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Khalsa Warriors beat Lahore Lions, continue winning streak

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Khalsa Warriors defeated the Lahore Lions 64-55 in an action-packed 13th match in the Wave World Kabaddi League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Saturday. The points difference may have been as much as nine, but it was a very well-fought match. Khalsa Warriors maintained their unbeaten streak and record their fourth successive win in front of a boister...

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Sindhu loses in semis, settles for bronze

Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final quite easily in straight games at the World Badminton Championships here Saturday. The 11th-seeded Sindhu had created history Friday when she made the last four to become the first Indian to notch two meda...

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Modi, Abe strike chord; Kyoto to help make Varanasi smart city

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergent views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of the past five decades. The two countries signed a partnership agreement to turn the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, which for...

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Third ODI scoreboard: India vs England

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Trent Bridge here Saturday. England: Alastair Cook st Dhoni b Rayudu 44 Alex Hales c Dhoni b Raina 42 Ian Bell run out (Sharma) 28 Joe Root st Dhoni b Jadeja 2 Eoin Morgan c Dhoni b Ashwin 10 Jos Buttler b Ashwin 4...

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India outclass England to take 2-0 unassailable lead

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) India beat England by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. After the first ODI was washed out, India maintained their superiority in the shorter format over England for a successive win. Spinners gave India the advantage, bowling out the hosts for 227...

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C.V. Rao is new Maharashtra governor

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, a veteran BJP leader from Telangana, was Saturday evening sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader was sworn in at a function at the Raj Bhavan following the resignation of K. Sankaranarayanan Aug 24. Rao, 73, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Bombay High Court Chief Justice ...

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India eases norms to blacklist weapons firms

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that in view of India's security preparedness, the norms relating to blacklisting weapons manufacturing firms facing corruption charges have been eased partially. The issue (of blacklisting) has been discussed at length at the defence ministry. There are a large number of firms which have been blacklisted. Now that upho...

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Modi, Abe strike chord, India hopes ties reach full potential

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergence of views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of five decades. Modi, who reached Kyoto Saturday at the beginning of his five-day visit to Japan, was accorded a warm we...

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Three arrested in Visva Bharati sexual assault case

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Three Visva Bharati University students were Saturday arrested in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of a female student from the northeast, West Bengal police said. We have arrested three students named in the first information report (FIR). We have pressed charges of criminal intimidation and outraging the modesty of a woman among others, Birbhum distr...

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Petrol cut by Rs.1.51 a litre, diesel hiked 50 paise

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) With international crude oil rates dropping to around $100 a barrel, petrol prices were cut Saturday by Rs.1.51 a litre excluding local taxes, effective midnight, state-run oil marketers announced. The current levels of international oil prices and INR-USD exchange rate warrants a decrease in selling price of petrol in the domestic market, Indian Oil said in a...

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India beat England by six wickets in third ODI

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) India eased to a six-wicket win over England in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday. After bowling out England for 227 in 50 overs, India had little problem reaching 228 for four in 43 overs. Ambati Rayudu was the top scorer with an unbeaten 64 off 78 balls. ...

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Curb anaemia deaths in Mussoorie: Harsh Vardhan to officials

Mussoorie, Aug 30 (IANS) Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday directed government hospitals to immediately launch an anaemia awareness campaign here to curb the high number of deaths due to iron deficiency. Vardhan, who was on a day-long visit to the hill station in Uttarakhand, took cognizance of the conditions at the health centres and urged the medical and government authorities to ...

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UPA should be credited for economic revival: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Former finance minister P.Chidambaram Saturday claimed the credit for the 5.7 percent economic growth during the first quarter of this fiscal due to the policies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. He said the UPA government had projected that the economic revival would happen at the start of 2014-15 owing to the steps taken in the earlier year.<...

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Raped by tutor, minor girl attempts suicide

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A girl studying in a private school attempted suicide by drinking an antiseptic liquid after her family learnt she was being raped by her tutor, police said Saturday. The victim, 13, attempted suicide Thursday when her parents, residents of Mandawali in east Delhi, came across lewd text messages sent on WhatsApp -- a mobile messaging application -- by her tutor.<...

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Protests, sit-ins affecting Pakistan's progress: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad/Lahore, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said the sit-ins and protesters have affected Pakistan's progress and people's mandate cannot be sabotaged by a few thousand people, even as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf reiterated the demand for his resignation. In an interview Nawaz Sharif said he has already accepted the legitimate demands of the protesters, Geo News re...

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Bolt to take on Yuvraj in promo tie

Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) The fastest runner on the planet Usain Bolt and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a seven-a-side exhibition cricket match here Tuesday as part of Puma's promotional activity. According to a media release here Saturday, the contest will be four-over-a-side to be played at the Mangalam Chinnaswamy Stadium between 4 and 5 pm. Sev...

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Jan Dhan Yojna will not benefit the poor: Mayawati

Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati Saturday trashed the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna and said that it was not going to benefit the poor and the weaker sections. Talking to reporters in the state capital the Dalit leader said her party did not approve of the scheme as it will never benefit the 'real beneficiaries'. She also said there was nothing t...

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AAP allegations baseless and ridiculous: Delhi BJP chief

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The BJP's Delhi unit President Satish Upadhyay Saturday termed the allegations made by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders as baseless and ridiculous. AAP leader Kumar Vishwas's statement is ridiculous. The leaders of AAP are frustrated and indulging in contradictory politics. They issue statements only to remain in the news which has nothing to do with the ground ...

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Cases against Ram Gopal Varma for tweets on Lord Ganesh

Pune, Aug 30 (IANS) Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh, officials said. Sumit Khambekar, chief of the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and social activist Shahzaad Poonawala filed separate complaints against Varma in police stations in the city. ...

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Tomatoes worth Rs.1.25 lakh stolen in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Aug 30 (IANS) Thieves in Rajasthan have stolen 77 crates of tomatoes estimated at around Rs.1.25 lakh, police said Saturday. Each box contained about 30-40 kg of tomatoes. The boxes were stolen from Chomu, about 40 km from Jaipur. A man named Jagdish said in a police complaint that he kept some vegetables including tomatoes in his shop Thursday night. However, when he wen...

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