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LFW W/F'17: Jayanti Reddy brings drama of Byzantine era on ramp

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) It was glamour of a bygone era that took over the ramp at 6Degree Studio during Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 when Jayanti Reddy showcased a collection inspired by the colours and fashion of the Byzantine or Eastern Roman Empire. There was a variety of silhouettes with lehengas, jackets, shararas, blouses, shawls, tunics and pants. The ensembles worked wond...

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First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli star as India rout Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Dhawan slammed 132 runs in 90 balls while Kohli smashed 82 runs off 70 deliveries. Both players forged a 197-run partne...

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Bihar flood toll reaches 253

Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) The flood situation remained grim in Bihar while the death toll rose to 253 on Sunday, an official said A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 126.87 lakh persons in 1,965 panchayats under 171 blocks in 18 districts have been affected by the floods. According to an official release, till date 7,21,704 people have been evacuated to safe places by...

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Flood situation improving in Bengal barring Malda

Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The flood situation in northern West Bengal showed an overall improvement, barring Malda district where nearly five blocks were still inundated by the increasing water level of Mahananda river, the state government said on Sunday. The condition of South and North Dinajpur districts, majorly affected in the latest flood, was becoming normal though some places in bot...

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Dhopade maintains lead in National Challengers Chess meet

Ahmedabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of Railways maintained his lead at the top with nine points at the end of the 10th round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship here on Sunday. Playing safe on the top board, Dhopade signed the peace treaty with S. Satyapragyan of Air India after mandatory 25 moves and added 0.5 point to his tally. The second boar...

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Negligence suspected cause of deadly UP train crash

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday admitted to negligence and ground-level lapses that may have derailed the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening claiming 22-24 lives. Even as a probe to know the exact cause of the train disaster began, a criminal complaint was lodged against unknown people for causing deaths by negligence. Mo...

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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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Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train disaster in Uttar Pradesh amid conflicting casualty figures. Mohd Jamshed from the Railway Board told the media in New Delhi that the disaster involving the Kalinga Utkal Express at Khat...

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Ghosh-Sathiyan lose in Bulgarian Open TT final

Panagyurishte (Bulgaria), Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian table tennis pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura in the men's doubles final of the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open here on Sunday but settled for the silver. The experienced Japanese pair overcame a tough fight from the Indians to win 11...

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India restrict Sri Lanka to 216 in first ODI

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka wasted a good start to allow Indian spinners to bounce back in style and restrict the hosts to 216 in the first One-Day International cricket match of their five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. For Sri Lanka, openers Niroshan Dickwella (64) and Anjelo Mathews (36 not out) were the major contributors ...

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Congress to get 1 mn signatures on memo of Kerala farmers' problems

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 20 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said it will get one million signatures on a memorandum to be sent to the state and central governments, demanding immediate relief on 15 burning issues faced by farmers in Kerala. Congress state President M.M. Hassan told reporters that the party will organise a series of Farmers Get Togethers across the state with the inaugural f...

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Don't get distracted by 'constitutional issues', Jitendra Singh tells J&K

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) In a veiled reference to the Jammu and Kashmir government's concern over the Constitution's Article 35A, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it should focus on addressing problems of the common man rather than get distracted by constitutional issues. Addressing a programme organised to felicitate the government officials and social activists who had contribu...

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Personal details of 2mn Chicago voters exposed online

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Personal information, including names, addresses, and dates of birth, of nearly two million registered voters in Chicago was leaked online on an Amazon cloud-computing server, officials said. According to a report in USA Today on Saturday, a file of the voter database was discovered on August 11 by a cyber security researcher, who informed election officials of th...

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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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My character in 'Babumoshai...' is morally bankrupt: Jatin

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Jatin Goswami, who is excited about his upcoming film Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, says his character Baanke in the movie is morally bankrupt. The characters we (Nawazuddin Siddqui and I) portray in 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' comes from the periphery of society where there is no black or white. My character Baanke is morally bankrupt, Jatin said. It was diff...

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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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Stories with human characters influence children more

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) Children learn moral lessons more effectively from stories with human characters than with cute human-like animals, a new study has revealed. The study, carried out by researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, found that four to six-year-olds shared more after listening to books with human characters than bo...

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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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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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'Raabta', 'Bareilly Ki Barfi ' helped me evolve: Kriti Sanon

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon says her films Raabta and Bareilly Ki Barfi have helped her evolve both as an actor and as a person. I personally feel that you need to grow with every film. You have to find a new way, a different way, a new process to do what you do. You have to look at things differently and these two films have immensely helped me grow as an actor as well as ...

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