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Israeli minister Lapid blasts West bank land grab

Jerusalem, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid Tuesday strongly criticised his government's decision to seize land in the West Bank, saying it would further damage the image of the Jewish state following this summer's offensive against Palestinians in Gaza. This was a grab that was not brought before the cabinet and at this time simply causes damage to the state of Israe...

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New sensor to detect tiny, individual nano-particles

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, a team of researchers has developed a new sensor that can detect and count nano-particles, at sizes as small as ten nano-metres, one at a time. Engineered materials about a billionth of a metre in size, nanoparticles can benefit human health, as in some innovative early cancer treatments, but they can also interfere with it through viruse...

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Cannabis could be as addictive as drugs

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) As more people are able to obtain and consume cannabis legally for medical and, in some states in the US, recreational use, people are less likely to perceive it as addictive or harmful. But a research study proves otherwise. Our results are timely, given the changing attitudes and perceptions of risk related to cannabis use in the US, said John Kelly from the Mass...

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Seven-ministry sponsored meet on minerals, metallurgy opens Thursday

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The four-day 10th international conference on minerals and metallurgy supported by seven ministries will be inaugurated here Thursday by Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as a business platform towards realising the national target of achieving 300 million tonnes of steel capacity by 2025-26. The Indian Institute of Metals is organising the 10th editio...

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India and Japan will steer the 21st century: Modi

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India and Japan's friendship will determine the course of the 21st century. There is no doubt that the 21st century belongs to Asia. But India and Japan's friendship will determine how it will actually be, Modi told the Indian community in Japan after inaugurating the Vivekanand Cultural Centre here. He said the youth ...

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NATO prepares high-readiness force against Russian threat

Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) NATO is going to create a 4,000-strong spearhead high-readiness force for deploying rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states if required to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression, NATO officials have revealed. The spearhead force will have a capacity to travel light but strike hard. Leaders from the 28 NATO countries are exp...

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Diet quality gap between rich and poor widens in US

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Led by reduction in the consumption of trans fats, the quality of diet in the US has shown modest improvement in the last decade, but the gap in overall diet quality between the rich and the poor has widened, says a study. The study provides the most direct evidence to date that the extensive efforts by many groups and individuals to improve US dietary quality ar...

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India can scale new heights with innovations, better standards: Nadir Godrej

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) With better chemical products and innovations, coupled with new consumption standards, India can reach new heights, Nadir Godrej, managing director, Godrej Industries said here Tuesday. And the progress of our nation, depends upon this innovation. With better products in our sights, now India can reach new heights. New standards can pave the way, he said in his in...

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Tata Motors bags order for 2,700 buses

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Tuesday said that it has bagged an order of over 2,700 'Urban' buses under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM)- II scheme. According to the company, it received an order for 487 units from KSRTC (Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation) and another for supply of 780 units from HRTC (Himachal Road Transport Corp...

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Tatra case: HC notice to CBI on Tejinder's bail plea

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to the CBI on the bail plea of Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh, who was taken into custody after a court rejected his bail plea over allegations that he offered bribe to then army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for clearing sub-standard Tatra trucks for the army. Justice Pratibha Rani sought response from investigating agency by S...

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BCCI signs five-year deal with MRF Pace Foundation

Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) The Indian cricket board Tuesday signed a five-year deal with the MRF Pace Foundation to train fast bowlers under Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath. As a part of the deal, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will send current and upcoming pace bowlers to the academy to train under McGrath, who is director of the Pace Foundation. The bowlers wi...

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How nocturnal bats fly safely

London, Sep 2 (IANS) Bats do not use sight to navigate when flying, but when they fly close to an object, the number of active neurons in certain parts of their brain increase, warning them of an impending collision, says a study. Adapted to lead a life without light, bats emit echolocation sounds and use the delay between the reflected echoes to measure distance to obstacles or prey.

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41 killed in Iraq airstrikes, clashes

Baghdad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 41 people were killed and 48 injured Tuesday in air strikes and clashes in Iraq's Salahudin province, an official said. In one incident, up to 32 people were killed and 14 injured when a helicopter gunship attacked a school building which housed three displaced families in the militant-seized town of Alam, some 10 km northeast of Tikrit city, the official t...

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NASA tests 3D printed rocket engine parts

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Apart from helping engineers build and test a rocket injector with a unique design, additive manufacturing technique also enabled them ...

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Morocco to ensure success of Africa50 Fund

Rabat, Sep 2 (IANS) Morocco will take all necessary measures to ensure the success of the Africa50 Fund, Moroccan Minister of Economy and Finance Mohamed Boussaid has said. In addition to being a seat country, Morocco is planning to play a leading role in securing a good start, successful establishment and operation of the Africa 50 fund, he told a mission of the African Development Ban...

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Healthy summer spending in Spain hides big-three reality

Madrid, Sep 2 (IANS) The closure of the transfer window in the Spanish Primera Liga showed the vast inequalities among sides in the top flight of one of the most-watched football leagues. Although the total expenditure of 472 million euros ($619 million) is 60 million euros more than what was spent last summer and may look healthy given the current economic climate in Spain, the fact is ...

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Colombia sees India as giant with potential for its products

Bogota, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) India, with more than one billion consumers, has huge potential for Colombian products at a time when bilateral trade is on the rise, experts from both countries meeting in the Colombian capital have said. Although Colombia is India's third largest trading partner in Latin America, after Brazil and Mexico, it only deals with the needs of the energy sector, Christ...

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My 100m record pretty much out of reach: Bolt

Bangalore, Sep 2 (IANS) Usain Bolt would have made Muhammad Ali proud as he vowed the star-struck audience here Tuesday with one-liners and a bit of justifiable arrogance laced with humour, reminiscent of the boxing great during his salad days decades ago. In city on one-day sponsor commitment trip, Bolt devoted a little over 30 minutes fielding questions from local athletes, the twitter...

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Bharti Airtel launches music streaming app Wynk

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Bharti Airtel has launched Wynk Music, a carrier agnostic music streaming mobile application, with a music library of over 1.7 million songs including Hindi, regional and international hits, an official said Tuesday. In India, Internet is predominantly on mobile. This music application Wynk can be used in both Android and iOS platforms from today, Srinivasan Gopal...

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Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing Nov 6

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's Playing It My Way - My Autobiography will be released Nov 6, the publishers announced here Tuesday. I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that is the way I have always played the game. It would require talking about a number of aspects I have not shared in public before. So here I am...

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