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Man of 79 becomes first in Colombia to be euthanised

Bogota , July 4

Ovidio Gonzalez, 79, who was suffering from a painful mouth cancer that had disfigured him, became has the first person submitted to euthanasia in Colombia, his family said.

Will the Dalai Lama ever return to Tibet?

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Amarnath Yatra: Third batch begins journey

Jammu , July 4

Another batch of around 2,000 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra left from here on Saturday for the Himalayan cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley.

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.

Swamy Vivekananda an enduring source of inspiration: Modi

New Delhi , July 4

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his 112th death anniversary, saying he was an "enduring source of inspiration" for the people across the globe.

Eat tree nuts, stay slim

New York , July 4

Including tree nuts in your daily diet could be an easy and inexpensive way to stay slim and fit, suggests a research.

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.