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Ratan Tata appointed to board of Interpol Foundation

Tata Sons’ Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has been appointed to the board of Interpol Foundation to contribute to its two global initiatives. Interpol Foundation said it was “honoured that Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has accepted to sit on its board of trustees and contribute to the success of the Protecting Cultural Property, and Modernising Channels of International Judicial ...

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Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) to meet Pope Francis

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, widely known as Amma, will meet Pope Francis in Vatican next month, said a spokesperson for the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The spokesperson said the leader of the Catholic Church had invited her to Rome in December and Amma has accepted it as an honour to be called upon as a representative to join Pope Francis. “Opportunities for ...

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Tuberculosis: US to Extend Help to Tibetans

Studies show the Tibetans have one of the highest rates of TB in the world. Even the deadly multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB is increasingly common. Now the US is coming to help the Tibetans, who have been in exile in India for over half a century. The US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Sarah ...

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When Emily Blunt hid her baby bump for a film

Actress Emily Blunt, who is pregnant for the second time, says she had to hide her baby bump while filming for the upcoming movie “Into the Woods”. The 31-year-old told Disney’s official fan club publication D23 that she managed to work with the film crew, including co-star Meryl Streep, to try and conceal her growing baby bump, reports eonline.com “That ...

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TV actors share what they miss from their childhood

With the country celebrating Children’s Day Friday, small screen actors Ravi Dubey, Tina Dutta, Shama Sikander and Nalini Negi evoke their childhood memories and share some hidden secrets. Here is what they have to say about what they miss the most from their childhood: Ravi Dubey: Childhood in Delhi was amazing. I loved playing on the ground. I loved going ...

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‘Garm Hawa’ – as timeless and relevant now as then

Film: “Garm Hawa”; Cast: Balraj Sahni, Sahukat Azmi, Gita Siddharth, Farooq Shaikh; Directed by: M. S. Sathyu; Rating: ***** Very few Indian films have had the enduring impact of M S Sathyu’s “Garm Hawa”. This is the kind of rare cinema that serves the very core purpose of art. And now this tale of imperishable resonance comes to us in ...

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Macroweather Exists Even in Mars

A new study finds that a relatively stable weather pattern, called macroweather, exists even on Mars. Macroweather, refers to describe a relatively stable regime between weather and climate. It is considered the third pattern apart from weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. "Our analysis of the data ...

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Justin Bieber ordered to appear in Argentine court now

Singer Justin Bieber has been ordered to appear in an Argentine court over allegations that he told his bodyguards to attack a photographer last year. The 20-year-old is accused of sending bodyguards to attack a photographer outside a nightclub here last year and has been warned that if he does not return, he could be arrested or extradited, reports contactmusic.com. ...

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Bollywood Wakes up to Wish Happy Children’s Day

Today, November 14 marks the Children’s Day celebrated in memory of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and it is 125th birth anniversary of the statesman who loved and left an impact on all children in the country. Not far from the brouhaha, Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher, Bipasha Basu and Madhur Bhandarkar joined the social media to celebrate childhood ...

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Chhattisgarh Sterilisation Tragedy: UN Panel Seeks Accountability for Deaths

The UN Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have come out against "any forms of incentives" for adopting contraceptives and sought accountability for Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths. Reacting to the deaths of 13 women who underwent sterilisation operation in Chattisgarh, Babatunde Osotimehin, executive director of the Fund known by its acronym, UNFPA, and Tewodros Melesse, the director-general of ...

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China’s Electric Planes to Beat Market

China is getting prepared to put its indigenously developed two-seater electric plane into mass production, media reported on Friday. Huge markets are expected for the versatile, eco-friendly plane RX1E, according to a report in the China Daily. "The RX1E is scheduled to receive its airworthiness certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China before the end of this year, with ...

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Researchers to Send, Grow in Space

In a curiosity to understand what will happen to plants when there is no gravity in space, researchers are now set to study 1,000 plant seedlings grown in space. Researchers from University of Wisconsin recently welcomed the delivery of the plant seedlings from the International Space Station. The plants grown in space will be frozen and their RNA will be ...

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Children’s Day: Maneka Gandhi Launches National Bal Swachhta Mission

On the celebration of Children’s day, Children’s Women and Child Development (WCD) Minister Maneka Gandhi said that children can play a very important role in achieving a Swachh Bharat. "Children can play a very important role in achieving a Swachh Bharat… They can become ambassadors of cleanliness and motivate others to keep their homes, schools, and surroundings clean," she said ...

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Christie’s Second Auction in India Features Tagore’s Pocket Book, Art Treasures

Modernist painter Tyeb Mehta’s "Untitled" (Falling Bull) is leading Christie’s second auction in India that will take place in Mumbai on December 11, organisers said on Friday. The sale features on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s hand-written pocket book that carries mundane land transaction, a few poems and songs. The international auction house tasted Indian waters last year and made a ...

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Rosetta Images: Philae Lander Sends Back Comet Surface Images

The Philae landing robot has sent the first photos from the surface of comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, back to Earth confirming the success of the landing process despite its complexity. The European Space Agency (ESA) released the first photo taken by Philae on the surface of the comet after its landing. The picture shows that the robot is on a safe ...

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