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China pledges more support for Afghanistan's development

Kabul, July 26 (IANS) China would like to see a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan and will give more support for the country's reconciliation and economic development, China's newly-appointed Special Envoy for Afghan Affairs Sun Yuxi said here Friday. Sun said he had had talks with President Hamid Karzai and presidential candidates -- former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and...

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Elton John reveals secrets for biopic

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer Elton John has revealed the secrets of his rehab diaries for his upcoming biopic featuring Tom Hardy. Hardy is all geared up to portray the 67-year-old musician in the biopic, which will focus on the musician's struggle with addiction, reports contactmusic.com. Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall is the scriptwriter for the project and said that Elton ...

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Joint efforts on in Cairo to reach ceasefire in Gaza

Cairo, July 26 (IANS) Egypt, the UN, the Arab League and the US are working together to reach a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire for the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza-ruling Hamas movement, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Friday. At a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Arab League Secretary General Nab...

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China denounces British parliament's inquiry

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China Friday urged Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs after a British parliamentary committee conducted an inquiry on the implementation of a Hong Kong joint declaration. Such practice is an interference of China's domestic affairs, Xinhua quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei as saying. He was referring to the British Lower House Foreign Aff...

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Only a dozen guests at Naya Rivera's wedding

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Glee star Naya Rivera got married in front of only 12 special guests, who were all family members. The actress tied the knot earlier this month with Ryan Dorsey. Ryan's father Arnold said that the beautiful ceremony was very intimate and added that the wedding came as a shock to the family members. He said: We knew about the wedding six weeks ...

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Bindra shoots gold to sign off from Commonwealth Games in style

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra fired to glory to sign off from his final Commonwealth Games with a gold while teenager Malaika Goel shot a silver and lifter Santoshi Matsa snatched a bronze as India's medals tally reached the double figure mark on day two of competition the 2014 Glasgow Games here Friday. With three gold pieces, four silvers and three bronze in their ...

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Jangra wins, Parveen loses at CWG boxing

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra proceeded to the men's 69 kg Round of 16 after beating Augusto Mathule of Mozambique 3-0 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Friday. However, Parveen Kumar was knocked out 0-3 of the men's +91 kg category in the Round of 16 by Scottish boxer Ross Henderson. Coming back to Jangra's match, the Haryana boxe...

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Ghosal, Anaka win in CWG squash

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian squash players Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony won their respective matches to proceed to the next rounds at the 20th Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Campus Squash here Friday. Ghosal won his men's singles Round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals while Anaka came out on top in the women's plate Round of 32. Ghosal was well on his way to th...

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Bravo brothers power Red Steel victory over Warriors

Port of Spain (Trinidad), July 26 (IANS/CMC) Darren Bravo smashed a six off the final delivery of the game to lift Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a sensational four-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors, in a thrilling encounter of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here. Chasing 180 for victory Thursday night, Red Steel found themselves requiring nine runs from the final over sen...

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CWG: Indian weightlifter Santoshi wins bronze

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Santoshi Matsa won the bronze medal in the women's 53kg while her compatriot Swati Singh finished fourth at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Clyde Auditorium here Friday. The gold went to Nigeria's 16-year-old Chika Amalaha while Papua New Guinea's Dika Toua won the silver. Amalaha, one of the youngest participants in the Games, had ...

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Kaptan Singh Solanki new Haryana governor

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday appointed senior BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki as the next governor of Haryana, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said here. Solanki will replace Jagannath Pahadia whose term as governor ends July 26. The President is pleased to appoint Kaptan Singh Solanki, to be the governor of Haryana with effect from the date he assu...

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Commonwealth Games Day 2 medal standings

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) England led the medal standings at the end of second day of the 20th Commonwealth Games followed by Australia and hosts Scotland. India was at fourth position with three golds, four silvers and three bronzes. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 7 8 7 22 Australia 7 6 9 22 Scotland 6 3 3 12 India 3 4 3 10 Canada 3 1 2 6<...

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Book release, Kathak recital liven up Darbar Hall

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The high marbled dome of the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan reverberated with music and some scintillating Kathak dance - watched by President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other invited guests at a special book release event. First copies of the books Thoughts and Reflections - a compilation of quotes of the president; Winged Wonders of ...

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Indian medal winners at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 20th Commonwealth Games: Gold Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Silver Mirabai Chanu Saikhom: women's 48 kg weightlifting Shushila Likmabam: women's 48 kg judo...

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India at Commonwealth Games Saturday

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian participation at the 20th Commonwealth Games here Saturday: Badminton: India to play Mixed Team quarterfinal Boxing: Manoj Kumar will be in action in men's 64 kg Round of 32 while Vijender Singh will take part in men's 75 kg Round of 32 Cycling Track: Kezia Vargheese, Mahitha Mohan and Deborah will take part in w...

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Bengal encephalitis toll 113, Mamata suspends three health officials

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Under attack over her government's failure to combat the spread of encephalitis in northern West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday suspended three senior officials blaming them for keeping the higher-ups in the dark about the menace. The opposition parties cried foul, ridiculing the chief minister - who also holds the health portfolio - for no...

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SC notice to EC on PIL seeking candidates photos on EVMs

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the Election Commission on a PIL seeking to address the problem of namesakes eating into votes of main candidates by inclusion of photograph of the contesting candidates on the EVMs' balloting unit. A bench of Chief Justice R.M.Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman issu...

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Delhi businessman commits suicide

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A 40-year-old businessman committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his home here Friday, police said. The body of Rajkumar Gupta who had a spy camera manufacturing business, was spotted by his servant at his residence at Green Park area in south Delhi Friday morning. Police said no suicide note was found. Gupta's wife had gon...

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CWG: Indian lifter Santoshi wins bronze

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Santoshi Matsa won the bronze medal in the women's 53kg at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Clyde Auditorium here Friday. The gold went to Nigeria's 16-year-old Chika Amalaha while Papua New Guinea's Dika Toua won the silver. Santoshi's compatriot Swati Singh was fourth. ...

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Telangana accident: Child's body exhumed, handed over to real parents

Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) Police exhumed the body of a six-year-old boy, one of the victims of Thursday's tragic school bus-train collision in Telangana's Medak district, and handed it over to his parents after a blunder came to light Friday. The body of Dattu was mistaken as that of Danush alias Darshan Goud and handed over to the latter's parents Thursday and he was buried Friday morni...

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