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15 killed in Turkey road accident

Ankara, Oct 31 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 28 injured in a road accident in Turkey Friday. The mishap occurred in Isparta province, Hurriyet news reported. The bus was carrying a group of workers, mostly women, employed in an apple plantation near Yalvac district, officials said. Many of the injured are in serious condition. According to investigato...

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Men want weird sexual fantasies to come true

Toronto, Oct 31 (IANS) When it comes to fantasising about sex, men have more vivid and weird fantasies than women and want them to come true in real life, reveals a research. It also tells us that a significant proportion of women evoke fantasies associated with submission (being tied up, spanked, forced to have sex) but they do not want these to be realised in actual life. Impor...

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'It is a good beginning to remember Sardar Patel'

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The enthusiasm was palpable among the tens of hundreds who marched and sometimes ran along the broad boulevard of Rajpath Friday for the Run for Unity and most agreed that it was a good beginning to remember Sardar Patel and foster national unity. There was Lal Baba, a sadhu in saffron who had come all the way from Vrindavan. Waving the Indian tricolour, the 70-y...

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Raja, others charged with money laundering, trial from Nov 11

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The special court hearing the 2G spectrum allocation case has framed charges of money laundering against former telecom minister A. Raja, his party colleague and DMK MP Kanimozhi and others, and fixed Nov 11 for the commencement of the trial. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini framed the charges Friday. The accused have been booked und...

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Why scratching makes an itch worse

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Scratching an itch only makes it worse but you cannot resist that urge to scratch more? Blame it on the brain. According to a research, scratching causes the brain to release a hormone called serotonin which intensifies the itch sensation. The problem is that when the brain gets those pain signals, it responds by producing the neurotransmitter serotonin ...

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OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.79 a barrel Thursday compared to $83.24 Wednesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), ...

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Mediterranean diet good for kidney health

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) The Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, legumes and heart-healthy fats can help you lower the risk of developing chronic kidney disease by 50 percent, a research said. In addition, such a diet that restricts consumption of red meats, processed foods and sweets can reduce the risk of experiencing rapid kidney function decline by 42 percent, the f...

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Bangalore child rape: Activists, parents protest against school

Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) Hundreds of socio-political activists and parents Friday staged a massive demonstration against a private school in the city's eastern suburb where a six-year-old girl student was allegedly raped twice this week by a teacher. Seeking severe punishment to the suspect and stringent action against the school for the horrifying crime in its premises, many parents sai...

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A pity Anderson died unshackled, moan Bhopal activists

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Rights activists Friday said it was a pity that then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson died without facing trial for the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that killed thousands. Activists who spoke to IANS on telephone from Bhopal also denounced the Indian and US governments for not taking steps that would have led to his arrest and extradition to India. Anderso...

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President pays homage to Sardar Patel

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday paid tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his 139th birth anniversary. Mukherjee paid floral tributes to Patel at Rashtrapati Bhavan. On the occasion, the president also flagged off the 'Run for Unity' from the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The run saw participation by around 2,000 residents ...

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Time to test your Japanese speaking skills

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Students learning Japanese can test their skills in the language at the 27th edition of the Japanese Language Speech Contest to be held here Nov 8, a statement said Friday. The speech contest is meant to encourage students to express spontaneously their own thoughts in Japanese language. A round of questions from the judges will follow after the completion ...

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Sunny seas found on Saturn's moon Titan

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting from hydrocarbon seas as the spacecraft soared past Saturn's moon Titan recently. Earlier, Cassini had separately captured views of the polar seas and the sun glinting off them, but this is the first time both have been seen together in the same view, the US space agency said in a statement...

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Hend confident of retaining Chiangmai Golf Classic title

Chiangmai (Thailand), Oct 31 (IANS) Long-hitting Scott Hend hopes to continue his fantastic form when he defends his title at the $750,000 Chiangmai Golf Classic from Nov 13 to 16. The powerful Australian capped a superb two-week swing when he won the Hong Kong Open a fortnight ago and contended for the Venetian Macau Open title before settling for second place last weekend. His ...

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Lisa Haydon down with dengue

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Actress Lisa Haydon skipped the promotion of her forthcoming film The Shaukeens here Friday as she is suffering from dengue, said her co-stars. Lisa is unwell. She was supposed to be here. We apologise for her absence. She is suffering from dengue, Akshay Kumar told reporters here. Lisa was set to attend The Shaukeens event, a film which is tagged as a co...

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Coming robots move gracefully like humans

New York, Oct 31 (IANS) A team of engineers at Disney Research has developed a system that will help robotic arms move swiftly and gracefully with precise control. Called hybrid fluid transmission, the system will enable soft interactions between people and the machines in homes and at work places. We have combined the best elements of a hydraulic system with the best elements of...

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Neera: farmers' lucky charm, drinkers' delight

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 (IANS) After waiting in the wings for long, thanks to bureaucratic delays, neera, a coconut water-based non-alcoholic drink, appears to have finally come of age and is all set to become the coconut farmers' lucky charm and the drinkers' delight. Tapped from the bunches on coconut trees, neera is sweet and a proven health drink, while toddy, also from the sam...

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'The Best Of Me' an ideal date film

Film: The Best Of Me; Cast: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Caroline Goodall, Sebastian Arcelus, Gerald McRaney; Director: Michael Hoffman; Rating: *** Do you believe in the stars, romance and second chances in life? If you do, then this film is for you. The story captures the enduring power of true love and the wrenching choices one faces when conf...

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Sandeep Yadav to make film on woman dacoit

Etawah, Oct 31 (IANS) Actor Sandeep Yadav is all set to direct a film on the life of a woman dacoit and visited here to scout the location to shoot the movie. Yadav was looking for locations between the Chambal and Yamuna rivers to shoot the film. He also visited Saifai, a village in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh, from where Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav hails. A...

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Feeling of sadness lingers on longer

London, Oct 31 (IANS) It's official. A sad feeling lasts longer than being ashamed, surprised, irritated or even bored. According to a study, sadness often goes hand-in-hand with events of greater impact such as death or accidents. You need more time to mull over and cope with what happened to fully comprehend it, said lead authors Philippe Verduyn and Saskia Lavrijsen from the U...

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Competition commission okays Adani-Lanco power plant deal

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Fair trade watchdog, Competition Commission of India (CCI), has approved Adani Power's Rs.6,000 crore purchase of Lanco Infratech's 1,200 MW thermal plant in Udupi, Karnataka, setting at rest concerns on monopolising market share. Post combination the combined market share of the acquirer, both in terms of installed capacity and electricity generation, would not ...

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