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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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Received guidance from President Mukherjee: Modi

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The warmth and guidance he has received from President Pranab Mukherjee in the two months since he formed his government has been akin to that of a family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan. Speaking extempore in Hindi at a book release event in the renovated Durbar Hall of the presidential palace, Modi congratulated Pr...

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Sikhs will give befitting reply to Congress tactics: Badal

Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday asserted that the Sikhs will not succumb to the politically-motivated tactics of the Congress to divide them by creating a separate committee to manage gurdwaras (Sikh shrines) in Haryana. Badal told reporters in Mohali, 10 km from here, that the Shiromani Akali Dal was not in favour of 'morchas' (agitational m...

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Man found dead in SUV in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, July 25 (IANS) A 50-year-old man was Friday found dead in a pool of blood inside an SUV on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, police said. The deceased was identified as Rajender Dahiya, a native of nearby Dhanwapur village. Dahiya was found dead in a pool of blood on the driver's seat of an SUV, a police officer told IANS. The SUV was parked on the service lane of th...

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Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate challenges results

Jakarta, July 25 (IANS) Prabowo Subianto, the defeated candidate in Indonesia's closest ever presidential election, Friday filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court (MK) to challenge the official election results here. The move is widely seen here as a bid to prolong the political uncertainty in the country. Tantowi Yahya, spokesman for Prabowo's campaign team, said on a loca...

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Congress not entitled to leader of opposition post: AG

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) In a setback to the Congress's desire to have its leader in the Lok Sabha given the leader of opposition status, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has held that the party cannot get the recognition as its numbers are less than one-tenth of the total strength of parliament's lower house. Informed sources said that Rohatgi, in his opinion to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, ...

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Manish Sisodia asked to pay Rs.2 lakh outstanding rent

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi government has asked former public works department minister Manish Sisodia to pay an outstanding house rent of nearly Rs.2 lakh. We have issued a notice to him (Sisodia) to pay Rs.1,99,596 as his outstanding house rent, said a PWD official on the condition of anonymity. A notice was issued May 22 to Sisodia to vacate the house, but he vacated ...

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Seven die in IAF chopper crash in UP

Lucknow/New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) An Advanced Light Helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district Friday, killing all seven people on board, officials said The helicopter was on way from Bareilly to Allahabad. Just before the crash, the two pilots reportedly contacted the Air Traffic Control (ATC) and alerted them about a technical glitch. But bef...

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Man held for killing relative

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A 43-year-old man was arrested from Uttarakhand for killing a 76-year-old man over a property dispute here, Delhi Police said Friday. Naresh, who was posing as a Kanwariya (Hindu pilgrim), was arrested from a 'Kanwar' camp in Haridwar Thursday, said R.A. Sanjeev, the deputy commissioner of police. He was one of the accused in the killing of Kashi Ram in...

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15 killed in sectarian violence in Afghanistan

Kabul, July 25 (IANS/EFE) Suspected Taliban insurgents Friday killed 15 Shia Muslims they found travelling aboard three buses in the central Afghan province of Ghor, the provincial governor said. The incident took place shortly after dawn in the Lal-Sarjungal district, Sayed A. Rahmati told Tolo television. The attackers stopped three buses and demanded identity documents from al...

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Pakistan breaches LOC ceasefire again

Jammu, July 25 (IANS) Breaching the LoC ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district Friday, triggering a gunfight that lasted for an hour, a defence official said. No loss of life was reported. Pakistan army violated ceasefire in Mendhar sector of the LoC today (Friday) afternoon using small arms and automatics...

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