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MH17 crash: Australian parents living in 'hell beyond hell'

Sydney, July 24 (IANS) The family of three Australian children killed on board Malaysua Airlines flight MH17 has described how they are living in a hell beyond hell as they struggle to deal with their loss. Mo, 12, Evie, 10, and Otis Maslin, 8, died with their grandfather Nick Norris while flying back home on board the crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. In a statement issued ...

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Water levels rising in Himachal dams

Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The water levels in Himachal Pradesh's major dams, Bhakra and Pong, have started rising with the revival of the monsoon in the region, an official said Thursday. The levels, however, were quite lower compared to last year. The monsoon enables both dams, which serve the irrigation requirements of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, to store large volumes of water...

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Modi meets Aga Khan Foundation delegation

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday met a delegation from the Aga Khan Foundation which briefed him on various activities it was undertaking in the country. The delegation members briefed the prime minister on various development activities being undertaken by the foundation in India, said a statement. AKF vice chairman Gulam Rahimtoola led the five-me...

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Mumbai model accuses police officer of rape

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Police in Mumbai Thursday booked an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer after a model accused him of raping her on several occasions, officials said. Sunil Paraskar, deputy inspector general (DIG-protection of civil rights units), was charged with raping the woman while purportedly helping her. A case was filed at the suburban Malwani police station in nor...

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Four-member India contingent for World Team Pool

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) India will be fielding a four-member contingent for the WPA-World Teams Pool Championship to be held in Beijing from July 27 to Aug 2. The squad, released by the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India here Thursday, comprises Sumit Talwar (Mohali), Sundeep Gulati (Delhi), Lalrina Renthlei (Aizawl) and Suniti Damani (Delhi). The team will be accompanied by coa...

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President condoles deaths in Telangana accident

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday condoled the death of 19 students in an accident where a train hit a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana. In his message to Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Mukherjee said: I am extremely saddened to learn about the accident in which some school children lost their lives and many others are critically ...

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Flynas to operate Jeddah-Hyderabad flights from August

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Flynas, a low-cost airline from Saudi Arabia, has announced it will operate its first services to India beginning next month with two weekly flights each from Jeddah to Hyderabad and Jeddah to Kozhikode. The flights to Hyderabad will be operated Saturdays and Wednesdays starting Aug 16 and to Kozhikode (Calicut) Mondays and Wednesdays starting Sep 1, a statement...

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Stage set for South India Rally

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) A 29-car grid, headed by championship leader Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) of Team Mahindra Adventure, will feature in the AVT Premium South India Rally, the third round of the Indian Rally Championship commencing here Saturday after a ceremonial flag-off Friday. The three Special Stages, that will be run thrice, are located in Sriperumbudur, about 35 km fro...

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Ram Gopal Yadav admitted to AIIMS

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Senior Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav, brother of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, has been admitted to AIIMS here following chest and abdominal pain, an official said Thursday. Ram Gopal Yadav was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Wednesday morning and is currently under the supervision of eight doctors, a senior AIIMS offi...

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Key to healthy ageing hidden in balanced diet

Washington, July 24 (IANS) As scientists across the world are searching for some clues on how to achieve healthy ageing, a trio of ageing experts has called for moving forward with strategies that have been shown to delay ageing in animals. In addition to promoting a healthy diet and regular exercise, these strategies include slowing the metabolic and molecular causes of human ageing, su...

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Ban on green felling in 1986 historical: Himachal CM

Shimla, July 24 (IANS) The government's blanket ban on green felling imposed in 1986 was historical for conserving and safeguarding the forest wealth, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Thursday. Then prime minister Indira Gandhi was concerned about the green felling in Himalayan region, particularly in Himachal Pradesh, he said. She assigned me the responsibili...

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61 killed in clashes over Libya airport

Tripoli, July 24 (IANS/EFE) At least 61 militia personnel were killed and 100 others wounded in clashes between two Libyan armed groups seeking to control Tripoli International Airport, sources said Thursday. Fifty of the dead belonged to the Zintan militias who have controlled the airport for the past three years, and the other 11 were members of Islamist forces from Misrata - 200 km ea...

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Bharti Airtel gets 3G licence in Niger

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Bharti Airtel Thursday said it has been granted third generation (3G) licence in Niger. Airtel now has 3G licences in all 17 African countries it has operations in -- it is commercially operational in 15 operations, with Niger and Chad in progress. This further entrenches its position as having the widest 3G telco footprint in Africa, a company statement here sa...

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Know your style to stay stylish

London, July 24 (IANS) Finding your own personal style can take years. British fashion stylist Rachel Davis, who has worked with the likes of Elle Macpherson and Daisy Lowe, says that it is important to know your own body and follow the style accordingly rather than aping someone else. Davis, currently working with American department store chain TK Maxx on the Me. By Me. Project, says t...

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Scot swimmer Miley sets new Commonwealth record

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Scotland's Hannah Miley set the pace at the Games here by overhauling her own Commonwealth record in qualifying for the 400-metre individual medley final on the opening day of competition Thursday. The 24-year-old clocked four minutes and 38.27 seconds in the opening heat to beat her previous time of 4:38.83 set in winning the event in New Delhi four years ago, re...

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India will not take Wales lightly: Walsh

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh Thursday warned the team against taking Wales lightly in their opening match of the men's competition of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday. Though India, who are World No.9, are superior than Wales, who are ranked 31st, Walsh feels that Wales can trouble them with deep defending. Both the sides will face off fo...

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Fashion trend 2014: Pom-poms rule the roost

London, July 24 (IANS) Clothing for summer has been given a girly and fun edge with trims of pom-poms adorning everything - from skirts, dresses, tops and shorts. Shorts, which are finished with pom-pom details, are perfect for holidaying this year, and if you want the details to standout then keep the rest of the outfit simple, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Kimonos with pom-pom are...

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Morocco underlines serious impact of Israeli offensive

Geneva, July 24 (IANS) Morocco has underlined the serious impact of the ongoing Israeli offensive on the human rights situation of Palestinians in Gaza. Israel has crossed the red lines by violating all human customs and all international agreements by these criminal, destructive and immoral attacks against the Palestinians, said Hassan Boukili, the top diplomat of the Moroccan delegatio...

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'The Grand Budapest Hotel' dramatically grand

Film: The Grand Budapest Hotel; Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Wilkinson and others; Director: Wes Anderson; Rating: *** and 1/2; The Grand Budapest Hotel is a picaresque tale presented as a convoluted wacky action-packed farcical thriller replete with old world charm, visual gags, exotic settings and thoroughly entertaining ...

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Classical singer Sushilarani Patel dead

Mumbai, July 24 (IANS) Renowned classical singer Sushilarani Patel died following a heart attack at her home here Thursday afternoon, a close disciple said. She was 96. A Sangeet Natak Academy laureate, she was the widow of Baburao Patel, who ran India's first and highly respected Bollywood trade journal FilmIndia (now defunct), and was living alone in her Bandra home since his death in ...

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