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    Permanent injunction sought against AP over Palar: Jaya

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said the state has sought a permanent injunction in the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh to restrain it from taking up any unilateral dam work across Palar river. The suit has also sought restoration of original height in check dams located at Perupallam, Kanganahalli, Sithavur and Kangkunthi in Andhra Pradesh, she said.

  • Egypt female circumcision doctor served three-month sentence

    Cairo: An Egyptian doctor who performed a deadly female circumcision operation on a girl has served a three-month sentence, he and a lawyer said today, in a first since a 2008 ban. Raslan Fadl had been sentenced in January 2015 to two years in prison for involuntary manslaughter and an additional three months for practising female genital mutilation (FGM).

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    Indian contingent settling into Olympic Village in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro: With less than a week to go for the start of the Rio Olympics, the Indian contingent members have begun reaching the Olympic Village. With almost half of the contingent already here and the two hockey teams joining on Friday evening, the contingent is almost full strength.

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    China warns of typhoon, floods

    Beijing: China’s meteorological authority issued a ‘blue alert’ today for a typhoon expected to hit the southern province of Guangdong, while warning of mountain floods in the southwest due to torrential rains, which have already taken a heavy toll during the last few weeks.

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    France church attackers ‘smiled’ and spoke of Koran

    Rennes (France): One of the jihadists who murdered an elderly French priest smiled as he carried out the attack, and nuns who witnessed the grisly murder said the killers spoke about a holy book. The two nuns who were in the church when Father Jacques Hamel was killed, his throat slit on the altar, said the men appeared aggressive and nervous during the attack at the Eglise Saint-Etienne in Normandy on July

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    Chennaiyin FC sign Mulder

    Chennai: Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC has announced the signing of Dutch midfielder Hans Mulder for the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Mulder played for Delhi Dynamos in the first two ISL campaigns and now joins Chennaiyin after a short spell at Spanish third tier outfit Cacereno earlier this year.

  • Hundreds rally in Australia over juvenile ‘torture’ footage

    Canberra: Hundreds of people on Saturday staged rallies in cities across Australia following allegations of abuse against juvenile in detention. Demonstrators gathered in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to express shock at footage showing indigenous boys being tear-gassed, BBC reported.

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    Angry mob block roads, burn tyres in demand of petrol in Agartala

    Agartala : The ongoing fuel crisis in Tripura took a turn for the worse, with thousands of angry youth blocked roads and burnt tyres at several places in Agartala, alleging that the state government is responsible for the situation. The protesters said they have been waiting in the queue for petrol for several hours.

  • Happy Birthday Sonu Nigam; here are 10 hit song which make you fall in love

    The extremely versatile singer Sonu Nigam turns 43 today. Sonu started his singing career at the age of four, when he joined his father Agam Kumar Nigam to sing Mohammad Rafi song ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada”. He Sung romantic and energetic songs like ‘Deewana Tera’, ‘Ab Mujhe Raat Din’, ‘Saathiya’ title song, Satrangi Re, Tu kab ye jaanegi…

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    Madhesi leaders likely join new government

    Kathmandu: Some Madhesi leaders have hinted that there could be a possibility of joining the new government if the Nepali Congress(NC) and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre(CPN-MC) makes a written commitment in addressing their demands pertaining to the Constitution.

  • Christian edu institutions condemn National education policy

    Coimbatore: The Federation of All Christian Educational Institutions today staged a demonstration here, protesting against the draft National Education Policy 2016, terming it as an ‘infringement’ on the constitutional rights of minority institutions. About 1,000 agitators, mostly teachers, correspondents and management staff of 140 institutions, from Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Karur districts, participated in the
    demonstration, raising slogans against the move to implement the policy.

  • Golfer Lahiri misses halfway cut at PGA Championship

    Springfield (New Jersey): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri failed to make the halfway cut at the PGA Championship as he scored a second consecutive three-over 73 at the Baltusrol Golf Club here.  The 29-year-old, who was tied 107th after the first round, on Friday took his total of six-over 146 while the weekend cut was decided at two-over 142.

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    Missing IAF plane: Parrikar personally monitoring situation

    Pune: Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar today visited the family of flight lieutenant Kunal Barpatte, who was navigating the Indian Air Force transport plane when it went missing, and reassured them that he was personally monitoring the situation. Parrikar expressed his shock and sympathy to the parents of the officer.

  • AAP MLA Naresh Yadav granted bail in sacrilege case

    Sangrur: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav was today granted bail by a local court here in connection with the alleged sacrilege incident in Malerkotla on June 24.

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    Police arrest 2 suspected of plotting attack in Belgium

    Brussels: Belgian police arrested two men “suspected of planning an attack” in Belgium following raids ordered by an anti-terror judge, federal prosecutors said today. Belgium has remained on high alert following deadly March bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Brussels and a wave of deadly attacks in the last month in France and Germany, some of them claimed by IS.