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Kejriwal 'deeply pained' by AAP crisis

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he was deeply hurt and pained by the open warfare within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). I am deeply hurt and pained by what is going on in the party. This is betrayal of trust (the people of) Delhi reposed in us, Kejriwal tweeted, adding he won't allow people's trust to be broken. I refuse to be drawn in t...

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China's top political advisory body starts annual session

Beijing, March 3 (IANS) The third Session of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the country's top political advisory body, started in Beijing on Tuesday. A total of 2,153 members of the CPPCC National Committee will discuss major issues concerning the country's development, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. At the o...

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Iraqi forces recapture IS-held town

Baghdad, March 3 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Tuesday recaptured a town in Salahudin as part of a major offensive to free the northern parts of the province, including Saddam Hussain's hometown of Tikrit. The troops and allied Sunni and Shia militias, assisted by air support, freed the town of Himreen, a security officer told Xinhua. The IS militants fled the town after a heav...

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Black phosphorus is new 'wonder material'

New York, March 3 (IANS) Black phosphorus can be used to transfer data at high speed on nanoscale optical circuits, a new research has found. The researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultra thin black phosphorus film - only 20 layers of atoms - to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits. The devices showed vast improvement in efficie...

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Build sensors at home with high-tech pens

New York, March 3 (IANS) Engineers have developed a new simple tool that can help you build a sensor anywhere. The invention may open a new window to the world of inexpensive sensors for personalised used at clinics, offices and homes. The team from the University of California, San Diego, developed high-tech bio-inks that react with several chemicals, including glucose. ...

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Facebook addiction can lead to depression

New York, March 3 (IANS) Constantly checking Facebook to see what your friends are doing could drive you to depression, a new study warns. The study found that heavy Facebook users might experience envy, which can ultimately lead to extreme sadness. The researchers surveyed 736 college students and found that if one quietly stalks their friends on Facebook and then realise that t...

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Oral swabs could be new frontier in TB diagnosis

Washington, March 3 (IANS) Easy-to-obtain oral swab samples can significantly improve diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), new research has found. Detecting the disease with a simple oral swab could be a game changer for TB control because it could make diagnosis cheaper and easier, said Gerard Cangelosi, professor at the University of Washington. Diagnosing TB conventionally involve...

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Mammals are more like their fathers genetically

Washington, March 3 (IANS) You may resemble or act more like your mother, but first-of-its-kind research reveals that mammals are genetically more like their fathers. Although we inherit equal amounts of genetic mutations from our parents - the mutations that make us who we are and not some other person - we actually use more of the DNA that we inherit from our dads, said the team from t...

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Mysterious coffin buried next to Richard III opened

London, March 3 (IANS) A mysterious lead coffin found close to the site of king Richard III's grave at the Grey Friars friary has been opened and studied by experts from the University of Leicester. The coffin was discovered inside a much larger limestone sarcophagus during a second excavation of the site, in August 2013 - one year after the remains of the former king of England were une...

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Afghanistan launches operation to rescue 30 hostages

Kabul, March 3 (IANS) Afghan security forces on Tuesday launched a major operation in Zabul province to rescue 30 abducted bus passengers. The operation involving units of national army, police and national directorate for security was launched in Khak-e-Afghan district and so far 32 militants involved in kidnapping have been killed, an official told Xinhua. A group of unidentifi...

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New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

New York, March 3 (IANS) Scientists have developed a nanodevice that can block the genes that make tumours drug resistant and then launch a new chemotherapy attack against the growth. Chemotherapy often shrinks tumours at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment tumours can grow back. The new nanodevice developed by the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (...

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Iran, US envoys wrap up n-talks

Geneva, March 3 (IANS) Negotatiors from Iran and the US have wrapped up the first round of fresh talks over Tehran's nuclear programme in the Swiss city of Montreux. The negotiations were held on Monday in an attempt to narrow differences on the outstanding issues over Iran's nuclear programme, Press TV reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Director of the Atom...

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West Indies not a one-man team: Clive Lloyd

Perth, March 3 (IANS) Legendary former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd dismissed suggestions that the Caribbean side has become overly dependent on explosive opener Chris Gayle and were missing regular faces like Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from the middle-order. Lloyd said while Gayle was a key member of the Windies batting department, the team was blessed with good talent which all...

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'MasterChef India 4' jets off to Dubai

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Cooking-based reality TV show MasterChef India 4 is heading to Dubai with the contestants in search of Middle Eastern flavours. Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, a judge on the show, says they will explore the rich cuisine with a focus on local delicacies and its original flavour. We plan to introduce the flavours of Middle East and their local delicacies through the...

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10 plays selected for Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Ten plays from India's diverse cultural and linguistic belt have been shortlisted for the prestigious Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META). They would be staged in the capital from March 21, the organisers said on Tuesday. The selection committee comprising theatre stalwarts like Anup Hazarika, Deepa Punjani Krishnan, Sajitha Madathil, Sudhir Tandon and ...

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Alert sounded in Haryana villages along Yamuna

Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) The authorities in Haryana on Tuesday sounded an alert to residents of villages along the Yamuna river following heavy rainfall in the hills of neighbouring Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. The alert has been sounded in view of the rising level of water in the Yamuna river. People have asked not to go near the river or let their animals venture near it.

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Watching sad films can make you fat

New York, March 3 (IANS) Love watching sad movies? Check out your weight. According to an interesting study, movie-goers watching tearjerkers ate more popcorn in various settings. According to the findings, movie goers ate 28 percent more popcorn when watching the tragedy Love Story than when watching the comedy Sweet Home Alabama in a lab setting. After weighing discarded popcor...

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Indian aviation software company gets Vietnamese client

Chennai, March 3 (IANS) City-based aviation software developer Ramco Systems has added one more helicopter service provider to its list of clients, the company said Tuesday. In a filing with National Stock Exchange (NSE) Ramco Systems said it had added the state-owned Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company as its new client. According to Ramco Systems, Southern Vietnam Helicopter wi...

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'Go Goa Gone' heads to Japan on March 21

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Japan's growing appetite for Indian movies has prompted Eros International to release its zombie comedy Go Goa Gone in the country on March 21. The decision has come following the release of the banner's Ferrari Ki Sawari, a statement said. Co-directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. and produced by Saif Ali Khan, Go Goa Gone features Saif along with Ku...

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A disciplined West Indies can upset India: Clive Lloyd

Perth, March 3 (IANS) West Indies' chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd believes India are formidable opponents but says a disciplined West Indies effort can see the reigning World champions beaten when the two teams meet in a cricket World Cup Pool B game at the WACA Ground here on Friday. India are unbeaten in three outings in the ongoing tournament while the West Indies have lost two of ...

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