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WHO says no evidence of low radiation impact on health: Government

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has published nearly 25,000 articles over the past 30 years on biological effects of non-ionizing radiation but held current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields, parliament was informed on Friday. Based on in-depth review of the scientific literat...

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Late actor Bhagwan Dada's biopic to go on floors soon

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) After a prolonged legal tussle, Ek Albela, a Marathi film which will unfold the life of late actor-director Bhagwan Dada on the silver screen, will go on the floors on August 5. The film will be a tribute to the cinema legend for his contribution to the film industry. Being produced by Kimaya Motion Pictures, the film will be directed by Shekhar Sartandel, read ...

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'Tum mujhe yun bhula na paoge...': Melodious memories of Rafi

His first notable performance was singing in the chorus as the legendary K.L Saigal warbled Mere Sapnon ki Rani (Shahjehan), but Mohammad Rafi soon himself became Bollywood's most recognised playback singer. Blessed with an amazing versatility in bringing to life everything from soulful ghazals to exuberant qawwalis to heartfelt bhajans to romantic songs - both understated and jaunty, laments on ...

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Golfer Khalin drops to tied seventh at Taifong Open

Chang Hwa (Chinese Taipei), July 31 (IANS) Joint overnight leader Khalin Joshi of India dropped to the tied seventh position after scoring one-over 73 in the second round of the Taifong Open golf tournament here on Friday. Khalin, who scored 66 on Thursday to share the lead, carded birdies on the 17th and 18th holes against bogeys on the first, fourth and 10th at the Taifong Golf Club. T...

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Pakistani woman does a Bajrangi Bhaijan, arrested

Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) In a case of life imitating art, a young Pakistani woman crossed the border into India without valid travel documents - a la Salman Khan in Bollywood blockbuster 'Bajrangi Bhaijan', albeit in the reverse direction - and landed in police custody on Friday. Claiming to be from Karachi city in Pakistan, Chanda Khan alias Fauzia, 27, told police officials she had c...

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Bangladesh vs South Africa: Heavy rain washes out second day's cricket

Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 31 (IANS) A heavy downpour washed out the morning session and heavy rain resumed again in the afternoon, prompting the umpires to call off the second day's play of the Bangladesh-South Africa Test match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here on Friday. The pitch and the outfield have been completely covered since Thursday night. None of the teams eve...

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Two of four Indians held in Libya released

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Two of the four Indians abducted in Sirte in Libya have been released, officials said on Friday. Of the two men released, one belongs to Raichur and the other to Bengaluru, the officials said. The process for the release of the other two men is on, said sources. The four, including three working as lecturers, were detained in Sirte in Libya, an ...

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Tripura governor slammed for tweets on Yakub Memon

Agartala, July 31 (IANS) Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy's tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, evoked sharp reactions on Friday on the social networking site. Intelligence officials should keep a tab on all (except relatives and close friends) who assembled before Yakub Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists, Roy tweeted on Thursday ...

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Kejriwal acuses PM of betraying people

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of betraying the people by failing to deliver what he promised on retrieving black money. Modi has betrayed the nation. He has promised a lot of things before elections but has not delivered a single one of them, Kejriwal said, during a function at Constitution Club of India in N...

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Indian-origin food scientist gets international award

Wellington, July 31 (IANS) A noted Indian-origin food scientist based in New Zealand has been honoured for his contribution in improving the quality, safety and processing efficiency of dairy food, a media report said on Friday. Harjinder Singh, who was recently named head of Massey University's Institute of Food Science and Technology, was conferred the International Dairy Foods Associa...

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In their gloomy isolation after Memon hanging, Muslims turn to Owaisi

In the night of the tyrants, Who calls my name from afar? I must climb the scaffolding of the gallows to see beyond the prison parapets. Have they waylaid the caravan of the new dawn? Majrooh Sultanpuri I had turned up in Mumbai to cover the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts. On my way to meet Rusi Karanjia ...

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Resurfaced runway in West Bengal to be inaugurated on Tuesday

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The recently resurfaced runway at Air Force Station Panagarh in West Bengal's Burdwan district will be inaugurated on Tuesday, the defence ministry said here on Friday. Panagarh will be the eventual headquarters of a new Indian Army mountain strike corps that is in the process of being raised. The refurbished runway will be capable of operating all aircraft in the...

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Rights violations in China ignored by IOC: Tibet NGO

Dharamsala, July 31 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has ignored human rights violations in China by selecting Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, a Tibet NGO said on Friday. The IOC has sent the wrong message... China wants the world to ignore its deteriorating human rights situation and be impressed by Chinese can-do pragmatism instead. That's exactly what th...

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Couture in India has evolved: Anju Modi

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Designer Anju Modi, who took inspiration from Persia for her latest bespoke line titled 'Kashish', says couture in India has become more streamlined and creative minds are focussing on design more than ever. Couture in India has evolved; it has become more focussed and design oriented than it was before. Not just from the perspective from the designers, but also...

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Zimbabwe wants dentist who killed Cecil to face law

London, July 31 (IANS) Zimbabwe has sought from the US extradition of the dentist who killed Cecil the lion, the most famous creature in the country's national park. Zimbabwe's Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said at a press conference that Walter Palmer, 55, was a foreign poacher and that Zimbabwe's prosecutor general had already started the process to have him extradited, BBC rep...

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Kareena Kapoor Khan to walk for Gaurav Gupta at LFW W/F 2015

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will be seen as the grand finale showstopper for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 at designer Gaurav Gupta's show. Kareena is all set to be muse to Gupta's vision for the Lakmé Sculpt line this season, said a statement. I'm very excited about being part of Lakme's finale as Gaurav weaves his magic with drapes, said Kareen...

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Parliament logjam: Government to convene all-party meet on Monday

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) With parliament's current monsoon session almost washed out in the last two weeks, the Narendra Modi government said an all-party meeting would be convened on Monday to try and end the stalemate over the Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues. The government is always willing to find a reasonable way out of this impasse. We are ready for an all-party meeting, union Parlia...

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Congress believes in politics of disruption: Naidu

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the government wants to break the parliament impasse but the opposition, particularly the Congress, was only interested in politics of disruption. Naid told reporters: Government wanted to walk an extra mile to break the impasse in parliament but the opposition -- Congress and Left didn't cooperate....

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CESC to invest Rs.3,000 crore in renewable energy

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka Group-owned power utility CESC Ltd. has posted a net profit of Rs.152 crore for the quarter ended June 30, as compared to Rs.151 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago. The company's total income declined to Rs.1,704 crore, as against Rs.1,863 crore a year-ago. Talking about expansion plans, chairman Sanjiv Goenka said the company...

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Sex scandal accused gained from CM's influence: Congress

Bhopal, July 31 (IANS) The Congress here on Friday alleged that a 2012 sex scandal accused turned government approver using his links with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Congress spokesperson K.K. Mishra told media persons here that Manoj Nema, an accused in the 2012 Chandori sex scandal for which a case was registered in Varasivani police station, was facilitated a...

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