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Pete Davidson comes to Ariana Grande's defence

Los Angeles, July 16 (IANS) Actor Pete Davidson stood by his fiancee Ariana Grande when the singer was slammed for wearing a pendant of the former's late father's New York City Fire Department badge. On Friday, the Saturday Night Live star shared a shot of Grande wearing a gold necklace with a pendant of the badge. The sentimental piece of jewellry features 8418, the badge number...

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Protests continue in Iraq over lack of jobs, basic services

Baghdad, July 16 (IANS) Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators took to the streets on Sunday in protest over lack of jobs and basic service, police said. In Dhi Qar province, dozens of protestors gathered around the provincial council building and others attacked offices of al-Hikma, Badr and Fadhiela political parties in the city of Nasriyah, some 375 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Xin...

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Bodies of 5 Bangladeshi footballers drowned in river recovered

Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) The bodies of five teenage Bangladeshi footballers who drowned in a river on Saturday evening were recovered early on Sunday. Bakhtiar Uddin Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Chakaria Police Station, said the bodies were retrieved by a team of Divers of Fire Service and Civil Defence. The victims were students of local Grammar School in Cox's Bazar district, s...

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Harry Styles thanks fans in emotional speech

Los Angeles, July 16 (IANS) Singer Harry Styles wrapped up his debut tour here with an emotional speech, thanking his fans and the audience for their support. The Sign of the Times singer, 24, performed the final show of 'Harry Styles: Live on Tour' at The Forum here on Saturday. A slew of Hollywood stars came out to support. The singer's ex-girlfriend Kendall Jenner was spotted ...

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India enter quarters of Asian Junior badminton

Jakarta, July 16 (IANS) Barring Lakshya Sen, none of the Indian could stand up to the clinical South Koreans as India went down 1-4 in their last Group C match in the Asian Junior Badminton Championships here on Sunday. But, having finished second behind South Korea in the group, India entered the quarterfinals where they will take on Japan on Monday. In contrast, the Indian juni...

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Djokovic beats Anderson, wins 4th Wimbledon title

London, July 15 (IANS) Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Sunday overpowered South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) in a lopsided Wimbledon final, taking home the trophy for the fourth time in his career. Both players had reached the final round after surviving the two longest semifinal matches in Wimbledon's history. Djokovic needed just two hours and 16 minutes to beat a ...

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Delhi sees scattered rain on Sunday, to see light showers the week

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The National Capital on Sunday saw scattered rainfall with Met forecast predicting on and off monsoon showers throughout the week. Sunday saw about two degrees rise in mercury with the maximum temperature recorded at 35.4 degree Celsius, the season's average, against 33.9 degree on Saturday. The minimum was recorded at 27.6 degree Celsius, the season's average.<...

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13 stolen bikes recovered, 2 arrested

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Thirteen stolen bikes were recovered after two vehicle thieves were arrested here, police said on Sunday. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Southeast, Chinmoy Biswal said that Santosh, 21, and Akash, 22 were arrested on Saturday evening from Okhla Mandi and Kalindi Kunj respectively and the stolen vehicles recovered based on information from them. --IANS

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Female lawyer raped by senior, case filed

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) A senior lawyer was booked for rape after his junior alleged that she was raped by him in his chamber in a court complex here, police said on Sunday. A police official said that the rape case was registered against advocate P.K. Lal on Saturday evening, on the allegation of the woman that he raped her in his chamber in Saket court some time back. --IANS<...

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Sculptor seeks cooperation of Centre, Odisha for new temple

Bhubaneswar, July 15 (IANS) Eminent sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra, who has been nominated to the Rajya Sabha, on Sunday sought the cooperation of the central and Odisha governments for his dream project of constructing a second Konark temple in the state. The construction of the second Konark Temple in Odisha is my dream. That apart, I have no other aspiration. I wish to build the second ...

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India, Bahrain make pharma a key area of cooperation

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) In an important boost to the Indian healthcare industry, India and Bahrain on Sunday agreed to make pharmaceuticals a key area of cooperation following the second High Joint Commission meeting led by External Affairs Minister Susham Swaraj and Bahraini Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa in Manama. Bahrain and India agreed to explore ...

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Criminals arrested, four pistols seized

Ghaziabad, July 15 (IANS) Police here have arrested five criminals, two of whom carried rewards of Rs 100,000 and Rs 50,000 for their arrest, and seized four pistols, two cars and Rs 1.2 lakh in cash from them. Additional Director General of Police (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar told the media that the arrests on Saturday night followed a tip off when a car in which the men were travelling...

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Haryana STF arrests wanted criminal from Noida

Gurugram, July 15 (IANS) A wanted criminal carrying a bounty of Rs 1.5 lakh on his head was arrested from Noida, adjoining Delhi, by Haryana's Special Task Force (STF), police said on Sunday. Pradeep Lohar alias Kala was wanted in around two dozen cases of murder, attempt to murder, loot and other heinous crimes, STF Deputy Inspector General Satheesh Balan said. The wanted crimin...

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Google might face record fine in Android monopoly case

London, July 15 (IANS) Google will be hit with a record European Union (EU) fine for using its Android smartphone system to fortify its search empire. The fine -- likely to be handed down on Tuesday or Wednesday -- is expected to eclipse the 2.1 bn pound monopoly abuse penalty Google paid last year over its internet shopping business, and escalates the war between Silicon Valley and Brus...

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Himachal continues to experience rainfall

Shimla, July 15 (IANS) Hills of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday continued to experience moderate to heavy rains and all the major rivers and their tributaries were in spate, officials said. There could be heavy rainfall at some places in the state till Monday, the Met office warned. While Dharamsala town recorded the highest rainfall in the state at 87 mm, it was 65 mm in Palampur and 38 mm i...

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Emerging Hindustani classical music artistes put on mesmerising recital

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) With soulful vocal and santoor recitals, Hindustani classicalists Mahalaxmi Shenoy and Raj Kumar Majumdar created a vibrant yet mesmerising ambience at the 10th Quarterly Baithak of Chandigarh-based educational institution Pracheen Kala Kendra here. At the recital at the India Habitat Centre here on Saturday, Shenoy, who has also trained under Grammy-winning ins...

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'Sacred Games': Kashyap does a 'yay' on Rahul Gandhi's remark

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Anurag Kashyap has appreciated Congress President Rahul Gandhi's comment on freedom of expression as a fundamental democratic right, in the context of the filmmaker's web show Sacred Games. However, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has questioned the politician. Netflix's Sacred Games, produced by the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment's Phantom Films joint ventu...

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A long-drive with friends proved costly for Hyderabadi techie

Hyderabad, July 15 (IANS) A long drive on his weekly day off along with a relative and friends proved to be deadly for Mohammad Azam, a software engineer who was beaten to death by a mob in Karnataka's Bidar district on Friday on suspicion of being a child lifter. A pall of gloom has gripped the house of Azam, 28, in Errakunta in the old city of Hyderabad.A The body of Azam, who ...

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Yasin Malik detained in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 15 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained by police on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. JKLF sources said Malik had gone to condole some bereaved families. While returning home, he was detained along with two associates. Malik was released only on Saturday after 10 days in preventive detention.

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Elon Musk denies being top donor to Republican committee

San Francisco, July 15 (IANS) Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has denied of being a top donor to a Republican political action committee (PAC). Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party, Musk tweeted on Saturday. Musk's denial came in response to a report by The Hill news magazine earlier on Saturday that he was one o...

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