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    RBI sets rupee reference rate at 66.7500 against dollar

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 66.7500 against the US dollar and 72.8910 for the euro. These rates were 66.7983 and 72.5162, respectively, yesterday. According to an RBI statement, the exchange rates for the pound and the yen against the rupee were quoted at 100.2919 and 54.40 per 100 yens, respectively, based on reference rates for the dollar and cross-currency quotes at noon. The SDR-rupee

  • Brian Lara to play in new Masters Champions League

    Dubai: Cricket legend Brian Lara is among several West Indians who have signed up to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) next month in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Breast Cancer

    Women loathe preventive drugs for breast cancer

    London: Five in six women with increased risk of breast cancer turn down drugs that are likely to prevent the disease, finds cancer research scientists in Britain. “Our important research reveals that only a small proportion of eligible women make the decision to have preventative medication,” said study author Sam Smith from the Queen Mary University of London.

  • IBF strips off Tyson Fury’s heavyweight title

    Melbourne : Newly-crowned heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been stripped off his IBF world heavyweight championship belt after he declined to face the organisation’s mandatory title challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.

  • Wolfsburg oust United from Champions League

    Wolfsburg : VfL Wolfsburg moved 3-2 past Manchester United to eliminate the English football giants from European Champions League’s group stage at the Volkswagen Arena here.

  • Crayon Data sets up biz operations in India

    Mumbai: Singapore-based big data startup Crayon Data is setting up India operations in alliance with WPP-owned media investment management firm GroupM and its subsidiary Mindshare. Ratan Tata had recently invested an undisclosed amount in Crayon Data.

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    Lack of sleep can make your emotions go haywire

    London: If you feel cranky or grumpy after a night without sleep, it is because your brain’s ability to regulate emotions gets compromised by fatigue, say researchers. This is a bad news for adults who get less than six hours of sleep in night.

  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

    Delhi gets ready for Rafael Nadal- Roger Federer clash in IPTL

    New Delhi: The marquee clash between a vintage Roger Federer and classy Rafael Nadal — the two great legends of the game — will be awaited keenly by the fans as the third leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) begins here tomorrow.

  • ICC suspends Kusal Perera provisionally over doping

    Dubai : The International Cricket Council on Wednesday confirmed that Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Perera has been charged for an anti-doping rule violation under the ICC Anti-Doping Code.

  • Shikhar Dhawan reported for suspect bowling action

    Dubai : India’s Shikhar Dhawan has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the fourth Test against South Africa, which the hosts won in New Delhi, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday.

  • Your pet dog has clear conscience too

    London: That man’s best friend has struck an emotional chord with you is what every owner will agree without even thinking about it for a moment. Now researchers have scientific proof that your canine — and probably many other animals — have a conscience too.

  • Ecuador to ask US for criminal assistance in FIFA scandal

    Quito: Ecuador’s attorney general Galo Chiriboga has announced that he will ask for international criminal assistance from the United States to get to the bottom of investigations against local football executives allegedly involved in the FIFA corruption scandal.

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    World’s first commercial quantum computer really works: Google

    Washington: In what could change the era of computers, researchers from Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab have demonstrated that a controversial machine billed as “the world’s first commercial quantum computer” really works, resoundingly beating a conventional computer in a series of tests.

  • CBI files charge sheet in Jiah Khan suicide case

    Mumbai: The CBI today filed its charge sheet in model-actress Jiah Khan suicide case in which actor Suraj Pancholi, the son of Bollywood couple Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, is an accused.

  • Genes, Human body

    Genes to blame for impulsive choices: study

    Washington: The tendency to take a smaller reward now rather than waiting for a larger one available later is strongly influenced by genetics, which means it can be inherited, a new study has found. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine studied 602 twins and found that such ‘delay discounting’ gradually improves as teens get older, such that 18 year-olds have a greater ability or tendency to wait for the larger

  • Kids with common allergies at high heart disease risk

    New York: Children with allergic disease, particularly asthma and hay fever, have twice the rate of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, setting them on course for heart disease at early age, finds a new study. Children with allergic disease had a much higher risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

  • Computer games

    Want a sharper memory? Play more 3-D games

    Washington DC : It’s great news for gamers everywhere as it has been revealed that three-dimensional video games not only provide great fun, but can also boost the formation of memories, according to a new study.

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    Stalemate on economic bills depresses markets, Sensex down 104 points

    Mumbai: Reduced chances of key economic legislation getting passed in the winter session of parliament, coupled with a slowdown in the Chinese economy and falling commodity prices led a barometer index to shed 104 points during mid-afternoon trade session on Wednesday.