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Delhi government employees protest over salaries

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) At least 100 Delhi government employees on Tuesday staged a protest inside the Delhi Secretariat demanding clarity on the issue of their salaries, and cadre restructuring which has not happened since 1951. We were to get our areas of work in 2006, but have not got it till date, Deepak Bharadwaj, an upper division clerk said. They also said there should be...

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Tigerair slashes fares by half for limited period

Chennai, July 7 (IANS) As a part of Singapore's Golden Jubilee celebrations, budget airline Tigerair partnering with Singapore Tourism Board on Tuesday announced slashing fares by 50 percent. This limited period offer can be availed of by the passengers flying to Singapore from five Indian cities, said a senior official of the airline. Passengers travelling from Chennai, Bangalor...

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Gamesa re-enters solar power biz in India

Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Spanish wind turbine maker Gamesa is re-entering the solar power business in the Indian sub-continent with 10 MW power project and is also planning a Rs.800 crore investment, said a top official of the Indian subsidiary. In 2004, Gamesa exited the solar power business. Gamesa is re-entering the solar power business in the Indian sub-continent leveraging the...

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Smartphone addiction cause digital amnesia: Survey

New York, July 7 (IANS) Excess use of smartphones and internet can kill your memory, leading to so-called digital amnesia, says a new survey. According to the survey conducted by global software security group Kaspersky Lab, most of us nowadays do not think about recalling information using our memory and resort to search engines looking for quick answers. Many users in the surve...

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Porto offer for Real Madrid's Casillas

Porto, July 7 (IANS) Portuguese football club FC Porto offered Spanish side Real Madrid's wantaway goalkeeper Iker Casillas a two-year contract at 5 million euros (roughly $5.5 million) per season, according to media reports on Tuesday. Casillas, who has been the subject of consistent speculations about his future throughout the ongoing transfer season, has no objection about the offer, ...

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Britain commemorates 2005 London bombings

London, July 7 (IANS) Britain observed a minute's silence on Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of the 2005 London bombings which killed 56 people. A service was held at St. Paul's Cathedral in London in the memory of those killed in explosions in three tube trains and a bus -- carried out by four suicide bombers linked to Al Qaeda -- in London on July 7, 2005, BBC reported. Su...

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This sponge offers greater hope in cancer treatment

Wellington, July 7 (IANS) A marine sponge found in a small corner of New Zealand could provide a breakthrough in fighting certain types of cancers, New Zealand researchers said on Tuesday. A chemical agent found in the sponge mycale henscheli, found mostly in the Pelorus Sound in the north of the South Island, had shown promising tumour-inhibiting properties compared with existing plant ...

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Turkish flight lands at IGI after bomb scare

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A Turkish Airlines aircraft made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here following a bomb scare. However, no explosives were found onboard after a thorough search. An official said that flight TK0065 was on its way from Bangkok to Istanbul with 134 passengers on board when someone saw a bomb threat written on a windowpane of the...

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How Dolphins 'hear' a sound

New York, July 7 (IANS) Unlike most mammals that primarily process sound in a single area, two areas of the dolphin brain are associated with the auditory system, a new research says. Dolphins are incredibly intelligent, social animals and yet very little is known about how their brains function, so they have remained relatively mysterious, said lead author of the study Gregory Berns, ne...

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Cash-for-vote scam: Second TDP legislator sent to jail

Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) A city court on Tuesday sent Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah to judicial custody for 14 days in the cash-for-vote case. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Telangana, which arrested the lawmaker on Monday, presented him before the court on Tuesday. After hearing the arguments from both sides, the judge sent him to judicial cust...

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Sri Lanka wants more women candidates in parliamentary polls

Colombo, July 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka's ministry of women's affairs on Tuesday called on all political parties contesting the August parliamentary elections to nominate at least 30 percent women candidates. Swarna Sumanasekera, chairman of the National Committee on Women under the ministry, was quoted by the media as saying that the ministry also requested the political parties to allocate on...

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Now, a glove to translate sign language

Mexico City, July 7 (IANS) Researchers at Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) have developed a glove that would translate text and sign languages to facilitate conversation between speech- and hearing-impaired people and those not conversant with sign language, the institute said in a statement. The prototype, created by Miguel Felix Mata and Helena Luna Garcia, senses hand mov...

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20 killed in Nigeria explosion

Abuja, July 7 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed in a bomb explosion that rocked Zaria city in Nigeria's northwestern state of Kaduna on Tuesday, provincial governor Nasir El-Rufai said. The explosion occurred in Sabon Gari area of Zaria city, at a centre opened for biometric screening of state civil servants, the governor said. I am sad that a terrorist bomb attack just kille...

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Pakistan jump to third place in Test rankings

Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Sixth-placed Pakistan jumped three places to the third spot in Test cricket rankings after triumphing over Sri Lanka 2-1 in a three-match series. Pakistan won the third Test against hosts Sri Lanka by seven wickets in Pallekele on Tuesday to clinch the series 2-1, which leapfrogged them to third place with 101 points, pushing New Zealand (99) to fourth, according to ...

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ETI Dynamics, Greenhouse Capital to export clean technology

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) New Delhi-based ETI Dynamics and Auckland-based Greenhouse Capital on Tuesday announced a partnership to invest $100 million in exporting clean technologies from New Zealand to India, Asia and Africa. The partnership was announced at the first bi-annual clean tech investment forum organised jointly by both companies in New Zealand's largest city Auckland on Monda...

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Van Basten to join as assistant coach of Dutch team

Amsterdam, July 7 (IANS) Former Netherlands football team head coach Marco van Basten will come back as an assistant coach under Danny Blind. The 50-year-old former Dutch player will join the team's staff along with legendary Ruud van Nistelrooy, also named an assistant coach, Efe reported on Monday. Van Basten's move came after the Netherlands football association, KNVB, reache...

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Man flies over Canadian city in a chair, arrested

Toronto, July 7 (IANS) A man has been arrested for flying over the Canadian city of Calgary on a chair, strapped to more than a 100 helium-filled balloons, in a scene straight out of the computer-animated film Up. Calgary police said Daniel Boria, 26, was arrested and charged with mischief, causing danger to life. In a press conference on Monday, the police said Boria used a para...

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Shabana wants Hrithik to play Raanjha from 'Heer Raanjha'

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) He played a romantic guy in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai, a Muslim boy in Fiza, a master thief in Dhoom 2, an emperor in Jodha Akbar and a superhero in Krrish. Now Bollywood veteran Shabana Azmi wants actor Hrithik Roshan to reprise the role of Raanjha from Chetan Anand's Heer Raanjha. Hrithik, who has showcased his versatility on screen, asked his fans on micro-blogging site...

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Aamir's banner on lookout for new female face

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Aamir Khan's production house is searching for a fresh female face, who can act as well as sing, for their upcoming venture which will be directed by the Bollywood superstar's team member Advait Chandan. The 50-year-old took to micro-blogging website Twitter to mention the specifications needed. Hey guys, need your help to spread the word. Thanks. Love. a, t...

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Big B seeks police help for fans' safety

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has a meet and greet session with his fans every Sunday, says it worries him to see women and children in discomfort due to the crowd. He has sought the help of police for a simpler and effective way of managing the weekly gathering in front of his residence Jalsa here. It is another Sunday and the rains have been silent for a while......

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