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Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert, pilot dead

Economic Times - ‎4 minutes ago‎
CAPE CANAVERAL: Virgin Galactic's first commercial spacecraft crashed Friday during a test flight over California, scattering debris over the desert and leaving at least one pilot dead, officials said.
Richard Branson's beleaguered grand adventure hit by tragedy
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo: Eyewitness on 'horrendous' crash
Universe Today
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Suffers ‘In-flight Anomaly,’ Crashes in Flight Test According to reports on Twitter, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo exploded in midflight, and debris was seen scattered on ground in the Mohave Desert is California. Virgin tweeted that the rocket plane suffered an “in-flight anomaly” during a powered test flight on Friday. Other witnesses said involved a fatal explosion and crashed.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Lesser known facts

Times of India - ‎22 minutes ago‎
One of Bollywood's iconic actresses Aishwarya Rai Bachchan celebrates her 41st birthday today. She has given some of the biggest hits in the country and has won several accolades for her acting prowess.
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India vs Sri Lanka 2014: Muttiah Muralitharan insists Virat Kohli a huge asset for ...

Cricket Country - ‎1 hour ago‎
As two south-Asian giants, India and Sri Lanka clash in a five-match ODI series starting on Sunday, Novemeber 2 at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, the Lankan spin legend, Muttiah Muralitharan spoke out as the Lankan team arrived in Cuttack.
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BJP membership drive aims 50 lakh new members

India Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
BJP supporters hold cut-outs of Narendra Modi during an election rally at Kharelu in Mahesana. PTI PhotoPrime Minister Narendra Modi will launch BJP's membership drive on Saturday with a target to increase its strength, party president Amit Shah said.
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Can poll code be relaxed in J&K to help flood-hit? SC asks

Times of India - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Finding not much improvement in the situation in Jammu and Kashmir following the unprecedented floods, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission whether it could relax the stringent code of conduct in the poll-bound state ...
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Bhopal gas tragedy: How Anderson got away from our grasp

India Today - ‎1 hour ago‎
Several reports have suggested that the government of PM Rajiv Gandhi was pressured by the US to let Anderson go. Senior Congress leader Arjun Singh, who was then the chief minister of MP, wrote in his autobiography A Grain of Sand in the Hourglass of ...
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Congress, JMM part ways over seat-sharing

Indian Express - ‎6 hours ago‎
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and Congress on Friday decided to end their 15-month-old alliance ahead of Assembly polls in the state after the seat-sharing talks between the two parties broke down.
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Third victim -- a 14-year-old girl -- dies from Washington school shooting

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) -- A third victim of last week's shooting at a Washington state high school has died, according to the hospital that treated victims.
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Army officer takes charge in Burkina Faso, ousting general

Reuters - ‎3 minutes ago‎
1 of 13. Anti-government protesters gather in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 31, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Joe Penney.
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Malaysia Airlines sees first lawsuit on missing Flight MH370

Reuters Canada - ‎3 hours ago‎
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two children of a passenger on Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 have sued the company and the Malaysian government for damages, the first lawsuit to be filed over the aircraft which disappeared in March.
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Nokia all set to suspend operations at Chennai plant today

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHENNAI: Finnish telecom major Nokia will suspend its mobile handset production at Sriperumbudur plant from today, while a financial package of Rs 7.5-9 lakh has been finalised for the last 900 employees.
Nokia Chennai plant to suspend operations from today
Nokia shuts down its India plant in Chennai
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Global software major Microsoft, which acquired the Finland-based Nokia's global devices and services business, including assets in India for $7.2 billion April 25, decided to suspend manufacturing handsets from its Chennai plant though it could not take possession of it due to legal battles over a tax notice from the Tamil Nadu government and the Supreme Court in March. #Nokia #Jobless
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Maruti Oct sales dip 1.1% to 1,03973 units

The Hindu - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Country's largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) on Saturday reported a 1.1 per cent decline in total sales in October at 1,03,973 units as against 1,05,087 units in the same month last year.
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Roy's Tihar stay costs Sahara Rs 31 lakh

