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  • Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to get customised Adidas shoes

    New Delhi: Asian Games gold-medallist Swapna Barman will have customised shoes for her 12-toed feet soon as the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has tied up with footwear company Adidas to ensure specially-designed gear for the heptathlete. “After coming to know about Swapna’s case, the Sports Minister immediately directed us from Jakarta to get customised shoes made for her. We have taken up the matter with Adidas and they have agreed to provide

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    ‘Mitron’ Movie Review: A feel-good film that can appeal to family audiences

    The entrepreneur spirit of the Gujaratis is well known globally. However, this aspect and the overall flavour of Gujarat hasn’t been captured well in our films. Barring KAI PO CHE (2013), none of the films based in Gujarat in recent times like GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN (2013), SWEETIEE WEDS NRI (2017), PATEL KI PUNJABI SHAADI (2017) and YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA PHIR SE (2018) have failed to do justice to the Gujarat setting.

  • US: 1 killed, several injured after multiple gas explosions in Massachusetts

    Washington: One person was killed after a series of suspected gas explosions and subsequent fires rocked nearly 40 homes and businesses in three US towns, authorities said. The authorities said that an issue with gas service may have prompted several explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover late Thursday afternoon, leaving at least 10 people injured, reports CNN. The fires stretched across dozens of blocks, Massachusetts State Police said. Not all gas had been shut off by

  • Lower food prices ease India’s WPI to 4.53% in August

    New Delhi: A massive fall in food prices and cost of primary articles eased India’s annual inflation rate based on wholesale prices to 4.53 per cent in August from a 5.09 per cent rise in July.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Man throws toddler daughter from terrace after wife gives birth to second girl

    Bareilly (UP): A man, desperate for a son, allegedly threw his 18-month daughter from the terrace of his home in an Uttar Pradesh village after his wife gave birth to another girl, police said Friday. The toddler, Kavya, was seriously injured after the incident in Pardhauli village, under CB Ganj police station area here, Thursday and has been admitted to hospital.

  • Political realignment gathering momentum in poll-bound Telangana

    Hyderabad: Several aspirants for tickets in the coming assembly polls in Telangana have openly expressed their dissatisfaction after being denied the chance to contest, while some others are switching sides leading to re-alignment. The protests by those denied tickets has so far been seen mainly in the ruling TRS as the party released its first list of candidates for 105 seats out of the total 119 assembly segments.

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    Supreme Court issues directions to Centre, states for rehabilitation of leprosy patients

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre to consider framing separate rules for granting disability certificates to leprosy patients for availing reservation and various welfare benefits. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued a slew of directions to the Centre and all states for eradication of leprosy and rehabilitation of those suffering from it.

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    PM Shinzo Abe aims to rewrite Japan constitution as he seeks 3rd term

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is vying for his third re-election as the ruling party leader next week, extending his stay in power to work on his long-cherished ambition – to revise his country’s war-renouncing constitution.

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    Supreme Court modifies dowry harassment law; protects anticipatory bail provision

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday modified its previous order that provided for setting up of a committee to deal with complaints of dowry harassment. The top court had on April 23 reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas seeking revisiting of a judgement that had reduced the severity of the anti-dowry law on the offence of subjecting a married woman to cruelty by spouse and in-laws.