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Campaign to save the Indian wolf

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) For the first time, a systematic effort has been initiated to save the Indian wolf, now figuring on the 'endangered' list of wild animals in the country. A wolf conservation effort has been taken up in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra by a Mumbai NGO, villagers of Parner in Ahmednagar and the Maharashtra forest department, helped by a British trust. The w...

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Novel blood test detects intensity of peanut allergy

New York, March 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new blood test that could predict the intensity of a patient's allergic reaction to peanut consumption. Based on initial results, the researchers noted that the new test is many times more sensitive than current procedures. A patient who has a serious allergy and gets exposed to an allergen protein will form antibodies in thei...

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Rural flavour in Rajasthan's royal Sara Vilas

Mandawa (Rajasthan), March 1 (IANS) Golden yellow mustard fields, long winding roads, shimmering stars and a gentle wind whistling in the ears - that was the first impression that Mandawa cast on me once I left the hustle-bustle of metropolitan Delhi for an alluring charm of the small village of Rajasthan. Though Mandawa is well-connected by road from Delhi, it's quite a bumpy ride of ei...

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Vishnu Manchu back on Twitter

Chennai, March 1 (IANS) On the occasion of his wedding anniversary Sunday, Telugu actor Vishnu Manchu returned to Twitter nearly a year after his account was hacked and subsequently suspended. How wonderful Life is that you are in it @vinimanchu Happy Anniversary. As promised am back on Twitter (sic), Vishnu tweeted Sunday. Minutes after Vishnu's return, his handle @iVishnuManchu...

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BJP's Nirmal Singh sworn in deputy CM of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nirmal Singh was on Sunday sworn in as the deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP's national president Amit Shah and senior leaders L. K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended the swearing in ceremony of the PDP-BJP coalition government in the state. ...

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Mufti Sayeed is Jammu and Kashmir's chief minister

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed was sworn in as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday in a ceremony here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP national president Amit Shah and senior leaders L. K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi as well as Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar were among those present at the occasion....

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Humour of everyday life: The art of Jerome K. Jerome

Many enduring human achievements are ventures which did not turn out as planned and literature is no exception. A newly-married, not very established author, spending his honeymoon boating on the Thames, started to write a serious travel guide but ended up with a comic novel due to his matchless ability for rib-tickling presentation of everyday events and people (including relatives). It may n...

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Rainy Sunday in Delhi

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Delhiites woke up to a rainy Sunday morning. The Met Office has forecast more rainfall in the day. The minimum temperature in the morning settled at 15 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. The sky will remain partly cloudy and with rainfall or thundershowers in some parts of the city, said an official of India Meteorological Departme...

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Benfica beats Estoril in Portuguese league

Lisbon, March 1 (IANS) Benfica slammed Estoril 6-0 in the 23rd round of the Portuguese league at the Luz Stadium in capital Lisbon. In Saturday's match, Brazilian defender Luisao opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a header and Argentine midfielder Eduardo Salvio scored in the 26th, reported Xinhua. Pizzi scored in the 33rd and Brazilian forward Jonas two minutes later fol...

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Bolt starts season with relay win

Kingston, March 1 (IANS) Jamaica's star sprinter Usain Bolt made a surprise season debut as he ran the anchor leg in a 4x100m relay heat victory at the Gibson Relays. The world 100m and 200m record holder took the baton from world and Olympic 200m medallist Warren Weir and brought home the victory, reported Xinhua. For me this was a good run. It was a good blow out in the early m...

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Root's 121 powers England to 309/6 against Sri Lanka

Wellington, March 1 (IANS) England rode on Joe Root's 121 to score 309/6 against Sri Lanka in a World Cup Pool A game at the Westpac Stadium here on Sunday. During his 108-ball stay, right-hander Root scored his fourth century in One-day International (ODI) cricket to power his country to a position of strength. Several batsmen chipped in with useful contributions for England. Ex...

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Sajad Lone to be sworn in as minister

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Sajad Gani Lone, former separatist leader and chief of the Peoples Conference, has reached here and will be sworn in as a minister in the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, a source said. He received a call from the senior BJP leadership at the centre to reach to Jammu, a source close to Lone told IANS on phone from Srinagar. The move came after...

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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, March 1 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Saturday evening's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich 23 18 4 1 63 10 58 VfL Wolfsburg 22 14 5 3 48 24 47 Bor. Moenchengladbach 22 10 7 5 29 18 37 Bayer Lev...

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Sajad Lone rushes to Jammu to be sworn in as minister

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Sajad Gani Lone, former separatist leader and chief of the Peoples Conference, rushed to Jammu to join the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir as a cabinet minister Sunday, a source said. He received a call from the senior BJP leadership at the centre to reach to Jammu, a source close to Lone told IANS on phone from Srinagar. The source added Lone had fl...

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Alicia Keys shares first image of newborn son

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys took to photo-sharing site Instagram to introduce her newborn son to the world with a classic family portrait. The black and white photograph, which exuded a timeless feel, shows the singer cradling the two-month old Genesis Ali Dean on a beige sofa, reports mirror.co.uk. She is accompanied by her husband Swizz Beatz, his son Kassee...

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Dortmund overpowers Schalke 3-0 in German Bundesliga

Berlin, March 1 (IANS) Dortmund won the 146th edition of the Revierderby against Schalke, while Leverkusen reaped their ninth victory of the season at the 23rd round of Bundesliga on Saturday. Juergen Klopp's men extended their winning run to four straight victories as they overpowered Schalke with three late goals at the 146th Revierderby, Xinhua reported. Dortmund controlled th...

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Ryan Gosling gets tattoo for daughter?

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) It seems Ryan Gosling has turned to body art to showcase his love for his daughter. The actor was spotted with 'Esme' - which is short for Esmeralda -- written onto his knuckles. The 'inking' sent his fans into a tizzy with a speculation -- whether it was a tattoo or just a doodle. The actor, who welcomed his first child with Eva Mendes in September l...

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A horrible nightmare: Madonna on her backwards stumble

London, March 1 (IANS) Talking about her backward stumble during her gig at the BRIT Awards, singer Madonna says it was a 'horror show' after her performance went horribly awry. The 56-year-old opened up about the incident while talking on The Jonathan Ross Show, which is set to air on March 14, reports dailymail.co.uk. The singer had been performing her new single Living for lo...

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Sierra Leone's vice president on self-imposed quarantine for Ebola

Freetown, March 1 (IANS) Sierra Leone's Vice President Alhaji Samsumana is on self-imposed quarantine following the death of one of his close bodyguards, Deputy Minister of Information Theo Nicol said on Saturday. The vice president has decided to quarantine himself for 21 days to make sure he is free of the disease, Xinhua cited Nicol as saying. The bodyguard, John Koroma is rep...

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Gigi Hadid ditches old makeup regime

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) American fashion model and TV personality Gigi Hadid says she is stepping up her makeup game after being unveiled as the new face of cosmetics brand Maybelline last month. The 19-year-old has broken away from her old beauty regime and started experimenting with cooler looks since landing the spokesperson's role, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I feel like ...

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