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Africa needs India's cooking stove, solar know-how: Think tank

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Africa, which is on a slow, uphill battle to improve its bio-energy sector, needs India's expertise in improved cooking stove (ICS) and durable solar products technology, a member of a leading think tank said here Wednesday. India and Africa have a common background. There is a lot of technology coming from Europe but the tradition and culture of Europe is quite di...

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World Gold Council, IIMA to set up India Gold Policy Centre

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) An India Gold Policy Centre, aimed at conducting cutting-edge research on all aspects of the Indian gold industry, will be set up by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and the World Gold Council (WGC), a statement said here Wednesday. The objective of the centre is to develop insights into how the significant stocks of gold that India owns can ...

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Sisters sharing liver successfully separated

Gurgaon, Nov 26 (IANS) Two-month-old conjoined twins sharing a liver successfully underwent surgery at a hospital here to separate them. Saboora and Safoora were born with Omphalopagus, a disorder in which twins are born joined at the abdomen and share a liver. Such cases are the rarest of the rare and occur one in 100,000 births, with three out of four cases being girls. After ...

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Chandy, Achuthanandan to jointly meet Modi on Mullaperiyar issue

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 (IANS) An all-party meeting on the Mullaperiyar issue here Wednesday decided that Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Leader of Opposition V.S.Achuthanandan and Water Resources Minister P.J.Joseph would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to highlight the seriousness of raising the water level in the dam to 142 feet. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Joseph said...

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Gurgaon judges inspect women hostel, find irregularities

Gurgaon, Nov 26 (IANS) Two Gurgaon judges inspected the working women's hostel here and found many irregularities, an official said Wednesday. Harnam Singh Thakur, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Chairman District Legal Services Authority Gurgaon, along with Suruchi Atreja Singh, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gurgaon Tuesday night conducted a surprise inspection of Working Women's Hostel at...

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250 Indians have admitted to overseas bank accounts: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Refuting opposition charges that little was being done to get back illicit money stashed away by Indians abroad, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said a lot of ground has been covered and 250 people have conceded to overseas bank accounts. The issue is not to disclose or not, but how and when to disclose the names, Jaitley told the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of pa...

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Goa top cop 'ashamed' at corruption in police force

Panaji, Nov 26 (IANS) Goa Police chief T.N. Mohan Wednesday said he was ashamed at the unacceptable levels of corruption in the force. The director general of police said efforts were being taken to ensure that tourists and tourism-oriented business establishments were not used as soft targets by policemen with extortionist tendencies. Mohan, in a conversation with reporters at t...

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Pleasant day in Delhi, misty Thursday morning likely

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Delhi experienced a pleasant Wednesday as the maximum temperature settled at 26.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. Similar weather is expected Thursday, the Met Office said. Tomorrow (Thursday) morning will be misty but the day will be clear and pleasant. Light mist will return in the evening, said an official of the India Meteorological Depar...

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Six years later, Mumbai recalls horror of 26/11 attack

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Mumbaikars paid homage to the martyrs of the 2008 terror attack Wednesday on the sixth anniversary of the deadly strike when 10 assailants from Pakistan sneaked into the city and created mayhem for 60 hours. Maharashtra Industry Minister Prakash Mehta led the state in paying homage in the morning at the 26/11 police memorial raised at the Mumbai Police Gymkhana.

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India fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific: IDC

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India is the fastest growing smartphone market in Asia Pacific with a quarter-on-quarter growth of 27 percent in third quarter (July-September) of 2014, said a report by the International Data Corporation. The market observed exceptional growth owing to festive demand and recorded a new high in smartphone shipments in third quarter of 2014. As a result, Indian sm...

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Classical instrumentalists pay tribute to 26/11 martyrs

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) A string of instrumentalists used the sound of sitar, mridangam, flute, tabla and a plethora of other classical instruments in an effort to erase the memories of the shocking gun-fire of the 26/11 massacre on the sixth anniversary of the gruesome terror attack here. Flash concerts were held here to pay homage to the martyrs of the incident, which shook the nation No...

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Andhra seeks Fuji Electric's help to build smart grid

Hyderabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Japan's Fuji Electric will send a team of its representatives to Andhra Pradesh by December-January to do a feasibility study for a smart grid project in the state. The company agreed to this when Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who is currently visiting Japan, made a request Wednesday. The company has already sanctioned permission to do a feasibilit...

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Kerala girls rout Tamil Nadu in junior national TT

Alappuzha (Kerala), Nov 26 (IANS) The Kerala girls routed Tamil Nadu 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the 76th Junior National and Youth Table Tennis Championships at the S.D.V. Centenary Auditorium here Wednesday. The hosts will now take on Telangana, who scrapped past depleted reigning champions West Bengal 3-2, in the semi-final Thursday. For the record, Telangana are making their maiden ...

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Punjab Congress chief seeks CBI probe into drugs racket

Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Pratap Singh Bajwa Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a probe by the CBI or by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court on the drugs racket in the state. In a letter to Modi, Bajwa sought his personal intervention in the matter. It is an issue of utmost public importance that cannot be looked through the political...

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US drone strikes 'completely unnecessary': Pakistan

Islamabad, (IANS) Condemning the latest US drone strike in its territory, Pakistan Wednesday said the US attacks are completely unnecessary as Pakistani forces are battling the militants in North Waziristan tribal region. Security sources earlier said that at least six people were killed and two others injured when US drones pounded a hideout of suspected militants in North Waziristan.

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'Taarak Mehta...' launches campaign to promote Clean India

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The team of popular light-hearted family show Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma has launched a digital initiative to promote the Clean India campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The show's entire team was part of the nine nominations made by Modi to propagate the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan -- and they're doing their bit to spread the message. After ...

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100,000 North Koreans protest UN's human rights resolution

Seoul, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Some 100,000 North Koreans have staged a demonstration in Pyongyang against the UN resolution seeking to bring human rights violations in North Korea under the international justice system, media reported Wednesday. Senior officials from the government and the ruling Workers Party, armed forces members, workers, farmers and students took part in the massive prote...

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Bava shocks Kirrtane in national ranking tennis

Pune, Nov 26 (IANS) Qualifier Haadin Bava registered the biggest win of his career when he beat seasoned Nitten Kirrtane to make it to the semi-finals of the All-India Ranking Men's Tennis Tournament at the Solaris Club here Wednesday. Bava, who made it to the main draw from qualifiers, has been playing impressive tennis throughout the week and Wednesday was no different as he stuck to g...

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Sayantani Ghosh to make cameo in TV show

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) TV actress Sayantani Ghosh will make a special appearance on Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai. The actress will be seen donning the comedy cap after six years since her appearance in Comedy Circus 2. As an actor, it's pleasurable to be versatile. I had a great time shooting with Himani (actress Himani Shivpuri) and the entire cast of 'Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai'. It is ...

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Veena Malik 'shocked' at conviction for blasphemy

Dubai, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Malik has expressed shock at a Pakistan court sentencing her and her husband, among others, to 26 years in jail on blasphemy charges. However, she says her faith in the country's judicial system is intact and she plans to take the fight for justice forward. An anti-terrorism court in Gilgit-Baltistan Tuesday sentenced Veena, her husband Asad B...

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