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Voting begins in Bengal assembly polls third phase

Kolkata, April 21  People lined up in large numbers outside the polling booths, as voting began at 7 am for the third phase of Bengal assembly election involving 62 seats spread over four districts on Thursday.

Twenty two constituencies in Murshidabad, 17 in Nadia and 16 in Burdwan districts as…

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Indian diplomat honoured for services to Commonwealth

London April 20 London based Indian diplomat Amitav Banerji was conferred one of the highest awards of Cyprus – Commander of the Order of Merit – at a ceremony at the Cypriot High Commission in London on Tuesday night, Raymedia reported.

In 1990, Banerji, once tipped as a future Foreign Secretary of…

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Baisakhi celebrated at Ontario assembly in Canada

Toronto, April 20  Top leaders in Canada’s Ontario province led by Premier Kathleen Wynne joined the Sikh community in celebrating Baisakhi at the Ontario legislative assembly.

For the first time, the Sikh holy book Guru Granth Sahib was brought to the assembly here on Monday to celebrate Baisakhi and…

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Would love to play a day-night Test: Steyn

Rajkot, April 20: South Africa’s pace spearhead Dale Steyn has said he would love to play in a day-night Test before quitting international cricket.

Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced the men’s 2016-17 international schedule where they are set to play three Tests against South Africa in…

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New technology boon for low-cost polymer solar cells

London, April 20  A team of chemists has set a new world record for fullerene-free polymer solar cells by developing a unique combination of a polymer.

With this technology, the sun’s energy is converted with an efficiency of 11 percent — a value that strikes most solar cells with…

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Decor tips to get your house summer ready

New Delhi, April 20  With the temperature hitting an upward spiral, it is time for you to get your home summer-ready with simple tweaks in decor. From opting for subtle hues, packing away the rugs and rearranging furniture, the house can get a wonderful makeover with a few tips…

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Anupam Kher ‘happy’ to be part of ‘Love Sonia’

Mumbai, April 20  Anupam Kher has been roped in for David Womark’s Indo-American production “Love Sonia” and the veteran actor says he is “happy” to be part of it.

The 61-year-old also wished luck to Womark and Tabrez Noorani, the director of “Love Sonia”, which is…

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The Gharana Tradition: Then And Now

New Deli April 20 The institution of gharana garners the same kind of pride and influence as belonging to a distinguished university. Living with the guru and being part of the household; learning everything by observing the guru, is regarded with awe. “In the olden days, they didn’t have…

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ASUS unveils six new ‘ROG’ series gaming devices in India

New Delhi, April 20  In a bid to take the gaming experience to a new level in India, Taiwanese smartphone and notebook maker ASUS on Wednesday launched six NextGen gaming devices under its flagship Republic of Gamers (ROG) series.

Powered by Quad core 6th Gen Intel core i7 (Skylake) and…

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Cabinet approves changes in bill on afforestation

New Delhi, April 20 ) The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to move official amendments in the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management And Planning Authority (CAMPA) Bill, 2015.

The CAMPA Bill is meant to promote afforestation and regeneration activities to compensate for forest land…

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