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Unesco condemns murder of Iraqi journalists

Paris, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The Unesco on Thursday condemned the killing of two Iraqi journalists by Islamic State earlier in July, and called for swift justice to those responsible. Iraqi nationals Suahaa Ahmed Radhi, a newspaper editor in Nineveh, and Jalla al-Abadi, a television journalist, were killed in Mosul in northern Iraq. The Iraqi Journalists Syndicate said IS jihadists ...

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Sharif's advisor visits Indian mission to condole Kalam's death

Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) The Pakistani prime minister's foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz on Thursday visited the Indian High Commission here to offer his condolences on the demise of India's former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Aziz, accompanied by Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, wrote his comments in the Condolence Book and expressed his country's sympathies with the governm...

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Tokyo office of WWII general opened to public for a week

Tokyo, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The Tokyo office of General Douglas MacArthur, from where he led the US occupation of Japan between 1945 and 1950, has been opened to the public to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The office, located within the former headquarters of insurance company Dai Ichi Life in central Tokyo's Chiyoda district, will be open till August 3, said offici...

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Israeli embassy reopens in Paraguay after 13 years

Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS/EFE) Israel reopened its embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay after 13 years of closure due to budgetary reasons, Israeli diplomatic officials said on Thursday. The decision was taken by the Israeli government in May 2014 in order to strengthen relations with Paraguay within the framework of earnest efforts to bolster mutual relations with Latin America in general, acco...

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Urban Ladder unveils new app for home shoppers

Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Leading online furniture and home decor firm Urban Ladder on Thursday unveiled an app to helps users choose products that will suit their homes. Users can visualize their room(s) through our new app and buy furniture to their requirement and choose decor products of their choice, co-founder Rajiv Srivatsa told reporters here at a preview of the feature. ...

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Stalling Memon hanging would've been against spirit of law: Rohatgi

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Dismissing the argument that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution should have been stalled by 14 days after the rejection of his mercy plea, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said had that happened, it would have been against the spirit of the law. In an interview to Karan Thapar on India Today television channel, Rohatgi, who contested Me...

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Delhi to frame witness protection policy

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday decided to formulate a comprehensive policy for protecting witnesses, an official said. The policy envisages categorisation of witnesses, creation of witness protection fund, procedure for processing such requests by the competent authority and the types of protection, the government said in a statement. The Delhi High Co...

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CBI files 18th FIR in Vyapam case

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The CBI on Thursday registered its 18th FIR in connection with its ongoing probe in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The first information report (FIR) was registered against 64 people related to the alleged illegalities committed in the police constable recruitment examination conducted by Vyapam in 2013. The FIR was registered under charges of cheati...

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Bangladesh win three golds at Special Olympics

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Bangladesh claimed three gold medals on Thursday in table tennis, badminton and athletics at the Special Olympics Summer World here. Shuttler Rezwanul Haque clinched the yellow metal in the men's singles event in badminton. On the other hand, athlete Sumon Khan won the gold in men's shot put (4 kg) and paddler Mohammad Nayemur Rahman bagged it in the m...

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Daisy Shah fine with turning sensuous, evil for 'Hate Story 3'

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Jai Ho actress Daisy Shah, who is currently shooting for the sensuous franchise Hate Story's third instalment, says she doesn't have any apprehensions about turning sensuous and evil for the film. Actors shouldn't have any limitations, is what I've heard and learnt. So if you are playing a character, you are that character. So if it's the film's requirement to turn...

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Police job for slain Punjab Police officer's son

Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Recognizing the bravery of Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh, who sacrificed his life in the Dinanagar terror attack, the Punjab government announced on Thursday that the officer's son would be appointed as a deputy superintendent of police. Besides, the state government announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs.25 lakh to the police officer's family. The ...

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No artificial under-valuation of land by PSUs

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Denying that public sector undertakings engage in artificial under-valuation of land in their books, the government on Thursday told parliament that they are free to get their assets assessed at current market value while accessing bank finance. PSUs are free to get their assets, including land, assessed at current market value as per accounting standards while...

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First Tizen developer summit begins in India

Bengaluru, July 30 (IANS) Linux Foundation on Thursday said that over 1,000 developers participated in the Tizen Developer Summit (TDS), which began in Bengaluru from Wednesday. TDS is being held in India for the first time and has attracted companies and organizations such as InMobi, Unity, Airtel and Nasscom, said Linux Foundation. TDS is an annual global event sponsored by Sa...

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RFP for 126 Rafale jets withdrawn, negotiation on for 36: Parrikar

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the defence ministry for purchase of 126 Rafale jets has been withdrawn after a government to government deal for buying 36 of the medium multi role combat aircraft (MMRCA), Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament on Thursday. The RFP issued earlier for procurement of 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) ...

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Parliament logjam: Government may call meeting with opposition

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The BJP and the Congress on Thursday targeted each other over the parliament logjam, as the government indicated it could convene a meeting with the opposition to break the impasse. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused the Congress of petty political interest and said it was not allowing discussion on the Dinanagar terror attack in parliament. <...

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Elli Avram wants to do a biopic on Marilyn Monroe

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Micky Virus sensation Elli Avram, who threw a big bash here to celebrate her turning 25, said she wanted to be part of a biopic on screen siren Marilyn Monroe. The Swedish-Greek actress, who appeared in Hindi film Mickey Virus and participated in the Indian reality TV show Big Boss, said she was overwhelmed at the love she got at Wednesday's party for which her fam...

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Afghan Taliban confirm death of Mullah Omar

Kabul, July 30 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Thursday confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, but did not say when and where he died. Leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the name of the ousted Taliban regime) and the family of late Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid... today announced that Amir al-Muminin (Commander of the Faithful) Mullah Mohammad Omar Mujahid h...

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Odisha aims to sell power by 2016-17

Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) Odisha plans to be self-reliant in the power sector and has set a target to sell surplus power generated in the state to other states by 2016-17, an official said on Thursday. The state expects to avail 32,059 million units of power after the commissioning of many new power plants and as part of the state share from the Centre by 2016-17. This was reve...

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Vyapam case: Rs.4 crore irregularity in forms sale

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) There were financial irregularities of more than Rs.4 crore just in the sale of application forms and examination fees in conducting 14 entrance examinations by Vyapam in 2006-07, an RTI query has revealed. The application forms were sold from Vyapam's cash counters, nationalised banks and authorised institutes. The RTI reply received by Ajay Dubey in Ma...

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Glass mosque library in Meghalaya to be named after Kalam

Shillong, July 30 (IANS) Authorities of the Madina Masjid, the only glass mosque in the northeast, have decided to christen its library in honour of the people's president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. We have decided to name our library on the top floor of the mosque in honour of Kalam's rich contribution to the nation, Shillong Muslim Union general secretary Sayeedullah Nongrum told IANS on Thur...

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