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Haryana bank heist: Two suspects arrested

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Haryana Police Thursday said two suspects have been arrested and over 10 kg of ornaments recovered in the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town. Burglars had dug a 125-feet-long tunnel from an adjoining building and broken into the locker room of the state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB). The burglars opened 89 of the over 350 lockers in the room. The heist cam...

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Kerala HC allows heritage, four-star hotels to serve liquor

Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (IANS) Hours after a single-judge bench of the Kerala High Court Thursday allowed 62 heritage, four-and five-star hotel bars to operate from Thursday, it dismissed a fresh petition from the two-and three-star hotels seeking permission to operate for two more weeks. Justice K. Surendra Mohan Thursday gave the verdict on a plea by the Kerala Bar Hotel Owner...

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Oman invites Indian firms to profit from its FTAs

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Oman Thursday invited Indian business to set up base in the Gulf nation so as to access markets with which it has free trade agreements (FTAs) like those in its neighbourhood as well as the US. Adressing a meeting here organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, visiting Omani Commerce and Industry Minister Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy said since the Sultanat...

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Markets hit record highs

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday touched a record high of 27,390.60 points surpassing its previous high of 27,354.99 hit on Sep 8. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by IT, oil and gas, consumer durables, capital goods, banking and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (...

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Rishi Kapoor in hospital with malaria

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who was admitted to a hospital here after suffering from malaria, is likely to be discharged Thursday, said a source. The 62-year-old was hospitalised Wednesday at Lilavati hospital. Rishi Kapoor was hospitalised yesterday (Wednesday). Though it was suspected that he had dengue, nothing to worry. It's just malaria and he is absolu...

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Cinematic environment can transform smartphone into theatre

London, Oct 30 (IANS) Even a smartphone with a small screen is enough to generate an intense cinematic experience if the surroundings are stimulating enough, found a research. People are drawn to movie theatres primarily because of the surroundings, the researchers suggested. You begin to wonder why people continue to visit movie theatres when they can now watch everything at hom...

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Burkina Faso parliament building set on fire

Ouagadougou, Oct 30 (IANS) Protesters agitated over plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule have set fire to Parliament House, BBC reported Thursday. Having first come to power in a coup in 1987, Compaore has won four disputed elections since then. Parliament was due to consider amending the constitution to enable Compaore run for office again i...

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Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid Thursday said he was inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not Narendra Modi to mark his son's annointment as the Naib Imam, saying the Indian prime minister was yet to win the confidence of the country's Muslims. Syed Ahmed Bukhari, however, said he had invited four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including...

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Response to disgusting images reveals political ideology

New York, Oct 30 (IANS) How strongly your brain responds to disgusting images could predict with 95-98 percent accuracy whether you are a liberal or a conservative, a research found. The findings of the study support the theory that political ideology - whether someone is a liberal or a conservative - can be transmitted through generations. Disgusting images generate neural respo...

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When death ruled the streets of Delhi

It was an accidental meeting with a Military Police officer that led us to the house of death in Delhi in 1984. We had witnessed on the evening of Oct 31 the first bout of anti-Sikh violence that followed Indira Gandhi's assassination. We were near the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in south Delhi where the prime minister was declared dead after being shot by two Sikh bod...

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Jadavpur unrest: Students participate in referendum

Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) Jadavpur University students Thursday took part in a referendum in their bid to prove that they were unanimously demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti. The students have been clamouring for the removal of Chakrabarti since Sep 17 when the university authorities allegedly ordered a police crackdown to break up a sit-in demanding an indepen...

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Plaster may replace injections for premature babies

London, Oct 30 (IANS) Instead of using injections or probes, it will in future be possible to deliver drugs to premature babies via a plaster as researchers have developed a UV-activated membrane, which releases a gentle dose of medication to the skin of a patient. The plaster, which delivers drug through the membrane, can be simply stuck to the skin of the premature baby, after which it...

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Tweaked foreign equity norms will boost construction: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Indian government's decision to relax the norms for foreign equity in construction will give a major push for funds infusion in the capital-starved realty industry, notably in mid-size and small-city projects, experts feel. The most significant decision, the experts said, was the reduction in the floor area -- or the minimum size of a project, in terms of spa...

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30 years after Indira, Congress pale shadow of former self

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Thirty years after it lost its charismatic leader Indira Gandhi to the bullets of assassins, the Congress appears a much weakened political force, appearing rudderless and leaderless, with defeats in election after election and reduced to almost a rump party with a highly shrunk presence in the national parliament and in power only in four states. Analysts say th...

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Delhi government gets notice on plea against free books

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the city government to respond to the association of private schools' plea challenging the rule under the Right of Education Act that requires books and uniforms to be supplied to poor students free of cost. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the directorate of education to file its reply ...

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Badal seeks higher Minimum Support Price for wheat

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday asked the central government to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat for the forthcoming season. He argued that the enhanced Rs.1,450 per quintal price for wheat could not even cover expenses incurred by farmers. In a statement issued here after the central government hiked the wheat MSP by onl...

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Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation

Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Generating power without interruption may become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures. This new material can withstand temperatures of over 700 degrees Celsius and survive outdoors in spite of exposure to air and humidity indefinitely. ...

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Are you sleeping with your smartphone?

New York, Oct 30 (IANS) A considerable number of people take their smartphones with them to bed - some even holding them in their hands as they dream, said a survey. According to a latest survey by California-based QR Code Press magazine, 53 percent of respondents said they regularly took their smartphones with them when they went to bed. QR Code Press released the results of a n...

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Not inviting Modi for son's anointment: Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari Thursday said he has not invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son's anointment as the next chief cleric. Bukhari, however, said he has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and also four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including two ministers. We have invited the prime ministe...

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Bonds with pets make military kids resilient

Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) Strong attachments with pets may help children from military families develop resilience and other positive developmental traits, shows a research. Caring for a pet boosts self-confidence, establishes important routines and provides a stabilising force in the highly-mobile life of a military child, the findings showed. Children from military families fac...

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