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Viral fever take heavy toll in Kerala

A series of contagious diseases, including viral fever, that took a heavy toll in Kerala in the previous years have made a comeback in the state’s coastal Alappuzha district. According to health department officials, several patients have been admitted to government hospitals in Alappuzha with leptospirosis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis (JE) and chikungunya. Around 13,489 people in the district have been ...

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Delhi school students to get a chance to ride Airport Metro Express

Students from leading schools in the city will get a chance to ride the high-speed Airport Metro Express as part of an educational-cum-excursion trip, an official said Sunday. Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL), a Reliance Infrastructure-led consortium that operates the the Airport Express Line (AEL), has tied up with some schools in the capital city for the programme ...

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Gilani to visit France

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will pay a four-day visit to France starting May 3 to hold discussions on a range of issues, including security and trade. The two countries are likely to sign a joint declaration on security cooperation and economic partnership, APP news agency reported. This would be Gilani’s first official visit to France. He will meet ...

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Government to make former statement on missing chopper

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayanasamy Sunday said a formal statement with authenticated information on the missing helicopter carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu would be made in the evening. “We would be able to make a statement by 5-5.30 p.m. with some concrete information about the missing helicopter,” the minister told journalists after emerging from ...

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11 vehicles fire in Karachi

At least 11 vehicles were set on fire by unidentified miscreants in different areas of this Pakistani port city Sunday, police said. The buses were torched in Liaquatabad, Nipa Chowrangi, Shahra-e-Quadin, Ibrahim Haideri, Frere Market, New Karachi and New Karachi areas, news agency reported

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Japan quake-tsunami toll rises to 14,700

The toll in Japan’s March 11 quake and tsunami has reached 14,704, while 10,969 remain unaccounted for in six prefectures, police said. The Japanese government has said the damage from the disaster could total $310 billion, news agency reported Sunday. The twin disaster also triggered a number of explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which caused several radioactive leaks. ...

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Westwood wins again, Kapur crashes to 24th down

India’s Shiv Kapoor ended with even par scores in the third and final rounds as he dropped three bogeys in the last five holes of the third round and another two in the final round to crash to 24th down from provisional fourth at the Ballantine’s Championship golf. Kapur finished with a four-under 284 and he had par scores in ...

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Left-handed people more afraid

Left-handed people are more affected by fear than their right-handed counterparts, a study says. Psychologists found that people who watched an eight minute clip from a scary movie suffered more symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress if they were left-handed. When asked to recall events from the film clip, taken from near the tense climax of thriller “Silence of the Lambs”, ...

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Chinese women may fly to space next year

Chinese women may fly to space as soon as next year, one of the country’s first astronauts and now in charge of the manned space programme has said. Yang Liwei, deputy director of the China Manned Space Engineering Office, said that after the country’s first unmanned docking mission between space module Tiangong-1 and an unmanned spacecraft Shenzhou VIII to take ...

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It’s uphill task to please dad: Nasser’s son

Actor-musician Imaad Shah shares a friendly relationship with his father Naseeruddin Shah, a veteran actor, but says as a professional it’s an uphill task to please him as he is the most critical person he has ever come across. “He (Naseeruddin) is quite a harsh critic with everybody and applies the same with me too. He will be the last ...

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Japan lifts restrictions on milk supplies from areas near n-plant

The Japanese government has lifted restrictions on milk supplies from areas near the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant imposed earlier over radiation contamination concerns, Kyodo news agency reported Sunday citing government spokesman Yukio Edano. Restrictions have been lifted for milk producers in the towns of Minamisoma and Kawamata in the Fukushima prefecture, the agency reported. The Japanese government has, therefore, ...

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Ronnie’s latest album about failed relationship

Singer Ronnie Wood says a majority of his songs in his latest album are about his failed relationship with waitress Ekaterina Ivanova. The 63-year-old, who dated Ivanova for 18 months, admits he incorporated his feelings into the songs for the album “I Feel Like Playing”, which was released last year. “A lot of the songs are about the relationship I ...

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Lohan to plead not guilty over charges of theft case

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan will plead not guilty over charges of stealing a necklace. Along with lawyer Shawn Holley, Lohan will tell judge Stephanie Sautner of the decision of no contest as early as next week, reports TMZ.com. In the US, no contest means the defendant is still claiming no guilt but is no longer contesting the charges. Lohan had ...

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TVS Motor records 14 percent sales growth in April

Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company Ltd opened fiscal 2011-12 with 14 percent sales growth in April compared to same period in the previous fiscal, a company statement said Sunday. The Rs.6,289 crore company sold 167,744 units last month as against 147,172 units in April 2010. TVS sold 164,183 two-wheelers (domestic 141,619 units, exports 22,564 units) in April as ...

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