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AERB warns against dental X-rays for age determination

Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian atomic energy regulator AERB, disapproving the practice of taking dental X-ray for determination of a child's age, on Friday warned such practice are deviations from the terms of its licence and registration. In a statement, the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), citing news reports where birth certificates are issued based on dental X-rays, said it, as t...

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Force India impressive at Italian GP practice session

Monza (Italy), Sep 4 (IANS) Formula One team Force India had two very impressive practice sessions in the Italian Grand Prix here on Friday as its drivers -- Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez -- finished fourth and fifth fastest, respectively, and then traded their positions in the second practice. It was another Mercedes one-two finish in Friday afternoon's second practice here at the Mo...

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Deposit weapons ahead of elections

Ghaziabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Authorities in Ghaziabad have asked people here to deposit their licensed weapons in view of upcoming Panchayat elections. Official sources said that on the directions of the Election Commission, the Ghaziabad district magistrate had formed a screening committee to identify people whose arms are to be deposited with police. The panel will look into the pe...

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Southern cinema spreads wings, targets pan-India audience

Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) The appetite for southern films in the country's northern belt has increased following the phenomenal success of the Hindi dubbed version of S.S. Rajamouli's Baahubali. It's a promising time for India's regional cinema, say trade gurus. Baahubali turned out to be the first Hindi dubbed film to have successfully completed its 50-day run in cinemas, and turned out to ...

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Rajesh Exports bags Rs.1,123-crore order

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Rajesh Exports has bagged an order of Rs.1,123 crore of designer range of gold and studded diamond jewellery and medallions from Singapore, the company said in a Bombay Stock Exchange filing on Friday. The Bengaluru-based company said the order has to be completed by December 31, 2015. This order will be executed at the company's manufacturing facility at ...

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Obama to present National Humanities Medal to Jhumpa Lahiri

Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Pulitzer Prize winning Indian-American author is one of the 10 distinguished recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, to be prsented by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony on September 10. Lahiri has been awarded the medal for enlarging the human story, according to the White house citation. In her works of fiction, Lahiri has illuminated ...

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Government's OROP version not acceptable, says veteran

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government's alleged draft of the OROP is not acceptable to ex-servicemen demanding its immediate implementation, a key leader of the retired soldiers said on Friday. The government has also not sent any formal communication to the veterans over the One Rank, One Pension scheme, Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh (retd.) told IANS at the Jantar Mantar protest site.

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Taiwan battle worst dengue fever outbreak

Taipei, Sep 4 (IANS) Taiwan is battling its worst summer outbreak of dengue in over a decade as cases have exceeded 4,000 in the course of four months, the media reported on Friday. According to the island's disease control centre, the total number of dengue fever cases reached 4,343, with 10 deaths, since the start of this summer. It is considered the worst outbreak on the island since ...

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Saudi-led coalition camp bombed in Yemen

Sanaa, Sep 4 (IANS) The Shia Houthi rebels confirmed they fired a ballistic missile at a camp of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in northeastern Yemen on Friday, killing dozens of soldiers. The missile was fired earlier in the morning and hit a weapon depot at a military airport in Marib province, about 173 km northeast of the capital Sanaa, the rebels said in a statemen, Xinhua news agency...

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Fire in RBI building in Mumbai suburbs, two firemen injured

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Two firemen sustained minor injuries while battling a medium blaze which engulfed the top eighth floor of the Reserve Bank of India building in the suburban Bandra-Kurla Complex here on Friday morning, officials said. The fire, the cause of which is not yet known, broke out around 8.40 a.m. when the busy office complex was yet to become fully operational. Eig...

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Red Bull's Ricciardo face big penalty for engine change

Monza, Sep 4 (IANS) Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will be penalised 25 places at the Italian Grand Prix for making engine changes at the practice session on Friday. Team principal Christian Horner says Red Bull are throwing everything at their Renault-powered RB11s cars for a podium finish at the race Red Bull's other driver Daniil Kvyat's car will also endure an engine change and ...

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Wheeler Island in Odisha named after Kalam

Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday renamed Bhadrak district's Wheeler Island after former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who passed away recently. The chief minister has named Wheeler Island after the Missile Man, said a statement from the Chief Minister's Office. Patnaik hopes that it would encourage the youth to further pursue a scientific t...

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Indian batsmen not bad against spin: Rahane

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) India batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Friday said the current group of country's batsmen are not bad players against spin bowling, adding that they will aim to improve their performance in the forthcoming Test series against South Africa at home. The current Indian batsmen are not bad against spin. But the credit goes to Sri Lankan spinners for bowling well. Our intention ...

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Man held for duping conman's wife

Gurgaon, Sep 4 (IANS) A man was arrested for duping lakh of Rs from a jailed conman's wife in Gurgaon, police said on Friday. Krishan Raj's neighbour was jailed for duping and fraud. He offered to help the man's wife for his bail. Posing as a senior bureaucrat, Raj told the woman that income tax department was going to raid her house and would register a new case against her husb...

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Hot Friday in Delhi, similar Saturday expected

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) It was a hot, sunny Friday in the national capital as the maximum temperature settled three notches above the season's average at 37.1 degrees Celsius. The weather is likely to remain similar on Saturday, the Met Office said. The sky will remain clear tomorrow (Saturday), said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum and minimum temperatures...

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1.65 lakh account holders avail Jan Dhan overdraft facility

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Nearly 1.65 lakh Jan Dhan account holders, of the total 18 crore accounts opened under the scheme, have availed overdraft facility, authorities said on Friday. The government also announced that the focus of the Jan Dhan financial inclusion scheme has moved from account opening towards the provision of cash-out facilities. Over Rs.22,000 crore have been mo...

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PM attends BJP-RSS meet

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the concluding session of three-day BJP-RSS coordination meet held in the capital. BJP president Amit Shah, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Health Minister J.P. Nadda, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari were am...

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Government on right track but economic model needed: RSS

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Rejecting criticism that it was acting like a remote control, the RSS said on Friday that the Narendra Modi government was on the right track and that three days of discussions with government leaders had been very useful. Only 14 months have passed (since the government took power). There is more time and a lot more is to be done. Whatever has been done so far, t...

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CATS to strengthen emergency services in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) With the addition of 110 new ambulances and setting up of a modern control room, the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) will be strengthening its emergency medical response service in the national capital, a statement said in Friday. On the occasion, an agreement was signed between CATS and Wipro limited for establishing the modern control room at Lax...

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Jharkhand to withdraw CSAT from JPSC exam

Ranchi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Jharkhand government on Friday decided to withdraw Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) from the sixth Jharkhand Public Service Commission (JPSC) exam following protests by students and opposition parties, said an official. The Jharkhand government has decided to withdraw the CAST from sixth JPSC examination. Now only general studies question will be asked in the ...

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