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Superb Saina Nehwal clinches Australian Open

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal has clinched her second title of the year, by beating Spaniard Carolina Marin 21-18, 21-11 in the Australian Open Super Series final on Sunday. Saina took just 43 minutes to defeat her Spanish counterpart in straight games. The 24-year-old started slowly but raced to a 11-4 lead in the first game. Carolina tried to make ...

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Strong portrayal of women should be more in films : Sarika

Noted actress Sarika says though the portrayal of women in films is changing, there is a need for a strong and and honest presentation of them on screen. “Portrayal of women on screen is changing but it is not as much as I would like to see it. Strong and honest portrayals of women need to be increased. One should ...

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Internet TV startup Aereo suspends service

WASHINGTON: An Indian-American innovator’s video streaming service that sought to provide an alternative to traditional TV broadcasters has suspended operations, three days after the US Supreme Court ruled that it violated copyright laws. The apex court had ruled on Wednesday that Chet Kanojia’s startup Aereo had violated copyright laws by capturing broadcast signals on miniature antennas and transmitting them to ...

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Coal India not to be split: Minister Piyush Goyal

Putting speculation of breaking up state behemoth Coal India to rest, Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal has said the new government will not split the world’s largest coal miner but will work to smoothen the edges and improve its performance. The new government wants to fix the coal sector quickly to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply across the country. Coal ...

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Indo-Pak Commerce ministers to resume trade talks next month

India’s minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman will meet her Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan in Bhutan next month to discuss revival of talks on bilateral trade liberalisation, according to a media report today. The two ministers would meet on July 24 on the sidelines of a meeting of the Safta Ministerial Council, a senior Pakistani official was quoted ...

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PM Modi’s tableau a hit in Rathyatra

Ahmedabad:Though he missed the city’s Rathyatra this time, yet Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fans took out a huge tableau of him and made his presence felt in the procession of Lord Jagannath’s chariot. ahmedabad rathThe popularity of the former Chief Minister of Gujarat was witnessed with the screams and slogans of “Modi Modi,” when a tableau showing a man wearing ...

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Building collapse: TN CM announces solatium, assures action

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today announced a solatium of Rs two lakh for the families of those killed in the building collapse near here and Rs 50,000 for the injured. “I’m shocked to know that ten persons have lost their lives. I extend my deep condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones,” Jayalalithaa said ...

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Ozzy Osbourne wants a knighthood

Heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne has revealed he would love to have a knighthood. Osbourne, 65, feels it would be blissful to be recognised in Queen Elizabeth’s honours list, and thinks it’s ‘pretty cool’ for wife Sharon to be a Lady, reported Contactmusic. “I’ve heard about that campaign. Getting knighted I can’t imagine anything better. And my wife would become ...

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Spice Girl Mel B not ready to end feud with family

Former Spice Girl Melanie Brown is reportedly not ready to call a truce with her mother Andrea or sister Danielle, despite their efforts. The 39-year-old singer moved back to the UK from Australia earlier this year when it was announced she would appear as a judge on the latest series of ‘The X Factor’ but is yet to make up ...

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‘Govt working for insurance cover to nuclear plants’

HYDERABAD: The government is working with a group of experts and officials ofNuclear Power Corporation of India, Finance Ministry and insurance companies to work out the modalities of providing insurance cover to existing and new nuclear power plants, a senior official said here today. R K Sinha, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission told this ...

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