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Harsh steps against those responsible for rail accident: Dinesh Trivedi

Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi Sunday said a proper inquiry will be held to fix accountability for the derailment of the Guwahati-Bangalore Express in West Bengal’s Malda district and harsh steps will be taken against those found guilty. “A proper inquiry will be held in the incident and whoever is found guilty will be punished. Harsh steps will be taken and ...

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England 441/6 at stumps on day three

England took control of the second cricket Test against India, reaching 441/6 in their second innings at stumps on the third day at Trent Bridge here Sunday. England now lead by a huge 374 runs with four wickets remaining. Ian Bell struck a well-paced 159 while Kevin Pietersen (63), Eoin Morgan (70), Matt Prior (64 not out) and Tim Bresnan ...

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Who is this Nargis, after all?

News spread like wildfire that American model Nargis Fakhri, who is ready to debut in Bollywood opposite Ranbir Kapoor in forthcoming film “Rockstar”, will be sashaying down the ramp at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) Sunday. But it turned to be another Nargis. Eager guests and media persons attended the show to see the Kingfisher calendar girl, who was ...

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British MPs tweet, and how !

Tweeting seems to have become a near obsession with British parliamentarians, says a survey revealing that they spent 1,000 hours on Twitter last year. Liberal Democrats topped the league with 32 of their 57 MPs regularly tweeting. Almost half of Labour MPs favour the social networking system but just 36 percent of Tory MPs regularly tweet. Deputy Prime Minister Nick ...

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Kangana Ranaut dazzles in Rajasthani jewellery

Bollywood actress  Kangana Ranaut made a pretty picture when she strutted down the ramp in a red and black long anarkali kurta designed by Masaba Gupta, wearing uncut diamonds set in traditional Rajasthani ornaments by Amrapali, a fine jewellery company. The actress, who looked dazzling in the jewellery pieces that included neckpieces, earrings, maang tikka, bangles, rings and even an armlet, ...

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Seven trains cancelled after Bengal accident

Seven trains were cancelled as the engine and six coaches of the Bangalore-bound Guwahati-Bangalore Express derailed and were hit by a passenger train passing on the adjacent tracks in West Bengal’s Malda district Sunday evening, a railway official said. One person died in the incident. Seven trains which were scheduled to leave Howrah or Sealdah in the evening were cancelled. ...

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Election of new BJP leader in Karnataka Aug 3

Lawmakers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet here Aug 3 to elect a new leader to form the second government in the state following resignation of scam-ht Chief Minister B.S.Yeddyurappa, a party official said Sunday. “The BJP legislature party meeting will be held here Aug 3 at 11 a.m. to elect the new leader as talks among the ...

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When Indian team turned from villains to heroes

They were the villains of the piece on a day of high drama and suspense Sunday, but within minutes the Indian team and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned heroes for the packed crowds at Trent Bridge who gave the visitors a standing ovation. The crowd booed the Indian team as they took the ground for the post-tea session. But the ...

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Mehbooba Mufti and Geelani under house arrest in Srinagar

People’s Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti and hardline Hrriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani were placed under house arrest by authorities here to prevent them visiting north Kashmir’s Sopore town where a youth died in police custody Sunday. “A police contingent prevented Mehbooba Mufti as she came out of the Gupkar Road residence of her father, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, this (Sunday) ...

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Two people killed, 50 injured in Bengal train accident

Two person was killed when the engine and 10 coaches of the Bangalore-bound Guwahati-Bangalore Express derailed and were hit by a passenger train passing on the adjacent tracks in West Bengal’s Malda district Sunday evening, officials said. Four coaches of the Azimganj-Malda Town passenger train were also derailed in the collision near Jamirghata station in Eastern Railway’s Malda division, said ...

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Has human mind reached limit of its intelligence?

The human mind may have reached its limit of intelligence, as a research has suggested that the humans are presently as smart as they are ever going to be. Scientists have said that even the cleverest people might not get any brighter since our grey matter has stopped evolving. And it is all down to physics. The structure of our ...

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Missing youth’s mutilated body found

The body of a youth, missing since saturday, was found chopped in four pieces, near a railway station in south Delhi Sunday, police said. The young man has been identified as Vishal Gupta (25), a resident of Mangolpuri in north Delhi. The body pieces were found lying on the tracks near Okhla railway station, police said. Gupta left his house ...

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Iodised salt for Jharkhand poor at 50paisa a kg

Iodised salt would be provided at a subsidised rate of 50 paisa per kg for 35 lakh poor families in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Arjun Munda announced Sunday. “We have directed officials to complete the process to start the scheme of providing iodised salt at 50 paise per kg to 35 lakh poor families from August,” Munda told reporters here. The ...

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Four NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Four NATO soldiers were killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan Sunday. “Three International Security Assistance Force service members died as a result of a non-battle related injury in western Afghanistan today,” said a statement issued by NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). According to the statement, the fourth soldier was killed in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan.

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