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New Delhi, 21st Oct (IANS): One of the most common and perhaps the cruelest sights during Diwali is a frightened dog running blindly on the road, terrified of the loud noise coming from the firecracker strip tied to his tail by mischievous children.
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One single international development that has not received the kind of play it deserves in the Indian media but is keenly watched in policy-making and strategic circles is the falling prices of oil - despite the geopolitical uncertainties in the Middle East and Nigeria - whose impact could be felt in government finances, business, trade and consumer spending, if the trend continues.
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Shillong, 19th Oct (IANS): It's been termed "Paradise Unexplored" but poor internal communication between India's northeastern states and the lack of connectivity to the region are the major hurdles tour operators face in promoting it as a tourist destination, an expert says.
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Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), 16th Oct (IANS): India Thursday moved tantalisingly close to having its own satellite navigation system as it smoothly launched a satellite with its rocket - and is now only a step away from joining a select group of space-faring nations that have such a system.
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Agartala, 16th Oct (IANS):Transport bottlenecks have forced India's northeastern states to procure much needed rice from neighbouring Myanmar and Bangladesh.
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