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Delhi has muggy day, rain likely Saturday

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A day after heavy showers, Delhi experienced muggy Friday as the humidity wavered between a high of 87 and low of 62 percent. The Met Office has forecast rain in the city Saturday. The sky will be generally cloudy with rain and thundershowers in Delhi NCR (National Capital Region) Saturday, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The day...

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Feeling lonely and cut off father, son end lives

Ghaziabad, Aug 29 (IANS) A 70-year-old man and his 40-year-old son committed suicide here due to loneliness and a feeling of being cut off from society. The police said they found the bodies of Gurpal Singh Dhillon, a retired officer of a public sector bank in Delhi and his only son Sumit Kumar Singh Dhillon in their rented flat at Kalyani Apartments in Vasundhara, Ghaziabad, Friday morn...

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Panel probing IPL 2013 spot-fixing, betting submits report

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Justice (retd.) Mukul Mudgal Committee, probing allegations of spot-fixing and betting against 13 people, including some cricketers, in the Indian Premier League 2013 and inaction by Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan, Friday submitted its report to the Supreme Court. In May, the apex court asked Justice Mudgal to inquire into the allegations that i...

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No one else can play the role: Paresh Rawal on Modi biopic

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Versatile actor Paresh Rawal, who will soon start shooting for a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says he is the right choice to play the role of the politician. I am confident about the film and no one else can play Narendra Modi other than me. He is in a different league altogether and I am more than excited to play the role. I am not allowed to talk much a...

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Himachal CM lays stone of planetarium

Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday laid the foundation stone of a planetarium at Shoghi on the outskirts of Shimla to be constructed at the cost of Rs.11 crore, an official said here. The planetarium will comprise a remote sensing centre which would help study glaciers and rivers, a government spokesperson told IANS. It would also have a ...

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Carey, Cannon take off their wedding rings

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and her estranged husband Nick Cannon were spotted sans their wedding rings. On Tuesday, the singer was seen at a restaurant here without her wedding ring. She was accompanied by her three-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, reports people.com. They seemed happy and like they were having a good time, said a source. Meanwhile, C...

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Indians arrested in Kuwait to get consular assistance: Centre

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India has taken up with the Kuwaiti authorities the arrest of 25 Indian workers in that country for allegedly killing two Egyptians, an external affairs ministry official said here Friday. India's mission has taken up problems with the Kuwaiti authorities. Will provide necessary consular assistance (to those arrested). All need to abide by local laws, the ministr...

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Pakistan expo in Mumbai cancelled at last minute

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) The second 'Made In Pakistan Expo Mumbai', scheduled to start Aug 31, was abruptly cancelled at the last minute by organizers Friday. In a terse statement, the organizers said: We would like to inform you that due to the ongoing tension situation at the Line of Control (LOC) and on the advice from our partners 'World Trade Centre', we have 'postponed' the 2nd editio...

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Israeli youth dies of wounds from Gaza rocket fire

Jerusalem, Aug 29 (IANS) A 22 year-old Israeli who was severely wounded from a rocket attack in south-central Israel succumbed to his wounds Friday, media reported. Netanel Maman from Gan Yavne was being hospitalised for the past week following his injury from a rocket fire last Friday, Xinhua reported citing the Ynet news website. With this, the Israeli death toll amid Israel's Operatio...

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Bahrain to help treat Gaza injured

Dubai, Aug 29 (IANS) Bahrain will help 100 people injured in Israeli strikes on Gaza to get treatment in Egypt, a media report said Friday. Bahrain has pledged $150,000 to fly 100 injured people from Gaza to Egypt for treatment, Gulf Daily News reported, adding that voluntary organisations -- Bahrain Medical Society (BMS), the Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS) and the Red Crescent Soci...

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13 die of Ebola in DRC

Kinshasa, Aug 29 (IANS) A total of 13 people, including five doctors, died of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the country's Minister of Public Health Felix Kabange told Xinhua Friday. The official said that all the 13 cases occurred in Djera, a remote region in the country's northwest province of Equateur. There is no report of Ebola in any other di...

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I used word Hindi not Hindu: Hepatullah

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hepatullah Friday clarified that she used the word 'Hindi' to describe all citizens of the country and not 'Hindu' that a media report quoted her as saying. Her comments came on the day a media report quoted her saying that there is nothing wrong with the term Hindu being applied equally for all citizens as a label of nationa...

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South Asian nations join hands to eradicate wildlife crime

Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) The three-day Second Annual Meeting of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) ended here Friday with a call for strengthening cooperation in the fight against wildlife crime across the region. Strengthening trans-boundary cooperation and collaboration for intra-country law enforcement initiatives through intelligence sharing on poaching and trade tre...

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Haven't sought army's mediation in political crisis: Sharif

Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Friday told parliament that he has not sought the army's mediation in the current political crisis as was claimed by two opposition leaders whose activists have camped in Islamabad and are demanding his resignation. The two opposition politicians, Imran Khan and Tahir ul Qadri, claimed Thursday that the government has approach...

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Pakistan Expo in Mumbai cancelled

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) The Made in Pakistan Expo, scheduled to kick off Sunday, has been cancelled, the organisers said. This was to have been the second edition of the event in India's financial capital. ...

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Hope she improves on the bronze: Sindhu's father

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) P.V. Sindhu's father and mentor P.V. Ramana fervently hopes that his daughter would Saturday improve on the bronze she won at the 2013 World Badminton Championships in Guangzhou and settle for no less than a silver -- or better still gold. The World No.12 created history Friday by reaching the women's singles semi-finals and assuring herself of at least a bronze ...

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PM hopes Japan visit will begin new chapter

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday expressed confidence that his visit to Japan would open a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries and take their strategic and global partnership to the next higher level. I am confident that my visit will write a new chapter in the annals of relations between Asia's two oldest democracies and take our strateg...

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Aircel-Maxis case: Charge sheet filed against Maran brothers

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The CBI Friday filed a charge sheet against former communications minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, Malaysian business tycoon T. Ananda Krishnan and five others in the Aircel-Maxis deal case. The charge sheet was filed before special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge O.P. Saini, who will hear the matter Sep 11. The CBI has n...

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Policeman shot by militants in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) A policeman, deployed as the personal security guard of the district magistrate of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag, was critically injured Friday after being shot by separatist guerrillas, police said. Constable Fayaz Ahmad was shot at by militants outside the DM's office in Anantnag town, 54 km from Srinagar. He was immediately shifted to Srinagar for specia...

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Chinchillas named after Pitt, Jolie

Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Animal rights group PETA has named a pair of rescued chinchillas after Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who got married at the weekend, as a gift to mark the occasion. The couple wed in secret in France at the weekend and now activists at PETA have honoured the animal-loving pair by naming two newly-free pets after them, reports hollywood.com. ...

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