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Two civilians killed in Afghan bus blast

Kabul, May 24 (IANS) Two civilians were killed and six others injured on Sunday when a mini-bus they were travelling in struck a bomb in Afghanistan's Wardak province. A mini-bus hit an improvised explosive device along a road in Daymirdad district, and the explosion killed two civilians and injured six others, Xinhua reported, citing an official statement. The injured, including...

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Indian eateries chant organic food mantra

New Delhi/Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Hotels and restaurants in the country are going out of their way to use organic produce in the food they dish out to ensure healthier and more nutritious meals. These products are naturally grown and no chemical fertiliser or pesticide is used to aid their growth. The organic products have no preservatives or chemicals and also taste much better. This is ...

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Unwell Anushka won't join 'Dil Dhadakne Do' team in Kolkata

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma's health has forced her to skip the promotion of the forthcoming Zoya Akhtar's directorial Dil Dhadakne Do at the Indian Premier League (IPL) final here on Sunday. Anushka Sharma has taken ill suddenly after completing her film promotions on Saturday (in Mumbai) and has been advised by the doctor to rest completely for a day or two as she is ...

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Breastfeeding protects kids from pollution

London, May 24 (IANS) Mother's milk may protect their babies from the adverse effects of environmental pollution, suggests a new research. The researchers assessed how exposure to environmental pollution during pregnancy affects health and examined the role of diet in physical and neuro-behavioural development in infancy. They focused on motor and mental development during the fi...

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'Deep Web' search to help decode space data

Washington, May 24 (IANS) When you do a simple internet search on a topic, the results that appear are not the whole story. Most of the information is buried in the Deep Web in the mysterious online world. Now, NASA researchers have joined the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to harness the benefits of Deep Web searching for science. The project called Memex c...

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Gear up for World Ethnic Day next month

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) If you want your friends to know your roots, get ready to showcase your immaculate ethnic dresses and share some of the delectable delicacies that your forefathers had savoured for eons on the first World Ethnic Day on June 19. A brainchild of Mumbai-based craftsvilla.com, the largest online marketplaces for ethnic products in the country, the World Ethnic Day envis...

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Illayaraja urges police to stop misuse of his music

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) In yet another petition sent to police officials, maestro Illayaraja has urged them to take action against those using his songs without his consent. Through my fans it has been brought to my notice that record labels, radio stations and online pirates continue to make money of my music, despite an injunction passed by Madras High Court, Illayaraja said in a statem...

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Faster heart rate indicates higher diabetes risk

New York, May 24 (IANS) People with faster resting heart tare are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, warns a new study. Each additional 10 beats per minute is associated with 23 percent increased risk of diabetes, similar to the effects of a three kilogram per metre square increase in body mass index (BMI), the findings showed. In this study, we measured resting heart r...

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Everest Base Camp survivor: A month after quake, horror is still alive

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) It had been snowing heavily from the wee hours. It seemed like it would never end. The whole Everest Base Camp was clad in white. The mercury plummeted below zero degree Celsius. It was tough to leave the warmth of the sleeping bag. Coming out of the tent, we freshened up and had our breakfast. As planned, we got ready to undergo icecraft training. While tackling ...

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Tibetan town captures photos of 'panda deity'

Lhasa, May 24 (IANS) A wild panda has been captured in photos for the first time in a Tibetan town, known for panda worship and panda dance, in China's Sichuan province. Photographs and video footage, taken on May 17 and 20, show an adult panda in a bamboo forest, Xinhua quoted the forestry office in Caodi Township as saying. According to a legend, once a panda God appeared and t...

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British man survives after head ripped off in accident

London, May 24 (IANS) A British man who had his head ripped off from his spine in a car crash has survived, a media report said on Sunday. Indian-origin neuro-surgeon Anant Kamat re-attached Tony Cowan's skull to his spine with a metal plate and bolts in a rare operation. Now, Cowan hopes to go home soon, Mirror online reported. Tony Cowan from Newcastle city met with an acciden...

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Kamal Haasan's next titled Cheekati Rajyam' in Telugu

Hyderabad, May 24 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan Tamil thriller Thoongaavanam, which goes on floors on Sunday here, is titled Cheekati Rajyam in Telugu. The film will be simultaneously shot in Telugu and Tamil. The title of the Telugu version of the movie has been decided as Cheekati Rajyam'. This will be a bilingual. The first look of the movie will be unveiled on Sunday, a source ...

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Australian PM dismisses same-sex marriage referendum idea

Canberra, May 24 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed the idea of a referendum on same-sex marriage in the country after Ireland voted in favour of amending the country's constitution on the issue. Questions of marriage are the preserve of the Commonwealth Parliament, reported ABC on Sunday citing the prime minister. Referendums are held in this country whe...

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Matrimonial ad for gay son stirs lively debate

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) When Mumbai-based Harish Iyer's mother Padma placed a matrimonial advertisement in a Mumbai tabloid for her gay son, she never thought it would generate a debate across and outside the country. Dubbed the first gay matrimonial ad in India, Padma was able to get it published only after being rejected by a few leading dailies. Iyer, a well-known gay activist, was s...

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Somalian MP killed in Mogadishu attack

Mogadishu, May 24 (IANS) A Somali parliamentarian has been shot dead in Mogadishu in an attack by suspected Islamist militants, BBC reported on Sunday. Yusuf Dirir was killed when gunmen opened fire on his car, said security officials. Three workers from the transport ministry also died in a separate drive-by shooting on Saturday. Dirir was killed when gunmen in a minibu...

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Rain brings down temperature in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Following the overnight rain, the minimum temperature across the Kashmir Valley dropped on Sunday. The Met office has forecast inclement weather till Monday. The minimum temperature was 10.7 degrees Celsius in Srinagar while it was 5.6 in Pahalgam, four degrees Gulmarg and Kargil, 5.6 in Leh, and 29.3 in Jammu city, a Met official told IANS here. T...

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Hoffenheim extends contract with striker Kevin Volland

Berlin, May 24 (IANS) Hoffenheim and Kevin Volland agreed on a contract extension until June 2019, the TSG confirmed in an official statement. The 22-year-old German international striker penned a two-year contract extension, which keeps him at Hoffenheim until June 2019. Xinhua news agency reported. This is a vote of confidence in our work. I am pleased that Kevin wants to conti...

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Pakistan Rangers return two Indian bodies

Jammu, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan rangers on Saturday night handed over two Indian dead bodies to BSF (Border Security Force) authorities in Jammu district after recovering them from the Chenab River. A senior police officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu Sunday, At 9.15 p.m. yesterday Pakistan troops handed over two dead bodies from their Inayat border outpost Post to BSF personnel at ou...

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Burundi's opposition leader shot dead

Bujumbura, May 24 (IANS) The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday night as he was heading home in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, witnesses told Xinhua. The witnesses said Zedi Feruzi, chairman of the Burundian Union for Peace and Development (UPD-Zigamibanga), was shot by unidentified people when he was walking home in Bujumbura's Ngagara district, adding that on...

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Pakistan criticizes Indian defence minister's terrorism remarks

ISlamabad, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan has criticized Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries. Indian media quoted Parrikar as saying on Thursday that India has to neutralize terrorists through terrorists. Indian national security advisor Ajit Doval has however sought to play down Parrikar's controver...

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