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Bangalore rape case: NHRC's notice to Karnataka

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Karnataka government to send a report on the alleged rape of a six-year-old in a private school in Bangalore. The commission has issued notice to the chief secretary, director general of police and district collector calling for a report within two weeks, NHRC said in a statement. The police have ...

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Delhi Metro sets new ridership record

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi Metro recorded the highest ridership of over 26 lakh (2.6 million) passengers in a single day July 21, surpassing a record set last August. Delhi Metro achieved another milestone on Monday when over 26 lakh people travelled on the metro during the day, said a statement from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The number of passengers on metro ...

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Modi wishes Indian athletes taking part in CWG

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his best wishes to the Indian athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3. My best wishes to our athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. Am sure they will do our nation very proud. @Glasgow2014, Modi tweeted. Apart from providing a wonderful opportunity...

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Mercedes launches AMG version of CLA 45 sedan

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Mercedes-Benz Tuesday launched the AMG version of its sedan CLA 45 powered by the four-cylinder series production engine. The CLA 45 AMG priced at Rs.68.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) is the seventh AMG product available in the Indian market. The AMG brand of the company provides for high-performance driven automobiles which are highly inspired from motor racin...

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Indians spend 3 hours a day on smartphones: Study

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Indian consumers on an average spend over three hours a day on their smartphones and 25 percent consumers check their phones over 100 times a day, a study done by Ericsson ConsumerLab revealed Tuesday. The Ericsson ConsumerLab study was carried out in April-June 2014 among 4,000 smartphone users across 18 cities in India. Over the last two years, there has b...

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SC turns down Subrata Roy's parole plea

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday turned down Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy's plea for release on 40 days parole to arrange the sale of three overseas hotels to generate Rs.10,000 crore as part payment of investors' money that were raised by its two companies. Mobilising Rs.10,000 crore for part payment of investors money is also a condition of Roy and two directors be...

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Elderly man killed inside Delhi home

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 75-year-old man was Tuesday found lying in a pool of blood with his throat slit inside his house here, police said. Kashi Ram was found by his daughter-in-law inside his Mansarovar Park residence in east Delhi around 5.30 a.m. She raised an alarm and the other family members informed police. Police said the man's throat was slit with a sharp-edged w...

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Anderson hearing Aug 1

Dubai, July 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that Judicial Commissioner Gordon Lewis will hold the hearing of England fast bowler James Anderson via video-conference Aug 1. Lewis made the announcement during the preliminary hearing Tuesday attended by representatives of Anderson and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and their legal counsel, the ICC's Ethic...

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'Striving to create entrepreneurial mindset in Kerala youth'

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) The Kerala government has initiated a number of programmes to create an entrepreneurial mindset in youth and promote such young entrepreneurs, a minister said Tuesday. Inaugurating 'Technopreneur 14' workshop at the Technopark here, Industries and IT Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty said the main objective of the initiative was to develop an entrepreneurial mind...

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MH17 crash: Accusations against Russia groundless, says diplomat

Kuala Lumpur, July 22 (IANS) Russian Ambassador to Malaysia Lyudmila G. Vorobyeva Tuesday dismissed as groundless accusations of Russia's involvement in the Malaysian passenger plane crash in Ukraine. She told a press conference here that a Ukraine combat aircraft flying on the same route of MH17 was detected by the Russian armed forces, which proved that what is said about Russia and Russi...

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Skye McCole may have died of seizure: Theory

Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) The Patriot fame actress Skye McCole Bartusiak died last week and it is assumed that she could have died of seizure. Bartusiak was declared dead July 20, but the reason for the mishappening was not known. An autopsy will be carried out soon, but the current theory says that her death can be blamed on a seizure, reports contactmusic.com. According to report...

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Anti-bikini minister wants Goans to wear dhotis

Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Goa's PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who wants bikinis and mini-skirts banned in the state, now wants people to immediately start wearing traditional attire like the dhoti, because he says Indian culture is the world's greatest culture. Asked to respond to Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Vishnu Wagh's wearing a dhoti to work on the first day of the monsoon session o...

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Manipuri man's killing: Three sent to custody, hunt on for two more

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A court here Tuesday sent three youths to two days' police custody for killing a Manipuri man, after officials informed the court that custodial interrogation of the accused was required for tracing two other accused who were on the run. Akha Salouni, a 29-year-old Manipuri BPO employee, was assaulted around 1 a.m. Monday following a spat with the assailants while ...

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'Labour of Love' selected for Venice Days

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Independent Indian movie Labour of Love has been selected for Venice Days - an autonomous section at the 71st Venice International Film Festival (La Biennale di Venezia) to be held from Aug 27 to Sep 6. The Bengali drama is directed by debutant Aditya Vikram Sengupta and co-produced by Jonaki Bhattacharya (For Films) and Sanjay Shah (Salaam Cinema). The film...

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Goa CM assures crackdown on foreigners selling drugs

Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday promised a crackdown on foreigners illegally staying or carrying out businesses, especially in narcotics, in the state. Parrikar was responding to a calling attention motion in the state assembly. Legislators across party lines Tuesday discussed ways to crack down on foreign nationals conducting businesses illegally a...

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Post 'Devil', Nargis Fakhri bruised, battered

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Rockstar fame actress Nargis Fakhri may be in bed resting it out after sustaining injuries while shooting her devil item song with Salman Khan for Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick, but she finds the experience exhilarating. It was a devil of a song, she said punning on the song's title Devil. The song is composed by Yo Yo Honey Singh, his first for Salman and after his...

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Kerala scientist finds 'oil-eating' bacteria

Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) A scientist from Kerala has discovered three new species of oil-degrading bacteria from industrial waste. R.B. Smitha of the Malabar Botanical Garden (MBG) in Kozhikode discovered one new species of pseudomonas and two new species of burkholderia, widely known as good bio-degraders of toxic and tough compounds. The discovery was made as part of her ...

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Himachal men donating organs for wives

Shimla, July 22 (IANS) In a pleasant new trend in Himachal Pradesh, husbands are increasing coming forward to donate organs to their wives. Doctors from private hospital Fortis, who were here Tuesday to talk about the success of kidney transplantation in cases where the patient and the donor have different blood groups, confirmed the trend. Elaborating further, Priyadarshi Ranjan, ki...

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Bangalore rape case: Top cop visits school, meets parents

Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Bangalore's new Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi Tuesday visited the school where a six-year-old student was allegedly raped, and discussed with parents their problems and measures needed for children's safety. The six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the skating instructor of the school July 2 within the school premises. I held an hour-long meeting with s...

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Demand for data scientists growing in government sector: Expert

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The demand for data scientists in India is growing in government agencies at par with private establishments due to a shortage of skilled manpower in the industry, an expert has said. Data scientists, who analyse 'big data' or high-volume, high-velocity data are required not only in industry sectors but are increasingly being drawn from the agriculture and clinical r...

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