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WICB not rushing to fill vacant spot for coach

Bridgetown (Barbados), Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead said that no decision has been made yet on who will fill the vacant post of Windies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find the candidate. Media reports in recent weeks have indicated that Mickey Arthur was a virtual shoo-in but Muirhead said while informal discussions had ...

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Modi arrives in Japan

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday began a five-day visit to Japan, keen to boost ties in infrastructure, trade, defence and civil nuclear energy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a special gesture, flew down to Kyoto to receive Modi, who is in his first bilateral foreign sojourn outside South Asia. Before leaving for Japan, Modi expressed confidence that his...

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Over 250 Pakistani exhibitors to showcase in capital

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The second edition of lifestyle exposition Aalishan Pakistan here next month has drawn over 250 exhibitors from Pakistan. It is due to begin Sep 11 and conclude on Sep 14. The exposition, hosted by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), will take place at Hall No.14 and Hall No.18 at Pragati Maidan. Exhibitors will showcase products relat...

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Modi reaches Japan

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived Saturday in this Japanese city on his maiden bilateral visit outside South Asia. Before leaving for Japan, Modi said in New Delhi that this visit will write a new chapter in the annals of relations between Asia's two oldest democracies and take our strategic and global partnership to the next higher level. Japan is ...

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Marhama 'land scam' rocks J&K assembly

Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) The ruling National Conference (NC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members Saturday engaged in a war of words in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly over the alleged Marhama land scam. Speaker Mubarak Gul tried to restore order and said the state Crime Branch had seized all revenue documents pertaining to the alleged scam and these have been placed befor...

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Coca Cola stalls expansion plans in Varanasi

Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Saturday clarified that it had very little role in beverage major Coca Cola's decision to stall its expansion plans in Varanasi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency. Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd - the bottling arm of Coca-Cola - recently wrote to UP chief secretary Alok Ranjan saying that inordinate delay...

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Narine, Russell choose CLT20 over Tests

St. John's (Antigua), Aug 30 (IANS/CMC) Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket after opting out of the two-Test series against Bangladesh at home. Narine was a notable omission from the 13-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Friday for the first Test at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown, St. Vincent which star...

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FPIs invested $3.87 billion in Indian markets in August

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) continued to invest in the Indian equities market as they bought shares worth $3.87 billion in August, with the trade for the week ended Aug 28 at yet another record high. The foreign institutional investors (FIIs) along with sub-accounts and qualified foreign investors have been clubbed together by market regulator Securities and ...

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Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers

Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 (IANS) A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24X7 access to the commodity at the swipe of a card - at 20 litres for Rs.5. Under Cairn India's Jeevan Amrit Project, k...

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Kochi doctors perform Kerala's first pancreas transplant

Kochi, Aug 30 (IANS) A hospital here has successfully conducted Kerala's first combined pancreas-kidney transplant, the third such in India. The highly complex surgery was conducted on 35-year-old S. Syed Yunus Shahir, an engineer from Palakkad. The donor was a brain-dead 38-year-old patient. Thanks to the transplant, Shahir is now eating ice cream at will and is all set to ret...

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High on police quotient - Telugu films in September

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) It will be guns, khaki and bullets this September in Telugu filmdom as three star-studded entertainers on the police - Power, Anukshanam and Aagadu - are slated for release over the course of the month. The first of the three films will be Ravi Teja-starrer Power, which is releasing Sep 5. Ravi will be seen in a rough-and-tough police role in Power, which i...

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Alesha Dixon reveals solution to stretch marks

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Singer-model Alesha Dixon says using Vitamin E oil on a regular basis helped her combat stretch marks. After giving birth to her daughter Azura Sienna in October 2013, the former Misteeq singer appeared to bounce back to her pre-baby figure almost immediately. But despite being able to fit into her old wardrobe, Dixon says that she suffered from stretch marks due to...

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Eight killed in Afghan suicide attack

Kabul, Aug 30 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 41 injured Saturday in a suicide attack at the office of National Directorate for Security (NDS) in Afganistan's provincial capital Jalalabad. Six terrorists attacked the NDS office at 5.00 a.m. which triggered a firece gun battle, Xinhua quoted an official as saying. One of the terrorists detonated his explosive-laden v...

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Sensex makes weekly gains amidst strong investor sentiments

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Expectations of stable GDP growth figures coupled with an overall expectation of further reform and quick notifications for the hike in foreign capital limits in defense and railways led to positive investor sentiments in the Indian equities market which made gains in the week ended Aug 28. Overall the markets have remained positive to the reforms. We are comfortabl...

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Maybe I'll go bald for a film: Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Priyanka Chopra, who has managed to pull off different looks in her over decade-long movie career, has sported a bald look for her forthcoming film Mary Kom. The actress, who didn't actually shave off her head, says she may considering going bald if an entire film requires her to do so. For Mary Kom, which releases Sep 5, the requirement was only for a scene.

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Jews 'forced' to leave Guatemala village

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Some 230 members of an orthodox Jewish group were forced to leave a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community, BBC reported Saturday. The Lev Tahor members were asked to leave San Juan La Laguna village, about 150km west of the capital Guatemala City, after a meeting with the elders of the Mayan community. The elders...

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Sushant Singh Rajput ready for 110-year leap in two films

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) For actor Sushant Singh Rajput, it is time for a leap of generations that could fracture any actor's performing abilities. But Sushant is all set to make a 110-year journey in the course of two films - Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and Paani. While in Dibakar Bannerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Sushant plays a detective in Kolkata in the 1940s, in Shekhar Kapur's Paa...

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BJP offered me Delhi chief minister's post: Kumar Vishwas

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas said Saturday that a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA had offered him the Delhi chief minister's post after the April-May general elections this year. A BJP MLA who is also an old friend had come to my house after elections. I thought he had come to either congratulate or sympathise as I had lost the (general) election. ...

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Amid BJP thumbs up, son controversy dims Rajnath's smile

Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is one of the few politicians in the country to perpetually wear a smile. Be it the loss in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls when he was chief minister or the failure of the party to make a comeback at the centre in 2009, the 63-year-old former physics lecturer does not let politics affect his disposition. The last few days, howeve...

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Naya Ventures to invest in seven firms in India

Hyderabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Naya Ventures, a $50 million start-up entrepreneur-venture fund, is set to invest in seven companies in India in the next one to two years. Founded by Dayakar Puskoor, who owned P&L for the Hosting and Mobility Solutions business at Microsoft, it is looking to invest in the firms in incubation, development and management of new mobility, cloud and big data so...

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