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Powerful feudalists with BJP support targeting Bihar's Mahadalits'
Pat Oct 18 (IANS) Mahadalits, the poorest of the socially marginalised in Bihar, have been targeted by powerful feudal forces which have the full support of opposition BJP to defame and destabilize the government led by Jitan Ram Manjhi, a Mahadalit himself, the head of the organisation meant for the community's welfare has said.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 3:06:19 PM

NASA orbiters set for close encounter with comet near Mars
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) A comet called C/2013 A1 or Siding Spring will pass within about 139,500 kms of Mars Sunday, NASA said in a statement.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:36:12 PM

Playing action video games boost motor skills
Toronto, Oct 18 (IANS) People who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed are quicker learners of skills such as typing or riding a bike, a study says.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:32:11 PM

Warming climate restructuring bird population
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Driven by a warming climate, birds typically found in more southerly regions are gradually pushing north, restructuring the communities of birds that spend their winter in northern latitudes, research has found.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:20:05 PM

Project to scan 'social pollution' on Twitter
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers at the Indiana University in the US are working on an ambitious project to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:46:09 PM

Hurricane Gonzalo weakens after passing Bermuda
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Hurricane Gonzalo has weakened after it passed over Bermuda in the North Atlantic Ocean.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:44:03 PM

Protests in Mexico over missing students
Mexico City, Oct 18 (IANS) Thousands of protesters have marched through Mexico's Pacific coastal resort of Acapulco demanding justice for 43 missing college students.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:38:05 PM

'Nanoflares' behind heating of the Sun's corona
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Providing a clue to why the Sun's corona is so much hotter than its surface, a study found that miniature solar flares called 'nanoflares' and the speedy electrons they produce may be the source of that heat.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:38:04 PM

US plane on secret mission returns to Earth
Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) After spending about 22 months orbiting the Earth on a secret mission, a US Air Force X-37B unmanned, reusable space plane has finally returned.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:06:04 PM

Smoking during pregnancy alters newborn's DNA
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Babies born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy may find it difficult to cope with stressors of daily life later due to an alteration in DNA of a gene that regulates passage of stress hormones from mother to foetus, a study says.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:44:03 AM

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