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Indian wrestler Geetika gets silver

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) India's Geetika Jakhar had to settle for the silver medal after she lost the women's freestyle 63 kg final to Canada's Danielle Lappage in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Thursday. The 28-year-old Geetika proved no match for the 23-year-old Danielle, who won 7-0. It was the second medal for India from wrestling in the day after gold medal...

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Two suffocate to death in Delhi medical lab fire

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Two technicians suffocated to death in a fire at a medical laboratory in the early hours of Thursday, police said. The blaze took place around 3 a.m. in the three-storey lab located in Tilak Nagar area of west Delhi. The bodies of Vipin, 29, and Robin, 32, were found two hours later, when the fire was brought under control by seven fire tenders. ...

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Juvenile driver held for knocking child into boiling syrup

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The 17-year-old driver of an e-rickshaw was apprehended in the capital after his vehicle hit a woman and knocked her child into a vessel of boiling sugar syrup leading to his death, police said Thursday. The accused was held from east Delhi Thursday afternoon. Police said the accused was earlier held in a case of rape of a six-year-old girl in Kalyanpuri...

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Sushma, Kerry discuss terrorism, energy security

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Aiming for a re-energised India-US bilateral relationship, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday explored frontiers vis-a-vis security and clean energy during the fifth India-US strategic dialogue here. The two sides recognised that the decisive mandate provided by the Indian people to their new government provided...

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Ban e-rickshaws, orders Delhi High Court

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday ordered an immediate ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the capital, saying their unregulated operation is hazardous to other traffic on the road as well as to citizens. The court order came while taking judicial notice of an incident reported Wednesday, in which a two-and-half-year-old child was killed when he slipped out of his mothe...

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28 civil service aspirants held for violence

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) At least 28 civil service aspirants were arrested for a violent protest against the aptitude test in the entrance examination, police said Thursday. The students were arrested after Wednesday night's clash with police in Mukherjee Nagar and Timarpur areas which led to at least 25 people, including 11 policemen, being injured. The aspirants also burnt dow...

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US cyber snooping unacceptable, says India

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) India Thursday raised the issue of America's cyber snooping on the country, saying it was unacceptable as visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry in a conciliatory note said the US would continue to work with India wherever they saw a threat to shared interests. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, addressing a joint press briefing with Kerry after the Fif...

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Meghalaya CM seeks Modi's intervention on coal mining ban

Shillong, July 31 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invoke a provision of the Sixth Schedule so that central laws relating to mining are repealed following the National Green Tribunal's ban on rat-hole coal mining in the state. Invoke paragraph 12A (b) of the Sixth Schedule so that application of central laws relating to mining ma...

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Yogeshwar wins fifth wrestling gold for India

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt won the fifth wrestling gold medal for India beating Jevon Balfour of Canada in the final of the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Thursday. Yogeshwar was declared the winner on grounds of technical superiority after he took a 10-0 lead within 1.53 minutes of the first period....

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China launches fresh drive against corruption

Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China's top anti-graft agency has sent 13 inspection teams across the country in its fresh crackdown on official misconduct. Inspectors will oversee the performance of officials in the provincial-level regions of Guangxi, Shanghai, Qinghai, Tibet, Zhejiang, Hebei, Shaanxi, Heilongjiang, Sichuan and Jiangsu, Xinhua quoted a statement by ruling Communist Party of Ch...

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Only constitutional crisis will get Goa 'special status': NCP

Panaji, July 31 (IANS) All 12 ministers in Goa, including Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, should resign and create a constitutional crisis so that the central government is forced to accede to the state's demand for special status, the NCP said Thursday. Addressing a press conference here, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) vice president Trajano D'Mello said both the Congress and the Bha...

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Mahabodhi now among India's richest temples

Patna, July 31 (IANS) After Tirupati, Vaishno Devi and Shirdi Sai Baba temples, the Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has become one of the richest temples in India, officials said Thursday. The 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple's total income in 2013-14 was Rs.106 crore, the highest till date. It includes Rs.4.19 crore collected from the charity box...

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Dipa first Indian woman to clinch CWG gymnastics medal

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Dipa Karmakar became the first Indian woman and the second person from the country to clinch a historic Commonwealth Games medal in artistic gymnastics when she won the women's vault bronze at the SSE Hydro here Thursday. Ashish Kumar had won India's maiden gymnastics medals in CWG when he scalped the men's vault silver and men's floor bronze fours years ago in Ne...

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Cura Healthcare buys diagnostic imaging company

Chennai, July 31 (IANS) City-based medical technology company Cura Healthcare has turned acquisitive to enter the ultrasound equipment segment by buying diagnostic imaging company DE Healthcare, said a top company official. Speaking to reporters here Thursday, Cure CEO M.Balasubramaniam said: The market is growing at a strong double digit rate. With acquisition of DE Healthcare with thei...

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Muslim priest killed in China, two arrested

Beijing, July 31 (IANS) At least two suspects were shot dead and another arrested after an imam of China's largest mosque was murdered in a city in the country's restive Xinjiang region, police said Thursday. Jume Tahir, 74, was stabbed after he led early morning prayers at the Id Kah mosque in the county-level city of Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous region Wednes...

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Indian wrestler Babita wins gold

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Indian wrestler Babita Kumari put on a stunning show to win the gold medal beating Canada's Brittanee Laverdure in the final of the women's 55kg freestyle category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Thursday. The 24-year-old Babita, who had bagged the silver in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, won 9-2 against the 32-year-old Brittanee, who ended up i...

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US pressure on WTO deal, India maintains stand

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Hours before a deadline for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) members to ratify a global trade facilitation pact, the US mounted pressure on India to soften its stand and end the impasse on reaching an agreement. This was conveyed by US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker when both met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here.

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Artistes show solidarity with Palestinians

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A conceptual artist Thursday smashed watermelons and took out olives from each. The olives represented Gaza's main crop while the performance narrated Israel's ruthless attitude in Gaza in a conflict that has killed around 1,300 Palestinians. The performance was part of an event Artist Action for Gaza, organised by the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat), wher...

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Works by Indian artists, world masks on display in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) From abstracts to contemporary, paintings by renowned Indian artists showcasing graphic quality as well as human touch are on display here till Aug 15. Christened Paintings and Wooden Masks, the exhibition at the Palladian Lounge (Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry), inaugurated Thursday, brings for art enthusiasts some selected works by Laxma Goud, Ram Kumar...

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Libyan clashes spread to downtown Tripoli

Tripoli, July 31 (IANS) Deadly clashes in Libyan capital Tripoli have gradually spread to the city centre from its international airport. Intense fighting between rival militias has been raging Thursday in Gergarish Road, one of the crucial highways linking the city centre, Xinhua reported citing a witness as saying. Heavy shelling and gunfire has also been heard in Souq al-Jum'a...

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