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Commonwealth Games Day 1 medal standings

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) England lead the medal standings at the 20th Commonwealth Games with four golds, six silvers and three bronzes. India, hosts four years ago, are fourth with one gold, three silvers and one bronze. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 4 6 3 13 Australia 4 3 7 14 Scotland 3 1 2 6 India 1 3 1 5 Canada 1 1 0 2 New Ze...

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India at Commonwealth Games Friday

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The following is the list of Indians who will participate across various disciplines at the Commonwealth Games here Friday: Badminton: India will take on Kenya in Group B of the Mixed Team event Boxing: India's Parveen Kumar will take on Ross Henderson of Scotland in the men's +91 kg category while Mandeep Jangra will start his campaign against Augusto Mat...

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Shushila, Chana settle for silver; Kalpana gets bronze

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) There was a tad bit disappointment for India from judo as both Shushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana settled for the silver after losing their respective final bouts in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Thursday. Kalpana Thoudam won the bronze in the women's -52kg category as she beat Christianne Legentil of Maur...

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India women beat Canada 4-2 in CWG hockey

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The match started in high momentum with both teams going on the attack immediately. India was awarded their first penalty corner in the seventh minute but were unable to convert. Canada too were unsuccessful on their penalty corner in the 13th minute.

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CWG: Indian judoka Chana settles for silver

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian judoka Navjot Chana had to settle for the silver medal after he lost the final bout of the men's -60kg category to England's Ashley McKenzie in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Thursday. The 30-year-old Chana was nowhere near his best during the final round. He picked up three penalties during the bout...

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Missing Air Algerie plane probably crashed: French minister

Paris, July 24 (IANS) The missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso to Algiers, which had French nationals comprising almost half of the 110 passengers aboard, probably crashed, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday. Despite intensive search efforts no trace of the aircraft has yet been found. The plane probably crashed, Fabius was quoted as saying by Xinhua. ...

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India, Japan, US kick off Malabar exercise

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Exercise Malabar involving the Indian and US navies as well as the Japanese navy this year began off Japan Thursday with the goal of advancing the level of understanding between the three forces. According to a Indian defence ministry release, Exercise Malabar is a complex, high-end operational exercise that has grown in scope and complexity over the years. Mala...

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NCW seeks guidelines on online content offensive to women

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Thursday said the government should create guidelines for intermediaries to pull down any content offensive to women from the internet. In a statement released after a day-long consultation on cyber crimes against women, the NCW called for sensitising police regarding cyber crimes. The government should provide gui...

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Three prisoners killed in Rajasthan jail clash

Jaipur, July 24 (IANS) Three prisoners were killed - one gunned down and two others beaten to death - in a clash between members of two gangs in a jail in Rajasthan's Bikaner Thursday, police said. According to police, the incident took place around 6 p.m. at the Central Jail in Bikaner, around 500 km from Jaipur. The incident was the fallout of an old rivalry between two gangs. ...

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Shushila wins India's third medal at CWG

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Judoka Shushila Likmabam won India its third medal on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games, settling for the silver in the final of the women's -48kg category here Thursday. Kimberley Renicks took the first gold for hosts Scotland. ...

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Wipro sees discretionary spend return in US

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) India's third largest IT firm Wipro Ltd Thursday said it saw discretionary spending return in North America, as the demand environment continued to be steady. The demand environment continues to hold steady. In North America, we see a return of discretionary spending. Continental Europe continues to have significant potential for outsourcing IT services, Wipro c...

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CWG: Weightlifters Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India opened its medal count in CWG with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 48kg category of weightlifting competitions at the Clyde Auditorium here Thursday. The two medals were India's first from the 2104 Commonwealth Games and they are now third in the medals tally followed by En...

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Kolkata police fan out for elusive teacher who beat toddler

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Police teams Thursday fanned out in areas around Kolkata and in a neighbouring state to nab elusive private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in the city. We have widened our search in a neighbouring state, as also in areas close to Kolkata, said a police officer linked to the investigation into Wednesd...

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SC declines to transfer plea against increasing Sardar Sarovar height

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday declined the Narmada Control Authority's plea seeking the transfer to it the Narmada Bachao Andolan's plea challenging the decision to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam that will be taken up for hearing by Jabalpur High Court Friday. Declining the plea, a bench of Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice C. Nagappan and Justice Adarsh Kumar Go...

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Jung meets Rajnath

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The two are learnt to have discussed the current political situation in Delhi which has been under central rule since Feb 17 after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Feb 14 resigned as the chief minister over failure to pass the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly. While there i...

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Trinamool leader accused of assaulting ECL official arrested

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress labour leader was Thursday arrested for allegedly threatening and assaulting officials of the Eastern Coalfields Limited, police said. Two days ago, the Coal India subsidiary had said it would stop operations in a mine at Raniganj in West Bengal if the government failed to take action against the accused. Chunulal Mishra was detained T...

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PIL seeks action against Shiv Sena MPs for forcing Muslim to eat

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court Thursday seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast. The PIL filed by NGO Garib Nawaz Foundation also sought immediate arrest of MPs for provoking religious sentiments against...

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CWG: Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) It was double delight for India as Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won the gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 48kg category to open the country's medal count from the weightlifting competitions at the Clyde Auditorium here Thursday. The two medals were India's first from the 2014 Commonwealth Games and they were positioned th...

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Vandana completes 100 caps at CWG

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team forward Vandana Kataria completed her 100th international cap Thursday while playing against Canada in the Pool A opener of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Known for her agility, Vandana has added the much required depth in the line-up since she has started playing for India. Hockey India (HI) is proud of Vandana today for ...

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Indian women's hockey team beats Canada 4-2

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team won their Pool A opener against Canada 4-2 on the first day of action at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Jaspreet Kaur scored a brace while Poonam Rani and Rani Rampal hit a goal apiece for the winners. Brienne Stairs and Karli Johansen scored a goal apiece for Canada. India will next take on New Zealand July 27 at the ...

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