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Fiat Chrysler Automobilies launches Abarth brand

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India (FCA) launched its Italian brand Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione in India on Tuesday. We are extremely pleased to introduce the iconic Italian brand - Abarth from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' stable to our customers in India, said FCA India president and MD Kevin Flynn in a statement. The flagship model Abarth 595 Competizione, a...

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Second Indian freed from Libya returns to Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Aug 4 (IANS) Vijay Kumar, the second Indian released by the Islamic State (IS) militants in Libya last week, returned to Bengaluru on Tuesday night to a warm welcome by his family and friends. I am happy to be back in India and Bengaluru. The ordeal is over finally, a relieved Vijay Kumar told reporters soon after landing at the Kempegowda international airport from Tunisia vi...

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India to bring back Geeta, says Sushma after envoy meets woman in Karachi

New Delhi/Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) We will bring Geeta back to India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday evening after the Indian envoy in Pakistan met the hearing and speech-impaired Indian woman in Karachi. Indian High Commissioner T.C.A. Raghavan met Geeta at the Edhi Foundation in Karachi where the young woman has been staying for the past 15 years after she accid...

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Helicopter carrying top official goes missing in Arunachal

Itanagar, Aug 4 (IANS) A helicopter carrying Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Kumar Joshi, two pilots and a crew member went missing on Tuesday in Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district, officials said. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki expressed concern over the incident and asked officials to intensify the search for the chopper after it remained untraced for hours. The Pawan Hans helicop...

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Enjoying being an entrepreneur: Gul Panag

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Gul Panag, who recently turned an entrepreneur with a fitness app, says that she is enjoying the current phase in her life. I'm enjoying being an entrepreneur. I've co-founded a tech startup that makes fitness apps. Our first app, First Run, came out two months ago. In addition to that, I run a production company that makes interesting digital television cont...

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Soldier killed in Kashmir 'friendly fire' incident

Srinagar, Aug 4 (IANS) A soldier was killed and three others injured on Tuesday when two army patrols fired at each other by mistake in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said. Two patrolling parties of Rashtriya Rifles fired at each other in an incident of mistaken identity in Noorpora (Tral) area of Pulwama district on Tuesday evening, a senior police officer told...

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Barcelona elect Iniesta as captain

Barcelona, Aug 4 (IANS) Spanish football giants Barcelona have announced midfielder Andres Iniesta as their new captain for the upcoming season. Argentine forward Lionel Messi will be the second and Sergio Busquets the third skipper of the Catalan side, reports goal.com on Tuesday. The appointments were made following a secret ballot amongst the playing staff, who voted for Inies...

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Modi lauds Bengaluru girls for app to implement 'Swachh Bharat'

New Delhi/Bengaluru, Aug 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lauded five girl students from Bengaluru for developing a mobile app which can be used to implement his pet project 'Swachh Bharat'. I am proud of you. You have made the country proud. You are true role models of the nation. I wish you all the best in your endeavours, Modi told the students of Bengaluru's New Horiz...

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Basketball: India U-16 girls slump to their third consecutive loss

Medan (Indonesia), Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian under-16 girls basketball team slumped to their third consecutive loss as they went down 32-96 against China on day three of the Asia U-16 Championship here on tuesday. Heading into the encounter, India's key performers were shooting guard Rutuja Pawar (averaging 12.5 point per game), centre Sushantika Chakravortty (7 rebounds per game) and poin...

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Jay Shree Tea and Industries posts Rs.31.84 crore loss

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Kolkata-based Jay Shree Tea and Industries Ltd on Tuesday posted a wider loss in its net profit at Rs.31.84 crore during the first quarter of the current fiscal against Rs.5.54 crore last fiscal as its sugar business suffered a huge fall in profitability. Total earnings of the company also fell to Rs.104.67 crore during the period as against Rs. 115.61 crore in the ...

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Seven-year-old mauled to death by stray dogs

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a seven-year-old boy was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in the national capital on Tuesday morning, police said. Mamun, a Class 2 student, was attacked and brutally shred into pieces by the dogs in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi around 11 a.m. Police said the child had gone to play at a nearby hilly area when the group of ...

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Motorsports: Sandeep, Arvind maintain lead in Dakshin Dare Rally

Gadag (Karnataka), Aug 4 (IANS) Overnight leaders Sandeep Sharma (co-driver Karan Arya) of Team Maruti and TVS' Arvind K.P. remained on top in the four-wheelers (Ultimate Car) and the two-wheelers (Ultimate Bike) categories respectively after the second day of the seventh Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare Rally here on Tuesday. Defending champion Sandeep, driving a Gypsy, completed the day's co...

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TV actor Antara Banerjee making her film debut with 'Yeh Hai India'

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) TV actress Antara Banerjee, who did a cameo in The Shaukeens is making her full-fledged Bollywood debut with the patriotic drama Yeh Hai India. As an actor, when you work on a character, you don't think about anything else. You just think of yourself as the character and that's it. I am very honest as an actor and thus believe in giving full justice to my role on scr...

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Naga rebels have agreed to lay down arms: Javadekar

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hailed the peace accord between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM and said Naga rebels have agreed to lay down arms. The Naga rebels have agreed to lay down arms, the minister for environment, forest and climate change told media persons here. The central government and the NSCN-Isa...

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EID Parry registers 340 percent net loss in Q1

Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) Leading sugar producer EID Parry reported a whopping 340 percent net loss of Rs.192.79 crore for the first quarter of 2015-16 as against Rs.43.80 crore in the same period last fiscal, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday. However, total income from operations for the Murugappa Group company rose by nine percent to Rs.2,805.61 crore for the period from ...

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Haryana to encourage people to give up social security pensions

Chandigarh, Aug 4 (IANS) Under fire from the opposition for delay in the release of social security pensions in the state, the Haryana government on Tuesday said it would encourage people to give up social security pensions. Soon a scheme would be implemented in the state under which people would be inspired to give up social security pensions on the pattern of a scheme introduced by Pri...

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530 non-executive director posts vacant in state-run units

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) As many as 530 posts of non-official directors are vacant in 182 scheduled central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) across the country, parliament was informed on Tuesday. In 182 scheduled CPSEs, there are around 530 vacant positions of non-official directors, Minister of State for Public Enterprises G.M. Siddheshwara told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

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Had 40 percent market share in smartphones in June: Samsung

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Citing market research data, electronic goods major Samsung on Tuesday claimed its market share in the Indian smartphone space has crossed 40 percent during June this year. Our market-share (in the smartphone segment) has crossed 40 percent by value in June this year, Samsung India vice president, marketing, IT and mobile division, Asim Warsi said here. He r...

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Badarpur-Faridabad corridor inspection next week: DMRC

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The safety inspection of the Badarpur-Faridabad corridor will be carried out between August 10-12, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said on Tuesday. The inspection will be done by the commissioner of metro rail safety on the Badarpur-Escort Mujeswar (Faridabad) from Monday to Wednesday (Aug 10-12), said a DMRC statement. According to DMRC, the 13.87...

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Danish woman's rape: Court records witness policemen's statement

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) A court here Tuesday recorded the statement of three policemen as witnesses in the gang rape of a 51-year-old Danish woman. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded the statement of three policemen -- sub-inspector Anand, constables Dharam Pal and Vijay Pal-- who were testified as prosecution witnesses. Anand was the policeman who nabbed first acc...

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