Run for Unity on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

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Run for Unity on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas

Chandigarh, Oct 31: Chandigarh Administration celebrated National Unity Day (Rashtriya Ekta Diwas) here today on the occasion of Birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the first Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Free India, who was popularly known as

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Commonwealth group supports subsidies, MSP for crops

Chandigarh, Oct 31: Advocating equitable price for agriculture produce, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meet on agriculture Friday also recommended continuance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime for staple and other crops and subsidies on other farm-related items. The recommendation

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India to launch electronic toll collection at 350 highway plazas: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 31: Launching an electronic toll collection (ETC) system for the Delhi-Mumbai highway, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said such a facility will be extended to as many as 350 plazas by the end of next year. “In

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History repeats itself: Darshan Pandya on ‘Itna Karo…’

Mumbai, Oct 31: After “Kya Huaa Tera Vaada”, actor Darshan Pandya is upbeat about teaming up with TV tsarina Ekta Kapoor on the new show “Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar”. “It’s like history repeats itself with me, with Ekta Kapoor’s

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President asks NITs to adopt villages

New Delhi, Oct 31: President Pranab Mukherjee has asked each of the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to adopt five villages and turn them into model ones – on the lines of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime

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Fadnavis is first BJP CM of Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 31: Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis, 44, at

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Posco not to quit Odisha project

Bhubaneswar, Oct 31:  South Korean steel major Posco Friday said it would not pull out of its Rs.52,000-crore steel project at Jagatsinghpur in Odisha. “We are waiting for 10 years. We wouldn’t quit. No, never,” Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Posco

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Israel’s Temple Mount reopens amid tension

London, Oct 31: Israeli police Friday reopened a key Jerusalem holy site after its closure amid tension following the shooting of a Jewish activist. The Temple Mount or al-Haram al-Sharif was reopened ahead of Muslim Friday prayers, but with restrictions

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India-centric CTL won’t clash with IPTL: Vijay Amritraj

New Delhi, Oct 31: The inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) from Nov 17-26 to be played across six cities in India won’t have any clash of interests with the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), though, both will have franchises based

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Daylight saving risk to diabetics?

New York, Oct 31: The twice annual ritual of setting clocks for daylight saving time can affect diabetics adversely, especially those who use insulin pumps. “Some diabetes patients who use insulin pumps may forget to change the clock that is

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How you can make others behave in a group

London, Oct 31:  In group activities where some members tend to behave egoistically, it is possible for even one person to exert influence on others to behave socially, new analysis shows. To exert his/her influence on others, a person should

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Death sentences upheld in China terrorist attack case

Beijing, Oct 31: A Chinese court Friday upheld the death sentences of three men implicated in a terrorist attack that killed 31 people at a railway station in Kunming, the capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, earlier this year.

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Burkina Faso’s army chief seizes power, suspends constitution

Ouagadougou, Oct 31: Burkina Faso’s chief of the armed forces, Gen. Honore Nabere Traore, who seized power Thursday, has announced the dissolution of the government and parliament. The announcement Thursday came after daylong violent protests that prevented a vote in

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Solve maths problems with this app

Washington, Oct 31:  If you are terrified by maths, install an app that will help you quickly and accurately get over calculations. Called PhotoMath, “the world’s first camera calculator” is a free mobile app that can read and solve maths

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CCFI alleges official data forgery on organic farming

New Delhi, Oct 31: The Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI), the apex body of the agrochemicals industry, has in a letter to the prime minister alleged data forgery by the commerce and agriculture ministries on organic farming in the

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When Sadhil took tips from Manish Paul

New Delhi, Oct 31: Child star Sadhil Kapoor will play host to TV star Manish Paul on the “Captain Tiao” show. He also learned some hosting tricks from his celebrity guest. Manish will be seen at his comical best in

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Over 80 percent people in India Vitamin D deficient: Experts

New Delhi, Oct 31: Over 80 percent of India’s population is vitamin D deficient and is at risk from health complications like diabetes and heart disorders, experts said here Friday. They emphasised that Vitamin D deficiency doesn’t exhibit early signs

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‘The Shaukeens’ not a ‘sleazy comedy’

New Delhi, Oct 31: Veteran actors Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra are seen chasing young girls in their forthcoming offering “The Shaukeens”, but they refuse to tag it as a cheap comedy. “It is not a sleazy comedy.

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India announce squad for AFC U-19 Women’s Championship qualifiers

New Delhi, Oct 31: Head coach Priya P.V. has named a 23-member India squad for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-19 Women’s Championship China 2015 qualifiers starting Wednesday in Amman, Jordan. The Indian contingent camping in Ahmedabad for 45 days

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Modi lauds Sardar Patel, targets Congress over ’84 riots

New Delhi, Oct 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to build on the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for a “shresth” (great) India at a “Run for Unity” Friday, using the occasion to denounce the Congress over the 1984

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Can holidays happen without smartphones?

Washington, Oct 31: If you are planning your next holiday, apart from your passport and travel money, do not forget to carry your smartphone with you. A research shows that 69 percent of Britons are unable to go on holiday

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Sena to attend Fadnavis’ swearing-in, after all

Mumbai, Oct 31: In a last-minute development, the Shiv Sena has called off its planned boycott of chief minister-designate Devendra Fadnavis’ gala swearing-in ceremony here, a party official said here Friday afternoon. Accordingly, the top Sena leadership, including party president

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Ghost appears in selfie

London, Oct 31: A selfie of two Newcastle-based girls clicked at a bar in London has gone viral on social media for there was a “ghost” standing behind the girls. The “ghostly” figure is of an elderly woman, media reports

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Court grants bail to former coal secretary, others

New Delhi, Oct 31: A court Friday granted bail to former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and others in the coal block allocation case against Madhya Pradesh-based Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd. Special Judge Bharat Parashar granted bail to Gupta

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‘Without Patel, Hyderabad would not have merged with India’

Hyderabad, Oct 31: If there was no Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Hyderabad State would perhaps not have merged with India, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday. Paying rich tributes to India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth

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