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Forget bullet trains, ensure rail safety: CPI-M

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday urged the government to give priority to rail safety instead of pursuing grandiose projects such as bullet trains. The Communist Party of India-Marxist statement came in the wake of the near simultaneous accidents involving the Kamayani Express and the Janata Express in Madhya Pradesh. Accidents on the railways are happening with ala...

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Afternoon showers inundate Kolkata roads

Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) A spell of heavy showers on Wednesday inundated many parts of the eastern metropolis, including the central business district, causing hardship to commuters and creating massive traffic snarls. The city's arterial thoroughfares like Shakespeare Sarani, Rani Rashmoni Road, Park Street, Lenin Sarani, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, as well as the Moulali area were under ankle-...

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Government should withdraw vague order on porn sites: ISPs

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Even as the government has said Internet Service Providers were free not to block any of the 857 websites suspected for pornographic content unless they were abusive of children, the industry body of the ISPs said on Wednesday that the directive was vague and unimplementable. The Internet Service Providers Association of Inda (ISPAI) has urged the government to wi...

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Juventus' Morata out for a month

Turin (Italy), Aug 5 (IANS) Italian football giants Juventus' striker Alvaro Morata will be sidelined for up to one month due to a tear in the soleus muscle in his left calf. The Spaniard suffered the injury during the team's training session on Tuesday, according to the medical staff of the 'Bianconeri', after they examined the player, reports Efe. Morata will thus be left out o...

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We will do anything for Sreesanth: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday said his government will do anything for cricketer S. Sreesanth as he is our pride. Chandy was responding to a question about the former Indian speedster who was absolved of all charges of spot fixing by a Delhi court last month. After being named as an accused by the police following which he was j...

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Wasim Akram shot at in Karachi

Karachi, Aug 5 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen opened fire at former Pakistan skipper and pace legend Wasim Akram here on Wednesday, but he survived the assassination attempt, the media reported. The attack took place on Shah Faisal Road near Karsaaz area when Wasim was in a car, travelling from his home to the National Stadium. The motive behind the attack was unclear. Akram recently...

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Alia hopes 'Shaandaar' makes it to 100 crore hearts

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Her Shaandaar may or may not make it to Bollywood's Rs.100 crore club whenever it releases, but Alia Bhatt, who stars in the movie with her childhood crush Shahid Kapoor, hopes the romantic entertainer paves its way into 100 crore hearts. The first look of the film was released on Twitter on Wednesday, and it has attracted Bollywood buffs with Alia and Shahid looking...

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Search on for missing helicopter in Arunachal

Itanagar, Aug 5 (IANS) A massive search continued for the second day on Wednesday in Arunachal Pradesh for a missing helicopter which was carrying three people, including Tirap Deputy Commissioner Kamlesh Joshi. District officials said rescue teams from the army, Assam Rifles and police were trekking through the forests near Deomali in Tirap district since Wednesday morning looking for t...

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Over 5,600 farmers committed suicide in 2014

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Over 5,600 farmers committed suicide last year, Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said on Wednesday. Replying to a question by Communist Party of India-Marxist member C.P. Narayanan in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said a total of 1,31,666 people committed suicide in 2014. These included 5,650 farmers, 20,148 housewives, 8,0...

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Anupam Kher gets five million Twitter followers

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has amassed five million followers on micro-blogging website Twitter and the actor has thanked them for the love and support. The overwhelmed actor shared on Twitter: 5 Million Friends and Followers. THANKS for enriching my life with your love, warmth, criticism and trust. I love my journey with you all. Anupam, who was last seen in ...

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German media highlights angry Guardiola

Munich, Aug 5 (IANS) German media on Wednesday highlighted the frustration demonstrated by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola after Italian football club AC Milan captain Nigel de Jong injured the Bavarian team's Joshua Kimmich during a friendly on Tuesday. Bayern won the Audi Cup pre-season friendly 3-0 against Milan and will go on to face Real Madrid, although perhaps without the assist...

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Tambe plays alongside banned Ashraful in T20 tournament

Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Mumbai leg spinner Pravin Tambe, who played for the now suspended Rajasthan Royals franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has featured in a private T20 tournament in the United States alongside banned Bangladesh cricketer Mohammad Ashraful. Ashraful is serving a five-year ban imposed on him by the Bangladesh Cricket Board in 2013 for his role in fixing Ban...

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Quirky motion poster of 'Meeruthiya Gangsters' launched

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) After unveiling the first teaser poster of Meeruthiya Gangsters, the film's makers have brought its characters to life in a quirky motion poster. The film's story is about six men and their journey in the world of crime in Meerut. Available on YouTube, the motion poster sees the film's actors in carefree mode and having no qualms about shedding their pants in...

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Himachal allocates hydro plant to Reliance Energy

Shimla, Aug 5 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday reallocated a multi-million dollar hydropower project, that was under litigation, to Reliance Energy Ltd, an official said here. The cabinet agreed to allot 960 MW Jhangi-Thopan-Powari Hydel Project in Kinnaur district to Reliance Energy Ltd, a government spokesperson told IANS. He said that if Reliance Energy does no...

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'India to change one billion light points with LED bulbs'

Chennai, Aug 5 (IANS) Around one billion light/bulb points would be converted into energy efficient LED bulb points in three year's time in India, a top official of Bureau of Energy Efficiency said here on Wednesday. Queried about the outcome of the Clean Energy Ministerial held in Mexico in May, its director general Ajay Mathur said 23 countries that attended the ministerial agreed to w...

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DU polls: AAP student wing to counter money, muscle, rain-dance parties

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Unable to match the money and muscle power of the two big national parties, the students wing of the Aam Aam Aadmi Party, that rules Delhi, has decided to take on the political heavyweights in the in the high-profile Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) elections through more mass contact and social media outreach. Thus far, the NSUI and the ABVP, the students ...

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SC decision will strengthen fight against terrorism: Sharif

Islamabad, Aug 5 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said the Supreme Court's decision favouring establishment of military courts will strengthen the country's fight against terrorism. The apex court on Wednesday rejected all applications challenging the 18th and 21st constitutional amendments, ruling in favour of the establishment of military courts in the country.<...

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Snapdeal launches visaul-algorithm based micro site

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Domestic e-commerce platform Snapdeal on Wednesday launched visual-algorithm based micro site findmystyle.in with the aim of enriching shopping experience online. The search methodology of findmystyle.in is very detailed and customised to a consumer's preference to help them discover a product of choice with ease while saving time and effort, the company said. ...

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Heavy rains lash Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed the national capital and its adjoining suburbs of Noida and Ghaziabad on Wednesday, causing waterlogging and traffic snarls at many places. In Delhi, showers occurred for the second consecutive day after a cloudy morning sky turned darkly overcast in the afternoon followed by thunder showers which brought welcome respite from the muggy weather. ...

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16 dead in Russia bus accident

Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and 26 others injured when two buses collided in Russia's Khabarovsk territory on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. There were 72 people travelling in the buses, reported Tass news agency. Six people, including three children, were in critical condition, said the ministry report. The Khabarovsk territory lies in Ru...

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