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Rajwinder clinches judo bronze for India

Glasgow, July 27 (IANS) It was a mixed day for Indian judokas as Rajwinder Kaur clinched the bronze while Jina Devi Chongtham and Sahil Pathania missed the medal by a whisker in the Commonwealth Games being held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre here Saturday. India are still in with a chance for another bronze as Pariskhit Kumar will face New Zealand's Jake Andrewartha in...

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Indian track cyclists disappoint

Glasgow, July 27 (IANS) Indian track cyclists Amrit Singh, Amarjit Nagi and Alan Baby disappointed in the men's 1,000-metre time trial as they finished 13th, 14th and 16th in the Commonwealth Games here Saturday. The race was won by Scott Sunderland of Australia in 1:00.675 at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. ...

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Indian judoka Rajwinder wins bronze

Glasgow, July 27 (IANS) Indian judoka Rajwinder Kaur clinched the bronze medal in the women's -78kg category beating Kenyan Esther Akinyi Ratugi in the bronze medal play-off contest B in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre here Sunday. Rajwinder won penalties as Esther picked up three warnings. ...

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Indian women paddlers lose, face Australia for team bronze

Glasgow, July 27 (IANS) The Indian women's table tennis team failed to qualify for the summit clash in the Commonwealth Games as they lost their semi-final match 1-3 to defending champions Singapore at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here Saturday. In the first singles, Tianwei Feng defeated Shamini Kumaresan 3-0 (11-1, 13-11, 11-5) but Manika Batra drubbed Mengyu Yu 3-2 (11-7, 5-11, 11-8, 5...

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India at Commonwealth Games Sunday

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) The following is the list of Indians who will be seen in action at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Sunday. Athletics (Hampden Park Stadium): Shot put: Om Prakash Karhana in Group B qualification round Boxing (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre): Men's Round of 16 (64 kg): Manoj Kumar vs Arthur Biyarslanov (Canada) Men's Rou...

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Leaders call for Gaza ceasefire extension as toll exceeds 1,000

Gaza/Jerusalem, July 26 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry and top diplomats from Europe and the Middle East Saturday called for an extension to the temporary truce between Israel and the Hamas, as the toll in the Gaza strip violence rose to over 1,000 with the recovery of 130 bodies of Palestinians Saturday. The toll over the past 19 days in the Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip ...

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PM meets infrastructure departments secretaries

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday met secretaries of key infrastructure ministries like power and road and highways to review individual sectors' development targets that need to be achieved by the current fiscal end. Among the other ministries present were shipping, civil aviation, oil and gas and telecom. Infrastructure development through public p...

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Overgrown Beijing 'forbids' development in core areas

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) In its bid to decongest the Chinese capital, authorities have banned construction of new universities and hospitals around the Forbidden City located in downtown Beijing. Manufacturing and building industries, as well as wholesale businesses are strictly banned from being located in the core districts of Xicheng and Dongcheng which comprises of the Forbidden City,...

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PIL seeks leader of opposition status for Congress in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court was moved Saturday seeking that Congress leader in Lok Sabha be conferred the status of the leader of opposition as it is the largest party in the opposition as provided under the 1977 law on salary and allowances of leaders of opposition in parliament. Contesting the opinion of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, the petitioner, advocate M.L.Sharm...

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Man stabbed to death by brother

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A 30-year-old man was stabbed to death by his elder brother at his home here following a property dispute, police said Saturday. Morepal, a labourer, was attacked by by his brother Brijpal when he was sleeping in his home at Ranhola area in west Delhi late Friday. During the attack, their father was also injured. Both the injured were taken to a nearby h...

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Man going to office shot dead in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, July 26 (IANS) An unidentified assailant Saturday shot dead a man going to office, police said. The incident occurred near CISF underpass in Indirapuram. Dinesh Negi, 35, a resident of Vasundhara area was going to his Noida office on a motorcycle. As he reached the underpass, two men on a motorcycle drew near and the pillion rider fired two shots at him before they fle...

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Indian men thrash Scotland 6-2 in hockey

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team thrashed hosts Scotland 6-2 for their second consecutive win in the group stage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Saturday. India dominated the proceedings right from the start and it was only in the final moments of the game that Scotland managed to score but it was too late to make a comeback.<...

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24 rebels arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, July 26 (IANS) Twenty-four rebels of the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC-B) were arrested Saturday from their hideout in Garo Hills region of Meghalaya, police said. A huge cache of arms and ammunition and incriminating documents were seized from the hideout at Edenbari on the outskirts of Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills. The arrested rebels ...

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CBI quizzes East Bengal official over Saradha scam

Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) The CBI, which is probing the multi-billion-rupee Saradha scam, Saturday quizzed East Bengal club's senior official Debabrata Sarkar for seven hours. Sarkar alias Nitu was grilled over two sessions in the morning and the afternoon at the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office at Salt Lake. He was earlier served summons to appear for questioning at th...

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Cyclist Sunita fails to finish

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian track cyclist Sunita Yanglem failed to finish her women's 10 km scratch race final at the Commonwealth Games here Saturday. Australia's Annette Edmondson took gold from compatriot Amy Cure who clinched the silver while Welsh Elinor Barker won the bronze at the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome. The Manipuri was one of the four to not finish the race out of th...

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Rahi wins women's 25m pistol gold, Anisa silver

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Rahi Sarnobat won gold and Anisa Sayyed silver to take India's medal haul from shooting Saturday to five after clinching the top two spots in the women's 25-metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here. Rahi and Anisa ensured that another gold and silver were added to India's tally after finishing in the top-2 of the semifi...

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Leaders pay homage to Kargil martyrs

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The 15th anniversary of the Kargil war victory was observed Saturday, with leaders paying homage to the martyrs, and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley promising a huge war memorial. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to the martyrs. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has on Kargil Vijay...

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Pistol shooter Rahi wins gold, Anisa silver

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold and Anisa Sayyed took silver in the women's 25 metre pistol event of the Commonwealth Games at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Saturday. Playing the gold medal match against her compatriot, Rahi scored eight points to Sayyed's two. Australia's Lalita Yauhleuskaya took the bronze. ...

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India beat Scotland 6-2 in hockey

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team defeated Scotland 6-2 in their second Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Saturday. After drubbing Wales 3-1 in the opener, India delivered a strong performance to drub the hosts and go top of their group with six points. Penalty corner specialists Rupinder Pal Singh and V.R. Raghun...

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Stay back, serve India: C.N.R Rao urges IITians

Kharagpur, July 26 (IANS) Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao Saturday here urged IITians to stay back in India and serve the nation as they are well-suited for it. India will benefit if IIT students prefer to stay and work in India. All my achievements and works, even while teaching abroad, was done for India. IIT students are very well suited to serve this nation as the courses are broad base...

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