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Junior Indian hockey team named for Australia tour

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Saturday announced its junior men's team for training and playing a five-match Test series in Gold Coast, Australia, from Dec 2-13 to prepare for the eighth Junior Asia Cup in 2015. HI selectors Harbinder Singh, R.P. Singh, Arjun Halappa, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, coaches Harendra Singh and B.J. Kariappa selected 18 players afte...

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I like to come to India: Arnold Schwarzenegger

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger says that India is a great country and he would like to visit the nation whenever he gets the chance. The actor was a guest speaker at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here Saturday and while concluding the session, he promised to come back in his iconic dialogue from The Terminator. I will be back. I like...

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Director Hari heads to Switzerland for script work

Chennai, Nov 22 (IANS) Director Hari Gopalakrishnan of Singam fame, who is all set to team up with actor Suriya for the fifth time in his yet-untitled next film, has left for Switzerland with his assistants to finish the script. Hari and his assistants left for Switzerland yesterday (Friday) for script work of his next film with Suriya, read a statement. Basking in the success of...

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Unseeded Jorovic claims QNET Open

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Former World Junior No.1 17-year-old Ivana Jorovic of Serbia defeated Austria's Barbara Haas 6-2, 6-2 in the battle of unseeded teenagers to win the $50,000 QNET Open ITF Women's Circuit at the DLTA Complex here Saturday. With the victory, Jorovic picked up 80 ranking points. The Serbian, ranked 502 on the women's circuit broke Haas' serve in the opening ...

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Gosling gets restraining order against stalker

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Ryan Gosling and his sister Mandi have obtained a restraining order against a woman stalker. The woman, Grace Marie Del Villar was allegedly stalking the actor for the past three months, reports tmz.com. The 34-year-old alleged in court documents that Del Villar has been sending harassing emails and packages. The actor obtained the order Wednesday...

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NASA's flying saucer among 'Best of What's New'

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), a spacecraft that aims to facilitate the safe landing of future Mars missions, has earned a place in the the Popular Science magazine's Best Of What's New list. The NASA project, also known as the flying saucer, won the award in the aerospace category. Landing safely on an alien planet requires drastic br...

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Shuttler Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis

Hong Kong, Nov 22 (IANS) Leading Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth's good run in the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series came to an end as he lost to top seed Chen Long of China in the men's singles semifinal here Saturday. The World No.10 Indian lost 17-21, 21-19, 6-21 to the reigning World Champion in an hour and four minutes at the Hong Kong Coliseum. With his loss, India's campaign e...

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Five killed in Afghanistan attack

Kabul, Nov 22 (IANS) At least five people were killed and seven injured in an attack in Afghanistan, the authorities said Saturday. A bomb targeted a car in Nangarhar province's Jalalabad city, 120 km from Kabul, killing one person on the spot and injuring two others, Xinhua quoted provincial police spokesperson Hazrat Hussain Mushriqiwal as saying. All the victims were members o...

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RBI rate cut keeps Sensex hopes alive

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) With the hope against hope of seeing the centrral bank cut key interest rates and following an encouraging set of inflation and factory output numbers, the Indian equities markets made healthy gains of more than one percent in weekly trade. The benchmark Sensex was up by 1.02 percent or 287.97 in the week ended Nov 21 from its previous weekly close on Nov 14. The in...

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Pakistan and New Zealand cricketers advance in rankings

Dubai, Nov 22 (IANS) Pakistan and New Zealand progressed in the Test rankings following their drawn second Test, according to the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) release Saturday. Sarfraz Ahmed jumped to a career-best ranking of 18 in the Test batting rankings following his scores of 112 and 24 not out against New Zealand. Pakistan lead the three-match Test series 1-0 ...

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Gorilla Glass 4 to toughen smartphone screens

New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Glassmaker Corning Incorporated has unveiled the super tough Gorilla Glass 4, the latest version of its hardened glass covers that save smartphone and tablet screens from damage. The new material is about twice as tough as Gorilla Glass 3, claims Corning. With Gorilla Glass 4, we have focused on significantly improving protection against sharp contact dama...

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JLo uses diamonds to exfoliate?

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez reportedly uses a $250 body scrub made with diamond powder to exfoliate. According to a report in US OK! magazine, the 45-year-old star swears by the Australian-made scrub in a bid to keep cellulite at bay, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Jen's legs are actually her biggest problem area. She's prone to cellulite, and when she ga...

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President congratulates new batch of IAS officers

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) President Parnab Mukherjee Saturday congratulated a group of state civil service officers promoted to the rank of IAS officers and suggested they develop a pan-India perception. Welcoming the officers, the president said: There has been a sea change in our country over the years and it was the responsibility of the officers to manage changes and channelise them i...

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Facebook app to help groups collaborate on projects

New York, Nov 22 (IANS) Facebook has launched a new app aimed at helping teams collaborate on projects. Called Facebook Group, the app will help people share information faster and more easily with all the groups in their life. Aimed at enterprise collaboration, it can also be useful for student groups as well as friends looking to coordinate activities and schedules, CIO Today r...

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SC grants extension to Odisha to renew mining lease

Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court has granted a three-month extension to the Odisha government to clear the lease renewal applications of 18 mines which were asked to halt operations following a court order, an official said Saturday. Mines Director Deepak Mohanty told IANS: Considering our request, the apex court had granted a three-month extension to take decision on the min...

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Revived traditional irrigation brings joy to Assam farmers

Guwahati, Nov 22 (IANS) The gurgling water flowing fast through a traditional canal system that has been revived in water-scarce parts of Assam has brought cheer to farmers who now look forward to a bumper harvest. After about 20 years, 42-year-old Rati Ranjan Mondal expects at least 450 mounds (about 18,000 kg) of rice from his 30 bighas (about 10 acres) of paddy field in this harvestin...

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In-form golfer Lahiri leads field at King's Cup

Khon Kaen (Thailand), Nov 22 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will headline a stellar field at next week's King's Cup which will feature over 30 Asian Tour champions. Lahiri, who has already won twice this season and is currently second on the Order of Merit, will head to the Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club with every intention of chasing down current No.1 David Lipsky of the United S...

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Indian helping to light up Gambia

Banjul (Gambia), Nov 22 (IANS) Like many Indians who are proving to be philanthropists around Africa, Ram Mohan has set up a social business called Comafrique Intelizon Initiative and has embarked on the replacement of candles in villages in the Gambia with solar lights from India. This is an initiative that must be applauded, Abdou Jallow, a teacher in the Serekuda district of the Gambi...

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India's forex up $419 mn

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves grew by $419.4 million to $315.55 billion for the week ended Nov 14, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed. The reserves had fell by $778.4 million to $315.13 billion for the week ended Nov 7. According to the RBI's weekly statistical supplement, foreign currency assets, the biggest component of the forex reserves, gained ...

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Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis

Hong Kong, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth's good run in the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series came to an end as he lost to top seed Chen Long of China in the men's singles semifinal here Saturday. The World No.10 Indian lost 17-21, 21-19, 6-21 to the reigning World Champion in an hour and four minutes at the Hong Kong Coliseum. ...

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