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Two Gurgaon minors held for raping classmate

Gurgaon, Aug 1 (IANS) Two minors have been taken into custody for allegedly raping a fellow student after abducting her from school, police said on Saturday. The two boys, both aged 14, were apprehended from their houses in a village near sector 45 here. Both the victim and accused are students of a government school near sector 45. The accused allegedly abducted the victim after...

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First focus is to get Maggi back on shelves: Nestle India chief

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Suresh Narayanan, the new India chief of the $97.5 billion Swiss processed food giant Nestle, on Saturday said the popular instant noodle brand Maggi will be back on retail shelves as soon as possible, even as the company will launch more instant snacks and also focus on other areas of operations. Narayanan, 55, who officially took charge of India operations on S...

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Anurag Thakur steadily gaining control of cricket board

The winds of change continue to blow across the Indian cricket board. Its secretary Anurag Thakur is in a hurry to dismantle the old order and prove that he is in complete command of the situation. Seldom has one seen a board secretary take control of its affairs as Thakur has done. The Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, seems to have acquired en...

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Home ministry discusses internal security, terrorism

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The union home ministry on Saturday discussed issues related to internal security, threat from terrorism and ways and means to streamline the institutional mechanisms for dealing with it. The meeting was held to streamline the institutional mechanisms for sharing information and to adequately meet the threats from terrorism. It was decided to strengthen the capaci...

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Hoarding war intensifies between AAP, BJP

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The BJP's Delhi unit on Saturday put up a series of hoardings across the national capital in which it criticised the Arvind Kejriwal-led government for spending Rs.526 crore for its advertisement campaign. In the hoardings, the Bharatiya Janata Party asked Chief Minister Kejriwal to answer why have you wasted Rs.526 crore on publicity when this fund could be utili...

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Three family members of bin Laden killed in UK plane crash

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Three family members of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were killed when a private jet crashed in Britain's Hampshire county, a media report said on Saturday. The victims included Laden's stepmother Rajaa Hashim and sister Sana, reported The Telegraph citing sources. Laden's brother-in-law Zuhair Hashim is also believed to be among the dead. The pilot, who was...

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Bangladesh vs South Africa: Third day's play washed out

Mirpur (Bangladesh), Aug 1 (IANS) Heavy rain triggered by cyclone Komen washed away the third day's play in the Bangladesh-South Africa Test match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. It was the second consecutive day that not a single ball was bowled in the game, with Bangladesh at 246 for 8 after electing to bat. After start-stop showers prevented pla...

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Haywire cues confuse investors, markets close flat

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian equity markets closed flat during the weekly trade ended July 31, as investors were awaiting clarity on the number of regulatory issues and international outcome. However, the volatile week closed without a bang as investors were pacified by various government clarifications and reform plans. The barometer index of the Indian equity markets, the 3...

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Tri-colour raised; candles, torches lit as 51 enclaves join India

Dinhata (West Bengal), Aug 1 (IANS) The tri-colour was hoisted, the national anthem sung and crackers burst as over 14,000 residents of 51 Bangladeshi enclaves became Indians citizens at the stroke of midnight Friday/Saturday, ending their 68 years of stateless existence. With the two neighbours exchanging enclaves in the midnight hour, another 37,000 people Aresiding in 111 Indian encla...

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Sonia should clarify party's stand on Hindu terror: BJP

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday asked Congress President Sonia Gandhi to clarify her party's stand on the Hindu terror issue and alleged that her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi had once said the threat of LeT is inferior in comparison to Hindu terror. BJP wants to know from Sonia Gandhi that does she approve of the whole level of Hindu terror bei...

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Delhi Police reunites 15 missing kids with families

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Fifteen children from different parts of the country who were living in the national capital's shelter homes have been reunited with their families, Delhi Police said on Saturday. Fifteen children, aged between 12 and 16 years, were united recently with their families, Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav said. The children belong to Uttar Pradesh, ...

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Two Indians still in IS captivity in Libya

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Anxiety enveloped the families of two Indians who continue to remain in captivity of suspected Islamic State militants in Sirte in Libya a day after their two other Indian colleagues were released. There were no fresh developments, said sources on Saturday. Even as the Indian government is continuing efforts for the release of the two - Balram Kishan and...

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Heavy backpacks leading to kids' back bone problems: Experts

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Over 60 percent of schoolchildren with heavy back packs have been found to be suffering from back bone and muscle problems, neck pain and also slouched postures, according to health experts. The experts have suggested that there is a need to tackle the issue because medically children's bones are soft up to the age of 18 and spine is not too strong to carry the we...

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Girl swept away as rains lash Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) A girl was swept away by water current in west Bengal's Murshidabad district, while a woman died in a house collapse in Howrah as the state flood toll mounted to 41 with heavy overnight rain across the state. The rain crippled the normal life in Kolkata, hitting the train services. In Murshidabad's Andulia, a girl was carried away by a strong current as cont...

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Lemon juice, nutritious diet can erase stretch marks

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Nourish skin by eating a nutritious diet and apply lemon juice on affected areas to do away with stretch marks. Mandeep Singh, consultant cosmetic and plastic surgery, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, suggests useful tips: * Drink water: Drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day and you will notice a visible change in the sharpness of the stretch mark, which means...

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Toyota Kirloskar Motor sells 12,070 units in July

Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Saturday said that it had sold 12,070 units in July 2015 compared to 11,921 units in the same month last year, registering one percent growth in the domestic market. TKM sold a total of 13,699 units in July 2015 and exported 1,629 units of Etios series last month. Totoya's Etios brand grew by 60 percent with 2,827 units sol...

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Suzuki records 33 percent sales growth in two-wheelers

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Suzuki Motorcycle, a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki Motor Corporation, registered a 33 percent increase in their July 2015 sales figures as compared to July 2014. Suzuki Motorcycle sold 36,081 units in July as opposed to 27,118 units in the same month last year. Suzuki sales continue to show double digit growth despite a slight downturn in t...

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Royal Enfield sales up by 49 percent in July

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Royal Enfield, the two-wheeler arm of Eicher Motors, on Saturday posted total sales of 40,760 units in July, a growth of 49 percent over the corresponding period last year when it had sold 27,314 units. While sales on the domestic front grew by 48.7 percent to 38,967 units from 27,314 units last July, exports during the month rose by 72 percent to 893 units as co...

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JK Cement's net profit declines by 99.6 percent in April-June

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Cement maker JK Cement Ltd. on Saturday posted a massive decline in its net profit -- 99.6 percent at 16.01 lakh -- for the period ending June 30 this year. The company's net profit in the corresponding time period last fiscal stood at Rs. 38.03 crore. Net revenue during the review period rose marginally by 1.3 percent at Rs. 813.72 crore as against Rs.803.2...

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Tata Motors' July sales up by one percent

Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Auto maker Tata Motors on Saturday posted an one percent increase in its total sales during July this year at 40,154 units against 39,629 vehicles sold during the same month in 2014. Domestic sales, however, registered a decline of one percent in the period at 35,076 units compared to 35,266 vehicles sold during July 2014, said a company statement. The compa...

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