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Diabetes patients more at risk of small vessel disease: Doctors

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Diabetes patients are at more risk of suffering from small vessel disease as its initial phase goes undetected in them, doctors have said. They said though the major symptoms of small vessel heart diseases include chest pain, patients with diabetes do not suffer any pain as the concerned nerves get damaged causing less or no pain. Deaths caused by cardiac...

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Race walker Khushbir finishes 37th at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) Khushbir Kaur, India's national record holder in women's 20 kilometre race walk, finished a disappointing 37th out of 50 participants at the World Athletics Championships here on Friday. The 22-year-old completed the race in an hour, 38 minutes and 53 seconds. She crossed the 5 km mark in 23:21.36 and the 10 km mark in 47:26.42. She took 1:12:38 to go past the 15 k...

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Army kills five militants in Nagaland

Kohima, Aug 28 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday killed five militants and an overground NSCN-K worker in Nagaland, the military said. Two more activists of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang group were injured in the operation in Nokalak in Tuensang district. The army has been cracking down on militants since an army convoy was ambushed by terrorists in Chandel d...

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BCCI meeting postponed over Srinivasan's presence

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working committee meeting was postponed here on Friday after it decided to seek the Supreme Court's opinion whether N. Srinivasan could attend the meetings of the governing body as the authorised representative of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). Srinivasan, the current International Cricket Council (ICC) c...

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Review 1999 old age policy, SC tells government

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to have a fresh look at its National Policy on Older Persons (NPOP) as much had happened since it was put in place in 1999. The national policy on old age homes is 15 years old. You need to update it. So much has happened since then, a social justice bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit told...

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Rajnath meets veterans over OROP

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh met representatives of veterans protesting over non-implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme and assured them of his support here on Friday. The minister said he will do his best in sorting out the issue, spokesperson of the ex-servicemen front, Col. Anil Kaul (retd.) told IANS. The home minister had earli...

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Simple, elegant rakhis replace oversized jazzy designs

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Strings of coloured threads, some with beads and pearls; some adorned by cartoon and film characters like Spiderman, Minions and Doraemon; some scented, with sparklers; some even in gold and silver - markets here are full of all kinds of rakhis, but vendors say simpler and elegant designs have been sold in abundance this year. According to online marketplace Flip...

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'Lip to lip' was 'physically demanding' for Imran Khan

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Imran Khan, who is making a comeback to the silver screen after almost two years with Nikhil Advani's Katti Batti, says shooting the Lip to lip song with Kangana Ranaut for the movie, left him exhausted and describes it as the most physically demanding thing he's ever done. Released on Friday, Lip to lip, which is the third song in the film after Sarfira an...

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Flaunt message of homosexuality on chest: Vir Das

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor-comedian Vir Das has made a serious and sincere effort to push social messages, such as scrapping article 377 of the constitution to favour homosexuals, with a cool and funky t-shirt range that's part of his latest foray into designing. He says these are messages everyone should flaunt with pride. When IANS asked Vir about the whole idea of coming up with such...

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Government doesn't intend to implement OROP: Ex-servicemen

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) As another round of parleys on OROP failed to break the logjam, ex-servicemen on Friday said the NDA government did not intend to implement the scheme. The government does not intend to implement OROP, retired Major General Satbir Singh, chairman of the United Forum of Ex-Servicemen, told his protesting colleagues. He also said that some people in the cen...

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Manual scavengers to tie rakhi to Modi

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Several manual scavengers, liberated by an NGO, will tie rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan that falls on Saturday. The group of five women will also hand over 1,000 rakhis to Modi designed by the widows from Vrindavana and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh who have been looked after by the NGO Sulabh International. Tying Rakh...

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Electoral rolls of Reang refugees caught in repatriation standoff

Agartala/Aizawl, Aug 28 (IANS) An 18-year-old logjam on the repatriation of a group of Reang tribals from relief camps in Tripura has now thrown up a new challenge: whether or not their names should be included in the electoral rolls of their home state of Mizoram. Around 31,300 Reang tribals, who locally call themselves Bru, have lived in makeshift camps in northern Tripura since Octobe...

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India hits out at West over climate change

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Ahead of the Paris meet on climate change, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said coal-based thermal power will remain the staple power source for India and denounced Western concerns over climate and environmental hazards. Most Western developed countries have enjoyed the fruits of low cost affordable thermal power for the last 150 years, the minister said at ...

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First Sikh soldier to guard Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Ottawa, Aug 28 (IANS) In a first, a Sikh soldier has been appointed to watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial here in Canada, a media report said. The tomb refers to a monument in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier and to the common memories of all soldiers killed in any war. Taj Aujla is one of the four Canadian soldiers of the 39t...

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British preacher to be tried on terror charge

London, Aug 28 (IANS) An alleged radical British preacher Anjem Choudary is to go on trial early next year on the charge that he encouraged support for the Islamic State terrorist group, media reported on Friday. The 48-year-old was accused of inviting support for the banned terror group on social media between June 29 last year and March 6 this year, contrary to section 12 of the Britis...

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71 dead refugees found in truck

Vienna, Aug 28 (IANS) The decomposing bodies of 71 people, including a baby girl, were found in an abandoned truck in Austria close to the border with Hungary, Austrian officials said on Friday. Hungarian police said the truck driver had been arrested. Austrian police said of the 71 dead, 59 were men, eight women and four children including a baby girl, The Guardian reported.

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Sheena murder: Police get Khanna's custody till August 31

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) A Mumbai court on Friday remanded Sanjeev Khanna, former husband of Indrani Mukherjea, arrested in connection with her daughter Sheena Bora's murder, in police custody till August 31. Arrested in Kolkata two days ago by Mumbai police, Khanna was brought here on Friday on transit remand and produced before the Bandra Magistrate Court. Public Prosecutor Laxman...

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Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ceasefire violations

Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan to the Foreign Office and lodged a strong protest over the ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and Working Boundary, media reported. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry received the Indian envoy. He was conveyed Pakistan's protest and concern over continued LoC/working boundary violation...

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Didn't discuss CBI probe on Louis Berger with Modi: Goa CM

Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) The issue of handing over the Louis Berger bribery case to the CBI did not come up during an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a post-cabinet media briefing at the state secretariat, Parsekar said no specifics about the state Crime Branch probe were shared with ...

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Question papers go missing, Bengal teachers' test rescheduled

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Friday rescheduled the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examinations scheduled for Sunday, after a bag of question papers mysteriously went missing. Announcing the rescheduling of the exam, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) has been directed to initiate legal action against...

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