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JNU, DU student politics sees dramatic shift

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Student politics in two internationally-known universities - DU and JNU - have surprised many this time round. While the right-wing ABVP expanded its hold in JNU, a campus dominated by left politics, the radical leftist AISA increased its vote share in DU, giving close competition to traditional organisations. Started in 1990, the All India Students' Association ...

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Mountain bikers ride high on Himachal lofty peaks

Shimla, Sep 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh is riding high on a popularity wave among mountain bikers - both Indians and foreigners. More and more of them are negotiating sharp bends on inhospitable off-road tracks of the lower Himalayas for their slice of glory. Canadian National Champion Cory Wallace, also the three-time champion of the Mongolia Bike Challenge, and Sonia Lopes, the first wo...

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Parrikar questions 75 percent attendance rule for exams

Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Sunday said that he will take up with the Goa University (GU) officialsthe issue of 75 percent compulsory attendance to qualify for appearing in examinations. Parrikar, who was speaking at the Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, said current systems in India did not encourage people to take healt...

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Indian rowers in repechage rounds

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian men rowers -- Sawarn Singh Virk in single sculls and lightweight quadruple sculls team of Rakesh Raliya, Vikram Singh, Laxmi Narain Sonu and Shokender Tomar -- entered the repechage rounds at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center here Sunday. Single sculls rower Sawarn took seven minutes and 10.65 seconds to complete the 2,000 metre race in Heat 1. He finis...

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West Australian premier wants to meet Muslim leaders

Canberra, Sep 21 (IANS) Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett wants to meet Muslim leaders in the state to reassure them they are welcome following last week's counter-terrorism raids. Barnett said it is important to be conscious of any racial or religious tensions after last week's terror raids in Sydney and Brisbane, and wants to meet them, the Western Australia Today reported.

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Super Kings start favourites against Dolphins

Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Without a point in their respective opening matches, Chennai Super Kings and South African champions Dolphins will be keen to get their campaigns going when they face each other here under lights Monday in a Group A game of the Champions League Twenty20. Coincidentally, both the teams lost matches from seemingly winning positions as the Super Kings were let down ...

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Ghosal, Dipika assure India of twin squash medals

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal assured India of at least two more Asian Games medals after reaching the semi-finals of their respective singles events at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday. Ghosal entered the men's singles semis with a 3-1 win over Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal. The top seeded Ghosal won 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 in the quarter-final which lasted 58 m...

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Hyderabad Police stop revolutionary group from holding meet

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Police here Sunday stopped Pratyamnaya Rajakeeya Vedika (Forum for Political Alternative) from holding a meeting, saying it's a frontal organisation of a banned Maoist Party, and arrested its leaders and activists. Police arrested about 50 leaders and activists of the forum as they reached Sundarayya Vignana Kendram in Baghlingampalli to attend the meeting called...

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Unity government deal signed Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai Sunday signed an agreement on the formation of a national unity government to end the election deadlock. The agreement was signed after days of extensive talks over the past month between the two candidates mediated by former Mujahideen leaders and ranking officials in the presence of the outg...

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From inspiration to ideas, new age work space offers it all

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Nav Chatterji prepares for work in the mornings but instead of going to a designated office space, he goes to a collaborative working place that he says motivates him to work harder and gives an opportunity to meet people from varied fields. Such workplaces, better known as co-working spaces, are being hailed as the new generation work space. It is essentially a ...

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Former Nepalese king Gyanendra suffers heart attack

Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Nepal's former King Gyanendra Shah has suffered a heart attack, officials said. On Saturday night, Gyanendra was rushed to the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu after he complained of profuse sweating and nausea. Doctors performed an angioplasty on him and installed a stent to open the blockage in his artery. According to hospital officia...

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Hockey India inducts new Academy Member

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Sunday affiliated Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University Hockey Academy, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, as its new Academy Member. The academy was set up in April by Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University. Currently, there are 50 players -- 30 girls and 20 boys -- who train at the academy, many of whom have already participated at district or state le...

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Vatsal Sheth taking guitar lessons to de-stress

Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Seen as the spoiled brat Shaurya Goenka in the TV show Ek Hasina Thi, actor Vatsal Sheth has to follow a strict schedule. So, he has hit the guitar strings to unwind himself. According to sources, Vatsal has a very strict schedule and it takes a toll on him mentally. To rid of stress and tension, he took to guitar. Initial guitar lessons were tough for the ...

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Poll-by-poll, Mayawati's appeal shrinking in UP

Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Is former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's stranglehold on her voter base dwindling? Having drawn a blank in the Lok Sabha polls and, of late, giving a walkover to her opponents by not contesting the assembly bypolls or the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, the Dalit diva has been pushed to the sidelines of politics in a state where she held centrestage not long ago.

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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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Transparency good, but keep media out of deliberations: Goa CM

Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Transparency is good, but it has limitations and the media should be kept out of processes and deliberations because it tends to create confusion, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Sunday. Parrikar, who was speaking at Confederation of Indian Industries' (CII) 'Knowledge Connect' project, also said the media should be used only to communicate final outcomes a...

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Indonesia has 30 observers at Asian Games

Incehon, Sep 21 (IANS) Keen to put up a superb Asian Games in 2018, Indonesia has sent 30 observers for the ongoing 17th Asian Games. Indonesian Olympic Committee president Rita Subowo, IOC member, is confident that Indonesian capital of Jakarta, which last hosted the Games in 1962, would be ready to host the 18th Asian Games in 2018. She said Indonesia has in recent past hosted ...

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Dipika assures India of another squash medal

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Dipika Pallikal assured India of another medal from squash after she won her women's singles quarter-final 3-2 against compatriot and doubles partner Joshana Chinappa at the Asian Games here Sunday. Dipika won 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-17, 11-9 in one hour and 41 minutes at the Yeorumul Squash Courts. Even if she loses in the semi-final, she will win the bronze....

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Delhi Metro train exteriors now to carry advertisements

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The exterior of some Delhi Metro trains will be available for advertising as the corporation will be permitting wraps to augment non-operational revenues, an official statement said Sunday. To augment the non-operational revenues, Delhi Metro has awarded exclusive rights for displaying advertising materials, including pictures, printed material, electronic media,...

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Ghosal reaches semis, assures India bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal assured India a bronze as he entered the men's singles semi-final with a 3-1 win over Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday. The top seeded Ghosal won 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 in the quarter-final which lasted 58 minutes. The 28-year-old started the game on a bright note against the 20-year-old Iqbal, winning the first...

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