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Nagarjuna Upset Over Cancellation of Italy Wedding of Son Akhil Akkineni

It was on the cards for over two years that Akhil Akkineni and industrilist GVK Reddy’s granddaughter Shriya Bhupal will tie knot and the engagement in December was an event in Hyderabad for many while guests had already booked flight tickets to Rome for the grand marriage. But the marriage of convenience between the two industrialists’ families turned sour suddenly ...

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Missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Wing Identified: Malaysian Minister

A wing part of an aircraft washed ashore the island of Mauritius in May this year was confirmed by the Australian experts that it belonged to the ill-fated missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board. Malaysian Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said on Friday confirming the investigation ...

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Indian-Origin Student Kills ULCA Professor, Ends Own Life, Why?

An Indian origin student by name Mainak Sarkar, 38, who was a former engineering student and doctoral candidate of the victim, Prof. William Klug who was reportedly developing a computer-generated virtual heart, of late. Sarkar left India after graduating from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and attended California’s Stanford University, where he did his Master of Science in Aeronautics. He ...

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Bellandur Lake Fire: Javadekar Hints at Banning Phosphates in Detergents

When Bellandur lake with froth made news two years ago, there were expert missions which visited the scene and submitted their report. Again two years ago when the waste from garment units mixed into the lake and caught fire due to methane generated inside, the local IISc scientists visited and submitted their report. The outcome remained lukewarm from the local ...

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Will Facebook Miss its CEO Mark Zuckerberg for 2 Months?

As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday he will take two months of paternity leave soon after his daughter’s birth, several family-centric business executives cheered him but sceptics questioned the decision as how it would effect Facebook users? The parental leave is gaining currency, no wonder, and many IT firms have extended the privilege of such leave to their ...

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Himalayas Born 47 million Years Ago After India-Eurasia Tectonic Plates Smashed: Study

The formation of Himalayas, the higest mountain range in the world, was due to a smashing of India and Eurasia 47 million years ago, said a team of international scientists who discovered the first oceanic microplate in the Indian Ocean. There are at least seven microplates in the Pacific Ocean but this is the first ancient Indian Ocean microplate that ...

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Afghan Hindu Kush Mountains Rocked by 7.7M Earthquake, Delhi Too Jolted

The Hindu Kush mountain region in Afghanistan was rocked on Monday afternoon with 7.7 Magnitude sending tremors across Pakistan and India, including Delhi where several buildings were rattled or developed cracks. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude of the quake at 7.7 is similar to that of Nepal earthquake that damaged the Himalayan region in April this year. ...

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Why Stampede of Hajj 2015 Worst in 25 Years?

The Mina tragedy at Hajj has seen 719 pilgrims killed including 18 Indians, while the more than 1000 were injured but stampedes are unlikely to subside despite best efforts anywhere in the world. In 2006 stampede, 364 pilgrims were killed and more than 1000 people were injured on the final day of a symbolic stoning ritual at the hajj pilgrimage ...

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Why Stampede at Hajj Occurs During Stone Throwing Ritual?

Notwithstanding the tragic crane crash early this month, another stampede today left 220 pilgrims killed at the “Stoning of the Devil” or “ramī aj-jamarāt” ritual on the last day of Muslim pilgrimage Hajj 2015 on Thursday, which coincided with Eid al-adah festival too. The “stoning of the Devil” with jamarāt or pebbles is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage ...

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