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Why capital punishment will continue in India

Notwithstanding the efforts made by the saffron lobby to pretend that Yakub Memon's religion had nothing to do with his hanging, the belief that the two are inextricably linked will not fade away. As a matter of fact, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy, who was a member of the BJP before being chosen for the Raj Bhavan post, can be said to have let the cat out of the bag by saying that those who oppo...

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Monsoon session of Bihar assembly begins

Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) The four-day long monsoon session of the Bihar assembly began here on Monday. This is the last session of the current assembly. The state is going to the polls later this year. According to political analysis, the short session is likely to be stormy as the opposition led by the BJP will try to corner the Nitish Kumar government on several issues, including th...

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Irrfan Khan spoofs party numbers in AIB video

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Popular Indian actor Irrfan Khan, known for his intense performances, has showcased his quirky side in a new video for standup comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB). He features in a a parody of rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh's Party all night by taking a dig at all party numbers featured in Bollywood films. Irrfan, who has delivered power-packed performances in films like ...

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics programme same as Sochi 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 3 (IANS) The programme of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will be the same as Sochi 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its 128th session here announced. The sports are skiing, biathlon, curling, luge, bobsleigh, skeleton, skating, and ice hockey. All seven Olympic sports contributed significantly to the success of the Winter Olympics Sochi 2014, bringing re...

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Bihar Police to move court against Pappu Yadav's bail

Patna, Aug 3 (IANS) Bihar Police on Monday said it will move the Patna High Court to cancel Lok Sabha member Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav's bail for repeatedly violating the rules and creating law and order problems. We cannot allow people like Yadav, who is on bail, to repeatedly violate the rules and create law and order problems. We will file a petition in the court to cancel his b...

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Sudan to boost hydro, thermal power generation

Khartoum, Aug 3 (IANS) Sudan approved a plan to increase hydro and thermal electricity generation, adding 3,155 megawatts (mw) of electricity by 2020. The technical committee of the Sudan's council of ministers on Sunday approved the frame work document for development of the electricity sector between 2015-2020 to bridge the gap in electricity supply, reported Xinhua news agency citing ...

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Did not help Lalit Modi to get travel documents: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said she never helped former IPL chief Lalit Modi in getting travel documents from the British authorities. The minister told the Rajya Sabha the she has been waiting since last two weeks to make her stand clear. This issue about me is being raised since the last two weeks. I had informed the through the le...

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Athletics Kenya slams German TV doping reports

Nairobi, Aug 3 (IANS) Athletics Kenya (AK) has said doping claims contained in German TV ARD's documentary against the country's runners were aimed at derailing the team from achieving excellent performances at the World Championships in Beijing later this month. In dismissing the documentary aired on Saturday and published by British publication Sunday Times, the national governing body...

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Incentives can prop gold deposit scheme: Somasundaram

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) India's proposed gold monetisation scheme can prove a win-win for all stakeholders -- government, people and industry -- if it is incentivised and marketed well, even as the yellow metal will remain an attractive asset, according to the World Gold Council. The scheme will benefit industry as it will get some extra gold. The government can leverage it with recyclin...

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Athletics Kenya defends anti-doping programme

Nairobi, Aug 3 (IANS) Kenya is fast tracking its anti-doping testing lab to be set up here as it seeks to step up the fight against the vice in athletics. Athletics Kenya (AK) acting president Jackson Tuwei said they will not be derailed by allegation by German TV's ARD's documentary,which showed widespread systematic doping in the country. The TV station aired the documentary on Saturda...

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Picky eating may indicate anxiety in kids

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Although parents generally see picky eating among children as just a phase, a new study says those with both moderate and severe selective eating may be at increased risk for depression and anxiety. More than 20 percent of children aged two to six are selective eaters, the study said. The children we are talking about are not just misbehaving kids who refus...

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Referendum on temporary refugee camp held in Slovakia

Bratislava (Slovakia), Aug 3 (IANS) A referendum on setting up a temporary refugee camp was held in Slovakia's Gabcikovo city. People want to live in peace and security. The referendum was announced following a petition that was signed by 3,148 people, Xinhua news agency quoted Mayor Ivan Fenes as saying on Sunday. The Slovak government has made an agreement with Austria on placi...

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HCL net profit up 14 percent in fiscal 2015-16

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Software major HCL Technologies on Monday reported Rs.7,254 crore net profit for fiscal 2015-16, registering a 14 percent growth year-on-year (YoY), as per the Indian accounting standard. In a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the outsourcing firm said the revenue for fiscal under review (FY 2015) increased 12.6 percent YoY to Rs.37,061 crore.<...

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New Zealand PM to mark Singapore's independence jubilee

Wellington, Aug 3 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is to represent the country at celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence on August 9. Key said on Monday that he would take part in events marking the 50th anniversary of New Zealand's diplomatic relations with Singapore and the close ties between the two countries. New Zealand is honoured to...

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South Sudan granted IOC membership

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 3 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved the full recognition of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of South Sudan at the 128th IOC session here. IOC president Thomas Bach welcomed the South Sudan NOC, represented by its president Wilson Deng Kuoirot and its secretary general Tong Chor Malek Deran, into the Olympic fold and presented them with a cer...

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China take last two diving golds at Worlds

Kazan (Russia), Aug 3 (IANS) Chinese divers swept the last two events as Qiu Bo made a golden treble on the men's 10m platform while Wang Han-Yang Hao snatched the gold in mixed 3m synchro springboard at the World Aquatics Championships here. China dominated the medal standings with a total of 15 medals, including 10 golds, three silvers and two bronzes. Britain ended second in 1-0-3-4 a...

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Never felt the gap: Aishwarya on Bollywood comeback

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is making her comeback in movies after five years with Sanjay Gupta's Jazbaa, but the actress says she never felt the gap while working in the film because of the wonderful cast. You will see it (me) more often now, said the actress when asked about her reason of not doing films for so long. She was in the capital to walk for designe...

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Israel bans Gaza, West Bank footballers from playing in Palestinian Cup

Ramallah (Palestine), Aug 3 (IANS) The Palestinian Football Association (PFA) postponed the Palestinian Football Cup final after Israel banned West Bank footballers from playing in Gaza. The PFA said in a statement on Sunday that the match was scheduled to be played between West Bank city Hebron Sports and the Gaza-based al-Shuja'eya in Gaza, reports Xinhua. The association decid...

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Britain grabs two Olympic triathlon spots

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 3 (IANS) Britain secured two of the six Olympic triathlon places on offer at the sport's official Rio 2016 test event in Copacabana here. Non Stanford and Vicky Holland took the silver and bronze for Britain in the women's event on Sunday which was won by Gwen Jorgensen of the United States in one hour, 58 minutes and 46 seconds, reports Xinhua. I'm over the m...

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Monks promote Buddhist cultural exchange in Thailand

Bangkok, Aug 3 (IANS) Monks from China's Shaolin temple gave a performance of Kung Fu as part of their six-day visit to promote Buddhist cultural exchange in Thailand. The visit, which lasts from August 1-6, is one of the many Buddhist exchanges activities between the two countries, Xinhua reported on Monday, citing Shi Yongfu, a senior monk of the temple. The Shaolin temple, bui...

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