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'India to become world's second largest smartphone market'

New York, July 2 (IANS) Buoyed by growing sales, India will overtake the US to become world's second largest smartphone market by 2017, says a report. According to international research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales are forecast to grow from 1.5 billion units in 2015 to a record 1.7 billion by 2017. China, India and the US are the three big countries driving s...

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Indian-American named World Agriculture Prize laureate

Washington, July 2 (IANS) R. Paul Singh, a distinguished professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis, has been named as the 2015 Global Confederation for Higher Education Associations for Agriculture and Life Sciences World Agriculture Prize laureate. Singh, an agricultural engineering graduate from India's Punjab Agricultural University, has been recognized for a body of r...

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No Chinese troops in Pakistani Kashmir, says Beijing

Beijing, July 2 (IANS) China has denied any of its armed personnel were posted in Pakistani Kashmir, stating that these were just stories. A senior leader in charge of bilateral relations with India and Pakistan said that with modern technology and satellites no troops could remain undetected anywhere. Even 5,000 ants cannot hide from being seeing, Deputy Diretor-General of Depar...

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Bringing Ottoman Istanbul to life - courtesy Kolkata and Dan Brown

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Inspired by great writers' depiction of grand cities, British historian Jason Goodwin sought to immortalise the Ottoman Empire's imposing capital, which not only straddles continents but also cultures and eras, in fiction and found recreating the ambiance of 19th century Istanbul owed as much to a stint in Calcutta of the 1980s as contemporary accounts. Impressed...

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Europe's crisis will linger till Euro exists

A great economic experiment began in 1951 with the formation of the European Coal and Steel Community. It was an attempt to make war within Europe impossible by establishing free trade in coal and steel, eliminating all tariffs and restrictions on cross border economic shipments. Ideally, it would ensure that French steel mills relied on German coal and vice versa so that any future dif...

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Ebola virus toll exceeds 11,000 in West Africa: WHO

Geneva, July 2 (IANS) The number of people killed by the Ebola virus in West Africa has reached 11,220, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said in a report. A total of 27,514 cases of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported since the start of the disease outbreak, a statement issued on Wednesday said. According to the figures, the maximum number of Ebola-related dea...

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MERS infection strikes again in South Korea

Seoul, July 2 (IANS) The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) struck again with another case of infection being reported in South Korea on Thursday, marking the first case in five days, the health ministry said. Patient 183 was a nurse at the Samsung Medical Center here, where 88 people, or 48 percent of the total, were infected, Xinhua reported, citing the ministry of health and welf...

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Indian equities open lower in morning trade

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Thursday opened lower than previous day's close and was trading at 28,039.82 points, some 30 minutes after the opening bell. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was trading higher at 8,456.05 points with a gain of 3.00 points or 0.04 p...

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US verdict on gay marriages 'empowering', say Indian activists

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) While there was a flurry of Facebook profile images doused in the colours of the rainbow indicating solidarity with the US Supreme Court's legalisation of same-sex marriages, LGBT activists say the landmark judgment has done much to boost the morale and foster the empowerment of the community in India. There is a lot of positive things to talk about this landmark...

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Humid morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) It was a humid morning here on Thursday with the minimum temperature settling at 25 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast an overcast day. Rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms could occur in some areas of the city, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature is ...

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Norway's mass murderer Breivik sues government

Oslo, July 2 (IANS) Norway's mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has sued the government for violating his human rights by exposing him to extreme isolation in prison, media reported. We delivered the legal papers to the Oslo District Court, Xinhua quoted local newspaper VG as saying on Wednesday. The main reason for the lawsuit is the extreme isolation my client has been expose...

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Indian-American among math, science teachers honoured by Obama

Washington, July 2 (IANS) Darshan Jain, an Indian American teacher is one of the 108 teachers named by President Barack Obama as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Jain, who has taught mathematics at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois for eight years where he currently serves as the director of mathem...

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Sport beat Inter to remain Brazil Serie A leaders

Rio de Janeiro, July 2 (IANS) Striker Andre scored twice as Sport Recife remained top of Brazil's Serie A standings with a 3-0 victory over Internacional. In Wednesday's match, Andre struck in the 10th and 36th minutes while Marlone also netted in the first half to secure the host's victory by halftime at their Ilha do Retiro stadium, reported Xinhua news agency. The result lifte...

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Dutch football team gets new coach

The Hague, July 2 (IANS) Danny Blind has been named the head coach of the Netherlands national team from August 1, taking over from Guus Hiddink, under whom he served as assistant coach until recently. The Dutch football association KNVB had announced last week that the 68-year-old Hiddink had left his position as head coach, reported Xinhua news agency. The KNVB reached an agree...

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Nick Cannon happy for Mariah Carey

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Actor Nick Cannon is happy that estranged wife Mariah Carey has moved on with businessman James Packer. Cannon, who has four-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe with his estranged wife, isn't upset that the Hero hitmaker is now romancing Packer and supports her personal decisions. Nick and Mariah are on better terms these days. Mariah is in really good s...

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Heidi Klum thinks about beau during lingerie shoots

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Supermodel Heidi Klum says she looks into the lens and thinks about her boyfriend while she is on the sets. I don't really have a ritual before I shoot. I like looking fit all the time - not just for a shoot - as you never know when your clothes come off! When I first started modelling 20 years ago, I had to make some overall lifestyle changes... It's b...

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Nick Zano to star in TV show 'Minority Report'

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Actor Nick Zano has joined the cast of upcoming TV drama series Minority Report alongside Stark Sands and Meagan Good. Sands was originally cast in the dual roles of identical twins Dash and Arthur, both of whom receive precognitive visions that enable them to see crimes before they're committed. Sands will retain the lead role of Dash, who selflessly a...

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Iran gets back 13 tonnes of gold in sanction relief

Tehran, July 2 (IANS) Iran has received 13 tonnes of gold which had been held in South Africa for two years due to sanctions, Iran's central bank announced on Wednesday. The gold was delivered to the central bank on Tuesday night. After purchasing the gold, Iran had to deposit it in South Africa as sanctions blocked its way to Iran, semi-official Fars news agency quoted Central Governor ...

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Naomi Campbell fronts lingerie campaign at 45

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Model Naomi Campbell, 45, has been revealed as the lingerie giant La Perla's latest campaign star. She's starring in a new ad campaign for La Perla's Made to Measure Atelier collection, making it really hard to tell if it's 1990 or 2015, reports peoplestylewatch.com. The legend models the Anchor one-piece and the Impossible Lace featuring a long vest wi...

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Affleck, Garner split six months ago

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner reportedly separated six months ago and now want a quick and easy end to their marriage. The couple, who have children Violet, nine, Seraphina, six, and Samuel, three, together, announced on Tuesday that they are to divorce after 10 years of marriage. This isn't going to end up in a dramatic court case, they are try...

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