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Samsung India sold over 20 lakh Galaxy J8, J6 smartphones

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Samsung India has sold over 20 lakh units of its recently-launched Galaxy J8 and J6 mid-segment smartphones in India, attracting nearly 50,000 consumers a day, the company said on Monday. Galaxy J6 was launched on May 22 while Galaxy J8 was introduced on July 1. We are happy with the huge success of Galaxy J8 and J6 smartphones. Our philosophy of keeping...

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Journeying into the shadowlands beyond sanity - and the consequences

Title: Missing, Presumed Dead; Author: Kiran Manral; Publisher: Amaryllis Books; Pages: 268; Price: Rs 350 With all the duplicity, self-interest, hidden motives and betrayals -- both big and small -- we face in our lives, the thin line separating us from insanity can be closer than we know, and may not need a chemical imbalance or genetic inheritance to cross. And once transgressed, the ...

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Congress girds up for 2019, Rahul authorised to decide on tie-ups

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Virtually kicking of its campaign for the 2019 elections, the Congress on Sunday said it will oust the BJP-led alliance from power and authorised party chief Rahul Gandhi to take a final decision on both pre and post-poll alliances. Rahul Gandhi was also announced the party's face and Prime Ministerial candidate. The Congress' decision to forge state-to...

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Army chief stresses on battle focused training

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, on Sunday emphasised on battle focused training and mental mobility in operations to ensure decisive victory. His remarks came during his visit to the 1 Corps HQ at the Mathura Military Station where he appreciated the measures being undertaken to improve operational readiness and training of the Corps and also the efforts made to im...

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Rahul to decide on alliances for 2019, will be Congress face for polls

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a major decision concerning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Sunday said that party chief Rahul Gandhi will take the decision on both pre and post-poll alliances. The party also said that he will be the face of the party in the campaign to oust the BJP and he will be the party's Prime Ministerial candidate. The decision to authorise Rahu...

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Britain;s Triumph flags off adventure ride for Tiger series bikers

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) British motorbike maker Triumph Motorcycles on Sunday flagged off, to Himachal Pradesh's Spiti, the second edition of its Tiger Trails experience for owners of its Tiger series bikes, the company's Indian arm said in a statement. Britain's largest motorcycle manufacturer said that this ride-cum-training programme has been specially designed to cater to adventure...

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Pacers can win series for India vs England, feels Ishant

London, July 22 (IANS) Ahead of the five-match Test rubber against hosts England, fast bowler Ishant Sharma believes the current Indian pace attack carries the ability to lead the visitors to a series win against the Joe Root-led England. The 29-year-old right-armer feels that the Virat Kohli-led India currently have a pool of eight to nine fast bowlers, which makes them a complete Test ...

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Himachal aims to tap rainwater to optimize agriculture

Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is aiming to tap rainwater and use it optimally in agriculture and its allied activities. For this a water conservation project with an estimated cost of Rs 4,751.24 crore has been prepared, a Minister said on Sunday. The project will be initially implemented in selected water stressed areas of Dharampur, Ladbhadol and Thunag areas of Mandi distric...

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Modi's visit to reach out to Africa

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent. The visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will further strengthen our relations with the African continent, the External Affairs Ministry said. Over the...

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Kerala tops in governance, Karnataka 4th, says report

Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) Kerala stands as the best governed state in the country and Karnataka is in the fourth position, said the Public Affairs Index 2018 released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here. Kerala has topped the Public Affairs Index (PAI) for 2018 as the best governed state for the third consecutive year since 2016 among large states, said Bengaluru-based PAC...

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Making a difference: Nutrition intervention leads to health babies in poor households

Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Fourteen-month-old Ayush smiles as he plays in his mother's lap at the anganwadi centre in Bhandaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Eight months ago he was a severely undernourished and underweight child born to a frail mother. It has been quite a journey for the sickly child to transform into a healthy baby, thanks to an intervention made by Unicef. Ayush was a very ...

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With FIFA World Cup, football viewership gets a boost in India

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Cricket remains the major contributor to sports viewership on Indian television, but football got a boost with the just-concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia where India was not even participating. Sports viewership year-on-year has gone up. While it contributed 2.8 per cent to total TV viewership in 2016, it grew to 3.2 per cent in 2017 and 3.48 per cent in 2...

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I don't chase success, but excellence: Huma Qureshi

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, busy with multiple film projects along with judging the talent hunt show India's Best Dramebaaz, says she does not focus on popularity and instant success, but chases excellence. I think people should just keep working hard enough to stay relevant. Personally, I do not chase success. I chase excellence and that is more important for ...

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Qatar to spend at least $200 bn on 2022 World Cup

Moscow, July 21 (IANS) Doha plans to spend at least $200 billion on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Russian Ambassador to Qatar Nurmakhmad Kholov said on Saturday. At least $200 bln will be spent on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, he said, reports Tass news agency. They want to show themselves to the best advantage while hosting the 2022 World Cup, so the primary focus and resources will be on...

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Day after confidence vote, Shiv Sena calls Rahul 'face of Opposition'

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Hours after it kept away from the no-confidence motion against the National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ruling ally Shiv Sena came out in full praise of Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Saturday. Rahul is now 'the face of the Opposition' that has become clear and evident from his speech yesterday (on Friday), said Sena...

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Documentary on Weinstein's fall may release year-end

Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) The Reckoning, a documentary which recounts the fall of producer Harvey Weinstein and the rise of the #MeToo movement, has been acquired by Vertical Entertainment for distribution in the US. The company is planning to release in the film in the fourth quarter of this year. The film is directed by Barry Avrich and had its world premiere at Toronto's recent Hot ...

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Jamshedpur FC appoint Cesar Ferrando as head coach

Jamshedpur, July 21 (IANS) Spaniard Cesar Ferrando was on Saturday appointed as the new head coach of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Jamshedpur FC. Cesar was previously with Spanish club La Nucia. He has coached teams such as Atletico de Madrid, Valencia B, Elche, Albacete (La Liga & Segunda Division Clubs). Cesar also possesses experience in coaching an Asian team with ...

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Naidu vows to make Andhra 'innovation valley' of India

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday said his government was taking steps to make the state Indias innovation valley with its capital Amravati housing nine happy cities with a perfect work-life balance for its residents. The crucial part of Amravati will be the Amravati Media City (AMC), which will focus on media, entertainment, social ...

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Mueller-Wohlfahrt resigns as Germany's team doctor

Berlin, July 21 (IANS) Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt will no longer be the doctor of the German national football team, the 75-year-old has announced. After 23 years as Germany's team doctor, Mueller-Wohlfahrt decided to step back to fully focus on his job as Bayern Munich's team doctor. He already informed head coach Joachim Loew and team manger Oliver Bierhoff, reports Xinhua news age...

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Nepal, China military drill to be held in September

Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Nepal and China will hold their second joint military exercise in China's Sichuan province from September 17, the Nepali Army announced on Saturday. Nepali Army personnel and a squad of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) will take part in the 10-day Sagarmatha Friendship-2 exercise in Chengdu, the Kathmandu Post reported. The first joint exercise...

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