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Why are we biased about nuclear power?

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to triple the country's nuclear power capacity by 2023-24. No sooner had he done so than some quarters issued statements protesting against the proposed Jaitapur power plant in Maharashtra. This highlights the sharp responses that nuclear power generates, which are partly responsible for the slow growth of nuclear ...

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Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles

Paris, Oct 26 (IANS) Chinese shuttlers are assured of winning both women's singles and doubles titles ahead of Sunday's finals at the $275,000 French Open Super Series badminton tournament. World No.1 Li Xuerui overcame Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the semi-finals, beating the 2013 world champion 21-18, 21-12 in just 37 minutes Saturday, reports Xinhua. It proves that I've be...

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Opposition in slight lead over Brazilian president

Brasilia, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian opposition candidate, Aecio Neves, led incumbent President Dilma Rousseff by one-and-a-half percent in an opinion poll, as they approached Sunday's presidential runoff. The poll, released Saturday showed Neves with 50.3 percent of valid votes against 49.7 percent for Rousseff. The survey, taken from a sample of 2,002 respondents in 137 mu...

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FC Porto slam Arouca 5-0

Lisbon, Oct 26 (IANS) FC Porto slammed Arouca 5-0 in the eighth round of the Portuguese football league, with goals from Quintero, Jackson Martinez, Casemiro and Aboubakar, at the Estadio Nacional de Aveiro. Colombia midfielder Juan Quintero scored first for Porto, shooting a left-footed effort in the 24th minute Saturday night to the upper left corner, reports Xinhua. Martinez s...

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Tunisia set for first poll under new constitution

London, Oct 26 (IANS) Tunisia Sunday is set to elect its first full parliament under a new constitution passed earlier this year. The election is the final stage of the political transition, which followed the ousting of authoritarian leader, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, BBC reported. More than 50,000 security personnel and nearly 20,000 soldiers are expected to be deployed t...

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Hannover increase Dortmund's woes, Stuttgart overpower Frankfurt

Berlin, Oct 26 (IANS) Hannover's Hiroshi Kiyotake shoved Borussia Dortmund into a crisis while Stuttgart fought back twice to down Frankfurt 5-4 in the ninth round of the German Bundesliga. Dortmund suffered their fourth straight loss (0-1) in the Bundesliga as Kiyotake's free-kick goal Saturday smoothed the way for Hannover's first win after three consecutive defeats, reports Xinhua.

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Delhi's Trilokpuri tense but no fresh clashes reported

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) East Delhi's Trilokpuri area remained tense but no fresh violence was reported, police said Sunday, a day after five people were shot at during a communal clash. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ajay Kumar told IANS: The situation is tense but under control. No fresh violence or clashes have been reported from the area. The police have detained around 70 pe...

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Sadashiv Amrapurkar's condition stable

Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar who was hospitalised here due to a lung infection is now stable, his daughter Reema Amrapurkar said Sunday. The 64-year-old actor, known for his performances in 'Sadak', 'Ardh Satya' among others, was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital two weeks back. He is stable right now and has shown signs of improvement, his da...

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Nine killed in Assam accident

Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS) At least nine people, including five women, were killed when the bus they were travelling on fell into a gorge in Assam's Nagaon district early Sunday, police said. At least 26 people were injured in the accident that took place at Natoli around 1.30 a.m. The Assam State Transport Corporation bus was on its way to Guwahati from Lakhimpur. At Natoli, the bu...

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Pleasant Sunday in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) It will be a pleasant Sunday here and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 32 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. The sky will remain clear and the day would be sunny and pleasant, said an official with the India Meteorological Department. Sunday morning was sunny and the minimum temperature settled two notches above the season's average at...

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Ukraine to vote Sunday

Kiev, Oct 26 (IANS/TASS) Ukrainian voters will cast their franchise Sunday to elect a new parliament. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had terminated the existing parliament Aug 25, three months after he came to power. Opinion polls carried out Saturday revealed that six or seven Ukrainian parties have a chance to get into the new parliament. The Petro Poroshenko Bloc...

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Indian American author's 'Unsuitable Celibate' released on Amazon's Kindle

Chicago, Oct 26 (IANS) A novella that deals with the complex issue of celibacy and teenaged monks among certain sections of the Indian American community has just been released for the global market on Amazon's Kindle. Unsuitable Celibate: Mistaken Glory of Celibacy written by Dr. Bharat Thakkar, a well-known reliability and quality control expert and highly regarded poet, critically exa...

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Over 12,000 runners to participate in Nairobi marathon

Nairobi, Oct 26 (IANS) More than 12,000 runners have registered for the 12th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi International here Sunday. World class athletes will fight it out for top honours against newcomers who include Collins Tanui and Geoffrey Kosgei in the 42 km full marathon which has a grand prize of $18,000 for both men's and women's categories, reports Xinhua. ...

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Huddersfield manager praises Wells for salvaging draw

London, Oct 26 (IANS/CMC) Huddersfield manager Chris Powell praised returning striker Nahki Wells after the Bermuda football international scored twice post the break to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw against Ipswich in a English Championship match. With greater accuracy Wells might easily have added to his tally, twice blazing over the bar when well placed Saturday, reports CMC. P...

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Ancelotti delighted after Clasico win

Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema gave them a well deserved 3-1 win over arch rivals FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Madrid had fallen behind to an early Neymar goal Saturday night, but reacted well and dominated the second half to take all three points and move to within a p...

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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Following are the standings of the Brazilian Serie A championship after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Cruzeiro 31 18 7 6 54 32 61 Atletico Mineiro 31 15 9 7 42 32 54 Internacional 31 16 5 10 41 32 53 Sao Paulo ...

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Fred strike secures Fluminense win

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Fred scored in second-half injury time as Fluminense defeated Atletico Paranaense 2-1 in the Brazilian Serie A championship. Cleberson appeared to earn the visitors an unlikely draw when he canceled out Wagner's opener with a 91st-minute header at the Maracana stadium Saturday, reported Xinhua. But Fred regained the lead for the...

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Memories of turbulent times, difficult loyalties: Tan Twan Eng's Malaysia in war novels

Among historical events that have left an enduring influence, the Second World War is certainly one that lives up to its name. Its European, African and American components are adequately depicted, but the Asian experience, while not entirely absent, is quite under-represented. And this is despite the early 20th century being quite a tumultuous era for the region - older conflicts (the China-Japa...

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French Ligue 1 standings

Paris, Oct 26 (IANS) Following are the standings of French Ligue 1 after matches Saturday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), according to Xinhua. Marseille 10 8 1 1 25 8 25 Paris Saint-Germain 11 5 6 0 21 7 21 Nantes 11 5 4 2 10 7 19 Bordeaux 11 5 3 3 16 13 18 Lyon ...

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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, Oct 26 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich 8 6 2 0 21 2 20 Hoffenheim 9 4 5 0 13 7 17 Borussia Moenchengladbach 8 4 4 0 ...

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