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Commonwealth cocktail celebrating spirit of the Games

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Celebrating the spirit and togetherness of the Commonwealth Games, is a city bartender who has come out with a unique cocktail synthesising ingredients from each of the competing nations. Using a blend of exotic ingredients from all the 71 Commonwealth countries, Mal Spence of the Kelvingrove Cafe in Glasgow, has created the 'monster cocktail' which is a result of s...

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Pujara, Kohli slip in ICC rankings for Test batsmen

Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS) South Africa's AB de Villiers continues to head the Reliance ICC Rankings for Test batsmen while compatriot Hashim Amla returned to the top three. Poor performances from India's Chetseshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the third Test against England saw them slip down in the rankings released Friday. Pujara slipped two places down from eight to round off the top 10 while...

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Big B made 'Yudh' so much easier: Aahana Kumra

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Aahana Kumra can't help rejoice in the way her role in Amitabh Bachchan's first fiction show on television Yudh has shaped up and the way viewers have reacted to her performance. She says the Big B's presence made the experience of shooting the show easier. I'd have never imagined my character would have such an impact. But there you have it. I am getting so much pos...

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Tarun Tahiliani unveils 'The Modern Mughals'

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Ace designer Tarun Tahiliani organised a special media preview of his collection titled The Modern Mughals that he will present at the sixth edition of the annual Tarun Tahiliani Bridal Couture Exposition 2014, starting Saturday. The three-day event will take place at the designer's couture studio in Chhattarpur here. The new collection unleashes some hand...

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India to provide $1 million for aid to Gaza victims

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) As the Gaza conflict shows no immediate signs of let-up and the number of deaths, including of scores of children, mount to over 1,400, a concerned India is planning to send $1 million to a UN fund to provide aid to the suffering Palestinians fleeing the battle zone. The $1 million would go towards providing medicines, food, constructing shelters for the Palestini...

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Two women injured in Pakistan acid attack

Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) A woman and her daughter were injured Friday in an acid attack in Pakistan's Punjab province. According to police sources, the two women, Momina and her daughter Amina, were inside their residence in Rahim Yar Khan town when five men hurled acid-filled plastic bags into the house, Dawn online reported. The victims received burns on their faces and hands....

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Study of Western Ghats will be done, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said a study will be conducted on the populated areas of the Western Ghats after a landslide wiped out a village in Pune district, killing at least 50 people. We will make sure that scientific studies are done on the populated areas of the Western Ghats so that such incidents can be prevented in the future, Rajnath Singh, who vi...

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Family of six murdered in China

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) At least six members of a family were murdered Friday in China's Hunan province, a police official said. According to the official, Cheng and his family were killed in their home in Jiutang Village, Xinhua reported. The police have launced a probe to arrest the perpetrator, the official said. ...

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Xiaomi now world's fifth largest smartphone maker

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's Xiaomi has become the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world. The Chinese company reached this milestone in just three years. The electronics firm run by billionaire Lei Jun has captured five percent of the global market share in the last three months, according to new figures from Strategy Analytics. Xiaomi edged out Korean giant LG to claim th...

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Rajya Sabha disrupted over UPSC row

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was disrupted Friday over the UPSC aptitude test row, losing its question hour. The upper house was adjourned twice before noon, as members asked the government to give details of the report over UPSC exams. A committee headed by Arvind Verma, formed to look into the different aspects of the change in pattern of the Union Public Service Com...

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Kerry meets Modi in prelude to Washington summit

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry Friday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a prelude to the summit meeting between US President Barack Obama and Modi in Washington in September. Kerry's meeting with Modi at the Prime Minister's House, 7, Race Course Road, comes a day after he met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for the 5th India-U...

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President congratulates CWG medal winners

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday congratulated sportspersons who won medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Thursday. The president congratulated Lalita, Bijneesh Bajrang, Sakshi Malik, Satyavrat Kadian, Santoshi Matsa, Navjot Kaur and Swati Singh for the impressive accomplishment in their respective disciplines and gave his best wishes for future success.

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Nimrat Kaur lands role in US series 'Homeland'

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian actress Nimrat Kaur, who rose to fame with The Lunchbox last year, has now bagged a role in American TV series Homeland. Bobby Jasoos actor Ali Fazal was also approached for a role in Homeland, but due to clash of dates he had to let go of the offer. And now, Nimrat is the Indian face who will be seen in the hit TV show. Pretty fun for someone who watc...

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Seema, Krishna qualify for women's discus throw final

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Both Seema Punia and Krishna Poonia advanced to the women's discus throw final but while Seema's throw put her in second position, Krishna was placed a lowly 11th in the qualification round of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium. It was already a memorable day for Indian athletics with men's discus thrower Vikas Gowda giving the country its first...

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Bitter acrimony against Team Rahul in Goa Congress

Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) A divided Congress in Goa has virtually hoisted the flag of rebellion against office-bearers endorsed by party vice president Rahul Gandhi. Facing a revolt from a section of the party leadership against Team Rahul in Maharashtra, Assam and Haryana, similar dissent which had been brewing in Goa for some months now has now cast a shadow over the party's performance in ...

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Trooper killed in Jammu accidental firing

Jammu, Aug 1 (IANS) A Border Security Force trooper was killed in Jammu district Friday when his pistol fired accidentally, injuring another trooper, police said. Both Inspector Ratiram and Constable Ramji Thakur were injured when the inspector's pistol went off accidentally. However, Ratiram has died of his injuries, police told IANS here. The incident took place at the headquar...

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Weight issues - when Hollywood movies went wrong

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Depictions of weight gain or loss we see in Hollywood movies are rarely true to life, and yet we believe them. Here's a list things movies get wrong when it comes to weight, reports huffingtonpost.com: * Weight loss happens in the blink of an eye: Rocky training montage convinces you that dramatic body transformations happen instantanly. In reality, a sa...

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Samsung to launch two new smartphones

Seoul, Aug 1 (IANS) Samsung Electronics will launch two new high-end smartphones in next six months. Kim Hyun-joon, senior vice president at Samsung, told investors that one model will feature a large screen, while the other will be made using new materials. He did not elaborate further on the design, the Wall Street Journal reported. Samsung has hinted in the past that i...

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How Mumbai's roads prepared Richa for 'Tamanchey'

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Richa Chadda, who will be seen as a roguish character mouthing foul language in the film Tamanchey, says the traffic on Mumbai roads had already trained her in the use of such language. When asked if she had any particular person to teach her the way of talking she has adapted for the film, Richa said: Mumbai roads were a big teacher. Whenever I am driving, my mind i...

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Aamir's 'PK' poster leaves fans, friends guessing

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Aamir Khan throws up a surprises with almost all his new movies - the latest comes with the poster of his upcoming film PK. The actor features nude with a strategically placed vintage boombox, and he has left audiences guessing what the Rajkumar Hirani movie will be about. What do you think guys? Tell me fast... butterflies in my stomach, Aamir posted on his Twitter ...

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