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197 'punished' for spreading rumours in China

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) A total of 197 people have been 'punished' in a special campaign by police targeting online rumours about China's stock market, the recent fatal explosions in Tianjin or other key events. The ministry of public security said in a statement on Sunday that 165 online accounts were closed for relevant violations, Xinhua reported. The statement said people puni...

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Chennaiyin FC sign Italian defender Potenza

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC on Sunday signed Italian defender Alessandro Potenza for the second season of the tournament. Chennaiyin FC is delighted to announce the signing of Italian defender Alessandro Potenza, the club said in a release. The 31-year-old joined Chennaiyin after the expiry of his contract at Italian third tier outfit ...

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BCCI to move apex court on Srinivasan issue: Dalmiya

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The Indian cricket board will approach the Supreme Court in the next two-three days to seek its opinion on whether N. Srinivasan can attend its meetings, a top official said on Sunday. Yes, in the next two-three days, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya replied to queries when the body would move the apex court on the issue. <...

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Frederick Forsyth says he worked for British intelligence

London, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Writer Frederick Forsyth, known for his spy novels, has said he worked for British intelligence service MI6 for more than 20 years. Forsyth, author of bestsellers like The Day of the Jackal (1971), The Odessa File (1972), The Dogs of War (1974) and The Fourth Protocol (1984), said he worked for MI6 for a number of years and in different places, including in East...

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CAB announces World Cup organising committee

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Sunday announced its 15-member committee who will look after organizing the T20 World Cup matches here at Eden Gardens. Surprisingly. the committee has only four office-bearers of CAB with president Jagmohan Dalmiya at the helm. Joint secretaries Sourav Ganguly and Subir Ganguly and treasurer Biswaroop Dey are the other me...

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CFL: East Bengal continue rampaging form, beat SAI 3-1

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) City football heavyweights East Bengal continued their march to the title with their fifth straight win, when they defeated Sports Authority of India (SAI) 3-1 in a Calcutta Football League (CFL) premier division encounter at Vidyasagar Stadium here on Sunday. With this win, East Bengal are firmly entrenched at the top of the league table with 19 points from seven ...

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Kannada scholar shot dead; protests hit Karnataka

Dharwad (Karnataka), Aug 30 (IANS) Renowned Kannada scholar and former Hampi University vice chancellor M.M. Kalburgi was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants here, sparking protests across Karnataka, police said. Kalburgi, 77, was shot in the forehead from close range when he opened the main door of his house in Kalyan Nagar suburb, Dharwad police commissioner Ravindra Prasad ...

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Divisions among Gujjar community emerge over Hardik Patel

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Fissures emerged on Sunday among the members of the Gujjar community in the national capital over extending support to Patel community leader Hardik Patel from Gujarat. The 22-year-old, who held a mega rally in Ahmedabad on August 25 for Patel community's inclusion in the Other Backward Classes category quota, arrived here on Sunday at the invitation of Gujjar an...

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Snooker: Pankaj Advani pots 6-Red title

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) World 6-Red champion Pankaj Advani lived up to his billing by defeating Alok Kumar 7-6 in an absorbing final to annex the title in the MCC-Kumbhat All-India invitational 6-Red snooker tournament here on Sunday. Earlier, in the semi-finals, Advani overcame Bihar's Shivam Arora 6-2 while Alok Kumar accounted for Lucky Vatnani (TEL) 6-2. The results: F...

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Saudi-led airstrikes kill 36 in Yemen

Sanaa, Aug 30 (IANS) Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 17 Houthi rebels and 19 civilians in multiple airstrikes in Yemen's northern province of Hajjah on Sunday, media reported. A total of 17 new recruited young rebels training in Abs military camp at Abs district in Hajjah were killed and other dozens were severely injured, an official there told Xinhua by phone. The next-door...

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25 killed in Iraq clashes

Baghdad, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 23 wounded on Sunday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) terrorists and in air strikes by US-led coalition in Iraq, media reported. In Iraq's western province of Anbar, an Iraqi army force clashed in the morning with IS militants which left seven soldiers killed and 12 others wounded, a provincial security source told Xinhua.

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Over 300 cities identified for Housing for All scheme

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government has identified over 300 cities and towns across nine states for implementing its Housing for All scheme, an official statement said on Sunday. Three hundred and five cities and towns have been identified in nine states for beginning construction of houses for the urban poor, said a statement from the housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry. ...

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Modi urges people to maintain cleanliness to avoid dengue

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to maintain cleanliness to prevent getting affected by dengue. Dengue is dangerous but prevention is easy... if we take care of cleanliness in small things, he said in his radio address Mann Ki Baat. The prime minister said though awareness was there, yet there was a gap. We must not make death s...

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Trade unions warn Mamata against forcibly foiling September 2 strike

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Warning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee against using force to foil the September 2 countrywide strike called by central trade unions, the CITU on Sunday declared it was ready for any confrontation to make the agitation successful. If the chief minister seeks to wage a war against the people who have been deprived, wants to unleash her party goons on the...

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2 kg cooking-gas cylinders planned: Pradhan

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government plans to make available 2 kg cooking gas cylinders Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday while launching the facility of online booking of new cooking gas connections. We are now planning to introduce a 2 kg cylinder that can be easily carried. This will be particularly beneficial for the rural people and poor who cannot afford to pa...

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Sheena murder: Accused duo taken to Raigad crime spot

Raigad (Maharashtra), Aug 30 (IANS) A team of Mumbai police on Sunday brought two of the accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case to the crime spot near Dagode, in the forest near Pen in Raigad district, where her body was partially burnt and thrown away in a suitcase three years ago, official sources said. The Raigad trip was part of Mumbai police's efforts to recreate the cri...

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German FM to reach Pakistan on Monday

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Pakistan on Monday to hold meetings with the country's top political and military leadership, media reported. According to Dawn online, Steinmeier will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a formal chat with Sartaj Aziz, the country's National Security and Foreign Advisor to the prime minis...

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Canadian Drouin wins men's high jump gold at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Canada's Derek Drouin cleared 2.34 metres in a three-man jump-off to win the men's high jump gold medal at the World Athletics Championships here on Sunday. China's Zhang Guowei and Ukraine's Bohdan Bongarenko shared the second place on 2.33m at the Bird's Nest stadium, reports Xinhua. After the trio had failed at 2.36m for a fourth time, the bar was lowere...

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Refugees demonstrate in Budapest

Budapest, Aug 30 (IANS) Several hundred refugees gathered at Budapest's Eastern (Keleti) Railway Station on Sunday, demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, Hungarian television channel M1 reported. The refugees chanted: Germany, Germany... in English and also demanded a United Nations presence. They illustrated their demand visually by giving Germany a thumbs up sign and Hunga...

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GSAT-6A's big antenna deployed by ISRO

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Sunday said it had successfully deployed the large antenna of military communication satellite GSAT-6 and also raised its orbit. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the S-Band Unfurlable Antenna of six metre diameter was deployed successfully. The satellite was launched by India's heavy rocket geosynchronous sa...

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