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Facebook restores world’s biggest page for Atheists after outcry

Facebook has restored 'Atheist Republic', by far the biggest page operated by the Atheist community on any social media network, after it was shut down using 'mass reporting' by religious people.The move followed a big outcry among atheists and free-speech advocates online.The page was taken down about 24 hours ago,

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Brett Lee works towards a deafness-free India

On the occasion of International Week of the Deaf, renowned Australian cricketer and global hearing ambassador of Cochlear Ltd Brett Lee asked to take a pledge to free India from deafness.Australian cricket icon, Brett Lee, was announced as Cochlear's first Global Hearing Ambassador in 2015.Brett's target is raising awareness about

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Glenmark Pharma discovers potential new anti-cancer drug

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said its overseas subsidiary has discovered a molecule that can potentially be used in targeting even difficult-to-treat lung cancer and colorectal cancer.The GBR 1372 molecule was discovered in the pharma company's Swiss laboratory and that the company plans to file an application with the US Food and Drug

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US FDA updates warning against widespread use of fluoroquinolones

The US Food & Drug Administration issued a warning against casual usage of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, arguably the most widely used broad-spectrum antibiotic in India.USFDA advised that the side effects caused by the use of fluoroquinolone antibacterial drugs would outweigh the benefits for patients who have alternative treatment options.Patients with acute sinusitis, acute bronchitis

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Ayush ministry signs MOU with US Pharmacopeial to strengthen traditional medicine

Ministry of Ayush, government of India signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with United States Pharmacopeial Convention for cooperation in the field of traditional medicine.The aim is to promote the safety, quality and integrity of traditional medicines and botanical dietary supplements, the government said.The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a

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Admins of Kerala Facebook group face death threats over anti-religious posts

The administration panel of Kerala's biggest anti-superstition and rationalist Facebook groups has come under death threats for prompting believers to desert the Islamic faith.The blog, named Mujahir 2015, is written in Malayalam, the language spoken in Kerala."Those who insult the Prophet must be killed," the blog said. "To carry out

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India’s largest parody religion calls ‘believers’ to mega congregation

Dinkoism, India's largest parody religion, is holding its first 'mega congregation' this Sunday at Calicut in the southern state of Kerala.The religion was floated after rationalists and science activists -- tired of holding 'logical' arguments with religious fanatics about everything from evolution to abortion to women's rights -- decided exaggeration

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