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RPI slashes seat demand in Maharashtra polls from 47 to 20

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Virtually conceding its shrinking bargaining power, the Republican Party of India-A Tuesday drastically reduced its demand for seats for the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections from 47 to 20. RPI-A chief Ramdas Athawale said though his party had demanded 47 seats, now it was ready to settle for just 20, including 13 in the Vidarbha region of eastern Maharashtra #Chrome #Cinema #Economy #Firefox #India #indian #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Religion #science

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Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Delhi

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated in the national capital Tuesday as Muslims marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Tens of thousands of Muslims thronged mosques in the morning and offered prayers. #Business #Firefox #India #indian #News #Power #Religion #Sports #Technology

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Effective oral contraceptives for obese women soon

New York, July 29 (IANS) Obese women who use oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy can now heave a sigh of relief as researchers have identified ways to make birth control pills more effective. Making birth control pills work as well in obese women as in women of a normal body mass index has long been a challenge as obesity affects how a woman's body clears contraceptive hormones. Either a slight increase in the pill dose, from a very low dose to a low dose pill; or using the pill continuously without a "period week" off, appeared to counteract the changes that obesity causes, the findings showed #Ajax #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Crime #Education #Firefox #India #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Politics #Power

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France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

Paris, July 29 (IANS) The French government has said that it was ready to welcome Christians fleeing from Iraqi city of Mosul which is now controlled by militants of the Islamic State, media reported Tuesday. Last month, militants from Islamic State, previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), seized large territories in northern Iraq, prompting Christian families in Mosul to flee, Al Jazeera reported #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Crime #Economy #Education #indian #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Politics #science

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Infant undergoes successful heart surgery in Delhi

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A 14-month-old boy from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, which has been hit by communal clashes, has successfully undergone a heart surgery here, doctors said Tuesday. Zubair was suffering from Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a heart problem that affects babies soon after birth, said doctors at the BLK Super Speciality Hospital, where the boy underwent the surgery. "PDA is present in all of us when we are in the mother's womb #Ajax #Crime #Education #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Technology

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Kuwait Airways aircraft makes emergency landing in Brussels

Brussels, July 29 (IANS) A Kuwait Airways aircraft made an emergency landing at Brussels airport due to smoke in the cockpit. According to Brussels airport spokesperson Florence Muls, the appearance of smoke in the cockpit of the aircraft forced the pilot to make the emergency landing Monday, Xinhua reported. The plane was en route to London from Kuwait with 200 passengers on board #Ajax #Chrome #Cinema #Education #Firefox #India #Politics #Power #science #Technology

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Kashmir celebrates Eid despite violence

Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley Tuesday celebrated Eid with the usual religious fervour after the morning festivities were marred by clashes between bands of youths and security forces. Once peace returned to the valley post afternoon, people exchanged Eid greetings with families and friends in Srinagar and all major towns in the valley. #Ajax #Business #indian #Multimedia #Pakistan #Power #Religion #Technology

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Eid celebrated in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Dressed in their festive best, Muslims across Kolkata gathered at the city's principal mosque, Nakhoda Masjid, since early Tuesday morning to offer prayers and greet one another on Eid-ul-Fitr. The festival marked the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Greetings of "Eid Mubarak" and "Chaand Mubarak" poured in with the sighting of the thin crescent Shawaal moon Monday evening #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Education #Firefox #Multimedia #Religion #science #Sports #Technology

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India needs to increase farm output, says Modi

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India needs to increase its per hectare productivity of crops to meet the growing demand for food. "The land area in the country is not going to increase... So we need to increase per hectare productivity," Modi said at a function at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. #Ajax #Economy #indian #NewsTracker #Power #Religion #science #Sports #Technology

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Search for missing Indian sailor called off

Sydney, July 29 (IANS) The search for an Indian sailor, who fell overboard from a Liberian-registered oil tanker Sunday off the West Australian coast, has been called off, media reported Tuesday. #Ajax #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Crime #indian #NewsTracker #Pakistan #Politics #Technology
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