• Army alerted as floods wreck havoc in UP
    1:50 PM

    Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) The army was alerted Monday as floods continued to wreck havoc for the second consecutive day in Uttar Pradesh, an official said. Hundreds of villages have been flooded in Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur and Lakhimpur Kheri districts. Twenty-eight people have so far died, the state government said. The

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  • ‘Laws ineffective in curbing club drugs in US’
    1:50 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) The 2003 RAVE (Reducing Americans’ Vulnerability to Ecstasy) Act, enacted by the US to curb the use of club drugs, is doing more harm than good, says a study.The law has failed to reduce the popularity of club drug ecstasy and, instead, has further endangered users

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  • AIADMK’s Maitreyan relieved from party post
    1:32 PM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday relieved Rajya Sabha member V. Maitreyan as the chief of the party’s medical wing. In a brief statement issued here, Jayalalithaa – who is also the AIADMK general secretary – said Maitreyan was relieved from his post.

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  • Why do some kids fear math?
    1:30 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Are you one of those who used to detest math during childhood and often dreamed of growing up and doing anything but math? You may now have an answer.Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist from Stanford University’s school of medicine, have now found why some kids are

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  • Dhoni hints at quitting after series defeat
    1:30 PM

    London, Aug 18 (IANS) India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hinted at stepping down as the captain following his team’s 1-3 Test series loss to England.India lost The Oval Test by an innings and 244 runs here Sunday, triggering questions over Dhoni’s future as the India captain. Asked if he has taken the

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  • A place where Muslims celebrate Janmashtami
    1:30 PM

    Jaipur, Aug 18 (IANS) Not many people know about it, but Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna, is celebrated in a big way in a sacred place for the Muslim community in Rajasthan.A three-day festival is organised at the Dargah of Narhar – also known as Dargah of Sharif

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  • Kiplagat warms up for Chicago Marathon in style
    12:50 PM

    Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) Kenya’s Commonwealth Games 10,000 metres silver medallist Florence Kiplagat warmed up in style for the 2014 Chicago Marathon slated for Oct 12 with a stunning win at the County Pensions Fund (CPF) Nairobi Diamond 10-km run.Kiplagat finished the 10-km course in a time of 31:42.0 to win

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  • Barca coach doesn’t rule out further signings
    12:39 PM

    Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS) Barcelona coach Luis Enrique hasn’t ruled out the possibility of making further signings before the end of August.It has been a bust summer in the offices of the Camp Nou Stadium with the arrival of two goalkeepers Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo, defenders Jeremy Mathieu and Thomas

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  • China hands over confiscated rare turtles to Pakistan
    12:36 PM

    Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Chinese officials Monday handed over 204 confiscated black pond turtles to Pakistan. The hand-over ceremony was held in Taxkorgan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which borders Pakistan, Xinhua reported. This is the first time China has returned smuggled rare animals to their source country. It

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