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British deputy PM questions arrest of parents' saving kid

L0ondon , Sep 2

British deputy prime minister has come in support of a campaign which seeks to to allow the parents of cancer patient Ashya King to be reunited with their five-year-old son, a media report said Tuesday.

Ban on idol immersion in Yamuna

Agra , Sep 2

Immersion of Ganesh idols in the Yamuna river will not be permitted in Agra.

Rihanna shelled out 6,000 pounds on nail technician

London , Sep 2

Singer Rihanna paid 6,000 pounds to have her favourite nail expert flown down to Italy from Britain.

Diet quality gap between rich and poor widens in US

Washington , Sep 2

Led by reduction in the consumption of trans fats, the quality of diet in the US has shown modest improvement in the last decade, but the gap in overall diet quality between the rich and the poor has widened, says a study.

Hateful content on Facebook bad for your brain

London , Sep 2

Are you exposed to reading homophobic, racist, misogynistic or other hateful content on Facebook? It may have a harmful effect on your brain in the long run.

Over 600,000 perform Manimahesh pilgrimage in Himachal

Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) , Sep 2

Over 600,000 devotees took part in the 17-day annual pilgrimage to the Manimahesh lake located at an altitude of 13,500 feet in Himachal Pradesh, an official said.

Indian man kills wife, minor child in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh , Sep 2

An Indian national in Saudi Arabia has allegedly burnt to death his wife and five-year-old child after the woman got to know about her husband's extramarital affair, police said.

Goa's ruling netas switch focus to men's brief

Panaji , Sep 2

Male tourists should be barred from wearing cotton briefs or torn underwear on beaches and instead wear proper swimming trunks to avoid vulgarity and promote safe swimming, the BJP MLA from the coastal constituency of Calangute has said.

India to get taste of contemporary dance from Britain

Kolkata , Sep 2

Leading British dance companies will wow audiences in India in the second edition of Impulse contemporary dance fest beginning Sep 5.

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing Nov 6

Mumbai , Sep 2

"Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" is the title of cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's life story in his own words, slated for release Nov 6, it was announced Tuesday.