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Louis Berger probe: Bribes camouflaged as engineering terms

Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) Shedding new light on the manner in which money for bribes was requisitioned in the Louis Berger case, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that a code word related to engineering was used as a camouflage for bribery demands. Addressing a meeting of party workers near Porvorim late on Saturday, Parsekar said that the repeated usage of the word drawings found in...

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Chinese soldiers repair highway in Nepal

Lhasa, Aug 2 (IANS) An emergency squad of Chinese soldiers has been sent to Nepal to repair a highway blocked by landslides, authorities said. China's State Council and Central Military Commission decided to send 100 armed police officers on Saturday for the China-Nepal Highway repair after receiving an emergency aid request from the Nepalese government, Xinhua news agency reported. <...

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Demystifying Iran, a complex country of contradictions

Winston Churchill once described Russia as a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma - which is what most people recall - but he also went on to say ...but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest. This quote also seems valid for another long misunderstood country: Iran. What do we make of this perplexing country where crowds shout Death to America but was the...

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers on Sunday fired at Indian positions on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF (Border Security Force) outposts in Kotranka area of R.S. Pura sector, a police officer told IANS. The firing began at 1.30 a.m. The BSF retaliated effectively. Intermittent firing exc...

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Jake Gyllenhaal wants children

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says he would love to have children after playing a father to 13-year old actress Oona Laurence in drama Southpaw. I would love it not to be fictional, people.com quoted Jake as saying. The actor also expressed his fondness for his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal's children, and how they inspired his work on the film. I have two ni...

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IOC elects members of Ethics Commission

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 2 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has elected the members of its Ethics Commission during the 128th session, a media report said. The election during the session on Saturday finalises the successful implementation of recommendations 30 to 32 of Olympic Agenda 2020, just less than eight months since its unanimous approval last December, Xinhua news agenc...

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Miley photographed in studio with Linda Perry

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has reportedly added Linda Perry to the list of collaborators for a current project. The former Disney star was photographed hitting the studio with the 50-year-old rock singer, who has previously crafted hits for the likes of Christina Aguilera, Pink and Celine Dion, reports aceshowbiz.com. The photograph of Cyrus and Perry was shared...

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Wolfsburg beat Bayern to win German Supercup

Berlin, Aug 2 (IANS) Wolfsburg shocked Bayern with the late 1-1 equaliser to wrap up the German Supercup 5-4 on penalties at Volkswagen Arena, a media report said. Wolfsburg clinched the first title of the season on Saturday as they overcame Bayern Munich in the Supercup, where the German Cup winners encounter the Bundesliga champions, Xinhua news agency reported. The Bavarians d...

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Ashley Tisdale's website for women empowerment

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Ashley Tisdale, who has launched a lifestyle website TheHauteMess.com, will celebrate imperfections and has been created to empower women. We built thehautemess.com to empower women. This is a place where we get to learn from each other and embrace #TheHauteMess in us all, Tisdale tweeted. Elaborating on the idea in her welcome message on the sit...

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Over one lakh hit by floods in Myanmar

Yangon, Aug 2 (IANS) A total of 114,845 people were affected by severe floods across Myanmar and 27 people lost their lives, a media report said. The flood caused by heavy rainfall in July has hit people of 42 townships in 12 regions and states, destroying houses, farmland, railway lines, bridges and roads, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday quoting the department of social welfare...

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Mariah Carey records song with Montana, Bieber

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) A new track featuring singers Mariah Carey, French Montana and Justin Bieber is underway. The songstress revealed the collaboration when she posted on Friday, an Instagram photograph of her posing with the rapper and the pop superstar in what looks like a recording studio. #comingsoon, she captioned the image. According to tmz.com, the image was...

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Debarun makes a Bollywood fashion statement at AICW

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Painting a journey of fashion in the world of Bollywood from black and white era to the contemporary, designer Debarun Mukherjee gave a cinematic twist to the ramp of 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) here. The designer did this on Saturday while celebrating the legacy of Indian cinema through his collection with stars Chitrangada Singh and Aditi Ra...

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Joe Biden considering presidential run: Report

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) US Vice President Joseph Biden has begun to explore a possible presidential campaign, a media report said. According to a report in The New York Times on Saturday, Biden's associates have already started to contact Democratic leaders and donors who have so far not endorsed Hillary Clinton or who have become increasingly concerned about odds of a successful run by...

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Lovato thanks fans for support after dog's death

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato expressed her gratitude to fans for their outpouring support after the death of her beloved dog Buddy. The Cool for the summer songstress posted a photo-collage on her Instagram page on Friday featuring nine photographs of herself and Buddy, reports aceshowbiz.com. With the image, Lovato wrote: We can't thank you all enough. This has ...

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AICW 2015: Persian fashion walk with Richa Chadha

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Designer Reynu Taandon used the runway of ongoing 2015 edition of Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) here as a time-machine. She did this on Saturday to trace the origins of Mughal Empire through her Persia-influenced collection with actress Richa Chadha walking on the ramp as a Persian princess amid waves of Sufi music. The Sufi Qawwali group Nizami Bandhu...

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Six killed in Bangladesh landslides

Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) At least six people were killed as landslides triggered by heavy rains hit Bangladesh, said a media report. Six people were killed and several others injured in the incidence of rain-triggered landslides early Saturday, a police official in the hilly Bandarban district, around 316 km from Dhaka, told Xinhua. He said landslides killed six people from the same...

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Khloe Kardashian addicted to losing weight

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Khloe Kardashian says she has lost around 16 kg since embarking on a fitness regime and is addicted to losing weight. I'm so into it. Even if it's just 30 minutes you feel, 'Okay, I feel good about myself.'...Definitely when I'm in Los Angeles, I go hard, and I've lost like 35 lbs, Khloe said on an Australian radio station, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The...

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Nadal storms into Hamburg final

Hamburg, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Spanish tennis top seed Rafael Nadal advanced to the final of the bet-at-home Open here with a lopsided 6-1, 6-2 victory over Italy's Andreas Seppi on Saturday. Seppi, who had reached the semifinals of this clay-court event after countryman Simone Bolelli withdrew on Friday due to gastroenteritis, found himself down 5-0 after just 25 minutes of play before final...

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After border 'revenge' mission, soldiers complained about leeches: Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian soldiers, who had gone on a mission to track militants responsible for the killing of 18 Dogra Regiment soldiers near the Manipur border last month, came back unhurt - except from leech attacks in the jungle, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday. Some days back there was an operation on the border. 18 soldiers of the 6 Dogra Regiment were attacke...

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Don't believe in going under the knife: Tia Bajpai

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Haunted fame actress-singer Tia Bajpai has clarified that she hasn't got any sort of surgery done on her lips, adding she doesn't believe in cosmetic surgery. At an event to promote a jewellery brand, Tia was asked by a journalist why her lips were looking different. She first expressed shock and said: I've applied lipstick. She then clarified: On lips, no I ...

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