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Al Jazeera journalists' trial adjourned for tenth time

Cairo, Aug 2 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned a long-running trial of three Al Jazeera journalists for the tenth time. The court in Cairo said a verdict in the case would now be delivered on August 29, Al Jazeera reported. Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were found guilty in June 2014 of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood, which w...

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Omung Kumar 'sad' over situation in Manipur

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Mary Kom fame director Omung Kumar has shown his concern over heavy rainfall in Manipur and has urged people to come forward and help the victims. Bijou Thaangjam, who played the role of Naobi in the 2014 biopic on boxer Mary Kom from Manipur, first wrote about the natural disaster in the state on his Facebook account. This is what (is) happening in #MANIPUR ...

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Gaiety marks Secunderabad Bonalu festival

Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Pomp and gaiety here on Sunday marked Mahankali Jatra, the annual festival of Secunderabad, popularly known as Lashkar Bonalu. Thousands of people, including Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao and central ministers, thronged the Ujjaini Mahankali temple in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad. KCR and his family members performed puja, and o...

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BJP slams Congress for disrupting parliament

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday criticised the Congress for disrupting the monsoon session of parliament even though the government has agreed to hold a debate on the issues agitating the main opposition. The position of the Congress keeps changing. The confusion created by the Congress is prevailing and people of India (are) being denied a meaningful p...

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Soaring onion prices leave Delhiites in tears

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The soaring price of onions seems to have hit hard everyone in Delhi, where the price has simply doubled in retail markets. Sir, you can take a samosa for free but please don't ask for onion salad, Ramanand, who runs a roadside eatery in Jungpura in south Delhi, tells customers. To those who are surprised at the offer, Ramanand gives the logic: Sir, onions...

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India lose to Russia, settle for World archery silver

Copenhagen, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly settled for the silver losing the World Championship final 4-5 to Russia in an edge-of-the-seat encounter at the Christiansborg Palace here on Sunday. The Russian team comprising Inna Stepanova, Ksenia Perova and Tuyana Dashidorzhieva clinched the gold medal in a nerve-wr...

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'Frontback' app will not be discontinued: Company

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Developers of the smartphone camera app Frontback took a u-turn when they announced that the application, due to be closed soon, will continue to offer its services to the users. Instead of simply taking a selfie, the app uses the phone's front and rear cameras to take two photos at the same time. They are then stitched together for easy sharing on social media.

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Second suspected piece of MH370 wreckage found

Paris, Aug 2 (IANS) A second piece of wreckage, suspected to be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, was found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, media reported. The object resembling a plane door featuring Chinese symbols, was discovered by a passerby in Saint Denis, the island's capital, The Guardian reported. The news about the finding of the plane...

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Devvarman fails to reach Washington Open main draw

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian tennis player Somdev Devvarman lost in the first round of men's singles qualification and failed to reach the main draw of $1,508,815 Washington Open here. Barbadian Darian King took two hours and nine minutes to beat Devvarman 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 on the outdoor hard courts of the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center on Saturday. Rohan Bopanna is the ot...

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Tripura HC slightly modifies order on law secretary issue

Agartala, Aug 2 (IANS) The Tripura High Court has slightly modified its order over the posting of Law Secretary Datamohan Jamatia, asking him to join as district and sessions judge on November 2 instead of earlier August 3, an official said on Sunday. Following state Law Minister Tapan Chakraborty's second letter to High Court Chief Justice Deepak Gupta, the court slightly modified its t...

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RBI likely to hold rates on Tuesday

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to hold interest rates at its monetary policy review on Tuesday and is more likely to cut rates by the end of the year when there is more clarity on the monsoons. According to the Export-Import Bank of India, the rising trend in inflation seen over the last two months and the rainfall deficits are expected to weigh over ...

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Massive tree plantation drive in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Sunday launched a massive drive to plant 31,000 trees in the city. The drive was launched at the city forest on the banks of Hindon river where GDA officials, members of civil defence and Paryavaran Sachetak Dal planted 3,000 trees. The city forest has emerged as the city's lungs ... It will be developed as the...

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Comedian of Indian descent to enthrall Britons again

London, Aug 2 (IANS) A Kenya-born British stand-up comedian of Indian origin is set to perform for the second consecutive year at the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015 to be held from August 7 to 31. Imran Yusuf returns to Edinburgh this year with a special sequel Super Roar of the Underdog -- Turbo X: HD Remix, the media reported on Sunday. Yusuf has established himself as a...

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Porn banned in India? RGV criticises the move

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Taking a dig at the inaccessibility of porn sites over various internet service providers in the country, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma said depriving consenting adults of watching porn is equivalent to what Taliban and ISIS is doing to freedom. As per reports, most internet service providers -- including Vodafone, MTNL and BSNL -- are showing blank pages instead of porn...

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NASA deploys new system to avoid traffic jams at Mars

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Five active spacecrafts are now orbiting the Red Planet, including one from India, leaving NASA with no option but to beef up traffic monitoring, communication and manoeuvre planning to ensure that Mars orbiters do not collide with one another. The newly-enhanced collision-avoidance system from the US space agency accurately warns if two orbiters approach each ot...

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MCA lifts ban on Shah Rukh

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday lifted the ban it imposed three years ago on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium here. Shah Rukh, owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was banned from entering the stadium in 2012 after he misbehaved with the security staff following a match between KKR ...

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Couples using Facebook enjoy stronger bonding

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Not just shopping together, couples who spend time together on Facebook tend to share a stronger bond and enjoy a longer-lasting relationship than those who avoid seeing each other online, an interesting study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that couples who were chatting on Facebook echoed those feelings in real life and we...

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India hockey team takes on France in Euro tour

Le Touquet (France), Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian hockey team will play their first match after the ouster of chief coach Paul van Ass and the appointment of high performance director Roelant Oltmans in his place. They will take on France here on Monday and Wednesday in a two match series before proceeding to Spain where they will play three matches. This is in preparation for the Hockey Worl...

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Himachal's apple business juicy with bumper crop

Shimla, Aug 2 (IANS) The apple business in Himachal Pradesh, one of India's major producers of the fruit, is heading to be juicy this season with the state eyeing a bumper production of 37.5 million boxes of 20 kg each, or 750,000 tonnes, horticulture experts say. But the size of the fruit is smaller this time due to hostile climatic conditions in April when the crop was blooming - the p...

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Name DRDO after Kalam, Telanana CM urges PM

Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday urged the central government to name Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died last week. The chief minister sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. Rao said that Kalam served as the director of DRDO in Hyderabad and ...

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