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WORLD CUP 2015: Top 10 Closest Finishes in World Cup History

The ICC Cricket World Cup has several thrilling finishes in its history since 1975 like the nail-biting finish in 1999 semi-final between Australia and South Africa and nine more including four ties. Here they are. World Cup History: Top 10 closest World Cup finishes:1: 1999 semi-final Australia v South Africa – tied This classic World Cup match takes the cake when ...

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PM Modi to Open 102nd Indian Science Congress on Jan 3, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Indian Science Congress’s 102 session which is scheduled to be held on January 3 in Mumbai to be attended among others many Nobel laureates and globally-renowned scientists with its central theme being ‘Science and Technology for Human Development’. The inaugural session and main sessions will be held at the Kalina campus of the ...

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Satyarthi, Malala Receive Nobel Peace Prize as Sharif Not Present Despite Appeal; Interesting Facts

Today, December 10 is the day when the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded jointly to India’s save-child activist Kailsash Satyarthi and Pakistan girl-child education activist Malala Yousafzai will receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Despite Malala’s appeal, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawz Sharif nor Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be present during the award ceremony. Since its inception in 1901, ...

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Salman Khan Sister Arpita Wedding Brings 121-year-old Falaknuma Palace Back to Glory

Tomorrow’s wedding at 121-year-old Faluknama Palace of the erstwhile Nizam will bring not only the past glory to the centre of attraction in Hyderabad city but also the glitterati attending the event will make it one of the most unnerving moments for the local police and government. Built in 1893 by Nizam’s Prime Minister Nawab Vaqar-ul-Umra, the palace was one ...

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‘Happy New Year’ Day One Box Office Collections Cross Rs.44.9 Cr, To Create History with Rs.200 Cr by Weekend

The much-awaited Shahrukh Khan Diwali gift “Happy New Year” under his Red Chillies banner has made history collecting Rs. 44.9 crore on its first day, redeeming SRK desire to join the Rs. 500 crore club, not merely aim at Rs.100 crore as many in Bollywood aspire. According to Koimoi, HNY has collected Rs 42.62 cr in Hindi, 1.43 crore in ...

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LINE Claims 30 million Indians as its Users, total 600 Mln

LINE, popular in Japan as a messaging application like Whatsapp, has more than 30 million users in India, more than 200% compared to its last year claim of reaching 10 million users. The app, released in India in June 2013, saw heavy advertising on TV channels and the company claims there are more than 600 million users all over the ...

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Sayonara Orkut! Google to Shut Down 10-yr-old Feature Sept. 30, 2014; Save Your Data Today

September 30, 2014 will bring down curtains on Orkut as Google has decided to shut down the 10-year-old social media networking site, that was the opening website for those Internet starters of the last decade. In fact, Orkut got more than expected attention during its initial days, as the Internet world began to shift from the traditional e-mails into online ...

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Mangalyaan: 5 Interesting Facts about India’s Mars Orbiter Mission

India on Wednesday created history by becoming the first country to succeed on its maiden Mars mission when its Mangalyaan was successfully placed into the Martian orbit in a record time of three hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bangalore to watch Mangalyaan enter the red planet’s orbit, congratulate the scientists ...

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Brihadeeshwar temple – A Marvel to the South Indian Architecture

The Brihadeeshwar temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, is the world’s first complete granite temple. Brihadeeshwar temple is the best example of excellent workmanship, grandeur and it has stood the testimony of time with its magnificent central dome which is a great attraction for one and all. The temple has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This temple ...

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How www (World Wide Web) was born at CERN 25 years ago?

  Twenty five years ago, in March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical linking and sharing information method over the internet, titled: “Information Management: A Proposal”. There the idea was born for world wide web that has changed the world. The first website at CERN – and in the world – ...

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INTERVIEW: Smithsonian to showcase Indian American history of last 2 centuries

By Deepak Chitnis WASHINGTON, DC: Starting this Fall, the historic Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC will unveil a brand-new exhibition in its Museum of Natural History that focuses exclusively on the history and culture of Indian immigrants in the United States. The  exhibition, “Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation,” which has been in the works since 2007, will be ...

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Will Aam Aadmi Party become another Lok Satta Party?

Aam Aadmi Party formed by Arvind Kejriwal is but a repetition of history at the Centre of what happened in Andhra Pradesh in 1996 when Lok Satta Party came into being on anti-corruption plank. Founded by N. Jayaprakash Narayan, known as JP, the Lok Satta Party in 1996, which was at the forefront of initiatives like disclosure of candidate’s income ...

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Satyam merger with Tech Mahindra ends an era of IT fraud

Finally, Satyam’s saga will end with the proposed merger with its parent company Tech Mahindra to form one of the top five IT companies in the country. The announced merger will create a behemoth of $2.4 billion company, with more than than 75,000 employees serving about 350 clients in 54 countries. “This would make us a company with an annual ...

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UK buyer wins £101-million worth lottery in Euromillions jackpot

A Euromillions ticket sold in the United Kingdom won  £101 million on Friday with numbers 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42 and the Lucky Star numbers 5 and 8. It had reached the amount after a series of rollovers. The details of the winner are not known immediately. This is the third largest lottery jackpot in UK history. In July, ...

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