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Poor sleep affects IQ of kids

Toronto, May 29 (IANS) Inadequate and poor sleep quality may adversely affect the performance of children in intelligence tests, suggests a research. This is an important discovery that confirms the major role of sleep in consolidating cognitive abilities, said researcher Roger Godbout, professor at the University of Montreal in Canada. The study involved 13 autistic children and...

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Denim tips every girl should know

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Regular denims are just an 'everybody thing'. Go beyond the regular pair of denims, and fill your wardrobe with denim shirt, vest or a dress. Ritu Jani, head of design, Creative Lifestyle Pvt Ltd, shares a few tips: * High-waist denims, when teamed with white, can give a smart casual look. Whereas, when worn with a pop of colour, it will definitely make y...

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Man executed in China for rape of 26 minors

Beijing, May 29 (IANS) A man in northeast China's Gansu Province was executed for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 children, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) said. Li Jishun, a former primary school teacher, was put to death by the Intermediate People's Court of Tianshui City on Thursday night after the SPC approved the death penalty, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Li was ...

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Modi government took India from gloom to hope: Rajnath

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Terming the Narendra Modi government's one year in office as the year of consolidation, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said it has changed the general feeling from that of despair to hope. The country was in despair and gloom during the past ten years of UPA rule but it has been changed to hope within one year of NDA, governance, the minister said.

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Vodafone sells its 4 percent Bharti Airtel stake for $200 mn

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) British telecom major Vodafone has sold its 4.2 percent stake in Bharti Airtel to Bharti Enterprises (Holding) for $200 million. Vodafone said in a statement here that its decision to offload its stake in the largest telecom operator in India, in terms of subscribers base, follows the new unified licence (UL) regime that prohibits holdings by any group in more th...

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Mamata remembers Tenzing Norgay on his birthday

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday remembered Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay, who along with New Zealander Edmund Hillary, was the first to scale Mount Everest on this day in 1953. Today is the birthday of Tenzing Norgay. He also reached the summit of Mt Everest on this day in 1953. We salute his memory, Banerjee tweeted. Hillary and ...

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B-Town gives 'blockbuster alert' post 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' teaser

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) There is style, glamour, action, energetic music and dance -- all packed in one. The teaser of Salman Khan's next Bajrangi Bhaijaan has left tinsel town asking for more, and film fraternity members like Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi are raving about the Kabir Khan directorial. Salman will be a man on a mission in the film. The clip gave a sneak peak o...

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Soldier surrenders after taking bus passengers hostage in Philippines

Manila, May 29 (IANS) A Filipino soldier who took more than 30 bus passengers hostage on Friday in north Philippines has surrendered, media reported. All passengers were safe, according to ABS-CBN, a major commercial television network in the Philippines. The soldier, identified as 36-year-old Corporal Rene Prajele by the military, held the passengers on a tour bus hostage on Mah...

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Woman gang raped in Bengal, three arrested

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) A woman was allegedly gang raped at gunpoint in front of her toddler son in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. Three people have been arrested in this connection, police said on Friday. The incident happened under Madhayamgram police station area on Wednesday night. Pointing a gun at the victim, the miscreants raped the woman in front of her ...

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Volcanic eruption causes evacuation of island in Japan

Tokyo, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Japanese authorities have ordered the evacuation of 137 inhabitants from the island of Kuchinoerabu in south-west Japan after a volcanic eruption in Mount Shindake, public broadcaster NHK reported on Friday. An initial explosion was registered at 9.59 a.m. after which the Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert to its highest level, advising evacuation. <...

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New way to check HIV: Cut its sugar supply

New York, May 29 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a new way to starve the dangerous human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to death - by cutting its sugar supply. The HIV has a voracious sweet tooth which can turn out to be its undoing, according to new results by Northwestern Medicine and Vanderbilt University researchers. After the virus invades an activated immune cell, it craves...

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Global smartphone study aims to save lives from illnesses

Wellington, May 29 (IANS) New Zealand scientists say they are conducting one of the world's largest health studies by harnessing smartphones in a bid to save countless lives from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as strokes. A neuroscience team from Auckland's AUT University said they aimed to gather vast amounts of international data and vital epidemiological insights through a mobi...

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Soldier takes bus passengers hostage in Philippines

Manila, May 29 (IANS) A soldier has taken more than 30 bus passengers hostage on Friday in the northern Philippine province of Camarines Sur, media reported. According to Rappler.com, the military identified the suspect as 36-year-old Corporal Rene Prajele. He was reported to be carrying his M16 rifle when he went on a tour bus. The bus left Naga City Friday morning and was bound...

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Chinese watch most porn at work: Survey

New York, May 29 (IANS) When it comes to watching porn at work, the Chinese are way ahead of others. At 19 percent, China has the worst record for viewing adult content sites on a work device, with Mexico (10 percent) and the Britain (nine percent) not far behind, a global research study has revealed. Results from the survey, conducted by Blue Coat Systems with 1580 respondents a...

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Coal secretary hid facts from Manmohan, CBI tells court

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The then coal secretary, H.C. Gupta, concealed material facts related to allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand's Rajhara town from the then prime minister Manmohan Singh, who also held the coal portfolio, the CBI told a court here on Friday. Advancing arguements on the issue of framing of charges, Senior Public Prosecutor V.K. Sharma told Special Judge Bharat P...

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Saina loses to Shixian in Australian Open quarters

Sydney, May 29 (IANS) India's campaign in the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries ended as World No.1 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed 15-21, 13-21 by China's Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals here on Friday. Defending champion Saina failed to produce her best game at the Sydney Olympic Park and was outplayed in 42 minutes by former world No.1 Shixian, who also equal...

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P.K. Sinha appointed cabinet secretary

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Pradeep Kumar Sinha, an IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, was on Friday appointed the new cabinet secretary. He will succeed Ajit Seth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the appointment of Pradeep Kumar Sinha as the next cabinet secretary with effect from June 13, 2015, a PMO press release said. ...

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Getting perfect pitch possible for some adult musicians

Washington, May 29 (IANS) There's good news for musicians. Psychologists at the University of Chicago have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch - and the effect last for months. Absolute pitch, commonly known as perfect pitch, is the ability to identify a note by hearing it. It has always been a very desired ability among musician...

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Roadside air can be highly charged

Melbourne, May 29 (IANS) A new study has found that there are far more charged particles beside busy roads than under high-voltage power lines. A study by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers found that within 10 metres of a freeway, charged particles were up to 15 times more concentrated than beneath high-voltage power lines. Although the effects of ions and...

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Japan's industrial production grew 1 percent in April

Tokyo, May 29 (IANS) Japan's industrial production rose one percent in April, the first increase in three months, Efe news agency reported. However, the figures published on Friday by the ministry of economy, trade and industry, also show a fall of 0.1 percent compared to the same month in 2014. The industries that contributed most to the month-on-month rise were electronic compo...

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