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Pak braces for anti-govt protests, Sharif to resist

Islamabad/Lahore: Bracing for two massive anti-government rallies on August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday vowed to resist any move to topple his government by a moderate cleric and cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan who will take out their protest marches on the same day. Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri last night said his ‘Revolution March’ would go ...

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Israel, Palestine hold talks as truce takes hold in Gaza

CAIRO — As a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. The two sides huddled in an Egyptian government building for nine consecutive hours, a Palestinian official said Monday, in what are expected to be marathon negotiations in the coming days. ...

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U’khand: 5 washed away in rain; landslides in state

Five persons including two children were killed today in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand which received light to medium rainfall in its various parts, resulting in landslides that also obstructed national highways in the hill state. Four persons including two children and a woman were washed away while crossing a seasonal drain in Rishikesh, police said. The incident took place in ...

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Lalu, Nitish share dais after two decades, ask BSP, SP to do same

Hajipur (Bihar): Forgetting 20 years of political rivalry after Lok Sabha poll debacle, RJD President Lalu Prasad and senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today came on a platform together and accused the BJP government of “dividing” society on communal lines and failing to fullfill promises of checking price rise and generating employment. Prasad and Kumar, who hugged each other on ...

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Boycott lists 3 key areas for England to improve

London, Aug 11 (IANS) Former captain Geoffrey Boycott is mighty pleased with England winning the Manchester Test by an innings and inside three days but he sounded a word of caution saying that Alastair Cook and Co. must improve upon three areas before they face India in the series-decider fifth Test starting Aug 15 at The Oval. Lauding the terrific ...

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Gilchrist cues past Advani, Shah to pocket Glasgow Open

Reigning World Champion Peter Gilchrist beat 2012 World Champion (Points Format) Rupesh Shah 688-289 in the final to take this first title of the season. Gilchrist compiled two century breaks in the final – 180 & 106 while Rupesh Shah responded with 133. Gilchrist also added four other 50+ breaks in the final for good measure in the 90 minute ...

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I owe my Bollywood career to fashion: Esha Gupta

Esha Gupta has credited her days in modelling for her stint as an actress in Bollywood. The ‘Humshakals’ actress, who started off her career in showbiz as a model, was the show-stopper for her designer friend Jyotsna Tiwari on the final day of India Bridal Fashion Week. “I started my career as a model and if I am standing here ...

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Pay disparity between male, female actors harsh reality: Aditi

Aditi Rao Hydari says the disparity in remuneration of actors and actresses remains a reality in Hindi film industry despite the success of women-oriented films like ‘Queen’ and ‘Bobby Jasoos’. “I don’t really understand why we are paid less than the male actors because we put equal efforts and recent past has shown that actresses can deliver a hit film. ...

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Rupee up 13 paise against dollar in early trade

The rupee strengthened by 13 paise to 61.02 against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market on Monday on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Besides, the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas and a higher opening in the domestic equity market also supported the rupee, forex dealers said. The rupee had ...

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Leading telcos given notice for under reporting revenue: Govt

The Telecom Ministry today issued show-cause notices to five private operators, including Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and RCom, for under reporting revenues, as per a special audit report, for assessment years starting from 2006 to 2008. Tatas and Idea Cellular have also been served notices by the the Department of Telecom (DoT) which has given 21 days time to response to ...

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