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We must admit mistakes vis-a-vis 26/11: ex-Pakistani official

Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Pakistan must admit its mistakes for allowing Pakistani terrorists to sail to Mumbai and carry out a horrific massacre in 2008, almost bringing Islamabad and New Delhi to war, a former senior Pakistani official said in remarks published on Tuesday. Pakistan has to deal with the Mumbai mayhem, planned and launched from its soil, Tariq Khosa, a former director gener...

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RBI awaits rate-cuts by commercial lenders

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Ignoring the clamour for an easing of monetary policy, India's central bank on Tuesday kept its key lending rates unchanged, sticking to its stand that further cuts can only be effected if commercial lenders pass on the previous reductions to borrowers. Having cut its short-term lending rates thrice thus far in this calendar year, to bring it down to 7.25 percent, Re...

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Perception of fitness has changed in Bollywood: Rahul Dev

Faridabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Rahul Dev, also known for his impeccable physique and fitness, believes that the perception of fitness in Bollywood has changed over the years. Asked about the fittest actors in Bollywood, Rahul mentioned Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez. I definitely think that the perception for fitness has changed in Bollywood. Yo...

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BMW's profit hits new record in H1

Munich, Aug 4 (IANS) German car producer BMW group said on Tuesday its earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) had hit a new record in the first half of 2015, exceeding 5 billion euros ($5.5 billion) for the first time. The company's EBIT rose by 7.5 percent to 5,046 million euros compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, the group revenues for the six-month period clim...

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Several opposition parties boycott Lok Sabha proceedings

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Several opposition parties on Tuesday boycotted the Lok Sabha proceedings to protest against the speaker's decision to suspend 25 Congress parliamentarians for disrupting parliament. The parties that boycotted the proceedings included the Communist Party of India, CPI-Marxist, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Janata Dal (United)...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day after opposition members on Tuesday raised slogans against the government and accused it of being dictatorial. The protests started soon after the house met for the day's proceedings. Congress members shouted slogans, held placards and gathered near the chairman's podium. The agitating Congress members displayed pl...

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Odisha godman gets death for human sacrifice

Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) A court in Odisha on Tuesday awarded the death sentence to a self-proclaimed godman for sacrificing a minor boy to a deity. The godman Pitamber Gaiper made the human sacrifice on February 11, 2010. The district and sessions court in the state's Jajpur district pronounced the death sentence on Gaipei after examining 22 witnesses and studying their deposit...

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HC notice on Reliance Power plea against coal block cancellation

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a plea of Reliance Power challenging withdrawal of the Chhatrasal coal block for the company's Sasan ultra mega power project in Madhya Pradesh. A division bench of Chief Justice G.Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath sought response from the central government by October 6. The company i...

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Rahul Dev launches gym chain in Faridabad

Faridabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Rahul Dev on Tuesday launched his gymnasium chain Breathe here. The brand, which is already present in the capital, has now stepped into the five-star hotel arena at the Park Plaza. With this gym, Rahul aims to spread awareness about health and fitness in the city. It was jointly launched by Rahul and actor Milind Soman. Suniel ...

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No specific law on e-commerce proposed: Government

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The government has no proposal to enact specific laws for the e-commerce industry, even as guidelines were being framed for foreign equity in the business, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Tuesday. Paswan said the anti-trust watchdog had found no basis for the charges of unfair competition levelled against some e-commerce companies. There...

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Striker Rani offered coaching role by SAI

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team's forward Rani Rampal was on Tuesday offered the post of assistant coach by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). SAI said it decided to offer the 20-year-old such a key position keeping in mind her achievements. The move was also aimed at motivating budding women hockey players, SAI said in a release here. Her appointment in SAI ...

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Delhi Congress women activists burn Modi's effigy at BJP office

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee's (DPCC) women wing on Tuesday burnt Prime Minister Narendra Modi's effigy outside the BJP headquarters to protest the Congress MPs' suspension from parliament. Raising anti-Modi and anti-BJP slogans, the Congress supporters carried banners reading: 'Black day for democracy' and burnt the prime minister's effigy during the demo...

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Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Indian-origin scientists Swastik Kar and Srinivas Sridhar have developed a new super-thin light-weight material with potential applications in a range of tools that we use everyday -- from cameras to computers, says a new study. The new material spun out of boron, nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen shows evidence of magnetic, optical, and electrical properties as well as...

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Fashion is 'timeless' for Aditi Rao Hydari

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says she doesn't believe in fashion trends and that it is timeless. I don't know what is in and what is not. I go with what appeals to me. I also don't believe in trends. Fashion is timeless for me, Aditi told reporters at an event here. I love dressing up. But for me, dressing up is not burdening yourself with heavy accessories, s...

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Golfer Amandeep seeks an encore in Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Aug 4 (IANS) Upbeat from her maiden professional title last month, rookie Amandeep Drall will look to continue her winning run at the 13th leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour to be played here from August 5 to 7. The Rs.5 lakh event will see 11 professionals vying for top honours and will be played at the picturesque Coimbatore Golf Club. Amandeep, currentl...

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Japan to halt construction work for US base

Tokyo, Aug 4 (IANS) The Japanese government on Tuesday said it will suspend preparation work for construction of a new US military base on Okinawa island to defuse tensions with local authorities. The state plans to hold intensive consultations with the Okinawa prefectural government till September 9 in an attempt to resolve the standoff over the planned relocation of the US Marine Corps...

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Former Indian-American aide to Hillary Clinton under investigation

Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) A former Indian-American aide to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being probed for allegedly accepting overpayments from the State Department while working for the then US secretary of state, media reported on Tuesday. Huma Abedin worked as a full time staffer for Hillary Clinton from January 2009 until June 2012. Abedin leveraged her ...

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Indian hockey team aims for cleansweep against France

Wattignies (France), Aug 4 (IANS) Following their 2-0 win in their first outing, the Indian hockey team is geared to take on France at the Wattignies Sports Centre here on Wednesday in their second and last match before they head to Spain. In Monday's game, India dominated the match and outplayed France in all departments. They will continue their attacking strategy and look for early go...

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GAS partners with Honda Motocycles & Scooter India Pvt Ltd.

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Extending their international association to India, premium Italian denim brand GAS on Tuesday partnered with Honda Motorcycles & Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) for Revfest here where five new motorcycles, including Honda's flagship 'Make in India' model CBR 650F, were unveiled in the presence of Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu. This was the simu...

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Confident of playing for India in 2019 World Cup: Sreesanth

Guruvayoor (Kerala), Aug 4 (IANS) Though he is yet to get any positive response from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on lifting of the life ban imposed on him by the governing body for alleged fixing, former Indian speedster S.Sreesanth expressed confidence of representing the country in the 2019 World Cup. Sreesanth visited the famed Sree Krishna Temple here on Tuesday,...

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