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Coolpad launches 'Cool Play 6' smartphone at Rs 14,999

Dubai, Aug 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Sunday launched its flagship gaming smartphone Coolpad Cool Play 6 at Rs 14,999 in the Indian market. The phone unveiled here at an event comes in a metal body and sports a bezels display. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1080 x 1980 pixels screen resolution. The Coolpad Cool Play 6 is powered by 1.4GHz Octa-core Qual...

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'Music Run' 2nd edition gets Bengaluru's fitness, music fans together

Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) Like to run with music in your ears? A 'Music Run' held here offered just that. Over 8,500 Bengalureans took part in the second edition of Fastrack Music Run that brought a 5-km run and a music festival under the same roof. Witnessing participation from both young and elder runners on Saturday, the running course was boosted with music that got the participants' ...

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UK scientists create world's smallest surgical robot

London, Aug 20 (IANS) British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday. From a converted pig shed in the Cambridgeshire countryside, a team of 100 scientists and engineers have used low-cost technology originally developed for mobile phones and space industry to crea...

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GST to enable brand licensing industry to grow in India

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will enable brand licensing industry to grow in India and also allow retail industry to start respecting intellectual property rights, an official said on Sunday. Modern retail would unlock itself because of GST. The new tax system will provide level playing field for all the players. We will start respecting lot of...

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Aussie PM's strategy to protect crowded places from terror

Canberra, Aug 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday released details of the strategy for protecting crowded places to stay one step ahead of the ever-changing threat of global terrorism. Turnbull said that after months of consultation with law enforcement officials, counter-terror officials and the private sector, the government has devised and released Australia...

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Indian fashion industry must embrace safety: Dusanj-Lenz

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian fashion industry needs to embrace the highest safety standards, says Suki Dusanj-Lenz, country co-ordinator for Fashion Revolution India. For this, India must first stop using chemicals that are banned in the rest of the world, she said, talking about a global movement that desires greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry.

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Despite the rhetoric, the US can't pull out of Paris pact before Nov 4, 2020

The world today is locked in more ways than one. Brutal inequality, dreadful terrorism, unashamed threats on territorial claims and bullying on nuclear missile attacks have all locked our civilisation in a spiral trajectory of global hazards without any sign of slowing down. Recent climate studies by Nature Climate Change, published on July 31, note that the world has also locked itself ...

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Would love an Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock': Actress Sian Brooke

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Sian Brooke, who surprised many when she entered Sherlock as an evil and mentally-disturbed third Holmes named Eurus, is clueless about the future of her character and the British series. But the English actress says she would find it interesting if the globally-loved show gets an Indian version. I would love to see the Indian adaptation of 'Sherlock' ; it will b...

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Global cues, FIIs' fund movement to steer equity markets

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Global cues and direction of foreign funds' flows are expected to affect the movement of key equity indices during the upcoming week, market observers opined. With earnings season almost over, markets would now focus on global risks and political developments from the US, valuations, domestic flows and stock- or sector-specific developments, Devendra Nevgi, Chief...

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Time to include India in global fashion plan: Designer Manish Arora

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global. I actually like to make everything one now because there is no need to separate India, Arora told IANS in an ...

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Growing numbers of cardiac patients in 30-40 age group in India

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Cardiologists attending a global conference here have voiced concern over the growing numbers of cardiac patients in the age group of 30-40 years in India. The four-day ACVSA (Advanced Cardiovascular Solutions) India 2017 conference organised by the Facts Foundation, India in partnership with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), USA, is being attended by...

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Sikka's exit from Infosys unfortunate but not unexpected: Experts

Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) A day after the dramatic departure of technocrat Vishal Sikka as Chief Executive of Infosys, industry experts on Saturday said while his exit was unfortunate, it was not unexpected as he became an unintended victim of the boardroom battles with the co-founders. Sikka's sudden resignation is unfortunate but not unexpected. Though the co-founders have not questione...

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UoN, TTA join hands to launch PG course

Bengaluru, Aug 19 (IANS) The University of Nottingham (UoN) on Saturday launched the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (International) (PGCEi) for teacher education in partnership with the TISB Training Academy (TTA) The TTA is part of the TISB and NPS Group of Institutions. The PGCEi launched by the UoN at their campus is a global platform to compare teaching approaches ac...

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UN urges protection for civilians in armed conflict

New York, Aug 19 (IANS/WAM) Civilians in a conflict are not a target, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a special event on Saturday marking World Humanitarian Day, which honours aid workers and pays homage to those killed in service, while also drawing attention to the millions of people living in war zones. For the millions of people caught in conflict, struggling to find fo...

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Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health

Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival. Initiated jointly by Ethiopia and India, the conference aims to celebrate progress to date, share best practices and identify key milestones for achieving the sustainable development goals se...

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Singapore firm's $150 mn fund to be invested in India, China

Singapore, Aug 19 (IANS) Singapore-based investment banking and advisory firm Midas Investments Consulting has launched a $150 million fund. The Midas Global Media Opportunities fund will have a primary geographic focus on India and China. They may also invest in selected entertainment properties in Europe, Australia and North America. Investments will be across films, digital an...

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Japan puts third GPS satellite into orbit

Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Japan on Saturday launched a rocket and put the third of its new quasi-zenith satellites into orbit to help improve the precision of the global positioning system. The launch from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture came a week later than originally scheduled due to a technical problem in the rocket, Xinhua news agency reported. The H-2A ro...

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Need of the hour is to keep the core of Infosys intact

Vishal Sikkas exit from Infosys seems to have been accentuated by the streak of comments made by co-founder N.R. Narayan Murthy. The comments bordered on complaints, raising issues of corporate governance and at time accusations. The episode, like a soap opera with significant twists and turns, has been played in public glare over the last few months. The resignation has had its first ca...

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Equities rebound on easing geo-political tensions, DIIs inflows

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Key Indian equity indices -- the Sensex and the Nifty50 -- rebounded from their five-week lows during the week ended Friday as sentiments were buoyed by easing global geo-political tensions and healthy buying in realty, metal and FMCG stocks. According to market analysts, despite the reluctance observed in foreign institutional investors (FIIs) to pump in funds, con...

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Blood donation drive to mark Chiranjeevi's 40 years in films

Hyderabad, Aug 19 (IANS) To mark completion of 40 years of superstar Chiranjeevi's film career, his fans have organised blood donation events in India, the United States and the Middle East. Ravanam Swami Naidu, founder president of Akhila Bharata Chiranjeevi Yuvatha, organized 400 blood donation events across India and reached out to the global community to conduct similar activities.

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