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    Christian Benteke to wear Liverpool’s `No.9` jersey

    London: Liverpool’s new acquisition Christian Benteke has been handed famous No.9 jersey at Anfield. “Confirmed: @bentekechris20 is LFC’s new No.9,” said Liverpool’s official Twitter. The squad number was earlier worn by legendary footballers Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler, the Daily Express reported.

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    Gupta should end challenge to insider trading verdict: Preet Bharara

    New York: The US has opposed India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta’s fresh appeal to overturn his insider trading conviction, saying he should now end his challenge to the jury’s “well-founded” verdict that he gained from his illegal tips to ex-hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam. “Three years after being convicted at trial, Rajat Gupta seeks to continue litigating a question that is not now and has never been debatable,” said Preet Bharara, US

  • Austrian pole vaulter paralysed after accident

    Vienna: Austria’s top female pole vaulter Kira Gruenberg has been left permanently paralysed from neck down following a training accident. Her manager Thomas Herzog confirmed that the Thursday accident occurred when Gruenberg landed on the pole vault box on her head and neck during a routine training session here, leaving her with a fracture of the fifth cervical vertebrae, reports Xinhua.

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    US sets ambitious goal to cut pollution from coal power plants

    Washington: Setting up an ambitious target to cut pollution emissions from the coal-fired power plants, US President Barack Obama has announced that by 2030 carbon pollution from American power plants will be reduced by 32 per cent, lower than it was a decade ago.This means keeping 870 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution off the atmosphere or cutting every ounce of emission due to electricity from 108 million American homes.

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    Reba McEntire, Narvel Blackstock split after 26 years

    Los Angeles: Singer Reba McEntire and her husband Narvel Blackstock are separating after 26 years of marriage. Representative of the 60-year-old “Somebody Should Leave” hitmaker released a joint statement with Blackstock, 58, and said they had been separated for the past several months but would continue to work together, reported People magazine. “Despite this being the end of their marriage, they continue to support each other. They have worked together for 35 years and will continue

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    Leverkusen’s Toprak sidelined with thigh injury

    Leverkusen (Germany): German football club Leverkusen will have to kick-off the season without central defender Oemer Toprak, who suffered a thigh injury during a friendly.

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    ‘Drishyam’ a rare combination of BO profit, respect : Ajay Devgan

    Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn is beaming with joy that his latest thriller-drama “Drishyam” has not only done well at the box office but also earned him praise for his performance. “Drishyam”, also starring Tabu and Shriya Saran and directed by Nishikant Kamat, released this Friday. It raked in a total of Rs 34.08 crore in four days and the collections are expected to pick up this week owing to good word of mouth. “Very satisfied with the response

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    Honda launches sports bike CBR 650F priced at Rs 7.3 lakh

    New Delhi: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched its sports bike CBR 650F in India, priced at Rs 7.3 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), as part of its plans to roll out 15 products this year. The company also showcased its brand new 160cc bike CB Hornet 160R and updated versions of CBR 250R and CBR 150R models, which will make it to the market in the near future. The two-wheeler major also showcased

  • No takers for Kim Kardashian’s curvaceous `Selfish`

    Melbourne : There seems to be sad news for Kim Kardashian, as according to figures, barely anyone has bought the reality star’s book of selfies named ‘Selfish.’ Tabloid media revealed that the book released in May, which contains over 350 pages of photos of the curvaceous reality star, was purchased by only 32,000 people inspite of a relentless marketing campaign. According to, the book also grabbed some interesting reviews on social media, out

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    Asus to contract manufacture smartphones in India

    New Delhi: Taiwanese handset maker Asus will start contract manufacturing in India soon, having identified the country as one of its top three smartphone markets, thanks to its mobile phone subscriber base of a whopping 980 million, a top official has said. “We should able to zero in on a partner be it Foxconn or any manufacturer by the end of third quarter of this calendar year and actually start delivering the phones by

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    Pay depends on success ratio at box office : Richa Chadha

    New Delhi: There is much hue and cry over gender disparity in the film industry with unequal pay becoming a hot topic for debate. But actress Richa Chadha says remuneration has nothing to do with gender, but depends on how one’s films fare at the box office.

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    40 Christian tombs desecrated in eastern France: ministry

    Paris:  Around 40 Christian tombs were desecrated in a cemetery in eastern France, with headstones uprooted or broken, the interior ministry has said in a statement. Police discovered the damage in a cemetery in the town of

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    Raghuram Rajan favours removing RBI Guv veto power on deciding rates

    Mumbai: Signaling truce with the government over who should decide interest rates, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today appeared to favour doing away with the veto power of the central bank chief, arguing it would be better for a committee to decide the key rate rather than one individual. He further said that while the details of the monetary policy committee (MPC) will have to be ironed out, “there are no differences between RBI and

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    Nicki Minaj, Meek Mill slam split rumours with much in love pics

    Washington D C : Through their recent “much in love” pictures, singers Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill have slammed all rumours about their separation. The 28-year-old ‘Feeling Myself’ rapper took to Instagram to halt the ongoing speculation of his split by posting on-stage cuddles and backstage PDA-heavy selfies, reports E! Online. Things might be going smooth between the couple, but the rant between the rapper and Drake has gone to another level, with Drake

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    11 soldiers killed in attack on Mali camp : government

    Bamako:  Eleven soldiers were killed in a “terrorist” attack on their camp in northern Mali’s Timbuktu region, a government statement said, an assault claimed by Al-Qaeda’s front group in the region. Jihadist attacks have long been concentrated in Mali’s north, but began spreading at the beginning of the year to the centre of the country, and in June to the south near the borders with Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

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    Trevor Jackson joins ‘American Crime’

    Los Angeles: Actor-singer Trevor Jackson has been cast as a series-regular on the upcoming second season of John Ridley’s ABC drama series “American Crime”.  The series centres on race, class, and gender politics as it follows a racially charged murder and the subsequent trial. Jackson, 18, will be seen as Aaron Lacroix, a standout student at an elite private school who finds himself at the center of a scandal involving the sexual assault of a

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    India’s central bank now awaits commercial lenders to cut rates

    Mumbai: Ignoring the clamour for an easing of monetary policy, India’s central bank kept its key lending rates unchanged on Tuesday, sticking to its stand that further cut can only be effected if commercial lenders pass on the previous reductions to borrowers. Having cut its short-term lending rates thrice thus far in this calendar year, to bring it down to 7.25 percent, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said a host of

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    Will Smith not divorcing his queen Jada Pinkett Smith

    Washington DC : Will Smith has thrashed his “b—-hit” divorcing rumors with wife Jada Pinkett Smith and took to his social media account to state that he and his actress wife are not getting divorce. The ‘Focus’ star wrote on his Facebook page that he usually don’t respond to these type of foolishness, but still explained “In the interest of redundant, repetitious, over & over again-ness…Jada and I are NOT GETTING A DIVORCE!!!”

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    Dementia drugs can lead to harmful weight loss

    New York:  Common drugs used to treat dementia can result in harmful weight loss in the elderly, researchers have warned. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect one in six people aged over 80. The main drug treatments, a class of medications called cholinesterase inhibitors are marginally beneficial for most patients and may have serious side effects such as gastrointestinal symptoms.

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    PM Narendra Modi expected to address UN Sustainable Development Summit

    United Nations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a high-level summit on sustainable development hosted by the UN on September 25 when the new and ambitious post-2015 development agenda will be adopted. The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from September 25 to 27 here and will be convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.