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Sports Shorts: Blazer-trouser to replace saree for Indian women at CWG
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Sports Shorts: Blazer-trouser to replace saree for Indian wome...

A summary of sports events and persons who made news on Tuesday IMAGE: Indian athletes parade at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park, Glasgow. Photograph: PTI Breaking away from tradition, the women athletes of the Indian contingent will wear blazers and trousers instead of sarees at the opening ceremony of the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia. The Indian Olympic Association took the decision after consulting stakeholders and athlete ... Rediff.com, 23 minutes ago

Cape Town now faces dry taps by July 9

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news today when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 -- a month later than last forecast.But Capetonians are not yet out of the woods. If drastic consumption reductions are not achieved by so-called "Day Zero" -- the last day of normal water supply -- people will have to queue at 200 standpipes for daily rations of 25 litres (6.6 US gallons). The city, which attracts millions of tourists every year, ...
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Soccer briefs: Chelsea's Conte has sleepless nights before Barca clash

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reacts during a match. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said the prospect of facing Barcelona in the Champions League last 16 has given him sleepless nights as he prepares for Tuesday's clash. The Italian's side warmed up for the first leg tie by thrashing struggling second-tier Hull City 4-0 in the FA Cup fifth round on Friday but his mind quickly turned to Barca.
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Kamal Haasan to launch his political party, unfurl its flag on Wednesday

Actor Kamal Haasan arrived in Madurai to a rousing welcome on the eve of the launch of his political party on Wednesday even as DMK Working President M K Stalin appeared to take a dig at film personalities taking a plunge into politics saying paper flowers which do not have fragrance will bloom during a season but they will wither very soon.Kamal will begin his political journey from his birth place Kamuthi in neighbouring Ramanathapuram district on Wednesday and reach Madurai in the evening.
 Rediff.com25 minutes ago Ahead of his state-tour tomorrow, Kamal Haasan met CECs  Rediff.com5 hours ago
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Puri, Sidhu to receive Canadian PM at Amritsar airport

Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu will receive Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport in Amritsar tomorrow.Later on, Sidhu would also accompany the Canadian premier on a visit to the Golden Temple and the Partition Museum, said an official spokesman.On the directions of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Sidhu would receive the Canadian prime minister at both the places, he said.At the airport, Sidhu would be ...
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Nirav Modi's photo in Davos proves nothing: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah addressing a meeting debunks the conspiracy theorists about any possible connection between Nirav Modi and PM Modi.  "Nirav Modi's photo in Davos proves nothing. Even you people are sitting with me and if one of you commits a crime will you make me liable too? As far as Nirav Modi case is concerned Centre has taken it seriously and already seized more than 5000 crore assets."The Congress released a picture of Nirav Modi with the business delegation accompanying ...
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Noted cardiologist B K Goyal dies in Mumbai

Eminent cardiologist Dr B K Goyal died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Tuesday morning. He was 82. Goyal collapsed at his residence and was rushed to a private hospital where he died, his long-time colleague said. The Padma awardee is survived by a son and three daughters. He was the honorary dean and the chief cardiologist at the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences. During his decade-long distinguished career, he also served at the J J Group of Hospitals and Grant ...
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Maldives Parliament extends emergency for 30 days

The Maldives' Parliament today extended the state of emergency by another 30 days, approving President Abdulla Yameen's recommendation.         Only 38 MPs were present for the vote, which took place hours before the state of emergency was due to expire, despite 43 lawmakers being needed for the vote to take place as required by the constitution, Maldives Independent news website reported.All 38 were from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives and they all approved ...
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Delhi chief secretary alleges assault by AAP MLAs, cops file FIR

IMAGE: In his complaint, Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash alleged that at the meeting, an attempt was made to “compel” him to follow “unlawful directions”. Photograph: PTI Photo The Delhi Police has registered an FIR on a complaint by Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash who alleged that he was assaulted by a few Aam Aadmi Party MLAs during a meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. The case was registered on Tuesday under ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago Delhi CS 'assault' case: Central IAS officers' body demands arrest of perpetrators  Rediff.com1 hour ago On AAP vs Delhi Chief Secretary tussle, Rajnath says 'deeply pained'  Rediff.com4 hours ago Delhi Chief Secy says he was assaulted by AAP MLAs  Rediff.com9 hours ago
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PIX: Sonam Kapoor's cousin gets married!

Congratulations Mohit and Antara! Raag Desh actor Mohit Marwah is all set to marry his long-time girlfriend Antara Motiwala, a Bollywood stylist, at the Hotel Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The destination wedding will be a three-day elaborate affair. It started with the mehendi ceremony at the resort's Cabana lawns, followed by the sangeet ceremony at the Al Fayrouz beach front. Mohit is Anil Kapoor's sister Reena's son with Sandeep Marwah. The groom's cousins Sonam and Rhea ...
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