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Shaadi-e-Khas: Manage weddings digitally

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Whether you're a wedding vendor, wedding planner, the bride, the groom or the parents of the couple-to-be, help is at your hand with Shaadi-e-Khas, an online wedding management software which enables users to ease the process of planning and organising marriage-related events. The software has been built with the intent of helping people to stay focussed, on ti...

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Chew gum to keep your head clear

London, April 26 (IANS) Want to get rid of a nagging thought or the pesky lyrics you heard a week ago? Well, chew gum, advises a new study. The phenomenon where you just cannot get out of your head a catchy song for days or even weeks is known as an earworm or brainworm. The effect has been studied before, but its cause, and how to get rid of it, is not known. Now researc...

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Windies crash to 9-wicket defeat to England

St. George's (Grenada), April 26 (IANS) Mediocre batting coupled with a devastating new ball spell from seamer James Anderson combined to see the West Indies squander a position of strength and slide to a heavy nine-wicket defeat to England in the second Test here. Resuming the final day at the Grenada National Stadium on 202/2 with a lead of 37 runs, West Indies spectacularly lost their...

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6.6 million people affected in Nepal quake: UN

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Some 6.6 million people in Nepal have been affected by the devastating earthquake, the UN office in Kathmandu said on Sunday. The quake triggered an avalanche in the Mount Everest area, burying parts of the Everest base camp. Rescue and relief operations may be hampered with the monsoon fast approaching, said the UN. The United Nations Resident ...

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Pocket-sized ultrasound device for accurate diagnosis

London, April 26 (IANS) Scientists have developed a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) that can help reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The device is helpful in testing biliary-duct dilation, gallstones, ascites, splenomegaly, pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, urinary retention, urinary stones, abdominal mass and aortic aneurysm. ...

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Just one drink a day ups liver disease risk

London, April 26 (IANS) If you like to believe that one alcoholic drink a day would not harm you, read this carefully. New research has found that moving from moderate to heavy daily drinking - up to one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men - increases liver cirrhosis risk. The researchers analysed the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Status Report on Alcoho...

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Weekends best time to promote most apps

New York, April 26 (IANS) The best time for mobile app developers to launch a new app is weekend, says a study. The weekend may be the better time to run an ad campaign that promotes purchases, the report found. The study was conducted by San Francisco-based mobile app optimisation start-up Sensor Tower, which offers an app analytics service that helps developers better understan...

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President Mukherjee greets people of South Africa

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday extended his greetings to the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa on the eve of the Freedom Day of South Africa on Monday, an official statement said. In his message to South Africa President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, Mukherjee said: It gives me great pleasure to extend to the friendly people of South ...

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Air force to evacuate 1,500 from Nepal on Sunday

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Air Force will bring back 1,500 stranded Indians from thee earthquake-hit Nepal on Sunday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said. We brought back around 500 people yesterday (Saturday), today (Sunday) we will be evacuating 1,500 Indians from Nepal, Parrikar told reporters on the sidelines of defence investiture ceremony here. The minister sa...

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'Jannat' director Kunal Deshmukh 'safe' in quake-hit Nepal

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood director Kunal Deshmukh was in Kathmandu when the 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. He is safe and awaiting his return to Mumbai. Just talked to Kunal & Sonali. They r both sitting on the Kathmandu runway waiting for an aircraft to carry them back HOME, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt posted on Twitter. Earlier in the day, Bhatt tweeted: Can someon...

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Do's and Don'ts as per National Disaster Management Authority (With: After Nepal quake, India may be next, warn experts

- If indoors, drop to the ground. Take cover by getting under a sturdy table or other piece of furniture. If there is no desk or table, cover the face and head with the arms and crouch in an inside corner of the building. - If outdoors, move away from buildings, trees, street lights and utility wires. - If in a moving vehicle, stop as quickly and stay in the vehicle. - If...

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After Nepal quake, India may be next: Experts

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) In the wake of the strong 7.9 magnitude earthquake that killed over a 1,500 people in Nepal and left a swathe of devastation in the northern Himalayas on Saturday, experts said a temblor of equal intensity is overdue in northern India. An earthquake of the same magnitude is overdue. That may happen either today or 50 years from now... in the region of the Kashm...

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One girl killed as quake hits parts of Rajasthan

Jaipur, April 26 (IANS) An eight-year-old girl was killed and seven children were injured as a temporary shed made of sandstone slabs crumbled in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district as a mild earthquake hit parts of Rajasthan on Sunday. All these children were playing inside a temporary shed in Nadbai in Bharatpur district when it suddenly collapsed. Initial investigation hints that the stru...

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Nepal president spends night in tent

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav spent Saturday night inside a tent after the powerful earthquake caused several cracks in his office-cum-residence. A senior presidential official told IANS that Yadav and his security guards spent the entire night inside the tent fearing that further aftershocks may damage the entire century-old building. The President'...

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'Jannat' director Kunal Deshmukh 'safe' in quake-hit Nepal

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Bollywood director Kunal Deshmukh was in Kathmandu when the 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. He is said to be safe. Can someone help us search Kunal Deshmukh (director of my film 'Jannat') in Kathmandu? He was living in the Gorkana Forest Resort, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt posted on Twitter. In response, producer Ashvini Yardi and former Balaji Telefilms CE...

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Tommy Hilfiger honoured for work towards multiple scelrosis

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Ace designer Tommy Hilfiger has been honoured at Nancy Davis' annual Race to Erase MS Gala for his commitment to finding a cure for multiple scelrosis. The event raised funds for Davis' non-profit organisation that she founded in 1993 after she was diagnosed with the inflammatory disease, reports hollywoodreporter.com. When I was diagnosed, there was ...

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India reacting quicker to disasters: Parrikar

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) As India continues relief and rescue operations in earthquake-hit Nepal, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said reaction to disasters has become quicker since the NDA government came to power. Talking to reporters at the defence investiture ceremony here, the minister said: Reaction of government is quick now... we always used to provide help but mayb...

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Air India, SpiceJet to operate free relief flights to Nepal

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Following the earthquake in Nepal, state-run Air India and budget carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo have decided to operate additional flights and carry relief material to the quake-hit country free of cost. The regular scheduled operations from Delhi and Kolkata will resume on Sunday, Air India said in a statement. The airline would also operate two additi...

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Blake Lively, more confident cook than actress

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Hollywood star Blake Lively says she is more confident about cooking than acting. The 27-year-old, who is married to actor Ryan Reynolds and gave birth to their first child in December last year, told the Los Angeles Times newspaper that she lacks confidence in front of the camera and feels more comfortable cooking and decorating their home, reports femalefir...

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Nepal's PM urges people to donate blood

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Sunday urged the people to donate blood in the wake of the devastating earthquake that has left 2,123 people dead and 4,627 others injured. I request all the people to donate blood, Koirala told the media. All the government employee must also join the rescue operations. A 7.9 magnitude quake jolted Nepal on Saturd...

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