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Swollen neck glands may indicate cancer

London, April 27 (IANS) Persistent swollen neck glands indicate a high risk of lymphoma, a type of cancer, according to a new research. The findings suggested that those patients with unexplained swollen neck glands should be referred for specialist investigations. Our research has revealed the importance of persistent swollen lymph glands, particularly in the neck, as part of ca...

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Natural insect repellent to cut pesticide use

London, April 27 (IANS) Using novel biochemical techniques, British scientists have recreated a natural insect repellent that can help avoid the use of chemical pesticides and save plants from pest attack. The scientists created tiny molecules which mirror a natural occurring smell known to repel insects. The team found that the smells repelled insects but in one case a reversal ...

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Have taken a big commercial leap with 'Gabbar Is Back': Krish

Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Krish is known for his humanistic Telugu films such as Gamyam and Vedam. Now, with his forthcoming Hindi directorial debut Gabbar Is Back, he says he has taken a commercial leap. Gabbar Is Back is the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster Ramana, which was written and directed by A.R. Murugadoss over a decade ago. You could say I've gone commercial ...

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Big B shoots leftover shots for 'Wazir'

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is shooting for the leftover shots from his upcoming drama Wazir, directed by Bejoy Nambiar and considers them as an integral part of the film. Work continues over 'Wazir'... those last minute leftover shots that should form an integral part of the film... the joy of being in the company of familiar faces from Production and cas...

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Modi wishes Togo on its National Day

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed his best wishes to the people of western African nation Togo on their National Day. I convey my best wishes to the people of Togo on the occasion of their National Day, Modi said in a message. ...

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Nepal quake toll rises above 3,000

Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) At least 3,218 people have been confirmed dead in the devastating earthquake which hit Nepal, authorities said on Monday. Rameshwor Dangal, head of Nepal's disaster management division, said around 6,500 people were injured. Thousands of people in Nepal spent the second consecutive day outside their homes, as a 6.7-magnitude quake hit Nepal on Sunday, w...

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Vijayalakshmi quits acting, turns producer

Chennai, April 27 (IANS) Actress Vijayalakshmi, who has worked in Tamil films like Chennai 600028 and Aadama Jaichomada, has called it quits to acting to venture into film production. A source close to Vijayalakshmi told IANS: She wasn't too interested in acting right from the beginning despite support from everybody around her. Production, as people think is very risky, but she'...

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Modi greets Netherlands on King's Day

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of Netherlands on the occasion of King's Day. On King's Day my greetings to people of Netherlands and warm birthday greetings to King Willem-Alexander. I wish him a long life and good health, Modi said in a statement. The King's Day is observed on April 27. ...

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Delhi Sikh body sends 25,000 food packets to Nepal

New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC) on Monday sent 25,000 food packets to the quake-hit Nepal to help those affected there. The food packets were transported on Indian Air Force IAF aircraft. More food packets are likely to be dispatched to Nepal later on Monday, DSGMC media adviser Parminder Pal Singh told IANS. Punjab Deputy...

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Sunny Monday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) It was a sunny Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 23.7 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average. The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy day with dust and thunderstorms. A mainly clear sky would turn partly cloudy after noon. Dust storm and thunderstorm would occur in some areas, an official ...

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LPG subsidy: Make choice opting in, not opting out

It was believed that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley would withdraw the LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) subsidy for those who fall in the 30-percent tax bracket. However, this budget included no such measure. Thereafter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly called on people to give it up and join the opt out of subsidy scheme. While over 300,000 consumers have thus far enrolled in this scheme...

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Indian equities open higher, then slide

Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) A key Indian equities market index opened higher on Monday, after slipping into a four-and-a-half month low the week before, but the green run was short-lived, and it fell into the negative zone within 20 minutes of trading. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange opened at 27,565 points, against the previous close at 27,437.94 points. B...

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Modi greets people of South Africa on Freedom Day

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of South Africa on their Freedom Day, and remembered anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela who he said strived to bring a better tomorrow for his people. Greetings to my sisters and brothers of South Africa on Freedom Day. This is a day that celebrates hope and optimism, he said in a statement. On F...

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Over 300 Australians missing in Nepal quake

Canberra, April 27 (IANS) Over 300 Australians are still missing following the tremors that devastated Nepal, authorities said on Monday. The department of foreign affairs and trade has been in contact with more than 200 of the 549 registered Australians as travelling in Nepal, but challenging conditions have made it difficult to contact others, the Canberra Times reported. Among...

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Blockade not in force: Khaleda

Dhaka, April 27 (IANS) Bangladesh National Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia has said a countrywide transport blockade she called in January is no longer in force, media reported on Monday. The blockade is not in force, Khaleda said at a meeting. The former Bangladesh prime minister had launched the bloackade from her office on January 5 after being barred from joining a 20-party pro...

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IAF fetches nearly 2,000 Indians back from Nepal

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has fetched 1,935 Indian back from Kathmandu to New Delhi since late Saturday even as its personnel continued with Operation Maitri in quake-hit Nepal overnight despite inclement weather, Sitanshu Kar, spokesperson for defence ministry, said on Monday. As of now, the IAF has evacuated 1,935 passengers from Kathmandu utilising 12 aircraft so...

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China stocks open higher

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.1 percent, to open at 4,441.93 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 14,749.02, up 1.03 percent, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 1.71 percent higher at 2,781.6 points. ...

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Mel C, Beckham to skip Geri Halliwell's wedding

London, April 27 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell's wedding won't see a Spice Girls reunion, as former bandmates Melanie C and Victoria Beckham will reportedly not be able to attend the celebration. According to a source, the 42-year-old wanted to get her bandmates back together for her nuptials to Christian Horner, but work commitments have got in the way. While Beckham will be out of the c...

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Bayern Munich lift their 25th Bundesliga title

Berlin, April 27 (IANS) Bayern Munich were handed their third Bundesliga title in a row after Monchengladbach defeated Wolfsburg 1-0 on Sunday. Thanks to Max Kruse's late goal, the Foals ended any of runners-up Wolfsburg's title chance, and confirmed front-runners Bayern Munich, who already reaped a 1-0 win over Berlin on Saturday, as the 2014-2015 Bundesliga champions with four rounds t...

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Unidentified people escape with school bus in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, April 27 (IANS) A group of unidentified people on Saturday night escaped with a private school bus near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The three unidentified people entered the Sunshine Public School near the international border in R.S. Pura area of Jammu district around midnight and escaped with the bus. They beat up the school guard and tied...

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