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Nigeria fourth country in West Africa to report Ebola death

Accra, July 26 (IANS) Nigeria has become the fourth country in the West African region to record a death from the deadly Ebola disease, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu has confirmed. The victim was a 40-year-old Liberian national, who arrived in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, but was admitted to a medical facility last Sunday after he reported ill showing symptoms of ...

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85 Syrian soldiers killed by Islamic State militants

Damascus, July 26 (IANS) As many as 85 Syrian government soldiers have been killed over the past two days in attacks launched by the so-called Islamic State (IS) on a military base in Syria's northern al-Raqqa province, activists said Saturday. The 85 soldiers and officers have been confirmed dead during the twin bombings the IS had carried out at the gates of the 23rd Division base in a...

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Apurvi breaks CWG record, marches into 10m air rifle finals

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela qualified for the 10-metre air rifle women's finals in grand style, smashing the Commonwealth Games record while compatriot Ayonika Paul too advanced in the same discipline at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Saturday. Apurvi was in top form garnering 415.6 points, a Commonwealth record, while Ayonika too impressed finishing fo...

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Afghanistan suspends presidential vote auditing

Kabul, July 26 (IANS) The Afghan Independent Election Commission (IEC) Saturday announced that the presidential runoff vote auditing process has temporarily been suspended and will resume after the upcoming Eid festival. The audit process of presidential election runoff ballot papers has been suspended until after the Eid holidays, IEC Chief Yousuf Nuristani told a press briefing here.

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Himachal CM gets exemption in defamation cases

Una (Himachal Pradesh), July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday appeared in two trial courts here and secured personal bonds for exemption from personal appearance in two defamation suits against him. The cases were filed by state Subordinate Services Selection Board former chairman S.M. Katwal. Official sources said the chief minister appeared in ...

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IIT Delhi students bags best innovation award

Thiruvananthapuram, July 26 (IANS) A group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi (IIT-D) bagged the best project at the ninth National Innovation Contest - TechTop 2014 which concluded here Saturday. An affordable refreshable Braille display got the best project award. Ankit Kumar, Dhruv Gupta and Pulkit Sapra from the mechanical engineering department, showcased a fa...

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Two dead in Saharanpur clashes

Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Two people were killed as violent clashes broke out Saturday in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh over a land dispute, police said. Two groups fought pitched battles, fired at each other and burnt several vehicles, they said. At least five policemen were injured in the violence. Traffic on the national highway connecting Ambala was thrown out of gear as proteste...

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'Work on Himachal's biggest marketing yard on'

Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Work on the biggest marketing yard in Himachal Pradesh to help apple and other fruit growers is on and it will be completed within its timeframe, an official said here Saturday. The work on Parala marketing yard (in Upper Shimla) has been taken up on priority by the government and it will be completed in a time-bound manner, Himachal Pradesh Marketing Board chairma...

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JD-U-RJD-Congress alliance finalised for Bihar by-polls

Patna, July 26 (IANS) The much awaited alliance of Bihar's ruling JD-U, Lalu Prasad's RJD and the Congress to contest the by-elections in 10 assembly constituencies was finalised here Saturday, state leaders said. The alliance has been finalised. We will contest the by-polls together, Food and Civil Supply Minister Shyam Razak told media persons after he met Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) ch...

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Indian women's TT team in CWG semis

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) The Indian women's table tennis team beat New Zealand 3-0 to proceed to the semifinals at the Commonwealth Games here Saturday. In the doubles, Madhurika Patkar and Shamini Kumaresan beat Yang Sun and Karen Li with the same scoreline of 11-8 in all three games to give India the 1-0 lead. Manika Batra defeated Karen in the singles match with the scoreline o...

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Saddened by Saharanpur communal violence: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday said he was saddened to hear about communal clashes in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. I am deeply saddened to hear of clashes in Saharanpur, Gandhi said in a statement. Violence, divisiveness and hatred have no place in our country. This politics of hatred must end. I appeal to everyone to remain calm a...

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India's Nanjappa wins men's 10m air pistol silver

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Prakash Nanjappa brought home India's third medal in shooting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games when he clinched the men's 10-metre air pistol silver at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Saturday. Australia's Daniel Repacholi won the gold with 199.5 points from Nanjappa, at 198.2, while England's Michael Gault took the bronze with 176.5. This is India's 1...

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BJP team to visit Tripura

Agartala, July 26 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) team will visit Tripura next week to look into the alleged political violence in the Left-ruled state, party sources said Saturday. The BJP's central delegation led by the party's vice-president and party in-charge of the northeast region S.S. Ahluwalia, during its two-day stay in Tripura, would visit some rural areas where clashes ...

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Be game for playful nails

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Let your nails look nail-o-licious by colouring them with pop hues or with the help of a few accessories. Here are some tips from Ishika Taneja, make-up expert and executive director of Alps Beauty Clinics: * Nail paints: The nail colours have undertaken a diversified journey from glossy-shimmery nail-polishes to bright yet subtle looking ones. Hot pink,...

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Pistol shooter Nanjappa wins CWG silver

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Shooter Prakash Nanjappa won the men's 10m air pistol silver in the Commonwealth Games behind Australia's Daniel Repacholi at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre at here Saturday. England's Michael Gault took the bronze. ...

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Justin Bieber meets probation officer

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Pop star Justin Bieber, after being convicted for vandalism in an egging case, has met his probation officer. Bieber appeared at the probation department at the Santa Monica courthouse Friday afternoon with his lawyer, Shawn Holley. They spent an hour with the probation officer, reports tmz.com. They discussed the requirements of his probation, which i...

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'The Expendables 3' leaks online

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) A DVD-quality copy of actioner The Expendables 3, starring Sylvester Stallone, has been downloaded via piracy sites over 180,000 times over a 24-hour period globally, three weeks ahead of the movie's US premiere. An unusually rare occurrence of the leak of the film on the Internet ahead of its theatrical debut could harm the business for the movie post its rel...

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After Salman, Akshay sings for his film

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Seems like Bollywood stars are taking charge of their film's singing department too. After Salman Khan who sang in Kick, Akshay Kumar has given his voice to one track in his forthcoming film Entertainment. The actor uploaded the Youtube link of the making of the song on micro-blogging site Twitter. And here's a brand new track from #Entertainment sung by yo...

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Attempts to build Rahul, destroy Manmohan finished UPA-II: Baru

Panaji, July 26 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi could have spelled doom for the UPA-II government by her attempts to engineer a transition of leadership from then prime minister Manmohan Singh to her son Rahul Gandhi, former media advisor to the PMO Sanjaya Baru said Saturday. Baru who was in Goa to promote his book The Accidental Prime Minister, also said that attempts by top Con...

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Indian culture flying high at Glasgow

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Along with sporting glory, India's rich culture and heritage is also the toast of the 20th Commonwealth Games with an exhibition celebrating Glasgow's role in the Closing Ceremony of the Games in Delhi four years ago. Entitled 'The Road from Delhi', the fortnight-long exhibition that began Saturday explores the common links between Delhi and Glasgow and celebrates...

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