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India needs strong cyber infrastructure: Rajnath

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Pitching for a strong cyber infrastructure in the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stressed that India should work towards developing its own servers. Addressing students of the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT) during a convocation ceremony in Noida, the home minister said: As the home minister of the country, I don't have control...

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Prisoner beaten to death in Bihar jail

Patna, July 4 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner was beaten to death on Saturday in a clash between two groups of inmates in a jail here, prompting authorities to suspend two jail wardens. According to Beur jail officials, undertrial prisoner Chandan Kumar, 20, was beaten to death during the clash and a case of murder was lodged against six inmates. Beur jail authorities started a pro...

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Chris Brown cuts off child support

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown has stopped paying $10,000 per month in child support after he was denied visitation with daughter Royalty. The agreement was set to start on July 1, but it fell apart when Brown sought a visitation with Royalty this week only to learn that she was with his mother Joyce Hawkins in Virginia, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 26-year-old in...

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McConaughey, Alves's marriage not 'on the rocks'

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Contrary to circulating rumours, actor Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves's marriage is not on the rocks. A representative for McConaughey told gossipcom.com that the rumour was not true. A mutual friend of the Dallas Buyers Club actor added that (McConaughey) couldn't be more supportive of anything Alves does. The couple was heading for splitsville ...

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'Chalk N Duster' team throws Iftar party

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Girish Karnad, Upasana Singh and entire team of Chalk N Duster including cinematographer Baba Azmi celebrated Iftar party on its set here. The team was gathered to shoot an important scene of the film, where Shabana Azmi was seen doing Ganesh Pooja with the assembled crowd. The presence of Shabana and her brother Baba, who is also...

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Women scoop top four ranks in UPSC exam

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Women scooped the top four ranks in the civil services exam results declared by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on Saturday, officials said. A total number of 1,236 candidates have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and Central Services Group 'A' and Group 'B', the UPSC ...

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Modi's positives should not be swamped by negatives

So, even as the economy is certified by the Reserve Bank governor to be on the mend, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to take the country into a digital age with more e-governance, it is the daily stumbles of ministers and mandarins that are attracting greater attention. While these missteps may be difficult to prevent, given the casual manner in which rules tend to be flout...

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It's wrap time for Irrfan Khan for 'Inferno'

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has wrapped up shooting for his Hollywood venture Inferno in Budapest by finishing his schedule with Hollywood star Felicity Jones. The critically-acclaimed actor, who has featured in a string of Hollywood films like A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man and Life of Pi, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share th...

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Hrithik is god of everything: Tiger Shroff

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Young actor Tiger Shroff is a big fan of Hrithik Roshan and considers him as the god of everything. Many compare Tiger's dance moves with Hrithik but the former believes that there is no comparison. As for the comparison, it's a big compliment. But trust me, he is god of everything, he said. Tiger also denied being offered ABCD 3. 'ABCD' is a...

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'Atletico fans won't forgive de Gea if he joins Real'

Madrid, July 4 (IANS) Former Atletico Madrid defender Tomas Ujfalusi on Saturday warned his ex-teammate David de Gea, saying the club's fans will not forgive the current Manchester United goalkeeper if he joins cross-city rivals Real. De Gea has this week been seen here, increasing speculation he will leave United for Spanish football giants Real. The 24-year-old insisted he was there on...

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REM sleep key for young brain development

New York, July 4 (IANS) Young human brains go through critical periods when vision, speech, language, motor skills, social skills and other higher cognitive functions are being developed. During these periods, rapid eye movement (REM) sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, says a study. REM is a unique phase of sleep charac...

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Princess Charlotte's christening on Sunday

London, July 4 (IANS) The newest member of the British royal family, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, would make her first public appearance since her birth when she would be christened on Sunday. The two-month-old princess would be christened at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen's Sandringham Estate, Mirror online reorted on Saturday citing details released by the Kensington Pal...

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Sania-Martina cruise to third round at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, July 4 (IANS) The Indo-Swiss pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruised to the third round of the women's doubles event, handing a 6-0, 6-1 thrashing to Japanese-Italian pair of Kimiko Date-Krumm and Francesca Schiavone at the Wimbldon tennis championships here. The top-seeded duo took just 45 minutes at Court 12 to advance to the next round on Friday. The Indo-Swi...

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'James Bond' gets a musical twist

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) The action, glitterati and the thrill from the James Bond film franchise will soon have get a musical version. Merry Saltzman, the daughter of the film's producer, Harry Saltzman, has reportedly secured the rights to a Bond stage show. The project has been greenlit with 007 showing off his spying skills, while hitting high notes and insiders say if it is a succ...

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Porn viewing not harmful as other addictions: Study

New York, July 4 (IANS) Watching porn is not an addiction like substance abuse and viewers do not elicit the same neurological responses as other addicts, a study has revealed. The findings provide clear evidence that porn does not look like other addictions, said sexual psycho-physiologist and lead researcher Nicole Prause. Prause and her colleagues examined 122 men and women, 5...

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VoiceTree app offers firms solutions for missed calls

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) For retailers who service their customers through phones, a missed call will no longer be a problem, thanks to an app developed by VoiceTree, a Delhi-based mobile cloud telephony services company. MyOperator, their free app, aims to help businesses track missed calls, build customer databases, and even customise their consumer needs anywhere with the help of sma...

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China unveils 'Internet Plus' plan to fuel growth

Beijing, July 4 (IANS) China on Saturday unveiled an Internet Plus action plan, aiming to integrate the internet with traditional industries and fuel economic growth, Xinhua reported. The notion of Internet Plus was mentioned by Premier Li Keqiang in March when delivering the government work report. China's Internet Plus action plan will integrate mobile internet, cloud computing...

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Appreciating dollar, Greece crisis dent India's foreign reserves

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) An appreciating dollar, coupled with international currency volatility due to Greece crisis, saw India's foreign exchange reserves plunging by $237.5 million in the week ended June 26. Data furnished by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its weekly statistical supplement, showed that India's foreign exchange fell after three weeks of rise. The reserves stood at $355...

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Lil Wayne releases 'Free Weezy Album'

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) After facing incessant delays, rapper Lil Wayne's Free Weezy Album has finally seen the light of day on the US Independence Day. The rapper made the project available exclusively through music-streaming website Tidal, which he now co-owns, reports aceshowbiz.com. Free Weezy Album boasts 15 new tracks including lead single Glory, which was earlier relea...

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Every third person in world overweight: Study

London, July 4 (IANS) More than a third of the world's population - 37 percent of men and 38 percent of women - is overweight, says a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Between 1980 and 2013, the proportion of adults globally who were overweight -- those with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 kg/m2 or more -- increased from 28.8 percent to 36.9 percent in...

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