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Modi sends Advani, BJP old guard into exile

In the Hindu way of life, old age entails exile from home and hearth. As the Manu Smriti says, when a man sees his skin wrinkled and his hair gray and when he sees the son of his son, then he should resort to the forest. Narendra Modi seems to be following this precept for the elderly in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), at least in terms of political ostracism though not in the form of ...

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India's veto doesn't mean collapse of global trade talks

India's demand for concessions on food subsidy as a quid quo pro to a pact to simplify procedures on global commerce may have blocked the first major step forward in the 19-year history of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). But that does not mean the global trade talks have collapsed. India, per se, was not opposed to the pact on what is called trade facilitation when the diplomats from...

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Three militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) At least three militants were killed Saturday in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. The militants were killed in an operation conducted by security forces in the Mir Ali area, Dawn online reported. According to officials, arms and ammunition was also recovered were also recovered from the area. ...

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How feminine faces evolved over ages

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) If you witness more feminine faces and gentler personalities around you, do not be surprised. A study has revealed that society advanced when people started being nicer to each other, which entails having a little less testosterone in action. Modern human beings appear in the fossil record about 2,00,000 years ago but it was only about 50,000 years ago that makin...

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Drew Barrymore to launch three perfumes

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore is launching three new fragrances this year. The 39-year-old is teaming up with Stephen Nilsen from Swiss manufacturing company Givaudan to create a trio of scents for a collection. Barrymore is glad that she's finally found the time to carry out the venture, reports contactmusic.com. A singular celebrity fragrance - I was never in...

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India through to final of men's triple jump, javelin throw

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) India's Arpinder Singh advanced to the final of the men's triple jump while javelin throwers Ravinder Singh Khaira and Vipin Kasana also made it to the final of their event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here. There was some bad news, though, for the Indian continget as men's 4x400-metre and women's 4x100 relay teams both failed to get through. Javelin throw...

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No proximity of Saharanpur violence accused with CM: UP

Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Saturday trashed news reports that claimed proximity of Saharanpur violence accused Moharram Ali aka Pappu with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Rubbishing picture of the accused with Akhilesh that were published in some newspapers and run by television channels, a government spokesman said hundreds of people meet the chief minister everyd...

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In-flight infants at greater death risk: Study

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) If we believe a shocking in-flight pattern revealed by researchers, lap infants are at greater risk of dying on board owing to bad sleeping arrangements. Through a detailed analysis of over 7,000 reported medical emergencies involving children (from newborn up to 18 years of age) on flights worldwide between January 2010 and June 2013 and found 90 percent of deaths...

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Mandy Moore calls home a zoo!

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer-actress Mandy Moore says her home is turning into a little zoo as she and her husband are fond of adopting pets. The 30-year-old, who is married to musician Ryan Adams, is a huge animal lover and can't stop adopting new pets every now and then, reports contactmusic.com. I have four adopted cats myself at home, and I'm a big animal advocate and lov...

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Rajkummar, Rakul undergo workshops for 'Shimla Mirchi'

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Actors Rajkummar Rao and Rakul Preet Singh are undergoing workshops together for Ramesh Sippy's new directorial Shimla Mirchi, which also stars veteran actress Hema Malini. Ramesh Sippy sir has been taking workshops for Rakul and I. Rakul is shooting in the south, so every weekend we have a workshop. It's a very unusual film a light-hearted comedy so we have to make ...

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Rain cools Delhi, nearby areas

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Rainfall Saturday cooled the national capital and its adjoining areas after days of humid weather. The day started on a sunny note with the minimum temperature recorded a notch above the season's average at 28.1 degrees Celsius. The Met Office had forecast light rainfall and thundershowers in some parts of the city. The rain ended the humid weather...

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Why brain tumours are more common in men

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) The absence of a protein known to reduce cancer risk can explain why brain tumours occur more often in males and are more harmful than similar tumours in females. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that retinoblastoma protein (RB) - a protein known to reduce cancer risk - is significantly less active in male brain cells tha...

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Zoe Saldana has ten secret tattoos?

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Avatar actress Zoe Saldana has revealed that she has almost 10 secret tattoos on her body that remain covered most of the time. Saldana stopped by David Letterman's Late Show recently to promote her new film Guardians of the Galaxy and spoke of her husband Marco Perego, who recently had her portrait tattooed onto his forearm. She also shared that he has more bod...

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Jessica Biel ready to have a baby?

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jessica Biel is reportedly ready to start a family with husband and singer Justin Timberlake. The Total Recall actress, who married the Not a Bad Thing hitmaker in October 2012, wants to get pregnant with their first child as quickly as possible. They've been trying to conceive for a couple of months now, and she told Justin she's going...

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Pregnant Christina Aguilera shoots nude

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer Christina Aguilera, who is expecting her second child, has stripped down to pose in her pregnant form. The 33-year-old, who is due to have a baby girl this time, is loving her changing body and she has appeared completely naked for V Magazine, reports dailymail.co.uk. In one image, which released online Friday, the Beautiful singer is seen standin...

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CBI registers case against Syndicate Bank CMD

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The CBI has registered a bribery case against S.K. Jain, chairman and managing director of state-owned Syndicate Bank, an official said Saturday. The allegation pertains to Jain asking for a bribe to extend credit facilities to certain companies, a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said. The official added that simultaneous raids at 20 places ...

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Microsoft sues Samsung for breach of trust

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Microsoft filed a case against Samsung Electronics in a US court over breach of contract. The lawsuit accuses the South Korean company of not paying for cross-licensing of technology. The dispute involves technology included in Android, the Google operating system for mobile phones and tablets. Samsung is the leading maker of Android devices. After ...

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Toll in Maharashtra's worst landslide disaster touches 75

Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) The overnight toll in Maharashtra's worst landslide disaster in Malin village of Pune district went up to 75 Saturday, a top official said here. We have recovered 75 bodies so far... Rescue work is still underway, Additional District Collector Ganesh Patil told IANS. Among the 75 dead are 37 women, 28 men and 10 children and an estimated 130 others are still tr...

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Pacific Rim exercises conclude in Hawaii

Honolulu, Aug 2 (IANS) The biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval drill held in Hawaii has concluded. The five-week exercise involved more than 40 vessels, 200 aircraft and some 25,000 personnel from 22 countries, Xinhua reported. RIMPAC is the world's largest multinational maritime military drill. Initiated by the US military, RIMPAC 2014 marked its 24...

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Vote auditing of Afghan presidential elections postponed

Kabul, Aug 2 (IANS) The auditing process of votes cast in Afghan presidential elections was once again postponed Saturday. According to election commission officials, a fresh round of the audit was scheduled to resume at 7.00 a.m. Saturday, Xinhua reported. However, the officials believe that the process would resume within the next 24 hours. The electoral team of preside...

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