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Himachal public service commission seeks funds for e-governance

Shimla, July 25 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has sent a proposal to the central government to approve its Rs.6.48 crore e-governance project, the commission's chairman K.S. Tomar said Friday. He said a detailed report of the project had been prepared by the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Chandigarh. Tomar said the project wo...

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Seven dead as IAF chopper crashes in UP

Lucknow, July 25 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district Friday, killing all seven people on board, police said. The helicopter was on way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Just before the crash, the pilots reportedly contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and alerted them about a technical glitch. But before the ATC could guide them or ...

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Trinamool leader accused of assaulting ECL officials gets bail

Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) A court in West Bengal's Burdwan Friday granted bail to a Trinamool Congress labour leader who was arrested for allegedly threatening and assaulting officials of the Eastern Coalfields Limited. Chunulal Mishra, a member of the Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress, was arrested Thursday, days after the Coal India subsidiary threatened to stop operations a...

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Caught in traffic jam, Gadkari says situation is bad

Gurgaon, July 25 (IANS) Union minister Nitin Gadkari was caught in a traffic jam near Kherki Daula toll plaza, 43 km from Delhi, Friday, prompting him to say the traffic situation is very bad. Gadkari, union minister for road transport and highways, along with union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh and Minister of State for Road Transport and Highway...

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Indian-origin woman admits to killing son in Scotland

London, July 25 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman Friday admitted to punching her three-year-old son to death at their home in Edinburgh, Scotland, in January. Rosdeep Adekoya, 35, admitted to assaulting and killing her son, Mikaeel, and hiding his body in a bush behind her sister's house 25 miles away, the Daily Mail reported. She also pleaded guilty of lying to the police that her ...

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Shuttler Sai Praneeth loses in Russia

Vladivostok, July 25 (IANS) The Indian challenge at the $50,000 Russian Open Grand Prix came to an end after shuttler B. Sai Praneeth lost his men's singles quarter-final match here Friday. The sixth seeded Indian lost 21-23, 17-21 in 42 minutes to Russian second seed Vladimir Malkov. ...

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One dead as Shia protestors clash with police in Lucknow

Lucknow, July 25 (IANS) One person was killed and over two dozen others injured Friday when a crowd of thousands of Shias protesting against Uttar Pradesh Urban Development Minister Azam Khan clashed with the police here. A crowd comprising of old and young Shias, after offering the 'alvida namaaz' (farewell prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan) at the Asifi Imambada, decided to go ahea...

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Told to quit as reward for my honesty, says former Puducherry governor

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Former Lt. Governor of Puducherry Virendra Kataria, who was given marching orders by the Narendra Modi government earlier this month, Friday said his ouster was a punishment for his honesty, integrity and views on the present set up in the union territory. A veteran Congressman, Kataria said when he went to meet Prime Minister Modi and union Home Minister Rajnat...

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New programme to reduce malnutrition: Maneka

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A new programme which aims to reduce malnutrition among women and children has been launched in 200 high-risk districts of the country, parliament was told Friday. The government has taken new measures to reduce malnutrition among children and women, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi told the Lok Sabha in response to a question. A multi-...

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Lightning kills three in Tripura

Agartala, July 25 (IANS) Three people, including a school student, were killed and two others injured when lightning struck them in Tripura Friday, an official said. Ashes Nath, 13, a class VII student, Ram Bahadur Reang, 45 and Khagendra Reang, 55, were killed on the spot when lightning struck them in separate incidents in Kanchanpur area of northern Tripura. Nath was returning ...

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Genital mutilation against Islam sanctity: Muslim clerics

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The reported order passed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants for girls and women in and around Mosul in Iraq was Friday condemned by Indian Muslim clerics who said that such an order is completely against Islam and has brought shame to the religion. The order passed by the ISIL has denigrated Islam and is completely against the sanctity of...

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'69 percent of military requirements sourced from Indian companies'

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Sixty-nine percent of the military requirements in the last three years were sourced from Indian public and private sector companies, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday. Detailing the methodology for assessing indigenous content of equipment, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said this had been arrived at, as indicated by the Defence Procurement Pr...

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BJP, Shiv Sena's politics based on bullying people: Rahul

Amethi, July 25 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday attacked the Shiv Sena and the BJP over the incident in Maharashtra Sadan in which a Shiv Sena MP tried to force-feed a fasting Muslim staffer, saying the two parties base their politics on bullying people. Talking to reporters in his Uttar Pradesh constituency, Gandhi also slammed the Narendra Modi government over price ...

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Earth missed solar catastrophe just a year back: NASA

Washington, July 25 (IANS) Just a year ago, on July 23, the Earth missed being hit by a giant solar flare from the most powerful storm on the sun in over 150 years, NASA has said in a sensational revelation. If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces, Daniel Baker from University of Colorado was quoted as saying about the. Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the biggest sun stor...

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Three killed in Thailand car bomb explosion

Bangkok, July 25 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 40 injured Friday when a car bomb exploded in Thailand's Yala province. The bomb blast occurred at Betong district of the province at around 4.40 p.m., the Bangkok Post reported. According to the police, the explosives were hidden in a pickup truck parked in front of the Betong Holiday Hill hotel. An explosive...

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CWG: Sunibala to vie for 70kg judo bronze

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Sunibala Huirdom of India will fight for a 2014 Commonwealth bronze medal in the women's -70kg judo event after beating Canadian Monika Burgess in the Repechage contest. However, Garima Choudhary bowed out losing in the -63kg Repechage to Katie Jemima Yeats-Brown here Friday. Both Indian competitors lost their quarterfinal bouts, but while Sunibala advanced in the...

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Indian hockey team win CWG opener

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team Friday began their Commonwealth Games campaign with a facile 3-1 win over lowly Wales in a Pool A tie at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here. In what was a lazy and lacklustre beginning, World No.9 India at half-time were held to a 1-1 scoreline by Wales, who are ranked 22 places below. But a much better second half performance tha...

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CWG: Malaika shoots silver for India

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's first medal from the shooting ranges in the 2014 Commonwealth Games came from 16-year-old Malaika Goel, who shot down a silver in the women's 10m air pistol event, while her role model and former World No.1 Heena Sidhu ended up a disappointing seventh at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Friday. World No.15 Malaika bagged the silver with a total of 197...

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Nepal is high priority for India: Sushma

Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here Friday, saying the new Narendra Modi government held relations with Nepal in high priority. The new government in India has put its relations with Nepal in high priority, the minister told the media soon after her arrival to co-chair the third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission. The com...

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Indian men's, women's TT teams win at CWG

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Indian men's and women's table tennis teams notched up wins in their respective pool matches of the 20th Commonwealth Games being held at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here Friday. While the men defeated Guyana 3-0 in Pool C, the women thrashed Kenya with the same scoreline in Pool D. In the men's first match, the pair of Sanil Shankar Shetty and A. Anthony ...

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