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Reliance Group concludes multiplex sale, debt cut by Rs.700-crore

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Reliance MediaWorks, a part of the Anil Ambani-led group, on Tuesday said it has concluded the sale of its multiplex business in a cash-cum-debt transfer deal, which will cut its parent company's liabilities by Rs.700 crore. The group said the deal was the largest in for the sector in India, adding that talks were also on for another potential deal worth around Rs.20...

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Jindal slams Hillary Clinton, Obama ahead of Republican debate

Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) As Republican presidential candidates sought to position themselves as best able to take on Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton, Indian-American Bobby Jindal slammed both her and President Barack Obama. This president's trying to turn the American dream into the European nightmare. He's trying to make us more dependent on government, he said during the Voters...

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Russia launches new airspace force

Moscow, Aug 4 (IANS) Russia has put into service the airspace force as a new branch of the Russian armed forces, the country's defence ministry said. The newly-formed force, which is comprised of the Russian air force and airspace defence force, is an optimal option of increasing Russia's airspace defence capabilities, Xinhua quoted Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying. The n...

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Austria no longer has economic growth edge: Expert

Vienna, Aug 4 (IANS) Despite having had a clear economic growth advantage over many other EU countries over the past two decades Austria now no longer has this edge, a labour market expert said. Helmut Mahringer from the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) said this is reflected in the nation's continuously increasing unemployment rate, compounded by new jobless figures releas...

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World glaciers melting faster than ever

London, Aug 4 (IANS) The intense ice loss of the past two decades has resulted in a strong imbalance of glaciers in many regions of the world, says an alarming study, indicating that glaciers will suffer further ice loss even if the climate remains stable. The observed glaciers currently lose between half a metre and one metre of its ice thickness every year. This is two to three times m...

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Mob attacks Secunderabad police station after man's death

Hyderabad, Aug 4 (IANS) A mob attacked a police station in Secunderabad following a man's death soon after he was released. A probe has been ordered. Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy said a team from Central Crime Station (CCS) will conduct an inquiry into both the incidents. We will take appropriate action against whosoever is found guilty, he told reporters after visiting ...

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Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) It was a cloudy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. The sky would be generally cloudy today (Tuesday). Thunderstorms may occur later in the day in some areas, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. According to the weather office, the maximum temperature is expected ...

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Citing India, Obama unveils clean power plan

Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) President Barack Obama unveiled a plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants citing how global climate changes were affecting the world with more storms, droughts and floods and decimating crops from India to Africa. This is our moment to get this right and leave something better for our kids, he said calling his Clean Power Plan the single most import...

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70 crocodile heads found in a freezer in Australia

Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) As many as 70 crocodile heads were found dumped and left to rot in a freezer in a small town in northern Australia, media reported on Tuesday. A group of children found the freezer that had been left behind a local shop at a small town called Humpty Doo, 40 km southeast of Darwin in Australia's Northern Territory (NT), reported Xinhua. Authorities said at lea...

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Sensex gains 50 points in early trade

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's third bi-monthly monetary policy review on Tuesday, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading at 49.70 points or 0.18 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 4.70 points or 0.06 percent up at 8,54...

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Australian retail sales up in June

Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) Australian retail sales grew 0.7 percent in June as compared to the 0.4 percent growth in May, authorities said on Tuesday. The growth in June is also higher than the 0.4 percent predicted for the month, Xinhua quoted the Australian Bureau of Statistics as saying. Local consumers spent more on electronics, furniture, houseware and do-it-yourself renovation an...

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Chinese shares open on a mixed note

Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened on a mixed note on Tuesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.03 percent to open at 3,621.86 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.01 percent higher at 12,163.12 points, Xinhua reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 0.12 percent lower at 2,396.41 points.

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Messi to play in friendly match against Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 4 (IANS) Argentine star Lionel Messi will play the friendly match against Mexico, media reported. Messi, the forward in Spain's Barcelona, has not said he will not be available to play the friendly game against Mexico on September 8, Xinhua quoted Gerardo Tata Martino, coach of Argentina's national soccer team, as saying on Monday. After losing Copa America's fin...

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India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on border

Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) India and Pakistan on Tuesday traded heavy fire on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The Border Security Force noticed suspicious movements near a border outpost in Kanachak area of the Jammu district during the night, a police officer told IANS. BSF fired to thwart any possible infiltration attempt after which it was quiet till morni...

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Six killed in Thane building crash

Thane, Aug 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and another 15 hurt when a residential building crashed here in Maharashtra early Tuesday, officials said. The three-storey, 50 year old building, Krishna Nivas, crashed around 2.30 a.m. when the residents were asleep. Thane Collector Ashwini Joshi, Guardian Minister Eknath Shinde rushed to the site to supervise relief operation...

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What's keeping Drew Barrymore busy?

Los Angeles, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore says she is being selective about her work as she wants to invest more time in her business and with her family. The 41-year-old, who owns Flower Beauty, is married to art consultant Will Kopelman and has two daughters Olive and Frankie. Flower has changed my life because it lets me be a mom the way I want to be and I still get to ...

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US honours Indian security guards killed in Afghanistan

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has honoured two Indians who were killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan while they were working as security guards for an American government contractor last year. Ponnappan Vengasseril Kuttappan and Raveendran Parambath were among six security personnel working for DynCorp International on behalf of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcem...

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Padalecki shows off abs for a cause

Los Angeles, Aug 4 (IANS) Supernatural star Jared Padalecki and his friend Stephen Amell weren't hesitant to go shirtless and show their six-pack abs to promote a charity t-shirt campaign for a good cause. The two actors struck poses on a dock without any shirts on while vacationing in Lake Austin, Texas over the weekend, reports aceshowbiz.com. In a photograph, which Padalecki ...

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Obama unveils aggressive climate change plan

Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday announced a tougher climate change plan for power plants amidst an overwhelming opposition from several states nationwide. By unveiling the final and tougher version of proposed regulations which the US Environmental protection Agency (EPA) announced in 2012 and 2014, the White House was hoping the Clean Power Plan could trigge...

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When Eliza Dushku had to give hotel room to One Direction

Los Angeles, Aug 4 (IANS) American actress Eliza Dushku has spent two months staying in Pittsburgh but had to give up her hotel room at the weekend because One Direction band members had booked out the entire floor. The former Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress is currently in Pittsburgh shooting Banshee and despite having spent two months staying in the same suite, she had to move on July...

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