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India abstains from voting on UN resolution on American NGO
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India abstains from voting on UN resolution on American NGO

India has abstained from voting on a United Nations resolution that granted special consultative status to an American Non-Governmental Organisation that works to free political prisoners across the world. India was among the 11 countries that abstained from voting on the resolution in the UN Economic and Social Council on Monday to grant special consultative non-governmental organisation status to the Freedom Now group. Of the 54 ECOSOC members present, 29 voted in favour of the resolution ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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End strike or be expelled: FTII's notice to students

Film and Television Institute of India Director D J Narian on Wednesday served a notice to the striking students asking them to terminate the protest immediately or face “strong” administrative action, which may include “rustication”. In the first warning to the students who are on strike since last 34 days demanding cancellation of actor Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as FTII chairman, the FTII administration said, “All concerned students will ...
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ISIS militants target Egyptian army checkpoints in Sinai, kill 70

An Israeli army tank takes position along Israel's border with Egypt's North Sinai (seen in background). Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters Heavily-armed IS militants in Egypt on Wednesday launched a wave of simultaneous suicide attacks on army checkpoints in the restive Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 70 people, mostly soldiers, in the biggest assault and triggering a massive retaliatory strike by the military using troops and F-16s. The coordinated assaults in the morning set off fierce ...
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Cipla heir apparent Kamil steps down

Kamil is the son of M K Hamied, who is the brother of Cipla’s non-executive chairman, Yusuf Hamied In a surprise move, Kamil Hamied (photographed below), successor of the Hamied family in pharmaceutical major Cipla, has stepped down from the company to pursue personal interests. Kamil’s elder sister, Samina Vaziralli, has taken on an expanded role leading global strategic alliances and building the consumer health business in India. Kamil, 33, who was chief strategy officer of ...
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Brazil's Neymar receives provisional one-match ban

Brazil's Neymar confronts Colombia's Jeison Murillo, left, as referee Enrique Osses approaches during their Copa America match. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters Brazil’s Neymar and Colombia striker Carlos Bacca have been provisionally suspended for one match after being sent off in their teams’ Copa America clash, organisers said on Thursday. 'Referees need to show Neymar more respect' Copa America PHOTOS: Neymar sent off as Colombia shock Brazil Wednesday’s Group C match ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Copa America PHOTOS: Neymar stars for Brazil; Venezuela stun Colombia  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Pakistan's ISI held Osama prisoner for 6 years: Report

Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence had held Osama Bin Laden prisoner for nearly six years in Abbottabad and handed him over to the United States in a staged raid, a media report said on Wednesday in a new controversial account of the Al Qaeda chief's death. Pulitzer Prize-winning American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has already termed the official US account of the raid and Osama's killing as "a fairytale". The BBC report by Jane Corbin, who has investigated Al Qaeda and Osama ...
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Captaincy approach of every individual is different: Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni says when it comes to captaincy 'we try to keep it simple'. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty Images Notwithstanding Virat Kohli's theory of going in with five specialist bowlers in Tests, Mahendra Singh Dhoni says every individual's approach to captaincy is different and he will stick to his strategies in the limited-overs format against Bangladesh. Back in the saddle after a month’s break post the 50-over World Cup, Dhoni and company are gearing up for the three ODIs, ...
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Allies turn foes as BJP takes on Sena in Mumbai cricket polls

The Mumbai Cricket Association's biennial elections have turned into a virtual political slugfest. Harish Kotian presents details. Image: Vijay Patil (left), Sharad Pawar They may be allies in the Maharashtra government, but the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party have turned bitter rivals, leaving no stone unturned to get the better of each other in the high-profile Mumbai Cricket Association biennial elections, to be held on Wednesday, June 17. Interestingly, the BJP have offered ...
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'Perplexed' World Beijing Challenge officials rubbish Gatlin's claims

Organising committee says he was not kicked out Organisers of Wednesday’s Beijing World Challenge have denied that they kicked out Justin Gatlin from their meeting and said they were “perplexed” by the controversial sprinter’s claim.   The meeting went ahead without its star attraction Gatlin, who had stormed out of Beijing on Tuesday, claiming that he was ready to run the 100 metres but had been told by organisers he was not wanted.   Yet in ...
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Why Harbhajan was handed a lifeline in the Test team

'Harbhajan was selected considering the number of left-handers in the Bangladesh team' 'The selection committee represents each and every cricketer of India and we don’t have emotional attachments' Chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil's explanation for Harbhajan Singh's inclusion in the squad for the one-off Test in Bangladesh next month. Harish Kotian reports. Harbhajan Singh. Photograph: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images/Getty Images He last played international cricket nearly two years ago, ...
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