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EyeCane enables the blind to 'hear' obstacle distance

London, Oct 21 (IANS) The low-tech White Canes widely used by the visually impaired may soon become a thing of the past as researchers have now developed an electronic travel aid that enables the blind to hear and feel distance information from different directions. The EyeCane, developed by a team of researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, translates point-distance ...

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Toddlers may show signs of autism at 18 months

New York, Oct 21 (IANS) Younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may show signs of the disorder by the time they are just 18 months, said a study. Different patterns of behaviour at 18 months may be predictive of ASD later on, the findings showed. Our research suggests that approximately half the siblings who are later diagnosed with ASD display signs sugg...

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Hong Kong leader mulls disclosing interference evidence

Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) Hong Kong's Chief Executive C.Y. Leung Tuesday said he would consider disclosing the evidence of external interference in the Occupy Central movement. Leung said Hong Kong, being a part of China, is a highly open city with a complicated international environment, and he believed the society is aware of the presence of external forces, Xinhua reported. Leu...

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M.L. Khattar to be next Haryana chief minister

Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Manohar Lal Khattar will be the next chief minister of Haryana, the BJP announced Tuesday. The former Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) 'Pracharak' was chosen by the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party legislators as their leader at a meeting here. I have been chosen by the party legislators and the BJP leadership for this responsibility. I can assure y...

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Pakistani film industry witnessing rebirth: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan's first Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chenoy hopes that her efforts to make animation mainstream in her home country herald a new era in the country's film industry, which is witnessing a rebirth with bold and socially conscious cinema. Saving Face, a film about the horrors of acid attacks, brought her the prestigious Academy Award and global acclaim in ...

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Delhi Metro to halt services at 8 p.m. on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Delhi Metro will stop its services at 8 p.m. Thursday on account of Diwali, a statement said Tuesday. The last metro train service Oct 23 will start at 8 p.m. from all the terminal stations of metro lines including Airport Express Line, a Delhi Metro statement said. The terminal stations include Dilshad Garden, Rithala, Jahangir Puri, Huda City Centre...

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Modi to spend Diwali with Srinagar flood victims

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate Diwali with the flood-affected people of Srinagar, an official release said here Tuesday. Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, Oct 23 and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate floods, the prime minister said in a statement. More than 1.5 million people were directly affected by t...

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Vijay assures smooth release of 'Kaththi'

Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Vijay has assured that his Tamil film Kaththi, whose release seemed doubtful after Tamil groups protested against the film due to its producers' alleged unproven link with Sri Lankan government, will hit the screens Wednesday. On Monday, Tamil fringe groups had demanded the removal of Lyca Productions' name from all the publicity material of the film for its ...

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Pistorius's final sentencing Tuesday

Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived in a court in Pretoria for the final sentencing on charges of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius is on trial for fatally shooting Stenkamp through a locked toilet door Feb 14, 2013 at his house in Pretoria, Independent Online reported. On Sep 11, Judge Thokosile Masipa of the high cou...

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Australian jihadi warns PM Abbott

Sydney, Oct 21 (IANS) A teenager who ran away from his home in Australia in June has threatened Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a Islamic State (IS) video posted on internet. Adullah Elmir appeared in the video, posted Monday, under the pseudonym Abu Khaled from Australia, Sydney Morning Herald reported. He was seen wearing military gear and holding a rifle, and was accompanied by ...

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New Zealand to focus on counter-terrorism intelligence

Wellington, Oct 21 (IANS) New Zealand will focus on enhancing foreign trade and strengthening counter-terrorism intelligence, the National Party government Tuesday asserted as it began a third three-year term in office. Governor-General Jerry Mateparae read out the centre-right government's legislative intentions in a published speech at the state opening of parliament here, Xinhua repor...

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Jewellers expect better business this Dhanteras

New Delhi/ Chennai/ Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) It is Dhanteras time again and Indians are ready to splurge on gold. The jewellers expect sales to be 15-20 percent higher Tuesday compared to last year due to better price of the yellow metal. We expect sales to be 20 percent higher this year compared to last year as gold price is ruling at a better level than last year, Rahul Gupta, chief execu...

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BCCI to take legal action against West Indies Board

Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Tuesday decided to initiate legal proceedings against the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and also cancelled all bilateral series' against the Caribbean nation whose players withdrew from the tour of India mid-way last week. BCCI will initiate legal proceedings against the WICB due to the abrupt cancellation of t...

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Top rankings soon from eTailing India, Internet Retailer

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) eTailing India, the well-known eCommerce knowledge platform, and Internet Retailer, a global publisher of strategic e-commerce business information, Tuesday announced a partnership to jointly produce the India 100, the first ranking of the largest online retailers in India. Slated for a February 2015 release at the eTailing India Expo in Mumbai, the India 100 wil...

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Can't rule out terror attack during festive season: Rajnath

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said terror attacks can't be ruled out during the festive season. The possibility of terror attacks can't be ruled during the festive season. Terror threats are there and alerts are issued, Singh told the media on the sidelines of an event in Chanakyapuri in central Delhi. Asked what advisory was issued by the ministry ...

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Pentagon announces rapid response team for Ebola

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The Pentagon during the weekend announced the formation of a specialized 30-person military rapid response team to combat Ebola in the US. Once formed, team members will be sent to Ft. Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of specialized training in infection control and personal protective equipment, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a sta...

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Four die in Afghan bombing

Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in a bomb blast in Kabul Tuesday, media reported. Four army personnel were killed and 12 others, including six civilians, sustained injuries when a bomb blast targeted a bus carrying national army personnel in Chilston area in Kabul, Xinhua reported citing a defence ministry statement. An official said a ...

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'Ham radio can counter dark side of social networking'

Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Amateur or ham radio can counter the negative effects of social networking by providing a safer and alternative route for making friends worldwide, according to a licensed ham operator based in West Bengal. Today, social networking's dark side (like fake profiles) are affecting the youth. If popularized, the ham radio can be used by them to forge friendships with g...

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Zac Efron was all lovey-dovey with Miro on birthday

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron was spotted in Amsterdam with rumoured girlfriend Sami Miro, celebrating his birthday. As the actor turned 27 Oct 18, he was seen celebrating with Miro as the two travelled to Amsterdam this weekend. They were acting very much in love, she kept hugging him. Their love looked genuine, an eyewitness told eonline.com. Efron also ma...

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Katy Perry's b'day wish comes true

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry's wish of getting her name on the Shakey's (pizza chain) signboard has come true. As the pop star's 30th birthday approaches, she decided to kick off her birthday week by making it known what she wanted on her birthday, eonline.com reports. All I want for my birthday is my name on the Shakey's Pizza marquee on Santa Monica Blvd (Boulev...

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