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Maharashtra, US-India panel announce 3 projects

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) The Maharashtra government and a US-India panel have announced three new projects in the state, an official said here on Monday. The state will sign an agreement with the Network for Global Innovation (NGIN) to develop a clean tech incubator ecosystem in Maharashtra to accelerate adoption of sustainable technologies and encourage trade and investment in these secto...

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End monstrous migrant policies: Ex-ethics chief to Trump

Washington, June 18 (IANS) Former federal ethics chief Walter Shaub has called on US President Donald Trump to end his migrant policies at the US border, referring to them as monstrous. Dry your eyes and focus. Your problems are nothing compared to the problems you're creating for the terrified children you're ripping from the arms of desperate parents at the border. This is monstrous. S...

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Volcanic eruptions behind mysterious Martian rock formation: Study

Washington, June 18 (IANS) Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the probable source of a mysterious Martian rock formation near the planet's equator, says a new study. The Medusae Fossae Formation is a massive, unusual deposit of soft rock with undulating hills and abrupt mesas. Scientists first observed the Medusae Fossae with NASA's M...

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Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

Washington, June 18 (IANS) Star gazers could have a good view of the Red Planet next month as Mars is set to come to the closest point to Earth since 2003 when it reaches opposition with the Sun in late July. This year, Mars opposition will occur on July 27, according to NASA. During opposition, Mars is especially photogenic because it can be seen fully illuminated by the Sun as ...

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Melania Trump speaks against border child separations

Washington, June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has spoken against a controversial administration policy that separates immigrant parents from their children at the Mexico border, media reports said. Mrs. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform. She believes we ne...

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Seoul, Pyongyang meet to discuss sports collaboration

Seoul, June 18 (IANS) Representatives from South Korea and North Korea on Monday discussed sports collaboration between the two neighbours at a meeting held in the truce village of Pan Panmunjom. Among the issues to be discussed is a proposed joint march in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, in August and a formation of united teams in th...

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US Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children

Washington, June 18 (IANS) US Democrat lawmakers have expanded their campaign highlighting President Donald Trump's administrations forced separation of migrant children from their families at the Mexico border, a media report said. Against a notable silence on the part of many Republicans, the Democratic lawmakers on Sunday visited a detention centre outside New York City and headed to ...

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5 undocumented immigrants killed in Texas car crash

Washington, June 18 (IANS) Five undocumented immigrants in a speeding sport utility vehicle (SUV) were killed when it crashed while being chased by border patrol agents in Texas town near the Mexico border, officials said. The fatal crash occurred on Sunday near Big Wells, which is about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, ABC News quoted Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd as saying. <...

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US child migrants: Melania calls for end to Trump's separation policy

Washington, June 18 (IANS) US First Lady Melania Trump has called for an end to the policy of separating parents and children illegally entering the country from Mexico. Mrs Trump believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart, her spokeswoman said. Her comments follow growing controversy over President Donald Trump's zero-toler...

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'Scarface' producer Martin Bregman dead at 92

Los Angeles, June 17 (IANS) Scarface and Dog Day Afternoon producer Martin Bregman, whom actor Al Pacino once described as my guy, is dead. He was 92. The producer died of a cerebral hemorrhage on Saturday evening, reported WNBC 4 New York, according to hollywoodreporter.com. Bregman had also produced Carlito's Way, Serpico and Sea of Love with Pacino. He was slated to produce Da...

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CII lauds Prabhu's US visit to sort trade issues

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Noting that US trade officials are expected to visit India soon in an attempt to address the trade and economic irritants between the two countries, industry chamber CII on Sunday lauded Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu's visit to the US for setting a roadmap to resolve bilateral trade issues expeditiously. India and the US have agreed to hold official talks soon...

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Modi's strategic vision: Gap between aspiration and reality

Global disorder appears to be the leitmotif of mid-2018, with the US and China embarking upon a trade-tariff war and the US-led Western alliance in considerable turmoil over the unseemly outcome of the just-concluded G-7 summit in Canada. The historic meeting in Singapore (June 12) between President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has the potential to lead to a completely u...

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Uber to launch e-bikes sharing service in Seattle

San Francisco, June 17 (IANS) U.S. ride-hailing leader Uber is going to launch its new e-bikes sharing service in Seattle, the largest city in the west U.S. state of Washington state, next month, according to a media report. The new Uber service, to be provided by JUMP, a bike-share startup acquired by Uber in April, will be immediately available soon after the Seattle City Council appro...

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Sleep quantity, quality linked to heart health in adolescents: Study

Washington, June 17 (IANS) Both quantity and quality of sleep in adolescents had significant effects on aspects of cardiovascular health such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels and abdominal fat deposition, according to a study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics. Researchers focused on the amount of time sleeping and the percentage of sleep that is undisturbed with 829 now-ad...

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Raina replaces 'unfit' Rayudu for England ODIs

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Seasoned batsman Suresh Raina was on Saturday named as a replacement for Ambati Rayudu in the One-Day International squad against England after the Hyderabadi batsman failed to clear the mandatory fitness test. The 32-year-old Rayudu's score was on Friday found to be well below the threshold mark of 16.1 after he underwent the yo-yo test along with the rest of t...

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King optimistic Spain will reach final

New Orleans, June 16 (IANS) Spain's King has expressed optimism that the Spanish national football team will reach the final of the World Cup in Russia despite a 3-3 tie with Portugal in the first game. King Felipe VI made the remarks during his visit to New Orleans with Queen Letizia on Friday to mark the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city in the southern US, reports Efe. ...

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Trump defends relationship with G7 leaders

Washington, June 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that his relationship with the rest of the G7 leaders is good as he accused the media of not telling the truth about the summit in Canada. Trump posted a dozen photographs on his Twitter account on late Friday in which he was surrounded by the rest of the G7 leaders during the June 8-9 summit, all of them smiling and relaxed.<...

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Trump, Melania wish Muslims on Eid

Washington, June 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania have extended Eid greetings to Muslims around the world. Melania and I wish Muslims across the US and around the world a blessed Eid-ul-Fitr, Trump said in a statement released by the White House Press Secretary's office. Today, as we reflect on the important place religion has in the story of America and...

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US warns of terror attacks during FIFA World Cup

Washington, June 16 (IANS) The US government has warned its citizens of potential terror attacks during the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, in a travel advisory asking people to reconsider visiting the country. Large-scale international events such as the World Cup present an attractive target for terrorists, Efe news reported quoting the State Department as saying in the advisory on F...

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Record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson retires from NASA

Washington, June 16 (IANS) NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who spent a record-breaking 665 days in space, has retired from the space agency. Whitson, the 58-year-old NASA astronaut, holds the US record for most cumulative time in space. She also claimed the title for most spacewalks by a woman -- 10 spacewalks totalling 60 hours and 21 minutes -- and set the record for most time sp...

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