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Karnataka legislator's son surrenders in assault case

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (IANS) Karnataka Congress legislator N.A. Haris' son and expelled state Youth Congress leader Mohammed Nalapad surrendered a day after he was booked on Sunday in an assault case, police said on Monday. Nalapad surrendered to us at the Cubbon Park police station where a case was booked against him for allegedly assaulting and severely injuring a youth in a cab on Saturda...

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Parrikar can be sent to US, if need be: Goa Deputy Speaker

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, if need be, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday. We want him. We will do everything we can. He could be taken to the US if need be, Lobo told reporters at the state assembly complex...

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L&T Construction bags orders worth Rs 1,680cr

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Industrial conglomerate Larsen and Toubro (L&T) on Monday said its construction arm has bagged orders worth Rs 1,680 crore from the Pune Municipal Corporation to revamp the water supply system in the city. The water and effluent treatment business of L&T Construction has secured...orders worth Rs 1,680 crore... for 'study, survey, investigation, assessment, ...

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Novel blood, urine tests may predict autism in kids

London, Feb 19 (IANS) In a first of its kind, scientists have developed novel tests that can indicate autism in children, a finding that could lead to earlier diagnosis of the developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. The new blood and urine tests searches for damage to proteins and could lead to earlier detection of autism and advance treatment.

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Bengaluru Youth Congress leader expelled on assault charge

Bengaluru, Feb 18 (IANS) Bengaluru city Youth Congress General Secretary Mohammad Haris Nalapad was on Sunday expelled from the ruling party after he allegedly assaulted a young man at a city cafe. Nalapad has been expelled from the Congress for six years. Atrocities in any form is not tolerated in @INC Karnataka, tweeted party's state unit President G. Parameshwara. Nalapad, 24,...

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PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital

Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. Modi, on a daylong visit to Mumbai, took time off his scheduled engagements to meet Parrikar, who was earlier Defence Minister in the Modi Cabinet, and asked after his health. Parrikar was adm...

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Trudeau visits rescued elephants in UP

Mathura, Feb 18 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday paid a visit to rescued elephants at a care centre run by animal welfare organisation Wildlife SOS in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura and said that India's wildlife needs protection. Trudeau who landed in Delhi on Saturday evening also visited the Taj Mahal with his family. Appreciating the cause against animal cruel...

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Parrikar may not attend Assembly session, panel to decide on curtailment

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said that a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed. Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, is admitted in a Mumbai hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. South Goa MP and Bharatiya Janata ...

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CM presence in Goa Assembly session doubtful, panel to decide on curtailment

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed. Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, is admitted in a Mumbai hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. South Goa MP and Bharatiya Janata Party...

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Parrikar's attendance at Goa budget session doubtful

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the budget session of the state legislative assembly which begins on Monday due to health reasons, an official said on Sunday. The development raises doubts about Parrikar's medical condition. Speaker Pramod Sawant told reporters on Sunday that a meeting of the assembly's business advisory committee had been...

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Novel stroke treatment repairs damaged brain tissue

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new stem-cell based treatment for stroke that reduces brain damage and accelerates the brain's natural healing tendencies. The treatment called AB126 was developed using extracellular vesicles (EV) -- fluid-filled structures known as exosomes -- which are generated from human neural stem cells. This is truly exciting evidence, ...

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Israel strikes six Hamas military targets in Gaza

Jerusalem, Feb 18 (IANS) The Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets targeted a total of six military targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence in southern Gaza. These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). ...

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Delhi Govt issues guidelines for free treatment of accident victims

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Delhi government has issued guidelines for free and mandatory treatment for victims of accidents, acid burns, and fires in all city hospitals, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Saturday. The cost of the scheme, which was passed by the cabinet in December and later approved by Lt. Governor Anil Baijal in the same month, would be borne by the Delhi go...

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Smriti Irani targets Meghalaya Minister over sex scandal

Dalu (Meghalaya), Feb 17 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hit out at Meghalaya Home Minister Horju Donkupar Roy Lyngdoh over the alleged gang-rape of a minor girl in his son's guest-house. Four people reportedly raped the 14-year-old girl at the Marvelene's Inn, the guest house run by Lyngdoh's son Nathaniel Osbert Rymmai. The job of a Home Mi...

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Himachal to hire 200 doctors through walk-in interview

Shimla, Feb 17 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Saturday took several major decisions, including filling up 200 posts of doctors on specific contracts through walk-in interviews to overcome their shortage. During the meeting, the cabinet also decided to amend a policy of tendering bond money for MBBS students pursuing higher degree.<...

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Goa CMO, BJP deny news reports on Parrikar's surgery

Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said: The CM is being monitored for inflamed pancreas at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, but has not been advised surgery. He wi...

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Scientists develop human intestinal lining on chip

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) In a breakthrough, scientists have successfully replicated a human intestinal lining using patient-derived cells inside an organ-chip, a finding that has potential to advance personalised treatments for gastrointestinal diseases. The Intestine-Chip, made out of a flexible polymer that features tiny channels that can be lined with thousands of living human cells, m...

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Goa CMO, BJP denies news reports on Parrikar's surgery

Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) Authorities and the Goa unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied media reports that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to undergo surgery at a Mumbai hospital. A statement from the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said: The CM is being monitored for inflamed pancreas at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai and has not been advised any surgery. He...

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'Make Nirav Modi RBI Governor': Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Taunting ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said absconding scamster Nirav Modi should be made Reserve Bank of India Governor to finish off the country. Referring to the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud which came to light this week, the Sena said it is clear that Nirav Modi and his family had fled the country early last month. How...

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Common BP drug may prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes

New York, Feb 17 (IANS) A drug commonly used drug to control high blood pressure may be also effective in preventing the onset of Type 1 diabetes in up to 60 per cent of those at risk, researchers say. The drug, methyldopa, has been used for over 50 years to treat high blood pressure in pregnant women and children and is also on the World Health Organization's list of essential drugs.

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