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Bond limit to be rupee-denominated: RBI Governor

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) To develop the country's debt markets and increase fund inflows, the central bank on Tuesday announced that it will soon change the cap on bond investment from being dollar-linked to rupee-denominated. Limit will change from dollars to rupees. It will be incrementally based on rupee. It will move up on an incremental basis, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghur...

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BJP parliamentary party criticises Congress

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The BJP parliamentary party on Tuesday criticised the Congress for disrupting proceedings in parliament and adopted a resolution against the main opposition's politics of obstructionism and negativity. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also reiterated that none of its leaders would resign as demanded by the main opposition party. Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

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Two arrested with fake notes in Bihar

Patna, Aug 4 (IANS) Two people were on Tuesday arrested in Bihar's Munger district with fake currency notes having a face value of Rs.1 lakh, police said. Police nabbed the the two while they were on their way to deliver the notes to another person, district police official Arun Kumar said. According to police, the arrested duo is from Delhi. Bihar has emerged as a hub for distri...

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China breaks world record for largest umbrella

Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) An umbrella company in China's Jiangxi province has earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world's largest umbrella, the media reported on Tuesday. The previous record was held by India in 2010, with an umbrella measuring 17.06 metres in diameter and 10.97 metres in height, the Global Times reported. The Chinese umbrella having...

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Britain to continue anti-IS strikes in Iraq

London, Aug 4 (IANS) British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has reiterated his country's determination to continue strikes against the Islamic State (IS) terror group in Iraq for an additional year, media reported. The Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado mission is due to extend till March 2017, BBC reported on Tuesday. RAF Tornados have carried out hundreds of strikes, helping Iraqi...

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OPEC basket daily price closes lower

Vienna, Aug 4 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $48.40 a barrel on Monday, compared to $50.50 last Friday, the organisation's secretariat said. The OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes is made up of Murban (UAE), Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwai...

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New Zealand's new immigration policies favour Indians

Wellington, Aug 4 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in New Zealand welcomed the country's fresh migration plans aimed at rejuvenating the provinces that have a massive skills mismatch, a report said. Government measures to attract migrants, Indians in particular, to the regions are a good idea. It makes sense to give migrants the opportunity to use their skills to develop regional areas rather ...

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'Caribbean football can rebound despite FIFA scandal'

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 4 (IANS) Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick believes the region can rebound from the latest scandal that has shaken the area. Last May, the Caribbean was plunged into turmoil when CONCACAF president and FIFA vice-president, Caymanian Jeff Webb, was arrested and indicted by the United States on corruption charges. Ex-CONCACAF president, T...

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Goalie Ricketts leaves Orlando for LA Galaxy

Los Angeles, Aug 4 (IANS) Jamaican goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts will line up alongside England football superstar Steven Gerrard at Los Angeles Galaxy after being snapped up in the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. The 38-year-old, who started his professional career in England, will join the star-studded west coast outfit after just a year at Orlando City where he was selected d...

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Tripura governor's removal sought over Memon tweets

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) A city-based rights group on Tuesday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking the removal of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy over his tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon. Intelligence officials should keep a tab on all (except relatives and close friends) who assembled before Yakub Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists, Roy had tweeted ...

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Lindsay Lohan goes topless in selfie

Los Angeles, Aug 4 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has posed topless in a new photograph. The 29-year-old took to Instagram on Monday to share the image in which she has stripped down to a pair of lacy knickers while posing in front of a mirror at her Cavo Tagoo hotel room on Mykonos Island in Greece, reports aceshowbiz.com. In the photograph, the Mean Girls actress held her cellpho...

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Bopanna-Mergea in Washington Open quarters

Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea moved past the scratch combine of Andy Murray and Daniel Nestor to advance to the men's doubles quarterfinals of the $1.5 million Washington Open here. The third seeds took just over an hour to defeat the Scottish-Canadian pair 2-6, 6-1, 10-3 on the outdoor hard courts of the William H.G. FitzGerald Ten...

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Tiger loses weight while shooting 'Baaghi' song

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff says he has been rehearsing so hard for a song in Baaghi that he has ended up losing weight. He has tagged the number his most difficult so far. Tiger, who displayed his flexible and fluid dance moves in Heropanti, is shooting the song with his Baaghi co-star Shraddha Kapoor. Lost weight from all the rehearsing for #Baaghi's song. My most d...

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'Shaandaar' first look to release on Wednesday

Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) The first look of Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer Shaandaar will be unveiled on Wednesday, but producer Karan Johar has already given a sneak peek of the romantic comedy film. Karan announced the news on micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday by sharing a photograph of Alia and Shahid. And they wake up tomorrow... @aliaa08 @shahidkapoor #ShaandaarFirstLo...

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12 new railway lines being constructed in northeast

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Work on 12 new railway lines with a total length of 1,248 km is being taken up in the northeast, an official statement said on Tuesday. Against a national average of 20 km per 1,000 sq km railway network density, the northeastern states have an average railway network density of 10.1 km per 1,000 sq km, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said in a written ...

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Chinese colleges admit visually-impaired students

Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Chinese colleges have admitted two visually-impaired students who recently passed the country's college admission exam (gaokao), a media report said on Tuesday. Zheng Rongquan, a 20-year-old visually-impaired student, was admitted by the education department of the Wenzhou University in Zhejiang province, the Global Times reported. I feel very excited that I...

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China to launch Jilin-1 satellite in October

Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) China's Jilin province plans to send Jilin-1, the country's first self-developed remote sensing satellite for commercial use, into space in October, its designers said on Tuesday. Jilin-1 consists of four satellites, one for high-definition images, one for testing new space technology and another two for video, said Xuan Ming, board chairman of Chang Guang Satellite...

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3D-printed 'bench-top' brain a reality soon

Sydney, Aug 4 (IANS) In a step closer to creating a full-fledged bench-top brain, Australian researchers have developed a 3D-printed layered structure incorporating neural cells that mimics the structure of brain tissue. A bench-top brain that accurately reflects actual brain tissue would be significant for researching not only the effect of drugs but brain disorders like schizophrenia a...

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Sun Yang makes 800m final at World Aquatics

Kazan (Russia), Aug 4 (IANS) China's Olympic champion Sun Yang made the men's 800m freestyle final with a sixth place finish in the heats at the World Aquatics Championships here on Tuesday. Sun timed seven minutes and 47.84 seconds in the heats led by Connor Jaeger of the United States, who finished in 7:47.77, reports Xinhua. The world record of the 800m freestyle is held by Ch...

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Owaisi's entry may change UP's political landscape

Lucknow, Aug 4 (IANS) The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi plans to contest the coming three-tier panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh, giving the jitters to the ruling Samajwadi Party. Both the BJP and the Samajwadi Party have announced they will contest the elections on party symbol at some places and support strong candidates at others. Highly pla...

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