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Tihar superintendent suspended in jailbreak case

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday ordered the suspension of O.P. Bhatti, superintendent of jail number 7 in Tihar, in connection with a recent jailbreak case. The suspension order was issued following approval from Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung. Disciplinary proceedings have also been initiated against the suspended official. The government action comes in ...

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Father's consent not needed for child's guardianship: SC

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that there was no need for the father's consent in giving guardianship of a child to an unwed mother as it held that the views of uninvolved father are not essential if the child is solely raised by the mother. The views of an uninvolved father are not essential, in our opinion, to protect the interests of a child born out of wed...

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Enumeration in India-Bangladesh border enclaves begins

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) The process of enumeration of dwellers in the border enclaves between India and Bangladesh has begun, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday. The enumeration work in the Chitmahal enclaves of India and Bangladesh has started from today. This is a momentous day for my brothers and sisters of Chitmahal on both sides of the border. Because at t...

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Italy calls for solution to Greek crisis after referendum

Rome, July 6 (IANS/AKI) Ahead of a summit of eurozone leaders on Tuesday, Italy called on them to try and keep Greece in the European fold after its voters overwhelmingly rejected creditors' demands for more austerity in a referendum. Greece is country that is in very difficult economic straits. Tomorrow's meetings should forge a definitive path to resolve this emergency, Italy's Prime M...

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Mamata seeks SC-monitored probe into Vyapam scam

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Terming the series of deaths over the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh as cold-blooded murder, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the scandal. This is not any general law and order situation. This is cold-blooded murder, Banerjee said. The Trinamool Congress supremo said her party will protest aga...

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Eurogroup ministers expect new proposals from Greece

Brussels, July 6 (IANS) Finance ministers from eurozone countries are expecting new proposals from Greece in Tuesday talks, the Eurogroup said in a statement on Monday. The Eurogroup will discuss the situation following the referendum in Greece that was held on July 5, the statement read. Ministers expect new proposals from the Greek authorities, it added. Eurogroup head Jeroen D...

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Kurdish Peshmerga retake Iraqi village from IS

Kirkuk (Iraq), July 6 (IANS/AKI) Kurdish Peshmerga forces recaptured a village from the Islamic State (IS) south of of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk early on Monday, broadcaster Rudaw reported, citing police. Peshmerga fighters attacked IS positions in Mura Gawra overnight, retaking the village and killing 14 militants, Rudaw quoted Kirkuk's chief of police Sarhad Qadir as saying. ...

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Want to showcase my all-round skills in Zimbabwe: Binny

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) India all-rounder Stuart Binny on Monday said he is confident of delivering with both bat and ball in the upcoming cricket series against Zimbabwe. India leave for Zimbabwe on Tuesday morning to play three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and two Twenty20 Internationals, starting on July 10. At the moment I am very happy to be part of the tour. I know my roles a...

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AAP government warns of stir on Delhi statehood issue

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Stressing on its demand for a referendum on full statehood to Delhi, the AAP government on Monday warned it would not shy away from launching an agitation on the issue. It is a political issue. And if need be, we will launch an agitation. The AAP government will not sit quietly. No one can stop Delhi from getting statehood, Delhi Law Minister Kapil Mishra said.

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Dortmund defender Gundogan optimistic of regaining fans' love

Dortmund, July 6 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund defender Ilkay Gundogan is hopeful of regaining the support of the football club's fans who are unhappy with the transfer talks around the German international. Despite initially announcing he would not sign a new deal with the club and looking set to move on from Dortmund, Gundogan signed a one-year extension last Wednesday. The 24-year-...

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Vyapam scam: Death after death

Bhopal, July 6 (IANS) One after the other, people variously linked with the Vyapam (Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal) scam are dying. The ystery deepens with every new death reported even as the probe agencies struggle to unravel it. A cursory perusal shows that not only have candidates died but also dummy aspirants as also those probing the scam. The issue has again been hogging nati...

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Centre to fund Rs.1,000-crore projects under Capital Goods Scheme

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) In a bid to reduce imports of capital goods, the department of heavy industries at the Centre will fund projects worth Rs.1,000 crore under the Capital Goods Scheme, union Minister for Heavy Industry Anant Geete said on Monday. Pointing out that technology gap between developed and developing countries in the capital goods sector was widening, the minister expressed...

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Bopanna-Mergea sail to men's doubles quarters at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, July 6 (IANS) The Indo-Romanian tennis duo of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea earned a hard fought victory against the Polish-Belarusian pair of Lukasz Kubot and Max Mirnyi 7-6(4), 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 7-6 (8) to enter the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event of the Wimbledon Championships here on Monday. The ninth seeded pair got the better of their opponents after an epic ba...

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Modi presents Uzbek president Amir Khusrau's poetry

Tashkent, July 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday presented Uzbek President Islam Karimov a specially commissioned reproduction of the Khamsa-i-Khusrau quintet by the great 13th century Sufi poet Amir Khusrau. Khusrau was born in Uttar Pradesh but his father hailed from Uzbekistan. Written in Persian, and profusely decorated and illuminated with various colours inclu...

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US supports 'independence forces' in Tibet: Chinese official

Beijing, July 6 (IANS) While the US has stated publicly that Tibet is a part of China, yet it supports Tibet independence forces, a senior Chinese official has said. And in an apparent reference to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the official said that some people who fled China were now working with some external forces to destabilise China. Some 100 years ago the US ha...

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Foreign minister calls on Iranians to 'pray' for favourable n-deal

Tehran, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday called upon his countrymen to pray for an advisable nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of world powers, whose results are not still definite. Delegations have been negotiating in Vienna for the last 11 days to settle on Iran's nuclear program, Zarif told official Iranian news agency IRNA, but added that ...

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FTII students hopeful for action post Pallavi Joshi's exit

Pune, July 6 (IANS) After actress Pallavi Joshi resigned from being part of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) society, students of the facility are hopeful that people understand the issues due to which they have been protesting the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman. Pallavi, a National Film Award winning talent, reportedly put in her resignation on Sunday. <...

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'Audio CD' conspiracy to tarnish image: Himachal minister

Shimla, July 6 (IANS) Upset over a purported audio-compact disk (CD) leak carrying his personal conversations, Himachal Pradesh Health and Family Welfare Minister Kaul Singh Thakur on Monday described the 'audio CD' as fake and a conspiracy to tarnish his image. In 40 years of my political career, I have earned respect of people and not money. It's just a cowardly and cheap act by my riv...

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Ajay Devgn to appear on 'Nach Baliye 7' finale?

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) For the finale episode of celebrity dance reality show Nach Baliye 7, the makers are said to be in talks with actor Ajay Devgn to come and motivate the contestants. The makers of the show are trying to rope in the Singham Returns actor who is currently gearing up for the release of his film Drishyam, directed by Nishikant Kamat. The officials want him to app...

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17-year-old Kashmiri poet wins Urdu Cultural Academy award

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Munawar Ali Hussainy, a 17-year-old poet from Jammu and Kashmir, has been named 'Poet of the Year' for 2014 by the National Urdu Cultural Academy here. Speaking to IANS over phone, Hussainy - who was awarded for his poem Zulm Ka Mara - said the academy every year invites five poems from a poet to be adjudged by a jury. I submitted my best three poems, sai...

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