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    ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ sentenced to four years in prison

    Lueneburg (Germany): A German court today sentenced a former Nazi SS officer known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz” to four years in jail, in what was expected to be one of the last Holocaust trials. Oskar Groening, 94, sat impassively as judge Franz Kompisch said “the defendant is found guilty of accessory to murder in 300,000 legally connected cases” of deported Jews who were sent to the gas chambers in 1944.

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    Pushkarala stampede: Vigil stepped up, probe ordered

    Rajahmundry (AP): A day after a stampede at the bathing ghat here claimed 27 lives, authorities today stepped up vigil, diverting pilgrims to various bathing ghats to avoid overcrowding even as the state government ordered a judicial inquiry into the mishap that occurred on the first day of the ‘Pushkaram’ festival.

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    Indian among 20 arrested in China for ‘terror links’

    Beijing: In an excursion trip gone “horribly wrong”, 20 tourists, including an Indian national, were detained in China on charges of having terror links, a South African charity said.

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    ‘Boycotting NITI Aayog meet is against spirit of co-operative federalism’

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minster Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that all the Chief Ministers, who had boycotted the second meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog today, should introspect that not attending it is against the spirit of co-operative federalism.

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    Wrong to appoint own party members’ associates on different positions: Shazia Ilmi

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shazia Ilmi on Wednesday said that it was wrong to appoint own party members’ associates on different positions, over AAP’s decision to appoint Swati Maliwal as the next Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief. “It is wrong that AAP is appointing its own party members’ associates on different positions of such organization. There is completely misgovernance in Delhi,” said Ilmi. Maliwal, who is currently Advisor (Grievances) to

  • Mamata, Naveen, Jayalalithaa skip Modi’s NITI Aayog meet

    New Delhi: Apart from nine chief ministers from Congress-ruled states, West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee, Odisha’s Naveen Patnaik, Tamilnadu’s J.Jayalalithaa were among the non-NDA chief ministers who skipped the NITI Aayog meet. The meet, convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had the land acquisition bill on its agenda.

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    Xiaomi phones a big hit in Brazil

    Sao Paulo: Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi held its eagerly-awaited second online sales event in Brazil, with legions of customers rushing to take part. According to Xiaomi, the event was a great success, with 10,000 Redmi 2 phones being sold out within minutes along with over 4,000 accessories, such as Mi headphones, covers and screen protectors, reported Xinhua on Tuesday. The stocks of the first event, held on July 7, also sold out at an

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    Champions League T20 scrapped with immediate effect

    New Delhi: Just a day after Supreme Court appointed Justice Lodha Committee gave a stinging verdict suspending IPL teams CSK and Rajasthan Royals for two years, cricket authorities today decided to scrap the Champions League T20 tournament with immediate effect. “The Governing Council of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) has today confirmed that the CLT20 competition will be discontinued with immediate effect. The Governing Council of the CLT20, comprising representatives of the Board

  • Satya Nadella

    Satya Nadella talks of Microsoft’s ‘One Big Mistake’

    Orlando: Microsoft’s India-born CEO Satya Nadella acknowledged that “one big mistake” the company made in the past was to think the personal computer will reign supreme forever and failing to anticipate the technological transformation of the mobile phone. “If anything, one big mistake we made in our past was to think of the PC (personal computer) as the hub for everything for all time to come. And today, of course, the high volume

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    Firing on MG road in Gurgaon; 1 killed

    Gurgaon: Unknown assailants opened fire on an SUV here in which a suspected gangster was travelling, causing it to topple over an autorickshaw and leaving its driver dead outside a mall on the busy MG road here this morning. The driver of the SUV was critically injured, police said. The assailants, travelling in a car, fired on the SUV in which suspected gangster identified as Rakesh was travelling. The incident happened at 11 am when

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    Salma Hayek poses topless for magazine

    Los Angeles: Mexican beauty Salma Hayek has gone topless for the August issue of Allure Magazine. In the black-and-white picture, the “Grown Ups 2” actress can be seen clutching her modesty while looking into a mirror. Her hair is styled in voluminous curls updo and her skin looks wrinkle free. “I got to work with the wonderful Patrick Demarchelier, and he always tries to do the minimum clothes possible. I kept my pants on though,” Hayek

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    Chandrababu Naidu failed to follow standard operating procedures : Digvijay Singh

    New Delhi : Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said Wednesday that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had failed to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) with regard to the organisation of the Maha Pushkaram on the banks of the River Godavari, and this had led to Tuesday’s stampede that claimed 29 lives.

  • Two crude bombs found in abandoned house

    Berhampur (Odisha): Two crude bombs were recovered from an abandoned house at Nehru Nagar locality in Berhampur, police said today. Some labourers spotted the bombs yesterday and informed the owner of the house, they said. “We suspect a plot behind hiding the bombs. The crude explosive devices were defused by the bomb disposal squad,” Inspector In-Charge of Goshaninuagon police station, S S Mohapatra, said.

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    Andhra Pradesh government steps up measures for smooth conduct of Pushkaram

    Hyderabad: A day after a stampede broke out at the bathing ghat at Rajahmundry, the Andhra Pradesh government today stepped up measures to ensure smooth conduct of the ‘Pushkaram’ festival. Heavy rush of pilgrims is expected on the second day of the festival today as it is ‘Aadi Amavasya’, considered auspicious to perform rituals. An estimated 10.2 lakh people visited the ghats yesterday, East Godavari District Collector H Arun Kumar said.

  • Ajay Maken

    Delhi HC adjourns Ajay Maken’s plea against AAP ads budget

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of Congress leader Ajay Maken’s plea against the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party’s advertisements till July 27. Maken had alleged that the Delhi Government was misusing public funds to promote the Chief Minister and also violating the Supreme Court guidelines on the same. He also sought a direction from the court restraining the government from publishing advertisements, including audio-visual and the ones on

  • ‘Iran n-deal done, yet not a time to celebrate’

    Beijing: The Tehran nuclear deal has finally been done, yet this is “not a time to celebrate as Iran and the international community should get ready for even tougher tasks to ensure the hard-earned agreement will not die halfway”, China’s official news agency Xinhua has said. A commentary “Tougher work needs to be done to ensure Iran nuclear deal not half-baked” which ran on Wednesday, a day after the Iran nuclear deal

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    Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh condemns killing of policemen by Naxals

    New Delhi: The killing of four policemen in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district is an “act of cowardice” and shows the frustration of Naxals over the action being taken by the administration against them, Chief Minister Raman Singh said here today.

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    Greek parliament to vote on controversial bailout

    Athens: Greece today geared up for a parliamentary vote on draconian reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a huge new bailout, in what could be Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s toughest political test yet. The crucial vote comes hours after the International
    Monetary Fund issued a stark warning that Greece would need far more debt relief to stop it crashing out of the common currency than European governments have so far been willing to

  • Fresh batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath yatra

    Jammu: A fresh batch comprising of 2,415 pilgrims today left from the base camp here to the cave shrine of Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security. The batch which included 1,705 men, 561 women, 52 children and 97 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 60 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4:47 AM today, a police official said. The convoy for the yatra has already reached Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. With today’s

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    5 Monsoon Treks in the Himalayas

    Monsoon is the most difficult season in the Himalayas to describe. How does one come to terms with sheer beauty of these verdant hills when they also nurture the possibility of absolute devastation in the form of landslides and flash floods? Rains render the roads unusable at various points while the trek routes get muddy and slippery, making it riskier even for the seasoned trekkers. That is why most strenuous of the