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De Gea likely to continue in Spain goal despite errors

Moscow, June 18 (IANS) After Spain's 3-3 draw against Portugal in their FIFA World Cup Group B clash in Sochi on Friday night, the question of who should be first choice goalkeeper for the 2010 champions has become the topic of debate across the national media. First choice keeper David de Gea was badly at fault for Portugal's second goal of the game when he let a long-range shot from Po...

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It was high time to jump back into Bollywood: Ashutosh Rana

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Actor Ashutosh Rana has completed shooting for four films in the past six months, making a grand comeback of sorts into Bollywood. He says it was high time he returned as people had started questioning him about vanishing from the industry. Ashutosh has been working a lot in the southern film industry for the past few years. Now he has seven big Bollywood releases ...

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Facebook partners with NCW for digital literacy for women

Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Facebook on Monday announced its partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) to conduct a digital literacy programme aimed at training women scholars in Panjab University. We are committed to equipping women to express themselves freely. That's why we invested through our products, policies and community education programmes to create a safe space ...

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Haryana to offer open air camps to prisoners

Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) To encourage good conduct, satisfactory performance of work and a life of self-discipline among prisoners, the Haryana Government on Monday proposed shifting them to 'Open Air Camps' and to provide them with a pre-release opportunity to learn social adjustment and economic self dependence. The government on the recommendations of the Director General, Prisons, ...

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3 dead in Delhi gang rivalry

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, were killed and five others were injured in shooting between two gangs here on Monday, police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police Jatin Narwal said gun shots were fired from two SUVs with members of gangs led by Gogi and Tillu aboard on the busy roads of Sant Nagar in Burari area around 10 a.m. A 37-year-old woman, who wa...

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Jharkand opposition announce protests against land bill amendment

Ranchi, June 18 (IANS) A united Jharkhand opposition on Monday called for a series of protests, culminating in a shutdown on July 5, against the amendment in Land Acquisition Act 2013. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the house of the Leader of Opposition Hemant Soren of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), attended by leaders of the Congress, the Rashtriya Janata Dal, the Jharkh...

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Russia eyeing knockout berth as Salah returns for Egypt

Saint Petersburg, June 18 (IANS) Hosts Russia will be eyeing to seal their berth for the knockout stage when they face Egypt, who will be bolstered by the return of star forward Mohamed Salah, in their second Group A game here on Tuesday. Russia will be high on confidence after hammering Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game in Moscow on Thursday. Egypt on the other hand suffered a 0-1 ...

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Won't tolerate misuse of data to influence polls: Prasad

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday warned social media companies against misusing users' data to influence the outcome of elections, saying it will not be tolerated. Also, the government was awaiting the report of Justice Srikrishna Committee on data protection and law, said Prasad, who is also Law and Justice Minister. At a pr...

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121.46 crore Aadhaar generated till June 16: Prasad

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) A total number of 121.46 crore 12-digit unique identification number Aadhaar has been generated till June 16, 2018, IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Monday. The Minister revealed these figures while giving a presentation of his ministry's achievement in the last four years. Prasad said the growth in mobile phone manufacturing had increased...

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Mihir Kumar to lead Sasken's industrials business unit

Bengaluru, June 18 (IANS) Product engineering and digital transformation solutions provider Sasken Technologies on Monday announced the appointment of Mihir Kumar as head of the company's industrials business unit. Prior to joining Bengaluru-headquartered Sasken as Senior Vice President and Head, Industrials Business Unit, Kumar led the industrials and aerospace business in Americas for ...

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16 killed as Afghan Taliban launch attacks after ceasefire

Kabul, June 18 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed on Monday as the Afghan Taliban resumed attacks after refusing to extend a three-day ceasefire that ended on Sunday night, police said. Taliban militants launched early morning attacks on security checkpoints in Ghormach, Qaisar, Pashtunkot and Shirin Tagab districts in the Faryab province, a police officer was quoted as saying by Xinh...

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FIFA World Cup: Senegal to face confident Poland

Moscow, June 18 (IANS) Senegal will aim to repeat the heroics of their 2002 team when they start their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign against a confident Poland in a Group H match at the Spartak Stadium here on Tuesday. While Senegal are making their comeback to the World Cup after their 2002 show till the quarter-finals, Poland are in Russia after failing to qualify for the 2010 and 2014 ...

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Global cues, trade war concerns depress equity indices

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Weak international markets and concerns of a resurgent global trade war depressed the key Indian equity indices on Monday. Trade on both the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was largely choppy throughout the day. Index-wise, the wider Nifty50 of the NSE closed at 10,799.85 points, down 17.85 points or 0.17 per cent from the ...

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Delhi IAS officers must go back to work: JD-U

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Bihar's ruling JD-U, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Monday called on IAS officers in Delhi to get back to work as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has assured their safety. The Chief Minister has assured IAS officers regarding their safety and has appealed to them to return to the work. The impasse has to break for the people of Delhi and th...

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Girl kidnapped, gang raped in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 18 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped in Odisha's Boudh district by two youths who were arrested on Monday, police said. The accused, Pintu Badhia (25) and Tuku Kumbar (24), were arrested after the girl's family filed a complaint. According to the girl, the accused kidnapped her on Sunday when she went out to purchase grocery and took her near an ...

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Roopa Ganguly accuses Mamata government of spreading terror

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A BJP Rajya Sabha member, Roopa Ganguly on Monday accused West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government of trying to instil fear by killing and exhibiting the bodies of BJP workers in Purulia district. This exhibition is to make it clear to all the residents of the area that if you work for BJP, this will be the consequence. Mamata Banerjee has been spreading this frig...

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GST enlarged tax base, brought formalisation: Government

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Goods and Service Tax (GST) has resulted in greater formalisation of the Indian economy with over 6.5 lakh new assessees having sought registration under the new indirect tax regime, the government said on Monday. A Finance Ministry release here said that this increased tax information flow would help to eventually boost both direct and indirect tax collecti...

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Punjab amends rule to bar misuse of stamp duty rebate for women

Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) The Punjab government has amended a rule to curb the misuse of stamp duty rebate extended to women on property registration, an official said here on Monday. As per the rule amended by the Revenue Department on the directive of Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, now if the property acquired by a woman is transferred in the name of a male relative withi...

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Transport sector dying, strike was last option: Truckers association

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Claiming that about 54 lakh trucks are off the road observing nationwide strike against fuel hike, third party insurance and toll, an association of the goos vehicle operators called their move non-political and last resort after several failed attempts to reach the government. The All India Confederation of Goods Vehicles Owners Association (AICGVO), a Delhi-ba...

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Ex-border guards chief to head Bangladesh armed forces

Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Bangladesh on Monday picked former border guards chief Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed as the head of the country's armed forces. He replaces outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, bdnews24.com reported. According to a notice of the Defence Ministry, former Director General of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) Aziz Ahmed will take c...

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