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Basketball: India, Sri Lanka on course

Bengaluru, July 4 (IANS) India and Sri Lanka kept their slates clean by recording third consecutive wins in the fourth South Asian Basketball Association's Asian Championship qualifying tournament here on Saturday to stay on course for a possible title-deciding clash. While defending champions India drubbed Bhutan 119-52 for their third straight win, Sri Lanka, who are expected to be the...

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Nothing definite about fate of Kapil's show: 'Bua' Upasana Singh

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) There is no decision yet about Comedy Nights with Kapil going of the air and all such talk is a lot of rumours, says Upasana Singh who plays the character of Buaji in the popular TV programme. There is nothing fixed yet, she said at the 'Iftar party of upcoming movie Chalk N Duster. Upasana however confirmed Kapil has health issues. Yes, Kapil is not...

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Bihar court orders FIR against Sunny Deol, others

Patna, July 4 (IANS) A court in Bihar on Saturday directed the authorities to file an FIR against actor Sunny Deol, director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi and writer Kasinath Singh, saying their movie Mohalla Assi hurt religious sentiments of people. The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad, after hearing the complaint case filed by advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha, direct...

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36 militants killed in air raids in Egypt's Sinai

Cairo, July 4 (IANS) At least 36 militants were killed and tens of others injured in overnight military air raids that lasted until Saturday morning in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security source said. The military airstrikes targeted hideouts of militants south of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah cities of North Sinai, Xinhua cited the source as saying. He added that the militants belong to ...

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'India needs to be raise Tibet issue with Chinese'

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Former foreign secretary Lalit Mansingh on Saturday said India needs to be more assertive about its concerns regarding developments in Tibet and raise the issue with the Chinese. Mansingh, addressing a talk on the occasion of the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama, said it was his personal view. I do believe that we need to be more assertive about our concern about ...

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Delhi journalist covering Vyapam scam dead; Congress demands probe

Bhopal/New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A journalist from a Delhi-based TV channel who was covering the massive recruitment scam in the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) fell ill and died in a hospital on Saturday, officials said. Akshay Singh of TV channel Aaj Tak died in Jhabua on Saturday afternoon. The Congress party voiced concern about the more than 40 mysterious ...

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Coal block case: Court allows CBI to place more documents

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A special court here on Saturday allowed the CBI's application seeking permission to place on record some fresh documents and adding names of six more witnesses in a coal block allocation case involving Delhi-based Rathi Steel and Power Limited (RSPL) and its three officials. Special Judge Bharat Parashar allowed the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation, w...

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Arrest warrant against Trinamool's footballer MP to stay: Court

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) A West Bengal court, which issued an arrest warrant against Trinamool MP and former international footballer Prasun Banerjee, on Saturday turned down a plea to take back the order. Police in January this year had slapped non-bailable charges against the Lok Sabha member for allegedly slapping a traffic constable. Failed to secure the former Indian football ...

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Journalist covering Vyapam scam dead

Bhopal, July 4 (IANS) A journalist from a Delhi-based TV channel who was covering the recruitment scam in the Madhya Pradesh Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (Vyapam) fell ill and died in a hospital on Saturday, officials said. Akshay Singh of TV channel Aaj Tak died in Jhabua on Saturday afternoon. He was in Madhya Pradesh for coverage of the recent deaths due to the scam in the Madhy...

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'India is fortunate Dalai Lama chose it as his home'

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Three former Indian foreign secretaries, one of whom was also the National Security Advisor, and a former union minister came together on stage on Saturday here to pay warm tributes to the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Former foreign secretaries Shyam Saran, Lalit Mansingh and Shivshankar Menon, who is also a former NSA, and former union minis...

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Tunisia declares state of emergency after terror attack

Tunis, July 4 (IANS) Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi announced a state of emergency on Saturday, following last month's attack on a hotel in the North African country's Sousse city that left 38 foreign tourists dead, media reported. Essebsi will address the nation later in the evening to explain the decision and the reasons behind it, Xinhua quoted the state-run Tunisian News Agency...

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Telangana ACB issues fresh notice to TDP legislator

Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) Telangana's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Saturday issued a fresh notice to TDP legislator Sandra Venkata Veeraiah to appear before it for questioning in cash-for-vote case. The ACB asked the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator to appear before 5 p.m. on July 6. The notice was sent to his residence in MLA Quarters in Hyderguda. The ACB had summo...

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CU assault: Governor for dialogue, BJP seeks his intervention

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) With Calcutta University (CU) Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das threatening to quit if no action was taken in the case of the assault on varsity teachers, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Saturday urged the stakeholders to resolve the issue through dialogue. The vice-chancellor has expressed his opinion. The students and teachers should sit together and devise mean...

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Greece set to vote in bailout referendum

Athens, July 4 (IANS) Greece is set to vote in a referendum on Sunday to decide whether to accept the debt draft deal with international creditors to restart financial aid to the country, or to reject the lenders' programme that requires Greeks to accept further austerity measures and economic reforms. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Greek debt load is unsustainab...

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ICC probing Lalit Modi's bribery accusations: Anurag Thakur

Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) Noting the International Cricket Council (ICC) was probing former cricket administrator Lalit Modi's bribery accusations against three cricketers including Suresh Raina, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Saturday said the Indian cricket authorities can react only after a formal intimation from world cricket's governing body. Speaking to media persons here, Thakur als...

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Syrian forces kill 20 rebel fighters

Damascus, July 4 (IANS) Syrian forces killed 20 rebel fighters east of the capital Damascus on Saturday, media reports said. Rebel commanders were among those killed in the eastern Ghouta countryside of Damascus, Xinhua cited the state news agency SANA as saying. Sources familiar with the situation said the rebels in Damascus' eastern neighbourhood of Jobar on Saturday launched ...

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BJP MP Avinash Rai Khanna appointed party poll officer

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A day after reshuffling the party in-charge of state units, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday appointed Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Rai Khanna as the national election officer for organisational elections. Khanna, an MP from Punjab, was recently elevated as party vice president and given additional responsibility as the in-charge of Rajasthan along with Jammu and Ka...

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Security tightened at Hyderabad prison to foil Bhatkal's escape

Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) Authorities have beefed up security at Cherlapally prison here following reports that Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal might try to escape. The security was stepped up in the wake of reports that Bhatkal told his wife over phone that he would be out soon with help from Damascus. The telephonic conversation, reportedly intercepted intelligence agencies, tri...

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Mukherjee greets Algeria, Venezuela on their independence days

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday extended his greetings to Algerian and Venezuelan counterparts on the eve of their countries' independence days. In his message to his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Mukherjee said: On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend to you and to the people...

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Rahul meets internet entrepreneurs

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met entrepreneurs and business leaders from the internet sector to discuss challenges and opportunities ahead. Enjoyed meeting internet entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, he tweted. Simple innovations are transforming experience of ordinary people- be ...

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