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Rajender finishes 11th in Asiad javelin throw

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian athlete Rajender Singh finished 11th among 17 participants in the men's javelin throw final of the 17th Asian Games here Thursday. Rajender's best attempt of 73.43 metres came on his first try, out of three, but it was considerably below his personal best of 79.32m. China's Zhao Qinggang won gold with a best throw of 89.15m in his final attempt to set...

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India win Asian Games hockey gold, book Rio berth

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) Two-time champions India beat holders Pakistan 4-2 via penalties in the men's hockey final to win the Asian Games gold medal after 16 years at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Thursday, and thus booked a berth for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Goalkeeper P.R.Sreejesh pulled off two brilliant saves as India won 4-2 in the shoot-outs. Dharamvir Singh converted the last shoot-...

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Andhra participates in clean India campaign, Telangana stays away

Hyderabad/Vijawayada, Oct 2 (IANS) While Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government in Telangana stayed away from Swacch Bharat program launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government in neighboring Andhra Pradesh actively participated in it. E.S.L. Narasimhan, who is governor of both the states, participated in clean India campaign at Raj Bhavan and Gan...

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Bangladesh considering lowering marriage age of girls

Dhaka, Oct 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh government is considering lowering the age of marriage to 16 years for girls. Girls' tendency to elope at an early age has prompted the government to discuss the issue of lowering the legal age of marriage to 16 years, Zahid Maleque, the country's junior health minister said, according to bdnews24.com. No decision has been taken yet. The matter ...

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Modi urges youths to join Clean India mission

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday urged the youths to connect with him in the task of ensuring a clean India by 2019, saying that it was responsibility of every child of Mother India to remove the blot on her. In a message on public broadcaster Doordarshan, the prime minister said that he wanted to create a movement for cleanliness through the social media.

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Search resumes for victims of Japan volcano eruption

Tokyo, Oct 2 (IANS/EFE) Rescue teams Thursday resumed the search for victims of the eruption of Mount Ontake volcano in the Nagano region in central Japan, amid uncertainty over the fate of an undetermined number of missing hikers. The search by police, firemen and military teams was hampered by low visibility and the risk of toxic gases and a new eruption. Authorities in Nagano ...

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Indian boxer Vikas settles for bronze

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian pugilist Vikas Krishan had to settle for the bronze in the men's 75 kg category as he lost his semi-final bout to Kazakhstan's Zhanibek Alimkhanuly at the Asian Games here Thursday. The Kazakh boxer took the bout 2-1 at the Seonhak Gymnasium. ...

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Reliance Energy joins Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Mumbai, Oct 2 (IANS) About 1,300 employees of Reliance Energy cleaned their offices and surroundings here Thursday as part of the corporate initiative towards the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission). The employees got together and cleaned 32 offices and the neighbouring areas at Borivali, five divisional offices in Bandra, Andheri, Dindoshi, Kandivali and Tilak Nagar, besides eig...

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Najeeb Jung polishes shoes as part of Kar Sewa

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Thursday polished shoes of devotees at Bangla Sahib Gurudwara here as part of Kar Sewa. Jung's wife Ameena, who accompanied him at the Sikh temple in the heart of the city, also polished shoes, said a government official. Kar Sewa (selfless service) is a Sikh ritual. ...

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No more extensions to Vijayan as CPI-M Kerala party secretary

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 2 (IANS) CPI-M's powerful Kerala state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan will have to step down at the party conference next year as the state committee meeting, that ended here Thursday, decided not to give any extension to any office-bearer who has completed three terms. Vijayan, who became the secretary in 1998 after quitting as state power minister, has been at the h...

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Sahana finishes 8th in women's high jump

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) Indian athlete Sahana Kumari finished eighth among 10 participants in the women's high jump final at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday. National record holder Sahana managed a highest jump of 1.80 metres, well below her personal best of 1.92m, to finish towards the bottom of the standings at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. Uzbekistan's Svetlana Radzivil won...

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CAF rejects Uganda's protest

Kampala, Oct 2 (IANS) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rejected a protest by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) that Zambia had fielded overage players in a qualification match in the U-17 Championship. Zambia had knocked out Uganda 4-1 on aggregate in the last stage of the qualifiers to the 2015 Africa U-17 Championship which will take place in Niger. Fu...

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Three-year jail to four MCD officials in graft case

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) A court here awarded three-year jail term to four officials of the undivided Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for accepting a bribe of Rs.4,000 for not filing adverse report in a suit. Special Judge Narottam Kaushal Wednesday sent Suresh Kumar, Dilbagh Singh, Hemant Kumar and Umed Singh Kanoongo of Slum and Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) department for demanding a bribe o...

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Mercedes' Jan-September sales up 16 percent

Pune, Oct 2 (IANS) German luxury automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Thursday reported an increase of 16 percent in its sales between January and September. We have launched eight new cars, sold more cars than ever before, expanded to newer markets, added newer customer base, connected with more customers through our brand connect programmes and offered more value to ...

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Foreign secretary leads cleaning drive at South Block

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The Swachh Bharat cleaning drive reverberated in the ministry of external affairs with Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh leading the way with the broom at South Block. Attired in a maroon-orange checked sari, Singh wielded the broom outside South Block, sweeping the pavement and the corners of the shrub-lined path and at the Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan ministry office.<...

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Modi starts Clean India drive, says India can do it

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday symbolically wielded the broom in Dalit colony where Mahatma Gandhi once stayed to launch a unique nationwide campaign which seeks to change Indians' mindset vis-a-vis hygiene and clean up the country in five years. In a spirited speech near the India Gate monument a short while later, Modi told a huge gathering that Indians ...

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Why is Victoria hoarding her first date dress?

London, Oct 2 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham has revealed that she has kept the dress she wore on her first date with husband and soccer star David Beckham as she wants to pass it on to her daughter Harper. The couple got married in 1999 and also have three sons - Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. The singer discussed about the dress she wore back in 1997 during a...

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Heartening to see Indians are loving our films: Humaima

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who made her Bollywood debut with Raja Natwarlal this year, is happy to see people from India welcoming talent from her country. Humaima recently attended the premiere of fellow Pakistani actor Fawad Khan's first Hindi film Khubsoorat in Karachi and said that she is pleased with Pakistani actors making big names internationally. <...

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Manav Gangwani says his 'Seven' inspired by his life

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Designer Manav Gangwani returns after a break with Seven, his latest collection inspired by his own life. My years in the industry have made me realise that the most important person in making me who I am is 'I', said Gangwani, known for his couture collection and intricate embroidery, in a statement. It is my faith in myself and in my passion for design...

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India win women's 4X400m relay gold

Incheon, Oct 2 (IANS) India successfully defended their women's 4X400 metres relay title by clinching the gold medal at the Asian Games here Thursday. Priyanka Panwar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and M. Poovamma set a Games record with a timing of three minutes and 28.68 seconds at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium. These Japanese team of Aoyama Seika, Matsumoto Nanako, Ichikawa Kana a...

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