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Two injured after coming in contact with high-tension wire

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A young man and a teenager suffered serious burn injuries when they came in contact with a high-tension overhead wire while flying kite in north Delhi, police said on Thursday. Police said Kartik, 18, and his juvenile neighbour, 14, received over 60 per cent burn injuries when they received electric shocks while flying a kite on the terrace of the latter's Sonia...

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Student beaten to death in Delhi school

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of a government school here died after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of students in the school compound, police said on Thursday. The incident occurred on at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday following a scuffle at Jyoti Nagar's S.K.V school, where the victim has gone to collect his transfer certificate along with his brother and meet his teac...

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Nepalese couple held for kidnapping, boy rescued

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A boy kidnapped from north Delhi in April has been rescued from Nepal and a couple hailing from the Himalayan nation arrested, police said on Thursday. Police said that Poonam and Sonu, natives of Nepal's Rupandehi district, were arrested on Wednesday from Nepal during a raid by a team of Nepal and Delhi Police. The four-year-old boy kidnapped by them was rescue...

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India calls for rules-based order in Indo-Pacific

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India on Thursday called for a rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region that should allow use of common spaces on sea and in the air. The Indo-Pacific must be a free, open and an inclusive region, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in her keynote address at the ministerial session of this year's Delhi Dialogue, the premier annual track 1.5 event to...

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Delhi Health Minister prescribes strict measures against vector-borne diseases

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With monsoon knocking on the door, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday directed all stakeholders to take strict action for the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in the national capital. In a meeting held with senior officials of the Department and other agencies, Jain reviewed the preparedness and status of action taken for the prevent...

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Rohingya rights violations continue in Myanmar: UN

Dhaka, July 19 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council said on Thursday that the continuing influx of Rohingya refugees in neighbouring Bangladesh showed their human rights were still being violated in Myanmar. The council said that the refugees, numbering around 722,000 since the exodus began in August 2017, fled due to an overall menacing environment in Myanmar, which forced them to leave t...

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Sao Paulo edges Flamengo 1-0, closes gap at top of Brazilian league

Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Sao Paulo went on the road to defeat Flamengo 1-0, narrowing the latter's lead in the 2018 Brazilian league's standings to just a single point. Flamengo came up short at Maracana Stadium even though it had a big edge in ball possession and despite the return to the starting line-up of Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero, reports Efe. Former Flamengo att...

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IS kidnaps 12 demining staff in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 19 (IANS) Armed men from the terror group Islamic State (IS) have kidnapped 12 mine removal staff working for an Afghan organization in the country's Kunar province, an official said on Thursday. The kidnapping of the members of the Agency for Rehabilitation and Energy Conservation in Afghanistan (AREA), which clears mines, took place in Manogai province, provincial governor'...

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Transgender campaigns for acceptance in Pakistan election

Islamabad, July 19 (IANS) Pakistani transgender Nadeem Kashish knows that she will not win a seat in the July 25 general elections but is still standing as a candidate and believes that she has already won by fighting for the acceptance of her community that lives on the margins of society in the country. I have won the elections already as more people are coming to me and are talking ab...

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2019 Ashes series from Aug 1 to Sep 16

London, July 19 (IANS) The next Ashes Test cricket series between Australia and England will be held from August 1 to September 16, 2019 in the UK, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday. The summer's five-match series assumes more significance as for the first time an Ashes rubber will be part of World Test Championship. While the first Test begins in Ed...

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Tripura power plant snag causes supply cut to Bangladesh

Agartala, July 19 (IANS) The 726-MW gas-based power plant in Tripura is facing technical hiccups causing less supply to neighbouring Bangladesh, an official said here on Thursday. A transformer of the 726 MW-capacity Palatana power project in southern Tripura has been faulty since last week, causing less supply of power to Bangladesh, Tripura State Electricity Corporation's senior engine...

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'Mulk' actor Ashrut Jain feels like Mathew McConnaughey

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Working in two back-to-back courtroom dramas Mulk and Batti Gul Meter Chalu makes young actor Ashrut Jain feel like Mathew McConaughey, who has done legal dramas like A Time To Kill and The Lincoln Lawyer. Ashrut, excited about both the projects, told IANS over phone from Mumbai: On both the sets, people have praised me for one thing, and that is my versatility....

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Goa assembly adjourned five times over formalin row

Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Assembly was adjourned five times on Thursday following protests by the Opposition Congress over dangerous chemical formalin being used to preserve fish sold in the state. Congress legislators repeatedly disrupted the proceedings, with some of them stepping into the well of the House demanding a detailed discussion on the controversy. After four ...

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The future of plastic? Scientists explore bioplastics from sorghum

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS/Mongabay) In the early 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with making plastic parts for automobiles. He came up with what was called the plastic car made from soybeans. Since that decade, when mass plastic production began from oil-based materials, its use has surged dramatically, becoming a big part of our daily lives. The resulting unwanted plastic pollution crisis a...

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Formalin controversy: No officer to examine quality of fish, says Goa Minister

Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Fisheries Department does not have a single technical officer to examine the quality of fish sold in the state, Fisheries Minister Vinoda Paliencar told the Goa Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The Department does not have a technical officer to look after the quality of fish. However, any complaint received shall be reported to the Food and Drugs Administ...

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'The Untold Story of Sunny Leone' doesn't tell much

Web series: Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone; Director: Aditya Dutt; Cast: Sunny Leone, Karanvir Lamba, Rysa Saujani, Raj Arjun, Grusha Kapoor and Bijay Anand; Rating: ** There is little here in this 10-part series chronicling the rise of Sunny Leone from porn to Bollywood that we don't know already. Sunny, who is a beautiful, articulate and clear-headed woman in real life...

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Government committed to quota in faculty positions: Javadekar

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the Modi government was committed to reservation in the faculty positions of universities and that it does not agree with a court order quashing the 50 per cent reservation. The University Grants Commission (UGC) was forced to issue a 13-point roster after an Allahabad High Court ruling last year. But we do n...

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Houthis using key Yemen port to import arms: UAE envoy

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Houthis, the Shia majority armed group allegedly allied to Iran, is using a key port in war-torn Yemen to import arms instead of allowing in aid material, UAE Ambassador to India Ahmed Albanna has said. The Houthis now are actually using the port of Hudaydah to import weapons and arms, Albanna told IANS here. Also they are confiscating all the intern...

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Sao Paulo beat Flamengo in Brazil's Serie A

Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) A second-half header from midfielder Everton gave Sao Paulo a 1-0 away victory over Flamengo in their Brazilian Serie A match here. The 29-year-old nodded in a Joao Rojas cross in the 47th minute at the Maracana Stadium on Wednesday evening as Sao Paulo rose to second in the 20-team standings with 26 points from 13 matches. Flamengo remain leaders with 27 p...

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Ryan Gosling's 'First Man' to open 75th Venice Film Festival

Los Angeles, July 19 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelles space race drama First Man will open the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival on August 29. This will mark the second opening-night Venice bow for Chazelle. His previous film, La La Land, kicked off the fest in 2016 before cruising into the awards season and tying the all-time Oscar nominations record, reports...

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