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Global gender gap report one-sided: Men's rights group

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A men's rights group Thursday said the World Economic Forum report on the global gender gap index was one-sided and unscientific and asked the Indian government to oppose it. In the report, India was ranked low at 114 out of 142 countries for which the report was made. As usual, scarcely populated Scandinavian countries like Finland, Norway and Iceland wi...

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Re-open anti-Sikh riot cases in Delhi, says BJP

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The BJP Thursday demanded re-investigation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases which were closed by Delhi Police, and sought distribution of pending compensations of Rs.182 crore among the victims. In a letter to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajender Nagar legislator R.P. Singh said the Nanavati Commission recommended r...

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Did you sleep well? This device will show

Tokyo, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Japanese video game company Nintendo Thursday announced it will develop a device to track and improve the quality of sleep, the latest venture of the company to get into the eHealth business. The new device will be developed in collaboration with American firm ResMed which specialises in technology to treat sleep disorders, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said in a pre...

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Traffic jam at top of La Liga

Madrid, Oct 30 (IANS) After the frantic activity of last weekend's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the La Liga settles down for slightly more mundane activity this weekend, although the round of matches is made all the more interesting by the traffic jam at the top of the table. Barcelona remain top of the table with 22 points despite last weekend's defeat, although Sevilla ha...

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India's online retail market to grow at 40-45 percent CAGR: Report

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India is among the most swiftly emerging online retail market across Asia Pacific region, with the sector poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40-45 percent during 2014-2018, according to research and consultancy firm RNCOS. The major reasons for this growth will include the increasing penetration of mobile internet, higher purchases of smart...

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Saina climbs to No.5 in rankings

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal climbed a place to be ranked No.5 in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. Back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Denmark and French Open this month, where she lost to Chinese Shixian Wang both times, has helped her re-enter the top-5 in the world. Meanwhile, compatriot ...

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Iraqi Peshmerga starts entering Syria's Kobane

Damascus, Oct 30 (IANS) A total of 10 Peshmerga fighters crossed the Turkish borders into Syria's predominantly Kurdish town of Kobane Thursday morning, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The 10 fighters are the first batch to enter the city since Turkey allowed the Peshmerga to join the fight in Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group...

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Shiv Sena may not join BJP government, says Rudy

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) The BJP Thursday said it was unlikely that former ally Shiv Sena will join the party's first government in Maharashtra, but talks were still on. Talks with Shiv Sena going on very amicably. No outcome yet. Seems unlikely Shiv Sena will be part of government as of now, Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in a tweet Thursday. Despit...

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UEFA rejects Sporting's request for replay of Schalke match

Lisbon, Oct 30 (IANS) Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has rejected Sporting Clube de Portugal's request for a replay of their Champions League match with Germany's Schalke 04 due to alleged refereeing errors. The protest put forward by Sporting was considered inadmissible by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body, UEFA said, reports Xinhua. Sporting wanted ...

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Kenyan marathoner Makau ready to prove critics wrong

Nairobi, Oct 30 (IANS) Former world marathon record holder Patrick Makau will be keen to silence his critics when he lines up at the Fukuoka Marathon in December. It has been two years of frustrations. I have been in and out of Kenya seeking medical attention. I have been to Germany more than three times to consult doctors and have seen as many doctors in Kenya, Makau said Wednesday, rep...

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Novel treatments for autism on horizon

Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Rare mutations in more than 100 genes affect networks in the brain that result in autism, showed two major genetic studies on the syndrome led by scientists at the University of California. Sixty of these genes met a 'high-confidence' threshold indicating that there is a greater than 90 percent chance that mutations in those genes contribute to autism risk. <...

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Kenya's Kimetto, Kipsang battle for marathon jackpot

Nairobi, Oct 30 (IANS) Wilson Kipsang and Dennis Kimetto will battle for the $500,000 World Marathon Majors (WMM) jackpot in Sunday's New York Marathon. The two boarded the same flight from here, heading for New York. But Kimetto will not be running but watching from the hotel room as Kipsang makes an attempt to win the New York Marathon, reports Xinhua. I am relaxed. I did my pa...

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Haryana bank heist: Two suspects arrested

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Haryana Police Thursday said two suspects have been arrested and over 10 kg of ornaments recovered in the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town. Burglars had dug a 125-feet-long tunnel from an adjoining building and broken into the locker room of the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB). The burglars opened 89 of the over 350 lockers in the room. The heist cam...

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Kerala HC allows heritage, four-star hotels to serve liquor

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (IANS) Hours after a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court Thursday allowed 62 heritage, four-and five-star hotel bars to operate from Thursday, it dismissed a fresh petition from the two-and three-star hotels seeking permission to operate for two more weeks. Justice K. Surendra Mohan Thursday gave the verdict on a plea by the Kerala Bar Hotel Owner...

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Oman invites Indian firms to profit from its FTAs

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Oman Thursday invited Indian business to set up base in the Gulf nation so as to access markets with which it has free trade agreements (FTAs) like those in its neighbourhood as well as the US. Adressing a meeting here organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, visiting Omani Commerce and Industry Minister Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy said since the Sultanat...

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Markets hit record highs

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday touched a record high of 27,390.60 points surpassing its previous high of 27,354.99 hit on Sep 8. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by IT, oil and gas, consumer durables, capital goods, banking and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (...

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Rishi Kapoor in hospital with malaria

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who was admitted to a hospital here after suffering from malaria, is likely to be discharged Thursday, said a source. The 62-year-old was hospitalised Wednesday at Lilavati hospital. Rishi Kapoor was hospitalised yesterday (Wednesday). Though it was suspected that he had dengue, nothing to worry. It's just malaria and he is absolu...

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Cinematic environment can transform smartphone into theatre

London, Oct 30 (IANS) Even a smartphone with a small screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience if the surroundings are stimulating enough, found a research. People are drawn to movie theatres primarily because of the surroundings, the researchers suggested. You begin to wonder why people continue to visit movie theatres when they can now watch everything at hom...

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Burkina Faso parliament building set on fire

Ouagadougou, Oct 30 (IANS) Protesters agitated over plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule have set fire to Parliament House, BBC reported Thursday. Having first come to power in a coup in 1987, Compaore has won four disputed elections since then. Parliament was due to consider amending the constitution to enable Compaore run for office again i...

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Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Thursday said he was inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not Narendra Modi to mark his son's annointment as the Naib Imam, saying the Indian prime minister was yet to win the confidence of the country's Muslims. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, however, said he had invited four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including...

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