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NDA meet discusses Bihar, no talks on seat-sharing

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting with NDA's allies in Bihar to discuss the strategy for the coming state assembly polls, though the main issue of seat-sharing was not discussed. We held an informal meeting today (Monday). Within a week, we will decide on the seat-sharing for Bihar polls, union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas...

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India inch closer to series victory against Sri Lanka

Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) India remained on course for an away Test cricket series victory against Sri Lanka after 22 years, as the hosts chasing a challenging target of 386 to win, struggled to reach 67/3 in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the third match here on Monday. Opener Kaushal Silva (24 not out) and skipper Angelo Mathews (22 not out) were at the crease for Sri...

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Manmohan approved coal block for KSSPL: Ex-coal secretary

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Former coal secretary H.C. Gupta on Monday told a special court that then prime minister Manmohan Singh gave the final approval for allocation of a coal block to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL). The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) countered his claim and told Special Judge Bharat Parashar that Manmohan Singh was kept in the dark and alleged that it...

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Rape accused commits suicide: jail official

Bhopal, Aug 31 (IANS) A man accused of raping a teenager committed suicide in the Bhopal Central Jail by touching a live wire on Monday, a senior prison official said. L.K.S. Bhadoria told IANS that Suresh, a resident of Piplani area, ended his life by intentionally touching the live wire connected to the water cooler. He died at the hospital. ...

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Over 100 laws enforcers injured in riots outside Ukraine parliament

Kiev, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 100 police officers were injured on Monday in clashes in front of the Ukrainian parliament here as radical nationalists gathered to protest against constitutional amendments that grant more autonomy to the pro-Russian eastern region of the country, police said. Up to 100 law enforcers have been injured during the clashes near the parliament building, Tass quo...

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Court reserves order on charges in additional spectrum case

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) A special court on Monday reserved its order on the issue of framing of charges in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge O.P. Saini fixed September 26 for delivering its order on the issue of framing of charges in the case after prosecution and defence counsel concluded their arguments. Arguments...

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Keep death sentence only for terror-related offences: Law panel

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Law Commission, in a report released on Monday, recommended India abolish the death penalty, with the exception of terror-related offences, saying that sending a convict to the gallows has lost its relevance as a deterrent to curb heinous offences. While not recommending the abolition of death sentence in terror-related cases, the commission has however, said...

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India, South Korea plan $10 billion e-park in Iran

Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) A consortium of Iranian, Indian and South Korean companies seeks to set up an energy park in Iran's Khuzestan province in a project worth $10 billion, the media reported on Monday. The project will generate 1,000 megawatts of solar power. The Iranian project owners have announced readiness to undertake 30 percent of investment and want India and South Korea ...

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Hulkenberg aims to bounce back at Italian GP

Monza (Italy), Aug 31 (IANS) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg is aiming to bounce back at the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix this weekend after two disappointing race weekends at Belgium and Hungary. The German had to retire even before race start due to power loss at the Belgium GP on August 23 while he suffered an accident which led to his retirement. He returned empty handed from both...

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India vs Sri Lanka: Third Test, Day 4 scoreboard

Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard on the fourth day of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here on Monday: India (first innings) 312 Sri Lanka (first innings) 201 India (second innings) (overnight 21/3) Cheteshwar Pujara b Prasad 0 Lokesh Rahul b Pradeep 2 Ajinkya Rahane lbw b Prad...

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Mukherjee greets Uzbekistan on Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted Uzbekistan on its Independence Day on Tuesday. Mukherjee said in a message to his Uzbek counterpart Islam Karimov: Under your able and visionary leadership, Uzbekistan has achieved remarkable economic growth and development since its independence. Uzbekistan has been playing a significant role in promoting regional sec...

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India logs 7 percent growth in first quarter

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian economy logged a 7-percent growth in the first quarter of the this fiscal, showing signs of slowing vis-a-vis the 7.5-percent expansion in the quarter before. But the growth was much higher than 6.7 percent registered in the first quarter of last fiscal. As per official data on gross domestic product (GDP) released by the Ministry of Statistics and Pro...

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Man loses hand at work in factory

Gurgaon, Aug 31 (IANS) A 22-year-old man lost his right hand while working at a factory in Gurgaon's Industrial Model Township, officials said on Monday. Rahul Kumar was working in Chand Industry's C.I. Automotive Technologies at Manesar on the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai highway on Sunday when the tragedy occurred, his colleagues and a company official said. Kumar, a contractual laboure...

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Sri Lanka struggle at 67/3 while chasing 386

Colombo, Aug 31 (IANS) Chasing a challenging 386 runs to win, Sri Lanka struggled at 67/3 in their second innings at stumps on Day 4 of the third and final cricket Test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground here on Monday. Opener Kaushal Silva (24 not out) and skipper Angelo Mathews (22 not out) remained unbeaten for the hosts at the end of the day. For the visi...

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Goa to have World Trade Centre soon

Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) In what could be a shot in the arm for Goa's employment and industrial ambitions, the state will soon host a World Trade Centre (WTC) of its own. According to Rupa Naik, director projects WTC Goa, the small state's connectivity and attributes like progressiveness, being investor friendly and high literacy, made it an apt candidate for the project, which was formally...

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Sisodia gets additional charge of Delhi's law ministry

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was given additional charge of the law ministry on Monday in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The ministry was being handled by Kapil Mishra. According to sources, Kejriwal wanted Mishra to focus on tourism and water ministry. ...

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Tourism to be key focus of North East Festival

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) To be held in October here, the third edition of the North East Festival -- with tourism as the main focus -- will have many attractions including football and music. The fest attempts to showcase and create awareness about Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. It will be held from October 16 to 18. The bigge...

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Juventus set to sign French footballer Lemina

Turin, Aug 31 (IANS) Italian football champions Juventus are set to sign midfielder Mario Lemina with the Frenchman set for a medical here ahead of a move from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille. Touching down in Turin yesterday (Sunday) evening, 21-year-old Mario Lemina is scheduled to undergo a medical at two institutions in the city before his proposed transfer from Olympique Mar...

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Need to go flat out at Monza: Perez

Monza (Italy), Aug 31 (IANS) Force India driver Sergio Perez on Monday said he needs to go flat out all the way at the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix here on Sunday, stressing on having a good qualifying session on Saturday at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. Monza is a true power track and so we go there confident of being competitive. It's never easy to overtake and the strategy options ar...

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Comments on Facebook shouldn't be raised in assembly: Virbhadra

Shimla, Aug 31 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday said comments made in a personal capacity on social networks like Facebook should not be raised in the legislative assembly. The chief minister's remark came on the last day of the monsoon session of the assembly as the opposition BJP created a ruckus over the posting of comments by Congress member Neeraj Bha...

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