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Child abuse produces damaging effects in bipolar patients

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Childhood abuse and neglect can lead to a range of negative outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder, warns a study. Bipolar patients with a history of childhood maltreatment developed the depressive mental condition more than four years earlier than patients with no history of maltreatment, revealed the study. In addition, they were almost twice as likely...

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Improve civilian-military relationship: Minister

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Former army chief General V.K. Singh has called for improving functional relationship between the military command and civilian leadership. He asserted that the government needed to seriously consider the recommendations made by the Kargil Committee report in this regard. We have been talking about improving our civilian-military relationship for three-fo...

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Trump, Sanders cruise to decisive wins in New Hampshire

Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Two outsiders - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders-cruised to early victories in the first primary battleground of New Hampshire turning the nomination contests into a long drawn battle that may well stretch into spring. With his win, Trump, the brash real estate mogul and celebrity who had never run for public office before, recovering from his...

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End corporal punishment, demands Bangladeshi daily

Dhaka, Feb 10 (IANS) A leading Bangladeshi daily on Wednesday called for an end to corporal punishment after a schoolgirl was caned so badly that she fainted. An editorial Caned for not wearing a uniform! in the Daily Star said that the caning of a schoolgirl in a government school in Pabna leaves us disgusted and horrified. Rojoni was beaten until she fainted because she was no...

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Satisfy your sweet cravings in the lanes of Old Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Have you tasted the sweet 'aloevera ka halwa' or 'malai kulfi' stuffed in fruits? Well, if you haven't and desperately want to try out then head straight away towards Purani Dilli (Old Delhi). The lanes of the walled city amaze every time with their wide spectrum of delicacies to satisfy food cravings. Old Delhi has been home to many eateries that are continuing ...

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Pet crematorium coming up near Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) The West Bengal government is coming up with a crematorium that will allow people to give a dignified farewell to their beloved pets. To be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.2 crore, the new facility for pets will have electrical incinerators. It will come up in the city neighbourhood of New Town. While there are several pet cemeteries in and around t...

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Human migration not a new phenomenon: Researchers

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Countering common perception that migration at current levels is a new phenomenon, a short animated film commissioned by British historians shows that people from different parts of the world have been migrating to Britain for ages. With migration now a major topic of debate across Europe, the historians created a script and commissioned the film to provide the publ...

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Technical glitch forces adjournment of Headley deposition

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) The deposition of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley was adjourned till Thursday following some technical snags in videoconferencing from a US jail, an official said here on Wednesday. Headley's deposition was expected to continue today (Wednesday). Unfortunately, due to some technical problems on the American side, they could not link w...

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Pakistan a dangerous place for media persons: Daily

Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Pakistan is notorious for increasing incidents of killings of journalists and is considered one of the most dangerous places for media persons in the world, said a Pakistani daily on Wednesday. An editorial Media under siege in the Daily Times said that an attack on City 42 television channel's office in Lahore by unidentified armed men has further panicked journ...

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COPD may change brain structure

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) demonstrate grey matter decreases in areas of the brain that process breathlessness, fear and sensitivity to pain, says a new study. COPD is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of the disease. Targeting disease-specific fears in patients with C...

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Now, France asks Facebook to stop sending user data to US

London, Feb 10 (IANS) In another setback to Facebook in Europe, the French data protection authority has ordered the social networking giant to stop sending user data to the US and comply with the European data protection law. According to a report in technology website Tech Crunch, Facebook has been given three months to make the changes deemed necessary by the data protection authority...

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GM to recall trucks, SUVs due to brake pedal failure

Chicago, Feb 10 (IANS) General Motors announced on Tuesday that it will recall 473,000 trucks and SUVs due to the failure of the brake pedal. The US automaker said a nut on the brake pedal pivot installed in these vehicles may come loose, causing the pedal to loosen and inoperable. But so far, it is unaware of any crashes or injuries resulting from the problem, Xinhua news agency reporte...

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Scientists discover hidden galaxies behind Milky Way

Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) A team of international scientists has discovered hundreds of hidden galaxies hidden from view until now by our own galaxy, the Milky Way, some 250 million light years away from the Earth. The discovery may help explain the mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attractor region which appears to be drawing the Milky Way and hundreds of thousands of other ...

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8 killed as petrol tanker collides with car Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 20 others injured when a tanker carrying liquid petroleum gas collided with a car in Pakistan's Sheikhupura district on Wednesday morning, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Warning of Islamic State's tentacles spreading to South Asia

United Nations, Feb 10 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of the danger of the Islamic State spreading its tentacles to South Asia through organisations like the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in Pakistan and called for international action against the grave threat. In a grim report on the Islamic State's threat to international peace and security presented to the Security Council Tu...

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Foggy Wednesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) It was a foggy Wednesday morning here, with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said. There will be a mainly clear sky ahead in the day. However, shallow or moderate fog is likely to occur in the morning, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The maximum t...

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Sensex sheds 141 points in early trade

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday was trading 141.51 points, or 0.59 percent, down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 43.55 points or 0.60 percent down at 7,254.65 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE...

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Renault India to export Kwid, ramp up production

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) French automobile maker Renault would start exports of its car Kwid to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries and the car's parts to Brazil from March onwards and grow over 100 percent in the domestic market, a top official of the group's Indian subsidiary said. The company would sell more than 100,000 units in the domestic market in 201...

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Medicinal marijuana scheme to go before Australian parliament

Melbourne, Feb 10 (IANS) A piece of legislation which would make the cultivation of medicinal marijuana legal throughout Australia will go before Federal parliament on Wednesday. The establishment of a nationwide cannabis cultivation scheme follows several Australian state governments setting up trials last year, aiming to produce medical-grade marijuana for treatment proposes, Xinhua ne...

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Dortmund oust Stuttgart 3-1 from the German Cup

Berlin, Feb 10 (IANS) Dortmund progressed for the third consecutive time into the semi-finals after beating Stuttgart 3-1 on the road in the German Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday. Borussia Dortmund follow Werder Bremen into the last four of the German Cup as Thomas Tuchel's men overcame resilient Stuttgart 3-1 thanks to the goals by Marco Reus, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitar...

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