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  • Neat, tidy Mirabai Chanu wanted career in archery before mentor stepped in

    New Delhi: An obsession with being “neat, tidy and stylish” almost led her to archery, says world champion and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu, who feels a chance meeting with her eventual coach changed her career plans.  Mirabai’s story is not of somebody being spotted for prodigal talent but of someone who sought out the opportunity and the right mentor.

  • Delhi Metro steel girder falls in Ghaziabad, few injured

    New Delhi: A steel girder of the Delhi Metro today fell in Ghaziabad’s Mohan Nagar area, injuring a few people, a DMRC official said. “As per initial information, it appears that a steel girder, which was erected for constructing a footover bridge at Mohan Nagar, fell. Few injuries have been reported. However, we are still verifying the details,” a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson said. “The Chief Project Manager and General

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    Man sleeping on footpath run over by car in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: A man sleeping here on footpath has been crushed to death by a car driven by an engineering student, police said. The incident occurred in Kushaiguda area when the 19-year-old returning after a late night party along with her three friends, lost control of the car. She was allegedly in an inebriated state, according to the police.

  • Royal Baby: Kate Middleton admitted to St Mary’s hospital in early stages of labour

    London: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton was today admitted to a hospital in the UK after going into labour with her third child, Kensington Palace announced. Kate and Prince William are expecting their third child, after Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The baby will be fifth in line to the British throne.

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    Subramanian Swamy on CJI Impeachment: Notice should’ve been considered null and void from beginning

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday extended his support to the decision taken Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu to scrap the impeachment motion moved against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra. Speaking to the media, Swamy said that the Congress has committed ‘suicide’ by moving notice to impeach CJI Misra He said that the vice president took the decision after due

  • Tamil Nadu: Lawyer held for sexually assaulting a minor girl on train

    Tamil Nadu: A 57-year-old lawyer was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl on the Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai Express, police said. The advocate allegedly assaulted her when she was asleep. The girl woke up and raised an alarm, following which her family nabbed him and informed the Travelling Ticket Examiner.

  • Indian hockey teams leave for Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers

    New Delhi: The junior Indian men and women’s hockey teams have left for the Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers, which is to begin in Bangkok, Thailand on April 25. The five-day tournament is a qualifying event for Youth Olympic Games 2018 to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina which will follow the futuristic Hockey 5’s format.

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    Odisha: Six-year-old girl raped by neighbour; victim’s condition critical

    Bhubaneswar: A six-year-old girl was raped in Odisha’s Cuttack district, following which a man has been arrested, police said on Sunday. The girl is in critical condition and admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after she was found unconscious in a school compound in Salipur area on Saturday night.

  • Ex-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5million towards Paris accord

    New York: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said that he would cut a cheque for $4.5 million to fulfil the US’s financial commitment to the Paris climate accord, the media reported. “America made a commitment and as an American if the government’s not going to do it, we all have responsibility,” Bloomberg said in an interview on Sunday night.

  • 14 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 14 Taliban militants were killed in military operations in two Afghan provinces, authorities said on Monday. “Six terrorists were killed and five others injured following an Afghan National Army (ANA) cleanup operation in Takhar province on Sunday,” Xinhua news agency quoted defence officials as saying.

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    Haryana: 13-year-old girl allegedly raped by group of men near temple, head smashed

    Yamunanagar (Haryana): A 13-year-old minor was allegedly sexually assaulted by a group of four men near a temple in Haryana’s Yamunanagar on Sunday. The incident occurred when the girl’s parents were away. The minor was sleeping in her house with her siblings when the men barged into her house and kidnapped her.

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    Wikipedia introduces ‘page preview’ feature that will make browsing easy

    San Francisco: Wikipedia has deployed a new “page previews” feature for its English webpages to help users get a peek of the information behind a link without clicking on it. The goal of “page previews” was to decrease the cost of exploration for each blue link users come across, “allowing readers to satisfy their curiosity or clarify a confusing or unknown topic without the burden of opening a new page and navigating

  • Five soldiers injured in Jammu and Kashmir accident

    Srinagar: Five soldiers were injured on Monday in an accident on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, police said. “The army vehicle skidded off the road after the driver lost control. The injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment,” a police official said.