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I play idolised version of Kejriwal in 'Dirty Politics': Naseeruddin

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who will be seen in K.C. Bokadia's Dirty Politics, says his character in the film is somewhat like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. I play an idolised version of Delhi's Chief Minister (Arvind Kejriwal)...like him, this character also stands for right things and succeeds thereafter, the actor said here Tuesday during a press con...

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Neither split nor quit AAP: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Wednesday said that he would neither split nor quit the party. He refused to comment on Arvind Kejriwal's offer to quit as party convenor. Yadav said that for the past three days there have been many messages from party volunteers on social media asking them to stay united. I am sure that in the evening we will be ab...

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Believe it! These people digest deadly arsenic

London, March 4 (IANS) Arsenic is a potent killer but up in the high Andes mountains of Argentina, researchers have identified the first-ever evidence of a population uniquely adapted to tolerate the toxic chemical. The authors speculate that the local adaptation may have occurred as a result of the severe health effects of arsenic and the need for faster metabolising arsenic which may h...

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Women entrepreneurs with novel ideas less likely to face bias

New York, March 4 (IANS) People are likely to systematically discount the competence of female entrepreneurs and the investment-worthiness of their enterprises. However, this bias is mitigated when women pitch a particularly novel business idea, a new study finds. UC Santa Barbara sociologist Sarah Thebaud asked participants in the study to review and rate business plans for their invest...

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Turkish plane skids off runway at Kathmandu airport, passengers safe

Kathmandu, March 4 (IANS) A Turkish Airlines plane skidded off the runway while landing at the Nepal's Tribhuwan International Airport on Wednesday, airport officials told Xinhua. Airport general manager Birendra Shrestha said all 227 passengers on board flight TK 726 are safe. There are no human casualties. All passengers and crew were rescued from the emergency exit after the n...

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Kardashians' success based on beauty: Sharon Osbourne

London, March 4 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne feels that the Kardashian family has received all the media attention because they are so attractive. Kris Jenner's five daughters, Kourtney, 35, Kim, 34, Khloe, 30, Kendall, 19, and Kylie, 17, rose to fame via the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. We're in the limelight as Ozzy is an international star, but their fame is...

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GTA chairman, 10 others arrested for cheating

Siliguri, March 4 (IANS) The chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) - the autonomous council governing the north Bengal hills - and 10 others were arrested on Wednesday on charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy, police said. GTA chairman Pradip Pradhan and 10 others have been arrested on charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy, Siliguri deputy commissioner o...

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England not playing with fear: Stuart Broad

Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Hitting out at former captain Michael Vaughan, who had said England are playing with fear, fast bowler Stuart Broad has denied the allegation. I don't think we are playing with fear, we just haven't clicked the way we'd have liked, Broad was quoted as saying by BBC. England have lost three of their four World Cup Pool A matches and face Bangladesh in a must...

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HC rejects Ashok Chavan's plea in Adarsh scam

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected a plea by former chief minister Ashok Chavan challenging its ruling refusing permission to CBI to delete his name as an accused from the charge-sheet in the Adarsh Society scam. The CBI had approached the court in November 2014 with a plea seeking to drop Chavan's name from the Adarsh Society case charge-sheet on grounds ...

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Timberlake wishes his 'most gorgeous' wife Happy Birthday

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Actress Jessica Biel's huz Justin Timberlake has expressed how much he adores his wife. To toast the actress' 33rd birthday on Tuesday, Timberlake took to Instagram to post a photo of himself and the 7th Heaven star, reports people.com. Happy Bday to the sweetest, most GORGEOUS, goofiest, most BAD-A** ch**k I know. You make me smile 'til it hurts. I lo...

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Seven spider venom compounds can relieve chronic pain

Melbourne, March 4 (IANS) Chronic pain that cannot be controlled can ruin people's lives. Not any more. New research shows that seven compounds found in spider venom block a key step in the body's ability to pass pain signals to the brain. Of the seven promising compounds, the team has discovered one that was particularly potent. It had a chemical structure that suggested it woul...

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Have an alcoholic partner? Seek help online

New York, March 4 (IANS) An online interactive support programme has been found to help spouses of alcoholics cope with the stress of living with such a partner. Women married to men with alcohol abuse problems can face a slew of problems themselves, but many spouses do not or cannot seek help. The burden of living with an alcoholic partner can cause considerable psychological di...

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Good and bad of Holi -- telly actors tell their tales

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Bright colours, lip-smacking food, foot-tapping music and syrupy gujiyas are some of the first things to pop up in the mind of television actors like Mrunal Jain, Tina Dutta and Jay Soni, who have shared their best and worst memories of the festival of colours ahead of Holi. Here's what they had to say about the festival, which falls on Friday this year: ...

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Pakistan PM begins official visit to Saudi Arabia

Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday embarked on an official visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, officials said. This is the prime minister's first visit to the kingdom since King Salman assumed the throne last month. The new Saudi monarch had invited the Pakistani prime minister as part of...

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Beware! Marijuana smoke can also cause allergy

New York, March 4 (IANS) Exposure to marijuana smoke can lead to allergic reactions in some people, says a study. According to reasearchers, Marijuana, like other pollen-bearing plants, is an allergen which can cause allergic responses. Among other things, cannabis pollen or cannabis smoke exposure has resulted in symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) conjunctivitis and asthma, said ...

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Balanced budget looks after all interests: Arvind Subramanian

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian on Wednesday welcoming the unscheduled repo cut by the RBI, described Budget 2015-16 as a balanced one that makes institutional changes to spur growth without sacrificing macro-economic discipline. A major aspect of the budget is its balance, every budget is a political statement. This one looks after all interests and n...

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'SBI will cut interest rate based on evolving circumstances'

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) India's largest mortgage lender State Bank of India (SBI) would decide on reducing its interest rates on the basis of emerging circumstances, a top official said Wednesday. Welcoming the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decision to cut its key lending rates by 25 basis points, SBI chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said: Our bank will take an appropriate call of a cut in b...

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'Cancer gene capable of slowing cancer growth'

Vienna, March 4 (IANS) The suppression of the known cancer gene STAT3 may actually be counter-productive in the fight against some cancers, an international research team, including two Austrian researchers, has found. Beatrice Grabner and Emilio Casanova from the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research in Vienna said the results of their study, published in the journal Nature Com...

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Top-flight teams progress into German Cup quarters

Berlin, March 4 (IANS) Bundesliga football clubs Leverkusen, Dortmund, Hoffenheim and Freiburg have progressed into the German Cup quarterfinals. Last years finalists Borussia Dortmund eliminated third division club Dresden by courtesy of Ciro Immobile's second-half brace on Tuesday, reports Xinhua. The hosts nearly drove Dortmund to desperation in the first half but a misplaced ...

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Kejriwal offers to quit as AAP convenor

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has offered to resign as the convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a party source said on Wednesday. There were conflicting versions to Kejriwal's offer to quit. In one, Kejriwal apparently wrote a letter on February 27 to party secretary Pankaj Gupta saying that he wants to quit as the AAP convenor. In the o...

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