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Film on Parsi community to release next month

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Path of Zarathustra, a movie that touches upon the Parsi community and their faith Zoroastrianism, will hit the Indian screens in September. The movie is set to release under the PVR Director's Rare banner on September 4. Directed by Oorvazi Irani, the movie will see a release in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi/NCR, Bengaluru and Surat. It is an extremely importan...

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Porn ban takes Twitterati by storm

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The government's decision to clamp down on porn sites across the country has not gone down well with Twitterati, with the ban becoming a top talking trend on Monday. People took to the micro-blogging site to sarcastically suggest the Narendra Modi government about the things it should ban in the coming days. #NextBanIDea, the hashtag used by people, was a top tren...

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Bangladesh gain points in Test cricket rankings

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Aug 3 (IANS) Bangladesh have accumulated six points after the rain-marred cricket Test series against South Africa that ended in a draw. The second and final Test was called off on the fifth day due to the wet outfield at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Monday after the first match suffered a similar fate. The hosts, ranked ninth in Tests, now have 47 poin...

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Railway board member for traffic assumes charge

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian Railways on Monday announced that Kundan Sinha, the new member for traffic segment on its board, has assumed charge. Sinha has assumed additional charge of the post as of August 1, 2015, railways was quoted as saying in a statement. Currently, Sinha also holds the position of additional member (traffic transportation) on the board. According...

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Adlabs Entertainment's revenue jumps 134 percent in Q1

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Adlabs Entertainment Ltd. said on Wednesday said its revenue for the first quarter of 2015-16 shot up 134 percent to Rs.85.01 crore as against Rs.36.37 crore in the same period in 2014-15. The earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of the company increased to Rs.24.75 crore in the quarter, as compared to a loss of Rs.0.22 crore in...

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Di Maria arrives in Doha for PSG medical

Doha, Aug 3 (IANS) Argentine international Angel di Maria joined his future teammates from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) here on Monday to undergo a medical examination before being announced as a new player of the French football club. The 27-year-old winger arrived here and will need to pass medical examinations before his signing from Manchester United becomes official, reports Efe.

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Jehan bags Rookie Trophy in Formula Renault

Assen (Netherlands), Aug 3 (IANS) Sahara Force India Academy racer Jehan Daruvala won the Best Rookie trophy on conclusion of Round 5 of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series here after finishing 11th and seventh in the double-header. Jehan, the 16-year-old from Mumbai, who had both his quickest lap times in the qualifying sessions deleted on technical grounds, started 18th in Race 1, but s...

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TNA not to join united government in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug 3 (IANS) Sri Lanka's main Tamil party said on Monday it will not join a united government if it fails to address the grievances of the Tamils. The Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which holds 14 seats in the 225-member parliament, said it hopes to win at least 20 seats in the parliamentary elections of August 17. The battle to form a new government will be waged betwee...

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All-party team to meet PM to resolve AIIMS impasse: Abdullah

Jammu, Aug 3 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday proposed that an all-party delegation meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resolve the ongoing agitation demanding an AIIMS in Jammu. Addressing supporters of the AIIMS coordination committee, who are demanding the establishment of an additional and full-fledged All India Institute of Medical Sciences ...

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Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Prime 4G

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Samsung on Monday launched its new Grand Prime 4G smartphone, priced at Rs.11,100, expanding its 4G portfolio in India to 14 models. The new smartphone comes equipped with long-term evolution (LTE) capability. Samsung is committed to develop innovative products on basis of deep consumer insights. With the 4G variant of the Galaxy Grand Prime, we continue ...

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Dipa Karmakar wins Asian Gymnastics bronze

Hiroshima, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian artistic gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women's vault bronze medal at the Asian Championships being held here on Monday. Chinese Yan Wang successfully defended her title with 14.988 points followed by Japanese Sae Miyakawa with 14.812 points. Karmakar, who also won a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, finished with 14.725 points in third....

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Lyon awaits word on Pereira transfer from Man United

Lyon, Aug 3 (IANS) Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas said on Monday that his football club is waiting to receive word from Manchester United on transferring Brazilian international Rafael Pereira to the French side. Rafael has arrived from Manchester. We hope for an agreement on the transfer from MU, Aulas tweeted, reports Efe. Pereira arrived here on Sunday to under...

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PSG's Luiz wants to finish career in MLS

Paris, Aug 3 (IANS) French football club Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz, who has been in the United States for the team's pre-season training, said he would like to continue his career in Major League Soccer (MLS). Frankly, I loved playing over there. In 5-10 years, MLS will be one of the most important championships in the world, the 28-year-old said, noting how great players h...

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Lok Sabha Speaker's action unfortunate: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday described Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision to suspend 25 party MPs as unfortunate and said she was pressurized by the government. Mahajan suspended the Congress MPs for flouting rules in the house. It is unfortunate. The BJP government should first see their past history. I also request Mahajan to lo...

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Odisha to open cold storage for onions

Bhubaneswar, Aug 3 (IANS) The Odisha government will set up 300 cold storages in a bid to bring down the steep prices of onions, Agriculture Minister Pradeep Maharathy said on Monday. He said the cold storages across the state will help preserve about 25 lakh tonnes of onions. Entrepreneurs will get 50 percent subsidy to set up onion storage facility. Simultaneously, subsidized s...

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Mumbai's BEST incurs Rs.2.26 crore loss daily, reveals RTI query

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Mumbai's public bus service, popularly known by its acronym BEST, is running into losses of Rs.2.26 crore per day mainly due to declining patronage and high operating costs, an RTI query revealed on Monday. Considered the lifeline of Mumbai, BEST - with a fleet of around 2,600 buses - rendered remarkable services in times of major crises and natural calamities, but w...

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Australia's "runaway groom" jumps bail

Melbourne, Aug 3 (IANS) An Australian man who was allowed a weekend release from jail so that he could get married, is on the loose and poses a threat to the public, police said on Monday. Murat Shomshe, 33, was approved bail after he told a Melbourne court that he would lose a $4,400 deposit if he does not get bail as he had already paid that money for his wedding, but, just two days af...

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Man chews off fingerprints to escape identification

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) A theft accused in Florida tried to chew off his own fingerprints so that he cannot be identified, media reported. When traffic policemen in Florida's Lee county stopped 20-year-old Kenzo Roberts, who was driving a Mercedes that had been reported stolen, he began to remove his own fingerprints by chewing them off and rubbing them against the car. The driver...

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160 mobile phones seized from Gurgaon jail

Gurgaon, Aug 3 (IANS) The Gurgaon Police has seized 160 cell phones from the inmates of the Bhondsi jail here, Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk said on Monday. We have detected 160 mobile phones working in Bhondsi jail in a raid conducted by our officials, he said. There have been reports that a few gang leaders operate from the jail itself. We got the information ...

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China's e-commerce trade surges in 2014

Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) China's e-commerce industry soared in 2014 due to improved internet infrastructure and increase in cellphone users. The transaction volume of Chinese shopping websites totalled 16.39 trillion yuan ($2.68 trillion) last year, up 59.4 percent year on year, Xinhua news agency reported citing data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Monday. Third par...

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