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Cabinet approves MoU with Bangladesh on trafficking

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The cabinet on Saturday approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh on the prevention of human trafficking and speedy prosecution. The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval for signing of a MoU on prevention of human trafficking especially trafficking in women and children: rescue, recovery, repatriation a...

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Trick to reduce absenteeism: Pay living wages

London, May 30 (IANS) Employers who pay the Living Wage -- payment required to meaningfully participate in society -- help to create a 'feel good factor' in the workplace resulting in increased productivity, says new research. Reduced absenteeism, reduced staff turnover and an enhanced company reputation have also been outlined as potential benefits in the study, which was carried out by...

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Protein that causes memory loss in healthy brains

London, May 30 (IANS) A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, says a new University of Sussex study. The study reveals a direct link between the main culprit of Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the formation of amyloid p...

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Emilia Clarke called 'Dragon Lady' in shops

London, May 30 (IANS) Actress Emilia Clarke is known as the 'Dragon Lady' when she goes into her local shop here to buy groceries because of her Game of Thrones character. The 28-year-old actress is always recognised by the staff who are fans of the HBO series, in which she plays Daenerys Targaryen, and they affectionately refer to her as the blonde queen who controls three dragons, repo...

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Been really exciting working with van Gaal: Rooney

Manchester, May 30 (IANS) English football club Manchester United's captain Wayne Rooney says he has loved working with manager Louis van Gaal, who was appointed last year. United, after a sluggish start to the season, rallied in the second half of the campaign to finish fourth in the Premier League, which Rooney has credited to the management skills of the 63-year-old. It was ex...

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At Sheikh's mausoleum, NC pitches for internal autonomy in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 30 (IANS) The opposition National Conference (NC) on Saturday vowed to fight for the restoration of internal autonomy in Jammu and Kashmir and demanded the strengthening of Article 370 of the constitution that accords special status to the state. The party would continue to strive for the restoration of internal autonomy, as had existed before 1953, in the state, NC leaders...

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Chris Brown sometimes hated himself

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown says he looked in the mirror and hated the person he saw, but he is now ready to turn over a new leaf. The Loyal hitmaker was dumped by his long-term girlfriend Karrueche Tran after she discovered he cheated on her and fathered a 12-month-old baby girl Royalty with their mutual friend Nia Guzman. He posted a photograph of himself on I...

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Here's why you spend spare time on Facebook

New York, May 30 (IANS) Can't help skimming through your Facebook timeline even as you take a break from work? You may just be wired to do so as the brain prepares us to be socially connected to other people even when we get some rest, says a new research. The brain has a major system that seems predisposed to get us ready to be social in our spare moments, said the study's senior author...

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Chen Long to meet Axelsen in Australian Open final

Sydney, May 30 (IANS) World No.1 Chen Long of China will meet Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the men's singles final after both won their respective semifinals at the Australian Badminton Open Superseries here on Saturday. Chen had fellow countryman Tian Houwei on the back foot for most of the match, forcing errors through shot precision and technical skills. Chen's uncharacteristic unforc...

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Will not forget what UEFA did against me: Blatter

Zurich, May 30 (IANS) Re-elected FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he will not forget how the Michel Platini-led Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) created a campaign of hatred against him in his time of crisis. It's hatred, coming not only from one person at UEFA but the organisation, who were not involved in 1998 when I became president. I forgive everyone, but I do not ...

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New fitness app lets you compete with others

New York, May 30 (IANS) A new fitness app can give your workout schedule a real edge as it lets you compete with friends who use different fitness trackers. If all your friends use fitness trackers different from yours, you can match your steps with the rest of the group. The online platform 'Matchup' lets users of different fitness trackers -- including Fitbit, Jawbone and Withi...

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Soon, prosthetic hands with a sense of touch

Washington, May 30 (IANS) Researchers are exploring new approaches to design prosthetic hands capable of providing sensory feedback. Providing sense of touch to the artificial hand would lessen the cognitive burden of relying solely on vision to initiate and monitor movements. Such artificial limb will provide tremendous psychological benefits to patients. Emerging sensor...

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Cellular Jail trip would inspire students: Goa CM

Panaji, May 30 (IANS) Meritorious students from Goa will soon get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Cellular Jail in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Saturday. He claimed that he was inspired by his visit to the islands and the prison and said Goa's meritorious students would be inspired to do better if they visit there. Everybody needs to...

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'Ishqedarriyaan' - An oft-seen love story

Film: Ishqedarriyaan; Cast: Mahaakshay Charkaborty, Evelyn Sharma, Mohit Dutta, Kavin Dave and Suhasini Mullay; Director: V.K. Prakash; Rating: ** With all the tropes of the romance genre weaved into it, Ishqedarriyaan is a typical contrived, mushy and predictable tale of a Prince Charming and a damsel in distress. The Prince here is the young, 20-something, soft-hearted, multi-b...

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Bond describes Indian heat as 'oven'

Christchurch, May 30 (IANS) Former New Zealand fast bowler and bowling coach of Mumbai Indians Shane Bond says he feels nice to be back in his country amidst favourable weather after spending a lot of time in the sweltering heat in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL). In Kolkata it was like 42-43 degrees leading in the days into the final and 90 per cent humidity, so it was like...

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Demi Lovato hit 'other rock bottoms' in rehab

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato hit other rock bottoms after going to rehab in 2010 and says she still has to remind herself every day that she has an addiction. The 22-year-old singer sought treatment for eating and self-harming disorders in 2010, and she has revealed she is bipolar. Asked if going to rehab was her rock bottom, Lovato told accesshollywood.com: With...

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Higher rent, transport allowance in 29 cities

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The salaried staff in 23 cities, notably employees of the government and state-run companies, stand to gain in terms of their house rent allowance after an upgrade of their places of stay based on Census 2011. Six cities have been upgraded for travel allowance. The decision to this effect was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Mo...

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How does Alia Bhatt beat the heat?

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Young and bubbly actress Alia Bhatt remains cool in the scorching summer heat by making sure she eats and drinks right. Giving out some tips for her fans, who hope for skin as radiant as that of the 22-year-old, the 2 States actress told IANS: One should drink a lot of water and stay hydrated to beat the scorching heat in summers. I have atleast 5 liters ...

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Indian-origin man charged with match-fixing

Singapore, May 30 (IANS) An Indian-origin man in Singapore, along with three others, were charged on Saturday for their alleged role in conspiring to fix a South East Asian (SEA) Games football match. Singapore-based Rajendran R. Kurusamy, 55, was accused of corruptly agreeing to give S$15,000 ($11,130) to Orlando Marques Henriques Mendes -- the technical director of the Football Federat...

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Iggy Azalea cancels tour

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Iggy Azalea has reportedly cancelled her upcoming North American Great Escape Tour after postponing it in March. The 24-year-old pop star was set to begin the series of 21 concerts in San Diego on September 19, but has now cancelled the performances, reports femalefirst.co.uk. AXS ticketing company announced the news to ticket-holders on Friday v...

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