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Four railway officials suspended, General Manager sent on leave

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government on Sunday suspended four railway officials and sent the General Manager of Northern Railway on leave following the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express that killed 22 passengers. Based on prima facie evidence, a Junior Engineer (Permanent Way), a Senior Section Engineer (Permanent Way), an Assistant Engineer and a Senior Divisional Engineer have...

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Coolpad launches 'Cool Play 6' smartphone at Rs 14,999

Dubai, Aug 20 (IANS) Chinese smartphone maker Coolpad on Sunday launched its flagship gaming smartphone Coolpad Cool Play 6 at Rs 14,999 in the Indian market. The phone unveiled here at an event comes in a metal body and sports a bezels display. It has a 5.5-inch Full HD display with 1080 x 1980 pixels screen resolution. The Coolpad Cool Play 6 is powered by 1.4GHz Octa-core Qual...

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First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli star as India rout Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Dhawan slammed 132 runs in 90 balls while Kohli smashed 82 runs off 70 deliveries. Both players forged a 197-run partne...

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Bihar flood toll reaches 253

Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) The flood situation remained grim in Bihar while the death toll rose to 253 on Sunday, an official said A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 126.87 lakh persons in 1,965 panchayats under 171 blocks in 18 districts have been affected by the floods. According to an official release, till date 7,21,704 people have been evacuated to safe places by...

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Flood situation improving in Bengal barring Malda

Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) The flood situation in northern West Bengal showed an overall improvement, barring Malda district where nearly five blocks were still inundated by the increasing water level of Mahananda river, the state government said on Sunday. The condition of South and North Dinajpur districts, majorly affected in the latest flood, was becoming normal though some places in bot...

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IndiGo alleges misleading info to malign brand name

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Sunday alleged that a campaign of misleading information is being spread to malign its brand name. In the last few days, there have been misinformed media reports suggesting that IndiGo is cancelling 85 daily flights, the airline said in a statement. We believe that this misleading information about the alleged spurt in ...

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Dhopade maintains lead in National Challengers Chess meet

Ahmedabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of Railways maintained his lead at the top with nine points at the end of the 10th round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship here on Sunday. Playing safe on the top board, Dhopade signed the peace treaty with S. Satyapragyan of Air India after mandatory 25 moves and added 0.5 point to his tally. The second boar...

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Lin, Lee play down possible highly-anticipated duel in badminton worlds final

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) China's Lin Dan and Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei will focus more on themselves than the elusive highly-anticipated contest between the arch-rivals in World Badminton Championships final. At a press conference here on Sunday, the veterans shrugged off too much comment on the duel, saying that they needed to focus on every match ahead, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

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2.5 lakh people eyeball FIFA U-17 trophy in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Around 2.5 lakh people gathered at India Gate in the capital city here as the FIFA Under-17 World Cup trophy was displayed. Talking about the crowd participation, Tournament Director Javier Ceppi said: It's been a fantastic start to the Trophy Experience. We have had over 200,000 people in Delhi who have had the opportunity to see the FIFA U-17 World Cup. This is...

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Negligence suspected cause of deadly UP train crash

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday admitted to negligence and ground-level lapses that may have derailed the Kalinga Utkal Express train in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening claiming 22-24 lives. Even as a probe to know the exact cause of the train disaster began, a criminal complaint was lodged against unknown people for causing deaths by negligence. Mo...

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25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.<...

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UP train accident death toll is 22: Police

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in the Kalinga Utkal Express train disaster in Uttar Pradesh is 22, a senior police officer said on Sunday. Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Deo told IANS that 20 people died in Muzaffarnagar district and one each in hospitals in Ghaziabad and Meerut where they had been taken by their families. Deo said 20 of the victims had been i...

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Spain mourns terror victims as manhunt continues

Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain held a solemn religious ceremony attended by heads of state and government in Barcelona's monumental Sagrada Familia basilica on Sunday to mourn the 14 persons killed in two terror attacks in the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia. The service, headed by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and officiated by...

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Survivors recount train crash, salute Khatauli samaritans

Khatauli (Muzaffarnagar), Aug 20 (IANS) Dazed survivors on Sunday recounted the horrific Kalinga Utkal Express train disaster, saying the death toll would have been much more but for the timely help rendered by residents of this Uttar Pradesh town. Virtually everyone credited the locals with rescuing dozens of trapped passengers from the mangled coaches of the train that was on its way t...

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Tata Motors launches AMT-equipped Tiago at Rs 4.79 lakh

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Tata Motors on Sunday launched the mid-end variant of its hatchback Tiago model priced at Rs 4.79 lakh incorporating the new automated manual transmission (AMT) technology, the introduction of which earlier in the high-end variant has been well received, the company said. To ensure better customer accessibility to AMT, Tata Motors has now introduced a new AMT var...

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Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth in focus at Badminton Worlds

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, a hungry Saina Nehwal and a reinvigorated Kidambi Srikanth will be in focus when the World Badminton Championships begin here on Monday. Sindhu, seeded fourth, will be one of the favourites in the women's singles and the 22-year-old's big tournament temperament will help her handle the pressure. The double World Champio...

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Authorities hint negligence caused UP train disaster

Muzaffarnagar/New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities on Sunday registered a criminal complaint against unknown people for mischief and causing deaths by negligence and began a probe into the Saturday train disaster in Uttar Pradesh amid conflicting casualty figures. Mohd Jamshed from the Railway Board told the media in New Delhi that the disaster involving the Kalinga Utkal Express at Khat...

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Mohit Madaan 'emotional' over juggling work

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Mohit Madaan, who is currently shooting for Ishq Tera and will soon start promoting his upcoming film Aksar 2, says his busy working schedule makes him emotional as he has never experienced such situations earlier. I'm excited right now as it's for the first time in my life as an actor I am going to have the pleasure of facing such circumstances. I'm glad. The...

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Don't get distracted by 'constitutional issues', Jitendra Singh tells J&K

Jammu, Aug 20 (IANS) In a veiled reference to the Jammu and Kashmir government's concern over the Constitution's Article 35A, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said it should focus on addressing problems of the common man rather than get distracted by constitutional issues. Addressing a programme organised to felicitate the government officials and social activists who had contribu...

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Minister must accept responsibility for train tragedy: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Blaming criminal negligence for the Uttar Pradesh train accident, the Congress on Sunday said Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu must accept responsibility since he failed to perform his primary duty to secure passenger safety. The party also demanded a reply from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Muzaffarpur distict on Sa...

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