• Govt. counters Rahul Gandhi, throws light on 'inflation mafia' during UPA

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday countered Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's assertion that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) only make false promises and asked the latter to introspect the ten-year-rule of the former UPA regime which in nexus with the 'inflation mafia' harmed the interest of the common man. Meanwhile, Naqvi expressed hope that the crucial Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) Bill would be passed in the current parliamentary session as almost every political party has agreed on it.

    ANI
  • Sri Lanka lose Perera after Australia grab handy lead

    Australia grabbed a handy 86-run lead in the first innings over Sri Lanka and dealt an early blow with the new ball before rain washed out the entire final session for the second consecutive day in the first test at Pallekele on Wednesday. The hosts, bundled out for 117 in the first innings, lost opener Kusal Perera to fast bowler Mitchell Starc when rain forced an early tea and eventually the second day's play was called off. Kaushal Silva was batting on two with Sri Lanka still 80 runs behind in the bowler-dominated first match of the three-test series.

    Reuters
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    Ahmedabad, July 26 (IANS) India's very own Ironman Milind Soman is excited to carry the baton in the third leg of the Great India Run, India's first multi city marathon, which will be flagged off here on Wednesday. Conceptualised by ProSportify, the 5K Fun Run will also be flagged off simultaneously from the NID Paldi Riverfront to Vallabh Sadan Riverfront Route early morning. The Great India Run that was flagged off from New Delhi on July 17 has traversed through Gurugram, Manesar, Jaipur, Udaipur and is set to touch Mumbai on August 4, two days ahead of the earlier scheduled date, August 6.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Narsingh row: Wrestler Kaliraman calls for dope test at all levels

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Insisting that the doping controversy surrounding Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav could send a wrong message to the community, wrestler Jagdish Kaliraman on Thursday said the truth in the matter should come to the fore so as to avoid similar incidents in future. "It is very saddening that the facts, which are coming up shows it is a conspiracy against Narsingh Yadav by a wrestler. "The truth needs to come out in Narsingh Yadav's case so that we get to know why anyone has done this, what was the motive.

    ANI
  • Chinkara poaching case: I'm getting life threats, says Salman Khan's driver

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Harish Dulani, the only witness to the Salman Khan poaching case, on Wednesday said that he is scared to give a statement in the Rajasthan High Court as he has been receiving death threats. Dulani, the driver of the jeep used by Khan during hunting of endangered Chinka in 1998, told the media that he was forced to move out of Jodhpur because he was constantly receiving threats. On Monday, the Rajasthan High Court acquitted Khan in two cases relating to killing of Chinkara or Indian Gazelle, citing lack of evidence against the actor.

    ANI
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  • Pro Kabaddi League: U Mumba fail to reach semis despite win over Dabang Delhi

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): U Mumba have failed to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League despite claiming a 38-34 win over Dabang Delhi KC here at Thyagaraj Sports Complex last evening. U Mumba lost a semi-final place to Puneri Paltan, who stormed into the last four following their 36-33 win over Bengaluru Bulls. U Mumba looked down and out in the first half but came back to register a win in their last game of the season.

    ANI
  • Cabinet clears amendments in GST Bill, drops 1% additional tax on inter-state sales

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Union Cabinet today approved amendment in Goods and Services Tax Bill and dropped one percent additional tax on inter-state sales as proposed in the current bill. According to reports, the Cabinet also agreed to include the mechanism of compensating states for all loss of revenue for five years in the bill after the roll out of the new indirect tax regime. Union Cabinet has also approved setting up of new All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhatinda, Punjab.

    ANI
  • Golfer Amandeep eager to defend her title

    Bengaluru, July 26 (IANS) Buoyed by a comfortable victory in his last event, Amandeep Drall will look to defend her title in the 11th leg of the Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour 2016 at the picturesque Prestige Golfshire here. Amandeep claimed her maiden professional title at the same venue last year and would look to do an encore. Another strong contender for the title is Delhi youngster Vani Kapoor.

