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Powerful quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, July 28 (IANS) A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia early Tuesday, however, there were no reports of damages or casualties, a media report said. The quake struck at 4.41 a.m. Jakarta time, with the epicentre at 75 km south-east of Papua and the depth at 49 km under land, Xinhua quoted an official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency as sa...

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Turkey detains 1,050 suspects in anti-terror operations

Ankara, July 28 (IANS) Security forces here detained 1,050 suspects across 34 Turkish provinces since the nationwide anti-terrorist operations began in the country, a media report said. Most of the suspects allegedly belong to the Islamic State (IS) group, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), Xinhua reported, citing a sta...

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Ed Sheeran helps rocker get engaged

London, July 28 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran helped rock band Kodaline's Jason Boland get engaged during a performance in front of 80,000 people at Dublin's Croke Park. The Thinking out loud hitmaker welcomed the band's bassist on stage following their support slot at Dublin's Croke Park on Saturday night, where the musician asked his long-term girlfriend Etaoin Corr to marry him in front of...

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Ireland Baldwin mocks 'pig' insult

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Supermodel Ireland Baldwin has poked fun at being branded a rude, thoughtless pig by her father when she was 11 years old. The 19-year-old model was just 11 years old when her father Alec Baldwin lashed out in a voicemail, which was subsequently made public, when she didn't answer his call. But through a Twitter post, she proved the incident was well and truly...

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Obama rules out sending troops to Somalia

Addis Ababa, July 28 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama said that his government would not consider sending troops to Somalia, as he sees regional allies Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as being highly qualified to lead an anti-terrorism operation on the ground. I think there's been complementarity in the work that we've done together. So we don't need to send our own Marines, for example, ...

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Deputy CM Badal pays tribute to Punjab Police

Warsaw, July 28 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal conveyed his heartfelt condolences from here to the family of SP Baljit Singh who sacrificed his life to fight against the terrorists in Gurdaspur district. What Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh did to fight against the terrorists, Punjab will never forget. His martyrdom has raised the profile of Punjab in maint...

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Kourtney Kardashian wants joint custody

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian reportedly thinks it is important to share joint custody with Scott Disick for the sake of their three children. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star had been expected to opt for sole care of Mason, five, Penelope, three, and seven-month-old Reign following her split from the 32-year-old model, but she is keen for the ch...

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President cuts short Karnataka visit over Kalam's death

Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will fly back to Delhi on Tuesday morning, cutting short his visit to Karnataka following the sudden death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Shillong on Monday night. The president is returning to Delhi on Tuesday morning instead of evening, cancelling his programmes during the day, a protocol official told IANS. The pr...

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Saudi coalition mistakenly hits pro-Hadi forces in Yemen

Sanaa, July 28 (IANS) Warplanes of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition mistakenly hit pro-government forces in Yemen's province of Lahj, killing 15 and wounding another 50, a media report said. The air strikes hit fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Balah area in Lahj on Monday as they were advancing to besiege Shiite Houthi militia in the al-Anad airforce base...

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Will Young comfortable wearing dresses, skirts

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Singer Will Young says he is comfortable having dresses and skirts in his wardrobe as he insists men can wear traditionally female clothes and still be masculine. The Love revolution crooner has developed a passion for the common female garments and his favoured frock is the tea dress, which he says is very flattering to his figure, reports femalefirst.co.uk.<...

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Kalam was a leading light: Modi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his deep condolences over the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying he was a leading light who will be always remembered for his services to the country. India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful president and above all an inspiring individual. Rest in peace Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Modi s...

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Indian teams advance in Archery World Championships

Copenhagen, July 28 (IANS) India's men's and women' s archery recurve teams finished 15th and 10th after the qualification rounds of the World Archery Championships. The men's team of Jayanta Talukdar (628), Rahul Banerjee (641) and Mangal Singh Champia (636) cored a total of 1905 to make it to the knock out round here on Monday. The women's team trio of Deepika Kumari (657), Lax...

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160 petrol, diesel outlets shut for malpractices

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A total of 150 petrol and diesel retail outlets across the country involved in malpractices like under-measurement and adulteration of transport fuels have had their licenses terminated, parliament was told on Monday. Oil marketing companies have terminated 160 retail outlets for such irregularities during the last three years and current year (April-June), Petr...

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Ponzi scams: SC asks Bengal police chief, CBI director to discuss matter

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked West Bengal's police chief to sit with the CBI director to determine the police personnel required by the investigating agency for continuing with its investigation into Saradha and non-Saradha chit fund scam cases. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice C. Nagappan, while directing the meeting between the state director gene...

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Mukherjee calls off Karnataka tour over Kalam's death

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called off all his programmes in Karnataka and will return to Delhi on Tuesday morning following the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This was stated by an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kalam, India's 11th president, died on Monday evening in Shillong. ...

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Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam no more, nation mourns

Shillong/New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of India's leading scientists and later a hugely popular president, died in Shillong on Monday evening after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong, plunging the entire country in mourning. Kalam, who occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2002-07 as India's 11 president, breathed his la...

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Tributes pour in for Kalam; all recall contribution to nation

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying respects to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of India's leading scientists and later a hugely popular president. Leaders from across the political spectrum, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP president Amit ...

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Seven day state mourning for Kalam

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The government has announced a seven day state mourning as a mark of respect to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong on Monday. The government announces with profound sorrow the death of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former president of India at Bethany Hospital, Shillong at 1945 hours today (Monday). As a mark of respect to the departed di...

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President to be chief guest at Mohun Bagan's 125th year celebrations

Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest for city football giant Mohun Bagan's 125th year celebrations which will be held on August 22. The club was supposed to celebrate the annual day on July 29 as in earlier years as a mark of respect for the team which won the IFA shield against East Yorkshire Regiment on this very day in 1911. The president,...

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Kalam was great human being: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday condoled the death of A.P.J Abdul Kalam, saying he greatly benefited from his advice as president of the country. I have learnt with profound sorrow about the demise of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In his death, our country has lost a great human being who made phenomenal contribution to the promotion of self reliance in...

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