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Two more arrested for Bangladeshi blogger's murder

Dhaka, Aug 28 (IANS) Two more people have been arrested for the murder of Bangladeshi secular blogger Niladri Chatterjee Niloy, a media report said on Friday. Kausar Hossain Khan, 29, and Kamal Hossain Sarder, 29, were arrested here on Thursday, bdnews24 reported. Niloy was hacked to death on August 7 by a five-member gang armed with machetes at his home in Dhaka. It was the four...

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President pays tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday paid tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti here to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 India-Pakistan war. The president laid a wreath at the memorial dedicated to the martyrs at India Gate, a World War I monument in the heart of Delhi. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister of State for Defence Rao Inder...

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Go for second baby for a super married life

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) If marital satisfaction is what you miss the most after the first child, plan the second baby now to get the mojo back in your love life. According to researchers from the University of Michigan, several married couples get stressed after the first child birth with the new and challenging duties staring at them. But with the arrival of the second baby, the...

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Protective and bold: Bollywood's new-age on-screen sister

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) For long, they were shown as gentle and soft-spoken women, brought up with tender care, tied to strong cultural values and often dependent on their possessive brothers. Come 2000, Bollywood started introducing strong sisters a la Karisma Kapoor in Fiza and Juhi Chawla in My Brother...Nikhil, where the love-hate bond continued, but the women began to get stronger roles.

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How HIV infection progresses to AIDS

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Instead of directly causing AIDS, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) turns host immune cells into suicide machines, using them to spread the virus and cause the progression from HIV to AIDS, new research has revealed. HIV can either be spread through free-floating virus that directly infect the host immune cells or an infected cell can pass the virus to an uni...

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Delhi government mulls police complaint against Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Delhi government may file a police complaint against former chief minister Sheila Dikshit for alleged irregularities in buying water tankers during her tenure. Delhi Water Minster Kapil Mishra has recommended that an FIR be filed against Sheila Dikshit in the case, a source in the government told IANS. The case dates to 2012 when the Delhi Jal Board p...

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Move curative petition on sentence, SC tells blast convict

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts' convict Yusuf Mohsin Nulwala to file a curative petition to seek a reduction in his jail term. Nulwala said he was wrongly convicted and sentenced for possessing a prohibited automatic AK-56 assault rifle while he was shown in possession of a non-prohibited semi-automatic AK-56. Keeping Nu...

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Rio festival to mark one-year countdown to Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 28 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro's iconic Rodrigo de Freitas lake will stage an open air festival on September 7 to celebrate the one-year countdown to the Paralympic Games. The event will feature sporting, cultural and educational activities and will involve some of the world's top Paralympic athletes, Xinhua reported. Rio 2016 executive director of communications Ma...

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Facebook touches 1 bn user mark

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Social networking giant Facebook has breached the one billion user mark. The company announced that on August 24, as many as one billion people used the service, The Verge reported. On Monday (August 24) one in seven people on earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family, founder Mark Zuckerberg said in a post. When we talk about ou...

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Goth teens more prone to depression

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Young people who identify with the Goth subculture could be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, new research claims. Goth is a contemporary subculture that began in England during the early 1980s. Its imagery and cultural proclivities indicate influences from the 19th century Gothic literature along with horror films. The study found that teenager...

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Lucy Liu introduces her surrogate son

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Actress Lucy Liu has announced the birth of her surrogate son Rockwell Lloyd Liu. Introducing the new little man in my life, my son Rockwell Lloyd Liu, Liu captioned the black-and-white photograph of her holding the newborn in her arms, reports aceshowbiz.com. A representative for the 46-year-old actress later released a statement, saying: I can confirm...

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Arrest warrant issued in second Bangkok explosion

Bangkok, Aug 28 (IANS) An arrest warrant has been issued for an unidentified suspect over an explosion that took place at a pier in Bangkok a day after 20 people were killed at a shrine in the Thai capital, police said on Friday. The Southern Bangkok Criminal Court approved an arrest warrant against a man of unknown nationality over the second blast based on CCTV footage, national police...

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India's 20km walker Kaur finishes 37th at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) Khushbir Kaur, India's national record holder in the women's 20 kilometre walk, finished a disappointing 37th at the World Athletics Championships here on Friday. Khushbir completed the race in one hour, 38 minutes and 53 seconds. She crossed the five km mark in 23 minutes and 21:36 seconds and 10 km mark in 47 minutes and 26 42. She took an hour, 12 minutes and 3...

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Malaysia blocks anti-government rally organiser's website

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 28 (IANS) Malaysia has blocked a website run by organisers of a large anti-government protest planned for the upcoming weekend, the media reported on Friday. According to sources, Bersih.org website could not be accessed on Malaysian mobile phones and computers, BBC reported. The Bersih 4.0 protest is due to be held across three cities in Malaysia over the weeke...

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Nakhid questions credentials of FIFA presidential rival Platini

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad), Aug 28 (IANS) FIFA presidential candidate David Nakhid, the former Trinidad and Tobago captain, has questioned the credentials of rival Michel Platini, who is also seeking to replace Sepp Blatter as president of the world football governing body. Nakhid, who is seeking the support of the Caribbean Football Union's (CFU) 25 FIFA nations, is also questioning Plati...

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Chinese stocks surge over three percent

Beijing, Aug 28 (IANS) China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index surged more than three percent during the afternoon trading session on Friday. Earlier, the Shenzhen Component Index opened 1.4 percent higher at 10,397.97 points, reported Xinhua news agency. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 1.57 percent higher at 1,990.34 points...

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B-Town wishes Happy Onam to all

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Bollywood stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini and Sridevi wished people prosperity and happiness on the occasion of Onam, a festival predominantly celebrated with gusto in Kerala. Here's what some of the Bollywood celebrities tweeted: Amitabh Bachchan: A very happy Onam to all. Festival predominantly celebrated with gusto in Kerala and (by) Malayalis.<...

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India vs Sri Lanka: Third Test, Day 1, Lunch scoreboard

Colombo, Aug 28 (IANS) Scoreboard at lunch on the first day of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Friday: India (first innings) Lokesh Rahul b Prasad 2 Cheteshwar Pujara not out 19 Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Pradeep 8 Virat Kohli not out 14 Extras (w 1, nb 1, penalty 5) 7 Total (2 wic...

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MP: Congress distributes free onions, pulses

Bhopal, Aug 28 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh unit of the Congress on Friday distributed free onions and pulses here to mark its protest against their soaring prices. The party workers set up stalls and distributed onions and toor daal (pigeon peas). Congress state president Arun Yadav said: People are hit hard by the soaring prices this festive season. Poor and middle class people a...

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Anita Dongre makes 26 Gujarati craftswomen her showstoppers

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) There was Dia Mirza, but earning more applause and a standing ovation too were 26 craftswomen from Gujarat who took a bow here at Anita Dongre's show at the Lakme Fashion Week winter-festive 2015, where she unveiled her new Grassroot label. It was a cut above the rest - the fact that the behind-the-scenes workers - looking as real, plain and simple as they are in re...

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