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Amal Clooney's funny fashion sense

Los Angeles, July 8 (IANS) British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has the hugest sense of humour with the way she dresses, says designer Giambattista Valli. You would have to meet her privately to know just how much more there is to her. Her curiosity, her boundless passion, but also that she has the hugest sense of humour with the way she dresses. She enjoys it but she doesn'...

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Dozens of Islamic State fighters 'poisoned' in Iraq

Mosul, July 8 (IANS/AKI) At least 45 Islamic State (IS) fighters died after eating a Ramadan fast-breaking meal in the city of Mosul in Iraq, a media report said It was unclear if the IS fighters were deliberately poisoned or died of food poisoning from the 'iftar' feast, Iraqi media reported on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the Kurdish Democratic Party. A total of 145 IS fight...

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IS executes woman reporter in Iraq

Baghdad, July 7 (IANS/AKI) Islamic State (IS) militants have executed a female journalist in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul for spying after holding her captive, local broadcaster Rudaw reported on Tuesday, citing an Iraqi media watchdog. Rudaw did not state how Suha Ahmed Radi was put to death, but said IS militants held her captive for days after detaining her during a raid on her ho...

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Eurogroup meeting ends fruitless, Greece insists it tabled proposals

Brussels/Athens, July 7 (IANS) An emergency Eurogroup meeting in Brussels on the Greek debt deal ended inconclusive on Tuesday, with lenders saying that they expected to discuss Greece's proposals on Wednesday during a Eurogroup teleconference. The finance ministers of euro zone countries didn't receive new proposals they had expected from Greece on Tuesday, Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijssel...

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Will complete projects in five years, UP tells World Bank

Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday assured a visiting World Bank (WB) team that it would complete all the projects funded by it in the next five years rather than the stipulated time line of seven years. The assurance, to the team led by Jun Matsumoto, was given by Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, who also claimed that the state had set a new record by i...

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Greece did not seek aid: Russian minister

Moscow, July 7 (IANS/EFE) Russian Economic Development Minister Alexey Ulyukaev said on Tuesday that Greece has not asked for financial assistance from Russia, but his country is interested in investing to help alleviate the country's financial crisis. Athens has not asked Moscow for any financial help, while Russia has studied the possibility of engaging in Greek businesses and investin...

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Charge sheet filed against four Bhatkal aides in Karnataka

Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) Karnataka Police on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against four people for their alleged link with terror outfit Indian Mujahideen and involvement in blasts across the country from 2010 to 2014 in collusion with terror suspects Bhatkal brothers. The four -- Syed Ismail Afaaque (36), Syed Suboor (24), Saddam Hussain (29) and Riyaz Ahmed Sayeedi (32) -- were arrested...

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Rajasthan approves seven investment projects

Jaipur, July 7 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday approved setting up of seven investment projects worth nearly Rs.4,000 crore. This was decided at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje here. Seven investment projects worth Rs.3,981 crore were approved at the cabinet meeting held here. The projects are expected to create direct and indirect employmen...

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Turkish flight lands in Delhi after bomb scare, takes off

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) An emergency landing by a Turkish Airlines flight at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport following a bomb scare message on Tuesday afternoon left security agencies into a tizzy. It was later found to be hoax, as no explosives were found in the flight which took off after around nine hours. Flight TK0065 took off after a brief questioning of all the pass...

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Five agreements inked between Indian, Kazakh biz firms

Astana, July 7 (IANS) Five agreements, including a MoU in the railway sector between a Kazakh company and SEZ Adani Ports, were inked during the India-Kazakhstan Business Forum, which was addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday. The MoUs were: MoU for cooperation in the railway sector between National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC and Special Economic Zone Adani Po...

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BJP slams Mamata over Vyapam scam probe demand

Howrah/Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Countering West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's demand for a neutral agency probe into Madhya Pradesh's Vyapam scam, the BJP on Tuesday wondered if she would agree for such a probe into irregularities and manslaughter going on in her state. Bharatiya Janata Party national secretary Siddhartha Nath Singh asked if Banerjee would allow a CBI probe into ...

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SC issues notice to political parties over RTI

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government, Election Commission and all the national political parties seeking their response as to why parties should not be treated as public authorities for the purpose of being under the ambit of the RTI Act. A bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu issued notice on a plea by Association for Democrat...

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Naidu invites Japanese PM to Andhra capital's foundation stone ceremony

Hyderabad, July 7 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo and invited him to the foundation stone laying ceremony of state's new capital Amaravati. Naidu said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would also write to Abe inviting him for the ceremony to be held in October this year. Abe assured Naidu that Japan w...

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'Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats will prevent excessive mining'

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Implementing the Kasturirangan report on the Western Ghats will prevent excessive mining in the region, union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. He noted that the effort of the government was to preserve the sanctity of the Western Ghats and also ensure sustainable development in the region by providing livelihood opportunities.

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Kalam, Akhilesh inaugurate solar power plant

Lucknow, July 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Tuesday inaugurated a 250 KW solar power plant in Kannauj. The plant will feed two villages in Tirwa region -- Fakirpura and Chanduahaar. Kannauj is the parliamentary constituency of Dimple Yadav, the chief minister's wife. Congratulating the people of the two vil...

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Nod for ISRO to launch five British satellites on Friday

Chennai, July 7 (IANS) Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) XL variant will launch five British satellites on Friday night, said an Indian space agency official. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) official said the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) at its meeting on Tuesday has given the go ahead for the July 10 night rocket launch. According to him, the ...

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Over 85,000 pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra in first six days

Srinagar, July 7 (IANS) Over 85,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave since the annual pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine began on July 2, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Tuesday. On the 6th day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra today, 19,512 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Till date 85,007 yatris had darshan of the ice lingam at the holy cav...

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After slapping legal notice, Kangana jokes about movie

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who had slapped a legal notice on producer Bhushan Kumar for attempting to release her film I Love NY without her permission, on Tuesday joked about the issue saying the movie will scrape through. At an event to endorse an automobile brand, Kangana neither said anything about her notice nor about any issues related to the film's release. <...

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India Inc to witness another forgettable quarter: CRISIL Research

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Soft commodity prices, weak growth in investment-linked sectors and subdued rural demand might lead to disappointing results for the quarter ending June 30, independent analysis firm CRISIL Research said on Tuesday. In an analysis of 600 companies (excluding financial and oil and gas companies) representing 70 percent of the overall market capitalization, it said it...

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78 IS militants killed in clashes with Syrian Kurdish forces

Damascus, July 7 (IANS/EFE) At least 78 members of Islamic State (IS) have been killed since Sunday night in clashes with Kurdish militias and from air raids launched by the US-led international coalition in northern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Tuesday. Coalition airstrikes targeted IS positions in northern Syria, namely in Sarrin, Aleppo; Ain Issa, al-R...

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