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Reliance Communications plea to buy Sistema admitted

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) The Bombay High Court has directed Reliance Communications to convene a shareholders' meeting on March 8 to take up the issue of merging Sistema Shyam Teleservices into its fold, while admitting an application in this regard. Reliance Communications is, therefore, finalising a notice of the above meeting to be sent to its shareholders and taking necessary action in t...

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Beijing to regulate roadside parking to ease traffic

Beijing, Feb 8 (IANS) China's capital Beijing plans to regulate roadside parking, and improve public transport, the media reported on Monday. The ratio of green commuting is expected to reach 71 percent, said Beijing Municipal Commission of Transport in an action plan. Beijing depends heavily on its subway to ease traffic, and will extend one existing line, start building two ne...

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Matt Damon returns to action mode in 'Jason Bourne' trailer

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) The first trailer of Matt Damon's upcoming action spy thriller film Jason Bourne debuted during the Super Bowl 50. It gives a sneak peek into a few of the high-octane action sequences in the film. The sequel sees Damon and director Paul Greengrass re-teaming to bring the famous CIA agent out of retirement. It has been nine years since Bourne appeared on the big ...

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Angelina Jolie gets three new tattoos

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie was spotted with three large new tattoos while she was working for her new film First They Killed My Father. The 40-year-old actress was in Cambodia shooting for the film when her tattoos were seen. It included a Yantra tattoo and a traditional Buddhist form of body art that originated in Southeast Asia, reports people.com. Images ...

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Dr.Reddy's Sernivo spray gets USFDA nod

Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) Indian drug major Dr.Reddy's Laboratories Ltd on Monday said its wholly owned US subsidiary Promius Pharma has got the USFDA for a spray to treat plaque psoriasis. In a regulatory filing in the BSE, Dr.Reddy's said its American subsidiary Promius Pharma has got the US Food and Drug Administration's (USFDA) nod for Sernivo Spray, a prescription topical steroid for tr...

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Hrithik Roshan, Yami Gautam to star in 'Kaabil'

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan is excited about starting a new journey with Kaabil, a new project which will see him sharing screen space with Yami Gautam. The film will be produced by Hrithik's father, filmmaker Rakesh Roshan; and directed by Sanjay Gupta. Im looking forward to this journey. Kaabil - we are capable of much more than we can ever imagine. Yami Gautam we...

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Nicolas Cage to star in 'Vengeance: A Love Story'

Los Angeles, Feb 8 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage will star in upcoming thriller film Vengeance: A Love Story with shooting starting in Atlanta next month. The film will be directed by Harold Becker from a screenplay by John Mankiewicz. It's based on the 2003 novel by Joyce Carol Oates called Rape: A Love Story, reports variety.com. Oates's novel centres on the aftermath of a victim o...

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New luminous creatures discovered in the Red Sea

Moscow, Feb 8 (IANS) An international team of biologists has discovered a new species of luminous fauna in the Red Sea. The research also showed that the localisation of glow in certain parts of the body can help to distinguish different species of organisms that have identical structure. During the investigations of the biodiversity of coral reefs of the archipelago Farasan (S...

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Rescind land use notification for GAIL pipeline: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rescind the central government's notification relating to right of use of land issued enabling GAIL (India) to lay its gas pipeline through farmlands in seven districts of the state. In a letter to Modi, text of which was released to the media, Jayalalithaa also urged him to direct GAIL India ...

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Three coaches of Awadh-Assam Express jump rail in Bihar

Patna, Feb 8 (IANS) At least three coaches of the Awadh-Assam Express train were derailed in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Monday, disrupting rail traffic on the busy Hajipur-Muzaffarpur rail route, officials said. No injuries were reported immediately. The accident occurred near Mirapur railway station and several metres of track were damaged, an official of the East-Central R...

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Honey can destroy harmful fungus, save lives

London, Feb 8 (IANS) Researchers from Britain have identified the effect of honey used since ancient times for the treatment of several diseases, on pathogenic fungi that can cause devastating infections in vulnerable people. Researchers from the University of Manchester in Britain discovered a powerful link between Surgihoney -- a medicinal type of honey and the destruction of Fusarium ...

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Unusually long dry spell causes concern in J&K

Jammu/Srinagar 8 (IANS) Jammu and Srinagar cities on Monday were bathed in bright sunshine as minimum temperatures rose a few notches in both regions. But the bright sunshine and the dry spell was a matter of more concern than happiness for the locals. There was no snowfall in the Kashmir Valley during December and January -- two months when perennial mountain reservoirs which sustain t...

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Headley reveals Pakistan hand in 26/11

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headley revealed a goldmine of information for Indian authorities on various aspects leading to the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, while deposing via videoconference from a US jail before Special TADA Court Judge G.A. Sanap here on Monday. He gave names of the officials connected to the Pakistan Army and spoke of t...

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Indian women archers bag Compound gold

Shillong, Feb 8 (IANS) India bagged the gold medal in Compound women's archery at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) here on Monday at the First Ground of the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex. Purvasha Sudhir Shinde, Jyoti Surekha Vennam, and Lily Chanu Paonam kept India at the top all the way through the match, hitting the target with no less than seven, even through towards the last round...

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NASA engineers use Super Bowl to decode aerodynamics

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Aerodynamics engineers including an Indian-origin scientist are studying sports balls to learn lessons in aerodynamics that will help build aircrafts more earth-friendly and allow spacecrafts to take the most efficient route to Mars in the future. Aerodynamics is the study of how air and liquids, referred to collectively as fluids, flow around objects. B...

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Owaisi surrenders, gets bail in assault case

Hyderabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A city court on Monday granted bail to MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi after he surrendered before police in a case relating to an attack on Congress leaders. The Hyderabad MP, soon after his return from Uttar Pradesh, produced himself before V. Satyanarayana, deputy commissioner of police, south zone. The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief was taken ...

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Headley bares two failed attempts before 26/11

Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) made two unsuccessful attempts before wreaking havoc in Mumbai on November 26, 2008, in a terror attack that killed 166 persons, terrorist-turned-approver David Coleman Headly told a Special TADA court here on Monday. In the first attempt to strike Mumbai in September 2008, the terrorist's boat hit some rocks in the Arabian Sea, resulting in los...

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Of indulging in whisky and cigars

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) George Bernard Shaw once rightly said Whisky is like liquid sunshine and these hallowed words were given a new meaning at Dramz Whisky Bar and Lounge which hosted an 'Indulge' whisky and cigar festival here. Variants of whisky, which would make most salivate and cigars that accentuate some of that lingering delight in your mouth, was what, the festival over the we...

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'Middle East situation like pre-Independence India'

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) The current turmoil in the Middle East is due as much to sectarianism as the legacies of colonial rule, and the situation is quite like the Indian subcontinent in the decade prior to Independence, says regional expert Vali Nasr. Colonialism not only decided maps of the modern Middle East, but also fostered sectarianism in the internal structures it set up - the Al...

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'Yaman' a homecoming for me: Jeeva Shankar

Chennai, Feb 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Jeeva Shankar, who has reunited with actor-composer Vijay Anthony for upcoming Tamil thriller Yaman after 2012 film Naan', says the project is a homecoming of sorts for him. It is indeed a homecoming for me, as I join Vijay after 'Naan'. His transformation during this period of time is astonishing, Jeeva said in a statement. He said the script of Y...

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