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Bangladeshi leader, 63 activists arrested

Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) A Bangladesh National Party (BNP) leader and 63 activists were arrested here Saturday for allegedly planning violent activities. Moazzem Hossain Alal, president of the party's youth affiliate, Juba Dal and the activists were arrested during a meeting at his residence, bdnews24.com quoted a police official as saying. They were in a meeting at the basement of t...

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Cuttack to host 1st India-Sri Lanka ODI

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Cuttack will host the first of the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) between India and Sri Lanka Nov 2, the Indian cricket board announced Saturday. The second match will be held at Ahmedabad (Nov 6), to be followed by Hyderabad (Nov 9), Kolkata (Nov 13) and Ranchi (Nov 16). All matches will be day-and-night games. A practice match will precede the series wh...

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Pawan Kalyan to direct 'Gabbar Singh 2'?

Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan, who will soon start shooting for Telugu actioner Gabbar Singh 2, is likely to direct the film himself. He has decided to take on the task after alleged fallout with filmmaker Sampath Nandi. Nandi was to direct Gabbar Singh 2, which is yet to go on the floors. Sampath Nandi has decided to move on to his next project as he's spent consider...

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Delhiites celebrate brother-sister bond

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Delhiites, like many across the country, Saturday celebrated Bhai Dooj, a festival that marks the bond of love between brothers and sisters. Celebrated on the last day of the five-day-long Diwali festival, sisters, on this day, pray for a long and happy life for their brothers by applying vermilion on their foreheads. The festival is known by different na...

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Pakistan hails UN for granting D-8 observer status

Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday welcomed the UN's decision to grant observer status to the Developing-Eight (D-8) Organisation for Economic Cooperation. The D-8 Organisation was established in 1997 to promote development cooperation among Muslim nations grouping Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. On the initiative of Pakistan, t...

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'Windies walk-out a collapse of governance'

Kingston (Jamaica), Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) Former Jamaican prime minister P.J. Patterson has described the West Indies' walk-out of the India tour as humiliation and says it has exposed a total collapse of a governance system in the administration of the game by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Patterson was reacting to the decision of the Windies one-day team to abort their tour of Indi...

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How body regulates weight loss

New York, Oct 25 (IANS) A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brain and triggering previously unknown activity in the nervous system, researchers have found. The fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) hormone has been a key target for developing weight-loss drugs because the protein increases energy expenditure, causing the body to b...

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Carter in Windies A squad for Sri Lanka series

St. John's (Antigua), Oct 25 (IANS/CMC) Left-handed stroke-maker Jonathan Carter is among four players called up for the West Indies A team's three-match one-day tour of Sri Lanka starting next month. West Indies selectors Friday named Carter along with right-hander Nkrumah Bonner, off-spinner Ashley Nurse and fast bowler Ronsford Beaton to join the bulk of the squad already in Sri Lanka...

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Milk prices hiked in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Saturday announced the government's decision to raise the prices of toned milk by Rs.10 a litre. Terming the government's decision as not seen in the state's history, the opposition parties condemned the price hike. In a statement issued here, Panneerselvam said in order to meet the increased expenses - milk procur...

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Writing about Clean India a service to nation: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday thanked the media for creating awareness about the Clean India Campaign, adding that the members of the fourth estate were doing a service to the nation by writing about it. In his first formal interaction with the media after becoming the prime minister, Modi recounted his relations with the press as a party worker, and then...

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'Trishna' to release Jan 26 2015

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Hollywood-based Indian actress Freida Pinto-starrer Trishna will release in India Jan 26, 2015. Based on Thomas Hardy's novel 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' and also starring Riz Ahmad , 'Trishna' tells the story of a woman whose life is torn between love and circumstances. The story revolves around Trishna (Freida) meeting a wealthy young British businessm...

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Scientists grow functioning vessel with two tablespoons of blood

London, Oct 25 (IANS) In a path-breaking research, a team of Swedish researchers has successfully grown brand new blood vessels with just two tablespoons of blood in a flat seven days. Just three years ago, a patient at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, received a blood vessel transplant grown from her own stem cells. In the new procedure, the blood vesse...

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Malaysian shuttler's B sample to be tested in November

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 25 (IANS) The B sample of a top Malaysian badminton player whose A sample had tested positive for dexamethasone, will be tested Nov 4 or 5, the country's leading newspaper The Star quoted sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin as saying Saturday. Khairy said the international federation had given the national association the two dates to choose from to open the B sample whic...

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Kerala nurses want to return to Iraq

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Kerala nurses who have a valid work visa for Iraq are urging the state government to arrange for their return to that country to join duty. These nurses were in India on annual leave when trouble broke out in Iraq in July this year. By now I have received almost a dozen calls from such nurses, who are asking us to see that we make arrangements ...

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J K Rowling to launch new 'Harry Potter' short story Halloween

London, Oct 25 (IANS) Author J.K. Rowling is set to release a new Harry Potter short story for Halloween. The author has made Harry Potter fans excited as she recently announced that a new Harry Potter short story will be released on Halloween. The upcoming story, around 1700 words, will focus on the spiteful Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge, who first appeared in Harry Potter...

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Cologne worsens Bremen's situation in Bundesliga

Berlin, Oct 25 (IANS) Bremen remain at the bottom of the table as they lost 0-1 to Cologne in the opener of the Bundesliga's ninth round. Cologne's substitute Anthony Ujah scored the winner to secure his side the third victory of the season Friday while Bremen wait for their first triumph as they are trapped in last position with only four points out of nine games, reports Xinhua.

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Special team to probe Ahmednagar Dalit killings

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor C. V. Rao Saturday directed the director general of police to appoint a special task force to probe the brutal killing of three members of a Dalit family in Ahmednagar district last Tuesday. The governor spoke to DGP Sanjeev Dayal asking him to set up a STF to investigate the incident in Javkheda village, which has sparked an outrage in the whol...

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Let your mind wander to boost mental performance

New York, Oct 25 (IANS) Engaging brain areas linked to so-called off-task mental activities such as mind-wandering and looking back at good times can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks, new research reveals. The prevailing view is that activating brain regions referred to as the default network impairs performance on attention-demanding tasks because this network...

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Saina ousted from French Open quarters

Paris, Oct 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge came to an end at the $275,000 French Open Super Series when the country's top shuttler Saina Nehwal lost her women's singles quarterfinal to Shixian Wang of China here. The Olympic bronze medallist fought well in the marathon match which lasted an hour and 10 minutes but eventually went down 19-21, 21-19, 15-21 to the second seeded Chinese at th...

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Coric shocks Nadal to reach Swiss Open semis

Basel, Oct 25 (IANS) Borna Coric stunned Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal to reach the Swiss Indoors semifinals. The 17-year-old Croatian showed superb form by beating the second seed 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the quarters Friday night, reports Xinhua. Coric will face David Goffin after the Belgian beat fourth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4. ...

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