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Jayalalithaa’s bail plea adjourned to Oct 6

Bangalore, Sep 30: The criminal revision petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for suspension of her sentence and bail was Tuesday adjourned to Oct 6 by the judge of a vacation bench of the Karnataka High

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Cate Blanchett gets honorary doctorate

Sydney, Sep 30: Actress Cate Blanchett received an honorary doctorate at Macquarie University here recently for her contribution in the field of arts, philanthropy and community. The “Blue Jasmine” actress delivered a passionate speech when she accepted the honour at

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Liv Tyler thrilled with second pregnancy

Los Angeles, Sep 30: Actress Liv Tyler is pregnant for the second time, her representative has confirmed, saying she’s happy and thrilled. Tyler, who has a nine-year-old son Milo William, is expecting her second child with boyfriend David Gardner. “Liv

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Fossilised tooth challenges Late Triassic assumptions

New York, Sep 30: A 220 million years old tooth lodged in the thigh bone of the largest predator of the time has revealed two predators at the top of their respective food chains interacted – with the smaller potentially

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10 new polio cases in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 30: Ten new polio cases have been reported in Pakistan, raising the total number of such cases to 184. The health department officials have said the cases were registered from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and

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Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj finishes 5th in men’s skeet

Incheon, Sep 30: Indian shooter Ahmad Mairaj Khan finished fifth while the Indian team came seventh in the men’s skeet event of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here Tuesday. Ahmad, who was the only Indian to

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Nicole Scherzinger set for West End debut

London, Sep 30: American singer Nicole Scherzinger is set to make her West End theatre debut in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical “Cats”. The 36-year-old star will play Grizabella, the ‘glamour cat’, in the limited-run revival of

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UN chief, Sierra Leone minister discuss Ebola crisis

United Nations, Sep 30: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister Samura Kamara to discuss the rising Ebola epidemic in the country. “They discussed the effects of the Ebola outbreak on the country and how the UN would

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Tamil Nadu movie world supports Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Sep 30: Tamil Nadu movie world Tuesday sat on silent hunger protest against the conviction of AIADMK general secretary and former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa in a corruption case. The hunger strike is being held by associations representing movie

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Colombian animal rights activists target horse-drawn carriages

Cartagena, Sep 30: The traditional Spanish-style tours on horse-drawn carriages in the Colombian city of Cartagena have come under scrutiny in the wake of the collapse of four horses this year, with animal rights activists campaigning to shut down the

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Glaciers flowed through the Grand Canyon of Mars?

New York, Sep 30: Using satellite images, researchers for the first time have identified the first mineralogical evidence of past glaciers as they flowed through the Grand Canyon of Mars. The team from the Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, US,

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‘Oru Oorla Rendu Raja’ an out-and-out travel story: Director

Chennai, Sep 30: The story of director R. Kannan’s forthcoming Tamil film “Oru Oorla Rendu Raja” is predominantly based in a train and a car. He says it will be the first out-and-out travel story in the language, and he

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RBI key interest rates unchanged; Sensex trades flat

Mumbai, Sep 30: In line with expectations, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday decided to keep key interest rates unchanged in its fourth bi-monthly policy review. The apex bank kept the repo rate, or the interest that banks pay

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An apple a day keeps obesity-related disorders away

Washington, Sep 30: Want a healthy life? Eat an apple daily as certain compounds present in a specific variety of the fruit may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. Scientists from the Washington State University discovered that the Granny Smith

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Southern cinema will take time: Aravind on Rs.100 crore club

Chennai, Sep 30: Actor-filmmaker Ramesh Aravind says films in southern cinema will take time to join the Rs.100 crore club box office business, but he believes that until then, filmmakers should concentrate on producing content which will help them “recover

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Sensex makes gains despite status quo in policy rates

Mumbai, Sep 30: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading up 92 points or 0.35 percent, even as the Reserve Bank decided to keep key interest rates unchanged in its fourth bi-monthly policy review. The benchmark index which

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Sarita Devi loses controversial bout, settles for bronze

Incheon, Sep 30: Indian boxer L. Sarita Devi lost her semi-final bout in controversial circumstances and had to be content with the bronze medal in the women’s light weight (57-60kg) event of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. The 32-year-old

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Indian boxer Pooja Rani settles for bronze

Incheon, Sep 30: Indian boxer Pooja Rani settled for the bronze medal after losing the semi-final of the women’s middleweight (69-75kg) event of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. Pooja lost 0-2, with the third judge giving a tied score,

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Healthy fat in olive oil may repair failing hearts

New York, Sep 30:  Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, may help restore proper metabolism of fuel that gets disturbed in case of heart failure, a study suggests. “This gives more proof to the idea that consuming

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Microsoft to roll out commercial cloud services

New Delhi, Sep 30: Microsoft will offer commercial cloud services form local data centres in India by the end of 2015 which would accelerate public and hybrid cloud adoption significantly, Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, said here Tuesday. “With more

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Alia turns designer, says KJo influences her fashion sense

Mumbai, Sep 30: The young and versatile actress Alia Bhatt has turned designer for a line titled ‘Alia’ for an online shopping portal. She says her love for fashion is courtesy filmmaker Karan Johar. Alia says she was not much

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Wonderful meeting Obama, says Modi after ‘Kem Chho’ greeting

Washington, Sep 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a “wonderful meeting” with US President Barack Obama at the White House and both share a vision for partnership in which both countries would work together for the benefit

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Indian science body accused of irregularities

Bangalore, Sep 30: The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), a professional body of scientists under the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and headquartered in Kolkata, is in the spotlight — for the wrong reasons. Ever since it was founded

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Brazil’s midddle class tightens belt ahead of elections

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 30: Middle-class Brazilians are keeping a tight hold on their purse strings due to rising prices and an uncertain economic future, precisely at a time when the political balance may shift in next Sunday’s presidential elections.

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Modi, Obama hit it off as they exchange parallels in their lives

Washington, Sep 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama hit it off as the two exchanged parallels in their lives at a White House dinner in his honour ahead of their formal summit Tuesday to reset stalled India-US

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