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Australian PM unveils new cabinet line-up

Canberra, Feb 13 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday announced the line-up of his new cabinet, emphasising the role of his younger and female colleagues. Turnbull described the new line-up as a dynamic team which combines youth, new talent, experience, continuity and a real sense of innovation and enterprise. It's a team that's focused on Australia's fut...

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Army official missing from Bihar for six days found in Faizabad

Lucknow, Feb 13 (IANS) An army officer who had been missing from Katihar in Bihar for the last six days surfaced in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, the police said. Shikardeep Dhawan (25) was on a month-long vacation in his home state Bihar when he went missing on the night of February 6 while travelling on a train from Katihar to Jammu where he is posted. A polic...

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Ram Madhvani needs all praise for 'Neerja': Big B

Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is impressed with Ram Madhvani for staying true to reality while making Neerja. Neerja, a biopic on the late Neerja Bhanot who lost her life while saving others on a hijacked plane, stars Sonam Kapoor as the protagonist. The film released on Friday. Upon seeing the film, Big B posted on his blog: Ram Madhvani made a film 'Neerja' wh...

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Facebook gives ad credits to users who counter terror propaganda

New York, Feb 13 (IANS) Facebook has offered ad credits worth up to $1,000 to users who helped the social media giant counter terrorist propaganda by posting anti-extremist and positive messages on its website, a media report said. In an attempt to discredit extremist content with posts from its users, Facebook began combating terrorist propaganda online with its own form of counter spee...

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Manage risk of smart toys for kids, parents warned

London, Feb 13 (IANS) Finland-based online security and privacy company F-Secure has warned parents to become more aware of the threats posed by new Internet of Things (IoT) toys designed for kids. Smart toys are essentially toys that connect to the internet and are set to become a large product category for IoT devices. Last year's well-known cyber attack on Hong Kong-based dig...

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Alia Bhatt shares her dating fundas

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Alia Bhatt, who has starred in romantic films like Student Of The Year and 2 States, suggests that planning is important to get one's Valentine's Day celebrations right. Watching the sunrise with your loved one or baking for the special someone are some ways to add a sparkle to your plans, says the actress. Alia, who has become the face of ice-cream brand Cornett...

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Drones helping scientists collect high-resolution data

New York, Feb 13 (IANS) Earth and environmental scientists are relying on affordable advanced technological drones to conduct long-term high-resolution experiments at a much lower cost than using aircrafts or satellites. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are poised to revolutionise remote sensing in the earth and environmental sciences, said Enrique Vivoni, hydrologist and professor at Ari...

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Dr. Dre filming Apple's first scripted TV series

Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Technology giant Apple is making its first original television show. The brand will produce a scripted series titled Vital Signs, starring one of its own executives, Beats co-founder and record producer Dr. Dre. According to sources, Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young, will be starring in and executive producing his own six-episode TV series, repo...

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Six killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Feb 13 (IANS) Six people were killed and four soldiers, including a senior official, injured in a Kashmir gunfight on Saturday. The six killed included two army soldiers and four militants while the injured include a major and three other ranks, police said. Bodies of four militants belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit were recovered in Marsari village of Kupwara d...

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Kerry Washington stands against sexual harassment in film trailer

Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Scandal actress Kerry Washington has taken on the role of another strong woman, and this time it's a real life character, in upcoming TV film Confirmation. Her portrayal of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991, can be seen in the first trailer for the TV movie, reports aceshowbiz.com.<...

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Fire at Kolkata warehouse

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) A fire broke out at a plastic warehouse in Dunlop area in the northern fringes of the city on Saturday, but no casualty was reported, an official said. Twenty fire tenders have been pressed into service. The building has been evacuated and so far there are no reports of any casualty or anybody trapped inside the building. We are confident of bringing the fire under...

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Help develop India, new envoy Navtej Sarna tells UK Indians

London, Feb 13 (IANS) India's new envoy Navtej Sarna told leading members of the Indian community in the UK that India House is an institution open to all Indians and the community could play a huge role in helping to channelise foreign investment and in the development of its key infrastructure. At a well attended Indian community function here on Friday, Sarna, who took over from Ranja...

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CPI-M to take call on alliance with Congress in Bengal

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 13 (IANS) The CPI-M in Kerala will certainly face the heat if the CPI-M in West Bengal goes forward with an alliance with its arch rivals here - the Congress party. CPI-M State Secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters in Kozhikode on Saturday that the upcoming party meetings in Delhi would take a decision on the matter. There has been no decision of...

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Mainz beat Schalke in Bundesliga tie

Berlin, Feb 13 (IANS) A late goal by Julian Baumgartlinger helped a clinical Mainz beat Schalke 2-1 in a Bundesliga match at the Coface Arena here. Mainz climbed into the top six after their victory over fourth-placed Schalke thanks to Baumgartlinger' s late header on Friday. With this victory, Mainz jumped from the seventh to the fifth place. They are now equal on points with fourth pla...

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'How To Be Single': Frothy but mediocre fare

Film: How To Be Single; Director: Christian Ditter; Cast: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm, Nicholas Braun, Jake Lacy, Jason Mantzoukas and Colin Jost; Rating: **1/2 A chick-flick, far from mushy romance, How To Be Single is a frothy, fun and frolic film aimed to cheer singles this Valentine's Day. While the film reflects on the relationshi...

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F-16 sale to Pakistan: India summons US envoy

Washington/New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The US has decided to sell eight F-16 combat jets to Pakistan to support (its) counter-terrorism and counterinsurgency operations, prompting India to summon American ambassador Richard Verma to lodge its strong protest against the move. Verma was summoned after India reacted strongly to the US decision taken on Friday. We are disappointed at th...

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24 percent voting in Punjab bypoll till noon

Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Nearly 24 percent voting was recorded till noon for the Khadoor Sahib assembly seat by-election in north-west Punjab on Saturday. Voting started on Saturday morning amidst a boycott of the election by Congress and AAP, making it a one-sided contest for the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal. There are over 1.87 lakh eligible voters in the constituency. V...

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Telangana's ACB issues notice to accused in cash-for-vote case

Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The cash-for-vote case allegedly involving leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) came to the fore again with Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday issuing notice to an accused, Jerusalem Muthaiah. The ACB has asked him to appear before it for questioning. He has been directed to make himself available at the ACB office within a week. The ...

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Our son victim of Hindutva politics, say parents of JNUSU president

Patna, Feb 13 (IANS) A day after the president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on the charge of sedition, his parents in Bihar said their son is not anti-national and is being victimised for his opposition to Hindutva politics. My son is not anti-national. There is no question of his following an ideology of anti-nationalism. He is a nationalist...

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'Wonder' metal that behaves like water

Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) In a first, researchers from Harvard University and research centre Raytheon BBN Technology have observed electrons in Graphene that behave like a fluid. Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics, increase the efficiency of batteries, the durability and conductivity of touch...

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