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Now, Arvind Kejriwal to sit on protest against Northeast student attack

Now, Arvind Kejriwal to sit on protest against Northeast student attack

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday assured a delegation of northeast students in the capital that he would join their protest for speedy justice for a student from Arunachal Pradesh who died following an alleged attack by some shopkeepers here. The delegation accompanied by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering submitted a memorandum to ...

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Now, rape case filed against BSP MP Dhananjay Singh

Now, rape case filed against BSP MP Dhananjay Singh

Trouble seems to be far from over for Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh, who in judicial custody for allegedly torturing his maid to death. A married woman has now filed a rape case against the MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district. The 42-year-old woman, who hails from Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area has told police that she was raped several times ...

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Now, dial 108 for any emergency in Assam

The Assam government on Wednesday launched a one-point integrated helpline number (108) for all kinds of emergency response. This is also the first such one-point crisis response helpline ever launched in the country and this integrated helpline number will encompass police, fire and all other disaster-related emergency incidents. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi launched the emergency number at a function ...

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Now, Shariah-compliant MasterCard for Muslims

A compass pointing the way to Mecca is embedded in a new MasterCard aimed at Muslim. Al Hillal bank in the United Arab Emirates has rolled out the new bank card which complies with Islamic laws banning charging interest on loans in a bid to appeal to the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. Islamic law or Shariah forbids “riba”, the charging ...

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Now, a tool to sharpen prediction of flu

Flu season being around the corner, getting a vaccine might help prevent people from falling sick. But there is a rider. The vaccines only work if their developers have accurately predicted which virus strains are likely to be active. Recently, a team of scientists from Germany and Britain improved methods used to determine which strains of the flu virus to ...

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Now, there’s long-term control of allergic asthma

When children suffer from allergies and asthma induced by dust mites, finding relief seems an uphill task. Researchers now claim that three years of allergy shots would offer long-term control of allergic asthma. Allergic children react to proteins within the bodies and faeces of the mites. These particles are found mostly in pillows, mattresses, carpeting, stuffed animals and upholstered furniture. ...

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Now, Botoxed moms-in-law

By: Our Special Correspondent       If you thought that youngsters alone opted for non-cosmetic beauty treatments such as Botox, think again. The ever increasing pressure to look good, especially during family weddings, is propelling even the oldies to opt for such treatments. After all, if the bride and the groom can desire to look good, why can’t their ...

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Now, AITA chief Khanna threatens action against Bhupati

 All Indian Tennis Association (AITA) chief Anil Khanna on Saturday threatened to take appropriate action against Mahesh Bhupathi for making false allegations of wrongdoing and corruption against the country’s tennis body. Reacting to the graft charges levelled against him by Bhupathi, Khanna said this had been done with an ulterior motive. Bhupathi Tuesday slammed the AITA for hampering tennis’ growth ...

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Now, a computer to lip-read and decode emotions

 A computer is being taught to interpret human emotions based on lip-reading, one which could improve our interaction with these machines and perhaps allow disabled people to use voice synthesizers, more effectively and efficiently. Karthigayan Muthukaruppan of Manipal International University in Selangor, Malaysia, and co-workers have developed a system using a genetic algorithm that gets better and better with each ...

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Now, a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats

Scientists have now discovered a technique to regularise abnormal heartbeats. A new freezing technology, called cryoablation, has shown promising results in normalising heartbeats after being tried out at Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. Some 2.5 million Americans alone suffer from abnormal heartbeats or atrial fibrillation, which causes deadly strokes. “It appears the major complication rate is ...

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Now, food prices to take toll on Britons

British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend more on food following a poor harvest which has pushed up prices worldwide. The cost of basic food products is rising because of a drought in the US and poor crops in Russia and ...

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Now, a robot that will understand emotions

 A robot being developed in Finland will be capable of recognising human emotions and understanding speech and gestures. Being created at the University of Oulu in Finland, the technology could prove beneficial in nursing homes and in the fields of security and logistics. Research groups working on the project, led by Matti Pietikäinen and Juha Roning, have developed the new ...

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Now, make-up to see you through a blast

Scientists have created a versatile camouflage paint that protects soliders from blast-induced intense heat, hides them from the enemy and also repels mosquitoes. The novel face paint, developed for the US Army, has been described as one of the most fundamental changes in thousands of years to camouflage. It could also be used by fire fighters. The material is powerful ...

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Now, read about Bengali detective Byomkesh in English

Book: “The Rhythm of Riddles: Three Byomkesh Mystery Stories”; Author: Saradindu Bandopadhyay; Publisher: Penguin Books India; Pages: 196; Price: Rs.199 The publication of a collection of three translated stories of Bengali writer Saradindu Bandyopadhyay featuring private investigator Byomkesh Bakshi is aimed at drawing the attention of a new and young readership to classical Indian detective fiction. Translated from Bengali to ...

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