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After cricket, Australian football can build bridges with India

With Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Malcolm Turnbull approving a Memorandum of Understanding on sports between the two governments, it is time to explore the potential of sports diplomacy between Australia and India. Sport is an avenue through which Australians and Indians can achieve greater inter-cultural understanding and emotional attachment. The common passion of Australians and ...

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Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling

Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. Sushil gave his opponent virtually no chance in the title clash, carving out an easy 6-0 victory. The dou...

8 hours ago
Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling

Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. Sushil gave his opponent virtually no chance in the title clash, carving out an easy 6-0 victory. The dou...

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Sushil wins gold at Commonwealth wrestling

Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday. Sushil gave his opponent virtually no chance in the title clash, carving out an easy 6-0 victory. The dou...

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'Starving' polar bear provokes climate change dialogue

Ottawa, Dec 17 (IANS) A video on a starving polar bear in northern Canada's Nunavut region has led to concerns on climate change as well as doubts about the real cause of the beast's emaciation. Earlier this month, video and photos were published showing a scrawny polar bear rummaging in the garbage for food in an abandoned fishing camp on Somerset Island of Nunavut, Xinhua news agency r...

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You have to be worried over current state of Indian tennis: Vijay Amritraj

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Indian tennis great Vijay Amritraj on Saturday said there is enough reason to be worried about the sport in the country, adding that if homegrown players want to make a mark abroad, there needs to be a proper system in place. You have to be worried. For the simple reason is that we won just two medals in Rio. We haven't made the World Group in Davis Cup. We haven't...

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Canola oil study provides no evidence of ill-effect in humans: Stakeholders

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) After a US study that linked canola oil intake with worsened Alzheimer's symptoms and weight gain stirred a debate in India, industry stakeholders have said that the study was conducted on mice and provides no evidence of harmful effect in humans. The study, entitled Effect of canola oil consumption on memory, synapse and neuropathology in the triple transgenic m...

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Canadian billionaire, wife found dead

Ottawa, Dec 16 (IANS) Bernard Sherman, one of Canadas most prominent billionaires and community philanthropists, was found dead alongside his wife inside their mansion in Toronto, the media reported. The police found the bodies of Sherman, the owner of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex, and his wife Honey on Friday evening, after they responded to a medical complaint, reports CTV news....

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Google Maps to alert you when to get off the bus

San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google Maps is adding a helpful new feature for commuters who tend to lose track of time during bus or train ride. It will now send a push notification when the user is approaching their destination. It's much easier for mass transit travellers to doze off or get distracted and miss their intended stop. Now, you'll get a notification that'll make staying on t...

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Akshay Kumar emerges as street-smart hero of 2017

Not only in 2017. This has been going on for some years. Akshay Kumar, the full-nationalistic package, blending the best of desh-bhakti with consumerism, represents that rare breed of star-actors who have constantly evolved and become more watchable with each passing year. Included in this rarefied breed are Mumtaz, Rekha and Sridevi. Among the male stars I can think of no one else as Bo...

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Global investors' summit: Assam expects investments from Asean nations

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Assam expects investments in Tourism, Information Technology, Agriculture, Food Processing, Energy and Pharmaceutical sectors from across the globe, especially Asean member-nations, in the state's first global investors' summit on February 3-4, 2018. At a press conference here, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday also announced allocation of Rs 100 ...

2 days ago
'Secret Superstar' doing steady business in Taiwan

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim and which lit up the box office in India on Diwali, opened in Taiwan on November 24. Zee Studios International took the film to the foreign market, read a statement. In Secret Superstar, Zaira, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir,...

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Google Assistant coming to older Android phones

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) In a bid to make its virtual personal assistant available on more Android devices, Google on Thursday announced Google Assistant will now be available on supported phones running older Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating System (OS). We are now adding Android Lollipop to the list of devices on which Google Assistant will be available. It has started to roll out to use...

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Three astronauts return to Earth from space station

Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Three astronauts landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after spending nearly five months at the International Space Station. A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Expedition 53 crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA, Paolo Nespoli of European Space Agency (ESA) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos landed at 2.37 p.m. Kazakhstan time, NASA said. During his time aboard th...

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Space-like environment can produce life's building blocks: Study

Toronto, Dec 13 (IANS) Giving some credence to the view that life could well have originated in space, a new study has shown that a number of small organic molecules can form in a cold, space-like environment full of radiation. Investigators at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada created simulated space environments in which thin films of ice containing methane and oxygen were irradia...

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EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance

Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals. The Paris climate-relevant investments are in three targeted areas -- sustainable cities, sustainable energy and connectivity and sustainable agriculture, r...

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British Columbia, Punjab assemblies keen on partnership pact

Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Raj Chouhan, Deputy Speaker of Canada's British Columbia Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday called upon Punjab Speaker Rana K.P. Singh here and discussed the possibility of establishing a partnership agreement between the two assemblies. He also conveyed congratulations to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on behalf of British Columbia Premier John Horgan for winning...

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Ex-football team captain Gill felicitated

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on Tuesday felicitated former Indian football team captain Gurdev Singh Gill for his contribution to the sport. Rathore presented a shawl, a memento and a cheque for Rs 5 lakh to Gill, 67. The event was organised as Gill was away in Canada when Prime Minister Narendra Modi felicitated the captains of the Indian f...

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Unicef calls for making digital world safer for children

United Nations, Dec 12 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) has said little is done to protect the children from the perils of the digital world and to increase their access to safe online content. Pointing out that one in three internet users worldwide is a child, the agency in its State of the World's Children 2017: Children in a Digital World report on Monday, highlights...

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International terror experts gather in Melbourne for conference

Melbourne, Dec 11 (IANS) Counter terrorism experts from around the world gathered here on Monday to discuss means to combat global extremism, as Australian police warned of increased possibilities of attacks ahead of the holiday season. The International Counter Terrorism Forum, a three-day conference being hosted for the first time outside the US, brings together experts from intelligen...

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