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Mixed day for India in lawn bowls

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) It was a mixed day for Indians in 2014 Commonwealth Games lawn bowls, as Sam Bahadur won both his men's singles match while the women's team lost their pairs match but won in triples at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls centre here Wednesday. Bahadur started the day with a 20-18 win over Pakistan's Muhammad Shahzad in the first match of round four in second B of men's si...

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England in driving seat against India

Southampton, July 31 (IANS) England look set to level the five-match series 1-1 after reducing India, who still need 333 runs to win, to 112 for four at stumps on day four of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. India, chasing 445 runs for victory, lost Murali Vijay (12) to a silly run out. Vijay and his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan (37) went for a dangerous single a...

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Indian doubles squash players earn group wins

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) India's doubles squash players earned wins in their respective categories at the Commonwealth Games here Wednesday. Men's doubles pair Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu won 11-7, 11-3 over Uganda's Paul Kadoma and Michael Kawooya. They had earlier beaten Cayman Islands but lost to Wales to finish second in Pool G. Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal t...

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UPSC protestors torch buses, police booth in Delhi

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Civil service aspirants Wednesday night clashed with police and burnt down two buses and a police booth during their continued protest here demanding scrapping of the aptitude test from the entrance examination, police said. Around 400-500 aspirants took out a candle march in Mukherjee Nagar area in north Delhi. They were walking towards the Bara Hindu Rao Hospi...

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Indian medal winners at 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here: 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 shoot...

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Pinki, Sarita, Devendro reach CWG boxing semis

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Indian boxers Pinki Jangra, L. Sarita Devi and Devendro Singh made the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. However, Amritpreet Singh bit the dust as he lost the men's 91 kg quarter-final bout to local pugilist Stephen Lavelle. The judges found the Scot to be better in all the three rounds to win wit...

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Scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test

Southampton, July 31 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at stumps on day four of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday: England first innings 569/7 declared India (first innings, overnight 323/8) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 Virat Koh...

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Grover to be acting Lok Sabha secretary general

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has appointed P.K. Grover to officiate as secretary general of the lower house and its secretariat with effect from July 31, an official release said Tuesday. Grover is a secretary in the Lok Sabha secretariat. ...

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Reaching out to the innovators and people: President Mukherjee

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Recounting the steps he has taken during the first two years of his tenure to open up Rashtrapati Bhavan to the public, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday that he is looking forward to having more grassroots innovators, writers and artistes stay at the presidential estate as part of a new residency programme. Addressing media persons during an informal me...

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Gold eludes Indian wrestlers, get 4 silvers, 1 bronze

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) After a day of highs, there was disappointment in store for Indian wrestlers as they only garnered four silver medals and a bronze in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Bajrang, Lalita, Sakshi Malik and Satywart Kadian lost their final bouts to settle for the silver medal while Navjot Kaur clinched the bronze medal after she won the play-...

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Rahul stopped Sonia from being PM in 2004, says Natwar Singh

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi did not become prime minister in May 2004 because her son Rahul Gandhi did not want her to take up the responsibility as he was afraid that she would be killed like his father Rajiv Gandhi, claims former union minister Natwar Singh. Natwar Singh's assertion in an interview on Headlines Today news channel over his forthcoming book ...

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India women's hockey team out of medal contention

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team lost their last crucial Pool A tie 2-3 to South Africa at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Wednesday to go out of medal contention at the Commonwealth Games. India had earlier beaten Canada and Trinidad and Tobago but lost to New Zealand going into the match. They had to beat South Africa to have any chance of progressing to t...

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Five killed in Nigeria suicide attack

Abuja, July 30 (IANS) Five people were killed when a woman suicide bomber blew herself up in a college in Nigeria Wednesday, a media report said. The suicide attack took place in a technical college in northwestern Nigeria's Kano state, Xinhua reported. The incident follows a spate of recent suicide bombings that hit the state five times in the past week. The female bombe...

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17 Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza market

Gaza, July 30 (IANS) At least 17 Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes at an overcrowded market in Gaza Wednesday after Hamas rejected an Israeli four-hour truce offer, a media report said. As many as 160 people were injured, many of them critically, when Israeli tanks kept shelling the market in Shejaiya area, despite the presence of paramedics and journalists there, Xinhua quoted...

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India struggling at 112/4 in second innings

Southampton, July 30 (IANS) India were left struggling at 112 for four in the second innings, while chasing a target of 445, at stumps on the fourth day of the third cricket Test against England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 28 and Rohit Sharma six when the stumps were drawn. ...

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Bring back workers stranded in Libya, says Andhra

Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh has urged the central government to take necessary steps to bring back Telugu workers stranded in war-torn Libya, said a statement Wednesday. NRI Empowerment and Relations Minister P. Raghunath Reddy has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to seek immediate steps to help the migrants from the state, urging her to direct Indian embas...

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Pinki, Sarita reach CWG boxing semis

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Female Indian boxers Pinka Jangra and L. Sarita Devi reached the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games in their respective categories at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. However, Amritpreet Singh bit the dust as he lost the men's 91 kg quarter-final bout to local pugilist Stephen Lavelle. The judges found the Scot to be better than the Indian in all three rounds to w...

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Ashok Leyland makes global launch of JanBUS in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland Wednesday globally launched its 'JanBus' - a fleet of fully flat low-floor, single-step entry buses here. The company handed over 30 such buses to the West Bengal government during the day to mark the launch. Company managing director Vinod K. Dasari said the 30 buses constituted the first instalment of the tot...

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E-rickshaws causing accidents in Delhi, traffic police tells court

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The capital's traffic police has informed the Delhi High Court that the uncontrolled plying of e-rickshaws in the city has led to more than 29 accidents, in which two passengers lost their lives. Raising serious concern over the accidents, the traffic police, in an affidavit, also said unregulated operation of the battery-operated vehicles tends to cause traffic...

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Indian wrestler Navjot Kaur wins bronze

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) India's Navjot Kaur won the bronze medal beating Scotland's Sarah Jones in the bronze medal play-off in the women's freestyle event of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Navjot, 24, won 13-0 against the 31-year-old Sarah. Navjot was leading 9-0 when she pinned down Sarah in her last move to clinch four points and bagged the match on accou...

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