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Night-shift Workers Beware: Researchers Find Out Why Virus Replicate Faster in Mornings

Humans are more susceptible to infection in the mornings as our body clock mechanism is prone to be weaker to the ability of viruses to replicate and spread between cells, ...

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SKS Microfinance Turns Heat on Rivals, Raises Ticket Size to 50K, Interest Rate Down at 19.75%

SKS Microfinance has announced cuts in its interest rates for the fourth time in a year bringing the interest rates on its micro-credit to 19.75%, the lowest in the industry, ...

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Govt Cracks on Onion Prices, Allows Faster Imports, Struggles to Keep it Below Rs.40 per kg

The Indian government has cracked whip on rising prices of onions in the country going for a faster track imports and a tender has been floated for 10,000 MT of ...

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Lean Dogs Liver Longer, Counter Obesity in Your Pets, say Experts

As 190 million Americans have pets, the obesity among them is one major issue bothering many of them, whether they are their pet dogs or cats at homes. Giving dogs ...

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Service Tax Rate Up from 12% to 14% from June 1, 2015, Swachh Bharat Cess Next

As made out in the Union Budget, 2015, the official increase in Service Tax from 12% to 14% will become effective from June 1, 2015, imposing additional burden on the ...

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Nepal Quake Pushed Kathmandu Valley Up by 80cm: Survey

The change tectonic plates that triggered the Neap earthquake on Aprl 25 resulted in the altitude of the Kathmandu Valley getting elevated by 80 cm, said authorities based on some ...

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Akshaya Tritiya 2015 Rush for Gold, Jewellery Marks 25% Hike in Sales

To usher in good fortune in their lives on Akshaya Tritiya, buyers flocked jewellery shops on Tuesday, as retailers witnessed brisk sales of gold and jewellery that may be around ...

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Gross Direct Tax Collections up by 10.67%: Ministry

Gross direct tax collections during April-February of the Financial Year 2014-15 is up by 10.67 percent at Rs. 6,12,432 crore as against Rs. 5,53,373 crore collected during the same period ...

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Occasional fasting may help you live longer: Study

Intermittent fasting may actually help people live longer and healthier, says a study after experimenting on mice that has shown to extend lifespan and to improve age-related diseases. “We found that ...

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Yes, high-fat diet cut heart attack damage in short run: study

High fat diet andheart health never go hand-in-hand but scientists say eating high-fat diet may protect the heart in the short run but warn against taking the advice as a ...

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Petrol Price on Upward Move Again; Hiked by 82 Paise, Diesel by 61 Paise; Why?

Petrol Price Kicks Off Upward Move, Hike by 82 Paise, 61 Paise from Midnight Halting almost a 6-month trend of declining petrol and diesel prices, the oil companies have reversed ...

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Micro-finance loans up 33% in October-December Quarter 2014: MFIN

Micro-finance firms’ association MicroFinance Institutions Network (MFIN) Saturday said there has been an increase of 23 percent in micro-credit borrowers. The loans from these companies rose by 33 percent during ...

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Jogging? Don’t run fast if you want to live longer, suggest researchers

Jogging fast could do more harm than good, while just an hour of slow running per week could bolster your chances of living long, say researchers. “If your goal is ...

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Diabetes drug may decrease cancer risk only in non-smokers: study

Depending on their smoking history, a drug may have contrary effects on people suffering from diabetes – reducing lung cancer risk among nonsmokers and increasing the risk among smokers, showing ...

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3-day Weekend: People Queueing up to Holdiay Destinations, Airfares Touch Skyhigh

With an extended weekend ahead starting Saturday, followed by Sunday and Republic Day Monday, many people are making plans to enjoy the ‘mini vacation’. According to travel companies, there has ...

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Tiger population goes up in India by 30%

India’s Union Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the population of tigers in India recorded an increase to the tune of 30.5 percent in the recent national ...

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India Upbeat on 15% Increase Japanese Companies Presence in Country

India welcomed the rise of 15 percent in Japanese companies coming to the country during 2014 and stressed that Japan is a key partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make ...

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India Internet Users to Reach 192 Million by March, 213 Million by June, 2015, says IAMAI

The year-end figures for Internet users in India showed that the exponentially growing use of mobile internet has ushered in new segment making the total users in India stand at ...

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1990 vs 2013: Global life expectancy increased by more than 6 years, says study

Global life expectancy study conducted for 2013 has shown that it increased by 6.2 years, compared to 1990, according to a study published by The Lancet, which means on an ...

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Fasting During Festivals Good for Brain, to Boost Memory, Learning Skills: Study

Exercise tops the list of recommendations of neruologists for long but now they are adding occasional fasting, which is not new to Indians who observe fasting on festivals, especially during ...

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