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    Exercise-induced hormone that keeps us healthy not a myth

    Washington: Researchers have confirmed the existence of irisin, a hormone linked to the positive benefits of exercise. Irisin’s discovery in 2012 was exciting because scientists had potentially found a reason why exercise keeps us healthy. However, the existence of irisin in humans was recently questioned. Two studies pointed to possible flaws in the methods used to identify irisin, with commercially available antibodies. Scientists who discovered irisin addressed this contentious issue by showing

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    Bastar will become Naxal-free soon: Raman Singh

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today exuded confidence that Bastar will soon get out of “clutches” from the menace of naxalism that has infested the region over the past three decades.

  • Japan emperor says feels ‘profound remorse’ over World War II

    Tokyo: Japan’s emperor Akihito said today that he felt “profound remorse” over World War II – a conflict that Tokyo fought in the name of his father Hirohito – on the 70th anniversary of the war’s end. Some Japanese media, including Jiji Press news agency and the Mainichi newspaper, said it was the first time the 81-year-old used those words at an annual memorial on the day Japan surrendered to the Allies

  • Intelligent kids more physically-fit in golden years

    London: If you were an intelligent boy throughout your academic life, chances are you will be more physically-fit as you grow older. New research has revealed a distinct association between male intelligence in early adulthood and their subsequent midlife physical performance. The higher intelligence score, the better physical performance, noted the researchers from University of Copenhagen. “Our study clearly shows that the higher intelligence score in early adulthood, the stronger the participants’

  • Extra vitamin D pills can increase cholesterol in teens

    New York: Giving obese teenagers extra vitamin D pills can elevate their cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides levels, an Indian American researcher has discovered. Seema Kumar, pediatric endocrinologist in the Mayo Clinic Children’s Centre also found no benefits of extra vitamin D supplements in improving heart health or decreasing diabetes risk. Parents and providers often put obese adolescent children on vitamin D regiments — sometimes at more than 5-to-10 times the recommended daily

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    Four dead, more than 20,000 affected by Niger floods: United Nation

    Niamey: At least four people have died and more than 20,000 have been affected by floods in Niger caused by weeks of heavy rain, the United Nations has said. The bad weather has destroyed 2,170 homes and flooded nearly 545 hectares of agricultural land, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement yesterday. Around 3,100 displaced victims are currently living in schools or have been taken

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    Nagaland CM T R Zeliang hails signing of Centre-NSCN peace accord

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang today welcomed the signing of the peace agreement between the Centre and NSCN(IM) and hoped that the Naga people will be consulted before finalisation of the ‘framework agreement.’

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    Will transform Maharashtra into a super industrial state: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said he will transform the state into a “super industrial state” within next few years, while reiterating government’s focus to improve lives of distressed farmers. “The country is moving ahead on the path of development and Maharashtra will play an important role in the process. In the last few years, climatic conditions that have prevailed in the state have caused distress among farmers. But I

  • Rao, Fadnavis unfurl tricolour in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao hoisted the tricolour in Pune and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis unfurled the national flag in Mumbai to mark the 69th Independence Day celebrations on Saturday. Rao unfurled the tricolour and took the salute at a function in Council Hall Pune in the presence of a large number of dignitaries, civil and military officials, the district guardian minister Girish Bapat and others. In Mumbai, Fadnavis hoisted the national

  • Aduriz-inspired Athletic thrash Barca 4-0

    Bilbao: Aritz Aduriz’s hat trick powered Athletic Club to a 4-0 rout of reigning Spanish and European champion FC Barcelona here in the first leg of Spain’s Super Cup. Barca, who snagged their fourth trophy of 2015 earlier this week with an exciting 5-4 overtime win over Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup, will need another outstanding performance in Monday’s second leg at the Nou Camp to sustain their pursuit of six

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    Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0

    London: Manchester United continued to dominate the current English Premier League (EPL) season by beating Aston Villa 1-0 in their second match at Villa Park. United winger Adnan Januzaj scored the first goal in the 29th minute that put his side ahead, the BBC has reported. In the second half, Memphis Depay had a chance to double their lead, but could only curl his shot past the post. Meanwhile, Villa forward player

  • India 78/7 at lunch on Day 4

    Galle: India were 78 for 7 in their second innings, still trailing Sri Lanka by 98 runs with just three wickets in hand at lunch on the fourth day of the first cricket Test here today.

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    PM Modi’s Independence Day address reflected firm resolve :LK Advani

    New Delhi : Stating that ‘self confidence’ of the country has gone up in the last one year, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day address reflected his ‘firm resolve’.

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    Nitish Kumar seeks special status for Bihar

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday again demanded a special category status for Bihar and said anything less won’t help it to develop. After hoisting the national flag here on Independence Day, Nitish Kumar said: “Special status is a must for the development of Bihar as it will attract private investors on a large scale to set up industries that will generate jobs for youths. “It will also speed up development

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    Not a day of politics, will talk tomorrow: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her deputy Rahul Gandhi today refrained from commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, with the party vice president saying it is not a day of politics.

  • Nitish Kumar unfurls national flag

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the national flag here on Independence Day on Saturday and said the state was on the path of justice-laced development. Soon after unfurling the tricolour at the Gandhi Maidan here, Nitish Kumar said Bihar had developed in the last one decade in all sectors including education, health and agriculture. “Bihar is moving ahead with high growth rate and development. It will go ahead with an

  • Faced pressure over e-auction of FM radio: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that he had faced pressure against the transparent process of e-auction of first batch of private FM Radio phase III channels but he did not yield to it. In his Independence Day address from the ramparts of the Red Fort, the prime minister said that auction of about 85 channels was being conducted which had yielded over Rs.1,000 crore to the exchequer. “A lot

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    OROP accepted in principle: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the One Rank One Pension scheme has been accepted by the government “in principle”, adding that he is expecting a “positive outcome”.