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Don't pick Dalai Lama reincarnation, China told

Dharamsala, Sep 1 (IANS) The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), based here in Himachal Pradesh, on Tuesday asked China not to go ahead with its plan to pick the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, saying there would be an international pushback. If communist China goes ahead with its plan to pick the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, there will be an international pushback, t...

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IOA chief 'disappointed' after HC takes away award

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) president N. Ramachandran has expressed his disappointment after being stripped of the Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puraskar by the Delhi High Court. I am travelling at the moment and have not had an opportunity to read the order. I have the highest regard and faith in the Indian judiciary. However I am disappointed with the decision, ...

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New Zealand launches currency notes

Wellington, Sep 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Tuesday launched new banknotes which will go into circulation later this year. The new 5 and 10 New Zealand dollar bank notes will be out next month, but the Reserve Bank said it may take some time before the public get their hands on one, Radio New Zealand reported. The currency notes, with new security features, will b...

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Google Play gets another Indian game

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) US based Junglee Games on Tuesday said it was launching another Indian theme-based game called Arranged Marriage which will add to the current low number of Indian theme-based games on Google Play. Play Store has unavailability of local content when it comes to India in the casual games category. The game will force the character (boy or girl) to run with ...

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My experience helped my comeback: Pujara

Colombo, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said his experience in international cricket helped him make an impactful comeback into the Test team, which eventually helped his side win the third match and beat Sri Lanka 2-1 here on Tuesday. The third and final Test against the hosts at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground here is the 27-year-old's first match since playing ag...

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15 killed as bus falls into gorge

Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 12 others injured on Tuesday when a private bus rolled down a 200-metre gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, police said. The toll could increase, officials warned. The bus was on way from Rekong Peo to Rampur town when the accident occurred near Nathpa, some 180 km from Shimla. Superintendent of Police Rahul Nath t...

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Nine get life imprisonment for Paul Muthoot murder

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1 (IANS) A special CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced nine of the 13 people convicted for the 2009 murder of Paul Muthoot George to life imprisonment and the remaining four to three-year jail terms. Convicts Jayachandran and K. Satheesh got life terms for direct involvement in the killing and were asked to pay Rs.50,000 each as fine. The four convicted f...

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India end 22-year away series win drought against Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sep 1 (IANS) India on Tuesday claimed an away Test series win against Sri Lanka after 22 years as they clinched the decisive third match by 117 runs for a 2-1 triumph on the fifth day at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground here. In pursuit of 386 runs for victory on the final day, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 268 in their second innings despite strong resistance from captain...

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Bollywood-themed Indian restaurant opens in Britain

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Inspired by roadside dhabas dotting the national highways in India, an Indian-origin chef has opened a Bollywood-themed restaurant in Britain, a media report said. Called Papadoms, the restaurant is offering Indian street food at High Street West complex in the city of Sunderland, Sunderland Echo news portal reported on Tuesday. According to executive chef an...

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Liquor sales down, beer sales up in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1 (IANS) With the Kerala government enforcing its new liquor policy from the current fiscal that began April 1, the sales of liquor have come down while that of beer have gone up. According to the Kerala State Beverages Corporation, this drop was noticed during the April- first quarter when compared to the previous fiscal. During the current fiscal from Ap...

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11 Southeastern Asian health ministers to meet in Timor-Leste

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Health ministers of 11 countries including India will hold meetings from September 7 to 11 to set health priorities and discuss health agenda for the southeast Asian region, the WHO said on Tuesday. The 68th session of WHO's South-East Asia regional committee meeting comes close on the heels of earthquakes in Nepal and the spread of MERS Coronavirus and will take ...

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Government recognises yoga as sports discipline

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The government on Tuesday decided to recognise yoga as a sports discipline and put it in priority category. It has further been decided to recognise yoga as a sports discipline and to place it in the priority category, according to a sports ministry release. The sports ministry reviewed the categorisation of various disciplines and also revised the scale o...

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Cinepolis 3D Film Festival: Exploring, modernising 3D technology in India

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) In a bid to provide an array of 3D experiences to Indian audiences at cinema halls, international exhibitor Cinepolis is airing the 3D Film Festival across all its theatre chains in India. It will showcase 1470 shows of 3D films. Started on August 28, the fourth edition of the festival will be a three-week affair and will continue till September 17. The s...

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Sri Lankan navy arrests 16 Indian fishermen

Colombo, Sep 1 (IANS) Sixteen Indian fishermen were arrested on Tuesday after they illegally entered the waters off northern Sri Lanka, a navy official said. Navy spokesperson Indika Silva told Xinhua that three fishing boats were also seized and the fishermen were handed over to the fisheries department in Jaffna. This are the first arrests since Sri Lankan officials released al...

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Centre launches Smart Mobility Card

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) To enable seamless travel by different metros and other transport systems besides retail shopping and purchases, the Centre launched a Smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) model on Tuesday. The card will do away with the need to carry separate cards for banking and transit requirements. Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu has appro...

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NY shooting case: Indian-origin man pleads not guilty

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) After giving authorities the slip for nearly 16 years, an Indian-origin man accused of killing a person outside a New York wedding in 1999 has finally been arrested in Trinidad, media reported. Balkumar Singh, 37, from Guyana apologised to the people as he was led into a court on Long Island in New York on August 31, India West news portal reported. He, how...

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Rihanna wears bizarre pink dress to launch new perfume

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer Rihanna opted for a Vivienne Westwood 80s-inspired creation, which showed off plenty of her legs as she launched her latest perfume line. The Umbrella singer unveiled her new perfume line at Macy's in Brooklyn on Monday and made sure she stood out for the big event - even if it wasn't for all the right reasons. The star teamed the bright lace look wi...

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We'll lose a good producer if 'Welcome Back' doesn't work: Anil Kapoor

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor has made an earnest request to support his forthcoming release Welcome Back for the sake of his producer Firoz Nadiadwala. He says Bollywood will lose a good producer if the comic entertainer doesn't work. Anil was here on Tuesday for a press conference on the film along with John Abraham and Shruti Haasan, where he hinted at the obstacles that t...

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Kesha to guest star on 'Jane the Virgin'

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer Kesha will be joining Britney Spears for a guest-starring role on the romantic comedy-drama TV series Jane the Virgin. While Spears is playing herself, Kesha is set to appear in episode two as Jane's new neighbour, Annabelle, who isn't really a big fan of Jane's newest infant roommate, reports eonline.com. This will be Kesha's first big TV appear...

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Golfer Amandeep eyes third title at Jaypee Greens

Greater Noida, Sep 1 (IANS) Upbeat from two wins in the last three outings, rookie Amandeep Drall will start as a clear favourite in the 15th Leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour to be played at the Jaypee Greens here from September 2 to 4. The Rs.6 lakh event will see an elite field of 17 professionals and three amateurs. Amandeep, currently occupying second spot on th...

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