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastics winning the women's vault bronze, has become the toast of her home state of Tripura. As soon as the good news spread through TV sets after her win Thursday night, people converged on Dipa's home at Abhoynagar, on the outskirts of the ...

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Bhitarkanika park opens for visitors

Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha which was closed for three months to facilitate crocodile breeding and nesting reopened for visitors Friday, an official said. Dozens of tourists visited the park as soon as it was opened. The number of visitors is expected to grow gradually in the coming days. The exact number of tourists who visited the park on ...

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'Increasing alcohol cost curbs harmful drinking'

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Reducing alcohol's affordability is the most effective way to reduce alcohol-related harm in people, says a study. A Minimum Unit Price (MUP) policy for alcohol can target heavy drinkers with cirrhosis, the findings showed. The researchers studied the amount and type of alcohol consumed by 404 liver patients, and also asked patients how much they spent on alc...

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Why didn't Siddharth wait for lead role to enter films?

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) TV actor Siddharth Shukla, who started his journey in filmdom with a small role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, says he didn't wait for the big role because he wanted to strike a right balance between his TV and films. After several failed attempts, Siddharth finally made it big as Shiv in Colors long running show Balika Vadhu. I was happy with what was happen...

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Commonwealth Games medals standing

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) England have opened a slight gap at the top of the 20th Commonwealth Games medals standings and lead Australia courtesy eight more golds. India are fifth with a tally of 47 medals, including 13 golds, 20 silvers and 14 bronzes. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 44 40 39 123 Australia 36 36 41 113 Canada 22 13 25 65 Scot...

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Kendall keen to rekindle romance with Harry Styles

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner is reportedly determined to win back her ex-boyfriend and singer Harry Styles. The 18-year-old has secured backstage VIP passes for several One Direction shows and is determined to use the band's Where We Are world tour to win back the singer, reports femalefirst.co.uk. A source said: The few times that Kendall's seen Hazza since the...

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Lead in teeth as kid can reveal origin later

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) The lead that gets accumulated in children's teeth as they inhale dust and ingest soil when they put their hands in their mouths can later reveal where they come from, reveals a study. Tooth enamel, which develops during childhood, locks in the lead signals and preserves them. We can use this pollution signal to figure out where these people came from, said...

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Virtual friendship in, personal connect out

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Time was when Friendship Day meant hanging out with buddies and wearing colourful friendship bands. But now virtual connect through forwarded messages or mobile app stickers or a simple post on a friend's wall of a social networking site overshadows the personal touch and people's socialising skills. Easy-to-access internet without pinching your wallet and mobile ...

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Sensex loses 102 points; capital goods stocks dip

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 102.90 points or 0.40 percent down as capital goods stocks plunged. All the sectors were trading in red. Big selling pressure was seen in banking, capital goods and auto sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,753.92 points, wa...

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Real Sociedad kick off campaign with Europa League win

Madrid, Aug 1 (IANS) Real Sociedad became the first Spanish club to play a competitive game in the 2014-2015 season when they kicked off their Europa League campaign with a 2-0 win at home to Scottish club, Aberdeen. Jagoba Arrasate's side finished seventh in the BBVA Primera Liga last season, obliging them to face two complicated preliminary rounds in order to reach the group stage of t...

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