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CBI searches ex-Noida chief engineer's residence

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday searched the residence of former Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh in its probe against him for corruption and irregularities, officials said. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had sealed his residence in Noida sector 51, which was found locked during its raid on Tuesday. The CBI conducted searches at 16 locations on Tuesday, i...

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Indian swimmer D'Souza disappoints at Worlds

Kazan (Russia), Aug 5 (IANS) Indian swimmer Aaron D'Souza once again failed to qualify for the semifinals at the World Championships, this time in the men's 100 metres freestyle event here on Wednesday. D'Souza was in Heat 6 out of 12 at the Kazan Arena and finished an overall 66th out of 119 participants with four non-starters. The 23-year-old finished his 100m race in 51.41 seconds, 3....

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How gut microbes make you fat

New York, Aug 5 (IANS) Scientists have found evidence that gut bacteria may affect circadian rhythms and metabolism leading some people to gain extra weight. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle. These rhythms are communicated and carried out via signals sent from the brain and liver. Researchers found that mice with a...

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Indian-origin rugby coach is Personality of the Year

Wellington, Aug 5 (IANS) An Indian-descent rugby coach has been named Personality of the Year for guiding his team to its first title in last five years. Rahul Das, who was born in Auckland and is of Fijian Indian descent, was honoured at the Dunedin club rugby awards held earlier this week, Otago Daily Times reported on Wednesday. Das, a fourth-year medical student, finds time d...

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Shatrughan Sinha unhappy over Congress MPs' suspension

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Actor-turned-BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday expressed unhappiness over the suspension of 25 Congress members by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. Feel unhappy about the developments in parliament... the expulsion of 25 learned MP friends, including one who was not even present, Sinha tweeted. Good sense must prevail ... sooner the better, he add...

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Neil Young gave Meryl Streep a guitar lesson

Los Angeles, Aug 5 (IANS) Hollywood actress Meryl Streep says she got tips on how to play the guitar from Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young. Revealing how the pair met after being introduced by the director of her latest movie Ricki And The Flash, in which she plays a musician, the The Iron Lady star revealed that she learnt to play the instrument from Young in a 45-minu...

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Militant in Kashmir attack captured, hostages freed

Jammu, Aug 5 (IANS) A militant involved in an ambush on a BSF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Wednesday has been captured, authorities said. Militants had attacked the Border Security Force convoy killing two troopers and injuring 11. The attackers then fled to a village where they took three people hostage. Security forces encircled the village and later freed the hostag...

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President wishes Bolivia on National Day

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the government and people of Bolivia on the country's National Day. In a message to his Bolivian counterpart Juan Evo Morales Ayma, the president said: On behalf of the government and the people of India, I have the pleasure to extend warm greetings to the government and to the people of Bolivia on the occasion of yo...

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Genelia turns 28, gets wishes galore from B-Town

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Sweetest, cutest and kind are words that Bollywood celebrities have used to describe actress Genelia Deshmukh, who turned 28 on Wednesday. Celebrities like Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Abhishek Bachchan as well as Genelia's husband Riteish Deshmukh took to micro-blogging website to wish the birthday girl a year full of happiness and good luck. Genelia began her a...

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Richa Chadha loves fashion

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who will be walking the ramp for designer Anand Shah on Wednesday at an ongoing jewellery gala here, says she loves fashion. I love fashion and I am really excited for the show. The atmosphere when you are on the stage is something very magical, Richa said in a statement. She was also in the capital as a showstopper for designer Reynu Ta...

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Women's safety undermining measures to boost tourism: Oberoi

Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Hospitality major EIH Ltd. executive chairman P.R.S. Oberoi on Wednesday said the incidents affecting the safety of women have undermined positive measures undertaken by the government to boost the tourism sector. Addressing the company's 65th annual general meeting here, Oberoi called for launching a campaign similar to Make in India to fully realise the tourism se...

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Alia kisses Shahid in first look of 'Shaandaar'

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt plants a kiss on Shahid Kapoor's cheek in the first look of Shaandaar, which spells love and romance. Producer Karan Johar on Wednesday unveiled the film's first official look. It features Shahid, looking smart in a leather jacket and a beard, while holding the quirkily dressed Alia, who is seen planting a kiss on her co-star's cheek. Shahid is ...

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Priyanka Chopra attends TCA bi-annual meet in LA

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently shooting for her American TV series Quantico in US, attended the Television Critics' Association's bi-annual gathering in Los Angeles for a panel discussion about the upcoming show. The Fashion actress shared photographs of the event on micro-blogging website Twitter. Thank you to everyone who made the TCAs such a de...

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Indians to face Sri Lanka Board President's XI

Colombo, Aug 5 (IANS) The Indian cricket team begin their month-long tour of Sri Lanka with a three-day warm up game against the Sri Lanka Board President's XI at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Thursday. India are scheduled to play three Tests in Sri Lanka. The first Test begins at Galle on August 12, followed by two matches at Colombo, starting August 20 and 28 respectively. S...

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Rebel JD-U legislator suspended, Bihar assembly adjourned

Patna, Aug 5 (IANS) Bihar assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary on Wednesday suspended a rebel JD-U legislator till August 7 and adjourned the house till 2 p.m. following uproar. Noisy scenes erupted as Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nand Kishore Yadav and rebel Janata Dal-United legislator Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded a debate on the medicine scam and a CBI probe into it. Like o...

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'Opposition boycott in Lok Sabha is disservice to nation'

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday termed the opposition boycott in the Lok Sabha as disservice to the nation and urged all opposition members to come back to the house. The government is ready to discuss any issue and if opposition wants, prime minister is ready to intervene, Naidu, the minister for parliamentary affairs, told reporters outside p...

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Non-bailable warrant issued against Lalit Modi

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) A apecial court here issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in a money-laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Last month, the ED has moved the Special court seeking issue of arrest warrant for investigating the case against the business tycoon and cricket manager.

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88 Afghan militants killed in a day

Kabul, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 88 militants were killed by units of the Afghan national police backed by the army during series of operations across the country over the past 24 hours to Wednesday morning. During the operations which have been conducted in Nangarhar, Laghman, Parwan, Takhar, Kunduz, Faryab, Sar-e-Pul, Balkh, Zabul, Oruzgan, Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Khost, Paktiya and Helmand...

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US officials sued for black woman's death in prison

Austin, Aug 5 (IANS) The family of a black woman who was found dead in a prison in the US has filed a lawsuit against the police officers who arrested her. Sandra Bland, 28, was arrested on July 10 for a minor traffic violation, which had escalated into a confrontation with police officer Brian Encinia who threatened to light her up if she did not step out of her car, Efe news agency rep...

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Canadian TV host Chris Hyndman dies at 49

Toronto, Aug 5 (IANS) Chris Hyndman, the host of a lifestyle TV show in Canada, was found dead in an alleyway here. He was 49. The body of Hyndman, a co-host on Steven and Chris with his husband Steven Sabados, was found on Monday with no vital signs in an alleyway here, reports eonline.com. It is with profound sadness that we share the news Christopher Hyndman died early this mo...

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