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New chief secretary for Mizoram

Aizawl, Nov 1 (IANS) Lalmalsawma, who was working as a principal secretary with the Delhi government, has taken over charge as Mizoram's new chief secretary, an official said here Saturday. Lalmalsawma took the charge as Mizoram's chief secretary Friday after the superannuation of L. Tochhawng, who retired from service, the official said. L. Tochhawng was the first woman chief se...

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US-Japan joint rain radar mission to end next year

Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) After 17 years of groundbreaking 3-D images of rain and storms, the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) will come to an end next year, the US space agency said in a statement. NASA predicts that science operations will cease in or around April 2015. Orbiting at an angle to the equator that covers 35...

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How to increase your popularity on Twitter

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Having a large number of followers on Twitter is a more efficient strategy to gain popularity on the social networking site than increasing your number of tweets, said a study. Messages from influential people have much more impact and less popular users can gain popularity by increasing their activity and their tweets, but the outcome is costly and inefficient, the ...

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New credit transfer system to be presented Nov 11: Irani

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Saturday said that a new credit transfer system from class 9 up till the Ph.D level will be presented Nov 11. You will be pleased to know that on Nov 11 we will be presenting to the nation a credit transfer system from class 9 onward up to PhD, which...gives you enough credits to get back into the university system....

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Gill, Musa top in Rally de Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) Gaurav Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif of Team Mahindra Adventure and in a XUV 500, scripted their 20th win together as they shrugged off a 16.6 second overnight deficit to annex the Overall title in the Rally de Bengal, the fourth round of the FMSCI Indian Rally Championship here Saturday. Meanwhile, the Bangalore pair of Rahul Kanthraj and Vivek Bhatt of Team Yokoh...

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Sexist slur against Nikki Haley; media calls it only a 'gaffe'

Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) Reflecting the falling standard of US politics, the Democratic opponent of South Carolina's Indian-origin Governor Nikki Haley called her a whore, but more shockingly the mainstream US media largely ignored the story. Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa, the daughter of Sikh immigrant parents, herself addressed her opponent's sexist comments this week saying Vincent Sheh...

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Bangalore renamed Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Nov 1 (IANS) Karnataka's capital Bangalore Saturday shed its colonial name to become Bengaluru along with 11 other cities across the state, renamed in the native Kannada language. The renaming of India's tech hub and other cities coincided with Karnataka's 59th formation day. An official told IANS here: The state government late Friday notified that Bangalore and 11 ot...

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Wear your sweatshirt right

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) A sweatshirt is a must-have item in your autumn-winter wardrobe. Mix it up with jeggings or team it up with hot pants to jazz up the look. Sweatshirts are not only comfortable and cosy, but they can be high on style and apt for different occasions, if worn the right way. Pop star Rihanna, for example, wore one with a pair of denim cut-offs. Her red lips,...

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When Jake Gyllenhaal went out with real nightcrawlers

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who features in Nightcrawler, found it a dangerous experience to venture out in the dark to prepare for his role in the movie. But he found it to be exciting too! He even witnessed a scene of an accident first-hand. For his role of Lou Bloom, a career-hungry guy in the unscrupulous world of freelance crime journalism, Gyllenhaal we...

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Undergo seaweed body wrap for a beautiful you

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Try seaweed body wraps in a spa for improved skin elasticity and reduction of cellulite. A seaweed wrap is typically made by combining seaweed with hot water and sometimes essential oils, clay and other skin-loving ingredients. The thick paste is applied and spread over the entire body. Your body is then wrapped in a heated towel, sheet or blanket while the paste is ...

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Al Qaeda threatens to disrupt Australian fuel supplies

Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Al Qaeda has urged Islamic militants to attack oil tankers in maritime hotspots that supply Australia with up to 70 percent of its petrol, a media report said Saturday. The terror threat to its fuel supply lines has raised concerns over the nation's near-complete reliance on imported fuel, The Melbourne Age reported. In the first issue of the militant group's...

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Membership of four rebel JD-U MLAs terminated

Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) Bihar Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary Saturday terminated the membership of four rebel JD-U MLAs Gayanendra Singh Gayanu, Rahul Sharma, Ravinder Rai and Neeraj Bablu. Choudhary told mediapersons here that the decision was taken on the basis of charges levelled against them by the JD-U. The speaker took the decision after repeated hearing of their cases...

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Gear up for tennis: CTL team co-owner Ajay Devgn

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgn, who is the co-owner of the Delhi franchisee of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), says everyone should be ready for a lot of tennis this month. I now own a Tennis Team @DelhiDreams_CTL team at @CTLIndia2014. Gear up for a lot of tennis this November, Ajay posted on Twitter. His association with the Delhi Dreams team was an...

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Rajani Sankaran to officiate as BHAVINI CMD

Chennai, Nov 1 (IANS) With the central government yet to decide on the person to head it, India's fast breeder reactor power company, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd (BHAVINI) has appointed Rajani Sankaran as the officiating chairman and managing director (CMD) for three months. I have handed over charge as chairman and managing director yesterday (Oct 31). The government has appoin...

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Six die as boat capsizes in Bihar

Patna, Nov 1 (IANS) At least six people, including three children, were killed and five others went missing when a boat capsized in Bihar's Jamui district Saturday, police said. The accident took place in Gahi Dam. Six bodies were recovered from the dam by villagers and five others are missing, a police officer said. According to police, 16 people were on the boat when i...

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telematics4u to expand footprint to 150 countries

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider telematics4u is planning to expand its footprint to 150 countries in the next four-five years, Pratap Hegde, chairman and managing director of the company, said. We are present in 55 countries now through a network of 150 local service providers. We want to expand our footprint to 150 countries in the next fo...

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Online campaign seeks reopening of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) The central government was Saturday asked to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the 1984 massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. A large number of people participated in an online campaign by Amnesty International India in Delhi and Bangalore to call for justice to the 1984 carnage victim...

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Chinese citizens get more power to sue government

Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China Saturday adopted an amendment to expand the people's right to sue the government. Members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed the amendment to the Administrative Procedure Law through a vote at the bi-monthly legislative session, reported Xinhua. According to the amendment, courts will launch administrative proceedings i...

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Mamata's hold on power becomes precarious

The security risk posed by the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh has always been known, but few had anticipated that the virtually unchecked flow of aliens over the years would enable a Bangladeshi terrorist group to establish a base in West Bengal with the objective of assassinating the prime minister and leader of the opposition in Dhaka. What is more disconcerting is that their sinis...

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Deep to lead Indian junior women's hockey team

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Defender Deep Grace Ekka will lead the junior Indian women's hockey team to New Zealand for a six-match Test series Nov 5-13. The 18-member squad was named by Hockey India (HI) selectors B.P. Govinda, R.P. Singh, Mamta Kharb, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, coach N.S. Saini and physiotherapist Chitrangana Modi on the basis of trials conducted in Bhopal ...

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