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Special oral health hospitals across India soon

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The government plans to set up hospitals exclusively for oral health care at both the national and regional levels, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Thursday. Facilities for dental treatment and oral health are still inadequate in India. In rural areas, they are practically absent, he said while inaugurating the Centre for Oral Health Promotion at the Centre fo...

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Indian online market set to explode: Google study

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) With the Indian online market set to explode, telecom companies stand to generate an additional revenue of $8 billion and EBITDA of $2.9 billion over the next three years, a joint study by Google and AT Kearney has forecast. India will witness a major mobile explosion with over 155 million mobile Internet users today, which will more than double to 480 million by 20...

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Former Irish PM Albert Reynolds dead

Dublin, Aug 21 (IANS) Former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds, who played an important part in the Northern Ireland peace process, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 81 and leaves behind his wife Kathleen, two sons and five daughters, Xinhua reported. His family said last year that he had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Reynolds served as prime minist...

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FDI zooms 34 percent to $1.92 bn in June

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) zoomed 34 percent to $1.92 billion in June, according to official data released by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The country had received FDI worth $1.44 billion in June 2013. During April-June 2014-15, the foreign inflows recorded a 34 percent growth. During the period, FDI was at $7.23 b...

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Congress alleges violence by Akalis in Punjab by-poll

Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Violent incidents were reported Thursday from the Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency in Punjab during by-elections for two assembly seats. The opposition Congress alleged that activists of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal opened fire in Rama Mandi in Talwandi Sabo constituency in Bathinda district. The Congress also alleged that Akali Dal activists resort...

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Islamic State biggest threat to our profession: Scribe panel

Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Following the beheading of US reporter James Foley, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has warned that the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation operating in Syria and Iraq is one of the biggest threats to journalists. In a statement, the CPJ stressed that the members of the Islamic State who murdered freelance US journalist Foley use violence a...

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Police should directly approach hospitals for autopsy: HC

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the city government and police to issue, within two months, a notification to enable the investigation officer of a case to directly approach the hospital concerned for having the post-mortem conducted, without being required to go through existing channels. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw...

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Sunny day in Delhi, similar weather likely Friday

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The national capital experienced another sunny and hot day Thursday, as the maximum temperature settled four notches above the season's average at 38 degrees Celsius. No respite is expected Friday. The sky will remain partly cloudy tomorrow (Friday) and the day temperature will remain high, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maxi...

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Assam, Nagaland agree to resolve border crisis: Rijiju

Guwahati, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Thursday said a joint mechanism would be worked out soon to defuse prevailing tension along the border between Assam and Nagaland. Rijiju, who held a meeting here with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Nagaland Chief Minister T. R. Zeliang, told media that the central government would extend all possible sup...

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Four Canadians held while escaping through Bangladesh border

Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Four Canadians involved in credit card fraud have been apprehended in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district while trying to sneak out through the Bangladesh border, the Border Security Force (BSF) said Thursday. Muralitharan, Prakash, Sugananthan and Chandramohan from Ontario were on bail after police in Chennai arrested them in connection with ATM and credit ca...

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UP farmers block highways over non-payment of arrears

Ghaziabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Farmers in western Uttar Pradesh blocked National Highway-58 and NH-24 at many places here demanding immediate payment of their sugarcane dues. Despite a warning by the district administration and elaborate police arrangements, the farmers succeeded in staging dharnas at Modinagar, Rajnagar Extension, Duhai and Bhojpur on NH-58. The farmers staged a dharna and st...

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Pakistan SC adjourns PTI's case hearing till Friday

Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court Thursday ordered the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to file a concise statement by Friday in relation to the petition filed against the party over its ongoing protests seeking the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A five-judge larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, was hearing the case, Dawn online reported. ...

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'40-50 percent real estate price hike expected in Hyderabad'

Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) With the Telangana government announcing plans to develop Hyderabad as a global city, the real estate developers expect 40 to 50 percent increase in the prices over next six to eight months. As the political uncertainty in the city ended with the formation of Telangana state and installation of a new government, the real estate sector believes the market is posit...

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Army, militants fighting for control over Syrian airport

Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS/EFE) Fierce clashes broke out Thursday between the Syrian army and militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group on the outskirts of al-Tabaqa military air base, the only bastion still in the hands of government forces in al-Raqa province in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. The SOHR said two cars driven by suicide bomber...

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Emraan Hashmi turns love guru

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Emraan Hashmi, who is tagged as a serial kisser, is set to give advice on love on the small screen. The actor's Raja Natwaral will release Aug 29, but before that his fans can catch him on Bindass' new show Pyaar Ka The End. The show tries to create awareness about how love takes a wrong turn and Emraan will give advice on how to deal with such complex s...

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'Less storage capacity hurdle to water management in India'

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) India's water management efforts have not been meaningful due to lack of storage capacity as rainfall in the country is restricted to barely 100 days in a year, Central Water Commission chairman A.B. Pandya said Thursday. India's per capita water storage amongst BRICS nations is a mere 210 cubic metres compared to 753 of South Africa, 1,111 of China, 3,145 of Bra...

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Mumbai seaplane service to begin Aug 25

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The much-awaited seaplane services connecting Mumbai and Lonavala will be launched Aug 25, officials said Thursday. The service will be operated jointly by Maritime Energy Heli Air Services Pvt. Ltd (MEHAIR) and the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, for which bookings have opened. The service will utilise Cessna 208 (9-seater) and Cessna 206 (4-se...

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Pakistan seeks proof after Afghanistan's terror allegations

Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday asked neighbouring Afghanistan to share evidence of its involvement in insurgent attacks, acts of terrorism, and cross-border shelling, officials said. The comments came two days after Afghan President Hamid Karzai, in his Independence Day speech in Kabul, accused Pakistan of meddling in Kabul's internal affairs. Senior Afghan officials ...

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Nikshep in tennis semis, Simran ousted

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) While top seed Nikshep BP from Karnataka moved smoothly into the semi-finals of the boys singles, there was mayhem in the girls section with the top three seeds -- Delhi lasses Simran Kaur Seth and Vanshika Sawhney and Maharashtra's Devanshi Bhimjiyani -- bowing out in the MCC-Adidas Junior National Championships here Thursday. Nikshep was given a tough fight by ni...

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Chennai replaces Bangalore franchise of ISL

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) The mystery regarding the proprietors of Indian Super League's (ISL) newly-inducted Chennai franchise, which replaced Bangalore, remained unresolved Thursday as they were represented by Prashant Agarwal of Play on Skills who was deputed by the yet-to-be-announced owner to attend the international players' draft held here for the inaugural edition tentatively scheduled from O...

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