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Friendship Day: TV celebs recall life's 'important' member

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) On the occasion of Friendship Day on Sunday, TV stars like Shashank Vyas, Rashami Desai and Aishwarya Sakhuja took the opportunity to remember the important person of their life and a relationship that we get to choose ourselves. Here's what these stars have to say: Shashank Vyas: I have a very few close friends. They are important because they keep me groun...

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Disturbing doping report will shake sport: WADA

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) chief Craig Reedie has said new accusations of mass doping in athletics will shake the foundation of clean sport. Reedie said at an International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting here on Sunday that the numbers involved in new allegations had shocked him, reports news.com.au. WADA said in a statement that it was very alarm...

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Ex-Windies cricket administrator dead

St. George's (Grenada), Aug 2 (IANS) The Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) was on Sunday mourning the death of its former president and council member Gabriel Henry in Cuba. Henry, 52, died on Saturday from injuries sustained in a vehicular accident on Thursday. He was in Cuba to attend his daughter's graduation as a medical doctor when the accident occurred, reports CMC. Gabriel...

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CAB take command in All-India cricket

Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) Centuries by Sudip Chatterjee and Pankaj Shaw put Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) in a commanding position against KSCA President's XI on the opening day of their four-day match in the All-India cricket tournament here on Sunday. Chatterjee was unbeaten on 123 (196b, 13x4, 1x6) after Shaw made 112 (149b, 15x4, 3x6) as CAB, batting first, were 349 for four at s...

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Anupam Kher's 'Guru-Dakshina' to Mahesh Bhatt

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) It seems that veteran actor Anupam Kher, who launched his career by playing an old character in Mahesh Bhatt's 1984 film Saaransh, can never repay the debt that he owes the filmmaker. Bhatt, who has not directed a film for over a decade now, took to micro-blogging site Twitter to post a photograph in which Anupam is seen giving money to him. Guru-Dakshina. Th...

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Heavy rain, floods kill over 50 in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) The toll in West Bengal due to heavy rain and floods crossed 50 on Sunday, after at least nine more deaths, including that of four children, were reported from different districts. The four children were killed and four other people seriously injured when they were struck by lightning in Basithat in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said. Building...

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Rain frustrates Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Aug 2 (IANS) Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah is irritated by the weather playing spoilsport in the Test series against South Africa. The two-match series is on the verge of a draw as rain washed away three consecutive days in the Test here after having the final say in the first match in Chittagong, reports bdnews24.com. It is naturally frustrating when play i...

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Rs.1,150 crore plan to build strategic petroleum reserves

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) To secure India's energy economy against supply and price fluctuations globally, an additional funding of over Rs.1,150 crore is being provided for the Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd.(ISPRL). Through supplementary demands for grant presented to parliament earlier this week, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sought an allocation of Rs.1,153 crore for buy...

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Telangana MP seeks CBI probe into student's suicide

Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Another MP from Telangana on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged suicide by a girl student at Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh. R. Anand Bhaskar of the Congress met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi to demand a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the suicide by M. Rishiteswari. The Rajya Sabha member said only an inqui...

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Friendship Day: Farhan gets nostalgic over 'Dil Chahta Hai'

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) On the occasion of Friendship Day on Sunday, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar recalled his directorial debut film Dil Chahta Hai which focussed on a period of transition in the lives of three young friends, played by Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna. Farhan took to Twitter to share a snapshot of the first sequence of the 2001 film, in which the three actors ...

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Reports on deputy registrar quitting incorrect: SC registry

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court registry on Sunday termed as incorrect and misleading reports that a deputy registrar had quit due to differences over the apex court's verdict on death row convict Yakub Menon. In a press note issued here, the registry said it took serious objection to the distorted news item reported by a section of electronic and print media that Deputy Regist...

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MQM chief criticised for calling out to 'enemy'

Lahore, Aug 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Sunday slammed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain saying that his diatribe against Pakistan and the Army proves he is working for the enemy. The entire Pakistani nation awaits the exemplary end of this self-proclaimed leader who calls out to India (for help), reported Geo News quoting Sharif. Referring t...

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AICW: Kangana's 'queen' act for Manav Gangwani's show

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Manav Gangwani is known for his opulent couture line and his collection at the ongoing Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) 2015 here echoed the same design thought when the Queen of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut walked for the designer in an outfit that defined exquisite craftsmanship. She is a very dear friend who I have worked with so she was the best fit for my collect...

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Footballer di Maria set for PSG move

Paris, Aug 2 (IANS) Argentine footballer Angel di Maria will undergo a medical exam at French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on Sunday ahead of a 44.5 million pound move to the club from Premier League giants Manchester United. After missing out the midfielder last season, PSG were still in the hunt and are expected to land him in their team soon. The 27-year-old's agent had talk...

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Joshna wins Victorian Open squash crown

Melbourne, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian champion Joshna Chinappa kept her date with glory as she beat Line Hansen, the second seed from Denmark, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9, to bag the women's title in the $15,000 Victorian Open squash tournament here on Sunday. It was a comprehensive win attained in just 32 minutes and, in the process, the Indian picked up her 10th WSA title, the last being in the Richmond...

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Punjab ready to face any terror challenge: Badal

Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Sunday that his government was ready to meet any challenge from terrorists. Badal was reacting to opposition charges that the Punjab government failed to react to intelligence inputs on a possible terror strike leading to the July 27 Gurdaspur terror attack. He said security agencies in Punjab were fully p...

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Congress questions Dhumal's silence on mass phone-tapping

Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) Himachal Congress president Sukhvinder Sukhu on Sunday questioned former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal over his silence on mass phone-tapping during his regime. By doing so, Dhumal not only violated the Indian Telegraph Act but also infringed upon the personal life of these people, Sukhu said in a statement here. He said the BJP leader should explain to th...

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Ghosh, Manika labour for TT titles

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) National champion Soumyajit Ghosh stamped his authority to beat his PSPB colleague Harmeet Desai 4-2 to win the men's singles final in the 45th All India Institutional Table Tennis Championships at the Thyagraj Stadium here on Sunday. The women's crown went to Delhi's Manika Batra who beat Ankita Das 4-1. The two winners collected prize purses of Rs.75,000 and Rs....

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Blame Sonia if monsoon session washed out: BJP

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Slamming a confused and afraid Congress for disrupting the ongoing monsoon session of parliament, the BJP on Sunday said party president Sonia Gandhi will have to take the blame if the session was washed out. Arguing that the government was willing to hold a debate on issues agitating the Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nirmala Sitharaman said the op...

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Archaeologists investigate sunken Chinese warship

Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) Archaeologists in China have begun an underwater investigation in the Yellow Sea to learn more about a war ship sunk by the Japanese during the first Sino-Japanese War 121 years ago. The investigation was launched on Saturday in Dandong city, Liaoning province, where the warship was found during an underwater exploration for port construction last year, reports Xinh...

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