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'India gave befitting reply to beheading of soldiers'

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Outgoing army chief General Bikram Singh Thursday said the Indian Army gave a befitting reply to Pakistan on beheading its soldiers. The Indian Army gave a befitting reply to Pakistan on beheading Indian soldiers. We are carrying out tactical operations at the LoC. It is an ongoing process and our soldiers are doing their job..., General Bikram Singh said here.<...

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Alcohol kills 15 Australians everyday

Canberra, July 31 (IANS) Alcohol causes 15 deaths and hospitalises 430 Australians every day with the numbers rapidly increasing over the past decade, a new study released Thursday said. VicHealth and Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) funded the study, and it found 5,554 deaths and 157,132 hospitalisations were caused by alcohol since 2010, Xinhua reported. The...

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Nepal gears up security cover for Modi visit

Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Air surveillance will be stepped up, a special command centre has been set up and Indian commandos will fly down here as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his Nepal visit Sunday. The Nepal government has mobilised personnel of all its four security agencies for Modi's visit. Modi is arriving on his maiden, two-day official visit to Nepal Sunday...

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3D-printed organs for transplants a reality soon

New York, July 31 (IANS) Producing tissues and organs via 3D printing has the potential to address the shortage of organ donations in near future, scientists hope. Biofabricated organs could even someday be made with a patient's own cells, lowering the risk of rejection, said Yong Huang from University of Florida. There are a few different biofabricating methods, but inkjet print...

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Dhishoom! Dhishoom! It's action time in Bollywood

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) After Kick, are you ready for some more jumping, boxing, punching and chasing? Bollywood lovers, brace yourself for a slew of action-packed high-on stunts movies slated for release in the remaining 2014 calendar. Salman Khan's Kick has already set a high standard by zooming into the Rs.100 crore club within its first week itself and now, the stage is set for ent...

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Five years of 'Magadheera', Rajamouli nostalgic

Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Ace filmmaker S.S Rajamouli became nostalgic Thursday when he learnt that his 2009 Telugu period-drama Magadheera, which catapulted him to stardom, is five years old. He feels blessed to be part of the film that's fondly remembered. Ram Charan Teja-starrer Magadheera released July 31, 2009. Just saw my TL filled with 5 yrs of MD tweets. All of us are bless...

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Australia suspends athletics head coach

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Australia's head coach here at the Commonwealth Games Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended by Athletics Australia (AA) after his outburst at Olympic gold medallist and team captain Sally Pearson. Hollingsworth was harsh in criticising Pearson for her failure to attend the camp for the athletes before the Games here, saying her absence set a bad example for her te...

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President to visit West Bengal, Telangana

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal and Telangana Aug 1-2, Rashtrapati Bhavan said Thursday. On Aug 1, the president will inaugurate the new building of Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering and Technology at Narayanpur, Malda, said the statement. He will then inaugurate the International Conference on Natural Fibres organised by th...

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Shutdown hits normal life in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 31 (IANS) Normal life was affected Thursday across the city owing to partial response to shutdown called by pro-Kannada groups to protest rising crimes against women and incidents of rapes of minors. Private schools and colleges declared a holiday for the safety of their wards, and shopping malls and movie theatres were closed in support of the 12-hour shut down that beg...

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One child killed in Mumbai landslide

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) A five-year old boy was killed and at least five others were injured in a landslide in a Mumbai suburb Thursday, officials said. The accident occurred around 8.30 a.m. when a portion of a hill came crashing down on some hutments below near Ashok Nagar in Chembur, said an official of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management. The five-year...

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App that pays you for exercise

New York, July 31 (IANS) Will you miss your workout if you had to pay for it? If money motivates you more than fitness, an app is here to either reward or punish you. Pact is an app which uses money to track your fitness goals. When you set up Pact, you give your credit card or Pay Pal information. You also have to set your fitness goals like a pledge to workout a certain...

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Decreased carbon dioxide formed Antarctic ice sheet?

New York, July 31 (IANS) Turning a long-held climate shift theory on its head, researchers have found that decreased carbon dioxide (CO2) levels during a major climate shift 34 million years ago led to initiation of Antarctic glaciation. The finding counters a 40-year-old theory suggesting massive rearrangements of the Earth's continents caused global cooling and the abrupt formation of ...

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Tidal forces gave moon its shape: Study

Washington, July 31 (IANS) What gave the moon its overall shape? Tidal forces. In the fresh look into moon's formation, researchers incorporated tidal effects into their analysis. They also took into account the large impact basins that have shaped the moon's topography. When we try to analyse the global shape of the moon using spherical harmonics, the craters are like ga...

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Rs.400 crore alimony news a fabrication: Hrithik Roshan

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Reacting to rumours that his estranged wife Sussanne Roshan has demanded an alimony of a whopping Rs.400 crore, actor Hrithik Roshan has said it is fabricated news, which is testing my patience. Fabricated news articles. Demeaning my loved ones. Testing my patience, Hrithik posted on micro-blogging site Twitter Wednesday night. The duo announced their split...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon over bugging allegations

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was Thursday adjourned till noon after opposition members created an uproar to demand a debate on the reported bugging at union Minister Nitin Gadkari's Delhi residence. As soon as the Rajya Sabha met at 11.20 a.m. after the first adjournment, Leader of Opposition in the upper house, Ghulam Nabi Azad along with other opposition members including ...

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Reckless remarks have dented Goa's image: Tourism industry

Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Goa ministers' remarks on banning biknis and demanding a Hindu nation have really damaged the state's reputation as a safe beach destination, said tourism industry stakeholders. They said global tourism operators are increasingly worried about Goa's tilt towards fundamentalist politics. The ministers and officials should restrain from making comments in ord...

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Cliantha Research acquires Karmic Lifesciences

Ahmedabad, July 31 (IANS) Cliantha Research, an Ahmedabad-based lifesciences company with a global outreach, has acquired Karmic Lifesciences, a Mumbai-headquartered contract research organisation. Founded in 2005 by Nidhi Saxena, Karmic Lifesciences has executed more than 150 clinical trials and more than 75 clinical data management and bio-statistics projects. Karmic gives us a...

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Share domestic chores for super sex life

New York, July 31 (IANS) Do you often ignore sharing household chores with your spouse? Start helping her from now on as it comes with an extra incentive - better, hotter sex. According to an interesting study, couples who shared domestic labour had sex at least as often, and were at least as satisfied with the frequency and quality of their sex, as couples where the woman did the bulk o...

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Bees select best flowers even before landing

London, July 31 (IANS) For rearing their young, bees need to be able to select flowers providing the most nutritious pollen and they know it even before landing on the flower simply by looking at the colour of the petals, says a study. As bees do not ingest pollen unlike nectar while foraging on flowers, it has been unclear whether they are able to form associative relationships between ...

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Bodies of 19 people recovered from Karachi beaches

Karachi, July 31 (IANS) At least 19 bodies of people who drowned during Eid celebrations have been recovered from two beaches in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, media reported Thursday. Twelve bodies were recovered from Clifton beach Wednesday night and six more bodies were recovered Thursday morning, Dawn online reported. A body was also found at Hawks Bay Thursday. Re...

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