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Kangana roots for '30-minute daily walk'

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut believes that walking is a great way to achieve holistic health and people must enforce the '30-minute daily walk' rule into their lives. Kangana and her Rangoon co-star Saif Ali Khan flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk for Health event here on Sunday amidst thousands of people of the city. The actress believes th...

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I-League: East Bengal aim to return to winning ways

Aizawl, Feb 19 (IANS) Stopped in their tracks after two back-to-back home draws, table-toppers East Bengal would look to getting back to winning ways and pull away from arch-rivals Mohun Bagan when they take on spirited Aizawl FC in a tenth round I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Monday. Mohun Bagan are level on points with East Bengal after registering a home win over D...

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It's dopamine in brain that helps in bonding

New York, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first, researchers have found that neurotransmitter dopamine -- a chemical that acts in various brain systems to spark the motivation necessary to work for a reward -- was involved in human bonding. In the research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a researcher studied 19 mother-infant pairs and found that the results ...

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Ex-Italian PM steps down as secretary of his party

Rome, Feb 19 (IANS) Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Sunday stepped down from his role as Secretary General of the Democratic Party (PD). Renzi's resignation from his top-level party post came just two months after he stepped down as Prime Minister when the public voted to reject a motion of his in a referendum, Efe news reported. His latest resignation looked set to...

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Speaker for unanimous passage for women's quota bill

Indore, Feb 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said the much awaited women's reservation bill should be passed unanimously and respectfully by Parliament. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the South Asian Speakers' Summit here, Mahajan said: Women's reservation is needed definitely but that does not mean they are weak. They are as able as men... think like any m...

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India, ASEAN telecom ministers to meet on digital connectivity

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Telecom Equipment and Services Export Promotion Council (TEPC) is organising an inter-ministerial meeting between Asean countries and India here on Monday to commemorate the 25th year of the Asean-India relations, an official statement said. Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha will lead the discussions from Indian side with telecom ministers, sen...

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Malayalam film fraternity extends support to 'kidnapped' actress

Kochi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Malayalam film fraternity has extended moral support to a popular Malayalam film actress who had a harrowing experience on Friday night being kept as a hostage for more than an hour in a vehicle at Kochi. In a Facebook post on Saturday, actor-singer Prithviraj wrote: Woke up to the horrifying news that has by now been reported, misreported and sensationalised.

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What makes you a lefty or a righty?

London, Feb 19 (IANS) It is not the brain that determines whether a person is a lefty or a righty, but the spinal cord, a study has claimed. Until now, it had been assumed that differences in gene activity of the right and left hemisphere might be responsible for a person's handedness -- people's tendency to naturally favour the use of one hand over the other. But the recent stu...

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HAL hopes to fly multi-role chopper by 2019, yet to finalise engine

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) State-owned behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is hopeful of flying its future multi-role helicopter, a mock-up of which was unveiled at the just-concluded Aero India here, by 2019 -- but the engine for it has not yet been finalised. Finer details of the chopper, which will be the biggest rotary wing aircraft ever made by India, will be finalised only a...

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Actor Ravi Kishan moves from Congress to BJP

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan, who has also starred in many Bollywood movies, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday in presence of party president Amit Shah. He had fought the 2014 Lok Sabha election on the Congress ticket from Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur constituency. Kishan, also a popular TV personality who was on the reality shows Bigg Boss in 2006 and J...

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Suicide attempt averted on Kolkata Metro

Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) A day after a woman took her life by jumping in front of a Metro train along with her child, a man allegedly tried to commit suicide by doing the same on Sunday but was rescued, an official said. A man jumped on the metro track at Girish Park Metro station at around 10.45 a.m., while a Kabi Subhas (New Garia region) station-bound train was entering the platform. As...

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Four N. Korean suspects related to Kim Jong-nam's death flee Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 19 (IANS) At least four North Korean suspects related to the death of Kim Jong-nam, the elder half-brother of the communist country's top leader Kim Jong-un, have fled Malaysia, police said on Sunday. The cause of the death of Kim Jong-nam still remained unknown, Xinhua news agency quoted Deputy Inspector General of Police Noor Rashid Ibrahim as saying. The 46-y...

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Growth data, derivatives expiry to drive equity markets

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Derivatives expiry, coupled with the direction of foreign funds flow and macro-economic growth data are expected to flare up volatility in the Indian equities markets during the upcoming week. The Indian equities markets will be impacted by the upcoming release of FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) and the RBI's MPC (Monetary Policy Committee) minutes, as well as ...

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South Asian nations vow to meet challenges of climate change

Indore, Feb 19 (IANS) The joint declaration of the South Asian Speakers' Summit on Sunday asserted that the Paris Agreement must continue to be guided by the principles of UN Framework Convention and called for greater cooperation among the member countries to meet the challenges of climate change and related disasters. The South Asian Speakers' Summit on Achieving the Sustainable Develo...

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EU citizens in UK could face legal limbo

London, Feb 19 (IANS) The European Union (EU) fears millions of its nationals living in the UK will be left stranded in a legal no mans land after the country leaves the bloc because of the weaknesses of the British immigration system, according to a leaked document. Members of the European Parliament (MEP) and senior European diplomats fear that chaos will ensue as the Home Office does ...

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Steel exports surge 224% in January

Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) India's steel exports jumped by 224 per cent in January and the country shipped out 5.865 million tonnes of steel in April-January period of the current fiscal -- up by 71.1 per cent over the same period last year, a steel ministry's report said. Exports in January 2017 at 889,000 tonnes was up by 224 per cent over January 2016 and was up by 19 per cent over Decemb...

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Stem cells from fat show promise for anti-ageing treatment

New York, Feb 19 (IANS) Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells -- such as fibroblasts from the skin -- and have the potential for use in anti-ageing treatment, says a study. Stem cells collected directly from human fat -- called adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) -- can make more proteins than originally thought, showed the findings published i...

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When Satara surprised Juhi with its crazy side

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla had a taste of the crazy side of Satara, a small city in Maharashtra, where she is currently shooting for filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoors web series, based on the background of Indian Army. In Satara for Nagesh's web series. The town's gone crazy. Drums, band baaja and slogans all night. I even heard two very loud shots, Juhi tweeted on Sunday.

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Supply power on Diwali too: Modi tells SP

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Attacking Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party over religion and caste discrimination, Prime Minster Narendra Modi, addressing an election rally in Fatehpur district on Sunday, said that everyone was being affected buy it. Pitching for his flagship slogan Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, Modi also raked the issue of migration for work, stressing the youths should get j...

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Australian seamer Starc opts out of IPL 2017

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc has pulled out of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to rest himself ahead of a long season for his national cricket team, it was announced on Sunday. With this decision, the 27-year-old will sacrifice Rs 5 crore that he was supposed to bag after turning out for IPL franchise Royal Challenger...

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