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Three killed in airstrikes on Syrian hospital

Amman, Feb 10 (IANS) Three people were killed and at least six, including a nurse, were wounded during airstrikes that hit an MSF-supported hospital in Syria's Dara'a governorate, a statement said. The strike on Tafas field hospital, some 12 km from the Jordanian border, took place on the night of February 5, said international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors With...

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Court extends ex-engineer's custody by five days

Ghaziabad, Feb 10 (IANS) A CBI court here on Wednesday further extended by five days the CBI custody of ex-Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh. Yadav Singh, then chief engineer of the NOIDA/Greater Noida/Yamuna Expressway, has already spent six days in the custody of the Central Bureau of Investigation. The CBI presented a huge quantity of material related to the case in the court o...

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Windies players object to pay cut ahead of World T20

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Feb 10 (IANS) Fresh controversy appears to be brewing between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and the squad preparing to participate in the T20 World Cup in India, according to media reports. The players, captained by all-rounder Darren Sammy, are objecting to a 75 percent pay cut imposed by the WICB ahead of the World Cup, set to begin on March 8 in INdia,...

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Delhi favours odd-even scheme: Survey

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Some 78 percent of Delhiites want the Delhi government to reintroduce the odd-even scheme to curb the number of cars fuelled by petrol and diesel, a survey has shown. Change.org, the world's largest online platform for social change, said it shared the Delhi government's odd-even questionnaire with its users in the city and saw an overwhelming response to it.

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Formula E wants to come to India but no time set

Greater Noida, Feb 10 (IANS) Though Formula 1 exited India after a brief three-year stint and shows no sign of returning, the new Formula E Championship is keen to race in one of the Indian cities but has not set any time-frame so far. Formula E is a class of auto-racing which uses only electric-powered cars. The inaugural championship started in Beijing in September 2014 while the secon...

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Need governor's report on UP, says BJP

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday said Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik should send a report on the deteriorating law and order situation in the state to the central government. The Bharatiya Janata Party demanded the expulsion of Kairana legislator Nahid Hasan over Shamli shooting incident. The goons of the Samajwadi Party have destroyed the law and order situation in...

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Vodafone launches 4G in Mumbai; Bengaluru in line

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Vodafone India on Thursday launched its next-gen high-speed 4G network in different business and residential centres of the city and suburbs, a company official said on Wednesday. The Mumbai launch follows similar 4G ventures in Delhi and the national capital region, Kolkata, Karnataka and Kerala, said company MD and CEO Sunil Sood. Vodafone plans to cover the entir...

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HeyBiz ties up with Su-Kam

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) HeyBiz, a sales-marketing-support application for SMEs, has announced its association with Su-Kam Power Systems Limited, a power back-up solution provider, to digitise its dealers and distributors network that will help in connecting with local customers. The collaboration will enable HeyBiz users chat and discuss with Su-Kam Experts or local dealers and get insi...

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Disappointing Q3 results drag equity markets lower

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Disappointing earning results, coupled with negative global cues and a slump in crude oil prices dragged the Indian equity markets to their lowest levels in 2016 on Wednesday. This led a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to provisionally close the day's trade down 262 points. Selling frenzy led to both the bellwether indices of the Indian equity m...

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Seoul adopts resolution condemning Pyongyang rocket launch

Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korea's parliament on Wednesday adopted a resolution condemning North Korea's rocket launch, calling for effective sanctions against Pyongyang. The National Assembly called an emergency plenary session on the final day of the five-day Lunar New Year holiday, passing the resolution with 241 votes in favour and seven abstentions, Xinhua reported. The reso...

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Seoul to stop factory park joint-operations with Pyongyang

Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) In a fallout of Pyongyang's recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch, South Korea on Wednesday announced it was halting all operations at a factory park jointly-run with North Korea Unification Minister Hong Yong-Pyo said Pyongyang conducted extremist provocations, including the fourth nuclear test and long-range missile launch, in defiance of repeated warnin...

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Get your customised home décor in a click!

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Modspace.in, an online furniture company that provides customized modular kitchens and home goods has launched its operations for Delhi-NCR residents. Incorporated in June 2015, Modspace.in products are manufactured at itss own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that houses raw material and finishing equipment imported from Germany and Italy to create high q...

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Virtual reality will take time to develop: Facebook

New York, Feb 10 (IANS) These are still early days for the virtual reality (VR) technology's adoption and the VR ecosystem will take time to develop globally, social media giant Facebook's top executives have predicted. Addressing a gathering at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said that tur...

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Genes influence stress fracture injuries

London, Feb 10 (IANS) Researchers have identified how certain genes can contribute towards a person's susceptibility to stress fracture injuries, a fatigue-induced fracture of the bone caused by repeated pressure over time. Unlike normal fractures, stress fractures are the result of accumulated trauma from repeated mechanical usage, such as running or jumping. As such, stress fractures a...

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South Korea's auto exports fall most in over six years

Seoul, Feb 10 (IANS) South Korea's automobile exports suffered the most severe decline in more than six years in the first month of 2016, triggering worries about the export-driven economy, a government report showed on Wednesday. Auto exports tumbled 18.8 percent from a year earlier to reach 201,967 units in January, posting the fastest monthly decline since October 2009, Xinhua quoted ...

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Indian community's contribution to UAE significant

Dubai, Feb 10 (IANS/WAM) A major component in the development of the United Arab Emirates has been the contribution of the Indian community, a former UAE diplomat has said. There are three pillars to the UAE's success and the Indian community is one of them, said Mirza Hussain Al Sayegh, who served as first deputy ambassador in New Delhi in 1973 and was also head of the UAE Consular Mis...

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Tamil Nadu industries pledge investment in Haryana

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that Tamil Nadu based industrialists have promised to invest Rs.3,000 crore in his state. Khattar was here leading an official delegation to attract investments to Haryana as a part of the roadshow, Happening Haryana - Global Investors Summit, slated for March 7-8. Speaking at the event, Khattar s...

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Kerala CPI-M factions call truce ahead of polls

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 10 (IANS) Ahead of assembly elections in Kerala, the two known factions of the CPI-M in the state have decided to work together, setting aside their internal issues. The majority faction in the Communist Party of India-Marxist is led by former state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, while former chief minister V.S. Achuthanandan heads the other. The Vijayan fact...

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India will be toughest in WorldT20: Watson

Dubai, Feb 10 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that hosts India will be the biggest threat to his team in the World T20 which is scheduled to start on March 9. Watson, who has had extensive experience of playing in the sub-continent thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that India have the firepower to go the distance on their home turf. Australia are sch...

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India women face Nepal test in SAG football

Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) On a high after thrashing Sri Lanka 5-0, the Indian women's football team will aim to hold on to its current form when it faces Nepal in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday. India's first victory in the competition came against the island nation after a goalless draw with the Maldives. On the other hand, Nep...

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