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15 dead in Malaysia boat-capsize, 40 missing

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 4 (IANS) The toll in a boat-capsize off the western coast of Malaysia in the Malacca Straits rose to 15 on Friday with over 40 missing, media reported. The bodies of 15 passengers were found in the sea about nine nautical miles southwest of Tanjung Sauh port, where the incident occurred on Thursday morning, the Malaysian Star reported. Some fishermen saved 19 pa...

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Jumped at chance to visit India: Elijah Wood

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The tunes of Bollywood songs of 1970s and 1980s, the culinary delights and Lata Mangeshkar's voice - there were many reasons why Elijah Wood, the blue-eyed Frodo Baggins of The Lord of the Rings, wanted to visit India. And he says he jumped at the opportunity when it came knocking at his door. In India on a three-city tour, he's mesmerised with the desi version of...

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Teaching beyond other professions: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday interacted with school students and praised teachers, saying that teaching is beyond other professions. Addressing students and teachers at an event at Manekshaw Auditorium on the eve of Teacher's Day, Modi said former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said he always wanted to be remembered as a teacher - and had died while delive...

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Anesthesia may alter emotional behaviour in kids

New York, Sep 4 (IANS) Repeated exposure to anesthesia in early life may alter emotional behaviour that may persist for years, a study has found. The team from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai University in New York and the Yerkes National Primate Research Centre exposed 10 nonhuman primates (rhesus monkeys) to a common pediatric anesthetic for four hours - a comparable length of ...

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Windies to conduct PCL franchise coaches conference

Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 4 (IANS) Newly-appointed West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd and director of cricket Richard Pybus will sit down with coaches OF the six regional franchises here on Friday, to discuss crucial matters ahead of the Professional Cricket League (PCL), beginning on November. Pybus, who will chair the meeting, said the conference of...

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Last-mile health workers transforming reproductive care in UP

Kherabad (Lucknow), Sep 4 (IANS) Lying on a cot with flies fluttering around, Rani was oblivious of her surroundings when Preeti Shukla first met her. Reduced to bones, she could hardly move a finger. Her swollen belly was the only indicator of her advanced stage of pregnancy and despite being severely anaemic her family refused to take her to the nearby hospital. Rani would have suffer...

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Geeta's case to be settled through diplomatic channels

Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) A Pakistani court disposed of an application of an Indian lawyer seeking custody of a deaf and mute woman and observed that diplomatic channels should be used since the matter involved two countries. Geeta (Guddi), now 21, has been brought up at Edhi Home where she has been residing for the past 13 years. She was found sitting alone on Samjhauta Express in...

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Teaching must get respect from society: President

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted teachers on Teachers' Day, saying teaching as a profession must receive respect and recognition from society. I express my gratitude to all teachers, across the length and breadth of our country. I extend my greetings and felicitation and wish them every success in their noble endeavours, Mukherjee said in a statement.<...

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'Gaydar' is not real, promotes stereotyping: Study

New York, Sep 4 (IANS) Gaydar - the so called ability to infer whether people are gay or straight based on their appearance - is just a myth that promotes harmful form of stereotyping, says a new study. Most people think of stereotyping as inappropriate, said lead author William Cox, assistant scientist at University of Wisconsin-Madison. But if you are not calling it 'stereotypi...

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'The Path of Zarathustra': A reflective path breaking film

Film: The Path of Zarathustra; Language: English; Cast: Oorvazi Irani, Tom Alter, Rushad Rana, Shishir Sharma, Darius Shroff, Firdausi Jussawalla and Vivek Tandon; Director: Oorvazi Irani; Rating: **1/2 The Parsis have always been an intriguing lot universally and director Oorvazi Irani's The Path of Zarathustra is a well-meaning mystical docudrama that gives a brief insight into the com...

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Man arrested for allegedly raping, blackmailing woman

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) A 36-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman and blackmailing her in Delhi's Chandni Mahal area, police said on Friday. The accused, identified as Mohammed Naved, befriended a 26-year-old woman in February at a mobile repair shop and they exchanged phone numbers. Soon, he asked the woman out for dinner on her birthday and convinced her ...

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AAP's students wing releases manifesto

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party's students wing on Friday released its manifesto for the upcoming Delhi University Students Union elections. The manifesto focuses on three issues -- degree, income and WiFi. The elections are scheduled for September 11. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday promised a loan scheme for higher education, one lakh jobs within ...

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Bangkok's Erawan shrine bomb damage repaired

Bangkok, Sep 4 (IANS) After nine days of repairs, authorities on Friday unveiled a restored centrepiece of Bangkok's Erawan shrine, with a ceremony to honour the four-faced Hindu god Brahma's figure at the site of last month's deadly bombing. The shrine was damaged in at least 12 places, most obviously the chin of one of the four faces. The repairs were completed by the culture ministry'...

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HC questions civic body over renaming Aurangzeb Road

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday asked New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to apprise it on what basis it decided to change the name of Aurangzeb Road to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road in the late former president's honour. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked NDMC to file its response by September 22 while hearing a PIL seeking to restr...

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Kerala to name cricket stadium after Tendulkar

Kochi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) is all set to name one of its stadiums after Sachin Tendulkar. KCA president T.C. Mathew said on Friday that while there was a pavilion at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here named after Tendulkar, the KCA was going to name a stadium after him. We have not decided which one because we have the newly opened cricket stadium in ...

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Hungary train stand-off enters second day

Budapest, Sep 4 (IANS) A tense stand-off between police and migrants on a train in Hungary continued for a second day on Friday, the media reported. International services had been suspended at Budapest's Keleti railway station but hundreds crammed on to the first train on Thursday, hoping it would take them to the Austrian border, BBC reported. Instead, the train stopped at the ...

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'Welcome Back':Replete with entertainment

Film: Welcome Back; Language: Hindi; Cast: Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, Shiney Ahuja and Shruti Haasan; Director: Anees Bazmee; Rating: **1/2 Don't look for rationality or logic and you shall get oodles of entertainment. Treated as a comedy, Welcome Back, is an action-packed, buddy film laced with family obligations, love and sacrifice. T...

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New technology to efficiently measure galaxy's size

London, Sep 4 (IANS) Astronomers from University of Cambridge have developed a new, highly accurate method of measuring distances between stars. The team developed a novel method to determine distances between stars by relying on stellar twins - two stars with identical spectra. Using a set of around 600 stars for which high-resolution spectra are available, the researchers found...

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Good sleep can lower effects of stress in kids

Toronto, Sep 4 (IANS) Eight to nine hours of good quality sleep every night, combined with other healthy lifestyle behaviours, can reduce the negative consequences of stress in kids, suggests new research. Getting a good night's sleep might buffer the impact of stress on kids' cortisol level, which is a hormone produced in the adrenal gland to regulate the body's cardiovascular, metaboli...

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Golfer Chawrasia seeks glory at Asia-Pacific Open

Ibaraki Prefecture (Japan), Sep 4 (IANS) Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia is aiming for a successful outing at the Asia-Pacific Open Mitsubishi Diamond Cup later this month. Chawrasia, who is ranked third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, will headline the elite field at the $1.2 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour. He will be joined by two-time Asian Tou...

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