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Anshu Gupta, Sanjiv Chaturvedi win Magsaysay awards

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Social worker Anshu Gupta and former AIIMS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi on Wednesday won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay awards for enterprising leadership and for exposing corruption. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said Gupta was being recognized for his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating c...

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Want rap to grow as a genre: Badshah

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The popularity of rap in the country, especially via Bollywood, has given rapper Badshah of Abhi toh party shuru hui hai fame a reason to cheer. But he hopes it doesn't fade away and instead grows as a genre. Currently riding high on the success of his latest song DJ waley babu, Badshah, whose real name is Aditya Singh, told IANS: I am a bit concerned about my genr...

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Washington DC sinking fast, threat looms of sea-level rise: Study

Washington, July 29 (IANS) The land under the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the US - is sinking rapidly and Washington DC could drop by six or more inches in the next century, adding to the problems of sea-level rise, researchers from University of Vermont have warned. The first-ever detailed estimate from geological drilling in the coastal plain of Maryland shows that the US c...

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It's better to do a film that works: Mahesh Babu

Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Telugu film superstar Mahesh Babu feels it's safer for stars like him to do commercial films as lot of lives depend on big-budgets projects such as his. Mahesh has had his share of flops in his career. But he treats success and failure on par. A hit film is what we work for as actors as that goes to show that we have managed to entertain our audiences who ...

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Indian equities open higher in morning trade

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Wednesday opened higher and was trading at 27,493.62 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading higher at 8,349.05 points with a gain of 12.05 points or 0.14 percent. The 30-share Sensex opened at 27,556 poin...

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Two Indians win Ramon Magsaysay awards

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Social worker Anshu Gupta and former AIIMS official Sanjiv Chaturvedi on Wednesday won the Ramon Magsaysay awards for enterprising leadership and for exposing corruption respectively. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation said Gupta was being recognized for his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating...

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Kriti to start shooting with SRK, Kajol in mid-August

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says she will start shoot with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol for Dilwale from mid-August. Unfortunately, I haven't shot with them yet. It's going to be in mid-August when probably all combination shots and scenes are going to happen. So I'm really looking forward to working with them, Kriti said here. Kriti had earlier said that she had just ...

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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 operating system

Tokyo, July 29 (IANS) Microsoft Corporation began rolling out its new operating Windows 10 system in Japan on Wednesday. It has began with members here registering with its Insider programme among the first to receive the free upgrade. Replete with a redesigned web browser called Edge and Cortana, a Siri-like voice activated assistant, Microsoft is looking to recapture some of th...

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New blood cancer drug enters phase II clinical trials

New York, July 29 (IANS) A new drug found promising for treating blood cancer in its first human trial is now in phase II clinical trials, a new study says. The drug coaxes dormant cancer stem cells, residing in the bone marrow, to begin differentiating and exit into the blood stream where they can be destroyed by chemotherapy agents. This drug gets that unwanted house guests to ...

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People gather in large numbers at Kalam's Rameswaram house

Chennai, July 29 (IANS) A large number of people have gathered at former president A.P.J.Abdul Kalam's house at Rameswaram to pay their last respects, a relative said on Wednesday. People in large numbers have assembled at Kalam's house to pay their last respects, A.P.J.M.K. Sheik Saleem, the former president's brother's grandson told IANS over the phone. All our relatives have a...

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Punjab CM meets slain police officer's family

Kapurthala (Punjab), July 29 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday met the family of police officer Baljit Singh who died fighting terrorists -- and also praised the Punjab Police. Badal assured all possible help to the family of the officer who died after taking a bullet in the head. Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, 48, was the senior most officer t...

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Manjhi's HAM recognised by poll panel

Patna, July 29 (IANS) The Election Commission has recognised the Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) of former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi as a political party, the party said on Wednesday. Manjhi had in May this year launched the HAM, which later joined the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. The HAM is the BJP's third ally in Bihar. The others are union minister Ram Vilas ...

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Indian American attorney to run for Congress from Florida

Washington, July 29 (IANS) Mary Thomas, a conservative Indian American attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, has announced her candidacy for the second Congressional district seat from the state, a media report said on Wednesday. Thomas, if elected, would become the first Indian American woman voted into Congress. She will run against incumbent Republican Gwen Graham. North Florida n...

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Gut bacteria can trigger depression

Toronto, July 29 (IANS) Intestinal bacteria plays a key role in inducing anxiety and depression that can lead to early life stress, scientists from McMaster University in Canada have discovered. We have shown for the first time in a mouse model of anxiety and depression that bacteria play a crucial role in inducing this abnormal behaviour, said Premysl Bercik, associate professor of medi...

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Stress hormone cuts heroin craving

London, July 29 (IANS) The stress hormone is bad as it will elevate your anxiety level but scientists have found that cortisol can reduce heroine craving in drug addicts. In the study by University of Basel in Switzerland, 29 heroine addicts were given a cortisol tablet or placebo before receiving a dose of heroin. Administering cortisol to the addicts resulted in a decrease in c...

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Never wanted to be stuck with an actor's voice: KK

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) His songs have been picturised on Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. But Krishna Kumar Kunnath, popular as KK, who has sung for Salman Khan in four films, including the latest blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan, says he doesn't want his voice to be attached to just one actor. The singer, who has crooned approximately 500 songs in almost two dec...

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Diabetic? Don't skip breakfast

New York, July 29 (IANS) Diabetics who skip breakfast may have elevated blood sugar levels throughout the day, warns new research. Fasting until noon triggers major blood sugar spikes and impairs the insulin responses of Type-2 diabetics throughout the rest of the day, the researchers said. For Type-2 diabetic individuals, the omission of breakfast is associated with a significan...

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Standard & Poor's cuts Brazil's outlook to negative

Brasilia, July 29 (IANS) US credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has lowered its forecast for Brazil's foreign currency debt from stable to negative while maintaining the country's long-term rating at BBB-. The move will do little to restore ailing hopes that Brazil's economy will soon turn around, given the Brazilian Real's recent plummet against the US dollar and the f...

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15 killed in downpour in Vietnam

Hanoi, July 29 (IANS) Heavy rains have killed 15 people while seven people have gone missing in Vietnam, media reports said on Wednesday. The casualties were reported from northeastern Quang Ninh province which has seen a downpour for the past few days, Xinhua reported. The province's hydro-meteorological station said rainfall was measured at 828 mm at several places, said Vietna...

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NASA orbiter ready for Mars lander's arrival in 2016

Washington, July 29 (IANS) With its biggest orbit manoeuvre since 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is preparing for the arrival of NASA's next Mars lander called InSight next year. On Wednesday, the Mars orbiter will be engaged in a 77-second firing of six intermediate-size thrusters that will adjust the orbit timing of the veteran spacecraft. The move will put the ...

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