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Shuttlers Srikanth, Gurusaidutt reach Round of 32

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt won their respective matches to enter the men's singles Round of 32 at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. Rising star Srikanth had an easy Round of 64 outing as he needed merely 15 minutes to beat St. Helena's Duane March 21-3, 21-4 at the Emirates Arena. The Hyderabadi will next take on Welsh Daniel Font ...

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Indian shooters bring home five more medals

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Trigger happy Indian shooters had a gala outing at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday as they brought in five more medals -- two silvers and three bronzes -- from their respective events with the gold remaining elusive. While Harpreet Singh and Sanjeev Rajput clinched silvers in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol and men's 50m rifle 3 positions events, Manavjit...

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Scoreboard: India vs England, day 3, third Test

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) The following is the day three scoreboard of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday: England (first innings 569/7 declared) India (first innings, overnight 25/1) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 Virat Kohli...

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100 more killed in Gaza as truce offer hangs in balance

Gaza, July 29 (IANS/EFE) At least 100 Palestinians were killed Tuesday in the heaviest air and ground bombardment by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip since the launch of Operation Protective Edge July 8 as an unilateral ceasefire offered by Palestinian factions hangs in balance amid media reports of Hamas rejecting it. The Israeli attacks by land, sea and air intensified during the day, ...

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India in trouble as England bowlers heap more misery

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) India found themselves in deep trouble, trailing England by 246 runs but but more importantly needing 47 more runs to avoid a follow-on with only two wickets in hand at the end of day three of the third Test at the The Rose Bowl here Tuesday. At stumps, India were 323 for eight with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50 batting) still battling, accompanied by Moham...

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Indian medal winners at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 20th Commonwealth Games: Gold Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol shooting

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Decision on GM crops put on hold, says Javadekar

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The decision about field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops has been put on hold, Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday told a delegation of Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) and Bhartiya Kissan Sangh. Ashwani Mahajan, national co-convenor of SJM, said representatives of the SJM and BJS met Javadekar and apprised him about their concerns on...

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Indian wrestler Tomar settles for silver

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian wrestler Rajeev Tomar lost the men's 125kg freestyle final match to Canada's Korey Jarvis and settled for the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Tuesday. In a close contest, Tomar lost 0-3 to Jarvis. It was the only relative disappointment for India in wrestling as Sushil Kumar, A...

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Clear encroachments before 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela: Seer group

Nashik (Maharashtra), July 29 (IANS) A seers' group Tuesday warned the city administration of cancelling the Simhastha Kumbh Mela scheduled for July-September 2015 if encroachments are not razed and the Godavari river freed of pollutants. Gyandas Maharaj, president of the All India Akhada Parishad, arrived here Monday to take stock of the preparations for next year's biggest religious co...

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Ashwini fails to enter women's 400m hurdles finals

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian athlete Ashwini Akkunji failed to qualify for the women's 400 metres hurdles final at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. The 26-year-old Ashwini could only manage to finish fifth out of eight starters in the heat, completing the race in 58.75 seconds. Jamaica's Janieve Russell topped their group heat in 56.18 seconds to qualify for the finals at t...

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Will not allow terrorists back in Waziristan: Pakistan army chief

Islamabad, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif Tuesday said the terrorists will not be allowed to return to the North Waziristan tribal region where a major offensive against militants continues. Gen. Sharif was addressing the Pakistani forces involved in operations against the Pakistani Taliban and foreign militants in the region bordering Afghanistan after peace talks coll...

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US voices support for Modi vision ahead of Kerry's visit

Washington/New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The US will seek to establish top level contact with the new Indian government as US Secretary of State John Kerry reaches India Wednesday on a visit expected to lay the groundwork for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's much-awaited September visit to the US. Ahead of visiting India, Kerry, in a major speech, stressed that the US and India have the potent...

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Indian wrestlers Sushil, Amit, Vinesh bag gold medals

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show with two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat bagging three gold medals in their respective categories at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Tuesday. India are also expecting another gold from wrestling as Rajeev Tomar will be up agai...

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Lajja wins women's 50m rifle 3 positions bronze

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooter Lajja Gauswami won the women's 50-metre rifle 3 positions bronze at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. Singapore's Jasmine Ser won the gold in brilliant fashion, setting a new Finals Games Record (FGR) with 449.1 points. Scottish Jen McIntosh claimed the silver with 446.6 while Lajja ended with 436.1 at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. ...

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Odisha village head killed in blast

Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) A village headman in Odisha's Malkangiri district was killed and his wife critically injured Tuesday in a bomb blast triggered by Maoists, police said. The blast took place around 3.30 p.m. at a hilly area near Darabhaguda village, about 700 km from Bhubaneswar, Superintendent of Police Akhileswar Singh told IANS. Middle-aged Bira Padiami, the headman ...

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Indian hockey team loses 2-4 to Australia

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) The Sardar Singh-led Indian men's hockey team gave a tough fight to reigning World Champions Australia in their third and penultimate Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games but eventually went down 2-4 at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Tuesday. It was Australia who scored the first goal in the 15th minute through a penalty corner strike from Chris Ciriell...

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Parliamentary curbs on Arab-Israeli lawmaker

Jerusalem, July 29 (IANS) The ethics committee of the Israeli parliament has banned M.K. Haneen Zoabi, the first Arab-Israeli woman to be elected to the legislative body, from all parliamentary activity except voting for the next six months, media reports said Tuesday. Zoabi's punishment will take effect from Wednesday. The Balad party leader will not be able to make speeches, submit par...

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Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar wins gold

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar took just 107 seconds to beat Pakistan's Qamar Abbas to win the gold medal in the men's freestyle 74kg category wrestling final in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Tuesday. Sushil was leading 6-2 in the first period when the referee V. Keelan decided to give it i...

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Rajput wins men's 50m rifle 3 positions silver, Narang bronze

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooters notched up two more medals from the discipline at the Commonwealth Games as Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang clinched the silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 50-metre rifle 3 positions final here Tuesday. England's Daniel Rivers won the gold in style, setting a new Finals Games Record (FGR) with 452.9 points. This is River's second medal a...

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Hurt by Rane's personal comments: Prithviraj Chavan

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said that he was hurt by former industry minister Narayan Rane's personal comments against him. Yes, I was hurt when Narayan Rane made personal comments against me but the interest of my party was my priority, Chavan said in an interview with IBN Lokmat news channel. He also said a public spat would have confu...

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