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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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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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Lin, Lee play down possible highly-anticipated duel in badminton worlds final

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) China's Lin Dan and Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei will focus more on themselves than the elusive highly-anticipated contest between the arch-rivals in World Badminton Championships final. At a press conference here on Sunday, the veterans shrugged off too much comment on the duel, saying that they needed to focus on every match ahead, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

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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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Spain mourns terror victims as manhunt continues

Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain held a solemn religious ceremony attended by heads of state and government in Barcelona's monumental Sagrada Familia basilica on Sunday to mourn the 14 persons killed in two terror attacks in the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia. The service, headed by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and officiated by...

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Survivors recount train crash, salute Khatauli samaritans

Khatauli (Muzaffarnagar), Aug 20 (IANS) Dazed survivors on Sunday recounted the horrific Kalinga Utkal Express train disaster, saying the death toll would have been much more but for the timely help rendered by residents of this Uttar Pradesh town. Virtually everyone credited the locals with rescuing dozens of trapped passengers from the mangled coaches of the train that was on its way t...

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Dera chief case: Haryana to deploy 35 companies of central forces

Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict on August 25 in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government on Sunday said the police was on alert and 35 companies of paramilitary forces would help maintain law and order in the state. Police is fully prepared to tackle any situation. The Centre has provided 35 companies of paramilitary forces, deployment of whic...

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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 eighty-five daily flights, the airline said in a statement. We believe that this misleading information about the alleged ...

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Justin Theroux compared to Ken doll

Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor-screenwriter Justin Theroux has been compared to a Ken doll -- the fictional boyfriend of toy doll Barbie -- by Damon Lindelof, executive producer of The Leftovers. Lindelof says there is nothing his friend can't do and he has many different sides to his personality, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He's a Ken doll. But he's Every-Ken. Astronaut Ken. In...

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Minister must accept responsibility for train tragedy: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Blaming criminal negligence for the Uttar Pradesh train accident, the Congress on Sunday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu must accept responsibility since he failed to perform his primary duty to secure passenger safety. The party also demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarpur distict on Sa...

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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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UK scientists create world's smallest surgical robot

London, Aug 20 (IANS) British scientists have developed the worlds smallest surgical robot which could transform daily operations for tens of thousands of patients, the media reported on Sunday. From a converted pig shed in the Cambridgeshire countryside, a team of 100 scientists and engineers have used low-cost technology originally developed for mobile phones and space industry to crea...

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Peter Andre planning duet with son

Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre wants to get his 12-year-old son Junior to record vocals on a charity single. The Mysterious Girl hitmaker is a big fan of his son's beautiful voice and though he won't be putting pressure on him to launch his career, he will give him as much support as Junior can take when he decides to take the plunge, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Jun...

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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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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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Army evacuates marooned in Gorakhpur

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Army on Sunday rescued people marooned in flood-hit Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh, a military official said. Three teams from the Army have been pressed into service at the request of the state government. All three teams were working relentlessly to rescue people marooned in the flood waters, the official said. They were also distributing relief mate...

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Kyrgios beats Ferrer, to face Dimitrov in final

Ohio, Aug 20 (IANS) Australia's Nick Kyrgios, ranked 23 in the world, on Saturday defeated Spain's David Ferrer 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) and booked a place in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event here. Kyrgios will now face 26-year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the tournament's seventh seed who defeated American John Isner, seeded 14th, in straight sets 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10) in the other semifin...

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'Deadpool 2' stuntwoman died due to low speed

Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Preliminary investigation into stuntwoman Joi SJ Harris' death suggests that the stunt might not have been all that difficult and that her death was the result of a freak low-speed accident. Harris died on the set of the film Deadpool 2. A report by WorkSafeBC, a statutory agency, which oversees occupational safety in the province, and The Coroners Ser...

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Halep, Muguruza cruise into Cincinnati final

Ohio, Aug 20 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep brushed aside American Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the final of the Western & Southern Open here on Saturday. The second seed, Halep, who had reached the semifinals of this hard-court tennis event for the third straight year, showed her superiority from the baseline by completely dominating the second-serve points, reports Efe.

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Golfer Chawrasia nominated for Arjuna Award

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Seasoned Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia, a winner of six international titles including four on the European Tour, has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award, it was announced on Sunday. A selection panel appointed by the Sports Ministry had recommended the golfer's name along with 16 other sportspersons about two weeks back. Chawrasia's nominati...

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