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ED to seek Nirav Modi's extradition soon

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon be writing to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for the extradition of diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, who is wanted by the Indian investigation agencies for a Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, sources said. An ED source told IANS: We will be writing for the extradition of Nirav Modi through the MEA so...

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Airbus warns no-deal Brexit could see it leave UK

London, June 22 (IANS) Airbus has warned it could leave the UK if the country exits the European Union single market and customs union without a transition deal. The European planemaker said the warning was not part of project fear, but its dawning reality, BBC reported on Friday. Airbus employs about 14,000 people at 25 different sites in the UK. Last week, the outgoing ...

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UK Trade Minister quits in protest over Heathrow Airport expansion

London, June 21 (IANS) British Trade Minister Greg Hands handed in his resignation on Thursday in protest over the proposed expansion of London's Heathrow Airport. Hands said he had no choice but to quit after Prime Minister Teresa May issued an instruction to Conservative MPs to vote in favour of a multi-billion dollar third runway at Britain's biggest airport. Hands announced h...

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Twitterati logical in mornings, emotional in evenings: Study

London, June 21 (IANS) Early morning tweets are often based on a logical way of thinking, while those in the evenings and nights are high on emotions, finds an analysis of 800-million tweets. The findings showed that our mode of thinking changes at different times of the day and follows a 24-hour pattern. At 6 a.m., analytical thinking was shown to peak; the words and language at...

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May faces down rebel MPs, wins vote for 'smooth' Brexit

London, June 21 (IANS) The government's Brexit bill has passed through Parliament after Theresa May saw off a revolt by Tory MPs. Peers accepted the amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill sent to them from the House of Commons, meaning the bill now goes for Royal Assent, becoming law. Earlier, the government won the vote 319 to 303, after assurances were accepted by would-be rebel...

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You don't have to be finished to tell your story: Priyanka Chopra

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is writing her memoir titled Unfinished, always wanted to write a book but wanted to wait to do a bit more in life. But now she feels she doesn't have to be finished to tell her story. The feeling of checking something off your 'bucket list' gives you an indescribable sense of accomplishment...and that's where I am in this moment, Pr...

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Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi soon: CBI

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The Interpol will soon issue a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, who is one of the accused in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, officials said on Wednesday. A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official said that we have expedited the process to issue a RCN against Nirav Modi as it has been known that he travelled to m...

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Odisha CM urges PM to declare hockey national game

Bhubaneswar, June 20 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially recognise hockey as the national game of India. I am sure you will agree with the crores of hockey-loving fans of our country that hockey truly deserves to be notified as our national game. This will be a fitting tribute to the great hockey players wh...

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Bullying ups depressive symptoms among autistic teenagers: Study

London, June 20 (IANS) Bullying can increase depressive symptoms among autistic teenagers more than genetic differences, a new study suggests. Bullying can be detrimental to anyone's mental health, but young people with social communication difficulties and other autistic traits seem to be particularly vulnerable, said co-author Alan Emond, Professor at the University of Bristol in Brita...

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Tourism emerges second largest forex earner in Sri Lanka

Colombo, June 20 (IANS) Tourism has emerged as the second highest foreign exchange earner in Sri Lanka, beating the island country's lucrative garment industry which held this position for the past eight years since 2010, official data showed on Tuesday. Tourism earnings in January this year amounted to USD 458 million, up 12.7 per cent year-on-year, while garments grew 1.99 per cent yea...

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Priyaka Chopra writing memoir on her 'private' journey

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra is writing a memoir, titled Unfinished, which will be published simultaneously in India, the US and Britain next year. In the memoir, Priyanka said, she is ready to write about her feelings during the course of what has been a fascinating journey. The flavour of the book will be honest, funny, spirited, bold, and rebellious, just like me,...

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Unesco condemns Indian newspaper editor's murder

Paris, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Unesco chief Audrey Azoulay on Tuesday condemned the slaying of prominent journalist and newspaper editor Shujaat Bukhari and his two police bodyguards in Indian-administered Kashmir last week. I condemn the murder of Shujaat Bukhari and his bodyguards, said Azoulay, the Director-General of United Nations culture organisation. I trust the authorities wil...

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Prince Harry, Markle to visit Ireland in July

London, June 19 (IANS) Britain's Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle will visit Dublin in July, Kensington Palace said on Tuesday. The royals would travel to Ireland between July 11-12 at the request of the UK government, according to the palace. They are looking forward to learning more about Ireland's history and experiencing its rich culture as well as meeting the people who a...

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'Despite alert, Nirav Modi travelled on revoked passport to five countries'

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Nirav Modi, the prime accused in a Rs 13,500 crore fraud at the Punjab National Bank (PNB), travelled multiple times to Britain, US, China, Cuba and France on a revoked Indian passport with additional booklets, despite his details shared on the central database of Interpol internationally, according to inputs given by Britain to Indian agencies. Informed sources...

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Your kids' obesity may up knee, hip osteoarthritis risk later

London, June 18 (IANS) If your son or daughter is obese during childhood then he or she could be at an increased risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis later, new research has found. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that occurs when flexible tissue at the ends of bones wears down. The results showed that childhood body mass index (BMI) significantly increased the pre...

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Indian origin hotelier in car park row with Heathrow Airport

London, June 18 (IANS) An Indian-origin hotel tycoon in Britain is locked in a legal battle with Heathrow Airport over his plans to build a multi-storey car park on land he owns at the facility. In a row that could have implications for expansion of the hub, Surinder Arora issued a UK High Court claim against the west London airport over his plans to build a 2,077-space, nine-storey car ...

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Two Muslims near the very top in British politics'

The three column, six inch-deep headline on page 1 of the Daily Telegraph caught my eye: Doors open to thousands more skilled migrants. Given the anti-immigrant rhetoric I had heard in Rome and elsewhere in Europe, the headline was refreshing. Even more noticeable was the name of the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, the third-highest ranked member of Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet who ...

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Amitabh starts shooting for 'Badla' in Glasgow

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has started shooting for Sujoy Ghosh's next Badla in Glasgow. Whoa! 9.5 hours on the road from London to Glasgow... starting shoot for 'BADLA' ... pehle din hi badla le liya unit ne (The unit took revenge on the first day of shoot itself) Amitabh tweeted on Saturday. The 75-year-old thespian also took to his blog and wrote that it ...

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New law to protect animals in UK after attack on police dog

London, June 16 (IANS) Animals used by Britain's police and security forces have won government backing for a new law to protect them from attack. Environment secretary Michael Gove on Friday announced the government would support the so-called Finn's Law following a campaign to win greater protection for animals, Xinhua reported. The campaign was launched after police dog Finn w...

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India too missing mark to achieve Paris climate goals: Experts

New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) A vast majority of nations, including disaster-facing India, are missing the mark in achieving the goal set at the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The leaked United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) draft report is a warning on climate's adverse impacts, experts warned on Friday. The draft report, due for p...

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