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Spectrum release key to mobile telecom quality: GSM Expert

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) As India gears itself for the auction of more spectrum or radio frequency for mobile telecom operators next year, a clear roadmap on its future availability holds the key for both quality of service and investor confidence, a global expert has said. Spectrum holds the key to what the people want in terms of mobile service. A clear roadmap on its release is essent...

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Coatings that conceal real objects

New York, Dec 21 (IANS) Researchers at the Pennsylvania State University in the US have developed illusion coatings that can hide things by making them appear like something else. The so-called illusion coatings - flexible, light-weight materials - could help soldiers or spies hide antennae and sensors from view while still allowing the devices to scan the outside world. The demo...

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Let Rajya Sabha function, Naidu apepal to opposition

Hyderabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Sunday appealed to opposition parties to allow the Rajya Sabha to function to pass important bills. The minister alleged that by obstructing the business of the house for political reasons, the opposition was hurting national and people's interests. Naidu said the opposition should allow the house to pass s...

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'Star Alliance membership will aid Air India's turnaround'

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) Air India stands to gain upto $100 million (over Rs.600 crore) in the first year of its membership of Star Alliance, the the world's largest airline accord that brings together 27 carriers for increasing passenger share and earnings, the top official of the grouping has said. It's an infusion that would greatly help Air India in its turnaround efforts. Star Allia...

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Manmohan Singh: Busy as always, but not writing memoirs yet

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) He has just completed 200 days out of office, but former prime minister Manmohan Singh keeps himself perhaps as busy when in power, attending parliament for half a day daily, meeting people and attending party meetings. And he hasn't yet decided on writing his memoirs as yet. No, he also isn't troubled by a court direction that he be quizzed on the coal blocks is...

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Let Rajya Sabha function, Naidu pleads

Hyderabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Sunday appealed to opposition parties to allow the Rajya Sabha to function to pass important bills. The minister alleged that by obstructing the business of the house for political reasons, the opposition was hurting national and people's interests. Naidu said the opposition should allow the house to pass s...

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Muhammad Ali hospitalised with pneumonia

Louisville (US), Dec 21 (IANS) Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been hospitalised with pneumonia but is in a stable condition, his spokesman has said. He was admitted earlier this morning and because the pneumonia was caught early, his prognosis is good with a short hospital stay expected, his spokesman said in a statement Saturday. No other details w...

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Wolfsburg win, Bremen upset Dortmund in Bundesliga

Berlin, Dec 21 (IANS) VfL Wolfsburg tightened their second place by beating FC Cologne 2-1 while Borussia Dortmund failed to ease their relegation worries as last positioned SV Werder Bremen carved out a 2-1 victory against them at the 17th round in Bundesliga. Wolfsburg avoided their third consecutive draw as they turned the tide against newly promoted Cologne to win 2-1 Saturday, repor...

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Signs of Europa's plumes remain elusive

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A fresh look at data collected by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its 2001 flyby of Jupiter shows that its moon Europa's tenuous atmosphere is even thinner than previously thought. The thin, hot gas around the moon does not show evidence of plume activity occurring at the time of Cassini flyby en route to Saturn in 2001, the US space agency said in a statement....

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Mother jailed for 20 years for killing child

Sydney, Dec 21 (IANS) An Australian woman has been jailed for 20 years for killing her six-month-old daughter here in 2010, a media report said Sunday. The woman, then in her late 30s, drowned her daughter in the bathtub in her family's North Strathfield house after obsessively worrying for months that the girl had dwarfism, the Sydney Morning Herald said. A Sydney court was told...

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Kids with Type 1 diabetes have slower brain growth

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Children with Type 1 diabetes have slower brain growth compared with children without diabetes, shows a new study. Continued exposure to hyperglycemia or high blood sugar may be detrimental to their developing brain. Our results show the potential vulnerability of young developing brains to abnormally elevated glucose levels even when the diabetes durati...

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'Breathalysers don't accurately detect blood alcohol levels'

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that the ability of some breathalysers, widely sold to the British public to detect potentially unsafe levels of alcohol in blood while driving, varies considerably. The findings call into question the regulatory process for approving these sorts of devices for personal use, say the researchers, particularly as false reassurance about a person...

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New clues about fossil formation found

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) A new study by researchers from the University of Missouri and the Virginia Tech suggests that the bacteria involved in the decay of ancient organisms also play a key role in the preservation of fossil. The team studied a fossilised animal from the Ediacaran Period called Conotubus that lived over 540 million years ago. Earlier theories on fossil formati...

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How reliable are warranties for online sales?

Kolkata, Dec 21 (IANS) Even as online retail sales continue to shoot up with the e-commerce industry expected to touch Rs.216 billion ($3.5 billion) in the current fiscal, the sector has recently come under fire with both manufacturers and consumers questioning the reliability of warranties for online purchases and the consequences of this. Indian e-commerce retail has a fantastic story ...

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US coastal areas face major flood threats

Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) Come 2050 and most of the US coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding every year due to dramatically accelerating impact of rising sea level, says a study. A team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) established a frequency-based benchmark for tipping points when the nuisance flooding occurs more than 30...

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Jaundice death toll rises to 17 in Odisha town

Bhubaneswar, Dec 21 (IANS) With the authorities confirming Sunday the death of one more patient, the toll from jaundice in Odisha's Sambalpur town since May has risen to 17. Saroja Devi, 25, died at a hospital in Burla, 14 km from the district headquarters town of Samablpur Friday, Chief District Medical Officer J.K. Samantaray told IANS. She was pregnant, he said. A filthy drain...

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Omung to begin filming by October

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Mary Kom fame director Omung Kumar says he will start shooting his next film, based on World War II, by mid-October 2015. Kumar told IANS: It's a period film and I feel their stories haven't been told on screen. I will shoot in some real locations and also create a set. I will start shooting by mid-October. The film, which will also touch upon emotions and l...

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Virtual body swapping could abolish race biases

London, Dec 21 (IANS) With the help of a technique called virtual body swapping, researches have helped people change their attitudes with regard to others. This technique exposes people to bodily illusions that induce ownership over a body different from their own with respect to race, age or gender. The researchers used the brain's ability to bring together information from dif...

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DJ David Guetta's euphoric treat at Enchanted Village Carnival

Pune, Dec 21 (IANS) Grammy Award winner DJ and music producer David Guetta does not need a wand or a potion to leave his fans enchanted, his music does the work for him. The musician left thousands in audience grooving to his music at the Enchanted Village Carnival at Aamby Valley, Lonavala. Nestled by a hillock with wilderness and nature as backdrop, the setting of the carnival at the a...

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Iran urged to let Afghans seek refugee status

Beirut, Dec 21 (IANS) Iran's announcement that it will grant a six-month visa extension to 450,000 Afghans is a helpful move to prevent their imminent deportation, Human Rights Watch said Sunday. But the visa-extension plan is no substitute for an asylum system that will allow newly arriving Afghans to lodge refugee claims, the US rights body said. An Iranian foreign ministry off...

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