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Minister Gulam Nabi Azad to attend Rafi tribute

Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad will be the chief guest at a function in New Delhi Sunday to pay tribute to legendary singer Mohammed Rafi on his 31st death anniversary. Shahid Rafi, the singer’s son, is organising the evening and has roped in crooner Roop Kumar Rathod to sing some of Rafi’s popular songs. “No one can sing like ...

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US economy shows signs of further weakening

US gross domestic product grew at an annualised rate of 1.3 percent in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said Friday. While second-quarter GDP came in significantly below most analysts’ forecast of 1.6 percent, the most dramatic element in the report was a downward revision of the figures for the January-March period. After initially estimating that GDP expanded by 1.9 ...

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Zardari welcomes India-Pakistan talks’ outcome

President Asif Ali Zardari has welcomed the commitment of Pakistan and India to seek early solutions to their outstanding disputes. “Pakistan welcomes the commitment of the two sides to work together in seeking early and amicable solutions to all issues between the two countries,” Zardari said Friday after Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar briefed him about the outcome of her ...

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Model Lara Stone doesn’t like her body

Model Lara Stone admits she has hang-ups about her body and some times doesn’t like her figure. “Like most women, I have days where I feel like today I’m not leaving the house – you know days where you’ve got a spot on your nose or when you’ve just got off a flight, eaten fish and chips and feel really ...

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India go down fighting to US in squash championship

Hosts US ended India’s run in the women’s World Junior team squash championship with a 2-1 victory in the semifinals here Friday to set up a title clash with defending champions Egypt, who defeated Hong Kong 2-0 for their fifth consecutive entry into the final. India, who beat fancied England in the previous round, could not repeat the feat and ...

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Two DMK leaders arrested for land grab

Two DMK leaders, including a former minister, were Saturday arrested on charges of seizing land, police said. Former minister and senior leader Veerapandi S. Arumugam was arrested in Salem, 350 km from here, while he had gone there to mark his attendance as he was out on bail since July 27 in another land grabbing case, a police officer told ...

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Rains to slow, flooding rivers will recede

Having left major rivers overflowing, rainfall in most parts of Uttar Pradesh will decline from Saturday, an official said. “With the weakening of cyclonic circulations, rainfall activity in parts of Uttar Pradesh, particularly central and eastern regions, will now slow down,” J.P. Gupta, state Met office director told reporters here in the capital. “It is expected to remain subsided at ...

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Singer Beyonce in no hurry for a baby

Singer Beyonce Knowles has left it to god as to when she will have a baby. Knowles, 29, is not putting any pressure on herself to start a family with husband Jay-Z The “Halo” singer said: “That’s something that god has to decide. When it happens, it happens. I’m just so happy to be in this place in my life.” ...

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Footballer David Beckham wants one more kid!

Ace footballer David Beckham, who recently became the proud father of a daughter, says he is keen to have one more child as that would complete his family. David and wife Victoria Beckham have three sons — Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz, and a two-week-old daughter Harper Seven. When asked if the couple is done with the family or would want ...

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I’m a cheap date: Singer Lady Gaga

Singer Lady Gaga insists it doesn’t cost men a lot to take her out because her ideal date would be to go bowling and have a few beers. “I am a good bowler and then when the beers start loading up, I become worse and worse and worse which is really great for whoever is taking me out because I’m ...

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I’m too young to marry: Singer Selena Gomez

Singer-actress Selena Gomez, who is in a relationship with teen sensation Justin Bieber, says she has no plans to tie the knot as she is just 19. When asked whether she would marry Bieber, she replied: “No, I’m only 19!” The two recently went public about their relationship and are said to be happy.

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Tigress found dead in Uttar Pradesh forest

The carcass of a three-year-old tigress was found in Dudhwa forest reserve in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Saturday, an official said. Divisional Forest Officer Ganesh Bhatt said the tigress might have been hit by a heavy vehicle as the carcass was found along a highway that passes through Kishanpur sanctuary of the reserve. “The body will be sent to the Indian ...

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China bans ‘misleading’ healthcare books

China has stopped the publication of over 100 healthcare books suspecting them to be misleading and having been written by fake doctors and experts. China’s General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) has halted the publication of 104 healthcare books as many self-proclaimed experts spread their pseudoscientific methods for longevity, news agency reported. “Through a variety of means, some phony ...

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US judge rules to release Richard Nixon’s Watergate testimony

After more than 36 years under wraps, former US President Richard Nixon’s testimony over the Watergate scandal is set to be released following a court order ┬ánews agency said. Federal Judge Royce Lamberth granted a request by historian Stanley Kutler to release the transcript, ruling that its historical interest far outweighed the need to keep the files secret. The government, ...

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