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Sensex trades 104 points down; healthcare stocks hit

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A day after a 556-point decline, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was on Tuesday trading in the red during the late afternoon session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the negative territory during the late afternoon session. It was down by 37.75 points or ...

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MH370-related case to be heard in May

Kuala Lumpur, April 21 (IANS) A Malaysian court on Tuesday set May 15 for hearing of a case filed by two children of a passenger on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which has been missing for over a year. MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. A search for wreckage is underway in the Indian Ocean, but no sign of the pl...

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Scientists revert cancer cells to normal state

New York, April 21 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to restore pancreatic cancer cells to their original state by introducing a protein, thereby offering a potential novel therapeutic approach to combat this highly lethal disease. For the first time, we have shown that overexpression of a single gene can reduce the tumour-promoting potential of pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells and repro...

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Lawmakers urged to support Hong Kong's constitutional reform proposal

Hong Kong, April 21 (IANS) Hong Kong's Acting Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the government will make its best efforts to garner support for the upcoming constitutional reform proposal. Speaking before an Executive Council meeting, Lam said although the pan-democrats have vowed to reject any reform proposal based on the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) de...

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Modi confers award on Tripura block for financial inclusion

Agartala, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday conferred an award on Tripura's Mandwai block where every tribal family has a bank account. Mandwai block's feat in financial inclusion and financial literacy, besides according benefits to tribals, has made it a role model. Mandwai's Block Development Officer (BDO) Monohar Biswas said: Of the 12,910 families compr...

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Ousted Egyptian president Morsi jailed for 20 years

Cairo, April 21 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted as president in 2013, to 20 years in prison for inciting the killings of protestors outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace in December 2012. This is the first verdict issued against Morsi since his ouster on July 3, 2013. However, Morsi and all other 14 defendants in the case were acqu...

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Babies feel pain just like adults: Study

London, April 21 (IANS) When exposed to pain, the brain of babies lights up in a very way similar to adults', a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has found. Using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, the team saw pain happening inside the infant brain and it looked a lot like pain in adults. Babies can't tell us about their experience of pain and it is diff...

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Iran n-deal to benefit all: President Rouhani

Tehran, April 21 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said the final deal on Tehran's nuclear programme will benefit all sides and will boost regional stability. He made the remarks at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport before departing for the ongoing Asian-African Conference in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta, IRNA news agency reported. We have made good ...

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Fasting reduces breast cancer risk

New York, April 21 (IANS) Overnight fasting may reduce the risk of breast cancer among women, says a study. A decrease in the amount of time spent eating and an increase in overnight fasting reduces glucose levels and consequently may reduce the risk of breast cancer. Increasing the duration of overnight fasting could be a novel strategy to reduce the risk of developing breast ca...

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Gold sales to rise 25 percent on Akshaya Tritiya

New Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Bengaluru/Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) To usher in good luck in their lives on the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya, buyers have already started trickling in at various jewellery shops on Tuesday and retailers expect sales to be higher by 25 percent over a usual day. Akshaya Tritiya is a holy day for Hindus and Jains, and is believed to bring good luck and success in what...

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Charli XCX doesn't want to be a role model

London, April 21 (IANS) Singer Charli XCX thinks being a b***h is the best and has told her fans to expect mistakes from her. The 22-year-old told Daily Telegraph newspaper that her fans should not consider her a role model, reports femalefirst.co.uk. My whole genre is b***h-pop. Being a b***h is the best. Even though I probably am (a role model), because certain people look up t...

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No inquiry against Ashish Khetan, Pankaj Gupta: AAP

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday termed the allegations levelled against its leaders Pankaj Gupta and Ashish Khetan by expelled party leader Prashant Bhushan as baseless and said the party would not order any inquiry into them. There will not be any inquiry against Pankaj Gupta and Ashish Khetan as the charges are completely baseless and bear no truth, AAP ...

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OPEC daily basket closes tad lower

Vienna, April 21 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $59.50 a barrel on Monday, compared to $59.52 last Friday, the organisation's secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Ku...

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Poor quality medicines a global threat: Scientists

New York, April 21 (IANS) With globalisation blurring the line between domestic and foreign medicine production, poor quality medicines are a real and urgent global threat, says a new research. In global studies of about 17,000 drug samples, 41 percent of specimens failed to meet quality standards, the researchers reported. Prevalence of poor quality medicines could undermine dec...

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Rajdhani catches fire at New Delhi rail yard

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) At least five coaches of the Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train were damaged in a fire that broke out while the train was in the New Delhi railway station yard on Tuesday after dropping off the passengers, officials said. However, no casualty was reported. Nineteen fire tenders were pressed into service after a call was received from the rail...

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Have not received expulsion letter yet: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) expelled four of its dissident leaders including founder-members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, the leaders Tuesday said that they were yet to get the expulsion letter. They said that all four of them, including Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar, had already decided to split from the party in a meeting on Monday evening.

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Egypt's ex-president Morsi jailed for 20 years

Cairo, April 21 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to 20 years in prison for inciting the killings of protestors outside the Ittihadiya presidential palace in December 2012. However, Morsi and all other 14 defendants in the case were acquitted of committing premeditated murder and possessing weapons, Al Ahram daily reported. This is the f...

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Pakistan President confers Nishan-e-Pakistan on Xi Jinping

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping was on Tuesday conferred with the Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan's highest civilian honour, by President Mamnoon Hussain at a brief ceremony here at Aiwan-e-Sadr. The ceremony the presidential house was attended by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, federal ministers, members of National Assembly and Senate, services chiefs and the ...

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Vijay's encouragement gave me confidence: Charandeep

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Actor Charandeep, who has teamed up with Tamil superstar Vijay for the second time in the upcoming film Puli, says the latter's encouragement on the sets gave him confidence to perform well. Vijay sir has no need to take the effort to help, but he did while working in 'Puli'. Despite being a superstar, he helped me with my lines. He explained patiently how differ...

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'India should be upfront in voicing opposition to China-Pakistan economic corridor'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) India should be upfront about voicing its concern and make known its opposition over a proposed China-Pakistan proposed mega corridor project that is expected to pass through Pakistan-administered Kashmir, says a former top diplomat and negotiator. What China is doing in PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is a matter of great concern, and we should make the concer...

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