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Schizophrenics more likely to attempt suicide

Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) People with schizophrenia are six times more likely to have attempted suicide than those without the mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves, a new study says. Even after taking into account most of the known risk factors for suicide attempts, those with schizophrenia had six times the odds of having attempted suicide in comparison to th...

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Priyanka Chopra's first Marathi production goes on floors

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra's first Marathi film as a producer has gone on the floors. The actress has stepped into the sppace with her Purple Pebble Pictures production house and took to twitter to inform that he is now geared up for a Marathi film. The 33-year-old actress took to her online photo-sharing account on Instagram and announced the news aling with a...

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Modi, Abu Dhabi crown prince hold restricted meeting

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a restricted meeting at his 7 Race Course Road residence with visiting Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. A meeting at 7RCR... HH Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan meets PM @narendramodi at his residence, the Prime Minister's Office twe...

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'Aligarh' about right to privacy not homosexuality: Hansal Mehta

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Citylights director Hansal Mehta says his upcoming venture Aligarh is not about homosexuality but is about the importance of right to privacy. This is today's story and it is important to watch the film because what happened to Professor Siras could happen to us. This film is not on homosexuality but it is on the right to privacy. No one has the right to int...

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Alcohol allows bacteria to infiltrate into liver

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Alcohol allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, promoting alcohol-induced liver diseases, reveals a new study. According to the researchers, natural gut antibiotics are diminished by alcohol and leave mice more prone to bacterial growth in the liver, exacerbating alcohol-induced liver disease. Alcohol appears to impair the body's ability to keep micro...

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What influences grooming habits of wild chimpanzees?

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Social partners can influence the way an adult male chimpanzee establishes grooming interactions -- an important social interaction for chimps -- with family and community members, new research says. The chimps' decisions on how much to invest in grooming interactions that are usually done to establish friendly ties are based at least in part on whether there are ot...

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Sleep deprivation can lead to false confessions

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) People who are deprived of sleep are more likely to sign false confessions to a wrong they never did, than individuals who are well rested, a new study says. The odds of signing a false confession were 4.5 times higher for participants who had been awake for 24 hours than for those who had slept eight hours the night before, the findings showed. It's a cru...

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Pakistani daily lauds marriage law for Hindus

Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) The Pakistani parliament has worked out a mechanism to register marriages between Hindus in the country, a daily said Thursday, noting that while this is good news for the country, we must remember that parliament has only done what it should have done decades ago. An editorial Hindu marriage law in the News International said that there is good news for Pakistan...

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Seoul begins closing inter-Korean industrial complex

Seoul, Feb 11 (IANS) South Korea began pulling its nationals out of an inter-Korean industrial complex on Thursday, which is located just across the North Korean border. South Korea decided to shut down the Kaesong Industrial Complex, the last remaining symbol of inter-Korean co-operation, where a total of 124 South Korean firms are operating, EFE news reported. As North Korea ha...

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IS will be vanquished: Italian PM

Rome, Feb 11 (IANS/AKI) The Islamic State jihadi group will lose against the international military coalition of countries fighting against it and will be defeated culturally, economically and diplomatically, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said. The unscrupulous terrorists of IS must know they will lose their battle, Renzi told journalists in Rome on Wednesday after a meeting wi...

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Pope Francis meets Iraqi PM

Vatican City, Feb 11 (IANS) Pope Francis held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi at the Vatican which centred on the rights of Christians and ethnic minorities in the Middle Eastern country, inter-faith dialogue and national reconciliation. An official statement called the talks on Wednesday cordial and said Francis and Abadi referred during their meeting to the good state o...

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RGV to bid adieu to Telugu cinema with 'Vangaveeti'

Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has announced that he will bid adieu to Telugu filmdom with upcoming crime drama Vangaveeti, about the evolution of rowdyism in the 1980s in Vijayawada. The story of 'Vangaveeti' is so gripping and true; I don't think I can find a better story to make another film in Telugu. I want my Telugu film career to end on a high and hence,...

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Restrictions over protests affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Feb 11 (IANS) The authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar city and other major towns of the Valley on Thursday to prevent separatist called protests to mark the death anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) founder Maqbool Bhat. Bhat was executed in Delhi's Tihar Jail on February 11, 1984. Valley-wide shutdown and protests have been called tod...

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Key Indian equity indices continue their downslide

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Continuing with their downslide for the fourth day in a row, key Indian equity indices again opened weak on Thursday, with weakness in other Asian markets adding more fuel to the battered sentiments. The 30-share sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened just a tad lower at 23,758.46 against the previous day's close at 23758.90 points, but a...

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US climate change ruling raises doubts in India, China: NYT

Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The US Supreme Court's surprise decision to halt President Barack Obama's climate change regulation could imperil the Paris accord and raise doubts in India and China about US commitments, according to the New York Times. The Paris Agreement committing every country to combating climate change, had as a cornerstone Obama's assurance that the US would carry o...

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Rain, fresh snowfall break dry spell in Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar Feb 11 (IANS) Light rain and snowfall occurred in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday breaking the nearly two-month long dry spell in the state. There has been light snowfall in the higher reaches and rainfall in the plains of Jammu and Kashmir during the night, an official of the Met department told IANS. Gulmarg received 20 cm of fresh snowfall during the night while Pah...

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Abu Dhabi crown prince accorded ceremonial welcome

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is on a three-day visit to India, was on Thursday accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. A day of engagements for the crown prince begins with ceremonial honours at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, external aff...

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A golden-voiced, classic beauty: India's forgotten superstar

Title: Kanan Devi - The First Superstar of Indian Cinema; Author: Mekhala Sengupta; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 248; Price: Rs.350 Her life seems like a melodramatic film plot - a hard-fought ascent from destitution and menial work to become a superstar and a heart-throb, but then also encountering the dark side of the glamour world with its lechery and jealousy and the harsh lesso...

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Prohibitory orders around Lucknow court after lawyers rampage

Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) Prohibitory orders have been clamped in and around the High Court premises here after violent protests by lawyers, which left over 40 people injured, officials said on Thursday. As a matter of abundant caution, section 144 has been put in place, an official told IANS. Angry at the murder of a lawyer in the state capital, lawyers of the Lucknow bench of the ...

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Pregnant Australian woman confirmed positive for Zika virus

Canberra, Feb 11 (IANS) Australian health authorities announced on Thursday that a pregnant woman in Queensland state has tested positive for Zika virus. The Asia-Pacific has been on high alert for the mosquito-borne virus, currently found in epidemic proportions in South America, following the declaration of a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO) last week, Xinhua new...

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