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Serena wins Australian Open title

Melbourne, Jan 31 (IANS) American star Serena Williams held off a determined Maria Sharapova of Russia to win her sixth Australian Open title and the 19th Grand Slam title of her career, separating herself from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for the second-most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era. The No.1-seeded Williams recorded a straight sets 6-3, 7-6(5) victory over the No.2-seed...

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India's leather sector expected to reach $27 billion turnover

Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) India's leather sector is expected to touch $27 billion in five years, officials said here Saturday. Speaking to reporters, J.S. Deepak additional secretary, Department of Commerce, said the leather sector has been notified as a focus sector in the 'Make in India' programme. He said the sector is expected to touch $27 billion in the next five years from the...

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Suvarna Raju is new HAL chairman

Bengaluru, Jan 31 (IANS) T. Suvarna Raju Saturday took over as the 17th chairman of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), following his predecessor R.K. Tyagi's retirement. My priorities will be on operational excellence, building the company as a technology powerhouse and creating a knowledge organisation, Raju said in a statement after assuming charge here. Raju, direc...

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Barca aim to keep good times rolling against Villarreal

Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS) FC Barcelona and Villarreal face each other Sunday evening in what is a dress rehearsal for the Kings Cup semi-final between the two sides. Both Barca and Villarreal booked their places in the last four of the knockout competition during the week as Barca knocked out Atletico Madrid, while Villarreal beat Getafe, reports Xinhua. It promises to be an entertai...

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Serena wins Australian Open women's singles title

Melbourne, Jan 31 (IANS) Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the women's singles final to win her sixth Australian Open title here Saturday. The No.1-seeded Williams recorded a 6-3, 7-6(5) over the No.2-seeded Russian for the 19th Grand Slam title of her illustrious career, separating herself from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for second-most Grand Slam titles ...

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Delhi Waveriders host Dabang Mumbai in HIL

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Hosts Delhi Waveriders will be at odds with Dabang Mumbai when they take on each other in the ongoing Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Sunday. Both the teams have not registered a win yet and lie at the bottom of the points table with five points. Hence, both will put in all efforts to defeat the opponent and emerge victori...

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Markets end weekly trade flat, RBI policy next trigger

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Major Indian equities indices ended flat in the weekly trade which closed Jan 30, as sentiments were bearish on sector specific movements based on related earnings. According to market observers, the wide movement in the Indian equities markets was led by respective stocks which led to high volatility. However the broad indices rallied and touched new record highs d...

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Addicted to TV? You might be depressed, lonely

London, Jan 31 (IANS) Binge-watching TV series such as Game Of Thrones, Breaking Bad or Broadchurch is linked to depression and loneliness, says a recent study. People who suffer from low moods are more likely to spend hours or days viewing multiple episodes of their favourite programme online or on DVD. But by doing so they could neglect work, relationships and even their family, report...

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Windies arrive for World Cup campaign

Sydney, Jan 31 (IANS) A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here to begin preparations for the 2015 cricket World Cup. They arrived to a warm reception from fans and well-wishers Friday following a 12-hour flight from South Africa and are expected to get right down to their preparation ahead of the start of the tournament Feb 14, reports CMC. The team will spend eight days ...

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BJP moves EC over Kumar Vishwas' remark

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday filed a complaint with the Election Commission against Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas for allegedly making a derogatory remark against the party. BJP leaders Satish Upadhyay, Meenakshi Lekhi, Shazia Ilmi, Shaina N.C., among others, went to the poll panel's office and filed a complaint against Vishwas. We mov...

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Taapsee Pannu set for image change in 'Agra Ka Daabra'

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) After her brief role in Baby as Akshay Kumar's accomplice in Nepal who beats the hell out of Sushant Singh, Taapsee Pannu has got the kind of attention that her debut film Chashme Baddoor didn't. She is now gearing up for an image change with her next film Agra Ka Daabra. The chirpy and vivacious actress said: Contrary to the kickass image in 'Chashme Baddoor' and '...

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Russia's 12th aid convoy reaches Ukraine

Moscow, Jan 31 (IANS) Russia's 12th humanitarian aid convoy to the east Ukrainian Donbass region has reached there, Moscow's emergencies ministry said Saturday. The convoy consists of 170 trucks and carries over 1,500 tonnes of relief supplies, including food, medicine, essentials and other necessities, Xinhua reported. Customs clearance is being done in the presence of Ukrainia...

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New insights into mammalian evolution

London, Jan 31 (IANS) Despite having a common ancestor, different mammalian species have acquired their unique characteristics by repurposing functional elements through gene regulation, says a study. What we have shown is that evolution repurposes things that exist in all species, to make each species unique, explained Paul Flicek from European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Bri...

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Windies coach Williams takes charge of Zouks

Castries (St. Lucia), Jan 31 (CMC) Current West Indies coach Stuart Williams will be in charge of St. Lucia Zouks for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The 45-year-old, currently with the Caribbean side in Australia, will replace Englishman Matthew Maynard, who has taken up a post as Director of Cricket at English county Somerset. Williams served as Maynard's assistant last ye...

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Push your morning jog to noon

London, Jan 31 (IANS) If you feel lazy to get up early in the morning to head for a jog, then sleep on! Research shows that morning is not the best time to exercise. The University of Birmingham researchers put 20 professional athletes, including several England hockey players, through a fitness test six times between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. and they found that the they did best on the test a...

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UN chief condemns Egypt terrorist attacks

Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Ban told a press briefing on the sidelines of the African Union (AU) summit here that he strongly condemned the attacks in Sinai, which killed 33 people and injured scores of others, Xinhua reported. Late Friday, Nkosazana Dlamini...

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Beware! Your make-up products can be risky

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Your make-up products can put you at risk of early menopause. Chemicals in lipstick, face cream and nail varnish can speed up the process by four years, according to a study. The study examined the effects of 111 chemicals on 31,575 women. As many as 15 different chemicals were identified as harmful by a team of researchers at Washington Univers...

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HIV may stay hidden in 'quiet' immune cells

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) In what could lead to a cure for HIV, researchers have found that the human immunodeficiency virus may stay hidden for years in certain quiet immune cells. Drugs for HIV have become adept at suppressing infection, but they still can not eliminate it because the medication in these pills does not touch the virus' hidden reserves, which lie dormant within infected...

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Usha Martin posts Rs.35.99 crore loss in Q3

Kolkata, Jan 31 (IANS) Kolkata based wire rope and steel bar maker Usha Martin Ltd (UML) Saturday said it suffered a loss of Rs.35.99 crore for the quarter ended Dec 31 (Q3) of the current fiscal compared to the net profit of Rs. 15.43 crore in the same period last fiscal year. The accumulated loss so far is Rs. 149 crore. The company's consolidated revenue from net sales stood a...

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Obama seeks $215 million for unique medical plan

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has sought $215 million for an effort that will match patients' genetic and physiological data to treat their health conditions more precisely. Obama proposed the plan, known as the Precision Medicine Initiativea, in his annual State of the Union address last week. Details of the plan come as Obama prepares to release his fiscal...

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