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Mariah Carey signs with new agency

Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey has signed with talent and literary agency United Talent Agency (UTA) for representation. Carey will be represented by a team of agents devoted to her interests in music, touring, film, television, digital, licensing and endorsements. She was previously with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), reports variety.com. Carey is one of the top...

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US to deliver eight F-16 aircrafts to Egypt

Cairo, July 31 (IANS) The United States will deliver eight F-16 fighter jets to Egypt as a part of its ongoing military support to Egypt. This was announced by the US embassy in Cairo on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. The statement on the US embassy website said the eight F-16 Block 52 aircrafts will be flown in directly from the US and arrive at an air base outside Cairo...

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England vs Australia: Third Test, day two scoreboard

Birmingham, July 31 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of day two of the third Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Edgbaston here on Thursday. Australia 1st innings: Chris Rogers lbw b Broad 52 David Warner lbw b Anderson 2 Steve Smith c Cook b Finn 7 Michael Clarke b 10 Adam Voges c Buttler b Anderson 16 Mitchell Marsh c ...

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Ashes 2015: Finn claims five as England sniff victory

Birmignham, July 31 (IANS) Comeback man Steven Finn missed a hat-trick but pulverised Australia with a five wicket haul as England were sniffing victory on an action-filled day two of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston here on Thursday. A win will enable England to regain their lead in the five-match series. Australia managed to score 168 for 7 in their second innings at the draw ...

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Vegetarianism making a difference for Anushka

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Dil Dhadakne Do actress Anushka Sharma had turned vegetarian a few months ago, and she claims that she can feel the difference in herself post quitting meat. I've recently turned vegetarian so anyways I'm eating a lot more vegetables than what I used to earlier. And it's going great. I'm seeing the difference, said Anushka, the Pantene brand ambassador, at a press ...

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Tokyo's famous fish market to move to new address in 2016

Tokyo, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Tokyo's Tsukiji market, the world's largest fish market and one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Japanese capital, will move to a new address in November next year. Japan Today reported on its website on Thursday that the market, which opened in 1935 in the central neighbourhood of Ginza, will briefly close on November 2 next year, to reopen five days ...

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Maldivian leaders condole Kalam's death

Male, July 30 (IANS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen and Vice President Ahmed Adheeb visited the Indian High Commission here on Thursday and condoled the death of former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In his condolence message, Yameen called Kalam a close friend of the Maldives who would be an inspiration not just for Indians but for several generations of South Asians. ...

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Fire in Kolkata's heritage New Market

Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) A fire broke out in the 138-year-old historic New Market in the heart of Kolkata on Thursday night, police said. There were no reports of any casualty. Ten fire tenders rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control after fighting the flames for over an hour, police said. The flower section inside the market's old complex caught fire around 9 p...

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Unesco condemns murder of Iraqi journalists

Paris, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The Unesco on Thursday condemned the killing of two Iraqi journalists by Islamic State earlier in July, and called for swift justice to those responsible. Iraqi nationals Suahaa Ahmed Radhi, a newspaper editor in Nineveh, and Jalla al-Abadi, a television journalist, were killed in Mosul in northern Iraq. The Iraqi Journalists Syndicate said IS jihadists ...

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Sharif's advisor visits Indian mission to condole Kalam's death

Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) The Pakistani prime minister's foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Thursday visited the Indian High Commission here to offer his condolences on the demise of India's former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Aziz, accompanied by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, wrote his comments in the Condolence Book and expressed his country's sympathies with the governm...

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Tokyo office of WWII general opened to public for a week

Tokyo, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The Tokyo office of General Douglas MacArthur, from where he led the US occupation of Japan between 1945 and 1950, has been opened to the public to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The office, located within the former headquarters of insurance company Dai Ichi Life in central Tokyo's Chiyoda district, will be open till August 3, said offici...

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Israeli embassy reopens in Paraguay after 13 years

Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Israel reopened its embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay after 13 years of closure due to budgetary reasons, Israeli diplomatic officials said on Thursday. The decision was taken by the Israeli government in May 2014 in order to strengthen relations with Paraguay within the framework of earnest efforts to bolster mutual relations with Latin America in general, acco...

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Urban Ladder unveils new app for home shoppers

Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Leading online furniture and home decor firm Urban Ladder on Thursday unveiled an app to helps users choose products that will suit their homes. Users can visualize their room(s) through our new app and buy furniture to their requirement and choose decor products of their choice, co-founder Rajiv Srivatsa told reporters here at a preview of the feature. ...

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Stalling Memon hanging would've been against spirit of law: Rohatgi

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Dismissing the argument that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution should have been stalled by 14 days after the rejection of his mercy plea, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said had that happened, it would have been against the spirit of the law. In an interview to Karan Thapar on India Today television channel, Rohatgi, who contested Me...

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Delhi to frame witness protection policy

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday decided to formulate a comprehensive policy for protecting witnesses, an official said. The policy envisages categorisation of witnesses, creation of witness protection fund, procedure for processing such requests by the competent authority and the types of protection, the government said in a statement. The Delhi High Co...

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CBI files 18th FIR in Vyapam case

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday registered its 18th FIR in connection with its ongoing probe in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The first information report (FIR) was registered against 64 people related to the alleged illegalities committed in the police constable recruitment examination conducted by Vyapam in 2013. The FIR was registered under charges of cheati...

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Bangladesh win three golds at Special Olympics

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Bangladesh claimed three gold medals on Thursday in table tennis, badminton and athletics at the Special Olympics Summer World here. Shuttler Rezwanul Haque clinched the yellow metal in the men's singles event in badminton. On the other hand, athlete Sumon Khan won the gold in men's shot put (4 kg) and paddler Mohammad Nayemur Rahman bagged it in the m...

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Daisy Shah fine with turning sensuous, evil for 'Hate Story 3'

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Jai Ho actress Daisy Shah, who is currently shooting for the sensuous franchise Hate Story's third instalment, says she doesn't have any apprehensions about turning sensuous and evil for the film. Actors shouldn't have any limitations, is what I've heard and learnt. So if you are playing a character, you are that character. So if it's the film's requirement to turn...

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Police job for slain Punjab Police officer's son

Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Recognizing the bravery of Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, who sacrificed his life in the Dinanagar terror attack, the Punjab government announced on Thursday that the officer's son would be appointed as a deputy superintendent of police. Besides, the state government announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs.25 lakh to the police officer's family. The ...

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No artificial under-valuation of land by PSUs

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Denying that public sector undertakings engage in artificial under-valuation of land in their books, the government on Thursday told parliament that they are free to get their assets assessed at current market value while accessing bank finance. PSUs are free to get their assets, including land, assessed at current market value as per accounting standards while...

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