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Collective efforts more important in Saarc region: Modi

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Nowhere in the world are collective efforts more important than in south Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit here Wednesday. Nowhere in the world are collective efforts more urgent than in South Asia; and, nowhere else is it so modest: PM @narendramodi, ministry of external affairs spokesm...

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Powdered measles vaccine found safe in early trials

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Countries dabbling with conventional injectable vaccine against the measles virus may soon have an alternative as researchers have found a measles vaccine made of fine dry powder safe in early human testing. The researchers believe the vaccine could be effective and they have identified no adverse effects of the powdered and inhaled vaccine when tested in 60 healt...

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Sensex trades flat; bank stocks fall

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) A day after it plunged 162 points or 0.57 percent, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading flat -- merely three points or 0.01 percent up in the early morning trade session Wednesday. Healthy buying was observed in capital goods, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and consumer durable sector, while selling pressure was witnessed in bank, automobile a...

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Modi raises terrorism at Saarc on Mumbai attack anniversary

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday recalled the horror of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack at the Saarc summit and stressed on the need to combat terrorism and trans-national crimes. Today, as we remember the horror of the terror attack in Mumbai in 2008, we feel the endless pain of lost lives, said Modi said at the opening of the two-day Saarc summit here. <...

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Indian satellite for Saarc in 2016: Modi

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday announced the launch of a satellite for the Saarc region in 2016. We plan to launch our satellite for the Saarc region by the Saarc Day in 2016, external affairs ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, citing Modi. We must work with compassion of our hearts, but also with the power of science, said the prime mini...

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SC to hear plea on Haryana Police attack on journalists

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it would hear a plea on police attack on mediapersons outside controversial sect leader Rampal's ashram in Haryana Nov 19. Haryana Police canecharged mediapersons covering the incident that led to Rampal's arrest. Nearly 50 to 60 mediapersons were injured. Some of them were seriously hurt and the equipment of a few others ...

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India to give business visa for 3-5 years for Saarc: Modi

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India will give business visa for three to five years for Saarc countries and called for making procedures simple and facilities better. India will now give business visa for three-five years for Saarc countries, Modi said at the two-day Saarc summit that began Wednesday. I also believe that if we can light up e...

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Two ex-Pentagon officials in running to succeed Hagel

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Two former Pentagon officials, Ashton Carter and Michele Flournoy, seemed the likeliest candidates to succeed Chuck Hagel as head of the US defence department and direct the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS). Soon after the resignation of the former Republican senator was announced officially by President Barack Obama following leaks to the pr...

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Save money on 'Twitter Offers'

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a new feature where retailers will tweet special offers that can be used to get money back on certain purchases. Called Twitter Offers, the new feature will appear on your timeline as promotional tweets posted by certain retailers, CNET reported. Currently available only for US users, Twitter Offers will incorporate...

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Pakistani PM calls for dispute free South Asia

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday called for a dispute free south Asia and stressed on building bonds of trust during his address at the Saarc Summit here. Sharif stressed a dispute-free south Asia where the member countries would fight poverty, disease and illiteracy. We need bonds of trust so we can prosper, he said, also offering to host...

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Richard Verma's confirmation hearing as India envoy set for Dec 2

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The Senate Foreign Relations committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing of Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama's nominee to be US Ambassador to India, on Dec 2. If confirmed by the full Senate, Verma, 45, a former key aide to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton, will be the second Indian American to be put in charge of a job inv...

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3D printer creates first object in space

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The 3D printer at the International Space Station (ISS) has created the first printed object in space - a part of the printer itself - paving the way to future long-term space expeditions. NASA controllers from Earth sent the command to the printer to make the first printed part: a faceplate of the casing. This demonstrates that the printer can make repl...

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Chilly morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) It was a slightly chilly morning here Wednesday with a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The sky Wednesday will be clear, however, the evening is likely to be foggy, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 27 degrees Celsius. ...

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Ferguson smoulders as racial protests spread across US

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) As night fell, Missouri state in Midwestern United States deployed more forces to quell violence in Ferguson after a grand jury failed to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager. We are bringing more resources to Ferguson and other parts of the region to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight, Gove...

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Saarc Summit begins in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) With all eyes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's take on the future of South Asia, the 18th Saarc Summit commenced here Wednesday morning. Apart from host Nepal, all seven heads of state and government are in Kathmandu to attend the summit. As chair of Saarc, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul opened the summit and handed over the responsibility of th...

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Indian-origin likely candidate in Guyana polls

San Juan, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Guyana's ruling People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is holding talks about presidential nominations and said its only candidate for the position of president is incumbent Donald Ramotar, a person of Indian origin. President Ramotar obviously is a candidate for the time being... there are no other names there, PPP/C general secretary Clement Rohee said Tue...

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Heritage Week? What's that, asks Agra

Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) The annual Heritage Week observed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has just ended in the Taj city but most people gave it a miss, while activists mourned the conditions of monuments under threat by rampant neglect and encroachment by squatters. Except for painting competitions for school students held in Agra and Vrindavan, the ASI has done nothing to bond ...

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PM leads nation in homage to 26/11 Mumbai terror victims

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs and victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks sixth anniversary Wednesday. We remember the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai on this day in 2008 and pay homage to the innocent men and women who lost their lives, Modi said in a message early Wednesday. He said the country salutes the...

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Ten common reasons why we don't exercise

We all intend to exercise regularly. But when it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful. Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted reasons, and the reality behind them: Reason 1: I just don't have time. Facts: Everyone's day is 24 hours. It's all a question of priority. If yo...

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Former Chelsea manager Grant to coach Ghana

Accra, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant will officially sign a contract to become the new Ghana coach, the country's football federation (GFA) said Wednesday. The governmental agreement was needed before the deal could be finalized to let the Israeli succeed the sacked Kwesi Appiah, Xinhua quoted the GFA as saying. Grant took over from Jose Mourinho as Chelsea man...

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