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Now 'Mary Kom' tax-free in UP

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) After Maharashtra, Priyanka Chopra-starrer Mary Kom has been declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh. The National Award winning actress has thanked the state's Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Thank u @yadavakhilesh for helping #MaryKom's story get a bigger reach in UP. The film is officially tax free a week before release. Awesome, Priyanka tweeted Sunday. Mary Ko...

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Maruti Suzuki's August sals up 26.9 percent

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India's largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki Monday reported a healthy sales growth of 26.9 percent in total sales, including exports, for August at 110,776 units. The company sold 87,323 units in August 2013. The company's domestic sales zoomed by 29.3 percent to 98,304 units during the month under review as compared to 76,018 units sold in t...

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Hyundai's August sales down 8 percent

Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Friday reported a fall of 8 percent in its sales for August at 48,111 units from 52,319 units in the corresponding month of last year. However, the company said its domestic sales during the month under review grew by 19.2 percent and stood at 33,750 units - up from 28,311 units sold in the corresponding month of 2013. ...

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Retired judges should stay away from posts: former SC judge

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1 (IANS) Retired Supreme Court and high court judges should take a two-year quarantine period from any posts barring that of a judicial inquiry commission, retired apex court judge K.T. Thomas said Monday. The statement comes after Congress leaders in Kerala have been discussing whether a former chief justice of India should be appointed the governor of a state.

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I hardly have time for myself: Hema Malini

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Actress-politician Hema Malini says her multiple responsibilties as a performer, homemaker and her commitment to her constituency Mathura barely leave any time for herself. The 65-year-old took to Twitter Monday morning to share how packed her everyday schedule is due the different facets of her life. Good morning! Busy for past 2 days with so many things to ...

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Thompson, Stewart sweep 100 metres at Berlin meet

Berlin, Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) Trinidadian Richard Thompson won the men's 100 metres at the ISTAF athletics meet here as the Caribbean swept both sprints. Thompson, a double silver medallist at the Beijing Olympics six years ago, clocked a pedestrian 10.15 seconds to cross the line ahead of American Dentarious Locke who was timed at 10.16 seconds, and fellow Trinidadian Keston Bledman who was ...

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Special team in PMO will fast-track Japanese investment: Modi

Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) Assuring the same quick reaction and proactive response a Japanese investor accorded when he was chief minister of Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday announced a special team in his office to fast-track investments from Japan. In the coming days you'll get the same speed and response that you have experienced in Gujarat in the past, Modi told a luncheon host...

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Green offices make workers happy - and productive

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Want to be happy and productive at work? Keep a plant next to your computer. Green offices with plants make staff happier and more productive than lean designs stripped of greenery, new research shows. It found that enriching a lean office with plants could increase productivity by 15 percent. Investing in landscaping the office with plants will pay o...

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Markets at record high; Nifty crosses 8,000-mark

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday hit a record high of 26,854.08 points, surpassing its previous high of 26,674.38 points of Aug 28. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by capital goods, consumer durables, banking, metal and auto. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also hit record high and c...

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Peng Shuai reaches US Open quarters for first time

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) World No.39 Peng Shuai of China defeated Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 to reach the US Open quarter-finals, marking her first women's singles final eight appearance in a Grand Slam tournament. Peng had previously reached Grand Slam fourth round five times, but lost all of them. Playing her 37th Grand Slam tournament, Peng Sunday finally found a way ...

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Alia Bhatt sets out on 'Shaandaar' journey

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) On day one of a new month Monday, actress Alia Bhatt began the shooting for her new film Shaandaar with Shahid Kapoor. Today is day 1 of #Shaandaar!!! Wish me luckkkkkk :D start of a new beautiful journey!!! Wohooooo @shahidkapoor @FuhSePhantom @karanjohar, the 21-year-old actress tweeted Monday. The film is being directed by Vikas Bahl of Queen fame, and it'...

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Chanderpaul, Jeffers amongst runs in warm-up against Bangladesh

Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 1 (IANS/CMC) Shivnarine Chanderpaul warmed up for next week's first Test with a fluent, unbeaten half-century but Shane Jeffers took centrestage with a stunning century, on the second day of the three-day tour match against Bangladesh here. The veteran left-hander finished the day at Warner Park Sunday on 70 not out as St. Kitts and Nevis, responding to Bangla...

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Coal block case: Court seeks clarification from CBI

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) A court here Monday asked the CBI whether the rule of law was followed while allocating coal block to industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Bharat Parashar asked the agency whether the rule of law was followed while allocating coal block to Hindalco, a company owned by Aditya Birla Group chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla.

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Jennifer Lawrence's nude photos leaked online

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence's nude photographs are being circulated on the internet space after her phone was reportedly hacked. This is a flagrant violation of privacy, a spokesperson for the 24-year-old said in a statement, reports people.com. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence, ...

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Himachal school students to get lessons on bourses

Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) School students of Himachal Pradesh will be given lessons on the stock market to enable them to get jobs in the financial sector. We are going to start financial literacy basic course in association with the National Stock Exchange (NSE) initially for Class 9 and Class 10 students of 100 schools in Shimla and Solan districts from next month, Principal Secretary High...

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Robinho recalled to Brazil squad

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga has handed an international recall to former Real Madrid striker Robinho for football friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador. The 30-year-old replaces forward Hulk, who injured his left thigh while playing for Zenit St. Petersburg Sunday, Brazil's football confederation said in a statement, reports Xinhua. Brazil will play Colombia...

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Glucose by-product damages 'good' cholesterol

London, Sep 1 (IANS) In developments which could lead scientists to hunt for new drugs to fight heart diseases, researchers have discovered that a substance formed from glucose in the body turns good cholesterol into bad, increasing risk of heart diseases. The substance called methylglyoxal (MG) damages good high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol that helps remove excess levels of ba...

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Two goalless draws in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Sep 1 (IANS) The second round of German Bundesliga season closed with two goalless draws, as spectators in Freiburg and Mainz had very little to cheer about. Neither Mainz and Hannover nor Freiburg and Monchengladbach had to offer goals Sunday, reports Xinhua. Despite a goalless draw between Mainz and Hannover, both teams were able to extend their unbeaten run meanwhile ...

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Ibra's hat-trick inspires PSG to 5-0 win

Paris, Sep 1 (IANS) Zlatan Ibrahimovic's hat-trick inspired French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain to a 5-0 home victory over Saint Etienne, hours after leaders Bordeaux's winning record was ended by a 1-1 draw with Bastia. The only other game Sunday saw Metz upset Lyon 2-1, reports Xinhua. Twenty-five minutes into the PSG game, Jeremy Clement tapped a casual pass-back as t...

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Modi accorded ceremonial welcome in Tokyo, summit talks on

Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was Monday accorded a ceremonial welcome here on the second full day of his five-day visit to Japan, following which India-Japan summit-level talks began. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally welcomed Modi at the Akasaka Palace, one of the two state guest houses in Tokyo. A guard of honour was presented to the Indian leader. ...

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