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Need to promote values through text books: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) There is a need to promote values and culture through text books to bring about a perceptional change in society, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Wednesday. There is a need to bring perceptional change in the society. There is a need to be committed towards promoting values so that vulgarity does not effect the youth, Rajnath Singh said while replying to supple...

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Speak on Katju allegations, AIADMK to Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The AIADMK Wednesday raised the issue of corruption in the judiciary in the Rajya Sabha and sought an explanation from former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Citing the revelations made by Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju, AIADMK leader V. Maitreyan said Manmohan Singh should give a clarification on the issue. Manmohan Singh owes an...

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Love is everything for me: Rithvik Dhanjani

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A die-hard romantic, TV actor Rithvik Dhanjani says love has played a beautiful and important role in his life. Love is everything for me. It's the way of life. It's the way of expressing and way of breathing for me, Rithvik told IANS. It's the strongest and sweetest... Everyone should at least experience the emotion once in a lifetime, added the actor ...

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Five detained over China rotten meat scandal

Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Police Wednesday detained five people in a probe into a company that allegedly supplied rotten meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC, in Shanghai, China. According to Shanghai's public security bureau, the five people from the company include a quality manager, Xinhua reported. The Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. produced 5,108 crates of meat ...

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Maldives deports 6,400 migrant workers in 2014

Male, July 23 (IANS) Maldivian immigration officials deported 6,400 migrant workers in 2014 and are holding another 159 in detention, an official said Wednesday. Besides a handful arrested over criminal offences, the others were all undocumented migrant workers, some having worked illegally for over 10 years, Xinhua reported. A Maldives immigration official said that legal action...

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Dropout rate matter of concern: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The overall primary school dropout rates have gone down in India except in the case of tribal children, Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani said here Wednesday. The primary school dropout rate has gone down from 9.11 percent in 2009-10 to 4.67 percent in 2013-14, Smriti Irani said in the Lok Sabha. The minister, however, added that the drop...

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Elephant's sense of smell stronger than dogs, humans

Tokyo, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have found that African elephants have the largest number of olfactory receptor (OR) genes ever characterised - more than twice than that of dogs and five times more than humans. The ability to distinguish different odours, which is important for sniffing out food, avoiding predators, and finding mates, depends on the number and type of olfactory recepto...

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Do you eat everything on your plate?

New York, July 23 (IANS) If you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate, you are a proud member of the Clean Plate Club. A new study shows that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever he or she puts on his/her plate. However, the findings did not hold true with children. An analysis of 326 participants below 18 years of age showed that an average child eats...

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Is Shimla still a 'pedestrian city', asks high court

Shimla, July 23 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court has asked the state government whether Shimla still retains the tag of a pedestrian city where the walkers have the right to walk freely. Hearing a petition on vehicular problems of Shimla filed by a city resident, Dharam Pal Thakur, the court asked the government Tuesday if the provisions of the Shimla Roads Users and Pedestrians (P...

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Self-cooling solar cells to last longer

Washington, July 23 (IANS) What if a solar cell could keep itself cool even in the blistering heat of the sun? By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the surface of ordinary solar cells, a team of researchers has found a way to let solar cells cool themselves by shedding unwanted thermal radiation. This paves the way for developing high-efficiency, long-lasting ...

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Air waves may produce optical cables

Washington, July 23 (IANS) Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fibre to any point on earth or even into space. In a key discovery, researchers have reported using an air waveguide to enhance light signals collected from distant sources. The air waveguides consist of a wall of low-density air surrounding a core of higher density air. The wall has ...

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Exercise helps depressed quit smoking

New York, July 23 (IANS) For depressed smokers, kicking the butt is difficult but with little exercise, this goal can be achieved to a certain extent, a study says. People diagnosed with depression step out for a cigarette twice as often as smokers who are not dealing with a mood disorder. Yet, a bit more exercise has been shown to reduce the compulsion to reach for a cigarette -...

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Ethiopia vows to eliminate child marriage, FGM

Addis Ababa, July 23 (IANS) The Ethiopian government has vowed to eliminate child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2025. Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen Tuesday announced a package of action at a global summit in London, hosted jointly by the British government and Unicef, Xinhua reported. Our approach puts girls at the heart of our commitment, work...

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Cancer drug can detect HIV virus

Melbourne, July 23 (IANS) In a key discovery against HIV, researchers have shown that an anti-cancer drug can activate hidden HIV to levels readably detectable in the blood by standard methods. The anti-cancer drug romidepsin increased the virus production in HIV-infected cells between 2.1 and 3.9 times above normal. The viral load in the blood increased to measurable levels in f...

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Kiwi spinner suspended from bowling in international cricket

Dubai, July 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that most of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of toler...

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Vaccine for dust-mite allergies

New York, July 23 (IANS) If you are allergic to dust mites, here comes the help. Researchers have now developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by switching on the body's immune response. In animal tests, the nano-sized vaccine package lowered lung inflammation by 83 percent despite repeated exposure to the allergens. The vaccine package contains a booster that alte...

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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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