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Syria awaits actions, not statements by West: Assad

Damascus(NERVE) : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, responding to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks about reigniting negotiations with Damascus, said on Monday that his administration was awaiting action and not only statements from the Western powers, Xinhua reported citing the official SANA news service. We are listening to the …

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NASA, Russia’s Roscosmos to sign deal to transport astronauts

Moscow (TASS): ¬†Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and NASA plan to sign in autumn another contract for the use of Russia’s Soyuz spaceships to take American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), Tass reported citing a Roscosmos statement on Monday. Roscosmos and NASA have signed an agreement on taking …

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Taj Mahal emerges as top Google Street View destination

Bhopal(PTI): Agra’s tourist attraction Taj Mahal has emerged as the most popular in Asia for global ‘virtual travellers’, according to Google. “Taj Mahal has emerged as one of the most popular Asian places for global virtual travellers. The fascination with this grand, symmetrical white marble mausoleum also holds within Asia, …

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Third gender members dance in Bihar jail, probe ordered

Patna(NERVE): Authorities in Bihar’s Saran district ordered a probe on Monday after some prisoners organised a ‘spring season music programme’ inside a jail and invited members of the third genders to dance. The incident took place on Sunday inside the Chapra jail for entertainment of prisoners in violation of the …

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BAI announces Rs.5 lakh award for Srikanth

New Delhi(NERVE): The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a cash award of Rs.5 lakh for World No.4 Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Sunday. Srikanth has been in terrific form. He defeated two-time Olympic and five-time World Champion Lin Dan in his …

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Vanuatu blames climate change for Cyclone Pam

Port Vila(NERVE): Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale said on Monday that climate change was responsible for more extreme weather and cyclone seasons in the Pacific nation, after Cyclone Pam devastated large parts of the country last week. The powerful category five tropical cyclone wreaked havoc in the South Pacific nation on …

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