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I've worked all my life on instincts: Vikas Khanna

Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) As culinary wizard Vikas Khanna embarks on a new journey as a feature film director with The Last Colour, a moving film on the widows of Varanasi, he says he doesn't plan things in life and works purely on instincts. Excerpts from the interview: Q. What prompted you to turn a feature filmmaker and that too with a theme so hardhitting and far-reaching?

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New smartphone-based tool may aid patients detect urine blockage

New York, May 21 (IANS) Surgeons are developing a new smartphone-based tool that can detect urethral or urine blockage, potentially making it easier for patients to test themselves for the condition from the comfort of their own homes. The novel technique could take high-speed photography which could capture subtle differences between a normal steady stream of liquid and a stream of liqu...

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Restaurant meals behind food-borne illnesses in kids: Survey

New York, May 21 (IANS) One among every 10 parents blame contaminated meals from restaurants as the leading cause behind food-borne illnesses in their children, a survey has revealed. While just one third of parents said their children got sick from spoiled or contaminated food eaten at home, a whopping 68 per cent named restaurants as the most common source, according to the National P...

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Korean Air chief's wife to be probed over assault allegations

Seoul, May 21 (IANS) The wife of the chairman of Korean Air will be questioned next week over allegations that she physically and verbally abused several employees of the company, investigating officials said on Monday. Chairman Cho Yang-ho's wife Lee Myung-hee would be questioned on May 28 regarding claims that in 2014, she abused several workers at a hotel construction site in Incheon,...

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US temporarily suspends tariffs on Chinese products

Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US has put on hold its plan to impose sweeping tariffs on Chinese products as it presses forward with negotiations to reduce its trade deficit with Beijing, a top priority of President Donald Trump. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that the two countries had made progress as they concluded three days of trade negotiations in Washington lat...

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Exercise 4-5 times daily to delay ageing

New York, May 21 (IANS) Want to stay young for long? If so, start exercising four to five times a day as it may help keep your heart stay healthy and slow down ageing, according to researchers. Research showed that different sizes of arteries are affected differently by varying amounts of exercise. While exercising for about two to three days a week for about 30 minutes may be su...

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Actress Patricia Morison dead

Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Patricia Morison, who starred in the original 1948 Broadway production of Kiss Me, Kate and The King and I is dead. She was 103. Morison died of natural causes on Sunday at her home here, reports variety.com. Morison was born on March 15, 1915 in New York City. She was the daughter of playwright and actor William Morison and Selena Fraser, a Bri...

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US to probe Trump campaign 'infiltration'

Washington, May 21 (IANS) The US Department of Justice will investigate whether FBI agents spied on President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign for inappropriate purposes, media reports said. In a tweet, Trump said he wanted to know whether his predecessor Barack Obama's administration ordered such a move. I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow (Monday), that th...

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Blood type influences severity of diarrhoea

New York, May 20 (IANS) A bacteria associated with travellers' diarrhoea and children in underdeveloped areas of the world causes more severe disease in people with blood type A but not blood type O or B, finds a study. Enterotoxigenic E. coli are responsible for millions of cases of diarrhoea and hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, mainly of young children. The bacteria...

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'Benefits will outweigh costs of extended trading in equity derivatives'

Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Even as the equity brokers are trying to figure out a way to cope with the longer trading hours on equity derivatives, many feel the benefit of real-time alignment with global markets would outweigh infrastructure challenges. Some Indian brokerage majors have already started to shore-up their manpower and other resources after the Securities and Exchange Board of In...

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Cannes was Weinstein's hunting ground: Asia Argento

Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Italian film actress Asia Argento, one of Harvey Weinstein's first accusers, delivered a fiery speech about the disgraced Hollywood producer and issued a warning to sexual predators during the closing ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes, she began during the presentation of the best actress award alongside Av...

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Hirokazu Kore-eda's 'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes

Cannes, May 20 (IANS) Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme dOr at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for his film Shoplifters. Nandita Das' Manto, which was selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard section, did not pick any honour. Ali Abbasi's Border won the top prize in the category. The win marks just the second time this century that an Asian film has claimed the ...

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This protein can treat triple-negative breast cancer

New York, May 20 (IANS) Researchers have developed a remedy to thwart the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death among women. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that by inhibiting a protein called TAK1, the researchers were able to reduce lung metastasis in mice with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). TNBC is a deadliest ...

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NYSE listed nVent Electric launches in India

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) New York stock exchange listed electrical solutions provider nVent Electric on Saturday announced the launch of its India operations as an independent, publicly traded company. An nVent statement said the company portfolio of electrical enclosures, electric heat tracing solutions, complete heat management systems, and electrical and fastening solutions that conne...

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This natural antioxidant can cut heart disease risk

New York, May 19 (IANS) Higher levels of bilirubin -- a natural antioxidant -- within the normal range in our blood may lower the rates of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) like heart failure, heart attack and stroke, finds a study. A yellow-orange pigment, formed after breakdown of red blood cells and removed from our body by the liver, bilirubin has beneficial effects by acting as an antio...

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Simple scan may have identical outcomes as advanced imaging

New York, May 19 (IANS) Stroke patients who are treated based on simple imaging may have identical clinical outcomes to those treated based on advanced imaging, a new study suggests. The researchers have shown that a computed tomography (CT scan) could be sufficient for determining thrombectomy treatment in stroke. Thrombectomy surgery can be performed to remove a large blood clo...

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Nirav Modi in London on Singaporean passport: ED sources

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despite Enforcement Directorate issuing summons to diamantaire Nirav Modi and his family members to join the investigations in the the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, they have chosen to ignore the directive by remaining abroad and out of immediate reach of the investigators. According to ED sources, Nirav Modi is currently in London on a Singapor...

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Dogs born in summers more likely to suffer heart disease

New York, May 19 (IANS) Owing to higher level of outdoor air pollution during summers, dogs born during this time are more likely to be at higher risk of heart disease, according to a study. For both dogs and humans, outside air pollution during pregnancy and at the time of birth appears to play a role in later development of heart disease. Overall, dogs have a 0.3 to 2 per cent ...

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US dollar mixed amid economic data

New York, May 19 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors continued to sifting a batch of economic data. In late New York trading on Friday, the euro decreased to $1.1775 from $1.1799 in the previous session, and the British pound was down to $1.3482 from $1.3508 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported. The Australian dollar rose...

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Lili Reinhart 'loves working' with Cole Sprouse

New York, May 19 (IANS) Riverdale star Lili Reinhart says she loves working closely with her co-star Cole Sprouse, who is also rumoured to be her beau. The actress, 21, couldn't stop gushing about Sprouse, 25, while at the CW Upfronts here, reports people.com I'll say I love working with Cole, said Reinhart I love working with everyone on the show because our chemistry wi...

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