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Odisha seeks Centre's nod for software parks

Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) The Odisha government has sent a feasibility study report to the central government for setting up three software technology parks (STPI) in the state. The proposed STPIs will be built in Jajpur, Angul and Sambalpur. The feasibility study report for setting up STPIs in Jajpur, Angul and Sambalpur has been sent for approval, said a letter by the informat...

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Australia replace injured Mitchell Marsh with Burns

Melbourne, Dec 21 (IANS) Young batsman Joe Burns was Sunday roped into Australia's 13-man squad for the Boxing Day Test against India in place of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who injured his right hamstring during the second Test. The 25-year-old, who is all set to make his Test debut, has been rewarded for his stellar show in the domestic circuit. Burns made a ton on Shield debut and boa...

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Two held with fake notes in Bengal

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Two people were arrested and fake Indian currency notes of the face value of about Rs.six lakh were seized from them in West Bengal's Malda district, the BSF said Sunday. Bishnu Miyan and Tariq Sheikh were nabbed near the Malda police station by the Border Security Force troopers and fake notes of face value of Rs.5,96,000 were found in their possession. Th...

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Peters, Cummins in mix to replace injured Roach

Centurion, Dec 21 (IANS/CMC) Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters or fast bowler Miguel Cummins could be called up by the West Indies to replace fellow pacer Kemar Roach who will miss the Boxing Day Test against South Africa through injury. Cummins is believed to be the frontrunner to replace Roach who limped out of the first Test here on Wednesday's opening day after injuring his ankle, and pl...

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Pakistan varsity shut after threats

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The Quaid-i-Azam University here, one of the largest in Pakistan, has been closed for an indefinite period, apparently following threats, the Dawn newspaper reported Sunday. A number of universities in Islamabad have already announced an unusual one-week break from Dec 22. These include the International Islamic University Islamabad, the National Universi...

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ISL gives Indian football a re-launch pad

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Football in India will never be the same again and Indian Super League (ISL) can take all plaudits for this monumental change in the country's sporting culture. The inaugural ISL - a tournament borrowing on cricket's incredibly popular Indian Premier League (IPL) concept - has managed to recapture the imagination of football fans and effected a dramatic turnround...

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Former DMK leader Napoleon joins BJP

Chennai, Dec 21 (IANS) Sidelined DMK leader and former union minister D. Napoleon joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah here Sunday. Napoleon, 51, had resigned from the DMK Saturday. He was a minister in the Congress-led UPA government. Napolean was a known supporter of M.K. Alagiri, another former central minister and a son of DMK chi...

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24-year-old rape case reopens with arrest of absconding accused

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A 24-year-old rape case that was begging for justice due to non-appearance of the accused has been reopened in a fast-track court here dealing with sexual offences against women after the arrest of the absconding offender. Additional Sessions Judge Sarita Birbal reopened the trial after the accused, Lakhpat, who was evading arrest, was produced before the court b...

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'Technophobia' stops elderly from managing diabetes

Toronto, Dec 21 (IANS) Despite owning a smartphone or computer with daily internet access, only a small number of older adults actually use them as tools to better manage Type 2 diabetes, shows a study. It may be that older adults are unaware of apps available, they had low confidence about using them regularly, or both, said lead author Kathleen Dobson from University of Waterloo in Can...

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BJP keeps everyone guessing about Jharkhand CM

Ranchi, Dec 21 (IANS) Exit polls are predicting a BJP government in Jharkhand, but nobody appears to know who will be the next chief minister in the event of a BJP win. Most exit polls say the Bharatiya Janata Party will secure enough seats in the 81-member house to form a government of its own. BJP leaders and activists are wondering who Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party p...

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Smartphone that 'self-destructs' itself if tempered

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Boeing and BlackBerry are reportedly developing a smartphone that will self-destruct itself if someone tempers with the device. The Boeing Black phone has a unique tamper-proof covering that will erase data if it is disassembled, the Verge reported. It will also have dual SIM cards and an expandable back panel for biometric scanners and satellite transceiv...

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Dabang Mumbai will surprise other teams in 2015 HIL: Swann

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) After being bagged by the new team Dabang Mumbai for a whopping $78,000, Australian mid-fielder Matthew Swann is all keyed up and is eagerly waiting for the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) 2015 to begin. The 25-year-old, who played for the now-defunct Mumbai Magicians in the inaugural edition in 2013, said the new outfit is capable of springing a few surprises in ...

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4D printing to create shape changing structures

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) In a first, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used a technology called four dimensional (4D) printing to create a structure that can change shape without external intervention. The new technology marks an advancement over 3D printing that allows one to print a range of items including toys, chocolates or medical devices, all while sitting...

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A carnivorous plant that is turning vegetarian

London, Dec 21 (IANS) If you think that only humans are turning vegetarian, here is a new study that has found certain carnivorous plants are also becoming vegetarians. The bladderworts (Utricularia) is a species of carnivorous plant that catches and digests tiny animals. Now, the plant is turning to algae and pollen grains for a balanced nutrition. The species catches it...

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A bullet that changes direction in mid-air

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) The US Department of Defense is testing a bullet that could change direction in mid-air. The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO), currently being tested by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is a .50 calibre round that can change direction as it flies towards it's target. The details of how it will work are completely secret, Popu...

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'PK' crosses Rs.50 crore in two days

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Aamir Khan-starrer PK has minted over Rs.50 crore in two days in the domestic market, and trade experts expect it do steady business in coming days. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film released Friday. Girish Johar, who is aware of the economics of the Hindi film industry, tweeted: #PK does a 50crs+ in flat 2 days - is...

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Disabled dog now runs on 3D braces

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Three-dimensional printed braces have helped a disabled dog run like normal again. Derby, a husky, was born with deformed front limbs and had to drag himself on his front elbows, scratching himself on rough surfaces. After Tara Anderson, an employee of design and manufacturing firm called 3D Systems, saw him, a team got together to create two prosthetic de...

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Four in Pakistan to be hanged Sunday

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Four prisoners convicted for their involvement in an attack on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf are to be hanged Sunday in Punjab, the media reported Sunday. Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi and Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed were shifted from the Central Jail in Faisalabad to the death row in another jail late Saturday, Dawn onlin...

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Australia and Ishant Sharma fined in 2nd Test

Dubai, Dec 21 (IANS) Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the fine on Australia after Steven Smith's side was ruled to be three overs short of ...

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Warangal, Amravati on heritage city development scheme

Hyderabad, Dec 21 (IANS) The central government has included Warangal in Telangana and Amaravati in Guntur district of Andhra radesh under a scheme for development of heritage cities, announced Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu. They are among 12 cities across the country included in Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). He told reporters he...

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