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Bazaz's Kashmir premonition came true hours later

Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Tawheed Bazaz, 35, a resident of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, had a premonition that the flood waters which had inundated the city centre, Lal Chowk, early last Sunday, would also reach their Mandir Bagh locality. It came true just hours later as the muddy flood waters made their first appearance in our locality that evening after having inundated the posh areas ...

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Sensex plunges 324 points; capital goods stocks fall

Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Tuesday's trade around 324 points down, as capital goods, banks and automobile stocks plunged. This is the second consecutive sell-out in the market triggered by weak industrial data and anxiety over the US Fed stimulus cut. The market fell by more than 250 points Monday. Investor sentiment has turned bea...

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Australian man jailed for stealing signed guitars

Canberra, Sep 16 (IANS) A court in Australia Tuesday sentenced a man to a two-year jail term for stealing a valuable collection of signed guitars from the house of a music enthusiast, media reported. The 14 guitars, which were autographed by the music legends such as American rock band The Eagles, American singer-writer Chubby Checker, American rock singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, S...

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James Blunt dedicates song to Prince Harry

London, Sep 16 (IANS) English singer James Blunt has dedicated his song You're beautiful to Prince Harry at the Invictus Games closing ceremony here. Blunt paid tribute to the British royal for organising the sporting event Sunday, reports femalefirst.co.uk. While introducing his 2004 number one single at the ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, he told the crowd: This i...

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Our marriage was a circus: Cris Judd

Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Choreographer Cris Judd has opened up on his marriage to Jennifer Lopez, saying it was very tough because of the constant public scrutiny. Judd, who married the 45-year-old superstar in 2001, admits he struggled with all the attention. Their marriage lasted nine months, reports usmagazine.com. You know it's very tough. Your privacy is breached. You're ...

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Witherspoon's unusual date nights with husband

Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon says her date night with husband Jim Toth is all about their children's homework. Our date nights are mainly helping our kids with homework, usmagazine.com quoted Witherspoon as saying. And then, going to sleep, added the Legally Blonde star. Witherspoon has three children - Ava, 15, and Deacon, 10, from her ex-husband ...

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Paris Hilton house hunting in New York

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton is reportedly house hunting for a luxury penthouse apartment here because she wants to be closer to her siblings - Barron and Nicky. Los Angeles based Hilton was shown round a number of properties just a few hours after arriving into the city Sep 12, reports nypost.com. Paris (is) looking at penthouse apartments downtown so she can b...

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French government faces key confidence vote

Paris, Sep 16 (IANS) The French Socialist government faces a key parliamentary confidence vote Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President Francois Hollande's popularity at a record low. Prime Minister Manuel Valls will outline the government's work programme in the National Assembly and submit it to a vote, France 24 reported. Hollande's poll ...

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Two IS militants shot dead in Iraq

Mosul (Iraq), Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) Two gunmen belonging to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were killed in separate incidents Tuesday in the centre of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, security sources told Efe news agency. The first attack took place in the Al Cornish area where a man used a silenced weapon to shoot the IS member, whose group has controlled Mosul since June. ...

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Gender sensitisation classes for 'rough' Delhi Police cops

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Better late than never! Delhi Police are planning to conduct special lessons on gender sensitization for those personnel who talk rough while dealing with women and senior citizens. Be it a constable or inspector, every policeman will have to attend these classes. Senior Delhi Police officers told IANS that the classes were being started following numerou...

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Partner violence may trigger insomnia, upset stomach

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Intimate partner violence not only triggers psychological problems but may also lead towards developing physical symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome (IMC) and insomnia, warns new research led by an Indian-origin scientist. Vijay Singh, a clinical lecturer at the University of Michigan Medical School, also found that one in five men in the US reports violence to...

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Fresh at college? Ensure proper calcium intake

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Girls who are fresh at college must add proper calcium intake to their daily regimen. According to a new study, girls who join college know the benefits of eating healthy foods but lack confidence in their ability to do it, especially when it comes to getting enough calcium. They are not very confident about their ability to eat a healthy diet, especially ...

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Soldiers deployed to sunny climates run skin cancer risk

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Soldiers deployed to regions having tropical and sunny climates face a threat that they cannot fight with weapons - the possibility of skin cancer. Studying about 200 US Army veterans, researchers from the Vanderbilt University's medical center and the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System found that 62 percent of military personnel reported getting sunburned while d...

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Pakistani politicians barred from flight for turning up late

Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Two Pakistani politicians were barred from a flight for holding it up for over one-and-a-half hours, media reported Tuesday. Passengers of an Islamabad-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Karachi late Monday barred Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly Ramesh Kumar...

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Government moots CBI probe into Salman Khurshid's NGO

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The government is planning to order a CBI probe into the functioning of an NGO which took aid in the name of the disabled but was allegedly involved in malpractices, Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said Tuesday. There is an NGO in Uttar Pradesh which took aid in the name of the disabled but was involved in malpractices. We have referred the case to la...

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Bald men in 40s at higher risk of prostate cancer

Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Compared to men with no baldness in their 40s, men with a specific pattern of baldness at age 45 have a 40 percent increased risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer later in life, claims new research. Our study found an increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer only in men with a very specific pattern of hair loss - baldness at the front and moderate h...

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Andhra inks agreement for 24x7 power supply

Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Round-the-clock electricity supply will be a reality in Andhra Pradesh from Oct 2 as the state government Tuesday signed an agreement with the union power ministry under the 'Power for All' scheme. The agreement was signed here in the presence of Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Andhra Pradesh is am...

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China's stars Liang, Zhang confirmed for Macau Open

Macau, Sep 16 (IANS) China's number one golfer Liang Wen-chong and two-time Macau Open champion Zhang Lian-wei Tuesday confirmed their participation at next month's Venetian Macau Open. The 16th edition of the Venetian Macau Open, one of the highlights of the Asian Tour calendar, will tee off at the Macau Golf and Country Club Oct 23-26 with a record prize fund of $900,000. The 3...

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Promoting peace: Japanese man on hugging spree

Tokyo, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) A young Japanese man has been traveling three years through Asia distributing free hugs for peace in an initiative to bring people together, His videos have registered more than 1.5 million views on Youtube. Koichi Kuwabara, 29, began his adventure just after graduating from university and has since toured South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan giving hugs to a...

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Will make environment norms for industries more stringent: Javadekar

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The government will make environment norms for industries more stringent, but at the same time they will be practical, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday. Few days back we made environment norms for cement industry more stringent. We want to do the same for all other industries, Javadekar said, addressing a conference organised by industry lobby ...

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