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12 dead in China factory collapse

Beijing, July 5 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and two reported missing when a shoe factory collapsed in east China's Zhejiang province, police said on Sunday. Fifty-six people, including 51 employees, were in the four-storey shoe factory in Folong village near Wenling city when it collapsed around 4 p.m. on Saturday. The collapse left 33 people injured while nine others escaped u...

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Jaitley going to BRICS Bank inaugural meet in Moscow

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will leave on Monday for a four-day visit to Russia to attend the inaugural meeting of the BRICS New Development Bank at Moscow. According to a finance ministry release here, Jaitley will, after the meet slated for Tuesday, attend the meeting of the finance ministers of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)...

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Jojic joins Cologne from Dortmund

Cologne, July 5 (IANS) Serbian international footballer Milos Jojic has agreed on a transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Bundesliga rivals Cologne, both clubs confirmed on Sunday. The 23-year-old midfielder inked a four-year deal which keeps him with the 'Billygoats' until June 2019. The new arrival received jersey No.8, reports Xinhua. I am very glad that Milos Jojic opted for a t...

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Both Force India cars finish in points

Silverstone (England), July 5 (IANS) Both the Force India cars of Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez finished in points in the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at the 5.8 km Silverstone Circuit here on Sunday. While Hulkenberg finished seventh to bring home six points, teammate Perez ended ninth with two points following the 52-lap action-packed race. Briton Lewis Hamilton won his home...

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OROP protest stays, meeting with Parrikar likely

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Protests over delay in implementation of the promised 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme continued for the 21st day in the national capital with a relay hunger-strike by 75 ex-servicemen on Sunday. A meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected in the coming week, and the protesting ex-servicemen hope to reach a breakthrough, Group Captain V.K. Gandhi (...

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Darjeeling landslides: Toll hits 34, rescue operations continue

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) With the recovery of one more body on Sunday, the toll in the landslides in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills rose to 34, while at least 10 more people remained on the missing-list and were feared dead, an official said. The body of 45-year-old Ramesh Rai was recovered from 8 Mile area in Kalimpong, Darjeeling district magistrate Anurag Srivastava said.

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Left to jointly contest Bihar elections

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The CPI-M and five other Left parties on Sunday announced that they will jointly contest the coming Bihar elections as an independent, united bloc. The decision was taken by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Communist Party of India (CPI), Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), Communist Party of India-Marxist-Leninist-Liberation and Socia...

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Respect Vijender's decision to turn pro: Mary Kom

Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist boxer M.C. Mary Kom on Sunday said fellow pugilist Vijender Singh has earned the right to decide his future and she respects his decision to turn professional and thus not be available for representing India at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Vijender, bronze medallist at the 2008 Olympics and two-time medal winner in Asian Games, announced last mon...

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China urges Nepal to play constructive role in trilateral cooperation

Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Nepal should play a constructive role in the trilateral cooperation among China, India and Nepal, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai said on Sunday. It's time for Nepal to find the areas of cooperation, models of cooperation and especially projects of cooperation, Xinhua quoted the Chinese envoy as saying at an event here. He added that Nepal was ver...

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Remove tainted ministers in centre, states: Left

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A grouping of six Left parties on Sunday demanded the removal of all tainted ministers in the central government and states and a CBI probe into their alleged misconduct. The Left parties demand that a thorough CBI investigation under the supervision of the judiciary must be conducted in these cases and the guilty should be booked and punished, a joint Left state...

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South Africa beat Bangladesh by 52 runs

Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 5 (IANS) South Africa completely outplayed Bangladesh in their first Twenty20 cricket International, winning the match by 52 runs on a dead track here on Sunday. Captain Faf du Plessis (79) scored half of the Proteas' total of 148, which the hosts initially appeared happy to chase at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. But some wily bowling from South Africa tog...

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Cricket's new playing rules come into effect

Dubai, July 5 (IANS) The new playing rules for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) came into effect with the series between Bangladesh and South Africa in Mirpur on Sunday. The changes made in ODI cricket include: the teams don't need to put compulsory catchers during the fielding restrictions overs between 1-10. Moreover, batting Powerplay has been r...

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Journalist's sister wants viscera examined in Delhi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Pakshi Singh, the sister of television reporter Akshay Singh who died in Madhya Pradesh under mysterious circumstances while covering the Vyapam scam, has requested that the viscera samples of her brother should be sent to Delhi for test. In a letter addressed to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Pakshi said: As you know, he died in mysterious ...

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GST, land acquisition laws needed to remove poverty: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Reacting to a grim picture of rural India projected by the Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said the passage of bills on Goods and Service Tax (GST) and land acquisition is necessary to create jobs and remove poverty. As per the latest official data released on Friday, for nearly 75 percent of the 17.9 crore (nearly 18...

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Girl killed in Bengal, rape suspected

Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) A seven-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and killed by a man in West Bengal and police suspect she was raped before being strangulated, an officer said on Sunday. The incident took place on Friday night in North Dinajpur district's Rarira village. Police arrested the accused on Saturday after locals discovered the body and informed them. We have...

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Rap songs should be more about story-telling: Raftaar

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar, who has given hits like Swag mera desi hai and Dhup chik hori se, says the lyrics of rap songs should be more about story-telling and not just parties and alcohol. Our (rap) culture needs to expand. It has to be more about story-telling. It needs to be about conveying a message as well and not just roaming around with girls and having alcohol in club...

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RJD to protest withholding caste Census data: Lalu

Patna, July 5 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday announced that his party would compel the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to make public the caste-based Census data. The former Bihar chief minister said people of the country have right to know the details of caste-based Census and the Narendra Modi-led government should make the data public soon...

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Ozil must fire in big games: Jens Lehmann

London, July 5 (IANS) Former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says his compatriot Mesut Ozil needs to become more influential and play a pivotal role for the Premier League club in high-voltage games. Ozil joined Arsenal from Spanish giants Real Madrid two summers ago and has somehow managed to adapt himself with the rigorous league. The 26-year-old scored five goals and provided nine ass...

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Vanessa Williams marries Jim Skrip

Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Singer-actress Vanessa Williams has got married to her fiance Jim Skrip. The 52-year-old Ugly Betty actress took the marriage vows in front of her family and friends on Saturday, reports eonline.com. Family and friends were on hand to witness the couple marry before fireworks lit up the sky. Williams announced her engagement in September last y...

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Salman not travelling for 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' promotions

Mumbai, July 5 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who is out on bail after being sentenced to five-year jail term in the 2002 hit-and-run case, will not be travelling to different cities to promote his forthcoming drama film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The actor wants to stay with his family, so he will be promoting the film via video conferencing here, says his spokesperson. The 49-year-old w...

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