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Why Jayanthi Natarajan Decided to Quit Congress Now?

The timing to quit Congress has come for former minister Jayanthi Natarajan at a time when it makes no sense. Her decision taken immediately after sack from the cabinet in December 2013 would have made sense and gained sympathy but now it is too late and irrelevant. Prio to her press conference, she has reportedly written a letter to Congress ...

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Tri-Series: Rain God Helps Save India Face as Match Abandoned

India received two precious points that kept their ambitions of advancing to the final of the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series cricket tournament alive after the crucial match against Australia was called off due to rain on  Monday. Earlier, Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and put India in to bat at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The visitors struggled to ...

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Oil Price: How long will it stay low?

          By Vatsal Srivastava Crude has fallen by over 60 percent since last June. I don’t recall any analyst predicting such price capitulation. It was a rare and difficult event to foresee and could be categorized as what mathematician Nasim Nischolas Taleb calls a “black swan event”. With crude prices trading at eight year lows, one ...

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Twitter Can Foretell Rates of Heart Diseases, Finds Study

Social media is acting as a platform for many things at present. Here comes a new use of the same when australian researchers discovered how social media can serve as an indicator of a community’s psychological well being and can predict rates of heart disease. While previous studies have identified many factors that contribute to the risk of heart disease, ...

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Tri-series India’s big test ahead of World Cup 2015

By Veturi Srivatsa Less than a month away from the cricket World Cup, all those touted as prospective favourites are fiercely involved in a tri or bilateral series. India are among the front-runners as reigning champions. Also, the limited overs format is considered their best suit. India, Australia and England are engaged in a highly competitive tri-series Down Under, New ...

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Tri-Series: Morgan ton lifts England to 234 against Australia

Sydney, Jan 16: Skipper Eoin Morgan’s 121 lifted England to 234 all out in the opening match of the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday. Australia bowled with discipline to put the visitors in trouble from the outset. Left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc removed opener Ian Bell (0) and James Taylor (0) early ...

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Atletico Madrid knock Real Madrid out of King’s Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo may have offered his Golden Ball away to the fans in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium ahead of Real Madrid’s King’s Cup return leg against Atletico Madrid, but the Portuguese striker won’t be able to offer the Cup itself after his side lost the last 16 tie 2-4 on aggregate to their local rivals. The build-up to the game ...

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How Facebook Knows Your Secrets Better Than Your Friends, if Not Spouse ?

Researchers from Cambridge University and Stanford University have come up with a new software that can reveal your personality better and clearly than your friends by analysing posts that you “like” on Facebook. The software based on mining Facebook “likes”, shows the computer model can predict a person’s personality better than close friends and family, the only exception being one’s ...

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ESA’s Rosetta Orbiter Likely to Pounce on Comet in February 2015

The orbiting Rosetta spacecraft of European Space Agency is likely to return within six km of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in February 2015. The flyby will be the closest the comet explorer will come during its prime mission. “It is the earliest we could carry it out without impacting the vitally important bound orbits that are currently being flown,” ...

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Digital Analysis of Tongue Helps Identify Illness

Indian researchers have developed a new diagnostic system that can identify illnesses from digitised image of the patient’s tongue, which is of particular use for people residing in remote areas as they do not have ready access to physicians. The tool involves soft inputs such as standard questions about symptoms of the disease and a digitised image of the patient’s ...

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Copy Cat South Indian Cinema Sees Bollywood in Toe

When filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss made Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner “Ghajini”, he vehemently denied that his film was adapted from Christopher Nolan’s “Memento”. Since then, very few southern filmmakers have openly admitted to foreign influences in their films such as “Vidiyum Munn”, “Yaamirukka Bayamey” and “Jigarthanda”. Debutant Balaji K. Kumar’s Tamil thriller “Vidiyum Munn”, about a sex worker’s effort to save a ...

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Cabinet Reshuffle: Was it Required at All?

Though the cabinet reshuffle is often the Prime Minister’s prerogative, the way 21 new ministers were inducted and some old gurads were shunted out of plum ministries shows that some extraneous factor have really influenced the whole expansion drama on Sunday. Giving in to pressure from allies was another angle of the reshuffle but pleasing too many claimants within the ...

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Whatever Happens In Scotland Today Will Have Impact on Texas, Kashmir Too

It’s a close call in Scotland whether to become an independent sovereign state, with far-reaching consequences to the economy, the country’s finances, its money and relations with the European Union. If Scotland does secede, it definitely will make secession spread contagious in other countries like Russia, India, China and even the Texas Nationalist Movement. Daniel Miller, president of the Texas ...

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Narendra Modi Japan Visit: More Hype About Elusive Nuclear Deal as Ever

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flight touched down at Kyoto, Japan’s old capital, on Saturday to open up warm and friendly ties between the two giants in Asia, which remained dormant since India’s independence in 1947, coupled with Japan’s defeat in World War Two in 1945. Moving over from war period relations centred around Indian leader Subhas Chandra Bose to ...

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USGS Downgrades LA Earthquake Depth

US Geological Survey downgraded Friday’s 5.1 earthquake’s intensity as 7.5 km depth. The epicenter of the quake that jolted LA at 9:09pm on March 28, 2014, was located 1 km east of La Habra, California, 5 km (3 miles) north of Fullerton, CA and 33 km (21 miles) ESE of Los Angeles. The event was felt widely throughout Orange, Los ...

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Nokia Lumia 920 hits markets with wireless charging feature but fails to impress

As expected Nokia Lumia 920 that was unveiled today in New York has several firsts and the unique wireless charging feature. The Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 series will use a new advanced multi-touch experience based on the Synaptics ClearPad capacitive touchscreen sensing technology with the introduction of support for gloves and fingernails. Now consumers can use their smartphone touchscreens ...

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