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Gaza toll rises to over 1000

Gaza, July 26 (IANS) The toll in the 19-day Israeli offensive has climbed to 1,030, with the bodies of at least 130 more Palestinians being recovered from rubble across the Gaza Strip, officials said Saturday. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the health ministry in Gaza, told reporters that rescue teams, medical crews and paramedics pulled out the corpses from the rubble during a ceasefire ...

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Toll plaza manager accuses BJP leader of threatening him

Gurgaon, July 26 (IANS) A manager at the Kherki Daula toll plaza here Saturday filed a police complaint against a BJP leader for allegedly threatening to kill him and torch the toll plaza, police said. Maj. (retd) Satanand, project manager at the toll plaza, around 40 km from Delhi, filed a police complaint against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajbir Singh Yadav. Yadav, wh...

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Indian women's hockey team ready for New Zealand test

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) After a comfortable 4-2 win over Canada in their opener, the Indian women's hockey team will take on a higher ranked New Zealand in Pool A of the Commonwealth Games here Sunday. Star of the last match with two goals, Jaspreet Kaur and the midfield duo of captain Ritu Rani and Poonam Rani will lead the Indian charge and will try to turn the tables on World No.4 New...

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Odisha government unduly favouring steel company: Congress

Bhubaneswar, July 26 (IANS) The opposition Congress Saturday accused the Odisha government of showing undue favour to steel producer Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL). Senior Congress leader and leader of the opposition in the assembly Narasingh Mishra said the government originally allotted Thakurani mines in the state's Keonjhar district to Sarada Mines but then JSPL became its sole be...

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Railway employee repeatedly gang-raped, three held

Kolkata, July 26 (IANS) Three people were arrested while Eastern Railway Saturday ordered a high level probe following allegations by an employee that she was repeatedly raped by four of her colleagues at a city railway yard. The West Bengal Commission for Women too has taken cognisance of the matter and will seek a report from the railways about the incident that came to light after the...

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New underpasses, flyover for Gurgaon

Gurgaon, July 26 (IANS) The NHAI approved three underpasses and a flyover for Gurgaon just hours after Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Rao Inderjeet Singh and Krishan Pal Gujjar announced development of basic amenities in the area, an official said here Saturday. B.S. Singla, Chief General Manager of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) issued the approval letter. The underp...

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US closes embassy in Libya, evacuates staff

Washington, July 26 (IANS) The United States closed its embassy in Libya and evacuated the staffers to neighbouring Tunisia amid security concerns in the restive north African country, the State Department said Saturday. Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the US Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of o...

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Shyam Benegal urges Chavan to save Ghai's film institute

Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Shyam Benegal Saturday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to intervene and save Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Fashion and Communication, founded and run by film director Subhash Ghai from closure. Whistling Woods has, over the years, got itself an enviable reputation for being among the best institutions for film educat...

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Eight people arrested for drunken brawl in Delhi

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Eight people, including two women, were Friday arrested for indulging in a drunken brawl near a five star hotel in central Delhi here, police said Saturday. A group of five people, aged between 20 and 25 years, had come to a birthday party at the hotel located in the Parliament Street area of central Delhi late Friday night. They had parked their two car...

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Apurvi wins women's 10m air rifle gold, Ayonika silver

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian shooters Apurvi Chandela and Ayonika Paul won the gold and silver medals respectively in the women's 10-metre air rifle final of the Commonwealth Games here Saturday. Malaysia's Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi won the bronze at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. ...

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Man accused in double murder held in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, July 26 (IANS) A 26-year-old man, accused of killing a senior forest officer and his guard in Madhya Pradesh, was arrested here with a pistol, police said Saturday. Amjad Khan, from Panna in Madhya Pradesh, was arrested Friday night near Tau Devi Lal stadium by the Gurgaon crime branch. He was produced before a court Saturday and was sent to 14 days judicial custody. Amj...

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Gaucher patients knock at Modi's door

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) About a 100 Gaucher patients and their family members Saturday gathered outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence here, demanding government help in curing the genetic disease. Policemen deployed outside the house asked them to disperse as the place falls under the high security area. They were later allowed to go to Jantar Mantar in central Delhi.

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Jhinda elected Haryana Sikh panel chief

Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Despite opposition from Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and Amritsar-based SGPC, the newly set-up ad hoc committee of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) Saturday elected state Sikh leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda as its first president. The meeting of the ad hoc HSGPC held in Kurukshetra in Haryana, 110 km from here, also elected Didar Sing...

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Thapar, Mann poised to win title

Chennai, July 26 (IANS) Old-timers Samir Thapar (50) and co-driver Gurinder Mann (49), in a Mitsubishi Evo X, showed they still have plenty left in the tank as they took a near-winning lead in Overall classification at the end of the first leg in the AVT Premium South India Rally, the third round of the FMSCI Indian Rally Championship, here Saturday. The JCT Rallying team tandem took ful...

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Mangaonkar enters men's squash quarters

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian squash player Mahesh Mangaonkar entered the men's classic plate quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games by defeating Welsh Peter Creed 3-0 at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here Saturday. The Indian won 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 in the Round of 16 and will play the winner of the match between Sunil Seth of Guyana and Nick Taylor of Jersey next Sunday. ...

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Congress leaders detained near Delhi-UP border, released

Ghaziabad, July 26 (IANS) Around 500 Congress workers, including Uttar Pradesh in charge Madhusudan Mistry, state unit chief Nirmal Khatri, and actress Nagma, were detained here Saturday for violating prohibitory orders banning their entry into Kanth town of Moradabad. Police released them after about five hours. The Congress leaders were detained at the UP Gate on the Delhi border in Gh...

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India disappoint in women's fours lawn bowls

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) India were knocked out of the women's fours lawn bowls of the 2014 Commonwealth Games after the team finished fourth in section B losing their last group match to Northern Ireland at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls centre here Saturday. India lost 12-13 to Northern Ireland in a close affair in section B. India have won just one of their four group matches and finished ...

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AAP demands postponement of civil services prelims

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The AAP Saturday demanded the postponement of the preliminary examination for the civil services and blamed the BJP-led government and the UPSC for the ongoing crisis over the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT). In the past few days, ongoing protests by hundreds of civil services aspirants against the CSAT turned violent after police reportedly used force to dis...

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Promote culture of excellence in higher education: President

Raipur, July 26 (IANS) A culture of excellence must be promoted in institutes of higher academic learning in the country, President Pranab Mukherjee said Saturday. Speaking at the golden jubilee convocation ceremony of Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University here, he said a country like India which has the largest young population in the world, must be better equipped in preparing human reso...

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Man axes son to death

Agra, July 26 (IANS) A man axed his son to death in a village, 25 km from here, on Saturday. Police said the deceased was an auto driver in Delhi and and had come to Gadi Sampda village in Etmadpur tehsil only three days ago. Accused Rajvir said he did not regret his act as his son Pushpendra was a gambler and was compelling the former to sell his three-bigha agricultural land.

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