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Scientists successfully modify human immune cells in lab

Washington, July 28 (IANS) Using a popular genome-editing system, scientists have for the first time devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T-cells, also called immune cells. Because these immune-system cells play important roles in a wide range of diseases - from diabetes and AIDS to cancer - the achievement provides a versatile new tool for research on T cell function, resear...

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Bihar schools closed as mark of respect for Kalam

Patna, July 28 (IANS) Most Bihar schools, including government and private, remained closed on Tuesday as mark of respect to former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam, who passed away on Monday, an official said. The education department has ordered closing of all schools in the state as mark of respect to the former president, education department official R.K Mahajan said. The schools...

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US Boy Scouts end ban on gay leaders

Washington, July 28 (IANS) Boy Scouts of America has ended its decades-long ban on gay scout leaders, but local scouting units may still keep gay applicants out if hiring them would violate their religious beliefs. The organization's national executive board, meeting in Texas, on Monday concluded that the policy of excluding gay adults was no longer legally defensible. The decision was a...

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Modi to receive Kalam's body

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, along with the three service chiefs, will receive the mortal remains of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at the technical area of the Indira Gandhi International Airport here, an official said on Tuesday. The body is scheduled to arrive at 12.30 p.m. The casket containing the mortal remains of Kalam will be taken from Pa...

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Kalam connected with country's development, welfare: Manik Sarkar

Agartala, July 28 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday condoled the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying he had intimately connected himself with the country's development and welfare. Kalam intimately connected himself with the development and welfare of the country and its citizens, Sarkar said in a statement. Children and youth had a special pl...

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India, China face exodus of millionaires: report

Washington, July 28 (IANS) India and China are facing an exodus of their wealthiest citizens with tens of thousands of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) having left to seek greener pastures, according to a new report. As many as 61,000 Indian millionaires left the country and settled overseas in the last 14 years, second only to China which saw an exodus of 91,000, according to a report...

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When Canadian Governor General delayed his oath-taking for Kalam

Toronto, July 28 (IANS) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was so much respected in Canada that the current Governor-General David Johnston delayed his oath-taking in 2010 so that he could personally - as president of the University of Waterloo - confer an honorary doctorate on the former Indian president. David Johnston was appointed the Governor General of Canada when he was the president of the Unive...

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Suspect arrested in $91 mn bank fraud in Mexico

Mexico City, July 28 (IANS/EFE) A suspect has been arrested for defrauding the National Public Works and Services Bank (Banobras), of more than $91 million, the Mexican attorney general's office said. An arrest warrant issued by a federal judge against a person accused of violating the Lending Institutions Law, a statement said. Investigators said that financing was provided by B...

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New blood marker linked to postpartum depression risk

New York, July 28 (IANS) An international team of researchers has found a marker in the blood that can identify women who might be at particular risk for depression after their child's birth. They identified a role that the gene oxytocin receptor may play in increasing the chance of a woman developing postpartum depression. The hormone oxytocin is known to play a positive role in...

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Kalam's family wants last rites to be held at Rameswaram

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The last rites of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam would most probably be held in his native town Rameswaram as per the wishes of the family members, said a senior official at Tamil Nadu's Ramanathapuram district. A large number of relatives, friends, well wishers and common people have gathered at Kalam's house at Rameswaram, A.P.J.M.K. Sheik Saleem, the forme...

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One Plus may launch new phone at Rs.22,999

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Chinese handset-maker One Plus is expected to launch its new flagship handset One Plus 2 at a starting price of Rs.22,999 on Tuesday. While The 16GB variant will have 3GB RAM, the 64GB variant will sport 4GB RAM. Other features might include a 2K quad-HD display, a type-C USB, a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 1.3 micron image sensor and a 3,300 mAH battery. ...

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Russian economy to see positive growth in 2016

Moscow, July 28 (IANS) Russia is expected to see a positive growth of 2.3 percent in its economy next year, a leading Russian official has said. Russian economic development minister Alexei Ulyukayev made the prediction while addressing a joint meeting of Russian and Belarusian ministries of economic development held at the Belarusian port city of Brest on Monday. Ulyukayev based...

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Decoded: How Malaria parasite enters liver

New York, July 28 (IANS) A cell protein paves the way for the malaria parasite to enter the liver, where it multiplies ten-thousand-fold and is released into the bloodstream, scientists have discovered. If these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease. The parasite's entry route has been traced to specialised liver ...

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Kerala assembly pays tribute to Kalam

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) Kerala legislators on Tuesday paid tribute to late president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam exactly 10 years after he had addressed the state assembly. Exactly 10 years ago on this very day he was speaking to all of us, assembly speaker N. Sakthan said, adding: He enlightened all of us then and before he left the premises he planted a sapling. It's standing in all ...

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Pato eyes Europe return

Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Sao Paulo striker Alexandre Pato has showed his willingness to return to Europe to re-ignite his stalled international career. The 25-year-old was once considered among the game's most promising attackers, scoring 51 goals from 117 matches for AC Milan from 2007 to 2015. But his past five seasons have been blighted by injuries and he was overlooked ...

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Punjab terror attack: GPS points to Pakistan angle

Dinanagar (Punjab), July 28 (IANS) The global positioning system (GPS) sets recovered from the three terrorists killed here clearly indicates to a Pakistan link in Monday's terror attack in Punjab's Dinanagar, sources said on Tuesday. The terrorists were killed by the special units of the Punjab Police after fierce gun-battle lasting over 11 hours. Sources in intelligence agenci...

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Sensex gains 62 points in early trade

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading 61.69 points or 0.22 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 22.45 points or 0.27 percent up at 8,383.45 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which...

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Hot, humid Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) It was a hot and humid Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.6 degrees Celsius, the Met office said. Though it is hot and humid right now, it will be a cloudy day later. Light rain may occur in some areas of the city, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The maximum temperature is likely to hover arou...

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Bollywood bids 'salaam' to 'true Bharat Ratna' Kalam

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) For some, it was his child-like demeanour which made him affable and for some, it was his inspirational vision and work in the field of science which made A.P.J. Abdul Kalam a universally-loved Bharat Ratna, who managed to be in politics without being a politician. Bollywood celebrities paid heartfelt tributes to the former president, who suddenly passed away on Mo...

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Chinese shares slump on Tuesday

Beijing, July 28 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened much lower on Tuesday following Monday's collapse and the regulators' promise of support for the market. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 4.09 percent to open at 3,573.14 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 4.06 percent lower at 11,986.25, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style...

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