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UAE participates in UN annual international bazaar

Geneva, Nov 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has participated in the annual International Bazaar, organised by the UN Office in Geneva to support childrens projects throughout the world. Every year, the UN Women's Guild in Geneva, in collaboration with the Permanent Missions accredited to the UN, the Geneva government authorities and business community organises a charity baz...

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Indian tourists 6th in terms of spending in US: US official

Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) Stating that the Indian visitors in the US tend to stay for longer periods and spend more during their stay compared to the US residents coming to India, a US official on Thursday said his government has taken a bouquet of initiatives to attract more Indian tourists. India ranks 11th in US in terms of number of visitors but in terms of tourism export market, it ran...

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Tiny robots may soon aid in delivering treatments

Hong Kong, Nov 23 (IANS) An international team of researchers has developed micro-robots that could soon be used to diagnose and deliver drugs in hard-to-reach areas of the human body. The robots were manufactured by coating tiny algae with magnetic particles and can smoothly swim in biological fluids, such as diluted blood and gastric fluid. A small-scale robot that can be remot...

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Selective outrage over films is wrong, says Bhandarkar

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Selective outrage over films is wrong, National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said on Thursday, claiming that those who are backing Sanjay Leela Bhansali over his controversy-marred film Padmavati did not support him when his Indu Sarkar came under fire. I said very often that when it came to my film, the selective outrage attitude of people over films i...

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I'm not business-minded as a producer: Kapil Sharma

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Comedian-turned-film producer Kapil Sharma, excited about his new movie Firangi, says he is not very business-minded as a producer and rather enjoys the creative part of filmmaking. Kapil has produced Firangi and has also acted in it. Asked if it is a tough task to dabble in acting and production simultaneously, Kapil told IANS: I think I am not business-min...

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Sclerosis drug may combat multi-resistant bacteria

London, Nov 23 (IANS) A 20-year-old drug widely used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) may also help fight obstinate bacteria that cause multi-resistance towards classic antibiotics, researchers have found. Glatiramer acetate is known to be a safe drug that does not have many serious side effects. Results from the experiments conducted in the laboratory have shown that ...

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India firm on stopping terrorists from using social media: Prasad

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) : Radical elements and terrorists are abusing social media platforms for perpetuating hate and terror but India is determined to address the misuse of cyber space and thwart them, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Thursday. Addressing the inaugural session of the fifth edition of the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) here, Prasad underlined the need t...

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Exhibition showcases Indian folk and tribal art forms

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Two leading art galleries, Exhibit320 and Blueprint12, have come together to create a platform for Folk and Tribal Art. The exhibition resulting from this collaboration offers an invitation to the viewer to discover other regions and artists that epitomize the incomparable diversity of contemporary tribal and popular Indian art. Titled Given power - From traditio...

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Poaching threatens Europe's last pristine forests: UN Environment

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Carpathian forests, home to the largest remaining populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, are frequently exposed to poaching, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has warned. The forests spread over the Danube-Carpathian region, located in Central and Eastern Europe, are facing illega...

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Narendra Kumar designs robe fit for WWE superstar Jinder Mahal

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Designer Narendra Kumar has designed a robe fit for former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal who is also known as the Modern Day Maharaja. Mahal will be presented with this special robe during his visit to India. Jinder Mahal is set to make his WWE debut in India on December 9 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in a fight against the legendary Triple H, said a statement.

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Watch BMW 'X2' in 3D with Snapchat AR technology

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Luxury carmaker BMW collaborated with popular photo-sharing platform Snapchat's new augmented trial lens by letting customers try out the new X2 car by customising its colours and viewing it from all angles. Starting November 22, fans all over the world could use Snapchat's augmented reality (AR) technology to view and configure a realistic 3D model of the new addit...

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'MasterChef Australia' 2015 winner finds Indian chefs 'almost obsessive'

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) MasterChef Australia 2015 winner Billie McKay had a chance to work with some of her Indian counterparts, and she found them almost obsessive. It's my first time here (in India). Hopefully, I will get to come back here for a holiday, McKay told IANS here. I love cooking Indian dishes. I try to make different types of curries and breads. They are really fun...

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I don't have a passion for music but I am good at it: DJ Akhtar

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) DJ Akhtar has fast become a familiar name in music circles and has been hired to play at private parties hosted by or for Indian and international superstars including the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan, among others. But the artist says that he does'nt have a passion for music, that it is not his life but his job an...

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NASA drone race: Human pilot emerges faster than AI

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) In a drone race that pitted a world-class pilot against Artificial Intelligence (AI), the human pilot emerged faster although the AI flew the drone more smoothly and consistently, NASA scientists have announced. The scientists raced drones controlled by AI against a professional human pilot on October 12 to put their work to the test. The results declar...

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Bangkok shrine blast suspect arrested

Bangkok, Nov 23 (IANS) A Thai woman suspected of being involved in the 2015 deadly Erawan Shrine bombing was arrested here, police said on Thursday. According to local media, the police were awaiting Wanna Suansan, 30, to arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport from Turkey on Wednesday night, reports Xinhua news agency. She was immediately arrested. Her sister-in-law told the media that W...

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Bangladesh firms awarded for solar power trade network

United Ntaions, Nov 23 (IANS) A UN-linked fund awarded $1 million to two Bangladeshi companies in recognition of their novel project to allow villagers more access to solar power and entrepreneurship. Grameen Shakti and ME SOLshare built a platform on which household solar system users can trade solar power with non-users, which enables villagers to become entrepreneurs, reports Xinhua n...

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The Weeknd, Katy Perry plan to collaborate

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Singers The Weeknd and Katy Perry are reportedly preparing for a collaboration. The Weeknd and Perry maybe working on a collaboration after the two were spotted having dinner together at a restaurant in West Hollywood, reports people.com. The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, keeps thinking about working on a collaboration with talented ...

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Safe City plans for women in eight metropolitan cities initiated

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday began a process of formulating a comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad. The process was started in the Steering Committee meeting constituted by the Home Ministry under the chairmanship of Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gau...

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National Tissue Bank inaugurated to bridge demand-supply gap

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The National Biomaterial Centre (National Tissue Bank), which aims to fill the gap between demand and supply of tissues, was inaugurated here by Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Wednesday. The centre, situated at National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), will also provide quality assurance in the availability of various tissues. ...

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India assures Russia of all cooperation in strengthening relationship

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India on Wednesday assured Russia that it would extend all possible cooperation in further strengthening the ties between the two countries to strong bilateral relations and collaboration in multifaceted dimensions. Russia also stressed on the need to build on strong people-to-people contacts. The remarks came during a meeting with Union Minister of State...

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