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Reliance Power to buy JP group hydro assets

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Reliance Power has signed an agreement to acquire the entire 1,800 MW hydroelectricity portfolio of the Jaiprakash Group for over Rs.10,000 crore to register India's biggest deal in the infrastructure sector other than telecom. Reliance Power signs exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to acquire 100 percent of entire hydro power portfolio of Jaiprakash Power Ventu...

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Dhanush celebrates quiet b'day with family, friends

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Actor Dhanush, who turned 31 Monday, celebrated his birthday Sunday night here with family and very close friends. Dhanush, who has been shooting for R. Balakrishnan's Shamitabh, flew down from Mumbai to spend time with his parents on the occasion. Dhanush had come home to spend time with his parents and wife Aishwarya for his birthday. His wife threw him ...

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Stop violence in Saharanpur, says Pakistani daily

Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) The communal violence in Indian town of Saharanpur should be halted at once before it spreads and becomes uncontrollable, a Pakistani daily said in an editorial. The violence was a result of a land dispute between the Muslim and Sikh communities in Saharanpur and so far, it has claimed two lives, the Daily Times said in an editorial. Saharanpur is a plac...

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Policeman kills two, shoots self in Jammu

Jammu, July 28 (IANS) A policeman shot dead two women before turning the gun on himself in Rajouri district of Jammu region Monday, police said. A senior police official told IANS here that a policeman in Balakote area killed a woman and her sister with his service rifle before shooting himself. A case has been registered and investigations have begun. The official said ...

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Rain likely in Delhi Monday

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The day will be cloudy here Monday and some areas are likely to get rainfall, said the Met Office. The sky will be generally cloudy with rain/thundershower likely in some areas, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The day's maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature Monday was 27...

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Sensex slips 42 points; oil and gas stocks dip

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday was trading 41.87 points or 0.16 percent down as oil and gas stocks dipped. Selling pressure was seen in oil and gas, auto and IT sectors, while good buying was observed in healthcare sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,173.47 points,...

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Ronaldinho on his way out: Jo

Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Ronaldinho has probably played his last match for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, according to the star's teammate and close friend Jo. The 34-year-old has not contacted anybody at the club since it clinched the Recopa Sudamericana Wednesday with a 5-3 aggregate victory over Argentina's Lanus, reported Xinhua. I didn't speak with him after the (Rec...

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2.5 bn smartphone users globally by 2015: US report

New York, July 28 (IANS) Nearly 2.5 billion people or 35 percent of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics. The reason behind this surge is the expansion of low-end smartphones by global players that has helped them make inroads into emerging markets in the developing countries like I...

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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Following are the standings of the Brazilian Serie A championship after the latest round of matches Saturday and Sunday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. 1. Cruzeiro 12 9 1 2 28 12 28 2. Corinthians 12 6 5 1 15 6 23 3. Fluminense ...

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Curfew still on in Saharanpur, situation tense

Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) The situation in violence-hit areas of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, where three people were killed in communal violence two days ago, continued to be tense Monday, forcing authorities to extend the curfew in some areas. There were a few minor incidents of stone-pelting in some areas but the situation was by and large under control, police said. Police and ...

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CWG: India knocked out by England in badminton

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) India were knocked out of badminton semi-finals 0-3 by England, who will now play for gold against Malaysia, who struggled their way past Singapore 3-2 at the Commonwealth Games here. England had to fight hard for their 3-0 victory, particularly in the mixed and men's doubles. India's top singles player Parupalli Kashyap lost his match against Rajiv Ouseph in stra...

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Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, five dead in landslide

Lucknow/Dehradun, July 28 (IANS) Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the state in 48-hours while five people were found dead due to landslide. The rain alert has been sounded for most areas of the state including Nainital, Chamoli, Champawat, Uttarkashi and the state capital Dehradun. ...

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Danielle O'Hara's husband accused of cheating

London, July 28 (IANS) Model Danielle O'Hara's footballer husband Jamie accused of cheating on her with a nightclub blonde. The news has surfaced just days after she unveiled a tattoo dedicated to her husband. Mirror.co.uk reported that the woman, a blonde in her late 20s, has claimed she met Jamie and his three pals while out with a female friend at Birmingham's Bushwhackers clu...

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Police clueless in murder of Badrinath priest

Dehradun, July 28 (IANS) A day after the murder of a Badrinath shrine priest who was found dead in his residence late Saturday, the police remained clueless about the perpetrators. Prakash Bhatt, 50, working as a priest was found dead in th Teerth Purohit locality Sunday in a pool of blood. A senior official told IANS that they had taken the case with utmost seriousness as the ki...

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India lose badminton semi-final to England 3-0

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) India lost to England 3-0 in the semi-finals of the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here late Sunday night. India's men's and mixed doubles teams fought well over three games, but could not in cross the line and Parupalli Kashyap lost his singles match against Rajiv Ouseph in straight games, 21-16, 21-19. Chris Adcock was the star of Engla...

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Two killed in Italian chopper crash

Rome, July 28 (IANS) A pilot and a technician were killed in an Italian city Sunday as their firefighting helicopter crashed. The incident, which occurred in the city of Rieti in central Italy, left the co-pilot badly wounded. He was rushed to a hospital in serious condition, Xinhua quoted media reports as saying. The victims, aged 60 and 67, were confirmed dead soon after the ...

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Israel denies responsibility for UN school attack deaths

Jerusalem, July 28 (IANS) The Israeli army Sunday denied responsibility for the deaths of 16 Palestinians during Thursday's attack on a UN school in northern Gaza. The inquiry as well as documented footage conclude that a single errant mortar landed in the courtyard of the (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) UNRWA school in Beit Hanun when it was completely em...

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France wants expatriates to leave Libya

Paris, July 28 (IANS) French government Sunday called on all its nationals to quit Libya, given the deteriorating security situation prevailing in the African country. All our nationals are invited to get in touch as quickly as possible with our embassy in Tripoli, Xinhua quoted the foreign ministry as saying in a communique. Over the last two weeks, the African country has plun...

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Australia gives $5 mn for Gaza relief

Sydney, July 28 (IANS) The Australian government is providing five million Australian dollars (4.7 million US dollars) in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced Monday. The minister said the funds will provide emergency food, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and psycho-social support and is in addition to Australia's existing commitment to providin...

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UN chief appeals Israelis, Palestinians to extend truce

United Nations, July 28 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Sunday urged in the strongest terms both the Israelis and Palestinians to extend, for an additional 24 hours, the humanitarian ceasefire that was in effect and mostly observed until early in the day. The secretary-general notes the importance for both Israelis and Palestinians to be able to have a break in the violence that...

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