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Jammu and Kashmir governor, CM donate salaries for relief

Srinagar, Sep 18 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday donated their one month's salary to the state government's flood relief fund. While thanking Vohra for his donation of a month's salary to the chief minister's relief fund, Abdullah also announced similar donation of Rs.one lakh from his salary to the fund. The chief minister, ...

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Relaxed Xi-Modi protocol positive for ties: Chinese daily

Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) A leading Chinese daily Thursday praised the less formal itinerary of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad Wednesday, calling it an exceptional departure from tradition with potential to set a positive tone for Sino-Indian ties. Xi began his three-day visit to India Wednesday from Ahmedabad in Gujarat amid relaxed protocol proc...

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Made in India FUSO trucks launched in Indonesia

Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Commercial vehicle maker Daimler India Commerical Vehicles (DICV) and Japan's Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation Japan have launched two new models, both built in India, in Indonesia. In a statement issued here Thursday, DICV, a wholly owned subsidiary of German auto major Daimler AG, said it, along with Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks under Daimler Trucks Asia, comm...

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Hockey India inducts new Associate Member

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Thursday announced Major Ports Sports Control Board as its 23rd Associate Member. Since its inception in 1976, Major Ports Sports Control Board has successfully participated in zonal as well as national level championships. They have also organised the All India Major Ports Hockey Championship for over 30 years. On behalf of HI, I whole-...

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Scottish referendum: Tennis champ Murray backs 'Yes' vote

Edinburgh, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Scottish tennis player Andy Murray declared Thursday his support for the yes campaign for Scottish independence, saying Let's do it! on his Twitter account. Murray, winner of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in 2013, had remained unbiased so far in the debate over the independence referendum held in Scotland Thursday, but shortly before the start of voting he ...

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200 RLD, BKU workers, policemen injured in clashes

Ghaziabad, Sep 18 (IANS) About 200 farmers and police men were injured in clashes when the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) protest turned violent at Murad Nagar town of Ghaziabad district Thursday. Workers of both the organisations were protesting the snapping of water and power supply to the Tughlak Road residence of former civil aviation minister Ajit Singh to f...

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Forwards at an advantage in new hockey format: Raghunath

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team's strategy and tactics will be up for scrutiny during the Asian Games as the sport begins a new era under a fresh format, introduced in a bid to make the game faster. Four 15-minute quarters will replace two 35-minute halves, bringing game tactics more into focus. The Asian Games will be the first tournament where the new format will ...

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NHRC notice to health ministry over HIV drug shortage

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The NHRC has issued a notice to the health ministry following a report that HIV patients were suffering due to shortage of medicines at government centres, a statement said Thursday. Taking suo motu cognizance of the report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent a notice to the secretary of the health ministry, calling for a government response within ...

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Maoist with bounty on head killed in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 18 (IANS) A Maoist leader with Rs.4 lakh bounty on his head was killed in a gun battle with police in Odisha's Malkangiri district, an official said Thursday. The exchange of fire took place Wednesday in a forested area near Madkapadar village after the rebels opened fire at police engaged in anti-Maoist operations, Inspector General of Police (south-western range) Yashw...

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Smart space suits to help astronauts run on the moon

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Were you intrigued by Neil Armstrong's unusual walking style on the moon as he took a 'giant leap' for mankind? Well, that was not because of low gravity but space suits that restricted movement. Michael Gernhardt, head of NASA's Extravehicular Activity, Physiology, Systems and Performance Project, and scientist John De Witt from the Texas-based Wyle's Science, ...

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Intel launches two-in-one tablets in India

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Chip-maker Intel Thursday launched a two-in-one tablet in India along with e-commerce portal Snapdeal.com, a company statement said here. The tablet comes with a convertible keypad with which it can be used as a laptop also. Priced at Rs.19,990 and exclusively available on Snapdeal.com, the product Notion Ink's 'CAIN' two-in-one is equipped with a 10.1 in...

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Parrots show how to be committed in relationship

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Humans have learnt a great deal about complex social behaviour from other species. It's time now for the avians to teach us a few lessons. A unique study provides intriguing new insights into parrot sociality, revealing a sophisticated social structure with layers of relationships and complex interactions. In the study, researchers observed both wild monk ...

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Despite problems, 'Bang Bang' was the easiest film: Hrithik

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Hrithik Roshan battled health and personal problems during the filming of Bang Bang, but says despite all that it has been the easiest film he has ever done. As soon as the film went on the floors, health problems snowed Hrithik under - he had a brain surgery, followed by a knee injury. On personal front, his wife Sussanne Khan decided to part ways, but the 40-year...

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Del Piero arrives in India, says well prepared for ISL

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Italian international and World Cup winner Alessandro del Piero arrived here Thursday to be part of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) where he would turn out for Delhi Dynamos in the eight-city football league slated for Oct 12-Dec 20. I am looking forward to train with the players and the coaching staff. It will be a great experience. I am looking f...

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Kerala homes that have a member abroad are better off

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) The households in Kerala that have at least one family member living abroad are better off economically as compared to those families with no member abroad, says a study. This was revealed in a study titled Kerala Migration Survey 2014, the sixth in the series of an ongoing migration monitoring study being conducted by demographer K.C. Zachariah and S. I...

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Scottish referendum: How the Scots changed our world forever

London, Sep 18 (IANS) As the Scottish referendum gets underway in Britain Thursday, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the country's contribution to the present day world, The Independent reported. Some of these are: Adam Smith: One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and An Inquiry into the Natur...

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Fear of loss drives entrepreneurs

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) Loss aversion or fear of losing one's salary at a full-time job, along with its prestige is what drives most entrepreneurs and not a love of risk. According to a study, entrepreneurs are also concerned about what they might lose in the transition from steady employment to startup. An entrepreneur's concern about loss aversion correlates with entrepreneuria...

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Jadavpur students not baton charged: police chief

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha Thursday asserted the demonstrating Jadavpur University students were not baton charged, and said the force lawfully escorted the university officials who were apprehensive of their security after being confined by the students to the university premises. Addressing a press conference, he also asserted the presen...

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China eyes consensus with India on new silk road

Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) China looks forward to reaching consensus with India on jointly building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said Thursday. The two countries will discuss the issue during the ongoing state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to India. The initiative of constructing the Silk Road Econom...

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Iran sentences dancing youths to jail, 91 lashes

Tehran, Sep 18 (IANS) A group of Iranian youths, who released a video on YouTube dancing to the popular song Happy by American singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams, has been sentenced to six months in jail accompanied by 91 lashes, media reported Thursday. According to the youths' lawyer Farshid Rofugaran, the six were given the sentence Wednesday, Iran Wire reported. While the se...

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