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Robin Wright, Ben Foster call off engagement again

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actors Robin Wright and Ben Foster have reportedly called off their engagement, the second time they have done so after parting ways in November. The two ended their engagement a few months ago. The reason that prompted their separation was not known, a source told people.com. Wright, 49, and Foster, 34, have not commented on the report yet. The two me...

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Single cocaine dose affects perception of sadness, anger: Study

London, Aug 30 (IANS) A single dose of cocaine interferes with a person's ability to recognise negative emotions such as anger and sadness, says a new study. The researchers found that a single dose of cocaine caused an increased heart rate as well as increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. In addition, it was found that the subjects who took cocaine found it more diffic...

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Potential drug therapy for tinnitus found

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Looking at the molecular mechanisms behind tinnitus, a condition induced by exposure to loud noise that causes whistling, clicking, roaring and other phantom sounds, researchers have found a possible drug therapy for this chronic and sometimes debilitating condition. The study results build on previous research in mouse models demonstrating that tinnitus is associ...

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Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste dies after fall

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest actor to play the role of Jean Valjean on Broadway's Les Miserables, has died in New York after he fell from a fire escape. He was 21. Jean-Baptiste died on Friday after falling from the fire escape following the show's evening performance, reports aceshowbiz.com. New York Police Department inves...

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RBI tackling inflation: Rajan

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan says he is trying to bring down India's high inflation rate while navigating complications like manufacturers who are hurt by higher interest rates and a stronger currency. RBI's policy process, among other things, involves trying to take the heat away from the political economy and put it on frameworks, techni...

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PM salutes 1965 martyrs, Shastri

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to all those who played a role in India's victory in the 1965 war against Pakistan, then prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri included. Whenever the 1965 war is mentioned, it is natural to remember Lal Bahadur Shastriji, he said in his radio address Mann Ki Baat. It is also natural to remember his 'Jai Jawan, Jai...

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Child, maternal deaths alarming: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Child and maternal deaths in the country are alarming and scary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. Every year some 50,000 women and 13 lakh infants die during childbirth, Modi said in his Mann Ki Baat radio address. The 'Call to Action Summit 2015', a global meet to end preventable child and maternal deaths, was hosted for the first time in Ind...

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US hiker found alive after nine-day hunt

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) A US hiker missing for nine days in California has been found alive, a media report said on Sunday. Miyuki Harwood, 62, of Orangevale was reported missing in the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains, CNN reported. She suffered broken bones and had not eaten in nine days, said Fresno county Sheriff Margaret Mims, who spoke to Harwood at the hospital. She was co...

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Jan Dhan Yojana a success: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) has achieved remarkable success in serving the poor through banking. In his Mann Ki Baat radio address, Modi said the scheme had allowed the poor to save Rs.22,000 crore in accounts for which the mandatory minimum balance to be maintained was zero. He urged the poor to ...

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Failure of 'no-detention policy' lies in flawed implementation: Experts

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The failure of the no-detention policy in schools across the country up to Class 8 is largely due to poor classroom teaching and monitoring of students, education experts say. In the first meeting of the newly-reconstituted Central Advisory Board on Education (CABE) chaired by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on August 19, it recommended that the ...

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Fight dengue with cleanliness: PM

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to maintain cleanliness to avoid the spread of dengue. Dengue is dangerous but prevention is easy... if we take care of cleanliness in small things, he said in his radio address Mann Ki Baat. The prime minister said though awareness was there, yet there was a gap. We must not make death so cheap....

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Firstborn girl may gain unhealthy weight

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Firstborn women are more likely to be obese as adults than their second-born sisters, finds the largest study of its kind in women. Our study corroborates other studies on men, as we showed that firstborn women have greater BMI and are more likely to be overweight or obese than their second born sisters, said the study by Wayne Cutfield from University of Auckland, ...

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Foetal cells affect mother's health after pregnancy

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) During pregnancy, cells of the foetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may benefit or undermine maternal health, a research has found. These foetal cells which can persist in maternal tissues for decades after a child is born -- have been associated with both protection and increase...

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Ujjwala shines in Monisha Jaising's creation at LFW

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Supermodel Ujjwala Raut looked no less than a diva when she sashayed down the ramp in a stunning sheer net crystal gown with long sleeves for designer Monisha Jaising's show at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter-festive 2015 here. Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal, who has been on a continuous media trial over rumours of troubled marriage with Mehr Jessia, grace...

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RBI on wait-and-watch mode on interest rates cut: Rajan

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan has said the RBI was watching economic data to see whether it can reduce interest rates for the fourth time in recent months. Monetary policy has been accommodative. We've cut interest rates three times and we're still on an accommodative setting, he told the Wall Street Journal on Saturday. You know, l...

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One killed in Pakistan airport attack

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) One person was killed on Sunday when at least six terrorists opened fire at an airport in Pakistan's Balochistan province. The daring attack took place at Jiwani airport in Gwadar district, Dawn online reported. Police sources said the dead man was an electronics superintendent. The attackers kidnapped an electronics engineer from the airport. ...

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India vs Sri Lanka: Third Test, Day 3, Lunch scoreboard

Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) Scoreboard at lunch on the Day 3 of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Sunday. India (first innings) (Overnight 292/8) Cheteshwar Pujara not out 145 Ishant Sharma b Herath 6 Umesh Yadav b Herath 4 Extras (lb 2, w 4, nb 7, pen 5) 18 Tota...

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Ishant, Binny make Sri Lankans struggle

Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) Ishant Sharma and Stuart Binny clinched a couple of wickets each to leave Sri Lanka struggling at 47/5 at lunch in the first innings on Day 3 of the third Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Sunday. Ishant had figures of 2/12 and Binny returned 2/14 as they destroyed the Sri Lankan top order. Fellow pacer Umesh Yadav also came up with some...

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'CSR law will reduce trust deficit between corporates, NGOs'

Manesar (Haryana), Aug 30 (IANS) With companies that fall under the ambit of the new guidelines of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) likely to report about their activities from next month, the trust deficit between them and NGOs is likely to reduce, a senior functionary in this field said. Over the years, a fairly large trust deficit has developed between NGOs and corporates (over C...

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Eating raw oysters ups risk of norovirus infection

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Eating raw oysters and shellfish may increase the risk of getting infected by human norovirus that causes stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, a study says. Oysters not only transmit human norovirus but also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, the findings show. More than 80 percent of human norovirus genotypes were detected in oyster s...

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