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New insights into treating brain rhythm disorders

New York, July 28 (IANS) When the human brain takes on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to one another for a fraction of a second and harmonise, then go back to improvising, says a new study. This finding could pave the way for more targeted treatments for people with brain disorders marked by fast, slow or chaotic brain waves, also known as neural oscillations...

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Indian travellers crave for experiential treatments: Co-founder of London-based Premier Explore

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Frequent travelling has made Indians more choosy about their choices and hence they look for something unique in the form of experiential treatments, says Peter Watts founder of London Based brand Premier Explore - the travel and lifestyle company that is making its foray in India. It offers bespoke packages for sports enthusiasts, specializing in VIP experiences of the ...

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What is bad for your heart can also shrink brain

New York, July 28 (IANS) Researchers have identified how specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive impairment, said one of the researchers Kevin King, assistan...

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Kalam was a seer of modern India: Goa speaker

Panaji, July 28 (IANS) The Goa assembly on Tuesday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, with speaker Rajendra Arlekar calling Kalam a seer of modern India. The assembly was adjourned for the day after condolences by the legislators. Kalam was a visionary. We had rishis in the past. Kalam was seer of modern India, Arlekear said. Chief minister Laxmi...

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Lose weight for healthy liver: Study

Washington, July 28 (IANS) Weight loss through lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery can significantly reduce features of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a disease characterised by fat in the liver, studies said. While the underlying cause of NASH is unclear, we most commonly see this condition in patients who are middle-aged and obese, said lead author Giulio Marchesini fro...

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Pakistan PM condoles Kalam's death

Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed his condolences over following the death of former Indian president Abdul Kalam, a media report said on Tuesday. The prime minister prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul, Radio Pakistan reported. On Monday, the Pakistan foreign office had said Kalam will be remembered for his meritorious servic...

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Kerala corporation to work on Sunday

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) The Kerala State Women's Development Corporation (KSWDC) will work on Sunday as mark of respect to former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, the corporation said on Tuesday. After discussing with our employees, we have decided to honour the former president's wish. We have decided to work on Sunday, August 2. All our offices in the state will work on Sunday, ...

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President, PM pay tributes to Kalam at airport

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to late former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam at the technical area of the IGI Airport here. Among other leaders present at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were Vice President Hamid Ansari, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Def...

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Malaysian PM reshuffles cabinet, appoints new deputy

Kuala Lumpur, July 28 (IANS) Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak announced a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday, appointing Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to replace Muhyiddin Yassin as his new deputy. Speaking at a press conference in Putrajaya, Najib said that the reshuffle will strengthen the cabinet to face challenges in managing the country before the 14th general election. He said that poli...

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Kalam's last rites to take place in Rameswaram

New Delhi/Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The last rites of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be held in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu following his family's wish, it was announced on Tuesday. The last rites ... will be held in Rameswaram, defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said. The body of the former president, who died on Monday in Shillong after collapsing whil...

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Original Keventers refashions its milkshake menu

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Known for its signature flavours like strawberry, chocolate and butterscotch, vintage dairy brand Keventers, has brought a twist to its palette with a contemporary and modern change for the taste buds of milkshake lovers. Melting Rose, Mint Oreo Crumble, Hawaiian Passion, Tutti Frutti, Chocolate Hazelnut, Choco Peanut butter and Kit-Kat -- there's this and more ...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned for two days over Kalam's death

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for two days on Tuesday as a mark of respect to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died in Meghalaya on Monday. The country has lost a true son of India. His contributions to the nation in his capacity as a man of technology, a teacher and a leader will be deeply cherished by a grateful nation, Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammed Ha...

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Chinese student detained in Iraq freed

Beijing, July 28 (IANS) A Chinese college student detained in Iraq has been freed, officials said on Tuesday. According to the Chinese embassy in Iraq, Liu Tuo, a student with China's Peking University and an archaeology major, was freed on Monday and is in good health. He has arrived in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the Global Times reported. The embassy also said that L...

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Intelligence is not a muscle

London, July 28 (IANS) Why is a similar task done efficiently by one person and not-so-well by the other? Scientists now have the answer. The brains of more intelligent people are capable of solving tasks more efficiently which is why they have superior cognitive faculties - referred to as the neural efficiency hypothesis by Swiss researchers. Although it ceased being a hypothesi...

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Supreme Court judges differ on Yakub's plea

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Supreme Court judges Anil R. Dave and Kurien Joseph on Tuesday took differing stands on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea challenging his death penalty and urged the chief justice to set up an appropriate bench to hear the case. Recounting the sequence of the court proceedings from 1993 till the curative petition was dismissed on July 21, 2015...

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New York airport to be rebuilt

New York, July 28 (IANS) New York governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to completely rebuild the city's La Guardia Airport by 2021, a media report said. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport -- one of the busiest in the US -- in northern Queens, estimates the overhaul will cost about $4 billion, most of which will go toward tearing down the Centr...

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Cabinet condoles Kalam's death, says India lost a great son

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The union cabinet on Tuesday expressed sorrow at the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and in a resolution passed at a special cabinet meeting said in his passing away the country has lost a visionary scientist, a true nationalist and a great son. The cabinet met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and extended its heartfelt condole...

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RJ Naved of 'Mirchi Murga' turns deaf ear to abuses

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) He is known to make a mickey out of listeners on as part of a Mirchi Murga programme on the radio, but when people get down to abusing and using foul language, popular and versatile radio jockey Naved says he just takes his headphones off. From being a Punjabi telephone operator to acting as a police constable, Naved has donned several avatars over the years to ...

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Kalam's mortal reaches Delhi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) An air force plane carrying mortal remains of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam landed here on Tuesday. IAF's C-130 J Super Hercules Aircraft carrying the mortal remains of Abdul Kalam arrives at Palam, defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar tweeted. Kalam died in Shillong on Monday. ...

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South Korea declares de facto end to MERS

Seoul, July 28 (IANS) South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Monday declared a de facto end to the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS) which has claimed 36 lives since May. The number of people diagnosed with MERS has remained constant at 186 for the past 23 days, with the release of the last suspected patient on Monday, Yonhap News Agency reported. After w...

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