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Shooters Meena, Lajja fail to win medals

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) A lot was expected from Indian shooters Meena Kumari and Lajja Gauswami but they failed to earn a medal from the women's 50-metre rifle prone finals at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. On a day when all three Indian medals came from shooting, Meena and Lajja could only manage to finish sixth and 11th at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. New Zealander Sa...

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Shooter Mansher tops men's trap qualifications

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian shooter Mansher Singh topped the men's trap qualification while Manavjit Sandhu finished third at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. The qualification will continue Tuesday and will be followed by the semi-finals, bronze medal playoff and the gold medal contest. Mansher topped the standings with 50 points followed by Australian Michael Diamond on 4...

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AAP activists arrested for defacing public property

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Four AAP activists, who were pasting posters for an upcoming party rally here, were arrested Monday on charges of defacing public property, police said. The Aam Aadmi Party termed the case politically motivated. The AAP activists - Rajesh Kumar, Gulshan, Deepak and Rajinder Kumar - are all aged between 20-30 years. They were booked under various sections of the ...

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Woman shot at in Gurgaon, house burgled

Gurgaon, July 28 (IANS) A 43-year-old woman, the wife of a tax official, was Monday shot at and valuables robbed from her house here, police said. Three motorbike-riding men entered the house in Sector 31 here Monday afternoon, when Savitri was alone at home. Savitri was shot at when she confronted the men. She was admitted to a private hospital where her condition is said to be ...

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Saharanpur violence: Akali delegation meets Akhilesh

Lucknow/Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday assured a Shiromani Akali Dal delegation that his government was committed to provide security and justice to all people in the state and compensation would be paid to the victims of the communal clash in Saharanpur town. He also reiterated the resolve of the Samajwadi Party (SP) government to ensure th...

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Shreyasi, Seema fail to qualify for women's trap semis

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian shooters Shreyasi Singh and Seema Tomar failed to qualify for the women's trap semi-finals, narrowly missing out on the qualification mark at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. Shreyasi and Seema finished seventh and eighth respectively, out of 17 contestants as the top-6 made their way into the semis. Having already clinched the women's double tra...

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Ukrainian army seizes cities near plane crash site

Kiev, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Government forces have taken control of several rebel cities in Ukraine's Donetsk region close to where a Malaysia Airlines plane carrying nearly 300 people was shot down earlier this month, the army said Monday. They have seized the city of Debaltsevo and Saur Mogila, a hill used by pro-Russian militias to fire on soldiers, the army said in a statement. ...

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Veteran English shooter Gault retires

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) England's Michael Gault Monday announced his retirement from competitive shooting after equalling the all-time Commonwealth Games medals tally. Sixty-year-old Gault claimed the bronze in the men's 10-metre air pistol event Saturday but failed to qualify for Monday's 50m pistol final. However, despite the failure, Gault is equal with Australian Phillip Adam...

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Bell's unbeaten century takes England to 452/5

Southampton, July 28 (IANS) Ian Bell's unbeaten century took England to 452/5 at tea against India on Day 2 of the third Test at the Rose Bowl here Monday. There was some respite for Indian bowlers, who removed Joe Root (3) and Moeen Ali (12) cheaply but failed to make further inroads as Bell (133 not out) and debutant Jos Buttler (13 not out) stood strong. Bell was much more agg...

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Two minor sisters washed away in Himachal rivulet

Shimla, July 28 (IANS) Two minor sisters were Monday washed away in a swollen rivulet in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, police said. Komal (9) and Nazia (7), daughters of Rajdeen of Harnota village, drowned in the rivulet in Thoda panchayat area, some 300 km from state capital Shimla. Police said seeing the girls cry for help, villagers rushed to the spot but failed to save ...

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Puja eliminated, says next step could be Bollywood

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) TV actress Puja Banerjee, known for playing Parvati in the mythological show Devon Ke Dev Mahadev, has been eliminated from Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7. She is disappointed and feels that she deserved to go up the finals. When asked whether she regrets being eased out of the contest, Puja said: I won't pretend that I am not disappointed. I think I deserved to go up the fi...

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India vs England: Day 2, third Test, tea scoreboard

Southampton, July 28 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at tea on Day 2 of the third cricket Test between India and England at the Rose Bowl here Monday: England (first innings) Alastair Cook c Dhoni b Jadeja 95 Sam Robson c Jadeja b Shami 26 Gary Ballance c Dhoni b Sharma 156 Ian Bell batting 133 Joe Root c Dhoni b Kumar 3 Moeen Ali c ...

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Telangana, Andhra to celebrate Eid Tuesday

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as the new moon was sighted Monday in most parts of the country. The weather in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana was cloudy but Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee or moon sighting committee announced that since the moon was sighted in many parts of the country, Eid will be celebrated Tuesda...

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India back to square one at Southampton

Southampton, July 28 (IANS/RAY) It was virtually back to the ignominy of 2011, as England plundered runs against a hapless Indian bowling attack on the second day of the third Test to establish a dominant position in the encounter after losing the second Test at Lord's last week. While it could be said India were probably at the unfortunate end of two umpiring decisions on the first day ...

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Man found dead in parked car in Delhi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The decomposed body of a 30-year-old man was found in a car parked inside a crowded market here Monday, police said. The body was found around 4 p.m. from the car parked in the Sector 17 market in Rohini area of north Delhi. Police said they were yet to identify the man as no identity card was found in his possession. However, the car's owner was identif...

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Court stays poll panel's notice to Ashok Chavan

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday stayed the Election Commission's show cause notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan asking him to explain why he should not be disqualified in a 'paid news' case. Justice Suresh Kait, while staying the poll panel's order till Nov 5, also issued notice to Bharatiya Janata Party leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Kirit Som...

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England 452/5 at tea

Southampton, July 28 (IANS) England were batting at 452/5 at tea on Day 2 of the third cricket Test against India at the Rose Bowl here Monday. Ian Bell and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler were batting on 133 and 13, respectively. Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken two wickets so far for India. ...

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CWG: Ghosal, Anaka lose in squash

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) Indian squash players Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony bit the dust Monday bringing to an end their individual campaigns in squash singles at the Commonwealth Games here. While Ghosal lost his men's singles bronze medal match 1-3 to England's Peter Barker, Anaka went down in the women's singles plate final with an exact scoreline of 1-3 to Deon Saffery of Wales....

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Assam seeks central help for skill development centres

Guwahati, July 28 (IANS) Assam has approached the union government for support for setting up skill development centres across the state to increase employability of the state's youth, a minister said Monday. State Industry and Power minister Pradyut Bordoloi said a proposal has been sent by the state government to Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs and Skill Developmen...

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Ousted Thai PM faces power-abuse allegation

Bangkok, July 28 (IANS) Thailand's Election Commission (EC) is accusing former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra of abusing power by using public funds to campaign for elections, local media reported Monday. EC investigators have alleged that Yingluck, along with eight other former cabinet ministers and national police chief, violated the already-abrogated 2007 constitution by making tr...

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