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Lahiri stumbles in opening round of British Open

Carnoustie (Scotland), July 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri got off to a disastrous start at The 147th British Open with a scorecard of five-over 76 here on Thursday. Lahiri, bogeyed the fourth and ninth holes as he struggled at the beginning, not being able to find a birdie. He continued to stumble as he took six shots to clear par-four 10th hole, taking his round to four...

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Cummins finding ways to stop Kohli's tons Down Under

Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Ahead of India's tour Down Under later this year, Australian quick Pat Cummins has praised skipper Virat Kohli as a really passionate player while conceding that his bowling attack will target the prized wicket of the right-hander. Cummins recently found himself in the middle of a storm when he was widely quoted as saying: My brave, bold prediction; I'd say I think...

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Visible influence of Western music in Bollywood: Sahil Sharma

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Artiste Sahil Sharma, who goes by the stage name Zaeden, says Bollywood is witnessing a visible influence of Western music and this is adding an interesting twist to its music. It really helps introduce the audiences to multiple alternate genres and open up their minds to the same, Sharma told IANS in an e-mail interview. In the Indian EDM space, the pre...

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Russian meddling still a threat, White House says

Washington, July 19 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday that there is still a threat of Russian meddling in the US elections, claiming that president Donald Trump was not referring to that issue when he responded to journalists hours earlier. We believe that the threat still exists, which is why we are taking steps to prevent it, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters at the White...

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Russia no longer targeting US elections: Trump

Washington, July 19 (IANS) President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he did not believe that Russia was still targeting US elections, contradicting the opinion of his director of national intelligence. Speaking to reporters during a Cabinet meeting, Trump said that there has never been a president as tough on Russia as himself, adding that Russian President Vladimir Putin knows that ...

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Trump offers fresh defence of summit with Putin

Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump, a day after trying to do damage control, offered a fresh defence on Wednesday of his summit with Russian President Vladi­mir Putin, by saying that his widely panned news conference was appreciated by many people at the higher ends of intelligence. In morning tweets, Trump condemned haters who did not want him getting along with Putin...

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No secret deals reached between Putin, Trump: Russian envoy

Moscow, July 18 (IANS) The Presidents of Russia and the US did not arrive at any secret agreements during their summit in Finland, the Russian Ambassador to the US said on Wednesday. Anatoly Antonov's statement came amid a backlash against comments made by US President Donald Trump over Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, an accusation that US intelligence agencies have ...

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Hima's historic gold rejuvinates sleepy Assam village

Guwahati, July 18 (IANS) Not many in the country would have been familiar with Kandhulimari village in Dhing -- a small town situated approximately 20 kilometers from Nagaon district headquarters, narrowed by a land-eating Brahmaputra -- until 18-year-old sprinter Hima Das scripted history by clinching a 400 metres gold at the IAAF World U-20 Championships at Tampere in Finland last week.

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Trump says he misspoke in comment about Russian election meddling

Washington, July 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump told reporters here on Tuesday he misspoke at a news conference following his meeting in Helsinki with his Russian counterpart, insisting that he meant to say it was very plausible that Moscow interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. Trump made the clarification after coming under a storm of criticism from both Democrats and me...

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Farhan, Ali Fazal welcome audiences to 'Mirzapur'

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal and actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar on Tuesday unveiled the first look of the web series Mirzapur in style. The upcoming Prime Original Series Mirzapur stars Ali and Shweta Tripathi. Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan serve as the executive producers of the Amazon Prime Video's project created by Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna and directed by Gurmmeet Sing...

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Guru Randhawa excited about his first single with Dhvani

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Singer Guru Randhawa, known for songs like Lahore, Suit suit and Tu meri rani, is thrilled to unveil his first single with singer Dhvani Bhanushali whose new version of Dilbar is topping charts. The single titled Ishare tere, produced by TSeries, is a romantic and peppy dance track composed and written by Guru. It has been sung by Dhvani and Guru. I'm real...

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90 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Altogether 90 persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi address in a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, hospital authorities said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy an...

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Police attacked by BJP supporters after Modi's Bengal rally

Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) BJP party workers were seen attacking police personnel while returning from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Midnapore of West Bengal on Monday. Television grabs showed some BJP activists kicking and beating up police personnel with bamboo sticks after the latter allegedly failed to clear the roads for their party vehicles to move. BJP state unit Pr...

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24 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Around 24 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, police said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy and even on motorcycles. Around 22-24 people w...

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Russia: Not so much a bear, more of a pleasant surprise

Moscow, July 16 (IANS) So the World Cup is over after just over a month of intense football, travelling, long nights and early mornings, flights and press-room coffee. A total of 35 days in Russia gives you a lot to think about and a lot to remember, too much to express in 500 words, but some impressions from the World Cup should be written down for posterity, reports Xinhua news agency....

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Taapsee screens 'Soorma' for 'Badla' team in Scotland

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu held a special screening of her latest release Soorma for the cast and crew of her upcoming film Badla in Scotland. I have been in Scotland since June shooting for 'Badla' and hence couldn't be there in Mumbai to feel the buzz around 'Soorma'. I decided to do a screening here in Scotland for my team so we all could have a nice breather in betw...

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Australia Spiderman burglar brought to justice

Sydney, July 16 (IANS) A man who robbed almost 50 houses by scaling the outside of the buildings faced court in Australian on Monday. The 32-year-old man, who police dubbed Spiderman, has been charged with 49 counts of burglary and 16 counts of fraud after risking his life to access the high-rise homes, reports Xinhua news agency. The risk is so high, you've got to be fairly con...

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Sahil Phull to play national security agent

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actor Sahil Phull, known for TV shows like Kundali Bhagya and Uttaran, will play a national security agent in the digital project The Birthday Gift. It's a web series by Bengali filmmaker Arindam Chakraborty and produced by Biocine entertainment, Sahil, who earlier appeared in Vikram Bhatt's web series Twisted 2, said in a statement. I am happy to play the...

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Musk slammed for calling Thai cave rescuer 'Pedo'

San Francisco, July 16 (IANS) SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk was slammed on social media on Sunday for attacking a British diver who helped rescue the boys trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand, baselessly calling him a pedo on Twitter. Vern Unsworth, the British cave explorer, had said in an interview that Musk's attempt to help the rescue effort with a mini-sub was a PR stunt. ...

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Trump labels EU foe of US

Washington, July 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he considers the European Union an adversary of his country. I think we have a lot of foes, Efe quoted Trump as saying to CBS Evening News in response when anchor Jeff Glor asked him to name his biggest foe globally right now. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn'...

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