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25 killed in Syrian airstrikes

Damascus, Oct 26 (IANS) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Sunday said that 25 people were killed during Syrian airstrikes in Homs province. About 18 people, including 10 kids and three women, were killed overnight in the city of Talbiseh, the UK-based watchdog group said. It said that the toll is likely to escalate due to the critical condition of the injured, Xinhua report...

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Assocham against revealing account holders abroad

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Industry chamber Assocham Sunday said premature disclosure of names of Indians with allegedly illegal bank accounts abroad will hurt India's battle against black money. It said the confidentiality clause under the Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTAT) comes in the way of making public the identity of the account holders. The double taxation avoidance t...

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Acharya Tulsi's teachings hold great relevance: Pranab

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee said the teachings of Acharya Tulsi hold great relevance for moral upliftment of individuals and transformation of nations alike, a statement said Sunday. Acharyaji's teachings and words of wisdom hold great relevance for moral upliftment of individuals and transformation of nations alike, the President said after he was presented with ...

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A device to identify tipsiness

New York, Oct 26 (IANS) A device has been launched that lets drivers find out if they are intoxicated before they are nabbed by cops. Named Breeze, the 2.25-inch-long wireless device pairs via bluetooth to a smartphone app. The iOS version of Breeze syncs with Apple's new HealthKit platform, which allows consumers to catalogue their blood-alchohol level. If users record s...

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Tunisians start voting in parliamentary elections

Tunis, Oct 26 (IANS) Tunisians went to polls Sunday to elect their first full parliament under a new constitution passed earlier this year. The polls opened at 7.00 a.m., and will close at 6.00 p.m., Xinhua reported. Around five million Tunisians have registered to vote in 11,000 polling stations in 27 districts across the country. Overseas residents have already cast the...

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Delhi's Trilokpuri under curfew, no fresh violence

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Delhi's Trilokpuri area remained tense and under curfew Sunday though no new incident of violence was reported, police said, a day after five people were shot at during a communal clash. Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajay Kumar told IANS: The situation is tense but under control. No fresh violence or clashes have been reported. Following Thursday's clash ...

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Celebs go on selfie spree with Modi

Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor recently went on a selfie spree when they got a chance to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. #bestselfieever #namo #modivate #relliancefoundation, Sonam, who met Modi at the inauguration of the revamped Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre here, tweeted Saturday....

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'Selfie' to cure skin problems

New York, Oct 26 (IANS) If you have a skin problem, taking a selfie of the affected area and sending it to your dermatologist for analysis is a good idea. According to a research, selfies can help identify and cure skin problems, like eczema, without fuss, for patients who live in rural areas or those who have transportation problems. The study, led by April Armstrong from the Un...

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'Spooning' aggravates back pain in women

Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) For women suffering from back pain, spooning - a sexual intercourse position where couples lie on their sides curled in the same direction - may not be the best option. According to a study from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, in Canada, spooning can actually be one of the worst positions for aggravating certain types of back pain in women. The new rec...

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Ukraine votes in parliamentary polls

Kiev, Oct 26 (IANS) Ukrainians Sunday started to cast their votes to elect the new parliament, a 450-seat single-house legislative body. Originally, the elections were expected in 2017, but the uprising in February changed the flow of events which led to an early parliamentary polls, Kyiv Post reported. Voting started all across Ukraine at 8.00 a.m. in 34 polling stations.

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Lucky, Pappi, Kakke da..the lavish spread of Punjab's dhaba names!

Punjabi dhabas are known countrywide for their rich and finger-licking food on the roadside. But it is also the lavish spread of their interesting names that makes them stand out. From simple names like the typical 'Punjabi Dhaba', which one can find all over, to the once well-known 'Puran Singh da Mashhoor dhaba' in Ambala, to Chandigarh's famous 'Pal Dhaba', to the uphill attraction of...

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BJP may contest without ally in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) After winning 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is determined to go it alone in the upcoming assembly elections. BJP national vice president Raghubar Das told IANS: Our party will contest on its own strength in the assembly polls. There is no question of forging an alliance with any party. People of the state are wi...

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World Traditional Wushu Championships kicks off

Chizhou (China), Oct 26 (IANS) The sixth World Traditional Wushu Championships kicked off Sunday here in east China's Anhui Province. More than 2,000 athletes from over 45 countries and regions will participate in the championships, the organisers said, reports Xinhua. The World Traditional Wushu Championships, sponsored by the International Wushu Federation, is currently among t...

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From rented house to CM bungalow - Khattar has grand makeover

Chandigarh, Oct 26 (IANS) Just about three months ago, a low-profile political leader moved into a rented house, No.216, in New Prem Nagar locality of Haryana's Karnal town, where he was hardly known. But the occupant of that house now has become the most important person in the state. Having taken oath as the 10th chief minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar will move from his three-r...

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Who's Who of Modi government, BJP attend ceremony

Panchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 (IANS) Swearing in ceremonies for chief ministers are normally official occasions going with a lot of protocol. But the swearing-in of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was a departure from this routine. First, the event, instead of being held at the Haryana Raj Bhawan as is the routine, was held at the Mela ground in Panchkula town's Sector 5 - so th...

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Unearthed: Ancient city ruled by Genghis Khan's heirs

Moscow, Oct 26 (IANS) Remains of a 750-year-old city called Ukek, founded by the descendants of Genghis Khan, has been unearthed along the Volga river in Russia. The city was founded just a few decades after Genghis Khan died in 1227 and the empire split apart. Among the discoveries are two Christian temples, one of which has stone carvings and fine ceramics. Some items ...

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Fans unveil Tamil actor Vijay's statue

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Fans of Tamil actor Vijay Sunday unveiled a wax statue of their star at a theatre here. The statue was sponsored by Facebook Vijay Fans Club. Members of the club Sunday unveiled the statue, reportedly worth about Rs.1.5 lakh, at the Vettri theatre here. The actor is riding high on the blockbuster success of Tamil actioner Kaththi, which released Oct...

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Liverpool eyeing West Brom's Berahino

London, Oct 26 (IANS) English football club Liverpool are eyeing a swoop for West Bromwich Albion frontman Saido Berahino in the January transfer window. Liverpool are looking to overcome their poor form in front of goal with new signing Mario Balotelli turning out to be a big disappointment, according to Daily Mail. With Daniel Sturridge injured, the English club have found the ...

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'Haider' wins award in Rome

Rome, Oct 26 (IANS) Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider - a modern-day adaptation of Hamlet - won the People's Choice Award in the Mondo Genere (world genre) at the ninth edition of Rome Film Festival. Made with Kashmir as its backdrop, the film was honoured at the fest, which concluded Saturday. The crime drama's stars Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor are overjoyed. 1st festival 1...

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Grace Mugabe, the first lady aiming for presidency

Harare, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has entered politics in the hope of succeeding her ailing 90-year-old husband, President Robert Mugabe, who after 35 years in power could be thinking about retiring. At age 49 and after spending 18 years in the shadow of her husband, Grace unexpectedly made her entry into politics a few months ago. Rumours about her candidacy...

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