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
One can now count Tihar Jail among the country's most expensive hotels. The Sahara group has paid Rs 31 lakh to authorities of the jail as charges for the stay of its chief Subrata Roy in an air-conditioned facility and services such as phone, internet and ...
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Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41 per ltr, diesel by Rs. 2.25

Business Today - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Petrol price was on Friday cut by Rs. 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, while that of diesel was slashed by Rs. 2.25 per litre on the back of falling international oil rates.
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Wealth of 85 tycoons equals poorest half, Oxfam says

Times of India - ‎4 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: The richest 85 people on the planet owned as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity, a new hard-hitting report released by Oxfam calculates on the basis of a Forbes list for 2013.
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Lava Iris Fuel 50 tries to pip Redmi 1S with 3000mAh battery, 370 hours standby - ‎12 minutes ago‎
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 smartphone has been officially launched in India and is targeted at those looking for a decent handset with average specs and great battery life.
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Parineeti Chopra-Rani Mukerji: Too much in common!

Daily News & Analysis - ‎4 hours ago‎
It is well-known in the corridors of Yash Raj that Parineeti Chopra is Rani Mukerji's favourite and that Rani sees a semblance of her own spunky spirit in Parineeti.
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Ketan Mehta: 'Rang Rasiya' lauds freedom of expression

IndiaGlitz - ‎9 hours ago‎
Director Ketan Mehta's forthcoming period drama based on the 19th century legendary painter is all set for release. The director, who is upbeat about its release throws some light 'I was attracted to him even in the film institute times,' says the 61 year old film ...
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418 during IPL game, a pointer to run-fest in opener

Indian Express - ‎48 minutes ago‎
The Barabati Stadium, where the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka will be played on Sunday, has a capacity of 45,000 but with two days to go 20,000 tickets (priced between Rs 200 and 8,000) have been sold.
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Tired athletes gear up for Open Nationals

Hindustan Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
The season-ending National Open Athletics Championships, commencing Sunday at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, may not provide the fireworks as a majority of the top athletes are tired after a long season.
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China completes first return mission to moon

Hindu Business Line - ‎1 hour ago‎
China today successfully completed its first return mission to the moon with its unmanned orbiter landing back on Earth, becoming only the third country in the world to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US accomplished the feat about 40 years ago.
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China completes first return mission to moon, beats India

Northern Voices Online - ‎38 minutes ago‎
While India looked like beating China by sending a Mars orbiter, China has proved that it is well ahead of India in space technology.
After Mars Orbiter, Indian startup readies for the Moon
We plan to launch 2nd Mars Mission in 2018, says ISRO satellite Centre Director
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“Here’s some of the stories trending This Week at NASA!” SpaceX Dragon returns The SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule was recently detached from the International Space Station for its return to Earth, just over a month after delivering about 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the ISS. Dragon safely returned to Earth with more than 3,200 pounds of NASA cargo and science samples – completing the company’s fourth resupply mission to the station. ...
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ISRO All Set to Launch Heavier Re-Entry Capable Crew Module on GSLV-Mark ...

Microfinance Monitor - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Indian space agency will send an unmanned crew module on its experimental rocket GSLV-Mark III in December as a precursor to its earth re-entry flight simulation experiments ahead of taking up manned mission to the moon soon and setting itself a very ...
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Indian's helping hand at Ebola camp

Calcutta Telegraph - ‎7 hours ago‎
New Delhi, Oct. 31: In her fourth week at an Ebola camp in Liberia, Kalyani Gomathinayagam carried a six-year-old boy in her arms from his bed to the edge of a high-risk ward to allow his father a final glimpse of his son.

Dietary tips for the wedding season

Financial Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Weddings are significant life events when brides and grooms want to look their best. It'' a time in every bride's and groom's life when body shape and weight concerns are at their peak.
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Media, civil society endorse ban on tobacco advertising

The News International - ‎5 hours ago‎
Members of the civil society and media supported tobacco control advocates' efforts for legislation on comprehensive ban on Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS).