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Modi seeks opposition cooperation

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sought cooperation of the opposition saying his government does not claim to know everything just because they are sitting in the treasury benches. We do not feel that just because we are in the treasury benches, we know it all. Everyone has to work together, Modi said in the Rajya Sabha. Replying to the debate on ...

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Faulty gene may cut short male fertility

New York, March 3 (IANS) A gene mutation could curtail sperm production and lead to early loss of fertility in men, says a study. The study determined that loss of the gene that makes the protein TAF4b in male mice results in the premature exhaustion of their fertility. The researchers noted that the process of sperm generation in mice may have direct applications to a similar l...

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Candies may cause high blood pressure in kids: Study

London, March 3 (IANS) Confectioneries may be more harmful for your child than you ever imagined for they can lead to high blood pressure or even seizures in kids, says a study. The case study details the account of a 10-year-old boy who suffered seizures after over-indulging in licorice (a confectionery). Licorice is a confection flavoured with the extract of the roots of the li...

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Send back tribal refugees to Mizoram: Tripura urges centre

Agartala, March 3 (IANS) The Tripura government on Tuesday again urged the central government to take steps to send over 31,000 tribal refugees back to Mizoram to maintain ethnic harmony in the northeastern region. The Tripura assembly on Tuesday discussed the 17-year-old issue. After replying to a series of questions of the legislators, Revenue and Relief Minister Badal Choudhur...

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Opposition raises crop damage issue in UP assembly

Lucknow, March 3 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on Tuesday as a united opposition raked up the issue of farmers who had suffered crop damage due to the heavy rain and hailstorm. Accusing the Samajwadi Party (SP) government of being indifferent towards the plight of farmers, leader of opposition and BSP MLA Swami Prasad Maurya demanded a debate on the matte...

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`Junk values are shared by lenders with credit information companies'

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Many-a-time, junk values and incorrect data are shared with credit information companies (CIC) by their members despite several circulars issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a senior official said Tuesday. Reserve Bank Deputy Governor R. Gandhi also said credit information companies have largely neglected the credit data on the corporate and micro small and ...

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Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Premier League champions Manchester City brought in a three-day football coaching clinic here which drew around 400 youngsters. The clinic ended on Tuesday with the youngsters getting a chance to learn the tricks and trades of modern football from international coaches. Also on display was the Premier League trophy. Prominent Manchester City youth coaches ...

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Nifty touches all-time high, crosses 9,000 mark

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Continuing with the post-budget euphoria, the wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) breached the 9,000-point mark for the first time on Tuesday. The Nifty touched an intra-day high of 9,008.40 points, surpassing the previous record of 8,972.35 points on Monday. The index had earlier breached the 8,996.60 points mark on Jan 30. The Nifty ...

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Unseasonal rain chokes Bengaluru traffic

Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) A nearly 40 minute unseasonal rain early on Tuesday disrupted normal life here due to waterlogging and consequent traffic snarls across the city. The sudden rain during peak hour affected students and office-goers as many roads, including thoroughfares, were inundated and jammed due to piling of vehicles in hundreds for three to four hours, the city's chief traf...

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Egyptian court delays parliamentary polls

Cairo, March 3 (IANS) Egypt's administrative court on Tuesday ordered that parliamentary elections, set for March 21, be postponed to effect amendments to electoral laws after another top court ruled parts of the poll laws as unconstitutional. According to the court's ruling, the parliamentary elections will be held after amendments to the electoral laws are finalised and approved, Xinhu...

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I'm doing only selective work: Bappi Lahiri

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Veteran singer Bappi Lahiri, who has lent his voice for a song in Phantom Films' Hunterrr 303, says he has decided to do only selective work. I want to retain my brand and do only selective work. But if I get some good project, I will take that. I have achieved a lot and just want to be in this industry to do some good work, Lahiri told IANS. The voice behi...

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Jackie Chan says son improved in prison

Beijing, March 3 (IANS) Martial arts film star Jackie Chan, whose son Jaycee Chan recently spent six months in prison for consuming drugs, said in an interview that the prison stint had done his son a lot of good and even joked about sending him back there every year. He used to be really lackadaisical and not focused enough. Now, he would place his shoes properly and always finishes the...

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Schwarzenegger receives Lifetime Achievement Honour

Berlin, March 3 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was bestowed a lifetime achievement honour by his Twins costar Danny DeVito, at the Golden Camera awards show in Hamburg, Germany. The duo exchanged a warm handshake and hug at the award ceremony on February 27, when DeVito arrived as a surprise guest, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Schwarzenegger's latest reunion with DeVito com...

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India Runway Week to begin from April 10

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) will celebrate fresh fashion with the India Runway Week here from April 10 to 12. The fashion event will see exhibitions and shows featuring young Indian designers. India Runway Week fashion director Kiran Kheva said in a statement that this year's dates were chosen to fit with other fashion weeks, local event...

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10,000 families homeless after huge fire in Manila

Manila, March 3 (IANS) More than 10,000 families were displaced after a fire that raged for 12 hours and destroyed over 5,000 houses in Metro Manila, capital of the Philippines, authorities said on Tuesday. The fire broke out at the Parola Compound in Tondo, a slum area, at around 6 p.m. on Monday and, fanned by winds from the Manila Bay, quickly spread across the more than one-hectare l...

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Two killed in Boko Haram attack in Niger

Niamey, March 3 (IANS) The Boko Haram terrorist group burnt down a village in Niger's southeast region of Bosso, near the Nigerian border, killing two fishermen, media reported. The terrorists are also reported to have destroyed a mobile telephone operator's installations in Maine-Soroa, some 150 km west of Bosso, Xinhua news agency reported citing a radio station's news bulletin on Mond...

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Mexico asks US to investigate deaths of Mexicans

Mexico City, March 3 (IANS) The Mexican government has asked the US Justice Department to accompany the investigation into the deaths of three Mexican nationals at the hands of American police in less than a month. In a statement issued on Monday, the Mexican ministry of foreign affairs said that the recent killings of Ernesto Javier Canepa Diaz, Antonio Zambrano Montes and Ruben Garcia ...

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Buttock augmentation surgery found safe

New York, March 3 (IANS) Women eyeing that perfect derriere through plastic surgery for butt augmentation may find comfort in a new research that found certain side effects of the procedure to be potentially reversible. Gluteoplasty or buttock augmentation surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years. Implant gluteal augmentation meets the goal of providing a more shap...

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Singapore PM back at work after surgery

Singapore, March 3 (IANS) Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was back at work on Tuesday after undergoing a successful surgery to remove his prostate gland. The prime minister posted a photo of good wishes and cards that he received after his surgery on his social network account, saying he was glad to be fully back at work, Xinhua news agency reported. Lee said he was to...

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MERS toll in Saudi Arabia hits 400

Riyadh, March 3 (IANS) Four more people have died of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-Cov), raising the toll to 400, a media report said on Tuesday. The health ministry on Monday said all the victims were male, Arab News reported. Three of the victims, aged 91, 89 and 60, were from Riyadh and the fourth was a 45-year-old foreign worker in the central city o...

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