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Two killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu, India vows to respond

Jammu/Visakhapatnam, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured early Saturday in heavy firing by Pakistan forces on BSF posts on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district, officials said. India asserted its troops will respond to ceasefire violations. A police officer told IANS that two villagers, identified as Muhammad Akram and his 13-year-old s...

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WKL: United Singhs register second consecutive win

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The India-leg of the inaugural Wave World Kabaddi League kicked-off here with United Singhs registering their second consecutive win by defeating California Eagles 60-54 in the ninth match of the league at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Saturday. United Singhs made their position stronger in the league by winning this match by a wide margin of six points.<...

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Egypt urges Israel, Palestinians to hold truce talks

Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) Egypt Saturday urged Israel and the Palestinians to accept an indefinite ceasefire proposal and resume truce talks over the conflict in the Gaza Strip. Egypt invites the concerned parties to accept an indefinite ceasefire, and resume indirect negotiations in Cairo to clinch an agreement on the presented issues, aiming to put an end to the bloodshed of the Palestinian...

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Swamy writes to Modi on Ram temple construction

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The RSS mouthpiece Organiser has published a letter by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to Prime Minster Narendra Modi in which he has suggested steps for building Ram temple in Ayodhya, with its construction beginning in 2016. In the letter dated last month, Swamy has listed six steps that could be taken by 2016 for rebuilding the Ram temple at Ayodhya. The ...

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Barca coach Enrique sees Atletico Madrid as favourites

Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique showed Saturday that he can play mind games like Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone when he gave his press conference ahead of Barca's first Primera Liga match of the season. Barca take on Elche in the Camp Nou Stadium anxious to put memories of last season's disappointing campaign behind them. Last season ended with Barca lo...

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Saradha scam: CBI now nabs Kolkata businessman

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday arrested Kolkata businessman Sandhir Agarwal in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, an official said. Following interrogation, Sandhir Agarwal has been arrested. He will be presented before a court Sunday, a CBI spokesperson said. This is the second arrest made by the CBI in a week after it ...

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Five killed as Kenyan bus fall into river

Nairobi, Aug 23 (IANS) At least five people were killed and eight critically injured in a road accident in Kenya, police said Saturday. The accident occurred Friday night when a minibus plunged into Athi river, 35 km from Nairobi, Xinhua reported citing Machakos Police County Commander Gideon Amalla as saying. Initial investigations revealed the 14-seater minibus was overtaking...

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Modi government 'restructuring' India's sovereignty: Teesta Setalvad

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi-led BJP government for indulging in politics that is attempting to restructure the country's sovereignty. India is under direct attack today as we have forces within us who assert that we are from Hindustan... to say all Muslims, all Christians everybody living here is Hindu, Setalvad said at ...

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India women go down to England by 13 runs

Scarborough (England), Aug 23 (IANS) India women suffered a dramatic batting collapse losing five wickets for 30 runs and went down by 13 runs to England women in the second ODI for their second consecutive loss in the ICC Women's Championship here Saturday. Chasing a target of 214, the Indian team put up a close fight but were all out for 201 runs in 48.4 overs at the North Marine Road ...

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Two killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu, border peaceful now

Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured early Saturday in heavy firing by Pakistan Rangers on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in Jammu district, officials said. Firing exchanges on the border have now stopped. Jammu Divisional Commissioner Shantanu told IANS that firing stopped in the R.S.Pura and Arnia sectors of the internation...

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Poroshenko, Merkel call for peaceful settlement of Ukraine crisis

Kiev, Aug 23 (IANS) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday called for a peaceful resolution of the Ukraine crisis, the presidential press service said. At a joint press briefing following their talks here, the two sides called for a peaceful solution to the ongoing Ukraine crisis amid violent confrontations between government forces and...

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Yemeni army commander killed in bomb blast

Sana'a, Aug 23 (IANS) A high-ranking commander of the Yemeni armed forces was killed Saturday in a bomb attack in the port city of Aden, a government official said. Brigadier Ahmed Saleh Omari was killed in Aden's Mansoura district, when a bomb believed to have been attached to his car exploded near a public market, Xinhua reported citing a government official. The brigadier was...

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Egyptian court postpones trial of Morsi, 130 others

Cairo, Aug 23 (IANS) A criminal court in Egypt Saturday postponed the trial of ousted president Mohamad Morsi and 130 other defendants in a jailbreak case till Sep 15. The case was postponed to listen to the testimonies of the officer in charge of the national security investigations on this case, MENA news agency reported. Morsi and other leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood group,...

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Ten killed in attacks across Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 50 wounded in a wave of attacks across Iraq Saturday, security sources said. The deadliest attack occurred around mid-day when a suicide bomber blew an explosive-laden car near the intelligence headquarters in Baghdad's al-Masbah district, leaving up to four people dead and 35 wounded, Xinhua reported citing an interior ministry source.<...

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31 held in Hong Kong drug bust

Beijing, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 31 people were arrested for possessing drugs in two unlicensed bars in Hong Kong, police said Saturday. Hong Kong police seized drugs worth over 640,000 HK dollars (about 82,580 dollars), that includes more than 130 tablets of Class A drugs, from two unlicensed bars on Minden Avenue and Carnavon Road, Xinhua reported. A number of weapons were als...

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11 militants killed in Libyan air strikes

Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 11 Islamist militants were killed and 20 injured in air strikes in Libya Saturday, Xinhua reported citing military sources. Mohammed Ghiryany, spokesman for the Islamist armed group, said their militants hideouts were bombed near Tripoli's airport highway while performing the morning prayer. ...

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AAP protests crime against women in UP

Ghaziabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The AAP organized a protest here against rising crime against women in Uttar Pradesh under the Samajwadi party government. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) district secretary Prashant Tomar, accompanied by party volunteers, submitted a memorandum, addressed to the governor, to the district magistrate in which the AAP leaders demanded direct action from the governor to inter...

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Kabaddi: Five teams in fray for semi-final spots

Bangalore, Aug 23 (IANS) The stage is all set for the final league phase in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League commencing here Sunday with teams jostling for spots in the semi-finals with three spots up for grabs as Jaipur Pink Panthers have already qualified. Five teams - U Mumba, Patna Pirates, Telugu Titans, Bengaluru Bulls and Dabang Delhi - are still in the running for the three sem...

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Saradha scam: CBI grills former Bengal police officer

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the CBI Saturday grilled retired IPS officer Rajat Majumdar for nearly seven hours. Besides Majumdar, who had served as director general of the state armed police and after retirement, as security advisor for the tainted company, CBI sleuths, during the day, also interrogated scam kingpin Sudipta Sen and Amrin Ara - a for...

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Two British Indians charged with murder

London, Aug 23 (IANS) Two British Indian men were Saturday charged with stabbing and murdering a man on a London street, a media report said. Gaurav Sharma, 33, and Jaswinder Singh, 27, have been accused of attacking Mohamed Afzal, 38 on a street in Southall, a large suburban district, in west London Wednesday, London Evening Standard reported. Afzal, who worked as a plumber, was...

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