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Dipika-Joshana reach women's doubles squash semis

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's squash stars Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa reached the women's doubles semi-finals with a comprehensive win at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The duo beat New Zealand's Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy 11-9, 11-5 in the quarterfinal at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. Meanwhile, Saurav Ghosal and Harinder Pal Sandhu brought up a tough ...

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Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here: Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol shootin...

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Perfect day for Indian shuttlers at CWG

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had a perfect day at the Commonwealth Games as all of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena here Thursday. To start with, men's singles second seed Parupalli Kashyap needed only 24 minutes to move past Australia's Jeff Tho 21-7, 21-8 while fifth seed R.M.V. Gurusaidutt beat Andrew D'Souz...

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Tintu fails to qualify for women's 800m final

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian athlete Tintu Luka failed to qualify for the women's 800 metres final at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The 25-year-old could only manage to finish seventh out of eight competitors in the first semi-final which was won by Kenya's Eunice Sum in two minutes and 1.38 seconds at the Hampden Park Stadium. Tintu led the race for a brief period toward...

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Ebola outbreak: $100 mn response plan in West Africa

Geneva, Aug 1 (IANS) The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and presidents of West African countries hit by the Ebola virus outbreak will Friday meet in Guinea to launch a new $100 million response plan. The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it poses, requires WHO and Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to take the response to a new level, and this ...

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Gowda wins India's first athletics gold at 2014 CWG

Glasgow, August 1 (IANS) Vikas Gowda brought in India's first athletics medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games when he won the discus throw gold in the final at the Hampden Park Stadium here Thursday. With the achievement, Gowda became India's only second male athlete to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games after the legendary Milkha Singh won the 440 yard gold way back in 1958 at Cardif...

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Bail plea of pub brawl accused rejected

New Delhi, August 1 (IANS) A court here Thursday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Parth Wadia, the grandson of liquor baron Kishanlal Wadia, in connection with a pub brawl case. Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge G. P. Singh refused to grant anticipatory bail to Wadia after Delhi Police told the court that Wadia was not co-operating in the investigation. Earlier,...

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SC sets up panel to investigate Meerut fire

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday appointed Justice (retd.) S.B. Sinha as one-man commission to inquire into the 2006 fire tragedy at a consumer exhibition in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut that left 64 people dead and hundreds injured. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice V. Gopala Gowda asked Justice Sinha to submit the report by Jan 31, 2015. Setting aside the...

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Indian grapplers wrap up with two golds, a silver and a bronze

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Indian wrestlers put on an inspiring show winning two gold medals and a silver and bronze each on the last day of the wrestling competition in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Thursday. Olympic medallist Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari clinched the gold medals while Geetika Jakhar and Pawan Kumar got the silver and the bronze medal respectively. ...

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Gowda wins India's first 2014 CWG athletics medal

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won India's first gold medal from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium here Thursday. The 31-year-old Gowda converted the silver he had won four years ago in New Delhi in to the yellow metal with a best throw of 63.64 metres. Cypriot Apostolos Parellis took the silver with 63.32m and Jamaican Jason...

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US reaches out to Modi government, India says cyber snooping unacceptable

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The US reached out to the new Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi promising to partner it in its vision of Sabka saath sabka vikasa or development for all, even as India raised the issue of America's cyber snooping and termed it unacceptable between friends. Visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision o...

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India-origin woman banker jailed for theft in Scotland

London, July 31 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman bank employee has been jailed for stealing 120,000 pounds (around $202,000) from a customer's account in Scotland, a media report said Thursday. Satnam Kaur, 30, a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) employee, transferred a large sum of money from Robert Brown's account to India from Aberdeen in Scotland in 2011, BBC reported. Glasgow-based ...

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EU condemns UN shelter shelling, Netanyahu vows tunnel destruction

Jerusalem/Gaza/Brussels, July 31 (IANS) The European Union Thursday condemned strikes on a UN shelter and a crowded market in Gaza, as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy underground tunnels in the coastal enclave regardless of any possible ceasefire agreement. The conflict in Gaza has killed 1,363 Palestinians since it began 24 days ago, Xinhua reported. ...

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Naval war room leak case: Court frames charges

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A court here Thursday framed charges against businessman Abhishek Verma and others in the Naval War Room leak case, CBI sources said Thursday. According to sources, Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge J.P.S. Malik framed charges under criminal conspiracy and various provisions of the Official Secrets Act against Verma and other accused including Kulbus...

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Subhan's Pakistan link: Delhi Police seeks Kolkata's aid

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Delhi Police has approached its Kolkata counterparts for the custody of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Arshad Khan who had provided contact numbers of Pakistan-based terrorist handlers to arrested LeT operative Abdul Subhan. Police said Subhan came in touch with his Pakistan-based LeT handlers Javed Baluchi and Ajam Cheema with some phone numbers provided by Ar...

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Ex airhostess, engineering graduate held in MBBS admission racket

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) A former airhostess and an engineering graduate have been arrested from a hotel in Odisha's tourist resort Puri in connection with a medical college admission racket, police said. Bidhannagar Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detective department) K.P. Barui said the duo along another accomplice were nabbed from Puri Tuesday for allegedly duping people by promising t...

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India beat South Africa 5-2, qualify for hockey semis

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team won their fourth and final Pool A game 5-2 against South Africa Thursday to qualify for the Commonwealth Games semi-finals where they will take on New Zealand at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here Saturday. India needed to at least draw the contest to have any chance of qualifying for the last four and they did it in style by thra...

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Indian wrestler Pawan wins bronze

Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) Indian wrestler Pawan Kumar pulled off a stunning come from behind win against Pakistan's Muhammad Inam to clinch the bronze medal in the men's freestlye 86kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Thursday. The two wrestlers were tied at 6-6 but Pawan was adjudged the winner since he scored the last point. ...

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Natwar attacks 'ruthless' Sonia over foreign origin

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Former external affairs minister K. Natwar Singh has raked up the issue of Italian origins of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, stating that no Indian would have treated a loyalist the way he was treated by her and that she had a part which was ruthless. In an interview to Headlines Today over his book One Life is Not Enough: An Autobiography, Natwar Singh also s...

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First victory for Jaipur's Pink Panthers in Pro-Kabaddi League

Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Egged on by team owner and bollywood hero Abhishek Bachchan, Jaipur's Pink Panthers edged out a highly rated Telugu Titans 46-32 to register their first win of the Pro-Kabaddi League Thursday. The result also signified Telugu's first defeat after clinching a last minute draw against the table toppers U Mumba in the first match. Maninder Singh and Jasvir Si...

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