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Kerala flood toll touches 79, rains continue (10 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 16 (IANS) With rains still pouring down heavilty leading to flooding of dams and rivers across Kerala, 12 fresh deaths were reported on Thursday, taking the toll to 79, since August 8.

Rupee devalues to record low beyond 70.20 (12 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) The rupee devalued further on Thursday falling to new record low beyond Rs 70.20 against the dollar.

BREAKING NEWS: Rupee hits new low drops below 70.20 (16 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service

'Too slow' in preventing hate speech in Myanmar: Facebook (09:36)IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) The ethnic violence in Myanmar is horrific and we have been "too slow" to prevent the spread of misinformation and hate speech on our platform, Facebook acknowledged on Thursday.

Key Indian equity market indices open in red (09:26)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from muted global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened lower.

US expands visa restrictions on Cambodia (09:20)
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US State Department has expanded its visa restrictions on Cambodia after the official results of the country's election on July 29 were confirmed.

Mass overdose at US park, one arrested (09:14)
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Over 40 individuals had overdosed in a Connecticut park in US on a drug suspected of being laced with an opioid. A suspect has been taken into custody, police said.

Trump ends critical ex-CIA chief's security access (09:06)IANS Photo Service
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA chief John Brennan, denying his critic any access to sensitive information, the White House has said.

Tool to predict building collapse, landslides 2 weeks in advance (08:48)
Canberra, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian researchers on Thursday said they have developed a software tool to predict when a building will crack or its foundation will move, even when a dam could break or a mudslide occur.

Vajpayee continues to be 'critical' (08:30)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical on Thursday as a bulletin is expected shortly from the AIIMS where he has been admitted for the last nine weeks.

Yatra resumes, 548 pilgrims leave for Amarnath (08:08)IANS Photo Service
Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) The Amarnath Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for three days as a batch of 548 pilgrims left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley on Thursday.

TV is now taking lot of risks: Swank (08:00)
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Hilary Swank says risky content is being created for the small screen in the US.

Russia probe prosecutors maintain charges against Manafort (07:44)
Alexandria, Virginia, Aug 16 (IANS) Lawyers working with the Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is heading the Russia probe, on Wednesday maintained the charges filed initially against Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for now-President Donald Trump, which could mean that he spends the rest of his life in prison if he is convicted on the 18 counts against him.

US not to lift tariffs on Turkey even Brunson released: WH (07:18)
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The White House said on Wednesday that the US will not lift sanctions on Turkish steel and aluminum products even if detained American pastor Andrew Brunson is released.

Google takes new measures to increase transparency on political ads (06:16)
San Francisco, Aug 16 (IANS) Google took a new move Wednesday to increase transparency on political ads on its platform by releasing an online library of US political ads and a report on details of ad-expenditure ahead of the mid-term US elections in November this year.

Kylie has stash of designer bags for daughter (06:16)
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner is keeping her handbags for her daughter Stormi.

Oil prices decline on rising US stockpiles (04:42)
New York, Aug 16 (IANS) Oil prices went down on Wednesday as official data showed that U.S. crude inventories rose unexpectedly last week.

Abbas reaffirms rejection of US peace plan for Mideast (04:28)IANS Photo Service
Ramallah, Aug 16 (IANS) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reaffirmed on Wednesday that the Palestinians reject the new peace plan proposed by the United States, known as "Deal of the Century".

Cardi B's feet are 'shrinking' (04:02)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B thinks her feet have shrunk since she gave birth to her daughter Kulture four weeks ago.

Toll soars to 48 in Kabul education centre blast (03:28)IANS Photo Service
Kabul, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 48 students were killed and 67 others injured in a suicide bomb blast targeting a private educational centre in Dasht-e-Barchi locality of Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, the Public Health Ministry said.

Perrie Edwards's learning to love her freckles (02:16)
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Perrie Edwards says she has learned to "embrace" her freckles.

22 students killed as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan (01:36)
Khartoum, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday morning when a boat sank on the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.

Nepal to join BIMSTEC military exercise in India next month (01:02)
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nepal will join the first ever military exercise of the countries in the BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, to be hosted by India next month, a spokesman of the Nepali Army Headquarters said here on Wednesday.

Go for Gold (Movie Review **** ½) (00:44)
By Subhash K. JhaIANS Photo Service
Gold: Starring, Akshay Kumar, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mouni Roy, Vineet Kumar Singh; Directed by Reema Kagti: Rating: **** ½ (4 and a half stars)

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How about some 'Royal Rajasthani' dishes? (Foodie Trail - Kolkata) (23:34)
By Binita Das
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) It is time for some authentic Rajasthani food! Here is a food festival, "The Royal Kitchens of Rajasthan", celebrating the vibrant and regal Rajasthani culture to make you familiar with the dishes that the royalties savoured.

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