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    Rio Games: Boxer Vikas Krishan punches his way into quarters

    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): Indian boxer Vikas Krishan remained on course to hand the country an elusive Olympic medal as he stormed into the quarter-finals of the men’s middleweight 75 kg event after knocking down Turkey’s Onder Sipal 3-0 here in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. The 24-year-old, who is a 2014 Asian Games Bronze medallist, continued his dominant run as he registered a comfortable 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 win in three rounds

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    Pak cleric may be arrested in Qandeel murder

    Lahore: Pakistani police have declared a known cleric as a ‘suspect’ in the murder of social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch and is likely to arrest him, a media report said today. “Mufti Abdul Qawi‘s name has been made part of the Qandeel murder case on the statement of her father,” senior police officer Azhar Akram told Dawn newspaper.

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    Omar blasts PDP MP for ‘insulting’ Kashmiris

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday reacted sharply to PDP MP Muzaffar Baig’s alleged remarks at an all-party meeting that young Kashmiris were taking to arms for two sets of a shirt and trouser they get in Islamic seminaries. Abdullah accused Baig of making “extremely dangerous and perverse” comments about Kashmiris at the meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi had convened on Friday on finding ways to defuse

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    Sharmishtha faces online harassment, puts up texts on Facebook

    New Delhi: Sharmishtha Mukherjee, Delhi Congress spokesperson and the daughter of President Pranab Mukherjee, claimed today that a man harassed her by sending lewd messages and put up screenshots of the texts on her Facebook page. “The person is completely unknown to me and he sent me dirty sexual messages last night. I first thought of ignoring him and blocking him but then (I) thought my silence will encourage him to find other

  • New tool can recover smartphone data to help solve crimes

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new technique that could help law enforcement officials gather data from smartphones while investigating crimes. The increasing use of mobile technology in today’s society has made information stored in the memory of smartphones just as important as evidence recovered from traditional crime scenes.

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    Scientists closer to studying Einstein’s confusion

    Beijing: Amid the intense preparations for the launch of China’s first quantum communication satellite, scientists hope it can help unravel one of the strangest phenomena in quantum physics — quantum entanglement.

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    Nawazuddin, Sonam, Fawad win top honours in Melbourne

    Melbourne: Actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan received top honours at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2016 here. The awards night, held at the iconic Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday, had “Parched” bagging the award for Best Indie Film while the Shakun Batra’s directorial “Kapoor & Sons” won award for the Best Movie, read a statement.

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    ‘Mohenjo Daro’ mints almost Rs 9 cr on opening day

    Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan-starrer film “Mohenjo Daro” minted close to Rs 9 crore on its opening day in India, its makers said. The epic adventure-romance collected Rs 8.87 crore on Friday in India, a statement from the makers said. “Mohenjo Daro” minted over $1 million in overseas box office.

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    Rival Lochte wants retiring Phelps to continue till 2020 Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: United States swimmer Ryan Lochte said that he wants his compatriot and rival, 22-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps to keep performing and continue till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. But Phelps said he does not intend to compete in another Olympics once the Rio Games get over.

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    Rio 2016: Buoyant India geared up for Belgium challenge, says hockey skipper PR Sreejesh

    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) : After ending their group stage with a 2-2 draw against Canada, Indian men’s hockey team skipper PR Sreejesh said his side are fully geared up both mentally and physically for their quarter-finals clash against Belgium, which is slated to be held on Sunday. The Indian team would have certainly liked a win against Canada but the draw has done little damage to the spirit of the team

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    Indiabulls Housing to raise borrowing limit to Rs 1.25 lakh cr

    New Delhi: Indiabulls Housing Finance plans to raise company’s borrowing limit to Rs 1.25 lakh crore, from the existing Rs 1 lakh crore to carry on the growth momentum. The shareholders of the company at their Annual General Meeting held in September last year had approved a borrowing limit up to Rs 1 lakh crore.

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    Wockhardt Q1 net profit dives 83% to Rs 16 cr

    New Delhi: Drug firm Wockhardt today reported a fall of 82.65 per cent in consolidated net profit to Rs 15.89 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, mainly on account of dip in sales and increased expenditure. The company had posted a net profit after taxes, minority interest and share of profit of associates at Rs 91.61 crore in the same period a year ago, Wockhardt said in a BSE filing.

  • Hindi-Hebrew great combo for global start-up ecosystem: Israeli Ambassador

    Gurgaon: Hindi and Hebrew are the most spoken languages in Silicon Valley, thus any India-Israel collaboration can create a vibrant ecosystem that will help start-ups to mushroom and thrive the world over, Israel’s Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon said. “Start-ups constitute one of the pillars in further strengthening India-Israel relations,” Carmon said, while announcing the Indian winners who will participate at this year’s Start Tel Aviv — a global event that brings

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    Kejriwal reiterates demand for Delhi’s statehood

    New Delhi: In his first public comments after his 10-day meditation break, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday reiterated his demand for full statehood for Delhi. Addressing a meeting to mark the unveiling of a statue of Delhi’s first Chief Minister, Chaudhry Brahm Prakash, Kejriwal also made an oblique criticism of a Delhi High Court ruling that has given Lt Governor Najeeb Jung primacy in the affairs of the administration

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    BJP believes in ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’: Amit Shah

    Kakori (Uttar Pradesh): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on Saturday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of favouring only few sections of the society and said the saffron party believes in ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. Addressing a public rally at Uttar Pradesh’s Kakori, Shah also attempted to corner the Congress Party and said the nation is lagging behind on the developmental path as one family

  • Arunachal-Pradesh

    Anaemia continues to plague Arunachal Pradesh

    Itanagar: The prevalence of anaemia continues to be a big challenge in Arunachal Pradesh according to the India Health Report which shows that 63.9 percent of children under five years of age and 56.7 percent of women aged between 15-49 years are anaemic in the state. Anaemia prevalence among pregnant women is even higher at 61.8 percent and during pregnancy only 27.7 percent of women are reported consuming 100 IFA supplementation.

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    Pakistani-British woman killed by ex-husband for marrying Shia

    Lahore: The mystery surrounding the murder of a Pakistani-origin British woman has been solved with her former husband confessing to having killed her for marrying a person from the Shia sect, police said today. Samia Shahid, 28, was found dead on July 20 at her parents’ house in Mangla area of Jhelum district in Punjab province.

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    Loot attempt thwarted on Chennai Express

    Saharanpur: A gang of armed robbers tried to loot passengers of the Chennai Express between Nagwal and Tapri area here, an attempt thwarted by GRP jawans who opened fire at them. Several rounds of fire were exchanged between the robbers and GRP personnel last night on board the Chandigarh- Madurai Chennai Express, triggering panic among passengers.

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    Maharashtra bridge tragedy: Wreckage of second bus found

    Raigad (Maharashtra): Indian Navy divers on Saturday found the wreckage of the second MSRTC bus that had been washed away when a bridge across the Savitri river here collapsed on August 3, a defence spokesman said. The wreckage was found about 400 metres away from the bridge collapse site, five metres deep in the water where strong currents have been observed in the river.

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