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Pune FC A announce 19-man squad for Bordoloi Trophy

Pune, Sep 21 (IANS) A 19-member Pune FC A squad heads to the north-east to participate in the Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Trophy Football Tournament which kicks off in Guwahati Tuesday. For the squad, comprising mostly of Under-19 players, the tournament is the first of the 2014-15 season. Moreover, this is also the first time the squad travels outside Pune for an open tourn...

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55 lose doctorate degrees in Agra

Agra, Sep 21 (IANS) Fifty-five people who did research under Agra University will now have to remove the prefix doctor from their names, as the institute cancelled their doctorate degrees after experts found the researchers' work were not totally their own. The research scholars had been flaunting the doctor title for three years. The decision to cancel their doctorate degrees wa...

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Ali, Musthafa top in Goa Rally

Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Ajgar Ali and navigator Mohammad Musthafa M.K. won their second consecutive Overall title emerging champions in the MRF Rally de Goa, the fifth round of the FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship, here Sunday. Ali and Musthafa thus consolidated their position at the top of the championship table with a tally of 96 points while M.D. Ganesh Moorthy and T. Nagara...

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Jaitley to launch single window portal for taxpayers

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) An updated version of the income tax department website that will be a single window for all online services offered by the department will be launched Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The website will be more user-friendly and robust, so that it can handle many hits at a time, an official said here. The new website will have enhanced features so ...

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Suspended BJD leader joins BJP

Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Former MP Rudra Madhav Ray, who was suspended from Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for anti-party activities during the 2014 general election, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here Sunday. This has fuelled speculation that the BJP might field the 77-year-old leader as its candidate from the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat where by-election will be held Oc...

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Former BSFI vice-president Jaffer dead

Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) vice-president Haji Jaffer died here Sunday, according to a press release from the Karnataka Billiards and Snooker Association (KBSA). Jaffer, a widower and an advocate by profession, was 88 and is survived by two daughters and a son. During his tenure as the BSFI vice-president, Jaffer moved a resol...

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Nurse found dead in Delhi hospital quarters

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A nurse was found dead in the staff quarters of a city hospital here, police said Sunday. Nirmala, 45, who was working with the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital since 1994, was found drowned in a tub of water in the bathroom of her second-floor residence here Saturday night. Her body was found without clothes. Police said they were informed by the w...

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Growth also possible through democracy, says Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Refusing to be drawn into comparisons with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said growth was also possible through democracy. If China is one example, then the democratic countries provide another example. They also grow fast. You cannot say that growth is not possible through democracy. It is our legacy, it is in our DNA, Modi said in an exclusive inter...

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Indian women settle for badminton team bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Ending a 28-year-old medal drought in badminton at the Asian Games, India Sunday settled for the bronze in the women's team event going down tamely to hosts South Korea in the semi-finals at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here. Though World No.7 Saina Nehwal gave India a good start by winning the first singles, her compatriots went on to lose the next three ties and go down...

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'Cape Fear' actress Polly Bergen is dead

Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Emmy-award winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, still remembered for playing the terrorised wife in the original Cape Fear, has died, according to her publicist. She was 84. Bergen died Saturday from natural causes at her home in Southbury, Connecticut, surrounded by family and close friends, said publicist Judy Katz, reports people.com. A brunette...

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Indian women shuttlers settle for Asiad bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had to settle for the bronze in the women's team event of the Asian Games as they lost their semi-final encounter 1-3 to hosts South Korea at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Sunday. Though India's Saina Nehwal won the opening singles encounter, P.V. Sindhu, P.C. Thulasi (both singles) and the doubles combine of N. Sikki Reddy and Pradnya Gadre lost the ...

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India thrash Sri Lanka 8-0 in Asiad men's hockey

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Playing their first match of the Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here, the Indian men's team defeated neighbours Sri Lanka 8-0 in a Pool B contest here Sunday. It was Rupinder Pal Singh's hat-trick and Ramandeep Singh's double that put India in more than a comfortable position and a goal each from V.R. Raghunath, Chinglensana Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah ga...

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Delhi produces 680 tonnes fish

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A total of 680 metric tonnes fish has been produced in the national capital in this year so far, said a government official Sunday. Besides, 18.25 lakh fish seeds have also been produced, the official said. With 15 nursery ponds, the Delhi government's fisheries department has identified 24 water bodies for fish production in north-west district, and thes...

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Great expectations from Modi's US visit

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) There are great expectations all around from the corridors of power in Washington to business circles to the Indian-American community from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landmark visit to the US beginning Friday. When putting the past behind, President Barack Obama greets Modi, who had been denied a US visa for nearly a decade, for a private dinner at th...

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Vehicle-thefts in Delhi to break three-year record

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) If vehicle thefts in the capital continue to be reported at an astounding 87-88 cases per day, it might just break a three-year record. These vehicle thefts, in police parlance known as auto-lifting, have been increasing at an alarming rate with the police lodging 22,203 cases between Jan 1 and Sep 15 this year. Sixty percent of these thefts are o...

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Indian women tie, men lose in Asiad handball

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian handball contingent experienced a mixed Sunday at the Asian Games here with the women's team forcing a come-from-behind 26-26 tie against Thailand while the men suffered a second straight defeat, going down 19-39 to hosts South Korea in their respective preliminary round matches. The men, having lost 20-39 against Chinese Taipei in the first match Saturd...

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Nature's way of telling Kashmiris not to mess with her

Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) How quickly will Kashmir recover from the shock and trauma this land of meadows, lakes and rivers underwent during the recent floods? Financially, within a few months or years, but emotionally, perhaps never. For years, there had been warnings that no matter how much the greed and need of humankind to encroach and vandalise rivers, lakes and forests, one day these...

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Dignity of women a collective responsibility, says Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said dignity of women in the country was a collective responsibility and there should be no compromise on that. Dignity of women is our collective responsibility. There should be no compromise. There should be no erosion in the law and order situation. Family culture is important, he said in an exclusive interview to CNN's Fare...

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Hard to fight against Joshna: Dipika Pallikal

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal said here that it is tough to fight for a medal, especially when you are facing a compatriot in the quarter-finals of the Asian Games. The World No.12 Sunday became the first Indian woman squash player to win an individual medal in the history of the sport at the Asiad when she defeated friend and doubles partner Joshna Chinappa 3...

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Newton didn't give second law of motion, says new paper

Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) In Isaac Newton's time, the terms acceleration and second derivative did not exist, so he could not have deduced F=ma, the second law of motion. This has been unscientifically credited to Newton, says a research paper. The paper Isaac Newton, Leonhard Euler and F=ma was written by Ajay Sharma, assistant director for education with the Himachal Pradesh government.

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