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UN chief condemns suicide bombing in Nigeria

United Nations, Nov 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned a suicide bombing in Nigeria in which 50 people were killed. In a statement on Tuesday through his spokesman Farhan Haq, Guterres extended his condolences to the bereaved families and to the government and people of Nigeria for the loss of life, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured, Xinhua news agenc...

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Telecom regulator for removing cap on spectrum holding

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Trai on Tuesday recommended lifting the ceiling on spectrum held by mobile operators within a particular band and a 50 per cent limit on combined radiowave holding in efficient bands like 700 MHz, 800 MHz, and 900 MHz. The Telecome Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) also suggested that the overall ceiling on holding spectrum should be raised by 10 per cent ...

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Modi meme has BJP worked up, Youth Congress chief apologises

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) A meme on official Twitter handle of the Indian Youth Congress online magazine 'Yuva Desh' targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi was dubbed deplorable by the BJP on Tuesday, with the Congress youth wing later apologising for it. The meme also draw disapproval from the Congress, BJP's Union Ministers and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah. Though t...

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Ankushita leads India's surge in women's Youth boxing Worlds

Guwahati, Nov 21 (IANS) Local favourite Ankushita Boro led the surge in the AIBA World women's Youth Boxing Championships as four other Indian pugilists also made it to the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Guli Jyoti (flyweight), Shashi Chopra (featherweight) and Ankushita (light welter) stole the limelight in the afternoon while Nitu (light-flyweight) and Sakshi (bantam) impressed in the...

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Al Qaeda front's two militants among three held in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Three persons, including two suspected members of Bangladesh-based Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), were arrested on Tuesday from the Kolkata railway station, a police officer said. The ABT, a front for Al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent, was involved in some of the brutal attacks and murder of atheist bloggers in Bangladesh between 2013 and 2015. It h...

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Extortion case: Charge-sheet filed against Iqbal Kaskar, Chhota Shakeel

Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 21 (IANS) The police on Tuesday filed its charge-sheet against Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, brother of absconding mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, in the extortion case of a Thane builder, an official said here. The charge-sheet has also named another fugitive mafia operative Chhota Shakeel and other known or unknown gangsters, besides other co-accused Israr Jamil Sayyed, Mumt...

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Indian, S.Korean team recycles onion peels into nanogenerators

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Chopping onions makes you cry but now, thanks to scientists from India and South Korea, recycled onion skin waste offers reason to cheer for the green energy-powered smart devices sector. Researchers at IIT Kharagpur and Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech), South Korea, have fabricated biodegradable and biocompatible self-powered energy harvesters...

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Exotel, CleverTap to provide better SMS marketing solutions

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Mobile analytics and user engagement platform CleverTap on Tuesday joined hands with cloud telephony solution provider Exotel to help businesses run personalised SMS marketing campaigns. The combination of Exotel's cloud telephony solutions with CleverTap's next generation mobile engagement platform creates an enhanced user experience which is of significant valu...

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How breastmilk helps combat food allergies in newborns

New York, Nov 21 (IANS) Breastmilk of nursing mothers who eat foods that commonly cause allergy, such as milk, eggs, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish during pregnancy can help protect newborns from developing food allergies, suggests a new research. The mouse study, led by the University of Michigan, showed that when a nursing or pregnant mother is exposed to a food prot...

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Ashes: Stokes hits back at Hayden's dig at England squad

Brisbane, Nov 21 (IANS) The pre-Ashes banter continued to hit the headlines with suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes taking a dig at former Australia opener Matthew Hayden's comments on the rookie English batting in the run-up to the first Test at the Gabba here from Thursday. Discussing the England Ashes squad on a Brisbane Heat podcast, Hayden said he was unimpressed with the inex...

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30 killed in Nigeria suicide blast

Abuja, Nov 21 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed on Tuesday in a suicide bombing inside a mosque in Nigeria, police said. A police official said a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest inside the mosque in Mubi town in Adamawa state, reports Xinhua news agency. Many of the injured were in critical condition. No group has claimed responsibility for the horror. ...

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Garmin India unveils new activity tracker at Rs 24,990

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Garmin India, a unit of global satellite navigation leader Garmin Ltd, on Tuesday launched a new multi-fit activity tracker at Rs 24,990. The vivoactive 3 watch comes with built-in GPS, 15 pre-loaded sports apps and the new Garmin Pay. This is a single device accessible to do away with all your worries and to help you indulge in fitness like never before....

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Sri Lankan PM prays at Mookambika temple in Karnataka

Kollur (Karnataka), Nov 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday offered prayers at the Mookambika temple in Udupi district in Karnatka, an official said. Wickremesinghe, along with his wife (Maithree), arrived in Kollur in a helicopter at about 11 a.m. and visited the temple and performed a special puja, Udupi Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis told IAN...

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IFFI's Indian Panorama begins with many a fumble

Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Quite unexpectedly, there were no protests over the controversial exclusion of two films from the 48th IFFI's Indian Panorama at its inauguration by evergreen actress Sridevi here on Tuesday, but the event itself saw many a fumble. The Indian Panorama section of the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) has been in news due to the exclusion of S Durga and...

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India needs over $200 bn of investment in renewable infrastructure

Bonn, Nov 21 (IANS) India is on track to catalyse $200-300 billion of new investment in its renewable energy infrastructure in the next decade with global capital inflows playing an increasingly crucial role, a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute foresees. India's decarbonisation policy is in line with global trends which, since 2011, have been seeing investments in r...

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First known interstellar asteroid is cigar-shaped 'oddball'

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) An interstellar asteroid that was first found passing through our solar system in mid-October is a cigar-shaped object which is quite unlike asteroids seen in our solar system, new research has found. This thing is an oddball, said Karen Meech of the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy who leads an international team studying this interstellar interlo...

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Chapecoense crash survivor Follmann eyes Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 21 (IANS) Chapecoense air crash survivor Jackson Follmann has revealed a desire to compete in the Paralympics as a swimmer. Follmann, 25, was one of the six survivors of last November's accident in Colombia, which killed 71 people, including 19 of his teammates and all of the Brazilian football club's coaching staff, reports Xinhua news agency. I need more tim...

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Serial entrepreneur acquires Canada-based Pulsus

Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Serial entrepreneur Dr. Srinubabu has acquired Canada-based scientific medical informatics Pulsus Group Inc, foraying into the big scientific, medical informatics market worldwide. He also announced on Tuesday that Pulsus will expand in India with two new centres -- Chennai and Gurugram in the next few months. The company already has a Hyderabad centre. E...

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Give your old sneakers a pretty makeover

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Are you tired of monochromes? Inject some quirky designs and beautiful hues to your comfy untouched pair of kicks and brighten up the otherwise dull dance floor this party season. Matteo Lambert, Chief Collection Manager of Bata India, doles out tips to give your old sneakers a makeover and make you party ready this season. * Paint them pop: Paint your wh...

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Effects of globalisation: Chronicling the transformation of Indian food

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) Though its origin isn't exactly Indian, chicken tikka masala has strangely epitomised Indian food across the world, and has remained a hackneyed icon. And, despite having a huge history of food in our country, an often misunderstood curry is all that comes to mind globally when one talks about Indian food. This makes one wonder how certain dishes get world recogn...

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