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STF tracks down Agra-based criminal in Ahmedabad

Agra, Jan 31 (IANS) The special task force (STF) of Agra police arrested Dhara Singh, a most-wanted criminal carrying a reward of Rs.50,000 by the Uttar Pradesh government and Rs.25,000 by the Madhya Pradesh government, in Ahmedabad, police said Saturday. STF head Rajesh Kumar told reporters that Dhara Singh, a resident of Dundipura village in Agra, had been operating from the Chambal ra...

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AAP releases manifesto, promises full statehood for Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday released its manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly elections, focusing on full statehood, women's safety and reducing electricity tariff. The AAP intends to enhance women's safety by installing CCTV cameras. The manifesto also promised to open 20 new colleges, a 50 percent reduction in power tariff, clean drinking wat...

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Biomaterial coating holds promise for medical implants

London, Jan 31 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, researchers have created a novel, bacteria-repelling coating material that could increase the success of medical implants. The material attracts healthy cells to the medical implant, wiping out competition from bacterial cells. This reduces the likelihood of the implant being rejected by the body. The method we developed help...

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Kerala star couple Dileep-Manju Warrier divorced

Kochi, Jan 31 (IANS) The order completing the divorce proceedings of Malayalam film star couple Dileep and Manju Warrier came out Saturday. The two had Thursday appeared in the family court here to formalise their separation. After they expressed their desire to separate, the court, Saturday issued the final order annulling their marriage which took place in 1998. The star couple...

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Maoists blow up mobile tower in Bihar

Patna, Jan 31 (IANS) Maoists blew up a mobile tower in Bihar's Lakhisarai district and took a cabin man of a railway station hostage for four hours in Jamui district, affecting the movement of trains, police said Saturday. The cabin man was taken hostage to enforce a 24-hour strike called by the Maoists to protest against the security forces' operations against them, police said. ...

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US rejects Pakistan criticism of India-US n-deal

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Rejecting Pakistani criticism of India-US nuclear deal reached during President Barack Obama's India visit, the US has said it's simply an understanding on implementing the stalled nuclear deal. It's an understanding on an administrative arrangement for implementing the US-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told re...

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Kim, Kanye pose with President Obama

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper-husband Kanye West have shared a photograph in which the duo is standing next to President Barack Obama. The image was posted on photo-sharing site Instagram. Kim shared the picture Friday along with a personal message from the US president himself, reports people.com. To Kanye & Kim - Thanks for...

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Urban areas experiencing intense heat waves globally

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) For the past four decades, global warming has increased dramatically in cities, shows a new study led by an assistant professor of civil engineering Vimal Mishra at IIT-Gandhinagar. The trend appears to be growing faster in urban areas than in less-populated areas. Only two percent of those urban areas experienced a significant decline in heat waves. ...

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Heidi Montag's father arrested on child sex abuse charges

Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Bill Montag, father of The Hills star Heidi Montag, has been arrested in Colorado on child sex abuse charges. According to a press release from the Aspen Police Department, Montag, 67, was charged with three counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, and one charge of aggravated incest, reports people.com. Both charges are consid...

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AAP releases manifesto, promises full statehood for Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Saturday released its manifesto for the Feb 7 Delhi assembly elections, focusing on full statehood, women's safety and reducing electricity tariff. The AAP intends to enhance women's safety by installing CCTV cameras. The manifesto also promised to open 20 new colleges, a 50 percent reduction in power tariff, clean drinking water...

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'Marine life facing risk of extinction'

London, Jan 31 (IANS) Scholars at the University of Sheffield have warned of the increasing risk to marine life of extinction. Overfishing, pollution, climate change and destruction of habitats like coral reefs are all putting marine life in trouble and academics fear the risk is not being taken as seriously as concerns for the loss of animals and plants which live on land. By u...

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Lipsky, Lahiri lead Asian Tour charge in Malaysian Open

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31 (IANS) Reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the US and Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will spearhead the Asian Tour charge at the Malaysian Open golf tournament next week. Since 1999, Thongchai Jaidee, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Arjun Atwal, Anthony Kang, Vijay Singh and Charlie Wi have won the prestigious Maybank Malaysian Open, making it a happy hunting ground...

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Results change everything here: Xavi

Madrid, Jan 31 (IANS/EFE) FC Barcelona captain and Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez has said that his team should not be judged solely on results, contending that the Catalans did actually play well in the match they lost 0-1 to Real Sociedad at Anoeta stadium Jan 4. Xavi spoke to the press Friday, declaring: The results have changed. If we had won at Anoeta even 2-1, we would be leader...

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We hugged and patched up: Ajaz on Ali

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) After an open public brawl with Ali Quli Mirza inside Bigg Boss Halla Bol and his subsequent eviction, Ajaz Khan was back inside the 'house' to even out his score with the former. He says they have patched up. Ajaz was shown entering the show Friday. On being back in the Bigg Boss house, Ajaz said: I didn't want to. Not after the unceremonious way I was thro...

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Popular filmmakers on jury of Vishnu Manchu Short Film Contest

Chennai, Jan 31 (IANS) Well-known Telugu filmmakers such as Ram Gopal Varma, Deva Katta, BVS Ravi and Dasarath are on the jury for the Vishnu Manchu Short Film Contest for aspiring filmmakers. Also on the jury are writer duo Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan. The contest, which is being organised by actor Vishnu Manchu, is live at www.mvishnu.com. The duration of the competing s...

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Canister launch of n-capable Agni-V missile successful

Bhubaneswar, Jan 31 (IANS) India Saturday successfully conducted the first canister-based trial of its nuclear-capable Agni-V missile, which is capable of hitting targets over 5,000 km away, from a military base in Odisha, an official said. The missile, which has the ability to hit targets deep inside China, was fired from a mobile vehicle at the Inner Wheeler Island launch site in Bhadr...

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'Fitoor' first film to be shot in Kashmir after floods

Srinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) Fitoor, an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations starring Rekha, Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur, is the first Bollywood movie being shot in Kashmir after last year's devastating floods. Fitoor is a love saga directed by Abhisek Kapoor who made Kai Po Che that did fairly well. The romantic film is about a love triangle involving a Kashmiri bo...

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Structure of anxiety disorder protein revealed

Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) New research has revealed the crystal structure of a key protein, TSPO, which is associated with several forms of anxiety disorders. By identifying the structure at the atomic level, scientists can now pinpoint where drugs may interact with the protein. Many other scientists have studied this protein, but what exactly it is doing has been very difficult ...

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A.R. Rahman to meet, greet Bengaluru fans Sunday

Bengaluru, Jan 31 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning music sensation A.R. Rahman will be here Sunday at a jewellery store to meet and greet his fans. Rahman will be present to showcase exclusive diamond and gold jewellery at the flagship store of Sulthan Diamonds & Gold. He will interact with fans at the store, read a statement. The event is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. at Sulthan Diamon...

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Rubber check dams suggested to conserve Yamuna water

Agra, Jan 31 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is looking to install rubber check dams in the Yamuna river close to the Taj Mahal to conserve water for the lean months. At a meeting Friday, Agra divisional commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar directed the Uttar Pradesh irrigation department to install rubber check dams close to the Taj Mahal and the Agra Water Works. During the meeting, attended by ...

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