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Northeastern cuisine is varied and finds growing demand

Be it zesty pork chops from Nagaland or a subtle voksa rep chhum(smoked pork with mustard leaves) from Mizoram combined with some fragrant wild red rice from Manipur, dishes from northeastern India are ample enough to fill your stomach and give you much food for thought. According to Muan Tonsing, the owner of the Delhi-based Rosang Café, northeastern cuisine cannot be classified into a...

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Your face can reveal your heart condition

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) The facial features of an individual can reflect whether or not a person is experiencing atrial fibrillation - a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition. With the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, scientists demonstrated that subtle changes in skin colour can be used to detect the uneven blood flow caused by atrial fibrillation.

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Don't rely on YouTube videos to save lives

Melbourne, Aug 30 (IANS) YouTube is full of videos depicting life saving techniques like Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Basic Life Support (BLS) but only a handful of these provide instructions which are consistent with recent health guidelines, says a new study. A team of Turkish emergency medicine specialists reviewed educational videos from the last three years accessed via ...

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Historian Bipan Chandra is dead

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Noted Indian historian Bipan Chandra died in his sleep Saturday morning, family members said. He was 86. He died at his home in Gurgaon. The former professor of history was also considered to be an authority on Mahatma Gandhi. Author of several books such as The Making of Modern India: From Marx to Gandhi, History of Modern India and The Rise and ...

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Husband deserts Muslim woman for attending Independence Day

Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) A Muslim school teacher in Bihar was forced to leave her house by her husband who felt she had violated the Shariat law by participating in a Independence Day function, police said Saturday. Nazia Khatoon, a teacher in a government-run middle school in Begusarai, about 125 km from here, was driven out of the house along with her two minor sons by her husband Umar Kha...

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Indian American scientist invented e-mail 32 years ago

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Know who is the inventor of e-mail? The credit goes to an Indian American V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government Aug 30, 1982. Studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, Ayyadurai began his work on the email system for the University of Medicine and D...

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Arrest warrant against Pakistani leader

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued for Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul-Qadri and 71 activists of his party, Dawn online reported Saturday. Pakistan's anti-terrorism Judge Ittefaq Abbasi Friday announced the order and asked Qadri and the activists to appear in court Sep 5. The court had already issued an arrest warrant for Qadri Aug...

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Don't compromise on quality: Alia Bhatt on beauty products

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Smart, cute, funky, elegant and traditional - Alia Bhatt, who carries different looks with aplomb on and off screen, says an important beauty tip for the youth is to ensure the quality of the products they buy. Quality of any cosmetic product is extremely important. Good brands always make sure that they provide the best quality to their consumers. One should nev...

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Terrorism a diplomatic asset: Fair is foul, foul is fair

The ISIS threat has been around for months. Why was it not nipped in the bud? Obama's response in the course of a conversation with Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is revealing. We did not start airstrikes all across Iraq as soon as the ISIS came in because that would have taken the pressure off Nouri al-Maliki, the then Shia prime minister in Baghdad. In other words Obama's immedi...

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Two US residents arrested for posting selfie with friend's corpse

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, two US citizens were arrested for clicking a selfie with the corpse of their deceased friend who died of a likely drug overdose. The selfie was posted on Facebook that led to their arrest. Chelsie Berry, 24, and Jared Prier, 28, from southwest Missouri have been charged with voluntary manslaughter and abandonment of a corpse on road,...

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More rain in Delhi Saturday

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) It rained in many parts of Delhi Saturday morning, making the weather pleasant. The Met office has forecast more rainfall here. There will be rainfall or thundershowers in some parts of the city, said an India Meteorological Department official. The city has recorded 10.2 mm of rainfall since late Friday. The days minimum temperature was 23.7 degr...

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One soldier killed in Kashmir army operation

Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) One soldier was killed and another injured Saturday in an ongoing operation against separatist guerrillas by the security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an officer said. One army soldier was killed and another injured in the ongoing operation near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran area of the Kupwara district, a senior police officer ...

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Colombia recalls Falcao for Brazil friendly

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has recalled Radamel Falcao for his team's international friendly against Brazil next week. I am very happy to have Falcao back and fully recovered. We will make the right decisions to maintain his performance and protect his future, Xinhua quoted Pekerman as saying. The Monaco striker missed Colombia's World Cup campaign...

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Two-third of Uttar Pradesh districts face drought

Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) More than two-third of the districts in Uttar Pradesh are facing an acute drought, officials said Saturday. Officials said more than 53 of its 75 districts were reeling under an acute drought because of below average rainfall during the monsoon months that has affected agriculture and the paddy crop adversely. Out of these districts, officials said the cond...

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Chrysler to recall cars in China

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The Chinese subsidiary of Chrysler will recall cars on the Chinese mainland over flaws that may lead to fires, the country's quality watchdog has said. It will involve 25,505 imported Grand Cherokees produced between Jan 1, 2011 and Dec 11, 2013, Xinhua cited from an online statement by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Fr...

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Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy The Generation Next list of economists under 45 (who) will have the most influence in the coming decades on our understanding of the global economy, was compiled by IMF with i...

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Portuguese league standings

Lisbon, Aug 30 (IANS) Following are the standings of Portuguese league after Friday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Rio Ave 2 2 0 0 7 1 6 Vitoria Guimaraes 2 2 0 0 6 1 6 Belenenses 2 2 0 0 6 2 6 Benfica 2 2 0 0 3 0 6 FC Porto 2 2 0 0 3 0 6...

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Spanish La Liga standings

Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Following are the standings of Spanish La Liga after Friday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Valencia 2 1 1 0 4 1 4 Barcelona 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 Celta Vigo 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 Real Madrid 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Villarreal 1 1...

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Nick Cannon prefers 'strong' women

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor-rapper Nick Cannon, who has recently separated from wife Mariah Carey, prefers to be with women who know exactly what they want. Whether he is ready to move on or not, is still unknown, but he seems to be clear about the kind of woman he'd like to be with, reports huffingtonpost.com. Talking about his relationship needs, Cannon said he prefers a s...

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Fast track courts for crimes against women in UP

Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) All 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh will soon have fast track courts for crimes against women, an officials said Saturday. A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting Friday. The state government has also earmarked a sum of Rs.15.15 crore every year to run these fast track courts. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had few weeks back written ...

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