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Olympic-bound wrestler Narsingh fails dope test

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has flunked a dope test for a banned steroid and his Rio Olympics accreditation has been withheld by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI), it was announced here on Sunday. The Sports Ministry confirmed that a wrestler had failed a dope test but it did not name Narsingh, who booked the Rio berth after claiming a bronze medal in the 74 k...

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West Indies reach 76/2 against India

Antigua, July 24 (IANS) The West Indies continued their battle in the first cricket Test against India as they reached 76/2 in their second innings during the rain-shortened morning session of the fourth day here on Sunday. Opening batsman Rajendra Chandrika (22 not out) and veteran Marlon Samuels (39 not out) forged an undefeated 55-run stand following the dismissal of Darren Bravo (10)...

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Swachh Bharat, Skill India 'transformative' schemes: President

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday hailed the Narendra Modi government's initiatives like Digital India, Swachh Bharat and Skill India as transformative in nature. President of India President Mukherjee believes these programmes are transformative in nature and their successful implementation will alter the landscape of the country, said a reply on Facebook li...

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Punjab Police arrests AAP lawmaker Naresh Yadav from Delhi

Chandigarh/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday arrested Delhi AAP legislator Naresh Yadav in connection with the Quran sacrilege incident in the state's Muslim-dominated town of Malerkotla last month. Punjab Police sources said that Yadav, who is the AAP legislator from Mehrauli, was arrested from Delhi and was being brought to Punjab where he will be produced in a cour...

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Chopra sets javelin throw record at World U20 meet

Bydgoszcz (Poland), July 24 (IANS) Neeraj Chopra of India created a new junior world record on his way to the gold medal in the men's javelin throw event at the IAAF World U20 Championships here. Chopra hurled the javelin to a distance of 86.48 metres at the Zdzislaw Krzyszkowiak Stadium here on Saturday to beat the previous record of Latvia's Zigismunds Sirmais by nearly two metres. ...

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Prachanda all set to become new Nepal PM

Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka 'Prachanda' was on Sunday all set to make a comeback as Prime Minister of Nepal, a week after the Nepali Congress and Madhes-based parties pledged to throw their weight behind him. The resignation of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli earlier in the day paved the way for Prachanda to become the 39th Prime Minister ...

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Punjab Police arrests AAP lawmaker Naresh Yadav from Delhi

Chandigarh/New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Sunday arrested Delhi AAP legislator Naresh Yadav in connection with the Quran sacrilege incident in Punjab's Muslim-dominated town of Malerekotla last month. Punjab Police sources said that Yadav was arrested from Delhi and was being brought to Punjab where he will be produced in a court in Sangrur or Patiala towns. --IAN...

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Being kept under house arrest in Rajasthan's Udaipur: Hardik

Ahmedabad, July 24 (IANS) Patel reservation stir leader Hardik Patel on Sunday alleged that the BJP governments in Gujarat and Rajasthan wanted to nail him down to a virtual house arrest in Udaipur. Hardik, convenor of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, told an Ahmedabad-based Gujarati TV channel that the Udaipur police was not allowing him to stir out of the house where he was staying.<...

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Congress lawmakers to quit if SC ruling on SYL canal goes against Punjab

Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) All Congress legislators in Punjab will submit mass resignations in the event of the Supreme Court deciding the SYL (Sutlej-Yamuna Link) canal case against the state, Punjab Congress leader Amarinder Singh said on Sunday. Amarinder Singh said that the Congress legislators had unanimously agreed to the move to resign en masse. He said that he would also resign f...

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Indian corporate balance sheets weak, reforms slowing: IMF

Beijing, July 24 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that headwinds from weaknesses in Indian corporate and bank balance sheets, slowing pace of reforms and sluggish exports may weigh on the country's economic growth. Headwinds from weaknesses in India's corporate and bank balance sheets, a decelerating pace of reforms, and sluggish exports will weigh on growth, IMF s...

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Barcelona head to England for camp without new forward

Barcelona, July 24 (IANS) FC Barcelona have concluded the first phase of preparations for the new football season after training for a whole week in its sports city, and will be heading on Monday to England, where the group will set camp for the second preparatory phase, which to be joined by Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. On the other hand, there are still some matters to be resolved...

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Hamilton wins fifth Hungarian F1 GP

Budapest, July 24 (IANS) British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, beating teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany to become the new leader of the Formula One World Championship. Starting in second position, behind Rosberg in pole, Hamilton was able to overtake and win the race at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, reports Efe. The win is Hamilt...

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Rescued Indian aid worker back at her Kolkata home

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Rescued Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza, who was kidnapped in Kabul early in June, on Sunday reached her city home as her family members rejoiced her homecoming. Accompanied by her brother Jerome, Judith landed at the city airport in the evening amid tight security and was whisked away by CISF and police personnel. Flanked by security personnel, Judith re...

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Two killed in Hyderabad as building under construction crashes

Hyderabad, July 24 (IANS) Two labourers were killed and eight others injured as a building being built without permission from authorities collapsed in upscale Jubliee Hills here on Sunday. Police booked four persons including engineer for culpable homicide. Rescue workers have almost completed the clearing of debris by Sunday evening and no more bodies were found. Earlier, some labourer...

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Don't blame Pakistan for Kashmir unrest: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, July 24 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Sunday said India's bid to blame Pakistan for the current revolt in the Kashmir Valley warranted no response. Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat Conference, told IANS here that the two-day visit by the Home Minister that ended on Sunday and his comments are insignificant. The Mirwaiz said New Delhi'...

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IOC rules out blanket ban on Russia from Rio Games

Lausanne, July 24 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided to leave it to individual sports' federations to decide on Russian sportspersons' entry into next month's Olympics, ruling out a blanket ban on the country's Olympic body. Entry will be accepted by the IOC only if an athlete is able to provide evidence to the full satisfaction of his or her International...

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AAP MLA arrested for threatening woman, sent to police custody

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) AAP legislator from Okhla, Aamanatullah Khan, was arrested on Sunday on charges of threatening a woman, police said. A court later sent him to one-day police custody. We have arrested the legislator today (Sunday) morning as the complainant again informed the police that he was threatening her and also trying to manipulate the evidences, Additional Deputy Commis...

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New 'story-telling' museum to wow visitors at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A new high-tech, story-telling museum is all set to wow visitors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, and would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and other dignitaries, officials said. This is the first sunken museum in the country with two storeys underground. This is a high-tec...

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Modi unable to digest Delhi defeat: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of trying to scuttle development work in Delhi because he had not digested the 2015 electoral rout here. Modi is not letting any stone unturned to ensure that development is stalled in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said in a brief speech after inaugurating a flyover in ...

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Beggar-elephant rescued after years of efforts

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Animal activists call him the unluckiest elephant they had known so far and it took over 50 police officers, several foresters and a 20-hour-long operation following years of legal battle to finally rescue Mohan from slavery. Now free from its influential and politically-backed captors in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, after the district court intervened,...

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