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Cancer drug restores memory in mice with Alzheimer's

Washington, April 1 (IANS) An experimental cancer drug has been found to restore memory and connections between brain cells in mice with Alzheimer's disease and researchers believe that the drug could one day treat human patients. Developed by biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, the drug, AZD05030 proved disappointing in treating solid tumours but it appeared to block damage triggered...

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My wife is not insecure: Jay Bhanushali

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Actor Jay Bhanushali, who has done up, close and personal scenes with Indo-Canadian adult film star Sunny Leone in EK Paheli Leela, says his wife Mahii Vij is not insecure about it at all. Asked if his wife gets insecure, Jay told IANS: My wife is just not insecure because I give her a lot of importance. If a man doesn't give importance to his wife, then she gets i...

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Excited to be part of Jr NTR's 25th film: Rakul Preet

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet Singh is on a roll. After signing actor Ram Charan Teja's next yet-untitled Telugu project, she has now signed another project in the language with actor Junior NTR. Dis is 2 clarify dt m doin #ntr25 n m super excited n thankful to b a part of such a prestigious project. Don't know ver d rumours r cmn frm (sic), Rakul posted on her Twitter page...

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World's first red gin is here

Lisbon, April 1 (IANS) A Portuguese company in the city of Valenca has produced the world's first red gin. According to the company, out of 5,000 bottles, 600 will be sent to the Angolan market, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday citing Portugal's Lusa News Agency. Joao Guterres (63), the manufacturer, said the first 5,000 litres produced have all been sold for 29.80 euros ...

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Storm 'Niklas' kills three in Germany

Berlin, April 1 (IANS) Three people were killed after storm 'Niklas' wreaked havoc across Germany, authorities said. One man was killed due to wall collapse in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, while two persons from a road maintenance company died after a tree fell on them in Rhineland-Palatinate state, Xinhua reported on Wednesday citing German media Spiegel Online. Regional trains w...

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'Oh Kadhal Kanmani' audio to be unveiled on April 4

Chennai, April 1 (IANS) The much-anticipated album of Mani Ratnam's Tamil romance Oh Kadhal Kanmani, which has music by double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, will be released on Saturday, the makers have announced. Earlier scheduled to be released on Wednesday, the album will now come out over the weekend. Starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon in the lead, the film is sa...

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NASA's asteroid mission passes critical milestone

Washington, April 1 (IANS) NASA's ground-breaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone in its path towards launch and is officially authorised to transition into its next phase, the US space ag...

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Indian equities trade flat on Day One of new fiscal

Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Indian equities were trading flat on the first day of fiscal 2015-2016, with the fall in the growth of output of six core industries to a four-month low of 1.4 percent in February weighing on the investor mood. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay stock Exchange (BSE) on Wednesday opened at 27,954.86, against the previous day's close at 27,957.49. After fluct...

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Italian court rejects wiretap case against ex-PM

Rome, April 1 (IANS) Italy's Supreme Court dismissed a case against ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, ruling that the statute of limitations expired on the charges of his involvement in the publication of an illegally obtained wiretap. However, the court rejected Berlusconi's appeal for acquittal in the case, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. The wiretap featured a conversation i...

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Medieval graveyard uncovered under Cambridge University

London, April 1 (IANS) One of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England has been uncovered under Cambridge University, a media report said on Wednesday. According to archaeologists, over 400 complete skeletons were found together with parts from about 1,000 bodies during work on St.John's College in 2010 to 2012, BBC reported. The remains, dating from the 13th to ...

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PM Modi greets Odisha people on Utkala Dibasa

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of Odisha on the occasion of Odisha day - Utkala Dibasa. Wishing my sisters and brothers of Odisha on Utkala Dibasa. My best wishes for Odisha's progress, Modi tweeted. Odisha Day, also known as Utkala Dibasa is celebrated on April 1 in Odisha in the memory of the formation of the state as a se...

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Rain forecast worries Kashmiris

Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) The water level in Jhelum and other major rivers has dropped much below the danger mark on Wednesday, but the forecast of a fresh spell of rain and snow has left the people here worried. The water level stood at 15 feet at Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar) and at 12 feet at Sangam (Anantnag) today (Wednesday) morning, a senior official of the flood control department to...

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Pakistan must break links with terrorists operating in India: US experts

Washington, April 1 (IANS) Citing the case of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, two US experts want the US to push Pakistan to end its selective fight against terrorism. Pakistan's selective approach to fighting terrorism continues to undermine US national security objectives in the region, wrote Lisa Curtis, a senior resear...

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Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 18.4 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead. The day will be partly cloudy and there was mist in the morning, said an India Meteorological Department official. The maximum temperatur...

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PM wishes Hamid Ansari on birthday

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended birthday wishes to Vice President Hamid Ansari and prayed for his good health. Birthday greetings to Shri Hamid Ansari ji. I pray for his long life and good health, Modi tweeted. Born in 1937, Ansari is the 14th and current Vice President of India, in office since 2007. ...

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Tiger Woods out of top 100

Washington, April 1 (IANS) Tiger Woods has dropped out of the top 100 for the first time since 1996, a media report said on Wednesday. The former world number one player dropped to 104 this week, reported Xinhua. The 39-year-old has accumulated a record 683 total weeks as the world number one, including 11 different runs at the top. The 14-time major winner set the recor...

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Four Indian Americans among Crain's New York '40 under 40'

Washington, April 1 (IANS) Four Indian Americans figure among Crain's 2015 class of 40 Under 40 - described as the most talented, driven and dynamic professionals under the age of 40 who are working in New York City today. Picked up from more than 450 firms, the business magazine's choices range from a gifted ballerina to a charismatic marketing guru. The four Indian-Americans in the lis...

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UN chief urges protection of civilians in Yemen

United Nations, April 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called on all parties involved in military operations in Yemen to ensure the protection of civilians, a media report said on Wednesday. Ban voiced his deep concern about reports of numerous civilian casualties resulting from ongoing military operations in Yemen, which have left dozens dead and many more injured, a...

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BJP, SP spar over farmer woes in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh have begun sparring, accusing each other of being indifferent to the plight of farmers. Both parties accused each other on the issue, especially after the recent rainfall and hail storm, which destroyed a sizeable part of the standing crop. While the BJP has accused the A...

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Obama decides to resume military aid to Egypt

Washington, April 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday that he will allow the delivery of F-16 aircraft as well as request annual military aid to Egypt, a media report said on Wednesday. In their telephonic conversation, Obama informed al-Sisi that he will lift executive holds that have been in place since October 2013 on the de...

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