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Why people accept inequality

London, Oct 21 (IANS) Inequality can be fair too and the brain knows it, a new research has found. People appreciate fairness in much the same way as they appreciate money for themselves and by that logic fairness does not necessarily imply that everybody gets the same income, the findings showed. People accept inequality in situations where people have made different contributio...

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How stress ups depression risk

New York, Oct 21 (IANS) The immune system is crucial to fend off diseases, but if it is hypersensitive to stress, the risk of depression may go up, says new research. Pre-existing differences in the sensitivity of a key part of each individual's immune system to stress confers a greater risk of developing stress-related depression or anxiety, the findings showed. Our data suggest...

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Security beefed up in Mathura

Mathura, Oct 21 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district ahead of the five-day festival beginning Tuesday with thousands of security personnel keeping a hawk-eyed vigil to thwart any possible threats. Officials said Mathura was on alert following inputs from the intelligence agencies fearing terrorist attacks during the festival season when lakhs of pilgrims...

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Chinese millionaire drives BMW to sanitation job

Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) There probably aren't many millionaires willing to work as sanitation workers for $392 a month -- but Zhai Yongzhong is one such, and happy doing the job. Zhai, 46 and a resident in Guizhou province's capital Guiyang, gets up at 6.30 a.m. every morning and drives his BMW to the sanitation station for work, which involves collecting garbage from trash cans, Xinhua r...

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Associate ICC nations confident ahead of World Cricket League

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 21 (IANS) Three associate member nations of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Uganda, Bermuda and Singapore Tuesday exuded optimism of their teams' chances of winning the World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3, beginning here Wednesday. Uganda finished second in the last edition of the league and captain Frank Nsubuga said his side is looking to win this year and g...

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India for global convergence to fight terrorism, says NSA

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in his first public interaction, called Tuesday for a collective global convergence on terrorism and said that a UN convention on terrorism could not be formulated for the past 13 years as Pakistan had objected to freedom fighters being termed terrorists. Addressing the Munich Security Conference meet here, Doval also...

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Omar Abdullah downplays BJP's poll win

Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said he disagrees that the BJP's victory in state elections was unstoppable. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was not able to repeat its Lok Sabha performance in Maharashtra and Haryana elections. It would be an exaggeration to say the BJP march to victory in elections is unstoppable, he told t...

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Mushroom farming to be promoted in urban areas: NHB

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) To promote mushroom farming in urban and peri-urban residential areas, the National Horticulture Board (NHB) Tuesday said it is working out on a feasibility study to permit mushroom crops on roof tops. According to the NHB, it is in consultation with ministry of non-conventional energy sources to work out a feasibility study to grow mushroom crops on roof tops in...

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Comedian Leslie Jones joins 'Saturday Night Live'

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Comedian Leslie Jones has been roped in for 40th season of late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live. Jones, who was associated with the show as a writer, now joins as a full-fledged cast member, reports people.com Jones will make her first official appearance when Jim Carrey hosts the show Oct 25. Meanwhile, she will continue her stay as a a ...

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Boys displaying ISIS flags not involved in militancy: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, O Oct 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said all the local boys who displayed ISIS flags in recent days in Srinagar have been identified, but none of them has been found to be involved in militancy. Speaking to media on the sidelines of the Oolice Commemoration Day here Tuesday, Abdullah said: All the boys who displayed the ISIS flags in the city ...

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260 people still under Ebola watch in US

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Health authorities are keeping more than 260 people under observation for the Ebola virus in Texas and Ohio, after family and friends of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who contracted Ebola in his country and died in the US, concluded their quarantine period without developing symptoms. In Dallas, Texas, 43 people were in contact with Duncan, among them his...

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Sonakshi to make movies with brothers

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha is ready to produce films with her older twin brothers Luv and Kussh. She earlier said she will directly or indirectly be a part of the family production house and now Kussh has shared the name of the company. Sonakshi, Luv and I are happy to announce the formation of our production company - Kratos Entertainment, he tweeted Tuesday.

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West Indies players to play in IPL

Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Ranjib Biswal said Tuesday that despite the West Indies players cancelling their tour of India mid-way last week, they will play in the cash-rich league next season. There will be no sanction against the West Indies players and they will be allowed to play in the IPL, Biswal told reporters after a Board of Control for Cricket ...

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Australian nurse discharged after Ebola scare

Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) An Australian nurse, who was admitted to a hospital in Cairns for symptoms of the Ebola virus, is set to return to lead normal life after three weeks in isolation, Brisbane Time reported. Australian Red Cross aid worker Sue Ellen Kovack was admitted to a Cairns hospital earlier this month days after she returned from Sierra Leone where she was working as a nurse, at...

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Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead India

Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested for the first three of the five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Sri Lanka, starting Nov 2, while explosive batsman Virat Kohli was named the stand-in skipper of the 15-man squad selected Tuesday. The Sandeep Patil-led All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI...

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Omar Abdullah hopes Modi will look to revoke AFSPA

Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said there has been double-digit reduction in violence in the state so the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take a look at revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Taking 2008-2009 as the base, the decline in militancy has been of the order of 60 to 70 percent in the state,...

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China has nearly 60,000 centenarians

Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) A total of 58,789 centenarians are living in China, and the oldest is 128 years old, the Gerontological Society of China revealed Tuesday. Three-quarters of the long-living people are women, and most of them are living in the countryside, Xinhua reported citing the society. Provinces with the most centenarians are south China's Hainan and Guangxi and centra...

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Tips to look gorgeous during festive season

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) It's festival time and apart from indulging in shopping and partying, one should also take good care of one's skin. The revelry should not stop you from looking gorgeous and a head-turner. Sangeeta Amladi, head medical services, Kaya Skin Clinic, has laid down some easy-to-follow beauty tips that will help you put all your qualms about looking good to rest and fo...

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Sketch of suspect who set woman on fire on a train released

Kannur (Kerala), Oct 21 (IANS) The railway police, probing the death of a woman who was set ablaze inside a vacant train compartment Monday, have released a rough sketch of a youth believed to be in the age group 22 to 25, who has committed the crime. According to the police, the incident occurred Monday morning around 4.30 a.m. on the Kannur-Kayamkulam Executive Express. Accord...

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OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna, Oct 21 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $82.37 a barrel Monday compared to $83.19 last Friday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), ...

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