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Yoga should be integrated with modern medicine: Nadda

Bengaluru, Feb 13 (IANS) Yoga should be integrated with modern medicine for the treatment of mental and neurological problems, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said here on Saturday. The NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences) is successfully blending Yoga with the modern systems of health care, the minister said at the 20th convocation of the institute. H...

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CPI-ML condemns JNUSU president arrest

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist (CPI-ML) on Saturday condemned the arest of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case. This crackdown is nothing but a pre-planned war by the Modi government against campus democracy and the student movement, CPI-ML general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said in a ...

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JSGP announces B.A honours course in economics

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Emphasising the importance of economics in mainstream education and the social paradigms, the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy (JSGP) launched a B.A honours in economics programme here on Saturday. The programme has been initiated for enhanced understanding of modern economic theory while instilling in students the capacity for independent thinking ...

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88 percent turnout in Tripura by-election

Agartala, Feb 13 (IANS) Around 88 percent of the 38,270 voters on Saturday cast their ballots in the by-election to the Amarpur assembly seat in Tripura, an official said. The polling, which was totally peaceful, started at 8 a.m. amidst tight security and ended at 5 p.m without any interruption. The counting will be on February 16. No untoward incident has been reported so far a...

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'Little Hearts marathon won't be limited to Mumbai'

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Little Hearts marathon, the third edition of which was held in Mumbai earlier this week, will soon be organised in other cities of the country as well to promote healthy habits in children, said the CEO of Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital. Actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra, along with Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar on Sunday flagged off the marathon from Nardulla Tank, Siddhivi...

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JNU row: Kejriwal urged to establish authenticity of evidence

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) A delegation of political leaders on Saturday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and requested him to launch a probe to establish the authenticity of the evidence of the JNU campus incident. The delegation included CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI national secretary D. Raja and Janata Dal-United secretary general K.C. Tyagi. Authenticity...

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Guardiola is a football Einstein: Dani Alves

Barcelona, Feb 13 (IANS) Barcelona defender Dani Alves has hailed former coach and present Bayern Munich tactician Pep Guardiola as a football Einstein and says he will surely succeed at Manchester City. Guardiola is supposed to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at City next season. When the Spaniard was at Camp Nou, Alves had spent four seasons under him. His secret is he gets yo...

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Odisha seeks report from drama school over 'nude scenes'

Bhubaneswar, Feb 13 (IANS) Odisha Tourism and Culture minister Ashok Panda on Saturday said a notice would be served to the National School of Drama (NSD) to furnish a report over enactment of nude scenes by a Poland-based troupe here. Poland-based theatre group Alexander Jiereko enacted a play 'Sonaka' at Rabindra Mandap here on Friday evening. However, drama lovers, who were witnessing...

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Afghan forces launch operation against IS

Kabul, Feb 13 (IANS) Afghan security forces on Saturday started an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants' positions in the country's Nangarhar province, the defence ministry said. Personnel of Afghan National Army (ANA) launched a joint military operation on Saturday in close coordination with police and national intelligence agency staff in Achin district, Nangarhar province, X...

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UAE launches inspection to check unlicensed vendors

Abu Dhabi, Feb 13 (IANS/WAM) A campaign has been launched in Abu Dhabi in cooperation with the municipalities and the police to keep a check on street vendors. The Department of Economic Development (DED), Abu Dhabi said it was committed to eliminate all the negative practices that affect the business in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and to maintain the advanced and safe environment. ...

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Aung San Suu Kyi makes donation on late father's birthday

Nay Pyi Taw, Feb 13 (IANS) Leader of Myanmar National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi made donations on Saturday to mark the 101th anniversary of her late father's birthday. Alms food and robes were offered to Buddhist novices from various townships in the capital, Xinhua reported. I want all young people in the country to be like my father, said Suu Kyi, whose NLD pa...

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Youth Olympics kick off in Norway

Lillehammer (Norway), Feb 13 (IANS) With a story about the spark of enthusiasm as a symbol for inspiration, passion and creativity, Norway kicked off the opening ceremony of the second Winter Youth Olympic Games in its central city here. About 15,000 spectators braved bone-chilling cold in the evening to participate in the ceremony at the Lysgardsbakkene Ski Jumping Arena on Friday, the ...

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Bengal a terror hub under Mamata: BJP

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Alleging that the Trinamool Congress's appeasement politics has turned West Bengal into a terror hub, the BJP on Saturday said that under the Mamata Banerjee government, the state has left behind the country in terms of crime and corruption. Interacting with mediapersons here, BJP vice president Dinesh Sharma said the upcoming assembly polls was a direct fight betw...

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Brazil court maintains Neymar asset freeze

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 13 (IANS) A Brazilian judge has upheld a decision to seize assets belonging to star footballer Neymar worth 192.7 million reais (about $48 million). Friday's ruling by federal court judge Roberto da Silva Oliveira quashed an appeal against an earlier decision and raised the original figure blocked last September by almost four million reais (around $2.5 million) due t...

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Zika not a threat to Olympics: Rio mayor

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 13 (IANS) Rio's mayor Eduardo Paes has insisted that the zika virus is not a threat to the 2016 Olympic Games, which will be held in the city in August. In the re-inauguration of the Maria Lenk Water Park, which got a facelift for the Olympics, Mayor Paes commented on the zika virus situation, which has raised some controversy over the actual risk of holding the Games...

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Journalist shot dead in UP, Akhilesh orders probe

Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) A journalist was shot dead in broad daylight by motorcycle-borne assailants on Saturday in Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, prompting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to order an enquiry. Tarun Mishra, the bureau chief of a newspaper in Ambedkar Nagar, was driving to Sultanpur with his maternal uncle when two people on a motorcycle opened fire at his car. ...

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NATO chief calls for 'constructive' dialogue with Russia

Munich, Feb 13 (IANS) NATO needs constructive dialogue with Russia to ensure long-term stability in Europe, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said on Saturday. The NATO chief addressed the Munich Security Conference on the second day. He accused Russia for destabilising European security order but reaffirmed that NATO does not seek confrontations nor a cold war, Xinhua reported.

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Over 70 percent polling in Telangana bypoll

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Over 70 percent polling was registered on Saturday in the by-election to Narayankhed assembly constituency in Telangana's Medak district, officials said. The polling came to an end at 5 p.m. but those standing in queues were still being allowed to cast their votes. The exact turnout will be known later this evening. No untoward incident was reported from ...

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GreenDust announces discounts, combo deals on gadgets

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) GreenDust has announced that on Valentine's Day it is offering combo deals and up to 80 percent discount on a wide range of gadgets to add to the delight of a buyer. As the day signifies companionship and togetherness, we thought of pairing up the mobile devices on offer, with something compatible to it, instead of selling the products single. For buyers willing...

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Enjoy jackfruit ice cream this summer in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) Keralites can now enjoy a new flavour of ice cream -- jackfruit -- made completely from natural juice and without synthetic additives. State-run Kerala Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (Milma) launched the jackfruit ice cream as part of its diversification plan on making more milk products. This new ice cream made out of jackfruit has just h...

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