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India may launch two more navigation satellites this year

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) India is expected to launch at least two more navigation satellites this year and one more in 2016 so as to offer satellite navigation services in the middle of next year, said Indian space agency officials. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) officials deny any diversion of focus delaying the operationalisation of navigation satellite system. The t...

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Cloudy Friday in Delhi

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The national capital will experience a hot Friday and the sky will remain cloudy throughout the day, the Met Office has said. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department said. Friday morning was sunny and the minimum temperature was recorded at 21 degrees Celsius - three notches above the sea...

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Worrying tales of the world's worst cops

I so hate that Eminem song that uses a police siren as an instrument. Every time it's on the car radio I have a heart attack. Why are the police following me and why can't I see them? Hot Tip: Make sure you look wildly off your head in your driving licence photo so that when traffic cops stop you and check it, the real-life you looks comparatively calm and sober. Police are on my...

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Sensex up 136 points; capital goods stocks gain

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading 135.74 points or 0.49 percent up as capital goods stocks rose. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also trading 42.20 points or 0.51 percent up at 8,384.35 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which ...

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New technology surges forward at Vancouver Auto Show

Vancouver, March 27 (IANS) If driverless cars cruising streets safely is no longer a dream for car lovers, then puffing nothing into the atmosphere but a little bit of water exhaust is another dream of environmentalists just around the corner. Here at the 95th annual Vancouver International Auto Show, car lovers tend to drool over sleek designs, luxury and horsepower. But now, technology...

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Atul Keshap named US envoy to Sri Lanka, Maldives

Washington, March 27 (IANS) After Richard Rahul Verma, who is the US ambassador to India, yet another Indian American has been named the country's envoy by President Barack Obama. Atul Keshap, a senior Indian-American foreign service official, has been named as ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. I am honoured that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country. They...

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Japan PM to attend Lee Kuan Yew's funeral

Tokyo, March 27 (IANS) Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Singapore on March 29 to attend the state funeral of former Singapore prime minister and its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the government said on Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the prime minister's trip to the country at a press briefing, Xinhua reported. According to reports, other region...

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Rio 2016 opens Olympic volunteer centre

Rio de Janerio, March 27 (IANS) The first training centre for Rio's 2016 Olympic volunteer program has opened, organisers said on Thursday, a media report said on Friday. The facility in the Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood is one of four permanent training centres due to open before the Games, according to a statement on the Rio2016.com website, Xinhua reported. Rio's city centre,...

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Bulgaria pull out of Euro weightlifting event

Sofia, March 27 (IANS) Bulgaria confirmed to withdraw from next month's European weightlifting championships on Thursday after 11 of its athletes tested positive for steroids, a media report said on Friday. Bulgarian athletes will not participate in any international events until the case is cleared, the Bulgarian federation said after consulting with the country's sports ministry, repor...

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'Be vigilant against threat of biological weapons'

United Nations, March 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the whole world to continue to remain vigilant against the threat of biological weapons despite the progress made by the international community in preventing their spread, media reported on Friday. In his message marking the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Biological Weapons Convention,...

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US stocks continue to drop over geopolitical tensions

New York, March 27 (IANS) US stocks ended mildly lower after volatile trading on Thursday, as investors weighed the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East against an upbeat job report, a media report said on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 40.31 points, or 0.23 percent, to 17,678.23. The S&P 500 dipped 4.90 points, or 0.24 percent, to 2,056.15. The Nasdaq Composite In...

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Goa: Not a single case since public drinking ban

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) In the last 11 months since drinking in public places was banned in Goa, often referred to as the country's nightlife and party capital, not a single case has been booked for downing alcohol publicly. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the Goa legislative assembly in a written reply on Thursday that from April 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015, forty raids were...

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Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris spotted together

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Photographs featuring singer Taylor Swift and DJ Calvin Harris together in Nashville have added fuel to rumours that the duo has been dating According to celebrity gossip site Perez Hilton, the Blank Space hitmaker and Scottish DJ were spotted holding hands together during their outing on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com. In two photographs posted by...

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Building fire injures 12 in New York

New York, March 27 (IANS) A massive fire broke out after an explosion in a building in New York City's East Village neighbourhood, leaving 12 injured, three critically, the Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The explosion on Thursday afternoon caused partial collapse of the building and more than 200 firefighters responded to the ensuing blaze engulfing the five-story commercial and residential ...

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Iran n-talks resume to forward framework deal

Geneva, March 27 (IANS) A new round of Iranian nuclear talks resumed on Thursday in Swiss city as top US and Iran diplomats came back to the negotiating table, hopefully for the home stretch. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry started talks on Thursday morning, Xinhua reported citing Iran's state news agency IRNA. The head of Iran's...

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Spice Girls to have a reunion?

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) The all-girls band Spice Girls may be getting back together next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary reunion. In an interview with the Daily Star, former member Emma Bunton hinted at a possible reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved group's breakthrough single Wannabe, reports aceshowbiz.com. I was with (Geri Halliwell) and (Melan...

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Syria expresses "deep concern" over situation in Yemen

Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has expressed deep concern over the situation in Yemen. While Syria stresses the need to respect the sovereignty of Yemen and its independence, it calls on all Yemeni parties to embark on a dialogue to reach a political solution that meets the aspiration and will of the Yemeni people, said the ministry on Thursday, Xinhua reported cit...

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Britney, Azalea duet to release in May

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears has finally set a release date for her much-awaited collaboration with singer Iggy Azalea. In an interview with People magazine, Spears has revealed that the song, which fans have been waiting since last November, would come out on May 5, reports aceshowbiz.com. The duet is called Pretty Girls and will appear on Spears' new album...

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Lea Michele, Kate Upton to star in sex comedy

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actresses Lea Michele and Kate Upton will be pairing up to star in the upcoming road trip sex comedy movie The Layover, to be directed by William H. Macy. The two actresses have been confirmed to join the film's cast, playing a pair of lifelong best friends, reports aceshowbiz.com. The film's plot would follow the duo who decide to avoid their problem...

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Lil Wayne, Christina Milian spotted holding hands

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Rapper Lil Wayne and actress Christina Milian were spotted walking hand-in-hand on the set of her upcoming comedy show Grandpa. A photograph obtained by Mail Online on Wednesday showed Milian smiling widely as the rapper held her hand tightly, reports aceshowbiz.com. The Lollipop rapper was seen wearing a black long hoodie over a white t-shirt and gre...

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