• Indian-origin scientists discover sleep-regulating gene
    12:06 PM

    Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A team led by two Indian-origin scientists has identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms. The discovery can provide potential therapeutic target to help night-shift workers or jet-lagged travellers adjust to time differences more quickly. “It is possible that the severity of many dementias

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  • Creating boxing scars was challenging in ‘Mary Kom’: Make-up artist
    12:04 PM

    Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Make-up artist Subhash Shinde, most popular for his work in “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela”, says creating boxing scars with prosthetic make-up in Priyanka Chopra-starrer “Mary Kom” was challenging as it required a lot of time and detailing. “Mary Kom”, based on Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C.

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  • Three policemen killed in Afghan blast
    11:58 AM

    Kabul, Aug 14 (IANS) At least three policemen were killed and four others injured early Thursday in a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan’s Laghman province. “An Afghan Local Police (ALP) vehicle set off a bomb planted by the roadside,” an official told Xinhua. An ALP commander was killed in the

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  • Transport initiatives to ease congestion at Nanjing Youth Olympics
    11:38 AM

    Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) With the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) set to open here Saturday, traffic concerns are among the top priorities and a number of measures have been put in place, said Mao Hanqi, the transport and security spokesperson for the Nanjing traffic management bureau. Mao expressed

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  • Modi wishes Pakistan on its I-Day
    11:29 AM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wished Pakistan on its 68th Independence Day. “On the occasion of their Independence Day, I convey my greetings to the people of Pakistan,” said a tweet on Modi’s twitter handle.

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  • ‘Sikandar’ will be Suriya’s own ‘Baasha’: L. Sridhar
    11:22 AM

    Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Producer L. Sridhar, who has acquired the rights of the Telugu dubbed version of Tamil film “Anjaan” titled “Sikandar”, says the movie will do for Suriya what “Baasha” did for superstar Rajinikanth many years ago. Both versions of the film are releasing Friday. “I can confidently

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  • Dortmund beat Bayern to clinch German Supercup
    11:20 AM

    Berlin, Aug 14 (IANS) Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for Borussia Dortmund to snatch the DFL (German Football League) Supercup for the second time in row. Juergen Klopp’s men sealed the first title of the season, as Bayern Munich were unable to respond to the goals by Mkhitaryan and

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  • Islamabad braces for protest marches as Pakistan celebrates independence
    11:20 AM

    Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) As Pakistan celebrated its 68th Independence Day Thursday, supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) parties remained determined to march towards Islamabad. The marches have been called to protest against alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, Dawn online reported. According to

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  • Exclusive: Praveen Sinha on why Jabong is above its rivals
    6:24 PM

    E-commerce has become a multi billion-dollar revenue industry − it has patently changed the purchasing pattern on its head. Thus, more and more e-commerce portals are emerging in India, trying to impart novelty for surviving in this competitive race. Moreover, traditional retailers and brands are collating with startups, commercializing innovative

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