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Missing British boy confirmed dead in Barcelona attack

Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) The body of a seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality, who had been missing since the terror attacks, has been identified by his father, Spanish authorities said on Sunday. Julian Cadman was killed when a van was driven at speed into pedestrians strolling in the city's Rambla boulevard on Thursday, the regional Interior Ministry and police sai...

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Still feel Friday release pressure, says Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu says that she takes ownership of every films she works in and therefore feels pressure on every Friday morning whenever her movie is hitting the box office. Oh I do. I just got the Telugu release last Friday so I do get the pressure because I take the ownership of my films. I just don't let it go and ride it on other names... that's why I get t...

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Drone-like object spotted in Delhi, flight operations hit briefly

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Flight operations at the Delhi airport were briefly halted on Sunday evening after an Air Asia pilot reported sighting a drone-like flying object, sending security agencies in a tizzy, police said. Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, said the pilot who was flying from Goa to Delhi reported having seen the...

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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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Man dies while cleaning sewer at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A man died while cleaning a sewer at a government hospital here on Sunday, while three others were taken ill, the Delhi Fire Service said. Rishi Pal, 40, Bishan, 30, Kiran Pal, 25, and Sumit, 19, fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases from the sewer at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, which was maintained by the local Public Works Department. ...

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Lin, Lee play down possible highly-anticipated duel in badminton worlds final

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) China's Lin Dan and Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei will focus more on themselves than the elusive highly-anticipated contest between the arch-rivals in World Badminton Championships final. At a press conference here on Sunday, the veterans shrugged off too much comment on the duel, saying that they needed to focus on every match ahead, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

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2.5 lakh people eyeball FIFA U-17 trophy in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Around 2.5 lakh people gathered at India Gate in the capital city here as the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy was displayed. Talking about the crowd participation, Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said: It's been a fantastic start to the Trophy Experience. We have had over 200,000 people in Delhi who have had the opportunity to see the FIFA U-17 World Cup. This is...

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Spain mourns terror victims as manhunt continues

Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain held a solemn religious ceremony attended by heads of state and government in Barcelona's monumental Sagrada Familia basilica on Sunday to mourn the 14 persons killed in two terror attacks in the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia. The service, headed by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and officiated by...

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Dera chief case: Haryana to deploy 35 companies of central forces

Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict on August 25 in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government on Sunday said the police was on alert and 35 companies of paramilitary forces would help maintain law and order in the state. Police is fully prepared to tackle any situation. The Centre has provided 35 companies of paramilitary forces, deployment of whic...

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Not dating Prince Narula: Yuvika Chaudhary

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Yuvika Chaudhary, who has been romantically linked to Prince Narula since her appearence with him in 2015 on reality TV show Bigg Boss 9, says she is not dating the actor and considers him a good friend. Prince is very good friend. He is brilliant and a grounded actor to work with. I'm impressed with his gentle behaviour. He and I get along really good, but ...

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Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth in focus at Badminton Worlds

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, a hungry Saina Nehwal and a reinvigorated Kidambi Srikanth will be in focus when the World Badminton Championships begin here on Monday. Sindhu, seeded fourth, will be one of the favourites in the women's singles and the 22-year-old's big tournament temperament will help her handle the pressure. The double World Champio...

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I'm not used to being called hot: R. Madhavan

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, whose latest shower selfie has got over one lakh likes from fans and followers, says his shower selfie is a bit of an embarrassment because he is not used to being called hot. How does it feel to have a new generation of girls swooning over your shower selfie at the age of 47? The shower selfie was a little bit of an embarrassment for ...

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Mohit Madaan 'emotional' over juggling work

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Mohit Madaan, who is currently shooting for Ishq Tera and will soon start promoting his upcoming film Aksar 2, says his busy working schedule makes him emotional as he has never experienced such situations earlier. I'm excited right now as it's for the first time in my life as an actor I am going to have the pleasure of facing such circumstances. I'm glad. The...

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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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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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Minister must accept responsibility for train tragedy: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Blaming criminal negligence for the Uttar Pradesh train accident, the Congress on Sunday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu must accept responsibility since he failed to perform his primary duty to secure passenger safety. The party also demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarpur distict on Sa...

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'Music Run' 2nd edition gets Bengaluru's fitness, music fans together

Bengaluru, Aug 20 (IANS) Like to run with music in your ears? A 'Music Run' held here offered just that. Over 8,500 Bengalureans took part in the second edition of Fastrack Music Run that brought a 5-km run and a music festival under the same roof. Witnessing participation from both young and elder runners on Saturday, the running course was boosted with music that got the participants' ...

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B-Town celebrities saddened over UP train derailment

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Anupam Kher, Kailash Kher and Riteish Deshmukh have mourned the deaths in Saturday's derailment of the Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district. They expressed the need for better technology to constantly monitor the rail tracks. Officials in Uttar Pradesh placed the death toll at 24 and have announced an end to rescue work. At l...

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NCLT, insolvency law must treat home buyers like banks: Assocham

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government, the National Company Law Tribunal and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board should treat home buyers at par with banks in view of a situation where thousands of buyers have been unable to get possession owing to stalled projects, industry body Assocham said on Sunday. We request the government to mull over issuing a Presidential Ordinance and amend ...

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Gagan Kang was the most devoted person: Debina

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Debina Bonnerjee has paid homage to actor Gagan Kang who, along with actor Arjit Lavania, died in a road accident here. Gagan and Arjit, known for their stint on television show Mahakali-Anth Hi Aarambh Hai, died on Saturday in a road accident while returning to their home here for a two-day break after shooting for two days in Gujarat's Umbergaon. T...

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