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PM wishes Lalu Prasad speedy recovery

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday wished speedy recovery to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is admitted to a Mumbai hospital for treatment. Wishing a speedy recovery to Lalu (ji) and praying for his good health, Modi said in a tweet. Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad was to undergo two major heart surgeries later Wednesday. ...

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Modern women in focus in Ritu Kumar's latest line

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Designer Ritu Kumar has come up with her autumn winter line that draws its inspiration from traditional prints of Rajasthan and Kutch. The target audience is contemporary women. Ranging from kurtis, skirts, suits and short jackets, the collection comprises of varied styles for both day and evening wear, said a statement. The collection is available in col...

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South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline

Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said here Wednesday. With no case of Ebola virus disease reported so far, our country remains open and safe for all planning to visit, South African Airways' India manager Sajid Khan assur...

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Reliance Communications ready with mobile banking services

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Reliance Communications is ready with its mobile banking services to enable banking transactions for its customers irrespective of mobile handset, make or region, a company statement said here Wednesday. Reliance Communications, India's fully-integrated telecom service provider, today announced the service readiness of its USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service...

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Film Writers Association acquires sharper profile

Mumbai, August 27 (IANS) With the Progressive Writers Group (PWG) making a clean sweep in elections for the executive committee seats of the Film Writers Association (FWA) here, the organisation has acquired a sharper profile. The PWG, which bagged 22 out of the 23 seats in the recently concluded election to the executive committee, has been helming the larger body since 2008.

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Shankar Mahadevan's son sings for animation movie

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Musician Shankar Mahadevan's son Siddharth has crooned the title track of Hungama TV's special animated movie Manav, set to premiere Saturday. He says he had a fabulous time. I had a fabulous time recording for 'Manav'. For the first time I have given my voice for an animated movie meant for kids. The lyrics and the music truly capture the spirit of the show, the...

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Ratan Tata invests in Snapdeal.com

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, has made a personal investment in the online marketplace Snapdeal.com, a statement by the latter said here Wednesday. Snapdeal.com announced that Ratan Tata has made a personal investment in the company, the statement said. However, the Delhi-based Snapdeal.com did not divulge the investment amount. This...

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Leave Islamabad's protest venue: Pakistan SC

Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) In the second such direction, the Supreme Court of Pakistan Wednesday ordered the two parties leading anti-government sit-in protests to clear out of Islamabad's Constitution Avenue area by Thursday. The two parties are seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A five-member larger Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mu...

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New e-service brings doctor to your doorstep

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Got a medical issue in the middle of the night but don't know who to call? Don't worry! A new website virtually delivers healthcare at your doorstep. EUOR.in or 'Everything You Obviously Require', launched here Wednesday, provides services like doctors' opinion, diagnostics, physiotherapy and rehabilitation for the residents of Kolkata. Just at a click of a...

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Ruckus in J&K legislative council over India-Pakistan talks

Srinagar, Aug 27 (IANS) There was pandemonium in the Jammu and Kashmir legislative council here Wednesday over the tabling of a resolution seeking resumption of India-Pakistan talks. The resolution said dialogue is needed so that tension along the border between the two countries is eased. Devender Rana of the ruling National Conference (NC), who intended to table the resolution,...

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Bihar official purchased 55 plots in 25 years

Patna, Aug 27 (IANS) A Bihar official purchased 55 plots of land in his and his wife's name during 25 years of service, officials said Wednesday. The Economic Offences Unit (EOU) team that raided the house of a junior engineer was stunned that he had purchased 55 plots of land. Fixed deposits, jewellery, SUVs and household goods worth Rs. 41 lakh were also seized in the raid. The...

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How high altitude affects blood pressure

Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) In a significant find, an expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. The findings have implications not only for the people engaged in skiing and trekking at high altitudes, but also for people at lower altitudes who m...

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Three policemen suspended after death in custody

Jammu, Aug 27 (IANS) Three policemen, including a station house officer (SHO), were suspended Wednesday after a man died in police custody here, police said. Harbans Lal of Kalari village in Jammu district, arrested in connection with a murder, was found dead in Khour police station in the morning. The SHO of the station and two other policemen had been suspended, a senior Jammu ...

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NASA developing robot troops to explore alien worlds

Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing a new troop of robots that could one day race across distant planets as a sort of space exploration vanguard. Dubbed as swarmies, the remote controlled toy truck-like robots are much smaller than other robots such as Mars rover Curiosity. Equipped with a webcam, wi-fi antenna and G...

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Get 'shot' at with raw spice balls at Goa's quaint island feast

Divar (Goa), Aug 27 (IANS) Like many lasting legacies, one of Goa's quaintest feasts, 'Bonderam' at Divar island, is believed to owe its origins to a fight. It's also where you can get shot at with raw spice balls! According to popular legend that dates to the colonial Portuguese era, Divar, one of Goa's most beautiful river islands near Panaji, comprised an agrarian community, where fa...

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'Apple of China' to make India launch of Mi 4 by yearend

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Chinese handset manufacturer Xiaomi, often referred as the Apple of China, plans to launch its flagship Mi 4 phone by the yearend in India and also plans to set up its Mi Home experience zone in Bangalore within four to six months, a top company official said. The next few things that we will be launching are Mi 4, our flagship product; Mi pad, which is a tablet ...

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Three-day transit remand for shooter Tara's husband

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A court here Wednesday granted Jharkhand Police three-day transit remand of national-level shooter Tara Shahdeo's husband, who has been accused of beating her and forcing her to convert to Islam after their marriage in July. Ranjeet Singh Kohli alias Rakibul Hasan Khan, 30, was arrested Tuesday and presented before a court here Wednesday. During the in-ca...

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Vibrant Gujarat summit to host seven partner countries

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel Wednesday called upon India Inc to participate in the biennial investment summit 'Vibrant Gujarat' 2015, which is being partnered by seven countries. The seventh 'Vibrant Gujarat' summit has attracted the partnership of seven countries and a few states in India and I hope that it will lead India to shine across the seven sea...

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Philips India's garment segment to grow

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Philips India plans to clock 25 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the garment care category by the end of 2015, A.D.A. Ratnam, president, consumer lifestyle, Philips India said here Wednesday. In Philips, garment care category is growing in excess of 20 percent (CAGR). We would like to increase it substantially over a period of time, somewhere in the ...

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PMO, Rajnath deny reports on minister's son

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Wednesday denied that the minister's son wasn't fielded in the Uttar Pradesh by-elections due to alleged misconduct. The PMO came out with a categorical denial shortly after Rajnath Singh threatened to quit politics and stay at home if any of the allegations against his family was proved. I...

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