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Indian Railway budget aims for complete revamp

The new Indian railway budget spells out ambitious plans. Indian Railway Minister Sadananada Gowda in his maiden Lok Sabha railway budget presentation on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, announced some major decisions which are all set to give the Indian...
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Beijing citizens to provide suggestions over public transport price hike

Beijing to take public suggestion in matters of transport price hike. The Chinese Capital of Beijing will seek public opinion on the issue of price rise for bus and subway fares on July 3, 2014. The residents of the city will be able to give...
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Foreign app services disrupted in China

Messaging apps Line and Kakao face outages in China. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have pushed censors in China to block many foreign internet products which includes messaging apps like Line and Kakao Talk, and also Microsoft’s...
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Extinct human genes helped Tibetans to cope with high altitudes

Secret to Tibetans coping with lack of oxygen discovered. A recent US study has revealed that the gene which allows Tibetans to cope with life in high altitude mountains came from the extinct species of humans. Many of the Tibetans are known...
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New smartphone app to monitor mental health

Your smartphone can now monitor your mental health. A new smartphone application developed by Israeli scientists can detect changes in behavioral patterns of a patient and send doctors data in real time. The new system has great potential to...
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Japanese bullet train to be equipped with footbaths

Japan bullet trains to give passengers a luxury ride. The East Japan Railway Company is all set to run its new Shinkansen Bullet Train service between Shinzo and Fukushima in the north of the country. In a public announcement, Japanese officials...
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Air quality in Beijing to improve by 2030, say officials

Beijing targets for reduced air pollution levels. The Chinese capital of Beijing has for long been dogged by the problem of air pollution, people walking with face masks is not an uncommon site for the densely populated city. However, reports...
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India faces driest June on records

Indian Monsoons further delayed. The Indian Monsoon’s delayed arrival has left parched lands throughout the country. According to weather records dating back to 1901, this year’s June has been officially recorded as the country’s...
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India strengthens space presence with PSLV C23 launch

ISRO launches PSLV C23 at Shriharikota space station. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) – in Sriharikota – launched five satellites from four countries on June 30, 2014. The launch witnessed the presence of  Indian...
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1,200 Chinese workers evacuated to Baghdad

Chinese workers in Iraq evacuated from unsafe territories to capital city of Baghdad. The Chinese Embassy in Baghdad announced that more than 1,200 Chinese workers who were trapped in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra have been safely evacuated...