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I always try to do good films: Karthi

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Actor Karthi is a relieved man now that his recent Tamil release Madras has been raved by audiences and critics alike. He says he always tries to pick good films, but admits that some of them don't work in his favour. I have been receiving calls from all quarters since the release of 'Madras'. I need to thank audiences for believing in me and making this film succes...

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NASA rocket to study solar heating in six minutes!

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) On Sep 30, a rocket will fly up into the sky - past the Earth's atmosphere that obscures certain wavelengths of light from the Sun - for a 15 minute journey to study what heats up the Sun's atmosphere. This allows for just six minutes of actual observations while it is above the atmosphere, during which the instrument will capture an image every six to eight seco...

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Maruti Suzuki's September sales up

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Wednesday reported a healthy sales growth of 4.6 percent in total sales, including exports, for September at 109,742 units. The company sold 104,964 units in September 2013. The company's domestic sales zoomed by 9.8 percent to 99,290 units during the month under review as compared to 90,399 units so...

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14 die as two trains collide in UP

Lucknow/New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Fourteen people were killed and over a dozen were injured late Tuesday when a train didn't stop at a red signal and collided with another train in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city, authorities said. The horrific accident took place after Krishak Express did not halt at the signal, bringing it on the same track as Barauni Express. It happened around ...

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Indians disappoint in canoe obstacle slalom

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India had a disappointing outing as canoe obstacle slalom competitors failed to impress in the 17th Asian Games at the Hanam Misari Canoe/Kayak Center here Wednesday. In the women's section, Ganeshvri Dhurwe and Champa Mourya finished fifth and seventh in the kayak single repechage 1. Ganeshvri clocked one minute and 28.03 seconds while Champa took a minute...

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Jayalalaithaa bail plea adjourned

Bangalore, Oct 1 (IANS) A special bench of the Karnataka High Court Wednesday adjourned the criminal revision petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for suspension of sentence and bail and posted it to be heard by a regular bench of the high court Oct 7. ...

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Chargesheet filed against Delhi ex-minister

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A chargesheet was filed against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti and 17 others for creating a ruckus during the Jan 16 midnight raid on a house in south Delhi, police said Thursday. Delhi Police filed the chargesheet before Metropolitan Magistrate Chetna Singh Sep 29. ...

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Three die in UP helicopter crash

Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) Three people were killed when an Indian Air Force helicopter crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district Wednesday morning, officials said. The pilot, co-pilot and an engineer died in the crash which took place around 8 a.m. in Nakatiya, a rural area of Bareilly. Officials said the chopper caught fire soon after take off and crashed. Fire tenders were rushe...

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14 killed in UP train collision: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Fourteen people were killed in a collision between two trains in Uttar Pradesh, Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said Wednesday. I am deeply hurt by the train accident in Gorakhpur, my deepest condolences for the families of 14 innocent people who lost their lives, the minister said in a tweet. The accident took place around 11.30 p.m. Tuesday after K...

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Nigeria football governing body gets new chief

Abuja, Oct 1 (IANS) Amaju Pinnick emerged as the new chief of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) after a keenly contested two-round election. Pinnick garnered highest number of votes among seven other contestants who vied for the seat of the president of NFF, reports Xinhua. He emerged as winner of the election with 25 votes in the first round and 32 votes in the second round ...

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California bans use of plastic bags

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a legislation banning grocery stores from using plastic bags. This legislation has made California the first US state to prohibit the distribution of plastic bags in stores, Xinhua reported. The ban will be effective from July 1, 2015. This bill is a step in the right direction - it reduces the torrent o...

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India, US to strengthen cooperation in every sector

India and US have pledged to strengthen and deepen cooperation in every sector for the benefit of global stability and people's livelihoods over the next ten years. A US-India joint statement issued after the first summit between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama in Washington said they had committed to a new mantra for their relationship, Chalein Saath Sa...

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Anti-IS motion submitted to Turkish parliament

Ankara, Oct 1 (IANS) The Turkish government has submitted a motion to parliament to extend the scope of potential action against the Islamic State (IS). Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc Tuesday said the parliament will discuss the motion to authorise the government and the armed forces to act against the IS, Xinhua reported. Earlier September, Turkey had refrained from becoming...

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Sensex trades flat; banking stocks plunge

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday was trading flat at 22.07 points or 0.08 percent down as banking stocks dropped. Good buying was observed in IT and technology, media and entertainment (TECK) sectors, while selling pressure was seen in banking and oil and gas sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exch...

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Partly cloudy day in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning here with a minimum temperature of 24.3 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day. The sky will turn partly cloudy noon onwards. The day's maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Hum...

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Chinese ship capsizes near Japan

Osaka, Oct 1 (IANS) A Chinese ship has capsized near Japan, the Chinese consulate general said here Wednesday. Official said five crew members of the ship LURONGYU2859 were rescued, while some nine were still missing, Xinhua reported. The ship capsized about 390 km off Japan's Shimane prefecture Tuesday morning. The Japanese coastguard received a rescue request from China...

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Modi makes a 'hugely successful journey' to America

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up what he himself called a hugely successful journey to the US, winning over everyone, from President Barack Obama down, hardselling India to big business and wowing Indian-Americans. If star-struck Indian-Americans, a community that numbers about three million and many of whom who played a big role in his historic election v...

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Afghan capital rocked by explosions

Kabul, Oct 1 (IANS) Two explosions in quick succession went off in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul Wednesday. The first explosion took place at 6.20 a.m. and it was followed by another blast at 6.32 a.m., an official said. The first blast targeted a government bus carrying security personnel in Kart-e-Char locality in western Kabul, Xinhua quoted the official as saying.

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Brazil's Serie A to wait on goalline technology

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (IANS) Brazil's Serie A will not adopt goalline technology until all stadiums are fitted with the necessary equipment, a top official has said. The topic has been the subject of controversy after Goias forward Esquerdinha had a goal ruled out in his team's 0-2 loss to Santos Sunday, reports Xinhua. Television replays showed the ball clearly crossed the goall...

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India-US Army's joint military drill in Uttarakhand ends

Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Oct 1 (IANS) An India-US combined military training exercise - Yudh Abhyas 2014 - in Uttarakhand concluded Sep 30, officials said Wednesday, adding the exercise strengthened cooperation between the two armies. The exercise, which commenced Sep 17 Ranikhet and Chaubattia, was the 10th in the Yudh Abhyas series, which began 2004 under US Army Pacific partnership pro...

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