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Over 42 percent vote in Madhya Pradesh by 2 p.m. (Third Lead)

Bhopal, April 24 (IANS) — Over 42 percent electors voted in Madhya Pradesh till 2 p.m., officials said. Balloting is... (more...)

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Ranveer Singh signs endorsement deal with Myntra.com

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) — Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has been signed on to endorse Roadster, an in-house contemporary... (more...)

Mission is to touch four figure mark: Sunil Bohra on Bohra Bros

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) — Bohra Bros is credited with around 140 films, including national award-winning projects... (more...)

Voting picks up slightly in Kashmir’s Anantnag (Fourth Lead)

Anantnag April 24 (IANS) — With electors coming out in many areas of Anantnag in the afternoon to exercise their franchise,... (more...)

IGIA to become zero-diversionary by October: Committee

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) — The Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is set to become a zero-diversionary airport... (more...)

‘Parrikar playing into hands of private mining firms’

Panaji, April 24 (IANS) — Chief minister Manohar Parrikar is playing to the whims of Goa’s mining magnates by... (more...)

83 percent voting as time ends in Bengal

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) — Around 83 percent voting was reported in the second phase of the Lok Sabha polls in West... (more...)

Can too much exercise be a bad thing?

London, April 24 (IANS) — One tries different workout methods to look fit but too much exercise can lead to damage... (more...)

New method to treat cocaine addiction effectively

New York, April 24 (IANS) — There is hardly any effective medications for cocaine addiction, but researchers have now... (more...)

Musharraf seeks access to federal probe report

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) — Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf requested the special court that is trying... (more...)

How Australian camels turned into ‘humped pests’

Melbourne, April 24 (IANS) — The once useful Australian camels that helped the country establish its modern infrastructure... (more...)

Nearly 5 million elderly go hungry in US: Study

Washington, April 24 (IANS) — In a shocking revelation, a study has found that 4.8 million people above the age 60... (more...)

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