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Sindhu joins Thulasi, Kashyap, Srikanth in quarters

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian badminton players had a great day at the Commonwealth Games when Pusarla Venkata Sindhu joined Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, Rajah Menuri Venkata Gurusaidatt and Puthenpurayil Chandrika Thulasi in the singles quarterfinals Thursday night. Sindhu, India's leading player in the women's singles in the absence of Saina Nehwal, had little difficulty in disp...

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'India will give befitting response to Pakistani aggression'

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's response to any aggression from Pakistan will be more than adequate, newly appointed army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag said here Friday. My focus will be my soldiers... to enhance the preparedness and the effectiveness of the Indian Army. I will ensure that our soldiers are motivated, they are comfortable, competently trained and are provided with late...

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CWG badminton: Sindhu makes it a good day for India

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Thursday night joined Parupalli Kashyap, Rajah Menuri Venkata Gurusaidutt and Puthenpurayil Chandrika Thulasi in the quarterfinals of badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here. Sindhu beat Sri LankanA Thilini Hendahewa 21-14, 21-14 in barely 26 minutes in her round 16 match. ...

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Wasim Akram will always remain a dear friend: Humaima

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who was reportedly in a relationship with Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram, says she is still good friends with him. He is a very dear friend and will always remain one, Humaima said here. The actress, who will be seen in Bollywood film Raja Natwarlal with Emraan Hashmi, says she is is not planning to shift her base to Mumbai....

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'Hercules' - brilliant 3D effects make it a treat

Film: Hercules; Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Peter Mullan, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes and Tobias Santelmann; Director: Brett Ratner; Rating: ***1/2 This is the second film this year based on Hercules, the son of Zeus. The first being the Kellan Lutz-starrer The Legend of Hercules, which released in mid-January. ...

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Continue peace talks: Myanmar president

Yangon, Aug 1 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein Friday called for efforts to continue peace talks amidst the country's political reform. Despite different opinions, political groups entertain a shared attitude that the continuity of this political process will help the democratic system take root and thrive, Xinhua quoted U Thein Sein as saying. Noting that his government has...

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14 Palestinians killed in Gaza

Gaza, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 14 Palestinians were killed and 29 injured Friday in Israeli airstrikes, hours before the start of a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. According to medical sources, eight Palestinians were killed early Friday as Israeli warplanes targeted a house in the southern Gaza city of Khanyounis, Xinhua reported. In the airstrike, 10 people were injured. ...

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Light rainfall likely in Delhi Friday

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) It will be a partly cloudy Friday here with the possibility of light rainfall and thunderstorm in some parts of the city, the Met Office said. The sky will be partly cloudy and some parts of the city may get rain and thunderstorm, said an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 35 degrees Celsius, t...

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Special Social Development Corridor can ensure inclusive growth

Can the new NDA government break the existing political vendetta in the administrative system and open space for all chief ministers, irrespective of their political affiliation, to collectively work and take ownership of the much-awaited nation building process and help achieve the much needed growth in selected worst performing states on major human development indicators? In this direction, a ...

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'Finding boy to play lead in 'Pulipaarvai' challenging'

Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Director Pravin Gandhi says it took him months to find a 12-year old boy to play the lead in his upcoming Tamil thriller Pulipaarvai, which narrates the story of Balachandran, son of late LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Child actor Satya Dev plays Balachandran in the film. I wanted a boy who resembled Prabhakaran's son. We searched for months before fina...

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Galaxy that acts as cosmic magnifying glass discovered

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years. When you look more than nine billion years ago in the early universe, you do not expect...

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Father beats infant, posts photos on Facebook 'for fun'

London, Aug 1 (IANS) A French father who posted a photo of his one-month-old infant showing injuries on Facebook for fun has been booked on abuse charges. During questioning, he revealed that he had hit the child because he could not stand the baby's cries and had shared the photo on Facebook for fun. A friend of the couple who saw the abnormal photo on the social networking site...

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24 dead in Taiwan gas leak

Taipei, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 24 people have been killed and 271 injured in gas leak explosions in a Taiwan city, an official said Friday. Officials said the casualties in the accident in Kaohsiung City could go up as the explosions caused a road surface to collapse and people might have fallen into big holes, Xinhua reported. The island's fire-fighting authority said gas leaks w...

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Basketballer Ginobili to miss 2014 World Cup

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Argentina and San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili will miss the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The Argentine Basketball Federation made the announcement Thursday, which was confirmed by Ginobili on Twitter, reported Xinhua. Ginobili was kept out of the tournament for a stress fracture in his right leg, which also caused problems in his performance in 2014 NBA Fina...

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Sensex loses 174 points; banking stocks dip

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 174.54 points or 0.67 percent down as banking stocks plunged. All the sectors were trading in red. Big selling pressure was seen in banking, capital goods and auto sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 25,753.92 points, was trad...

42 seconds ago
Can't stop falling in love with a ghost

Title: Gulab; Author:Annie Zaidi; Publisher: Harper Collins; Pages: 186; Price: Rs.350 There is a mysterious, parallel world out there. Some believe, some ridicule and some dread. But what if one falls in love with a ghost, without even realising this? Together they build a house of dreams, till one fine day the ghost decides to move on. It is this dreading topic of the dead, gho...

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Maharashtra gets its 36th district

Palghar (Maharashtra), Aug 1 (IANS) Maharashtra's 36th district Palghar was craved out of India's most populous district Thane Friday here. A formal function heralding the new district will be attended by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan later in the day even as scores of hoardings announcing the creation of Palghar were set up at various locations. The proposal for a new, smalle...

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Maharashtra landslide toll touches 50

Pune, Aug 1 (IANS) The toll in a landslide disaster in Maharashtra's Malin village touched 50, with another 22 injured, an official said here Friday. So far we have recovered 50 bodies. The relief and rescue work continues on a war-footing, Pune Collector Saurabh Rao, who is monitoring the situation round-the-clock, told IANS. The village was entirely swept under a landslide Wedn...

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Watch your waistline for diabetes risk

London, Aug 1 (IANS) A British health report has warned that adults with a large waistline are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. In its report, the Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of Britain's Department of Health, said they encourage people to monitor their waistline and assess risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the report, men hav...

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Woman kills sons, self after quarrel with husband

Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) A woman in Odisha killed her two minor sons before hanging herself to death after a quarrel with her husband over some trivial matter, police said Friday. The incident took place Wednesday at Raipanka village in Gajapati district, about 300 km from state capital Bhubaneswar. But it came to light after a family member informed the police a day later. Jhum...

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