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India beat Scotland 6-2 in hockey

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team defeated Scotland 6-2 in their second Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Saturday. After drubbing Wales 3-1 in the opener, India delivered a strong performance to drub the hosts and go top of their group with six points. Penalty corner specialists Rupinder Pal Singh and V.R. Raghun...

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Stay back, serve India: C.N.R Rao urges IITians

Kharagpur, July 26 (IANS) Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao Saturday here urged IITians to stay back in India and serve the nation as they are well-suited for it. India will benefit if IIT students prefer to stay and work in India. All my achievements and works, even while teaching abroad, was done for India. IIT students are very well suited to serve this nation as the courses are broad base...

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Premji gets honorary doctorate from IIT Kharagpur

Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Wipro chairman Azim Premji was conferred an honorary doctorate by the IIT, Kharagpur, Saturday at its 60th convocation. The Indian business tycoon, who celebrated his 70th birthday two days back, was handed the Doctor of Science degree by Bharat Ratna awardee scientist C.N.R. Rao. The citation said Premji was selected for being one of the pioneers of entre...

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Saharanpur clash: Sukhbir Badal calls up Akhilesh

Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Describing the violence in Saharanpur town as unfortunate, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Saturday called up Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to seek the latter's intervention to ensure safety of Sikhs living there. Calling the violence as very unfortunate, Badal urged the Sikh community to maintain peace and communal harmony. He u...

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Shooters Rahi, Anisa ensure India two more medals

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Shooters Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed ensured India another gold and silver after topping the women's 25-metre pistol semifinal at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre to qualify for the gold medal match of the Commonwealth Games here Saturday. Rahi topped the group with 16 points while Anisa finished with 14 to enter the summit clash. Malaysia's Alia Azahar...

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Lifter Meena 5th in women's 58 kg bronze

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Meena Kumari missed the bronze in the women's 58 kg category to finish fifth in the Commonwealth Games here Saturday. England's Zoe Smith, who won the bronze four years ago in New Delhi, claimed the gold with a total lift of 210 kg. Nigeria's Ndidi Winifred took silver with 206 kg while Welsh Michaela Breeze won the bronze with a lift of 202 kg...

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Wakaskar, Devdhar make merry

Bangalore, July 26 (IANS) Baroda Cricket Association rode on centuries by Saurabh Wakaskar (142, 233b, 15x4, 2x6) and Kedar Devdhar (173, 209b, 23x4) to pile up 383 for two in their first innings against Dr DY Patil Academy on the first day of the match in the KSCA's All-India invitational cricket tournament, here Saturday. Also among runs were DB Prashanth (106, 214b, 15x4,1x6) and M Pr...

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India need Shami to fire at Rose Bowl

Hampshire, July 26 (IANS/RAY) If pacer Mohammed Shami fires in the third India-England Test match for the Pataudi Trophy starting at the Rose Bowl here Sunday, the tourists could be well placed to hold their own. The Bengal bowler has lacked his old pace and looked dependent on reverse swing. Ishant Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, notwithstanding their marvellous performances in previous m...

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Boxers Vijender, Manoj in last 16

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian boxers Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar won their respective bouts to advance to the Round of 16 at the Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre here Saturday. Both Vijender (75 kg) and Manoj (64 kg) won their respective men's Round of 32 bouts to proceed to the last 16. In the Round of 32, Manoj defeated Mokhachane Moshoesh...

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Mohun Bagan to honour Arumainayagam, Paes, Wriddhiman

Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Former soccer international and 1962 Asian Games gold medallist I. Arumainayagam would be awarded the Mohun Bagan Ratna, the highest award of the 125-year-old club. Arumainayagam, a winger known for his speedy bursts down the left, turned out for eight years for the city giants in the 1960s. An emergent meeting of the club's executive committee Saturday de...

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Bengal seeks central help for encephalitis vaccination

Siliguri, July 26 (IANS) Rattled by the encephalitis outbreak in the northern part of the state, the West Bengal government Saturday said it would seek the central government's help for vaccination of adults to prevent the disease from spreading. Speaking to media persons after a meeting at the state government's branch secretariat Utar Kanya in neighbouring Jalpaiguri district, Minister...

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PM hosts dinner for outgoing army chief

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing army chief, Gen. Bikram Singh. The dinner, hosted at the prime minister's 7, Race Course Road residence, was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjeet Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and ot...

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Violent clashes in Saharanpur, Rajnath speaks to Akhilesh

Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) Two people were killed as violent clashes broke out Saturday in Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh over a land dispute. Two groups fought pitched battles and burnt several vehicles, as Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who assured him that the situation would be contained soon. The situation continued to be tense till late Saturda...

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Preneet Kaur to contest Amarinder's seat

Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Former minister of state for external affairs Preneet Kaur will contest the by-election to the Patiala assembly constituency to be held next month as the Congress candidate, the party announced Saturday. The seat was vacated by her husband and former chief minister Amarinder Singh recently after he got elected to the Lok Sabha from the Amritsar parliamentary co...

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Himachal allows allotment of 'nautor' land

Shimla, July 26 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has agreed to allotment of nautor land to those settled in tribal areas, a legislator said Saturday. The allotment has been opened after a period of 16 years. Nautor Land means the right to utilize, with the sanction of authorities, wasteland owned by the government outside towns, reserved and demarcated protected forests and...

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Mulayam nephew to contest LS by-poll from Mainpuri

Lucknow, July 26 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Saturday named Mulayam Singh Yadav's nephew Tejas Singh Yadav as its candidate for the forthcoming Lok Sabha bypolls in Mainpuri, the constituency vacated by his uncle and party chief. Tejas, the son of Mulayam Singh's brother, has been active in the area for some time now. There was speculation that the party would instead opt for Rajy...

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China to boost infrastructure in Tibet

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China has vowed to upgrade the transport infrastructure in Tibet and expand the existing network of rail, road and air routes within the next six years. China's ministry of transport (MOT), in a guideline, said the country aims to expand highways in the Tibet Autonomous Region to 110,000 kms by 2020, Xinhua reported Saturday. A primary railway network of u...

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Businessman shot dead in Delhi

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A 48-year-old businessman was shot dead by unidentified people following an alleged property dispute outside his home here, police said Saturday. Jaiveer Singh was attacked by four people outside his home in Welcome area in east Delhi late Friday. He received two bullet wounds in his stomach. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him b...

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Solanki to be sworn in as Haryana governor Sunday

Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Former college professor and BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh Kaptan Singh Solanki will be sworn in as Haryana governor Sunday, officials said here Saturday. Solanki, 75, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member from Madhya Pradesh, replaces Jagannath Pahadia whose five year term ended Saturday. The governor-designate will have to straight away ...

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Warm Saturday, Sunday to see light rain

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Delhi saw a warm Saturday with the maximum temperature being recorded three notches above the season's average at 37.5 degrees Celsius. The met department has forecast light rain Sunday. The sky will be cloudy on Sunday and very light rain is expected, said an Indian Meteorological Department official. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to h...

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