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Pakistan win three medals at Special Olympics

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) It was a day to celebrate for Pakistan, as three of their athletes taking part in the Special Olympics here grabbed medals on Wednesday. The nation's first gold medal came in the 100 metre freestyle swimming event as Asim Zar emerged victorious. Zar became the first Pakistani to clinch a gold medal in Special Olympics history, according to arynews.tv a...

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Table Tennis: AAI win girls title, PSPB in men and women's finals

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Airports Authority of India dethroned Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) to win the youth girls team title in the ongoing 45th All India International Table Tennis Championships here on Wednesday. The men and women teams of PSPB entered the finals to take on hosts Railway Sports Promotion Board and Reserve Bank of India respectively. The AAI you...

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Banks' Q1 results show seeds of asset quality stability: RBI

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India's Deputy Governor S.S.Mundra on Wednesday said initial trends from commercial banks' first quarter results indicate some stability on their non performing assets (NPAs), or distressed loans, front. We are seeing that there is some stability now in the NPA levels. So we will have to keep a constant watch on how things are developing, Mundra t...

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Saradha scam: ED to quiz Trinamool MP after parliament session

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate, which is probing the Saradha scam, will issue fresh summons to Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy who could not appear before the agency on Wednesday due to the ongoing session of parliament. The ED, which is probing the money trail in the multi-crore-rupee scam, had summoned the actress-turned-politician for questioning about her links...

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Clear proposal for more police in Delhi, court to Centre

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the union finance ministry to examine and clear, within four weeks, the proposal for inducting over 16,000 personnel in Delhi Police. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva also slammed the central government for dragging its feet on inducting more personnel in the Delhi Police for security ...

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Vyapam case: CBI files 10th preliminary inquiry

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The CBI on Wednesday registered its 10th preliminary inquiry in connection with its ongoing probe in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. The preliminary inquiry was registered over the unnatural death of Jitendra Yadav, a 21-year-old resident of Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh. The alleged unnatural death occurred in June 2007 in Tikamgarh district of Ma...

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Five suspected Maoists held in Bengal

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Five suspected Maoists were arrested from West Bengal's Purulia district for putting up posters in favour of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist, police said on Wednesday. The arrests were made from Balrampur area in the district on Tuesday. We had initially arrested three people for putting up the posters. Following their interrogation, last nigh...

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Congress has private agenda in opposing land bill: BJP

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday said it was ready for all changes in land acquisition bill but the Congress was shying away from a debate as it had a private and hidden agenda on the issue. Land Bill is an issue which effects the farmers. It is an emotional issue for them. All considerations vis-a-vis farmers, landless labourers and tribals should be incorporated if any am...

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Juhi Chawla pays tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress Juhi Chawla on Wednesday paid tribute to late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying he was very intelligent and the whole nation loved him. Asked about her tweet, condoling the death of Kalam and calling him an inspirational leader, Juhi said: He loved kids. He talked a lot of good things. He had great thinking and vision. We lost him, I think it is a...

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SC dismisses Memon's plea, Maharashtra braces for hanging

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon that sought stay on his execution on Thursday. The BJP and the Congress said the legal process has been followed, but the AIMIM claimed Memon was being executed due to lack of political backing. The bench of Justice Dipak Mishra, Justice Prafulla C. Pant and...

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Centre transfers two Delhi officials, AAP cries foul

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Transfer of Delhi's two best officers by the union home ministry has sparked a fresh row between the AAP-led Delhi government and the central government. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday criticised the central government for not consulting him about the transfers. Without consulting (the) elected government, (the) Modi government transfe...

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21 Nepali women rescued, two traffickers held

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Twenty-one Nepali women, who were set to be sent to Dubai for the sex trade on the pretext of getting jobs, have been rescued following the arrest of two men involved in human trafficking, Delhi Police said on Wednesday. Vishnu Tamang, 29, and Ishwor Neupane, 32, both residents of Nepal, were arrested on July 25 from south Delhi's Mahipalpur and revelations from...

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Court summons ex-coal secretary in coal block case

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A special court hearing coal block allocation case here on Wednesday issued summons to former coal secretary H. C. Gupta and five others, including two senior public servants. Special Judge Bharat Parashar on Tuesday issued summons to Gupta as well as K.S.Kropha, who was then the joint secretary in the coal ministry and K.C.Samria, who was director (coal allocat...

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Allahabad Bank net profit up 30.29 percent in Q1

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Allahabad Bank on Wednesday posted a 30.29 percent surge in its net profit at Rs.146.86 crores for the first quarter of this fiscal as against Rs.112.72 crore in the same period last fiscal. The total business volume of the bank, in the review period, rose by 3.82 percent at Rs.334,548 crore against Rs. 322,231 crore during the year-ago period. However, it...

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Memon hearing sees spat between senior counsel

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Arguments in favour of and against Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's last-ditch plea against his death sentence in the Supreme Court on Wednesday saw heated arguments between opposing lawyers. Senior counsel T.R. Andhyarujina, arguing for the NLU Delhi death penalty litigation clinic, told the bench that Memon could not be executed till his second mercy petitio...

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SC dismisses Yakub Memon's plea on death warrant

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Curtains came down on the legal battle of 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon as the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed his petition that sought a stay on his execution slated for July 30 and the quashing of death warrants issued on April 30. Issuance of death warrant cannot be faulted with, said abench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Prafulla C...

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Maldives mulls withdrawing from Commonwealth over foreign interference

Male/London, July 29 (IANS) The Maldives has briefed Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma on the government's proposed move for withdrawing from membership of the Commonwealth grouping, days after President Abdulla Yameen hit out at perceived foreign interference over the jailing of former president Mohamed Nasheed. Maldives Foreign Secretary Ali Naseer Mohamed briefed Sharma o...

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Meghalaya to observe Kalam's death anniversary every year

Shillong, July 29 (IANS) Paying rich tributes to 'Missile Man' A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday said his state plans to annually commemorate the death anniversary of the great scientist to promote his ideals. The students of the northeastern state, where Kalam died, on Wednesday took a pledge to carry forward his ideals and values at a public condole...

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Kalam endorsed nuclear deal: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam backed the nuclear deal India inked with the United States in 2005 and it is a total canard that the then president (Kalam) was reluctant to appoint Sonia Gandhi as the prime minister, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said. This is a canard being spread (about Kalam's reluctance)... there is no truth in that, said Manmohan Singh in his...

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Bangladesh takes Indian tips on recruiting civil servants

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Bangladesh's Public Civil Service Commission (PSC) chairman Ekram Ahmed on Wednesday met union Minister Jitendra Singh here on Wednesday and discussed the Indian system of recruitment of civil servants. Both sides discussed a wide range of issues related to the functioning of India's Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the Department of Personnel and Trai...

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