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Delhi HC notice to CBI over Chautala's poll campaign

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the CBI on a plea complaining that former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala has started campaigning for the upcoming state elections without court's consent. Chautala has been out on bail after being sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers' recruitment scam case. A division bench of Justice B...

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Make 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' a success: President

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday called upon every Indian to do his utmost to make the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, to be launched on Gandhi Jayanti Thursday, a success. In his message to the nation ahead of Gandhi Jayanti, Mukherjee said: I call upon every Indian to do his utmost to make a success of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched by the government to ensure ...

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Central Delhi government offices to close early Wednesday

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Certain government offices located in central Delhi area will remain closed from Wednesday afternoon till 10.30 a.m. Thursday in order to prepare for the Swacch Bharat mission to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The offices, which include those in Krishi Bhawan, Shastri Bhawan, Yojana Bhawan as well as South Block and North Block, will remain closed f...

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NCP leader wants Goa CM as witness in defamation case

Panaji, Oct 1 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar have been dragged into a defamation suit filed by Sunburn music festival promoters against a local opposition politician. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state vice president Trajano D'mello in his reply filed with the Bombay High Court Tuesday sought that Parrikar be summoned as a defence witn...

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Mayor shot dead by his wife in Los Angeles county

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Mayor of Bell Gardens, a town in Los Angeles county, Daniel Crespo died after his wife shot him several times during a domestic dispute, media reported Wednesday. Crespo, 45, was shot Tuesday at his home during an argument with his wife, Levette, 43, and his 19-year-old son, the Los Angeles Times reported. An altercation between Crespo and his wife began...

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Novel cardiac patches may replace damaged heart tissues

London, Oct 1 (IANS) Israeli researchers have developed novel cardiac patches made from gold particles that could be transplanted into the body to replace damaged heart tissue. They discovered that gold particles are able to increase the conductivity of bio-materials to better restore heart function. Our goal was two-fold: To engineer tissue that would not trigger an immune respo...

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President condoles deaths in UP train accident

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee condoled the loss of lives in the collision of two trains in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said Wednesday. The accident took place around 11.30 p.m. Tuesday after Krishak Express jumped a signal that brought it on the same track on which the Barauni Express was running. In his message to Uttar Pra...

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Adversity is a gym for the mind: Hrithik Roshan

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) He overcame stammering; witnessed his father's failure as an actor and producer and his surviving a gunshot wound; saw his sister battle cancer; underwent a near fatal brain surgery; and has faced a broken marriage with his childhood sweetheart. Yet, Hrithik Roshan calls his journey a fairy tale and says it is life's adversities that build a man's mental muscle. O...

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Floods steal prime property tags in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 1 (IANS) Many who loved the murmuring mountain streams, pristine lakes, rivers and other water bodies in the Kashmir Valley are today living in their horror. The scars left behind by the unprecedented floods of September have changed the idiom and metaphor of the valley's public discourse. Before the floods one sought lands along lakes, mountain streams and river banks to b...

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Mary Kom punches her way to Asiad gold

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom punched her way to India's first women's boxing gold in Asian Games, defeating Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (48-51kg) final here Wednesday. Mary, a five-time World Champion, defeated Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38 in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium. The 31-year-old Indian took ...

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'Secure release of Indian fishermen in Sri Lanka'

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has urged the central government to take concrete steps to secure the release of 20 fishermen and 75 fishing boats from Sri Lanka's custody. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday, text of which was released to the media here Wednesday, Panneerselvam cited the arrest of 20 Indian fishermen and the their boats b...

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Northeast India's 115 years old rail track is now history

Agartala/Silchar (Assam), Oct 1 (IANS) It was an emotional moment in India's mountainous northeastern region when the train ran on the 115 years old metre gauge line of the region for the last time - and into history. The metre gauge tracks laid over a century ago are to be uprooted to make way for broad gauge. Thousands of men and women gathered at many stations between Lumding in Assam...

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Tia Bajpai tries comedy with 'Bankey Ki Crazy Baarat'

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Tia Bajpai, who forayed into Bollywood with a horror film titled Haunted 3D in 2011, is now sampling the comedy genre with Bankey Ki Crazy Baarat. She finds it a tough genre. I think comedy is very difficult genre and it's all about the right timing. You have to get the timing right with comedy or else it doesn't work. This is for the first time that I'm doin...

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Adversity is the gym for the mind: Hrithik Roshan

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) He overcame stammering; witnessed his father's failure as an actor and producer and his surviving a gunshot wound; saw his sister battle cancer; underwent a near fatal brain surgery; and has sailed through a broken marriage with his childhood sweetheart. Yet, Hrithik Roshan calls his journey a fairy tale and says it is life's adversities that build a man's mental muscle. <...

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That's woman power: Priyanka on Mary Kom's Asiad gold

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra, the reel life M.C. Mary Kom, is ecstatic about the real life boxing champion's gold winning exploits in the women's flyweight category (48-51kg) at the 17th Asian Games Wednesday. The actress says it symbolises woman power. Mary Kom, a five-time World Champion, defeated Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova 2-0, with one judge scoring the bout 38-38 in In...

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Chile marks two decades of Carmenere wine

Alto Jahuel (Chile), Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) French wine expert Jean Michel Boursiquot made a discovery in November 1994 at the Viña Carmen vineyard in Chile's Maipo Valley that broadened the horizon for the Andean country's wines. As he strolled along Merlot grapevines, Boursiquot found and examined one of the plants and he was certain: it was Carmenere, an old and almost disappeared strain o...

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India's space odyssey, slice of Nagaland: Durga puja variety

Kolkata, Oct 1 (IANS) Twinkling rockets zooming off into space towards a reddish Mars, tribals keeping alive the unique iron craft in the backdrop of insurgency in Chhattisgarh, totems from remote Nagaland - Durga Puja marquees here are showcasing India's strengths and potentials. A prominent part of marquee (pandal) decorations here are use of lakhs of tiny, rainbow coloured lights, to...

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Men have 400 more active genes in muscles than women

New York, Oct 1 (IANS) Scientists have found that men have approximately 400 more active genes in their skeletal muscle than women. In the report, a team of scientists produced a complete transcriptome - a key set of molecules that can help scientists see which genes are active in an organ at a particular time. I hope that the gene activity results from this study will become a r...

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Charlotte in awe of Arjun's age-defying fitness

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Charlotte Claire says she wants to take fitness tips from her 52-year old co-star Arjun Sarja, with whom she worked in upcoming trilingual action-drama Jai Hind 2. She wants to ensure she doesn't look older on screen with age. I'm amazed at Arjun's fitness. I really want to take tips from him to find out what does he do to still look young on screen....

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Seven killed in Afghanistan suicide bombings

Kabul, Oct 1 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 19 injured Wednesday after two separate suicide bomb attacks targeted army vehicles in the capital city of Kabul. The first attack took place at 6.20 a.m. after a suicide car bomb targeted an army bus running in front of Ghazi High School in western Kabul, killing seven and injuring 15, an army official said. The second bom...

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