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SC rejects Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In a reiteration of its earlier order passed on Wednesday, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a last ditch attempt by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon to stall his execution by 14 days. Memon had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the president. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant...

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Gwyneth Paltrow launches range of rapper-inspired bags

London, July 30 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has launched a range of hip-hop themed bags, costing $1695 each. These are inscribed with the nicknames 'Hov' and 'Shady', 'Pac' and 'Biggie' on either side of each bag, paying homage to hip-hop stars Jay Z and Eminem and Tupac and Biggie Smalls, respectively. Paltrow has released the range of acrylic accessories exclusively on her l...

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SC rejects Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) In a reiteration of its earlier order passed on Wednesday, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a last ditch attempt by 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon to stall his execution by 14 days. Memon had challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the president. ...

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Winslet tells daughter she's lucky to have curves

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet says she teaches her daughter Mia Honey Threapleton to embrace her curves because she didn't get any positive reinforcement while growing up. I stand in front of the mirror and say to Mia, 'We are so lucky we have a shape. We're so lucky we're curvy. We're so lucky we've got good bums.' And she'll say, 'Mommy, I know, thank god', Winslet s...

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IS executes 38 in Syria in July

Beirut, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) has executed at least 38 people in July in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. The total number of deaths in the country in the hands of the IS has touched 3,065, SOHR said on Wednesday. The London-based NGO noted that those killed during the month of July included 22 civilians including two children, seve...

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SC begins hearing on Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court has commenced hearing on 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's petition seeking stay on the execution of his death sentence by 14 days. If not stayed, the death sentence will be carried out on Thursday morning. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy are hearing a last dit...

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Sam Smith 'upset' over gay rights

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has expressed his despair over how many gay men and women face discrimination in the world. The openly gay singer began pondering the plight of so many homosexual individuals after going to watch the movie Holding The Man, which is about a man's coming out journey, on Tuesday. Then, Smith urged his fans to do more to help gay men and w...

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Sabyasachi, Louboutin give thrilling start to AICW 2015

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened the 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) through a line that celebrated hand embroideries of different parts of India in the form of modern cuts and fine detailing. The signature red soles of French footwear designer Christian Louboutin added glamour to the show that took place here on Wednesday. T...

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SC may hear plea for putting on hold Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Hearing is likely to place at Supreme Court on a plea seeking to put on hold the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon in the early hours of Thursday. Perhaps for the first time, the Supreme Court will be hearing a petition seeking a stay on the execution of death sentence at the court premises at such late hours of the night. Memon's mercy...

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Lady Gaga bought shoes for 190,000 pounds

London, July 30 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has bought three pairs of Alexander McQueen 'Armadillo' heels for 190,000 pounds as a memory of her friendship with the late designer. Along with a photograph of the singer sitting down and trying on her new shoe -- taken by her fiance Taylor Kinney -- she shared: When a gift comes to you from heaven photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancée ever.

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SC may hear plea for putting on hold Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Exercises are on for constituting a bench to hear a petition by Yakub Memon seeking postponement of the execution of his death sentence by 14 days. In the early hours of Thursday, a senior registrar of Supreme Court has reached the residence of Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu in connection with exercising related to the hearing of the petition. Memon'...

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England v Australia: Third Test, day one scorecard

Birmingham, July 30 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of day one of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England at Edgbaston here on Wednesday. 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 Buttl...

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Ashes 2015: Anderson rattles Aussies on day one of third Test

Birmingham, July 30 (IANS) England shot out Australia for a lowly 136 as seasoned pacer James Anderson claimed six wickets on a rain-interrupted day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. At stumps, the hosts were 133 for 3, only three runs behind the tourists, with Joe Root (30) and Jonny Bairstow (1) in the middle. Opting to bat first, the Australians seemed ill...

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Lawyers petition CJI seeking stay of Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, late Wednesday evening petitioned Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu for stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yaqub Memon's execution for 14 days, putting forward three points in their plea. Dattu is going through the petition and has not taken a decision yet, said sources. The lawyers approached...

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Wreckage found on Reunion island similar to MH370: Report

Paris, July 29 (IANS) An aircraft wreckage found on Wednesday on the coast of Saint-Andree in the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a media report said. Citing aviation safety specialists, local media ImazPress of Reunion said the debris had incredible similarities with a piece of a Boeing 777, Xinhua reported. <...

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Yakub Memon's pleas rejected, Maharashtra braces for hanging

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon seemed set to go to the gallows with the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissing his petition against his July 30 execution and a fresh plea for clemency being rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee. However, in a last ditch effort, a group of senior lawyers including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan late Wednesday ...

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India to extend e-visa facility to more nations

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has finalised arrangements to extend and implement e-tourist visa facility to people from China, Hong Kong and Macau with effect from July 30. The total number of countries or territories covered under the e-tourist visa scheme will now go up from 74 to 77, an official release said on Wednesday. The scheme will be extended to ...

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Senior lawyers petition CJI to defer Memon hanging

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's execution for 14 days. Dattu is going through the petition and has not taken a decision yet, said sources. The lawyers approached the CJI after President P...

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CJI asked to defer Memon hanging

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's execution for 14 days. ...

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Video games teaching Colombian kids about indigenous cultures

Bogota, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Four video games with landscapes, clothing, music and other features of indigenous cultures will help children discover the traditions of Colombia's native communities. The Indigenous Ancestral Wisdom project, employing video games and cards, is led by the Sura Group and was developed by Colombia Games, targeting children of elementary-school age. Proje...

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