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Stone-pelting incidents down in J&K: CRPF

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The number of stone-pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir has come down this year, CRPF Director General Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar said on Wednesday. So far in 2017, only 424 stone-pelting incidents have been reported in comparison with 1,590 incidents last year, Bhatnagar said here. He was speaking during the celebration of the 78th anniversary of the CRPF. ...

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Abbas Hasan releases multi-lingual single 'Akhiyaan teri'

London, July 26 (IANS) Canadian-French pop music artiste Abbas Hasan, who is based here, is out with a new single Akhiyaan teri. The song is a mixture of English, Hindi-Urdu, with a bit of Punjabi in it. The song marks Hasan's first collaboration with the One Touch Productions team, including composer Abhi D, instrumentalist Sahil Syndicate, and music producer GK. Naamlessis, read a stat...

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Telangana man kills five of a family, ends life

Hyderabad, July 26 (IANS) A man killed five members of his family before committing suicide in Telangana's Khammam district on Wednesday, police said. The bodies of six people, including two children, were found in a canal of Paleru reservoir early on Wednesday. Police initially treated it as a case of suicide by the entire family but preliminary investigations revealed that Shei...

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Know the type of fabrics for scarves during monsoon

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Cotton, polyester and chiffon are the fabrics that you should stick to while buying scarves during the rainy season, say experts. Ritika Taneja, Head - Director and Business head, Fashion, ShopClues, and Tanvi Malik, Co-CEO, FabAlley, list down types of fabrics that you should pick up while shopping for scarves in monsoon: * Cotton scarves: An ideal for...

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Subpoena dropped against Trump's ex-campaign head

Washington, July 26 (IANS) A US Senate Committee has dropped the subpoena against Paul Manafort, former head of the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, who was to testify on Wednesday as part of the investigation into the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Manafort's lawyers were negotiating a closed-door meeting between the two parties and exchanges of information wi...

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CRPF killed 75 militants, nabbed over 250 in J&K this year

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has killed 75 militants, including top commanders of the Lashkar, Hizb and Jaish outfits, and apprehended 252 others in Jammu and Kashmir this year, a top official said on Wednesday. CRPF Director General Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar on Wednesday said this while addressing the media on the 78th anniversary of the force here at its ...

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Depp swims in a three-piece suit for film

Vancouver, July 26 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp had an awkward encounter when he had to get into a lake here wearing a three-piece suit while shooting for his film Richard Says Goodbye. Depp was shooting for the film on Tuesday and was seen sporting a grey suit, reports dailymail.co.uk. Depp struck a particular face as he made his way into the water while being fully dressed. His hai...

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ISL: Mumbai City retain defender Goian

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Mumbai City FC have retained central defender Lucian Goian for the next two seasons of the Indian Super League, the club announced on Wednesday. Goian was considered one the top three defenders due to his wealth of experience and strong performance during the last season of the ISL. Goian will join Amrinder Singh and Sehnaj Singh who were also retained by ...

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21 Australian students complete 'corporate internships' in Mumbai

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) A batch of 21 undergraduates from an Australian university participated in a unique 21-day corporate internship programme with top companies based in Mumbai, an official said here on Wednesday. Hailing from the University of New South Wales' School of Business, the students worked with companies like TCS, Wespac, CitiBank, Flexiloans and the UNSW's India Team. <...

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Degenerative brain disease affects most football players

Washington, July 26 (IANS) A progressive, degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was found in 99 per cent of former National Football League (NFL) players whose brains were donated for research after their deaths, a study said. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), on Tuesday said CTE may be more common among f...

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Anurag Thakur warned for filming LS proceedings

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday warned BJP MP Anurag Thakur for filming the Lok Sabha's proceedings on his phone. Thakur's action lead to protests by opposition members, who demanded that the ruling party MP should be suspended like the Congress members, who were barred from the House for indiscipline. The Congress had on Monday filed a co...

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Like to spread positivity through my films: Aadi

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-composer-director Aadi, who struck gold with his latest Tamil directorial debut Meesaya Murukku, says he would like to spread positivity and instill confidence in the younger generation through his future projects. Meesaya Murukku, released last week in cinemas, has turned out to be a money-spinner. A jubilant Aadi told IANS: We seriously didn't expe...

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Ahmed Patel files papers for Rajya Sabha poll, confident of victory

Gandhinagar, July 26 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary and senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Wednesday here filed his nomination for the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections, with the party exuding confidence of his victory. Flanked by state Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki and party national General Secretary in-charge of Gujarat affairs Ashok Gehlot, Patel...

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Prabhudheva's 'Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja' not shelved

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva's comeback Tamil directorial Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja has been stalled for a while and not shelved, a source from the production team has clarified. Prabhudheva's last Tamil directorial was 2011 film Vedi. Karuppu Raja Vellai Raja went on the floors earlier this month and it stars Vishal, Karthi and Sayyeshaa. The team e...

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'Modern Family' young stars get pay hike for season 9, 10

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Modern Family young stars Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez have been locked in for two more seasons with new contracts that include salary increase. The original children's cast of the comedy show -- Hyland, Winter, Gould and Rodriguez -- who grew up with the show and are now adults got the pay hike after lengthy on-and off-negotiati...

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West instigating Sino-Indian military clash: Chinese daily

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) Saying neither China nor India want a war, a Chinese daily has alleged that the West was instigating a military clash between the two Asian neighbours. The US seems to be everywhere when conflicts come up and it seldom takes an impartial posture to help address the problems, a commentary in the Global Times said late Tuesday. Yet partiality is likely to l...

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Woman forced to carry child on lap to sue United Airlines

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) A Hawaii woman who was forced to hold her child on lap during her flight has decided to sue United Airlines, the media reported on Wednesday. Shirley Yamauchi, who is working in Kapolei Middle School of Hawaii, on Tuesday hoped her lawsuit would help protect other passengers from this type of treatment, Xinhua news agency reported. United said they wou...

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Junk food linked to father's education, income?

Aligarh, July 26 (IANS) The next time you see children gorging on junk food, don't blame the mothers. Instead, blame the father's education and high income. This is the finding of Nafis Faizi, Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the Aligarh Muslim University. In a research paper jointly authored with Arzi Adbi, a Doctoral Student of Strategy from Singap...

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Large, distant comets more common than previously thought

Washington, July 26 (IANS) Large comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the Sun are more common in the universe than previously thought, a new study conducted by the US space agency NASA has said. Based on observations by the agency's WISE spacecraft, the study found that the number of long-period comets measuring at least one kilometer across was about seven ...

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India off to steady start in first Test

Galle, July 26 (IANS) India rode on a half-century from opener Shikhar Dhawan to post 115/1 at lunch on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday. Dhawan scored a steady 64 off 78 balls, hitting eight boundaries along the way. Cheteshwar Pujara was batting on 37 at the other end when the teams went in for lunch. Pacer Dilruwan Perera bagged th...

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