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    Instagram reveals a lot about teenage drinking habits

    New York: Instagram could offer a novel way of monitoring the drinking habits of teenagers as photos and text from the site not only reveal patterns of drinking, but also the brands favoured by the youth, a new study says. A team of researchers from the University of Rochester has shown that Instagram data can not only expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys, but also find new

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    Why autistic kids lack access to education in India

    Washington D.C.: Inclusive education of children with disabilities is a concept well established in the West. Through international declarations and organisations the term has also spread to other countries, such as India. Yet data shows that many children with disabilities still lack access to education. A new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg shows that context can be the critical factor.

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    ‘Braille erotica’ for blind now a reality in Sweden

    London: Now blind people too can get in on the fun as a Swedish artist has created a ‘sensual Braille book,’ presenting the saucy publication for the first time to the country’s national library. The ‘tactile’ tome features X-rated images of a woman wearing a strap-on, gay sex and group sex, and is believed to be the first written material of its kind to offer erotic stimulation to the visually impaired, the Independent

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    Is sexting common among wedded pairs?

    Washington D.C.: As per a recent study, married couples do report sexting, but it is much less common than in young adult relationships and consists more of intimate talk with their partners than sending nude or nearly nude photos via mobile phones “Sexting Among Married Couples: Who is Doing It, and Are They More Satisfied?” further examines the link between sexting behavior and relationship satisfaction or ambivalence.

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    Marriage boosts heart surgery recovery

    Washington D.C.: A recent study has linked being married to better outcomes following a heart surgery. Among more than 1,500 adults who underwent cardiac surgery, those who were divorced, separated, or widowed were more likely to have died or develop a new functional disability after the surgery compared with the married participants, as per the study.

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    ‘Government failed to protect people during 1984 riots’

    New Delhi: As the long wait for justice over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots continues, Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit feels that the government failed in maintaining law and order situation during the violence, in which thousands of people were killed. The Congress has for long been blamed for the riots, which flared up in the wake of then prime minister Indira Gandhi being assassinated by her two Sikh bodyguards.

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    Never greet stranger with a kiss

    Melbourne: A new research has revealed that when people greet strangers, they are only comfortable in shaking hands and do not like to be touched on any other parts of the body. More than a thousand people from the United Kingdom, Finland, France, Italy and Russia participated in a study that suggested that people should err on the side of caution when it comes to greeting new acquaintances, reports.

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    BJP destroyed social fabric of nation: Manish Tewari

    New Delhi:Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA Government for destroying the social fabric of the nation in the 17 months of their rule.

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    Bihar polls will teach Narendra Modi a lesson: Rahul Gandhi

    Patna: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the people of Bihar will teach a hard lesson to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state assembly polls as he failed to fulfil his promises. “Modi has failed to fulfil any promises made to the people. High prices of pulses and other essential commodities in the country have angered the people but he is still talking big and doing nothing,” Rahul Gandhi said

  • N D Tiwari sits on dharna against Uttarakhand government

    Dehradun: Congress veteran and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister N D Tiwari has put his own party state government in a piquant situation when he sat on a dharna against poor health facility at a government-run hospital in Haldwani area. Tiwari, his wife Ujjwala and son Rohit Shekhar gagged themselves and sat on a dharna outside Sushila Tiwari government hospital at Haldwani yesterday, in protest against the health facility’s poor condition.

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    Kashmiri Hindus mark J-K’s accession to India at UK Parliament

    London: Kashmiri Hindus in the UK have held an event in the British Parliament to mark the 68th anniversary of the signing of the ‘Instrument of Accession’ of Jammu and Kashmir to India by Maharaja Hari Singh. Jointly organised by the Kashmiri Pandits Cultural Society and Voice of Dogras, the event earlier this week was supported by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Hindus led by Bob Blackman MP.

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    Court orders further probe against Mani; will face it says Mani

    Thiruvananthapuram: In a blow to ruling Congress-led UDF in Kerala ahead of next week’s civic polls, a special Vigilance Court here today ordered further probe into the bar bribery case against state Finance Minister K M Mani, rejecting the investigating agency’s final report seeking closure of the case.

  • Fire guts down British era building; vital records destroyed

    Nainital: A major fire broke out in a heritage bungalow that housed the office of Kumaun Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) in the wee hours here today damaging property worth crores of rupees. “The British era building was almost completely destroyed in the fire apparently caused by a short circuit,” KMVN Managing Director, Dheeraj Garbiyal told PTI.

  • Pervaiz Rasheed

    Pak rejects foreign aid for quake relief work

    Karachi: While acknowledging condolence and concern expressed by other countries after the massive earthquake on Monday, Pakistan has announced that it does not need any foreign assistance for relief work.

  • Marzieh Afkham

    Iran mulls appointing first female ambassador since 1979

    Tehran: Iran is considering appointing its first female ambassador since 1979, the Iranian students’ news agency (ISNA) reported on Thursday. Marzieh Afkham, the incumbent spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, will leave Tehran next month to serve as ambassador to Malaysia, Xinhua news agency quoted the report as saying. Afkham, who also heads the Centre for Public and Media Diplomacy at the ministry, has served as the first female spokesperson for the ministry since

  • Hoax bomb call on August Kranti Rajdhani Express

    Mathura: A phone call informing that bombs were allegedly being planted in Mumbai-bound August Kranti Rajdhani Express sent security agencies here into a tizzy, who later found the call to be a hoax. Government Railway Police, Railway Protection Force and local police yesterday evening conducted a thorough search of the train on platform no 5 of Mathura junction station for about an hour but no suspicious material was found, Area Manager N P

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    Nepal Govt urged to hold immediate talks with India

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s High Level Political Committee (HLPC) has recommended the government to hold talks with its Indian counterpart without any delay to resolve the issue of essential supply shortage and blockade in the border. HLPC has also decided to hold talks with the leaders of Nepali Congress regarding fulfilling demands of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front through amendments of the constitution, The Himalayan Times reported. Many senior leaders of ruling CPN-UML, UCPN-Maoist, Rastriya Prajatantra

  • Prince Harry meets Obama at Oval Office

    Washington D.C.: Prince Harry met United States President Barack Obama in Washington to discuss the 2016 Invictus Games. The Royal and POTUS had a private meeting at the Oval Office and discussed Harry’s involvement in the 2016 Invictus Games and his campaign to help wounded veterans before addressing the media, Us Magazine reports. Addressing the media after the meet, Obama said that it was a great pleasure to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Harry

  • Top Obama admn lawyers secretly worked on Osama raid: report

    New York: Weeks before President Barack Obama ordered the raid on al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, his four top lawyers secretly worked on resolving sensitive legal issues including sending forces on Pakistani soil without its consent, according to a new report.

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    Afghan leaders condemn Taliban for recruiting teens

    Kabul: Afghan leaders and officials have expressed concern over recent reports of Taliban recruiting teenagers to fight the security forces in Kunduz and Badakhshan provinces. Abdul Malik, a teenager who was recently arrested for allegedly fighting for the insurgents, said that Taliban forced him to take up arms to fight against security forces, the TOLONews reported.