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2.75 kg kidney, world's largest, removed from a patient in Delhi

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A kidney weighing 2.75 kg, claimed to be the world's largest, has been removed from a 45-year-old patient, the authorities at a hospital here where the operation was performed said on Tuesday. Subash Yadav was suffering from autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) for a couple of years and was admitted to the Sir Ganga Ram hospital(SRGH) last month...

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Solar plane leaves for second Chinese destination

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar-powered aircraft on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, left for its second Chinese destination on Tuesday. The aircraft, piloted by the Swiss project chairman Bertrand Piccard, departed from southwest China's metropolitan of Chongqing to to the eastern city of Nanjing, Xinhua news agency reported. It ...

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Listen to your heart to control behaviour

London, April 21 (IANS) Listening to your heart more often, not just when you are petrified or excited, may confer great benefits as researchers believe that being aware of the heart's rhythm could give people more control over their behaviour. Changing heartrate is part of our automatic and unconscious 'fight or flight' response. 'Follow your heart' has become something of a cli...

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Pakistan stood by us when China stood isolated: Xi

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Islamabad stood by Beijing at a time when it stood isolated on the world stage, said visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping during his address to a joint session of Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday. Xi extended best wishes to the brotherly people of Pakistan on behalf of the 1.3 billion people of China, Dawn online reported. He said Islamabad stood by Beijing at...

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'Open architecture bancassurance will be counter-productive'

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Forcing banks to sell insurance policies of multiple insurers would actually turn counter-productive with insurers facing the risk of huge penalties due to mis-selling and bankers not selling the products, said a senior official of a private life insurer. Participating at a panel discussion on the amended insurance law held here on late Monday Ravi Krishnamurthy,...

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Modi condoles J.B. Patnaik's death

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of three-time Odisha chief minister and former Assam governor Janaki Ballabh Patnaik, saying he would be remembered as a pillar of Odisha politics. Patnaik, 89, passed away at a private hospital in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday at 3 a.m. Shri J.B. Patnaik's contribution to Odisha's devel...

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AC/DC drummer pleads guilty to threat to kill

Wellington, April 21 (IANS) Australian hard rock band AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd on Tuesday pleaded guilty to a charge of a threat to kill, at a court in New Zealand. Rudd, 60, pleaded guilty in Tauranga District Court to one charge of threatening to kill, as well as possession of cannabis and methamphetamine -- charges he had earlier pleaded not guilty to, The New Zealand Herald reported...

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Pawan Kalyan spends time with young fan

Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan on Monday spent quality time with his young fan Srija and expressed his happiness over her successful recovery from illness. Last year, Pawan had visited Srija, who was suffering from brain tumor, at a private hospital in Khammam. Pawan Kalyan spent about two hours with Srija and her family in his office. He was extremely h...

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Cure for hepatitis B could be in the offing

Sydney, April 21 (IANS) A combination therapy of an antiviral drug and an anti-cancer drug has been found 100 percent successful in eliminating the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections in pre-clinical models, Australian scientists have said. Hepatitis B is a chronic viral disease that is currently incurable. The virus infects liver cells and can lead to complications including cirrhosis an...

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Pakistan PM to visit Saudi Arabia on April 23

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Saudi Arabia on April 23 (Thursday) to discuss the developing situation in Yemen, a media report said on Tuesday. The Pakistan premier will hold talks with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz during his visit, the Daily Times reported. Sharif's visit comes in the backdrop of Pakistani parliament unanimously a...

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Why common BP pill fails in some patients

Washington, April 21 (IANS) Thiazide drugs, a common group of salt-lowering medicines used to treat high blood pressure for decades, can lower blood pressure for a while and then stop working in some patients. Researchers from University of Maryland's School of Medicine (UMSOM) have now revealed a key mechanism for this failure. Paul Welling and his team found the specific genes and path...

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Flood alert sounded in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) A flood alert was sounded in the Valley on Tuesday as Jhelum river crossed the danger mark in Srinagar. The water level of Jhelum river recorded at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar city at 8 a.m. today (Tuesday) was 19.10 feet, which is above the danger mark, an official of the flood control department told IANS here. At Sangam in Anantnag district, the water ...

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Chinese president to address Pakistan parliament

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping will address a joint session of both houses of Pakistan's parliament on Tuesday. Xi arrived in Islamabad on Monday on his maiden visit to Pakistan. The much-anticipated visit is the first by a Chinese president after nine years The chinese president's address will be followed by opposition leader Khursheed Shah and Pakistan ...

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Pulsing light reveals supermassive black hole merger

New York, April 21 (IANS) As two galaxies enter the final stages of merging, their supermassive black holes form a binary or two black holes that are gravitationally bound to one another. Now, astronomers from University of Maryland have found direct evidence of a pulsing quasar which may substantiate the existence of black hole binaries. We believe we have observed two supermassive blac...

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A success story called the AAP

Title: Capital Conquest; Author: Saba Naqvi; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 202; Price: Rs.499 The book could not have come at a better time. This is a well-written story of the rise, fall (crash?) and most dramatic rise of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). It is not a saga of Arvind Kejriwal per se. Saba Naqvi, a respected political writer, followed closely both the AAP and Kejriwal for Out...

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Explosion outside Spanish embassy in Libya

Tripoli, April 21 (IANS/EFE) A bomb exploded outside the Spanish embassy on Tuesday in Libya's capital city of Tripoli. However, there were no reports of casualties but there was material damage, security officials told EFE. According to the officials, the bomb exploded beside a wall surrounding the diplomatic mission, which was vacant -- with only local security guards in th...

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Sensex trades 125 points down; healthcare stocks hit

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading in the red during the pre-afternoon trade session on Tuesday. It was down nearly 125 points or 0.45 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading lower during the pre-afternoon trade session. It was down by 48.85 po...

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Pakistan executes 14 convicts

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Fourteen death row convicts were executed in various jails in Pakistan's Punjab and Balochistan province on Tuesday, said a media report. Two convicts were hanged in Lahore central jail, Geo News reported. Two prisoners, convicted of sexually assaulting a girl in 1999, were executed in Sialkot district jail. One condemned prisoner was executed i...

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Modi greets nation on Akshaya Tritiya

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya My best wishes to everyone on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya. I wish it brings success and prosperity in everyone's life, Modi said in a statement. ...

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Hot Tuesday in Delhi

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a warm Tuesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 25.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met office has forecast a hot day ahead. Tuesday will be hot and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 39 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department (I...

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