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Chelsea's title hopes still alive: Mourinho

London, Aug 30 (IANS) With Chelsea going through a nightmarish start to the season, manager Jose Mourinho says his club's title hopes would already be gone if they were playing in some other league. Crystal Palace beat the defending English Premier League champions (EPL) 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday which means Chelsea are now eight points adrift of leaders Manchester City after fo...

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Bayern Munich maintain perfect start in Bundesliga

Munich, Aug 30 (IANS) Bayern Munich cruised to their third win of the season after beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, while Eintracht Frankfurt inflicted VfB Stuttgart the third straight loss in the third round of the Bundesliga football league. The German record champions on Saturday showed a faultless performance at home against harmless Leverkusen to reap their third win in as many matches...

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Modi defeated over land bill: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowed down to public pressure by stepping back on the land acquisition ordinance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said here on Sunday. Modi had to go back on the land acquisition ordinance. He had to step back. This is the biggest victory for people, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader said while addressing the Swabhiman rally organised...

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Sikhs blame conversions, drugs for declining population

Toronto, Aug 30 (IANS) Sikh leaders in North America blame conversions, drugs and migration for the decline in the growth rate of Sikh population in India from 1.9 percent to 1.7 percent as per the 2011 census. While Punjab leaders are promoting their family businesses, the youth has sunk in drugs. So what do you expect from drug addicts? asked Toronto-based Sikh leader Nachhattar Singh ...

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Smartphone sensor to tell how well you sleep

London, Aug 30 (IANS) A new sensor, once connected to a smartphone, can tell how well you sleep apart from monitoring the air quality around it. Developed by a Finnish company called VTT, the gas sensor would make things like the detection of internal air problems easier, ayle.fi.com quoted researchers as saying. The sleep quality can be measured with greater precision, using mob...

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Ishant takes four, Sri Lanka struggle at 175/8

Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) Pacer Ishant Sharma claimed four crucial wickets to leave Sri Lanka struggling at 175/8 at tea in the first innings on Day 3 of the third Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Sunday. In reply to India's first innings score of 312, Sri Lankan tailenders Rangana Herath (47 not out) and Dhammika Prasad (6 not out) remained to help them reach 1...

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A device that turns breath into words

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Scientists, including an Indian-origin doctor, have developed a new device that gives words to the thoughts of severe paralysis victims by analysing and interpreting their breathing patterns. The prototype analyses changes in breathing patterns and converts 'breath signals' into words using pattern recognition software and an analogue-to-digital converter. A...

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Won't renew ordinance on land acquisition: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government will not renew the land acquisition ordinance that lapses on Monday. We had issued an ordinance which lapses tomorrow (August 31). I have decided, let it lapse. We will not renew it, Modi said during his radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday. It will mean the situation will be once again as it wa...

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One killed, two injured in Bengal blast

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured in West Bengal's Burdwan district when crude bombs stored in a house exploded, police said on Sunday. The incident happened in Katwa, around 150 km from Kolkata, on Saturday night. One person was killed and two others were injured. We found nine crude bombs in the house, Superintendent of Police (Burdwan) Ku...

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Kabir Khan gets 'best gift' from Salman

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) As Bajrangi Bhaijaan continues to sparkle at the box office even after a month of its release, its director Kabir Khan has got the best gift from superstar Salman Khan. Salman, whose character helps a mute Pakistani girl to get back to her country in the blockbuster, presented the filmmaker his famous black-and-white portrait of a man and woman. Salman's cre...

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My 'Making India Awesome' the pill India needs: Chetan Bhagat

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Chetan Bhagat has played the role of a dancer, banker, script writer and motivational speaker, but donning the hat of a politician isn't on his wish list. With eight books and five films in his kitty since he burst into the literary scene in 2004, he now believes that he has a pill to solve India's woes with his Making India Awesome latest work. Offering practica...

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Cat naps at office can lower blood pressure

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Mid-day naps at office not only boost productivity but also reduce blood pressure significantly, a study has suggested. Midday sleep is a habit that nowadays is a privilege, owing to long and demanding working culture and intense daily routine. But according to our study, mid-day naps seem to lower blood pressure levels and may probably also decrease the num...

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Psychopath attacks two-year-old with injection

Hyderabad, Aug 30 (IANS) A psychopath, who has created terror in Andhra Pradesh' West Godavari district with injection attacks on women, struck again on Sunday, this time targetting a two-year-old. The baby was sitting along with her parents when the unidentified man attacked her with injection in Mutyalapallimandi village in Mogaltur mandal. The injured baby was taken to a hospi...

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Will widen reservation movement: Hardik Patel

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Patel community leader Hardik Patel on Sunday vowed to join hands with other communities to widen the movement over reservation in education and jobs. We will mobilise this movement for all communities, not just the Patidars, the Patidar Arakshan Andolan Samiti convener told the media here after arriving from Gujarat. He said he would support the Gujjar c...

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Caitlyn meets matchmaker in 'I Am Cait'

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition, might be ready for love again. In a preview of the new episode of her documentary series I Am Cait, she is dragged by her friend, Candis Cayne, to meet a professional cupid named Louie Felix. Why am I doing it? Caitlyn asks, to which Cayne replies: You'...

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Himachal lawmakers rue decline in education

Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) About 200 state-run primary schools in Himachal Pradesh have no teacher at all. Fifty percent of Class 5 students in government schools are not able to comprehend textbooks meant for Class 2 students and cannot solve three-digit problems, so say many of the state's legislators. Concerned over the declining standards of education at the primary and elementary levels,...

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Bale at his best as Real Madrid crush Betis 5-0

Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Star Welsh footballer Gareth Bale proved doubters wrong as he played a key role in Real Madrid's first win of the season as they defeated Real Betis 5-0 in a La Liga match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium here. Questioned by some fans and sections of the press, Bale on Saturday night opened the scoring with a diving header in just the second minute of the game. He t...

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Model to enhance human lifespan developed

Hong Kong, Aug 30 (IANS) A leading ageing expert has teamed up with a biotech firm to prepare a model that can help defeat age-related diseases and increase one's life span in years to come. The model looks into the stability and stress resistance of certain gene regulatory networks in the human body. According to professor Robert J. Shmookler Reis, the stability of gene network ...

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Long TV hours may trigger fatal lung condition

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Watching an average of five or more hours of television per day can block one of the key pulmonary arteries in your lungs, leading to a fatal lung condition called pulmonary embolism, researchers have said. Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long-haul flights, found the 18-year long study in more...

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Coffee puts BP patients at heart attack, diabetes risk

London, Aug 30 (IANS) If you are young and suffering from mild hypertension, it is time to shun your love for coffee. According to a research, coffee drinkers - especially those who drink over four cups a day - are at an increased risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. Not just this, heavy coffee consumption can also trigger pre-diabetes in young adults with hypertensio...

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