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Aditya Roy Kapur gifts Katrina truck full of roses

Jaipur, Feb 7 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur gifted his Fitoor co-star actress Katrina Kaif, a truck full of roses on the occasion of International Rose Day on Sunday. As International Rose Day is celebrated across the country exactly one week prior to Valentine's Day, that falls on February 14, Aditya thought that this would be a perfect gesture of making Katrina feel special, said a sta...

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Pawan Kalyan asks Andhra to hold talks with Kapu leaders

Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) With Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham and his wife continuing their indefinite strike demanding quota for Kapus, popular actor and Jana Sena founder Pawan Kalyan on Sunday urged the Andhra Pradesh government to hold direct talks with them. Under fire from sections of his own community for not coming out in support of the movement, the actor on Sunday said the gov...

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Egypt orders travel ban on ex-interior minister

Cairo, Feb 7 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Sunday imposed a travel ban on Habib al-Adly, who served as interior minister under ousted president Hosni Mubarak, over a corruption case. Al-Adly and the other 12 defendants were accused of misusing public money and making illegal profits of over two billion Egyptian pounds (about $253 million) from the interior ministry funds, Xinhua news agenc...

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Golfer Chawrasia finishes tied 5th, Gangjee joint 15th in Myanmar

Yangon, Feb 7 (IANS) Seasoned Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia finished tied fifth following a two-under 70, while Rahil Gangjee carded 72 to be joint 15th after the fourth and final round of the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open here on Sunday. Chawrasia, who had scores of 66, 66 and 68 in the first three rounds, took his total to 18-under 270 after the final round that saw him score four birdies ...

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Youth lynched for stealing a goat in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Feb 7 (IANS) A youth was beaten to death in Jharkhand's Lohardagga district on charges of stealing a goat, the police said. The youth was brutally thrashed on Saturday night in Akashi village, about 90 km from here, a police official told IANS. The villagers claimed they caught him stealing a goat, the police official said. The police reached the village on Sunday...

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Scientists find potential treatment for sudden cardiac death

New York, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists at a US university have developed a possible treatment to prevent hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) - a common cause of sudden death in young athletes - using a study conducted by researchers more than 15 years ago. David Warshaw and colleagues discovered in 2000 the precise malfunction of a specific protein in the heart that leads to HCM, an inherited d...

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Income tax official arrested for bribery

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The CBI has arrested a deputy commissioner in the income tax department and his employee from Haryana on charges of accepting a bribe of Rs.2 lakh from a businessman to not impose a heavy penalty on him, an official said on Sunday. Nitin Garg, who is posted in Sirsa district of Haryana, was caught red handed with his employee while accepting the bribe on Saturday ...

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Indonesia's Mount Soputan erupts

Jakarta, Feb 7 (IANS) Mount Soputan volcano in Indonesia's North Sulawesi province erupted on Sunday, spewing a column of hot ash up to 2.5 km high. Mount Soputan, located some 60 km from provincial capital Manado, has high potential for further big eruption which is indicated by persistent tremors with amplitude of 41 mm, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugro...

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Two kidney failure patients get new lease of life in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Two kidney failure patients got a fresh lease of life on Sunday, thanks to the noble deed of a family in donating organs of a brain-dead patient and some timely help from Delhi Police. A 38-km 'green corridor' was created to transport the harvested kidneys from the Max Super Speciality Hospital in Shalimar Bagh to its Vasant Kunj branch where the two end-stage k...

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Modi launches IOCL refinery in Paradip, regrets project delays

Paradip (Odisha), Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated to the nation a 15-million tonnes a year refinery of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) here, and expressed regrets over delay in execution of different projects. Projects are marred by delays due to legal and tender processes and local agitations, resulting in cost overruns to the country. Initiatives ha...

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Federer is probably the greatest ever: Bartoli

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Roger Federer may be past his prime these days, but former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli feels that the Swiss superstar is probably the greatest tennis player of all time. Federer, once the most dominant player in the men's singles circuit, has been a shadow of his former self in recent years. He won the last of his 17 Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon in 2012 an...

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KCR's son gets additional portfolio

Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Telangana's Information Technology and Panchayat Raj Minister K.T. Rama Rao has been allocated additional portfolio of municipal administration and urban development. State Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan on Sunday allocated the additional portfolio, which was held by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Rama Rao is son of Chandrasekhar Rao, who is also the pre...

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U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka beat England, set up semis clash with India

Mirpur, Feb 7 (IANS) Opener Avishka Fernando struck a fluent 95 after Wanidu Hasanranga grabbed three wickets as Sri Lanka defeated England by six wickets in the quarter-final match here on Sunday and thus set up a semi-final clash against India in the Under-19 cricket World Cup. Fernando hit 11 boundaries and one six as Sri Lanka dismissed England for 184 in 49.2 overs and then surpasse...

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How much did the World Hindi Conference cost?

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The external affairs ministry spent more than Rs.7 crore (over $1 million) on the 10th World Hindi Conference in Bhopal from September 10-12 last year, a reply to an RTI query has revealed. The reply also revealed that the union finance ministry had sanctioned Rs.10 crore to hold the conference. It added that since the payments under certain heads were still in pr...

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PM invites sand artist to train Gujarat youth

Puri, Feb 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invited internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik to train the youth of Gujarat in sand art. The prime minister invited me to train the youngsters of Gujarat in sand art. I have promised the prime minister to go to Gujarat and open a sand art training institute and train the youngsters there, Pattnaik said in a state...

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Nine Hyderabad municipal officers caught at mujra party, suspended

Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Sunday suspended nine of its officers after they were caught red handed at a 'mujra' party. GHMC commissioner and special officer Janardhan Reddy suspended the officials including three tax inspectors and ordered an inquiry by the additional commissioner. The officers along with others including six wom...

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Anupam Kher goes gaga over 'Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive'

Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher cannot stop praising Abhishek Sharma forthcoming directorial Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive which also stars his son Sikander Kher. The Padma Bhushan recipient says it is an amazingly funny film. After seeing a preview of the film, Anupam took to his Twitter handle and posted that the film which stars actors Manish Paul, Pradyuman Singh and Piyush Mi...

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Japan auto parts maker exploring joint venture in India

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Japan Automatic Machine (JAM) company, which has been selling its auto components in India, said on Sunday that it is currently in talks to set up a joint venture project in the country. We are now looking for a major joint venture project and have already initiated the process of discussions for this purpose, JAM chief executive Masafumi Mizuno told reporters...

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Will run in marathon at Rio Olympics: Sudha Singh

Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) Ending all speculation, Indian long distance runner Sudha Singh has said she will compete in the marathon at the 2016 Rio Olympics in August. Sudha won the Tata Steel 25 km run held here in December and finished seventh in the recent Mumbai marathon ahead of her compatriots Lalita Babar and O.P Jaisha. There were reports that she was displeased with coach Ni...

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Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

London, Feb 7 (IANS) Humans are responsible for the spread of a virus that is killing global bee populations, a new research has found. The populations of European honeybee called Apis mellifera is the prime source of the Deformed Wing Virus, and human trade and transportation of bees for crop pollination is driving its spread, according to researchers at Britain's University of Exeter a...

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