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    Johnson & Johnson compensation just an eyewash?

    WTN- Nearly a decade after the hip implant row in India that affected close to 4,700 patients, most are not participating in the compensation process of the culprit company US' Johnson and Jhonson. As many as 35 families have written to Union health minister JP Nadda questioning the validity of the enquiry process and the basis of the compensation, opposing the initiative to compensate the...

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    EU dismisses Brexit summit in November, citing lack of progress

    Brussels, Oct 18 (IANS) The leaders of the 27 countries that will remain in the European Union (EU) after Britain's withdrawal called off an extraordinary summit on the Brexit in November due to insufficient progress to organise the meeting."For now, the 27 are not planning to organise an extraordinary summit on Brexit in November," European sources said on...

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    Baidu is first Chinese member of US-led AI alliance

    San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) China-based search engine giant Baidu Inc. has become the first Chinese member of the US-led alliance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- the Partnership on AI (PAI).PAI, which includes some big names in Silicon Valley such as Apple and Amazon, is focussed to addressing the challenges and impacts of AI.The US supergroup on PAI development said in a statement on...

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    Media shouldn't run one-sided #MeToo stories: CINTAA's Sushant Singh

    Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor and general secretary of the Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has appealed to the media not to run one-sided #MeToo stories as several "fake stories" are being highlighted through the social media.Sushant Singh was interacting with the media at a press conference organised here by CINTAA on Wednesday to put forth their perspective...

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    Important to give time to missing journalist probe: Pompeo

    Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said it is important to give time and space for the investigation of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Speaking to the media at Brussels International Airport, after wrapping up his travel to Saudi Arabia and Turkey, Pompeo said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had "made clear that...

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    Poll preparations in Mizoram satisfactory: CEC Rawat (Lead, with Corrections)

    Aizawl, Oct 18 (IANS) Preparations to hold free and fair elections to the Mizoram Assembly are satisfactory, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat said here on Wednesday."Mizoram has always had an excellent record of holding free and fair elections. In the upcoming Assembly election, the state would once again establish its record of free and fair...

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    Largest-ever galaxy proto-supercluster 'Hyperion' spotted

    Berlin, Oct 18 (IANS) A team of scientists at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have sited the most massive structure in the early universe known to date.The astronomers, led by Olga Cucciati of Bologna's National Astrophysics Institute, found this galaxy proto-supercluster -- Hyperion -- using new measurements made by the visible multi-object spectrograph of ESO's Very...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Melania Trump's plane forced to land due to smoke in cabin

    Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) The airplane carrying first lady Melania Trump was forced to land a few minutes after taking off as smoke was detected in the plane's cabin, according to media reports.The incident, which took place early Wednesday morning, forced the pilot to return to Andrews air base in Maryland, from where the plane had taken off 10 minutes earlier, according to...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    9 scientists win 2019 Breakthrough Prize

    San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) The Breakthrough Prize Foundation announced nine recipients of the 2019 Breakthrough Prize in recognition of their important achievements in the fields of fundamental physics, life sciences and mathematics.The Foundation will award a total of $21 million to the nine winners. It is considered the most generous science prize in the world, Xinhua news agency reported on...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    France star Mbapp visits hometown club

    Paris, Oct 17 (IANS) France superstar football player Kylian Mbappé returned to visit his childhood club here on Wednesday for the first time since he won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The 19-year-old forward, who plies his club trade nowadays with French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain, was awarded a certificate proclaiming him a citizen of honour in Bondy, a commune in the north of the French capital where...

    • 9 hrs ago

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