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SC begins hearing on Memon's plea to stall execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court has commenced hearing on 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's petition seeking stay on the execution of his death sentence by 14 days. If not stayed, the death sentence will be carried out on Thursday morning. The apex court bench comprising Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and Justice Amitava Roy are hearing a last dit...

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Sam Smith 'upset' over gay rights

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has expressed his despair over how many gay men and women face discrimination in the world. The openly gay singer began pondering the plight of so many homosexual individuals after going to watch the movie Holding The Man, which is about a man's coming out journey, on Tuesday. Then, Smith urged his fans to do more to help gay men and w...

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Sabyasachi, Louboutin give thrilling start to AICW 2015

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee opened the 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) through a line that celebrated hand embroideries of different parts of India in the form of modern cuts and fine detailing. The signature red soles of French footwear designer Christian Louboutin added glamour to the show that took place here on Wednesday. T...

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SC may hear plea for putting on hold Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Hearing is likely to place at Supreme Court on a plea seeking to put on hold the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon in the early hours of Thursday. Perhaps for the first time, the Supreme Court will be hearing a petition seeking a stay on the execution of death sentence at the court premises at such late hours of the night. Memon's mercy...

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Lady Gaga bought shoes for 190,000 pounds

London, July 30 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has bought three pairs of Alexander McQueen 'Armadillo' heels for 190,000 pounds as a memory of her friendship with the late designer. Along with a photograph of the singer sitting down and trying on her new shoe -- taken by her fiance Taylor Kinney -- she shared: When a gift comes to you from heaven photo by Taylor Kinney best fiancée ever.

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SC may hear plea for putting on hold Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Exercises are on for constituting a bench to hear a petition by Yakub Memon seeking postponement of the execution of his death sentence by 14 days. In the early hours of Thursday, a senior registrar of Supreme Court has reached the residence of Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu in connection with exercising related to the hearing of the petition. Memon'...

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England v Australia: Third Test, day one scorecard

Birmingham, July 30 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of day one of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England at Edgbaston here on Wednesday. Australia 1st innings: Chris Rogers lbw b Broad 52 David Warner lbw b Anderson 2 Steve Smith c Cook b Finn 7 Michael Clarke b 10 Adam Voges c Buttler b Anderson 16 Mitchell Marsh c Buttl...

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Ashes 2015: Anderson rattles Aussies on day one of third Test

Birmingham, July 30 (IANS) England shot out Australia for a lowly 136 as seasoned pacer James Anderson claimed six wickets on a rain-interrupted day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. At stumps, the hosts were 133 for 3, only three runs behind the tourists, with Joe Root (30) and Jonny Bairstow (1) in the middle. Opting to bat first, the Australians seemed ill...

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Lawyers petition CJI seeking stay of Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, late Wednesday evening petitioned Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu for stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yaqub Memon's execution for 14 days, putting forward three points in their plea. Dattu is going through the petition and has not taken a decision yet, said sources. The lawyers approached...

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Wreckage found on Reunion island similar to MH370: Report

Paris, July 29 (IANS) An aircraft wreckage found on Wednesday on the coast of Saint-Andree in the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a media report said. Citing aviation safety specialists, local media ImazPress of Reunion said the debris had incredible similarities with a piece of a Boeing 777, Xinhua reported. <...

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Yakub Memon's pleas rejected, Maharashtra braces for hanging

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon seemed set to go to the gallows with the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissing his petition against his July 30 execution and a fresh plea for clemency being rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee. However, in a last ditch effort, a group of senior lawyers including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan late Wednesday ...

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India to extend e-visa facility to more nations

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has finalised arrangements to extend and implement e-tourist visa facility to people from China, Hong Kong and Macau with effect from July 30. The total number of countries or territories covered under the e-tourist visa scheme will now go up from 74 to 77, an official release said on Wednesday. The scheme will be extended to ...

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Senior lawyers petition CJI to defer Memon hanging

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's execution for 14 days. Dattu is going through the petition and has not taken a decision yet, said sources. The lawyers approached the CJI after President P...

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CJI asked to defer Memon hanging

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's execution for 14 days. ...

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Video games teaching Colombian kids about indigenous cultures

Bogota, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Four video games with landscapes, clothing, music and other features of indigenous cultures will help children discover the traditions of Colombia's native communities. The Indigenous Ancestral Wisdom project, employing video games and cards, is led by the Sura Group and was developed by Colombia Games, targeting children of elementary-school age. Proje...

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President rejects Memon's mercy petition

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Closing the last avenue of respite for 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday rejected his mercy plea, sources said. They said that Memon, whose petition to stay his execution on Thursday was dismissed by the Supreme Court, had filed a fresh mercy petition before the president to escape the gallows. The president too...

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Juhi delighted at her West Indian cricket team's championship win

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Juhi Chawla, one of the owners of Caribbean cricket team Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, said that she is extremely happy that her team has won the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this season. I want to share a good news with you. This year, we invested in the team, Trinidad and Tobago and the league was recently going on, where we've emerged vic...

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Seventh bus driver killed in El Salvador

San Salvador, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Another bus driver was murdered here on Wednesday, bringing to seven the number of drivers killed amid an offensive against public transportation by El Salvador's powerful gangs. The death of Elias Emilio Melendez, 21, was confirmed by a police spokesman. The enforced shutdown of public transportation continued on Wednesday and affected a number o...

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President rejects Memon's mercy petition

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday rejected the mercy plea of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon, sources said. They said that Memon, whose petition to stay his execution on Thursday was dismissed by the Supreme Court, had filed a fresh mercy petition before the president to escape the gallows. The president took the decision on recommenda...

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France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran

Tehran, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Iran and France will deepen bilateral political and economic relations in the near future, once the historic nuclear agreement is implemented, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday. Fabius arrived in Tehran on an official visit just 15 days after Tehran finalised the nuclear deal with the P5+1 -...

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