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India hopeful of beating South Africa for semi-final berth

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) India will be looking to erase memories of their loss to Australia when they face-off against South Africa in their last group match for a place in the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Against South Africa, it is a do-or-die match for India as a win will help them finish among the top two in the group and qu...

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David Beckham voted best celebrity in suit

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Former soccer star David Beckham has been voted the best male celebrity 'suit wearer' in a new poll. The 39-year-old managed to grab the top position, beating off competition from American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake and actor George Clooney to top the poll by Institchu.co.uk, a way of ordering a custom-tailored suit online. The online suit tai...

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Lok Sabha passes Delhi budget

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Wednesday passed the budget for the national capital by a voice vote. The task, normally carried out in the Delhi assembly, had to be taken up by the parliament as the state is under president's rule. The Lok Sabha is taking up the budget as it is a constitutional necessity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha. On Ju...

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Salman's 'Kick' pumps up over Rs.100 crore

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan's Kick, which released ahead of Eid, crossed the Rs.100 crore mark on the fifth day after its release. #Kick day-wise actuals: Fri 26.40 cr, Sat 27.15 cr, Sun 30.18 cr, Mon 14.41 cr, Tue 28.89 cr. Total: ? 127.03 cr nett. India biz. WOW, trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted on Twitter Wednesday. Another industry expert Komal Nahta confirm...

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Gokul Pati is Odisha's new chief secretary

Bhubaneswar, July 30 (IANS) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Gokul Chandra Pati was Wednesday appointed Odisha's new chief secretary, an official said. Pati, a 1978 batch IAS officer, who was on central deputation and serving as the union secretary for defence production in the defence ministry, succeeds Jugal Kishore Mohapatra who went on central deputation. Pati, 58,...

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Parliament disrupted over bugging allegations

ANew Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Parliament was disrupted Wednesday over demand for a debate on the reported bugging at union Minister Nitin Gadkari's Delhi residence, even while Home Minister Rajnath Singh denied it. As soon as the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha met for the day, members from the Congress were on their feet demanding suspension of question hour to take up a debate on the issue....

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MPs complain about 'stale food' in parliament

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Members of the Rajya Sabha Wednesday complained that stale food was being served to them in the parliament canteen, and said a few members fell ill because of it. Raising the issue in the house, Janata Dal-United leader K.C. Tyagi said two members - Samajwadi Party's Ramgopal Yadav and Jaya Bachchan - fell ill after consuming food in the parliament canteen, and ...

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Nokia Networks bags 12 key deals in H1 2014

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Data networking and telecommunications equipment company Nokia Networks India won 12 key deals with top operators in the first half of the year, the company said here Wednesday. The recent strong quarter supported by a healthy sales growth and 12 key deals in the first half of the year reflects and assert our leadership position in the mobile broadband infrastru...

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Britain prepares to meet Ebola threat

London, July 30 (IANS) Authorities in Britain will soon hold an emergency meeting to discuss the threat posed by the Ebola virus that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa, a government official said Wednesday. At the moment we don't think any British nationals (abroad) are affected and we are fairly confident there are no cases in the UK... But it is a threat, it is something w...

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10 dead in Pune landslide, 150 feared trapped: NDRF

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in the landslide near Pune in Maharashtra Wednesday morning while over 150 people are feared trapped under the debris, the NDRF said. The accident happened in a village in Pune district of the state around 6 a.m. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) spokesperson Anil Sharma, citing initial reports, said the landslide was triggere...

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Kerry to arrive in Delhi Wednesday evening

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) John Kerry, US Secretary of State, will arrive here Wednesday evening. The visit is expected to lay the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-awaited September visit to the US. During his visit, Kerry and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will jointly chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue at 3 pm on Thursday. This will be f...

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Infosys investors give nod to Sikka as new CEO

Bangalore, July 30 (IANS) Investors of Infosys Ltd. Wednesday approved a special resolution appointing Vishal Sikka as new chief executive and managing director from Aug 1 at the company's extraordinary general meeting here. Infosys' outgoing vice chairman and co-founder S. Gopalakrishnan presided over the meeting. The shareholders also approved Sikka's appointment as a whole-tim...

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Pakistan summons Afghan envoy over cross-border attack

Islamabad, July 30 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday summoned Afghan envoy and lodged a strong protest over an attack launched by terrorists from across the border. Pakistan's foreign ministry said in a statement that between 70 and 80 terrorists were involved in the cross-border attack on Pakistan military posts in Upper Dir of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, bordering Afghanistan, late Tuesday, X...

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With India 319 runs behind, England in firm control

Southampton, July 30 (IANS) England were in firm control at lunch on day four of the third cricket Test after bowling out India for 330 runs and choosing not to apply the follow-on. The hosts then sped to 80 for two in their second outing to extend their lead over the visitors to 319 runs at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. James Anderson recorded his 16th five-wicket haul after taking Indi...

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Child falls into pot of boiling syrup, dies

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A three-year-old boy died after he fell into a pot of boiling sugar syrup, police said here Wednesday. The child, Dev, was in his mother's arms when she was hit by an e-rickshaw outside a sweet shop in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area Tuesday evening, knocking the child off into the pot of boiling sugar syrup. His mother, Pinky, tried to pull the child out ...

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Lunch scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test

Southampton, July 30 (IANS) The following is the day four lunch scoreboard of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday: England (first innings 569/7 declared) India (first innings, overnight 323/8) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 Virat Kohli c...

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North Korea fires four short-range projectiles

Seoul, July 30 (IANS) North Korea fired four short-range projectiles Wednesday, media reported. Two short-range projectiles were fired around 7.30 a.m. and 7.40 a.m. from Mount Myohyang of Pyongyang province in the easterly direction, Xinhua reported citing Yonhap news agency. The officials said the launches seemed to fail as the projectiles flew for barely several seconds, the r...

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SC asks Roy, Tihar jail to work out conferencing facility details

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Sahara group and Tihar jail authorities to work out concrete modalities for conferencing facilities that could be extended to company chairman Subrata Roy and two other directors for negotiating with buyers for the group's three hotels in New York and London. A bench of Justice T.S. Thakur, Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice A...

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Deaths in Pune landslide saddening: Modi

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday termed as saddening the loss of lives in a landslide in Pune, and said Home Minister Rajnath Singh would be visiting the spot to take stock of the situation. Loss of lives in landslide in Pune dist. is saddening. Spoke to Rajnath ji and he would be travelling to Pune to take stock of the situation, Modi tweeted. At ...

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Sensex ends in green; bank stocks gaining

Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed trade 96.19 points or 0.37 percent up, even as capital goods stocks plunged, snapping two days of decline. Selling pressure was observed in information technology (IT) scrips, while marginally good buying was observed in bank, healthcare and consumer durables stocks. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index ...

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