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Gowda finishes ninth at Athletics Worlds

Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) In a disappointing day for India, two-time Asian discus champion Vikas Gowda finished ninth, while the Indian women's 4x400 metres relay team failed to qualify for the final of the World Athletics Championships here on Saturday. Indian 50 km walkers Sandeep Kumar and Manish Singh also produced disheartening performances to finish 26 and 27th on the penultimate day ...

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School children to visit border areas soon: Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) School students will soon be exposed to the lives led by soldiers in border areas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Saturday. Speaking at a public function in Panaji, Parrikar said the defence ministry and the human resource development ministry would soon develop a programme on the lines of 'Know Your Army' to ensure that students from across India se...

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'Made in China' crash doomed Indian equities, rupee

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) A slowdown in the Chinese markets, which led to a global markets' crash, coupled with rupee volatility and the risk of a US rate hike knocked-out the Indian equity markets in the week just-ended. Investors were spooked by the bearish outlook on Chinese economy, which cascaded into a global crash - plunging the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&...

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Nagaland MLAs asked to create consensus on peace accord

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Naga peace talks interlocutor R.N. Ravi has requested all the 60 MLAs of Nagaland to go to their respective constituencies and build a consensus on the peace accord inked between the central government and the NSCN-IM, a Nagaland assembly source said on Saturday. According to the source, who is also an MLA, peace talks interlocutor Ravi made the appeal during his...

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Alia my inspiration for doing 'Shaandaar': Shahid

Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) His Shaandaar co-star Alia Bhatt was the main reason why actor Shahid Kapoor gave his nod for the film. My inspiration for 'Shaandaar' is Alia. I wanted to work with Alia Bhatt and it was my only opportunity, he said when asked at an event about his inspiration for doing the Vikas Bahl film. The opportunity, however, came again for Shahid as he will be seen ...

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Advani leads way into semis in snooker tourney

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) World 6-Red champion Pankaj Advani stormed into the semi-finals of the All-India invitational 6-Red snooker tournament with a commanding 5-1 win over Brijesh Damani, here on Saturday. In the semi-finals Sunday morning, Advani takes on Shivam Arora who overcame Kamal Chawla 5-2, while veteran Alok Kumar, a comfortable 5-1 winner over Manan Chandra faces Lucky Vatnan...

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AAP suspends MPs Dharamvira Gandhi, Harinder Khalsa

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday suspended party MPs Dharamavira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa from primary membership of the party and initiated disciplinary proceedings against them. The Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) suspended the MPs and referred disciplinary proceedings against them to the National Disciplinary Action Committee, said party spokesp...

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Sending rakhis to soldiers, a signal to anti-nationals: Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) Sending rakhis to soldiers posted on India's borders will send a strong signal to those with anti-national and extra-terrestrial mindset that the country will not compromise on matters related to defence, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Saturday. Our country will not compromise on matters related to defence... We want to convey this signal on the occa...

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Drought-like situation looms large in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar, Aug 29 (IANS) A drought-like situation looms large in Odisha as the state has received 11.5 percent less rainfall this year, a minister said here on Saturday. It will in all likelihood affect the state's foodgrain production target of 10.1 million tonnes in the 2015 kharif season. Revenue Minister Bijoyshree Routray told the assembly that Odisha has received 11.5 per...

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Amarnath Yatra ends peacefully

Srinagar, Aug 29 (IANS) The nearly two-month-long Amarnath Yatra concluded peacefully on Saturday, with 3.52 lakh pilgrims having visited the Himalayan cave shrine. The annual pilgrimage, undertaken by Hindu devotees to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath, concluded on the occasion of Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of hymns in the spiritual ambience of south Kashmir Himalayas. Jammu...

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Kenya seeks to set up anti-doping testing lab

Nairobi, Aug 29 (IANS) Kenya Athletics (AK) officials want China and Norway together with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to speed up their efforts to build a sample testing laboratory in Nairobi to boost the fight against doping. This follows the revelation in the ongoing World Championships in Beijing that two of Kenya's sprint runners -- Joyce Zakary and Francisca Koki -- tested posit...

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Two army veterans on indefinite hunger strike hospitalised

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Two of the ex-servicemen on an indefinite hunger strike at the Jantar Mantar here to demand implementation of the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme were hospitalised on Saturday. They are retired Havaldar Abhilekh Singh and retired Havaldar Major Singh. Four ex-servicemen were taken to hospital earlier, while others continue to sit on a fast-unto-deat...

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India, Pakistan should resolve issues with dialogue: Britain

Islamabad, Aug 29 (IANS) British foreign secretary Philip Hammond has expressed serious concern over the suspension of the dialogue process between New Delhi and Islamabad and urged them to resolve all the remaining issues at the negotiating table. Philip Hammond said Britain reiterates that the two South Asian nuclear arch-rivals should resolve all their issues with dialogue, The Daily ...

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US advocates restraint in developing n-arms

Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Calling for restraint in developing nuclear weapons, the US warned that speculation about the potential use of such weapons will not help reduce tensions between India and Pakistan, media reported. At a news briefing, US State Department spokesman John Kirby stressed the need for exercising restraint in developing nuclear weapons, Dawn reported. Obviousl...

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Telangana CM congratulates Sania for receiving Khel Ratna

Hyderabad, Aug 29 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday congratulated tennis icon Sania Mirza for receiving Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. Mirza, who won the women's doubles title at Wimbledon, received the top honour from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi. The chief minister, in a statement, expressed the hope that in future she would get many more su...

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Assam CM debunks Modi's Gujarat model of development

Guwahati, Aug 29 (IANS) In the backdrop of the intense agitation by the Patel community in Gujarat, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. In a statement, Gogoi said the agitation for reservation in jobs and education by the Patel community, which was better off than other communities in Gujarat, exposed the bo...

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Jayalalalithaa in lead over others for CM post: Survey

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) An opinion survey by students of Loyola College here released on Saturday predicted the AIADMK would retain power with J.Jayalalithaa turning out to be the popular choice as the chief minister again. Following her are DMK's M.K.Stalin and M.Karunanidhi, DMDK's Vijaykant and PMK's Anbumani Ramadoss. Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu are slated for 2016. T...

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AAP suspends MPs Gandhi, Khalsa

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The AAP on Saturday suspended party MPs Dharamavira Gandhi and Harinder Singh Khalsa from primary membership of the party and initiated disciplinary proceedings against them. The Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee suspended the MPs and referred disciplinary proceedings against them to the National Disciplinary Action Committee, a party spokesperson sai...

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29 Indian, Bangladeshi cattle smugglers held in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday nabbed 29 smugglers including Bangladeshis and seized over 300 cattle from near the International Border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, an officer said. The smugglers along with the cattle were detained in the early hours of the day under Nimtita border outpost. The troopers of 20th battalion BSF carried...

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Nagal tames Bisht for tennis title

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Sumit Nagal, ranked 723 in the world, put up a strong and consistent show from the baseline to outplay Ronit Singh Bisht 6-3, 6-4, to lift the singles title in the Powerpak $10,000 International Tennis Federation (ITF) Men's Futures tennis tournament, here on Saturday. Nagal started strongly and ran up a 3-0 lead as he held serve twice and broke Bisht once without ...

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