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Vastu elements for right winter vibes at home

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Adding elements like candles, fireplace, bright Christmas lights and fiery gold and red decorations will not just help to beautify your home, but also lend a positive vibe, say Vastu experts. Astro numerologist, tarot and Vastu expert Shelly Maheswari Gupta, suggests: * Fire represents the energy of sun and life. A balanced feng shui fire element in your ...

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US dollar rises on tax reform expectation

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) The US dollar increased against other major peers on renewed hopes for passing a tax bill in the country. In late New York trading on Friday, the euro fell to $1.1759 from $1.1799 in the previous session, and the British pound declined to $1.3325 from $1.3441 in the previous session, Xinhua news agency reported. The Australian dollar inched down to $0.764...

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South Africa remains divided on racial lines: Zuma

Cape Town, Dec 16 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has said although reconciliation, social cohesion and nation building have been prioritised since 1994, the country remains divided on various cultural, racial and class lines. It, therefore, becomes important for all of us to work together even more by maximizing what we have in common for the good of all who live in our countr...

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Jessica Chastain applauds Salma Hayek

Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain has applauded actress Salma Hayek for coming forward with sexual harassment allegations against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. I thank you Salma Hayek for sharing your story. Your voice is important and needed right now. You are creating a place of great healing, Chastain tweeted on Wednesday, reports dailymail.co.uk.

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German President warns against resurgence of antisemitism

Berlin, Dec 16 (IANS) German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned against growing antisemitism in the country. Speaking on Friday at an event in Berlin marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel, Steinmeier said that hatred of Jews was an evil that appeared in many guises, Xinhua news agency reported. Steinmeier's comments were made in reference to protests in...

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US stocks jump ahead of tax bill release

New York, Dec 16 (IANS) US stocks ended higher on Friday with all three major indices closing at record highs, as investors awaited details of a Republican tax bill that is expected to be released later in the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 143.08 points, or 0.58 per cent, to 24,651.74. The S&P 500 added 23.80 points, or 0.90 per cent, to 2,675.81, Xinhua news agency repo...

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Reach of radio unmatched, says Richa

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says the reach of radio is unmatched in comparison to any other medium. The Fukrey Returns actress spoke in support of version 2.0 of Radio City's 'Rag Rag Mein Daude City' initiative. She said in a statement: Radio has the power to entertain masses across all classes of society and has a reach that is unmatched in comparison to any othe...

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Emmerson Mnangagwa pledges to build united, non-racial Zimbabwe

Harare, Dec 16 (IANS) Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened the one-day extra ordinary congress of the governing ZANU-PF party and pledged to be the President of a united and non-racial Zimbabwe. The party congress on Friday endorsed Mnangagwa as the party's leader and presidential candidate for the 2018 elections, Xinhua news agency reported. In his first address to t...

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Sinitta planning 'juicy' autobiography

Los Angeles, Dec 16 (IANS) Singer Sinitta is ready to spill juicy secrets about her life in a new autobiography. Sinitta, who dated music mogul Simon Cowell and actor Brad Pitt in 1980s, says she is publishing a tell-all book about her life in the new year. I have an album coming in the new year, really exciting -- and a book, Sinitta told thesun.co.uk. So look out for th...

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Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents over 1,208% more for medical devices: NPPA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208-1,737 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes and three way stop cocks, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority ...

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6.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta, Dec 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's West Java province on Friday night, the Indonesian Meteorological Agency said. No casualty or damage has, however, been reported. The epicentre of the earthquake was 11 km southwest of Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java province, 102 km from West Java's capital Bandung, with a depth of 107 km in the Ear...

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SC imposes Rs 1 lakh cost on NGO seeking prohibition

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday imposed a cost of Rs 1 lakh on an NGO seeking directions for enforcement of country-wide prohibition of liquor - a provision under Article 47 of the Constitution's Directive Principle of State Policy which calls for endeavour to prohibit intoxicating drinks and drugs harmful to health. Describing the plea by Visakhapatanam-based Chaita...

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Policeman trains gun at Kamal Nath in Chhindwara

Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 16 (IANS) A small airport near Chhindwara on Friday was witness to a huge commotion as a policeman dangerously trained his rifle at Kamal Nath, former central minister and nine-time Congress MP from Chhindwara. Nath, who was in his constituency, was boarding his private plane for Delhi from the Imli Khera airstrip when the incident took place, taking abac...

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'Yamuna water will be brought to Jhunjhunu under river linking project'

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) With a view to tackle the water crisis in Rajasthan, the river linking project will be started soon and Yamuna water brought to Jhunjhunu, said state Public Health Engineering Minister Surendra Goyal on Friday. Addressing a one-day workshop organised on water conservation, he said that the state government has already started working on a detailed feasibility report...

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BHEL wins Rs 7,300 cr contract for Tamil Nadu power project

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) State-run power equipment manufacturer Bhel announced on Friday that it has won a Rs 7,300 crore order for setting up a supercritical thermal power project (TPP) in Tamil Nadu. According to a company release here, the order for setting up the 2x660 MW Udangudi TPP has been placed on the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corp (TANGEDCO), a state government en...

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Gurugram Fortis charged Adya's parents 1,208 % more for syringes :NPPA

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The Fortis Memorial hospital in Gurugram charged 1,208 per cent more than procurement price for much of the medical equipment, including disposable syringes, to the parents of seven-year-old dengue patient Adya who had died at the hospital despite undergoing treatment for two weeks, according to the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The national p...

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CPCB to increase the number of air quality monitoring stations to 127

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) The National Capital Region (NCR), including Delhi, will have total 127 pollution monitoring stations by March 2018 against the present 78, CPCB officials said on Friday. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) officials also said that their target is to increase the total cities across nation, where the air quality is monitored from 53 at the present to 100. <...

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World Telugu Conference begins on colourful note

Hyderabad, Dec 15 (IANS) The World Telugu Conference (WTC) began on a colourful note here on Friday as Telugus from across the world gathered to discuss preservation and promotion of the language. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu formally inaugurated the five-day event at a glittering ceremony at Lal Bahadur Stadium. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Telangana and An...

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Nagaland CM sacks two more ministers

Kohima, Dec 15 (IANS) Nagaland Chief Minister T.R.Zelaing on Friday night axed two more of his cabinet ministers, two days after he had sacked four of his senior cabinet ministers. The move came after Naga People's Front (NPF) supremo Shurhozelie Liezietsu, earlier in the day, revoked the expulsion order of 20 NPF legislators and suspension of 13 other party leaders, including the state'...

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ITI net, revenue plunge in Q2, H1

Bengaluru, Dec 15 (IANS) State-run Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Ltd on Friday reported Rs 46 crore net profit for the second quarter of 2017-18, registering 75 per cent annual decline from Rs 186 crore in the same period last year. In a regulatory filing on the BSE, it said revenue from operations for the quarter under review also declined 32 per cent annually to Rs 241 crore from R...

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