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Walking breaks between sitcoms cuts diabetes risk

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Taking three-minute breaks to walk in the middle of watching a television programme or other sedentary activity can improve the ability of children to maintain blood sugar levels compared to continuously sitting, a new study says. A sedentary lifestyle can put children at risk of developing pediatric obesity and metabolic health problems such as diabetes.

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Rebel Assam Congress leader set to join BJP

Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Amid speculation that many Congress legislators may shift allegiance, at least 15 of them reached the airport near here on Friday to welcome former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who is set to join the BJP. Sarma arrived here from New Delhi and headed to the BJP headquarters in Guwahati amid a rally of his supporters from different parts of the state. Some BJP...

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England batsman Bell not ready to retire

London, Aug 28 (IANS) England right-handed batsman Ian Bell on Friday said he still has the hunger and desire to play top-flight cricket. Bell, 33, hinted he could quit cricket after winning the Ashes last week for the fifth time. But he has had a word with coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Alastair Cook and now is ready to play again. I was as honest as I could be. Deep down I pr...

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Barcelona trident back to face Malaga

Barcelona, Aug 28 (IANS) Lional Messi, crowned as the best player in Europe for the 2014-2015 season, will be aiming to add to his reputation when his FC Barcelona side entertain Malaga at home in a La Liga match on Saturday. Although Barcelona scraped home against an injury hit Athletic Club Bilbao in their opening game, there is a feeling that the sale of Pedro Rodriguez, the suspensio...

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Vodafone India to roll out 4G by 2015 end

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Vodafone India will launch its 4G services by end of 2015 in important data markets including Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Kochi, a company statement said here on Friday. In addition, Vodafone India will also roll out its own 3G networks in another seven circles -- Assam, the northeast, UP West, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Kerala and Odisha -- to expand its ov...

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Tripura to implement food safety act with more sops

Agartala, Aug 28 (IANS) The Left Front government in Tripura has decided to introduce the National Food Security Act (NFSA) from September 1 with more sops, a minister said here on Friday. Under the NFSA, which came into force on July 5, 2013 under the then Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government, each eligible person would get 5 kg of foodgrain a month - rice at Rs.3 per kg,...

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Bale needs goals as Real Madrid entertain Betis

Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS) Real Madrid's players know they have to find their scoring boots when they play their first home game of the new season against newly-promoted Real Betis on Saturday. Last weekend's 0-0 draw against Sporting Gijon (another side that has just returned to the top-flight) highlighted the problem which has haunted Rafael Benitez's side over the pre-season: although they...

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Women to get 35 percent of government jobs, says Nitish

Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) Thirty-five percent of all government jobs in Bihar will be for women if he formed a government again, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday, releasing a five-year Vision Document. He also pledged to launch student credit cards to provide loans of Rs.4 lakh for higher studies to all students who pass Class 12 -- at 3 percent subsidy by the government. Ah...

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Easy start for Guardiola's Bayern after CL draw

Monaco, Aug 28 (IANS) Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola could be satisfied with the draw for this season's European Champions League group phase as the Spaniard starts his third year with the German football champions with a big, and until now unfulfilled, dream - to win the treble with Bayern. The draw, which took place in Monaco on Thursday evening, is likely to give the Germans ...

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Domicile issue reverbates in Jharkhand assembly

Ranchi, Aug 28 (IANS) The domicile issue reverbated in the Jharkhand assembly on Friday, with Fulchand Mandal of the ruling BJP claiming that Chief Minister Raghubar Das hailed from Chhattisgarh. Our chief minister belongs to Chhattisgarh. The rights of Jharkhandi students are grabbed by those from other states, Mandal said, embarassing the ruling party members. As he continued to speak,...

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Hardik Patel is Gujarat hero, says Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) The mass appeal of Hardik Patel in Gujarat does not augur well for the BJP, the Shiv Sena said on Friday, calling him a hero who had punctured claims that Gujarat was a peaceful state. Until now, (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi was considered the only political 'neta' who could pull crowds, a hard-hitting editorial in the party's mouthpiece Saamana said. Now...

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Facebook facelifts: Going under the knife for virtual 'likes'

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) You will scarcely believe this but there are people in India who are undergoing cosmetic surgery and skin treatment to post a perfect picture on Facebook. Facebook facelift, a term coined by the doctors, is a trend gaining pace in the country with people aiming for more 'likes' and 'comments' on their profile pictures. Various doctors with whom IANS spoke...

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NASA readies next-gen engines for deeper space missions

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) NASA has successfully completed the first developmental test series on super engines that will power its mega Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on missions deeper into space than ever before, including Mars. The test series wrapped up with a seventh hot fire test of a developmental RS-25 engine at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Bay St Louis, Mississippi, on Thurs...

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Less 'geeky' classrooms attract girls to computer science

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Small changes in classroom design such as replacing Star Trek posters by that of art and nature pictures help attract more girls to computer science, new research has found. The researchers have found that such changes do not impact boys' level of interest in computer science. Our findings show that classroom design matters -- it can transmit stereotypes...

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Facebook records one billion logins in a day

San Francisco, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) A billion users logged into social networking site Facebook on August 24 for the first time, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day, he wrote on his Facebook page late Thursday. On Monday, one in seven people on the Earth used Facebo...

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SRK wants to 'finish' writing book

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has a long bucket list and completing writing the book I have been writing for the last millennium is one of them. The 49-year-old took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share his amaranthine bucket list. Bucket list one. Learn the guitar. Learn cooking. Find a perfect pair of jeans. Learn to make five cocktails. Tend to plants. Rea...

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Jesse Owens biopic to release earlier than planned

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Production banner Focus Features has moved up the release of late athlete Jesse Owens's biopic Race from April 8, 2016 to February 19. Directed by Stephen Hopkins, Race will star Stephan James in the title role. The project is one of several films in the works, chronicling the life of the famous track and field athlete. It is the first to have a release date, a...

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Sheena murder: Brother Mikhail reaches Mumbai for probe

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Mumbai police on Friday brought Mikhail Bora, the brother of Sheena Bora, to Mumbai for the investigation into his sister's killing. A two-member police team escorted Bora from his home state of Assam on a flight to Mumbai, after he was quizzed at his Guwahati home on Thursday. In the past couple of days, attention has been drawn to Mikhail's claims that he ...

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'Civil War': Captain America, Iron Man's teams revealed

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) New promotional images for Captain America: Civil War have revealed the names of the two superhero teams - Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Ever since it was revealed that the movie will feature a conflict between the duo, fans are curious about who belongs to whose side. Comic Book Movie has released new promo arts that has given...

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Antonio Banderas back to school!

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Antonio Banderas has enrolled at a fashion school here to master the craft. The Skin I Live In shared a photograph from his class on micro-blogging website Twitter and photo-sharing webite Instagram, reports aceshowbiz.com. The 2nd week of studies at Central St Martin begins. Intense, exciting, serious and fun all the same time, he wrote. A spo...

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