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Oxford Bookstore invites entries for book cover design prize

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize is now accepting entries from Indian publishers and designers of covers of titles released between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018. Acknowledging the importance of the balance of graphics and narrative, particularly in an increasingly visual age, the prize seeks to award brilliance in book design. <...

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Andrabi, aides sent to 30 days judicial custody

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A court here on Monday sent Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith), and two associates to 30 days judicial custody for allegedly advocating secession of Jammu and Kashmir and violence. After Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen were presented before Special NIA Judge Poonam Bamba on expiry of their 10-day N...

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Asiya Andrabi case: NIA summons Srinagar reporter to Delhi

Srinagar, July 13 (IANS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday summoned a local reporter to Delhi in connection with a case registered against Asiya Andrabi, chief of women's separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (daughters of faith). Sources said Aquib Javeed, an accredited journalist working with local English daily Kashmir Observer, has been summoned to the NIA headquarters i...

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Obesity alone does not up death risk: Study

Toronto, July 13 (IANS) Patients who have metabolically healthy obesity but are free from other metabolic risk factors do not have an increased rate of mortality, a new study has found. Metabolically healthy obesity is a debatable medical condition characterized by obesity which does not produce metabolic complications. The study, published in the journal Clinical Obesity, showed...

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New wearable patch sensor to boost diagnoses for heart rhythm disorder

New York, July 11 (IANS) A wearable patch that acts like a sensor can effectively improve the diagnosis rate for heart rhythm disorder without interfering with routine activities, scientists have found. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) disorder, is characterised by increased or irregular heart rhythm that increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases. Th...

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Natural lipid may act as potent anti-inflammatory

New York, July 7 (IANS) Researchers have identified a naturally occurring lipid -- a waxy, fatty acid -- used by a disease-causing bacterium to impair the host immune response and increase the chance of infection. According to the researchers, including Schwarz B from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Hamilton, inadvertently, they may have found a potent inflammation therapy aga...

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Asiya Andrabi, two aides sent to 10 days NIA custody

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of the Faith), and two of her associates were sent to 10 days National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody on Friday for allegedly advocating secession of Jammu and Kashmir and making hateful speeches advocating violence. After Andrabi, Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen were ...

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Asiya Andrabi, two aides sent to 10 days NIA custody

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith), and two of her associates were sent to 10 day National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody on Friday. After Andrabi,Sofi Fehmeeda and Nahida Nasreen were presented before a Special NIA Judge Poonam Bamba in connection with a sedition case filed against them, the c...

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Asiya Andrabi remanded to 10 days NIA custody

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Asiya Andrabi, chief of the Kashmiri women's separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith), and two of her associates were remanded to 10-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody on Friday. She was presented before a special NIA court here in connection with a sedition case filed against them by the agency. The court allowed the NIA to quiz the t...

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Separatist leader Andrabi shifted to Delhi by NIA

Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) Asiya Andrabi, chief of the women's separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Faith) and two of her associates were shifted to Delhi by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday. Andrabi and the two were taken from Srinagar Central Jail to the Srinagar international airport by NIA officers for being shifted to Delhi, police sources said. The...

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Russia enjoying advantage at World Cup due to fan support

Sochi, July 5 (IANS) Russia has a strong team and it has an additional advantage at the FIFA World Cup in the form of support from the fans, Croatia forward Ante Rebic said. Croatia got to the first position in Group D and won 3-2 on penalties in extra time in the knockouts match against Denmark. It will face Russia in the quarterfinals on July 7 here, reports Tass news agency. R...

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Mother's lifestyle choices linked to obesity risk in adolescents

New York, July 5 (IANS) Adolescents whose mothers follow a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and refrain from smoking may be 75 per cent less likely to develop obesity, according to a study. The findings also suggested that children of women who maintained a healthy body weight and did not smoke had 56 per cent and 31 per cent lower risk of obesity respectively. The study demonst...

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Congress for early J&K elections, to hold meeting in Srinagar

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said it wanted early elections in Jammu and Kashmir as it ruled out possibility of supporting the PDP for forming an alternate government in the state. General Secretary in-charge of the state Ambika Soni told reporters after a meeting of the party's policy planning group on Kashmir that the party will prepare for fresh elections on the bas...

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Belgium favourites against combative Japan

Rostov-on-Don (Russia), July 1 (IANS) Belgium, boasting one of the most talented squads in the FIFA World Cup, will be overwhelming favourites to go past Japan, the lone Asian side in the pre-quarterfinals, when the two sides clash here on Monday. Belgium topped the Group D with a 100 per cent winning record following wins over Panama (3-0), 5-2 victory over Tunisia (5-2) and England (1-...

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World Cup: Croatia hot favourites against lacklustre Denmark

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), June 30 (IANS) In-form Croatia will be hot favourites against Denmark, who have looked lacklustre in the group stages, when the two sides clash in a World Cup pre-quarterfinal here on Sunday. Croatia have won all their Group D matches, including a 3-0 hammering of Lionel Messi's Argentina. Led by Real Madrid's midfield lynchpin Luka Modric, Croatia also defeated...

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Rakitic backs Neymar to regain peak form at World Cup

Roschino (Russia), June 30 (IANS) Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic believes Brazil talisman Neymar is on the verge of recapturing his best form after an inauspicious start to the World Cup in Russia. Neymar has scored just once in Brazil's first three matches: a stoppage-time strike in a 2-0 win over Costa Rica, reports Xinhua news agency. The 26-year-old missed three months with ...

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WhatsApp's 'one-way' broadcast mode for group chats is here

San Francisco, June 30 (IANS) Aiming to take on encrypted messaging platform Telegram, WhatsApp has released a new feature for its groups which is essentially a one-way broadcast communication stream. Today, we're launching a new group setting where only admins are able to send messages to a group. One way people use groups is to receive important announcements and information, including...

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How ablation may help treat atrial fibrillation

New York, June 30 (IANS) Using catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone may reduce the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation (AFib), a new study, led by an Indian-origin researcher, suggests. The study, published in the journal Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, found that, among the study parti...

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CBI summons Air Asia's for questioning on July 3

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The CBI has summoned Air Asia non-Executive Director R. Venkataramanan for questioning on July 3 in a case registered against airline group CEO Tony Fernandes for allegedly trying to circumvent rules to get an international flying license for the airline, said informed sources. Earlier, the CBI had registered a case against Fernandes, a Malaysian billionaire in ...

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Rakitic says Modric is the best Croatian footballer ever

Moscow, June 29 (IANS) Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic agrees with former star Robert Prosinecki, that his team-mate Luka Modric could be the best footballer to have played for his country ever. Modric and Rakitic will line up against Denmark in the last 16 of the World Cup on Sunday after guiding Croatia to a 100 per cent start to the tournament, winning all three of their matches in Gr...

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