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  • Collectors authorised to shut schools in Odisha ahead of cyclone
    6:30 PM

    Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (IANS) The Odisha government Thursday authorised the district collectors to close schools, if incessant rain continues in the state due to cyclonic storm “Hudhud”. School and Mass Education Secretary Usha Padhee said the district collectors were authorised to close the schools wherever needed. The cyclonic storm is

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  • Modi condoles journalist M.V. Kamath’s death
    12:50 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday condoled the death of veteran journalist and former chairman of Prasar Bharati M.V. Kamath, saying his demise is a “loss to the world of literature and journalism”. “A prolific writer and fine human being, M.V. Kamath’s demise is a loss

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  • Honeywell adds precision to Indian-made Weapons
    2:40 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) India will soon produce its first tactical weapons guidance device under licence from the US Honeywell. The device, TALIN 2000 (or Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator), can guide a weapon to hit a designated target with near-zero error, ensuring its precision destruction with minimal collateral

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  • Reduce diesel price, says CPI-M
    2:29 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The CPI-M Monday criticized the government and the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for not reducing the price of diesel despite a fall in crude oil prices globally. The price of Brent crude, the global oil price benchmark, had fallen below $92 a barrel, the Communist

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  • Break-ups can shoo away your Twitter followers
    2:24 PM

    London, Oct 6 (IANS) If you have gone through break-up woes recently, be ready to lose your twitter followers too. According to a study, break-ups can predict a loss of followers on social media. For the study, researchers analysed data from 80,000 users identified as couples. They tracked these users

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  • Extracting bone-making cells from human fat gets easier
    2:18 PM

    New York, Oct 6 (IANS) Targeting gene expression, researchers have developed a method for extracting a wide variety of potential bone-producing cells from human fat. Within our fat live a variety of cells which have the potential to become bones. The adipose tissue, in theory, is a readily available reservoir

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  • Share sky photos with NASA during Earth Science Week
    2:15 PM

    Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) NASA is inviting people around the world to observe the sky and share photos during Earth Science Week Oct 12-18, the US space agency said in a statement. Using the hashtag #SkyScience, participants are encouraged to post their cloud and sky photos and observation experiences to

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  • Mumbai FC sign Justine Stephen
    2:04 PM

    Mumbai, Oct 6 (IANS) I-League club Mumbai FC Monday announced the signing of 26-year-old centre-back Justine Stephen for the upcoming season. Stephen recently plied his trade at Mohammedan Sporting Club and was also part of the Mumbai FC squad in 2012-13. “I am happy to be back here. The last

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  • Five killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu
    12:56 PM

    Jammu, Oct 6 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers Monday resorted to indiscriminate firing along the international border in Jammu district, killing five civilians and injuring 29 others, while the Pakistan Army violated the 2003 bilateral ceasefire in Poonch district, officials said. Five civilians, including a 15-year-old girl and her 50-year-old father were

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