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Eel-like robotic fish to scan inaccessible ocean areas

Singapore, Nov 29 (IANS) Inspired by Anguilliform fishes due to their superior flexibility compared with other fish species, a team of scientists in Singapore developed and built a prototype of an eel-like robotic fish. Such a robotic fish would allow marine forces to reach areas which are otherwise difficult or even impossible for divers to reach. The eel-like robotic fish is sm...

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Pakistani state actors behind attacks in India: Rajnath Singh

Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said state actors from Pakistan are playing a role in destabilising India. Mentioning the gun battle that erupted Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector, he said Pakistan's claim that non state actors are behind such incidents is not true. He was addressing the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference here.<...

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French league leaders Marseille beat Nantes

Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) Florian Thauvin scored a goal and created another to help Marseille beat Nantes 2-0 and extend their lead atop the French football league standings to four points. The 21-year-old Thauvin, a France youth international, put Marseille in front with his fourth league goal this season Friday and then found defender Rod Fanni with a fine cross for his team's second goal, ...

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Haryana transfers 128 bureaucrats

Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) The Haryana government has ordered the transfer of 128 bureaucrats, a spokesman said Saturday. Those transferred are all Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officers. The BJP government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar assumed office Oct 26. The Haryana government has ordered the transfer of nearly 100 IAS officers in the state in th...

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NASA's Orion all set for Dec 4 test flight

Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Designed to carry astronauts to deep space destinations like Mars, NASA's Orion spacecraft is all set to blast off for its first test flight Dec 4. To be launched atop a Delta IV heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 37 in Florida, Orion will not carry any people on its test flight. However, it will help engineers understand...

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'Meghalaya's Khasi flute losing out to western music invasion'

Shillong, Nov 29 (IANS) Flute is an eminen ptart of tribal Khasi folklore, but the musical instrument is still struggling to gain momentum. Tribal Khasi flute player Benedict Skhemlang Hynniewta says it is because western music is invading his state. One thing quite evident from the music scenario here (Meghalaya) is that western music has captured most of it. Rock bands are flourishing ...

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Real Sociedad beat Elche 3-0

Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Real Sociedad winger Carlos Vela scored a hat-trick to help new coach David Moyes get his first win in the Spanish La Liga, beating Elche 3-0. The former Arsenal player made it 1-0 just two minutes into the start Friday, and scored the second goal in the 31st minute, reports Xinhua. In the second half, the Mexican completed his hat-trick after eight minutes,...

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Pakistan's state actors behind attacks in India: Centre

Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday said state actors of Pakistan are playing a role to destabilise India. Mentioning the gun battle that started Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector, he said Pakistan's claim that non state actors are behind such incidents is not true. Eleven people were killed in the gunfight that ended Friday. The ...

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Real Madrid make offer for Brazilian Silva

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Madrid are in talks to sign highly rated Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva in the January transfer window, according to media reports. The Spanish club has offered 12 million euros for the 21-year-old, who is contracted to Brazil's Cruzeiro until 2017, reported Xinhua. Silva could be given an immediate chance in Carlo Ancelo...

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Brazil releases 2016 Rio Olympics coins

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) Brazil's central bank has released its first batch of commemorative coins for the Rio 2016 Olympics, the Games organisers said. The collection includes one gold, four silver and four coins for general circulation, according to the Rio 2016 website, reported Xinhua. The coins have been a part of the Games since Helsinki 1952 and it's a great honor to ...

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Pele "super well", says daughter

Rio de Janeiro, No Nov 29 (IANS) The daughter of Brazil football legend Pele has said her father is super well and responding positively to treatment for an infection. Pele spent his second day in an intensive care unit Friday after being admitted to Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday with a urinary tract infection, reported Xinhua. He is very well, he is responding w...

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'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in Britain

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Britain's Home Office said that there could be up to 13,000 victims of slavery in the country, far more than previous estimates, media reported Saturday. Modern slavery victims are said to include women forced into prostitution, imprisoned domestic staff and workers in fields, factories and fishing boats, BBC reported. The Home Office has launched a strateg...

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Eagerly looking forward to northeast visit: PM

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who begins his four-day visit to the northeast Saturday, said he is eagerly looking forward to the trip and interacting with the people. Later today (Saturday), I would embark on my visit to the northeast. I am eagerly looking forward to being there and interacting with the people, he said in a tweet. Modi will be spending fo...

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Australia retire Hughes' ODI jersey

Melbourne, Nov 29 (IANS) Cricket Australia has decided to retire late batsman Phillip Hughes's one day international shirt number 64, captain Michael Clarke said Saturday. Hughes,25, died Thursday two days after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic game. I asked Cricket Australia if Hughesy's Australian one-day international shirt number, 64, could be retired, to which they a...

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Clear day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) It was a pleasant Saturday morning here in the national capital with a minimum temperature of 10.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. The Met office has forecast a clear day ahead. The sky will be mainly clear today (Saturday) and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 30 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorol...

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Pope Francis receives 'Ottoman gifts' in Turkey

Ankara, Nov 29 (IANS) Turkish authorities presented two Ottoman-themed gifts to Pope Francis during the first day of the pontiff's historic visit to Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally presented the first gift, an edict of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II to the pope Friday in Ankara, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Erdogan said that the edict was issued by the Ottoman state ...

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Hilton Chennai culinary express `pantry car' offers Goan delicacies

Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Hilton Chennai's Culinary Express now offers Goan delights like fish or paneer recheado, Goan curries (fish or prawn), moogachi gathi (green sprouts slow cooked with Goan spices) and others and the response is good, the hotel's top chef said. The dishes are made in home style and not in the typical restaurant style. The masala is made ready by chef Peter Pinto from...

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Olympic champion Ammann wins ski jumping World Cup

Helsinki, Nov 29 (IANS) Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann of Switzerland won the ski jumping World Cup at Kuusamo. The 33-year-old Swiss put in a jump of 142 metres on his second attempt Friday for a winning total of 284.1 points, reported Xinhua. Daiki Ito of Japan finished second on 276.1 points after a final jump of 137.5 metres. Fellow Japanese, 42-year-old Nori...

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Mexicans occupy police academy over students' kidnapping

Mexico City, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of people occupied a police academy in the Mexican state of Guerrero to protest over the abduction and supposed murder of 43 students in September. Demonstrators parked vehicles in front of the Institute of Police Science to denounce the failure of the state police to aid the 43 students who were abducted Sep 26 in the town of Iguala. The students ...

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Brazilian goalkeeper Ceni to continue playing past 42

Sao Paulo, Nov 29 (IANS) Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian club Sao Paulo's record goal-scoring goalkeeper, has shelved plans of retirement despite his 42nd birthday approaching in January. Ceni played 63 of Sao Paulo's 67 games this season and scored 10 goals, taking his career total to 123 since his debut in 1993, reported Xinhua. In October, he racked up a world record 590th victory for...

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