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Court orders CID probe on Tapas Paul's rape remarks

Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Monday ordered the West Bengal CID to probe and submit a report regarding the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Tapas Paul, a counsel said. The order by the court of Justice Dipankar Dutta came in a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking criminal proceedings against the Lok Sabha member from Krishnanagar...

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Narang clinches men's 50m rifle prone silver

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian shooters continued to bring home more medals as Gagan Narang won the country's third medal Monday clinching the men's 50-metre rifle prone silver in the finals at the Commonwealth Games here. Earlier in the day, Indians Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh won gold and silver, respectively, in the men's 50-metre pistol finals at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre.

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31 killed in Iraq violence

Baghdad, July 28 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed and 20 others wounded in the latest violent attacks and conflicts in Iraq, police source said Monday. Police patrols Monday found 14 unidentified bodies - 11 men and three women - in different parts of Baghdad, a police source told Xinhua, noting that most of the bodies had signs of torture and gunshot wounds. It was not imm...

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Hooda courts controversy over hurried appointments

Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's decision to go ahead with controversial appointments of five people to constitutional posts even as these were red-flagged by a senior officer were Monday questioned by the opposition in the state. Hooda had hurriedly administered oath of office to two commissioners of the state information commission and three to ...

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Mobilise health staff to fight diarrhoea: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday said health personnel at both the central and state levels will be mobilised to boost diarrhoea-control measures. He was speaking at the launch of the nationwide Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF). The measures are a set of activities which include enhancing advocacy, stepping up awareness generation, esta...

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Gurgaon man held for molesting minor

Gurgaon, July 28 (IANS) A 40-year-old man has been arrested here for molesting a 10-year-old girl, police said Monday. Ram Swarup Mandal, who hails from Madhubani district in Bihar, was arrested for sexually molesting his landlord's daughter in Naharpur Rupa area. He molested the girl on the night of July 25 when the child was sleeping with her family on the terrace as there was ...

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Indian ports' capacity to be doubled in five years: Gadkari

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday announced an ambitious plan to double the capacity of 12 major Indian ports from the current 800 million metric tonnes to 1,600 mmts in the next five years. In this context, the ports have already drawn up action plans for capacity addition of 500 mmts, of which projects to the tune of 350 mmts will commence from the cur...

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Three killed in Nigeria suicide bomb attack

Abuja, July 28 (IANS) At least three people were killed Monday in an explosion at a petrol station in northern Nigeria's Kano state, police sources said. A police officer told Xinhua over phone that a female suicide bomber attacked a petrol station Monday morning, killing at least three people and injuring many others. The source said more than 10 injured people were taken to ...

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Congress demands probe in Gadkari snooping issue

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Congress said Monday it suspected that union minister Nitin Gadkari might have been snooped on and demanded an investigation into the issue. The constitution guarantees that one can live his life with privacy, and snooping people is not permitted under law. There are reports that Gadkari was being spied upon, which needs to be investigated, Congress spokespe...

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East Ukraine rebels kill 23 Ukrainian troops

Lugansk, July 28 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Militias in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) in eastern Ukraine have killed 23 Ukrainian army troops over the past 24 hours, media reported Monday. The Ukrainian army's territorial battalion Aidar was taking part in three different operations in the southeast of the country and each of its groups sustained losses, the UNIAN news agenc...

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10 labs to be set up for testing viral Hepatitis

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) At least 10 regional laboratories will be set up by the National Communicable Disease Centre (NCDC) for the surveillance of viral Hepatitis, a health ministry official said Monday. Ten regional laboratories will be set up by the NCDC for viral Hepatitis surveillance. This will help to know more about the disease outbreaks and provide lab support, said Lov Verma,...

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Narang settles for men's 50m rifle prone silver

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian shooters continued to bring home more medals as Gagan Narang won the country's third medal Monday clinching the men's 50-metre rifle prone silver at the Commonwealth Games here. Earlier in the day, Indians Jitu Rai and Gurpal Singh won gold and silver, respectively, in the men's 50-metre pistol finals at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. Narang was ...

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Government promises to resolve UPSC issue soon

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Amid continuing protests by civil service aspirants demanding the scrapping of an aptitude test, the government said Monday that the row will be resolved soon. The UPSC issue will be resolved within a week, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh, a day after he apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the steps being taken to address the concerns of the aspirants who ...

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Uttarakhand CM's plot: Case against clerks over forgery

Ghaziabad, July 28 (IANS) Police here Monday registered a criminal case against clerks of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) for forging documents to sell a plot of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat in the Indirapuram area. Police said a man named Gulab Yadav filed a complaint in which he alleged that GDA clerk Vinay Kumar lured him to buy two plots in February 2010. ...

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Fans hospitalised following Keith Urban's concert

Washington, July 28 (IANS) Australian singer Keith Urban's concert ended with about 22 concert-goers getting admitted into a hospital for alcohol-related problems. For many fans, Urban's Saturday night show in Mansfield, Massachusetts, didn't go as planned as they finished the evening receiving medical treatment after consuming too much alcohol, reports contactmusic.com. Around 2...

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Nepali parties prepare to make Modi visit a success

Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) Three major political parties of Nepal, at a meeting here chaired by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Monday decided to make the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Himalayan nation a grand success. The meeting also discussed the preparations for the visit and discussed ways on how to make it a success, party leaders said after the meeting...

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Australia faces false imprisonment claims by Tamil asylum seekers

Sydney, July 28 (IANS) Over 150 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum seekers, who were brought to mainland Australia after nearly a month Sunday, have claimed damages for false imprisonment in the high seas by the country's authorities, a media report said Monday. As many as 157 Tamil asylum seekers are being held at Curtin detention centre in the remote north-western Australia after being flown from...

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India defence firm bags order from Ecuador

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian security equipment manufacturer MKU Monday said it has bagged an order to provide 40,000 pieces of body armour to Ecuador, which is upgrading the protection ability of its police force. India is looked upon primarily as an importer of defence and security equipment. Orders like this will help in putting India on the export map of world class defence and ...

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Saharanpur violence: Akali delegation meets Akhilesh

Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Following the clash violence between Sikh and Muslim community members in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur town, a high-level delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Monday and urged him to ensure safety of Sikhs in the state. The delegation of Punjab's ruling party urged Akhilesh Yadav to provide adequate compensation to Sik...

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Looking forward to champagne after delivery: Kimberley Walsh

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Singer Kimberley Walsh has revealed she's planning to take a bottle of champagne with her to the hospital when she goes into labour. She is seven months pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Justin Scott, reports contactmusic.com. I am looking forward to a chilled glass of champagne after the birth, I think I'll deserve it. I may even pack a bo...

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