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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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Two Indian Airlines officials held guilty of cheating, jailed

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Two officials of then Indian Airlines were convicted for cheating the airline by making bogus bills under contributory family medical scheme (CFMS) and causing loss to the company, a lawyer said Saturday. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Brijesh Kumar Garg has sentenced Ashok Kumar Sehgal, who was working as a senior accounts assistant here, to four ...

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'BJP working to boost presence in southern, eastern states'

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The BJP Mahila Morcha is working to strengthen the party's presence at the booth level in the southern and eastern states where the party is perceived to be weak organisationally, party general secretary Saroj Pandey has said. Pandey told IANS that Mahila Morcha workers were reaching out to people at the grassroots level in their local language in these states an...

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Two held for kidnapping, selling child in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A man and a woman have been arrested in the capital for kidnapping a one-year-old boy and selling him for Rs.50,000, police said Saturday. Guljar Singh, 33, and his 37-year-old woman associate Surender Kaur, both residents of Delhi, were arrested from near the Janakpuri Metro station Aug 27. Surender Kaur, who hails from Punjab, came in contact with prope...

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Imran Khan again demands Sharif's resignation

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Saturday reiterated his demand that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down until the judicial commission completes its probe into the alleged rigging during the 2013 general elections. The prime minister should sit out for one month until the rigging probe is complete. Resign till the investigation and if cleared ...

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Indian Bank opens 7.58 lakh Jan Dhan Yojana accounts

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Public sector lender Indian Bank Saturday said it has opened 758,000 basic savings bank deposit (BSBD) accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. The bank said three regional rural banks sponsored by it - Sapthagiri Grameena Bank, Pallavan Grama Bank and Puduvai Bharthiar Grama Bank - have together opened 120,000 accounts. The bank's 1,814 branches ...

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Court slaps Rs.3 lakh fine on Dikshit for non-appearance

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A court here Saturday slapped with a fine of Rs.3 lakh on former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit after she failed to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. Metropolitan Magistrate Neha imposed the fine after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's counsel told court that she was directed by the court to appear ...

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Railway minister's son seeks anticipatory bail in rape case

Bangalore, Aug 30 (IANS) Karthik Gowda, son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Saturday moved a court for anticipatory bail in a rape and cheating case filed against him by Kannada actress Maithreyi. The actress had filed the case after 30-year-old Karthik got engaged to another woman at Kushalnagar in Kodagu district. The city sessions court, however, adjourned the case f...

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Students boycott classes in over 70 Haryana colleges

Gurgaon, Aug 30 (IANS) Students of over 70 Haryana colleges boycotted classes Saturday and enforced a bandh over issues like safety of girl students, restoration of student council elections and academic reforms, a student leader said. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's student body Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad had called the strike in over 70 colleges across the state. Our ...

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Protests hampering Pakistan's progress: Nawaz Sharif

Lahore, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday said the sit-in and protests hindered the progress of the country and he accepted the legitimate demands of the protesters, Geo News reported. In an interview, Sharif said the people's mandate cannot be sabotaged by a few thousand people and expressed surprise over Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Tahir-ul Qadri's stand as most of h...

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Two die in Assam floods

Guwahati, Aug 30 (IANS) Two people died Saturday as the flood situation in Assam remained unchanged with over 16 lakh people being affected in 18 districts, officials with the State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said. A total of 16,26,304 people have been affected due to the floods while 2,29,290 of them are still taking shelter in 512 relief camps set up by the district administr...

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Industry body welcomes Jaitley's remarks on faster growth

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Saturday welcomed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's address on the occasion of the government completing 100 days in office. Investor and industry sentiments are already up and it is reflected in the performance of the markets and the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) figures for first quarter, said Chandrajit Banerje...

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Pleasant weather in Delhi Saturday after rain

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A brief spell of rain accompanied by strong winds turned Delhi's weather pleasant Saturday though the city recorded the maximum temperature at 34.8 degree Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met office has forecast more rain with thunderstorm Sunday. Delhi will receive more rain Sunday along with thunderstorm. Temperature is also likely to fa...

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DU college students protest against hostel fee hike

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Students of Delhi University's Lady Irwin College Saturday protested against the hike in hostel fees. The students have to pay almost Rs.40,000 more than the earlier amount for staying in the hostel for a year. The college students used to pay a total of Rs.40,250 in two instalments for a year, now it has been increased to Rs.79,100 in two instalments. Th...

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Ragging victim commits suicide in Himachal

Shimla, Aug 30 (IANS) Five years after the death of medical student Aman Kachroo due to ragging in Himachal Pradesh, police Saturday registered a suicide case after the death of a student of a private polytechnic college allegedly due to harassment by seniors. The victim was a first year civil engineering diploma student of Gautam Polytechnic College in Hamirpur town, who allegedly comm...

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More Indians opting to study in New Zealand: Official

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) There was an increase of over 80 percent in the number of student visas New Zealand issued to Indians between January and July, 2014 compared to 2013, an Education New Zealand (ENZ) official said here Saturday. The ENZ, an agency of the New Zealand government for international education, said visas issued to Indians, who sought to study in New Zealand for the fir...

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