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Online dating rape reports rise in Britain

London, Feb 7 (IANS) The number of people reporting being raped by someone they met on a dating app or website has risen six-fold in five years in Britain, official figures revealed on Sunday. There were 184 rape allegations in 2014, up from 33 in 2009, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. It said 85 percent of the rape victims were women and of these, 42 percent were aged betwe...

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Government to address concerns over Pay Commission

Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) The government has studied representations from the armed forces vis-a-vis the 7th Pay Commission and their concerns will be addressed in the near future, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday. I have interacted with the three service chiefs and discussed the concerns of the forces. The concerns will be addressed in the near future, he said on the s...

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Mosques in Britain opt for 'open days' to explain faith

London, Feb 7 (IANS) Over 90 mosques across Britain are opening their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines. The Muslim Council of Britain hopes Sunday's open day will show unity in a tense time for faith communities, BBC reported. The Visit My Mosque Day comes after a rise in the number of anti-Muslim attacks in London, with hundr...

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My son looks like me, says Kim Kardashian

Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Relaity TV star Kim Kardashian West believes her son is cute because he looks just like her. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star recently welcomed her second child, a son, Saint, into the world and joked she was to thank for his cuteness, reports femalefirst.co.uk. You wanna talk on my livestream? He's so cute, you guys, you have no idea, she said w...

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Can drug help reduce domestic violence?

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) A drug that causes hallucinations may have therapeutic potential for reducing intimate partner violence, says a study. Although we are attempting to better understand how or why these substances may be beneficial, one explanation is that they can transform people's lives by providing profoundly meaningful spiritual experiences that highlight what matters most, said...

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Ghulam Ali all set to perform in Lucknow

Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will perform at the Lucknow Mahotsava on Sunday night, and officials said they were taking no chances on the security front. The ghazal maestro arrived in the Uttar Pradesh late on Saturday. He is here after a gap of four months. Officials said elaborate security arrangements were in place as right-wing groups have been opposing per...

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China regrets North Korea's satellite launch

Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) China has expressed regrets on the launch by North Korea of an earth observation satellite on Sunday morning, calling for calm on the Korean Peninsula. China regretted that North Korea insisted on the launch using the ballistic missile technology despite universal opposition of the international community, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said. ...

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Man-made underwater sound may affect marine ecosystem

London, Feb 7 (IANS) Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, says a new research. Exposure to increasing levels of sounds that resemble human activity such as shipping traffic and offshore construction activities results in behavioural changes in certain invertebrate species that live in coastal ...

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Meditation can help veterans manage chronic pain

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) A major challenge for health care providers is how to help the veterans alleviate chronic pain that will last a lifetime. A new study suggests that practice of meditation may help veterans to relieve themselves from chronic pain. Meditation allows a person to accept pain and to respond to pain with less stress and emotional reactivity. Our theory is that this proce...

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'Baahubali: The Conclusion' is going on track: Rajamouli

Chennai, Feb 7 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli has clarified that the shoot of the second part of Baahubali franchise is going on as planned. Contrary to rumours, there's no delay in the film's shoot and it has been going on at breakneck speed. We are on track. In fact, we recently completed the second schedule of the film faster than we anticipated. Everything is going on as planned, R...

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Tension rises in Manipur following attacks on Kuki youths

Imphal, Feb 7 (IANS) Manipur Police beefed up security measures on Sunday as Kuki organisations condemned the unprovoked gun attack on February 3 on Kukis in Molnom villagers near Pallel town along National Highway 2. Several shots were fired at the terrified villagers in Molnom. One youth, Lunkhogin Haokip, sustained serious injuries, Kukis of the village said. In a joint sta...

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DNA barcoding can lower bird strikes, enhance safety: Indian scientists

Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Picture this: A bird strikes an aircraft and all that is left is a mass of feathers. What can you do to identify the vulnerable species, save it and ensure safe air travel at the same time? Zooming in on unique genetic labels through DNA barcoding could be the key, say Indian researchers. Identification of bird species helps in understanding the behavior of birds in...

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Parrikar rules out withdrawing troops from Siachen

Visakhapatnam, Feb 7 (IANS) Terming the recent death of 10 soldiers in an avalanche on the Siachen glacier painful, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that withdrawing troops from the world's highest battlefield could not be a solution. This incident is painful to me personally, but the solution that is suggested is not a proper analysis, he said, referring to demands that ...

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Johnny Depp 'respects' Leonardo Dicaprio

Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp says he has a lot of respect for Leonardo DiCaprio ever since the pair worked together on 1993 released film What's Eating Gilbert Grape. The Black Mass star insists he has always had a lot of time for the Titanic star, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, he said: I'd say the absolute tr...

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China's forex reserves drop by $99.5 billion

Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) China's foreign exchange reserves dropped by $99.5 billion from December to $3.23 trillion at the end of January, the central bank said on Sunday. The decrease was milder than a month-on-month decline of $108 billion registered in December, which was the sharpest monthly fall on record, Xinhua cited data from the People's Bank of China (PBOC) as saying. The ...

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Modi in Odisha, calls for innovation in every field

Bhubaneswar, Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a two-day visit to Odisha on Sunday called for innovation in every field, and said th e country's young scientists should take up the great challenge of tapping solar energy. The moment innovation stops, systems lose their life. We have to create environment for innovation. The innovation should be affordable and sustainable, Modi...

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Ryan Reynolds scared daughter with 'Deadpool' makeup

Los Angeles, Feb 7 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds admits the scar makeup he had to wear for his role in Deadpool didn't go down too well with his 13-month-old daughter James. The 39-year-old, who has 13-month-old James with his wife Blake Lively, says the Gossip Girl actress was blown away by the costume he wore for the superhero film but the scar makeup didn't go down too well with his litt...

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Would love to work with Indian classical music: The Cat Empire

Nashik, Feb 7 (IANS) With an array of influences ranging from ska to jazz to funk, Australian band The Cat Empire has carved their own niche in the global scene. Now, lead vocalist and percussionist Felix Riebl says he would love to incorporate Indian classical music if he gets that opportunity. I'd love to work with Indian classical music, but I don't know how and when. I have also love...

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Diasaster-prone Kosi basin in Bihar to be better warned about floods

Patna, Feb 7 (IANS) It's an area prone to annual devastating floods but little empirical data about it was available to anticipate potential disasters and maintain resilient livelihoods for the millions of people inhabiting the area. Now a Kathmandu-based international organisation dedicated to environmentally-sound mountain development strategies has set up an information system to tackle the th...

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Would love to work with Asha Bhosle, says Balkan Beat Box

Nashik, Feb 7 (IANS) They are from Israel and musically represent the Balkan tradition, but Balkan Beat Box, a genre-defying band encompassing reggae, electronica and Mediterranean music, would love to work with legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle. I would love to work with Asha Bhosle. I like her music and have quite a few of her CDs, Ori Kaplan, the saxophonist and co-founder of Balkan...

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