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Sensex closes 68 points up

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex) Thursday provisionally closed the day's trade up 68 points or 0.23 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) closed the day's trade flat, up 15.10 points or 0.17 percent at 8,937.75 points (provisionally subject to change). The Sensex of the ...

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Five killed in IS attack in Syria

Beirut, March 5 (IANS) At least five people, two of them children, were killed when fighters of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group attacked a village in the central Syrian province of Hama, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Thursday. All the deceased belonged to the Alawite religious sect, shared by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and among them were a fath...

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Kathmandu-Varanasi bus service flagged-off

Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) A direct bus service between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and India's Varanasi city was flagged off here on Thursday at a function attended by senior government officials from both sides. The service has been started under the Motor Vehicle Agreement between Nepal and India signed during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal for the 19th Saarc S...

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Pawan Kalyan opposes forcible acquisition of land for Andhra capital

Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) Popular film actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan threatened on Thursday to launch an agitation to oppose any forcible acquisition of land from the farmers by the Andhra Pradesh government for building a new state capital. He visited some villages in Guntur district and interacted with villagers to know about their problems. When some of them complain...

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Paula Patton's sartorial choice depends on mood

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actress Paula Patton says she dresses to suit her mood and enjoys adding splashes of colour if she feels like taking a fashion risk. The 39-year-old says she enjoys experimenting with her style, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: My mind changes all the time. Sometimes I like things if they're splashy and full of colour and sort of a risk. I guess I ...

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Diet with friend to lose weight: Survey

London, March 5 (IANS) A new study has revealed that you are more likely to shed those extra pounds if you diet with a friend compared to doing it solo. The survey was conducted on behalf of Seasonal Berries and found that a whopping 89 percent of 1750 men and women surveyed had lost weight when they took up the challenge with someone else, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Those who ha...

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Cities have a memory and interact with their neighbours

London, March 5 (IANS) Do cities have a memory of their own and do they also 'interact' with other cities? Yes, says a new study. The researchers have developed some algorithms which reveal that what happens in a given moment in a city on a demographic level depends on what happened in previous years, as well as the presence of other large cities nearby. We can say that the urban...

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Clean air improves kids' lung, says study

Washington, March 5 (IANS) Cleaner air results in better lung health in children, says a new study done in California. Efforts to enhance air quality can improve children's lung health in the short term and might also make a difference for those kids later in life, showed the study. Children in California were found to experience improved lung function as levels of air pollution ...

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Manish to perform in Dubai with Avika

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Television actor Manish Raisinghan, who is better known as Siddhant Rajendra Bharadwaj in TV show Sasural Simar Ka, is all set to head to Dubai to perform a special show for Holi with actress Avika Gor. Manish has requested ace choreographers Samir and Arsh Tanna, who had won the Filmfare award last year for Lahu Munh Lag Gaya track from the film Goliyon...Ram-Leel...

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Two policemen killed in insider attack in Afghanistan

Kabul, March 5 (IANS) Two policemen were killed in an insider attack in the southern Afghan province of Uruzgan on Thursday, media reported. Three personnel of local police opened fire at their colleagues at a checkpoint in Sarsini Kotal area of Charchino district at around 6 a.m. today (Thursday) and, after killing two of the personnel, made good their escape and joined anti-government ...

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Rescued Tripura tribal kids to be sent back home

Agartala, March 5 (IANS) Sixteen of the 19 children rescued from the Guwahati railway station by the Assam Police CID and Childline, an NGO, belong to tribal refugees living in Tripura and will be handed over to their parents, an official said here on Thursday. All the 19 children, rescued by the Assam Police CID and Childline from the Guwahati railway station on February 25, are now sta...

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Global gold recycling fell to 7-year low in 2014: Report

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Gold recycling fell to a seven-year low in 2014 and is expected to remain at low levels in 2015, a report here said. The report, The Ups and Downs of Gold Recycling: Understanding Market Drivers and Industry Challenges, written and published by the World Gold Council and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) was released on Thursday. This is partly a result ...

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Kejriwal admitted to Bengaluru hospital for cough treatment

Bengaluru, March 5 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Thursday admitted to a private hospital on the city's outskirts for naturopathy treatment to cure his chronic cough. We will do a health check-up and conduct a few tests for prescribing our treatment which is based on naturoapathy, Jindal Naturecure Institute chief medical officer Babina Nandakumar told reporters. <...

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Indian aid arrives to remove Turkish jet from Kathmandu airport

Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) An Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules transport plane carrying an aircraft removal kit landed in Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Thursday to help remove a Turkish Airlines Airbus A-330 that skidded off the runway on Wednesday. Nepal request to India to send the special aircraft to remove the Turkish plane from the runway to pave the way ...

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Bangladesh war crime convict files review petition

Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) Lawyers for Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Mohammad Kamaruzzaman filed a petition on Thursday to review a verdict that upheld his death sentence for war crimes. Counsel Shishir Monir confirmed that the review petition has been filed, bdnews24.com reported. On Wednesday, five defence counsels visited Kamaruzzaman at Dhaka Central Jail. Kamar...

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Emraan Hashmi turns invisible in 'Mr X' trailer

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) The first trailer of Emraan Hashmi's upcoming 3D thriller Mr X sees the actor taking on the role of an invisible cop named Raghuram Rathod, who takes revenge from people who did wrong to him. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, the story of the film revolves around Raghuram, who is forced to become a vigilante and gets entangled into a treacherous scheme. He is left to die i...

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Watch it before banning, B-Town on BBC documentary ban

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Members of the film fraternity reacted strongly against the orders to restrain the broadcast of a documentary based on December 16, 2012 gang-rape, including an interview with a convict. They termed the orders a sign of ostrich mentality and asked questions like Why ban it and Where are we headed? The documentary India's Daughter by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin ...

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No bargaining at AAP meeting: Yadav

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Thursday said there was no bargaining at the meeting which decided by majority vote to drop him and Prashant Bhushan from the party's top decision-making body. I wish to say clearly there was no bargaining in yesterday's (Wednesday) meeting (of the National Executive). The party has taken a decision, we should not discuss (its) proce...

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Miranda Kerr gets inspiration from son

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Supermodel Miranda Kerr says her four-year-old son Flynn Bloom is her constant source of inspiration. In an interview for Reebok's In Her Shoes series, the 31-year-old said her keys to success are family, health, and love, reports eonline.com. Flynn (her child with former husband and actor Orlando Bloom) inspires me every day. Just seeing the world thr...

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Trying to lose weight? Don't overestimate your efforts

New York, March 5 (IANS) If you are on a diet, just skipping dessert can seem like a huge accomplishment, making you think that you're well on your way to losing weight. However, new research says people tend to overestimate progress and underestimate setbacks when pursuing goals such as dieting or saving money. Authors of a new study Margaret C. Campbell of University of Colorado and Ca...

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