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Around 400 people walk for corruption free PCI

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Around 400 people on Friday joined hands for a walk here, in a bid to speed up the process of reconstituting the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and have a clean and corruption-free organisation. A recent fiasco at the national para games in Ghaziabad where 800 para-athletes were deprived of good food, lodging and disability accessibility services, led to the s...

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Report offence, get rewarded: Delhi Traffic Police

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Traffic Police are launching Jansahayog Scheme aimed at involving Delhiites in the campaign for road safety and keeping a check on rising traffic violations in the national capital, it was announced on Friday. The scheme is to report traffic violations committed by motorists. Special incentives like free vouchers of movie tickets, dinner etc will be given t...

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Andhra student beaten to death by teacher

Hyderabad, Aug 28 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 14-year-old student in Andhra Pradesh died on Friday after he was brutally beaten up by his teacher for not doing home work. The teacher is absconding. Chintu, a student of Class 8, died at a government-run hospital in Guntur town. Sudhakar, a teacher at the zila parishad high school in Godavarru village of Penamaluru mandal in K...

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Maken asks Kejriwal to go in for by-elections for councillor seats

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken on Friday urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to go in for by-elections for 13 vacant seats in three municipal corporations of Delhi without any further delay. Maken has written to Kejriwal in this connection urging him to make necessary arrangements to conduct the by-elections as soon as possible. ...

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Nationwide truck strike from October 1: AIMTC

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) on Friday announced it will go on a nationwide indefinite strike from October 1 after the government did not respond to their demand to revoke TDS and toll charges. We had a meeting with Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari yesterday (Thursday) who refused to talk on the issues (including removal of tol...

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Mamata challenges Left, says Marxists won't be in power till 3016

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Slamming the Left Front over its violent peasants rally, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said Marxists won't come to power in the state for another 1,000 years. A day after the Left rally turned violent, leaving many people including policeman injured, Banerjee accused the front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of political b...

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India's oil imports to be 90 percent by 2020: Report

Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) India's import dependence on oil is likely to touch 90 percent by 2020 due to widening supply-demand gap on growing appetite for the fossil fuel, a joint study said on Friday. If the trend of importing more oil continues, India's dependence is likely to reach 90 percent by 2020 from 79 percent last fiscal (2014-15) on widening supply-demand gap, accentuated by gr...

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BCCI meeting postponed over Srinivasan's presence

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) working committee meeting was adjourned here on Friday after it decided to seek the Supreme Court's opinion on whether N. Srinivasan could attend the deliberations as the authorised representative of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA). Srinivasan, the current International Cricket...

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CFL: Mohun Bagan beat Tollygunge Agragami 3-1

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) Mohun Bagan returned to their winning ways by finishing on the right side of a 3-1 result against Tollygunge Agragami in the Calcutta Football League (CFL) premier division here on Friday. Bagan led 3-0 at the breather. Nigerian forward Dudu Omagbemi scored a brace while Lalkamal Bhowmick slotted once for the city football giants. Dudu's compatriot ...

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Two killed in Afghan capital bomb attack

Kabul, Aug 28 (IANS) At least two army personnel were killed and one person injured in a bomb attack in the western part of the Afghan capital on Friday evening, media reported. A sticky bomb attached to an army vehicle was detonated in Fazil Baig locality, leaving two soldiers dead, and one person aboard the vehicle wounded, a security official told Xinhua. The killed and the in...

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Pakistan rejects report on fastest growing nuclear arsenal

Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday strongly rejected a report published by a US think tank, which claimed that Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world. The report is utterly baseless, said Qazi Khalilullah, the foreign office spokesperson, Dawn reported. Such reports have the effect of diverting attention from the exponential increase in India's fis...

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First transsexual church wedding in Denmark

Copenhagen, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) A church in the Danish city of Ringsted, west of Copenhagen, will on Saturday host the first religious wedding of a transsexual couple in Denmark, public television channel DR reported on Friday. The Danish Parliament approved in June 2012 a new law to allow gay marriages in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, but so far, transsexuals have not been i...

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US stocks fall after two-day rally

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) US stocks traded mostly lower in the morning session on Friday, after two-day market rally, as global financial volatility continued to weigh on investors' sentiment. At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 68.68 points (0.41 percent), to 16,586.09. The S&P 500 dropped 5.66 points (0.28 percent), to 1,982.00. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 10. 03...

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CBI registers case in Rajasthan ambulance scam

Jaipur, Aug 28 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case in the alleged ambulance scam in Rajasthan in which Congress leaders, including former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and former union minister Sachin Pilot, have been named, an official said on Friday. A CBI statement said the probe agency has registered a case on the request of the Rajasthan government and further directions from union g...

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ATOM project calls for global silent protest against n-tests

Astana, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) Citizens worldwide have been called to observe a minute of silence at 11.05 a.m. on August 29 to mark the UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests. The silent demonstration against nuclear testing is an annual call by The ATOM Project. Kazakh painter and anti-nuclear activist Karipbek Kuyukov, the international campaign's honorary ambassador, was quote...

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Nigeria confirms death of envoy to US

Abuja, Aug 28 (IANS) Nigeria on Friday confirmed the death of Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, ambassador of the West African country to the US, media reported. In a terse statement, the ministry of foreign affairs said the sad event occurred in a hospital in the US on Thursday, but did not state clearly the cause of his death, Xinhua reported. Adefuye, 68, was in 2010 appointed Niger...

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28 arrested on suspicion of illegal entry into Britain

London, Aug 28 (IANS) A driver of a heavy goods vehicle and 27 people were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry into Britain, local police said on Friday. Surrey Police's Roads Policing Unit and Surrey Police arrested the driver of the vehicle and 27 suspected illegal immigrants at 10.50 a.m. Friday morning, after they were found in the vehicle at a motorway service station in Surrey, ...

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Defence Acquisition Council meet ends abruptly

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) ended here abruptly on Friday as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar reportedly left for Goa, sources said. Sources also said the minister left for another meeting, but it was unclear to which meeting he rushed to. According to sources, some of the agenda of the meeting was taken up. However, the minister h...

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Goa governor's Hindi songs CD released by Rajnath

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) An audio CD of songs written by Goa Governor Mridula Sinha was released on Friday by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Lauding Sinha for her creative work in Hindi despite her hectic political career, Rajnath Singh at a function here on Friday said playing of the CD, which contains songs like Hindi Bharat Maa ki Bindi, should be made mandatory at 'Hindi Diwas' functio...

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Move curative petition on sentence, SC to blast convict

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yusuf Mohsin Nulwala to file a curative petition to seek a reduction in his jail term. Nulwala said he was wrongly convicted and sentenced for possessing a prohibited automatic AK-56 assault rifle while he was shown in possession of a non-prohibited semi-automatic AK-56. Keeping Nulw...

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