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India Inc calls for incentives to boost consumer electronics output

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Inc on Sunday called for demand and supply side incentives to boost consumer electronics manufacturing for fulfilling the 'Make in India' campaign objectives. In a joint report on policy, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) and global accounting firm Ernst and Young (E&Y) recommended, among other measures, providing deem...

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Mother's milk bank: a boon for working mothers in India

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The picture was quite clear. Even the in-laws of 24-year-old Aarti Kataria wanted a proper gap between their grandchildren. But the urge of Aarti's husband for a male child, following a girl child 12 months before, is what triggered the entire problem. Though Aarti gave birth to a chubby baby boy, the heavy loss of blood and weakness initially, and her professi...

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Nasim Zaidi takes over as new CEC

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Nasim Zaidi has assumed charge as the 20th Chief Election Commissioner succeeding H.S. Bramha, an official statement said here on Sunday. H.S. Brahma retired on Saturday after completing his term. After assuming charge Zaidi said I feel privileged and honoured that I have been given this responsibility to lead one of the finest institutions that the Ind...

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Sitaram Yechury is new general secretary of CPI-M

Visakhapatnam, April 19 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Sunday elected Sitaram Yechury as the new general secretary of the party. At the meeting of the Central Committee, outgoing general secretary Prakash Karat proposed Yechury's name and S.R. Pillai seconded it. ...

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Top-3 teams win in La Liga

Madrid, April 19 (IANS) The top three teams in the La Liga have won their respective league matches to continue their pursuit of the title. FC Barcelona remained at the top of the standings after a fortuitous 2-0 win at home to Valencia on Saturday, reports Xinhua. A goal from striker Luis Suarez inside the first minute and another from forward Lionel Messi with the last kick of ...

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Cyber bullying rampant in India, legal vacuum persists

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Trishna Saikia (name changed) could not believe it when her best friend created a fake profile of her on a social networking site and sent derogatory messages to common friends in a bid to get back at Saikia for dating a boy she liked. She used my personal images and insulted me on a public forum, the victim related. Like Saikia, many young girls and b...

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Rapper Crazy King takes a dig at Honey Singh

Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Rapper-singer-live performer Bharat Goswami, known as Crazy King, says Yo Yo Honey Singh is a weak rapper. I don't follow anyone, but I'm inspired by Bohemia. I have listened to all his music. I find Honey Singh's rapping weak. I don't think he is a good rapper. He raps from the heart, but that doesn't mean he lacks the full-gear of a hard-rapper. He has gears whi...

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Bayern, Leverkusen win in German Bundesliga

Berlin, April 19 (IANS) Bayern Munich extended their dominance at the top of Bundesliga thanks to a hard-earned 2-0 win at Hoffenheim while Leverkusen crushed Hannover 4-0 in the 29th round of the German football league. Bundesliga front-runners Bayern reaped the 23rd victory in the 29th game as they overcame a courageous Hoffenheim 2-0 on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Both sides sta...

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Barcelona survive Valencia charge to remain league leaders

Madrid, April 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona weathered a first half storm at home against Valencia to claim a 2-0 win and three vital points to retain their top-of-the-table status at La Liga. Goals from strikers Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi gave Barcelona the win in a game which saw them ride their luck, especially in the first half when their rivals had enough chances to punish them on Saturda...

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Son to reprise Pandiarajan's role in remake

Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Actor Prithvirajan, son of yesteryear actor-filmmaker Pandiarajan, will reprise his father's role in the eponymous remake of 1985 cult comedy Aan Paavam. Pandiarajan will direct the remake. It's one of the biggest comedy hits of Tamil cinema. It'll be interesting to remake it now. My son will reprise my role from the original. I'm going to retain the orig...

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Bolt continues Rio goodwill tour

Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Star sprinter Usain Bolt continued his goodwill tour of the city as a guide runner for Paralympic champion athlete Terezinha Guilhermina here. The 28-year-old Jamaican smiled as he held the Brazilian's hand in a 50 metre sprint on Saturday, reports Xinhua. It was a dream come true, Guilhermina told rio2016.com on Saturday. He was a little u...

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Concern for farmers as land bill being changed: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) It is a matter of concern for farmers that the land bill is being changed, said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi while addressing his first rally on Sunday after a leave of absence of nearly two months. Gandhi spoke about the Land Acquisition Act 2013, brought in by the UPA government, and charged the NDA government of working in the interests of the rich.<...

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Nitty-gritty of Net neutrality

* The expression network neutrality was coined by American academic Tim Wu in his paper Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination that came out in 2003 and he then popularised the concept. * What does net neutrality stand for? Net neutrality means that governments and internet service providers should treat all data on the internet equally - therefore, not charging users, content, pla...

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Net neutrality in India still a myth, but don't log off

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Amid the raging debate globally over net neutrality, which has evoked a strong reaction from stakeholders in India, domain experts feel that an unshackled access to the Internet world isn't feasible in India yet but attempts must continue for egalitarianism. Building a net neutral network is technologically not possible to implement. It's a utopian idea - no ba...

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Ex-Brazilian star Cesar sold World Cup gold medal to buy cocaine

Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Paulo Cesar, a member of Brazil's famed 1970 football World Cup winning team, has admitted he sold the gold medal to buy cocaine. The former Brazilian star said on Saturday he regretted selling the precious medal, reports Xinhua. The 65-year-old Cesar, who had played for famous Brazilian clubs Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense, Gremio, Vasco da Gama a...

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Scolari denies move to Chinese league

Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 football World Cup-winning manager Luiz Felipe Scolari denied a move to coach a Chinese football league team after his friend disclosed an offer he has received from China. Scolari has more than two years left on his current club Gremio's contract, but he has been linked with a move to China after his friend Brazilian journalist Joao Garcia d...

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Time to move beyond lithium batteries

New York, April 19 (IANS) Replacing lithium ions with magnesium ions in a battery can make it perform almost twice as better, finds a study. Each of the lithium ions carries a single positive charge while a magnesium ion has a plus-two charge, the researchers explained. Because magnesium is an ion that carries two positive charges, every time we introduce a magnesium ion in the s...

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After unseasonal rains, 'aam' set to be a 'VIP' this season

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) 'Aam' or the mango - the summer delight for millions across India - might finally be a 'VIP' this season. This, as unseasonal rains have wreaked havoc on the harvest and production is likely to dip by over 30 percent. While heavy and gutsy winds have brought down most of the 'baur' (mango flower), much of the remaining has been hit by fungal attack due to moisture.

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PSV grab 22nd Dutch championship

The Hague, April 19 (IANS) PSV Eindhoven have captured their 22nd Dutch football championship and their first since 2008 by beating SC Heerenveen 4-1. Coach Phillip Cocu's side had a perfect start with a goal by midfielder Luuk de Jong in the third minute and Dutch league (Eredivisie) top scorer Memphis Depay added his 20th goal of the season with a free-kick in the 23rd minute on Saturd...

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Czech Republic lead 2-0 in Fed Cup semis

Prague, April 19 (IANS) The Czech Republic team led 2-0 over France with two singles wins in the first day's Fed Cup tennis semi-final. Lucie Safarova, ranked 13th in the world, rallied to beat Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, while World No.4 Petra Kvitova saw off Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday, reports Xinhua. This is the seventh straight semi-final appearance for...

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