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'Indian hockey team's attack bolstered by Sunil's return'

Le Touquet (France), Aug 1 (IANS) The return of senior striker S.V. Sunil from injury has strengthened the Indian men's hockey team's attack, fellow forward Ramandeep Singh said on Saturday. The 26-year-old Sunil was injured during a practice session and didn't not play the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final held between June 20 and July 5 at Antwerp, Belgium. He was replaced by Devend...

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Congress may boycott all party meet if centre doesn't reach out

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Congress party may boycott Monday's all-party meeting being convened to end the parliamentary logjam if the government failed to reach out with concrete proposals, the party indicated on Saturday. The government has convened an all-party meeting but has not communicated what their proposition would be. We have conveyed to the government that we want a tangibl...

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NSCN-IM leader to be discharged next week

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Isak Chisi Swu, co-founder of the northeast-based militant group National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM) is set to be discharged next week, a source said on Saturday. Swu was admitted to a city hospital in early July due to kidney failure. He is doing better now. He is put off ventilation and is recovering well now. If things remain th...

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Choose right jewellery for monsoon

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Moisture and humidity levels hit a high during the rainy season, and this can leave your jewellery damaged. Go for plastic jewellery items that come in bright and vibrant colours and avoid metallic jewellery, says an expert. Tania M Kathuria, jewellery designer and stylist, TI Couture, has shared tips to choose the correct jewellery for the monsoon season. ...

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Rejoicing for 50,000 people on India-Bangla border at end to stateless existence

Kolkata/Dhaka, Aug 1 (IANS) Cheers went up, national flags were hoisted and candles lit, but there were some tears too, as India and Bangladesh swapped 162 small enclaves of land in each other's possession at the midnight hour - ending nearly 70 years of statelessness for over 50,000 people residing there. The 111 Indian enclaves in Bangladesh and 51 Bangladeshi enclaves in India were sw...

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India needs minor miracle against Czech in Davis Cup: Bhupathi

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Tennis great Mahesh Bhupathi on Saturday said that India need a minor miracle to pull off a victory against the Czech Republic in the upcoming Davis Cup World Group Play-off. India will host the European team here from September 18 to 20. A victory will see them advance to the elite World Group. Unfortunately, I got a message from Tomas Berdych yesterday a...

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Expectations high as suspected MH370 wreckage arrives in Paris

Paris, Aug 1 (IANS) Expectations are high among investigators who are hoping to unlock the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as a piece of plane wreckage found on Reunion island arrived in Paris on Saturday for official analysis. The two-metre, barnacle-encrusted chunk of metal wreckage which emerged from the sea on Wednesday has raised hopes of discovering what happe...

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TVS Motor logs two percent sales growth

Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Two- and three-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company on Saturday said it closed last month with two percent growth in volumes as compared to July 2014. In a statement, the company said its total sales last month was at 218,321 units up from 214,324 units sold in July 2014. ...

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Taliban releases audio of new leader

Kabul, Aug 1 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban on Saturday released an audio tape of Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who was elected the new leader of the insurgent group earlier this week. The half an hour audio was sent to local media by Zabiullah Mujahid, a purported Taliban spokesman, who said the statement was delivered by Mansoor during an allegiance meeting held on Thursday, reported Xinh...

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Facebook connects 'fighters' in Indo-Bangla enclaves

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of youth, who alerted the world to the plight of people in the India-Bangladesh enclaves by uniting under the 'Facebook Fighters' banner, are now busy raising a toast to their new found 'freedom'. As celebrations began at the stroke of midnight on Friday with the much-awaited exchange of enclaves (chhitmahals) between India and Bangladesh, the youth marked t...

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India-China hold ceremonial border personnel meeting

Chusul (Jammu and Kashmir), Aug 1 (IANS) India and China on Saturday held a ceremonial border personnel meeting in Chusul in the eastern sector to mark the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Day. The meeting was held at Chinese BPM Hut in Moldo Garrison in Chusul Sector of Eastern Ladakh, the Indian Army said. From the Indian side, the delegation was led by Brigadier J.K.S. Virk and ...

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Train services in Bengal hit by heavy rains

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Trains services in West Bengal were hit on Saturday following heavy overnight rainfall that flooded some crucial railways stations and car sheds. The Eastern Railway (ER) cancelled one train while the other trains were running late. The South-Eastern Railway (SER) rescheduled two trains on account of waterlogging. One train has been cancelled, an Eastern Rai...

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BJP raking up Hindu terror issue to polarise country: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday said the NDA government was trying to rake up the Hindu terror issue in a bid to divide and polarise the country. The comment of the then home minister is being quoted out of context. It is a deliberate attempt on the part of the government, it is the deliberate attempt on the part of the BJP for various reasons - to divide the country, to...

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DCW writes to Delhi police chief on crimes against women

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Saturday wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi seeking information about the number of complaints of crime against women. In the letter, DCW chief Swati Maliwal sought information on the number of complaints, including that of rape and molestation in the city, especially in the Anand Parbat area. A young girl...

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People have faith in my versatility: Gaurav Gera

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) He has hosted live and TV shows, been a standup comedian, a radio jockey, featured in a live theatrical and has entertained small screen viewers with fiction shows -- Gaurav Gera says he loves to wear different hats and enjoys the fact that people trust his versatility in his craft. It's not money that I work for. I believe in being happy about my work. For three ...

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Youth Congress protest outside Pakistan High Commission

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi Youth Congress on Saturday staged a protest outside the Pakistan High Commission here over the Gurdaspur terror attack and Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan's derogatory remark about late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Over 500 Youth Congress workers assembled outside the Pakistan High Commission and demanded an apology from the Pakistan govern...

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In a first, Indian-American student baseball player to be honoured

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) A rising baseball player Kumar Nambiar from Westchester county will be the first Indian-American student athlete to be honoured as the New York State Player of the Year, media reported on Saturday. Nambiar, a 2015 graduate of Mamaroneck High School, will be felicitated on Sunday during the 16th annual Heritage of India Festival at Kensico Dam Plaza County Park, Dai...

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M&M sales down by three percent in July

Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian automobile major Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) on Saturday said it closed last month with its sales down by three percent as compared to July 2014. In a statement the company said it sold 34,652 units last month down from 35,567 units sold in July 2014. While the auto industry is currently seeing muted growth, we do believe that the launch of ...

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Five dead in Azerbaijan car crash

Baku, Aug 1 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a car accident in Azerbaijan on Saturday, the ministry of emergency situations said. The incident happened on the highway that connects the capital city of Baku with Quba town, Xinhua reported. An Opel carrying five people smashed into a Mercedes that was parked along the roadside. The incident, one of the most deadly...

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Odisha-IISER to be set up in Berhampur

Bhubaneswar, Aug 1 (IANS) The Odisha government will set up the proposed Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Berhampur in Ganjam district, Sanjay Dasburma, the Employment and Technical Education and Training (ET&T) minister, said on Saturday. Dasburma said classes at premier central-funded institute for basic sciences would start from the 2016-17 academic ye...

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