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Ex-MP Dhananjay Singh case: Court fixes July 13 for recording statements

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A sessions court here on Thursday fixed July 13 for recording statements of prosecution witnesses in a case against former parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh, facing trial on charges of destruction of evidence in the torture and murder of his maid. Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh is also facing trial in the case. Additional Sessions Judge Amit Bansal ad...

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Sushma Swaraj's Thailand visit signals major cultural push for India

Bangkok, July 2 (IANS) The signing of a revised treaty to avoid double taxation may have hogged the limelight during the recent visit of the Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to Thailand, but the two-day June-end trip also signalled a significant push to Indian cultural promotion and soft power in Southeast Asia. Barely a week after the organisation of International Yoga ...

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Birla Corporation expects rebound in jute sales

Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) M.P. Birla Group's flagship company Birla Corporation Ltd (BCL) on Thursday said it is expecting a rebound in its jute sales this year as the government has plans to procure jute-made packaging products in the near future. He said the government has announced plans of procurement of jute from July onwards. Once it happens the situation in the jute segment w...

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Anxiety over Greece, first quarter results dent markets

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) A barometer index of the Indian equity markets closed in the red on Thursday, as worries grew over the outcome of Greece referendum and the first quarter results season. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) closed the day's trade down 75 points or 0.27 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) ended the...

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Batsman Pandey relishes long-awaited India call-up

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) After getting a sudden call-up for the upcoming limited overs series against Zimbabwe, India batsman Manish Pandey says he is aiming at cementing his place in the side for a long time with a good series. With several senior players rested, Pandey was named in India's 15-man squad for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe under newly-appointed skipper Ajinkya Rahane.

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'India not to be impacted by cash-strapped Greece'

Chennai, July 2 (IANS) India's exposure to cash-strapped Greece is very limited. however, the central government is in talks with the central bank to offer additional capital to public sector banks, a Reserve Bank of India (RBI) official said. Greece has just defaulted on payments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country has very limited exposure to Greece that is f...

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12 killed as army train falls into canal in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed, over 100 others injured and at least four people went missing when four coaches of an army train fell into a canal while crossing a bridge in Pakistan's eastern city of Gujranwala on Thursday afternoon, media and officials said. Dawn News said the bridge collapsed when the army special train was crossing it in Janki Chatta area of ...

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19 two-wheelers recovered, two men held

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Two members of a gang of auto thieves have been arrested and 19 stolen two-wheelers recovered from them, police said on Thursday. Danish, 24, and Sanjay, 19, were arrested on June 28 after failing to produce documents regarding their motorcycle. While Danish is from Delhi, Sanjay belonged to Uttar Pradesh. They used to sell these stolen vehicles in Meerut...

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Army officer treated with new cell-based therapy

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A senior army officer, who suffered a severe spinal injury causing partial paralysis, has been cured after successfully undergoing a new stem cell therapy at a hospital here, authorities said on Thursday. Gaurav Bhatia, who was a medical officer with the Indian Army, suffered severe spinal injury after his car went off a cliff. The officer's injury was further ag...

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Farhan, Zoya eighth generation writers in my family: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is considered a legend for his contribution to Hindi cinema over the last four-five decades. However, he claimed that not only him, but his family has a rich tradition of producing great writers, with his children Farhan and Zoya being the eighth generation writers in the family. So, I am a seventh generation writer in my family while Fa...

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Odisha slashes bus fares

Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) After a marginal fall in diesel price, the Odisha government on Thursday reduced the bus fare by 1-2 paise under the automatic fare revision mechanism. While the fare of ordinary and express buses have been reduced by one paisa, those of deluxe and AC deluxe buses have been cut by two paise, an official statement said. The oil marketing companies on Jun...

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Venkaiah meets industry executives in US

Washington, July 2 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday met US industry executives here and discussed opportunities in schemes launched by his ministry. Public life in India is undergoing a rapid transformation. The economy is back on track, inflation is under control and growth rate is likely to cross 8 percent in the coming years, Naidu told the industr...

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'Hero' to release on September 4 now

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan and filmmaker Subhash Ghai's co-production Hero will release on September 4. The film was initially slated to release on September 25. The film is a remake of the eponymous 1983 film of the same name. Salman took to micro-blogging website Twitter to announce the release date alongside a poster of the film featuring Sooraj Pancholi. <...

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HC seeks Delhi's response to PIL on 21 parliamentary secretaries

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has again sought responses from the Delhi government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on a plea against the move to appoint 21 AAP legislators as parliamentary secretaries. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath asked them to file their responses by October 7. On May 20 also, th...

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Approached for Jackie Chan's 'Kungfu Yoga': Tiger Shroff

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff confirms he has been approached to appear in martial arts movie star Jackie Chan's upcoming action-adventure film Kung Fu Yoga, but he hasn't taken a call on it yet. Yes, I have been approached for a role in 'Kung Fu Yoga'. The talks are on but I haven't signed the film yet, Tiger Shroff said at an event in Mumbai on Wednesday. Calling Jac...

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India desires cordial ties with Pakistan: Rajnath

Srinagar, July 2 (IANS) India desires cordial relations with Pakistan but said Islamabad will have to change its approach for this to happen, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday. I want to say from the depth of my heart that we want good and friendly relations with Pakistan. It is our policy to have cordial relations with all our neighbouring countries, including Pakistan, Singh...

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Raina rubbishes Modi's betting allegations, mulls legal action

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Indian batsman Suresh Raina has rubbished allegations made by former cricket administrator Lalit Modi that the left-hand bat was involved in betting in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. He said he was mulling legal action against the former IPL chairman for making false allegations. Modi alleged on Saturday that Indian cricketers Suresh Raina, Ravindr...

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Suresh Prabhu to attend Horasis India business meet

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) A high-level Indian business delegation. including Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, is to take part in the seventh Horasis Global India meet to be held in Interlaken, Switzerland, on July 5-6, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said on Thursday. The meeting is co-hosted by the Swiss canton of Bern and the Confederation of Indian Industry, and is supported...

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Smartphones can tell if you are pregnant: Study

London, July 2 (IANS) Researchers have developed a self-contained fibre optic sensor for smartphones that can be used in a wide variety of biomolecular tests, including those for detecting pregnancy or monitoring diabetes. The readings of the sensor can run through an application on a smartphone which provide real-time results. When properly provisioned, the smartphone-user has t...

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Britain identifies nationals killed in Tunisia attack

London, July 2 (IANS) All 30 British nationals killed in the Tunisian beach attack have been identified, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday. By tonight, 17 bodies will have been brought home to their loved ones, Hammond announced on his Twitter account. Hammond said he was confident the number was the final death toll. Tomorrow we will mark a week f...

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