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Coolpad launches 'Cool Play 6' smartphone at Rs 14,999

Dubai, Aug 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Sunday launched its flagship gaming smartphone Coolpad Cool Play 6 at Rs 14,999 in the Indian market. The phone unveiled here at an event comes in a metal body and sports a bezels display. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1080 x 1980 pixels screen resolution. The Coolpad Cool Play 6 is powered by 1.4GHz Octa-core Qual...

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Still feel Friday release pressure, says Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says that she takes ownership of every films she works in and therefore feels pressure on every Friday morning whenever her movie is hitting the box office. Oh I do. I just got the Telugu release last Friday so I do get the pressure because I take the ownership of my films. I just don't let it go and ride it on other names... that's why I get t...

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First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli star as India rout Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Dhawan slammed 132 runs in 90 balls while Kohli smashed 82 runs off 70 deliveries. Both players forged a 197-run partne...

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First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli guide India to 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Dhawan slammed 132 runs in 90 balls while Kohli smashed 82 runs off 70 deliveries. --IANS gau/dg <...

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Dhopade maintains lead in National Challengers Chess meet

Ahmedabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of Railways maintained his lead at the top with nine points at the end of the 10th round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship here on Sunday. Playing safe on the top board, Dhopade signed the peace treaty with S. Satyapragyan of Air India after mandatory 25 moves and added 0.5 point to his tally. The second boar...

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2.5 lakh people eyeball FIFA U-17 trophy in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Around 2.5 lakh people gathered at India Gate in the capital city here as the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy was displayed. Talking about the crowd participation, Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said: It's been a fantastic start to the Trophy Experience. We have had over 200,000 people in Delhi who have had the opportunity to see the FIFA U-17 World Cup. This is...

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25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.<...

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Tata Motors launches AMT-equipped Tiago at Rs 4.79 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Tata Motors on Sunday launched the mid-end variant of its hatchback Tiago model priced at Rs 4.79 lakh incorporating the new automated manual transmission (AMT) technology, the introduction of which earlier in the high-end variant has been well received, the company said. To ensure better customer accessibility to AMT, Tata Motors has now introduced a new AMT var...

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Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth in focus at Badminton Worlds

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, a hungry Saina Nehwal and a reinvigorated Kidambi Srikanth will be in focus when the World Badminton Championships begin here on Monday. Sindhu, seeded fourth, will be one of the favourites in the women's singles and the 22-year-old's big tournament temperament will help her handle the pressure. The double World Champio...

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TV medium is growing vastly: Karanvir Bohra

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) He ventured onto the small screen in 1999 as Kabir from the show Just Mohabbat and has since been part of shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Shararat and Naagin 2. And now, after almost two decades of being part of the medium, actor Karanvir Bohra feels the TV medium is growing vastly. I have been in the TV industry since 1999 and I have seen the golden p...

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Ghosh-Sathiyan lose in Bulgarian Open TT final

Panagyurishte (Bulgaria), Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian table tennis pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura in the men's doubles final of the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open here on Sunday but settled for the silver. The experienced Japanese pair overcame a tough fight from the Indians to win 11...

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India restrict Sri Lanka to 216 in first ODI

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka wasted a good start to allow Indian spinners to bounce back in style and restrict the hosts to 216 in the first One-Day International cricket match of their five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. For Sri Lanka, openers Niroshan Dickwella (64) and Anjelo Mathews (36 not out) were the major contributors ...

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Don't get distracted by 'constitutional issues', Jitendra Singh tells J&K

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) In a veiled reference to the Jammu and Kashmir government's concern over the Constitution's Article 35A, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it should focus on addressing problems of the common man rather than get distracted by constitutional issues. Addressing a programme organised to felicitate the government officials and social activists who had contribu...

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Major train accidents in seven years

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A chronology of major train accidents in India in the past seven years: * August 19, 2017: At least 20 people were killed and 92 injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. * January 21, 2017: 29 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed ...

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CMFRI develops breeding technology for Indian pompano

Kochi, Aug 20 (IANS) Mariculture in the country is set for a major boost with the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) successfully developing a seed production technology for Indian pompano. Indian pompano (Trachinotus mookalee) has a high commercial value both in domestic and international markets. According to Kochi-headquartered CMFRI Director A. Gopalakrishnan...

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NCLT, insolvency law must treat home buyers like banks: Assocham

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government, the National Company Law Tribunal and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board should treat home buyers at par with banks in view of a situation where thousands of buyers have been unable to get possession owing to stalled projects, industry body Assocham said on Sunday. We request the government to mull over issuing a Presidential Ordinance and amend ...

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Nationalised banks to down shutters on Tuesday

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) All nationalised banks here will be closed on Tuesday, the All India Bank Officers Confederation said on Sunday. The Saturday night decision was taken to express solidarity with the nationwide strike call given by the confederation to protest the anti-people policies of the central government. Dilip Singh Chauhan, General Secretary of the Bank of India Offi...

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PM remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary, and recalled his contribution to the nation. On his birth anniversary, we remember former PM Rajiv Gandhi and recall his contribution to the nation, said Modi on Twitter. Gandhi's widow and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, son and party Vice...

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GST to enable brand licensing industry to grow in India

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) The implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) will enable brand licensing industry to grow in India and also allow retail industry to start respecting intellectual property rights, an official said on Sunday. Modern retail would unlock itself because of GST. The new tax system will provide level playing field for all the players. We will start respecting lot of...

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'Shubh...' director praises Bhumi Pednekar for her hard work

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Shubh Mangal Savdhan director R.S. Prasanna has praised actress Bhumi Pednekar for her work in her latest release Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, which has grossed over Rs 100 crore at the box-office, and says her hard work will bring her more success. Prasanna on Saturday took to Twitter to praise Bhumi, who will be essaying the role of Sugandha in Shubh Mangal Savdhan. ...

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