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Australia approves Adani coal project

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Adani Group was Monday accorded approval by the Australian government for its $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project in central Queensland. The project in the Galilee Basin, which will become Australia's largest coal mine, is expected to provide electricity for up to 100 million people in India This outstanding project will drive economic growth ...

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Stomach most hated body part: Research

London, July 28 (IANS) Stomachs have been voted the most hated part of the body by the British, followed by love handles and bingo wings, according to new research by non-surgical treatment clinic, CosmeDocs. When it comes to their worst features, almost a third of Britons voted for their stomachs, followed by the dreaded muffin top (fat on the waist), bingo wings (flabby upper arms), th...

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Bengal launches 11 cultural tourism hubs

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Now, visitors to West Bengal can experience rural culture first hand and see how indigenous crafts are fabricated at 11 cultural tourism hubs that were launched across the state recently. Be it the Chauu dance of Purulia, the enchanting Baul rhythms in Nadia or the patachitra art of Midnapore, the hubs scattered through the state will facilitate tourists to plan s...

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Giant asteroid hit at 'bad' time to kill dinosaurs

London, July 28 (IANS) If the killer asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago had hit a few million years earlier or later, dinosaurs probably would have been much better equipped to survive, an interesting study reveals. Just before a large asteroid slammed into the earth, the diversity of plant-eating dinosaur species declined slightly. The scarcity of plants woul...

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SJVNL's Q1 profit 23.61 percent

Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd (SJVNL), a company that owns and operates India's largest hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh, Monday said it recorded 23.61 percent increase in profit after tax for this fiscal's first quarter. The net profit of the company increased to Rs.424.29 crore from Rs.343.24 crore earned during the corresponding quarter of the ...

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Nigerian airline suspends flights to Liberia over Ebola virus

Lagos, July 28 (IANS) Arik Air, Nigeria's largest commercial airline, is set to suspend operations to Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra-Leone following the first Ebola virus death officially confirmed here. The suspension was a precautionary measure and would be in force until further notice, Xinhua reported citing an airline statement. The Nigerian government confirmed ...

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Security upped in Kashmir village after clashes

Jammu, July 28 (IANS) Heavy police force was deployed in a Kashmir village Monday after clashes broke out between two communities. A senior police officer told IANS in Jammu that heavy police force was deployed in Poond village of Kathua district after clashes erupted following alleged animal slaughter by members of one community. Five shops were torched after the clashes.

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England 358/3 at lunch, day 2

Southampton, July 28 (IANS) England were 358 for three at lunch on day two of the third cricket Test against India at The Rose Bowl here Monday. Gary Ballance (156) and Ian Bell (68 not out) forged a 142-run stand for the third wicket, increasing England's hold on the match. Rohit Sharma was the only wicket-taker in the session. ...

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New technique to build 'invisible' materials with light

London, July 28 (IANS) A new method of building materials using light could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, such as invisibility cloaks and cloaking devices. Developed by researchers at University of Cambridge, the technique can be used to control the way that light flies through them and works on large chunks all at once. The...

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Indian team hopeful of good show at chess Olympiad

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The Indian team for the ensuing 41st World Chess Olympiad in Norway is a mix of experienced and motivated young players and hoping to do well, a team member said. The 11-round team event will kick start Aug 2 and conclude Aug 14 at Tromse in the land of World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen. At 33 years of age, I am the oldest team member. All the team membe...

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Five Mumbai men robbed on way to Goa disco

Panaji, July 28 (IANS) An on-the-spur desire to check out Goa's famous nightlife proved expensive for five young men from Mumbai who were waylaid by unidentified assailants, beaten up and robbed of Rs.2.75 lakh in cash and valuables, police said Monday. A police spokesperson said Rahul Sahani from Mumbai, who was holidaying in Goa with four of his friends - all aged between 20 and 24 yea...

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Akshay's performance to kick off kabaddi league in London

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar will perform on the inaugural day of the Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL), starting Aug 9 in London. WWKL is the first international kabaddi league coming out of India and the tournament will see eight teams fighting for the trophy. The 46-year-old will perform on some of the popular title tracks from his films, Aug 9 a...

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There's no love without pain: Peter Andre

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre, who is engaged to Emily MacDonagh, believes that love comes with pain. Life is weird how it puts you in certain places, I never thought I'd meet someone like Emily (a medical student), contactmusic.com quoted him as saying. I met her when her dad (surgeon Ruaraidh MacDonagh) performed an operation on me. It goes to show that there's...

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Identify bills for parliament session, PM tells ministers

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Almost done with financial business in the budget session of parliament, the government is now trying to finalise legislative business, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not want the session to be curtailed, sources said Monday. Government sources said Modi has asked his ministers to list down important bills for the remaining part of the session, which ends ...

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President congratulates CWG medal winners

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday congratulated Indian sports persons who Sunday won medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The president congratulated Satish Sivalingam, Ravi Katulu, Punam Yadav, Shreyasi Singh and Asab Mohd., and wished them continued success in their future endeavours. In individual letters, Mukherjee said India was proud of the...

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Salman Khan's Eid luck works in favour of 'Kick'

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) If one goes by the box office collections of Salman Khan-starrer Kick, people would unanimously agree that the superstar, whose Eid releases like Wanted and Ek Tha Tiger turned out to be super hits, should stick to his lucky date for movie screenings. Kick, which marks the directorial debut of Sajid Nadiadwala, known for producing hit movies like Housefull and Hero...

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Rai wins men's 50m pistol gold, Gurpal takes silver

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh made it another momentous day for the Indian shooting contingent at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning the gold and silver, respectively, in the 50-metre men's pistol finals at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Monday. Rai set a Finals Games Record (FGR) collecting a total of 194.1 points. With 187.2 points, Gurpal Singh too...

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Vivek returns to YRF after 12 years for 'Bank Chor'

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Actor Vivek Oberoi will join the cast of Yash Raj Films' Bank Chor, marking his comeback to the banner after 12 years. His last film for the banner was the 2002 hit Saathiya. The actor, who recently played a villain in Krrish 3, will essay the role of a CBI officer who turns the bank robbers lives upside down in the film, which also stars Rhea Chakrabort...

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Heavy rain in Himachal, rivers in spate

Shimla, July 28 (IANS) The hills of Himachal Pradesh continued to experience moderate to heavy rainfall Monday, causing landslides in some areas and blocking the highways, while all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. While Guler town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 95 mm, it was 87 mm in Nagrota Suriyan, 65 mm in Sujanpur Thira and 61 mm i...

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Emraan waiting for right script to work with Salman

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi would love to team up with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, but says that the script has to be really good. If got the opportunity I would love to do. But so far I have not any such script where I can work with him, Emraan said here. But would definitely do it, if I will get, he added. Emraan is currently busy promoting his forth...

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