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'Singham Returns' crosses Rs.100 crore mark

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The combo of Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn has once again hit the jackpot - their latest offering Singham Returns has earned over Rs.100 crore within five days of its release. Also starring Kareena Kapoor, the action-drama released on Independence Day. #SinghamReturns Fri 32.09 cr (crore), Sat 21.05 cr, Sun 24.55 cr, Mon 14.78 cr, Tue 8.21 cr. Total: (Rs.) ...

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Germany to supply arms to Kurdish fighters

Berlin, Aug 20 (IANS) Germany is prepared to supply weapons to Kurds in northern Iraq,announced Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen jointly announced Wednesday Wednesday after a cabinet meeting here. Germany will proceed with the military aid with great moderation and coordinate very closely with its European and international partners, Steinmei...

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Next CM should be Hindu: J&K Congress leader

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir Public Health Engineering (PHE) Minister, Sham Lal Sharma said Wednesday that the next chief minister of the state should be a Hindu. Addressing a Congress youth rally in Jammu, Sharma asked them to have a new slogan during the forthcoming assembly elections. You must fight for a Hindu chief minister for the state. You sh...

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Tibetan parliament calls for ending crackdown in Tibet

Dharamsala, Aug 20 (IANS) Following the death of three people in police firing in Sershul County of Tibet last week, the Tibetan parliament-in-exile here Wednesday urged the international community to press the Chinese government to put an end to the crackdown in Tibet We call for the urgent intervention of the international community, including human rights organisations, governments an...

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South Australia keen on 'Clean Ganga' project

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Clean Ganga' project received a shot-in-the-arm with the South Australia government showing its interest in cleaning up the river, which is considered sacred by many Indians. South Australian Premier Jay Weatherhill said Wednesday that his government would propose a plan to clean the mighty Ganga. We have t...

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Rijiju to visit Assam, Nagaland over border row

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said Wednesday that he will meet the chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland and other senior officials over a violent border row on the Assam-Nagaland border in Golaghat district. I will meet chief ministers of Assam and Nagaland, chief secretaries and senior police officials tomorrow (Thursday), Rijiju told reporters here...

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Hampi most searched heritage site in Karnataka

Bangalore, Aug 20 (IANS) The world-famous Hampi heritage site in Karnataka is the most searched historical place in the state, search engine Google said Wednesday. There has been a growing interest on Hampi among tourists after it emerged as the top searched historical site in Karnataka, Google India said in a statement here. Listed by Unesco in 1986 as a World Heritage Site for ...

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Kerala should enforce prohibition: Congress

Kochi, Aug 20 (IANS) Even as leaders of different factions in the Congress in Kerala continue their verbal duel over the fate of 418 closed bars, state party president V.M. Sudheeran said the need of the hour is total prohibition in the state. The current discussions indicate that we are heading towards total prohibition. Such a strong anti-liquor sentiment has never been witnessed since...

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Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) After two Goa lawmakers called Nigerians cancer and wild animals, the state home ministry has referred to an African as Negro, spelt wrongly as Nigro, in an annexure submitted to the assembly. The annexure was submitted along with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's written reply tabled during the monsoon session of the assembly Wednesday. It referred to an Af...

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'India, Pakistan only two stakeholders in Kashmir issue'

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In a clear rebuff to Pakistan, India's external affairs ministry Wednesday said that following the Simla Agreement of 1972, India and Pakistan were the only two stakeholders on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and none else. Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin wrote on Twitter: Following Simla Agreement there are only 2 'stakeholders' on the issue of Jammu & ...

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Delhi's online police clearance certificate picking up

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Delhi Police online Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) application has till now received 208 applications with 117 residents being issued the certificate within seven days. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had launched the web application Aug 8 at the Vigyan Bhawan. An individual or a company can apply for Police Clearance Certificate by going on the Delhi...

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Insurers asked to give details of unclaimed amount

Chennai, Aug 20 (IANS) The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has asked insurers to upload by January 2015 information on unclaimed amounts over Rs.1,000 due to policy holders/legal heirs. Amending its earlier circular, the IRDA has now issued a new circular under which the insurers were told to provide information on unclaimed amount over Rs.1,000 under any policy in ...

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HLL wins National Award for Technology Innovation

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) A novel reproductive health device has won HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL), a leading provider of a wide range of contraceptives, this year's National Award for Technology Innovation in the healthcare sector. The intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective and convenient method of contraception. IUDs are small devices made of flexible plastic that contain cop...

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PM to dedicate Nagpur power plant to nation Thursday

Nagpur (Maharashtra), Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the Mouda Super Thermal Power Project-Phase I in the district to the nation during his brief visit here Thursday, an official said Wednesday. The 1000 MW (2x500 MW) power plant, set up with an investment of Rs.5,459 crore, will supply power to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashm...

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PTI agrees for talks with Pakistani government

Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has agreed to talks with the government over alleged rigging of the 2013 general elections, a media report said. Senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi told Dawn newspaper on the telephone that his party had agreed to negotiate with the government. We wish the government had taken our demands seriously, the PTI leader sa...

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NHRC notice to Himachal Pradesh over declining sex ratio

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Wednesday issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government over the declining sex ratio in the state. Taking suo motu cognizance, the NHRC asked the state's chief secretary to submit a report within four weeks. There are about 25 panchayats in Una district where the sex ratio has taken alarming proportions durin...

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Congress committed to women's reservation bill: Sonia

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Wednesday said her party was committed to the women's reservation bill that seeks to provide 33 percent reservation to women in parliament and the state legislatures. She was speaking at a function 'Sankalp Diwas' organised here by the All India Mahila Congress to commemorate former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary.<...

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Goa home ministry refers to African as 'Nigro'

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) After two Goa lawmakers termed Nigerians cancer and wild animals, the state home ministry has referred to Africans as Nigros in an annexure submitted to the assembly. The annexure was submitted along with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's written reply tabled during the monsoon session of the assembly Wednesday. It referred to an African national arrested in...

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47 arrested in US town after fresh riots

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS/EFE) Forty-seven people were arrested overnight in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri after protestors hurled bottles at police in fresh outbreak of violence over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by police 11 days ago. Until a little before midnight, protests in Ferguson were peaceful, unlike the previous days when clashes began as soon as night ...

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Is your deodorant making your armpits smell worse?

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Deodorants and antiperspirants are being more widely used and advertised than ever before, but did you know that they may actually make you smell worse in the long run? According to a study, using antiperspirants causes actinobacteria - the microbes responsible for bad odour - to increase in our armpits. To reach this conclusion, the study from University ...

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