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George Clooney looks happy, healthy post scooter crash

Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Actor George Clooney seems to be making a full recovery following the serious motor-scooter accident he was involved with on the Italian island of Sardinia earlier this month. The 57-year-old actor looked happy and healthy on Friday as he walked around the set of his Hulu limited series Catch-22, which was filming at the time in Sutri, Italy - a tiny village o...

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Modi remembers Tilak, Chandra Shekhar Azad

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to freedom fighters Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Chandra Shekhar Azad on their birth anniversaries. I bow to Lokmanya Tilak on his jayanti. He ignited the spark of patriotism among countless Indians. He successfully mobilised people from all sections of society and deepened the connect between our citizens...

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Rahul congratulates ragpicker's son for cracking AIIMS entrance test

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi congratulated Asharam Choudhary, the son of a ragpicker in Madhya Pradesh, who cracked the AIIMS MBBS entrance test in his first attempt and hoped that he would contribute to nation-building and inspire many in future. I congratulate you on clearing the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test in your first at...

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Civilian injured in accidental firing at J&K militant's funeral

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Sunday in an accidental firing during the funeral of a slain militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, informed sources said. Eyewitnesses said civilian Fayaz Ahmad was injured in the foot in Katrasoo village when the rifle of a militant went off accidentally during the funeral of Mudaser Bhat, who along with two others were kill...

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Khuti gang-rape mastermind held in Jharkhand

Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) The mastermind of the gang rape of five women in Khuti district of Jharkhand a month ago was arrested on Sunday in West Singhbhum district along with another accused, police said. Mastermind Junas Tudu was arrested along with Balram Samad from the Chakradharpur railway station. Junas had instigated the Maoists belonging to People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ...

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No flood-like situation in state: Odisha

Bhubaneswar, July 22 (IANS) The Odisha government on Sunday said there is no flood-like situation in any part of the state despite incessant rain. The water level of the major rivers is receding. There is no threat of flood-like situation in any district, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi, adding District Collectors have been instructed to keep a close watch on the ...

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Convergence best way to tackle malnutrition: Official

Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Convergence of departments and schemes is the best way to tackle malnutrition among children in Uttar Pradesh, Bareilly Chief Development Officer Satyendra Kumar has said. Every second child in the state is malnourished. Nutrition interventions can be best executed through convergence of departments and schemes related to health, education, sanitation and food se...

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5 dead, thousands hit by monsoon rains in Philippines

Manila, July 22 (IANS) At least five people have died and more than 700,000 have been affected due to days of torrential rains which have lashed the Philippines, authorities said on Sunday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it had received reports that a resident of Luisa Pelew died in a landslide while a resident of Negros Oriental Angelito Jipula...

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Modi's visit to reach out to Africa

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five-day, three-nation tour of Africa starting on Monday will see India reaching out first bilaterally and then multilaterally under the BRICS umbrella to the continent. The visit to Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa will further strengthen our relations with the African continent, the External Affairs Ministry said. Over the...

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Making a difference: Nutrition intervention leads to health babies in poor households

Bareilly, July 22 (IANS) Fourteen-month-old Ayush smiles as he plays in his mother's lap at the anganwadi centre in Bhandaria village in Uttar Pradesh. Eight months ago he was a severely undernourished and underweight child born to a frail mother. It has been quite a journey for the sickly child to transform into a healthy baby, thanks to an intervention made by Unicef. Ayush was a very ...

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Three militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Three militants, involved in killing of a police constable on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed on Sunday in a gunfight in Kulgam district, police said. While confirming that all the three militants involved in killing of the trainee constable had been eliminated during the gunfight in Khudwani area of Kulgam district, states police chief S.P. Vaid said:...

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Gunfight starts in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A gunfight started on Sunday between a group of militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Police said security forces acting on specific information launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani village of south Kashmir. As the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire triggering an encounter, police said. ...

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Odisha reduces tax on personal vehicles

Bhubaneswar, July 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet on Saturday decided to amend the Odisha Motor Vehicle Taxation Act to reduce tax on personal vehicles, proposing to reduce the tax slabs to three - 6 per cent, 8 per cent and 10 per cent, an official said. As per the decision of the Cabinet, car owners will have to pay 6 per cent one-time tax on vehicles costing up to Rs 5 lakh. Similarly, o...

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39 teams to compete in RFC from Sunday

Dona Paula (Goa), July 21 (IANS) A total of 39 teams, each consisting of a driver and a co-driver, will compete at the fifth edition of the Isuzu Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India off-road motorsport event, starting from Sunday. Out of the 39 contenders, 10 of them are from Kerala, while Chandigarh and Delhi are sending three teams each. Four teams hail from Goa, while Hyderabad has seven...

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Trainee constable's bullet-riddled body found in Kulgam

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of militants killing policemen and soldiers, the bullet-riddled body of a trainee constable was found in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday. Police said Muhammad Saleem Shah was abducted from his Matalhama village and that his body was found in Qaimoh area of the district. The trainee constable had come home on leave from ...

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Opposition blinded by lust for power: Modi

Shahjahanpur, July 21 (IANS) Flush with a decisive victory in the no-confidence vote in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday tore into the opposition parties, alleging that their leaders were blinded by lust for power. He said that when a dal (party) joins another dal (party) then it becomes dal-dal (swamp). Where there is a lot of dal-dal, you can expect a blooming lo...

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Man suspected of cow smuggling lynched in Rajasthan, 2 nabbed

Alwar, July 21 (IANS) A 28-year-old man has been beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan's Alwar district, police said on Saturday. Two persons have been arrested. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the Friday night incident in which some villagers caught and beat up Akbar Khan, suspecting him to be a cow smuggler. The incident of alleged lynching of a pers...

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Two CRPF troopers injured in J&K firing

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers were injured in firing by militants on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said. Militants fired at the CRPF party in Bamzoo village while they were patrolling on the Anantnag-Pahalgam road, police sources said. A cordon and search operation is underway in the area. --IANS <...

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Militants abduct trainee cop in Kulgam

Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) In yet another incident of militants targeting policemen and other personnel of the security forces, a trainee police constable was abducted from his home in south Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday, the police said. Muhammad Saleem Shah was undergoing training in Police Training School, Kathua, the police said, adding he had come home on leave. He belongs to M...

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Suspected cow vigilantes beat man to death in Rajasthan

Alwar, July 21 (IANS) A 28-year-old man has been beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthans Alwar district, police said on Saturday. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the Friday night incident in which some villagers caught and beat up Akbar Khan, suspecting him to be a cow smuggler. The incident of alleged lynching of a person transporting bovines in Alwar ...

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