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President confers Bharat Ratna on Malviya

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday conferred the Bharat Ratna posthumously on Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya and the Padma Vibhushan on veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani. The president gave the awards at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan here. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was also honoured with Padma Vibhushan. Earlier, the president pre...

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Goa civil society threatens protest if official transferred

Margao (Goa), March 30 (IANS) A young civil servant has captured the minds and hearts of people in this south Goa town, so much so that civil society activists have threatened to protest if the official is transferred. Posted as chief officer of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) four months back, 2012 batch Indian Administrastive Service (IAS) officer Naveen S.L. took many steps to sim...

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Big data reveals genetic clues in humans

Washington, March 30 (IANS) After analysing big data about a key protein, computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological diseases. Through a novel method, Sharlee Climer and Weixiong Zhang discovered a region encompassing the gephyrin protein - master regulator of receptors ...

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Beach swimmers at antibiotic-resistant bacteria risk

London, March 30 (IANS) If you love to swim and surf at your favourite beach and enjoy underwater scuba diving, read on. According to research, swimmers and surfers in coastal areas are at risk of exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria like E. coli. E. coli bacteria can cause severe food poisoning symptoms such as abdominal cramps and diarrhoea. Using data gathered across Engl...

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Gene Saks dies of pneumonia at 93

New York, March 30 (IANS) Tony-winning director Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon's plays on Broadway, passed away at his home here. He was 93. His wife Keren told New York Times that the cause of Saks' death on Saturday was pneumonia, reports aceshowbiz.com. Saks, who was born November 8, 1921, in New York City, trained for acting at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School w...

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Vidyut Jammwal won't be part of Sujoy Ghosh's next

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who is most popular for his work in Commando, has confirmed he won't be part of filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh's next project, which will be based on the novel The Devotion of Suspect X, also featuring Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut. I didn't see myself in a film of this genre. I'd met Sujoy a few times but I hadn't signed any contract or committed ...

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NASA's Mercury mission given last lease of life

Washington, March 30 (IANS) NASA engineers have lifted the orbit of the Mercury probe - currently operating on an extended mission and almost out of fuel - and delayed its inevitable impact into Mercury's surface by up to a month. Launched in August 2004, the $450 million MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging (Messenger) mission is currently orbiting our solar syst...

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Dad was neutral towards marriage, conversion: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Southern composer Yuvan Shankar Raja says his father Illayaraja was never against his decision to convert to Islam, and subsequently marry a Muslim. He says the music maestro was neutral towards his conversion and marriage. In 2014, Yuvan converted to Islam for unexplained reasons and married Jaffrunnisha earlier this year. My father was neutral towards m...

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Most parents can't tell if their kid is obese

London, March 30 (IANS) Parents of obese children may not be able to recognise that their kid is overweight unless they are at very extreme levels of obesity, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist shows. Moreover, the study published in the British Journal of General Practice found that parents are additionally more likely to underestimate their child's weight if they are Black ...

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'Avunu 2' many notches higher than prequel: Harshvardhan Rane

Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Actor Harshvardhan Rane says the thrills and chills in forthcoming Telugu horror Avunu 2 will be many notches higher than what audiences experienced in the prequel, which released in 2012. Ravi Babu-directed Avunu was one of the biggest low-budget hits in recent times. Everything about 'Avunu 2' will be many notches higher than its prequel. The sequel is ...

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Singing alongside Rahman equal to bagging Oscar, Grammy: Darshana

Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Playback singer Darshana describes the experience of sharing vocal space with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman as equivalent to bagging the Oscar, Grammy and many such coveted awards. In Rahman's upcoming Tamil soundtrack Ok Kanmani, Darshana has crooned five tracks, including a duet. To see your name right next to A.R. Rahman is a feeling I can'...

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US uses 'Intel Inside' model to push GM crops

The 'Intel Inside' model has become the template for deploying agricultural biotechnology from American publicly-funded research institutions and private corporations to farmers in developing countries. Just as the combination of Microsoft's Windows software and Intel's assurance of ever-increasing computing power drove the growth of the personal computer industry, genetically-modified d...

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Floods ravage Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Floods ravaged Kashmir Valley on Monday following incessant rainfall over the past four days. Anxious people began to leave for safer places as authorities kept a watch on swollen mountain streams and the Jhelum river which was in spate. Authorities on Monday declared floods in the Kashmir Valley. People feared a repeat of 2014 when floods had left a tra...

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WHO reiterates support towards defeating Ebola

Addis Ababa, March 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reiterated its continued support towards defeating the Ebola virus disease which has killed almost 10,000 people since its outbreak. On the sidelines of the annual African Ministers of Planning, Economy and Finance Conference jointly organised by the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa held in Ethiopia...

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Kenyan authorities arrest three women over terror links

Nairobi, March 30 (IANS) Kenyan authorities said that three women, suspected of being suicide bombers, were detained in the coastal city of Mombasa. Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa said the three were arrested in Elwak town on the Kenya-Somalia border as they attempted to sneak into Somalia to join Al Qaeda-affiliated Somalian militants, Xinhua reported on Monday. They b...

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Sarkozy's party leads France regional elections

Paris, March 30 (IANS) France's Conservative Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) Party led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to have come first in the final round of regional elections. The elections were held on Sunday. However, Paris and Lyon, France's two biggest cities, were excluded from the polls. Exit polls on Sunday placed UMP at first place with 37 percent of the v...

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Cloudy day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning on Monday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 20.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead with light rains in many parts of the city. Monday morning was cloudy. The day ahead is likely to remain the same. Light rain or thundershow...

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Sensex up 255 points; bank stocks gain

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains in the early morning session on Monday. It was trading 255 points or 0.93 percent up, as bank stocks rose. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made healthy gains during the early morning session. It was trading up 67.70 points or 0...

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Authorities declare flood in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Authorities on Monday declared flood in the Kashmir Valley, asking people living close to the banks of the Jhelum river to exercise extreme caution and move to safer places. Flood level was 22.8 feet (status red) at Sangam (Anantnag), 19 feet (status red) at Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar) and 11.55 feet (status green) at Ashim (Bandipora) today (Monday) morning. ...

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Thundershowers, snow lash Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, March 30 (IANS) Thundershowers and snow on Monday lashed Himachal Pradesh, causing temperatures to drop. The residents of Shimla shivered as overnight rain brought down the minimum temperature. According to the Met Office here, precipitation across the state would continue till Tuesday. The majestic Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas surrounding Dharamsala wore a ...

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