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Muslims being targeted, clerics to tell Mulayam

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Shia clerics will meet Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav at his Delhi residence next week and tell him that members of their community were being targeted, a spokesman said on Saturday. The delegation comprising clerics from all across the country will also discuss with Yadav issues related to minority communities. At a meeting held at the residence ...

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Kalam an 'inspiration', says Ban Ki-moon

United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon paid tribute to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's inspiration to the world on Friday during a visit to the Indian Mission in New York as a special gesture of condolence. Ban said: The outpouring of grief around the world is a testament of the respect and inspiration he has garnered during and after his presidency. <...

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The fascinating journey of life-sustaining force on Earth: Water

Title: The Water Book: The Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary Substance; Author: Alok Jha; Publisher: Headline (Britain); Pages: 376; Price: Rs.499 Wonder where the water you just gulped down came from? The tap, the office water dispenser, under the earth or from the sky? Well, it actually landed on Earth from space some four billion years ago - covering an unknown journey of hundr...

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Four injured in UP temple stampede

Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Four people were injured after a stampede broke out at a temple in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late Friday after there were rumours that the devotees could get electrocuted at the Thakur Banke Bihari temple. A district official told IANS that the barricade at Dauji Tiraha that leads to the temple broke and in ...

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Martha Hunt 'looks up' to Lily Aldridge

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Model Martha Hunt says she looks up to Lily Aldridge as she juggles being a mother and model. Hunt said: I really look up to her; she's a good role model for me. She's a mom and this super-successful model, and she also has this great sense of style. Also, she's really kind. Every time I hang out with her, I like her more. (The Victoria's Secret Angels) ...

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US congratulates Beijing on winning Winter Olympics bid

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The US Department of State has congratulated China's capital city Beijing on winning the bid for 2022 Winter Olympics, a media report said. We obviously congratulate Beijing on winning the bid for the Winter Olympics, Mark Toner, US Department of State spokesman told reporters on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. You know, they have hosted the Summer O...

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Brazil midfielder Fred denies doping claims

Rio de Janerio, Aug 1 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Fred has vowed to prove his innocence after he tested positive to a banned substance. The 22-year-old issued a statement on Friday denying he had used the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. I trust in my innocence and I am going to prove it to the proper authorities, Fred said.

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We still call Caitlyn Jenner 'Bruce': Khloe

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian says she and her sisters still call Caitlyn Jenner, Bruce. She says that's completely fine. We, my sisters and I, we will call Caitlyn 'Bruce' and we've been told that's completely fine. We are allowed to call her any name we want to. Because on the phone, when she calls me, it's the same voice as Bruce. And if I'm...

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11 killed in Colombia military plane crash

Bogota, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Eleven Colombian air force personnel were killed when a plane went down in the northern province of Cesar, the military said. The crash took place on Friday and he first official report about the crash came from Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos who said on Twitter that 12 people had died. The defense ministry subsequently issued a revised death toll....

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Beijing displays trust needed by IOC: Rio organisers

Rio de Janerio, Aug 1 (IANS) The organisers of Rio 2016 Olympic Games said Beijing displays the trust needed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) so as to be awarded the 2022 Winter Games. The games' organisers also said that Rio is willing to share experience with Beijing in the future, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Beijing beaten Kazakhsatan city Almaty, the ...

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F-35B fighter jet ready for combat: US Marines

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The US Marine Corps said that a squadron of 10 F-35B Lightning II aircraft is ready for worldwide deployment, a media report said. In a statement on Friday, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall said the F-35B fighter jet achieved initial operational capability within the US Marine Corps, hailing it as a significant mil...

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Cara Delevingne, Kendall Jenner to start TV show?

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Model Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner are together said to be planning on starring in a reality TV show, which will follow their friendship, lives and careers. The two models are considering moving in together and letting cameras follow their lives for a new fly-on-the-wall series that is being billed as the new version of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie's sho...

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UN chief to meet Obama

United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon is scheduled to meet US President Barack Obama on August 4 in Washington over a host of issues, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here. During their meeting, Ban and Obama are expected to discuss various issues, including climate change, the post-2015 development agenda as well as the situations in Syria and Yemen...

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Katy Perry's fans to star with her in commercial

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry is giving her fans the opportunity to appear alongside her in the latest commercial. Wanna (star emoji) in ur own #COVERGIRL commercial to air during #VMA's? Let's advertise your eyes! (sic), Perry wrote. She also included a link to a page on the CoverGirl website where budding models and fans of the star can upload images of themselves...

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Hillary Clinton calls for lifting Cuba embargo

Miami, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has called for lifting the embargo on Cuba, a media report said. The Cuba embargo needs to go once and for all, she said during a speech at Florida International University on Friday. Clinton urged the Congress to end the embargo and said that if she wins the 2016 presidential election, she will use executive...

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Kylie Jenner accentuate curves with lotions

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner has shared that she uses special lotions to enhance her derriere and bust. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted a photograph showing off her cleavage in a low-cut top, and a shot of her pert derriere in tight leggings, writing: I love sharing my beauty secrets with you guys and this is a favorite! @PureLeef offers p...

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UN announces closure of emergency mission for Ebola

United Nations, Aug 1 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the closure of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), a media report said. The first-ever UN emergency health mission was established in September 2014 with its headquarters set in Ghana to meet immediate needs related to the fight against the unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and has ...

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India, Bangladesh exchange enclaves, people rejoice

Dinhata (West Bengal), Aug 1 (IANS) Crackers were burst and people rejoiced as India and Bangladesh exchanged enclaves at the stroke of midnight on Friday-Saturday, ending the 68 years of stateless existence for over 51,000 enclave dwellers. Around 14,000 people living for so long in 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in the Indian territory, and another 37,000 residing in 111 Indian enclaves in Ba...

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Al Pacino urges daughter to drop surname

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Scarface actor Al Pacino has urged his daughter to change her surname so that she can avoid being hounded by the press because of her famous father. The 75-year-old iconic actor believes his famous name could cause his first born child Julie, 25, to be hounded by the press and since the aspiring film producer is following in her father's footsteps, he has urged ...

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Couture is not just limited to bridal wear: Varun Bahl

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) There has been a long debate in the Indian fashion industry of mixing bridal wear with couture but for designer Varun Bahl, who has launched his bespoke luxury wedding design company here on Friday night, says the trend is changing as couture is not just limited to traditional Indian silhouettes. Couture is about the bespoke experience, both in make as well as con...

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