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Amitabh recalls 'achievement' with Kalam

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is saddened by the demise of simple, practical and caring former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, recounts how he had one opportunity of having a telephonic conversation with the genius. The 72-year-old, on his blog, shared: A simple man, of childlike demeanour, practical, caring and endearing to all...my only achievement of contact with...

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Sensex closes 102 points down

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equity markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday provisionally closed 102.15 points or 0.37 percent down. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE), too, closed in the red -- 24 points or 0.29 percent in the negative territory at 8,337 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (B...

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Big B nostalgic about 'Abhimaan'

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) As Abhimaan completed 42 years since its release, megastar Amitabh Bachchan went down memory lane to reminisce about the film, which narrates the tale of how a couple drifts apart due to ambitions and ego hassles. The actor feels it's not only the striking storyline about the dark side of stardom, but its endearing music that injects an eternal quality to the 1973 ...

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'Facebook obsession can lead girls to risky dieting'

New York, July 28 (IANS) Women's emotional attachment to Facebook can lead to poor perception of their body and also follow risky dieting, a study says. The study included 128 college-aged women who completed an online survey about their eating habits and their emotional connection to Facebook -- such as how much time they spent on the social networking site and number of Facebook friend...

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Parliament pays respect to Kalam, adjourned for two days

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Parliament adjourned for two days on Tuesday as a mark of respect to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died in Meghalaya on Monday. When the Lok Sabha met in the morning, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan read out a condolence message in which she said Kalam was a real gem of the country and a sagacious statesman. The members then stood in silence for some ...

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Australia experience to help India in Lanka: Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes the experience of the Australia tour last winter will have matured and helped the likes of Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay and others for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host India to play three Tests from August 12 to September 1. While the first match will be held at Galle, the last two ...

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3,000 Bihar teachers quit fearing action over fake degrees

Patna, July 28 (IANS) About 3,000 school teachers in Bihar, who allegedly used fake degree certificates to get jobs, have resigned till date apprehending legal action. The Patna High Court on Tuesday refused further general amnesty to those who have failed to resign so far, a government lawyer said, adding that the state education department has informed the court that 3,000 school teach...

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Fake iPhone factory busted in China

Beijing, July 28 (IANS) Police in China's capital city of Beijing busted a factory that produced over 41,000 fake Apple iPhones, the media reported on Tuesday. The factory was discovered on May 14 and was revealed in a social media posting by Beijing's public security bureau, China.org reported. The group, headed by a 43-year-old man surnamed Yu, and his 40-year-old wife, surname...

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'Advantage India' book Kalam's last bequest to the nation

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Advantage India, a book that throws light on the country's opportunities and the key challenges in the next five years, will be the last bequest to the nation by former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who died on Monday evening. Co-authored by Srijan Pal Singh, a social entrepreneur, and to be shortly released by its publisher, Harper Collins, the book exemplifies ...

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Abdul Kalam had special attachment to Hyderabad

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday, had a special attachment to Hyderabad where he led India's missile development programme and worked on various projects to use the spin-offs of defence research for healthcare. As the director of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a decade beginning 1983, he conceived and directed...

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Sensex trades flat; auto stocks fall

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Proposed regulations on foreign funds coupled with worries over retrospective tax and the continuing slide in Chinese markets subdued investor sentiment in the Indian equity markets during the late-afternoon trade session on Tuesday. The barometer S&P 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was trading flat -- down 33 points -- dur...

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Bangladesh president, PM mourn Kalam's death

Dhaka, July 28 (IANS) Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mourned the death of former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the media reported on Tuesday. Kalam died on Monday following cardiac arrest. The world lost an efficient nuclear scientist with the demise of Kalam, President Hamid said in a message. Hamid also recalled Kalam's contri...

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CSR norms cover 16,500 companies

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) As many as 16,500 companies in India fall under the purview of mandatory corporate social responsibility (CSR) norms, posing a challenge not only for those engaging in such causes for the first time but also others in terms of effective implementation and reporting, experts maintain. Companies have good intention to spend on CSR but are not able to manage the entir...

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President, PM pay tributes to Kalam

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam after his body arrived in the capital. Kalam was a national treasure first and a president later. Kalam's personality was special, his life inspires us, it inspires the youth, the prime minister said. Among others present at t...

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Pakistan, India should work out outstanding issues: US

Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) The US government has asked Pakistan and India to work out their outstanding issues, a media report said here on Tuesday. The US wants to see conflict, tension in the sub-continent reduced at the earliest, reported Radio Pakistan citing US State Department spokesman John Kirby during a press briefing in Washington. ...

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Facebook opens portal to expand Internet.org reach

New York, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to rope in more mobile operators into the Internet.org project, Facebook has announced a dedicated portal that provides a go-to resource for the operators seeking to connect with Facebook and offer the service, media reports said. The announcement came as Facebook marks the first anniversary of the launch of its Internet.org service, which enables free m...

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High definition videos from ISSA can be seen soon

Washington, July 28 (IANS) NASA scientists have delivered a new camera, called Red Epic Dragon, which is capable of shooting at resolutions ranging from conventional high-definition television (HDTV) up to 6K, specifically 6,144 x 3,160 pixels. By comparison, the average High-definition (HD) consumer television displays up to 1,920 x 1,080 pixels of resolution, and digital cinemas typica...

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Indian-origin man writes British PM's speech

London, July 28 (IANS) A writer of Indian-origin wrote the speech on tackling Islamic extremism and the failures of integration that British Prime Minister David Cameron delivered recently. Ameet Gill, 32, has now become one of Cameron's most trusted advisors since joining his team nine years ago, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday. His induction gave him daily access to the prim...

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Beware! Diabetes increases risk of contracting TB

Melbourne, July 28 (IANS) A 20-year study has found that people with diabetes are seven times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than the general population. If a person has diabetes they are up to seven times more likely to contract TB compared to the general population, said one of the researchers Tahnee Bridson from James Cook University in Townsville in Queensland, Australia.

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Google no longer to promote Google+ as Facebook rival

New York, July 28 (IANS) Google will no longer be promoting its ambitious Google+ as competition to Facebook and Twitter, media reports said. Google+ head Brad Horowitz on Monday said users would no longer need a Google+ account to engage with others on Google products. Instead, any Google email or account will do, Wall Street Journal reported. Google launched Google+ four years ...

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