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Single protein behind successful fertilisation

Tokyo, Oct 25 (IANS) An international team of researchers has discovered how a single protein oversees the processing of DNA during sperm and egg generation for successful fertilisation. The activity of the protein called PP4 becomes even more relevant during ageing. The findings could, in fact, may one day help scientists to understand the mechanisms underlying age- related, dec...

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Ashlee Simpson wants a child with Evan Ross

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Singer Ashlee Simpson, who is married to Hunger Games actor Evan Ross, reportedly wants more kids. Simpson recently married Ross and is now eager to give her five-year-old son Bronx, the child from previous relationship with Pete Wentz, another sibling, reports femalefirst.co.uk. They can't wait (to have a child together), a source told Us Weekly.

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Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Sukhvinder to perform at Lucknow Mahotsava

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) From Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia's flute recitals, the Sabri Brothers' souldful Sufi music and qawwali's to performances by Bollywood singers like Sukhvinder Singh, Rekha Bharadwaj and Ankit Tiwari, an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity will be witnessed at the forthcoming Lucknow Mahotsava. The fortnight-long annual cultural bonanza will begin November 25,...

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Indian wins Green Oscar for film on parrot

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Ashwika Kapur, a 26-year-old science and natural history filmmaker from West Bengal, has won the Wildscreen Panda Awards also known as the Green Oscar for her film on a Kakapo parrot named Sirocco. Kapur won the award at a ceremony in Britain's Bristol city Friday in the Wildscreen Festival for her 15-minute film Sirocco - How a Dud became a Stud. Kakapos ...

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Gadkari, Fadnavis meet RSS chief ahead of Modi's arrival in Mumbai

Nagpur, Oct 25 (IANS) Fuelling fresh speculation in political circles, union Minister for Shipping and Transport Nitin Gadkari called on Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat here Saturday. Late Friday night, the Bharatiya Janata Party state president and prime contender for the post of the next Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had met Bhagwat. Sources in t...

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Decision to abandon tour needs explanation: Ganga

Port of Spain, Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies skipper Daren Ganga maintains the controversy surrounding the national cricket side is primarily a players issue, and says the team's decision to pull out of the India tour needs to be fully explained. The one-day team quit their scheduled five-match tour last week after failing to resolve a contracts and pay dispute with players union,...

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Obesity a leading cause of liver damage

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Little did 52-year-old Sheila Joshi (name changed), suffering from obesity-related uncontrolled diabetes know that her condition was leading to a damaged liver. Joshi is not the only one, say health experts, adding that Indians largely remain unaware of the condition and wake up to it very late. Indians are of the primitive ideology that liver dis...

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Modi's success makes BJP a one-man party

Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is taking its time to select its chief minister for Maharashtra, Narendra Modi is leaving his distinctive mark on political and other fields. In politics, the prime minister has brushed aside the earlier by-poll setbacks by his successes in Maharashtra and Haryana. Although the BJP failed to get a majority in the western state, it made a few point...

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Ukraine not answering queries on MH17

Kiev, Oct 25 (IANS/TASS) The Ukraine has not replied to a single query on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in the country's east after apparently being shot down, Russia's Permanent Representative at the UN Vitaly Churkin has said. Our specialists articulated important questions that need to be answered to get a clear picture of what really happened, Churkin said Friday.

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Shashi Tharoor launches cleanliness drive

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday launched a cleanliness drive, asking why cede Gandhiji's sanitation drive to any party even after losing the post of party spokesman for tagging along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean Indian Campaign. The Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member launched the drive at the Kovalam beach. Before my ...

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Taylor Swift' new album leaks online

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift's new pop album 1989 has leaked online days before its Oct 27 official release. The album's first song to hit YouTube was Blank space, which was withdrawn by her label, Big Machine Records, within hours, reports eonline.com. While the status of some leaks remain unknown, her entire album currently continues to be on a anonymous Tumbl...

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Google senior VP breaks skydiving record

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Google senior vice president Alan Eustace parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere and broke the world skydiving record set two years ago, The New York Times reported. Eustace, 57 was lifted aloft from an abandoned runway Friday at the airport in Roswell, New Mexico, by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium. For a little ove...

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Tamil Nadu government hikes milk prices

Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Saturday announced the government's decision to hike the prices of toned milk by Rs.10 per litre. In a statement issued here, Panneerselvam said in order to meet the increased expenses - milk procurement, among others - the state government has felt the need to increase the prices of milk for monthly card holders. ...

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Kim's birthday bash in Las Vegas

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who turned 34 Tuesday, flew to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. Kardashian is set to celebrate her birthday Saturday at the Tao nighclub in Venetian Casino and Hotel. Joining her would be her husband, Kanye West along with Kris Jenner, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and more of Kardashian's nearest and dearest wh...

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Why is Amal 'perfect' for Clooney?

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor George Clooney's friend Rande Gerber says British advocate Amal Alamuddin is Perfect for the actor as she is smart, beautiful and engaging. Gerber and his wife, Cindy Crawford spent three days in Italy celebrating Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding and at the end of it, they knew they are perfect for each other. I've been friends with George probably...

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Three killed over land dispute in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) Three people were killed over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district, police said Saturday. Four people have been arrested for their alleged role in the murder, an official told IANS. A dispute over a piece of land in Sambhal's Gumthul village turned ugly Friday. The argument between Nanhu and another villager Horilal soon turned violen...

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All filled with losers: Neil Patrick Harris on Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris, who is all set to host the forthcoming edition of Academy Awards, says that the show is mostly filled with losers as there is just one who lifts the trophy. Harris, in an appearance on E! News, talked to the hosts Jason Kennedy and Giuliana Rancic on how he's preparing for the Oscars, reports eonline.com. I'm trying to watch a...

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Ukraine observes day of silence ahead of poll

Kiev, Oct 25 (IANS/TASS) A day of silence is being observed in Ukraine Saturday ahead of the parliamentary election scheduled to be held Sunday. The outcome of the vote will determine the composition of both parliament and the government. An opinion poll conducted three days before the election has said that up to 30 percent of voters are still unsure on their choice. Und...

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Fire on 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein' set, no casualities

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) A fire broke out at the Killick Nixon studio in Chandivili, Friday night where the shooting of the TV show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein was underway. However no casuality was reported. However it is said that the enitre set of the show has been damaged. The cast and crew of the show was shooting at the studio when the fire emerged but the actors are safe, said a sour...

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Terry Walsh leaves 'sporting' bureaucracy in a tizzy

Hockey coach Terry Walsh has coined a new expression to describe the babus and the officials of the national sports federations - sporting bureaucracy! What Walsh meant is, bureaucrats involved in running Indian sport. Hockey India is thinking that the Australian is attacking the Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials while the babus in turn are clear that it is the other way around. ...

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