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These apps help you settle down in a new city

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) New to a city and still trying to find your moorings? Fret not, for there's a slew of smartphone apps that can help you settle down smoothly. Apps like TimesSaverz, PepperTap and Urbanclap help you seamlessly sift through challenges such as locating an ATM, finding groceries, home fittings, the nearest dry cleaner and the plumber et al. You can buy fres...

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Nepal tragedy has shaken me from inside: Vijay Milton

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Filmmaker S.D. Vijay Milton still can't fathom news about the earthquake in Nepal because not long ago he with his team shot for over two weeks for upcoming Tamil thriller 10 Enradhukulla. I'm shaken from the inside. Sometimes you create a bond with a place and that happened in my case with Nepal. We shot for over two weeks in Bhaktapur, and all I can recall bes...

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60,000 Indians could benefit from Oman's amnesty

Thiruvananthapuram, April 28 (IANS) Around 60,000 Indians may benefit from an amnesty scheme announced in Oman, under which people without valid documents could either return to their country without being penalised or can rectify their papers, said a diaspora expert. The Oman government announced the scheme on Monday and said it will run from May 3 to July 30. S. Irudayarajan, w...

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Ibrahimovic my favourite in Ligue 1: Ronaldo

Paris, April 28 (IANS) Retired Brazilian footballer Ronaldo said that Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was his favourite player in Ligue 1. The World Cup winner felt the 33-year-old Ibrahimovic is still a great player, reports Xinhua. I often go to Paris. Every time I go to the Parc des Princes, Ibra achieves something great. He stands out. He's my favourite player ...

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Kamal Haasan dubs in Telugu for 'Uttama Villain'

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has dubbed in his own voice for the Telugu version of his forthcoming Tamil release Uttama Villain, which releases in cinemas on Friday. Usually, singer S.P, Balasubrahmanyam (SPB) dubs for Kamal in all his Telugu films. Kamal sir has dubbed in his voice for Telugu version of 'Uttama Villain'. In fact, he was so particular abo...

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'Margarita...' grabs best feature film award at international fest

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Kalki Koechlin-starrer Margarita With A Straw, which narrates the struggle of a cerebral palsy-affected girl, has bagged the Best Feature Film award at Filmfest DC, the Washington, DC, International Film Festival. And in Filmfest DC look who won best feature film! http://filmfestdc.org/ #MargaritaWithAStraw, Kalki tweeted on Tuesday. The 29th annual Was...

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Trinamool leads in Kolkata, other civic body polls

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was on Tuesday far ahead of its rivals in the counting of votes cast in recent polls to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and 91 other civic bodies in the state. In the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the Trinamool Congress seemed headed towards retaining the board, having established a lead in 85 wards. The Left Fr...

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Around 200 rescued from Mount Everest

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Around 200 people have been rescued from the Mount Everest, Nepal's tourism ministry said on Tuesday and added that 19 people are dead. After the weather conditions improved, four helicopters were deployed on Monday to evacuate the mountaineers stranded due to avalanche. Almost all climbers and high-altitude guides have descended from Camp 1 and 2 and e...

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Parents denounce smartphone use for their kids

New York, April 28 (IANS) Even as smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, most parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, says a study. Tech for young children is evolving faster than scientific research can study its effects, and this study helps pediatric providers understand the experience and concerns of a diverse group of...

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Guinness honour for dance show 'Maanada Mayilada'

Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The tenth season of Maanada Mayilada, a dance show on a Tamil television channel has managed to enter Guinness Book of World Records. It is said to be the first dance reality show to create such a record. The team of 'Maanada Mayilada' managed to set a new record for creating a mammoth set on the show. We have come up with a grand Ames illusion set for ou...

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Peanut-allergic kids safer at school than at home

Toronto, April 28 (IANS) Despite the best efforts of parents, children who are allergic to peanuts are far more likely to be exposed to them in their own homes that at school, say a study. The researchers reviewed 567 incidents of accidental peanut exposure to allergic children and found that 37 percent of exposures occurred in the their own home as against just three-five percent that o...

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Parched lips in Nepal as toll rises to 4,347

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Rescuers, including foreigners, worked feverishly across Nepal as the country grappled with an acute water scarcity and the toll in the devastating earthquake shot up to 4,347, authorities said on Tuesday. People spent their third uncomfortable night out in the open, worried that an earthquake may strike again. They had to make do with whatever basic essentials...

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The day my world was reduced to rubble: Eyewitness

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) The main earthquake, which struck Nepal on Saturday morning with a magnitude of 7.9, did the maximum damage in the capital and other places, with the aftershocks adding their bit. Within minutes of the ground shaking, several building in the valley had collapsed, leading to a large number of casualties. Medical Engineer Avash K.C., like thousands of other residents in t...

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Jayne Meadows dies at 95

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Actress Jayne Meadows, best known for TV shows like I've Got a Secret and High Society, is dead. She was 95. The Emmy-nominated actress died of natural causes at her home here on Sunday. Meadows' son Bill Allen shared the news with TV show Entertainment Tonight on Monday, reports aceshowbiz.com. Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Stev...

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Ghani meets Sushma Swaraj, to hold talks with Modi

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday called on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here, ahead of delegation level talks between Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ghani arrived in India on Monday night on a three-day state visit, his first after becoming president seven months ago. He was received at Palam airport by Minister of State for ...

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Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign faces new questions

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is facing new questions with a report claiming the Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs made by an Indian company to AIDS patients and another challenging the authenticity of her twitter followers. Conservative news site WorldNetDaily (WND) Monday alleged her family philanthropy's Clinton Health Aids Initiative (...

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Make election of UN secretary-general an open, democratic process: India

United Nations, April 28 (IANS) With the election of a secretary-general looming next year amid rising major global challenges, India has called for making the selection of a successor to Ban Ki-moon an open, democratic process where all member nations have a greater say. Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji told a panel considering reforms to the election process that the Securi...

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Nepal quake toll rises to 4,347

Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) The toll in the earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday has shot up to 4,347, authorities said on Tuesday. The ministry of home affairs said that among one dozen worst affected districts, capital Kathmandu and Sindhupalchowk top the list with the confirmed deaths of 1,039 and 1,176 people respectively. Officials said here that the toll is expected...

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UP signs two MoUs for solar power

Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has signed two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) for establishing a solar and an ultra-mega solar power project in the state, officials said on Tuesday. While the first MoU was signed between Uttar Pradesh and the department of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, the second was inked between the Solar energy Corporation of India and Utt...

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Overcast Tuesday in Delhi

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) It was a sunny Tuesday morning in the national capital with the temperature recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. The Met office has forecast an overcast day ahead and dust storm. The maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 37 degrees Celsius. Though it was a bright Tuesday morning, the day ahead wi...

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