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US snooping on BJP unacceptable, Sushma tells Kerry

Times of India - ‎40 minutes ago‎
NEW DELHI: Alarmed by the disclosure last month that US authorities spied on BJP when it was not in power, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue with visiting secretary of state John Kerry on Thursday saying this was totally unacceptable to India.
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Gen Suhag takes over as new Army Chief

Business Standard - ‎30 minutes ago‎
General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over charge on Thursday as the Indian Army's 26th chief of army staff (COAS), with the outgoing chief, General Bikram Singh, handing him the chief's ceremonial baton in his office in South Block, New Delhi.
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India employs men in ape suits to drive away parliament's monkeys

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Indian government is hiring men to pose as menacing langur monkeys to scare off the hundreds of macaques terrorising MPs and staff around its parliament and central government buildings.
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Ebola virus: the tiny airport in Sierra Leone that has direct link to Britain

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎22 minutes ago‎
As a last line of defence in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to Britain, Lungi International Airport in Sierra Leone would not be an obvious first choice.
Ebola outbreak: WHO launches $100M plan as death toll tops 700
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WHO, African states to launch $100mn Ebola response plan - Geneva AFP - The head of the World Health Organization and presidents of the West African countries suffering the worlds worst-ever Ebola outbreak are to meet in Guinea on Friday to launch a 100 million 75 million euros emergency joint response plan, WHO said.The scale of the Ebola outbreak requires WHO, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level, WHO Direct ... ...
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Gaza UN shelter attack 'totally unacceptable' - White House

BBC News - ‎11 minutes ago‎
The US has said the shelling of a UN shelter in Gaza is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible". In its strongest criticism yet of Israel's offensive in the Palestinian territory, the US - Israel's closest ally - urged Israel to do more to protect civilian life.
Israel, Palestinians locked in vicious circle of Gaza wars
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​Anonymous 'knocks out' Mossad website over Israel’s Gaza offensive Hacker group Anonymous has reportedly taken down the website of the Israeli secret service Mossad in protest of Israel’s military incursion in Gaza. The ‘hacktivists’ have already targeted a number of organizations in their mission to stop the “genocide.”  Mossad’s website went offline at around 00:40 GMT and is still down at the time of writing. The Israeli government ...
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ICICI Bank Q1 net up 17%

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
MUMBAI: ICICI Bank has reported a net profit of Rs 2,655 crore for the quarter ended June 2014, an increase of 17% over Rs 2,274 crore in the same period last year.
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Oppn seeks judicial probe, PM statement on bugging

Press Trust of India - ‎9 hours ago‎
New Delhi, Jul 31 (PTI) Opposition led by Congress today upped the ante against the Government on the bugging issue demanding a judicial probe and a statement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter which, they said, has put NDA's credibility at ...
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Cong expels Birender from CWC, asks for explanation

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎15 minutes ago‎
In a strong message to party dissidents, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expelled senior Haryana Congress leader Birender Singh from the all-powerful Congress Working Committee and demanded his explanation for "continued anti-party ...
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Mumbai Police want polygraph test on rape-accused DIG

The Hindu - ‎49 minutes ago‎
The Mumbai Police want to subject Deputy Inspector-General of Police Sunil Paraskar to a polygraph test in a rape case registered against him.

UP government sets up committee to probe Saharanpur clash

Business Standard - ‎5 hours ago‎
Uttar Pradesh government today constituted a committee to probe the incidence of violent clash in Saharanpur on July 26, which left three persons dead and over 30 injured.
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Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands

Los Angeles Times
16 minutes ago
Written by
Carol J Williams
Egyptian workers in Tripoli prepare to evacuate Libya on Thursday. Thousands of foreign diplomats and workers from dozens of countries have fled Libya's deadly chaos in recent days.
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Doing nothing on border crisis better than handing out return tickets to rape victims

Washington Post
7 minutes ago
Written by
Melinda Henneberger
Republicans who spoke in favor of a GOP immigration bill on the House floor Thursday said that doing nothing at all to address the crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America who are fleeing to the U.S.
US Congress Deadlocked on Immigration as It Heads to Vacation
Border crisis bill derails in House amid Cruz-inspired disarray - by Lisa Mascaro
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BREAKING: House Republicans abandon vote on border security bill in face of tea party opposition.- AP (UPDATED) Statement from Republican leadership: “This situation shows the intense concern within our conference – and among the American people – about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president’s refusal to faithfully execute our laws.  There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without ...
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Emotional UN spokesman stands by tears for Gaza

