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Non-subsidised LPG, jet fuel rates hiked

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) State-run oil marketers on Wednesday hiked prices of non-subsidised cooking gas and aviation turbine fuel (ATF), a day after increasing petrol and diesel prices. The price of non-subsidised cooking gas, which consumers buy after exhausting their quota of 12 cylinders per year, has been raised by Rs.21 per 14.2-kg cylinder. It will now cost Rs 548.50 in Delhi as a...

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AI spotting more offensive photos than humans on Facebook

New York, June 1 (IANS) In a bid to stem hate speech, Facebook has revealed that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are spotting more offensive photos than humans on its platform. According to a Tech Crunch report, nearly 25 percent of Facebook engineers now regularly use its internal AI platform to build features and do business but the best use is to check and find offensive phot...

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'Outsider' term should not exist in Bollywood: Richa Chadha

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says finding your way towards fame and success in Bollywood is tough without any connections due to the prevalent 'star system'. But she also believes that times are changing with showbiz opening its gates to 'outsiders'. Only someone ignorant will claim that the star system doesn't prevail in the Hindi film industry. It's very difficult to brea...

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World's longest, deepest rail tunnel to open in Switzerland

Bern, June 1 (IANS) The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work, a media report said on Wednesday. The 57 km twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe, BBC reported. The tunnel will overtake Japan's 53.9 km Sei...

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Strategy to enhance male participation in family planning on the anvil

Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) A strategy to bolster participation of would-be fathers in making informed decisions is in the pipeline to enhance their integration in the family planning process, especially during their spouse's pregnancy, and reduce the burden of contraception on women, an expert has said. It takes two to tango but when it comes to taking their pick from a basket of contracepti...

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Antigua PM Browne rejects call for dissolving WICB

St. John's (Antigua), June 1 (IANS) Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has categorically rejected the call for dissolving the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), to pave the way for the emergence of a new governance structure. He had made a similar statement in April. Speaking in his capacity as chairman of the Caricom Committee governing West Indies cricket on Tuesda...

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'Killing of corrupt Philippines journalists justified'

Manila, June 1 (IANS) Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said journalists killed on the job in the country were often corrupt. Just because you're a journalist you are not exempted from assassination, Duterte said while speaking at a press conference to unveil his new cabinet on Tuesday. Freedom of expression cannot help you if you have done something wrong, he added.

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Australian all-rounder Marsh relishing tri-nation challenge

Georgetown (Guyana), June 1 (IANS) All-rounder Mitchell Marsh has said he has fully recovered from injury and is relishing his return to the Australian side for their tri-series campaign in the Caribbean starting this week. Marsh is part of the Australian squad arriving in the Caribbean after stopping in New York on Monday to reduce the impact of jet lag on their performances during the ...

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Pele's son to coach semi-pro club

Rio de Janeiro, June 1 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Pele's son has been named coach of Brazilian semi-professional club Agua Santa. Edson Cholbi Nascimento, known as Edinho, was officially presented to Agua Santa's fans on Tuesday after agreeing to a one-year contract. Agua Santa play in the second division of the Sao Paulo state league, reports Xinhua. Edinho was released fr...

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Lucas Moura called up to Brazil squad for Copa America

Rio de Janeiro, June 1 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura has been called up to Brazil's national team for the centenary edition of the Copa America in the US, the country's football confederation has said. The 23-year-old replaced FC Barcelona midfielder Rafinha on Tuesday who was ruled out of the tournament due to unspecified muscle soreness, reports Xinhua. Benfica ...

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Xiaomi smartphones to come pre-installed with Microsoft services

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) While expanding their partnership, Microsoft and Xiaomi have announced that the Chinese phone maker will ship Microsoft Office and Skype on its Android smartphones and tablets. The companies' new collaboration also includes a cross-license and patent transfer license agreement. As demonstrated by this agreement with Microsoft, Xiaomi is looking to build s...

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Ammo depot fire toll rises to 18

Pulgaon (Maharashtra), June 1 (IANS) The toll in Tuesday's massive fire at India's largest ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon town, rose to 18 with bodies of two more persons recovered on Wednesday, sources said. The bodies -- whose identities are to be established -- were found in a nearby water tank where they were apparently thrown by the blast impact. One person was re...

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Sachin's Kerala Blasters to set up residential football academy

Thiruvananthapuram, June 1 (IANS) Cricket icon and co-owner of Kerala Blasters FC, Sachin Tendulkar has pledged support to the Kerala government to set up a state-of -the-art residential football academy in the state. Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday after a meeting with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his cabinet colleagues, Tendulkar said they have agreed to this initiative....

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Riteish, Genelia again blessed with son

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia D'Souza have welcomed their youngest son and the Banjo announced the news on Twitter. Riteish shared an image of his elder son Riaan and captioned it: Hey guys, my Aai and Baba just gifted me a little brother. Now all my toys are his...- Love Riaan. Riteish, who started dating Genelia on the sets of the...

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Maruti Suzuki sold 123,034 units in May

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) India's largest passenger car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd closed last month's selling at 123,034 units, the company announced on Wednesday. In a statement issued here, the company said it sold 123,034 units (domestic 113,162 units, exports 9,872 units) in May 2016 as against 114,825 units (domestic 102,359 units, exports 12,466 units) sold in May 2015. ...

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Anonymous online access: VPNs gaining ground in India

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) At a time when security has become the foremost concern in browsing or sharing data online, people in India are progressively turning to virtual private network (VPN) services for anonymous and safe Internet experience. A VPN generates a secure network connection over a shared network such as Internet or a private network owned by a service provider. Many busines...

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Thai actor sentenced for anti-monarchist speech

Bangkok, June 1 (IANS) A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced an actor to seven years and six months in prison for making an anti-monarchist speech during protests. The initial sentence of 15 years, five years each for three offenses, was halved because the 58-year-old actor Thanat Thanawatcharanont pleaded guilty to the charges presented last week, state-run daily Post Today reported. <...

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Putin to kick-off volunteer recruitment campaign for 2018 World Cup

Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will launch a volunteer recruitment campaign for the 2018 football World Cup, the Kremlin press service said on Wednesday. On June 1 the President will participate in the ceremony of launching the volunteer program for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia - one of the main events of the preparation for the championship and the 2017 FIFA...

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Aditi Rao Hydari to learn Tamil for Mani Ratnam's film

Chennai, June 1 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari is required to learn Tamil for her upcoming yet-untitled Tamil romantic-drama with ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam. Director Ratnam has asked Aditi to learn Tamil before the commencement of the shoot. While it's not known whether she will dub her own lines, Ratnam sir is very particular that she learns the language and mouths her lines perfectly,...

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Russian police to assist French colleagues at 2016 Euro

Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russian policemen will be assisting their French colleagues in providing security before and during the 2016 Euro Cup, which kicks off next month in France, a spokesman for the Russian interior ministry has said. The Russian Interior Ministry has positively replied to the French Interior Ministry's proposal to take part in the international police operation on maint...

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