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FTII students protest in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Over a 100 students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) protested here on Monday, demanding the removal of its newly-appointed chairman Gajendra Chauhan. The students marched from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street. They sought an appointment with the senior officials of the information and broadcasting ministry to discuss the issue. We a...

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Man's leg cut off as Shanghai mall escalator collapses

Shanghai, Aug 3 (IANS) A man's leg was cut off when an escalator collapsed at a shopping mall here, the media reported on Monday. Zhang, 35, was cleaning the escalator on Saturday at the Longemont shopping mall in Shanghai's Changning district, the People's Daily reported. The comb plate on the escalator suddenly collapsed and trapped his left shin. His mop was also dragged into...

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Indo-Canadian singer leads topless protest in Canada

Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) An Indo-Tanzanian-Canadian jazz singer, Alysha Brilla, led hundreds of topless women in a rally organised in Ontario to advocate women's right to be topless in Canada, a media report said. Alysha Brilla's two sisters, Tameera and Nadia, joined her to raise awareness about the issue in a peaceful Bare With Us protest, RT.com reported on Sunday. It was real...

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Lok Sabha speaker suspends 27 Congress members

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday suspended 27 Congress members for five days for willfully obstructing the business of the house. ...

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South Korea keeps longest current account surplus

Seoul, Aug 3 (IANS) South Korea kept the longest trend of current account surplus for 40 months, resulting in the largest surplus of over $50 billion in the first half of this year. Current account surplus was $12.19 billion in June, up 41.4 percent from a month earlier, according to the Bank of Korea. The current account balance has stayed in the black for the longest 40 months since Ma...

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Chinese celebrity's egg freezing sparks debate

Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) The news of Chinese actress Xu Jinglei freezing her eggs in the US has become a hot topic of online debates as the process is considered taboo, the media reported on Monday. Her action has sparked a debate over the safety and usefulness of egg freezing, the People's Daily reported. The only thing I regret is that I am a little bit late in doing so, said Xu J...

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2012 Wisconsin gurdwara shooting commemorated in 18 US cities

Washington/New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A US-based Sikh organisation observed an annual day of seva (service) across 18 cities to comemorate the 2012 Wisconsin gurdwara shooting. Six people were shot dead at the Oak Creek city gurdwara in Milwaukee county, Wisconsin, on August 5, 2012. The gunman was later killed and the incident was deemed a hate crime. The Sikh Coalition -- a commun...

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Sensex provisionally closes 49 points up

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Investor anxiety ahead of the monetary policy review led a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to provisionally close the day's trade flat on Monday. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed with gains of only 49 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also provisionally clo...

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The Home Salon gets seed investment from VentureNursery members

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) On-demand home beauty and wellness services platform -- The Home Salon (THS) -- has got seed investment by members of angel-backed start-up accelerator VentureNursery, a statement said here on Monday. The THS connects stylists, therapists and beauticians with customers looking to indulge in convenient and prompt home services and treatments which are just a click ...

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'Only 11 percent keep work files safe on mobiles'

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Only 11 percent people keep their work files protected in their smartphones, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab in conjunction with B2B International. The survey, which was derived from a total of 12,355 users from 26 countries, including 401 Indians, states that around half of the consumers surveyed also used their devices for work. However...

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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang storms into World semis

Kazan (Russia), Aug 3 (IANS) Chinese swimming star Sun Yang eased into the men's 200 metres freestyle semifinal at the World Championships here on Monday. Sun led the overall rankings of the preliminary with one minute and 46.00 seconds, 0.1 second faster than British Jame Guy, who trailed him to take a silver in the 400m free final. German Olympic champion Paul Biedermann came third in ...

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IOC elects two new members

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 3 (IANS) Senegal Olympic Committee president Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye and United World Wrestling president Nenad Lalovic were elected as new members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at its 128th session here on Monday. The IOC members election commission is working on a new procedure for the recruitment of IOC members based on the Olympic Agenda 2020 recommenda...

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Survivors of 1998 Kashmir massacre accuse CBI of 'inaction'

Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) Seventeen years after 19 members of three families were kil1ed in Jammu and Kashmir's Salian village, survivors and relatives of the victims on Monday protested here, accusing the CBI of inaction and cover-up. On the intervening night of August 3 and 4, 1998, 19 people, including 11 children and five women, were killed allegedly by security forces in their homes in...

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SRK thanks MCA for lifting ban

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on Monday thanked the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for showing graciousness in lifting the ban imposed three years ago on him from entering the Wankhede Stadium here. The 49-year-old posted on Twitter: My gentle father-in-law made me realise how little it matters who was right or who was wrong. What matters is grace. Thanks MCA ...

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Intex aims to double turnover to $1.5 bn

Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Intex, a diversified technology firm, aims to more than double its turnover to $1.5 billion (Rs.9,000 crore) during the current financial year, a top company official said on Monday. The company, which is into the business of mobile phones, consumer durables and IT products, had a turnover of $600 million (Rs.4,000 crore) during 2014-15. Mobile phones account for ...

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US must stop cyber bullying: China

Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) If the US implements retaliatory measures against China in cyber space, it will have to shoulder responsibility for escalating confrontation, said a commentary by Xinhua news agency, warning that any form of political or economic retaliation will be met with corresponding counter-measures. The commentary - US should think twice before retaliating against China over ...

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AICW 2015: Is couture still bridal in India?

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) 2015 ended on a grand note on Sunday with some of the country's finest garment designers showcasing their creativity on the ramp. But the five-day extravaganza left a big question mark about whether the Indian fashion industry will ever go beyond bridal when it comes to couture. The event, which started on July 29, showcased a ...

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Mercedes-Benz appoints new managing director for India operations

Pune, Aug 3 (IANS) German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz said On Monday that Roland S. Folger will take over as the new managing director and chief executive of its India operations from October 1. According to the company, Folger, who is currently the president and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia will replace Eberhard Kern, who will assume a new managerial role in the ...

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Water released from dam worsening flooding: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday blamed the release of water from barrages for the deterioration of the flood situation in two Bengal districts and expressed hope the situation in all the affected districts will improve from Tuesday. Over 12 districts have been hit and over 36 lakh people affected by the heavy rainfall. The death toll due to heav...

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Dumpling shop of Jingping-fame set to expand base

Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Qingfeng Steamed Dumpling Shop, which became popular after Chinese President Xi Jinping visited one of its restaurants in 2013, is looking to expand its base, Gao Wenhui, the company's general manager said. By 2020, Qingfeng Steamed Dumpling Shop will build five logistics bases outside Beijing and expand its chain to 1,000 stores, of which 80 percent will be franchi...

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