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Rainy Thursday in Delhi, more showers likely on Friday

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Parts of the national capital received light rain on Thursday while the weather remained pleasant and the maximum temperature settled three notches below the season's average at 31.3 degrees Celsius. The city is likely to get more showers on Friday, the Met Office said. The sky will remain cloudy tomorrow (Friday) and some parts of the city may get rain, said an...

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NTPC Q1 net falls 3 percent on lower generation

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) State-run power generator NTPC on Thursday reported a 3 percent fall in net profit for the first quarter ended June due to lower generation and plant efficiency as denoted by plant load factor (PLF). The company posted a net profit of Rs.2,135 crore for the first quarter as compared to Rs.2,201 crore for the same quarter of the last fiscal, it said in a stateme...

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NHRC notice to Madhya Pradesh over child beggars

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The NHRC on Thursday issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government over children being used for begging in Gwalior and called for a report on the matter within four weeks. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) took suo motu cognisance of a media report which, quoting a district official in Gwalior, said 62 children - most of whom were wards of labourers...

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Beijing-Zhangjiakou aim for top presentation for 2022 Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (IANS) Zhangjiakou, which is bidding jointly with Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics, is developing fast in skiing industry. Mayor Hou Liang said on Thursday that the Hebei city had been training coaches to meet the need of the rapid development, reports Xinhua. There are currently about 20,000 people engaged in skiing industry, including 400 coaches. We h...

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Coal block case: Court notice to CVC director

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A court here on Thursday issued notice to the director of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) while hearing a closure report in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving Prakash Industries Ltd. Observing that the case was registered on the basis of a reference received from the CVC, Special Judge Bharat Parashar issued notice to the CVC director seekin...

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Haryana to honour victims of Emergency

Gurgaon, July 30 (IANS) The Haryana government will honour the victims of Emergency or their heirs, it was announced on Thursday. They will be honoured with 'Tamar Patra' on August 15, an official said. Besides, the victims and their spouses would be able to avail free travel facility in state roadways buses and have 75 percent fare concession in Volvo buses. The Emergenc...

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Steyn quickest to 400 wickets

Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 30 (IANS) South Africa pacer Dale Steyn on Thursday became the fastest bowler to bag 400 Test wickets in terms of the number of balls bowled. Steyn's 400th scalp was Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal, who edged the ball straight to Proteas skipper Hashim Amla at slip on the first day of the second Test here at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, reports BBC. ...

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Delhi government releases pension of retired DTC employees

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi government on Thursday released two months' pension of retired employees of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), an official said. A fund of Rs.29.64 crore has been released for paying pensions of May and June, the official said. The pension of over 12,000 retired employees was not being paid for the last two months by the Delhi government. <...

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Uttar Pradesh gets NHRC notice over minor's rape

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The NHRC has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over the rape of a mentally and physically challenged minor girl in a government hospital, an official said on Thursday. Citing media reports, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said the incident took place on the intervening night of July 15-16 at a hospital in Mathura. Notice has been ...

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Australia A in driver's seat against India A

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Based on a brilliant and patient 150 from opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, Australia A ended the second day's play at 329/9 to take a 194-run first innings lead over India A in the second and last four-day cricket match being played at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Thursday. Resuming the day at 43 for no loss, the visitors batted the whole day to take a ma...

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Congress kept petty politics above national interest: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The government on Thursday came down heavily on the main opposition Congress, saying it was not allowing a discussion on the Dinanagar terror attack in parliament due to its own petty political interest. After Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement on the terror attack in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district of Punjab amid a din, after which the house was ...

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Dr.Reddy's net up 14 percent in Q1

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Dr.Reddy's Laboratories posted net profit of Rs.625.65 crore for the first quarter of 2015-16, up 14 percent to Rs.550.39 crore in the corresponding period in 2014-15. In a filing in the Bombay Stock Exchange on Thursday, the company said that total income has increased from Rs.3,536.02 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 to Rs.3,770.25 crore for the quart...

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We attack and defend with all 11: Oltmans

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Newly-appointed Indian hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Thursday said his team will defend as well as attack with all 11 players in their upcoming European tour. India will play twice against France (August 3, 5) before taking on Spain (August 10, 12, 13) in the tour to prepare for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be held in India in November-December...

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Railways seek passenger feedback on bedrolls

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) To improve customer amenities, Indian Railways on Thursday started a survey to seek passenger preference of bedrolls required during train travel. According to the railways, a detailed questionnaire on the bedrolls like bedsheets, towels, pillows and blankets has been posted on its website. The questionnaire can be filled up online and submitted by August 17, 20...

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Intern's angry note to boss goes viral online

London, July 30 (IANS) A note left by a disgruntled intern for his former boss has gone viral on the internet, a media report said on Thursday. By the time you read this, I'll be long gone from this s***hole. I hope you enjoyed bossing me around. I bet you felt real good about yourself. Well I wonder how you feel now knowing I spat in your coffee every day, read the note on the last...

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Second full moon of July will be visible Friday

Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) The second full moon of July will be visible on Friday. One can look towards east to see the moon which will rise at 6.43 p.m. Technically speaking the moon will however reach its fully illuminated total phase at 4.13 p.m. itself, said Planetary Society of India. The moon rise time for Delhi is 7.01 p.m., Dibrugarh 5.46 p.m., Ahmedabad 7.14 p.m., Kanyaku...

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Lok Sabha secretariat examining Vadra's reply: Speaker

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said she had received a reply to the notice sent to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and the Lok Sabha secretariat was examining it. We have got his (Vadra) reply. I have sent it to the secretary general. They are examining it. A decision will be taken in a day or two, Mahajan told media pers...

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Chechen girls beat IS at their own game

Moscow, July 30 (IANS) Police in Russia's predominantly Muslim Chechen Republic have arrested three girls, who tricked Islamic State (IS) fighters to send them money for travelling to Syria, according to a media report. The girls used to meet IS recruiters online and pretended to be eager to go to Syria. The only obstacle, they said, was the lack of travel money, which the recruiters wer...

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Coolpad Dazen Note 3 to hit Indian market soon

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Chinese handset-maker Coolpad Dazen will soon launch in the Indian market another smartphone named Dazen Note 3 which will come with a fingerprint scanner and cost less than Rs.10,000. Coolpad Dazen has launched two smartphones in May. The device was unveiled in China last week and the company claimed that it has crossed 2.6 million registrations in seve...

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Man gets son admitted through Vyapam PMT, booked

Gwalior, July 30 (IANS) A resident of Thatipur area has been booked on charges of procuring a scheduled tribe certificate through illegal means for his son, who got admission in a medical college in the reserved quota through the PMT conducted by Vyapam, a police official said on Thursday. Thatipur area resident Sarnam Singh Sharma, who retired as a revenue official, allegedly got a sche...

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