• Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

    Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president. More »Biden associates resume discussion about presidential run

  • Wlodarczyk betters own women's hammer throw world record

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    CETNIEWO, Poland (AP) — Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland has bettered her own hammer throw world record with a distance of 81.08 meters at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial Throws Festival in Cetniewo. More »Wlodarczyk betters own women's hammer throw world record

  • Impact beat NYCFC 3-2 in Frank Lampard's MLS debut

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Argentine striker Ignacio Piatti spoiled Frank Lampard's Major League Soccer debut by scoring a pair of goals in the Montreal Impact's 3-2 win over New York City on Saturday. More »Impact beat NYCFC 3-2 in Frank Lampard's MLS debut

  • Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout made history at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. It was the first time that a reigning MVP from the National League faced a reigning MVP from the American League. More »Kershaw extends scoreless streak to 37 innings

  • CLASH OF TITANS

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    Watching a Roger Federer- Rafael Nadal clash is a dream every tennis fan cherishes. These mouthwatering clashes have become quite rare of late, but come December 12, Indian fans will be lucky to catch arguably the two greatest players ever face off at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex in the International Premier Tennis League. Nadal will turn out for Indian Aces while Federer, who represented the Aces last year, will be part of the UAE Royals. More »CLASH OF TITANS

  • ‘ I was bullied at every stage’

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    IT’S A different world for children who are specially- abled. But the agony is no different in cases of children who suffer from slow growth, medically known as growth hormone ( GH) deficiency. The indifferent attitude of the society and schools forces several children, suffering from the deficiency, to turn into school drop- outs. More »‘ I was bullied at every stage’

  • The seething rage ofMumbai’s Bada Qabristan

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    S ILENTLY and in a single file, they walked towards the Bada Qabristan at Mumbais Marine Lines. A majority of those who came to the Bada Qabristan were young, between 18 and 34. I asked Ismail Khan and Yunus Sultan whether they knew Yakub Memon or anyone in his family. More »The seething rage ofMumbai’s Bada Qabristan

  • Pak jihadis wait to be LeT into Punjab

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    PUNJAB, which is still in panic after the bloodbath in Gurdaspur, is facing another big terror threat. Intelligence agencies have alerted the Punjab government that the Pakistan- based Babbar Khalsa and Lashkar- e- Taiba militants are planning a bigger strike in the state before the Independence Day, sources said. The Border Security Force ( BSF) foiled an infiltration bid on Thursday night in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir. More »Pak jihadis wait to be LeT into Punjab

  • PANDAS CALLING

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    T HE one image that one associates with the Sichuan province in China is that of the giant panda. With a total of 85 per cent of the world’s panda population residing in the mountainous region of the province, tourism in Sichuan is understandably focused around the endearing bears. Arun Srivastava, regional director ( northern India) of the Ministry of Tourism, said, "This is the first official Chinese delegation visit after our prime minister visited China recently. More »PANDAS CALLING

  • NEW BEGINNING

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    IF the YEAR 2008 in Indian boxing belonged to Beijing Olympics medallist Vijender Kumar, Manipur boxer M. Suranjoy Singh virtually stole the thunder with six gold medals in 2009- 2010. While Vijender went on to chart a new course in his career, including the recent contract with a London- based pro boxing firm, the life of Suranjoy, a potential Olympic medallist known as Chhota Tyson, took a different turn after a series of injuries. Suranjoy, whose dream of competing at an Olympics remains unfulfilled, said a spat of leg injuries forced him to give up boxing and in his new role he aims to impart basic skills to budding boxers. More »NEW BEGINNING

  • DY REGISTRAR QUITS IN PROTEST AGAINST YAKUB HANGING

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    AS THE debate rages over Yakub Memon’s hanging, discontent is simmering even within the Supreme Court which had cleared the decks for his execution. Surendranath, who had joined the apex court on deputation from the National Law University, was the director of Death Penalty Research Project. "It would be silly and naive to see the events of the last 24 hours ( Facebook post of July 30) at the Supreme Court as some triumph of the rule of law — the two orders at 4pm on July 29 and 5am on July 30 ( and the reasoning adopted therein) are instances of judicial abdication that must count amongst the darkest hours for the SC," Surendranath contended. More »DY REGISTRAR QUITS IN PROTEST AGAINST YAKUB HANGING

