• Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson’s family
    11:36 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18 (IANS) The family of Indian cricket’s newest player Sanju Samson Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a “dream come true”.Sanju – who was earlier this month selected for the ODI team as a wicketkeeper-batsman – Monday morning left the coastal

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  • ‘Waiting for right script to work with dad’
    11:32 AM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) It has always been actor Aadi Pudipeddi’s wish to work with his star father Sai Kumar, but he says he’s waiting for the right script to come their way, adding that they might work together soon.“I so badly want to work with dad. But we’re waiting for

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  • Bird activists demand ban on manjha
    11:30 AM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Animal and bird activists Monday demanded a ban on manjha – kite string made using broken-glass adhesive – arguing it led to the death of 15 birds here as people flew kites on the Independence Day.“The manjha is manufactured after pasting broken glass over the thread.

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  • Intimate song in ‘Meegaamann’ shot aesthetically: Director
    11:24 AM

    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Magizh Thirumeni says his upcoming Tamil film “Meegaamann” features an intimate song between lead actors Arya and Hansika Motwani that has been shot such that it doesn’t appear “vulgar” on screen.“The story demanded an intimate song, so we shot it. Hansika was a little apprehensive about

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  • Record footfalls at Taj fails to cheer hoteliers
    11:20 AM

    Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal Sunday, with footfalls crossing the 50,000 mark. On Saturday too, over 48,000 tickets were sold, but all this proved meaningless for Agra’s hotel industry.The majority of visitors were of course “deshi” who combined tourism with religion, paying a

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  • Riots continue in US city after teenager’s death
    11:08 AM

      Ferguson (Missouri), Aug 18 (IANS) Clashes between police and protestors continued here as a curfew ordered by Governor Jay Nixon is due to take effect for a second night.The suburb of St Louis has been inflamed with racial tensions since Aug 9 when a white policeman, Darren Wilson, shot dead

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  • 23 rescued in Indonesia boat capsize
    11:08 AM

    Jakarta, Aug 18 (IANS) Twenty-three people, including eight foreign tourists, four crew members and a tour guide, have been rescued after a boat capsized off the Lombok Island in Indonesia, an official said Monday.Two people are still missing, the official told Xinhua.“A search and rescue operation to find out the two

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  • Twitter turns favourites into retweets
    11:06 AM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Have you recently witnessed favourite tweets back in your tweet box? Some users are seeing tweets favourited by others in their timeline just like retweets.Some users are seeing a few tweets in their timelines that have been marked as favourites by accounts they follow.Other tweets are

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  • Government, rebels to discuss final ceasefire: Colombian president
    11:06 AM

    Bogota, Aug 18 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said that a committee of military officers and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) members will discuss a final ceasefire agreement.Santos Sunday said that if FARC continues its offensive against oil infrastructure, it could jeopardise the ongoing peace talks in Havana,

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