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Asthmatic? Stop worrying about smells

New York, July 23 (IANS) Are you an asthmatic and constantly worried about scents and fragrances in the surrounding air? This thought alone can actually harm you more than you can think of. A new research reveals that simply believing that an odour is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics for at least 24 hours following exposure. Asthmatics often are ...

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'Rowdy Fellow' to feature remix song of senior NTR

The original song titled Enta varulaina gani vedanthulaina gani was crooned by Mohammed Rafi. The remix version has come out very well. It sounds very catchy with music that will appeal to the younger audience. We decided to remix the song as a tribute to the great NTR, the film's director Krishna Chaitanya told IANS. Rowdy Fellow features Nara Rohit and Vishakha Singh in the lea...

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Typhoon Ramassun toll in China rises to 56

Beijing, July 23 (IANS) The number of people killed by typhoon Rammasun in China has gone up to 56 with 20 missing, officials said Wednesday. Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit China in four decades and has affected more than 11 million people in the southern coastal provinces of Hainan, Guangdong, Yunnan and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinhua reported. Nineteen death...

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Indian scientists craft portable blood-disorder detection kit

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Harnessing the technology that powers new-age mobile phones, Indian scientists are set to develop a portable and affordable kit - a lab-on-a-chip - detection system for sickle cell anemia, a common inherited blood disorder in the tribal belts of India's central and southern parts. Debjani Paul, Ninad Mehendale and Ammar Jagirdar from the Indian Institute of Techno...

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Coal India unit fears output loss in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 23 (IANS) Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL) in Odisha could suffer a production loss of about 10 million tonnes in this fiscal year if villagers living in its key mining area do not vacate their land by October, a company official said Wednesday. The MCL, a unit of the state-run Coal India, with its headquarters in Burla town of Sambalpur district, about 340 km from here, ...

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One killed, 3 injured in Assam blast

Guwahati, July 23 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were injured Wednesday morning in a bomb blast, triggered by militants suspected to be from an ULFA faction opposed to peace talks, in Assam's Goalpara district. The militants planted a powerful bomb on a bicycle outside a small tea stall in Krishnai police station area of the district, police said, adding that four persons ...

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Kerala minister falls sick during cabinet meet

Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Congress leader and Minister for Cooperation C.N.Balakrishnan fell sick Wednesday during the weekly cabinet meeting here. An official attached to the Chief Minister's Office told IANS that the minister vomited while the meeting was on. His cabinet colleagues asked for medical assistance and it was decided to move him to the state-run Medical Col...

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NASA probe to reveal Pluto in historic fly-by

Washington, July 23 (IANS) Pluto is almost largely unknown to us and it is so far away that even the powerful Hubble Space Telescope strains itself to see it. Come July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to make a close flyby of that distant world, a first for any spacecraft from the Earth, and show what the dwarf planet has in store. No one knows what to expec...

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Mahatma's bust unveiled in South Korean city

Seoul, July 23 (IANS) In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre. Suh Hyeong-soo, the newly elected mayor of Busan metropolitan government, unveiled the bust Monday at the picturesque Hongbeop-sa temple. ...

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Parliament adjourned over MPs forcing man to break fast

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned for a short while Wednesday as opposition members sought a discussion on reports that Shiv Sena MPs forced a Muslim staff member at Maharashtra Sadan here to break his fast during Ramzan. In the Rajya Sabha, opposition members after the question hour disrupted the proceedings of the house, forcing Deputy Chairman P.J. Kur...

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Indian scientists craft portable blood-disorder detection kit

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Harnessing the technology that powers new-age mobile phones, Indian scientists are set to develop a portable and affordable kit - a lab-on-a-chip - detection system for sickle cell anemia, a common inherited blood disorder in the tribal belts of India's central and southern parts. Debjani Paul, Ninad Mehendale and Ammar Jagirdar from the Indian Institute of Techno...

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Modi pays tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid floral tribute to freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 158th birth anniversary. On Bal Gangadhar Tilak's birth anniversary, we salute the great freedom fighter, who ignited the spark of patriotism with a call for 'Swaraj', Modi wrote on his Twitter handle after paying tribute at parliament's Central Hall.

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Four Pakistani designers to make LFW debut

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter-Festive 2014 will host four Pakistani designers Faiza Samee, Rizwan Beyg, Sania Maskatiya and Zara Shahjahan. Presented by POPxo.com and Hello! Pakistan, the designers will mark their LFW debut with a grand show Aug 22 at the winter-festive edition of LFW. This season we are very excited to host four exceptional designers fr...

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Bangalore school chairman arrested in child's rape case

Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) Rustom Kerawalla, chairman of Vibgyor High International School in this tech city, has been arrested in connection with a six-year-old student's rape in the school premises by its two staff members over three weeks ago, a top police official said Wednesday. Our investigation team arrested Kerawalla from Daman & Diu Tuesday night and brought him to the city W...

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Four more Palestinians killed, toll in Gaza 639

Gaza, July 23 (IANS) At least four more people were killed Wednesday in Gaza, where 635 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have already been killed during Israel's two-week air, naval and ground offensive. Palestinian officials said that two men were killed in the southern of Bei Lahiya, and a 17-year-old teenager was killed in Khanyounis Ccity, south of Gaza, Xinhua reported. Another...

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Rosell defends Neymar's deal before Spanish court

Madrid, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was questioned in Spain's criminal high court over an alleged $12 million tax fraud and misappropriation in the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar last year. Rosell, who arrived at the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid with the club's general manager, Antoni Rossich, Tuesday defended the legality of the deal in a three-hour ...

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Controversy over Lucknow woman's autopsy heats up

Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The controversy surrounding the autopsy of a woman gang raped and murdered near Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh last week turned murkier Wednesday with the opposition parties accusing the government and police of a whitewash job. The 32-year-old woman was brutally gang raped and then killed in Mohanlalganj on the outskirts of state capital Lucknow last Thursday. ...

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PM urged to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custoday. In a letter to Modi Tuesday, text of which was released to the media here Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said: I once again request your immediate intervention to secure the release o...

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Mithun first actor to be cast in 'Yagavarayinum...': Director

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty, who is making his Tamil debut in upcoming thriller Yagavarayinum Naa Kakka, was the first actor to be signed before all others for the movie, says its director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty. The film, based on a true incident, features Sathya's brother Aadhi Pinisetty in the lead and the former says he was part of the project since it...

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Happy being actress than heroine: Lakshmi Priyaa

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) When actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli entered Tamil filmdom a few years back, she vowed to concentrate on being an actress and not transform into a heroine. She continues to do so and is happy with her career with five projects in her kitty. Out of the films I'm currently doing, I'm playing character roles in two of them. I'm doing them because I absolutely lov...

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