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Helena Christensen only buys 'ethically' made clothes

Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Model Helena Christensen says she is unnerved by the mass production of clothing and only wears well-made clothes and gives away items when she stops wearing them. I recycle everything in my life that I can - my mother has a second-hand shop in Copenhagen, so lots of our clothes go there. I need to buy ethically; mass production freaks me out, said Christensen.<...

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Alcohol-related Facebook posts trigger binge drinking

Washington, May 4 (IANS) Do online posts about yourself influence your behaviour? Yes, says a new study. The study found that students who posted more on social media about drinking before college actually did more binge drinking in their freshman year. What you post about yourself online matters - what you post may be who you become, said researcher Jon D'Angelo from the Univers...

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Researchers develop portable invisibility cloak

London, May 4 (IANS) A group of German researchers has developed a Harry Potter-type portable invisibility cloak that can effectively shield objects while being small enough to use in classrooms. The cloak works using diffused scattered light and like frosted window panes, it lets light in but hides the source of light. By scattering light, the material slows down the propagation...

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With National Film Award comes the responsibility: Omung Kumar

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Omung Kumar feels that winning the National Award for his debut directorial venture Mary Kom brings in more responsibilty towards cinema. To get a National Award for your first film is something that people dream about. People spend their whole life and win every award, but the National Award. With the award comes the responsibility as well, Kumar told IANS. <...

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Indian Everester Arjun Bajpai rescued

Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) A joint Nepalese-Indian Army team rescued Indian Everester Arjun Bajpai, 21, along with 12 other climbers late on Sunday from Mount Makalu. They were stranded since the April 25 quake that hit Nepal. Speaking at a press conference here on Monday, Bajpai praised the joint team for his successful evacuation from Mount Makalu's Hillary base camp. Baj...

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New insight into retinal disease gene therapy

Washington, May 4 (IANS) Gene therapy for leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes blindness starting in childhood, improves patients' eyesight and the retina's sensitivity within weeks of treatment, says a new study. The areas of treated retina rapidly gained visual sensitivity, expanded and then contracted. The new studies focus on trial participants who rout...

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Facebook opens up Internet.org for developers

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Social networking site Facebook on Monday opened up its Internet.org for developers to easily create services that integrate with its site. Our goal with Internet.org is to work with as many developers and entrepreneurs as possible to extend the benefits of connectivity to diverse, local communities. To do this, we're going to offer services through Internet.org i...

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Is internet on brink of collapse?

London, May 4 (IANS) The internet is heading towards a 'capacity crunch' and could reach its limit in just eight years, say scientists. The cables and fibre optics that relay information to our laptops, smartphones and tablets will have reached their limit within eight years, and fibre optics can take no more data from a single optical fibre, scientists warned. At the current usa...

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Looked to score runs for team, not individual 100: Royals' Rahane

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Awarded Man-of-the-Match for his unbeaten 91 against Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals batsman Ajinkya Rahane said he was not thinking about his own century in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday. He added he was looking to score as many runs as possible that would help team post a good total on board. Rahane (91 in 54 balls) and Karun Nair (61 from ...

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Insurers keenly awaiting SAT's decision on SBI Life appeal

Chennai, May 4 (IANS) The decision of SAT about admitting or rejecting the appeal of SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd. against IRDAI's order to refund around Rs.275 crore to its policy holders is being awaited keenly by insurers, said officials. The admission of the appeal by SAT may even result in a turf war as insurance regulator might prefer an appeal in the Supreme Court against the de...

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There is no writer bigger than Shakespeare: Vishal Bhardwaj

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) His love for Shakespeare's classics is evident from his movies like Maqbool and Haider, and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says Shakespeare is one of the best writers in the literary world. There is no writer bigger than Shakespeare, Bhardwaj said at the red carpet of the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony late Sunday. Haider won the Best Male Playback Singer ...

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OPEC daily basket price closes tad lower

Vienna, May 4 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $62.18 a barrel on Friday, compared to $62.21 last Thursday, 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), Kuw...

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Three more aspirants for Republican presidential candidature

Washington, May 4 (IANS) The Republican bid for the 2016 US presidential election is expected to get three new contestants -- doctor Ben Carson, business executive Carly Fiorina and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, media reported. According to reports on Sunday, reputed neurosurgeon Ben Carson will be the first Afro-American to join the Republican candidature race on Monday.

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Chinese medical workers in Nepal

Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A group of medical workers from China's Tibet region on Monday reached Nepal to help prevent the outbreak of diseases in border areas following the country's catastrophic earthquake. The 30 professionals from Tibet's regional health and family planning commission and disease control centre have entered Nepal at Kathmandu's request, Xinhua quoted Wang Hai, head of th...

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Now fear of epidemic looms in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Cholera, diarrhea, pneumonia and flu are some of the infectious diseases doctors and other experts fear could reach epidemic proportions in quake-struck Nepal. As a precaution, they have advised citizens to maintain personal hygiene to the extent possible. An epidemic is anticipated after every disaster; like there was an outbreak of conjunctivitis after t...

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Raashi Khanna replaces Aisha Sharma in 'Shivam'

Chennai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Raashi Khanna has come on board in the upcoming Telugu romantic-drama Shivam in place of Aisha Sharma, who was earlier roped in to play the lead in the movie. The exact reason is unknown but the makers have replaced Aisha with Raashi, who is expected to join the sets soon, a source from the film's unit told IANS. Being directed by debutant Srinivas R...

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Bajaj Auto commercial vehicle sales up 58 percent in April 2015

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler major Bajaj Auto said on Monday that it achieved its best ever sales figure in commercial vehicles for the month of April this year but its two-wheeler sales declined by five percent during the month. Unit sales of commercial vehicles rose steeply by 58 percent to 50,483 units during April 2015 compared to 31,893 in April 2014 which the company...

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Indian jailed for killing co-worker in Dubai

Dubai, May 4 (IANS) An Indian man, who kicked his co-worker on his head resulting in immediate death during a druken brawl, has been jailed for five years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The 23-year-old Indian worker, only identified as S.S. and his countryman co-worker R.K. were drunk in their labour accommodation in August 2014 when they exchanged foul language which later developed...

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Maldives president to visit Pakistan

Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) President of the Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will pay a state visit to Pakistan on May 6-7, during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and meet President Mamnoon Hussain, the foreign ministry said on Monday. During the visit, Pakistan and the Maldives will review all important aspects of their bilateral relations, Xinhua news agency ...

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We let ourselves down: Daredevils skipper Duminy

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) After crashing to a 14-run loss to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, Delhi Daredevils skipper Jean-Paul Duminy said the team let itself down with poor fielding and bowling in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match. We let ourselves down, specially it was out fielding and bowling. We dropped a couple of catches. Our body language and intensity weren't there today. And that's...

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