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Growing numbers of cardiac patients in 30-40 age group in India

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India. The four-day ACVSA (Advanced Cardiovascular Solutions) India 2017 conference organised by the Facts Foundation, India in partnership with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), USA, is being attended by...

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Telugu Titans pip U Mumba in PKL

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans overcame some nervy moments to beat former champions U Mumba 37-32 in an inter-zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. The pendulum shifted either way with both teams going all out in the first half of the game before Titans, coming into the match on the back of a heavy defeat, ...

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More comfortable in non-glamorous roles: Nargis Fakhri

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri, who featured in glamorous roles in films like Main Tera Hero, Azhar and Housefull 3, says she is more comfortable doing non-glamorous parts. The actress walked for designer Anushree Reddy on the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, sporting a fuller frame. To a question by IANS on whether she is comfortable doing...

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Blood donation drive to mark Chiranjeevi's 40 years in films

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) To mark completion of 40 years of superstar Chiranjeevi's film career, his fans have organised blood donation events in India, the United States and the Middle East. Ravanam Swami Naidu, founder president of Akhila Bharata Chiranjeevi Yuvatha, organized 400 blood donation events across India and reached out to the global community to conduct similar activities.

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BJP rare party with ideology, internal democracy: Amit Shah

Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said there is no internal democracy in the Congress as everyone knows who will be its President after Sonia Gandhi while BJP is one of the few parties where internal democracy is still alive. Addressing a gathering of BJP MLAs, MPs and other office bearers of Madhya Pradesh, Shah said: It is because of that internal democracy that a...

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Home Ministry's report sought over deporting Rohingyas

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday sought details from the Home Ministry on its plan to deport about 40,000 illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants of Myanmar to their native country. Taking suo motu cognizance of the media reports regarding the government's plan, the NHRC issued notice to the Home Ministry calling for a detailed report on the matte...

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India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday. On a sequential basis, total domestic air passenger traffic had risen by 19.98 per cent to 95.68 lakh in June. According to data furnished by the civil aviation regulator Directorate...

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Arrests made in Hyderabad minor's marriage with Omani man

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Police in Hyderabad on Friday arrested two men who helped perform the marriage of a 16-year-old girl with a 77-year-old Omani national. A police officer said the girl's father may also be taken into custody for submitting a false affidavit showing her age as 21. The qazi who performed the marriage is also under surveillance, said Deputy Commissioner of Po...

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Indian Cue Masters League begins on Saturday

Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Top players from the country as well as international stars are all set for the inaugural edition of the Indian Cue Masters League, starting from Saturday. The opening tie of the Cue Slam promises to light up the league as Indian billiards and snooker's poster boy Pankaj Advani leads Chennai Strikers' charge against Welsh Wizard Andrew Pagett's Gujarat Kings. Del...

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More women working in film industry definitely helps: Radhika Apte

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte feels that more women working in the film industry in various positions has resulted in more female-driven films and is a great trend. Asked why films like Mom, Parched and Pink -- in which women can be seen as central characters -- are being made nowadays, she told IANS: There were subject films even earlier too, but more women working in the i...

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Prabhas joins the sets of 'Saaho'

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) After spending five years of his career on the Baahubali franchise, actor Prabhas has now joined the upcoming multi-lingual action film Saaho. He has finally joined the sets of 'Saaho' from today. He will shoot non-stop for the next three weeks. He is quite excited because he is returning to a film set after a long gap and will get to shoot for something differen...

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Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees

Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution. Having lived here for over five years now, the refugees say they would not like to return to their native country to b...

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Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed

Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a universal, rapid and inexpensive method for the isolation of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies. Currently there is no common procedure for extracting DNA from the blood of both mammals and birds since each species has a unique property that ...

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Dharmendra debuts on Twitter

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra has made his debut on social media website Twitter and his actor son Sunny Deol has welcomed him. Dharmendra, 81, on Thursday made his debut on Twitter, with two photographs of himself from the sets of his upcoming film Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se. Your love has encouraged me to come more close to you... So, here is me from the set...

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NIA probe in 'love jihad' case necessary in view of visible pattern: Rijiju

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the NIA probe into love Jihad case in Kerala was necessary as a particular pattern is visible. The Supreme Court's order had given some kind of legitimacy to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the matter, he told the media during a brief interaction on the sidelines of a conferen...

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Hero MotoCorp presents 150 scooters to policewomen in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Leading two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp Ltd on Thursday presented more than 150 new Hero scooters to women police officers of Greater Hyderabad. Equipped with sirens, traffic lights and public address systems, the Hero scooters will empower women police officers and allow them to conveniently perform their patrolling duties. The Hero scooters were ...

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'More positive experience with private healthcare than government hospitals'

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) As many as 61 per cent of Indian patients, taking part in a survey, expressed a positive experience in private health care compared to only 39 per cent in government hospitals, said a knowledge report released on Thursday. Prepared by business chamber Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Ficci) Heal and research organisation KANTAR-IMRB, the ...

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Smartron unveils 'tronX' to make your life smarter

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Home-grown technology and Internet of Things (IoT) company Smartron on Thursday unveiled 'tronX' -- an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered IoT platform that would help make users' daily life easier and smarter. Terming it as one of the first global technologies being developed in India, the company said 'tronX' is an intelligent ecosystem that helps connect a ra...

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1,500 delegates to participate in Global Entrepreneurship Summit

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Around 1,500 delegates from over 160 countries will participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) to be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30, that will see the US President's daughter Ivanka Trump leading her country's delegation, an official said here on Thursday. The event will see 400 entrepreneurs from India, 400 from the US and 400 from the rest o...

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Big B to team up with Chiranjeevi in 'Uyyalawadaa'

Hyderabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will join hands with actor Chiranjeevi in his upcoming multi-lingual historic drama Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, based on the life of a popular freedom fighter from Kurnool. Amitji is officially on board. He plays a pivotal role but nothing more can be said about his character at this moment, a source from the film's unit told IANS.

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