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Delhi Metro makes coach location convenient for women

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) To facilitate boarding and alighting of ladies from the same coach and avoid inconvenience to women passengers travelling on Line 1 (Dilshad Garden to Rithala), the Delhi Metro from Saturday has decided to change the locations of the ladies coach, an official statement said on Friday. While lady passengers boarding the trains from Rithala going towards Dilshad Ga...

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HC notice to DCW, chairperson on Kumar Vishwas's plea

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and its chairperson Barkha Singh on a plea of AAP leader Kumar Vishwas. Kumar Vishwas has challenged the summons issued to him by DCW on the complaint of a volunteer who had alleged that her life had been ruined because he refused to deny rumours over their alleged affair.

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They survived Nepal's quake but lost livelihood

Ramkot (Nepal), May 22 (IANS) When 23-year-old Shalendar Lama of this village located in the western valley of Kathmandu found his way out of debris after the April 25 earthquake, little did he realize that his only source of livelihood had perished. Much to his horror, the young dairy farmer lost all his four cows. Sitting on a pile of debris outside his house some 20 km from Kathmandu,...

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Parrikar visits soldiers at Siachin base camp

Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar visited the Siachin base camp of the Indian Army in Nubra area of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region on Friday and interacted with and addressed the soldiers stationed there. Earlier, Parrikar landed at the Nubra air base of the Indian Army on Friday morning, accompanied by the Indian Army chief, General Dalbir Singh, and other sen...

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Salman's Dubsmash video tribute to Shatrughan

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The Dubsmash video bug has now bitten superstar Salman Khan, who has paid a tribute of sorts to veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha. Salman has made a Dubsmash video with Shatrughan's daughter Sonakshi Sinha and the duo has lip-synced a famous dialogue from the movie Mere Apne, starring the veteran. The 49-year-old Tere Naam star shared the video on social networ...

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Status quo on foreign equity in multi-brand retailing: Jaitley

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the decision taken by the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to allow 51 percent foreign equity in the country's multi-brand retail trade industry continues even as his party's views were well known. The views of my party on the policy and the views of my government on the same has been known to ever...

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Food commercials impact obese teens' eating habits

New York, May 22 (IANS) Obese children picture themselves eating the unhealthy foods shown on television commercials which in turn can affect their real-life eating habits, new research says. TV food commercials disproportionately stimulate the brains of overweight teenagers, including the regions that control pleasure, taste and the mouth, suggesting they mentally simulate unhealthy ea...

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App cuts down time at the counter

London, May 22 (IANS) Not enough time to wait around for your coffee or lunch to be prepared at your favourite establishment? The solution is in your pocket. The idea for the new app called Wolt is simple. Use your phone to order and pay in advance for a coffee, drink or meal from your favourite establishment. At the other end, your order is received via tablet and you ar...

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How birds avoid collision with man-made obstacles

London, May 22 (IANS) Ever wondered how migratory birds avoid colliding with man-made structures up in the air? Social hierarchies, headed by a well-informed leader, ensure a smooth flight for these birds that naturally travel in groups, new research suggests. The social structure of groups of migratory birds may have a significant effect on their vulnerability to avoid collisions with o...

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Eva Longoria wants fitness empire

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria reportedly wants to launch her own fitness empire and create her own series of diet and fitness DVDs. According to a source, the 40-year-old, who is currently focusing on producing other shows and owns her own Mexican restaurant, is eager to create her own diet and fitness DVDs targeted at Hispanic women, reports okmagazine.com. Eva...

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For overall progress, eastern India must grow: Modi

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that for the nation to progress, it was essential for eastern India, including Bihar, to progress and catch up with the western part of the country. At a function here to mark the golden jubilee of poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's great works - 'Sanskriti ke chaar adhyaay' and 'Parshuram ki pratiksha' - Modi invoked Dinkar ...

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Visualise where your new couch would fit

London, May 22 (IANS) Want to buy a new couch but do not know how it will look once you get it home? A Finnish company now lets you visualise different furnishings in your home before you even leave the store. Vivid Works has developed a system where you can see how your new couch will look in various places in your living room. Their product Vivid Platform allows 3D visualisatio...

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Infections can also affect your IQ

London, May 22 (IANS) In addition to harming your physical heath, severe infections of any type can affect your mental capacity as measured on an intelligence quotient (IQ) scale, a new research has found. The researchers found that infections in the brain affected the cognitive ability the most, but many other types of infections severe enough to require hospitalisation can also impair ...

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Delhi is India's mall capital, but their success limited: Study

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With 95 operational malls in an around Delhi, the National Capital Region has emerged as the mall capital of India but only 12 of them are successful as people used its air-conditioned confines not just for shopping but often only to escape the heat, says a study. There are around 255 operational malls in the top seven cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai, Pun...

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'Surkhaab' - flight of the reluctant immigrant

Film: Surkhaab; Cast: Barkha Madan, Nishant Bahl, Vineeta Mallik, Sumeet Suri, Kanza Feris and Naresh Gosain; Director: Sanjay Talreja; Rating: ** Surkhaab, the beautiful migratory bird that's found in Punjab is used as a metaphor in this film, and the title song Des mera pardes hua with the lyrics Sone di chidiya sapne dikhavea, encapsulates its essence brilliantly. Narrated in ...

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Six police officers indicted over African-American's death

Washington, May 22 (IANS) Six police officers in Baltimore have been indicted for the death of an African-American man, a media report said Friday. Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man died on April 19 due to a fatal spine injury that he suffered while he was in police custody. He was arrested on April 12. Baltimore state prosecutor Marilyn Mosby announced the revised charges on...

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Indian-origin scientist turns blood into nerve cells

Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Stem cell scientists led by Mick Bhatia from the McMaster University have successfully converted adult human blood cells into neural cells. The team directly converted adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain, temperatur...

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'Sooryavansham' has personal connect with many: Big B

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose film Sooryavansham has completed 16 years since its release, feels the movie has a personal connect with many. The film is a 1999 drama that revolves around a man who defies his father's wish and marries a woman, following which he struggles to make a living. Sooryavansham is the Hindi remake of the 1997 Tamil film Suryavams...

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China beat India in Asian women's volleyball

Tianjin (China), May 22 (IANS) Hosts China beat India 3-0 in a late home debut on the second day of the Asian Women's Volleyball Championship here. Due to some unproductive negotiation between the Fiji Volleyball Association and the Fiji government, Fiji's national team failed to arrive here on time. Hence, China automatically won their first match and Thursday's match against India beca...

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Paralysed man controls robotic arm with intention

Washington, May 22 (IANS) In a pioneering feat, a team of US scientists has developed a novel system that allows a patient to control the movement of his robotic arm with his intention. The researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Keck Medicine of University of Southern California surgically implanted a chip in that portion of the brain of a paralysed patient tha...

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