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    CBI Court issues non-bailable warrant against Sohrabuddin’s brother Nayamuddin Sheikh

    Mumbai: A special CBI court today issued a non-bailable warrant against Nayamuddin Sheikh, brother of Sohrabuddin who was killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2005, after he failed to appear before it for deposition. The court had in November last year issued summons to Nayamuddin, who is a prosecution witness, asking him to appear to record his statement, but he had failed to do so.

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    Burqa-clad suicide bombers kill at least 29 inside Afghan Shiite mosque

    Khost: Burqa-clad suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan today as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding more than 80 in the latest attack on the minority. Officials said they feared the death toll could rise after the assault, the latest targeting civilians who have borne the brunt of the violence in Afghanistan’s long conflict.

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    7 drown, 1 missing as fishing boat capsizes in West Bengal

    Kolkata: Seven persons were killed and one went missing when a fishing boat capsized after hitting a sand dune on the Hooghly river in South 24 Parganas district today, a state disaster management department official said. Most of the people who died were fishermen, the official said. The boat “FB Paromita” capsized when it hit a sand dune while crossing the Hooghly river, he said. The bodies of the seven persons have

  • Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law tables in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: A bill to overturn a Supreme Court order which had laid down certain safeguards in SC/ST law to prevent atrocities against people of scheduled castes and tribes was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The move is being seen as a reach-out by the BJP-led NDA government to Dalits, days ahead of their proposed August 9 nationwide protest with the key demand to restore the provisions of the law.

  • Drake releases official video of ‘In my feelings’

    Los Angeles: Rapper Drake has unveiled the official music video of his worldwide hit song “In my feelings”. It also features US comedian and Instagram star Shiggy. Within a few hours of its release on YouTube on Thursday, the video hit five million views, read a statement.

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    Is size of turban part of Sikh religion, asks Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought to know if the topknot/ half or bun turban (patka) can be worn by Sikh athletes with helmets during participation in sporting events such as cycling, if it doesn’t affect their faith”. A bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice L. Nageswara Rao said that in India many great athletes played with bun turban (patka) and suggested that if a Sikh wants to participate

  • Deve Gowda enquiries about Karunanidhi’s health

    Chennai: Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday visited Kauvery Hospital here and enquired about DMK President M. Karunanidhi’s health. Dewe Gowda met Karunanidhi’s son and DMK leader M.K. Stalin and his sister Kanimozhi. Karunanidhi, who was the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for five times, was admitted to the hospital on July 28 after his blood pressure dipped.

  • Kiki challenge was first started in Bollywood, these 10 movies are a proof

    Singer Drake’s latest song ‘Kiki’ is ruling the chart numbers, and people have gone gaga over it. The Kiki challenge has become a phenomena in the world, people are accepting the challenge and posting it online. Many videos have surfaced online of people doing the Kiki challenge. Even in India, Kiki challenge has become viral.

  • Spotted! Is that Kim Jong-un enjoying thrilling contest between Indian bowlers and English batsmen? See pics

    On a thrilling 3rd Day of the 1st Test between India and England, India was showing their skills as bowlers R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma were on target to take wicket of the top and middle order of the England team, giving team India a huge advantage in the first Test of the series. However, besides witnessing some great shots in the game, Kim Jong-un was spotted in the crowd.

  • Happy Birthday Sunil Chhetri: Sachin Tendulkar has a special request from him

    On the day of his birthday India football captain Sunil Chhetri got a very special request from Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin urged Sunil to bring more medals to the country and take the game to the next level. Since 2005 Chhetri has made 101 appearances for India, has turned 34 today. Tendulkar with his wishes shared an old picture in which he can be seen in conversation with Sunil.

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    Flashback: When Meghan Markle penned a powerful essay on menstruation in India

    Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, is probably the first member to voice her opinion on menstrual hygiene. It is a well-known fact that Meghan has a knack for writing and her inspiring and thought-provoking works have been published for ELLE UK. In January 2017, as an ambassador for World Vision, the 35-year-old visited India to learn about the issues faced by the women and young girls during their periods and

  • Core biometrics under Aadhaar safe: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    New Delhi: Asserting that core biometrics under Aadhaar were safe and secure, the government today said the use of the unique identification mechanism has ensured savings of over Rs 90,000 crore by eliminating middlemen. Addressing concerns over the safety of Aadhaar database raised during the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “There has been no case of misuse of UIDAI database till date”.

  • Madhuri Dixit calls Salman Khan mischievous

    One can’t mention the Bollywood films of the 90s and not speak of the blockbuster Hum Aapke Hai Kaun. The family drama, another hit from the Bharjatiya factory, which starred dhak dhak girl Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Salman Khan. The film was not only appreciate for the depiction of relationships and its numerous songs, but also for the chemistry (in a non sexy way) between Salman and Madhuri.

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    Diana Penty is happy with the way things have turned out for her in Bollywood

    From the shy and simple Meera of “Cocktail” to the vivacious and free-spirited Happy of “Happy Bhag Jayegi”, Diana Penty, who will next be seen in its sequel “Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi”, is glad her sophomore film itself gave her a chance to break the mould and find her feet in Bollywood, where she is now in a “happy” space.

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    Finance Minister Piyush Goyal to chair 29th GST council meet tomorrow

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will chair the 29th Goods and Services Tax (GST) council meeting tomorrow at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The council meeting is convened mainly to discuss issues, concerns and suggestions of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the GST regime among others.