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Novel clay to shape future of energy storage

New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Materials scientists from Drexel University in the US have invented a novel clay by mixing a new class of material and water. The clay is highly conductive and can easily be moulded like cookie dough or Play-Doh compound into a variety of shapes and sizes and is familiar to elementary school kids. According to the team, the titanium carbide clay, which bel...

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Stuttgart upset Freiburg in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Nov 29 (IANS) Bottom-placed Stuttgart beat 10-man Freiburg 4-1 thanks to Martin Harnik's brace in the opening football match of the 13th round of the German Bundesliga. Stuttgart recovered Friday after three winless games in a row as they snatched a comprehensive win in the Southern derby at the debut match for their caretaker coach Huub Stevens, reports Xinhua. The host...

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Sonakshi lost oodles of weight for 'Radha' song: Boney Kapoor

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Boney Kapoor is working with his son Arjun for the first time in his latest production venture Tevar but it's the film's leading lady Sonakshi Sinha that the producer is raving about. Look at her in 'Tevar'. Sonakshi has never looked more stunning. She lost oodles of weight specially to shoot the song 'Radha nachegi' (of the film). Look at how gracefully she has per...

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Juvenile held for murdering minor in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A 17-year-old boy was arrested for abducting and murdering the minor son of a fruit seller here, police said Saturday. Six-year-old Ganesh's body was found with his neck slit in west Delhi's Naraina area Friday evening. Police said the accused abducted Ganesh from near his house in central Delhi's Ranjeet Nagar Thursday when he was playing. The ac...

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Pakistani leader shot dead

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) Sindh leader Khalid Mahmood Soomro was Saturday shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan. Soomro was assassinated when he was praying in a mosque in Sukkur city, Radio Pakistan reported. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the murder. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah also condemned the attack and descri...

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'Pakistan wants good relations with neighbours'

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Pakistan wants good relations with all neighbouring and regional countries to establish lasting peace in South Asia. Asif said that Kashmiris in India should be given their due rights without delay, Radio Pakistan reported Saturday. He urged India to resolve this core issue to achieve progress and prosp...

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'Masss', 'How Old...' remake game changers in my career: Sanjay Bharati

Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actor Sanjay Bharati, who has landed important roles in upcoming Tamil films Masss and the yet-untitled remake of How Old Are You, says these two projects will be game changers in his career. I've worked in a few good films but to find an opportunity to work in these two would be the greatest game changers of my career. I'm really thankful to the directors for offe...

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'Bordeaux's doors open for Henry'

Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol said that the French football club has it's doors open for former Arsenal and Barcelona striker Thierry Henry. The 37-year-old legendary forward, a former French teammate of Sagnol, is now playing for Major League Soccer's New York Red Bulls and his four-year contract with the United States club runs out by the end of this year, reports Xi...

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'Petitioners Village' -- the price for seeking justice in China

Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) More than two hours away from the centre of Beijing is the petitioners village, a group of huts that belong to citizens demanding justice in China and who are unable to find work or decent housing as they have been blacklisted by the regime. Wang, 60, lives on a plot of six square metres along with her husband and hides a small latrine under the mattress for em...

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Kerala's rival fronts go into assembly's winter session on back foot

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) The winter session of the Kerala assembly beginning here Monday will see the rival fronts - the ruling Congress and the CPI(M) -led opposition - entering the house on the back foot. This peculiar situation has risen because there are issues plaguing both and despite their best efforts, a solution to their ills is not yet forthcoming and hence none appea...

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Oil pipeline in Mathura tapped illegally, plugged

Mathura, Nov 29 (IANS) A specialists gang operating with high precision tools managed to drill a hole and fix a valve in the crude oil pipeline coming from Gujarat to the Indian Oil Corporation's Mathura Oil Refinery to siphon off crude oil. IOC official Ajay Pal Singh told media persons Friday evening that a case had been registered and investigations were on. The owner of the field whe...

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'Petitioners Village' -- the price for seeking justice in China

Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) More than two hours away from the centre of Beijing is the petitioners village, a group of huts that belong to citizens demanding justice in China and who are unable to find work or decent housing as they have been blacklisted by the regime. Wang, 60, lives on a plot of six square metres along with her husband and hides a small latrine under the mattress for em...

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'Pasanga' team reunites for fourth time

Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) The four boys - Kishore, Pandi, Sreeram and Murugesh - who played the lead in Tamil hit Pasanga a few years back and in Goli Soda most recently have reunited for the fourth time in upcoming Tamil thriller Kamarkattu. This will be an out-and-out thriller revolving around the four boys. The issue they will address this time will be bigger than what they handled in 'G...

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Kashmir outcome may provide Mufti, Modi with new opening

Srinagar-New Delhi, India-Pakistan and Hindu-Muslim are basically one complex of issues. That there is a symbiotic relationship between the three becomes apparent every now and then. But there is, at policy levels, an aversion to see the glaring reality. Foreign secretary level talks in Islamabad were cancelled because the Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit, consulted K...

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G.V Prakash Kumar makes Hindi singing debut with 'Ugly'

Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Southern composer G.V Prakash Kumar, who has worked with Anurag Kashyap in both parts of Gangs of Wasseypur, has made his Hindi singing debut with the filmmaker's upcoming psychological thriller Ugly. Prakash, nephew of A.R Rahman, has also composed the music for the film. It was wonderful working with Anurag in 'Ugly'. I've sung my first Hindi song called ...

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India overtakes China in corporate governance rankings

Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) India has emerged as the leader in global developing markets for having the clearest and most comprehensive policies on corporate governance, according to a latest study. Scoring more than China, India is at par with Malaysia and Australia ranking 4th across 25 markets globally and is at the 2nd spot in the Europe-Middle East-Asia (EMA) market category, said the st...

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Eel-like robotic fish to scan inaccessible ocean areas

Singapore, Nov 29 (IANS) Inspired by Anguilliform fishes due to their superior flexibility compared with other fish species, a team of scientists in Singapore developed and built a prototype of an eel-like robotic fish. Such a robotic fish would allow marine forces to reach areas which are otherwise difficult or even impossible for divers to reach. The eel-like robotic fish is sm...

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Pakistani state actors behind attacks in India: Rajnath Singh

Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said state actors from Pakistan are playing a role in destabilising India. Mentioning the gun battle that erupted Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector, he said Pakistan's claim that non state actors are behind such incidents is not true. He was addressing the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference here.<...

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French league leaders Marseille beat Nantes

Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) Florian Thauvin scored a goal and created another to help Marseille beat Nantes 2-0 and extend their lead atop the French football league standings to four points. The 21-year-old Thauvin, a France youth international, put Marseille in front with his fourth league goal this season Friday and then found defender Rod Fanni with a fine cross for his team's second goal, ...

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Haryana transfers 128 bureaucrats

Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) The Haryana government has ordered the transfer of 128 bureaucrats, a spokesman said Saturday. Those transferred are all Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officers. The BJP government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assumed office Oct 26. The Haryana government has ordered the transfer of nearly 100 IAS officers in the state in th...

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