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Unicef fundraising appeal raises 3.1 mn pounds

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The appeal to raise funds for Unicef at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Gas has already fetched 3.1 million pounds in Britain alone. More than 500,000 people donated five pounds by texting the word FIRST to 70333 within half an hour of an emotional presentation at Celtic Park by Chris Hoy and the actor James McAvoy, reports the Telegraph. India's cricket ...

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Boko Haram kills 12 in Nigeria

Abuja, July 25 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a remote village in Nigeria's Borno state, residents said Thursday. The village head and 11 others were shot dead in the attack on Garubula village in Biu area of Borno, Usman Bunu, a resident who witnessed the onslaught, told Xinhua. He said Boko Haram stormed the village late Wednesday, shootin...

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India kick-start Glasgow Games with fame and shame

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's woman power was to the fore on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday when the gritty weightlifters accounted for a gold and silver and female judokas added another silver and a bronze to make it a day to remember. Then there was a bureaucratic goof-up to dim the sheen of the metal when it was revealed that a para powerlifter was sent back...

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Robin Thicke's marriage collapses

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke's marriage to Paula Patton has reportedly come to an end. The duo have not been living together since their seperation in February, and recently Thicke has put up their house here up for sale. Sources said that an attorney is already working on a financial settlement of separating their assets, reports tmz.com. However, ne...

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Reuven Rivlin sworn is as president of Israel

Jerusalem, July 25 (IANS) Israeli lawmaker Reuven Rivlin was Thursday sworn in as the 10th president of Israel, stepping in the role filled by Shimon Peres for the past seven years. Rivlin was sworn in at the Israeli Knesset (parliament) in a special session attended by Israeli lawmakers, former politicians, ambassadors, the chief of police, mayors of southern communities close to the Ga...

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Commonwealth Games Day 1 medal standings

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) England lead the medal standings at the 20th Commonwealth Games with four golds, six silvers and three bronzes. India, hosts four years ago, are fourth with one gold, three silvers and one bronze. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 4 6 3 13 Australia 4 3 7 14 Scotland 3 1 2 6 India 1 3 1 5 Canada 1 1 0 2 New Ze...

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India at Commonwealth Games Friday

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The following is the list of Indians who will participate across various disciplines at the Commonwealth Games here Friday: Badminton: India will take on Kenya in Group B of the Mixed Team event Boxing: India's Parveen Kumar will take on Ross Henderson of Scotland in the men's +91 kg category while Mandeep Jangra will start his campaign against Augusto Mat...

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Shushila, Chana settle for silver; Kalpana gets bronze

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) There was a tad bit disappointment for India from judo as both Shushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana settled for the silver after losing their respective final bouts in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Thursday. Kalpana Thoudam won the bronze in the women's -52kg category as she beat Christianne Legentil of Maur...

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India women beat Canada 4-2 in CWG hockey

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The match started in high momentum with both teams going on the attack immediately. India was awarded their first penalty corner in the seventh minute but were unable to convert. Canada too were unsuccessful on their penalty corner in the 13th minute.

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CWG: Indian judoka Chana settles for silver

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian judoka Navjot Chana had to settle for the silver medal after he lost the final bout of the men's -60kg category to England's Ashley McKenzie in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Thursday. The 30-year-old Chana was nowhere near his best during the final round. He picked up three penalties during the bout...

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Missing Air Algerie plane probably crashed: French minister

Paris, July 24 (IANS) The missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso to Algiers, which had French nationals comprising almost half of the 110 passengers aboard, probably crashed, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday. Despite intensive search efforts no trace of the aircraft has yet been found. The plane probably crashed, Fabius was quoted as saying by Xinhua. ...

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India, Japan, US kick off Malabar exercise

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Exercise Malabar involving the Indian and US navies as well as the Japanese navy this year began off Japan Thursday with the goal of advancing the level of understanding between the three forces. According to a Indian defence ministry release, Exercise Malabar is a complex, high-end operational exercise that has grown in scope and complexity over the years. Mala...

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NCW seeks guidelines on online content offensive to women

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) Thursday said the government should create guidelines for intermediaries to pull down any content offensive to women from the internet. In a statement released after a day-long consultation on cyber crimes against women, the NCW called for sensitising police regarding cyber crimes. The government should provide gui...

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Three prisoners killed in Rajasthan jail clash

Jaipur, July 24 (IANS) Three prisoners were killed - one gunned down and two others beaten to death - in a clash between members of two gangs in a jail in Rajasthan's Bikaner Thursday, police said. According to police, the incident took place around 6 p.m. at the Central Jail in Bikaner, around 500 km from Jaipur. The incident was the fallout of an old rivalry between two gangs. ...

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Shushila wins India's third medal at CWG

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Judoka Shushila Likmabam won India its third medal on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games, settling for the silver in the final of the women's -48kg category here Thursday. Kimberley Renicks took the first gold for hosts Scotland. ...

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Wipro sees discretionary spend return in US

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) India's third largest IT firm Wipro Ltd Thursday said it saw discretionary spending return in North America, as the demand environment continued to be steady. The demand environment continues to hold steady. In North America, we see a return of discretionary spending. Continental Europe continues to have significant potential for outsourcing IT services, Wipro c...

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CWG: Weightlifters Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India opened its medal count in CWG with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 48kg category of weightlifting competitions at the Clyde Auditorium here Thursday. The two medals were India's first from the 2104 Commonwealth Games and they are now third in the medals tally followed by En...

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Kolkata police fan out for elusive teacher who beat toddler

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Police teams Thursday fanned out in areas around Kolkata and in a neighbouring state to nab elusive private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in the city. We have widened our search in a neighbouring state, as also in areas close to Kolkata, said a police officer linked to the investigation into Wednesd...

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SC declines to transfer plea against increasing Sardar Sarovar height

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday declined the Narmada Control Authority's plea seeking the transfer to it the Narmada Bachao Andolan's plea challenging the decision to raise the height of Sardar Sarovar Dam that will be taken up for hearing by Jabalpur High Court Friday. Declining the plea, a bench of Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice C. Nagappan and Justice Adarsh Kumar Go...

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Jung meets Rajnath

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday met union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The two are learnt to have discussed the current political situation in Delhi which has been under central rule since Feb 17 after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Feb 14 resigned as the chief minister over failure to pass the Jan Lokpal bill in the assembly. While there i...

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