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Spain mourns terror victims as manhunt continues

Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain held a solemn religious ceremony attended by heads of state and government in Barcelona's monumental Sagrada Familia basilica on Sunday to mourn the 14 persons killed in two terror attacks in the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia. The service, headed by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and officiated by...

12 hours ago
Congress to get 1 mn signatures on memo of Kerala farmers' problems

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said it will get one million signatures on a memorandum to be sent to the state and central governments, demanding immediate relief on 15 burning issues faced by farmers in Kerala. Congress state President M.M. Hassan told reporters that the party will organise a series of Farmers Get Togethers across the state with the inaugural f...

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Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims

Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia will attend a special Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church to mourn the 14 people killed in vehicle attacks, the media reported. Police are still hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 people on Thursday evening in Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard. A 14th victim died in a second attack at Cambrils on Friday, reports t...

17 hours ago
Comedian-actor Dick Gregory dies at 84

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) Renowned stand-up comedian, actor and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has passed away. He was 84. Gregory died here on Saturday. His death was confirmed by his family in an Instagram post, reports variety.com. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult tim...

17 hours ago
Narang focussed on improving Olympic medals tally

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India win as many medals as possible in shooting at the 2024 Olympics. My vision is to get the maximum number of Olympic medals in 2024 and beyond. Earlier we used to focus on the elite shooters. Now we are focusing on the g...

17 hours ago
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition. An official said the injured were being treated at medical facilities in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut. The Kalinga Utkal Express was on its...

19 hours ago
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. At least 156 passengers were injured after 14 coaches of the train bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand derailed on Saturday evening in Meerut-Saharanpur Division in Uttar Pradesh. An off...

22 hours ago
Lana Del Rey announces world tour

Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Lana Del Rey has announced a world tour in support of her latest album Lust For Life. Lust For Life released in July. After hitting the jackpot with the album, Del Rey showed her appreciation by announcing a world tour via Instagram on Friday, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 32-year-old addressed her fans in a sepia-toned video to share the...

23 hours ago
Lovato raps 'Bodak yellow', Cardi B loves it

Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato surprised fans when she belted out the hip-hop song Bodak yellow, and its original artiste Cardi B is happy with it. During an interview with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show, the former Disney star showed her rapping skills. I love this song, Lovato gushed when the song was played, reports aceshowbiz.com. She then sang a cens...

1 day ago
River interlinking will reduce impact of floods: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday reviewed the flood situation in different parts of the country and said that long-term solution to mitigate impact of floods and drought lies in interlinking rivers besides building large storages. In a meeting, she was briefed about steps taken by various organisations under the ministry to deal with floods in diff...

1 day ago
Narang focused on grassroots in search of Olympic shooting medals

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former star shooter Gagan Narang on Saturday asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India maximise the shooting medal tally at the 2020 Olympics. My vision is to get the maximum number of Olympic medals in 2020 and beyond. Earlier we used to focus on the elite shooters. Now we are focusing on the ...

1 day ago
Madonna shares first family portrait with her six kids

Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Madonna has for the first time ever shared her family photo featuring all six of her children from her 59th birthday party. She celebrated her 59th birthday with a gypsy-themed party in Lecce, Italy, on Thursday, and was showered with love from sons Rocco, 17, and David, 11, as well as daughters Lourdes, 20, Mercy James, 11, and twins Estere and Stella, 4, repo...

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'Seriously ill' Charli XCX cancels shows in Japan

Tokyo, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer-songwriter Charli XCX says that she has been forced to terminate two concerts in Japan on doctors orders. The Boys hitmaker announced it on Instagram and Twitter late on Friday evening, reports people.com. Charli was scheduled as one of the headlining performers as part of the Summer Sonic concert series in Tokyo and Osaka on Saturday and Sunday, respe...

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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott pregnant with twins

Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Lady Antebellums singer Hillary Scott has announced that she is expecting twins. She says it is truly a miracle for her. She made the announcement on Instagram on Friday that she and her husband Chris Tyrrell are expecting twins, reports people.com. She also shared a series of photos along with a video of the couple telling their daughter Eisele Kaye, 4...

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Instagram: The emerging photo gallery

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A cow mask photography series uploaded on Instagram by 24-year-old photographer Sujatro Ghosh recently took the Internet by storm. Shot entirely on a mobile phone, the series features a woman wearing a cow mask posing at different iconic landmarks in India. Ghosh said he wanted to highlight women's safety is a more serious concern than cow vigilantism, us...

2 days ago
BJP rare party with ideology, internal democracy: Amit Shah

Bhopal, Aug 18 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Friday said there is no internal democracy in the Congress as everyone knows who will be its President after Sonia Gandhi while BJP is one of the few parties where internal democracy is still alive. Addressing a gathering of BJP MLAs, MPs and other office bearers of Madhya Pradesh, Shah said: It is because of that internal democracy that a...

2 days ago
Robin Thicke expecting first child with girlfriend

Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke is expecting his first child with girlfriend and model April Love Geary. April, who has been dating Robin for over two years now, took to Instagram on Thursday to announce the news and said that the baby is due on Robin's birthday, reports dailymail.co.uk. Robin and I are very excited to share with you all that we're having a baby! T...

2 days ago
Flood-hit villagers decry apathy as Adityanath skips visit

Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Angry at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for not visiting their flood-hit village, dozens of irate villagers in Hatwa in Lakhimpur Kheri district have started a 'jal satyagraha'. The villagers started the 'jal satyagraha' on late Thursday by standing in the neck-deep water of river Ghagra, officials said on Friday. Officials had a tough time i...

2 days ago
Rapper Meek Mill arrested

New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Rapper Meek Mill has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment here. Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was taken into custody on Thursday after police were called by witnesses who saw a group of people popping bikes and riding dangerously down the street, reports tmz.com. A police spokesman said Mill was seen on Instagram, with n...

3 days ago
Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by retired army officer Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed seven people. The bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre reserved the order as Lt Col Purohit (retd) told the court that he was in jail for the last nine years and was...

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