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Short film to showcase history of Indian military during 1971

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Mukti - Birth of a Nation, a short film, is set to showcase Indias glorious military history during the 1971 war with actors Milind Soman and Yashpal Sharma in lead roles. Showcased by SonyLIV, the triumph of Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob over Pakistani General A.A. Khan Niazi, through a dialogue that reshaped world boundaries and left a lasting impact on the geo-politic...

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US air strikes kills 7 Al-Shabaab militants

Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) The US military confirmed that its special forces conducted three precision airstrikes in Somalia on Wednesday night, killing seven Al-Shabaab fighters. The US Africa Command (Africom) said on Thursday that the joint operation with Somalia security forces occurred in Jilib, Somalia, about 320km southwest of Mogadishu, XInhua news agency reported. We will ...

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6,000-year-old Neolithic remains discovered in Istanbul

Istanbul, Aug 18 (IANS) Archeologists have unearthed Neolithic remains believed to be dating back to 6,000 years during a new metro line construction in central Istanbul. Neolithic circular structures and urn type burials were discovered by the Istanbul Archeology Museum experts at the construction site of the subway station in Besiktas district, Xinhua news agency reported. Acco...

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UN hopes for substantive Syrian peace talks

Geneva, Aug 18 (IANS) The UN's special envoy to Syria said here he hoped substantive Syrian peace talks involving representatives of President Bashar al-Assad's government and a unified opposition would take place between the months of October and November. Staffan de Mistura on Thursday said in a press conference here that there may eventually be an opportunity in October, in Riyadh or ...

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Blac Chyna 'splits' from new beau

Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Model Blac Chyna has reportedly split from her new boyfriend and rapper Mechie after dating him for two months. According to a source, Chyna became angry with Mechie's constant flirting on social media, reports tmz.com. However the break-up comes just one month after Mechie had Chyna's initials tattooed on his neck, in an open display of his affection.<...

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Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia

Mogadishu, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported. The mine went off on Thursday evening targeting people who were seated at the front side of a coffee restaurant in Laba Dhagah junction in Wardhigley district. Police officer Dahir Mohamed confirmed the i...

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Sobriety changed Boy George's life

London, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Boy George has credited his career resurgence to his sobriety. The 56-year-old has enjoyed a dramatic upturn in his fortunes in last few years -- signing a new record deal and securing a lucrative Las Vegas residency. George claims quitting drugs has proven to be a major turning point in his life, reports dailymail.co.uk. All that's happening ...

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13 killed, 100 injured in Spain attack, IS claims responsibility

Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) The Islamic State terrorist group claimed responsibility for an attack in which a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard. At least 13 persons were killed and more than 100 injured. Confirming the death toll, Head of Catalonia's Regional Interior Department Joaquim Forn said in a tweet on Thursday: My strongest condemnation of the terrorist attack ...

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Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides

Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a natural disaster in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown...

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Venezuelan President asks military to prepare in case of US invasion

Caracas, Aug 18 (IANS) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has instructed the military to prepare to shoulder arms, in case of a US invasion, a minister said. We have received a preparatory order from President Nicolas Maduro to shoulder arms and defend our country, Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino said on Thursday. The minister spoke during a ceremony in northern Atagua state ...

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Cowell feel like a 'proud dad' towards One Direction

London, Aug 18 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell says he feels like a proud dad towards the One Direction stars - Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and former member Zayn Malik. Cowell, 57, signed the boyband to his label in 2011 and still feels an incredibly strong bond with the group. Speaking about Tomlinson' debut solo single Back to you, Cowell told billb...

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Kiev accuses Moscow of plotting sabotage activities

Kiev, Aug 18 (IANS) The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) accused Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) of plotting sabotage activities in Ukraine, the media reported. The Russian FSB continues to send sabotage groups to the Ukrainian soil to commit acts of violence on our territory. The strategic facilities of the vital infrastructure are the main targets, head of the SBU Vasyl Hrytsak...

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Trump condemns Barcelona attack, says US ready to help

Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump condemned Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona and said that the US stood ready to assist Spain, the media reported. The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!, Trump said on Twitter. Trump's tweet followed brief public rema...

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Drape the nine yard wonder in different styles

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) There are several ways of draping a sari which can make you look different and help you stand out in a crowd. Accessorise it with a waistband or team your sari with a jacket, suggest experts. Tina Narang, Design Director at Intrika and fashion designer Rebecca Dewan have shared inputs: *Chantilly lace is used more in saris than any other type, owing to ...

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Esha Deol gets Neeta Lulla for baby shower outfit

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Esha Deol, who is expecting her first child with husband Bharat Takhtani, will be wearing a Vrindavan-inspired asymmetrical Anarkali at her baby shower. The actress says she is not bothered about her bump as Neeta Lulla's creation always make her look flawless. Lulla, who is currently designing for a Star Plus show, popular American DJs The Chainsmokers and film Man...

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13 killed, 50 hurt in Barcelona terror attack

Barcelona, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and more than 50 were injured when a van ran over pedestrians here in Las Ramblas boulevard, media reports said. Confirming the death toll, Head of Catalonia's Regional Interior Department Joaquim Forn said in a tweet on Thursday: My strongest condemnation of the terrorist attack in Barcelona. We can confirm 13 deaths and more than ...

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Finnish President Niinisto to meet Trump in White House

Helsinki, Aug 18 (IANS) Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington on August 29, Finnish officials announced. Chairman of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Matti Vanhanen, described on Thursday the upcoming visit on Thursday as a very good event, Xinhua news agency reported. Talking to newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Vanhanen said ...

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Bengal seeks intervention on flights, fares after floods

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Thursday said it has sought the Civil Aviation Ministry's intervention to increase the number of flights in the Kolkata-Bagdogra sector and keep fares at the normal level in view of the floods in the state's northern part. Our Chief secretary has written to the Civil Aviation Secretary about the astronomically high fares being charged ...

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Army chief to visit Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat will on Sunday begin a three day visit to Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, which saw a scuffle and stone-throwing between Indian and Chinese troops, informed sources said. Gen. Rawat will review the security in the area, and also grant an award to a unit. The scuffle occurred on Tuesday when Chinese soldiers tried to cross the Lin...

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'Internet overuse making people vulnerable to neuropsychiatric dysfunctions'

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Internet overuse has risen to epidemic proportions and people are becoming vulnerable to many neuropsychiatric dysfunctions such as irritation, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, revealed research by a network of doctors, neurobiologists, and scientists. Calling internet overuse similar to drug addiction, the research report released on Thursday says internet overuse...

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