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Australia crush New Zealand, claim historic fifth Cup title

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia became the first team to clinch five cricket World Cup titles crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final of the 11th quadrennial tournament at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. New Zealand's hopes of trouncing their trans-Tasman big brothers -- and 2015 World Cup co-hosts -- in the latter's backyard...

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World Cup final: Australia vs New Zealand scoreboard

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday: New Zealand Martin Guptill b Maxwell 15 Brendon McCullum b Starc 0 Kane Williamson c & b Johnson 12 Ross Taylor c Haddin b Faulkner 40 Grant Elliott c Haddin b F...

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Australia beat New Zealand, win 5th World Cup

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the World Cup final to clinch their fifth title at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. New Zealand's choice of opting to bat did not pan out as planned as they were bowled out for 183 in 45 overs by their trans-Tasman rivals and 2015 World Cup co-hosts. Middle-order bat Grand Ellio...

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Lee Kuan Yew's funeral service ends

Singapore, March 29 (IANS) The funeral service for Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) located at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has ended. Lee, 91, died on March 23 at the Singapore General Hospital after a long fight with pneumonia. The service ended with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is Lee Kuan Yew's eld...

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Australia beat New Zealand, lift World Cup

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final to win the 2015 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. ...

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Lift 'no fly zone' restriction: India urges Saudi Arabia

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to persuade Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on flying through its air space to help stranded Indians in Yemen fly home, said a Kerala minister. Minister of Diaspora K.C. Joseph told IANS that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was told this when he had a talk with Su...

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Germany holds 'Make in India' fortnight before Modi visit

Frankfurt, March 29 (IANS) A Make in India fortnight was held near here, concluding on Friday, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Germany next month, the Indian consulate said in a statement here. The event was held in cooperation with the city authorities of Cologne, about 190 km from here, and concluded with a grand road show on Friday, the statement added. Modi a...

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Video mapping steals the show at IIT-Roorkee fest

Roorkee (Uttarakhand), March 29 (IANS) A visual illusion display by a Portuguese video mapping duo, in collaboration with world famous disc jockey David Guetta, stole the show at the onging Cognizance festival in IIT-Roorkee. Guillaume Pierre Antoine de Oliveria and Eduardo Rui Barbosa da Cunha from the company Oskar & Gaspar, which specialises in video mapping, 3D projection and sta...

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'Good fat' communicates with brain to counter obesity

New York, March 29 (IANS) Brown fat tissue or good fat communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that is important for fighting human obesity, say researchers from Georgia State University. The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, help to describe the conversation that takes place between the brain and brown fat tissue while the latte...

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Being an actor a torture for skin: Taapsee Pannu

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Baby actress Taapsee Pannu, who has signed up an endorsement deal with skincare brand Everyuth, says the acting profession is a torture on one's skin -- but with a mix of right food and liquid intake, she keeps herself glowing. Being in showbiz can have adverse effects on one's skin. Asked how she manages to keep her skin glowing, Taapsee told IANS: It...

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RoomsTonite mobile app offers 24x7 assistance

Bengaluru, March 29 (IANS) Last-minute hotel booking mobile application RoomsTonite has unveiled a 24x7 assistance service to help travellers with enquiries and meet their needs at pre-stay, during stay and post-stay. Our new service 'RoomsTonite Assist' application has been designed to help our customers have a hassle-free travel anytime day or night, RoomsTonite chief executive Suresh ...

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Fresh evidence for groundwater on Mars

London, March 29 (IANS) Researchers have found fresh evidence of groundwater presence on the Red Planet. Scientists investigated the Equatorial Layered Deposits (ELDs) of Arabia Terra in Firsoff crater area of Mars to understand their formation and potential habitability, according to a new study published in GSA Bulletin. On the plateau, ELDs consist of rare mounds, flat-lying d...

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AAP to form new Lokpal, disciplinary committee

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A day after it acted against dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the AAP on Sunday decided to form a new internal Lokpal and a disciplinary committee. The decision was taken at a meeting held at Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal's residence. We have taken four decisions. A new internal Lokpal consisting o...

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Two Pakistani smugglers killed, 12 kg heroin seized in Punjab

Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) The BSF has killed two Pakistani smugglers along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab and recovered 12 kg heroin, valued at Rs.50 crore in the international market, from them, an official said on Sunday. The Border Security Force (BSF) troopers also recovered one AK-47 assault rifle, magazines and 31 rounds of ammunition from the spot in the Amritsar sector fol...

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Radhika won't do songs that objectify women

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte, who picks content-driven films, says she would not do an item song which objectifies women. Asked if she's willing to do item songs in Bollywood, the Hunterrr told IANS: It all depends on what it is. What is item number? It is a song and dance sequence. But if you are objectifying a woman and if that's the sole purpose of an item number -- to...

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No flood threat to Kashmir Valley: Met

Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley faces no flood threat, authorities said on Sunday, as many residents of Srinagar began shifting to safer areas as the water level in the Jhelum rose menacingly. The Jhelum's level reached 12 feet at the Ram Manshibagh in Srinagar overnight following incessant rains, triggering panic in many parts of Srinagar that faced unprecedented floods in ...

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How humans are anatomically different from Neanderthals

London, March 29 (IANS) The fact that Neanderthals were anatomically different from us and that the differences percolated down to the smallest bones has been reasserted by a fresh finding. The new study, published in the Journal of Human Evolution, began by reviewing the collections found during excavations at La Ferrassie in France between 1970 and 1973. The archaeological site...

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'Facebook Generation' happier than teenagers a decade ago

London, March 29 (IANS) Today's Facebook Generation is happier and healthier than teenagers a decade ago, finds a new study. Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood. The findings, published online by the European Journal of Public Health, claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the Facebook Generation, are less likely th...

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Italy's coach gets death threats over Marchisio injury

Rome, March 29 (IANS) The president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Carlo Tavecchio has revealed Italy's national coach Antonio Conte has received death threats following an injury to his Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio. Conte received the threats from angry Juventus fans who blame the coach's training methods for the injury that was initially believed to have sidelined ...

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Providing too much attention to a task may be futile

New York, March 29 (IANS) Being too focused on a task may not yield perfect results as researchers have found that too much attention hinders the brain from switching from an ongoing strategy to a new and perhaps more efficient one. The study published in the journal Neuron showed that activity in a region of the brain known as the medial prefrontal cortex is involved in shifting focus f...

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