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ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing 'Save Gaza' wristbands

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned England batsman Moeen Ali from wearing Save Gaza and Free Palestine wristbands for the remainder of the third Test against India at The Rose Bowl here. Moeen Ali, a devout Muslim had worn the wristbands on the first two days of the third Test but match referee David Boon reminded the Englishman of the ICC clot...

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Hamas leader's house bombed, Gaza toll 1,130

Gaza, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Israeli helicopters early Tuesday bombed the home of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in western Gaza, which was empty at the time, eyewitnesses and media close to the Islamist movement said. The toll in the coastal enclave in the ongoing offensive has now touched 1,130. Hamas-affiliated broadcaster al-Aqsa reported that there were no casualties in the attack on Haniy...

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Bharti Airtel's Q1 net profit jumps 61 percent

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel's net profit shot up 61 percent for the first quarter (April to June) of 2014-15, a company statement said here Tuesday. The company posted net profit of Rs.1,108.5 crore for the first quarter of 2014-15 compared to Rs.668.9 crore posted during the corresponding quarter in 2013-14. While the pace across all segments...

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Haryana power minister resigns, blasts Hooda

Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav Tuesday resigned from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda ministry but said he will remain with the Congress party. Yadav said he resigned as he was being sidelined in the government. There are many issues due to which I have taken this step, he said after submitting his resignation to the chief minister. Yadav said...

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Mansher, Sandhu qualify for men's trap semis

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian shooters Mansher Singh and Manavjit Singh Sandhu qualified for the men's trap semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. England's Aaron Heading topped the qualification on the second day with a total score of 119 points while both the Indians had accounted for 117 points apiece at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. On Monday, Mansher had to...

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Keep all 'roza' in my mother's memory: Mahesh Bhatt

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Mahesh Bhatt observes fasts during Ramadan as a tribute to his late mother and says on Eid he looks forward to uniquely designed vegetable biryani. His colleague Shabana Azmi enjoys the festival by feasting with loved ones and appreciates it for the goodwill and continuity of tradition that it brings. Here is what celebrities have to say about the festival being ce...

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Kejriwal moves back to Kaushambi house

Ghaziabad, July 29 (IANS) AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday moved back to his apartment in Kaushambi here, as he had to vacate his Tilak Lane residence before July 31, a party leader said. As Delhi's chief minister, Kejriwal shifted to a Tilak Lane house from his apartment, but after resigning from the post in February, he sought some time to stay in the house due to his daughter's exami...

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Britain to toughen immigrant benefits rule

London, July 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a new plan that will allow the government to cut European Union (EU) migrants' entitlement to benefits after just three months of claims, media reports said Tuesday. We want an immigration system that puts Britain first so if you come here illegally ... we will make it harder for you to have a home, to get a car, t...

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One dead in clashes during Eid prayers in Bangladesh

Dhaka, July 29 (IANS) At least one person was killed and over a hundred were injured Tuesday in clashes at Eid prayers over not fasting during Ramadan in Bangladesh. The clashes occurred in five upazilas (sub-districts) of Habiganj district in the Sylhet division, bdnews24.com reported. A man identified as Shamim, 50, was beaten to death in Begunai, a village in Lakhai upazila, w...

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ITC's first quarter net profit up 15.6 percent

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) major ITC Tuesday reported a rise of 15.6 percent in its net profit for the first quarter of the current fiscal which stood at Rs.2,186.39 crore from Rs.1,891.33 crore in the corresponding quarter of last fiscal. The conglomerates' total income in the period under review grew by 24.54 percent at Rs.9,482.84 crore from Rs.7,613.88 c...

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Indians no longer need visa to visit Reunion island

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Indians now do not need a visa to visit the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean for stays up to 15 days, French Ambassador to India Francois Richier said Tuesday. Indian tourists are now exempted from obtaining a visa to travel to the island for stays up to 15 days. The step was taken to promote France as a preferred tourist destination among Indian vis...

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Swiss national arrested for attending Maoist meet

Thrissur (Kerala), July 29 (IANS) The Kerala Police have arrested a Swiss national, Jonathan Clode, and charged him under the Foreigners Act for attending a Maoist meet, a senior police official said Tuesday. Speaking to IANS, Thrissur rural superintendent of police N. Vijaykumar said Clode, 24, and his partner Valerie Celine arrived in India July 1. Their tourist visa is valid till Sep ...

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Rats blamed for rail accident in France

Paris, July 29 (IANS) Rats have been blamed for a train accident in France that left 40 people injured earlier this month, media reports said Tuesday. Rats nibbling at signalling cables, which led to it staying green when it should have been red, led to a crash between two passenger trains, the Local reported citing findings of France's state-owned rail company SNCF. The site wh...

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Ed Sheeran won't move base to the US

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has revealed that he has no plans to settle in the US permanently as he feels like a fish out of water in America. Despite selling thousands of music recordings in the US, the Drunk hitmaker could never think of settling there, reports contactmusic.com. Sheeran said: I'm a British boy and I'm really a fish out of water in America. I s...

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Indian nurses now caught in conflict in Libya

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) In a near replay of the incidents in Iraq, large numbers of Indian nurses are caught in spiralling violence in Libya, where rival militant groups seek to control the capital's international airport, and have approached the Indian mission for help and even evacuation. Over the last two weeks, the north African country has plunged into chaos following deadly clash...

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Lunch scoreboard: India vs England, day 3, third Test

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard at lunch on day three of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday: England (first innings 569/7 declared) India (first innings, overnight 25/1) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 Virat Koh...

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England tighten grip on Test, India 108/3, trail by 461

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) England tightened their grip on the third cricket Test reducing India, who trail by 461 runs, to 108 for three at lunch on day three at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday. India, who started the day at 25 for one and 569 runs behind, lost both overnight batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara (24) and Murali Vijay (34) rather cheaply. The visitors scored 83 runs in 26 overs...

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Dozens killed in eastern Ukraine fighting

Kiev, July 29 (IANS) At least 26 people, including children, were killed in 24 hours of violence in eastern Ukraine as government forces stepped up their offensive against insurgents seeking their region's independence from Kiev, authorities said Tuesday. The local government in Gorlovka city, in the Donetsk region, said that clashes between government troops and insurgents, which erupte...

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Sonia, Rahul greet people on Eid

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The Congress chief extended her greetings to the people on the festival, while Rahul Gandhi wished peace and prosperity to all. I wish everyone peace and prosperity on the auspicious occasion of Eid, he said in a message. ...

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India trail by 461 runs at lunch

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) India were trailing by 461 runs while batting on 108/3 at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test against England at the Rose Bowl here Tuesday. The visitors scored 83 runs in 26 overs but lost Cheteshwar Pujara (24) and opener Murali Vijay (35) before the end of the first session. England pacer Stuart Broad picked up both the wickets.

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