  • Bengaluru cops turn to WhatsApp to curb crimes

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    IF YOU are in Bengaluru and facing any problem, you need not visit any nearby police station to lodge a complaint. For, people can now directly connect with the Bengaluru Police on WhatsApp and lodge a complaint! This unique service, which is supposed be the first- of- its- kind in the country, was launched on Saturday by new Bengaluru City Police Commissioner NS Megharikh. The Bengaluru police have announced a dedicated mobile phone number ( 9480801000) on which people can file complaints through WhatsApp. More »Bengaluru cops turn to WhatsApp to curb crimes

  • ‘ CZECHS TO BRING THEIR BIG PLAYERS’

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    TENNIS stalwart Mahesh Bhupathi said on Saturday that the Czech Republic will be at full strength to face India in their Davis Cup World group play- off tie here from September 18- 20. Two top Czech players – World No. 6 Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek - skipped their World Group first- round tie against Australia earlier this year when their team lost 2- 3. More »‘ CZECHS TO BRING THEIR BIG PLAYERS’

  • Delhi cops reunite 15 lost kids with their families

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    SHEKHAR ( name changed), a 14- year- old who had come to the Capital from Kushi Nagar area of Uttar Pradesh in search of work, had somehow landed up in a child shelter home in Tiz Hazari. trafficked and reached various shelter homes in Delhi, have been reunited with their families, thanks to the Delhi Police’s crime branch. In all, crime branch officers have rescued 15 such children and reunited them with their families under Operation Milap. More »Delhi cops reunite 15 lost kids with their families

  • NOT AN ‘A’ CLASS SHOW BY INDIA SIDE

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    THE TEST series in Sri Lanka is a fortnight away and it was good to see captain Virat Kohli play for India ‘A’ against the Australians in Chennai. Viewed from a distance, Kohli’s decision to get valuable batting practice before the tour showed good intent. At a time when most Indian cricketers are crying for rest, with the recent tour to Zimbabwe highlighting it, Kohli did not score a bucketful of runs. More »NOT AN ‘A’ CLASS SHOW BY INDIA SIDE

  • On PLA day, China plays host to Indian Army

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    AS People’s Liberation Army ( PLA) on Saturday hosted an Indian Army delegation for the first time in the area of Daulat Beg Oldie on PLA day, the Indian army described it as a milestone in India- China relations. "The day marked a milestone in the India- China relationship with the PLA hosting an Indian Army delegation for the first time in the area of Daulat Beg Oldie. The Indian delegation was led by Col BS Uppal and the Chinese Delegation was led by Colonel Song Zhoanli," Srinagar- based defence spokesman, Lt Colonel N. N Joshi, said. More »On PLA day, China plays host to Indian Army

  • NCW wants Kamat to explain remarks on Smriti

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    THE National Commission for Women ( NCW) on Saturday sought explanation from Congress leader Gurudas Kamat over his alleged offensive remarks against Union Human Resource Development ( HRD) Minister Smriti Irani that have invited sharp criticisms. The Commission has asked Kamat to reply within a week. Speaking in Rajasthan on Thursday, Kamat had allegedly referred to Irani as a "poncha lagane waali " ( housecleaner) while questioning the ministers credentials to hold the charge of the HRD portfolio. More »NCW wants Kamat to explain remarks on Smriti

  • STEPCHILDREN OF SWACHH BHARAT

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    thanks to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. Ranjit, a resident of Okhla Phase- II, cleans septic tanks. The practice attracts imprisonment for up to one year and a fine of ` 2,000 on individuals or organisations who hire such labour under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines ( Prohibition) Act, 1993. More »STEPCHILDREN OF SWACHH BHARAT

  • Class 9 student gangraped in Gurgaon

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    THE Gurgaon police on Saturday arrested four persons, including three minors, for allegedly gangraping a minor on Wednesday. More »Class 9 student gangraped in Gurgaon

  • Jaunti all set to become city’s favourite tourist jaunt

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    A BEAUTIFUL and historically- rich village on the outskirts of Delhi is being developed as a major tourist hotspot. Delhi Urban Arts Commission ( DUAC), a body under the Ministry of Urban Development, is preparing a master plan for village Jaunti, nine kilometer from Kanjhawala in the northwest. Jaunti is believed to have been established in the 17th century, during the reign of emperor Shahjahan. More »Jaunti all set to become city’s favourite tourist jaunt

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