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Mahatma's bust unveiled in South Korean city

Seoul, July 23 (IANS) In yet another sign of the growing people-to-people ties between India and South Korea, a bronze bust of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in the South Korean city of Busan to mark the inauguration of an Indian Cultural Centre. Suh Hyeong-soo, the newly elected mayor of Busan metropolitan government, unveiled the bust Monday at the picturesque Hongbeop-sa temple. ...

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Parliament adjourned over MPs forcing man to break fast

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Both houses of parliament were adjourned for a short while Wednesday as opposition members sought a discussion on reports that Shiv Sena MPs forced a Muslim staff member at Maharashtra Sadan here to break his fast during Ramzan. In the Rajya Sabha, opposition members after the question hour disrupted the proceedings of the house, forcing Deputy Chairman P.J. Kur...

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Indian scientists craft portable blood-disorder detection kit

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Harnessing the technology that powers new-age mobile phones, Indian scientists are set to develop a portable and affordable kit - a lab-on-a-chip - detection system for sickle cell anemia, a common inherited blood disorder in the tribal belts of India's central and southern parts. Debjani Paul, Ninad Mehendale and Ammar Jagirdar from the Indian Institute of Techno...

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Modi pays tribute to Bal Gangadhar Tilak

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday paid floral tribute to freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 158th birth anniversary. On Bal Gangadhar Tilak's birth anniversary, we salute the great freedom fighter, who ignited the spark of patriotism with a call for 'Swaraj', Modi wrote on his Twitter handle after paying tribute at parliament's Central Hall.

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Four Pakistani designers to make LFW debut

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter-Festive 2014 will host four Pakistani designers Faiza Samee, Rizwan Beyg, Sania Maskatiya and Zara Shahjahan. Presented by POPxo.com and Hello! Pakistan, the designers will mark their LFW debut with a grand show Aug 22 at the winter-festive edition of LFW. This season we are very excited to host four exceptional designers fr...

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Bangalore school chairman arrested in child's rape case

Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) Rustom Kerawalla, chairman of Vibgyor High International School in this tech city, has been arrested in connection with a six-year-old student's rape in the school premises by its two staff members over three weeks ago, a top police official said Wednesday. Our investigation team arrested Kerawalla from Daman & Diu Tuesday night and brought him to the city W...

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Four more Palestinians killed, toll in Gaza 639

Gaza, July 23 (IANS) At least four more people were killed Wednesday in Gaza, where 635 Palestinians and 29 Israelis have already been killed during Israel's two-week air, naval and ground offensive. Palestinian officials said that two men were killed in the southern of Bei Lahiya, and a 17-year-old teenager was killed in Khanyounis Ccity, south of Gaza, Xinhua reported. Another...

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Rosell defends Neymar's deal before Spanish court

Madrid, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was questioned in Spain's criminal high court over an alleged $12 million tax fraud and misappropriation in the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar last year. Rosell, who arrived at the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid with the club's general manager, Antoni Rossich, Tuesday defended the legality of the deal in a three-hour ...

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Controversy over Lucknow woman's autopsy heats up

Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The controversy surrounding the autopsy of a woman gang raped and murdered near Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh last week turned murkier Wednesday with the opposition parties accusing the government and police of a whitewash job. The 32-year-old woman was brutally gang raped and then killed in Mohanlalganj on the outskirts of state capital Lucknow last Thursday. ...

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PM urged to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custoday. In a letter to Modi Tuesday, text of which was released to the media here Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said: I once again request your immediate intervention to secure the release o...

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Mithun first actor to be cast in 'Yagavarayinum...': Director

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty, who is making his Tamil debut in upcoming thriller Yagavarayinum Naa Kakka, was the first actor to be signed before all others for the movie, says its director Sathya Prabhas Pinisetty. The film, based on a true incident, features Sathya's brother Aadhi Pinisetty in the lead and the former says he was part of the project since it...

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Happy being actress than heroine: Lakshmi Priyaa

Chennai, July 23 (IANS) When actress Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli entered Tamil filmdom a few years back, she vowed to concentrate on being an actress and not transform into a heroine. She continues to do so and is happy with her career with five projects in her kitty. Out of the films I'm currently doing, I'm playing character roles in two of them. I'm doing them because I absolutely lov...

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Manila Masters returns with $1 million boost

Manila, July 23 (IANS) The second edition of the Resorts World Manila Masters on the Asian Tour will offer a record prize fund of $1 million in November, golf officials announced Wednesday. The highly successful Resorts World Manila Masters, which offered a prize fund of $750,000 last year, will also boast a new presenting sponsor in 918.com when the prestigious event returns to Manila S...

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Walcott warms up for Commonwealth Games with gold in Poland

Sopot (Poland), July 23 (IANS/CMC) Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott warmed up for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by capturing gold in the men's javelin at the Janusz Sidlo Memorial meet here. Walcott produced the fifth best throw of his career to land the spear 82.90 metres to eclipse his European competitors, reports CMC. The runner-up, Poland's Lukasz Grzeszczuk could only m...

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Nepal PM back from cancer treatment, promises statute in time

Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sushila Koirala has returned home after undergoing treatment for first stage lung cancer in the US. Upon his return Tuesday night, Koirala assured his countrymen that he would spare no effort to deliver a new constitution by Jan 22 next year, a deadline set by Nepal's parties after the election of the second Constituent Assembly in November...

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Judicial harassment of media in Honduras denounced

Paris, July 23 (IANS/EFE) A Paris-based group called Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has denounced the judicial harassment of news professionals in Honduras. The RSF asserted that journalists are being prosecuted for giving voice to minorities and reporting on subjects the authorities want to keep hidden. The RSF pointed to the sedition case involving 36 members of the Honduran C...

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Brazil reacts with praise and scorn to Dunga return

Rio de Janeiro, July 23 (IANS) Brazil's media and past players reacted with a mix of praise and scorn to the appointment of Dunga as national soccer coach for a second time. The 1994 World Cup-winning captain Tuesday replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week following Brazil's failure to reach the World Cup final as hosts and pre-tournament favourites, reports Xinhua. ...

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Musicologist Mohan Nadkarni dies in New Zealand

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Mohan Nadkarni, a renowned Indian musicologist, died in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday following a brief illness, his son Dev said. He was 91. He (Mohan Nadkarni) suffered from a chest infection a fortnight back from which he did not recover. Past couple of years he was suffering from age-related problems which hampered his movements, otherwise he was mentally very...

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Hindu mythology-based card game captures gamers' attention

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A strategy card game, unique for being based on Hindu mythology, has recently hit the market, capturing the attention of a sizable number of gamers. Maha Yodha, or great warrior, is the name of the card game described by its co-creator, Sagar Shankar, as an epic battle-themed strategic card game based on stories from Hindu mythology. It is a two-deck set...

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Shakhtar Donetsk win Ukraine's Super Cup

Kiev, July 23 (IANS) Two second-half goals have gifted league champions Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-0 victory over cup winners Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian Super Cup at Lviv. Ukrainian forward Olexander Gladkiy broke the deadlock 75 minutes into the match while late substitute Marlos of Brazil sealed the 2-0 victory with a goal in injury time here Tuesday. This is the sixth Super Cup wi...

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