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Modi pays tribute to Kalam

Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to late former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam here. PM @narendramodi paying respect to the #PeoplesPresident #APJAbdulKalam, spokerperson of the defence ministry Sitanshu Kar tweeted along with a picture of the prime minister. Kalam died while addressing students at the Indian Institute of ...

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20 killed in Nepal landslide

Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) Twenty people were killed and 42 were missing following a landslide in Kaski district in Nepal on Thursday, Xinhua reported, citing officials. ...

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Airlines sued for injuries caused by obese man

Sydney, July 30 (IANS) An Australian man sued Etihad Airways on Thursday, claiming that he got a back injury after being forced to sit next to an obese individual. James Andres Bassos told a Brisbane court in a statement that he was forced to twist and contort his body for long periods on a 2011 flight from Sydney to Dubai, Xinhua reported. Bassos's claim states the grossly overw...

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Brain chemical linked to sleeplessness identified

London, July 30 (IANS) Researchers have identified a brain chemical absence of which can lead to hyperactivity and sleeplessness. In the experiments, mice without the GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) chemical developed characteristics similar to a medical condition called mania, in which patients experience restlessness and sleeplessness, the study noted. This discovery could help ...

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Parthepan's daughter to assist Mani Ratnam

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Tamil actor-filmmaker R. Parthepan's daughter R.S. Keerthana is currently assisting filmmaker Mani Ratnam on his yet-untitled Tamil project, which features Karthi and Dulquer Salmaan in the lead roles. Keerthana is one of the assistant directors on the team. She's currently busy auditioning the supporting cast for the project, a source from the film's unit told IA...

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Rope made in Bihar jail used to hang Memon

Patna, July 30 (IANS) A rope supplied by a Bihar jail was used to hang 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday, an official said. The rope supplied by Buxar Central Jail was used for hanging Yakub Memon, its superintendent, S.K. Choudhary, said. The rope is supplied to different jails across the country for hanging purposes and it was used to hang Yakub Menon, h...

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36 new additional secretaries appointed

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The central government, in a midnight reshuffle of senior bureaucrats, appointed 36 new additional secretaries on Thursday. Major appointments include Arun Goel as the vice chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Yogendra Tripathy as the CMD of Food Corporation of India, an official statement said. Nikhilesh Jha has been appointed director of t...

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Nitya Menen in Suriya's '24'

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Actress Nitya Menen, who was last seen in Mani Ratnam's O Kadhal Kanmani, has paired up with actor Suriya for the first time in upcoming Tamil thriller 24, which also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu. Nitya has been roped in for an important role. She's currently shooting for the project in Mumbai, a source close to the actress told IANS. Reportedly, Suriya p...

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Boeing committed to MH370 search

Beijing, July 30 (IANS) Boeing China said on Thursday it is committed to the search for the missing MH370 flight following reports of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean. Like the global aviation industry, Boeing shares the same aim of locating the missing plane and knowing the cause of the incident, Xinhua reported, citing a Boeing China statement. There were reports that the pla...

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Strongest Aurora found beyond solar system

Washington, July 30 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered the first aurora that is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen beyond the solar system. The aurora - similar to the famous Northern Lights on Earth - was found not from a planet but from a low-mass star at the boundary between stars and brown dwarfs. The discovery reveals a major difference between the magnetic ...

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Singapore's unemployment rate up

Singapore, July 30 (IANS) Singapore's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 2 percent in the second quarter after trending downwards for the past four quarters, the ministry of manpower said on Thursday. Preliminary estimates showed that the overall unemployment rate edged up from 1.8 percent in March to 2 percent in June, Xinhua reported. There were 3,633,500 employed people in...

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Jindal slams rivals for saying 'outlandish things'

Washington, July 30 (IANS) Louisiana's Indian American Governor Bobby Jindal has accused fellow Republican presidential candidates of saying extreme things, outlandish things to garner publicity ahead of primary elections. Right now you've got a lot of candidates, they're willing to say extreme things, outlandish things to get on TV, to get in the debates, said Jindal who currently figur...

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La Vie: Hidden gem in one of Delhi's most posh markets

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Amidst the rush to get into one of the regular eateries for a meal, there is this one quaint little place which invites you for an altogether different experience. La Vie, meaning street in Italian, opened its doors in April. The menu consists of Italian food, whose specialties are pizzas from a wood-fired oven. Located in South Delhi's posh Khan Market,...

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Inflammatory bowel disease doubles anxiety disorder risk

Toronto, July 30 (IANS) People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have twice the odds of having a generalised anxiety disorder at some point in their lives when compared to those without IBD, says a new study. The researchers found that female IBD sufferers are particularly vulnerable to anxiety disorders. Women with IBD such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis have f...

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Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur, to be buried in Mumbai

Nagpur/Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was hanged till death at Maharashtra's Nagpur Central Jail on Thursday morning, officials said. He was sent to the gallows -- on his 54th birthday on Thursday -- after several of his court appeals and clemency petitions were rejected by various courts, including the Bombay High C...

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Soldier killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu

Jammu, July 30 (IANS) A soldier was killed in ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, sources said on Thursday. A soldier was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan troops in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC yesterday (Wednesday), a defence source told IANS. There was a single round of unprovoked sniper fire from across the LoC that hit ...

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Saddened by Memon's execution: Tharoor

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he was saddened by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday. Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being. State-sponsored killing diminishes us all by reducing us to murderers too, Tharoor tweeted. There is no evidence that death penalty serves as a deterrent, to the contr...

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Delhi on alert after Yakub Memon's hanging

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) An alert has been sounded here following 1993 Mumbai serial blast convict Yakub Memon's hanging in Nagpur jail on Thursday. Delhi Police has beefed up security. Delhi Police PRO Rajan Bhagat told IANS that police personnel are already vigilant and watchful after the terror attack in Punjab and the alert is being maintained. Additional police and...

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Google's black ribbon tribute to Kalam

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Google on Thursday paid tribute to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, with a black ribbon on its homepage. Kalam died of a cardiac arrest while addressing students at the Indian Institute of Management in Shillong on Monday. His last rites took place at his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. ...

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NASA probe spots unusual red arcs on icy Saturn moon

Washington, July 30 (IANS) Like graffiti sprayed by an unknown artist, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted unexplained arc-shaped, reddish streaks on the surface of Saturn's icy moon Tethys. The red arcs are narrow, curved lines on the moon's surface, and are among the most unusual colour features on Saturn's moons to be revealed by Cassini's cameras, the US space agency said in a stat...

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