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Favorites to lift the cup

Four years have flown by in a jiffy and nations are set to collide once again in a battle for the ultimate cricketing honor, the prestigious ICC Cricket ‘World Cup’. The stakes are much higher this time for the nation that finishes on top of the pile and every side will look to feature their best X1in the conquest for ...

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Why Xiaomi Partnering with Inventec to make Redmi Phones in India at Chennai plant?

Despite denials from Hugo Barra of Xiaomi, it is out in the open that Inventec is being roped in to make Xiaomi phones, especially Redmi series, which have excelled in sales but for pending patent trial in Delhi court. The Taiwan-based Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) is known for manufacturing notebooks, sonsumer electronics and mobile communication equipment and a natural pick for ...

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Mistake for India not to join CERN, says its new chief

Pakistan is joining CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) next month but India still not joining the world’s largest particle physics laboratory is a mistake, said its chief in Kolkata on the sidelines of a meet. The Pakistani government which has applied long ago will be issued a notification by next month on the country’s associate membership of the organisation, ...

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World cancer Day: WHO warns 70% rise in cases in next 20 years

On World Cancer Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) put out figures to warn that the number of new cancer cases would rise by 70 percent in the next 20 years from the current figure of 14 million cases reported and eight million deaths caused by the dreaded disease. Noting the 60 percent of deaths are reported from Africa, Asia, ...

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India’s Haj quota fixed at 136,020 this year too

The Haj quota for India for 2015 has been fixed at 136,020 pilgrims following the conclusion of the annual Haj agreement between India and Saudi Arabia. The agreement was signed by Minister of State for External Affairs V.K Singh and Saudi Minister for Haj Bandar Hajjar in Jeddah. During his visit to Saudi Arabia, Singh met Bandar Hajjar and discussed ...

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World Cancer Day: Cervical Cancer, Lung Cancer largest killers in India

An estimated 73,000 new cases of Cervical Cancer are reported in Indian Women and the incidence is reported to about 1,32,000 cases annually, which is 30% of the total 4,70,000 new cases reported every year, said WHO. These deaths owing to the cervical cancer cause are largely preventable and are likely to significantly reduce the cost burden of disease, delivering ...

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Micromax Overtakes Samsung in India Mobile Phone Market: Canalys

Micromax has knocked out Samsung to become No.1 smartphone seller in India, which is the third largest market in the world, said Canalys, an independent analyst company. While the figures are still unofficial, Micromax is known for holding the second position in market share in India and its upward movement was expected in view of its launch of Yu Yoko ...

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ICC 2015 World Cup team preview – India

Defending champions and former hosts India are one of the favorites to lift the cup this year once again. With the likes of Harbhajan, Sehwag and Yuvraj missing the bus this time out, the next generation have shouldered the responsibility. The onus will be on them to perform under the wily leadership of MS Dhoni and they certainly seem excited ...

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World T20 2016 will be held in India in March-April: ICC

The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3, announced the ICC in Dubai on Thursday after its Board meeting. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following the Board meeting and the 2017 Champions Trophy will be in England between June 1-19. England will also ...

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First Elephant Sanctuary in India to Come Up in Bengaluru

India’s first elephant sanctuary would soon come up in a fenced forested space at Bengaluru as an extention of Bannerghatta National Park, a rights group declared on Thursday. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and the Bannerghatta Biological Park in Karnataka, have teamed up to create the 49.5-hectare sanctuary using the solar electric fence. Meanwhile, the fence ...

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‘The World Will Be Better If We Stand Together,’ Says Obama

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that India can be America’s best partner, emphasizing that “the world will be better if we stand together.” Addressing people at Delhi’s Siri Fort Auditorium, Obama began his speech with Namaste. Talking on India and America, the US President said relationship between India and US can be one the defining partnership of the ...

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Space scientists feel honoured on getting Padma Shri

India’s two space scientists who played an important role in the country’s two inter-planetary missions Sunday said they felt deeply honoured and happy on being conferred with the Padma Shri. “I feel deeply honoured. All in the family are also elated. It is the recognition for the team members,” S. Arunan, project director for India’s Mars mission, told IANS. The ...

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Indian Medical body to open 1,700 clinics to educate adolescents

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) said 1,700 adolescent clinics in the country will be opened this year to educate the adolescents on lifestyle and on reproductive and mental health. Currently, two lakh children die of diarrhoea and three lakh due to pneumonia every year, which is not acceptable to the medical profession, IMA secretary general K.K. Aggrawal said on Saturday. ...

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All Set for Miss Universe Pageant; Where to Watch Live? Live Streaming Information; Top 5 Predictions

The Miss Universe beauty pageant will see all the 88 contestants vying for the top honour of being crowned Miss Universe 2014 in few minutes from now at Florida International University, Miami-Doral in Florida. The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant will see outgoing Miss Univese Gabriela Isler from Venezuela, the third winner from the country in the last six years ...

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Indian Muslims’ Growth at 24%: Will it Outnumber Hindus Ever?

With an increase of 24 percent from 2001 to 2011, Muslim population in India grew more than 6 percent compared to the national average of 18 percent. However, Muslims constitute merely 14.2 percent of the country’s total population, and it may not be possible for the religious minority to outnumber Hindus ever. The final figures will be released officially later, ...

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