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Marsh, O'Keefe to herald new dawn in Australian cricket

Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) On the eve of a new Test series against Pakistan, the Australian cricket team is on the verge of a major makeover. With Mitchell Marsh and Stephen O'Keefe expected to receive their first baggy green caps ahead of the first Test, starting Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), many more players are likely to be ushered through the door in the coming months, r...

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Be compassionate to animals this Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) One of the most common and perhaps the cruelest sights during Diwali is a frightened dog running blindly on the road, terrified of the loud noise coming from the firecracker strip tied to his tail by mischievous children. This scene might provide entertainment to many children, who would giggle and clap at the helpless mute creature, but in reality the fe...

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Rajnath to visit Maharashtra after Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said he will visit Maharashtra after Diwali to discuss government formation in the state. I am not going to Maharashtra today (Tuesday). Will go there after Diwali, he told reporters on the sidelines of an event to mark Police Commemoration Day here. Following the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) stunning performance in t...

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iPad app detects signs of glaucoma in Nepal patients

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Using an iPad-based app, a team of researchers from the US has successfully detected early signs of glaucoma in nearly 200 patients in Nepal. The results show promise for populations that have limited or no access to traditional eye care and certain ethnic groups that have a high risk of developing the disease, the researchers said. Although not perfect,...

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New BJP legislators in Haryana meet

Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Having got a majority on its own for the first time in Haryana, the BJP legislative party meeting to elect the new chief minister started here Tuesday. The BJP parliamentary board has deputed union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and senior leader Dinesh Sharma as observers for the meeting here. All newly-elected 47 BJP legislators, the central observers and oth...

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Hagley Oval receives ICC accreditation

Christchurch, Oct 21 (IANS) The Hagley Oval, New Zealand's newest cricket ground and venue for the opening game of the 2015 World Cup, Tuesday received the official accreditation from the International Cricket Council (ICC). The Christchurch venue, developed in the wake of the 2011 earthquake, has been granted its ICC Warrant of Fitness - the ground's final accreditation hurdle ahead of ...

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More Indian migrants in New Zealand

Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian and Chinese migrants made up for the majority of the 45,000 migrants in New Zealand by the end of September, authorities said Tuesday. Nearly 105,500 migrants arrived in New Zealand last September, while migrant departures fell, Xinhua quoted Statistics New Zealand as saying. According to records till September this year, 9,100 migrants from India...

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Sunny Leone professional, punctual: Nageshwar Reddy

Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Adult movie star and actress Sunny Leone, who is making her Telugu debut with Current Theega, has impressed everybody with her professionalism, says the film's director G. Nageshwar Reddy. She was extremely punctual and professional. We were all surprised that she maintained professional attitude on sets throughout the course of the shoot, Reddy told IANS. ...

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Why internet goes to 'sleep' in parts of the world

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Do you know why internet is always up and running in the US and Europe while people suffer many outages over the course of the day in Asia, South America and Eastern Europe? It happens because internet goes to 'sleep' almost like a living creature in those part of the world, researchers have discovered. The study correlates countries with strong internet...

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Uttar Pradesh cuts taxes on aviation fuel

Agra, Oct 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has announced a reduction in taxes on aviation fuel in a bid to promote air travel in the state. Officials said a policy decision has been taken according to which airlines will now pay only 4 percent VAT on aviation fuel as compared to the 22 percent they were required to pay. They said this will promote air travel to Agra, Lucknow, Varanasi and...

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Cyclone 'Hudhud' affects 'Oka Laila Kosam' box office collection

Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Naga Chaitanya-starrer Telugu romantic-comedy Oka Laila Kosam minted Rs.7.8 crore in first three days of its release, but couldn't register bigger opening due to the aftermath of cyclone 'Hudhud' in Andhra Pradesh, says expert. The film minted Rs.7.8 crore worldwide in its opening weekend. Since most theatres in Visakhapatnam and a few neighbouring places sti...

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French oil giant CEO killed in plane crash

Moscow, Oct 21 (IANS) Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive officer (CEO) of French oil giant Total, died in a plane accident here Tuesday, an official said. De Margerie and three crew members were killed when the plane they were on collided with a snow-clearing machine at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, Xinhua quoted an airport spokeswoman as saying. A plane crashe...

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Words can't describe valour of our policemen: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday saluted the brave policemen who sacrificed their lives, saying their their valour and dedication can never be described in words. On Police Commemoration Day we salute all the brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives, putting service above themselves, the prime minister said in a tweet on the occasion of Police Commemoration D...

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Telangana, Andhra pay tributes to police martyrs

Hyderabad/Vijayawada, Oct 21 (IANS) Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday remembered the policemen who laid down their lives on duty. Chief ministers led their respective states in paying tributes to the martyrs on the occasion of Police Commemoration Day. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao laid wreath at police martyrs' memorial at Shivkumar Lal Stadium in Hyderabad. G...

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Army officer's wife wins beauty pageant

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut.Monde Mrs.India Worldwide 2014 here. Grewal, who hails from Patiala, beat 31 other contestants to win the title Monday evening. Besides the crown, she even walked off with a cash prize of Rs.51,000. Everyone in my family was very supportive. My daughter, who is just nine and a half year...

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Fiji PM convenes first cabinet meet

Suva, Oct 21 (IANS) Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama convened the first meeting of his cabinet in Suva Tuesday, media reported. After the meeting, Finance Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum announced that he would deliver the 2015 budget Nov 21, FijiLive reported. The first cabinet meeting went well, the prime minister said. The finance ministry is working towards Nov 21 ...

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CBI files revised closure report in Birla coal block case

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday filed a revised closure report in a coal block allocation case involving industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and others in a Delhi court. The report was filed before Special Judge Bharat Parashar who posted the matter for Nov 10. The court, during the last hearing, had sought clarifications from the invest...

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Seeing India through the lens - from Ethiopia

Adiis Ababa, Oct 21 (IANS) In a unique peek into the wonder that is India, the Indian embassy in Ethiopia showcased a photo exhibition of religions in India at a national level for the first time. The exhibition was opened in the presence of Ethiopia's Minister of Culture and Tourism (MoCT), Amin Abdulkadir, the diplomatic community and representatives of different religions as symbol of...

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'Heart attacks not connected to family history'

New York, Oct 21 (IANS) Your lifestyle choices and environment decide whether you will have a heart attack or not, not your genes, said a study. Researchers have found that heart attacks are not as connected to family history and genetics as may have been previously believed. These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and diagnosed with narrow cor...

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3D printer used to save cancer patient's foot

Canberra, Oct 21 (IANS) Australian doctors have used a 3D printer to help build a Melbourne man a new heel bone and save him from losing his leg to cancer. In a world-first procedure, doctors from St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne teamed up with biotech company Anatomics and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to design and rebuild the heel of 71-y...

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