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‘Recurrent cough and cold in children are signs of asthma’

New Delhi, Nov 25: Children with recurrent cough, cold and wheeze should visit their physician as these are clear symptoms that the child may be suffering from asthma, a medical expert said here Tuesday. He said that in many of

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AIIMS to set up new maternity care centre

New Delhi, Nov 25: A new maternity and child healthcare centre will be set up at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), its director, M.C. Misra, said Tuesday. He was addresing a press conference here with Swedish Healthcare, Public

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Bollywood mourns ‘Kathak goddess’ Sitara Devi’s death

Mumbai, Nov 25: Star choreographer Saroj Khan saw Sitara Devi dance like an 18-year-old when she was actually 70. Such was the magic of the danseuse, whom Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar will remember for her vibrancy

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Balli returns to the BJP

New Delhi, Nov 25: Harsharan Singh Balli, who ought the 2013 Delhi assembly elections on a Congress ticket and lost, Tuesday returned to the BJP fold ahead of the state polls. “I committed a mistake and now I am repenting

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Hughes ‘critically injured, in ICU': Australian team doctor

Sydney, Nov 25: Australian team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed Tuesday that batsman Phillip Hughes sustained a severe head injury while batting for South Australia in a domestic first-class match here and “is in a critical condition”. The left-handed batsman collapsed

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Bill moved in Lok Sabha to change CBI chief’s selection

New Delhi, Nov 25: A bill to amend the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act was introduced in the Lok Sabha Tuesday to include the leader of the single largest opposition party as a member of the selection committee to choose

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India’s research conundrum

(by Amit Kapoor): Research and development (R&D) forms the basis of future competitiveness of any nation. It is because R&D is critical for any form of innovation. Today’s science is tomorrow’s technology. A classic case in point is the US

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Bangladesh ex-minister jailed for hurting religious sentiments

Dhaka, Nov 25: A court in Bangladesh capital Tuesday sent a sacked minister to jail for hurting Muslims’ religious sentiments. Bangladeshs former posts, telecommunications and information technology minister Abdul Latif Siddique was presented before Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqur Rahman’s court

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12 arrested during eviction of protesters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Nov 25: At least 12 people were arrested in a police operation Tuesday to clear out pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong’s Mong Kok district following multiple clashes between the police and demonstrators. Hundreds of police were trying to

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Indian cricket team offers support to injured Hughes

Adelaide, Nov 25:  The Indian cricket team, currently in Australia to play a four-match Test series, issued a statement in support of the critically injured batsman Phillip Hughes who was being struck by a short delivery during a domestic first-class

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China ready to hold fresh border talks with India

Beijing, Nov 25: China welcomes India’s newly-appointed special representative on border talks, Ajit Doval, and expects a new round of parleys soon, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday. Doval, the national security advisor, was appointed to the role by the

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Iraqi man dies in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Nov 25: An Iraqi man died while shopping at a market here, police said Tuesday. Mutar Quashim, 60, was declared dead at the Civil Hospital after he fell unconscious in the Sadar Bazar market of old Gurgaon. A resident

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Ukraine to remove Great Patriotic War mentions from textbooks

Kiev, Nov 25: Mentions of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 will be removed from Ukrainian history textbooks, director of the Ukrainian National Memory Institute Vladimir Vyatovich told Ukrainian media. All after-effects of “Soviet propaganda and primarily a myth about

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BHEL to set up 500 MW solar power project

New Delhi, Nov 25: The heavy industries ministry is preparing to take cabinet approval for a 500-MW solar power project to be set up by state-run heavy electricals major BHEL. The Rs.3,700 crore project is proposed to have 40 percent

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Voters defy bycott call, brave cold weather in Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 25:Voters defied a boycott call and inclement weather as half of the total electorate cast its franchise in the first six hours of the first phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday. Enthusiastic voters queued up at

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Garlic, broccoli may speed up cancer recovery

London, Nov 25: Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have found that selenium – naturally found in garlic and broccoli – slows down immune over-response, improving treatment against cancers such as melanoma and prostate cancer. Melanoma, prostate cancer and certain

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All’s well with Dilip Kumar, clarifies Big B

Mumbai, Nov 25: Thespian Dilip Kumar is “perfectly fine”, says actor Amitabh Bachchan, quashing rumours of the former’s health scare. Social networking platforms were abuzz with rumours regarding the 91-year-old’s health, and so, Big B chose to put all speculation

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Sensex, Nifty touch new high, but close in red

Mumbai, Nov 25: A day after a benchmark index of Indian equities markets touched a new record, the barometer provisionally slipped by 162 points or 0.57 percent in Tuesday’s trade. However, in the intra-day trade the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex)

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Three arrested in Morocco over video inciting terrorism

Rabat, Nov 25: Moroccan police have arrested three people in the city of Berkane in the country’s northeast suspected of having links to a terrorist ring which allegedly uploaded on YouTube a video inciting terrorism, Morocco’s interior ministry said in

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Turkey trains Iraqi Kurdish fighters

Ankara, Nov 25: Turkish armed forces have trained 230 Iraqi Kurdish fighters of the autonomous administration in northern Iraq and will continue the training as long as needed, a media report said Tuesday. The Turkish Special Forces, known as the

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SC takes notice of infants’ deaths in Pakistan hospital

Islamabad, Nov 25: The Pakistan Supreme Court Tuesday took notice of infants dying in a hospital in Punjab province and has summoned a report from the health secretary within 48 hours. With two more deaths Tuesday due to alleged failure

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North Korean students to dedicate 81 hours to study Kim Jong-un

Seoul, Nov 25: High school students in North Korea will have to dedicate 81 hours to studying the life and work of supreme leader Kim Jong-un as part of a new compulsory subject created this year, the South Korean television

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Take shower selfie challenge to fight AIDS

New York, Nov 25: If you are done with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, pull up your shirts for the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge. Reality TV star and AIDS activist Jack Mackenroth has launched the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge to

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Protein ‘switch’ to turn off Alzheimer’s identified

Washington, Nov 25: Blocking a protein that acts like switch to wake us up may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, new research has found, pointing towards a new target to prevent this devastating brain disorder. The new research, in mice, demonstrates

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Avian flu in Kerala: About 200,000 birds to be culled

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25: Kerala has decided to cull about 200,000 poultry birds as a precautionary measure against the H5 avian influenza virus, a minister said Tuesday. “We got reports from a Bhopal laboratory that H5 avian influenza virus has been

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