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India has lost a great son: RSS on Kalam

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said India has lost one of its greatest sons in the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In a statement along with his colleague Suresh Joshi, Bhagwat said Kalam's 83 years of life was a tale of extraordinary courage, determination, perseverance and the desire to excel. Bhagwat said that as a scientist, Kalam m...

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Ankita loses in women's tennis

Nanchang (China), July 28 (IANS) Indian tennis player Ankita Raina was ousted from the opening round of singles at the $115,000 Jiangxi Women's Tennis Open here on Tuesday. China's Chang Liu took just two hours and five minutes to beat Ankita 6-2, 7-6(9) on the hard courts of the Nanchang International Tennis Centre. Though the 228-ranked Indian won three breakpoints, it was not ...

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'Higher provisions drag on government banks' net'

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Lack of conducive scenario for credit growth, slippages in the restructured loan accounts and a huge exposure to iron and steel sector are a drag on public sector banks, said a sectoral analyst. Despite an increase in their total income and reducing cost of funds, public sector banks have been posting lower net profit owing to higher provisions. Slippages ...

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I don't see cinema as 'dark or 'light': Farhan Akhtar

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Offbeat, dark and independent cinema has evolved and is gradually getting acceptance in the Hindi film industry, but for actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, cinema is not light or dark, but is predominantly about a good story, fresh characters and new cultures. I don't think of cinema as dark or light. For me, the story should be good and that we should get something ne...

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Joe Jackson recovering after three heart attacks

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson has undergone surgery to have a pacemaker inserted in his chest after suffering three heart attacks in a Sao Paolo hospital. A Jackson family representative said here that Joe's speech is not impaired and his vision is restored. He even cracked jokes from his hospital bed, reports tmz.com. Joe thanked everyone for...

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Kalam was passionate about Ayurveda: NGO

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was passionate about the ancient Indian medicine system of Ayurveda and was keen to modernise it on a global scale, the chief of an international NGO said here on Tuesday. Praful Patel, a leading light of the International Ayurveda Foundation (IAF) in India, Britain and Switzerland learnt of Kalam's love for Ayurveda when he met ...

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Anushka Sharma gets Kalam's name wrong in tribute

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma on Tuesday came into focus on social media when she got the spelling of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam wrong while expressing condolences on his demise. Kalam died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest while delivering a lecture at a management school in Shillong. According to reports, the actress spelt Kalam's name ...

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BJP parliamentary party condoles Kalam's death

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The BJP parliamentary party on Tuesday paid tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and passed a resolution condoling his death. Yesterday (Monday), we received very sad news that India had lost a ratna (jewel), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing the BJP parliamentary party meet. Modi said Kalam was a rashtra ratna (country's jewe...

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Kalam's last rites to take place in Rameswaram on Thursday

New Delhi/Chennai, July 28 (IANS) The last rites of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will take place with full military honours in his hometown Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu on Thursday following his family's wish, it was announced on Tuesday. The home ministry in an official statement confirmed that Kalam would be accorded a state funeral and the last rites would take place at 11 a.m. on ...

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Rescue operations on in Pakistan's flood-hit areas

Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Rescue and relief operations continued on Tuesday in flood-hit areas across Pakistan, where over 50 people have died, a media report said. The Gilgit-Balochistan government has increased relief efforts for flood-affected people in the Chitral Valley. Ten water supply schemes that were damaged have been reconstructed, Dawn online reported. Punjab's provin...

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Harsha Bhogle to debut on fiction TV

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle, who usually hosts non-fiction TV shows, will be seen doing a cameo in upcoming TV show Sumit Sambhal Lega. This will be his first fiction appearance on the small screen. Bhogle, who has made a mark for himself in cricket commentary, will be seen in an episode which will be focused on sports. In the episode, he will be seen playing...

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Indian women's recurve archery team qualifies for Olympics

Copenhagen, July 28 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team made a strong comeback to book a place in the 2016 Rio Olympics as the men failed to advance after losing to Italy in a tie break at the World Championships here on Tuesday. The women's trio comprising Laxmi Rani, Rimil Buriuly and Deepika Kumari had their backs against the wall at 1-3 against Germany. But they held their...

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Thousands pay homage to former president Kalam

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Cries of Abdul Kalam amar rahe (Long live Abdul Kalam), rent the air as thousands of people arrived to pay homage to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at his official residence here on Tuesday. The mortal remains of Kalam, who died Monday evening, were brought from Shillong on Tuesday morning and kept at his residence, 10, Rajaji Marg. With thousands ...

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Captain lauds junior women's hockey goalie

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian women's hockey captain Rani Rampal lauded goalkeeper Inderpreet Kaur after the team finished third in the Under-21 Volvo Invitational tournament in the Netherlands. The score in the third-fourth position match against England was 1-1 at full time. In the penalty shootout, Inderpreet did not allow a single goal to be scored against India, which won the sho...

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Korean musical extravaganza to entertain Delhiites

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Music enthusiasts in the national capital will experience a close encounter with Korean music at a two-day exposition over the weekend, it was announced here on Tuesday. The Korean Cultural Centre, India, is organising two projects Dream Project and preliminary rounds of K-Pop Delhi -- a modern form of South Korean pop music that includes dance-pop, pop ballad,...

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Pins, toothpicks can beautify nails

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Collect a few tools and add a beautiful touch to your little blank canvasses on the tip of your fingers without spending big, says an expert. Pooja Goel, a Delhi-based beauty expert, shares how: * Base colour: Base colour is the basic to start with and should be on top of your priority list as it provides a smoother application of the next colour on it. ...

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Louis Berger probe: Alemao appears before crime branch

Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Former Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao on Tuesday appeared before the Goa Police crime branch in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case. State Director General of Police T.N. Mohan said summons had also been issued to former chief minister Digambar Kamat, who along with Churchill Alemao, is alleged to have accepted $976,630 in bribes along ...

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First post-apartheid Proteas captain Rice dies

Cape Town, July 28 (IANS) Clive Rice, South Africa's first cricket captain in the post-apartheid era, passed away on Tuesday after losing his battle with septicaemia -- a potentially life threatening infection in which large amounts of bacteria are present in the blood. Rice's family confirmed the news stating that he was admitted to a hospital on Sunday night after suffering from severe...

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Power ministry objects to article on achievements, IndiaSpend stands by its conclusions

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The power ministry has disagreed with a Fact Checker article authored by Manoj K carried by IANS under the title Power ministry: series of false claims, marginal improvements on July 24. Fact Checker is part of IndiaSpend, which calls itself a public-interest journalism platform, basing its story on data. The story by Fact Checker, says the ministry in a...

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Saina to lead 18-member Indian squad at World badminton

Jakarta, July 28 (IANS) In probably the best chance to grab multiple medals, an 18-member Indian badminton contingent led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will vie for honours at the 22nd edition of the World Championships to be held at the 9,000-seater Istora Senayan here from August 10 to 16. This will also be Saina's golden opportunity to grab a medal at the Worlds which has eluded the Ol...

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