• Latest injury setback leaves England's Stokes devastated

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes has said he is "devastated" after his calf injury ruled him out of the third test against Pakistan. The 25-year-old tore his right calf muscle during England's series-levelling 330-run win against Pakistan at Old Trafford on Monday, in his first appearance since undergoing a knee surgery in May. "Devastated about the injury especially with all the hard work put in by myself and others to get me back to FULL fitness," Stokes tweeted on Thursday.

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  • Relief for Delhiites as auto-taxi strike ends

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Bringing much needed respite to Delhiites, the 17 auto-rickshaw unions, which were part of the strike called against the app-based taxis, called off their strike in Thursday evening. In a press statement, the Delhi Government said that strike was called off by the unions after a meeting with the government officials. In the meeting it was decided that vehicles, registered outside Delhi, if operate as auto or taxis, then action would be taken against them.

    ANI
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  • Curfew continues only in 3 south Kashmir districts

    July 28 (IANS) Authorities on Thursday continued curfew only in three south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama. "Curfew will continue today (Thursday) in Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama districts. Curfew had to be re-imposed in Srinagar on Wednesday after senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq defied house arrest and took to the streets.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • Never revealed the name of Burari rape victim: DCW chief

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday said that the First Information Report (FIR) filed against her on allegation of revealing the name of the Burari rape victim was baseless, adding that she never revealed the name of the victim. "I never revealed the name of the victim, I am a responsible person and i know my duties and I am living up to the entire reputation of the DCW," she told ANI. "If the Delhi Police feel that they can silence DCW, silence Swati Maliwal by issuing an FIR against which is completely baseless they are extremely wrong," she added.

    ANI
  • 'Realty stake holders need to ramp up quantum of work by 800 pct', says Niranjan Hiranandani

    "If we look at the target, the time frame and factor in the aspect of implementation, there is a pressing need to speed things up," said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Communities and Founder and First President, NAREDCO Maharashtra. Speaking at the inaugural session at the annual CII Realty and Infrastructure Conclave, which was inaugurated in Mumbai on 27 July 2016, Niranjan Hiranandani said stakeholders in Indian real estate needed to ramp up the quantum of work by eight times i.e. "I do not see positive signs from either the real estate developers or the powers-that-be when it comes to setting the pace for increasing the quantum to eight-times the present one," he said.

    ANI
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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
  • 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
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  • Sri Lankan legend Muralitharan to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

    Dubai, July 27 (ANI): Sri Lanka spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will become the first player from his nation to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame later this year. Along with record-breaking off-spinner Muralitharan, two-time ICC Women's World Cup winner and former Australia women's captain Karen Rolton, her compatriot Arthur Morris and England's George Lohmann, the 19th century fast bowler who took 100 wickets in just 16 Tests will also be given the prestigious honor.

    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
  • 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.

    ANI
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  • Aaron Hughes named as Kerala Blasters marquee player

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Kerala Blasters on Thursday revealed its latest addition with the signing of Northern Ireland's, Aaron Hughes, who recently played in Euro Cup 2016. An experienced campaigner and veteran international, Hughes will be Kerala Blasters FC's marquee player for the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League. Known as a cultured defender, Aaron Hughes is the most capped outfield player in Northern Ireland's history and has captained Northern Ireland on forty-six occasions to date after his first captaincy in April 2002.

    ANI
  • NADA postpones verdict on Narsingh's doping case

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Wrestler Narsingh Yadav's ordeal just got longer as the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Thursday postponed the verdict over his dope case by a couple of days. While Narsingh and his battery of lawyers had put forward his arguments on Wednesday, the legal representive of the national anti-doping body said on Thursday that the star wrestler has not been able to convincingly prove his claims that his food had been spiked. "Argument by NADA was that Narsingh is not eligible for remission which he has been asking," NADA lawyer Gaurang Kanth told the media at the end of Thursday's hearing.

    IANS India Private Limited
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Mendis masterclass suggests life after Sri Lanka batting greats

    For a nation in the throes of a tricky transition since stalwarts Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene walked off into the sunset, Kusal Mendis' batting heroics against Australia on Thursday will offer new hope to Sri Lanka. Already on the back foot after conceding an 86-run first innings lead, they were reeling on six for two when the 21-year-old walked out to bat at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. In a bowler-dominated contest where no other batsman has managed a fifty, Mendis nonchalantly brought up his maiden test century, hitting off-spinner Nathan Lyon over the ropes.

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  • PM asks NITI Aayog to create vision for transformational change

    New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called upon NITI Aayog to create a vision document that would chart a roadmap for India's development for the next fifteen years and also lay the foundation for the country's growth over the next decades of the 21st century. Interacting with members of the NITI Aayog, the Prime Minister said the time for incremental change, that was the norm across the world for quite some time, is now over. The Prime Minister asserted that the Union Government has the courage and the ability to deliver transformational change for bettering the lives of the people.

    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
  • Rajya Sabha panel doesn't allot time for GST Bill

    New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Even as the government plans to bring the Goods and Services Tax Bill next week in the Rajya Sabha, no time was allotted for it by the upper house's Business Advisory Committee on Thursday. According to sources, there is still a lack of consensus between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the opposition Congress on the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority. The bill has already been passed by the Lok Sabha.

    IANS India Private Limited