Road to be renamed after Dr. S.K. Karim Khan

The long-pending demand to rename the Indiranagar 100-ft Road after Karnataka’s renowned folklorist, will finally be fulfilled, as the BBMP Mayor, B.S. Sathyanarayana gave a green signal to it and said in a recent press conference that the official renaming ceremony will take place here on August 31 at 11.30 a.m.

The decision to rename the road was taken in 2006 when former Mayor Mumtaz Begum passed a resolution in council. However, it was not implemented and was being postponed for various reasons.

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Eidgah masjid organizes Haj training camp

Eidgah Masjid Jayanagar conducted one day training camp for Haj pilgrims here on August 28.

This training camp is organized in the masjid every year. Pilgrims who intend to start their journey took part in the training camp.

Moulana Mohammad Zain-ul-Abideen Rashadi, Moulana Akbar Sharif Nadvi and Moulana Iftikar Ahmed Khasmi provided necessary guidelines, which is to be followed during pilgrimage to the devotees.

There was also a separate arrangement made for the ladies.

Courtesy:Karnataka Muslims

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Thousands enrolled under Yeshaswini scheme in Kolar

Janaseva Minorities Multi-purpose Cooperative Society, Kolar enrolled and distributed Yeshaswini health cards to over 1000 members of the scheme here in Bangarpet and KGF on August 28.

It was a two day enrollment drive. They also organized similar drives in various taluks to bring awareness among the people and get benefited through the scheme.

From the past few years the society has been actively involved in various developmental works as well.

Courtesy:Karnataka muslims

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Jayalalithaa wealth case verdict on Sept 20

Eighteen years after a wealth case was filed against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others, a special court here will deliver its judgement in the matter on September 20.

The court directed all the four accused in the case, including Jayalalithaa, to appear before it on that date.

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DLF asks independent directors for ways to grow Rs 2K crore rental biz

India’s largest realty firm DLF has asked the company’s independent directors to suggest ways to push the growth of its rental business.

DLF’s rental income from commercial properties, including offices and shopping malls, was Rs 1,950 crore last fiscal. It is targeting 8 percent growth in the rental business this fiscal to Rs 2,100 crore.

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Govt to increase dearness allowance to 107%, up from 100%

Government is likely to approve a hike in dearness allowance (DA) to 107 percent from the existing 100 percent, benefiting around 30 lakh Centre’s employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents.

“The average rate of retail inflation for industrial workers from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 works out to be 7.25 percent. Thus the Central government will hike dearness allowance for it employees by 7 percent,” an official said.

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Italian students check-in at Amity to explore rich Indian culture and heritage values

Twenty five students pursuing different programmes in UNIMORE, Italy,will stay at Amity University for three weeks from August 25 till September 12, this year wherein they will be familiarized with India’s rich culture and traditions.

These students will also get to know contemporary industry related trends, latest educational programmes and career options available, Indian Legal Framework, Stress Management, Indian Foreign Policy and International Relations, Travel and Tourism in India and a host of other relevant topics as part of an exchange programme.

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Nalanda University to be inaugurated today

The ancient Nalanda University (NU), which attracted students from the world over, will rise again on Monday, as classes will begin at its newly established campus at Rajgir.

The event will also mark the fruition of the idea proposed by former President APJ Abdul Kalam while addressing a joint session of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council way back in 2006.

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Cartilage from patient’s nose can repair knee

In a breakthrough, scientists have harvested cartilage cells from patients’ own noses to grow replacement cartilage for their knees.

Researchers at the University of Basel, Switzerland report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint and can thus repair articular cartilage defects.

The nasal cartilage cells’ ability to self-renew and adapt to the joint environment is associated with the expression of so-called HOX genes.

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Scientists’ new approach can provide better treatment for cancer

Researchers have recently found a method to expand blood stem cells that could lead to new and better cancer treatment, it has been reported.

Scientists from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine have reported the breakthrough discovery of a process to expand production of stem cells used to treat cancer patients. These findings could have implications that extend beyond cancer, including treatments for inborn immunodeficiency and metabolic conditions and autoimmune diseases.

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Preventing formation of ‘tentacle-like’ structures can stop spread of cancer

A new study has revealed that preventing formation of tentacle-like structures called “invadopodia” can help in stopping the spread of cancer completely.

The research group of Dr. John Lewis at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) and the Lawson Health Research Institute (London, ON) has confirmed that “invadopodia” plays a key role in the spread of cancer.

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Marriage makes me feel more masculine: Adam Levine

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine says his six-weeks-old marriage to supermodel Behati Prinsloo makes him feel more manly.

Levine, 35, said marriage has changed him for the better, reported People magazine.

“The relationship doesn’t change but I have… In a great way. Marriage makes you slightly more masculine. If it’s the right marriage, if it’s the right person, the guy feels a little bit more like a man,” he said.

