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'Brain training' work wonders for the elderly
Sydney, Nov 19 (IANS) A new study shows that engaging older adults into computer-based brain training can lead to improvements in memory, speed and thinking skills.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:42:22 PM

Swimming Australia unhappy with Magnussen's choice of coaches
Canberra, Nov. Nov 19 (IANS) Australia's best swimmer James Magnussen is at loggerheads with Swimming Australia over his selection of coaches to guide him through to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 1:32:11 PM

Fiji opposition boycotts Modi address to parliament
Suva, Nov 19 (IANS) The Fijian opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Wednesday boycotted the address to the Fijian Parliament by visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for which Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama apologised terming it an "inexcusable behaviour".

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:54:09 PM

Modi announces visa on arrival for 14 Pacific Island countries
Suva, Nov 19 (IANS) India Wednesday proposed a slew of measures to foster closer cooperation with the 14 Pacific island-nations, including visa on arrival for all and an e-network to connect the islands to provide tele-medicine and tele-education.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 12:42:17 PM

Fijians crowd around to shake hands with Modi, click selfies
Suva, Nov 19 (IANS) Thousands of people gathered at Albert Park in this Fijian capital Wednesday to welcome Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to arrive in this Pacific Ocean island nation in 33 years.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 11:12:21 AM

India, Fiji sign three MoUs, 15 more on anvil
Suva, Nov 19 (IANS) Fiji Prime Minister Voreque Bainimarama said Wednesday that his government has signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with India while 15 more agreements will be signed soon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:56:18 AM

Modi in Fiji: announces visa on arrival, cooperation in space
Suva, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday proposed that Fiji could become the hub for India's regional cooperation in space as he announced visa on arrival for Fijians and two Lines of Credit totaling $75 million.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:48:03 AM

Modi meets school children in Fiji
Suva, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Fiji on a one-day visit Wednesday, met school children after a traditional welcome ceremony at Albert Park here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 10:00:06 AM

Fiji can be hub for Indian ties with Pacific Islands: Modi
Suva (Fiji), Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday that Fiji could serve as a hub for stronger Indian engagement with the Pacific Islands and acknowledged that Indo-Fiji relations have "at times been adrift; and that our cooperation should be much stronger than it is".

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 9:16:11 AM

India ready to partner with Fiji: Modi
Suva , Nov 19 (IANS) India is prepared to become a partner in strengthening and modernising Fiji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:06:15 AM

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