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  • Venkatraman Ramakrishnan honoured with knighthood

    London, Jan 1 (): 58-year-old Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, India-born US citizen who won 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry, has been honoured with a knighthood by the royal establishment here. Knighthood is a rare recognition of achievements by foreigners based in Britain. Venkatraman, known to most as Venki, is based at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in…

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  • Make Chai Not War :U.S sponsored NRI comedy team to spread religious harmony in India

    Ohio, Jan 1 ():   A trio of Indian origin comedians – Rajiv Satyal, Hari Kondabolu and Azhar Osman will be on an US sponsored Indian tour in an effort to strengthen ties and spread religious harmony. The state department officially announced the trip. Victoria Nuland, a State Department official said, “We are, indeed, sending an Indian-American comedy group,”…

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  • China losing its cultural heritage, Great wall of China under threat

    Beijing, Dec 31 ():  China has one of the richest heritages in the world. A report after a census conducted by the government’s own State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) shockingly revealed that China’s rich cultural heritage is literally disappearing. According to a survey which concludes  the country’s first heritage census for more than 20…

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  • Breast Implants save lives of many in Sweden

    Stockholm, Jan 1 ():  If you deny them breast implants they may commit suicide- An advocacy group in Sweden has come out with a shocking revelation that transgender people in Sweden who are denied breast implants are more likely to commit suicide. The group has urged health authorities to frame suitable guidelines and make the…

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  • Bigg Boss 5: Sunny Leone evicted

    Mumbai, Jan 1 (): Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone has become the last contestant to be ousted from the reality show this season. Sunny’s eviction came just a week before the finale and she feels that people did not vote for her because she did not create much drama on the show. “I feel sad that…

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  • Anna Hazare hospitalised

    Pune, Jan 1 (): Anna Hazare suffering from severe fever and chest congestion is admitted to a private hospital today here for further treatment following advice by doctors. Senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr. K.H. Sancheti who attended to Hazare on Saturday confirmed that Anna needed hospital care and would be shifted to Pune’s Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation on…

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