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App that repels mosquitoes!

Washington, July 25 (IANS) Tired of using mosquito repellents that appear ineffective nowadays? A new smartphone app can rescue you from that imminent bite. Called Mosquito Repellent, it will repel mosquitoes by emitting high frequency sounds that mosquitoes hate. You can also track the amount of bugs in your area and view maps where they are the worst, with an additional feature...

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Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago: NASA

Washington, July 25 (IANS) In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23 last year with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years. If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces, Daniel Baker from University of Colorado was quoted as saying. We were lucky to avoid ...

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Australia sends military, police to MH17 crash site

Canberra, July 25 (IANS) Australian military personnel along with armed police will be deployed to secure the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Friday. Abbott said that 90 Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers were in Europe now and 100 more would be leaving Friday, Xinhua reported. He said an agreement with...

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Virus linked to obesity and diabetes found

New York, July 25 (IANS) Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes. More than half of the world's population is host to the newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of gut bacteria, Bacteroidetes, the findings showed. This phylum of bacteria...

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Rehabilitation of bonded labourers: NHRC notice to Odisha

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The NHRC Friday issued notice to the Odisha government on the action taken to monitor rehabilitation of the state's labourers released from three other states. Acting on a complaint by an NGO, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) observed that 239 labourers, released from bondage and posessing release certificates, have not been rehabilitated by the Odish...

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Emraan, Salman enjoy huge fan following in Pakistan: Humaima

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who will be seen with Emraan Hashmi in Raja Natwarlal, says both her co-star as well as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan have a huge fan following in Pakistan. She also said that people in her country feel that Emraan is a Pakistani. Emraan and Salman have a huge fan following in Pakistan and their films get good openings in...

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Sensex tanks by over 200 points; metal stocks dip

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 201.01 points or 0.77 percent down as metal and capital goods sectors tanked. Selling pressure was seen in metal, capital goods, oil and gas, banking, consumer durables, auto and IT sectors, while good buying was observed in healthcare sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&...

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UPSC aspirants' protest: Delhi Metro shuts 2 stations

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Delhi Metro Friday shut two stations due to a protest by UPSC aspirants, inconveniencing commuters. The two stations are Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan -- both on Delhi Metro's yellow line. As advised by Delhi Police, the Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan stations are closed for the public from 12.45 p.m. until further advice, a Delhi Metro offi...

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Wait not long to get black money back: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi government was moving fast on bringing back the ill-gotten money stashed away by Indians in tax havens abroad. I can assure that you don't have to wait for long to see that we have brought back the black money, the finance minister said in the Lok Sabha during his reply to the debate on the n...

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India at Commonwealth Games Friday

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India, having already won seven medals on the first day and its badminton and table tennis teams too doing well, will look forward to earning more glory across various disciplines at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. Following is the list of Indians participating in various disciplines on the second day: Badminton: India will take on Kenya in Group B of ...

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Chandigarh cop kills wife in hospital

Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) A Chandigarh Police officer shot his wife dead with his service revolver Friday at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 here following an altercation. The victim worked in the hospital. The police officer tried to escape from the spot but was nabbed by a Chandigarh Police constable present there. Eyewitnesses told police ...

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Only 8.2 percent of our DNA functional: Study

London, July 25 (IANS) Debunking earlier figures stating that 80 percent of our genome has some biochemical function, Oxford researchers now report that only 8.2 percent of our DNA is functional. The rest of our genome is leftover evolutionary material, parts of the genome that have undergone losses or gains in the DNA code - often called junk DNA. To reach their figure, the Oxfo...

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'The Great Gatsby' themed bridal shower for Snooki

New York, July 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Nicole Polizzi, popular as Snooki, celebrated her upcoming nuptials to fiancé Jionni LaValle with bridal shower themed on The Great Gatsby here. Snooki, who is set to exchange wedding vows this fall, enjoyed her party with her Jersey Shore friends Jenni 'JWoww' Farley, Sammi Giancola and Deena Cortese and 100 other guests, reports people.com.

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Priyanka fought real boxers in 'Mary Kom'

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in Mary Kom, a biopic on the five time World Champion boxer. She says it was not easy to take a full-on punch from professional boxers during the shoot. All my opponents in the film were real boxers, Priyanka said here in an interview. It was very difficult to shoot with them because they are real boxers and t...

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Khloe Kardashian's new beau 'softie'

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Reality TV star show Khloe Kardarshian says her rapper boyfriend Karim Kharbouch, known by his stage name French Montana, is a softie. The 30-year-old star, who filed for divorce from Lamar Odom in December, has been dating the 29-year-old rapper since April and admits there's a private side to him that people haven't seen before, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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Watch videos on any surface with smartphone projector

London, July 25 (IANS) Love watching videos on your smartphone? Now share them with friends via Smart Phone Projector. This device lets you display your footage on any surface. A little cardboard box with a lens, the simple device has no wires or separate sound system. The black and white Smart Phone Projector can be built up and be compressed down in minutes, its develop...

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Son of MH17 victims pleads for peace

Canberra, July 25 (IANS) The son of an Australian couple who were killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine last week, Friday said that justice will only be served when fighting in the region stops. Paul Guard, whose parents Roger and Jill Guard were on the ill-fated flight said that the conflict in Ukraine was to blame for his loved-ones' deaths, Xinhua reported. <...

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'Dare 2 Dance' pushes you out of your comfort zone: Akshay

Gurgaon, July 25 (IANS) Bollywood's action titan Akshay Kumar, who has played host host of TV adventure reality series Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in the past, will now be seen as the anchor and mentor to contestants on dance reality show Dare 2 Dance. The actor was here Thursday to the launch the new show, which will be aired on Life OK on a date which is yet to be revealed. ...

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Best, Shoaib fined over CPL altercation

Bridgetown (Barbados), July 25 (IANS/CMC) Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been fined half his match fee for the in...

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What scared Jacqueline the most in 'Kick'?

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has done a lot of action and stunts in Kick and the film's leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez says that the jump from a building was the scariest of them all. The makers have released an exclusive making of the action video of the film. The building jump. We could see that building from our hotel and now that I am watching it on screen...

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