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Man commits suicide by jumping in front of train

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A 23-year-old man, working as an accountant in a mobile company, committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Delhi, police said Friday. His body was spotted by a passerby Thursday evening on the railway track in Nizamuddin area. Police recovered an unsigned suicide note from Kaushal Jha's house in which a 40-year-old woman and her family members ha...

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Alliance Air resumes Shillong, Tezpur, Lilabari services

Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) Alliance Air Friday resumed its services between Kolkata and Shillong besides Tezpur and Lilabari in Assam, an official said Friday. Alliance Air, a subsidiary of national carrier Air India, stopped its services June 1 due to irregular payment of the viability gap funding by the North Eastern Council (NEC). Alliance Air has resumed its air service between K...

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Venezuela to shelter wounded Palestinian children, orphans

Caracas, Aug 1 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced plans to set up a shelter for Palestinian children wounded and orphaned in the Israeli offensive on Gaza, and has raised the possibility of finding them adoptive parents. The president said he had proposed to build the shelters to the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), a regional bloc crea...

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Warm Friday in Delhi, Saturday to be cloudy

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The national capital saw a warm Friday with the maximum temperature at 37.7 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. The Met office has forecast a cloudy Saturday with light rains in some parts of the city. Saturday will be cloudy and some parts of the city may receive light rain, said an official of the India Meteorological Department(IMD).

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Diesel under-recovery falls sharply to Rs.1.33/litre

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The under-recovery, or revenue loss, applicable on diesel for the first fortnight effective Aug 1 has been pegged sharply downwards at Rs.1.33 per litre, the petroleum ministry said Friday, even as the fuel was hiked by 50 paise a litre in line with the government policy of allowing small monthly hikes to reduce under-recoveries. This compares to the under-recover...

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Ford India total sales up 24 percent in July

Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Ford India, the Indian subsidiary of US auto major Ford Motor Company, closed last month with 24 percent increase in total sales, the company said Friday. In a statement issued here, the company said it sold 15,282 units (domestic and exports) last month as compared to 12,338 units sold in the corresponding period in 2013. July exports grew to 7,690 vehicles...

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Court asks juvenile board to find out if murder accused is minor

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) A court here has directed Juvenile Justice Board to conduct an inquiry over an accused, facing murder charges, who was declared minor without holding any investigation on his age proof. Additional Sessions Judge Pulastya Pramachala ordered came while hearing a revision plea filed by complainant Gayatri Devi challenging a magisterial court order that has declared a...

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Will Gaza truce lead to Hamas-Israel-US meet in Cairo?

Does the 72-hour ceasefire in the three week long conflict in Gaza brokered by the UN and US advance peace? Just as I write this comes news that the Palestinians have captured an Israeli soldier. Has the ceasefire collapsed? I am keeping my fingers crossed. Even though the UN's credibility is bruised, UN agencies are gamely trying to do their bit. The UN Human Rights Council by condemnin...

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Sonia didn't want to be PM, Natwar seeking positions: Kamal Nath

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Former union minister Kamal Nath has said that former party colleague K. Natwar Singh had written his memoirs to retaliate against Congress president Sonia Gandhi and said she seemed to have made up her mind about not being the prime minister much before the 2004 Lok Sabha election. He also said that Natwar Singh may be trying to position himself for some kind of ...

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Himachal CM seeks timely execution of national highways

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Friday sought early execution of four-laning of the Parwanoo-Shimla and Ner Chowk-Manali highways being constructed by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in the state. Raising the issue with Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, he also demanded four-laning of the Shimla-Mataur (Kan...

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Tata Motors sales down 23 percent in July

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Automobile major Tata Motors Friday reported a decline of 23 percent in vehicles sold in July at 39,623 units as compared to 51,549 units sold in July 2013 The company said in a statement that its domestic sales declined by 25 percent at 35,256 units from 47,272 units sold in July last year. The company's sales from exports grew by two percent at 4,367 unit...

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File school fee refund status report: HC

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday sought a status report from the city government on the steps taken by it to refund excess fee taken by unaided private schools. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the department of education to file the status report while stating the steps taken in the issue. The bench posted the matter f...

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Telangana survey to cover 84 lakh households in one day

Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) In a massive exercise to ascertain the socio-economic conditions of four crore people in Telangana, about four lakh employees will conduct the Intensive Household Survey in a single day. The survey, aimed at weeding out fake beneficiaries of government welfare schemes, will cover 84 lakh households in all 10 districts of Telangana including Hyderabad. Tela...

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Paddlers Sharath Kamal-Ghosh to vie for men's doubles gold

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian paddlers Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj reached the final of the men's doubles event at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, securing a minimum silver medal here Friday. It was a facile win for the Indian team, who beat Singapore's Zi Yang and Jian Khan 11-7, 12-10, 11-3 in a little over 20 minutes. The Indian duo will face another Singapore team of Ning G...

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Somali lawmaker gunned down

Mogadishu, Aug 1 (IANS) Suspected Islamist gunmen Friday shot dead a Somali member of parliament, Aden Mohamed Madeer, in a drive-by shooting in the capital Mogadishu, police and witnesses said. Gunmen in a vehicle sprayed bullets on the lawmaker in the Hamarweyne district of Mogadishu. Madeer is the fifth MP to be killed in Mogadishu this year. The lawmaker instantly died after ...

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Indian women's hockey team finish 5th in CWG

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team defeated hosts Scotland 2-1 in the 5-6 position classification match to end fifth at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. While the first half was a showcase of great defensive skills along with counter-attacks by India, it was only in the second half that the forwards, denting the opponent's semicircle, finally scored and won. ...

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Indian equities plunge on weak global cues

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) Weak global economic outlook, heavy selling by foreign funds and worries over high fiscal deficit pulled Indian equities sharply down with two key market indices ending lower by over 1.5 percent. The sensitive index of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended the day at 25,480.84 points, down 414.13 points, or 1.60 percent, while the 50-share Nifty of the National Stock...

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Dead lizard in Bihar mid-day meal, 24 students ill

Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 24 students of a government primary school fell ill in Bihar Friday after eating mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was found, officials said. This is the fourth such incident in the last one month in the state. In another incident early July, a dead snake was found in the mid-day meal served to students. A district official in Bhagalpur sai...

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Second edition of Vogue Wedding Show 2014 begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Vogue Wedding Show 2014 has returned for the second time to the capital. The three-day bridal exhibition commenced Friday with creations by Indian fashion industry's big names like Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani and JJ Valaya. With as many as 44 participants, the wedding exhibition was visited by the niche segment of the society. Dressed in palazzos or dresses, ...

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Delhi BJP opposes ban on e-rickshaws

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Delhi BJP Friday opposed Delhi High Court's ban on e-rickshaws arguing that they contributed to the city's transport needs and were environment-friendly. A delegation of the party, led by president Satish Upadhyay, met Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and urged him to put forth his best defence in the high court. We respect the court's order but oppose the ban...

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