• New poster of ‘PK’ won’t even have transistor!
    12:38 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) The second poster of Aamir Khan’s “PK” will come out Aug 20 and he says in that, he’s not even holding a boombox, which hid his modesty in the first poster that received flak for the actor’s naked look. In the first look poster of the

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  • Soon, glasses made from metals
    12:36 PM

    New York, Aug 14 (IANS) The glasses you use could soon be as strong as metals as engineers from University of Pittsburgh have just done what materials scientists have long sought to do: turning pure monoatomic metals into glass. The researchers transformation liquefied elemental metals tantalum and vanadium into glass

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  • SC issues notice on plea to ban cigarettes
    12:28 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice on a PIL seeking a complete ban on the production of cigarettes and other tobacco products across the country. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha said it was for the lawmakers to decide. Appealing for

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  • IOC’s ‘life-changing factory’ in place at Nanjing 2014
    12:28 PM

    Nanjing (China), Aug 14 (IANS) The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will offer participating athletes more than two dozen cultural and educational events that promote the spirit of Olympism while integrating real-life issues faced by young sportspersons on and off the field of play. The events are considered a key

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  • Genetically edited fruits a reality soon
    12:26 PM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Soon eat apples that do not get brown when cut or have super bananas that produce more vitamin A. With genetic engineering, ‘smart’ fruits are coming at a grocery store near you. According to an Indian-origin researcher, the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility

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  • Kashmir Valley tense on Independence Day ev
    12:26 PM

    Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Following a guerrilla attack in a south Kashmir town, tension prevailed in the Kashmir Valley Thursday on the eve of the nation’s Independence Day Aug 15. Three people – two policemen and a civilian – were killed in Pampore town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Wednesday

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  • North Korea fires short-range projectiles (Lead)
    12:20 PM

    Pyongyang, Aug 14 (IANS) North Korea Thursday fired five short-range projectiles shortly after its committee for reunification called for an end to inter-Korean hostilities and elimination of barriers to reconciliation and unity. The projectiles were launched from 300 mm-caliber multiple-rocket launchers in the forenoon and shortly after noon, Xinhua quoted

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  • High sodium diets kill 1.6 mn people a year globally: Study
    12:08 PM

    Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) In a global analysis spanning across 187 countries, researchers have found that more than 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year are owing to high sodium consumption above the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recommendation of two gram (2,000mg) per day. “These 1.65 million deaths represent nearly one

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  • San Lorenzo win Copa Libertadores
    12:07 PM

    Buenos Aires, Aug 14 (IANS) Argentine football club San Lorenzo won the 2014 Copa Libertadores here after a 1-0 win over Nacional of Paraguay at the Nuevo Gasometro Stadium. With the first leg finishing 1-1 last week, the win gave the Argentine’s a 2-1 aggregate win and their first ever

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