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Racing Nationals: Chennai's Sandeep grabs pole in MRF F1600

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) Local lad Sandeep Kumar put the hammer down by grabbing pole position in the MRF F1600 class as the third round of the national racing championship commenced at the Madras Motor Racing Track, here on Friday. Sandeep had finished first runner-up in the same category last year, thus missing a ticket to the Mazda Road To Indy shootout, and is determined to go one bet...

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SC slams Centre for non-use of Rs 77,000 cr environment funds

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over non-utilisation of Rs 77,000 crore meant for environment protection, the Supreme Court on Friday asked Centre as to how it intends to spend the huge amount. A bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta slammed the Centre for not spending the environment fund. The government collected Rs 91,000 crore as the environment fund,...

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Allahabad Bank proposes to close its Hong Kong branch

Kolkata, July 20 (IANS) State-run lender Allahabad Bank on Friday said it proposes to close its branch in Hong Kong as a part of rationalisation of overseas operations. Incidentally, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) had, in June, enhanced supervisory arrangements on its Hong Kong branch while assessing implications of the capital positions of the lender. ..we wish to infor...

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Australian nun to appeal deportation order in Philippines

Manila, July 20 (IANS) Australian nun Patricia Fox announced on Friday that she would appeal against a deportation order issued against her by the Philippines government a day earlier over allegations of involvement in political activities against the country's President. Fox's lawyer Sol Taule said that the appeal would be filed on Monday and added that the order issued by the Bureau of...

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Ronaldo re-ignites football frenzy in China after World Cup

Beijing, July 20 (IANS) The arrival of Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo here on Friday added more heat to a steamy Beijing summer after the 2018 Russia World Cup sparked football mania across the country. From the airport to Nike stores, from the hotel to the Palace Museum, wherever Ronaldo went, he was cheered by fans coming from all around the country just to take a look at their...

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Don't curtail role of Punjab, Haryana officers in Chandigarh: Amarinder

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) With the Union Home Ministry inducting more officers from the Union Territory (UT) cadre on important posts in the union territory of Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has objected to the role of officers from Punjab and Haryana being curtailed. Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking cadre protection for Pun...

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Collegium recommends Justice Joseph, two more judges for SC, 5 HC Chief Justices

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court collegium on Friday reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M.Joseph - the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court - to the Supreme Court. Besides separately reiterating the recommendation of Justice Joseph, it also recommended the elevation of Madras High Court Chief Justice, Justice Indira Banarjee and Justice Vineet Saran - the Ch...

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Can't do one-dimensional characters: Shikha Talsania

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actress Shikha Talsania, who has received rave reviews for her performance in the film Veere Di Wedding, says she cannot do one-dimensional characters and prefers to have layers in her roles. Shikha, along with celebrities like Pulkit Samrat and Angira Dhar, opened up in Open House with Renil on zoOm. I cannot do one-dimensional characters. I cannot play a ...

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Haryana Police makes training mandatory for private guards

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana Police has made it mandatory for all guards and supervisors employed by private security agencies to undergo training in recognized training institutes. Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Mohammed Akil said on Friday that all the heads of district police have been asked to ensure that all security guards and personal security offi...

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Didn't wish to do fiction TV shows: Monalisa

Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Bhojpuri film actress Antara Biswas, popularly known as Monalisa, says she had never thought of acting in a fiction TV show. The former Bigg Boss contestant is set to make her Hindi fiction debut on the small screen. She will be seen playing Mohana ('daayan') on the upcoming show Nazar. Being a popular movie actress, I had never thought of venturing into fi...

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Make the perfect meal for family get together

Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Family meet-ups and get togethers make for a fun time to catch up with relatives and favourite cousins. These meets help in building bonds and rekindle family memories, so make these complete with a scrumptious meal. Chef Pallavi Nigam, host of Amma Superstar on Living Foodz and Chef Vicky Ratnani share recipes that are perfect for your family get togethers. ...

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Nigerian boy gets new lease of life in Delhi

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy from Nigeria who was suffering from a rare life-threatening condition underwent a surgery here in which a portion of his heart was resected in order to correct an abnormal enlargement. Bako (name changed) was suffering from a Double Chamber RV (DCRV) with Ventricular septal defect (VSD). VSD or hole in the heart, a common genetic ab...

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Kupwara town shuts over minor's brutal murder

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) North Kashmir's Kupwara town shut in protest on Friday after the body of a brutally murdered minor boy was found on Thursday. Authorities closed educational institutions in the town and suspended mobile Internet services as a precautionary measure after a complete shutdown. The victim, 10-year-old Umar Farooq, belonged to Gulgam village. Scores of...

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Goa's Mangueshi temple priest booked for molestation

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa Police has started a probe into allegations of molestation raised against a priest attached to the popular Mangueshi temple in south Goa, after a victim filed an FIR, an officer said on Friday. The First Information Report was filed at Ponda police station late on Thursday, he said. We are investigating the case. An FIR has been filed by the victim unde...

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SIT to probe minor boy's death in J&K

Srinagar, July 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe a minor boy's death in Kupwara district. Umar Farooq's body was discovered in an orchard in Kupwara on Thursday. He had gone missing from Gulgam village three days back. A police statement issued on Friday said the SIT would be headed by an Additional Superintendent...

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First schedule of 'F2' wrapped up

Chennai, July 20 (IANS) The first schedule of Anil Ravipudi's directorial F2 has concluded. Ravipudi, who is known for directing films like Supreme and Raja The Great, on Thursday took to Twitter to praise the cast of his upcoming movie, which includes Tamannaah Bhatia, Varun Tej and Venkatesh. First schedule done. 'F2' Venkatesh garu you are amazing sir. Varun Tej brother missed...

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Punjab DGP sees conspiracy in campaign against him; warns of legal action

Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Under a sustained attack from the opposition, top police officials and other quarters over his shielding a certain controversial police officers, Punjab Police chief Suresh Arora on Thursday said that there was a spiteful conspiracy against him and other top brass of the force to erode the credibility and morale of the state police. During my career spanning 36...

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Jharkhand villagers remove 'pathalgadi'

Ranchi, July 19 (IANS) Nearly a year after they put up 'pathalgadi' as a mark of protest, villagers of Chituram in Khuti district of Jharkhand on Thursday removed the monolith and maintained they had been misled. The villagers pledged, in the presence of area officials, to work in tandem with the administration for the development of the area. 'Pathalgadi' is an age-old traditi...

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Defence Secretary reviews progress of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Kochi, July 19 (IANS) Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra had an on-board briefing on the progress of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) - one of the first aircraft carriers to be designed and built in India, an official statement said. Indian Navy's Vice Chief, Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar, Controller, Warship Production and Acquisition,Vice Admiral D.M. Deshpande, Joint Secretary, Shipping, S...

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Karnataka's seer dead, doctors suspect poisoning

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Karnataka's Shiroor Mutt seer Lakshmivara Theertha Swami passed away on Thursday at a private hospital in Manipal, with doctors attributed the death to suspected poisoning. He was 55. The seer was brought to our hospital early on Wednesday from Udupi in a critical condition. Though medical care was provided, he was declared dead at 8.30 a.m. There is suspicion o...

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