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    Rohit Tiwari murder: Police say probing property angle

    New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Three days after Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's mysterious death in his south Delhi residence, the autopsy report has suggested that he died an "unnatural death, indicating that he was killed", a police officer said on Friday.A Crime Branch officer told IANS that a case of murder has been registered. "All possible angles, including a property dispute...

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    Paddlers Manush, Raegan combine to bag bronze

    Brussels, April 19 (IANS) India's young paddlers Manush Shah and Raegan Albuquerque clinched the bronze at the Belgium Junior and Cadet Open, a part of the ITTF Junior Circuit Premium, here on Friday.The duo paired up with Iran's Amin Ahmadian and Radin Khayyam to win the medal in the junior boys' team event.The Indo-Iranian team didn't have the best of starts against local lads...

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    Visa denial irks US scientist

    Bengaluru, April 19 (IANS) A world-renowned US geophysicist is highly disappointed that India denied him a visa to attend a three-day international conference at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, that began on Thursday. Roger Bilham, a professor of geology at the University of Colorado, had been invited by the organisers to deliver the plenary address at the International Workshop...

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    KKR win toss, ask RCB to bat first

    Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and asked Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in their crucial Indian Premier League game at Eden Gardens here on Friday.KKR, who are eager to snap a three-game losing streak, named the same team which lost to Chennai Super Kings here, despite Andre Russell injuring his left shoulder in the...

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    Swedish activist leads climate change strike in Rome

    Rome, April 19 (IANS) Thousands of young Italians spent Friday with Sweden's teen climate change activist, Greta Thunberg, who warned them that her generation's struggle for a sustainable future will go on for years.Thunberg and her supporters took to Rome's Piazza del Popolo (People's Square), where they joined a strike aimed at securing action from politicians in order...

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    Adhesive patch to reduce heart attack damage

    Washington, April 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new adhesive patch that could reduce the stretching of cardiac muscle following a heart attack.Developed by a team of researchers from Brown University, US; Fudan University, China and Soochow University, China, the patch is made from a water-based hydrogel material and can be placed directly on the heart to prevent left ventricular remodelling...

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    Runaway Saudi sisters 'treated like slaves', seek help

    Tbilisi, April 19 (IANS) In the latest case of Saudi women fleeing the ultra-conservative kingdom, two sisters are seeking international help and have urged the UN to help them get to a "safe" country.The sisters -- Wafa, 25, and Maha al-Subaie, 28, -- are currently in Georgia and under state protection in a shelter. But they say they don't feel safe here because "it...

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    Kotla has been slow, will prepare accordingly: Hesson

    New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) With Delhi Capitals making a mess of their chase against Mumbai Indians on their home ground, Kings XI Punjab walk into the game on Saturday with renewed confidence and coach Mike Hesson feels that the team has studied the wicket at the Kotla and will plan accordingly."For us, it is our ability to adapt to conditions. We have been okay away from home, just...

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    Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish

    Canberra, April 19 (IANS) Reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on them get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past, a new study suggests."We already knew that coral reef fish rely on food drifting in from the sea, such as plankton. But, we didn't know exactly how important this was," said lead author Renato Morais from the...

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    13 killed in South Africa church collapse

    Johannesburg, April 19 (IANS) At least 13 people have died and many injured in South Africa after a wall collapsed at a Pentecostal church at the start of an Easter service, authorities said.The incident happened on Thursday night in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal and emergency medical services spokesperson Robert McKenzie linked the tragedy to heavy rainfall in the area, South Africa's...

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