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Vandana completes 100 caps at CWG

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team forward Vandana Kataria completed her 100th international cap Thursday while playing against Canada in the Pool A opener of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Known for her agility, Vandana has added the much required depth in the line-up since she has started playing for India. Hockey India (HI) is proud of Vandana today for ...

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Indian women's hockey team beats Canada 4-2

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team won their Pool A opener against Canada 4-2 on the first day of action at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. Jaspreet Kaur scored a brace while Poonam Rani and Rani Rampal hit a goal apiece for the winners. Brienne Stairs and Karli Johansen scored a goal apiece for Canada. India will next take on New Zealand July 27 at the ...

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CWG: Lifter Sanjita gives India first gold

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India Thursday opened its medal count at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 48kg weightlifting competitions at the Clyde Auditorium here. The bronze went to Nigeria's Nkechi Opara. ...

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Ukrainian PM announces resignation

Kiev, July 24 (IANS) Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk announced his resignation Thursday over parliament's ineffectiveness after two political parties withdrew from Ukraine's ruling coalition. I am announcing about my resignation due to the collapse of the coalition and blocking of the government initiatives, Yatsenyuk told parliament. He said the break-up of the ruling...

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Congress cautions government over disinvestment method

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Congress Thursday cautioned the government over the process it will adopt to meet its disinvestment targets, saying the record of the previous NDA government had left people with deep dissatisfaction. Congress spokesperson Rajeev Gowda told reporters here it was not yet clear how the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government will meet its disinvestment target.

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Delhi HC concerned over violence against northeasterners

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday expressed strong displeasure at the government for failing to prevent violence against people from the northeast living in the capital. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said: We are pained to note that in spite of our being seized of the issue of the violence in the city of Delhi against peo...

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Bangalore's rape-tainted school to reopen July 28

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) The Vibgyor High School in the city's upscale eastern suburb will reopen July 28, almost two weeks after it shut following outrage over the alleged rape of a six-year-old student by the school's skating coach in a classroom July 2. The school will reopen Monday for students of Classes 5 to 10 and from Wednesday for all classes from Class 1, state block education...

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OCM India tie up with Italian designer for winter collection

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India's fabric manufacturer OCM India Limited has joined hands with Italian designer M. Cristina Fedriani for creating its premium winter collection, which will hit the Indian market September end. Fedriani established and manages Progetto Stile - a service company working in fashion market for around 25 years. We have made around 850 designs, which comp...

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SC reject Nithari killer Koli's plea for death sentence review

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday rejected the plea by Nithari serial killer Surendra Koli seeking the recall of its Feb 15, 2011 order, upholding his death sentence in one of the 16 cases of rape and killing he faced. A bench of Justice H.L.Dattu and Justice Anil R. Dave rejected the review plea holding that it was moved long after his death sentence was upheld by the...

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China 'patka' row: Akal Takht seeks government intervention

Amritsar, July 24 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, Thursday sought the intervention of the central government in the controversy over two Sikh players being forced to remove their 'patkas' (head kerchief) during an international basketball match in China recently. Akal Takht Jathedar (chief) Gurbachan Singh termed the incident in China a shameful one and...

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Wipro net up 30 percent in Q1, projects higher revenue for Q2

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) India's third largest IT firm Wipro Ltd. posted net profit of Rs.2,118 crore (approx $352 mn) for 2014-15's first quarter (April-June), registering 30 percent growth year-on-year (YOY) under the Indian accounting standard, while projecting an average higher revenue of $1.8 billion from its global IT services business for the second quarter. In a regulatory filin...

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Bengal student attacked with acid inside home

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) A woman college student suffered grievous injuries Thursday in an acid attack by an unidentified assailant inside her home in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said. The crime took place in Parapukur area of Burdwan town. When the door bell rang around 10 a.m., the woman - who was alone at home then - opened the door. The assailant hurled the acid and...

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NSG not ready to provide more VVIP security: Official

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The National Security Guard (NSG) was not ready to take more responsibilities to provide security to a single VVIP in India under its elite 'black cat' commando security cover as per their mandate and strength, an official said Thursday. The elite force, which protects most VVIPs in the country, has now decided to stop providing more security to ensure its most ...

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My last Commonwealth Games: Bindra

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra has said the 2014 Glasgow would be his last Commonwealth Games. Tom I will compete in my 5th cwg. This will be my last appearance at the games Hope to have some fun. Cont, tweeted Bindra, who gave India the first individual Olympic gold medal in Beijing for the 10m air rifle event. Bindra, who has eig...

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President to inaugurate service apartments at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Stylish fully-furnished apartments equipped with a small kitchenette each, a gym around the corner, a swimming pool and a restaurant -- these are part of swanky additions to the Rashtrapati Bhavan estate for the use of senior officers, aides-de-camp to the president, and visitors. The 16 serviced apartments, called Peacock Service Apartment, will be inaugurated ...

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Algerian plane with 119 on board missing, search on

Algiers, July 24 (IANS) An aircraft belonging to Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, with 119 people on board, disappeared early Thursday, 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou Airport in Burkina Faso, sparking a frantic search operation by French and Algerian air force jets. The plane was reported missing over the Malian region of Gao, some 500 km south of the Algerian border, ...

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Old stables tell India's story at new Rashtrapati Bhavan museum

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A flower petal that was found on the body of Mahatma Gandhi after his assassination, a piece of rock from the moon, gold-plated ceremonial chairs used by the British colonial rulers, Edwin Lutyens' rough sketches of a grand sandstone structure that took the shape of what is now Rashtrapati Bhavan -- such invaluable artefacts are part of a museum to be inaugurated by Pres...

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Katju should have disclosed all the facts, says Karunanidhi

Chennai, July 24 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Thursday asked Press Council of India chairman, Justice Markandey Katju, to disclose details of his assets while wondering why the former apex court judge shouldn't have shared all facts while making a serious charge. In a statement issued here, Karunanidhi, referring to Katju's response to a journalist, asked: When a charge is levelle...

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Saina 'hurt' at not receiving promised cash award

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal Thursday said she is hurt and sad that she is yet to receive the Rs.50 lakh cash award promised by the Andhra Pradesh state government for winning the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. The 24-year-old, who has skipped the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza for being named the brand ambassad...

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Many minority schemes under consideration: Heptulla

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptula Thursday said several schemes were under consideration to help minority communities in all states. She said her ministry was considering schemes called Ustaad, Hamari Dharohar and Nai Manzil. Ustaad aims at upgrading skills and training in preservation of traditional ancestral arts/crafts of minorities, while Hamar...

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