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Parliament resolution to condemn intolerance accepted: CPI-M

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday that a resolution he wants parliament to pass against intolerance and communal polarization has been accepted. Yechury said he submitted the one-line resolution to Rajya Sabha chairperson Hamid Ansari, and it had been accepted. The house should pass a resolution to condemn growing intolerance. We call upon th...

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Toyota reissues recall for vehicles in Japan

Tokyo, Nov 25 (IANS) Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday reissued a recall for 1.61 million vehicles sold in Japan following the injury of a passenger in October after the rupture of an air bag inflator. The recall notice was reissued on more than 20 Toyota models including the highly popular Vitz hatchback subcompact model that were produced between 2004 and 2008, Toyota said, following an ...

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Maldives vows to eliminate violence against women

Male, Nov 25 (IANS) The Maldives government said on Wednesday it remains committed to eliminate violence against women. The government will continue to step up its efforts to protect females from the flagrant violation of human rights, Xinhua quoted Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon as saying while commemorating the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

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Marriage has been excruciating at times: Will Smith

Los Angeles, Nov 25 (IANS) Actor Will Smith, who has been married to fellow Hollywood actress Jada Pinkett Smith since 1997, says their relationship has been gruelling. We've been married 20 years and we've been asking ourselves (what's the secret to marriage) and really at the end of the day, it's just not quitting. You can't expect it to be easy. It's like our marriage was the most dif...

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Actor David Canary dead at 77

Los Angeles, Nov 25 (IANS) Actor David Canary, who starred in TV series All My Children and One Life to Live, has died. He was 77. The actor breathed his last in a natural death on November 16 at an assisted living home in Wilton, Connecticut, reports people.com. Canary began his acting career in theater in New York before working in television and in film. His first role in a so...

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India made 'PK' a blockbuster, that's tolerance: BJP MP

L0ucknow, Nov 25 (IANS) BJP MP Satish Gautam on Wednesday said Bollywood actor Aamir Khan should remember despite his film 'PK' that ridiculed Hindu gods and godesses, people not only watched it but it went on to be a smashing hit at the box office. This shows that India is a tolerant nation, allowing freedom of speech and expression to everyone, Gautam, a member of parliament from Aliga...

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Barca played the perfect game: Suarez

Barcelona, Nov 25 (IANS) Barcelona striker Luis Suárez has said his teammates had played a 'perfect game' in their thumping 6-1 win over Italian giants AS Roma in a Champions League clash here at the Camp Nou. Suarez and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi scored twice each while Gerard Piqué and Adriano also found the net in the Group E match on Tuesday night. Edin Dzeko netted a consolat...

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Indian-origin engineer discovers new green power source

Montreal, Nov 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin engineer and his team from Concordia University have created a technology to harness the electrical energy from blue-green algae. Both photosynthesis and respiration, which take place in plants cells, involve electron transfer chains. By trapping the electrons released by blue-green algae during photosynthesis and respiration, we can harne...

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Are you a sport shopper? Read on

New York, Nov 25 (IANS) Do you always rush for a good deal and take pride in the possessions that you buy at a great discount even if you can afford the full price of the product? Welcome to the club of sport shoppers! For some, shopping is a pursuit akin to an athletic competition, according to a new study by San Francisco State University researchers. This is somebody who takes...

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Disqualify BJP MLA, send him to jail: AAP's Delhi legislator

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party legislator Alka Lamba on Wednesday demanded that BJP MLA O.P. Sharma be disqualified from holding the membership of the Delhi assembly and sent behind bars for making derogatory remarks against her. We have urged Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia to ensure Sharma is disqualified as member of the assembly. Legal action should be initiated agains...

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Second downed warplane pilot rescued: Russia

Moscow, Nov 25 (IANS) The second pilot of the downed Russian Su-24 warplane was rescued on Wednesday, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said. The pilot was rescued safe and sound by Russian and Syrian forces and taken to Syria's Hmeimim airbase, Xinhua reported. A Russian Su-24 fighter jet was shot down on Tuesday by Turkey near the Turkish-Syria border. Turkey claim...

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Former IAS officer moots pressure group of Indian Muslims

Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) A group of educated Muslims is planning to float a pressure group which will subsequently lead to a pan-India political party to take care of the community's interests in a country where it constitutes 14 percent of the 1.2 billion population. A retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer has sought opinion from members of the community, including NRIs, o...

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Two new NASA rockets to study Earth's magnetic field

Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) The US space agency is planning to launch two sounding rockets over Norway this winter to study how particles move in a region near the North Pole where Earth's magnetic field is directly connected to the solar wind. After the launch window opens on November 27, the CAPER and RENU 2 rockets will have to wait for low winds and a day-time aurora before they can se...

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Failure on reforms like GST, land law could hit investment: Moody's

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Moody's Investors Service on Wednesday said the failure to implement reforms by passing the GST and land bills in parliament could potentially hurt investments amid weak global growth and prove to be a downside factor for Indian companies. It seems highly unlikely that the major reforms will get enacted by the upper house of the Indian parliament where the ruling...

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Jolie surgery raised breast cancer awareness among women

London, Nov 25 (IANS) Researchers at a breast cancer prevention clinic have observed an increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies since May 2013 when Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the procedure. We have seen a clear increase in the number of women undergoing preventative double mastectomies, starting around nine months after Angelina Jolie's a...

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Bangladesh beat Afghanistan, set up final against India in U-19 series

Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) After bundling out Afghanistan for only 99 runs, Bangladesh got to the target with eight wickets and 25.3 overs to spare in an Under-19 cricket tri-series match at the Jadavpur University ground here on Wednesday. With the win, Bangladesh grab a place in the final and will battle it out against India on November 29. Chasing a target of 100 runs, Bangladesh ...

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River Plate's coach admits Barcelona 'the best'

Buenos Aires, Nov 25 (IANS) Argentinian football club River Plate's coach Marcelo Gallardo admitted that Barcelona is the best team in the world even though he urged caution as his team may face the Spanish giants in the FIFA Club World Cup final. When they (Barcelona) lost against Celta Vigo, they said they woke up. They have been the best team in the world for some time, Gallardo said ...

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Channing Tatum's daughter keeps him on toes

Los Angeles, Nov 25 (IANS) Actor Channing Tatum says he doesn't have to work out much because running around his daughter does not let him gain weight. Tatum said his two-year-old daughter keeps him active enough that he has not had to work out a day since he wrapped the movie Magic Mike XXL earlier this year, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I have not worked out a day since we wrappe...

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CBI raids AAI's Thiruvananthapuram office

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 25 (IANS) A CBI team raided the office of the Airport Authority of India here on Tuesday, a source said on Wednesday. The raid was kept a closely-guarded secret and the details came to light only on Wednesday. The Thiruvananthapuram unit of the CBI has been closely monitoring the situation for the past six months after allegations of royalty evasion that t...

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Pierson to lead CA XI against Windies

Melbourne, Nov 25 (IANS) Queensland's wicketkeeper-batsman James Peirson will lead the Cricket Australia (CA) XI against the West Indies in a four-day practice from December 2 to 5 at Allan Border Field, Brisbane, ahead of the three-match Test series. The Windies will then go on to play three Tests against Australia, beginning December 10, at Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney. A newer...

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