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Ghosal gives India maiden silver in Asiad squash

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Top seed Saurav Ghosal lost to Abdullah Al Muzayen of Kuwait 2-3 in the men's singles final of the squash event and had to settle for a silver medal, India's first in the discipline at Asian Games, at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Tuesday. The 28-year-old was the odds on favourite to win the first gold for India in the racquet sport at the Asiad and that belief w...

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Court calls for independent probe in police shootings

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Calling for an independent and impartial probe, the Supreme Court Tuesday said that in police shooting cases, the investigation into the incident will be undertaken either by the state CID or the police station other than the one involved in it. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said the report of the probe will be sent ot the magistrate and...

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Beware! Gym days fuel alcohol consumption

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Now, you may know why you drink more on days when you hit the gym or attend aerobic classes at the neighbourhood park - as a reward for sweating out! Using smartphone technology, a fascinating study has found that that on days when people exercise more - typically Thursdays to Sundays - they also drink more alcohol too. Monday through Wednesday, people bat...

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A blood test to detect psychosis

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Offering a ray of hope for people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis, a blood test may help identify if they are at the risk of developing serious brain disorders later in life. Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions that lead to the development of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. The blood test when used in psychiatric patien...

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SC seeks report on advocate alleging her gang rape

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of a Chhattisgarh district to submit all records, including status reports, on the police action taken on the alleged gang rape of a woman advocate by the relatives of her husband. The woman had tried to commit suicide in the Supreme Court premises Monday. An apex court bench headed by...

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New Zealand boy denied bail in Indian-origin man's murder

Wellington, Sep 23 (IANS) A court in New Zealand Tuesday refused to grant bail to a boy accused of stabbing an Indian-origin dairy owner to death. The boy, 13, has been an accused in the killing of Arun Kumar, 57, June 10 at the Railside Dairy in Henderson in west Auckland, which the victim owned, stuff.co.nz reported. The boy has jointly been charged with a 12-year-old boy with ...

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US begins air strikes on IS targets in Syria

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) The US and allies, said to include Arab nations, Tuesday launched the first airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. The Arab nations include Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the UAE, with Qatar playing a supporting role. The strikes were aimed at the IS's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria. Fighter and bomber jets and Tomah...

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Authors of book on MH370 hit back at Malaysia Airlines

Wellington, Sep 23 (IANS) The New Zealand authors of a book on the MH370 air crash have hit back at Malaysia Airlines after the company accused them of seeking to profit from tragedy. Ewan Wilson, a former Kiwi International Airlines chief executive, who wrote the book The Truth Behind the Loss of Flight 370, suggested that the pilot of the flight committed murder-suicide. The book has b...

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Indian women finish 8th in Asiad trap team finals

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian women's team of Shreyasi Singh, Seema Tomar and Shagun Chowdhary finished eighth in the trap team finals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here Tuesday. With a combined total of 188, India finished far behind Kazkahstan, who took gold with a score of 203. China took silver (199) while North Korea (198) settled for bronze.

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Strict parenting puts kids at low self-esteem risk

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Punitive parenting techniques used by some parents may lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in kids, leaving them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviours, finds new research. Our research shows that 'Tiger Mother' type of parenting among Chinese parents, specifically controlling, punitive, and less supportive type o...

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Myanmar tightens security amid Al Qaeda threat

Yangon, Sep 23 (IANS) Myanmar authorities Tuesday tightened security in the Yangon region, especially around religious buildings, in the wake of a threat from the Al Qaeda terrorist group. Patrolling has been intensified and entry points are being strictly checked with CCTV cameras, security minister Colonel Tin Win quoted as saying. He urged the people to immediately report to t...

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Australia welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan

Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Australia Tuesday welcomed the Afghanistan unity government agreement between Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah. The two candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election have finalised a power-sharing deal to form a government of national unity, Xinhua reported. Under the deal, Abdullah Abdullah agreed that Ashraf Ghani should be the president. In...

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Windy conditions around infant star?

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Astronomers have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around an infant analogue - called T Tauri - of our Sun. Some 4.5 billion years ago, the Sun was also an infant star. This discovery may help explain why some T Tauri stars have disks that glow weirdly in infrared light while others shine in a more expected fashion. They ar...

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Modi's action-packed US tour combines symbolism and substance

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a landmark action-packed US visit this week with all his engagements combining symbolism and substance to reflect India's priorities from political to strategic to business. Observers see a complete mood swing in the US since Modi's sweeping electoral victory with enormous optimism about where the India-US relations...

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56 held during search operations in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Police here picked up 56 suspects during a massive cordon and search operation Tuesday. As many as 350 policemen participated in the door-to-door search operation in Mangod Basti situated in the heart of the city and a locality notorious for providing shelter to criminals. A police officer said they conducted the surprise operation to track down criminals...

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Search begins to provide healthy diet for space dwellers

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Will astronauts be able to grow enough food on Mars to maintain a healthy diet? How about growing food on Earth under extreme conditions? These are the questions scientists are trying to answer by observing plant growth in microgravity on the International Space Station (ISS). When a crew leaves the Earth's orbit to go into space, plants can recycle the ...

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Sensex trades flat, IT stocks gain

Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat in the opening session of trade Tuesday, even as information technology (IT), entertainment, media, technology (TECK) stocks gained. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,244.98 points, was ruling at 27,172.47 points, 34.27 points or 0.13 points down ...

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Windies women developing well, says Campbell

Kingstown (St. Vincent), Sep 23 (IANS/CMC) West Indies women's performance in the just concluded four-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand women, has come in for high praise from their head coach Sherwin Campbell. The hosts rolled out several commanding performances to sweep New Zealand 4-0 and Campbell Monday said they were now beginning to show the type of devel...

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Dumping BJP hasn't hurt Bihar: CM in London

London, Sep 23 (IANS/RAY) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has claimed that his party JD-U's stand of dumping the BJP last year, in protest against the latter appointing Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, has made no difference to the growth story in Bihar. Speaking exclusively to RAY after delivering a lecture at the London School of Economics (LSE), Manjhi, clad in ...

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India second largest smartphone market by 2019: Study

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) India is poised to surpass the United States to become the second largest smartphone market by 2019, according to a latest report by Boston-based global market research firm Strategy Analytics. Beating the slowdown trends, global smartphone sales will grow 13 percent in 2015, it added. China and the US will remain the largest smartphone sales countries by ...

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