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Two Indians found dead in Oman

Muscat, July 22 (IANS) Two Indians were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Oman, a media report said Tuesday. Vandana Vijayakumar, 31, an advertising professional, was found dead outside her office premises, while Biju, a 35-year-old freelancer, was found hanging in the former's living room in the port town of Azaiba Sunday, the Times of Oman reported. Vandana's colleague d...

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Captain Ritu expects women's hockey team to fire at CWG

Glasgow, July 22 (IANS) Going by the present form, Indian women's hockey team captain Ritu Rani seems very positive and assured of a striking show from her young teammates at the Commonwealth Games here July 24-Aug 2. High on confidence, Ritu is anticipating victories and is looking forward to reaching the final of the tournament. I am very confident and at ease with the present for...

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SC turns down Subrata Roy's plea for parole

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday turned down Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy's plea for release on parole to arrange the sale of three overseas hotels to generate Rs.10,000 crore to be returned to investors. A bench headed by Justice T.S. Thakur said that in case a concrete proposal came before the court regarding the sale of property, then it would examine it and permi...

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Rajya Sabha concern over Delhi attacks on northeast people

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Rajya Sabha members Tuesday expressed concern over incidents of violence with people from the northeast in Delhi, and the chair directed the government to make a statement on it. BJP leader Tarun Vijay raised the issue during zero hour, a day after a man from Manipur was thrashed to death in the national capital. This is not the first incident. What are peop...

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No more kids for Jessica Simpson

Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Jessica Simpson, who feels her family is complete after having two children in quick succession, has no plans to expand her brood further. Posting a cute picture of a friend's baby with herself on Instagram, Simpson wrote: I love you Jack, but I do not want another!! Simpson is blessed with a two-year-old daughter Maxwell and a 13-month-old ...

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Ayan Mukerji's next to release in December 2016

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Director Ayan Mukerji's next project starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will hit the screens Dec 23, 2016. This will be Mukerji-Ranbir's third film together. AYAN MUKERJI's next for Dharma productions is slated to begin mid next year and release December 23rd, 2016. RANBIR KAPOOR and ALIA BHATT…, filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted Tuesday. In the past, Mu...

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Nicki Minaj gives voiceover for cartoon series

Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj is part of an animation series for children called Steven Universe. The Starships hitmaker has given the voiceover to a character called Sugilite in the Cartoon Network show about a group of aliens who use the power of special stones to protect the world from evil threats, reports contactmusic.com. Minaj has acted in a romantic comedy Th...

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No more alcohol for Ellen DeGeneres

Los Angeles , July 22 (IANS) TV show host Ellen DeGeneres has decided to give up alcohol to support her partner Portia de Rossi, who recently came out of rehabilitation. DeGeneres, 56, who married the actress in 2008, is determined to do anything to make sure Portia, 41, remains healthy following the successful 30-day period at Passages Malibu rehabilitation facility, reports contactmusic.c...

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Three 'kanwarias' die in accident

Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) Three 'kanwarias' or Shiva devotees were killed Tuesday when a truck in which they were travelling overturned in Uttar Pradesh, police said. Seventeen others were injured in the accident in Muzaffarnagar and admitted to a medical facility. Other furious kanwarias briefly disrupted traffic in the area. An official told IANS that the truck was speeding. While ne...

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Al Jazeera bureau attacked in Gaza

Gaza, July 22 (IANS) Two shots were fired at news channel Al Jazeera's bureau office in Gaza, a day after Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that his country will work to close down the network. The shots caused panic among the civilians living in the same building but no casualties have been reported, Al Jazeera reported. Two very precise shots were fired straight into ...

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Ronnie Wood up for having another child: Wife

Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Sally Wood says that her husband and singer Ronnie Wood is up for having a child with her. Sally, 36, is keen to start a family with the 67-year-old, reports mirror.co.uk. A baby would be nice. Obviously we've spoken about it quite a lot, and you can ask him and his response would be, 'Well, that would be nice.' He's up for it. Ronnie has three chil...

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Sensex gains 310 points; oil and gas stocks rise

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday closed trade 310.63 points or 1.21 percent up on positive international cues and a surge in oil and gas stocks. All the sectors, except capital goods and power, ended in green. The rally was led by oil and gas, information technology (IT), metal, healthcare and technology, entertainment and media (TECK) stocks. <...

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Real Madrid close to sealing deal for James Rodriguez

Madrid, July 22 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Madrid is expected to confirm the signing of Colombian international James Rodriguez Tuesday. James, who will cost around 80 million euros from Monaco, will become the third most expensive signing in the club's history after Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo, reports Xinhua. His arrival follows that of German international Toni Kroos,...

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Two more Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza operation

Jerusalem, July 22 (IANS) Two Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes with Gaza militants, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said in a statement released Tuesday. The statement said that the two soldiers were killed Monday afternoon by sniper fire, adding that from Monday night to early Tuesday seven Israeli soldiers were injured, three seriously, Xinhua reported. Overall, 27 soldiers ...

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10 injured in South Korea train collision

Seoul, July 22 (IANS) Two passenger trains collided head on Tuesday in South Korea, leaving 10 people injured. The trains collided around 5.50 p.m. in the single-track between Taebaek and Mungok stations, located in Taebaek city in the eastern Gangwon province, Xinhua reported. At least 10 passengers have been confirmed wounded until now, five of them seriously, the state-run rail op...

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Ukrainian parliament passes partial mobilisation bill

Kiev, July 22 (IANS) The Ukraine parliament Tuesday approved a presidential decree to carry out the third wave of partial mobilisation of reservists to strengthen the country's defence force. The bill, which envisages the deployment of 15 new fighting departments and 44 combat support elements within the next 45 days, was endorsed by 232 lawmakers in the 450-seat assembly, Xinhua reported.<...

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Bacteria use their entire body to swim

New York, July 22 (IANS) Bacteria just do not swim with propellers but use the entire body, a new study shows. It has long been assumed that flagella - corkscrew-like appendages - push or pull bacterial cells like tiny propellers. A new research shows that in at least one species, the cell body is actively carving out a helical trajectory through the water that produces thrust and co...

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Lok Sabha disrupted over Katju's allegations

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was Tuesday disrupted due to uproar by AIADMK members over Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in judiciary while the government admitted that the incident had indeed taken place. Katju in his blog Sunday said an additional judge of the Madras High Court was appointed during the UPA regime despite an Int...

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Young children know all about cuteness

London, July 22 (IANS) Know why your young one goes overboard the moment he/she sees that lovely kitten or a beautiful puppy? Because cuteness gets ingrained into his/her mind as early as age three. As soon as they turn three, children prefer puppies, kittens and babies as cuter than their adult counterparts, a recent study shows. This phenomenon, known as baby schema, can reduce agg...

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Russia welcomes UN resolution on MH17 investigation

Moscow, July 22 (IANS) Russia Tuesday welcomed the UN Security Council's (UNSC) resolution calling for an independent investigation into the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine last Thursday. The resolution highlights that the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) plays a crucial role in a completely independent and unbiased international investigation and that Russia ...

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