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Fujifilm's new 'GFX50s' mirrorless camera launched in India

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Imaging technology major Fujifilm has launched its medium format GFX50s mirrorless camera in India for Rs 511,999. The camera comes with Fujifilm G format 51.4MP complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor with which the new device achieves the highest ever image quality from Fujifilm, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. Along with the ne...

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Equity indices gain on value buying; Tata Motors scrips slump

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Value buying lifted the key equity indices on Thursday afternoon, after they slumped around one per cent in the previous session. According to market observers, IT, banking and Teck (technology, entertainment and media) stocks gained the most. However, heavy selling pressure on auto, consumer durables and oil and gas stocks arrested further gains. A...

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Many leaders in queue to join BJP: Fadnavis

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday claimed that many leaders from various parties in Maharashtra are ready to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon. Several leaders are enthusiastically queuing up to join the BJP. Just wait and watch, Fadnavis said, while welcoming former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Niranjan Davkhare to the party fold....

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Well-prepared to fend off Chinese competition in India: Samsung official

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Stressing that there has not been any significant loss of its market share owing to the rise of Chinese smartphone brands in India, a top Samsung executive has said the company is well prepared to fend off challenges from its competitors. India being the second largest smartphone market and the fastest growing globally, we have extremely aggressive plans for the ...

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NASA's Curiosity rover tests new drilling method on Mars

Washington, May 24 (IANS) After a mechanical problem took NASA Mars rover Curiosity's drill offline in December 2016, it has now successfully tested a new drilling method on the Red Planet, making a 50-millimetre deep hole in a target called Duluth, NASA has said. Engineers working with the Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and ext...

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Grasping at straws: Pathetic state of biofuels in India

For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning of biomass residues like paddy straw and stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Ironically, while these residues can contribute to lethal levels of air pollution when burnt, they can in fact reduce air pollution if conver...

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Get global tastes at Cafe Out Of The Box

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Looking to experiment with international cuisines at an affordable price? Try an eye-shaped Turkish pizza or the pretty-looking Nasi Goreng Indonesian dish at an international food festival at Cafe Out Of The Box. Sip on a summer cooler like a chilled virgin mojito while you indulge yourself with the delicious Turkish vegetarian or non-vegetarian pizza, which tur...

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Change can be implemented only once we initiate discussions: Akshay Kumar

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar, who will participate in a Menstrual Awareness Conclave here to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, says the society can only implement change if there are discussions. He has urged people everyone should ensure that all women have the right to manage their periods safely and with dignity. The Menstrual Awareness Conclave is a cru...

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Facebook unveils three-pronged strategy to fight fake news

San Francisco, May 24 (IANS) To stop false news from spreading on its platform, Facebook has said it put in place a three-pronged strategy that constitutes removing accounts and content that violate its policies, reducing distribution of inauthentic content and informing people by giving them more context on the posts they see. Another part of its strategy in some countries is partnering...

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IPL-Playoffs: Hyderabad will find Eden wicket difficult, Kuldeep

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Hot on the heels of making the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 after posting a 25-run win over Rajasthan Royals in the Eliminator, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav said their next opponents Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will not find it easy to adjust to the Eden Gardens strip. Sunrisers, who lost to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 ...

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Partly cloudy sky in Delhi

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning on Thursday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, the season's average. According to weather analysts, the day has a lesser chance of heat waves due to a slight rise in humidity and cloud formations. The maximum temperature was likely to hover between 40 and 43 degrees Celsiu...

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'Premium high street brands making way in overcrowded Indian Luxury market'

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India is one of the world's most energetic, diverse and testing markets for brands who want to set sights in the country. However there is a minimalist revolution trend where consumers are moving towards simpler products, says Greece born Eliana Koulas. She also says that because of overcrowded Indian luxury market, premium high street brands were making way. Kou...

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HP aims at partnering with Indian government to push 3D printing dream

Barcelona, May 24 (IANS) Global printing and PC major HP is seriously looking at partnering with the Indian government to push its 3D printing solutions in the domestic manufacturing and prototyping market that has the potential to grow exponentially in the coming years. HP continues to reinvent the $12 trillion global manufacturing market, including the $6 trillion Asia-Pacific and Japa...

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IPL-Playoffs: Needed someone to bat through the chase, Rahane

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Stressing that they needed one of the top four batsmen to stay at the crease till the end, skipper Ajinkya Rahane said with so many wickets in hand, Rajasthan Royals should have won against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here. Chasing 170 for a place in the Qualifier 2, the Royals on Wednesday were 87/1 after 10 overs with R...

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Sudhir Mishra on board for Indian adaptation of 'Hostages'

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra will be directing the Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime-thriller Hostages, which will feature Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil. Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, is working on the Indian adaptation of the show. The web series will be produced by Banijay Asia. I trea...

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Vaishno Devi yatra remains suspended due to forest fire

Jammu, May 24 (IANS) The annual pilgrimage to the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine remained suspended for a second consecutive day on Thursday following a forest fire, police said. Around 25,000 pilgrims were currently stranded at the Katra base camp for clearance to start the uphill trek to the shrine located in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district. However, helicopter services have resumed. <...

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Global cues, value buying lift equity indices

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Broadly positive Asian markets, along with value buying lifted the key Indian equity indices during the morning trade session on Thursday. According to market observers, healthy buying was witnessed in IT, capital goods, consumer durables and banking stocks. Around 9.25 a.m., the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,468.05 points...

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Free heart surgeries for children at AMU medical college

Aligarh, May 24 (IANS) Free heart surgeries will be available for children with congenital defects at the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) after the varsity signed a deal with a British charity. The collaboration with the Healing Little Hearts (HLH) charity was initiated by AMU Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor, Tabassum Shahab (Pro Vice-Chancellor) ...

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N.Korea threatens to walk away from US summit

Pyongyang, May 24 (IANS) North Korea will reconsider the planned summit with the US if Washington sticks to unlawful and outrageous acts, Pyongyang's Vice Foreign Minister said on Thursday. In a statement carried by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Choe Son-hui said that whether the June 12 summit between its leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump will happen as...

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Summit's future depends on Washington: N.Korea

Pyongyang, May 24 (IANS) North Korea said on Thursday that the future of the summit with the US is entirely dependent upon Washington, after both countries threatened to cancel or delay the historic encounter scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Whether the US will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behaviou...

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