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Delegation of MPs, corporate heads to visit Germany

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A delegation of parliamentarians and corporate heads from India is headed for Germany on a five-day study tour from Tuesday, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) said on Monday. The Indian delegation, whose visit has been organised jointly by FICCI and German association Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, will be led by parliamentarian Anurag Si...

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No future for Italian football team: Ex-coach Prandelli

Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Former Italian football team head coach Cesare Prandelli has predicted a dark future for the four-time World Cup winners primarily because of the lack of development of its emerging talents. The 58-year-old managed Italy from 2010-14, guiding the team to the final of the 2012 European Championship but saw his team crash out of the group stages in the FIFA World Cup 20...

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BSF recovers heroin worth Rs.20 crore in Punjab

Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) recovered four kg of heroin woth Rs.20 crore from along the India-Pakistan border in Ferozepur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Monday. He said the heroin was found near the border outpost (BoP) Rattoke in the Ferozepur sector, over 300 km from here. The seizure was made following a tip-off about heroin being s...

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Grappler Monu wins bronze at Cadet Worlds

Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Aug 31 (IANS) Wrestler Monu won a bronze medal in the 46 kg freestyle category to help India finish their campaign with three medals including one gold (Anil, 50 kg freestyle) and one silver (Ankush, 38 kg women's freestyle) in the Cadet World Championship here. India finished fifth in the men's freestyle competition by securing 37 points. After...

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Flipkart customers to get refund within 24 hours

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) E-commerce platform Flipkart has launched instant repayment mechanism through immediate payments system (IMPS) transfers where customers will get returns within 24 hours, the company said on Monday. Flipkart aims to ensure that refunds for cash on deliver (CoD) orders are credited back to customers instantly as soon as the product reaches the Flipkart hub, the co...

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Vin Diesel hints at 'The Iron Giant' sequel

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel has hinted that The Iron Giant may get a sequel. Last week, Warner Bros released the first trailer for The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, a new Blu-Ray release of Brad Bird's 1999 animated film The Iron Giant. Shortly after the trailer debuted, Diesel, the actor who played the titular character, uploaded the trailer on his Facebook pag...

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India set 386-run target for Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) India handed Sri Lanka a challenging target of 386 runs to win after the visitors were bowled out for 274 in their second innings on the fourth day of the third and final cricket Test here on Monday. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (58) was the highest run-scorer for India and the last wicket to fall in the second innings at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground.

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'Titli' one of most hard-hitting indie films in a decade: Dibakar Banerjee

Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee, who has co-produced Kanu Behl's directorial debut Titli, says it is one of the most hard-hitting independent films to be made in the last decade. I think it's going to a blow a lot of people away. It is one of the most intriguing, hard-hitting indie films in the last decade, Banerjee told IANS here. However, the director kept mum on the ...

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Timberlake's 'sarcastic' response to Kanye West's VMAs speech

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake reportedly posted a sarcastic response to Kanye West's lengthy speech at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards here. After being called out in West's speech at the gala night on Sunday, the SexyBack singer tweeted that the rapper was cute, reports aceshowbiz.com. Kanye is so cute, y'all, Timberlake said. Some fans were quic...

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Indian American entrepreneur conferred 'Pride of India' award

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) has honoured India-born entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frank Islam with the Pride of India award, the media reported on Monday. India's Consul General in New York Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay on Sunday conferred the award upon Islam who had donated $222,000 in May this year to the Aligarh Muslim University in In...

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SC declines plea seeking Salman Khan's bail cancellation

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday declined a petition seeking cancellation of bail of Bollywood actor Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit-and-run case. The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice H.L. Dattu while declining the plea by one Sishilabai Himmat Rao Patil - the mother of Mumbai policeman and former PSO of Salman Khan Ravindra Himmatrao Pati...

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Mamata remembers Rituparno Ghosh on his birthday

Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday remembered late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on his birthday and said she misses him. Today is the birthday of Rituparno Ghosh. We lost him at a very early age. We miss you so much Ritu, Banerjee tweeted. Maker of several critically acclaimed, award-winning films, Ghosh died on May 30, 2013, following a hear...

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27 countries, 2,000 participants at world Hindi meet in Bhopal

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Around 2,000 participants from India and 27 countries are expected to attend the 10th edition of the Vishwa Hindi Sammelan to be held on September 10-12 in Bhopal. The 10th World Hindi Conference (WHC), to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will have as its theme Hindi Jagat: Vistar evam Sambhavnai (World of Hindi: Expansion and Scope), said External...

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'Gionee will not make smart feature phones'

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Chinese handset-maker Gionee's India chief executive has said the company was not looking to make cheap smartphones or smart feature phones. At Gionee, we don't want to make cheap smartphones as they end up becoming smart feature phones. We have a separate category for feature phones and we would love to expand, innovate in this category, said Gionee India CEO Ar...

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India-South Africa cricket series named Gandhi-Mandela Series

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced that they will title all future bilateral series between the two countries 'The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series'. Going forward, the Test series between the two countries will be played for the 'Freedom Trophy' which is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson M...

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Muthoot murder case verdict on Tuesday

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Monday postponed the pronouncement of the verdict in the sensational Paul Muthoot George murder case till Tuesday. The verdict that was to come out on Monday did not take place after the court found that three of the 19 accused had not turned up. The court directed all the accused to be present on Tuesday. Geor...

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American nail experts to train Delhi's salon technicians

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) US-based Lisa Boone and Alisha Rimando, popular names in the world of nail design, will be in the capital next month to train salon technicians here. Streamline India is presenting the nail show The Artistic Nail Design 2015 in India. The international trainers will be here on September 4 and 5. The two-day design show and training will include Colour Glo...

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Knee replacement may be bad for your heart

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Knee or hip joint replacement surgery, known as arthroplasty, may put people at increased risk of heart attack immediately following the operation, warns a new study. However, the research indicates that long-term risk of heart attack does not persist, while the risk of blood clot in veins and lungs may remain for years after the procedure. Our findings pr...

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Oracle launches new enterprise-grade flash storage system

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Enterprise IT-solution provider Oracle on Monday launched a new enterprise grade flash storage system that it claims will deliver superior performance than existing technology, capacity scaling and quicker responses while handling mixed workloads. Called All Flash FS1, the new storage system can work faster in mixed workload scenarios like handling online transa...

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Young Indo-Canadian boxer beats champion

Toronto, Aug (IANS) A young Indo-Canadian boxer Eric Basran defeated the current Canadian champion and world medallist in an international tournament held earlier this month, the media reported on Monday. He is now set to feature in the Northern Alberta Gold Glove Championships slated for October 3. Basran, 16, returned from an international 15th Annual Ringside World Championshi...

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