Chennai, July 29 (IANS) Expressing anguish at the arrest of 50 Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy Tuesday, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with the island nation through diplomatic channels. In a letter to Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, Jayalalithaa said: I once again request you to immediately take ...
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India's woman wrestler Vinesh bags gold
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian teenager Vinesh Phogat clinched the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal in the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling competition with a thrilling win over England's Yana Rattigan here Tuesday.
Vinesh won 11-8 against Yana in a close contest in the final. It was the second gold medal for India from wrestling after Amit Kumar's triumph in the 57kg category.
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12 killed as boat capsizes in Indonesia
Jakarta, July 29 (IANS) As many as 12 people were killed when a boat carrying 60 people capsized in Indonesia Tuesday. The accident took place when the boat was about to depart from a village in Kapuas river in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province Tuesday morning, Xinhua reported citing Wasino, head of Central Kalimantan Search and Rescue Office as saying. Some 42 boat passeng...
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Indian wrestler Amit Kumar wins gold
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian wrestler Amit Kumar won the gold medal in the men's freestyle 57kg category beating Nigerian Ebikweminomo Welson in the final of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. Amit won the bout 3-1. ...
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Mitsubishi Corp CEO calls on Modi
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Japanese conglomerate Mitsubishi Corporation's president and CEO Ken Kobayashi Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, an official statement said here. He gave an overview of the activities of Mitsubishi Corporation in India, the statement said. Reports had said the company intended to discuss mega investment plans with the prime minister. Mits...
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Indian, Pakistani soldiers celebrate Eid at LoC
Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani soldiers Tuesday greeted each other on Eid and exchanged sweets at Aman Setu and in Tangdhar sectors of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said.
Indian and Pakistani troops deployed at Kaman Aman Setu and Tithwal celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr by exchanging sweets, defence spokesman Lt Col. N.N. Joshi said here.
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Tihar used for indoctrination for jihad: LeT operative
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Abdul Subhan, the 42-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative arrested by Delhi Police July 20, has revealed details about indoctrination of hardcore criminals in Tihar jail for jihad. Subhan, who was arrested from the Sarai Kale Khan inter-state bus terminus, informed officials of Delhi Police's special cell that Asif Raza Khan alias Zaheer, a resident of Kolka...
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Shekhar's 'Hanuman Chalisa' dedicated to grandma
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Singer-composer Shekhar Ravjiani has dedicated his interpretation of Hanuman Chalisa, which happens to be his fourth single, to his late grandmother. Hanuman Chalisa has been an integral part of my life. My grandparents instilled these traditional values in me. It was my late grandmother's wish to see me compose a version of the epic prayer. I dedicate it to her, ...
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooters Sanjeev Rajput and Gagan Narang claimed the silver and bronze, respectively, in the men's 50-metre rifle 3 positions at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. With 452.9 points, England's Daniel Rivers clinched the gold, his second medal in the 2014 Games while Rajput and Narang finished with scores of 446.9 and 436.8 respectively at the Barry Buddon...
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China's former minister investigated for corruption
Beijing, July 29 (IANS/EFE) The Communist Party of China (CPC) Tuesday announced a probe into allegations of grave violations of discipline against former public security minister Zhou Yongkang, the highest-ranking official to be investigated in decades. The announcement was made in a brief statement published by Xinhua, using euphemisms the CPC normally employs to refer to corruption of...
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Nine killed in flash floods in China
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Nine people have been killed in flash floods in southwest China's Yunnan province, the ministry of civil affairs said Tuesday.
More than 1,600 people have been affected and 100 hectares of crops destroyed in the cities of Baoshan, Lincang and Dali, Xinhua quoted the ministry as saying in a statement.
Five people have been reported missing in the floods.
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India 355 runs behind, lose further ground to England
Southampton, July 29 (IANS) England made further inroads into the Indian batting line-up reducing the visitors, who are still 355 runs behind, to 214 for five in the first innings at tea on day three of the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday. India, who were 108 for three at lunch, looked to be clawing their way back into the match but two timely wickets of Virat Kohli (39)...
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Tea scoreboard: India vs England, day 3, third Test
Southampton, July 29 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at tea on day three of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday: England (first innings 569/7 declared) India (first innings, overnight 25/1) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 V...
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Eid prayers held at Taj Mahal
Agra, July 29 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims offered Eid prayers at the Taj Mahal and were joined by some foreign tourists too as the 1th century monument was made open entry for three hours. With pleasant weather, the festival marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan was celebrated with great fervour in Agra and neighbouring districts of Firozabad and Mathura. Senior off...
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Flipkart gets $1 billion from global venture funds
Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) India's largest e-commerce market player Flipkart Tuesday announced it had raised a whopping $1 billion (Rs.6,015 crore) in fresh capital from global venture funds. We will use the fresh funds for long-term strategic investments in the country, especially in mobile technology, the city-based company said in a statement here. The latest round of funding w...
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Look into Trinamool violence: BJP urges home ministry
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Claiming that minorities in West Bengal were living in fear in the wake of violence unleashed by the ruling Trinamool Congress, the BJP Tuesday urged the union home ministry to seek a report from the Mamata Banerjee government. A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation led by party vice president Balbir Punj that had visited Birbhum district where a party worker w...
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YuppTV launches ARY television channels for subscribers
Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) City-based YuppTV has announced the launch of Pakistan's leading ARY television channels to subscribers. Channels ARY Digital, ARY News, ARY Musik and ARY QTV will now be available in homes worldwide subject to territorial rights. Credited with pioneering and setting standards in television programming in Pakistan, the ARY Network offers viewers a host o...
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Sandhu clinches men's trap bronze
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooter Manavjit Singh Sandhu won the men's trap bronze at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. The 37-year-old defeated Australia's Michael Diamond in the bronze medal playoff. ...
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India 214/5 in first innings at tea
Southampton, July 29 (IANS) India were 214 for five in the first innings at tea on the third day of the third cricket Test against England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday. Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 52 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni at two at tea. India still trail England by 355 runs with five wickets in hand. ...
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Thingalaya fails to qualify for men's 110m hurdles final
Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian athlete Siddhanth Thingalaya narrowly missed out on the finals berth in the heats of the men's 110-metre hurdles by finishing third at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. While Barbadian Ryan Brathwaite and English Sharman qualified with timings of 13.48 seconds and 13.49 seconds, the Mumbai-born came third in 13.93 seconds. ...