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President leads nation in paying tributes to Kalam

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Tuesday in paying tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday. Thousands of people visited the official residence of the 'Missile Man' here to pay their last respects to the people's president who collapsed while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of M...

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British peer resigns over drug allegations

London, July 28 (IANS) British life peer John Sewel on Tuesday resigned from the House of Lords over claims he took drugs with two escorts at his London apartment, a media report said. Video footage and pictures published by The Sun newspaper showed Sewel, 69, snorting cocaine with two call girls at his London flat, Xinhua reported. The Sun published a series of reports on the su...

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US won't pardon Snowden: White House

Washington, July 28 (IANS) The White House on Tuesday reiterated its refusal to pardon government information leaker Edward Snowden, and said the former contractor should return to the US and accept the consequences of his actions. He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers -- not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime, Xinhua quoted White Ho...

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Ritesh Sidhwani recalls receiving National Award from Kalam

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) The death of eminent scientist and former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has saddened the entire country and producer Ritesh Sidhwani has fond memories of meeting him while receiving the National Award for his popular film Dil Chahta Hai. The news is deeply saddening. And I think the country is going to be mourning. He was a fine president and a scientist. I was fort...

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Isha Koppikar to make comeback with 'Assi Nabbe Pure Sau'

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Khallas Girl Isha Koppikar, who sizzled on screen with some sexy songs and controversial films along with family dramas, was missing from Bollywood for four years but now is all set to make a comeback with a drama titled Assi Nabbe Pure Sau. The film also stars Chashme Baddoor actor Divyendu Sharma. The first look of the film was revealed to the media on T...

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Human presence dating back 4,000 years found in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Some 500 artefacts made from stone and shells that experts consider vestiges of a human presence in Brazil dating back about 4,000 years were found during excavation for an expansion of the Rio de Janeiro subway. The artefacts were found at an archaeological site near the port and downtown area, the Rio de Janeiro state government said. Digs in ...

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Hyundai Motor India fined Rs.420 crore by Competition Commission

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs.420.26 crore on Hyundai Motor India Ltd for its anti-competitive policy, an official statement said on Tuesday. The CCI passed the order on Monday, imposing penalty calculated at the rate of two percent of Hyundai Motor India's average turnover, the statement said. Hyundai Motor India must d...

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Syndicate Bank net down 38 percent in Q1

Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) State-run Syndicate Bank on Tuesday reported net profit of Rs.302 crore for first quarter of 2015-16 as against Rs.485 crore posted in the period of 2014-15, registering a 38 percent decline year-on-year. Our total income, however, increased 14.5 percent YoY to Rs.6,323 crore in the quarter under review from Rs.5,523 crore in same period year ago, the Manipal-ba...

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Tokyo film festival to open with Zemeckis's 'The Walk'

Tokyo, July 28 (IANS/EFE) The 28th Tokyo International Film Festival in October will open with US filmmaker Robert Zemeckis' latest film The Walk starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the organisers announced on Tuesday. The movie Terminal by Japanese director Tetsuo Shinohara will close the festival, to be held from October 22 to 31, they added. The festival, this year too, will have a...

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Indian women recurve archers in World Championship final, secure Olympic berth

Copenhagen, July 28 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics and later qualified for the final, but the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday. The women's trio comprising Laxmi Rani, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari had their backs against the wall at 1-3 ...

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Chinese envoy to be special guest at Nehru Trophy boat race

Thiruvananthapuram, July 28 (IANS) China's Ambassador to India Le Yucheng will be a special guest at the 63rd Nehru Trophy race at the expansive backwaters of Alappuzha on August 8. Ambassador Le will be arriving in the state on a four-day visit on August 7 at the invitation of state Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson. Le's visit assumes significance as it is taking place barely a mont...

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Teenage golfers Hull and Ko ready for British Open

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Teenage golfers Lydia Ko and Charley Hull secured heavy boost ahead of the British Open at Turnberry starting from Thursday by playing at Dundonald. Inspired scheduling by the Ladies European Tour (LET) provided a perfect place for tune up for this mega event as the duo featured at last week's Scottish Ladies Open. Ko, 18 and Hull, 19 will however, need to...

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Coins worth $1 mn found in Spanish galleon off Florida

Miami, July 28 (IANS/EFE) A family of treasure hunters from Florida have discovered at the bottom of the sea, with the aid of a metal detector, 52 gold coins valued at more than 900,000 euro ($1 million) from an 18th-century Spanish galleon. Eric Schmitt and his family recovered from a depth of 4.5 metres off Fort Pierce in the southeastern county of St. Lucie, 52 gold coins from one of ...

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SEBI cancels Sahara Mutual Fund's registration

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) India's securities market regulator on Tuesday ordered cancellation of certificate of registration of Sahara Mutual Fund as it found the fund house, Sahara Asset Management Company (AMC) and Sahara Sponsor not fit and proper to carry on the business. According to a statement, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI)'s whole-time member Prashant Saran pass...

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Youth with firearms arrested at Kolkata metro station

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) A 25-year-old youth was arrested after Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel seized pistols and bullets from him at a metro station here, police said on Tuesday. The youth was taken into custody by the RPF after, acting on a tip-off, they scanned his bag and found three locally-made pistols and five bullets as he tried to enter the Geetanjali metro station on M...

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India 'playing leading role' in discussions ahead of COP21

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) India is playing a leading role in discussions ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to strike a new global climate deal, a French official said here on Tuesday. Laurence Tubiana, the French ambassador for climate change negotiations, appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting renewable energy. Interacting with media persons her...

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New SC bench to hear Memon's plea on Wednesday

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu will constitute a new bench on Wednesday to hear 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast convict Yakub Memon's plea seeking stay of his execution slated for July 30 and quashing of death warrant on the grounds that it was issued even before he could exhaust his legal remedies. Chief Justice Dattu said: I will constitute a bench tomorrow, ...

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Delhi government seeks contempt proceedings against ACB chief

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday filed a plea in the high court seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Delhi's Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief M.K. Meena for allegedly violating the court's order by removing an officer of the anti-graft agency. The high court had earlier declined the plea of the Delhi government to restrain Joint Commissioner of Po...

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Rectify 1.4 crore errors in caste particulars, states told

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Amid demands by some opposition parties for releasing the data of the caste census, the government on Tuesday said there were over 1.4 crore errors and called upon the states to rectify them. A union home ministry release said the status of the Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) was reviewed earlier this month and it emerged that 46,73,034 distinct caste nam...

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Condolences pour in from world leaders on Kalam's death

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Condolences poured in from many world leaders on the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Russian President Vladimir Putin in a message condoled the passing away of Kalam who he said will be remembered as a consistent exponent of close friendly India-Russia ties. In Russia, Abdul Kalam will be remembered as a consistent exponent of closer friend...

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