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Acid attack survivor Monica Singh to study at her dream New York fashion designing institute Open in new window
Source Icon CNN-IBN
The story of 28-year-old Monica Singh is very inspiring. Monica is an acid attack survivor who has undergone 43 surgeries and now has a chance to study at her dream fashion designing institute in New York.

VIDEO: Hong Kong star 'as big as Brangelina' Open in new window
Source Icon BBC - South Asia
Actress Sandra Ng is a household name in Hong Kong and this year saw saw the release of the third Golden Chickens comedy film. Tom Brook reports.

US 'around the world' flier crashes Open in new window
Source Icon BBC - South Asia
A US teenager and his father, trying to raise money for Pakistani schools,. crash on a round-the-world flight.

Insurance drive banks on Cong Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: Finance minister Arun Jaitley has decided to go ahead with raising the foreign direct investment ceiling in insurance from 26 to 49 per cent and is expected to get the Union cabinet's formal endorsement when it meets tomorrow.

Cong looks to Sonia to alter Rahul's style Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: The resentment against Rahul Gandhi's style of functioning is growing and many senior Congress leaders expect party president Sonia Gandhi to intervene and persuade her son to work with greater flexibility.

August date for thaw in Indo-Pak chill Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet on August 25 in Islamabad, ending a two-year chill, for the first substantive diplomatic engagement between the neighbours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif to his inaugural ceremony.

Give victims a say in remission: Govt Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: The Centre today told a five-judge constitution bench that convicts involved in heinous crimes such as murder or terrorist activities should not automatically be granted remission without the victims' families being heard.

DD penny-wise, an event of national importance Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: The Commonwealth Games (CWG) that kicked off in Glasgow will be shown on DD News instead of the usual DD Sports because of a revenue-driven tussle with a private channel in which the public broadcaster had its way.

Donation challenge Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: The Congress today moved the Supreme Court challenging a Delhi High Court ruling holding it and the BJP guilty of accepting donations illegally from foreign sources.

Seal on Amit crown in August Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: The national council of the BJP is scheduled to meet on August 9 to complete the formality of ratifying Amit Shah's appointment as the party president.

Hush-up cuffs on school head Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
Bangalore, July 23: The chairman of the school where a six-year-old girl was raped allegedly by a skating instructor, the main accused in the crime that has triggered widespread outrage, has been arrested for trying to hush up the assault.

Navy in drill diplomacy Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: A week after war games with ships from Russia's Pacific Fleet, three Indian warships will hold a week-long drill with US and Japanese vessels and aircraft, underscoring a policy of engaging contrary forces in testing times for diplomacy after the shooting down of the Malaysian airplane MH17.

India keeps out of Russia blame game Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: India today said it was unwilling to join a global blame game over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine last week, joining China among major nations that have refused to hold Russia responsible.

Stress on controlling TB than HIV Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: A new study revealing a poor decline in the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) over the past decade suggests that India should invest more of its scarce health resources into TB control and research than on HIV control, researchers have said.

Pak students tilt to IT in Saarc university Open in new window
Source Icon The Telegraph
New Delhi, July 23: As the Saarc-established South Asian University (SAU) gets set to start its fifth academic session this month, admission trends suggest that students from Nepal prefer biotechnology and those from Pakistan computer science.

Sonia likely to host Iftar party on July 27 Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
According to sources, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has not appreciated senior leader and one of her main confidantes A K Antony stating publicly that there is a perception that the Congress lost because it was seen to be too much pro-Muslim and this led to a Hindu consolidation in favour of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Team Rahul rift with veterans continues, no respite in sight Open in new window
Source Icon Rediff
The divide between 'teams' of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's and that of vice president Rahul Gandhi is increasing by leaps and bounds, according to party sources. There appears to be no common ground between the two sides, with both blaming the other for the state of affairs in the party. Renu Mittal reports

Digesting China's latest food scare Open in new window
Source Icon BBC - South Asia
Digesting China's latest food scandal

Dunbar, Barrowman kick start CWG opening ceremony Open in new window
The Hindu
The opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games got off to a colourful start with a jig from Scottish actor John Barrowman and comedian Karen Dunbar at the Celtic Park in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Governemt Mulls Using Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Storage Technology to Check Vegetable Prices Open in new window
NDTV
The government is considering large-scale use of radiation technology developed by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for improving the shelf-life of fruits and vegetables especially onion, potato a...

Cabinet reshuffle not on CM?s agenda Open in new window
The Hindu
Chandy says discussion first in Congress State unit and UDF

India bids to reassert influence in Nepal with power pact Open in new window
Source Icon Reuters
NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - India is set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties.

This cine-star saves a village in real life Open in new window
The Hindu
Gonchiyur at Attappady is now called Suresh Gopi village.

Repair of generator-six at Moolamattom under way Open in new window
The Hindu
Work to take 10 more days; only four generators functional



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