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Brazilian Embraer unveils largest military transport plane

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has unveiled the first prototype of the largest military transport plane. Defence Minister Celso Amorim, Brazilian Air Force (FAB) commander Juniti Saito and diplomats from 30 countries witnessed the unveiling Tuesday of the KC-390 aircraft at the company's Gaviao Peixoto production hangar in the south-eastern state o...

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Dengue cases soar to 4,379 in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 (IANS) The number of people infected with dengue in Odisha so far this year has risen to 4,379, with 200 more cases reported in last two days, an official said here Wednesday. About 200 people have tested positive for dengue in the past two days, a senior official of the state health department told IANS. The districts of Jagatsinghpur and Balasore have report...

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Canada fighter aircraft to help fight IS

Ottawa, Oct 22 (IANS) An air fleet consisting of CF-18 Hornet fighters departed from Canadian forces' base Cold Lake for the Middle East, in support of the efforts to fight against the Islamic State (IS), Canada's national defence ministry announced. Through Operation IMPACT, the Canadian Armed Forces are providing support and assistance to the coalition security forces in Iraq who were ...

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Mitchell Johnson not in Akram's league yet: Waqar

Dubai, Oct 22 (IANS) Australia's Mitchell Johnson may have threatened some of the best batting line-ups in world cricket with his lethal pace, but Pakistan coach Waqar Younis says that the left-arm fast bowler is yet to reach Wasim Akram's level. For Waqar, who formed half of one of world cricket's most deadly pace duos in the 1990s, Akram remains the benchmark for all left-arm pacers.

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Rajinikanth joined Big B to cheer for Chennaiyin FC

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan thanked superstar Rajinikanth for cheering for the megastar's son Abhishek Bachchan's Indian Super League (ISL) team Chennaiyin FC. Co-owned by Abhishek, Chennaiyin FC beat Kerala Blasters FC in an ISL match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai Tuesday. WE WON ...!! Thank you Chennai... you were marvellous! And the team excellent! Than...

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Teenage self-harm leads to mental problems in adulthood

London, Oct 22 (IANS) Those who inflict harm upon themselves as teenagers face an increased risk of developing mental health and substance misuse problems as adults, a research has revealed. Researchers at the University of Bristol, the University of Oxford and the University College London in Britain collected data from 4,799 adolescents as part of 'Children of the 90s' - one of the wor...

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Bhaichung inducted to AFC'S hall of fame

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Former Indian football team captain Bhaichung Bhutia has been inducted to the Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Hall of Fame, the continent's football governing body confirmed Wednesday. It is my pleasure to announce that India's legendary player Bhaichung Bhutia has been selected to be honoured as an inductee to the AFC's Hall of Fame, Dato Alex Soosay, gener...

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Pakistan Rangers violate ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu, Oct 22 (IANS) The Pakistan Rangers Wednesday violated the ceasefire on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Diwali visit to the state. Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF (border security force) positions in Ramgarh area of the Samba district today (Wednesday), a police officer told IANS here. He said ...

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Boxer Sarita Devi, coaches suspended by AIBA

Lausanne, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian woman boxer L. Sarita Devi, who refused to accept 2014 Asian Games bronze after losing the semi-final bout over a controversial decision, has been provisionally suspended by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). Also suspended with her are her coaches Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu, B.I. Fernandes and Sagar Mai Dhayal and India's chef-de-mission Adille Sumari...

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After dal makhni comes chicken with lentils

Lentils are a good source of proteins. All mothers are always busy forcing bland blended dal down their young ones' throats, telling them how healthy it is. And why not? I have always had a childhood crush on lentils. Boy! What a thing to have a crush on. But it was only natural for a young lad whose grandfather had invented dal makhani way back in the 1920s at Moti Mahal. Not only me, b...

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Smoking hampers recovery during abstinence from alcohol

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) People who want to get rid of alcohol dependence but cannot quit smoking may not achieve full neuro-cognitive recovery, said a study. It showed that smoking influenced the rate and level of neuro-cognitive recovery in treatment-seeking alcohol dependent individuals (ALC) during the first eight months of sustained abstinence from alcohol. For the study, res...

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How giant black holes block star formation

New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block formation of new stars in ageing galaxies, a study has found. The research provides crucial new evidence that it is these jets of radio-frequency feedback streaming from mature galaxies' central black holes that prevent hot free gas from cooling and collapsing into bab...

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Eating fruit and vegetables makes you happy

Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) Australian researchers said Wednesday that eating large amounts of fruit and vegetables can make you happier. The University of Queensland (UQ) study, involving more than 12,000 people, concluded that eating eight or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day improves mental well-being, Xinhua reported. UQ health economics researcher Redzo Mujcic told local...

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President greets nation on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali and hoped this year's celebrations dispel the darkness of ignorance. In his message, the President extended his warm greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens in India and abroad. Diwali is a harbinger of joy and happiness. It celebrates the victory of good over evil,...

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Chelsea crush Slovenian champions Maribor

London, Oct 22 (IANS) English football club Chelsea crushed Slovenian champions Maribor 6-0 in their European Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge here. Eden Hazard scored twice while Loic Remy, Didier Drogba, John Terry and a Mitja Viler own goal Tuesday night completed the rout and kept Chelsea's unbeaten run this season intact, reports Xinhua. Remy put Chelsea a...

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Nine arrested for branding Assam athlete a witch

Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) Nine people, including seven women, have been arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy for branding an Assam athlete as a witch, police said Wednesday. Tulumai Medhi, Jugamayee Medhi, Kalmeswari Medhi, Purnima Hazarika, Meera Deka, Soroju Koch and Sarumai Bora have been arrested till date after the incident in Karbi Anglong district Thursday. Two men - R...

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Jadavpur varsity students to hold referendum on VC's removal

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Jadavpur University students will hold a referendum Oct 30-31 in their bid to establish that students are unanimously demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty. They have been demanding removal of Chakrabarty since Sep 17 when university authorities allegedly ordered a police crackdown to break up a sit-in for an independent investigation int...

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AIBA suspend Sarita Devi, coaches, chef de mission

Lausanne, Oct 22 (IANS) The International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee Bureau has provisionally suspended Indian women pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her coaches Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu, Blas Iglesias Fernandez and Sagar Mal Dhayal, as well as India's chef-de-mission to the Incheon Asian Games Adille J. Sumariwalla. In a statement Tuesday, AIBA said: This case has been sent fo...

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Blast in Bengal, three held

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) A bomb explosion took place in West Bengal's Birbhum district Wednesday, seriously injuring three people. Three people, including a woman, were held for the blast, police said. The explosion took place inside a house in Kankartala in Birbhum district. The injured were admitted to the Asansol District Hospital in the neighbouring Burdwan district. Police cam...

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An Assam village making firecrackers for over 100 years

Guwahati, Oct 22 (IANS) An Assam village has been making firecrackers for over a 100 years and has now got a logo that will help it distinguish from the hugely popular Sivakasi products. The traditional firecracker makers in Ganak Kuchi village in Assam's Barpeta district are determined to make their presence felt, at least in the markets of Assam this time. They face tough comp...

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