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Fresh wreckage found 'matches' MH370

Kuala Lumpur/Paris, July 30 (IANS) Wreckage found on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean appears to be a part of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that mysteriously disappeared in March 2014, media reports said on Thursday. Reunion, a French territory, is about 600 km east of Madagascar. The piece believed to be part of the missing MH370 is almost certainly from a ...

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BSNL to invest Rs.6,000 crore for 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots: Chairman

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) State-run telecom service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) will invest Rs.6,000 crore over the next three years to set up some 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, its chairman-cum-managing director Anupam Shrivastava has said. We are now thinking of rolling out wi-fi hotspot through capital expenditure model also. We are in the process of having ou...

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20 US Congressmen attend langar on Capitol Hill

Washington, July 30 (IANS) Over 300 people, including 20 Congressmen, attended a langar (community meal) on Capitol here, a media report said on Thursday. The langer was hosted by the Sikh American Legal Defence and Education Fund (SALDEF), a non-profit organisation, and Congressman Mike Honda on July 28, American Bazaar web portal reported on Wednesday. Chairman of the House Bud...

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'Gold hallmarking centres should be rigorously checked'

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Aiming to boost the standard of gold hallmarking in the country, there should be more rigorous monitoring and checking of the centres by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a top offcial of the World Gold Council (WGC) said here on Thursday. Till date even hallmarked jewelleries are not that credible in India. It is not fool proof as the original BIS policy ha...

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Sensex up over 190 points; FMCG stocks rise

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) The expiry of derivatives' contracts, coupled with the US Fed's decision to keep the interest rates intact, buoyed investor sentiments and propelled a barometer index of Indian equity markets over 190 points during the late-afternoon trade session on Thursday. The barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) rose 193 points...

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Oliver eyes Diamond League 110m title

Stockholm, July 30 (IANS) Reigning world 110 metres hurdles champion David Oliver of the United States revealed his ambition to win the Diamond Race title ahead of the meet here. I've been running fairly well in the Diamond League. I'm leading at the moment and I hope to win the series. That is my ultimate goal, said the 33-year-old on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. Oliver has grabbe...

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Cloudbursts reviving nature's fury in J&K

Srinagar/Jammu, July 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir has been through an unusual situation during the last fortnight with cloudbursts occurring with frightening frequency. The freak phenomenon after last year's unprecedented floods has put the common man on the edge. Six people were killed last week as multiple cloudbursts hit the north Kashmir mountain villages of Kulan, Rizan, Gaga...

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UAE humanitarian aid arrives in Yemen

Abu Dhabi, July 30 (IANS/WAM) A ship carrying humanitarian aid from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has arrived at the Aden city port in Yemen, the media reported on Thursday. The ship carrying humanitarian aid supplies arrived at the port on Wednesday. The shipment included food and medical supplies and comes within the framework of international humanitarian relief efforts imp...

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Raja-Martin lose in Atlanta Open tennis

Atlanta, July 30 (IANS) Indo-French tennis pair of Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin were ousted from the opening round of the men's doubles at the $585,870 Atlanta Open here. The Filipino-American pair of Treat Huey and Steve Johnson needed just 52 minutes to ease past Raja and Martin 6-1, 6-3 on the hard courts of the Atlantic Station. Huey and Johnson totally dominated the first s...

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Political war of words erupts over Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence. Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh fired the first salvo, saying that the BJP- led government should show similar commitment in all cases of terror as it showed in the case of ...

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Big B finds it hard to describe 'Silsila'

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) With Silsila clocking 34 years since its release, Amitabh Bachchan fell short of words to describe his memories associated with the 1981 movie. 'Silsila' 34 years...Khuddar...And it all comes back with such detail that a narration of it would require the space of a space mission...but...it must be done some day...here, there wherever...it must…before, as many pred...

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Egypt adjourns Al Jazeera journalists' trial for ninth time

Cairo, July 30 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Thursday adjourned a long running trial of three Al Jazeera journalists for the ninth time. Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Canadian Mohamed Fahmy were found guilty in June 2014 of aiding a terrorist organisation, Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed in Egypt after the army overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Al Jaze...

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Russia vetoes international tribunal on MH 17 crash

Moscow, July 30 (IANS) Russia has vetoed a draft resolution to set up up an international tribunal to look into the crash of Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight in Ukraine last year, a media report said on Thursday. Eleven UN Security Council (UNSC) members on Wednesday voted in support of the Malaysia-proposed draft resolution, with Angola, Venezuela and China abstaining, RT news reported.

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India will give befitting reply to terror: Rajnath

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said India will give a befitting reply to any terror activity launched in India from across the border. Any attempts to attack the unity and integrity of India will get a befitting reply. We are dedicated to stopping all terror activities being done from across the border, he said while making a statement in the Rajya Sabh...

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Past experiences important to face current situations: Chandra

Gurgaon, July 30 (IANS) Past experiences are equally important in daily life, especially while managing managing businesses, helping people to adapt and adopt the attendant changes that recur from time-to-time, Essel Group chairman Subhash Chanda has said. In the upcoming episode of Dr. Subhash Chandra Show On Zee News to air on Saturday, the self-made industrialist and media moghul will...

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Mexico taxi drivers step up pressure against Uber

Mexico City, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Mexico City taxi drivers staged a protest against the recent approval to private transport services offered via smartphone apps, while police investigated attacks on Uber drivers in the past few hours. Dozens of taxis gathered in the centrally located Paseo de la Reforma on Wednesday to protest the decision two weeks ago by the federal district to allow ri...

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People like to watch larger than life characters: Jake Gyllenhaal

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who earned accolades for portraying Louis Lou Bloom in the 2014 neo-noir thriller Nightcrawler, is now back on the silver screen in a macho avatar for the American sports drama Southpaw. He says audiences like watching larger than life characters in films. The trend of sports, action films should never end. These are evergreen ge...

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Four held in DU admission scam

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a fake admission scam running across Delhi University (DU) colleges with the arrest of four people, officials said. Delhi Police, in June, successfully investigated an admission scam in city schools under the EWS (Economically Weaker Section) category. ...

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Lack of reforms might derail growth: Moody's Analytics

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Predicting a 7.6 percent growth rate for India, research firm Moody's Analytics on Thursday warned that the economic expansion might slow down due to lack of reforms. The economic research and analysis firm's India forecast said that The economy will likely expand 7.6 percent in 2015 thanks to lower interest rates. A lack of reforms could derail medium-to-long t...

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Reasonable rates are key to success of GST: Government

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) As union cabinet approved changes to the GST Bill suggested by a Rajya Sabha committee, the government on Thursday said it is currently working on the rates to be implemented for the proposed reforms to India's indirect tax regime. Working closely on GST rates. Reasonable rates are key to its success, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted. Passage of...

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