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South Africa cricketers reach Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) The South African cricket team arrived here on Tuesday almost nine hours behind schedule. The team touched down at Shahjalal International Airport around 5.30 p.m. local time, Liaison Officer Mohammad Hasanuzzaman Jhoru told bdnews24.com. The tourists were supposed to land at 8:40 a.m but they missed the connecting flight in Dubai, causing the delay. Banglad...

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Suspended Trinamool legislators question party action

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Suspended from West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress for alleged anti-party activities, legislators Seuli Saha and Silbhadra Dutta on Tuesday demanded that the party at least inform them about their crime. I would humbly urge the party to inform me how, where and when did I indulge in anti-party activities. I would be grateful if they can kindly give me a proof ...

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Sports ministry approves Rs.30 lakh for four shuttlers

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The sports ministry on Tuesday sanctioned approximately Rs.30 lakh as financial assistance, under the government's Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, for four top male shuttlers -- Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt. The four are undergoing training at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad which required fund...

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Windies to play tri-series against Zimbabwe, Pakistan

Bridgetown (Barbados), June 30 (IANS) The West Indies will take part in a three-nation series with Zimbabwe and Pakistan in Zimbabwe, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced following its quarterly meeting here. The tri-series will take place from mid-August to September this year and the WICB has promised to disclose further details later. However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB...

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Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final

Cardiff, June 30 (IANS) European football governing body UEFA on Tuesday confirmed the Millennium Stadium here will host the 2017 Champions League final. The city last played host to a UEFA competition in 2014 when a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a 2-0 win for Real Madrid over Sevilla in the Super Cup. These are exciting times for Welsh football. It feels like the whole cou...

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Airbus to help develop India's light combat aircraft

Paris, June 30 (IANS) European aerspace major Airbus has offered to help develop the Mark II version of India's light combat aircraft (LCA MkII) and also set up a manufacturing hub in India. Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh told India Strategic (www.indiastrategic.in) on the sidelines of the just-concluded Paris Air Show that some preliminary discussions had been held wit...

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Odisha to give ex-gratia to kin of victims of seven more calamities

Bhubaneswar, June 30 (IANS) The Odisha government on Tuesday added seven more state-specific calamities to those for which the families of the deceased will get Rs.4 lakh ex-gratia compensation, said officials. These calamities are lightning, whirlwind, tornado, heavy rain, drowning, boat accident and snakebite. The kin of sunstroke victims will get Rs.50,000, said an official of...

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IndiGo files prospectus for IPO

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Tuesday filed the prospectus for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) which intends to raise Rs.1,272.2 crore. An IPO is a financial instrument through which an unlisted company offers a particular percent of its total shares to the public for the first time. The funds raised through the process are utilised for va...

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Thank you for everything: SRK on completing 23 years in Bollywood

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) After making a mark on Indian small screen, he sailed into the silver screen - to conquer hearts and become 'Badshah' of Bollywood. As Shah Rukh Khan completed 23 years in the Hindi film industry, the superstar thanked his wellwishers and critics alike for standing by him in his journey in showbiz. The 49-year-old took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his ...

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Phil Jones to stay at United till 2019

London, June 30 (IANS) Defender Phil Jones has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United worth over 100,000 pounds-a-week. The 23-year-old England footballer, who joined United for 16.5 million pounds from Blackburn Rovers in 2011, was entering the final 12 months of his current deal at the Manchester-based club, reports dailymail.co.uk. But Jones's lucrative new con...

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Amit Shah to inaugurate BJP's national training workshop

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah will inaugurate a two-day workshop here on Wednesday to train party workers on core party ideology and issues before the nation. A total of 250 senior party leaders, including national office bearers, and five representatives from each state, among others, will attend the workshop, a party release said on Tuesday. Similar workshop...

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62-year-old employer booked for raping saleswoman

Gurgaon, June 30 (IANS) A 62-year-old man has been booked here for allegedly raping his 25-year-old saleswoman, police said on Tuesday. The owner of a readymade garments showroom at Raheja Mall here on Sohna road has been booked for allegedly raping one of the saleswomen working in the showroom. The accused, who is absconding, has been identified as Ramesh Bansal, an official said.

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Court stays release of Sunny Deol's 'Mohalla Assi'

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday restrained the release of Sunny Deol-starrer Mohalla Assi countrywide saying a prima facie case was made out that the movie contained filthy language. Civil Judge Kishor Kumar restrained the release, which was scheduled for July 3. The court's order came on a petition filed by Delhi resident Gulshan Kumar seeking stay on the relea...

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Airtel, Nokia deal to roll-out 3G in five new circles

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Indian telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it has signed a deal with Finnish telecom equipment firm Nokia Networks to roll out its 3G network in five new telecom circles and expand the existing network in three circles. Under the four-year contract, Nokia will provide its radio elements and services expertise to power Airtel's infrastructure. In ...

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Russian MP seeks measures against Canada for sanctions

Moscow, June 30 (IANS) Moscow should adopt measures against Canada in response to Ottawa's latest move to expand sanctions against Russia, senior Russian lawmaker Alexei Pushkov said on Tuesday. We should not pretend as if nothing is happening and we need to devise a set of measures with regard to Canada, said Pushkov, who heads the foreign affairs committee of the Russian lower house of...

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Another Goa minister in fake educational qualification row

Panaji, June 30 (IANS) Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar was on Tuesday accused of faking his educational qualification in his poll-related affidavit. The minister later blamed a typographical error for the discrepancy. Parulekar is the second cabinet minister and third legislator in the 40-member Goa legislative assembly to be accused of faking educational qualifications in a sworn a...

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Huawei to expand into WiFi devices for homes

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said it was entering the WiFi devices-for-homes market segment. The Shenzhen, Guangdong-based company will launch a flurry of five products next week which will be available online as well as offline in over 11 cities. Huawei now aims to stren...

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India, US set up Rs.50 crore fund on clean energy solutions

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) India and the US on Tuesday inked a MoU for establishing the PACEsetter Fund, a new joint Rs.50 crore ($7.9 million) fund to accelerate the commercialization of innovative clean energy solutions. The MoU was inked by US Ambassador Richard Verma and New and Renewable Energy Secretary Upendra Tripathi as part of President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra M...

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Sustainable policy on sand mining soon: Javadekar

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The government proposes to introduce soon a new sustainable sand mining policy to curb illegal mining in river beds to prevent flooding, union Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Tuesday. Talking to media persons here, Javadekar said: We are in the process of giving final touches to a sustainable sand mining policy. Using s...

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Tottenham's Paulinho moves to Guangzhou Evergrande

Guangzhou, June 30 (IANS) Chinese football club Guangzhou Evergrande has signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho for 9.8 million pounds, with the Brazilian putting pen to paper on a four-year contract. Paulinho departs Tottenham as the first big name out of the door as head coach Mauricio Pochettino is reorganising the squad. He will link up with former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scol...

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