Flood may have been caused by heavy rain in China: Assam minister

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GUWAHATI: Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today said the devastating flood in the northeastern state was possibly caused due to heavy rainfall in China. "During the floods, we did not have any abnormal rainfall here. I had met the Arunachal Pradesh  ... ...

Assembly bypolls see mixed voter turnout, lowest in Bawana at 45%

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Two women show their fingers marked with ink after casting votes for Bawana assembly seat byelection in Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: PTI. Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad: Byelections to four assembly seats in Goa, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday saw  ... ...

Central govt hospitals report 47 swine flu deaths this year

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Swine flu has claimed 47 lives, including 22 from Delhi, in the four Central government hospitals of the Capital till date this year, officials said. These figures contradict Delhi government's data compiled from all hospitals, including the four ... ...

Government clarifies on GST on newspaper ad space sale

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NEW DELHI: Space selling for advertisement in print media will attract 18 per cent GST if an agency does so as an agent of a newspaper on a commission basis, the government said today. GST of 5 per cent will be levied if the advertisement agency works ... ...

Sindhu moves into the prequarterfinals

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Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu advanced to the prequarterfinals of the women's singles competition after defeating Korea's Kim Hyo Min in the second round of the World Championships here on Tuesday. Sindhu, who won bronze medals at the 2013  ... ...

Headless torso found at sea is reporter from Danish submarine

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Danish police confirmed they had made a positive identification of the body, which was found on Monday. . AFP Last Updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 22:04. Comment. 0. Comment. Stockholm: The headless torso of a woman found at sea was  ... ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Rare images

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter Aaradhya were a sight to behold as the actress hoisted the tricolor in Melbourne this Independence Day. The motherdaughter had floored all with their colour coordinated traditional ensembles by Manish Malhotra  ... ...

Trump government shutdown threat rattles markets

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the US government to secure funding for a wall along the Mexican border rattled markets on Wednesday and cast a shadow over coming efforts in Congress to agree to raise the  ... ...

Here are the reasons why RBI is introducing Rs 200 notes

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue Rs 200 notes soon, possibly at the end of August itself, filling the missing link between Rs 100 and Rs 500, and thus facilitating ease of exchange for common public. The finance ministry on Wednesday notified ... ...

Affable Lohani alights from disinvestmentbound Air India

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New Delhi, Aug 23 () An ailing airline turned operationally profitable, launched new services and strove to boost sagging employee morale under the watch of Ashwani Lohani, whose departure as Air India CMD was described by an official as "bad news" for  ... ...

Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle to play in firstever T10 cricket league

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In a new first, a tournament in the United Arab Emirates will see cricket being played in 90 minutes, like football, in 10 overs, according to media reports. Former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag, West Indies star batsman, Chris Gayle, former Sri ... ...

US Navy relieves 7th Fleet commander after series of warship accidents

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Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin has been dismissed 'due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command' after 4 incidents, 2 deadly, in the last year. U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet, speaks during a press conference, with  ... ...

Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

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Typhoon Hato left five dead in the gambling hub of Macau today as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also died. Local media showed severe flooding had left cars underwater and  ... ...

This gentleman wants it all

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By his own admission, Sidharth Malhotra has an alter ego that wants to hit people. It's no wonder then that the Bollywood actor thoroughly enjoyed shooting for A Gentleman that releases this Friday. “Being a struggling actor, there have been many ... ...

SoccerWayne Rooney announces end of England career

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... * Rooney retires as England's alltime goalscorer. * Finishes as country's most capped outfield player. * FA says he informed Southgate of decision on Tuesday. * Rooney says will focus on his Everton career (Adds details, background). By Simon Evans. ... ...

Rajasthan for CBI probe into Vadra land deals

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The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Rajasthan has recommended a CBI inquiry into 18 cases of land deals in Bikaner district, including four involving Skylight Hospitality, promoted by businessman Robert Vadra, the soninlaw of Congress president  ... ...

Could high doses of vitamin B supplements raise lung cancer risk?

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Men, and especially male smokers, appear to be more likely to develop lung cancer if they take high doses of vitamins B6 and B12, new research suggests. For men taking these vitamin supplements, the risk of lung cancer was nearly doubled. For men who  ... ...

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