TVNZ - ‎32 minutes ago‎
A UN spokesman who broke down on live TV says his tears are irrelevant compared to those being shed in Gaza. Former BBC reporter Chris Gunness made worldwide headlines yesterday when he was reduced to tears as he discussed the latest deaths of ...
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Financial Inclusion Mission to be big I-Day announcement

The Hindu - ‎33 minutes ago‎
On Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Financial Inclusion Mission to ensure that every household in India has access to banking services such as savings accounts, credit, remittances, insurance and pension.
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Bansals, Bezos vie for pole position

Times of India
1 hour ago
Written by
Samidha Sharma
BANGALORE: E-commerce in India got an instant leg-up over the last two days as big boys Flipkart and Amazon stocked up billions of dollars in ammunition to fight what could be the fiercest battle for the Indian consumer in a while.
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Govt urged to support solar power gear makers

Hindu Business Line - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Indian Solar Manufacturing Association and KPMG have called on the Government to provide support to domestic solar power equipment manufacturers.
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HCL profit rises 54% on new deals and demand in US, Europe

Livemint - ‎2 hours ago‎
HCL's current growth trajectory also suggests that it may surpass industry expectations for the current fiscal year, experts said.
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Petrol price cut by Rs 1.09 a litre, diesel price hiked by 50 paise per litre

Economic Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
NEW DELHI: Petrol price was today cut by Rs 1.09 per litre, the second reduction in three-and-half-months, while diesel rates were hiked by 56 paise a litre.
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BBM for Windows Phone finally available to all users

TechOne3 - ‎5 hours ago‎
After much anticipation, BlackBerry has finally released BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for Windows Phone with partnering Microsoft. With this announcement, users can now get BBM on their smartphones running on Windows Phone 8 or above.

Gulshan Grover is back with Deepa Mehta after 16 years

Times of India
3 hours ago
Written by
meena iyer
Gulshan Grover, who played the antagonist in DeepaMehta's 1947 Earth (1998), is elated that he is back in Deepa's latest film, Inland.
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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Lucy': A visually spellbinding ride

Bucks Local News - ‎7 hours ago‎
Are you familiar with the skeletal remains of the prehistoric creature, dubbed Lucy? In 1974, paleontologists, Donald Johanson and Tom Gray, made a groundbreaking discovery.
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In pics: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 8

IBNLive - ‎1 hour ago‎
Indian wrestlers put on an inspiring show winning two gold medals and a silver and bronze each on the last day of the wrestling competition in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 8

IBNLive - ‎32 minutes ago‎
Day 7 Round-up: Virtually taking over where their compatriot shooters signed off at the range, Indian wrestlers rained medals picking up four silvers and a bronze, but the gold eluded the nation on day seven of competition.
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England v India: How everything changed for Cook's men

BBC Sport - ‎42 minutes ago‎
When Stuart Broad had Australia's Peter Siddle caught by James Anderson to seal a third successive Ashes triumph at Chester-le-Street last August, it seemed inconceivable that England would have to wait almost a year for their next win.
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Indian men in hockey semifinals

The Hindu - ‎1 hour ago‎
India breezed past South Africa 5-2 and qualified for the semifinals of the men's hockey competition on Thursday. India will now take on New Zealand in the last four while Australia will meet England.
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US wants to link power pacts with climate change agreement

Business Standard - ‎1 hour ago‎
A visiting US team has told Indian negotiators it would link pacts on the power sector to the agreement the two countries draw on climate change and one would not happen without the other.
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NASA plans next-gen scientific tools for 2020 Mars rover

Computerworld
1 hour ago
Written by
Sharon Gaudin
Computerworld - NASA has planned out the new and improved scientific instruments that will be included onboard the next robotic Mars rover.
NASA Unveils Rover that Will Explore Mars in 2020; is its Name an Ode to Sir ...
NASA chooses ASU for Mars 2020 mission
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Our next rover we will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. More: go.nasa.gov/1lgpZf0   #JourneyToMars 

Goa's Carambolim lake to have bird watching site

Times of India
7 hours ago
Written by
Joaquim Fernandes
PANAJI: Goa's Carambolim lake will have a bird watching site near the second watch tower, environment minister Alina Saldanha told the Goa legislative assembly on Wednesday.
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