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Modi flies to Kathmandu after SAARC retreat

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday flew back to Kathmandu in his chopper from the Dhulikhel resort at the end of the retreat for Saarc leaders. Modi and the other South Asian leaders were in Dhulikhel for the Saarc retreat, where they held talks in an informal atmosphere. They are all to attend the concluding event of the 18th Saarc Summit in Ka...

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When Lorde got mistaken for Taylor Swift's manager

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Singer Lorde says she was once mistaken for the manager of singer Taylor Swift, who recently counted the former amongst the most important people in her life. Lorde went down memory lane on The Tonight Show, where she shared the incident, reports femalefirst.co.uk. We were at this grimy party, and this was one of my first (industry events). This was bef...

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Three arrested in Delhi for extortion

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A businessman and his two employees were arrested for making extortion calls to another businessman after claiming to be members of wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's gang, police said Thursday. Sameer, 30, and his two employees were arrested from north Delhi's Shakurbasti area after they made extortion calls to Bhavesh Yadav Thursday morning, police said. ...

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Indian cricket team mourns Hughes' death

Adelaide, Nov 27 (IANS) The Indian cricket team, currently in Australia to play a four-match Test series, has condoled the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday. The touring Indian team joins the cricketing fraternity across the world in offering condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes, who has departed from our midst. In this moment of grief, we pray that the...

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Angola's Kabuscorp make Ronaldinho bid

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 27 (IANS) Angolan football club Kabuscorp said they are in talks to sign Brazil World Cup winner Ronaldinho. The Luanda-based club is negotiating a one-year deal with Ronaldinho's brother and agent Roberto Assis, reports Xinhua. We are in talks with his agent to contact him for one year. It would be great to have him here and strengthen our competition, club p...

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Sri Lanka's election monitors warn of violent presidential poll

Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka's election monitors have warned that the run-up to the presidential election in January could become violent and called on the Elections Commissioner for necessary action, an official said Thursday. Wheels have been set in motion to make history in Sri Lanka after incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa called for snap presidential election seeking an unpre...

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'Underworld' can help understand climate change

London, Nov 27 (IANS) A new study demonstrates the organisms below ground could hold the key to understanding how ecosystems around the world are responding to climate change. The study brings together new knowledge on this previously neglected area. The rapid responses of soil organisms to climate change could have far-reaching impacts on future ecosystems. Research on ...

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Committed to developing industrial park: Odisha tells Centre

Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) Odisha has told the central government it is committed to developing an industrial park in the state's Angul district in a time-bound manner. The Aluminium Park has received in principle approval under modified industrial infrastructure up-gradation scheme of the department of industrial policy and promotion. The government has assigned Orissa Project D...

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Police arrest 31 robbers in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) Police arrested 31 people alleged to be involved in drugging and robbing people from Bangladesh's capital Dhaka Thursday. Masudur Rahman, Dhaka Metropolitan Police's detective branch deputy commissioner, said the accused were arrested in overnight raids in different parts of the city, bdnews24.com reported. The accused are known to be part of an 'Agyan Party'...

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After Walsh, women's hockey coach Hawgood also exits

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) After Hockey India (HI) decided not to continue Terry Walsh as the chief coach of the men's national team, the women's team's chief tactician, Neil Hawgood, Thursday announced that he, too, will not extend his contract. An HI statement Thursday thanked Hawgood for his services without stating the reasons for his parting ways with the team. Under Neil Hawg...

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Scientists find how to turn poo into rocket fuel

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian-origin researchers have developed a process to turn human waste into biogas that could fuel rockets to ferry astronauts back to Earth. The idea was to see whether we could make enough fuel to launch rockets and not carry all the fuel and its weight from Earth for the return journey, said Pratap Pullammanappallil, associate professor at University of Flori...

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Trinamool MPs use black shawls for black money protest

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Trinamool MPs are resorting to novel ideas as far as protesting inside the Lok Sabha is concerned. As soon as the house commenced its proceedings Thursday, Trinamools members entered draped in black shawls and raised slogans on bringing back the black money stashed abroad. On Tuesday, the party members used black umbrellas to protest on the issue but were warned ...

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Wars helped humans evolve as team workers

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Devastating though they are, wars have taught humans to collaborate with people they are not related to and solve problems requiring high intelligence, finds new research. Humans are a unique species where collaboration is widespread and not limited to relatives, the researchers pointed out. Collaborative ability evolves easiest if there is direct conflict...

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Pune City will be difficult, but we have to win: Atletico's Josemi

Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Ahead of their second leg encounter against FC Pune City in the Indian Super League (ISL), Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) defender Josemi Thursday exuded confidence of doing well and asserted his team was determined to reach the knockouts. It will be a a difficult game but we have to win. We want to reach the playoffs, but losing the game can make it difficult, the form...

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Space DNA can help find alien life on Earth

London, Nov 27 (IANS) A unique space experiment has found that DNA has the capability to survive extreme conditions of space and re-entry into Earth's dense atmosphere - raising the possibility of finding extraterrestrial life. During the experiment, small, double-stranded DNA molecules were applied to the outer shell of the payload section of a rocket. After the launch, space fl...

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Indians gear up for UAE National Day celebrations

Dubai, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian expatriates residing across United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to celebrate the 43rd UAE National Day Dec 2. The UAE celebrates its National Day Dec 2, which marks the unification of the seven emirates and the founding of the country in 1971 under Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president. Various Indian social and welfare groups and comm...

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Ordinance to make coal block allocation transparent: Centre

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The intention behind bringing an ordinance on coal blocks allocation is to make the process transparent, union Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said here Thursday. The central government last month decided to bring an ordinance to resolve the issues of coal blocks arising out of the Supreme Court quashing their allocations. According to the ordinance,...

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Teenagers not hooked to Facebook anymore

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) A study involving 170,000 internet users across 32 countries has found that more and more teenagers are spending more time on instant messaging apps than on Facebook. Nearly 66 percent of teenagers (aged 16-19) in the US and Britain said they were using Facebook less frequently. While the teenagers are not off the social networking site completely, the int...

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Artificial pancreas can treat diabetes efficiently

Toronto, Nov 27 (IANS) Compared to conventional diabetes treatment, an external artificial pancreas can improve glucose control and treatment of Type-1 diabetes, shows a study. Type-1 diabetes, a chronic disease that can cause vision loss and cardiovascular diseases, results from the autoimmune destruction of the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, leading to increased blood an...

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Graphene potentially useful in fuel cell technology: Study

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Graphene, impermeable to gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, suggesting it could be a promising candidate for use in hydrogen fuel cells, according to a new study published in the journal Nature. Graphene, an atom-thin film of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb pattern, has a number of interesting properties that make it an attractive c...

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