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Mamata Banerjee asks TMC leaders to attend the lunch hosted by Sonia Gandhi


Aug 6, New Delhi: Ahead of the vice-presidential election that scheduled to be on Tuesday, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is to host a lunch for MPs of the ruling alliance and supporting parties today, according to sources. Sonia Gandhi has hosted a similar pleasing lunch on previous month ahead of presidential elections. The sources said […]

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India abstained from voting in UNGA resolution


Aug 4, Geneva: At a time when violence still rages in Syria, the regime relentlessly pounding Damascus and Aleppo, the international community clings to finding a diplomatic solution to the conflict. One method that has so far resulted in abject failure, culminating Thursday with the resignation of mediator Kofi Hannan. Beijing and Moscow make impossible […]

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Army shooter Vijay Kumar wins silver in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol


Aug 4, London: Indian Army’s marksman Vijay Kumar turned out to be the unlikely hero as he lifted the sagging Indian spirits when he fought a nerve-wracking battle with five other top marksmen to clinch the silver medal in the men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Olympic Games on Friday. “It really means […]

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Mumbai Mayor orders to tear off all the posters of Jism 2 from buses and electric poles


Aug 2, Mumbai: The posters of the upcoming hot flick ‘Jism 2’ have been considered “too hot to handle” by Mumbai’s civic authorities with the Mayor Sunil Prabhu ordering their removal from all BEST buses, 25 bus depots and all electricity poles in Mumbai. The poster was deemed objectionable by Vidya Chavan, a Nationalist Congress […]

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Team Anna: We will continue the fast till our last breath.


Aug 2, New Delhi: Team Anna supporters kept vigil throughout the night at the Jantar Mantar hunger strike venue, fearing forcible hospitalisation of three fasting activists, Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai. Even the routine change of duty of police personnel was initially perceived by protesters as a sign of mobilisation to forcibly take […]

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Breast cancer and baby’s higher weight at birth is co-related


Aug 1, New Delhi: Women who give birth to a baby weighing 3.75 kg or more had a 2.5 times higher risk of breast cancer, according to a study published by University of Texas. Radek Bukowski of the University of Texas and colleagues analyzed data from two studies. One of them was conducted with 410 […]

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Syrian rebel army got surface-air missile, threat to Assad increases


Aug 1, Damascus: Free Syrian Army rebels fighting the Assad regime obtained nearly two dozen man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS), NBC News reported on Tuesday night. The missiles were delivered to them via neighboring Turkey, whose moderate Islamist government has been demanding Assad’s departure with increasing vehemence. The report did not provide details on the […]

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Hundreds of miners trapped in India after huge power failure

Kolkata: Hundreds of miners were trapped Tuesday in Burdwan district of West Bengal after a massive power failure knocked out electricity supplies in half of the country, the chief minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee said. “We are trying to rescue the coal miners. All efforts are on to resume power supplies. You need power […]

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Syria conflict: The rebels control a route to Turkey


July 30, Damascus: Syrian rebels on today Morning took over a strategic checkpoint which enables agencies to deliver reinforcements and ammunition to their comrades in Aleppo, on the third day of offensive launched by the regime forces in the second city of the country. In south-west of Aleppo, Syria’s economic capital, government forces said they […]

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IIT-Kanpur accepts new JEE pattern


July 29, Kanpur: The Indian Institute of Technology – Kanpur (IIT-K) on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. The senate of the institute, which met Saturday, decided to accept the recommendations of Joint Admission Board (JAB), […]

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