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Congress hits back, says Modi arrogant, obdurate

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) After being accused by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for causing a parliamentary logjam for two weeks, the Congress hit back on Sunday, saying the blame lies with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his arrogance and obduracy. Congress leader Anand Sharma said union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are advised not to give patro...

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Jammu AIIMS protest shutdown extended by 72 hours

Jammu, Aug 2 (IANS) Ignoring appeals to call off their protest shutdown on the AIIMS issue in Jammu region, the agitation committee spearheading the stir on Sunday extended their shutdown by another 72 hours. The utter failure of the untrustworthy central government to announce a full-fledged All India Institute of Medical Sciences for Jammu region has forced the AIIMS coordination commi...

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President condoles deaths in Manipur landslides

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the deaths in landslides triggered by heavy rains in Manipur. I am sad to learn about the landslides triggered by heavy rains in Chandel district of Manipur, which has resulted in the loss of a number of lives and injuries as well as damage to property, the president said in a message to Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed.

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Dhumal, Thakur caused Rs.100 crore loss to exchequer: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Accusing BJP leaders Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur of misusing power and abusing authority in Himachal, senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday blamed the duo of causing Rs.100 crore loss to the exchequer. Ramesh told reporters here that when Dhumal, former Himachal chief minister, was in power in 2002, he allotted 16 acres of land in Dharamsa...

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BJP appeals for calling off Jammu stir on AIIMS

Jammu, Aug 2 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday appealed to the AIIMS agitation committee to call off its protest shutdown in the city and blamed the opposition Congress and the National Conference of trying to create confusion over the sensitive issue. Since the demand for an All India Institute of Medical Sciences for Jammu has been fulfilled, there is no justification in continuing with the agi...

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Army's Eastern Command gets new chief

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi has taken over as the 25th General Officer Commanding-In-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Eastern Command in Kolkata. Bakshi, who assumed charge on Saturday, succeeded Lt. Gen. M.M.S. Rai who has been elevated as the Vice Chief of Army Staff. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, the new army commander was commissioned into Skinner's Hor...

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Income tax department notifies return forms for firms

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has notified tax returns forms for non-salaried class, including companies, partners in firms and individuals deriving their income from proprietary business or profession for 2015-16. E-filing of ITR 3,4,7 has been enabled, and for ITR 5 and 6, it will be available shortly, the CBDT said in a statement earlier this week.<...

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Plane collision averted at Guwahati airport

Guwahati, Aug 2 (IANS) A collision was averted at the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) airport here on Sunday, when a plane was on the runway for takeoff, while another aborted landing at the last minute, officials said. The Spice jet aircraft (SG 653) from Agartala decided to go around after failing to get clearance from the Air Traffic Control for landing. Airpo...

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Manipur floods: Waters receding but life hit

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Even as the central government rushed in the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), thousands of people in Manipur's Thoubal and Chandels districts are trying to come to grips with life in relief camps after their houses were submerged by flood waters. Water-filled paddy fields have been covered by sand and community and residential ponds have been rendered unusab...

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Anurag Thakur denies involvement in land allotment case

Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Sunday termed as baseless the Congress's allegation that he and his father Prem Kumar Dhumal were involved in a 2002 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) land allotment case. There is no truth in it. This a baseless allegations levelled against me and my father, Thakur said after senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused him and D...

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Boy dies after falling into borewell in Telangana

Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) A three-and-half-year boy accidentally fell into a borewell in Telangana and died after he was pulled out after a three-hour struggle on Sunday, police said. The incident occurred in Pulicherla village in Peddapura area of Nalgonda district. Police, firefighting personnel and local officials managed to pull out B. Shiva from the borewell. He was shifted to...

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Congress threatens to intensify Lok Pal stir in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday warned of intensifying its stir across the national capital if the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi did not appoint an anti-graft ombudsman within 15 days. Delhi Congress will hold dharnas (sit-ins) in every assembly constituency and wards of Delhi if the Lok Pal is not constituted within 15 days, Congress leader Ajay Maken said at a pres...

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Delhi sees warm weekend, cloudy Monday likely

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Delhi witnessed a warm Sunday with the maximum temperature registering 33.9 degrees Celsius -- the season's average. The Met Office forecast a cloudy Monday. The minimum temperature settled two notches below average at 25 degrees Celsius and the humidity wavered between a high and low of 89 and 60 percent, respectively. Monday is likely to have a cloudy sk...

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India U-16 girl hoopsters lose to South Korea

Medan (Indonesia), Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Under-16 girls hoopsters begun their Asia Championships campaign with a 52-97 loss to seasoned heavyweights South Korea here on Sunday. Placed in Level 1 with top Asian teams, India turned the ball over as many as 30 times to hand their opponents this decisive win. South Korea's high pressure defence had them racing away to a 30-8 first ...

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Delhi students protest, seek jobs

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Scores of students and unemployed youths rallied here on Sunday to protest against the government failure to provide job opportunities to the Delhi University graduates. Gathering under the banner 'Save youth, save nation', the protestors along with volunteers of NGO 'Umeed - A Drop of Hope' protested at the Jantar Mantar demanding that the Narendra Modi governmen...

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India thwarts British firm's bid to patent hair loss formula

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) An attempt made by a Britain-based company to patent a medicinal composition comprising of turmeric, pine bark and green tea for treating hair loss was prevented by India, the science and technology ministry said on Sunday. Arguing that the composition was long being used in Ayurveda and Unani, the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of Council of Scientific &am...

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India lose to Russia, settle for World archery silver

Copenhagen, Aug 2 (IANS) Despite surging into a 4-0 lead, the Indian women's recurve archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly had to settle for the silver as they lost the World Championship final 4-5 to Russia in an edge-of-the-seat encounter at the Christiansborg Palace here on Sunday. Later in the day, Laxmirani had an opportunity to grab a bronze in the women...

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2015 Dakshin Dare Rally flagged off

Bengaluru, Aug 2 (IANS) The seventh edition of the Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare Rally was flagged off here on Sunday with 170 competitors vying for honours in three different categories in the six-day five-leg off-road motorsport event along the gruelling but scenic 2,000-km stretch from here to Hyderabad. The four-wheelers (Ultimate Car) category will see the participation of 24 teams whi...

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Kohli could go for 5-bowler strategy in Lanka

Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli said here on Sunday that the basic idea in cricket is to take 20 wickets and for that he needs five bowlers in the team which would then put the responsibility on the batsmen to score runs. Speaking to reporters ahead of the team's departure for Sri Lanka on Monday, Kohli said there is a need to play with a stronger bowling side and the tea...

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Government hopeful of breaking parliament logjam: Venkaiah Naidu

Hyderabad, Aug 2 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government was hopeful of breaking the parliament logjam after Monday's all-party meeting and move forward, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Tomorrow (Monday), I have called an all-party meeting and hope the meeting will be fruitful and we will be able to resolve the issues and move forward, he said. As the...

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