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Won't renew ordinance on land acquisition: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his government will not renew the land acquisition ordinance that lapses on Monday. He said the ordinance, which was to lapse on Monday, will not be renewed and added that a statutory order would ensure that farmers get higher compensation for their land under 13 other central acts including those for highways and railw...

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India thrashed 31-131 by Japan in Asian women's basketball

Wuhan (China), Aug 30 (IANS) India were thrashed 31-131 by defending champions Japan in their second Group A match of the 26th Asian Women's Basketball Championship here on Sunday. Coming into this game, Japan had beaten South Korea in a hard fought game 59-53, while India had fallen to Chinese Taipei. However, the Japanese faced little trouble against a young Indian side missing two of ...

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DUSU Polls: AAP's student wing declares candidates

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS), the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) student wing, on Sunday announced the names of its candidates for the Delhi University Students Union polls to be held next month. The debutant CYSS has fielded Garima Rana, Rahul Raj Aryan, Kuldeep Bidhuri and Hitanshi Chauhan for the September 11 Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) polls. <...

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Wrestler Anil wins gold in Cadet Worlds

Sarajevo (Bosnia), Aug 30 (IANS) Wrestler Anil gave India its second medal from the Cadet World Championships on the fifth day by winning the gold medal in the 50 kg freestyle category here on Sunday. Anil's gold is the second after Ankus's silver medal in the 38 kg female category which she had won on the third day of the event. Reigning Asian champion Anil registered a convinci...

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'US considered nuking Afghanistan post 9/11'

Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) A nuclear strike against Afghanistan was on the table in Washington in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Michael Steiner, a senior German diplomat has revealed, media reported on Sunday. Steiner, the current German ambassador to India, served as foreign and security policy aide to then-German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder at the time of the 9/11 att...

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US NSA lauds Pakistan's anti-terror sacrifices

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) US National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Sunday lauded Pakistan's role in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism. During her meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here, Rice underscored the importance of strong Pakistan-US relations, the prime minister house said in a statement, Dawn reported. Rice expressed deep appreciation for the sacri...

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'Distribution, deployment of capital key to insurance growth'

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) More efficient distribution as well as deployment of additional capital inflows from foreign partners is key to the growth of India's insurance industry, recommended a report on Sunday. The Confederation of Indian Industry-Ernst & Young (EY) report on the insurance industry titled 'Building Growth, Building Value' recommends chasing efficiency in distributio...

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Government to promote Sree Narayana Guru's teachings

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 30 (IANS) The central government will do its best to take forward the teachings and ideology of famed social reformer Sree Narayana Guru, union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said here on Sunday. His teachings and his ideology is one which will solve the ills of the modern world and hence this should not be limited to Kerala only. It should be spread a...

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Jaisha sets new marathon national record, ensures Olympic spot

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) O.P. Jaisha and Sudha Singh rounded off the Indian campaign at the World Athletics Championships with a spirited performance in the women's marathon here on Sunday. Jaisha registered a time of two hours, 34 minutes and 43 seconds to set a new national record and claim the 18th place on the final day of the biennial extravaganza. Sudha, who clocked 2:35:35, ...

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Kenyan Asbel Kiprop wins 1,500m gold at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Asbel Kiprop led Kenya's top-two finish at the men's 1,500 metres final of the World Athletics Championships here on Sunday. Kiprop clocked 3:34.40 minutes for the gold medal and Elijah Motonei Manangoi had the silver medal in 3:34.63 minutes, reports Xinhua. Morocco's Abdalaati Iguider took the bronze medal in 3:34.67 minutes at the Bird's Nest stadium.

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Jamaica upsets US in women's 4x400m relay at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Jamaica upset Olympic champions United States to win the world women's 4x400 metres relay final here on Sunday. Novlene Williams-Mills overtook Francena McCorory with 10 metres to go as the Jamaicans clocked three minutes, 19.13 seconds, the world-best time this year, beating their rivals by 0.31 seconds. Britain took bronze in 3:23.62 minutes at the Bird's...

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Language barrier in Indian cinema melting away, says Sharmila

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore says the divide between what is perceived as national and regional cinemas is melting away. I think this kind of linguistic divide is melting away. To a film lover, this is no longer a factor. I think this kind of category is dissipating. So it is transcending... you can't think of a nation as a singular term anymore. It is a hybrid ...

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Misconception that Ray's films didn't do well at box office: Sharmila

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Dispelling the general notion that auteur Satyajit Ray's films didn't do well at the box office but were lauded for their universal appeal, actress Sharmila Tagore who forayed into showbiz with Ray's iconic Apur Sansar, said the maestro's films ran to packed houses. It's a complete misconception. Unlike popular perception, his films ran to a full house. Most of his...

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Canadian Drouin wins men's high jump gold at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Canada's Derek Drouin cleared 2.34 metres in a three-man jump-off to win the men's high jump gold medal at the World Athletics Championships here on Sunday. China's Zhang Guowei and Ukraine's Bohdan Bongarenko shared the second place on 2.33 metres at the Bird's Nest stadium, reports Xinhua. ...

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India struggle in second innings after Ishant claims five

Colombo, Aug 30 (IANS) India pacer Ishant Sharma claimed an impressive five-wicket haul, but Sri Lankan bowlers struck back to leave the visitors struggling in their second innings as rain forced early stumps on Day 3 of the third cricket Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Sunday. Ishant returned figures of 5/54, as the hosts were bundled out for 201, in reply to India's fir...

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Ethiopia sweeps podium in women's 5,000m at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Ethiopia swept the women's 5,000 metres final on the last day of the World Athletics Championships here on Sunday when season leader Almaz Ayana took the title in championship record time. Ayana was crowned in 14 minutes and 26.83 seconds to put a wedge in Dibaba family's tradition in this event where Tirunesh Dibaba held the world record in 14:11.15 minutes. Senbe...

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Have an obsession for benches: Karan Johar

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar says he has a special bond with benches and will always have a bench scene in all his movies. Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who is currently filming Housefull 3, tweeted a photograph of the bench, which was used as a prop by Karan in his 2001 film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham for a scene including actors Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan. This be...

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Bangladesh ex-PM calls opposition alliance meeting

Dhaka, Aug 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's former prime minister Khaleda Zia has called a meeting of her 20-party opposition alliance on Sunday night. The meeting will be held at Khaleda's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) office in capital Dhaka, Xinhua news agency reported. This is the second meeting of Khaleda Zia's BNP-led 20-party opposition alliance since it launched its movement a...

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Garner spotted without wedding ring

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner, who announced her split from actor Ben Affleck, was spotted over the weekend without her wedding ring. The Elektra actress was seen with her six-year-old daughter Seraphina enjoying a day painting pottery in Santa Monica on Saturday, reports mirror.co.uk. After a 10-year marriage, Garner and actor Ben Affleck had announced their...

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Airtel, Idea hike post-paid data tariff

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Telecom operators Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have hiked charges for post-paid customers by 20 percent in various circles, including the national capital. As per information posted on the companies' websites, Airtel has raised data tariffs in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP East and UP West circles. Idea Cellular ...

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