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Indian scientist Kamal Bawa elected fellow of Royal Society

Washington, July 4 (IANS) Noted Indian conservation biologist Kamal Bawa will be formally admitted to the prestigious Royal Society as a fellow on July 10 for his pioneering contributions to understanding the population biology of tropical forest trees. India-born Bawa, an internationally recognised evolutionary ecologist and a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Mas...

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Lyon sign France U-20 defender Nganioni

Paris, July 4 (IANS) French football club Lyon has announced that it has signed young defender Louis Nganioni, who will start his professional career. The France Under-20 international, who came through the Lyon youth system, on Friday signed a three-year deal, Xinhua reported on Saturday. Lyon drafted Nganioni in 2010. Nganioni was a regular at the Under-20 level as the team ca...

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Dawood's surrender offer was conditional, so rejected: Pawar

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said lawyer Ram Jethmalani had contacted him over mafia don Dawood Ibrahim's readiness to surrender in the 1990s when Pawar was Maharashtra chief minister but the don had put forward conditions which were not acceptable. The conditions put forth for the surrender by the don were not acceptable to the state government and hence it w...

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Hulkenberg to start British GP at 9th position

Silverstone (England), July 4 (IANS) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg will start Sunday's Formula 1 British Grand Prix in ninth position after he clocked one minute, 33.673 seconds in Saturday's qualifying at the historic Silverstone Circuit here on Saturday. Hulkenberg's Mexican teammate could not qualify for Q3 and will start the race in 11th position after clocking 1:34.268 in Q2.

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Sikkim opens crisis centre for suicide prevention

Gangtok, July 4 (IANS) In its bid to address the high suicide rates in the state, the Sikkim government on Saturday launched a 24X7 crisis centre-cum-suicide prevention helpline at STNM Hospital here. The facility is a collaborative effort of the departments of health, human services and family welfare under the District Mental Programme initiative. The helpline -18003453225 - wa...

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Did Mika 'steal' song from Salman?

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan launched its special Eid song Aaj ki party on Thursday. Sung by Mika Singh, the song has already connected with the masses but it was Salman who was going to sing the song before Mika stole it from him. Mika has stolen my song and that's why this song is a sure shot hit. I tried a lot this time again to be the one who sings this song ...

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Syrian army, Hezbollah tighten siege on rebel-held city

Damascus, July 4 (IANS) The Syrian army, backed by the Lebanese Hezbollah, tightened the siege on the rebels in the rebel-held city of Zabadani, close to the Lebanese border, the Syrian official TV said on Saturday. The military forces inflicted hefty losses on the rebels in Zabadani, where the Syrian forces and Hezbollah launched a major offensive earlier on Saturday to drive out the Al...

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Debate on wording context of Iran n-deal ends in Vienna

Tehran, July 4 (IANS) Negotiators of Iran, European Union (EU) and the US on Saturday ended a marathon debate on wording the context of a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme, a media report said. Senior Iranian negotiators Abbas Araqchi and Majid Takht-e Ravanchi, EU Deputy Foreign Policy chief Helga Schmid as well as US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman took pa...

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Ensure fair probe into St.Stephen's incident: Centre to UGC

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The HRD ministry on Saturday asked the University Grants Commission (UGC) to look into the case of alleged sexual harassment of a research scholar by a St.Stephen's College lecturer. It also asked for an impartial inquiry by the institute's Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) The Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry decided to step in the wake of the girl e...

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Maharashtra: NCP lawmaker leads attack on police station

Solapur (Maharashtra), July 4 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a Maharashtra lawmaker and thousands of his supporters attacked a police station in Mohol town of Solapur district on Saturday afternoon. At least 13 policemen were injured in the resultant clashes, officials said. According to a police official M. N. Jadhav of Solapur Control, the local Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ...

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Trial in Lucknow for women's wrestlers from Monday

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The selection committee of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) will meet at Sports Authority of India (SAI) training Centre in Lucknow on Monday to witness selection trials for the women's team who will represent the country in the Senior World Wrestling Championship in Las Vegas from September 7 to 12. The selection committee will select an eight-member team dur...

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CBFC chief Nihalani to oversee Malayalam film leak probe: Priyadarshan

Thiruvananthapuram, July 4 (IANS) Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani will arrive here next week to personally oversee the probe after the alleged leak of the censor copy of blockbuster Malayalam film Premam, ace director Priyadarshan said on Saturday. The development comes after Priyadarshan, who has been accused of the leak, approached Nihalani.

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Brazil cannot strike fear into rival hearts anymore: Cafu

Rio de Janeiro, July 4 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup winning captain Cafu believes his side has lost the edge of striking fear into the hearts of rivals after they bowed out of ongoing Copa America quarter-finals. Brazil lost to Paraguay on penalties to crash out of the tourney, only a year after they were destroyed 7-1 by Germany on home soil. Cafu, who won two World Cups and a...

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'His and her' style code for monsoon

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The pitter-patter raindrops is a welcome sign of the monsoon's onset but with the respite from heat comes the humidity and mugginess playing havoc to your style and comfort. This season put your fashionable foot forward with some tweaks in your wardrobe, says an expert. Manish Tripathi, designer of fashion brands antarDESI and Naveli, lists out tips on how to sta...

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Calcutta University assault: Governor calls for dialogue

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) In the wake of Calcutta University (CU) vice chancellor Suranjan Das demanding action in the assault on university teachers, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Saturday urged the stakeholders to resolve the issue through dialogue. Das, who along with a section of teaching and non-teaching staff were assaulted on Wednesday allegedly by the members of the Trinamoo...

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When Remo D'Souza was caught by security guards

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Ace choreographer and director Remo D'Souza, who had to exude a mysterious vibe for a promo of TV show Dance +, devised a new way to get the look right. He made everyone suspicious with his hoodie look and was even caught by security guards. The choreographer says he pulled the prank to make sure his look worked and to have some fun. I was in a candid mood...

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Big fan of Al Pacino: Tiger Shroff

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff, who is hogging the limelight in B-town for his chiselled frame and physique, says he is a big fan of veteran Hollywood actor Al Pacino. My dad is my style Icon in Bollywood and in Hollywood, I am a big fan of Al Pacino, he said at the launch of Planet Fashion red-carpet fashion show here. The actor, who began his career with Heropanti, a...

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Saudi-led coalition continues to pound Yemen

Sanaa, July 4 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition forces continued airstrikes on military targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday. Local residents said the airstrikes began midnight Friday and lasted till Saturday dawn, hitting several military sites and air defence bases in Sanaa, Xinhua news agency reported. The airstrikes hit an ammunition depot in Saref area in northern Sanaa...

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BJP ally RLSP not invited to NDA meet in Bihar

Patna, July 4 (IANS) Ahead of the Bihar assembly polls, BJP ally RLSP was on Saturday not invited to a meeting of the NDA in Patna, an RLSP spokesperson said. The Bharatiya Janata Party invited its other ally, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and its chief, union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, for the meeting. Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha, who is the union minister o...

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Work on India-Bangladesh telecom link to start next week

Agartala, July 4 (IANS) Weeks after signing of an agreement by New Delhi and Dhaka on telecommunication links, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) on Saturday announced that work will start next week to operationalise the system. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is likely to start work next week to link Akhaura with International Gateway for Internet Service (IGIS) at...

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