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telematics4u to expand footprint to 150 countries

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider telematics4u is planning to expand its footprint to 150 countries in the next four-five years, Pratap Hegde, chairman and managing director of the company, said. We are present in 55 countries now through a network of 150 local service providers. We want to expand our footprint to 150 countries in the next fo...

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Online campaign seeks reopening of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

New Delhi/Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) The central government was Saturday asked to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the 1984 massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. A large number of people participated in an online campaign by Amnesty International India in Delhi and Bangalore to call for justice to the 1984 carnage victim...

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Chinese citizens get more power to sue government

Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China Saturday adopted an amendment to expand the people's right to sue the government. Members of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed the amendment to the Administrative Procedure Law through a vote at the bi-monthly legislative session, reported Xinhua. According to the amendment, courts will launch administrative proceedings i...

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Mamata's hold on power becomes precarious

The security risk posed by the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh has always been known, but few had anticipated that the virtually unchecked flow of aliens over the years would enable a Bangladeshi terrorist group to establish a base in West Bengal with the objective of assassinating the prime minister and leader of the opposition in Dhaka. What is more disconcerting is that their sinis...

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Deep to lead Indian junior women's hockey team

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Defender Deep Grace Ekka will lead the junior Indian women's hockey team to New Zealand for a six-match Test series Nov 5-13. The 18-member squad was named by Hockey India (HI) selectors B.P. Govinda, R.P. Singh, Mamta Kharb, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, coach N.S. Saini and physiotherapist Chitrangana Modi on the basis of trials conducted in Bhopal ...

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Eli Lilly transfers TB drug tech to Shasun chemicals

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Global healthcare company Eli Lilly and Company completed the technology transfer of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) drug Cycloserine in India to Shasun Chemicals and Drugs Ltd. Chennai, the company said here. After close consultation with global TB experts, Lilly embarked on a novel approach: transferring its manufacturing technology and know-how for ...

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Endangered vampire-like deer sighted in Afghanistan

Kabul, Nov 1 (IANS) Strange deer with vampire-like fangs have been spotted more than 60 years after the last confirmed sighting in the rugged forested slopes of northeast Afghanistan. Known as the Kashmir musk deer - one of the seven similar species found in Asia - the last scientific sighting in Afghanistan was believed to have been made by a Danish survey team traversing the region in ...

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Shazahn Padamsee to play Gujarati girl in 'Meet The Patels'

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Shazahn Padamsee, set to play a Gujarati girl in Meet The Patels, says it's going to be a challenge for her. I am playing a character called Hetal Gandhi in the film, and I am romancing one of the Patels in the film. Playing a Gujarati girl is going to be a very different experience and it's going to be very challenging, Shazahn told IANS. But she als...

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An app to avoid smartphone distraction

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Getting distracted by your smartphone? An app called Offtime helps you get rid of apps and notifications at a time when you need to focus on important work. The app also prevents people from contacting you unless in an emergency. Offtime was developed by a Berlin-based psychologist Alexander Steinhart, who recently commissioned a study on smartphone usage at ...

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Best foreign short films to be screened at Kolkata fest

Kolkata, Nov 1 (IANS) As many as 157 short films, ranging from animation to independent varieties from 30 countries, will be screened at an international short film fest beginning here Saturday. The 12th edition of Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival is organised by the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and Kalpanirjhar Foundation. According to R.N. Banerjee o...

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Odisha imposes fishing ban for turtle nesting

Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) The Odisha government Saturday imposed a seven-month fishing ban along its coast to protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles which come to the state beaches for mass nesting every winter, an official said. The ban is imposed along 120 km of the state's 480 km coastline to protect the turtles who are set to congregate in shallow waters, senior forest officer K...

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Insomnia triples risk of motor accident deaths

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Developing a healthy sleeping habit could be a life saviour as researchers have found that insomnia significantly increases risk of death caused by motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional fatal injuries. People with all symptoms of insomnia were 2.8 times more likely to die from a fatal injury than those with no insomnia symptoms, even after adjusting for poten...

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Style your beard the right way

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Women can style their look in myriad ways, but men have limited options. But try experimenting with the beard -- a style statement that's emerging as a big trend. From getting the trimming right to maintaining the perfect shape, one can get a perfect beard quite easily -- but with a dash of patience, preparation and care, says celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo, wh...

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Hrithik, Sussanne now legally divorced

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan and his estranged wife Sussanne Khan were granted divorce by the Bandra court Saturday, the Bollywood star's lawyer said. Lawyer Deepesh Mehta told IANS: They are legally divorced now. Today at around 10:30 a.m., all things were done. They have got divorced in a very unique and elegant way where there is no alimony and not a single document drawn up be...

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Krsna's 'Sellout' title track video released

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) His first music video Last Night reached the number five position on the Vh1 International music charts, and now Indian hip-hop artist and rapper Krsna has released a new music video of the title track Sellout from his eponymous album. The album was released in May this year, but a video of the title track has been released recently for his fans. 'Sellout'...

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Emma Watson, Judi Dench win Britannia awards

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) British actresses Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench were two of the six honourees at the annual Britannia Awards. The annual ceremony was hosted by BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills here Thursday evening. Dench was given the Albert Cubby Broccoli Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainmen...

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All's still not good between Avril, Chad

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Trouble continues to plague singers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's paradise even as the news of their split continues to do the rounds. After a little over a year of marriage, the duo is said to be heading for splitsville and things aren't getting better between them, reports eonline.com. Their relationship is still on the rocks, although the Nickelbac...

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Kutcher, Kunis researched parenthood

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis equipped themselves well before becoming parents to daughter Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher. He says Google is like their manual. They find the parenting experience pretty exceptional, but feel it's better to be hands-on than depend on nannies and night nurses. Everybody says when you get a child, they don't come with an owner's man...

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Resveratrol could impede benefits of exercise

Toronto, Nov 1 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, adding resveratrol (RSV) to your exercise routine may not enhance the effects of physical activity, said a study. Resveratrol occurs naturally in the skin of red grapes and it is common to recommend RSV supplements to complement exercise and enhance performance. RSV may actually impede the body's response to training, the findings...

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13 killed in Libya clashes

Tripoli, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were killed in violent clashes between Islamist militias and Libyan security forces in the struggle to control Benghazi city. Rtd Libyan general Khalifa Haftar Friday launched a military operation against the Majlis al-Shura, Thowar Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia militias in a bid to regain control of the city. A security official in Ben...

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