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Commonwealth group supports subsidies, MSP for crops

Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Advocating equitable price for agriculture produce, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meet on agriculture Friday also recommended continuance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime for staple and other crops and subsidies on other farm-related items. The recommendation was made for participating countries at the conclusion of a three-day CPA meet o...

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India to launch electronic toll collection at 350 highway plazas: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Launching an electronic toll collection (ETC) system for the Delhi-Mumbai highway, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said such a facility will be extended to as many as 350 plazas by the end of next year. In the coming time, this system will get revolutionalised. This is our step towards a digital India. I have given orders that before March, there should b...

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History repeats itself: Darshan Pandya on 'Itna Karo...'

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) After Kya Huaa Tera Vaada, actor Darshan Pandya is upbeat about teaming up with TV tsarina Ekta Kapoor on the new show Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar. It's like history repeats itself with me, with Ekta Kapoor's new show on Sony Entertainment Television, Darshan, who played Vineet Raizada in Kya Huaa..., said in a statement. This character has been conceived very ...

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President asks NITs to adopt villages

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has asked each of the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to adopt five villages and turn them into model ones - on the lines of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was speaking at a two-day conference of directors of National Institutes of Technology at Rashtrapati Bhavan here Thursday. <...

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Fadnavis is first BJP CM of Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis, 44, at a ceremony in Wankhede Stadium witnessed by over 30,000 people. Present on the occasion were Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiy...

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Posco not to quit Odisha project

Bhubaneswar, Oct 31 (IANS) South Korean steel major Posco Friday said it would not pull out of its Rs.52,000-crore steel project at Jagatsinghpur in Odisha. We are waiting for 10 years. We wouldn't quit. No, never, Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Posco India Gee Woong Sung told media persons here. The Posco CMD met Chief Secretary Gokul Pati at the state secretariat here ...

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Israel's Temple Mount reopens amid tension

London, Oct 31 (IANS) Israeli police Friday reopened a key Jerusalem holy site after its closure amid tension following the shooting of a Jewish activist. The Temple Mount or al-Haram al-Sharif was reopened ahead of Muslim Friday prayers, but with restrictions on worshippers as a security measure, BBC reported. Entry was restricted to men over 50. On Thursday night, hundr...

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India-centric CTL won't clash with IPTL: Vijay Amritraj

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) from Nov 17-26 to be played across six cities in India won't have any clash of interests with the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), though, both will have franchises based out of New Delhi, former Indian tennis star and CTL promoter Vijay Amritraj said Friday. There is only one tennis league in India and that ...

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Daylight saving risk to diabetics?

New York, Oct 31 (IANS) The twice annual ritual of setting clocks for daylight saving time can affect diabetics adversely, especially those who use insulin pumps. Some diabetes patients who use insulin pumps may forget to change the clock that is found in these devices, said Saleh Aldasouqi, associate professor of medicine at Michigan State University in the US. Forgetting to cha...

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How you can make others behave in a group

London, Oct 31 (IANS) In group activities where some members tend to behave egoistically, it is possible for even one person to exert influence on others to behave socially, new analysis shows. To exert his/her influence on others, a person should play fairly, i.e. cooperate if the others cooperate but punish egoistic behaviour consistently and proportionally through a refusal to coopera...

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Death sentences upheld in China terrorist attack case

Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) A Chinese court Friday upheld the death sentences of three men implicated in a terrorist attack that killed 31 people at a railway station in Kunming, the capital city of southwest China's Yunnan Province, earlier this year. Iskandar Ehet, Turgun Tohtunyaz and Hasayn Muhammad were sentenced to death Sep 12 for leading a terrorist organisation and for intentional ho...

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Solve maths problems with this app

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) If you are terrified by maths, install an app that will help you quickly and accurately get over calculations. Called PhotoMath, the world's first camera calculator is a free mobile app that can read and solve maths problems. Using the smartphone's camera, take a picture of a printed equation and watch the app solve the problem in real time by clicking t...

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CCFI alleges official data forgery on organic farming

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), the apex body of the agrochemicals industry, has in a letter to the prime minister alleged data forgery by the commerce and agriculture ministries on organic farming in the country. Highlighting indicators of massive fraud and data manipulation across India, including states, CCFI wrote last week to Prime Minister Narendr...

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When Sadhil took tips from Manish Paul

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Child star Sadhil Kapoor will play host to TV star Manish Paul on the Captain Tiao show. He also learned some hosting tricks from his celebrity guest. Manish will be seen at his comical best in the episode of the chat show. Sadhil, who has been hosting Captain Tiao for a year now, got to learn the secret of good hosting from Manish who has hosted shows l...

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Over 80 percent people in India Vitamin D deficient: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Over 80 percent of India's population is vitamin D deficient and is at risk from health complications like diabetes and heart disorders, experts said here Friday. They emphasised that Vitamin D deficiency doesn't exhibit early signs or symptoms, and over a period of time makes people highly vulnerable to major diseases with a 45 percent chance of early death.

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'The Shaukeens' not a 'sleazy comedy'

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran actors Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra are seen chasing young girls in their forthcoming offering The Shaukeens, but they refuse to tag it as a cheap comedy. It is not a sleazy comedy. There are no double meaning dialogues of the film and you can watch the film with family. The treatment is simply comedy. In the end of the film, there is a mess...

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India announce squad for AFC U-19 Women's Championship qualifiers

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Head coach Priya P.V. has named a 23-member India squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women's Championship China 2015 qualifiers starting Wednesday in Amman, Jordan. The Indian contingent camping in Ahmedabad for 45 days will be travelling to Jordan via Bahrain from Mumbai Sunday night. India are in Group A along with hosts Jordan, Uzbek...

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Can holidays happen without smartphones?

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) If you are planning your next holiday, apart from your passport and travel money, do not forget to carry your smartphone with you. A research shows that 69 percent of Britons are unable to go on holiday without their smartphones. Moreover, a third of those surveyed actually used their smartphones more when they travel than they do at home. While ...

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Sena to attend Fadnavis' swearing-in, after all

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) In a last-minute development, the Shiv Sena has called off its planned boycott of chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis' gala swearing-in ceremony here, a party official said here Friday afternoon. Accordingly, the top Sena leadership, including party president Uddhav Thackeray, senior leaders, legislators and parliamentarians are expected to attend the oath-ta...

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Ghost appears in selfie

London, Oct 31 (IANS) A selfie of two Newcastle-based girls clicked at a bar in London has gone viral on social media for there was a ghost standing behind the girls. The ghostly figure is of an elderly woman, media reports said. The phenomenon was caught on camera by two women - Victoria Greeves, 22, and Kayley Atkinson, 23 - as they were enjoying a girls' night out in Newcastle...

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