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18 killed in Pakistan accident

Islamabad, July 16 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 30 others injured on Monday in a road accident in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said. The victims, residents of Hyderabad city, were returning from Sakrand, reports Dawn online. On their way back, the driver had stopped the bus to change the tyre when a trailer rammed into the stationary vehicle. According ...

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Cellular-connected drones arriving fast: Report

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) More than 13 per cent of drones will support embedded SIMs and advanced cellular connectivity by 2022 globally, a new report has said. The drone market is expanding owing to the rise in number of commercial applications and cellular connectivity will be essential for emerging use-cases like live-video streaming, real-time monitoring and delivery through drones.<...

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Ahmedabad University starts global MBA programme for pharma professionals

Ahmedabad, July 16 (IANS) The Ahmedabad University, in collaboration with the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego, has launched a Global Executive MBA Degree in pharmaceutical management to professionals employed in pharma and allied industries. The two-year management programme is deeply rooted in the domains relevant to the pharmaceutical, biological and...

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Cloudy morning in Delhi, rains likely

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The national capital witnessed a cloudy and humid morning on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the Met office said. The sky will remain cloudy with chances of light rain and thunderstorm later in the day, said an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The humidity at 8.30 a.m. wa...

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Facebook fails to stop users from sharing pirated movies

San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) Several Facebook groups are sharing pirated Hollywood movies to hundred of thousands of users and the social media giant's automated software are unable to stop copyright infringements, the media reported. According to the Business Insider, these Facebook groups make no attempt to conceal catalogs brimming with the latest blockbusters like Ant Man and the Wa...

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Key Indian equity indices trade flat in morning session

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) The key Indian equity indices was trading flat-to-negative on Monday soon after opening. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 15.79 points or 0.04 per cent lower soon after opening. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 23.30 points or 0.21 per cent lower at 10,995.70 points. The Sensex of the B...

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Infiltration bid foiled in LoC, militant killed

Srinagar, July 16 (IANS) A militant was killed on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district as alert troops foiled an infiltration bid, defence sources said. Alert troops of the Army noticed suspicious movement in Safawali Gali and challenged the infiltrators. When challenged, the terrorists fired, triggering a gunfight. One terrorist has been ki...

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Heavy rains in Kerala disrupts normal life

Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Heavy rains pounded Kerala on Monday disrupting normal life with more rainfall predicted till Wednesday, weather officials said. In Alappuzha district's Chandriroor, an uprooted fell on top of the last bogey of the Thiruvananthapuram-bound Mangalore Express, but there were reports of any injuries. The train moved after a three hour delay.

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China's GDP grows 6.8%

Beijing, July 16 (IANS) China's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.8 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2018 to about 41.90 trillion yuan ($6 trillion), official data revealed on Monday. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data, the pace was well above the government's annual growth target of around 6.5 per cent, extending a steady expansion, reports Xinhua news...

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Simon Cowell rules out having more kids

London, July 16 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell says he won't have any more children.Cowell, who is a father to four-year-old Eric, feels he is too old to have any more children at the age of 58, reportsAmirror.co.uk. I don't think I will have more kids. I'm 58 and Eric is amazing, Cowell said.Being a father, has helped him focus his priorities and outlook on life.My life now, I see it t...

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Macron to welcome French football team at Elysee Palace

Paris, July 16 (IANS) French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a reception ceremony on Monday for the national football team at his Elysee Palace official residence to celebrate their victory against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The world cup champions, also known among fans as Les Bleus, will arrive at Charles de Gaulle Airport north of Paris at around 3.30 p.m., reports Efe ne...

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Briton 'lucky' to survive jump from Australia waterfall

Canberra, July 16 (IANS) A British man has been deemed lucky to be alive after jumping from a waterfall in an iconic Australian national park. Josh Jones, 25, broke his left leg in two places and dislocated his knee in addition to sustaining several facial injuries, when he jumped 30 metres from a ledge at Jim Jim Falls in the Northern Territory's Kakadu National Park, reports Xinhua new...

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10 killed in fresh Nicaragua clashes

Managua, July 16 (IANS) Ten people were killed and over dozens others injured in clashes in Nicaragua between security forces and anti-government protesters who were blocking roads. There are six dead in Masaya, two dead in Diria, and two in Catarina, ANDPH executive secretary Alvaro Leiva told Efe news on Sunday. He said that four of those killed in Masaya were police, but autho...

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Israel sets up cybersecurity center to protect railways

Tel Aviv, July 16 (IANS) Israel has developed a cybersecurity center to protect its railway system, media reports said on Sunday. The security center is created by Rafael, an Israeli government-owned defence technology company, Xinhua reported, quoting local media reports. The company will provide Israel Railways corporation with a cybersecurity operations center (CSOC) located i...

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Pete Davidson comes to Ariana Grande's defence

Los Angeles, July 16 (IANS) Actor Pete Davidson stood by his fiancee Ariana Grande when the singer was slammed for wearing a pendant of the former's late father's New York City Fire Department badge. On Friday, the Saturday Night Live star shared a shot of Grande wearing a gold necklace with a pendant of the badge. The sentimental piece of jewellry features 8418, the badge number...

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Protests continue in Iraq over lack of jobs, basic services

Baghdad, July 16 (IANS) Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in protest over lack of jobs and basic service, police said. In Dhi Qar province, dozens of protestors gathered around the provincial council building and others attacked offices of al-Hikma, Badr and Fadhiela political parties in the city of Nasriyah, some 375 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xin...

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Who could move after World Cup performances?

Moscow, July 16 (IANS) Every World Cup has its winners and losers: no matter who finally lifts the trophy, with some footballers' performances seeing their stock rise dramatically and earning them a big-money move over the summer. These are some players whose displays in Russia will have attracted attention and who could be on the move. Kylian Mbappe's performance in the final and his aw...

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Over 4,000 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 16 (IANS) Over 1,87,300 pilgrims have so far performed this year's Amarnath Yatra as another batch of 4,195 pilgrims left Jammu for the Valley on Monday. A total of 4,195 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two batches of 2,455 and 1,740 for the Valley in escorted convoys. Of these, 2,455 Yatris are headed for Baltal while 1,740 are going to Pahalgam base camp, police s...

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Plastic bags consumption reduces by 80% in Israel

Tel Aviv, July 16 (IANS) Israeli consumption of plastic bags decreased by 80 per cent in 2017 than the year before, according to Israeli Environment Ministry on Sunday. The Ministry said sharp reduction was attributed mainly to a law from 2016 that put restrictions on big supermarkets chains, Xinhua reported. The plastic bag law was sponsored by the Environment Ministry in order ...

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Polish people take part in 'Day without cell phone'

Warsaw, July 16 (IANS) Polish people participated in the Day without cell phone campaign on Sunday, an informal action encouraging people to put away their mobiles and strive to consolidate direct ties with friends and family members. The Day without cell phone action was initiated a few years ago to remind people about non-virtual life, genuine social contacts and communication based on...

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