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Lenovo to take on Google Glass

New York, July 28 (IANS) Lenovo is developing a wearable smart glass similar to Google Glass with an external battery to be worn on the neck. The device will have a five-megapixel camera, voice recognition and gesture control, and around 12GB of internal storage. Right now there are too many devices you can develop for the Internet of Things. It is too rich. Not a single company ...

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Indian techie will drive solar-powered auto to Britain

Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) An Indian techie will soon embark on a trans-national expedition riding on a self-built solar-powered autorickshaw to Britain to promote a sustainable low-cost alternative transport solution and check air pollution in towns and cities across the country. The objective of this 10,000 km (6,250 miles) adventure through 10 countries is to demonstrate the environmen...

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Forget injection, pills to cure hardest-to-treat hepatitis C

London/Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) On this World Hepatitis Day, there's good news for patients, particularly from India, for those suffering from hepatitis C. Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the resul...

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Commonwealth Games medals tally

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Australia continue to lead the 20th Commonwealth Games medals tally ahead of England at the beginning of the fifth day here Monday. India's rich haul of medals Sunday helped them leapfrog New Zealand into fifth place. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Australia 26 21 26 73 England 23 17 17 57 Scotland 11 8 11 29 Canada 7 3 8 18

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Shimla gets Himachal's first water-dispensing ATM

Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Now, you can buy drinking water by using an ATM card in this Himachal Pradesh capital, the first in the state and perhaps in the country. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday opened the innovative water dispensing system at the Ridge to provide clean water to tourists and locals. The machine will dispense a litre of water for 50 paise. If this pilo...

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Sensex plunges 217 points; metal stocks dip

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets plunged 216.73 points or 0.83 percent Monday as metal stocks dipped. Most of the stocks were trading in red and selling pressure was seen in metal, oil and gas, banking and auto sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,173.47 points, was trading...

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No probe in reported bugging at Gadkari home: Minister

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Monday denied any probe into the reported bugging at union minister Nitin Gadkari's residence. The minister himself has said the reports are speculative... How can we comment on it, Rijiju said when he was asked if the home ministry would probe the bugging reports. There is nothing concrete in it, the minis...

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AAP activists arrested for pasting posters in Delhi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Four AAP activists, who were pasting posters for an upcoming party rally here, were arrested Monday on the charge of defacing public property, a police officer said. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) activists - Rajesh Kumar, Gulshan, Deepak and Rajinder Kumar - are all aged between 20-30 years. They were booked under various sections of the Delhi Prevention of Defaceme...

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''Bajrangi Baijaan' has nothing to do with my personal life'

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan's next Bajrangi Bhaijaan is about a Brahmin girl and Muslim boy, but the former says that it has no correlation with her personal life. The film is going on floors in October. It's a story of a Muslim guy and Brahmin girl. It's got nothing do with my personal life, but it's a beautiful human story, Kareena, who is married to Saif Ali...

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Sripriya happy with success of 'Drishyam'

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Sripriya's latest Telugu directorial Drishyam, an eponymous remake of a Malayalam blockbuster, has struck gold at the box-office and has left her extremely delighted with the film's success. I'm very happy with the response to the film. More than for commercial reasons, I'm delighted that the audiences connected with the film on an emotional level. It ha...

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Two hours of grand entertainment from HIV-positive children

Jaipur, July 28 (IANS) Some 50 HIV-positive children danced to a medley of Bollywood songs through the ages and staged an impressive play to a packed auditorium here over the weekend, as their adopted home, non-profit Rays Aasha Ki Ek Kiran, celebrated its annual day. The 45-minute satirical play, entitled Muhammad Bhai ki Jootiyan (Brother Muhammad's shoes), sought to showcase how India...

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The Gaza carnage: Israeli impunity and global helplessness

It is difficult, almost impossible, to envisage an early negotiated ceasefire to put an end to the unconscionable carnage in Gaza. US Secretary of State John Kerry has been working hard, but with his hands tied. President Obama has spoken more than once to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the need for a cease-fire, but always deferentially. In his public statements, President Obama starts wit...

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Goa tries counselling to deal with student stress, suicides

Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Educational pressures, fear of failure, emotional problems and social inequalities were pushing a growing number of students in Goa towards substance abuse, gambling and even suicides, according to a top education official. The revelations could form the basis for beefing up a recently introduced counselling scheme in Goa's schools and colleges, where nearly 15,000...

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ECG, blood test must for chest pain sufferers: Study

London, July 28 (IANS) Suffering from chest pain? Do not take it lightly for indigestion or gas pain. Better get an electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood test done to rule out the worst and avoid hospitalisation. According to a study, clinical judgement, combined with an electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood test on hospital arrival is effective in reducing unnecessary hospital admissions for ch...

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Salman's 'Kick' does not do justice to original: Surender Reddy

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Surender Reddy, who is the creator of the original Kick in Telugu, feels the Hindi remake didn't do justice to his film or Salman Khan. He says the makers of the remake didn't understand the spirit of the original. Watched the Hindi remake of 'Kick'. It definitely does not do justice to our original movie or to Salman. 'Kick' would have been the biggest ...

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'India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy'

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India's leprosy elimination programme has not been successful and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said. In 2005, WHO had declared that India had eliminated leprosy. However, India reported an average increase of five to seven percent in the detection of new cases annually over the l...

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Maoists Martyrs' Week in Odisha hits bus service

Bhubaneswar, July 28 (IANS) Buses and trucks stayed off the roads in parts of Odisha as Maoists Monday observed the beginning of Martyrs' Week in memory of rebel leaders killed by security forces, police said. Passengers had a tough time especially in the southern districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati and Nabrangpur as jeeps, buses and other public transport vehicles did n...

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Kerala to celebrate Id-ul-Fitr Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) The Kazis in Kerala have declared that Monday would be the 30th day of Ramadan and Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated Tuesday as the moon was not sighted Sunday after Iftar. Muslims in Kerala account for around 24 percent of the 33 million population. Id-ul-Fitr will be celebrated both in Oman and Kerala Tuesday. Kazis like Panakad Syed Hyder...

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Five killed in Uttarakhand landslide, heavy rain alert

Lucknow/Dehradun, July 28 (IANS) Five people were killed in a landslide in Uttarakhand and the meteorological department Monday warned of another round of incessant downpour within 48 hours. Heavy rain pounded the state 10 days back. The rain alert has been sounded for most areas of the state, including Nainital, Chamoli, Champawat, Uttarkashi and the state capital Dehradun. <...

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Sara not interested in films: Kareena Kapoor

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) While there have been reports that actor Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter Sara Khan is planning to get into films, Kareena Kapoor says that she is not interested in films. Saif who got married to Kareena in 2012, was previously married to Amrita - and has two children with her - Sara and Ibrahim. Sarah is not interested in films. She is in Columb...

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