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World's maximum child labourers in India: Report

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India has 10.1 million child labourers in the 5-14 age group, the most in the world, a study revealed here Wednesday. India continues to host the largest number of child labourers in the world with more than half of Delhi's working children forced to work more than eight hours a day without a single day's rest, said the report released by NGO Child Rights and Yo...

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Bangalore to shut down Thursday over rapes

Bangalore, July 30 (IANS) About 50 pro-Kannada organisations have called for a shutdown in the city Thursday to protest the increasing incidents of rape of minors and crimes against women. Associations of government employees, lawyers, hotels, taxis and autos and women's groups are supporting us to ensure a 12-hour shutdown tomorrow (Thursday) from 6 a.m. to protest the spate of crimes a...

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Delhi Metro to get 400 more feeder buses

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Delhi Metro will soon get 400 more feeder buses as the government has sanctioned Rs.6 crore for these, an official statement said Wednesday. As many as 400 more feeder buses are proposed to be added to the existing fleet of 117 Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) feeder buses on 16 routes. The transport department has sanctioned Rs.6 crore for this, the Delhi tr...

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DMK demands Katju's removal as Press Council chief

Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The DMK Wednesday demanded the removal of former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju as chairman of the Press Council to protect the reputation of the judiciary, legislature and the panel. DMK legal wing secretary R.S.Bharathi sent a representation to this effect to the vice president, Lok Sabha speaker, the chief justice of India and the union ministers for infor...

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Malaysian police officers head for MH17 crash site

Kuala Lumpur, July 30 (IANS) Sixty eight Malaysian police officers left Wednesday night for Kiev to secure the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and help experts carry out their assessment. We will be assisting the 12-strong forensic personnel who are currently in Kharkiv identifying the victims, Xinhua quoted Malaysia's Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar as saying at...

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Indian wrestler Sakshi settles for silver

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik also had to settle for the silver medal after she lost her women's freestyle 58 kg final to Nigeria's Aminat Adeniyi in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Aminat completely dominated Sakshi and took a lead of 10-0 in two minutes 24 seconds when the match had to be stopped on grounds of technical superiority.

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Indian shuttlers reach Round of 16

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian shuttlers made merry at the Commonwealth Games Wednesday as all of them won their respective matches in straight games to enter the last 16 at the Emirates Arena here. P.V. Sindhu and P.C. Thulasi in women's singles and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap in men's singles notched up wins in the Round of 32. Men's doubles pair ...

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President condoles deaths in Maharashtra landslide

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday condoled the loss of lives in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Maharashtra's Pune district. In his message to Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, Mukherjee said: I am deeply saddened to learn about the landslides triggered by heavy rains in Pune district, Maharashtra, in which a number of persons have lost their l...

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India wrestler Bajrang also settles for silver

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian wrestler Bajrang also had to settle for a silver medal after he lost his men's freestyle 61 kg final to Canada's David Tremblay in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Tremblay took just 84 seconds to beat Bajrang 12-1 in the first period. The Canadian was declared the winner on account of technical superiority. The bronze we...

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SC extends term of panel on government ads

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday extended till Sep 30 the term of a three-member committee constituted to frame guidelines to regulate issuance of advertisements with an obvious political message put out by the government and its departments. The bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.A. Bobde extended the term of the committee after Solicitor General Ranjit Kum...

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Lebanon detains eight Syrians for alleged terror links

Beirut, July 30 (IANS) Lebanon has detained eight Syrians for entering the country illegally and having suspected terror links, an army statement said. The Lebanese caught the eight Syrians in the eastern border town of Arsal, Xinhua reported. The men, who were driving unregistered vehicles, are suspected of belonging to terrorist groups. A state-run news agency later c...

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EU boosts funding to fight Ebola epidemic

Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Union Wednesday allocated an additional 2 million euros ($2.68 million) in aid to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. This brings the EU's humanitarian funding in response to the worst Ebola outbreak in West Africa to 3.9 million euros ($5.2 million). The level of contamination on the ground is extremely worrying and we need to scale up...

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Indian wrestler Lalita settles for silver

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian wrestler Lalita settled for the silver medal after she lost her women's freestyle 53 kg final to Nigeria's Odunayo Adekuoroye in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the SECC Hall here Wednesday. Odunayo completely dominated Lalita and took just 31 seconds to seal the gold medal. The Nigerian managed to pin down the Indian and raced away with the win. Lal...

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Moscow calls US sanctions 'illegitimate'

Moscow, July 30 (IANS) The economic sanctions imposed by the United States are a revenge on Russia, the country's foreign ministry said Wednesday. There is an impression that the American sanctions have only one aim -- to get even with Russia for our independent policy which is inconvenient for the US, Xinhua quoted a ministry statement as saying. The ministry warned that Washing...

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England set India 445-run target

Southampton, July 30 (IANS) Aggressive batting by England helped them reach 205 for four declared in the second innings at tea, setting India a 445-run target on the fourth day of the third Test at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday. England, who were 80 for two at lunch, smashed 125 runs in the second session, losing two wickets. Alastair Cook (70 not out) held one end up for England ...

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Tea scoreboard: India vs England, day 4, third Test

Southampton, July 30 (IANS) The following is the lunch scoreboard on day four of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Wednesday: England (first innings 569/7 declared) India (first innings, overnight 323/8) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 Virat Kohli...

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Sonia, Rahul move high court against summons

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court against the summons issued to them for allegedly cheating and misappropriating funds of a company that used to publish the now defunct National Herald newspaper. On June 26, the trial court had issued summons to the Gandhis and four others inclu...

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ITC mulls talks with government on e-cigarettes

Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) With the government yet to formulate a policy on e-cigarettes, tobacco giant ITC Wednesday said it will engage in talks with the authorities so that it can introduce the product in India. We are internally ready but we don't have a government policy on e-cigarettes yet. So, we are looking towards engaging in talks with the government on the issue, ITC chairman Y C...

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GAIL to hire one-third of LNG transport ships from Indian firms

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) State-run gas utility GAIL India Wednesday said it has decided to hire from Indian shipbuilders a third of the ships needed for ferrying liquefied petroleum gas (LNG) from the US. Under the advice of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas, GAIL will shortly come out with a LNG ship charter hire tender specifying, inter-alia, that one ship out of every lot of thre...

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ITC to foray into dairy, beverages

Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Announcing its plans to foray into dairy and beverages segments, Kolkata-based conglomerate ITC Wednesday said it will continue its diversification drive to become India's largest fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company by 2030. Anything that can be categorised as FMCG, ITC wants to get into that segment, chairman Y.C. Deveshwar told media persons here announcin...

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