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Is India truly a mad nation? asks author Karri in his book

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) 'I was born in a mentally retarded country', he begins his book. Encompassing a broad history of the country from the Emergency era in India, Babri Masjid demolition, economic liberalisation to the Godhra riots, journalist-turned-corporate-brander, Sriram Karri, in his book constantly reads this question to his readers: 'Is India truly a mad nation?' and adds, India is u...

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Dinanagar police station gets curious visitors

Dinanagar (Punjab), July 29 (IANS) The police station in this north Punjab town continues to be the focus of attention of different government agencies and political leaders alike - as also the curious onlookers - in the wake of a daring early morning attack by three terrorists. Dinanagar town, 16 km from Gurdaspur and 27 km from Pathankot, is back to business as usual, though one finds ...

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Daruvala sixth in Formula Renault double-header

Spa Francorchamps (Belgium), July 29 (IANS) Sahara Force India Academy driver Jehan Daruvala finished sixth in both the races of the Formula Renault 2.0 NEC series here in his debut run at the iconic Spa circuit. The highly challenging circuit, which is also host to the Formula 1 Belgian Grand Prix, is very difficult for drivers to get right in their first race, but this didn't seem to p...

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Tommy Lee Jones to star in 'The Bourne' sequel

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Veteran actor Tommy Lee Jones has joined actor Matt Damon in the next installment of popular The Bourne film franchise. Other stars to come on board are Alicia Vikander and Julia Stiles, while Paul Greengrass is back to direct and pen the script of the action film with Christopher Rouse, reports variety.com. While the plot of the film is still not out ...

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Australia A bowl out India A for 135

Chennai, July 29 (IANS) The first day of the second and final four-day first class cricket match against Australia A turned out to be quite dismal for India A, who were bowled out for a meagre 135 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday. At stumps, Australia A were batting at 43 for no loss with openers Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 24 and 13, trailing India A ...

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Microsoft opens Windows 10, free update for one year

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) With blue as the theme colour, Microsoft on Wednesday launched with much fanfare its new operating system Windows 10, which will be a free upgrade for existing clients for a year, while priced at $199 as a new package. In a huge hall at the capital's largest exposition ground, the Pragati Maidan, Microsoft India chairman Bhaskar Pramanik and Windows director Vin...

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India's first-ever social polling app is here

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Do you want to create a ripple on a burning topic among your friends on various social media platforms? Download the country's first social polling app. Called Whatsay, the app allows users to create and send visual polls (adding an image or video with your post) in 25 categories to their friends via mobile messaging service WhatsApp, social networking site Faceboo...

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First look of 'Meeruthiya Gangsters' out

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Zeishan Quadri, writer of the Gangs of Wasseypur series, is looking forward to the response to the first look of his directorial Meeruthiya Gangsters, a quirky crime drama. The first look of the film was released on social media on Wednesday. Zeishan said: I'm really keen to see the response to the teaser of the film. I feel privileged to associate with Sho...

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Mamata cuts short her London trip as cyclone nears Bengal

Kolkata/London, July 29 (IANS) Fears of a cyclone hitting the West Bengal coast on Thursday has forced Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to cut short her trip to London and rush back home. I am taking the night flight back from London because of the impending cyclone. Have spoken to Home Secretary. Taking all precautions, Banerjee tweeted on Wednesday. In London on a five-day visit ...

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Man held for killing four kids in Haryana

Gurgaon, July 29 (IANS) A 23-year-old brick kiln worker has been arrested here for allegedly murdering four children, including his nephew and niece, in 2013, police here said on Wednesday. Devraj, from Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, was arrested on Tuesday for killing the four children, police said. Seven-year-old Kuldeep, Shivani, Mehndi and Tulsi, each of them aged three, h...

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UP challenging HC order over engineer triggers row

Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government's decision to approach the Supreme Court against an Allahabad High Court order for a CBI probe into graft charges against a former Noida chief engineer has triggered a political row. Accusing the Akhilesh Yadav government of brazenly siding with the tainted, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the truth was now out on wh...

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MBA held for duping people by promising railway jobs

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A 27-year-old has been arrested for cheating youths of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of providing them jobs in the Indian Railways, police said on Wednesday. Neeraj Kumar Singh, a resident of Aurangabad in Bihar, was arrested on July 16 from central Delhi's Kamla Market on a tip off. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. Singh, who ...

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Memon sentenced to death as no political backing: Owaisi

Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday contended 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon got a death sentence because he did not have any political backing, unlike the killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and Punjab chief minister Beant Singh. Owaisi, who is the MP from Hyderabad, also said that if Memon is to be hanged, the perpetrators of Babri Mosqu...

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Delhi High Court's notice to ACB chief Meena

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to ACB chief M.K. Meena on the Arvind Kejriwal-led government's plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against him. The Delhi government has alleged that Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief Meena violated the court's order by removing an officer of the body. Justice V.P. Vaish issued a show cause notice to ...

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IS planning to attack India: Report

Washington, July 29 (IANS) Terror outfit IS is preparing to attack India to provoke a confrontation with the US, the US media reported on Wednesday citing an internal recruitment document of the group. The document also seeks to unite the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban into a single army of terror, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. The document, passed to the American Media Ins...

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Disappointed with political interference in AIIMS: Magsaysay winner

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Whistleblower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who won the Ramon Magsaysay award, on Wednesday said he was highly disappointed with the political interference in the administrative work of the country's premier health institution, AIIMS, and the PMO's response to it. Chaturvedi told IANS in an interview that political interference has increased under the Narendra M...

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Mamata may cut short her London visit

London, July 29 (IANS/RAY) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may cut short her London visit by a day returning to Kolkata on Thursday instead of Friday, sources here said. A source close to her said the deep depression over West Bengal and the resultant incessant rains have raised a danger of floods in the state -- and Banerjee would like to be back with her people, if this happ...

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Bangladesh SC upholds opposition leader's death sentence

Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for opposition BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury for atrocities committed during the 1971 liberation war, including the large-scale killing of minority Hindus. A four-member appeals bench led by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict on Wednesday, bdnews24.com reported. C...

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Northeast states owe Rs.1,187 crore dues to NEEPCO

Agartala, July 29 (IANS) Seven northeastern states collectively owe Rs.1,187.58 crore as outstanding power dues to the central governemnt-owned North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO), an official said here on Wednesday. Assam and Meghalaya jointly owe around Rs.1,000 crore as outstanding electricity dues to NEEPCO, a mini-ratna company under the union power ministry. D...

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Essar Oil posts best-ever quarterly net profit

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Despite a slump in its net revenue by 34 percent, private oil refiner Essar Oil on Wednesday posted a healthy increase of 54 percent in its net profit at Rs. 1,063 crore for the first quarter of the current fiscal year. Incidentally, this is the company's best ever quarterly performance, with the highest ever net profit - Rs.691 crore. The net revenue duri...

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