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  • World population would have touched 7 billion few years ago

    Beijing, Oct 28 (): China’s family planning policy has slowed the rapid growth of population. A Chinese scholar has claimed that without its government’s severe family planning limits, world population would have touched the 7-billion mark years earlier. A report by the official Xinhua News Agency said China is responsible for preventing 400 million births…

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  • Turkey earthquake:Survivor found after 100 hours

    Ercis, Oct 28 (): The death toll from the massive earthquake in south-eastern Turkey rose to 535 Thursday, up from 471 the day before, but crews have been able to rescue 185 people alive from the rubble, Turkish officials said. A man has been pulled alive from the rubble of a building in south-eastern Turkey,…

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  • NASA launches weather-climate satellite

    Washington, Oct 28 (): After a five-year delay, the US space agency NASA launched an Earth-observing satellite on Friday to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change. It is a first of this kind satellite that will send back data on weather and climate to help forecasters predict major storms…

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  • Malaysians use more Smartphones and Tablet Computers

    Kuala Lumpur, Oct 28 (): The Malaysian Digital Consumer Report 2011 examines internet and technology trends in the usage patterns and future uptake in the Malaysian market. The study conducted in June and July 2011, comprised a total of 1,321 interviews completed among Malaysian consumers aged 15 and above. The report has been released by Nielsen,…

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  • Lanka dealing with war allegations,says Rajapakse

    Perth, Oct 27  () : The Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse says his government is working to repair the divisions caused by the recent civil war. He claims that many former combatants have been released and reintegrated into the community. “We await the submission next month of the report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission…

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  • Kareena Kapoor unveiled wax statue at Madame Tussauds museum

    London, Oct 28 (): Another honour for Indian celebrity at Madame Tussauds wax museum, London. Kareena Kapoor’s wax statue at Madame Tussauds was unveiled on October 27,to share space with other stars like Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Ria, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan  and Sachin Tendulkar. It is indeed an achievement for Kareena since she…

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  • Hearing on Rajiv Gandhi assassination convicts plea adjourned

    Chennai, Oct 28 ():  The Madras High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the petitions by three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking commutation of capital punishment. The hearing was adjourned till Nov 29. On August 30, the court had stayed for eight weeks the execution of  Murugan, Santhan and…

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  • Gautam Gambhir weds Natasha Jain today

    New Delhi, Oct 28 (): Indian cricket star Gautam Gambhir is all set to tie the knot with Natasha Jain, today at a Gurgaon farmhouse. Natasha Jain is the daughter of a prominent businessman in Delhi. The left hand opening batsman has requested the Indian cricket board to excuse him from the Oct 29 T20…

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  • Faster than light -OPERA to conduct new neutrino experiment shortly

    October 28 (): The OPERA detector group in Gran Sasso, Italy announced their result a month ago that they believed that they had observed neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light. The controversial claim triggered a flood of criticism, support and speculation from the rest of the physics world. Neutrinos may move faster than…

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