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KSCA All-India cricket: Orissa CA snatch slender lead

Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Orissa CA snatched a crucial one-run lead against Haryana CA on the third and penultimate day of the KSCA All-India cricket tournament here Monday. Replying to Haryana's first innings total of 383, Orissa made 384, courtesy centuries by Abhilash Mallick (117, 131b, 13x4, 3x6) and Biplab Samantray 182 not out (414b, 23x4, 2x6). Meanwhile, KSCA President's XI ...

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Encephalitis kills three more in Bengal, toll now 61

Siliguri, July 22 (IANS) The raging encephalitis menace Tuesday claimed three more lives in northern West Bengal, taking the death count to 61 over the past 20 days, health officials said. All three deaths were reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), the institution's principal Anup Kumar Roy said. One of the victims was a resident of Purnea in Bihar. ...

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Joko Widodo wins Indonesian presidential election

Jakarta, July 22 (IANS) Governor of Indonesia's capital city Jakarta Joko Widodo was Tuesday declared elected Indonesia's new president after the General Election Commission (KPU) settled the vote tally. Making the official announcement on the winner of the presidential election, General Election Commission Chairman Husni Kamil Malik said Joko Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla had won...

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Karnataka CM miffed over media queries on rape

Bangalore, July 22 (IANS) Rattled by the non-stop media coverage of the spate of rapes in the city, a miffed Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Tuesday asked reporters if they had no news other than 'rape' to cover. What rape? Is it the only news you have to cover, Siddaramaiah shot back when reporters asked him at the state secretariat for an update on the investigations into the allege...

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Why was Katju silent so long, asks Karunanidhi

Chennai, July 22 (IANS) DMK president M. Karunanidhi Tuesday came down heavily on Press Council of India chairman Justice Markandey Katju charging him with making allegations of corruption in judiciary due to some hidden pressure. In a letter to his party cadres, Karunanidhi said Katju was the chief justice of Madras High Court for a year and then went on to become an apex court judge, reti...

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BMW India Bridal Fashion Week 2014 to begin Aug 7

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The sixth edition of BMW India Bridal Fashion Week (IBFW) 2014 will be held from Aug 7 to Aug 10 here. Designer Tarun Tahiliani will open the event, while JJ Valaya has been selected to close the fashion week. It will take place at DLF Emporio. Designers Suneet Varma, Raghavendra Rathore, Meera Muzaffar Ali, Ashima Leena, Gauri and Nainika, Falguni and Shane...

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Blind students' caning: NHRC seeks report from Andhra

New Delhi, 22 July (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday asked the Andhra Pradesh government to submit a report on the merciless caning of children at a residential school for blind in the state's East Godavari district. The NHRC has issued notice to the chief secretary, Andhra Pradesh and district magistrate, East Godavari calling for a report in the matter within four...

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Scandal-hit Mexico shelter centre of physical abuse

Mexico City, July 22 (IANS/EFE) More than 150 abuse complaints have been filed against the La Gran Familia shelter in the western Mexican state of Michoacan, where 500 children who lived in squalid conditions were rescued last week, the Mexican attorney general said. At a press conference Monday, Attorney General Jesus Murillo said charges had been pressed against six employees of the child...

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Irani, Norway envoy discuss education ties

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Tuesday met Norway's Ambassador to India Eivind S. Homme and discussed collaboration in various education related issues between the two nations. Irani discussed about high altitude studies, particularly for the National Institute of Himalayan Studies announced in the budget this year, the HRD ministry said in a stat...

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Congress's Assam unit backs Gogoi, slams rebel minister

Guwahati, July 22 (IANS) A day after Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma resigned from the Tarun Gogoi government and said he would work as a constructive opposition, the Congress state unit said he had violated party discipline and the high command's direction was awaited. The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) said that no member of the Congress can identify as a separate group and th...

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Three booked for engineer's suicide in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, July 22 (IANS) Three people were booked for abetment to suicide of an engineer, police here said Tuesday. Awnish Tomar, 30, who worked as an engineer in a company having its office in Grand Mall here on Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, committed suicide by hanging himself in his room in Laxmi Garden area Monday night. Tomar, who hailed from Haryana's Jind district, wrote in his suicid...

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Northeast MPs condemn killing of Manipuri man

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The North East MPs Forum (NEMPF) Tuesday condemned the killing of a 29-year-old Manipuri man in the national capital and demanded that recommendations by the Bezbaruah Committee be implemented. Led by former Lok Sabha speaker P.A. Sangma, the NEMPF is a group of all parliamentarians from the eight northeastern states. The Bezbaruah Committee was set up to lo...

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Housing scam unearthed in Ghaziabad: Official

Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) An alleged scam has been unearthed here in the 20 percent mandatory allotment of houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) and low income groups (LIG) in hi-tech townships by private builders, an official said Tuesday. Providing documentary details to media persons, Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation vice chairman Rajendra Tyagi said the procedure adopted for the ...

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Parliament disrupted over Katju's allegations

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Parliament was Tuesday disrupted following an uproar by AIADMK members over Press Council of India chairman Markandey Katju's allegations of corruption in the judiciary, even as the government admitted that the incident had indeed taken place. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha saw protests over the issue. Katju in his blog Sunday said an additional judg...

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CII conclave: UP to be partner state

Lucknow, July 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday announced it will partner the Invest North 2014 event being organised by the CII in New Delhi July 24-25. This is following the favourable response of investors and business community at the UP Investors' Conclave held in New Delhi in June. Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand ...

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Only 8 states have allowed moderate power tariff hikes: ICRA

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Only half the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) out of the 16 states that have issued orders have allowed limited hikes in the tariff orders for 2014-15, ratings agency ICRA said Tuesday. Pointing out that tariff petitions were filed by the distribution utilities for fiscal 2014-15 in most of the 29 states, ICRA said: In case of eight states, tariff ...

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Gaza toll 609 as Israeli offensive rages on

Gaza/Jerusalem, July 22 (IANS) The relentless Israeli military campaign dubbed Operation Protective Edge targeting the Gaza Strip, which has lasted for more than two weeks, has killed over 600 Palestinians and wounded 3,720 others so far, an official said Tuesday. Ashraf al-Qedra, Gaza health ministry spokesman, told reporters that the death toll has reached 609, while the number of those w...

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Lovato takes help from Pinterest for hair looks

Los Angeles, July 22 (IANS) Pop star Demi Lovato says she takes hair style inspiration from Pinterest, a visual discovery tool. The 21-year-old, who currently sports lavender and silver ombré-coloured tresses, gets her ideas from the website which allows users to post photographs and pictures they like to a virtual pin board, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When asked what colour she was...

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ISL franchises go for big names in players draft

Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) franchises went all out for the big names in Indian football on the first day of the player's central draft here Tuesday. The draft proceedings saw the participating six club officials engage in a lot of permutations and discussion before making the final selection of their choice. Overall, 26 players, who have donned the Indian j...

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597 armed forces personnel ended lives since 2009

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A total of 597 armed forces personnel committed suicide since 2009, the defence ministry said Tuesday. Suicide rates were highest in the army with 498 suicides since 2009, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. There were 83 suicides in the Air Force while 16 Navy personnel took their lives. In the same period, 2,215...

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