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Suresh Wadkar influential, inspirational singer: Madhur Bhandarkar

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Director Madhur Bhandarkar says that he is a big fan of noted singer Suresh Wadkar who he considers extremely influential and inspirational. I'm a big fan of Suresh Wadkarji I would like to convey my best wishes to him. I've been listening to his songs since so many years. There are several films like 'Prem Rog', 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', 'Chandni', where he has sung ...

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Journalist shot dead in Mozambique

Maputo, Aug 29 (IANS) Mozambican journalist Paulo Machava, the editor of daily electronic newssheet Diario de Noticias, was shot dead in the capital by unidentified assailants on Saturday, a media report said. According to witnesses, the assassination took place when Machava was out on his habitual morning exercise, Prensa Latina news agency reported. Two shots from an AK-47 assa...

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Three arrested over shipwreck off Libyan coast

Tripoli, Aug 29 (IANS) Three suspects were arrested in Libya on Saturday over possible involvement in recent migrant crises that nearly killed 200 people, the authorities said. A statement from Tripoli's Special Intervention Squad said an organised crime group of three members have been arrested. The group was involved in human trafficking and managed many migrant boats to Europe through...

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S. Sudan's government accuses rebels of violating cease-fire

Khartoum, Aug 29 (IANS) The South Sudanese government on Saturday accused the rebels of violating a cease-fire declared by rebel leader Riek Machar late Friday and attacking the capital city of the oil-producing Upper Nile State. The rebels on Friday attacked our positions in Malakal, but we have repulsed them. On Saturday they attacked the city again, Michael Makuei, government spokesma...

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Bengal student death: Congress leader threatens indefinite hunger-strike

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) A senior Congress leader on Saturday threatened to hold a sit-in outside a college in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, demanding arrest of the culprits responsible for the death of a student earlier this month and an indefinite fast here if justice was denied. I strongly denounce the chief minister's remarks. From 1 p.m. on Monday I will start a sit-in before...

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OROP hunger strike enters 14th day, ex-servicemen write to president

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Ex-servicemen protesting over their demand for 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) have written to President Pranab Mukherjee, saying some veterans were developing medical complications due to their indefinite hunger strike which entered the 14th day, and the government will be responsible for any untoward incident. This is the 14th day of the indefinite hunger strike ...

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Alia Bhatt never makes the first move with guys

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt is clear about not making the first move if she likes a guy, a rule which she wants girls to follow in their life. I've never made the first move. That's the art for all the girls - Never make the first move, she said at an promotional event for her forthcoming film for Shaandaar themed first moves where her co-star Shahid Kapoor was also present....

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Congress objects to manner of extending land compensation provisions

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday termed as illegal and an insult to parliament the manner in which the central government had sought to extend compensation and rehabilitation benefits to families whose land is acquired under 13 central acts. Talking to reporters here, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the government had on Friday night issued a notification about the Ri...

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Missing London family believed to be travelling to Syria

London, Aug 29 (IANS) A mother and her four children, who were all reported missing, are believed to be travelling to Syria, local police said on Saturday. Zahera Tariq, 33, was last seen at her home address in Walthamstow, London on Tuesday morning and is now believed to have left the country later that day via London City Airport with her four children, Metropolitan Police said, Xinhua...

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AAP suspends MPs Dharamvira Gandhi, Harinder Khalsa

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday suspended parliamentarians Dharamvira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa from primary membership of the party and initiated disciplinary proceedings against them. Both are Lok Sabha members from Punjab. Gandhi, a cardiologist and social worker, represents Patiala constituency, while Khalsa, a former diplomat, represents Fatehgarh Sahi...

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CPI-M leader accuses Trinamool of attempting to kill him

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Senior CPI-M leader and Siliguri Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya on Saturday accused the state's ruling Trinamool Congress of attempting to kill him when he had gone to attend a meeting in the town in northern West Bengal. My car was attacked with sticks, bamboo poles and flag stands. It was a conspiracy to kill me, Bhattacharya, who served as minister during the Left Fro...

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Eaton breaks decathlon world record

Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Defending champion Ashton Eaton of the United States shattered the decathlon world record and won the gold medal at the World Athletics Championships here on Saturday. Eaton bettered his own world mark of 9,039 by six points after finishing third in the last event -- 1,500 metres at the Bird's Nest stadium, reports Xinhua. It was the first world record in t...

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China major partner post n-deal: Iran

Tehran, Aug 29 (IANS) Iran considers China its major partner in the country's development in the aftermath of the nuclear deal reached in the Austrian capital of Vienna last month, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said here on Saturday. From the beginning of the current Iranian government, I had some meetings with the Chinese president including the meeting in Shanghai conference, where ...

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IS executes 91 people in Syria

Cairo, Aug 29 (IANS) The Islamic State terrorist group has executed 91 people between July 29 and this Saturday in various Syrian provinces, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory said. Of the 91 victims, there were 32 civilians including two women, 39 IS combatants, 11 rebels and at least nine soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime. All were killed for supposedly offending God and rel...

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Body of Assam student leader's brother found

Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) The body of the brother of a student leader was found in Assam's Goalpara district on Saturday, police said. Tension gripped Matia in Goalpara following the recovery of the body of Mrinank Nath, brother of All Assam Students' Union (AASU) president Dipank Nath, from Nandeswar area in the district. Sources close to the family said Mrinank, an accountant wit...

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GSAT-6 satellite orbit raised second time

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Saturday said it has raised the orbit of its military communication satellite GSAT-6 successfully for a second time. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the second orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 satellite was successfully completed by firing the on-board motors for around 44 minutes on Saturday. The first or...

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Opposition parties protest across Bengal after TET fiasco

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition parties and their youth and mass organisations hit the streets on Saturday in protest against the state government's failure to hold the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) examinations scheduled for Sunday, after a bag of question papers mysteriously went missing. Over 23 lakh candidates had applied for the TET examination, though which teacher...

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Infosys to build three more campuses in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Aug 29 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd will set up three more campuses here at an investment of Rs.1,918 crore ($290 million) and create an additional 27,000 jobs, a state government official said on Saturday. The state high level clearance committee on industry has cleared the three IT projects of Infosys at a meeting presided by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah here, the...

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Reliance Jio launches 4G service in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) As a part of the Odisha government's initiative to convert Bhubaneswar into a 'Smart City', Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL) has launched 4G high speed Wi-Fi internet services at four locations in the capital city, it was announced here on Saturday. Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), has rolled out its 'Jionet' ...

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Turkey joins anti-IS coalition air strikes

Ankara, Aug 29 (IANS) Turkish fighters took part in the US-led coalition air strikes against targets of the Islamic State (IS) militant group for the first time, according to a written statement from the Turkish foreign ministry on Saturday. Our warplanes have since Friday night started joint aerial campaign with the coalition war jets against Daesh (IS) targets which pose threat to our ...

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