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Canada `pleased' with reprieve for BlackBerry

By Gurmukh Singh - - - - - - Toronto, Aug 31 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Monday refused to comment on concessions it has granted India in getting a 60-day reprieve for ban on its services from Aug 31. But Canadian International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan was "pleased" with the developments between RIM and the Indian government. ...
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China donates Rs.53.6 lakh for Tagore gallery

Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) The Chinese Government has decided to donate Rs.53.6 lakh for the establishment of a gallery on nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore in the Tagore Museum of Rabindra Bharati University....
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Anand's nationality questioned, Sibal apologises

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In a major embarrassment, world chess champion Viswanathan Anand's nationality was questioned by the human resource development ministry, preventing him from receiving an honorary doctorate from the centrally-run University of Hyderabad Tuesday....
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Miss Mexico wins Miss Universe tiara

Las Vegas, Aug 24 (DPA) Miss Mexico Jimena Navarrete, 22, won the Miss Universe crown Monday night, beating 82 other beauties from around the world at a Las Vegas pageant....
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Eyes of the world on India, says PM on CWG

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the "eyes of the world" were on India for hosting the prestigious Commonwealth Games and described the sporting event as an occasion to celebrate "sporting excellence and spirit of kinship"....
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Laziness is 'a disease'

London, Aug 11 (IANS) Laziness should be classed as "disease in its own right", say experts. ...
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Jagtap bows out of squash championship

Quito (Ecuador), July 31 (IANS) Aditya Jagtap, the lone Indian remaining in contention, went down to top seeded Amr Khaled Khalifa from Egypt in straight games in the quarterfinals at the World Junior squash championships here....
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Armenia's Yerevan is 2012 World Book Capital

New York, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Unesco has chosen Armenia's capital Yerevan as the World Book Capital for 2012 as part of the organisation's efforts to promote books and the reading habit....
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Saudi man eats 22 scorpions to make world record

Riyadh, July 6 (IANS) A Saudi Arabian man has set a Guinness World Record by eating 22 live scorpions, a media report said. ...
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Oracle profit up 25 percent, boosted by Sun takeover

Washington, June 25 (DPA) Oracle Corp, the world's second-largest software maker, reported its fourth-quarter profit was up 25 percent over the same period of 2009 at $2.36 billion. ...
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