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One soldier killed in Jammu gunfight

Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) A soldier was killed Thursday in an ongoing gunbattle between security forces and separatist guerrillas near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Police sources told IANS that a group of three to four militants infiltrated into the Indian side of the international border at Arnia in R.S. Pura area of Jammu district. Sources added the militants ...

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Novel sound device to enhance wireless technology

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Engineers have now developed a chip on which both sound waves and light waves are generated and confined together so that the sound can efficiently control the light. The novel device platform could improve wireless communications systems using optical fibres and ultimately be used for computation using quantum physics. The chip is made with a silicon base...

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Vehicles on Rohtang should be fuelled by CNG: Green panel

Manali, Nov 27 (IANS) The ice mass on high Himalayan mountain pass Rohtang, overlooking this tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh, is reducing rapidly due to air pollution and in the next 20 to 25 years it may vanish altogether, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said. This would create serious repercussions on ecology and the environment of the entire Himachal Pradesh, the NGT has warn...

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TV shows earlier had better scripts: Farida Jalal

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) From playing a lovable 'bhabhi' in Dekh Bhai Dekh, a 'naughty nani' in Shararat and a sensitive 'dadi' in Balika Vadhu - Farida Jalal has essayed various roles on the small screen over the years. Now she's returning to play 'Dadi maa' again and says shows during her heydays were backed by stronger scripts. Having featured in over 200 films and a couple of TV show...

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Daily coffee may cut Alzheimer's risk by 20 percent

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Researchers have found that drinking up to five cups of coffee per day may help curb Alzheimer's risk by 20 percent. Caffeine in coffee helps prevent the formation of amyloid plaques and neurofibrulary tangles in the brain - two hallmarks of Alzheimer's, the findings showed. The findings suggest that regular coffee consumption over a lifetime is associated w...

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Mandzukic's hat-trick fires Atletico Madrid to pre-quarters

Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) Atletico Madrid secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, thanks to a 4-0 win at home against Olympiacos at the Vicente Calderon Stadium here. Atletico kicked off the game Wednesday with Mario Mandzukic fit to play after suffering a shoulder injury at the weekend and last season's beaten finalists also knew a win was important if they were to avoid...

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Unusual screenplay will be highlight of 'Kalam'

Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) Debut director Robert Raj says the unusual screenplay of upcoming Tamil suspense thriller Kalam, which is set against the backdrop of a house, will be one of its highlights. The unusual pattern of the screenplay will be one of the highlights audiences can look forward to in the film, Raj said in a statement. The whole crew worked day and night to complete t...

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Single from 'Vaanavila' to be unveiled at dance competition

Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) A single track from composer-turned-director James Vasanthan's upcoming Tamil musical Vaanavil Vaazhkai will be unveiled here Friday at choreographer John Britto's Chennai Dance Championship 2014. As many as 16 teams from schools, colleges and the corporate world will perform at the grand finale of the event. It is indeed exciting to launch this single from...

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Australian batsman Phillip Hughes is dead

Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Australian batsman Phillip Hughes who was struck on the head by a cricket ball died in hospital, Cricket Australia (CA) said Thursday. The 25-year-old Hughes, who represented the national team in 26 Tests between 2009-2013, fractured his skull and suffered catastrophic bleeding in his brain after being hit by bowler Sean Abbot's bouncer in a Sheffield Shield match b...

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Ex-minister claims proof of IS presence in Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Former interior minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik claimed he has evidence about the presence of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Pakistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should sensitise the international community about the rapid penetration of IS into many countries and use the forum of Saarc for setting up of an international d...

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11 killed in coal mine explosion in China

Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed in a coal mine explosion in China's Guizhou province Thursday, media reported. The accident happened in Songlin coal mine in Songhe town of Pan county. At the time of explosion, 19 people were working underground and eight of them managed to survive, Xinhua reported citing local authorities. The rescue operation is going on.

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AS Monaco stun Leverkusen 1-0 in Champions League

Berlin, Nov 27 (IANS) AS Monaco needed just one shot on target to beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in an UEFA Champions League Group C match. Despite the second loss in Group C Leverkusen qualified for the last 16, thanks to Zenit Saint Petersburg' s win over Benfica Wednesday, reports Xinhua. However, Leverkusen were stunned as Monaco snatched a surprising win due to substitute Lucas O...

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Atletico Mineiro clinch their first Copa do Brasil title

Belo Horizonte, Nov 27 (IANS) Atletico Mineiro clinched their first Copa do Brasil title by defeating local rivals Cruziero 3-0 on aggregate in the two-legged final. Brazil international striker Diego Tardelli struck in first half to hand Atletico a 1-0 victory in Wednesday's deciding match at the Mineirao stadium Wednesday, reports Xinhua. It was the first time the two Belo Hori...

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Glad Kiran Bedi accepted my invitation: Perarasu

Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) Retired Indian Police Service officer and social activist Kiran Bedi Wednesday made a quiet appearance at the audio launch of Tamil film Tihar here. The film's director Perarasu is extremely happy that she accepted his invitation and graced the occasion. She really liked my film's title 'Tihar', with which she has great memories. So when I extended an invitation, s...

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'Yaan' makers send legal notice to director Ravi Chandran

Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) The makers of Tamil film Yaan have sent a legal notice to its director Ravi K. Chandran, alleging that his work is a blatant copy of 1978 British film Midnight Express. They discovered the similarities recently. Renowned cinematographer Chandran made his directorial debut with Yaan, which released worldwide last month. While the initial reviews of Y...

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SAARC leaders gather at Nepal resort for retreat

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew in an Indian Air Force chopper to the Dhulikhel resort to join other South Asian leaders at the retreat there Thursday, the concluding day of the two-day Saarc Summit. While the heads of state and government of other member countries were flown to Dhulikhel in Kavre district by Nepal Army helicopters, Modi flew in an India...

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Gunfight in Jammu as militants enter India from Pakistan

Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) A gunfight broke out Thursday when separatist guerrillas who sneaked into India from Pakistan were accosted by security forces at the border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Police sources told IANS that a group of three to four militants infiltrated into the Indian side of the international border at Arnia in R.S. Pura area of Jammu district. Sources adde...

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Between choices and conflicts, Mirza Waheed's novel seeks love

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Not every individual in Kashmir in the early 1990s turned against the army driven by political vendetta. There were many who rebelled because it was hard for them to accept the killings and disappearance of people they knew. This is one of the points author Mirza Waheed wants to make through his second novel The Book of Gold Leaves (Penguin Viking; Rs. 499) that ...

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Nine soldiers indicted for Kashmir killings

Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) Nine soldiers have been indicted for killing two youth in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district Nov 3 and will face court martial, the army said here Thursday. Nine soldiers of the 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), including a junior commissioned officer, have been indicted for the firing incident in Chattergam area in which two youth were killed. The court of inqui...

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Hacked emails spread spam faster

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Spams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows. Traditionally, spam contain ads for fake and counterfeit products but now it also contains disruptive rumours and political information. Spammers often use hacked accounts to spread spam, explained researchers Ghita Mezzour and Kathleen Carle...

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