    IANS India Private Limited
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  • Will take 'Kohinoor' battle to UN, UNESCO if I have to: Petitioner

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): After Minister of Asia and Pacific affairs Alok Sharma's assertion on the restitution of 'Kohinoor' diamond, Advocate Nafis Siddiqui, the petitioner of the case, said on that he will file a new application and if Britain doesn't return the gem still, he will then appeal in the UNESCO and in the UN. "New application will be filled in the Supreme Court to send the advocated commissioner to Britain and request the British government to return the property of India and to get a stay on the selling or auctioning of the diamond.

    ANI
  • Naresh Yadav's bail plea rejected in Quran desecration case

    Malerkotla, July 28 (ANI): A Punjab Court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Naresh Yadav in connection with the alleged Quran desecration case. The Mehrauli MLA was earlier on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till August 1. Yadav, who was earlier on July 25 sent to two-day police custody, was arrested on the charge of conspiracy to spread social unrest as he allegedly prompted desecration of the holy Quran on June 24.

    ANI
  • Regulating air fares will violate law: Minister

    New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said that any attempts to regulate air fares of India-based passenger carriers on international routes will violate law. According to Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, the government's intervention to reduce air fares will be anti-competitive. "An intervention by the government in the matter of airfare reduction of domestic airlines operating on international sector to protect the interest of NRIs would not only be in contravention of Indian law, but also anti-competitive," the minister informed parliament.

    IANS India Private Limited
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  • 'Jonny be good' is motto for in-form Bairstow

    By Tony Jimenez COVENTRY, England (Reuters) - Jonny Bairstow may be riding the crest of a cricketing wave but England's in-form wicketkeeper-batsman says he is only too well aware of the perils of taking things for granted. Bairstow also struck a match-winning 83 not out in a thrilling one-day victory over New Zealand in Durham 13 months ago. "It can all change very quickly and I'm only too aware of that having gone through some tough patches on my journey," said Bairstow who had an extra spring in his step the day after England beat Pakistan in Manchester to level the four-match test series at 1-1.

    Reuters
  • 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.

    ANI
  • Congress forms five-member committee to examine bills, debates in Parl

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday formed a five-member committee to examine the ongoing bills and debates in the Parliament on specific issues. The five-member committee includes Congress leaders Anand Sharma, Jairam Ramesh, KV Thomas, Rajiv Satav and P Chidambaram. According to sources, all members are to discuss their final decision with party chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice- president Rahul Gandhi, while taking Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge in the loop.

    ANI
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  • Besides Pak, BJP Govt. seems scared from China as well: Congress

    New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Taking cognizance of the seriousness of China's incursion in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government's silence on this issue indicates they are scared from China, just as they are scared from Pakistan. "If the Chinese are encroaching our borders and has occupied the land, then it is a matter of great concern.

    ANI
  • 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.

    ANI
  • Have identified those who spiked Narsingh's food: WFI chief

    New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh on Wednesday revealed the names of two junior wrestlers who are alleged to have spiked Olympics-bound grappler Narsingh Pancham Yadav's food with banned substances. Narsingh's chances of participating in the upcoming Rio Olympics came under a cloud last Sunday when he returned a positive result for a dope test conducted by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on June 25.

    IANS India Private Limited
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  • 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'.

    ANI
  • Narsingh case gets murkier with outlandish allegations

    How scary it is to find two Rio-bound Indian athletes testing positive for banned drugs and both rejecting the results. Wrestler Narsingh Yadav insists that his food supplements were spiked and so does shotputter Inderjeet Singh alleging fouplay in testing. The whole thing got murkier with the bizarre allegation that a SAI official has conspired against Narsingh in collusion with an Olympian.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan sent to 14-day judicial custody

    New Delhi, July 26 (ANI): A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed bail plea of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, who has been arrested for allegedly threatening a woman, and sent him to 14-day judicial custody. Khan is also accused of attempting to run over the woman with his car. Last week, a 35-years-old woman claimed that the she had telephoned Amanatullah on July 10 and later went to his Batla House residence to raise the issue of power cuts with him.

    ANI

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