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Scientists find dinosaur-like features in ancient mammal

Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Scientists have discovered that an ancient hoofed mammal had very unusual features similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs, showing a convergent evolution across millions of years between two very distantly related species. Tyler Faith of University of Queensland, one of the study's corresponding authors, and his colleagues started colle...

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Delhi hosts carnival for food, music, crafts lovers

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The GIG Carnival, a three-day festival which integrates craft, music and food, has commenced here. The festival, which was inaugurated by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Friday, showcases the rich food of different cities including the authentic food from Kolkata. Curated by Gourmet Planet, The GIG Carnival is a part of the Incredible India campaign of the ...

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Sonia condoles death of cartoonist Tailang

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condoled the death of noted cartoonist Sudhir Tailang. Saddened at the untimely death of Tailang. His depiction of contemporary events through cartoons and fearless commitment to the right to artistic expression will be forever remembered, Gandhi said in her condolence message. Tailang, who was suffering from bra...

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Eight killed in Nepal accident

Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 15 others injured in an accident in Nepal on Saturday, police said. A passenger bus bound for Nuwakot district veered off the highway at Madaanpur area and fell into a river, Xinhua quoted Nepal Police as saying. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. ...

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Talks to 'finalise' Afghan reconciliation roadmap begin

Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Senior Afghan, Pakistani, Chinese and US officials opened key discussions here on Saturday in an effort to finalise a reconciliation roadmap in Afghanistan. The roadmap, introduced in the first quadrilateral meeting held in Islamabad in early January, aims to determine parameters of shared responsibilities of all those involved in the process, Xinhua quoted an off...

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Veteran Left leader continues to be critical

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) Critically-ill All India Forward Bloc leader Ashok Ghosh on Saturday continued to be on ventilator support in a city hospital, doctors said. He continues to be on ventilator support, but haemodynamically stable. He still remains critical and prognosis-guarded, hospital superintendent Partho Bhattacharya said. The first session of haemodialysis was done on Fr...

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Mumbai Indians coach Ponting happy to have Buttler, Southee

Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday said he was happy to have England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee in the side after the players went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction here. The 27-year-old Southee who had a base price of Rs.1 crore was bought by the defending champions ...

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IS loses Syrian border areas with Turkey

Damascus, Feb 6 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terror group has lost over two-thirds of the border towns under its control on the Syrian-Turkish borderline, media reported on Saturday. The IS presence has started to shrink since the beginning of 2015 as the group's control of 250 km of the Syrian-Turkish borders in early 2015 was reduced to 70 km, Xinhua reported. The group had us...

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HC notice to Centre, AIIMS for refusing poor woman's surgery

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Coming to the aid of a destitute woman, who was allegedly denied free treatment of total hip replacement surgery by the AIIMS, the Delhi High Court has sought response from the Central government and the premier hospital. Asha Devi, 35, a resident of Bihar, moved the high court after the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) asked her to deposit in advan...

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Have a fear of giving up: Arjun Kapoor

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, whose last few films including Tevar didn't create any fireworks at the box-office, says he is not fond of giving up. He shared that his constant fear is that whatever he is attempting, he doesn't want to give up on that. I have a fear of giving up. I never want to give up. You win or you lose... I don't ever want to wake up with a thought that...

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Less polluted nations most vulnerable to climate change

Sydney, Feb 6 (IANS) Nations producing less greenhouse gases are most vulnerable to climate change, while the highest emitting countries are ironically least exposed to environmental change effects triggered by global warming, according to a new study. This dramatic global mismatch was highlighted in a study by researchers at Australia's University of Queensland and Wildlife Conservation...

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Jaitley pushes states to up infrastructure, anti-poverty spending

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) State governments must spend more on infrastructure and anti-poverty programmes, particularly after an increase in monetary allocations based on the 14th Finance Commission report, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Saturday. It's been a tradition to meet the states to discuss the budget and other economic issues. They gave their suggestions for more resou...

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Easily stressed? At risk of developing high blood pressure

New York, Feb 6 (IANS) The tendency to take more stress during youth may increase the risk of developing high blood pressure later in life, suggests a study. Also, stressed youths who are overweight are three times more likely to develop high blood pressure, showed the findings, published online in the journal Heart. Casey Crump, researcher from the Stanford University in Califor...

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RBI's buying activity swells Forex reserves

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Buying activity by the country's central bank and the revaluation impact of global currencies swelled India's foreign exchange (Forex) reserves during the week ended January 29, experts said on Saturday. According to the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) weekly statistical supplement, the overall Forex reserves grew by $1.59 billion to $349.15 billion for the week unde...

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I-League: DSK eye first win against Mumbai

Pune, Feb 6 (IANS) DSK Shivajians Football Club will look to register their first victory in their second home game when they take on Mumbai FC in an I-League match at the Balewadi Stadium here on Sunday. Having begun their campaign with couple of away matches, DSK Shivajians started with a 0-0 draw against Sporting Club de Goa before losing their next two matches. They went down fightin...

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Mysterious blast kills one in Tamil Nadu college

Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were injured in a yet unexplained blast on Saturday in the garden of an engineering college in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, around 170 km from here, police said. There seems to be an explosion in the garden. Due to the impact, a driver employed by the college and others were hit by flying stones. While the driver died, three...

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Sushma Swaraj meets Sri Lankan political parties

Colombo, Feb 6 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with delegations of three Sri Lankan political parties here on Saturday, the second and last day of her visit to this island nation. Engagements continue post lunch. Tamil Progressive Alliance leaders meet with EAM @SushmaSwaraj, external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted. This meeting came after anot...

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Delhi stuns with Negi bid, Watson most expensive at IPL auction

Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Rookie all-rounder Pawan Negi stunned the cricket fraternity by commanding the second highest bid while veteran Australian star Shane Watson emerged as the most expensive player at the the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Saturday. Star batsman Yuvraj Singh was meanwhile snapped up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs.7 crore. On a day when the IPL fra...

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Cartoonist Sudhir Tailang passes away

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Well known cartoonist Sudhir Tailang, who was suffering from a brain tumour passed away on Saturday, his family said. He would have turned 56 on February 26. Tailang's daughter Aditi told IANS that he breathed his last at 12.30 p.m. He would be cremated at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Lodhi road crematorium. Tailang was under treatment for the last two years. He wa...

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Motorboats tip scales in favour of fish predators

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Noise from passing motorboats help double the chances of predators capturing fish as it increases stress levels in young coral reef fish and reduces their ability to flee, according to a study. This is the first study to show that real-world noise, in this case the common noise of motorboats, can have a direct consequence on fish survival. We found that when...

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