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Ultrasound can identify people at high stroke risk

London, Nov 26 (IANS) A simple ultrasound examination can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke, says a study. The findings suggest that since surgical treatment to prevent stroke is only considered beneficial to some, ultrasound can prove useful in preventing unnecessary surgical intervention. By using ultrasound, we can identify the patients who are at...

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Google celebrates India's milkman's birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Honouring 'Father of white revolution' Verghese Kurien, Google on Thursday made a doodle of him on his 94th birth anniversary. Also known as the Milkman of India, Kurien made India the world's largest milk producer, an upliftment from being a milk-deficient country. Celebrating his 94th birth anniversary, Google showed Kurien on its homepage with a can of...

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Mumbai remembers heroes, victims of 26/11 terror attacks

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) The heroes and victims of the 26/11 terror attacks that left 166 people, including 28 foreigners, dead were solemnly remembered at various commemorative events held here on Thursday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis led the main commemoration at the 26/11 memorial in the Police Gymkhana on Thursday morning, along with his cabinet colleagues and senior police officer...

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Seoul, Pyongyang to finalise talks details

Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS) South Korea and North Korea are set to hold a working-level contact on Thursday to discuss the details -- timing, venue and agenda -- for inter-governmental talks. The preparatory meeting for a ministerial-level dialogue will take place at the Tongil House, an administrative building on the north side of the truce village of Panmunjom, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning here on Thursday with the minimum temperature settling at 11 degrees Celsius, the weather office said. The sky would remain cloudy throughout the day and the maximum temperature likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department. The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 78 percent. Wedne...

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China to enhance security in entertainment venues

Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Chinese authorities are set to enhance the security of entertainment venues to prevent the crimes related to gambling and prostitution, a media report said on Thursday. According to the public security ministry, security checks will be enhanced in recreational venues, including music and dance clubs, bathhouses and massage parlours, as well as gaming centres, the G...

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Key Indian equity indices move up after weak opening

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Key Indian equities indices opened a tad lower on Thursday as the investor mood was cautions ahead of the expiry of derivatives contracts for November but soon rose in line with global cues, notably from the Asian and European peers. Against the previous close at 25,775.74 points, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Sock Exchange (BSE) opened a tad lower at 2...

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Modi greets nation on first Constitution Day

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on the Constitution Day being marked here for the first time. Greetings to people of India on the historic occasion of 1st Constitution Day. May this day inspire you to know more about our Constitution, Modi said in a tweet. The Constitution of India was adopted on November 26, 1949 before it cam...

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Voting begins for Himachal panchayat polls

Shimla, Nov 26 (IANS) Electorates in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday braved the cold to cast their ballot in the first phase of the panchayat elections that began amid tight security. Polling, which began at 7.00 a.m., is taking place only in remote areas of Chamba and Lahaul-Spiti districts. The polling for 32 panchayats and two zila parishads began peacefully. There is no report o...

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Auto components, electronics have untapped potential in MSME

Kochi, Nov 26 (IANS) Auto components and electronics have huge untapped potential in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India, according to a new report. The MSME Report 2015, brought out by the Kochi based, Institute of Small Enterprise and Development (ISED) headed by P.M.Mathew, will be launched by Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra at Mumbai's World Tra...

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Brazilian lawmaker arrested over Petrobras scandal

Brasilia, Nov 26 (IANS) Leader of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party in the Senate was arersted for interfering in the corruption probe of state-owned oil giant Petrobras, the media reported on Thursday. Delcidio do Amaral was accused of interfering in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) operation, which investigates corruption in governmental contracts, especially those related to Petrobras, police sa...

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Hungarian court clears terror suspects

Budapest, Nov 26 (IANS) A Hungarian court has ruled that four men detained as suspected terrorists were in fact Second World War enthusiasts, a media report said on Thursday. The four men were detained last week after old weapons explosives were found in their car during spot-checks by Hungary's anti-terrorist police following the November 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people, BBC rep...

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Australia's transfers fifth refugee to Cambodia from Nauru

Phnom Penh, Nov 26 (IANS) Australian authorities have secretly transferred a refugee to Cambodia last week from the Pacific island of Nauru, becoming the fifth person to move to the country under a controversial deal signed with Australia last year, a media report said on Thursday. Joe Lowry, the International Organisation for Migration's (IOM) Asia-Pacific spokesperson, said a male refu...

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Audio to shoot down Russian fighter jet released

Ankara, Nov 26 (IANS) The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it said were warnings to the Russian fighter before it was shot down near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace, a media report said on Thursday. This is Turkish Air Force speaking on guard. You are approaching Turkish airspace. Change your heading south immediately. Change your heading sout...

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Kylie Jenner's HIV fears

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Kylie Jenner is a worried woman! The fact that her boyfriend Tyga and HIV positive actor Charlie Sheen had once been involved with the same transgender pornstar in the past, has left her scared. Pornstar Mia Isabella, who in September had claimed she enjoyed a relationship with rapper Tyga, had also been with Sheen, who only earlier this month revealed that he ...

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Chinese yuan weakens against dollar

Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 19 basis points to 6.3896 against the US dollar on Thursday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, XInhua news agency reported....

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Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo, Nov 26 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened higher on Thursday as sentiment here was boosted by gains in the European stocks market overnight, as well as on the yen's slight depreciation. At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average jumped 112.77 points, or 0.57 percent, higher from Wednesday at 19,960.35, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section...

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French parliament approves extension of air strikes in Syria

Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) French National Assembly on Wednesday authorised the extension of French air force' strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Out of 529 deputies, 515 voted in favour of the bill to intensify France's air strikes against IS, with four against and 10 abstentions, French National Assembly said on Wednesday on its website. We have a responsibility, we hav...

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Chinese shares open higher

Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.32 percent to open at 3,659.57 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.46 percent higher at 12,952 points, XInhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.49 percent to open at 2,911.85 points.

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Obama signs defence bill despite Guantanamo restrictions

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607-billion annual defence policy bill despite its continued ban on transferring detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the US. Blasting the Republican-controlled Congress for maintaining language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo military prison in the bill, Obama called the restrictions co...

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