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RJD minister's murder verdict: BJP MP to move SC

Patna, July 26 (IANS) Two days after the Patna High Court acquitted eight people who had been convicted by a trial court for the murder of former RJD minister Brij Bihari Prasad, his wife and BJP MP Rama Devi saod Saturday this would be challenged in the Supreme Court. I am pained by the acquittal of all the accused and I have decided not to sit silent but to approach the apex court for ...

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Iran confirms detention of Washington Post reporter

Tehran, July 26 (IANS) An Iranian judicial official has confirmed the detention of Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, a media report said Saturday. The probe into the case is still in the preliminary stage, and information on that can be made public only after technical investigations and interrogation, Press TV quoted the official as saying Friday. Rezaian, 3...

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Death toll in Meghalaya blast rises to three

Shillong, July 26 (IANS) The death toll in the IED blast triggered by insurgents in Meghalaya has risen to three with one more policeman succumbing to his injuries Saturday, while another IED was recovered and defused by a bomb disposal squad, police said. Constable Rahul Marak died in Assam's Guwahati Neurological Research Centre, a police officer said. On searching in and aroun...

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Ukraine crisis: EU imposes new sanctions

Brussels, July 26 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) The European Union (EU) Saturday added 15 people and 18 organisations to its sanctions list over the crisis in Ukraine. The individuals have been subjected to travel bans and asset freezes. The organisations were subjected to asset freezes. The 15 individuals and nine out of the 18 organisations were accused of undermining Ukraine's sov...

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Abhishek Bachchan keen on Yuvraj Singh biopic

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Abhishek Bachchan says if he gets an opportunity, he would love to do a biopic on cricketer Yuvraj Singh, whose career graph and fighting spirit as a cancer survivor, the actor believes, can make for an inspiration tale. The 38-year-old was present at a press conference here to introduce his Kabaddi team, Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League....

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From boozing, smoking to England's marathon man

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Drinking, smoking and weighing 105 kgs is not something one would associate with a long-distance runner but Steve Way has overcome these barriers to become England's marathon man at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. From being worryingly fat and wheezy, the 40-year-old has completely overhauled his life to become fast and breezy. I didn't really take any intere...

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Demi Lovato chops off her hair

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Pop star Demi Lovato, who never shies away from experimenting with her looks, has now chopped off her locks. The singer unveiled her new bob haircut with a photograph on social networking site Twitter, reports eonline.com. Just went shorter!!! only the best from @RiawnaCapri at @NineZeroOne, tweeted Lovato alongside the picture. It was definite...

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Tutor who beat up toddler sent to custody

Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Private tutor Pooja Singh, arrested for brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in the city, was remanded to five day's police custody by a court Saturday. She was caught on tape mercilessly thrashing the toddler and was arrested Friday. She was presented before a court during the day. She has been booked under several offences, including atte...

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Congress' plight: Dynasty is to blame

The imprecations directed at Rahul Gandhi - joker - and at his advisers - rootless wonders and spineless creepers - by sections of Congressmen and the recent signs of organizational disarray in several states suggest that it is still a far cry for the Congress where recovery is concerned. The revolts by two important functionaries - Narayan Rane in Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma in ...

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Congress seeks dismissal of two Goa ministers

Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The Congress Saturday demanded the dismissal of Goa cabinet minister Deepak Dhavalikar and Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza for making unconstitutional remarks about India as a Hindu nation. Congress state president John Fernandes also criticised his own party MLAs for not faulting Dhavalikar immediately after his controversial comments made on the floor of th...

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Threat to blow up Kolkata Metro

Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Security was beefed at all stations of the Kolkata Metro Saturday following a call that threatened to blow up the Park Street station, an official said. We received a phone call at our control room threatening to blow up the Park Street Metro station. We have informed the police about the call and security teams have been deployed. Search operations are being cond...

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Shilpa Shetty recollects Goan escapade with Raj

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty, whose Satyug Gold company has partnered with the Goa Wedding Show 2014, which she and her husband Raj Kundra are endorsing, says she has fond memories of the state. At an event here Friday, Shilpa shared memories of the first Valentine's Day she spent with Raj in Goa. I have a lot of memories of Goa. Raj took me there to celebrate our first V...

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Kerala Police's moral policing questioned, cops justify action

Kollam (Kerala), July 26 (IANS) Political parties Saturday flayed the Kerala Police for holding up a couple at a police station all night, but without any charge. Police, however, said they were detained for giving conflicting answers. Speaking to reporters, Sreeram Ramesh and his friend Hima Sankar who belong to a theatre group said after dinner the two left for the state capital Thiruv...

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Bikini diets dominate people Britain: Survey

London, July 26 (IANS) Summer holidays prove to be a powerful motivation for several women to lose weight or get in shape, according to research by health and fitness brand Fitbit. The survey reveals that more than half of people here have tried to or are planning to lose weight or get fit before their next holiday. Those living in the North of England are most inclined to embark...

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Bees physically transfer heat to stay cool

New York, July 26 (IANS) To protect their young ones from heat, honey bees can absorb heat from the brood walls just like a sponge and later transfer it to a cooler place to get rid of the heat from their bodies, says a study. Moving heat from hot to cool areas is reminiscent of the bio-heat transfer via the cardiovascular system of mammals, said Philip Starks, a biologist at Tufts Unive...

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Dhillon clinches bronze in IAAF World Junior Championship

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In a major boost for Indian athletics, rising star Navjeet Kaur Dhillon clinched the bronze medal in the women's discus throw at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championship at Eugene, Oregon. Rising to the occasion, the 19-year-old produced a stunning performance Friday night, throwing the discus an amazing 56.36 metres in Hayward Field after opening her series with...

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Endangered sea turtle rescued from poachers in Costa Rica

San Jose, July 26 (IANS/EFE) Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica's security ministry said. The leatherback is an endangered species and the sale of its flesh or eggs is banned in Costa Rica, but on the black market both sell for very high prices. The turtle was being transported Wednesday nig...

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to get 'Mrs C' tattoo removed

London, July 26 (IANS) Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is getting rid of her 'Mrs C' tattoo. The 31-year-old has had a consultation with US artist Nikko Hurtado about getting rid of the inking on the back of her neck, which pays tribute to her ex-husband Ashley Cole, following her surprise wedding to Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, 33, earlier this month, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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Tension in UP town over BJP, Congress protests

Ghaziabad, July 26 (IANS) Tension gripped the Kanth area of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district Saturday as the BJP refused to back out of its proposed protest against district officials for victimising its cadres. Over 300 Congress workers, including prominent Dalit leader Madhusudan Mistry, were detained here Saturday for violating prohibitory orders banning their entry in the area, po...

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Consumers who feel 'special' hunt for unique products

Hong Kong, July 26 (IANS) Consumers who attribute their successes to internal character traits rather than hard work are more likely to feel 'special' and hunt for unique products, says a study by a team of researchers involving an Indian-origin professor. We found that consumers who attribute feelings of pride to their unique character traits - rather than how hard they worked to accomp...

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