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Look at India, Modi tells Japan

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hoped Japan will follow Look at India policy. Just as India is focusing on Look East policy, we expect Look at India policy from Japan, Modi said, adding India should replicate the Japanese model of work culture at home to attract Japanese investment. If we can provide similar work culture, governance and efficiency that Ja...

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Korean pop music finds growing following in India

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) After having regaled Indian fans with a first-of-its-kind performance in the capital, members of South Korean band N-Sonic hope more artists from their homeland get to perform K-POP in the country. Formed in 2011, N-Sonic is a K-POP band of six boys - J. Heart, Sihoo, Byeol, Minkee, Black J and Zion, who are popular for giving hit numbers like Crazy and Run & ...

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Return as India's envoys, Modi to India-bound Japanese youth

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday kicked-off a new initiative on training for Japanese youth started by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) at its various facilities in India, asking them to return to Japan as India's ambassadors. You are going as employees of TCS. But I want you to come back to Japan as ambassadors of India, Modi told the first batch of 48 trainees wh...

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I always see my films as a moviegoer: Vijay Kumar Konda

Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Konda, who is gearing up for the release of Telugu romantic-comedy Oka Laila Kosam, says he always views his work with the perspective of a moviegoer rather than that of a director. When you're making a film for the audience, you should see it from their perspective. Only then will you understand what's right, what's wrong and what's missing in your work...

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'Bullet Rani' not spoof on 'Gabbar Singh': Director

Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Telugu-Kannada bilingual Bullet Rani features actress Nisha Kothari in the role of a police officer, but the movie is not a spoof of Pawan Kalyan-starrer Gabbar Singh, says its director Suresh Goswami. I don't mind if my film is called the female version of 'Gabbar Singh', but it's definitely not a spoof. In fact, Nisha's role is inspired by Pawan's tough cop act in...

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Scientists get ready for mock on-site nuclear inspection

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Some 40 scientists and technicians from around the world will descend on Jordan in November to take part in a simulated on-site inspection of a suspected nuclear test site on the banks of the Dead Sea. Playing the part of inspectors, the experts will have access to a wide range of sensor technologies to look for signs of whether a nuclear explosion has taken plac...

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Army officer, two soldiers die in Kashmir accident

Srinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) An army major and two soldiers were killed and five were injured Tuesday in a road accident in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, an official said. A vehicle of 41 RR (Rashtriya Rifles) was returning to battalion headquarters from Kalaroos forests in Kupwara district where an operation has been going on for the last eight days against militants. It met with a road ...

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Family dinners protect kids from cyber-bullying

Toronto, Sep 2 (IANS) Make it a point not to miss family dinners to connect with your kids and help them cope with cyber-bullying. Like traditional bullying, cyber or internet bullying can increase the risk of mental health problems in teenagers just as well as the misuse of drugs and alcohol do, says a new study. Cyber-bullying involves the posting of rumours and gossips about p...

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Maradona meets Pope at 'Match for Peace'

Rome, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona briefly met Pope Francis, an avid football fan, before the start of 'Match for Peace' exhibition game and presented him with an Argentina shirt. Pope Francis is a big fan of Argentine side San Lorenzo, and helped organise the celebrity exhibition match Monday to promote a diplomatic solution to the ongoing crisis in Gaza, report...

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Thousands stuck as snag hits Delhi Metro

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Delhi Metro commuters faced a harrowing time Tuesday when train services on one of its lines were affected for over an hour, an official said. The operations on the Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21 to Noida/Vaishali) were affected from 8.30 a.m. to 9.47 a.m., an official said. There was some problem in the over-head electricity (OHE) wire between the Uttam Naga...

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Guerrilla killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) A separatist guerrilla was killed Tuesday in a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. The security forces had cordoned off a house in Hajanbala village in Pulwama Monday night after getting information that a group of three militants were hiding inside, a senior police official told IANS here.

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Sania impresses in US Open, end of road for Paes

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) A mixed day for the Indians at the US Open saw Sania Mirza reach the quarter-finals of women's doubles and the semi-final of mixed doubles but Leander Paes failed to replicate his compatriot after losing both his men's doubles and mixed doubles. Sania, though, had the ill-fate of dumping her compatriot Rohan Bopanna out of the year's final Grand Slam as the two squ...

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Fire in Kolkata building

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) A fire broke out in Kolkata's landmark Chatterjee International building Tuesday, an official said. Fumes were first seen coming out of the building's 15th floor, where four people were trapped, the fire brigade official said. At least 15 fire-tenders rushed the spot to control the blaze which has spread to the 16th floor of the commercial building. ...

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Brazil club Palmeiras sack coach Gareca

Sao Paulo, Sep 2 (IANS) Argentine coach Ricardo Gareca has been sacked by Brazil giants Palmeiras, less than four months after taking the role. The 56-year-old, a former striker for Argentina's national team, was told of his fate during a meeting with Palmeiras officials Monday, the Sao Paulo club said on its official website, reports Xinhua. The decision follows Palmeiras' 0-1 l...

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Want to ruin your selfie? Try this app

Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS) Russian developers have created a new anti-selfie mobile app that tracks your face in real time and applies filters that obscure your face in funny ways. In less than two weeks of its launch, the app called SLMMSK has been used in more than 6,000 Instagram photos and has made it into the top-100 free apps on the Russian App Store. Developed by Vladimir Shreyd...

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Death row convict may be heard in open court: SC

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday held that in the cases where the death sentence has been upheld by the apex court, the death convict will have a right that his petition seeking review of the verdict upholding death sentence will be heard by the three judges bench in an open court and he will be accorded half an hour hearing. The apex court constitution bench headed by C...

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Murray to play Djokovic in US Open quarters

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) Eighth-seeded Andy Murray of Britain defeated No.9 seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 to book a quarterfinal meeting with Serbia's world No.1 Novak Djokovic at the US Open here. It was Murray's first top 10 win for more than a year. Murray has now beaten Tsonga 10 times in their 12 meetings after Monday's victory, reported Xinhua. Murray is 8...

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Russian space 'sex geckos' found dead

Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS) Four female lizards and one male who were sent to space to understand the effects of weightlessness on sexual intercourse have died, the Russian Space Agency said in a statement. All geckos, unfortunately, died. The date and conditions of their deaths will be determined by specialists, it added. It is unclear what they died of, or whether the intrepid geckos ...

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Sensex, Nifty hit record highs Tuesday

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets hit a record high of 26,952.88 points Tuesday, surpassing its previous peak of 26,900.30 points that was scaled Sep 1. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,888.21 points (10 a.m.), was trading at 26,931.40 points, up 63.85 points or 0.24 percent from the previ...

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Marseille sign Brazilian defender Doria

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) French football club Marseille have signed highly rated Brazilian defender Doria in an 11th-hour swoop before the close of the European transfer window. The 19-year-old Brazil under-20 captain joined the French outfit from Botafogo late Monday for a reported 10 million-euro fee, reports Xinhua. I'm very happy, honoured and proud to join Marseille, Dor...

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