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World Cup hero Starc tops cricket bowlers' rankings

Melbourne, March 31 (IANS) Australian pacer Mitchell Starc has surged to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) bowlers' rankings for the first time in his career following a stellar performance in the World Cup that saw him named the Player of the Tournament. Starc jumped two places to take the top spot. He gained 147 ratings points during the course of the tournament to reach an ov...

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Key indian stock index sheds day's gains in minutes

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) After trading in the positive terrain for the bulk of the day on Tuesday, a key Indian stock market index shed some 310 points in a matter of minutes and was quoting lower than the previous day's quote with an hour to go for the closing bell. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) opened above the psychologically-important 28,000-point mar...

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Teens with breast lumps may not need biopsy

New York, March 31 (IANS) Breast cancer is rare in adolescents and an ultrasound examination might eliminate the need for biopsy in many teenage girls with breast lumps, suggests new research led by an Indian-origin scientist. The study published in the Journal of Ultrasound emphasises that the vast majority of teenage breast lumps turn out to be benign masses that are related to hormone...

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Roll up TV screen soon and chill out

London, March 31 (IANS) In what could herald an era of bendable screens, researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel structure that can be used to produce thin, transparent and flexible digital displays for TV sets, smartphones and tablets. These can easily be rolled up and put away, rather than requiring a flat surface for storage and transportation. The technology...

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Ludacris, Chrissy Teigen to host 2015 BMA

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Rapper Ludacris and model Chrissy Teigen will host the upcoming 2015 Billboard Music Awards (BMA). American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and Dick Clark productions announced the news on Monday. The annual awards show will thus mark Ludracris' second year in a row serving as its host, reports aceshowbiz.com. I had so much fun hosting the Billboard Music...

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OPEC daily basket price dips

Vienna, March 31 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $51.45 a barrel on Monday, compared to $52.93 last Friday, the organisation's secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Ku...

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Kanye threatens to fire Kim's personal trainer

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West has threatened to fire Kim Kardashian West's personal trainer who declared that there's no way his wife can lose 15 pounds. The reality TV queen said on Sunday night's episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians as she breathlessly revealed to sister Khloe that her volatile husband had threatened to fire her personal trainer, reports radaronl...

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Five lecturers among seven killed in Haryana accident

Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Five lecturers and two students of a private engineering college were killed in an accident between their institute's bus and a truck in Haryana, police said on Tuesday. Nineteen people, mostly students, were injured in the accident which took place on the Saha-Shahzadpur road in Ambala district, 55 km from here. All the victims were from the SRM Insti...

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An apple a day may also keep the pharmacist away

New York, March 31 (IANS) An apple a day will not only keep the doctor away but may also keep the pharmacist away! This is because apple eaters are likely to use fewer prescription medications, a new study says. Matthew A. Davis of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and co-authors analysed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2007-2008 and 2009-2010).

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Shutdown over power tariff hike hits Odisha

Bhubaneswar, March 31 (IANS) The Bidyut Upabhokta Mahasangh (Power Consumers' Federation) held a 12-hour shutdown across the state, demanding rollback of power tariff hike announced by the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC). It also demanded an audit by theComptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of accounts of power distribution companies in the state. All opposition ...

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Google Glass prepares you for public speech

New York, March 31 (IANS) If you feel afraid of speaking in public, wear this smart glass that will give you real-time feedback on volume modulation and speaking rate, while being minimally distracting. Using the eye wearable device Google Glass, researchers from the human-computer interaction group at University of Rochester in New York have designed an intelligent user interface to bui...

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Urine is not sterile, says research

New York, March 31 (IANS) Debunking the common belief that normal urine is sterile, researchers have discovered bacteria in the urine of healthy females. The study which appeared in the journal European Urology could lead to new treatment for lower urinary tract disorders. The discovery of bacteria in the urine of healthy females provides an opportunity to advance our understandi...

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Electric vehicles more useful: Indian American scientist

New York, March 31 (IANS) Putting speculation to rest, scientists at the Berkeley Lab led by an Indian American have quantitatively showed that electric vehicles (EVs) can meet the daily travel needs of drivers longer than commonly assumed. It is generally assumed that EV batteries will be retired after the battery has lost 20 percent of its energy storage or power delivery capability.

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Iran rejects claims of arms flow to Yemen

Tehran, March 31 (IANS) Iran has categorically dismissed as sheer lies allegations of weapons and ammunition delivery to Yemen. Claims about the dispatch of weapons from the Iran to Yemen are completely fabricated and sheer lies, Press TV quoted Iran's foreign ministry spokesperson Marzieh Afkham as saying on Tuesday. Such claims can never justify the military attack on Yemen, sh...

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Coming, Google maps for the body

Melbourne, March 31 (IANS) A previously top-secret technology to zoom through the human body down to the level of a single cell could be a game-changer for medicine, an international research conference in the United States has been told. The imaging technology, developed by high-tech German optical and industrial measurement manufacturer Zeiss, was originally developed to scan silicon w...

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Pakistani officials head for Saudi Arabia for talks

Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) A high-level Pakistani delegation led by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif and advisor to the prime minister Sartaj Aziz left for Saudi Arabia to hold talks over the ongoing crisis in Yemen on Tuesday. Senior officials from the Foreign Office and three armed forces personnel were also part of the delegation, which departed from Islamabad for Riyadh, Dawn online rep...

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Female foeticide: Indian American woman jailed for 20 years

Washington, March 31 (IANS) An Indian American woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison following her conviction last month for of female foeticide. A judge in South Bend, Indiana, announced the sentence on Monday, Public Radio International (PRI) online reported. Purvi Patel, 33, comes from a family of Indian immigrants who settled in Granger, Indiana, a suburb of South Be...

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Loony, to blame moon for things going haywire

New York, March 31 (IANS) It's loony to blame the full moon for things going crazy at hospital emergency rooms or in birth wards as moon has nothing to do with the timing of human births or hospital admissions, shows a research. The study reveals how intelligent and otherwise reasonable people develop strong beliefs that, to put it politely, are not aligned with reality. It's lunatic.

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Nithiin, Puri Jagannadh to team up for the second time

Chennai, March 31 (IANS) Actor Nithiin Reddy is all set to team up with filmmaker Puri Jagannadh for the second time in a yet-untitled Telugu film that is expected to go on the floors later this year. The two had earlier collaborated in last year's Telugu romantic-actioner Heart Attack. Nithiin will soon start working on the project with Puri Jagannadh. It's said to be an action ...

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Eating raw fruits can lead to poor semen quality

New York, March 31 (IANS) Do you love strawberries, spinach or apple? Wash them properly before consuming especially if you are a man and plan for babies. According to researchers from Harvard University, men who ate fruits and vegetables with higher levels of pesticide residues had a lower sperm count and a lower percentage of normal sperm than those who ate fruits with lower residue le...

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