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Indian restaurant in Slovenia gets certificate of excellence

Ljubljana, July 4 (IANS) The only Indian-owned and operated restaurant in Slovenia -- the Taj Mahal in Ljubljana -- has received a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor, with a rating of 4.5/5.00. The restaurant, owned by Mandeep Singh, has been ranked at 35 out of 380 rated restaurants in Ljubljana, the highest among those serving Indian cuisine made by Indian chefs. Trip ...

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Nobel Laureates call for action on climate change

London, July 4 (IANS) Comparing the threat of climate change with that of nuclear war, a group of over 30 Nobel laureates have called upon the nations of the world to take decisive action to limit future global emissions. So far we have avoided nuclear war though the threat remains. We believe that our world today faces another threat of comparable magnitude, said the Nobel laureates who...

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Syrian army, Hezbollah begin offensive on border city

Damascus, July 4 (IANS) The Syrian army and the Hezbollah group on Saturday unleashed a broad offensive against a rebel-held resort town northwest of capital Damascus and close to Lebanon's borders, media reports and a source familiar with the assault told Xinhua news agency. The Syrian army and the allied Lebanese Hezbollah group started a massive attack against the city of Zabadani fro...

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Jayalalithaa takes oath as legislator

Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Saturday took oath as a member of the legislative assembly after winning the bye-election held for the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency. According to a government statement, Jayalalithaa took oath in the chambers of Speaker P. Dhanapal. Jayalalithaa won the bye-election by a huge margin, with major opposition par...

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Pakistan hockey coach blames poor infrastructure for debacle

Antwerp, July 4 (IANS) The Pakistan men's hockey team's chief coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Saturday said he would not solely accept the blame for his side's poor performance at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final, blaming lack of facilities for their failure to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. World No.10 Pakistan lost 0-1 against world No.14 Ireland on Friday and will now face world N...

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Prayag bags title sponsorship for India-Zimbabwe series

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Indian bath assets and sanitary ware brand Prayag has bagged the title sponsorship of the India vs Zimbabwe three-match One-Day International series to be played in Harare July 10 onwards. It is a matter of great pride for us to be the title sponsor for this series. Cricket is like a religion in India and offers a great platform to connect with millions of cricke...

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Woman held with silver near Bangladesh border

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended an elderly woman and seized over eight kg of silver from her possession near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal, an official said on Saturday. Jahinna Biswas, 64, was held by the troopers of BSF's 113th battalion on Friday night from Gede - the last railway station and border checkpoint on the way to Bangladesh - in Nad...

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Adani group to set up solar power parks in TN

Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Gujarat-based Adani group on Saturday signed an agreement with the Tamil Nadu government to supply 648 MW of solar power from its five solar power parks to be set up at an outlay of Rs.4,536 crore, said the state government. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO) has signed an agreement with the Adani group to procure 648 MW power fro...

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Indian cagers chalk up third win

Bengaluru, July 4 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka stayed on course for a possible title-deciding clash by remaining unbeaten in the fourth South Asian Basketball Association's Asian Championship qualifying tournament here on Saturday. While defending champions India drubbed Bhutan 119-52 for their third straight win, Sri Lanka who are expected to be the home team's only serious challengers, r...

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Kim Kardashian struggles to coax upset daughter

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Kim Kardashian says that she had to struggle to coax her daughter North West who went into meltdown because the reality TV star reportedly didn't agree with her dressing style. Kim, who is expecting her second child with rapper Kanye West, took to Instagram on Friday to post photographs of her upset daughter and admitted how difficult it was to coax her. She ch...

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India look to grab third place against Great Britain

Antwerp, July 4 (IANS) After a heart breaking 0-4 defeat against Belgium in the last four contest, India will look to grab the third position when they lock horns against Great Britain in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Sunday. World No.4 Belgium played a flawless game to trounce world No.9 India 4-0, while Britain lost their last four tie 1-3 against reigning world cham...

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'Kaun Kitney Paani Mein' to close sixth edition of Jagran Film Festival

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS The satirical film Kaun Kitney Paani Mein will bring the curtains down on the sixth edition of the Jagran Film Festival at the Siri Fort Auditorium on Sunday. Produced by the international NGO - One Drop Foundation, the movie is a satire on water crisis, caste and the power equation when water, the most important resource, vanishes and how the oppressed become th...

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31 rebels killed in Syria blast

Damascus, July 4 (IANS) An explosion at a rebels' meeting in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib killed 31 of them, a monitor group reported on Saturday. The blast took place in a mosque in the city of Ariha in the southern countryside of Idlib on Friday, while rebels of the Al Qaida-linked Nusra Front and an allied jihadi group were having Iftar, the fast-breaking meal in the Muslim ...

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Man held for attacking former Bihar minister alleges sexual abuse

Patna, July 4 (IANS) A man who was arrested on Saturday for stabbing former Bihar minister Ejaz-ul-Haq, here, alleged that the latter had been forcing him to indulge in sex and he attacked him to take vengeance, police said. Haq, a close relative of jailed criminal-turned-politician and former MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, was stabbed in his flat late Friday and admitted to a private hospital...

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Bill payment can be done through a selfie

New York, July 4 (IANS) Paying bills can be fun, if you do it through Mastercard. You just need to click a selfie with your smartphone, blink once at your self-portrait and your bill is paid. That's with the help of a new mobile app that MasterCard has come up with, CNET.com reported. The app uses facial recognition to verify your identity. After downloading the app, you pay for ...

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Perseverance has its reward: UPSC 2nd rank holder

Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Renu Raj, 27, a doctor, who has secured the second rank in the civil services examination, the results of which were declared by the UPSC on Saturday, told the aspiring candidates that perseverance pays. This was my first attempt. I was tense since night and even though I knew the results would be out by afternoon, I did not tell my parents, said Raj, wh...

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Bopanna in second round of mixed doubles at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, July 4 (IANS) India's Rohan Bopanna and his Spanish mixed doubles partner Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez entered the second round after emerging victorious in a hard fought opening round battle against the American-Hungarian duo of Eric Butorac and Katalin Marosi at the Wimbledon tennis championships here. The Indo-Spanish duo won 7-6 (9), 5-7, 7-5 in a lengthy battle that lasted...

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'Centralised database of life insurers soon'

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Life insurance companies in the country will come up with a centralised database of clients by this year end, an industry official said here on Saturday. We are in the process of shortlisting a vendor, who will collate the database aimed to provide a fraud monitoring framework, secretary general of Life Insurance Council, V. Manickam told mediapersons on the sideli...

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India needs strong cyber infrastructure: Rajnath

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Pitching for a strong cyber infrastructure in the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stressed that India should work towards developing its own servers. Addressing students of the Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (JIIT) during a convocation ceremony in Noida, the home minister said: As the home minister of the country, I don't have control...

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Prisoner beaten to death in Bihar jail

Patna, July 4 (IANS) An undertrial prisoner was beaten to death on Saturday in a clash between two groups of inmates in a jail here, prompting authorities to suspend two jail wardens. According to Beur jail officials, undertrial prisoner Chandan Kumar, 20, was beaten to death during the clash and a case of murder was lodged against six inmates. Beur jail authorities started a pro...

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