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Spoonful of sugar before long running kills fatigue

London, Dec 1 (IANS) If you are a long-distance runner and feel marathon fatigue quite often, try a spoonful of sugar first and hit the ground running like never before. According to researchers, stirring in table sugar from the baking cupboard into a water bottle before a big physical event could be the difference between success and failure. This helps stave off tiredness faced...

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Stressed fish too run emotional fever

London, Dec 1 (IANS) Do fish express emotions like humans when in stress? Yes, says a team of researchers who observed for the first time an increase in body temperature of between two to four degrees in zebrafish when subjected to stressful situations. This phenomenon, known as emotional fever, is related to the emotions expressed when we are under stress and has been linked to consciou...

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Chile's Sampaoli proud to earn FIFA coach nomination

Santiago, Dec 1 (IANS) Chile's football team head coach Jorge Sampaoli said he felt proud to be one of the three shortlisted to win FIFA's World Coach of the Year award. This nomination makes me proud of the time I have spent with the club. I am very proud to be nominated alongside successful coaches (Pep) Guardiola (Bayern Munich) and Luis Enrique (FC Barcelona), Sampaoli said via the C...

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Free diving while holding breath may harm your heart: Study

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Do you love diving while holding your breath for a prolonged period? Read this carefully. Athletes who engage in free diving - descending hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean while holding their breath - undergo significant cardiovascular changes, reveals a study. These changes can pose potential dangers particularly to inexperienced or cardiac untrained...

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Advani's wife admitted to Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani's wife Kamla Advani was on Tuesday morning admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here because of health complications, hospital authorities said. Yes, Advani ji's wife has been admitted to our hospital today (Tuesday) early in the morning over some health complications, AIIMS director M.C. Misra told IANS.

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Narendra Modi eighth in TIME Person of the Year Poll

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently among the top 10 of the TIME Person of the Year readers' choice poll in the company of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Pope Francis. Although Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (10.5 percent) continues to lead the poll, Modi with a vote share of 2.7 percent was in the eighth place as of ...

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Sisters hacked to death near Lucknow

Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Two sisters were hacked to death late Monday night on the outskirts of Lucknow, police said on Tuesday. Rekha, 25, and Savita, 19, were killed in front of their mother in their house in Ratauli village of Shahjahanpur district. Investigations are undergoing and police are exploring the possibility of an insider hand into the killings, senior superintendent o...

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US to work with India, China on climate change

Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) Responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendara Modi's not our fault message on climate change, the US said President Barack Obama has signalled a willingness to work with India and China for an ambitious climate change agreement. Obama had very constructive meetings Monday with Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in on the sidelines on Paris Climate Summit, depu...

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Athletes endorse 2016 Olympics canoe slalom venue

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 1 (IANS) The Rio 2016 international canoe slalom course won widespread praise from athletes after the completion of the sport's official Olympic test event. It's already my favorite course. For me, it's the best in the world, Brazilian canoeist Ana Satila told Rio2016.com on on Monday. Satila, who finished sixth in the K1 women's final, said the test event all...

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India's central bank holds interest rates, growth forecast

Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) The Indian central bank on Tuesday kept its short-term lending and borrowing rates unchanged, in line with expectations, balancing its policy action between a comforting, 7.4 percent economic growth for the second quarter of this fiscal and a creeping inflation. In its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review of the current fiscal conducted by Reserve Bank of India Go...

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Modi arrives in Delhi from Paris climate summit

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the capital on Tuesday after attending the Conference of Parties (CoP) climate summit in Paris on Monday. After historic @COP21 summit, where India shared its strong commitment to mitigate climate change, PM reaches Delhi, PMO India tweeted. During his visit to Paris, Modi jointly launched the International Solar A...

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Repatriation uncertain, no revision of electoral rolls in Tripura refugee camps

Agartala/Aizawl, Dec 1 (IANS) With the repatriation of 31,300 tribal refugees to Mizoram uncertain, there has been no revision of electoral rolls in the seven camps they are sheltered in Agartala for the last 18 years - with one official even attributing the limbo to road blockages by protesters. The Election Commission (EC) recently asked almost all states in the country, including Mizo...

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In a first, retinal nerve cells grown in lab

New York, Dec 1 (IANS) Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed a method to efficiently turn human stem cells into retinal nerve cells that transmit visual signals from the eye to the brain. Death and dysfunction of these cells cause vision loss in conditions like glaucoma and multiple sclerosis (MS). Our work could lead not only to a better understanding of the b...

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Tokyo stocks advance

Tokyo, Dec 1 (IANS) Tokyo stocks advanced on Tuesday morning as a comparatively weak yen gave exporter issues a boost and better-than-expected capital expenditure data brightened the market mood on hopes the nation's economic soft spot may not be as deep as first thought. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 199.08 points (1.01 percent) from Monday to 19,946.55 at the break, Xinhua r...

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China or India: Difficult choice for new Myanmar government

Even as the Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) is expected to form a new government in Myanmar, China has lost no time in diagnosing the import of the party's victory and is all set to recalibrate its policy towards the country to steal a march over India towards gaining a deeper strategic depth in this ASEAN nation. China's standpoint became clear when Chinese Fore...

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Working with Shoojit, team always a pleasure: Big B

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) After giving an endearing story through Piku, Amitabh Bachchan has come on board for a social thriller, which will be produced by Shoojit Sircar. The megastar says it's always a pleasure to work with the filmmaker and his team. He also added that the film will bring a social message subtly weaved in an engaging story. Sircar along with his partner Ronnie ...

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Three killed in sewage tank gas leak in Agra

Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Three people were killed in Agra in Uttar Pradesh due to poisonous gas leak during cleaning of a sewage treatment plant, police said on Tuesday. The leak took place in the Nagla Boodhi area when workers and labourers were sent inside a tank to clean it on Monday evening. When worker Karan was lowered into the tank, he was hit by some noxious gas with bad odo...

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Bihar assembly begins with oath-taking

Patna, Dec 1 (IANS) The second day of the maiden session of the 16th Bihar legislative assembly began on Tuesday with oath-taking by the newly elected legislators, including 98 first timers, officials said. The assembly was adjourned on Monday, the first day of its session post elections, following the death of RLSP's legislator Basant Kumar. Protem Speaker Sadanand Singh started...

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Left MPs protest outside parliament over intolerance

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Several members of parliament from the Left staged a protest outside the Parliament House here on Tuesday, taking up the issue of rising intolerance in the country. Led by CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury and senior CPI leader D. Raja and others, the parliamentarians held placards with slogans that read 'Down down communalism' and Rising intolerance in the ...

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India calls for Security Council action against terrorist outfits

United Nations, Dec 1 (IANS) India has called upon the UN Security Council to act decisively against the widening arc of terrorism that has struck Paris, Beirut and Syria while the links between the Islamic State and extremists in Afghanistan and elsewhere are tightening. We urge the Security Council to act against this threat to international peace and security with a sense of urgency a...

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