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BSE closes points 134.37 down on Dec 1

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 134.37 points down to stand at 28,559.62. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 32.35 points down to stand at 8,555.90. GITANJALI and BERGER PAINT were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 19.96% and 11.78% along with TORRENT PHARMACEUTICALS LTD. and JETAIRWAYS with an increase of 8.81% and 8.09% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and INDIABULLS REAL ESTATE LTD. with a decrease of 5.47% and 5.25% along with KAILASH and UNITECH with a decrease of 4.94% and 4.88% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 63.87 points at 19,283.92 while the banking sector is up 10.22 points at 21,212.07 and the reality sector is down10.48 points at 1,672.58. The Indian currency is up 0.08% at Rs 62.07 per dollar. Dec 1, 2014
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Girl Scouts Cookies Go Online This Holiday Season

Girl Scouts in the US will start selling cookies online through a new platform called the "Digital Cookie" which allows them to track, sell and ship cookies through custom -designed web pages or a mobile application. Dec 1, 2014
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Amit Shah addresses rally in Jharkhand___s Barhi, attacks Congress

Barhi, Dec 01 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday while addressing a rally in Jharkhand___s Barhi urged people to give absolute majority to the party in poll-bound Jharkhand. Shah said the BJP government would change the fate of Jharkhand, if voted to power. He also attacked the Congress party on corruption issue. Dec 1, 2014
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Omega-3 can help curb smoking addiction

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Omega-3, an economical and easily available dietary supplement with almost no side effects, can help reduce smoking.Cigarette smoking reduces the levels of essential fatty acids in the brain, especially that of omega-3 and deficiency in omega-3 damages the cellular structure of nerve cells of the brain involved with feeling of pleasure and satisfaction.These areas are essential in reward and decision-making, and are very important in the process of the development, maintenance and relapse of the addiction and to the inability to stop smoking. Therefore, taking omega-3 supplements reduces craving for nicotine and even reduces the number of cigarettes that people smoke a day. Dec 1, 2014
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Talks with Shiv Sena going in positive direction: Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai, Dec 01 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said talks with Shiv Sena is going in positive direction. He further also said that only the official interlocutors in the BJP-Sena talks should comment on the parleys in order to let it move in a positive way. Last week, Fadnavis had said that talks with the Sena would be done by Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and state minister Chandrakant Patil. Fadnavis, who held meeting with Sena leaders last night, expressed confidence that a positive outcome would emerge out of the talks. Dec 1, 2014
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Arun Jaitley says mergers and acquisitions need encouragement

New Delhi, Dec 1 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that Mergers and Acquisitions (MandA) needed to be encouraged to promote the size of corporates. Jaitley said this while delivering an inaugural speech at the opening session of the International Competition Network (ICN) Merger workshop in New Delhi. Jaitley added that there is also a need to understand when to draw a red line while implementing the competition law. The two-day international workshop is being organised by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on the theme-'International cooperation and remedies in merger review'. The finance minister said that CCI was evolving by involving significant business activities. Dec 1, 2014
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Activists distribute condoms to sex workers in Kolkata on World AIDS Day

Kolkata, Dec 01 (ANI): Sex workers in Sonagachi, one of Asia's largest red light districts located in Kolkata, pledged not to have sex without condoms to mark the World AIDS Day on Monday. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is spread via blood, semen and breast milk. There is no cure for the infection, but AIDS can be kept at bay for many years with antiretroviral drugs. In the global battle against HIV/AIDS, sex workers like those in Sonagachi are a crucial link in a chain of infection. A 19-year-old sex worker who is in this profession because of her truant husband, said that cleanliness is very important to fight HIV/AIDS. The Project Director of HIV Intervention Programme in Sonagachi, Puja Roy, said that free condom service was initiated aiming to make Sonagachi a 'zero AIDS' region. Dec 1, 2014