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HJC ends alliance with BJP

Chandigarh, Aug 28 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of betraying him, Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) president Kuldeep Bishnoi Thursday announced the end of his party's alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ...

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'Good' cholesterol can help treat pulmonary hypertension

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) For those suffering from pulmonary hypertension, a serious lung disease that narrows the small blood vessels in the lungs, here's some good news. A new study demonstrates that protein in good cholesterol may treat the affliction. In lab tests on rodents, researchers showed that a part of the main protein in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - good cholesterol - may h...

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Railway minister's son booked in rape case

Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) Karthik, son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, has been booked for sexually abusing and cheating a Kannada film actor, police said Thursday. We have booked a case against Karthik after the victim filed the complaint late Wednesday in our jurisdiction police station under sections 176 (rape) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and are investi...

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App that can detect jaundice in newborns in a jiffy

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A team of US engineers including an Indian-origin researcher has developed a smartphone app that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes. It could serve as a screening tool to determine whether a baby needs a blood test - the gold standard for detecting high levels of bilirubin. The team ran a c...

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'Qissa' to release in India Sep 26

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) After globe-trotting at various film festivals, independent filmmaker Anup Singh's acclaimed Punjabi film Qissa is set for a theatrical release in the country Sep 26 courtesy PVR Director's Rare. #PVRDirectorsRare & @NFDCIndia to release @QissaTheFilm in India on Sep 26. @Irrfan_k @TillotamaShome @Tiscatime @_PVRCinemas @PicturesPVR, Shiladitya Bora, head of PV...

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Children forced to carry corpses, panel orders probe

Bhubaneswar, Aug 28 (IANS) A rights panel has ordered Odisha to conduct a probe into allegations that two homeless children carried corpses from railway tracks and dissected them for doctors, an official said Thursday. The Odisha Human Rights Commission has also directed the secretary of the state health department and the Sri Ram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College hospital at Cuttack ...

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Road rage behind youth stabbing: police

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A 19-year old man was arrested Thursday for stabbing to death a teenager after the assailant's motorcycle grazed the victim triggering an argument, police said. Raju Pandey, 18, bled to death in a hospital Tuesday evening, police said, adding that the attack was due to road rage. Pandey's mother alleged that the delay by policemen in rushing him to a hosp...

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First human trafficking charges filed in New Zealand

Wellington, Aug 28 (IANS) Two men who allegedly helped 18 Indian nationals to deceive the authorities and enter New Zealand, appeared in court Thursday to face the country's first human trafficking charges. Police arrested the men in the Motueka area and they appeared in the Nelson District Court, where they entered no pleas and were provided bail until Sept 4, said a statement from the ...

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Indian feminists, women's rights activists inspire US educator

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Globe-trotting in his efforts to engage men and boys in efforts to prevent gender-based violence, an American public speaker and educator believes the US can replicate India's innovative ways to address the problem. Ben Atherton-Zeman, a spokesperson for the NGO National Organization for Men Against Sexism, is now on his maiden India sojourn. I think the US...

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Never imagined I'd be successful in cinema: Pranitha

Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Southern actress Pranitha Subhash, who comes from a family of doctors, always aspired to choose an academic-oriented career. But neither she nor her parents thought she would become a successful actress. Pranitha, who made her acting debut in 2010 Kannada film Porki, has starred in over a dozen southern films since then. I'm happy with the way my career is ...

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The wave-like nature of skill learning

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Know why learning a new skill is easy for some while difficult for others? It depends on a fundamental constraint hidden in the brain. According to a promising study, there are constraints on how adaptable the brain is during learning and these constraints are the key determinant for whether a new skill will be easy or difficult to learn. We found that s...

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12 injured in Punjab college clash over Pakistan match

Chandigarh, Aug 28 (IANS) Twelve students at a private engineering college in Punjab were injured following a clash between students from Kashmir and others over support to Pakistan team during an international cricket match, college sources said Thursday. Police said that at least 12 students were injured in the clash between both sides at the hostel of Swami Parmanand College of Engine...

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Oil stocks catch fancy of foreign funds, scope for more

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) India's oil and gas industry figures among the most regulated ones and uncertainties continue over issues such as pricing but stocks of listed companies in this segment are increasingly finding favour with foreign funds, market data shows. Not only that, there also appears to be scope for further investment into the stocks of such companies, notably Reliance Indust...

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Australia, China, Malaysia optimistic on locating MH370

Canberra, Aug 28 (IANS) Officials from Australia, China and Malaysia Thursday met in Canberra for updates on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and are cautiously optimistic that it will be found. Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, Chinese Vice Minister of Transport He Jianzhong and Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the passengers and famil...

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Brazilian striker Romarinho nears Shakhtar move

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 28 (IANS) Brazil's Corinthians are reportedly poised to sell forward Romarinho to Ukranian club Shakhtar Donetsk for seven million euros. Negotiations are at an advanced stage as the Ukrainian club aims to secure the 23-year-old before the close of the summer transfer window Monday, according to Brazilian news portal Lancenet, reports Xinhua. Romarinho has mad...

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Leverkusen reach UEFA Champions League group stage

Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen cruised to a 4-0 victory over Copenhagen as Stefan Kiessling produced a brace in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League play-offs. The Werkself secured a Champions League spot Wednesday as they overcame Copenhagen 7-2 on aggregate, reports Xinhua. The Germans left no doubts on their qualification for the group stage of Europe's top fli...

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Bayern Munich complete Medhi Benatia move

Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Bayern Munich have completed the signing of AS Roma defender Medhi Benatia, the German football club confirmed in an official statement. Bayern Wednesday signed the Morocco international who received jersey number 5 after putting pen to paper on a five-year deal, until June 2019, reports Xinhua. The former Roma defender is said to replace Pep Guardiola's def...

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PM Modi tweets in Japanese

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday put out a series of tweets in Japanese and said that as his friends from Japan had asked him to talk to the people of Japan directly, he had done so. Modi is scheduled to visit Japan from Aug 30 to Sep 3. In a tweet in Japanese, he said he was very excited about the visit that will strengthen the relationship between ...

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'Identity Card' - Kashmir, raw and real

Film: Identity Card; Cast: Tia Bajpai, Prashaant Kumar, Furqan Merchant, Vipin Sharma, Brijendra Kala, Saurabh Shukla, Shoib Kazmi and Raghuvir Yadav; Director: Rahat Kazmi; Rating: **** Kashmir, without the William Shakespeare 'tadka' that Vishal Bhardwaj is about to unleash on on the unsuspecting audience - that's the world inhabited by debutant director Rahat Kazmi's small-big film ab...

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People ready to shun drinking for smartphones!

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) If you cannot think of a life beyond apps which have replaced evening strolls and the morning cup of tea, read this: People are even ready to give up drinking and chocolates for gadget time! According to a latest Bank of America survey of over 1,000 US citizens, 45 percent of smartphone users said they would be willing to give up alcohol and 34 percent said they w...

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