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Morning Ragas at Tihar Jail pay tribute to Girija Devi

New Delhi , July 3

Morning ragas at Tihar Jail on Friday paid tribute to eminent classical singer Girija Devi.

Russia's parliament gives citizens 'right to be forgotten'

Moscow , July 3

The State Duma, the lower house of Russia's parliament, passed a law on Friday, giving citizens the right to demand that internet search engines should erase all irrelevant information about themselves.

Ex-foreign secretaries to felicitate the Dalai Lama

New Delhi , July 3

India's three former foreign secretaries will felicitate Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama by speaking on his work at an event here, it was announced on Friday.

Protests in Texas over refusal of marriage licences to homosexuals

Washington , July 3

Supporters protested in Granbury city, capital of Hood county in the US state of Texas against county clerk Katie Lang's decision to not issue marriage licences to same-sex couples.

Live in serenity in Vastu-perfect home

New Delhi , July 3

The interior of your home plays a crucial role in its serenity. By simply making a few changes in your home, you can definitely live peacefully and with more happiness, says an expert.

Rajat Gupta's appeal in insider trading case rejected

New York , July 3

Goldman Sachs' former India-born director Rajat Gupta failed to get his insider-trading conviction tossed on the ground that he did not benefit from the alleged tips after a judge ruled it was "too little, too late".

India's 40 percent rural people prefer to stay single: Census

New Delhi , July 3

Over 40 percent people living in India's rural areas prefer not to marry and live single, according to Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) data released here on Friday.

Chandy seeks Sushma's intervention for Indian nurses in Britain

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram , July 3

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to take up with the British government the proposed amendments in their immigration rules which will affect nurses from the state.

Hema Malini never inquired about our child

Jaipur , July 3 The distraught father of the two-year-old girl, who died in a car crash with actor Hema Malini's sedan, is inconsolable, while the injured mother is constantly asking "Chinni kahan hai?", not knowing her daughter is dead. The family is even more hurt that neither the actor nor her aides bothered to ask about their well-being though, they say, the accident was caused by her speeding car.

Congress, BJP flay Odisha government over Nabakalebar infra work

Bhubaneswar , July 3

The opposition Congress and BJP on Friday lashed out at the Odisha government over the "tardy" progress of work related to the upcoming Nabakalebar festival and demanded details of the money allocated for infrastructure projects.