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RJD to protest withholding caste Census data: Lalu

Patna, July 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday announced that his party would compel the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to make public the caste-based Census data. The former Bihar chief minister said people of the country have right to know the details of caste-based Census and the Narendra Modi-led government should make the data public soon...

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Ozil must fire in big games: Jens Lehmann

London, July 5 (IANS) Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says his compatriot Mesut Ozil needs to become more influential and play a pivotal role for the Premier League club in high-voltage games. Ozil joined Arsenal from Spanish giants Real Madrid two summers ago and has somehow managed to adapt himself with the rigorous league. The 26-year-old scored five goals and provided nine ass...

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Vanessa Williams marries Jim Skrip

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Singer-actress Vanessa Williams has got married to her fiance Jim Skrip. The 52-year-old Ugly Betty actress took the marriage vows in front of her family and friends on Saturday, reports eonline.com. Family and friends were on hand to witness the couple marry before fireworks lit up the sky. Williams announced her engagement in September last y...

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Salman not travelling for 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' promotions

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who is out on bail after being sentenced to five-year jail term in the 2002 hit-and-run case, will not be travelling to different cities to promote his forthcoming drama film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The actor wants to stay with his family, so he will be promoting the film via video conferencing here, says his spokesperson. The 49-year-old w...

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Congress demands SC-monitored CBI probe in Vyapam case

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the deaths of more than 40 people connected with the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, adding the matter needs to be investigated thoroughly and impartially. A Supreme Court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe is needed (in the matter). There is no bar on it even as the Specia...

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Karnataka speaker to decide on Lokayukta ouster move: CM

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) The Congress government in Karnataka on Sunday said it will wait for the legislative assembly speaker's ruling on opposition lawmakers' move to oust the Lokayukta following a bribery charge against his son. It is for Speaker Kogadu Thimmappa to decide on the opposition move to remove Lokayukta Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao, though we have set up a special team to probe ...

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Nepal Maoist chief to visit India

Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as 'Prachanda', will visit India from July 14 to 19 on an invitation from the Indian government, his party said on Sunday. Our chairman is visiting India, UCPN (Maoist) vice chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha told IANS, adding that details of Dahal's visit and agenda will be made public...

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Supreme Court must oversee Vyapam probe, demands AAP

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The AAP on Sunday targeted the Madhya Pradesh government over the Vyapam scandal, demanding the Supreme Court must oversee the SIT's probe into it after a television reporter covering the scam died under mysterious circumstances. It is sad that one of our journalist friends has died while reporting the Vyapam scam, Aam Aadmi Party spokesman Dilip Pandey told the ...

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Murray says no mind games in win over Seppi

Wimbledon, July 5 (IANS) Two-time Slam winner Andy Murray played down any talk of gamesmanship after he overcame a third-set slip-up to defeat Andreas Seppi in the third round at Wimbledon. The Scot is the last British player standing in the singles following a 6-2, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 win over the Italian on Saturday, which set up a last-16 clash with Ivo Karlovic. The 2013 Wimbledon ...

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Messi's family attacked by Chile fans during Copa final

Santiago, July 5 (IANS) Members of Argentina star Lionel Messi's family were attacked by Chile fans during the first half of the Copa America final between the two sides at the Estadio Nacionale stadium. The incident occurred just before half-time on Saturday when supporters of La Roja began to insult the Barcelona striker's family, according to reports. The 28-year-old's brother...

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Journalist's sister wants viscera examined outside MP

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Pakshi Singh, the sister of television reporter Akshay Singh who died in Madhya Pradesh under mysterious circumstances while on a trail of Vyapam scam, on Sunday demanded that his viscera should be examined outside that state for a fair investigation. She has written a letter to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, requesting him that her brother'...

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Delhi government to install jammers at exam centres

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The AAP government has decided to install jammers to prevent cheating with the help of high-tech electronic gadgets in examinations held for Delhi government jobs. The growing use of electronic devices in written tests has the city government worried over the possibility of incompetent candidates entering the government. After successfully using the jamme...

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Indian wrestling team for Worlds on Tuesday

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) selection committee will conduct trials at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday to pick male grapplers who will represent the country at the World Championships in Las Vegas from September 7 to 14. However, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will not take part in the trials due to a shoulder injury and is a...

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Dennis wins Tour de France first stage

Utrecht (Netherlands), July 5 (IANS) BMC cyclist Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France here with the fastest ever individual time trial/prologue in tour history. The Australian recorded an average speed of 54.45 km/hour on Saturday in the 13.8 km stage in the streets of Utrecht to grab his first stage win in 'La Grance Boucle'. The 25-year-old will now start the second s...

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Dance makes me a complete artist: Raftaar

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) After his songs like Dhup chik hori se and Tamanche pe disco created waves in Bollywood, rapper Raftaar has now put on his dancing shoes for the reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded and says dancing has made him a complete artist. I am a lyricist, producer, composer, singer, rapper and now a dancer. That makes me a complete artist and I want to be a complete art...

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Respect Vijender's decision to turn pro: Mary Kom

Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom on Sunday said fellow pugilist Vijender Singh has earned the right to decide his future and she respects his decision to turn professional and thus not be available for representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Vijender, bronze medallist at the 2008 Olympics and two-time medal winner in Asian Games, announced last mon...

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Bangladesh face tough challenge as South Africa score 148

Mirpur, July 5 (IANS) A forceful unbeaten 79 by skipper Faf du Plessis and some late hitting by Rilee Rossouw (31 not out) took South Africa to 148 for four against Bangladesh in the first Twenty20 match here on Sunday. Bangladesh will now have to score 149 in 20 overs for a win in the series opener at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, reports bdnews24.com. They will pl...

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Non-invasive face-lift technique launched in India

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Ultherapy -- a non-invasive procedure for lifting the skin -- was launched in India on Sunday after its success in the West. According to doctors, the technique does not give any superficial marks nor any burns and takes only a few hours after which the patient is fit to go to work immediately. Ultherapy is the only non-invasive procedure, which is US FDA-cl...

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SpiceJet hikes cancellation charges

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Sunday hiked the ticket cancellation charges for both domestic and international travel. The cancellation charges for domestic flights were revised to Rs.1,800 from Rs.1,500 while for international flights it will now be at Rs.2,250, SpiceJet said. Now a passenger cancelling more than 2-48 hours before departure has to pay Rs....

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'All is Well' trailer crosses two mn views

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) The trailer of Rishi Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan-starrer family drama film All is Well has earned over two million views on video-sharing site YouTube in just three days of its release. Directed by OMG - Oh My God! fame director Umesh Shukla, the story of the film is about a dysfunctional family who doesn't quite get along with one another. The plot revolves around...

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