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Hybrid systems may lead to wider use of renewable energy sources

Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Rekindling hope for the wider use of renewable energy sources, a study shows improved storage technologies and hybrid systems can provide a more steady flow of electricity. A drawback in the use of alternative energy systems has been that they are too variable. If the wind does not blow or the sun does not shine, a completely different energy system has ...

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I'm a risk-taker, says Katie Holmes

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes thinks she is a risk taker like her vigilante elementary school teacher character in her latest movie Miss Meadows. The 35-year-old also says that she enjoys challenging herself with risky roles as she talked about her love for adventure, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I think as an artist, I am, absolutely. We are risk-takers and curio...

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Drew Barrymore given ticket for jaywalking

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore was given a ticket for jaywalking as she left a yoga class in Beverly Hills. The 39-year-old star was seen being stopped by a policeman after she recklessly crossed the street following her departure from a yoga class. The actress, who has two daughters, Olive, two, and seven-month-old Frankie with husband Will Kopelman, looked n...

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Actors become isolated: Kristen Stewart

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart says actors become isolated because of their fame. The 24-year-old has become one of the biggest movie stars following her portrayal of Bella Swan in the Twilight franchise, in which she starred with her ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Although she loves her profession, Stewart believes she and other actors can get lonely because ...

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We're still growing up, says Harry Styles

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) One Direction member Harry Styles says that he and his bandmates are still growing up. Despite being in the world's most popular boyband, Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson are still learning to be men and sometimes get self-conscious, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I think that people imagine that if you're in a band you kind o...

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I am excited to work with Tabu: Manoj Bajpayee

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee says he is looking forward to working with Tabu in his upcoming film and calls her a wonderful actress. I am excited to work with Tabu. she is a wonderful actress, the actor told IANS. I will start shooting with her in my next which will be co-produced by myself. I am thrilled about this project. I can't reveal the plot of the film but i...

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Are you a picky eater? Blame your genes

New York, Nov 29 (IANS) If you have suddenly become choosy about your food choices, don't just blame bad food or environment. You may be genetically predisposed to become a picky eater. According to a new study, genes play a major role in determining who becomes a picky eater. The study that included a group of four-to seven-year-old twins, found that the pickiness can be attribu...

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How the brain reacts to fear

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Even if people forget the details of a traumatic event or what is called explicit memory, the emotions associated with that event also known as implicit memory may remain ingrained in the brain for a long time, says a new study. In the context of fear, our brain differently encodes contextual memory of a negative event, such as the place, what we saw and the emotio...

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Removal of 80:20 scheme will boost jewellers' confidence: WGC

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 29 (IANS) Buoyant about the government's decision to remove the 80:20 scheme on gold import, Somasundaram P.R., managing director, India, World Gold Council, Saturday said this will definitely boost confidence in general and in the jewellery industry, in particular. The removal of the 80:20 scheme is a welcome development and one that reflects previous statements from...

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US firm using India model to create IT jobs for women

Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) A leading Information Technology (IT) services company is using a programme developed in India to create jobs worldwide and train and place minority women in high-quality IT jobs in 10 cities across America. After its impressive work in India, Mexico and the US, Aliso Viejo, California-based UST Global, is planning to launch additional programmes in Africa in 20...

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India's forex reserves down $672 million

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $672.4 million to $314.87 billion for the week ended Nov 21, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. The reserves had risen by $419.4 million to $315.55 billion for the week ended Nov 14. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, decli...

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India-Australia first Test deferred after Hughes' death

Melbourne, Nov 29 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) announced Saturday that the first Test match between Australia and India, due to start Thursday would be rescheduled, following the tragic death of batsman Phillip Hughes from a bouncer during a domestic match. Details about the Test match are still to be determined, a CA statement said. These are extraordinary circumstances and we ...

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End dynastic politics: Modi tells Jharkhand voters

Ranchi, Nov 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday appealed to the Jharkhand electorate to oust dynastic politics and said people in the country are fed up of it. He was speaking at an election rally in Jamshedpur ahead of the second phase of assembly polls Dec 2. People in the country are fed up with dynasty politics. In Lok Sabha polls, people ended dynasty politics an...

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Atalanta fans banned from away games for 3 months

Rome, Nov 29 (IANS) Fans of Italian Serie A club Atalanta have been banned from travelling to away matches for three months. The punishment Friday came after police had to intervene both during and following a 1-2 loss at home to AS Roma last weekend, reports Xinhua. Fans attacked police with small homemade bombs containing nails and other metal bits, which resulted in injuries...

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Phillip Hughes' funeral to take place Wednesday

Melbourne, Nov 29 (IANS) The funeral of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who passed away Thursday after being struck on the head by a bouncer, will take place Wednesday, Dec 3. The Hughes family Saturday confirmed funeral arrangements for their son Phillip, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a statement. The funeral will take place at 2.00 p.m. Wednesday in the Hughes family's ho...

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Bikers rob Rs.1.5 crore in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Two robbers on a bike opened fire at a private company's security guard and took away about Rs.1.5 crore from a cash van in Delhi, police said Saturday. Two people came on a motorcycle and opened fire at the security guard and took away a bag containing cash around Rs.1.5 crore, Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Goel told IANS. The incident took place ...

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Graphene more bullet-proof than steel!

New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Wonder material graphene has revolutionised batteries and super-conductors. Now it has been demonstrated by scientists that it is 10 times better than steel at stopping bullets. In an experiment, scientists at the Rice University in the US fired microbullets at supersonic speeds at graphene and found that it was better able to withstand the impact of a bullet than...

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India-Australia first Test postponed

Melbourne, Nov 29 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Saturday announced that the first cricket Test match between Australia and India will not start Thursday, Dec 4, as scheduled. Details about the Test match are still to be determined. These are extraordinary circumstances and we simply couldn't or wouldn't expect our players to be emotionally ready to start a Test match the day afte...

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I want to make a horror film: Prabhudeva

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Director Prabhudeva, who is known for making action and comedy films, says he wants to try a horror flick in future. I think now I want to make a horror film. It's not easy to scare the audience. Let's see in future if I get a good script, I will make a horror film, said the director who is geared up for the release of his film Action Jackson. The film has s...

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Real Madrid urge UEFA president to be neutral on Ballon d'Or

Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Expressing 'surprise' over Michel Platini's statements on the Ballon d'Or prize, Spanish club Real Madrid have urged the UEFA president to be neutral on the selection for the coveted football award. Platini has repeatedly said Real Madrid's goal-machine Cristiano Ronaldo, a strong contender for the much-craved for award, should not win the Ballon d'Or this year, sta...

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