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Neighbourhood in focus while marking out red lines

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The foreign policy inbox of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has Indeed been full right from the day of his swearing in. While the accolades have poured in for the prime minister's outreach to neighbours and interaction with major powers, the sudden cancellation of talks with Pakistan that highlighted the government's muscular approach has come in for criticism f...

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Ganesh Chaturthi begins in Hyderabad with gaiety

Hyderabad, Aug 29 (IANS) A festive spirit envelopes the city and other parts of Telangana as Ganesh Chaturthi began Friday with religious fervour. Hundreds of devotees performed 'puja' in Ganesh temples and to idols installed at specially decorated 'pandals' or makeshift platforms erected by various neighbourhood and traders' associations. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E....

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US midfielder Freddy Adu sues Brazilian club

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) US footballer Freddy Adu has launched legal action against his former Brazilian club Bahia over alleged unpaid wages. The 25-year-old former child prodigy is suing the Brazilian outfit for $220,000, according to documents lodged with a court in the northeastern city of Salvador, reports Xinhua. Adu also claims his contract was not formally terminated...

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Kings XI sign HTC Mobiles as official sponsor

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In the build up to the Champions League Twenty20, Kings XI Punjab Friday announced HTC Mobiles as an official sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL). According to the IPL team's press release, the sponsors will occupy the right chest position on the Kings XI Punjab playing jersey. The sixth edition of the Champions League is scheduled to start Sep 13...

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Sports minister pays tribute to Dhyan Chand on 109th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday paid rich tributes to Major Dhyan Chand on his 109th birth anniversary and hoped the new generation could take some inspiration from the legendary hockey player. The sports minister attended National Sports Day, celebrated to mark Major Dhyan Chand's birthday, function at the National Stadium with a garland being put over...

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Modi's 100 days: Has the 'acche din' hype hoomeranged?

A month after assuming office, Narendra Modi had rued the absence in his case of the customary honeymoon period for a new prime minister. Now, the by-election setbacks and signs of dissonance at the top have cast a further shadow on his first 100 days as prime minister. The sombre mood was not quite what he might have expected at the start of his tenure. The prime minister and his party ...

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Iceland volcano eruption triggers red alert

London, Aug 29 (IANS) The Icelandic Met Office raised its aviation warning level near the Bardarbunga volcano to red after an eruption began, BBC reported Friday. Scientists said a fissure eruption one-km-long started in a lava field near Vatnajokull glacier. Civil protection officials said Icelandic Air Traffic Control has closed the airspace above the eruption site up to a heig...

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Start talks with Pakistan: Mehbooba Mufti to centre

Jammu, Aug 29 (IANS) Mehbooba Mufti, president of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir, Friday appealed the central government to start defence minister level talks with Pakistan. Addressing a media conference here, Mufti said: The union government should start mature, meaningful defence minister level talks with Pakistan to carry forward the agenda of peace...

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Composer DSP overwhelmed with response to his US concerts

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Southern composer Devi Sri Prasad aka DSP, who has returned to India after a month-long musical tour in different US cities, is extremely touched by the response of his overseas fans to his concerts. The happiest moment for any musician is performing in front of amazing fans that fill our ears and hearts with reverberating cheering applause. I felt that experience ...

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PM pays tribute to hockey legend Dhyan Chand

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid tribute to hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand on his birth anniversary, which is being celebrated every year as National Sports Day. Our tributes to legendary Major Dhyan Chand on National Sports Day. His determination and dedication towards sports continues to inspire, Modi tweeted. We salute all our sportsmen and wo...

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Ganpati Bappa Morya - B-Town chants on Ganesh Chaturthi

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi Friday, a string of celebrities including Akshay Kumar and Priyanka have wished that the lord brings love and peace in everyone's lives. The celebrities took to Twitter to share their wishes. Here's what they had to say: Akshay Kumar: Loud music, traffic jams but no complaints as the Lord makes way into our hearts once ag...

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Modi enjoys twice the security cover of his predecessor

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys double the security cover of his predecessor Manmohan Singh in terms of commandos of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) and vehicles in his cavalcade. The reason: No other prime minister except Rajiv Gandhi was under such a threat as Modi from militant groups, a Delhi Police officer told IANS, speaking on condition of ano...

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Over three million fled Syria: UN

London, Aug 29 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Friday announced that over three million Syrians have been registered as refugees and the crisis is only getting worse, BBC reported. The UNHCR said Syria is now the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era with almost half of the Syrians forced to flee their homes. It said one in every eight Syrians has fled across the border ...

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Rajasthan teacher booked for beating child to death

Jaipur, Aug 29 (IANS) A murder case has been registered against a teacher of private school in Rajasthan after he allegedly beat up a eight-year-old girl child to death, police said Friday. The school is in Bandikui area of Dausa district, over 90 kms from here. We have registered a case of murder against the teacher of a private school in Bandikui on a report filed by the father...

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'India needs Financial Conditions Index'

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Changes in financial market variable have an impact on the real market but the launch of several financial products has resulted in more variables to account for in economic estimates, stated a research paper put out by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The paper titled 'A Financial Condition Index for India' authored by RBI research officer Anand Shankar stated: Ec...

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Modi tones up governance, lays out policy roadmap

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Narendra Modi has sought to mark his first term as prime minister with some distinct initiatives in terms of both policy and governance style - direct communication with the people, faster decision-making, a disciplined bureaucracy, thrust on innovation and technology, cleanliness, rural transformation and kindling a can-do spirit in the people. In the three months in o...

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CPI-M displeased over cardinal meeting Modi

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 29 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday expressed its displeasure over a meeting between Cardinal Moran Mar Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, head of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church here, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Aug 18. In an article titled 'About a meeting' in party mouthpiece 'Deshabimani', party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said a statement by the cardinal, wh...

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How movement affects hearing

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) Ever wondered why we stop moving when we carefully want to listen to someone? This, scientists have found, is not just to prevent unwanted sounds generated by our own movements. This interplay between movement and hearing also has a counterpart hidden deep in the brain. Researchers have revealed exactly how the brain's motor cortex, which controls movement...

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Electric currents may boost memory

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) Electric currents could be the key to treating memory impairments caused by conditions such as stroke, early-stage Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, cardiac arrest and the memory problems that occur in healthy ageing. Researchers have found that stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic p...

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Use hollow-head toothbrush? Junk it now

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) After reading this news, go check your toothbrush type. According to research, solid-head toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes. During the study, researchers found up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth on hollow-head toothbrushes. Toothbrushes can transmit microorganisms that cause disease and infections. A solid-head des...

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