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Global smartphone growth to further slow down: IDC

Washington, May 27 (IANS) The global smartphone growth is expected to slow further, said a latest mobile phone forecast. It adds that smartphone shipments are expected to grow 11.3 percent in 2015, down from 27.6 percent in 2014. This could be the first year smartphone growth in China will finish behind the global market which could affect Google's Android mobile operating system, the In...

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Simple test measures Parkinson's progress in brain

New York, May 27 (IANS) US researchers have identified what happens to the brain with the progression of Parkinson's disease, thereby opening the door for a simple test to measure the disease advancement. By comparing brain images of Parkinson's patients to those of a control group over a year, the researchers found that an area of the brain called the substantia nigra changes as the dis...

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Modi pays tribute to Nehru

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid his tributes to country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his Punya Tithi. We remember his contribution as a freedom fighter and as our first prime minister, Modi said in a statement. ...

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NASA selects scientific tools for Europa mission

Washington, May 27 (IANS) The US space agency has selected nine science instruments for a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. The aim is to investigate whether the mysterious icy moon could harbour conditions suitable for life. Europa has tantalised scientists with its enigmatic icy surface and evidence of a vast ocean. We have gathered amazing data from 11 flybys of the Galileo sp...

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Chandigarh bans nicotine sale

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Chandigarh has imposed a ban on nicotine sale. Earlier, Punjab was the only state where there was a complete ban on nicotine. The decision came to light on Tuesday when the Punjab and Haryana High Court was informed in this regard. Two years back, the high court had issued directions to the Chandigarh administration to monitor the abuse of nicoti...

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Hot Wednesday ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) It was a warm Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 24.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a hot day ahead. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 44 degrees Celsius. The day ahead is likely to be hot and the temperature is likely to soar u...

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Over 70 percent of Everest glacier's volume may be lost by 2100: Study

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Over 70 percent of the glacier volume in the Mount Everest region in the Himalayas could be lost in 85 years if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, a new paper suggests. It also indicates more flood risk in the future in the Kosi river downstream from Nepal to India. The paper, Modelling glacier change in the Everest region, Nepal Himalaya, published on We...

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Pakistan executes seven death-row convicts

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Seven death row convicts were executed in jails across Pakistan's Punjab and Balochistan province on Wednesday, a media report said. In Lahore Central Jail, two convicts were hanged. Abdul Khaliq had been convicted of murdering a woman, while convict Shahzad was also found guilty of committing a murder, Geo News reported. Two convicts were hange...

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Adah Sharma meets with accident, hospitalised

Hyderabad, May 27 (IANS) Southern actress Adah Sharma, who has worked in films like Heart Attack and S/O Satyamurthy, reportedly met with an accident while shooting for a Telugu film here. The accident took place on Tuesday and the actress was subsequently hospitalised. Adah was shooting for a Telugu film when she fell off a bike and was hit by a bus. She had to be rushed to the ...

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Four militants killed in Kabul

Kabul, May 27 (IANS) Four militants were killed after trying to storm a guesthouse in a diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul, police said on Wednesday. The attack began late Tuesday night after the four militants tried to take control of a guest house and a nearby hotel in the heavily guarded Wazir Akbar Khan district in central Kabul, home to several embassies and offi...

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India: Don't use environment as pretext to kick away poor's development ladder

United Nations, May 27 (IANS) Don't use universality and shared responsibilities for the environment as pretexts to kick away the ladder of development for the poor or to avoid responsibility for the global ecological havoc, India told the developed nations Tuesday in a telling message. The poor did not cause the problem of climate change, but they are now condemned to bear the brunt of ...

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Sensex sheds 145 points in morning session

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday was trading 144.66 points or 0.53 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 55.30 points or 0.66 percent down at 8,284.05 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE),...

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Three policemen killed in Karachi firing

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Three police personnel were killed on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a police van in Pakistan's Karachi city. The policemen were on patrolling duty in Azizabad area when the miscreants on motorbikes shot at the van, killing three of on the spot, Geo News reported. The victims included a sub-inspector. ...

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Pakistan urges EU to relax travel restrictions

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the European Union (EU) to relax travel restrictions imposed on the country because of increasing incidence of polio, media reported on Wednesday. During a meeting with a German parliamentary delegation on Tuesday, President Mamnoon Hussain called for relaxing the restrictions, a government official said. According to the official, the ...

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Tweak your lifestyle a bit and manage diabetes well

Book: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes; Author: Merlin Thomas; Publisher: Pan Macmillan India; Pages: 277; Price: Rs.350 So you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Take heart as this is not the end. Just follow some simple guidelines and achieve better sugar levels for a longer, healthier life. In his book, Merlin Thomas, a clinical scientist at the Melbourne-based Baker IDI H...

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Sao Paulo sign Colombian coach

Rio de Janerio, May 27 (IANS) Sao Paulo have signed Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio as their new coach, a media report said. The 52-year-old agreed to join the six-time Brazilian Serie A champions following talks with the club's president Carlos Miguel Aidar in Medellin last week, Brazilian news portal Lancenet reported on Tuesday. He will replace Muricy Ramalho, who stepped down i...

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First-time BJP MP bags Sansad Ratna award

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader P.P. Chaudhary, a first-time Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan, has been selected for the Sansad Ratna 2015 Awards for his performance in the house till the end of the budget session. Chaudhary is among four Lok Sabha members selected for the Sansad Ratna 2015 Awards for outstanding performance in the 16th Lok Sabha till the end of...

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Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket attack

Gaza, May 27 (IANS) Israeli warplanes early on Wednesday launched missile strikes on military training facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier firing of four rockets into Israel, security officials said. Witnesses said that F16 fighter jets had intensively hovered over the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave, while several explosions were heard in southern and central Gaza Strip, rep...

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Zayn Malik spends 'a lot of time in kitchen'

Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has spent a lot of time in the kitchen since leaving the band, according to fiancee Perrie Edwards. It's nice to see more of him now. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, he's a great chef, Edwards told The Sun newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Also, Edwards said that the launch of girl group Little Mix's new s...

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India's aid to Nepal 'very welcome by the countrya': UNDP

United Nations, May 27 (IANS) India's assistance to earthquake ravaged Nepal has been very welcome by that country, according to a top UN Development Programme official. We have seen the Indian armed forces providing the first response, UNDP's Assistant Administrator, Magdy Martnez-Soliman, told reporters here on Tuesday describing India's contribution. The airport upon arrival was lit...

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