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Songs have a new meaning now: Dion

Las Vegas, Aug 29 (IANS) Singer Céline Dion, whose husband is battling throat cancer, says songs have a new meaning now. She returned to the Las Vegas stage on Thursday for the first time since last August as her husband René Angélil continues his fight against throat cancer. Before hitting the stage, the My heart will go on hitmaker held a press conference that touched on he...

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Pregnancy `changed? Kim Kardashian?s personality

Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West says her first pregnancy changed her personality. The 34-year-old, who is now expecting her second child with husband Kanye West, says the mean comments she received after her first pregnancy changed her personality and are the reason why she no longer smiles in photographs, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I couldn't help ...

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Six teenagers arrested in Britain for attacking websites

London, Aug 29 (IANS) Six teenagers were arrested by British police on suspicion of attacking websites, the country's National Crime Agency (NCA) announced on Friday. The teenagers were users of the hacking group Lizard Squad and used the Lizard Stresser tool, software that allowed them to pay to take websites offline for up to eight hours at a time, according to an NCA statement.

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28 arrested on suspicion of illegal entry to Britain

London, Aug 29 (IANS) A driver of a heavy goods vehicle and 27 people were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry into Britain, police said on Friday. Surrey Police's Roads Policing Unit and Surrey police arrested the driver of the vehicle and 27 suspected illegal immigrants at 10:50 a.m. on Friday morning, after they were found in the vehicle at a motorway service station in Surrey, sou...

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Turkish PM forms interim government for early elections

Ankara, Aug 29 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday formed an interim power-sharing government to act until the snap elections scheduled for November 1. The election cabinet is mainly composed of bureaucrats, mostly current undersecretaries of the ministries and independents with three ministers from opposition parties, Xinhua reported. Istanbul police chief Se...

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Miley Cyrus went incognito

Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus went undercover and disguised herself as an Australian reporter in an attempt to find out what people really think of her. In a sketch on Wednesday's night Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Cyrus asked pedestrians in Hollywood their opinions and received less than satisfying responses, reports people.com. I think she's starving for attention and ...

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Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm

Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Florida Governor Rick Scott declared on Friday a state of emergency ahead of a tropical storm which was expected to hit the state from Sunday into next week and pose a severe threat to the entire state. After dumping torrential rain in the eastern Caribbean on Thursday, tropical storm Erika is traversing the northeastern Carribean Sea with maximum sustained wind...

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Government makes high-level appointments

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The government on Friday carried out a major administrative reshuffle, making 16 senior level appointments and placing Sunil Arora as information and broadcasting secretary, Shaktikanta Das as economic affairs secretary and Hansmukh Adhia as revenue secretary. According to appointments approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, Anjuly Chib Duggal was ...

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Centre mulls extending land compensation provisions

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government has proposed to issue an order under the land acquisition act to extend compensation and rehabilitation benefits to families whose land is acquired under 13 central Acts, which were not included when the law came into force last year. The new land bill is being considered by the joint parliamentary committee. The Rural Development Ministry,...

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Sheena murder: Khanna confesses, Mikhail submits evidence

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) As investigators waddled through an intriguing web of lies and deceit in the Sheena Bora murder case, Mumbai Police on Friday took Sanjeev Khanna, a prime accused and former husband of co-accused Indrani Mukherjea, to the spot where the young woman was killed three years ago. Khanna later cracked and confessed to his role in the crime. Police, acting on a court orde...

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Sheena murder case: Khanna confesses

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the Sheena Bora murder case, one of the prime accused Sanjeev Khanna has cracked and confessed to his role in the crime, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said here late on Friday. Maria told media persons that Khanna -- the first husband of co-accused Indrani Mukherjea -- confessed to his role in the sensational murder case. ...

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Kejriwal to launch electricity bill settlement scheme

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will launch a settlement scheme for electricity bill disputes on Sunday, the city government said on Friday. According to a government statement, the settlement scheme for electricity bill disputes will be named as Bijli Bil Vivad Samadhan Scheme and will be launched by the chief minister at an event in east Delhi. All crimina...

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Trade unions to observe strike on September 2

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A day after a meeting of the central trade unions and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley-led ministerial panel failed to make any headway, the labour associations on Friday decided to go on with their proposed strike on September 2. We have decided to go on with the strike. Whatever the government has offered, we don't find any concrete thing to consider postponement ...

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Delhi Traffic Police says 'Jansahayog' scheme not finalised yet

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Traffic Police, which on Friday announced the launch of its Jansahayog scheme aimed at involving Delhiites in keeping a check on rising traffic violations, hours later said the scheme was under consideration and not yet finalised. You are requested to kindly ignore the photographs and press release of traffic regarding launching of the Jansahayog scheme, sa...

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Malaysian company buys major stake in Global Hospitals

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Malaysian IHH Healthcare on Friday bought a major stake in Indian Global Hospitals chain for $195 million. The acquisition and our existing hospitals will help us become one of the leading hospital chains in India, said Tan See Leng, managing director of IHH. The hospital chain has 1,100 beds in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai in five hospitals, the...

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People refused to work with me when I fell ill: Kader Khan

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Versatile actor-writer Kader Khan has said that after his illness, producers and directors were unwilling to take him in their films. Kader Khan, who was present at the trailer launch of his upcoming comedy Hogaya Dimaagh Ka Dahi, was clearly having difficulty in talking and walking. Some people refused to keep me with them. I was a little unwell. And people...

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HSBC fails in 275,000 payments due to IT glitch

London, Aug 28 (IANS) There has been a fault in the information used to process some payments from HSBC business customers, and about 275,000 payments have been affected, HSBC said on Friday. HSBC said the problem was caused by a flaw in information included in a file submitted to Bacs, the system British banks use to process millions of direct debits and direct credits, Xinhua reported....

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Brazil officially in recession

Brasilia, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Second-quarter GDP figures released on Friday confirmed that the Brazilian economy has entered a recession. Gross domestic product in Latin America's largest economy fell in both the first and second quarters, meeting the technical definition of a recession. The economy shrank 1.9 percent in April-June compared with the previous three months and by 2.6...

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OROP remains stuck, protest continues

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) As another round of parleys on the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) failed to break the logjam, ex-servicemen on Friday said the government did not intend to implement the scheme. On the same day, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was directly handling the issue, and Home Minister Rajnath Singh also assured the veterans during ...

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Around 400 people walk for corruption free PCI

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Around 400 people on Friday joined hands for a walk here, in a bid to speed up the process of reconstituting the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and have a clean and corruption-free organisation. A recent fiasco at the national para games in Ghaziabad where 800 para-athletes were deprived of good food, lodging and disability accessibility services, led to the s...

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