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Air Algerie plane missing in west Africa

Algiers, July 24 (IANS) A passenger plane of Algeria's state-run Air Algerie was Thursday reported missing 50 minutes after taking off from Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso, according to media. Air navigation services of Air Algerie have lost contact Thursday with AH5017 flight coming from Ouagadougou to Algiers, at around 1.55 a.m GMT, or 50 minutes after take-off, Xinhua reported ci...

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Hrithik, Katrina overwhelmed by response to 'Bang Bang' teaser

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Bang Bang team, including actors Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, are overwhelmed with the response to the movie's teaser, which attracted over 2.3 million YouTube views in 24 hours. The teaser for the action-packed movie was unveiled on the video-sharing platform Wednesday at 8 a.m., and the number of views has been on a rise ever since. The film's product...

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Tamil Nadu to have National Investment and Manufacturing Zone

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) A National Investment and Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ), a solar power project and a desalination plant will be set up in Ramanathapuram district at a total outlay of Rs.8,025 crore, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa said Thursday. Jayalalithaa said the NIMZ will be set up at a cost of Rs.6,525 crore in Ramanathapuram which is one of the backward districts of ...

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Infosys to run Daimler's European data centres

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd has entered into a multi-year deal with German automotive major Daimler AG to manage its infrastructure services and data centres in Europe. We have completed the transition to take over the operations of Daimler's European data centres and provide e-collaboration and middle ware services, the global software major said in a stat...

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Monitor pulse after stroke to avoid second

New York, July 24 (IANS) Regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke can prevent a second stroke. Screening the pulse is the method of choice for checking irregular heartbeat of people over 65 years who have never had a stroke. Our study shows it may be a safe, effective, non-invasive and an easy way to identify people w...

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Discovering a vibrant India in Pakistan - via a book

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Colourful photographs of people celebrating Holi; women wearing vermillion, saris and bindis as they wait for the moon rise so they can break their Karva Chauth fast; firecrackers creating a kaleidoscopic canvas in the sky during Diwali – all this seems normal till one spies a Pakistani flag fluttering in the background. And that is when one realises th...

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'Air India's Star Alliance means more than flying miles'

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) It took eight years and a host of hiccups before flag carrier Air India finally joined Star Alliance, the world's largest airline accord. And finally, the 60 million passengers who fly from the world's fifth largest aviation market will gain better global connectivity and access, analysts maintain. Sharing of flying miles and entry to some of the finest airport ...

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Indian captives in Iraq safe: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The 39 Indian workers held captive in Iraq are safe and getting proper food and water, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Thursday. The government has got to know from various sources that they (Indian workers) are safe and getting food and water, the minister told the Lok Sabha. The Indians are held captive in the Iraqi city of Mosul. ...

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Banking, insurance stocks surge as FDI limits increase

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Insurance and banking stocks surged Thursday as the cabinet approved a proposal to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) limit in the insurance sector to 49 percent from the current 26 percent. The banking index at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose by 74.64 points or 0.42 percent around 2.45 p.m. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P...

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Goggles that can see through fog

London, July 24 (IANS) For pilots who often face adverse weather conditions like fog, torrential rain, snow and dust storms, this goggles can help them take off and land with ease. An Israeli company Elbit Systems has developed Skylens, a system comprising wearable, wrap-around goggles. These 'smart' goggles are fed video by multi-spectral cameras embedded in the plane's nose tha...

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Goa Congress MLA likens Modi to Indira Gandhi

Panaji, July 24 (IANS) A Goa Congress legislator Thursday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to late prime minister Indira Gandhi. Speaking during the monsoon session of the state assembly on a BJP-sponsored motion, Congress legislator Dabolim Mauvin Godinho congratulated Modi on becoming the prime minister and also lauded the former Gujarat chief minister's work ethics, strong leader...

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Rahul Gandhi condoles death of school children

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday expressed his condolences to the families of the 19 school children who were killed when a train rammed into their school bus at an unmanned level crossing in Telangana. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost children in the terrible accident in Medak, Gandhi said in a statement. He also app...

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Antarctic fish might survive ocean warming: Study

Wellington, July 24 (IANS) A species of Antarctic fish might be able to survive the predicted warming of its native waters over the next century if the warming is gradual enough, according to a New Zealand scientist. University of Canterbury researcher Charlotte Austin tested how the emerald rock cod adapted to warmer waters after being removed from its minus 1.9-degree centigrade habita...

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Congress asks why government is not taking up pending bills

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi Thursday questioned why the government is not taking up legislative business even though so many bills are pending. Government is not taking up any legislative business even though so many bills are pending... What is this government doing, Chaturvedi asked, raising the issue in the Rajya Sabha. Deputy Chairman P.J. K...

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Rape okay, not roti? Shiv Sena chief asks detractors

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Accusing the Congress of trying to impart a communal hue to the Maharashtra Sadan episode, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Thursday questioned why a non-issue was being highlighted so much when other serious issues were being ignored. In a sharp editorial in the party mouthpiece 'Saamana' Thursday, Thackeray (who is the editor of the daily newspaper) pointed out t...

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Political parties condemn BJP leader's remark on Sania

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Political parties Thursday condemned a Telangana BJP leader for criticising the appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the state's brand ambassador, saying it was unfortunate and bizarre. Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury said that Mirza is a youth icon who has brought glory to the country. On one hand, they say 'Beti bachao, beti badhao' in Parliament. On...

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Nepal geared up for Sushma Swaraj's visit

Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives here Friday for a three-day visit - the first high-level visit from the new Indian government - where the Nepal-India Joint Commission at foreign ministers' level will be meeting after 23 years. Of the three days, two days are being allocated for the meetings of the joint commission and one day for meetings...

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Brain next frontier to treat obesity

Washington, July 24 (IANS) Therapies aimed at areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning could lead to better treatment of obesity and dementia, says a study. This is a novel way for health care providers who treat people with weight problems and for researchers who study dementia to think about obesity and cognitive decline, said professor Terry Davidson from the American Un...

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Tripura University to attract Bangladeshi students

Agartala, July 24 (IANS) Tripura University will launch an initiative to admit more Bangladeshi students to reinforce the government's plan to strenthen the people-to-people ties between the two neighbours, an official said Thursday. It was observed over the years that there are huge numbers of students in Bangladesh keen to study in Tripura University. We would now go for a larger initi...

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App for tips on baby care

New York, July 24 (IANS) Are you pregnant and want to get tips about pre-natal baby care on phone? A new app called Glow Nurture may come in handy. Developed by Max Levchin, a Ukrainian-born computer scientist and founder of PayPal, the app has now been updated to assist women post-pregnancy. The updated app advises women on pre-natal nutrition. It also provides a communi...

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