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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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Nationalised banks to down shutters on Tuesday

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) All nationalised banks here will be closed on Tuesday, the All India Bank Officers Confederation said on Sunday. The Saturday night decision was taken to express solidarity with the nationwide strike call given by the confederation to protest the anti-people policies of the central government. Dilip Singh Chauhan, General Secretary of the Bank of India Offi...

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NIA's regional office, residential premises open in Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday inaugurated the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) regional office and residential premises here. Speaking at the event, Adityanath said India had been at the receiving end of terrorism for long but now, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation ha...

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Army evacuates marooned in Gorakhpur

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Army on Sunday rescued people marooned in flood-hit Gorakhpur city in Uttar Pradesh, a military official said. Three teams from the Army have been pressed into service at the request of the state government. All three teams were working relentlessly to rescue people marooned in the flood waters, the official said. They were also distributing relief mate...

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Tracks to be repaired by night

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Railway tracks damaged by the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh will be repaired by Sunday night and traffic restored, officials said. The busy rail route passing through Muzaffarnagar district has been badly hit since the Saturday evening disaster. Several trains have been diverted after 14 coaches of the train derailed near Khatauli.

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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue work ends

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) The death toll in a horrific train accident in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district was on Sunday put at 24 as officials announced an end to rescue work. At least 156 people were injured and 10 were in critical condition. An official said the injured were being treated at medical facilities in Muzaffarnagar and Meerut. The Kalinga Utkal Express was on its...

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UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. At least 156 passengers were injured after 14 coaches of the train bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand derailed on Saturday evening in Meerut-Saharanpur Division in Uttar Pradesh. An off...

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UP survey of rural women: Want to work, watch news, go to parlours

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, Indias largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations -- 56 per cent want to work, 67 per cent want to study further, at least five per cent visit a beauty parlour regularly, and at least 10 per cent watch the news on television. The survey of 5,000 women -- one of the largest ever of rural women in the sta...

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Haryana Steelers sneak past UP Yoddha in PKL

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Haryana Steelers edged past hosts UP Yoddha 36-29 in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (IPL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. The match turned out to be such a tight encounter that both the respective coaches had to be warned by the referees even as Haryana kept their calm to pip the hosts by a whisker. Cric...

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Telugu Titans pip U Mumba in PKL

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans overcame some nervy moments to beat former champions U Mumba 37-32 in an inter-zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. The pendulum shifted either way with both teams going all out in the first half of the game before Titans, coming into the match on the back of a heavy defeat, ...

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Gorakhpur deaths government-made tragedy: Rahul Gandhi

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met a few of the families who lost their children in the Gorakhpur hospital tragedy to express sympathies and said it was a government-made tragedy since the deaths occurred due to lack of oxygen. I met the bereaved families. All of them told me that their children died due to lack of oxygen. It is very clear that it...

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Four dead, 20 injured in train accident in Muzaffarnagar

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least four persons died and more than 20 were injured, some critically, when six coaches of the Haridwar-bound Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli, 24 km from Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said. The accident took place at 5.46 p.m. when some parts of the tracks were found ripped out. One coach rammed into a house on...

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6 coaches of Utkal Express derails in UP, 20 injured

New Delhi/Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At lest 20 people were injured after six coaches of the Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. According to railway officials, the incident occurred around 5.46 p.m. in Khatauli, in Muzaffarnagar district. The train was headed from Puri in Odisha to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Northern Railways spokesperson Nee...

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Passenger train derails in Muzaffarnagar, rescue operations on

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Four coaches of the Kalinga-Utkal Express went off the tracks in Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said. The train was headed from Puri in Odisha to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The number of casualties is not known yet. The district administration has begun rescue operations. More details are a...

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Gorakhpur deaths: Rahul meets bereaved families, expresses sympathy

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met some bereaved families of children who died at the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College last week and expressed his sympathies. Extending his condolences, he told the families that the Congress party was with them in this hour of crisis. Accompanied by party General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad, Uttar Prad...

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Anubhav Sinha may release making of recce video of 'Mulk'

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who has taken the indie cinema route with Mulk, might release the making of a recce video shot to document the journey of the upcoming film's team. Sinha and his team of four went on a recce for the film in Uttar Pradesh earlier this week and recorded a feat of being the first economical commercial film recce. Anubhav sir has always ...

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People won't allow Rahul Gandhi to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot: UP CM

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Hours before Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi lands in Gorakhpur to meet the families of children who died at the BRD Medical College, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said people in Delhi are trying to make the city a picnic spot. Kicking off the Swacch UP, Swasth UP (Clean UP, Healthy UP) campaign, Adityanath termed Rahul Gandhi a 'yuv...

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What does this story say about the 70th anniversary?

This is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose: So that it collides head on with the nation's 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: Partition. With some of us, these celebrations will always be tempered with Keats' great dictum: Ay, in the very temple of delight Veil'd m...

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UP power shortage adds to humidity woes

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is facing an acute shortage of power as the demand for electricity has peaked due to humid conditions, an official said on Saturday. The power demand has touched a high of 20,275 MW while the maximum availability for now is 17,700 MW, leaving a gap of 2,575 MW. The UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) have blamed the huge demand for power on ...

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Jaipur pip Bengaluru 30-28 in PKL thriller

Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) Jaipur Pink Panthers pipped Bengaluru Bulls 30-28 in a thrilling tie of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 of the inter zone challenge week at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Friday. Jaipur rode on terrific raiding performance from Jasvir Singh (10 points) and a rock-solid defensive display from birthday boy Manjeet Chhillar (8) to hold their nerve and ho...

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