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Afghanistan will not endanger regional security: Ghani

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said here Wednesday that his country will not allow its territory to be used to harm its neighbours. Addressing the opening function of the 18th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), Ghani dwelt extensively on the challenges Afghanistan faced and called for greater integration with the region's more ...

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Miley Cyrus not pregnant, says representative

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) The rumour of singer Miley Cyrus's pregnancy is untrue, her representative has said. According to an earlier report by Life & Style, Cyrus is expecting her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger's child. But the 22-year-old's reprentatives have another story to tell, reports GossipCop.com. It's not true. Every day she's (Cyrus) either dead or pregnant. Fr...

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Kidman, Witherspoon back on small screen

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actors Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are heading back to television with new series Big Little Liars. They have been roped in to star alongside each other in a limited series based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name. The script has been written by David E. Kelley, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The project isn't attached to a network yet, b...

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Sensex makes gains; FMCG stocks rise

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) A day after it plunged 162 points or 0.57 percent, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading 79.12 points or 0.28 percent up in the mid-afternoon trading session Wednesday. Healthy buying was observed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), metal and capital goods. Interest-sensitive stocks like automobile, bank and consumer durables also witnessed good...

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Lok Sabha speaker rejects adjournment motion over black money

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Wednesday rejected a notice by the Congress party for an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha on the issue of black money. She also refused to suspend the question hour to discuss the matter. Mahajan, however, agreed to let the matter, which is already listed in the business of the day, be discussed at the earliest. The adjo...

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Goa Police training 300 women cops in counselling

Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Counselling skills are being imparted to 300 policewomen, including 80 sub-inspectors of Goa Police, to enable them handle better cases involving crimes against women, Director General of Police (DGP) T.N. Mohan said. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a women's rights-related function Tuesday, Mohan said the trained officers and constables will be uniformly poste...

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26/11: B-Town stars recall hours of terror

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) With a prayer in their heart for the martyrs and a hope for peace, stars of the Hindi film industry Wednesday recalled the 60 hours of terror unleashed by 10 Pakistani gunmen in Mumbai, six years after the city became a victim of one of the worst terror strikes on this day. As many as 166 people, including 26 foreigners, were gunned down during the dreaded attack No...

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Blu-ray discs can boost solar energy supply

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Regarded as one of the best ways to store high-definition movies and television shows because of their high-density data storage capacity, Blu-ray discs have also shown to improve the performance of solar cells, says a new research. The pattern of information written on a Blu-ray disc works very well for improving light absorption across the solar spectrum, the fi...

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TV frequencies to deliver Wi-Fi internet in future

London, Nov 26 (IANS) What if you could download songs or transfer movies at any given location with the help of a 'super Wi-Fi' network that reached your smartphone via TV frequencies? German scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have proposed to make some TV frequencies available free of cost and use them to extend existing wireless networks (Wi-Fi) instead of using...

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QPR's midfielder Sandro sidelined until new year

London, Nov 26 (IANS) English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers (QPR) have disclosed that their Brazilian midfielder Sandro would be out of action until the new year. The 25-year-old was injured in QPR's 0-1 loss away to Newcastle Saturday and was substituted after 61 minutes, reports Xinhua. Sandro joined QPR on transfer deadline day from London rivals Tottenham Hots...

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Mannara has lived up to her role in 'Zid': Priyanka

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is all praise for her cousin Mannara's debut Bollywood performance in Zid and says she has perfectly lived up to the challenging role. She (Mannara) is extremely free. She is not conscious of herself. For the first time, I have seen her act and I can say it is a very difficult part that she has been given in the film. There are a lot of compl...

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Brain knows what is virtual or real: Study

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-life environments, shows a study. The finding can be significant for people who use virtual reality for gaming, military, commercial, scientific or other purposes. The pattern of activity in a brain region involved in spatial learning in the virtual world is completely differe...

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High voter turnout success of democracy: Omar

Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and working president of the National Conference (NC) Omar Abdullah Wednesday said the high voter turnout in the state assembly polls is a success of democracy. He filed his nomination papers for the Sonawar assembly constituency in Srinagar district Wednesday. He was accompanied by senior party leaders and supporters. High...

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Global warming aiding spread of honeybee-harming parasite

London, Nov 26 (IANS) Global warming is aiding the spread of a parasite that is decreasing honeybee populations around the world, a research has found. The research compared pathogen growth in honeybees that were infected with both the exotic parasite Nosema ceranae, and its native relative Nosema apis. While both parasites inhibit each other's growth, the exotic Nosema ceranae h...

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Modi proposes Saarc business traveller card

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday proposed a Saarc business traveller card for making it easier for traders and merchants in the region to travel and access one another's markets. India will now give business visa for 3-5 years for Saarc. Let`s make it even easier for our businesses through a Saarc business traveller card, the prime minister said as the two-...

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Messi's record will boost Barcelona's confidence: Teammate

Madrid, Nov 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona forward Pedro Rodriguez has said that teammate Lionel Messi's record-breaking feat and new striker Luis Suarez's first goal for the club will serve as a confidence booster for the rest of the season. It's a great joy, a confidence booster which will bring lots of harmony, Pedro said Tuesday, reports Xinhua. It's really what we want for the team,...

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Centipedes' genome reveals how life evolved

London, Nov 26 (IANS) In a first, scientists have genetically sequenced the genome of the centipede, gaining new insight into how life developed on our planet. The genetic data reveals how creatures transitioned from their original dwelling-place in the sea to living on land. The use of different evolutionary solutions to similar problems shows that myriapods (which include centi...

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Modi moots infrastructure finance facility for Saarc region

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) To hasten economic integration within Saarc nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday proposed to come up with a special purpose facility to finance infrastructure projects in the region that will enhance connectivity and trade. Infrastructure is my greatest priority in India. And, I also want to set up a special purpose facility in India to finance infrast...

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Obesity increasing cancer cases

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) Excess body weight causes over 480,000 new cancer cases per year - 3.6 percent of cancers worldwide - in adults, new estimates suggest. The burden is far higher in more developed countries with almost two-thirds (64 percent) of these obesity-related cancers occurring in North America and Europe, the findings showed. Our findings add support for a global ...

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No talks planned with Pakistan: India

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) India Wednesday said there was no structured meeting planned between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. We (have not planned) any structured meeting between our prime minister and the Pakistani prime minister simply because we have not received a request to that extent, Indian ministry of external affairs spokesman Syed Akbar...

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