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No-calorie sweeteners can affect your weight loss goals

A new study has revealed that no-calorie sweeteners may interfere with people’s diet choices.

For the study, researchers conducted three experiments in which 116 participants ages 18 to 25 were randomly given an unmarked cup filled with either a non-caloric sweetened beverage (a diet soda), a sugar sweetened beverage (regular soda) or non-sweetened beverage (sparkling water). Researchers then measured their cognition, snack choices and responses to sugary food.

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You Tube falls short on basic life support videos

A new study has observed that there are very few CPR and basic life support (BLS) videos available on YouTube that provide instructions which are updated with recent health guidelines.

The study conducted by Turkish emergency medicine specialists reviewed the educational videos from the last three years accessed via YouTube.

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ALS Association drops bid to trademark ‘ice bucket challenge’

The ALS Association has given up their effort to trademark the both “ice bucket challenge”, and the ” ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”.

After receiving criticism, the Association announced on its Facebook page that they have decided to withdraw both applications and acknowledged people’s concerns over any one group owning those phrases, the Verge reported.

They added that they had filed for the trademarks in good faith as a measure to protect the Ice Bucket Challenge from misuse but have planned to drop the trademark applications.

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India-Japan summit today, may agree on ‘two-plus-two’ security consultative framework

India and Japan are likely to agree to launch a ‘two-plus-two’ security consultative framework involving their Foreign and Defence Ministers during crucial summit talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday.

Modi flew to Tokyo on Sunday evening after an overnight stay in the historic city of Kyoto where he visited two ancient Buddhist temples with Abe accompanying him in a significant gesture.

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Dictionary reaches final definition after century

A 17-volume dictionary of medieval Latin has finally been completed by Oxford University researchers after more than a century of accumulating entries.

The work on the dictionary, which began in 1913, has reached its final definition, “zythum”, a type of fermented malt drink.

The editor, Richard Ashdowne, from Oxford University’s classics faculty, said such a laborious, long-term project would never be initiated now.

“Some people really did doubt we would ever reach the end,” said Ashdowne.

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Japan PM Shinzo Abe is dividing China and India, claims Chinese daily

Accusing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of “dividing” China and India, a state-run Chinese daily today said Indo-Japan ties face “huge uncertainty” in view of rise of BRICS and emerging Sino-Indian cooperation.

“BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agreed establish their own development bank, ushering Sino-Indian strategic cooperation into a new historical era,” said an article in the state-run Global Times’ web edition on the current visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan.

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Five killed in plane crash north of Denver

A spokesman for the National Transportation Board says all five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died.

NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said yesterday afternoon that the Piper PA-46 airplane crashed near the Erie Municipal Airport about 11:50 am Shortly after the crash, three people were declared dead at the scene and two were taken to hospitals.

Erie Police Commander Lee Mathis says the six-passenger plane crashed a few hundred yards northwest of the runway, but he did not know if it was landing or taking off.

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Man arrested by the police for allegedly murdering his uncle

The Palghar district rural police arrested a 30-year-old villager late tonight from Vadu Pada in Dahanu for allegedly killing his uncle, the police said.

Police inspector Nagesh Jadhav of the Dahanu police station told PTI that the duo were were drinking in the house, when a quarrel ensued between the two, as a result of which, the accused allegedly picked up a wooden plank and attacked his uncle, who died on the spot.

The police identified the victim as Rama Raghya Chowdhary (55) and the arrested person as Suresh Jetya Tare (30).

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Sharif calls for restarting negotiations to end crisis

Pakistan’s embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today vowed to protect state institutions as he appealed to the protesters to restart negotiations with the government to end the 18-day political impasse.

Sharif, who chaired a high-level meeting at the Prime Minister’s House this afternoon, also endorsed an opposition proposal and convened a joint session of Parliament on Tuesday.

The meeting was attended by federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Ahsan Iqbal, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Zahid Hamid, Abdul Quadir Baloch and Khawaja Saad Rafiq.

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Pak military expresses serious concern over political crisis

Pakistan’s powerful military today expressed serious concern over the prevailing political turmoil in the country with the government of embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif locked in a showdown with protesters.

The Corps Commanders’ conference of the top military brass was held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif presided over the meeting.

In a terse statement, the military showed support for democracy but also expressed displeasure over last night’s violence.

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Housing scheme for Tirupur knitwear workers: Naidu

Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu today said his ministry would sanction a housing scheme for knitwear workers of Tirupur with support from the Tamil Nadu government.

The modalities of the scheme would eventually be worked out and the state government has to identify land for it, he told reporters on the sidelines of a function part of silver jubilee celebrations of Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA).

Naidu responded to the question after local CPI(M) MLA K Thangavel highlighted the plight of garment workers due to lack of affordable housing.

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