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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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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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Use of smartphones blamed for weapon snatching in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Use of smartphones and casual approach to work were on Thursday blamed for the increasing number of incidents of weapon snatching in Jammu and Kashmir. In a detailed order, A.K. Choudhary, the Additional Director General of Armed Police, said: It has been observed that recent weapon snatching incidents have occurred (as) sentries on duty remain engaged with their ...

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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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Decoding dementia: It's not a demon

Dementia affects the memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. While it is true that most cases of dementia cannot be treated, early diagnosis can greatly help in managing the symptoms in most cases. While raising awareness and offering support will always be important, we must go further to create...

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Indonesia warns airlines over active volcano

Jakarta, May 24 (IANS) The Indonesian Transport Ministry has issued a warning to airliners alerting them about volcanic ash from the country's most active Merapi volcano in Java island, ministry spokesman Bambang Ervan said on Thursday. The warning was issued at 3.56 a.m. on Thursday by the AirNav Indonesia, Xinhua news agency reported quoting the spokesman as saying. The airliners are a...

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Will post my fitness video soon: Modi

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted a fitness challenge by cricketer Virat Kohli saying that he will soon post a personal fitness video. Earlier on Wednesday, Kohli, in a tweet, challenged Modi in a fitness campaign initiated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on social media. Challenge accepted, Virat! I wi...

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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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13 transgenders will contest 2018 Pakistan general elections

Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) At least 13 transgenders will contest the Pakistan general elections this year. Two of them will contest for the National Assembly and the rest for the provincial assemblies. This was officially announced on Wednesday at a national consultation organised by All Pakistan Transgender Election Network (APTEN) in collaboration with the Election Commission of Pakistan...

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The secretive whistleblower: Why FBI's No 2 became Watergate's Deep Throat

Title: Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House; Author: Mark Felt (with John O'Connor); Publisher: Ebury Press; Pages: 368; Price: Rs 499 An American President is elected in a divisive election, in which a section of his supporters used purported criminal means - including stealing or trying to steal the opposition party's confidential documents; the FBI's inquiry into the matter ...

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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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Trump to consider possible import duties on automobiles

Washington, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump ordered the Commerce Department to start a study into determining the need to impose import duties on autos and parts. I instructed Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to consider initiating a Section 232 investigation into imports of automobiles, including trucks, and automotive parts to determine their effects on America's national se...

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Good cinema is medium for social change: Anupam Kher

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher says good cinema is not only about entertainment, but it is also a medium for change. The actor feels it is important to encourage independent filmmakers. Anupam through his acting school Actor Prepares will sponsor top prizes at this year's KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. Actor Prepares is happy to collaborate with KASHIS...

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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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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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China 'disinvited' from major US military exercise

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US has withdrawn an invitation to China to participate in what has been described as the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Pentagon has announced. A Pentagon spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday that China's behaviour is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the RIMPAC exercise, and it has disinvited the PLA (Peopl...

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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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US expels two Venezuelan diplomats in retaliatory move

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US has expelled two Venezuelan diplomats, ordering them to leave the country within 48 hours, in a retaliatory move against Caracas's decision to remove two American diplomats, the media reported. The Venezuelan Charge d'Affaires in Washington D.C., Carlos Ron Ramirez, and the deputy consul general of the Venezuelan consulate in Houston were declared persona...

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I was a minority, a lone ranger: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) From winning awards without attending award shows to bringing a new wave in the business of Indian cinema, actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan not only broke all the rules to establish his stardom over the last 30 years but also remains a watchdog of the film industry. He believes the changing sensibility of the Indian audience is one of the best things happened in few decad...

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