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Legendary artist S H Raza passes away
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Legendary artist S H Raza passes away

'He was very honest and never liked shortcuts. He did whatever he liked and was decisive.' 'He was the cultural ambassador of India. He had represented the art fraternity of the country internationally.' Artists and friends mourned the loss of the acclaimed painter who passed away after a prolonged illness. Legendary painter S H Raza who popularised globally Indian concepts and iconography and built a towering legacy of modern art passed away in New Delhi on Saturday after a prolonged illness, ... Rediff.com, 6 minutes ago
Artist S H Raza passes away at 94 Rediff.com, 3 hours ago
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Vijender calls on the country to pray for Rio-bound athletes

IMAGE:  Vijender Singh reacts. Photograph: Reuters. Worried about the administrative logjam in Indian boxing, recently-crowned WBO Asia Pacific champion Vijender Singh pleaded with the officials to put together a new federation at the earliest for the sake of country's pugilists. Speaking at the ASSOCHAM conference, in the presence of Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel, Vijender said the country's boxers have been denied a voice at international events because of the current situation.
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Munich attack: What we know about the gunman

Nine people were killed on Friday when a gunman opened fire in a Munich mall. The attacker, who officials say was acting alone, killed himself after the massacre at Olympia shopping centre. Hours after the attack, details of his identity, the motive and his history are being unravelled. 1. The gunman was Ali Sonboly, an 18-year-old German-Iranian from Munich. He held dual citizenship of Germany and Iran, but was born and brought up in Munich and had lived there all his life. His father is a ...
 Rediff.com44 minutes ago 'Lone' Munich shooter kills nine in mall rampage, commits suicide  Rediff.com2 hours ago PM condemns attack in Munich  Rediff.com7 hours ago

Turkey frees 1,200 soldiers detained after coup bid

Turkey has freed 1,200 soldiers detained after the failed military coup, a top prosecutor said today, in its first major release of suspects amid global criticism of the crackdown. Those released were privates, Ankara's chief prosecutor Harun Kodalak was quoted as saying by Turkish media, adding that the authorities were seeking to swiftly sort out those who had fired on the people from those who did not.  There have been fears that many of the over 7,400 soldiers detained in the wake ...
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IAF transport aircraft with 29 persons missing, search continues (Intro Roundup)

An AN-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with 29 people on board went missing on Friday over the Bay of Bengal off the Chennai coast, and remained untraceable till evening despite a full-scale search and rescue mission. Those on ...
 NetIndia123.com17 hours ago Eight Smart City persons aboard missing aircraft  NetIndia123.com17 hours ago Missing IAF plane: Parrikar likely to visit Chennai tomorrow  Rediff.com18 hours ago Massive search on after IAF's AN-32 aircraft goes missing  Rediff.com21 hours ago
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PIX: Ranveer Singh has some fun with Anil Kapoor!

Anil Kapoor hosted a special screening of the second season of his television show 24, at a Mumbai multiplex and invited its cast and his friends from the industry. He especially had some fun with his Dil Dhadakne Do co-star Ranveer Singh. A look at the pictures. Ranveer Singh and Anil Kapoor share a laugh.   And now, it's time for some action.   Of course, 24 style!   The boys play with their guns.   Surveen Chawla will star in 24, and she's very excited about ...
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BCCI president Thakur, Shirke to meet Lodha Panel

IMAGE:  BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke, left, with board President Anurag Thakur, MP. Photograph: Sahil Salvi. The Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke will be meeting members of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R M Lodha panel in the capital on August 9 after being compelled to bring in the reforms due to a clear directive from the apex court. A cricket website reported that a meeting has been requested by the BCCI as a lot of state ...
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Captain Rooney says Allardyce is a 'good appointment'

IMAGE: New England manager Sam Allardyce reacts. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters . England captain Wayne Rooney has welcomed the appointment of Sam Allardyce as national team manager and confirmed he is not planning on retiring from international football after the country's disappointing showing at the European Championship. Allardyce was appointed England manager on Friday on a two-year contract, replacing Roy Hodgson, who quit following the team's last-16 exit from Euro 2016 at the ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Sunderland appoint Moyes as Allardyce's replacement  Rediff.com1 hour ago Football: England appoint Allardyce as manager  Channel NewsAsia17 hours ago Allardyce gets England coach job at second time of asking  NewsFlow2417 hours ago
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UK records 6,193 post-Brexit hate crimes

More than 6,000 hate crimes have been reported to police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union last month, latest figures released this week show. In the four weeks since June 16, as many as 6,193 offences had been reported across the UK, with the most common crimes being harassment, assault, verbal abuse andspitting, the UK’s National Police Chief’s Council said. “Following increases in hate crime seen after the ...
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Indian woman kidnapped in Kabul rescued

An Indian woman working for an international NGO, who was kidnapped in Kabul last month by suspected militants, has been rescued, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.   Judith D'Souza, 40, who works for the Aga Khan Foundation as a senior technical adviser, was kidnapped outside her office in the heart of Kabul on June 9.  "I am happy to inform you that Judith D'Souza has been rescued," Swaraj tweeted.  She also thanked Afghan authorities for their "help and ...
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