• Yogeshwar Dutt throws his weight behind dope-tainted Narsingh Yadav

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Tuesday joined the bandwagon of support for Rio-bound Narsingh Yadav, who has tested positive for a banned substance, saying that the matter must be investigated thoroughly. Narsingh was tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid, two weeks before the Rio Olympics. Dutt, who will represent India in the men's 65kg freestyle category in next month's Olympic Games, took to micro blogging website Twitter to throw his support behind Narsingh.

  • Australia announces $ 2,50,000 for 'Festival of India'

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's coalition government has announced $ 2,50,000 to support the 'Confluence: Festival of India in Australia' this year. The Australian High Commission in New Delhi had in an official release said the festival will be held from August to November and will bring an exciting and diverse program of the finest classical and contemporary performing and visual arts from India to the audiences across six Australian cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in 2014 announced the 'Festival of India in Australia'.

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  • Kashmir unrest: Army backs CRPF pellet guns, says its 'least lethal' option

    Dras (Jammu and Kashmir), July 26 (ANI): A day after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), which is the largest force deployed in civilian areas for controlling law and order, said it would continue to use the weapon in the valley, the Indian Army on Tuesday backed it saying the guns were the 'least lethal' option of weaponry. Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda (Northern Command Chief) said there is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry, adding that pellet guns are classified as part of the weaponry. "There is a requirement of non-lethal weaponry and pellet guns are classified as part of the non-lethal weaponry.

  • Cricket: Pakistan's opening problems

    Manchester, United Kingdom, July 26, 2016 (AFP) - Poor starts have been a problem for Pakistan in their ongoing four-Test series in England, which now stands at 1-1 after the hosts' 330-run win in the second match at Old Trafford on Monday.

  • Akhlaq's family to knock Allahabad HC's door, seeks quashing of FIR

    Lucknow, July 26 (ANI): The family of Mohammad Akhlaq Saifi, who was lynched by his neighbours in Bishahra in Dadri in September last over rumours of him and his family having eaten beef, will move to the Allahabad High Court, seeking stay on the arrest order and quashing of a Surajpur court's order to the Greater Noida police on Thursday to register a case of cow slaughter against the victim and his family under the UP Cow Protection Act1955. Counsel for Akhlaq and his family Asad Hayat told ANI, "Actually, we are moving to the high court for seeking stay on the arrest order and quashing of the FIR." The counsel further said, "We have written to the administration that further investigation should be done into the matter, because so many things have emerged that show that investigation has not been done in those matters, especially in the matter of 'Fabrication of False Evidence'." "Above all, the biggest issue is that they are making forensic lab report the basis of the case.

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  • Rajendra Kumar granted bail in corruption case

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): Former Delhi Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar, who is involved in a corruption case, was on Tuesday granted bail by a special CBI court in Delhi.

  • Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 passed in Parliament

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): The Parliament on Tuesday passed the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 with Lok Sabha's approval. The bill seeks to prohibit the employment of children below 14 in all occupations and enterprises, except those run by his or her own family. Children below 14 will be allowed to work only in family enterprises, that too after school hours.

  • Australia dismiss Sri Lanka for 117 in opener

    Australia's bowlers ripped through Sri Lanka's brittle batting order to dismiss the home side for 117 on an eventful first day of the opening test at Pallekele on Tuesday that also saw the visitors lose their openers for just seven runs. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood and off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed three wickets apiece, while Mitchell Starc and Steve O'Keefe picked up two each as the hosts were shot out shortly after lunch. Debutant all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva (24) was the top scorer for Sri Lanka, who have lost their last two test series in New Zealand and England.

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  • Mayawati questions inaction against Dayashankar, accuses BJP of shielding him

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government of trying to protect expelled leader Dayashankar Singh following reports suggesting that the latter recently visited the Baba Baidyanath temple in Jharkhand's Deogarh city. Mayawati alleged that the BJP has sent Dayashankar to Jharkhand to protect him and ensure that he is not arrested. "This makes it clear that Dayashankar Singh made the derogatory remark with the consent of his party.