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Chinese envoy pitches for India-China-Pakistan trilateral meet

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) With India and Pakistan being made full members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Monday pitched the concept of an India-China-Pakistan trilateral meeting under the SCO framework. Security cooperation is one of three pillars of the SCO, Luo said in his keynote speech at a seminar on Beyond Wuhan: How far a...

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'Dazen 6A' launched in India at Rs 7,999

Jaipur, June 18 (IANS) China-based Lephone on Monday launched a new smartphone brand Dazen with a new affordable device Dazen 6A at Rs 7,999 for Indian consumers. The 5.7-inch HD plus device with an aspect ratio of 18:9 sports a 3MP+0.3MP AF dual rear camera and 5MP front camera. It also comes with a Face Unlock feature. We at Lephone are excited to bring a new brand 'Dazen' for ...

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Maldives says didn't deny work visas to Indians

Male, June 18 (IANS) The Maldives Immigration has refuted reports that it is denying work permits to Indian citizens. Immigration Controller Mohamed Anwar said that Maldives Immigration officers do not discriminate when carrying out their duties and the authority will continue to grant Indian citizens work permits and visas in accordance with the country's regulations, the Edition newspa...

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Monsoon is both a pollution pump and a cleanser, says study

Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Like Janus, the Greek god, the Indian monsoon has two faces, according to a report by researchers from Germany in the journal Science. The report says the monsoon convection not only transports pollutants upward all the way to the stratosphere (that starts at 18 km), from where they disperse globally, but it simultaneously provides a cleansing mechanism by remov...

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7 killed in Punjab accident

Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) At least seven people were killed on Monday when the sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in rammed into a truck near Punjab's Amritsar city, police said. The victims included one child and three women. Eight passengers in the SUV were returning to Delhi after a pilgrimage trip from Himachal Pradesh and the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Seoul, Pyongyang meet to discuss sports collaboration

Seoul, June 18 (IANS) Representatives from South Korea and North Korea on Monday discussed sports collaboration between the two neighbours at a meeting held in the truce village of Pan Panmunjom. Among the issues to be discussed is a proposed joint march in the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, in August and a formation of united teams in th...

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Mavericks edge out Maharashtra in UTT thriller

Pune, June 17 (IANS) Ayhika Mukherjee's giant-killing ways stood out as RP-SG Mavericks thwarted a gallant charge from Maharashtra United and eked out a narrow 11-10 victory in their Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) clash at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Sunday. After Ayhika, Kou Lei and the mixed pair of captain Harmeet Desai and Doo Hoi Kem had won the first three matches to p...

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Iran forward Jahanbakhsh calls Nike withdrawal 'disrespectful'

Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Iran forward Alireza Jahanbakhsh has criticized American sports apparel brand Nike which, ahead of the FIFA World Cup, refused to continue supply of boots to his team owing to US-led sanctions against the Asian country. Two days before Iran's opening match against Morocco on Friday, Nike put out a statement, saying its reason of withdrawl was based on US President ...

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Nadal kicks off 24 Hours of Le Mans race

Le Mans (France), June 16 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Saturday kicked off the 86th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the world's oldest sports car races, in which his compatriot Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso is to compete. Fresh off winning his record 11th French Open title, Nadal was handed the French flag by a military unit that arrived via helicopter, repor...

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Bengaluru to get potholes fixed through e-complaint

Bengaluru, June 16 (IANS) In a novel initiative, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara asked people to report about potholes in Bengaluru via Whatsapp message, call or e-complain on the civic body's website to get them repaired at the earliest. Report a pothole, get it fixed immediately, tweeted Parameshwara, who is in-charge of Bengaluru Development as additional post along wi...

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Ritvik loves playing basketball

June 16 (IANS) Actor Ritvik Arora, who is playing Ahaan in Tu Aashiqui, says he has special love for basketball. Apart from acting, I'm very much into sports. I love to play basketball. It actually refreshes me. And brings lots of energy to work and concentrate. Apart from basketball I enjoy playing guitar and also love to relax in water or swim. They are my hobbies, he said in a stateme...

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Saudi Arabia denies punishing players for losing World Cup opener

Moscow, June 16 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has refuted reports about possible reprimands which may await certain members of the kingdoms national football team after the defeat at the FIFA World Cup here. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has refuted reports about the kingdom's Minister of Sports Turki al-Sheikh singling out certain players for alleged disciplinary ...

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Important to keep cities clean, beautiful: Dia Mirza

New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza, who was associated with an initiative that highlights Indian culture and diversity through graffiti art, says it is important to keep the cities clean and beautiful. Radio Mirchi and Canara HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce Life Insurance have come together to beautify the national capital through graffiti art. The joint initiative aims to celebr...

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Seeing Angad in 'Soorma' is amazing: Neha Dhupia

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia, who got married to actor Angad Bedi last month, says it was amazing to see her husband working in Soorma with co-stars like Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu. Neha was interacting with the media at the red carpet of Miss India sub-contest on Friday, here. In Soorma, Angad plays the character of Bikramjeet Singh, the elder brother of for...

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Table Tennis: Mavericks thrash Empowerji Challengers 5-2 in UTT

Pune, June 15 (IANS) Indias young paddlers Manav Thakkar and Ayhika Mukherjee created a big flutter by stunning much higher-ranked players in CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) as RP-SG Mavericks beat last year's finalists Empowerji Challengers 5-2 at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Friday. Mavericks picked up 13 points in the process while yielding just 8 in the seven-match en...

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Archery squad for Asian Games announced

Pune, June 15 (IANS) Former Olympians Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar failed to make the cut while archer Vishwas made a comeback as India picked a 16-member squad for the Asian Games on Friday. The squad will also take part in stage four of the World Cup to be held in Berlin from July 16-22 ahead of the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18 to September 2.

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Muralitharan rejects SLC's offer to join as consultant

Colombo, June 15 (IANS) Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan has rejected an offer by the country's sports minister Faizer Musthapaha to join the national cricket board as a consultant. Muralitharan, who has 1334 international wickets to his name, has hit out at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for not reviving the game. Issuing a statement, the 46-year-old said: I am of the view th...

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Ashish Chowdhury misses Sumona Chakravarty

Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Actor Ashish Chowdhury is missing his Dev co-star Sumona Chakravarty as she is not a part of the show's second season. The Colors show, set to premiere on June 25, will feature Ashish, Jigyasa Singh, Puja Banerjee and Amit Dolawat. In this season, the other cast remains the same which includes Puja Bannerjee as Mehak, Amit Dolavat as inspector Narvekar, Joy...

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GCX, BMC UK to facilitate FIFA World Cup 2018 broadcast

London, June 15 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM), and Broadcast Media Communications (BMC UK) have teamed up for the 'live' broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 which kicked off in Russia on June 14, a company statement said here on Friday. This event will be carried across GCX's network, via BMC, from Frankfurt to the London Broadcasting ...

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World's steepest football stadium under construction in Australian city

Sydney, June 15 (IANS) With an upper tier perilously tilted at a 34 degree angle, a new football stadium in Australia's Western Sydney is continuing to take shape on Friday, as the steepest allowable trajectory in the world, local media reported. Holding 30,000 covered seats, the state of art facility aims to put audiences as close to the action as possible, reports Xinhua news agency.

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