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Modi greets nation on Guru Purnima

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of Guru Purnima. Guru Purnima par hardik shubhkamnayen (hearty greetings on the occasion of Guru Purnima), an official statement quoted Modi as saying. ...

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Probable MH370 debris to be studied in Toulouse

Paris, July 31 (IANS) The plane wreckage found on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean will be transferred to Toulouse, France, to be analysed by the General Directorate of Armaments, a media report said on Friday. The wreckage will arrive on Saturday in Toulouse, and will be studied by the laboratory specializing in investigations after accidents, Xinhua reported, citing the...

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Kafkaesque trials to decode a dream, leaving mark at work and other tales

With the revival of the monsoon across the country, enrich your weekends with these inspiring books. Read a tale of a photographer who cannot get the dream of a three-legged dog out of his head. Join in his Kafkaesque trials to decode the dream. Also learn how to leave your mark at work, with the right tools. Being admission-time for many colleges abroad, also learn how to crack the code of landi...

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Jindal wouldn't say what he would do with illegal immigrants

Washington, July 31 (IANS) Indian-American Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal has declined to say what he would do with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants, including about 300,000 Indians, living in the US. What we need from the federal government is to secure the border, with Mexico, Louisiana governor Jindal, who is trailing in national polls told CNN on Thurs...

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Rocky exoplanet found is gold mine for astronomers

Washington, July 31 (IANS) Astronomers using a NASA telescope have confirmed the discovery of the nearest rocky planet outside our solar system which is larger than Earth and a potential gold mine of science data. Dubbed HD 219134b, the exoplanet, which orbits too close to its star to sustain life, is mere 21 light-years away. It is also the closest exoplanet to Earth to be detec...

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Kalki Koechlin sets the ramp ablaze at AICW 2015

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin, who is renowned for her unconventional, character-driven performances onscreen, showed her prowess on the ramp as the show-stopper for fashion designer Gaurav Gupta at the Amazon India Couture Week 2015 here. Adorning an elegant champagne silk dress, Kalki set the ramp ablaze with her scintillating presence, much to the delight of the aud...

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Let Sikhs play with turbans, US lawmakers tell basketball league

Washington, July 31 (IANS) As many as 39 US lawmakers have asked the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to change a policy requiring Sikhs and other players to remove their articles of faith, such as turbans, in international competition. The call was reiterated in a letter sent on Thursday by the lawmakers led by Ami Bera, the only Indian-American member of Congress, and Joe Cro...

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Three-day shutdown in Jammu over AIIMS

Jammu, July 31 (IANS) A committee of lawyers, traders and civil society members called for a three-day shutdown in Jammu beginning on Friday, accusing the central government of going back on its promise of setting up an AIIMS here. A coordination committee formed for pressing the government for setting up an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jammu comprises lawyers, trad...

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Rahul Mishra's collection wows fashionistas at AICW

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Fashion designer Rahul Mishra kicked off day two of the Amazon India Couture Week 2015 (AICW) with an elegant collection that showcased hand-embroidered floral patterns to sheer handloom textiles that created a harmonious blend of myriad hues. The collection, which was called Tree of Life, began with a very mellow-sounding, modern classical soundtrack, and creat...

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Cloudy morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Friday morning was cloudy here and it may rain in many areas in the day. The minimum temperature settled at 25 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. The sky will be generally cloudy in the day. Light rain may occur in some areas of the city, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around...

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Sensex surges 235 points in early session

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading at 235.15 points or 0.85 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also trading at 35.55 points or 0.42 percent up at 8,457.35 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), whi...

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White House cites India's support to sell Iran nuclear deal

Washington, July 31 (IANS) The White House has again warned that if the Republican controlled Congress kills the historic nuclear deal with Iran, it would be impossible to assemble an international coalition, including India, to back sanctions against Tehran. The Iran deal was backed by at least 86 nations including six -- China, India, Japan, South Korea, Turkey and Taiwan -- that have ...

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Would items of transport kindly behave themselves

I think people would not complain about GM stuff if genetically modified people did useful things like give noisy kids airplane mode buttons on their foreheads. Vibrate only during scheduled hours would also be helpful. And if my wife is not reading this, can you kindly make a Skip to end and agree button appear somewhere whenever she says: We need to talk? Thank you. Your narrat...

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Problems best solved outside UN Security Council: India

United Nations, July 31 (IANS) Solutions to global problems are best found outside the Security Council in forums like the General Assembly that are democratic, inclusive and transparent, India declared on Thursday. Speaking at a Council debate on peace and security challenges of small island developing states (SIDS), Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji said that in dealing with...

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Chinese shares open lower on Friday

Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.35 percent to open at 3,655.67 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 1.35 percent lower at 12,228.41 points, reported Xinhua news agency. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 2.11 percent lower at 2,507.26 points. ...

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Man arrested for torturing minors to cook dog meat

Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) An eatery owner in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida city has been arrested for torturing three minors and forcing them to cook dog meat, police said on Friday. The three children aged between five to eight years were freed from his captivity late on Thursday. The children accused the owner of the restaurant - My Spice Cafe' in the officers colony in Gamma I s...

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Kris, Caitlyn Jenner meet for first time

Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner have met for their first time since the 65-year-old former Olympian underwent a gender transition. Kris and Caitlyn, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition, met up at Caitlyn's Malibu house, where they talked about any issues they had, reports tmz.com. Kris, 59, was upset that ...

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Rio outlines massive Olympic security plan

Rio de Janerio, July 31 (IANS) The Rio 2016 Olympics will boast Brazil's largest ever security operation with an 85,000-strong force to patrol event venues and the city's streets, government officials said. The plan will see 57,000 military troops deployed plus 28,000 members of police and other security forces, according to Rio security secretary Andrei Passos Rodrigues, Xinhua news age...

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Surfer punches shark to escape attack

Sydney, July 31 (IANS) An Australian surfer punched a shark that attacked him on Friday. He was later hospitalised as the giant fish bit his hand, arms and leg. New South Wales (NSW) police said that the victim Craig Ison, 52, was undergoing surgery in a hospital near the town of Evans Head where he was attacked, Xinhua news agency reported. Officials said Ison was one of two peo...

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Ronaldinho set for Fluminense debut

Rio de Janerio, July 31 (IANS) Ronaldinho is set to make his debut for Fluminense on Saturday in their Brazilian Serie A clash against his former side Gremio. The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year began training with his new club on Monday and coach Enderson Moreira has already slotted the 35-year-old into his first-team formation, Xinhua news agency reported. According to t...

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