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Three militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Three terrorists, including a senior Taliban commander, were killed in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan during clashes with the security forces, a media report said Saturday. Security forces exchanged fire with militants in Boya district during the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb, the Pakistan Army's media wing ISPR said, adding that a Naib Sube...

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Jitu, Shweta fire for India on first day of Asiad

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) Shooter Jitu Rai gave India its first gold medal at the 17th Asian Games shortly after compatriot Shweta Chaudhry opened the medal count with a bronze while the women's shuttlers and squash players assured the country of two more medals here Saturday. Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa assured a medal in women's singles squash when they reached the quarters where ...

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Power generation at Kudankulam I unit stable

Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Power generation at the first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is stable with the unit restarting generation Sep 15, said officials. Ever since the unit resumed operations after maintenance shutdown, the generation is stable, an official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), speaking on the condition of anonymity, told IANS. ...

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Indian lifters fail to impress at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian weightlifters began their Asian Games campaign on a disappointing note as all three participating contestants finished at the bottom half of the table in their respective categories in both men's and women's divisions at the Moonlight Festival Garden Weightlifting Venue here Saturday. In the women's 48 kg category, Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu and Saikhom Miraba...

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Missing CWG file reappears, BJP asks Jung to clarify

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the BJP Saturday demanded an explanation from Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung over the resurfacing of a CWG misappropriation file that had mysteriously 'disappeared' two years ago. The Bharatiya Janata Party, at a press conference held Sep 18, had demanded an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the matter and also raised questions...

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Released Turkish hostages join families in Ankara

Ankara, Sep 20 (IANS) Forty six Turkish hostages released by the Islamic State (IS) militant group returned to the Turkish capital of Ankara by the special plane of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and were reunited with their families at Ankara Esenboga Airport Saturday. First of all, I thank my brother, Consul General Ozturk Yilmaz. They waited patiently, proudly, Turkish Prime M...

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New Delhi gets six eToilets

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Six electronic public toilets were Saturday inaugurated for the public in the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) area. The automated public toilet unit, developed by Kerala-based company Eram Scientific Solutions, has an automatic flushing system for before as well as after use, in-built water tanks, sensors for water and electricity conservation, automatic platform cl...

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BJP announces second list for Haryana polls

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday released its second list of 47 candidates for the Haryana assembly elections. The 47 names include eight women. The process of filing nomination papers for the Haryana elections commenced Saturday, with the authorities issuing the poll notification. Polling will take place Oct 15. About 1.61 crore voters are eli...

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Teacher held for sodomising student

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A teacher at a government school in the capital has been arrested for sodomising a Class 11 student, police said Saturday. Hindi teacher Bilal Ahmed was arrested from his house in central Delhi after a police complaint was lodged by the student's father at the Kamla Market police station. Police said Ahmed took the boy inside a classroom Friday and sexual...

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Marsh heroics ensure Scorchers win over Dolphins

Mohali, Sep 20 (IANS) Mitchell Marsh struck two sixes from the last two balls to pull off a sensational six-wicket win for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins in the fourth match of Champions League Twenty20 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Set a target of 165 runs, Marsh's (40 off 26 balls; three fours, two sixes) late heroics ensured Scorchers' victory off the last...

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Indian medallists at Asian Games

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) The following were the medallists for India on the first day of competition at the 17th Asian Games here Saturday: Gold: Jitu Rai: Men's 50 metre pistol shooting Bronze: Shweta Chaudhary: Women's 10 metre pistol shooting ...

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Indian women shuttlers in semis, men out

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian women's badminton team lived up to its potential to reach the semi-final at the Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday. The shuttlers first beat Macau 3-0 in the Round of 16 and then came up with a brilliant performance to oust a strong Thailand 3-2 in the quarter-finals. Reaching the last four, where they will take on South Korea Sunday, ass...

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Ex-SC judge A.K. Ganguly backs JU students

Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with Jadavpur University students, former Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly Saturday questioned the city police chief's claim that the students were not baton charged. While the students have claimed several of them were injured after police allegedly beat them up Wednesday when they were protesting outside vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty's...

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Health minister expresses grief over high suicide levels

Thrissur, Sep 20 (IANS) Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday expressed grief over the national loss of human resources by the rising tendency of young people to commit suicide and said the government will come up with a strategy soon. He was inaugurating a mass contact programme here to conscientise the general public about the increasing rate of suicides. The mounting incidenc...

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Wal-Mart extends e-commerce platform to Vijayawada, Guntur

Hyderabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Wal-Mart India, the fully owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's leading retailer, is extending its B2B platform to its customers in Guntur and Vijayawada towns of Andhra Pradesh. Members of Best Price wholesale stores in the two towns can shop and book orders online from Oct 1, the firm announced Saturday. As a virtual store, the e-commerc...

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Stage set for MRF Rally de Goa

Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) The FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship enters its crucial phase when the fifth round -- the MRF Rally de Goa -- will be run here Sunday with three crews tightly bunched at the top of the Overall standings. Heading the leaderboard are S.K. Ajgar Ali and navigator M.K. Mohammed Musthafa with 71 points, followed by the pair of Karthick Maruthi and Sankar Anan...

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Modi gets world's largest birthday card

Ahmedabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a unique gift on his birthday Sep 17. The school where he studied in his hometown in Gujarat made him the world's largest greeting card with birthday wishes in 23 languages, his brother said Saturday. The 14.3-metre-wide and 16.2-metre-long card was specially crafted by students of the B.N. High School in Vadnagar where Modi studi...

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NorthEast United FC's Capdevila arrives in India

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) NorthEast United FC's marquee player Joan Capdevila arrived here Saturday. The Spaniard represented his nation on 60 international occasions and took his side to victory in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the 2008 Euro Championship. The 36-year-old has played over 400 games with 36 goals in La Liga for eminent clubs like Espanyol, Atletico Madrid...

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Gold price dips below Rs.27,000-level

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Buyers of jewellery may have a reason to cheer as gold prices dipped to the lowest level since July last year, just a few days ahead of the festive season. Gold prices dipped below Rs.27,000 per 10 grams Saturday with the yellow metal trading around Rs.26,970 per 10 grams here. The main reasons behind this downfall are US economy is improving and dollar i...

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AAP leader lodges complaint against Delhi legislator

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba has lodged a police complaint against Delhi legislator Vinod Kumar Binny and 21 others for alleging on a social media website that she is running a sex trade in her house. Police has registered a case. Binny, however, refuted the charges saying someone created a fake account in his name to malign him. I have lodge...

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