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TDP MLA appears before ACB in cash-for-vote case

Hyderabad, July 6 (IANS) TDP legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah on Monday appeared before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for questioning in the cash-for-vote case. The Telugu Desam party (TDP) legislator reached the ACB office at Banjara Hills after 10 a.m. The ACB on Saturday issued him a fresh notice to appear before 5 p.m. on July 6. The ACB summoned him for question...

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US military developing hypersonic jet

Washington, July 6 (IANS) Giving more teeth to its combat prowess, the US military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound. The jet will be faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. The new hypersonic vehicle, which could take flight by 2023, builds upon research from a 2013...

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How Beatles, Ravi Shankar turned Brazilian into sitarist

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) It was her parents' love for sitar exponent Pandit Ravi Shankar that introduced Paola Carraro to Indian art and music far away in Brazil. Carraro, who started learning sitar from Ravi Shankar's disciple Alberto Marsicano, says India was the biggest inspiration in her life and Indian culture continues to fascinate her. Indian music has always been a part o...

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Caught in action: Pebbles making planets

London, July 6 (IANS) Astronomers have detected a ring of rocks or what is called a belt of pebbles, thought to be a crucial link in building planets, circling a very young star. For the project, the researchers used the e-MERLIN array of radio telescopes centred on Jodrell Bank observatory in Britain. We found a belt of pebbles...just where they are needed if a planet is to grow...

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Patel leads LMS Cup after podium finish

Donggang (Taiwan), July 6 (IANS) Indian racing driver Aditya Patel enjoyed a successful weekend in the Audi R8 LMS Cup championship with top-10 finishes, including a second place, in the three races run here at the Penbay International Circuit. The 27-year-old from Chennai finished fourth, second and sixth in the triple-header to top the championship points table in his class. Be...

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Coal case: Court issues summons to former secretary

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A special court here on Monday issued summons to former coal secretary H.C. Gupta and others in a coal block allocation case involving Chhattisgarh-based company Pushp Steels and Mining Pvt. Ltd. The court also issued summons to the company's director, Atul Jain after taking cognizance of the charge sheet, asking him to appear before it on August 3. A cas...

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Speak on Vyapam: Kejriwal to PM

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should no more remain silent over the Vyapam scam. People want prime minister to speak and intervene in Vyapam. PM should no more remain silent, he said in a tweet. More than 40 people associated with the admission and recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh P...

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Delhi Police constable shot at by AIR guard

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A Delhi Police constable was shot at and injured by a security guard deployed at All India Radio's (AIR) office in north Delhi on Monday after he crashed his car on the office's main gate, officials said. Ankit Kumar, in his 30s, was shot at by the guard - a constable with Nagaland Police - around 3 a.m. The AIR office is near Delhi University's SGTB Khalsa Colle...

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Khloe Kardashian spotted on a date with James Harden

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian and NBA star James Harden have sparked dating rumours as the two were spotted together in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old reality TV star visited some venues with Harden, 25, on July 4 night, reports tmz.com. Kardashian and Harden were spotted having dinner at an Asian restaurant, Red 8, in Wynn hotel. Sources said t...

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'NTR 25' to go on floors finally

London, July 6 (IANS) Actor Junior NTR's 25th Telugu film, tentatively titled NTR 25, will go on floors here on Monday. The film is going on floors after months of delay. Touchdown London! Really excited to start #ntr25 tomorrow. Looking forward to working with a new team, new people! #learning #movies #work (sic), actress Rakul Preet Singh, who plays the female lead in the movie...

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Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis marry secretly?

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Hollywood star couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have reportedly tied the knot. The couple are said to have tied the knot over the weekend, but neither the pair nor their representatives have confirmed the news, reports people.com. Kutcher and Kunis sparked wedding rumours in January after Kutcher, 37, posted a cryptic image on Facebook with the word...

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Rajamouli to team up with Mahesh Babu soon

Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, the man behind one of India's biggest motion picture Baahubali, will collaborate with superstar Mahesh Babu for a Telugu project, which was announced a few years ago. Mahesh and Rajamouli were supposed to team up a few years ago, but the project got delayed. As soon the second part of 'Baahubali' releases next year, both are expected to st...

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Modi leaves on Central Asia, Russia visit

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left on an eight-day tour to five Central Asian countries and to Ufa in Russia to attend the BRICS and SCO summits. Modi's first stop is Uzbekistan. He will be visiting Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan from July 6-8 after which he will attend the BRICS and SCO summits from July 8-10. He will visit the three countries of Tu...

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Dry weather to persist in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) Dry weather would continue in Karnataka as the south-west monsoon weakened further, an official from the meteorological department said here on Monday. Rain and thundershowers would, however, occur at isolated places in the state on Monday, the official added. The Met department advised fishermen against venturing into the sea as strong winds are likely t...

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Over 2,100 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 6 (IANS) Another batch of over 2,100 Amarnath pilgrims left here on Monday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley as heavy rain lashed the over-300 km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Another batch of 2,128 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here today (Monday) morning for the Valley. It includes 399 females, 20 children and 135 sadhus, a senior poli...

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The unbearable heaviness of a policeman's Life: Omar Shahid Hamid's Jihadi Noir

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) A policeman's lot is not a happy one, as the old song goes. Who know this better than South Asia's policemen, who saw criminals strike alliances with politicians to become their masters, terrorists become another implacable enemy and jealous colleagues turn out to be most lethal. This makes for a complicated life of compromised principles, conflicting loyalties and consta...

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Greipel wins second stage of Tour de France

Zeeland (Netherlands), July 6 (IANS) German rider Andre Greipel won the second stage of the Tour de France with narrow advantage on Sunday and reigning champion Vincenzo Nibali and fellow favorite Nairo Quintana lost time. Greipel won the 166-km ride from Utrecht to Zeeland in the Netherlands in three hours 29 minutes and three seconds, edging out Peter Sagan by just a fraction of a whee...

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Over 180 children suffer food poisoning in Pakistan

Islamabad July 6 (IANS) Over 180 children at a home for orphans here took ill after consuming substandard food, media reported. The children were taken to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Sunday when they complained of stomach pain soon after having breakfast. Some of them fell unconscious while some started vomiting, Daily Times reported on Monday. The children w...

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Former RAW chief's disclosures: On the job even after retirement?

He has been a top spy whose claims the separatists in Kashmir could have dismissed as malicious and motivated. Though most politicians claim former RAW chief A.S Dulat's disclosures are selective to favour his long-time friend Farooq Abdullah, surprisingly, not many believe he has lied on facts. Dulat has made these disclosures in his book Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years and ruffled many a f...

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Father's consent not needed for child's guardianship: SC

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that there was no need for the consent of the father in giving guardianship of a child to an unwed mother. The apex court bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen said this while recalling the earlier order of a guardianship court and asking it to re-examine the plea by the unwed mother seeking guardianship of the child without iss...

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