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Tripura protest condemns killing of Bangladeshi-American writer

Agartala, March 1 (IANS) Intellectuals, singers, writers and political activists staged a protest here on Sunday to denounce the killing of a Bangladeshi-American blog-writer in Dhaka last week. We strongly condemn the killing, said youth leader Amal Chakraborty, one of the organisers. Avijit Roy (42), a bio-engineer working in the US, was hacked to death by two attackers wieldin...

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Sayeed says peace is must for Kashmir's development

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) Peace is a must if Jammu and Kashmir has to develop, new Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed said after taking oath of office Sunday. Addressing the media after taking charge of the troubled state, Sayeed said: If Jammu and Kashmir has to prosper, the first pre-requisite for it is peace. I have made it clear to the prime minister that peace must be ushered ...

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Aggression positively correlated to muscle development in boys

New York, March 1 (IANS) Boys who show aggressive tendencies develop greater physical strength as teenagers than boys who are not aggressive, says a study. There are a couple of possible mechanisms that could explain the findings. For example, it is possible that muscular strength and anti-social traits are both mediated by changing hormone levels from childhood through adolescen...

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Google Glass-like motorcycle helmet to hit stands soon

New York, March 1 (IANS) Real motorcycle riding may soon become a 3D videogame-like experience with an augmented reality motorcycle helmet. Developed by a San Francisco-based start up Skully, the helmet will have a screen on the bottom right portion of its visor that shows the rider information like a map with GPS navigation. There will also be audio in the helmet to help riders ...

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Lakhvi leads luxurious life in Pakistani jail

Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been living a luxurious life in a jail in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city, with access to mobile phones and internet and receiving scores of visitors every day. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander Lakhvi is one of the main suspects behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which over 160 people lost their lives....

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People pay last respects to slain writer in Dhaka

Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) People on Sunday paid their last respects to US-based Bangladeshi writer-blogger Avijit Roy who was assassinated earlier in the week in Dhaka. The coffin containing his remains was taken from the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) mortuary around 10.45 a.m. on Sunday and placed on a platform erected at the base of Dhaka University's Aparajeyo Bangla, bdnews24...

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India offers help to avalanche-hit Afghanistan

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offering help in relief and rescue operations following a series of avalanches in the mountainous country, officials said Sunday. Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that Modi wrote to Ghani saying India is deeply saddened by the loss of lives in avalanch...

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Herath splits skin of spinning finger

Wellington, March 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Rangana Herath split the skin on the inside of his spinning finger during their World Cup Pool A encounter against England at the Westpac stadium here on Sunday. The injury can sideline him for their next game against Australia due in a week's time, March 8. Herath required four stitches on his left index finger, and will also under...

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Nadal to face Juan Monaco in Argentina Open final

Buenos Aires, March 1 (IANS) World No.4 Rafael Nadal set up an Argentina Open tennis tournament final meeting with close friend Juan Monaco ousting home hope Carlos Berlocq 7-6(7), 6-2 in the semifinals. In front of a packed crowd Saturday, the Spaniard progressed to his 93rd tour-level final overall and first since claiming his ninth French Open title nearly nine months ago. He is one m...

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Kashmir minister has a Kerala connection

Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) The choice of Haseeb Drabu as a minister in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday has made many happy in Kerala, where he did his MPhil. Drabu was a student at the Centre for Development Studies here in 1983, after which he joined a Phd programme at the institute in 1986. His friend Pyarelal Raghavan, now a journalist in New Delhi, told IANS that they still ...

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Jacqueline excited about one million followers on Instagram

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is thrilled about getting almost one million followers on photo-sharing site Instagram. The Sri Lankan beauty took to Instagram Sunday to express her gratitude towards her followers. Woo hoo!! Hitting 1 million and only want to celebrate it with you guys! Going to go 'private' for my exclusive 1 million!! Love you muchly!! Mwa...

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I believed 310 was a bit too much: Mathews

Wellington, March 1 (IANS) An elated Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews praised two of his star batsmen and said he initially believed the 310-run target was out of reach as his side beat England comprehensively by nine wickets at the Westpac Stadium here Sunday. Chasing a formidable 310-run target set by England, Sri Lanka looked at ease in the run chase. They were jolted just once when ...

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28 militants killed in Egypt

Cairo, March 1 (IANS) At least 28 militants were killed and 16 others arrested in raids in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid cities of Egypt's North Sinai province, an official said Sunday. Fifteen huts, seven vehicles and 24 motorbikes were destroyed in the raids Saturday and a truck carrying a tonne of oil seized -- all belonged to the extremists, the official told Xinhua. Over the past ...

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Styles says 'I Love You' to cancer-stricken fan

London, March 1 (IANS) Though busy touring with his One Direction bandmates, Harry Styles ensured sending an emotional video for a fan named Brianna, who is battling leukaemia. The 21-year-old filmed the short video for the New Jersey high school girl that showed how he heard Brianna's story and admired her bravery, reports mirror.co.uk. Hi Brianna, I'm Harry, nice to meet you, h...

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Zimbabwe skipper Chigumbura injured

Brisbane, March 1 (IANS) Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field Sunday in the 24th over of their cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep. He will have a scan Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports espncricinfo. Pakistan batsman and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had hit the ball past Chigumbura who was stationed ...

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Low self-esteem could kill your love life

Toronto, March 1 (IANS) If your partner is not engaging in an open and honest conversation about your relationship, it may not be because they do not care but rather because they feel insecure and are afraid of being hurt, finds a study. People with low self-esteem are more likely stay in unhappy relationships but this could do more harm then good. Sufferers of low self-esteem do...

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Drought in Pakistan kills six more

Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Drought in Pakistan has claimed the lives of six more children, raising the toll to 40 in a span of 28 days, the media reported Sunday. The latest deaths were reported from Mithi, Chhachhro, Nagarparkar, Islamkot and other areas of the Hindu-majority district of Tharparkar in Sindh province, Pakistan Today newspaper reported. A doctor confirmed the death...

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Aejaz Gulab wants to direct Salman

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Aejaz Gulab, who made his debut as a director with Ab Tak Chhappan 2, says he is planning to approach superstar Salman Khan for his next. As a filmmaker everybody wants to grow and as far as I am concerned, I am very good friends with Salman Khan. I want to work with him in my next project and I will soon be approaching him for the same, Gulab told IANS. Bu...

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How pollution could make you obese

London, March 1 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a link between the levels of certain environmental pollutants that a person accumulates in his or her body and their level of obesity. We found that people with higher levels of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) were quantitatively more obese and also showed higher levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, said lead author Juan Pedro A...

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Swine flu toll in Odisha rises to four

Bhubaneswar, March 1 (IANS) The swine flu toll in Odisha rose to four on Sunday with a 34-year-old woman succumbing to H1N1 virus at a hospital here, an official said. The woman, who hails from Puri district, was admitted to the hospital on February 27, said Kailash Dash, public health director. She was put on ventilator since she was admitted to the hospital, he said. ...

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