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PTI challenges acceptance of Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers

Lahore, Aug 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday challenged in the Lahore High Court a returning officer's acceptance of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate Kulsoom Nawaz's nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 elections. The Election Commission of Pakistan's returning officer for the constituency had accepted Kulsoom's nomination papers on Thursday after Senat...

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High BP during pregnancy may up heart disease risk later

Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Women who experience high blood pressure condition during pregnancy are likely to face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a study. Hypertension or high blood pressure is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. The findings showed that women with hypertension during pregna...

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'Predator' actor Sonny Landham dies at 76

Los Angeles, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in Predator and 48 Hrs, is no more. He died from congestive heart failure on Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky. He was 76, reports variety.com. The actor, who was part Seminole and part Cherokee, was best known for portraying Native American tracker Billy Sole in Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer Predator in 1987. However, h...

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Board blames Infosys founder Murthy for Sikka calling it quits

Bengaluru, Aug 18 (IANS) The Board of global software major Infosys Ltd on Friday blamed founder N.R. Narayana Murthy for the sudden and dramatic resignation of Chief Executive and Managing Director Vishal Sikka three years after he joined. Murthy's continuous assault, including his latest letter is the primary reason for the resignation of Sikka despite strong Board support, said the IT...

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BJP's defeated RS candidate challenges EC decision

Ahmedabad, Aug 18 (IANS) The BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput who lost to Congress leader Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls has challenged the declaration of two votes as invalid by the Election Commission. Rajput, who had quit the Congress to contest the Rajya Sabha polls on a BJP ticket, filed a plea before the Gujarat High Court. Rajput, who was chief whip of the Co...

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DU campus already littered with campaign posters

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) With less than a month to go for student union elections in the Delhi University, the entire north campus -- from walls to roads, from advertising spaces at bus shelters to market places -- is covered with the names of candidates in the form of posters, pamphlets and scribbles, inviting students to join them. Though Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) electio...

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Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal?

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far away. The political compulsion of putting up a united fight against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at t...

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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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Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday, swept all the seven civic bodies where polling was held on Sunday. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front. Of the total 148 wards spread across various pockets of the state, the Trinamool won an enviable 140 and the Bharatiya Janata Par...

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Goa Church magazine likens contemporary India to Nazi Germany

Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) An article published in a magazine run by the Goa Church has likened the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) rule in India to Nazi Germany and claimed that a state of constitutional holocaust prevails in the country. The article, written by a city lawyer Dr. F.E. Noronha, which appeared in Renovacao -- a pastoral bulletin of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman -- urged ...

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Indian politician falls off moving car in UAE, dies

Sharjah, Aug 17 (IANS) An Indian politician from Kerala died in an accident here after falling from a moving car. Sunitha Prashanth, 40, died on Tuesday after she hit her head on a lamp post after falling off the car on Dhaid Road, the Khaleej Times reported on Thursday. Sunitha was the councillor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kerala's Kasaragod municipality and was a ca...

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SC orders status quo on admission to medical courses in TN

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said that there could be no compromise on intellect as it ordered status quo on admissions to undergraduate medical courses in Tamil Nadu. You can't compromise on intellect, said the bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A.M.Khanwilkar also saying no to state government's plea that it wanted to accommodate stu...

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BJP complains to EC, police against 'fake' news on Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) The Goa BJP on Thursday complained to the EC and state police against unknown persons for propagating fake news that cited Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar as purportedly having said that he would return as Defence Minister if he loses the Panaji assembly by-poll. An attempt has been made by circulating distorted and false news item on social media like Facebook, Wha...

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Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress swept all the seven civic bodies. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front in the vote count on Thursday. Of the total 148 wards spread across various pockets of the state, the Trinamool Congress won an enviable 140 and the Bharatiya Janata Party six....

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Facebook shuts down chat platform used to 'harass' employees

San Francisco, Aug 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shut down an anonymous online chat platform in late 2016 after it was increasingly used to talk about the US presidential candidates and 'harass' the company's employees, media reported on Thursday. Initially launched in 2015 for employees to anonymously voice their concerns, the platform called 'Facebook Anon' became more politic...

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MP civic polls: BJP wins 25 seats, Congress 15

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Despite the recent farmer agitation in Madhya Pradesh, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-backed candidates managed to corner maximum 25 out of the 43 posts of president in the state local body elections. The results for the civic polls held on August 11 were announced by the state Election Commission on Wednesday evening. As per the final tally, the op...

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Congress rebel Shankersinh Vaghela quits as legislator

Gandhinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Rebel Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela, who was sacked last week for trying to sabotage the winning prospects of the party's official nominee Ahmed Patel in the August 8 Rajya Sabha elections, resigned as a legislator on Wednesday. Vaghela, who was elected in 2012 from the Kapadvanj constituency in Gujarat Assembly, tendered his resignation to Assembly Speak...

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BJP takes the lead in MP local body polls

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Candidates backed by the BJP were leading in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, as counting of votes polled for 43 local bodies was held on Wednesday amid tight security. As per trends, BJP-backed candidates were leading in 25 seats while Congress candidates are ahead in 15 seats. Independent candidates have taken the lead in three places. The results w...

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Buffon, Messi, Ronaldo in UEFA's best player short list

Madrid, Aug 15 (IANS) Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Argentine forward Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) made the cut for the short list of three candidates for the Best Player in Europe Award, UEFA announced on Tuesday. The three nominees were chosen in a vote held by the 80 coaches of the teams that participated in the g...

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Google hiring based on race or gender: Fired engineer

San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) In a fresh onslaught on its former employer, James Damore, the engineer who was fired by Google over a memo criticising the company's diversity efforts, has said that the tech giant is discriminating in its hiring practices. Damore on Monday told CNBC's TV programme Closing Bell that Google was treating people differently based on race or gender. The ...

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