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President congratulates Asian Games medal winners

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday congratulated Indian sportspersons for winning medals at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. The president congratulated medal winners Dipika Pallikal, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, P.C. Thulasi, Pradnya Gadre, N. Siki Reddy, Ashwini Ponnappa, Tanvi Lad, Rahi Sarnobat, Anisa Sayyed, Heena Sidhu, Samaresh Jung, Prakash Nanjappa and Jit...

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Israeli Army kills suspected murderers of Jewish teens

Jerusalem, Sep 23 (IANS) Two Palestinians suspected of having kidnapped and murdered three Jewish teenagers in June have been killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli security forces in the West Bank early Tuesday, the Israeli military confirmed. Acting on intelligence information, soldiers and police officers surrounded a building in Hebron where Marwan Kawasme and Amer Abu Aysha, bot...

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President wishes T&T on R-Day

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted and felicitated the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the eve of the country's Republic Day. On the occasion of the Republic Day of Trinidad and Tobago, it gives me great pleasure to convey warm greetings and felicitations on behalf of the government and the people of India, Mukherjee said in a message to T...

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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits New Zealand

Wellington, Sep 23 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand's North Island Tuesday, a media report said. The tremor hit the area at 2.41 am, stuff.co.nz reported citing GeoNet that provides real-time monitoring and data collection in New Zealand for rapid response and research into earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami hazards. No loss of li...

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Separatist teacher jailed for life in China

Beijing, Sep 23 (IANS) Ilham Tohti, a teacher belonging to the Uygur ethnic group, was Tuesdaysentenced to life in prison for separatism in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, officials said. The Intermediate People's Court of Urumqi gave the verdict, depriving Tohti of his political rights for life and confiscating his personal property, Xinhua reporte...

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Goa as permanent IFFI destination comes with a cinematic bonus

Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Goa's official elevation to a permanent venue for the annual International Film Festival of India (IFFI) comes with a cinematic bonus. For a state which has just one premium multiplex facility maintained by INOX in the capital, the formal announcement of the beach state as the permanent home for India's top official film festival spells a bonanza for film buffs. ...

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SC rejects Asaram's bail plea

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday rejected the bail plea of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, currently in jail for allegedly raping a minor girl studying in one of his ashrams. An apex court bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur said that the ground cited by Asaram was not of such urgency to grant him bail. The 72-year-old guru was arrested after a 16-year-old girl...

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Social exclusion prompts employees to cheat

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Managers must see that none of the employees feels excluded as even perception of social exclusion may lead to employees to engage in seedy activities, which may ultimately affect the organisation, suggests a study. Everybody has a need for social approval. It is the basis of our human functioning, said Marie Mitchell, co-author of the research and professor of ma...

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US informed Syria in advance of strikes against IS

Damascus, Sep 23 (IANS) Washington had informed Syria of airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria before these strikes started, the Syrian foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The statement said that Syria's envoy to the UN was informed Monday about the commencement of the US-led airstrikes against IS positions in Syria's northern province of al-Raqqa, add...

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Variation in heartbeats good for human health

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Researchers have devised a new way to better understand the relationship between heart rate variability (HRV) and health - a step that could enable better monitoring technologies for athletes and medical professionals. The lub-dub pattern of the heart that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases is not as regular. The new method fi...

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Sexually active young girls more prone to bullying: Study

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Sexually active high school girls are more likely to be bullied compared with boys who are also sexually active, says an important study. Girls who have engaged in sexual intercourse are almost twice as likely to be bullied, said researchers from the Brown University. If you look at boys in the same category, it is not as significant, said lead author Hail...

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Job loss fears may put people at asthma risk

London, Sep 23 (IANS) Work-related stress and a fear of losing one's job may put people at the risk of developing asthma, warns an observational study. For every 25 percent increase in the perceived threat of job loss, the risk of asthma rose by 24 percent, the study found. Among those who believed that they were very likely to lose their job the risk of asthma rose to 60 percent...

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Miley Cyrus out with her meme

Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has photoshopped her childhood face from a picture and shared it online. Along with the childhood photograph, the 21-year-old has modified images of her raunchiest concert pictures, music video stills and other photos from recent months, reports eonline.com. It started a few days ago when Cyrus found a childhood photograph, in which ...

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How to help shy kids learn

New York, Sep 23 (IANS) If your kids are shy - anxious, fearful, socially withdrawn, and isolated - it is more important to engage them in learning activities than trying to change them, says a study. A programme that helped teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament has been found to help shy children to become more engaged in their class work...

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Healthy lifestyle key to cut heart attack risk in men

London, Sep 23 (IANS) If the very thought of heart attacks makes you squirm, making a few amends in your lifestyle can help you breathe easy. According to a new study, healthy lifestyle choices may help men cut down heart attack risk by up to 80 percent. Following a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight and diet, exercise, not smoking and moderating alcohol in...

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Three people killed in Pakistan blast

Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) At least three people, including a woman and a security official, were killed and six injured Tuesday in a blast targeting a convoy of the Frontier Corps (FC) in Pakistan, media reported. The convoy was carrying a high-ranking military official to Peshawar Tuesday, Dawn online reported. Brigadier Khalid Javed, who was the target of the attack, narrowly es...

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Nepali man dies during indefinite fast for justice

Kathmandu, Sep 23 (IANS) Nanda Prasad Adhikari has died while staging a fast-unto-death the past 11 months for pressing for his demand that his son's killer during the country's insurgency era be brought to justice. Government-run Bir Hospital's director Swyam Prakash Pandit said that Adhikari died at 5 p.m. Monday, Xinhua reported. Adhikari's son Krishna Prasad Adhikari, then 1...

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Mars mission brings Modi to Bangalore

Bangalore, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here Tuesday evening on a two-day visit to witness an Indian spacecraft enter the Martian orbit early Wednesday at the space agency's mission control centre in this tech hub. As Modi is also in-charge of the space department, he has expressed keen interest to witness the historic event when the spacecraft enters the Martia...

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I should have had more kids: Watts

London, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Naomi Watts, who has two sons, has confessed she regrets not having more children. According to More magazine, the actress regrets not meeting her longtime partner Liev Schreiber earlier and starting a family with him, reports contactmusic.com. I should have had more kids, started younger, she said. The 46-year-old has Sasha, 7; and Kai, 5;...

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Sun Yang eyes first men's gold for Chinese swimming

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Chinese swimmer Sun Yang showed up as promised in 400m freestyle heats Tuesday morning and managed to enter the final with the top result of three minutes and 51.17 seconds at Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatic Center here. Sun was in lane 4 of the third heat, beside him in lane five was Park Tae-hwan, the 'Marine Boy' of South Korea, after whom the swimming venue has be...

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