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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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Trinamool leader accused of assaulting ECL official arrested

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) A Trinamool Congress labour leader was Thursday arrested for allegedly threatening and assaulting officials of the Eastern Coalfields Limited, police said. Two days ago, the Coal India subsidiary had said it would stop operations in a mine at Raniganj in West Bengal if the government failed to take action against the accused. Chunulal Mishra was detained T...

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PIL seeks action against Shiv Sena MPs for forcing Muslim to eat

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court Thursday seeking de-recognition of the Shiv Sena and direction for disqualification of 11 of its MPs for allegedly forcing a Muslim staffer to eat at the Maharashtra Sadan during his Ramadan fast. The PIL filed by NGO Garib Nawaz Foundation also sought immediate arrest of MPs for provoking religious sentiments against...

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CWG: Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) It was double delight for India as Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom won the gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 48kg category to open the country's medal count from the weightlifting competitions at the Clyde Auditorium here Thursday. The two medals were India's first from the 2014 Commonwealth Games and they were positioned th...

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Vandana completes 100 caps at CWG

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team forward Vandana Kataria completed her 100th international cap Thursday while playing against Canada in the Pool A opener of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Known for her agility, Vandana has added the much required depth in the line-up since she has started playing for India. Hockey India (HI) is proud of Vandana today for ...

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Indian women's hockey team beats Canada 4-2

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team won their Pool A opener against Canada 4-2 on the first day of action at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Jaspreet Kaur scored a brace while Poonam Rani and Rani Rampal hit a goal apiece for the winners. Brienne Stairs and Karli Johansen scored a goal apiece for Canada. India will next take on New Zealand July 27 at the ...

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CWG: Lifter Sanjita gives India first gold

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India Thursday opened its medal count at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 48kg weightlifting competitions at the Clyde Auditorium here. The bronze went to Nigeria's Nkechi Opara. ...

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Ukrainian PM announces resignation

Kiev, July 24 (IANS) Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday over parliament's ineffectiveness after two political parties withdrew from Ukraine's ruling coalition. I am announcing about my resignation due to the collapse of the coalition and blocking of the government initiatives, Yatsenyuk told parliament. He said the break-up of the ruling...

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Congress cautions government over disinvestment method

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress Thursday cautioned the government over the process it will adopt to meet its disinvestment targets, saying the record of the previous NDA government had left people with deep dissatisfaction. Congress spokesperson Rajeev Gowda told reporters here it was not yet clear how the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government will meet its disinvestment target.

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Delhi HC concerned over violence against northeasterners

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday expressed strong displeasure at the government for failing to prevent violence against people from the northeast living in the capital. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said: We are pained to note that in spite of our being seized of the issue of the violence in the city of Delhi against peo...

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Bangalore's rape-tainted school to reopen July 28

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) The Vibgyor High School in the city's upscale eastern suburb will reopen July 28, almost two weeks after it shut following outrage over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student by the school's skating coach in a classroom July 2. The school will reopen Monday for students of Classes 5 to 10 and from Wednesday for all classes from Class 1, state block education...

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OCM India tie up with Italian designer for winter collection

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India's fabric manufacturer OCM India Limited has joined hands with Italian designer M. Cristina Fedriani for creating its premium winter collection, which will hit the Indian market September end. Fedriani established and manages Progetto Stile - a service company working in fashion market for around 25 years. We have made around 850 designs, which comp...

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SC reject Nithari killer Koli's plea for death sentence review

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the plea by Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli seeking the recall of its Feb 15, 2011 order, upholding his death sentence in one of the 16 cases of rape and killing he faced. A bench of Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice Anil R. Dave rejected the review plea holding that it was moved long after his death sentence was upheld by the...

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China 'patka' row: Akal Takht seeks government intervention

Amritsar, July 24 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, Thursday sought the intervention of the central government in the controversy over two Sikh players being forced to remove their 'patkas' (head kerchief) during an international basketball match in China recently. Akal Takht Jathedar (chief) Gurbachan Singh termed the incident in China a shameful one and...

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Wipro net up 30 percent in Q1, projects higher revenue for Q2

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) India's third largest IT firm Wipro Ltd. posted net profit of Rs.2,118 crore (approx $352 mn) for 2014-15's first quarter (April-June), registering 30 percent growth year-on-year (YOY) under the Indian accounting standard, while projecting an average higher revenue of $1.8 billion from its global IT services business for the second quarter. In a regulatory filin...

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