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Taiwan plane crash: Black box data deciphered

Taipei, July 28 (IANS) Taiwan has finished decoding the data from the two black boxes of its ill-fated plane that crashed last week, the island's aviation council said Monday. The council will release the information of one of the black boxes as soon as the data is confirmed, Xinhua quoted council chief Wang Hsing-chung as saying. Recordings of conversations in the TransAsia GE 2...

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China launches Microsoft probe

Beijing, July 28 (IANS/EFE) China Monday launched an official investigation in the offices of Microsoft across the country for reasons not yet specified, media reports said. Investigators from the State Administration for Industry and Commerce visited Microsoft installations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, Efe reported citing the South China Morning Post as saying on its web...

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GE invests in three wind projects in India

Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) US multinational General Electric's (GE) financial arm Monday announced it has invested an unspecified amount in three wind projects of Atria Power from the $1 billion fund it budgets annually for renewable energy projects worldwide. The three wind farms, including one in Andhra Pradesh and two in Madhya Pradesh will have a combined capacity of 126 megawatts (MW...

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Shooters continue to bring laurels for India

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) The in-form shooters kept the tri-colour flying, clinching a gold, and two silvers Monday as India moved up to the fourth spot in the medal standings on day five of the Commonwealth Games here. Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh opened India's medal conquest during the day winning the gold and silver respectively in the 50-metre pistol event before seasoned marksman Gagan ...

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India trail England by 544 runs

Southamton, July 28 (IANS) India were 25 for one in first innings, 544 behind England, after the second day's play of the third cricket Test at the Rose Bowl here Monday. Murali Vijay was batting on 11 and Cheteshwar Pujara on four when the stumps were drawn. Earlier, England declared their first innings at 569 for seven on the second day. Ian Bell was the top scorer with 167 whi...

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Para-swimmer Gayakwad enters men's 200m individual medley final

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian para-swimmer Sharath Gayakwad qualified for the men's 200-metre individual medley SM8 final at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. The 23-year-old Indian finished fourth out of five competitors in the heat, clocking two minutes and 41.56 seconds. England's Oliver Hynd came first with a timing of 2:26.94. All the five who raced in the heat will conte...

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Telangana to finalise industrial policy in a week

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Monday announced that the state's industrial policy will be finalised within a week. He directed the officials to acquire all land available for industry and transfer the same to Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (TSIIC). He also suggested that for industries to be set up on this land, the governm...

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India's Chandrodaya qualifies for men's hammer throw finals

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) India's Chandrodaya Narayan Singh qualified for the men's hammer throw finals at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. Chandrodaya finished fifth in his Group A qualification throwing a best of 67.95 metres in his first attempt at the Hampden Park Stadium. The 23-year-old could not emulate his first throw in his next two attempts as he was disqualified on hi...

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Suspected LeT terrorist arrested in Delhi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A 42-year-old suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist has been arrested for his involvement in planning terror strikes in various parts of the country, police said here Monday. Abdul Subhan, a resident of Haryana's Mewat area, was arrested a week ago from south Delhi and is in the custody of Delhi Police's Special Cell. Sources said his name surfaced d...

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Two Delhi civic officials suspended

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The South Delhi Municipal Corporation Monday suspended two officials over a case of attempted suicide by a sanitation worker. South Delhi Municipal Corporation has suspended a sanitary inspector and an assistant sanitary inspector of Najafgarh zone with immediate effect in an attempt to suicide case of a safai karamchari (sanitation worker), said a statement fro...

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Indian boxers Vijender, Devendro reach CWG quarters

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian boxers Vijender Singh and Devendro Laishram proceeded to the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories here Monday. However, it was the end of the road for Shiva Thapa who lost his men's 56 kg Round of 16 bout 0-3 to Northern Ireland's Michael Conlam. Devendro gave a good start to India in the discipline Monday as he wo...

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Kids show for first time at LFW Winter/Festive 2014

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2014 will be held Aug 20-24, and will feature a children's fashion show for the first time, organisers said here Monday, adding that the shows this time will be bigger and better. LFW Monday unveiled the list of 86 designers and 17 sponsors who have come together to present the best of the fashion industry. The show this ...

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KCR to visit Singapore next month

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will visit Singapore next month at the invitation of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Alumni Association. The association extended an invitation to Rao to attend its conference scheduled Aug 22-23, said a statement from the chief minister's office. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and other dignitaries ar...

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Harpreet tops men's 25m rapid fire pistol qualification

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian shooter Harpreet Singh topped the qualification Stage 1 of the men's 25-metre rapid fire pistol event while Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar finished fourth at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. Harpreet, 33, shot a total of 292 points and was followed by Australians Bruce Quick (287) and David Chapman (282) in second and third, respectively, at the Ba...

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Himachal court dismisses former legislator's petition

Shimla, July 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday dismissed a petition by former state Congress legislator Gangu Ram Musafir, who had won seven times consecutively since 1982, challenging his defeat by BJP candidate Suresh Kashyap in the 2012 assembly elections. The court also imposed a fine of Rs.25,000 on Musafir that will be paid to first time legislator Kashyap. I...

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Notice to Hindu College over sports, extra-curricular quota

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to Hindu College on a plea by an admission seeker against scrapping of the five percent quota for admission to undergraduate courses for sportspersons and for extra-curricular activities (ECA). Justice Manmohan sought a response from the college while hearing the plea of Vishal Maharaj, who contended that Hindu College h...

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Naidu makes surprise visit to ministries, catches latecomers

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Union urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries staff casually rolling into work were caught off guard Monday when minister Venkaiah Naidu made a surprise visit to Nirman Bhavan. In his second such visit since last month, Naidu found many latecomers. Taking a serious view of absenteeism, the minister announced the setting up of bio-m...

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President greets nation on Eid

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday extended his greetings to fellow citizens on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated Tuesday. On the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, particularly to my Muslim brothers and sisters in India and abroad, Mukherjee said in a statement. As we ce...

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Eid on Tuesday, says Fatehpuri Shahi Imam

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, will be celebrated Tuesday, the Shahi Imam of Fatehpuri mosque announced Monday. The moon was sighted at various places in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar before 7 p.m. today (Monday). So, Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated Tuesday, Shahi Imam Mufti Mohammed Mukarram Ahmed told IANS. He s...

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England declare first innings at 569/7

Southampton, July 28 (IANS) England declared their first innings at 569 for seven on the second day of the third cricket Test against India at The Rose Bowl here Monday. Ian Bell was the top scorer with 167 while Gary Ballance struck 156. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the most successful Indian bowler picking up 3/101. ...

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