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Drone-like object spotted in Delhi, flight operations hit briefly

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Flight operations at the Delhi airport were briefly halted on Sunday evening after an Air Asia pilot reported sighting a drone-like flying object, sending security agencies in a tizzy, police said. Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, said the pilot who was flying from Goa to Delhi reported having seen the...

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IndiGo alleges misleading info to malign brand name

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Sunday alleged that a campaign of misleading information is being spread to malign its brand name. In the last few days, there have been misinformed media reports suggesting that IndiGo is cancelling 85 daily flights, the airline said in a statement. We believe that this misleading information about the alleged spurt in ...

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Arsenal coach Wenger blames referees for loss to Stoke City

London, Aug 20 (IANS) Arsenal F.C. chief coach Arene Wenger has blamed the referee's decision of ruling striker Alexandre Lacazette off-side in his 72nd-minute goal for their 0-1 defeat against Stoke City in an English Premier League (EPL) football game here. I think we were unlucky with some decisions from the referee because we scored a regular goal, the London club coach was quoted as...

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Stories with human characters influence children more

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Children learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with human characters than with cute human-like animals, a new study has revealed. The study, carried out by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, found that four to six-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than bo...

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Juventus, Napoli begin Serie A with easy wins

Milan, Aug 20 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus and title contenders Napoli posted easy victories over Cagliari and Hellas Verona on the first day of the Serie A football season. In Turin, Argentine strikers Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain each scored goals on Saturday to lead hosts Juventus to a 3-0 victory over Cagliari, reports Efe. After losing the Italian Super C...

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Schalke start with victory into Bundesliga season

Berlin, Aug 20 (IANS) Goals from Nabil Bentaleb and Yevhen Konoplyanka provided newly appointed Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco a faultless start into the Bundesliga football campaign by beating Leipzig 2-0. Both sides on Saturday staged an evenly balanced encounter as Schalke's well positioned defence gave the visitors from Leipzig a hard time. However, Schalke were also able to wor...

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Girona debut in La Liga with draw

Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Atletico Madrid battled back from 2-0 down with 10 men to take a point from their game away to newly promoted Girona in their first game in the new Spanish first division football league season. Cristian Stauni celebrated his return to Spain with goals in the 22nd and 25th minutes on Saturday to give Girona a shock 2-0 lead and the points looked to be staying in the...

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From RM to CM: Parrikar trades Tejas for tomatoes, surgical strikes for papad dough

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Until some months ago, as Raksha Mantri, Manohar Parrikar, with his trademark fidgety eloquence, could explain the flaws in the LCA Tejas or confidently hold fort on the now-fabled surgical strikes against Pakistan. However, Parrikar appears to have re-adapted to his role as Chief Minister of India's smallest state, Goa, and in the course of his relatively subdued c...

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Critical Saamna editorial based on 'fake news': Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna editorial which criticised him for his readiness to move back to the Defence Ministry, in case he lost the August 23 Panaji by-poll, was based on fake news. In an interaction with students late on Saturday here, Parrikar said the Congress dirty tricks department was behind the fake news con...

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AC jackets for Indian Special Forces soon: Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Trials for introducing air-conditioned jackets for the Indian Special Forces soldiers are on, former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said. In a Special Forces operation, there is extensive exercise. Body heats up, he (soldier) is very uncomfortable. At that time if he has an air conditioned jacket, he is more comfortable. Trial is on, Pa...

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Football: India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to edge past Mauritius 2-1 in their first game of the Tri-Nation football tournament here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. Jean Mervyn Jocelyn (15th) gave the visitors a shock lead before Robin Singh (37th) restored parity and substitute Balwant Singh (62nd) scored the winner. India, without skipper Sunil Chhetri, ni...

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Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0

Swansea (United Kingdom), Aug 19 (IANS) Manchester United continued their good start in the English Premier League (EPL) football season as they thrashed hosts Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday. United secured their away victory at the Liberty Stadium to remain provisionally at the top spot of the EPL standings after defeating West Ham 4-0 in the first round, reports Efe. Defender Eri...

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Ethiopia to host global meet on maternal, child health

Rabat, Aug 19 (IANS/MAP) Ethiopia will host an international conference on maternal and child health on August 24 and 25 under the theme Overcoming critical obstacles to maternal and child survival. Initiated jointly by Ethiopia and India, the conference aims to celebrate progress to date, share best practices and identify key milestones for achieving the sustainable development goals se...

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Valencia, Leganes open La Liga season with wins

Valencia (Spain), Aug 19 (IANS) Valencia and Leganes share the lead in the La Liga football championship after winning their respective matches by identical 1-0 scores on the first day of the 2017-2018 football season. Hosting UD Las Palmas at the Mestalla Stadium on Friday, Valencia were clearly the better side in their first official match under new coach Marcelino, reports Efe.

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Bayern overpower Leverkusen in Bundesliga season opener

Munich, Aug 19 (IANS) Defending champions Bayern Munich started with a 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the kick-off of the 55th Bundesliga football season. The German record champions on Friday smoothed the way within 45 minutes as goals from summer signings Niklas Suele and Corentin Tolissio established a 2-0 lead early in the game, reports Xinhua news agency. Bayern exten...

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Monchengladbach re-sign striker Bobadilla

Berlin, Aug 19 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have re-signed striker Raul Bobadilla from Augsburg on a two-year deal. Raul is well known in Monchengladbach. He was away but he came home. Over the last few weeks, we have been thinking about our squad and have realized that there is demand for action. In recent years, Raul has consistently proven his qualities, Monchengladbach sporting di...

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Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt

Frankfurt (Germany), Aug 19 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced. The Bundesliga side said in a statement on Friday that the 30-year-old Boateng, who rescinded his contract with Las Palmas earlier this week for personal reasons, is the midfielder the club has been seeking ...

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Man United stint helped me mature: Memphis

Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Lyon attacking midfielder Memphis Depay admitted on Saturday that his travails at Manchester United under former head coach Louis van Gaal and incumbent Jose Mourinho have made him a better footballer. Depay, 23, joined United in the summer of 2015 but could only manage to score twice in 28 English Premier League (EPL) appearances under compatriot Van Gaal. U...

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More comfortable in non-glamorous roles: Nargis Fakhri

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri, who featured in glamorous roles in films like Main Tera Hero, Azhar and Housefull 3, says she is more comfortable doing non-glamorous parts. The actress walked for designer Anushree Reddy on the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017, sporting a fuller frame. To a question by IANS on whether she is comfortable doing...

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Mark Schwahn 'absolutely' up for 'One Tree Hill' film

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Mark Schwahn, creator of one of the most popular American teen dramas, One Tree Hill, says he will absolutely turn the TV show into a film if its cast is willing to do it. Long before One Tree Hill burst on to the small screen in 2003, Schwahn, also a writer, director and producer, had plans to make it a film proper. But that project never took off. It's ...

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