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Avengers' Indian fans assemble to grab '...Infinity War' tickets

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Just a few hours after tickets for the highly anticipated Marvel Studios' film Avengers: Infinity War went live on April 22, the 3D Prime tickets worth Rs 515 at some of the halls here got sold out. Not just this, the overall response to ticket bookings for the star-studded film has been extremely encouraging across formats. Twenty two superheroes, including Ro...

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Kim Jong-un visits survivors of bus accident

Pyongyang, April 24 (IANS) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited the survivors of a deadly bus accident that killed 36 people including 32 Chinese tourists, state media reported on Tuesday. He said that the unexpected accident brought bitter sorrow to his heart and that he couldn't control his grief at the thought of the bereaved families who lost their blood relatives, the Korean Cent...

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Kimmel celebrates son's first birthday after heart surgery

Los Angeles, April 23 (IANS) TV show host Jimmy Kimmel celebrated his son Billys first birthday by paying him a tribute on social media. Kimmel made headlines in May last year when he described the hardship he and his family had to endure following the birth of his son with a heart condition. The 50-year-old chat show host took to Twitter on Sunday to share a photograph of son Bi...

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Kerala's KASE to boost blue-collar job acceptability

Thiruvananthapuram, April 23 (IANS) Many in Kerala look down upon blue-collar jobs even though thousands of Keralites do such jobs abroad and elsewhere in India. To get rid of this perception is the primary objective of state-owned Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), said a top official. Blue-collar jobs primarily include electricians, plumbers, carpenters, traditional craftsmen...

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Student injured in Kashmir clashes

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Clashes erupted in the Kashmir Valley on Monday as people protesting against the rape and murder of a young girl pelted stones at soldiers. A student sustained pellet injuries in Anantnag town. The youth, identified as Wamiq Aijaz, was taken to a hospital. He has sustained pellet injuries, a doctor said. Markets in Anantnag town shut immediately after cl...

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Yaba drug smuggling, addiction rates record alarming rise in Bangladesh

Dhaka (Bangladesh), April 23 (IANS) Smuggling of the highly-addictive drug yaba -- and its soaring acceptance among the youth and even celebrities -- is a challenge Bangladesh faces increasingly as Rohingya refugees from neighbouring Myanmar are suspected to be peddling it as a means of survival, say border guard officials. On a recent trip to the border areas of Bangladesh, an Indian me...

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Student injured in J&K clashes

Srinagar, April 23 (IANS) Clashes broke out at several places in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after protesters pelted stones at army personnel. A student sustained pellet injuries in Anantnag town. The youth, identified as Wamiq Aijaz was brought to a hospital for treatment. He has sustained pellet injuries, doctors attending to him, said. Markets in the Anantnag town shut immedia...

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Twitter co-founder invests in Indian AI-powered health chatbot

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has invested in a Delhi-based Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot Visit which is the brainchild of students from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani in Rajasthan. Stared in 2016 by Anurag Prasad, Vaibhav Singh, Shashvat Tripathi and Chetan Anand, Visit is an AI-powered chatbot for health advice learning...

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Save elderly people from heat in simple ways

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Save the elderly at your home from adverse effects of summer heat. Take them for a walk in the malls where it is cool or go swimming with them, suggest experts. Mukesh Mehra, Senior Consultant at Department of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, and Angeli Misra, co-founder at Lifeline Laboratory, have listed a few ways to take care of senior citizens: * T...

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Maliwal ends nine-day fast, calls it 'historic win'

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Sunday ended her nine-day fast, after President Ram Nath Kovind approved an ordinance to provide the death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below 12 years, calling it a historic win. I didn't expect that our protest will take such a large shape. It is a historic win for all of us who have been demanding stringent law t...

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Decision-making may predict future drug addiction

New York, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found that activity in decision-making brain regions of people who use recreational stimulants can predict who will discontinue thier use and who will develop a drug use disorder. The findings of the study, led by Martin Paulus of Laureate Institute of Brain Research in Oklahoma, suggested that an inability to learn from previous risky decisions...

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Six-year-old Odisha girl critical after rape, neighbour held

Bhubaneswar, April 22 (IANS) A six-year-old girl was raped in Odisha's Cuttack district, following which a man has been arrested, police said on Sunday. The girl is in critical condition and admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after she was found unconscious in a school compound in Salipur area on Saturday night. Accused Mohammad Mustaq, a neighbour, had been...

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Atletico coach says Costa unlikely to play first leg vs Arsenal

Madrid, April 21 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone on Saturday said injured forward Diego Costa may not appear in the upcoming first leg of the Europa League semi-finals against Arsenal on Thursday at Emirates Stadium in London. Simeone said he thinks Costa is likely to return in the second leg of Europa League semi-finals on May 3, but cautioned that he was still waiting for th...

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WHO includes Shimla doctor's protocol in new guidelines on rabies prophylaxis

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued revised guidelines on rabies prophylaxis by incorporating a low-cost treatment protocol recommended by a Himachal Pradesh government doctor for dog-bite patients. The Technical Report Series (1012) released on Friday, based on WHO's Expert Consultation, referenced two papers based on practical research by field epidem...

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Himachal to fill 200 more posts of doctors

Shimla, April 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has filled 262 posts of MBBS doctors through walk-in interviews and 200 more posts would be filled to meet their shortage in rural and far-flung areas, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Saturday. At the inauguration of the Interventional Radiology Outreach Programme organized by the Indira Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) he...

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Beer belly bad for your heart

New York, April 21 (IANS) If you have developed a spare tyre, it is time you saw a doctor to assess your cardiovascular health as researchers have found that belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart. People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are obese according to BM...

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Students, security forces clash in J&K

Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) Clashes broke out between students and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district on Saturday despite the authorities shutting down most colleges and schools in the valley. Students demanding justice for the Kathua rape and murder victim clashed with the security personnel in Chadoora and Panzan areas. As police intervened to quell the pr...

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Sportswoman accuses Karnataka doctor of rape, probe on

Kolhapur (Maharashtra), April 21 (IANS) A prominent international level sportswoman from Maharashtra has accused a Karnataka doctor of raping her for two years, police said. According to Investigating Officer Dilip Tibile of Karveer Police Station, the complaint was received earlier this week from the 33-year-old sportswoman against a doctor living in Gulbarga town in north Karnataka.

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Sharif wife's chemotherapy treatment ends in UK

London, April 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that the chemotherapy treatment of his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in London, has ended. The former president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was speaking to the media in London and said the doctors told him that surgery will be done if the cancer reappears, Geo New...

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Sachin Tendulkar could play Doctor Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) British star Benedict Cumberbatch says Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will fit the role as superhero Doctor Strange quite well. The actor, who is seen as the superhero, spoke about it when he met former Australian cricket sensation Brett Lee during the Avengers: Infinity War press tour in Singapore. It will be aired on the Star Sports Network as part of K...

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