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A perfume that smells better as you sweat

London, April 2 (IANS) Imagine applying a perfume that smells better the more you sweat as you go out to woo your girl! One such wonder perfume is here, say scientists at the Queen's University, Belfast. The team from the Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratories (QUILL) research centre has developed a unique perfume delivery system which releases more of its aroma when it comes into ...

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17 killed, 50 injured in Afghan suicide bombing

Kabul, April 2 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed and 50 injured on Thursday in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's Khost province. The blast occurred in the provincial capital city of Khost near the Governor House, a police official said. Details of the suicide bombing are yet to be disclosed. ...

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Nigeria FA to finalise details of coach Keshi's contract

Lagos, April 2 (IANS) The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) was yet to finalise details on a new contract for national team coach Stephen Keshi. NFA secretary general Mohammed Sanusi said on Wednesday that the contract papers were still being worked on by the NFA's legal department after it was approved by the board for Keshi to sign, reports Xinhua. The NFA board had given appr...

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BJP office bearers meet in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, April 2 (IANS) Ahead of the BJP's two-day national executive meeting, office bearers and parliamentary board members of the party met here on Thursday to finalise the agenda for the conclave. The Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive meeting will focus on expanding the party in other states, especially in states where it is not prominent. Riding high over the su...

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In India, Switchfoot found 'family halfway around the world'

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) They came all the way from the US to regale their Indian fans and, on their maiden tour of the country, members of the hugely popular alternative rock band Switchfoot felt they had found a family far away from home, says frontman Jon Foreman, who is drawn to Indian classical music. Comprising Jon (vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome ...

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SRK shoots at London's Madame Tussauds for 'Fan'

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan was more than happy to have shot for his upcoming film Fan at the Madame Tussaud's museum in London, which also houses his wax statue. He says he can't thank the officials enough for letting him and the entire Fan team shoot there. Thanx Madame Tussauds. Allowing us 2 shoot Fan with all aur' stars & our star Maneesh. Very gracio...

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Not industry, small farms key to jobs growth: Indian expert

United Nations, April 2 (IANS) Calling the decimation of small farms the biggest catastrophe, an Indian sustainable development expert has said that improving the lot of the small farmer while increasing productivity holds the key to employment growth and ending poverty. Speaking at a panel discussion at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) here on Wednesday, Pavan Sukhdev, the fo...

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RBI unlikely to change repo rate at policy review

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is widely expected to leave the repo rate, at which it lends to commercial banks, unchanged at 7.50 percent at its first bi-monthly monetary policy review of the new fiscal on Tuesday. The scheduled review, coming after the first full budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposing changes in the RBI Act, follows two pre...

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Two killed in Kenya college attack

Nairobi, April 2 (IANS) At least two people were killed and four injured as suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Thursday attacked a college at Garissa in Kenya. Kenya's National Disaster Operations Centre said the government has mobilised security troops, including Kenya Defence Force (KDF), who are at the scene to engage the masked gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabaab militants, Xinhua repo...

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Rongali fest to project Assam as tourism destination

Guwahati, April 2 (IANS) Food, music, dance, lifestyle, sports, fashion, literature and scenic beauty - Assam's rich culture, beauty and lifestyle will be flaunted with aplomb at Rongali, a three-day festival starting from Friday, to give an impetus to the state's tourism as well as to change people's perception towards the Northeast. The fest, which will be held at Veterinary Ground, Kh...

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Energy drinks bad for youngsters' heart

London, April 2 (IANS) Excessive consumption of energy drinks can trigger sudden cardiac deaths in youngsters, apparently healthy individuals, warns a new study. The study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology focused on how the marketing of these drinks as a means to relieve fatigue and improve physical and cognitive performance may be ignoring dangers. As energy drink...

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Former minister's son guns down Lahore teenager

Islamabad, April 2 (IANS) A former Pakistani minister's son gunned down a 15-year-old boy in Lahore after a minor road accident, police said on Thursday. According to police officials, Mustafa Kanju also injured a passerby when he and his three guards opened fire following a minor road accident involving his vehicle and a motorcycle at Cavalry Ground in Lahore Cantonment, Geo News report...

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Toxic oceans behind mass extinction 200 mn years ago?

London, April 2 (IANS) Oxygen-depleted toxic oceans had key role in mass extinction over 200 million years ago when half of the plants, animals and marine lives on the Earth perished, finds a new research. The team from University of Southampton found that a condition called marine photic zone euxinia took place in the Panathalassic Ocean - the larger of the two oceans surrounding the su...

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Houthi militia attack, loot Russian consulate in Aden

Aden, April 2 (IANS/TASS) The Russian consulate in Yemen's Aden city was attacked and looted by Shia Houthi militia, media reported on Thursday. Armed groups of Houthi rebels on Wednesday attacked the consulate, breaking the doors open, seizing property and office equipment, TASS news agency quoted Huna Aden news portal as saying. According to witnesses, they took equipment and d...

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'Helen' not biopic of actress Helen: Poonam Pandey

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Actress Poonam Pandey, who made her Bollywood debut with the bold film Nasha, will next be seen in a movie titled Helen. She has clarified that the project is not a biopic on the yesteryear's dancing diva Helen. Poonam told IANS: Helen is not a biopic on the great Helenji. Helen in our film just draws a feeling from the great dancing actress. At this point of time,...

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Brazil staff visit Real Madrid, Atletico training

Madrid, April 2 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga has met with his counterparts from Spanish clubs Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid as part of a tour of European clubs, the country's football federation said on its website. Dunga and his assistants Gilmar Rinaldi and Andrey Lopes first visited Atletico's Majadahonda training base on Wednesday, where they spoke with Atletico Madrid boss Diego Sime...

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Kristen Stewart approached for Ang Lee's film

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart is in talks to star in Life of Pi director Ang Lee's film Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, an adaptation of Ben Fountain's eponymous novel. TriStar and Film4 are partnering with Studio 8 on the film, which stars newcomer Joe Alwyn and Garrett Hedlund, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The story of the film centers around a 19-year-...

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Gunmen attack Kenyan college

Nairobi, April 2 (IANS) Masked gunmen on Thursday attacked a university in central Kenya near the Somalian border, police said. Witnesses said explosions and heavy gun-firing began in the morning in the Garissa University College, located in the town of the same name, some 150 km from the Somalian border Xinhua reported. Kenyan security forces have surrounded the compound.

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Congress protests minister's remark on Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) A few Congress workers on Thursday protested union Minister Giriraj Singh's remark on party president Sonia Gandhi's skin colour that have triggered a row. The workers protested outside Vithal Bhai Patel House in New Delhi area around 9.30 a.m. and were detained by police. Around 30-32 people were protesting and they have been detained. This is the only ...

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Rob Kardashian calls Scott Disick 'legend'

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) TV personality Rob Kardashian has praised his sister Kourtney Kardashian's partner Scott Disick and called him a legend. Rob's latest post on image-sharing website Instagram featured a screenshot of Disick from an episode of their family show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, reports mirror.co.uk. He captioned the photograph: Legend lol @letthelordbewit...

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