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New Technique Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Feature  /  Comments Off on New Technique Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether those cells have been exposed to a potent carcinogen, thereby paving the way for earlier diagnosis of the deadly disease. In many parts of the world, exposure to a fungal product called aflatoxin is […]

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Food poisoning affects 6 on Rajdhani, passengers protest

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Kolkata, March 28 (IANS): Six passengers fell ill after eating the food served on the New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express leading to protests by co-passengers at two stations on Tuesday. Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo said he also found the food and service quality on Rajdhani “utterly disappointing” at times. A section of the […]

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Salesgirl shot dead in Gurugram market

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Gurugram, March 28 (IANS): An 18-year-old salesgirl was shot dead by a man in a busy market here, the city police said on Tuesday. The girl, identified as Gunjan, worked at a Patanjali store at an upscale Sector 21 market in Palm Vihar area here. Talking to media, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jai Singh said […]

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Four held with banned notes of Rs 3.98 cr face value in Bengaluru

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Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS): Four men were arrested here with demonetised notes of the face value of Rs 3.98 crore, the Bengaluru police said on Tuesday. “The accused, Nanjunda, 46, Ambrose, 46, and Arif Pasha, 34, from Bengaluru and Felix, 35, from Kerala, were arrested and the old currency notes have been seized from them,” […]

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Canadian citizen abducted from Chhattisgarh

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Raipur, March 28 (IANS): A Canadian citizen has been abducted in Chhattisgarh, police said on Tuesday. John Schlazak is said to have disappeared from Singamdagu village in Sukma district, a Maoist den, Sukma Assistant Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said. Schlazak had left Mumbai on a bike on March 14. He reached Bastar two days […]

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Meat traders on indefinite strike in Ghaziabad

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  Ghaziabad, March 28 (IANS): Meat traders in Ghaziabad went on an indefinite strike on Tuesday against the district administration’s order to shut down meat shops. The administration had ordered the closure of the meat shops three days ago after a new BJP government took office in Uttar Pradesh. “As our families started starving for […]

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LS passes NIT amendment bill

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New Delhi, March 28 (IANS): The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016. The bill was introduced by Union Human Resources and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar in the lower house. “Improvement in education quality is a top priority for this government and all necessary […]

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Shuttlers Rasika, Shreyanshi, Uttejitha, Anura qualify for India Open

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New Delhi, March 28 (IANS): Indian women shuttlers Rasika Raje, Pardeshi Shreyanshi, Sai Uttejitha and Anura Prabhudesai qualified for the India Open Superseries, while the Indian mixed doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost in the qualification round here on Tuesday. The women shuttlers made amends for the losses of their male […]

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Messi faces FIFA ban for alleged verbal abuse

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Buenos Aires, March 28 (IANS): FIFA on Tuesday notified the Argentina Football Association (AFA) that it has opened an investigation into star forward Lionel Messi’s attitude during the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Chile on Friday. As stated in the FIFA statement, Messi may have used obscene language against one of the assistant referees; however, […]

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NDA govt trying to scuttle MGNREGA: Tripura CM

By   /  March 28, 2017  /  Region  /  Comments Off on NDA govt trying to scuttle MGNREGA: Tripura CM

Agartala, March 28 (IANS): Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government is trying to close the rural job scheme MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). “The present central government is gradually curtailing the allocation of funds under the MGNREGA to close the rural job scheme,” […]

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