• Latest World news – China hands over confiscated rare turtles to Pakistan
    12:36 PM

    Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) Latest World news is that Chinese officials Monday handed over 204 confiscated black pond turtles to Pakistan.  The hand-over ceremony was held in Taxkorgan in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which borders Pakistan, Xinhua reported. This is the first time China has returned smuggled rare animals

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  • Aparna Sen appears for questioning in Saradha scam
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      Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Famed actor-director Aparna Sen Monday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.Sen, who was the editor of a magazine brought out by the group, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate office here after being summoned by the agency which is

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  • Jadeja incident helped me: Anderson
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    London, Aug 18 (IANS) The series against India has taught England pace spearhead James Anderson a lesson or two. Instead of being aggressive with his attitude and mouth, Anderson now prefers to let the ball do all the talking.Anderson, who was involved with an altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in

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  • Man runs car over 13 people sleeping on divider, held
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    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was arrested for running his vehicle over 13 labourers sleeping on a road divider, killing one of them, in the capital, police said Monday.The incident took place near Nigambodh Ghat in east Delhi around 10.15 p.m. Sunday.Rishi Kumar’s car climbed onto the road

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  • PM greets nation on Janmashtami
    12:30 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Lord Krishna.“Happy Janmashtami. May Lord Krishna illuminate our lives with joy and the ability to serve poorest of the poor for the progress of humankind,” Modi tweeted.

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  • Jayalalithaa suggests two-tier tax machinery
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    Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has suggested to the central government to delegate the levy, collection and appropriation of tax substitutes for value added tax (VAT), central excise and service tax by the state.She said the central government tax machinery can focus on inter-state taxation while

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  • Device to sniff out smuggled money
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    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) In a breakthrough that might aid security forces detect smuggled money, US researchers have designed a technology that is capable of sniffing out hidden money.The portable device known as Bulk Currency Detection System (BCDS) copies the way trained dogs sniff out and trace chemicals emitted from money.The

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  • Bengali diaspora study centre at Kalyani varsity
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    Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal’s Kalyani University is starting a Bengali diaspora research centre that will not only shed light on the problems the community faces abroad but will also seek to restore them to their roots.Brainchild of university’s vice chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo, the Bengali diaspora study centre will

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  • Cook reveals wife convinced him to stay on as captain
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    London, Aug 18 (IANS) With the series won 3-1, that too convincingly, England captain Alastair Cook paid rich tribute to his wife Alice for persuading him to stay on as the skipper during the tough times against Sri Lanka and India.After the loss to Sri Lanka in the Headingly Test, ahead

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