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Kupwara: 3 Army jawans, 2 cops killed; 5 terrorists eliminated

Kupwara: 3 Army jawans, 2 cops killed; 5 terrorists eliminated

The nearly 48-hour gunbattle in the dense Kupwara forest in north Kashmir ended on Wednesday night, with five security personnel, including three Army jawans and two policemen, dead and an equal number of terrorists killed, police said. Giving details of the incident, a police spokesman said that the encounter broke out in the Halmatpora area, at least 8 km from the Line of Control, after a police party intercepted a group of terrorists.   A joint team of the Kupwara police along with ..., 31 minutes ago

India at CWG: Gymnast Patra eyes medal for better life

IMAGE: Artistic Gymnast Rakesh Patra. Photograph: GoFoundation/Twitter Included in India's Commonwealth Games gymnastics squad after going to court, Rakesh Patra is desperate for a medal not just to prove his worth but also to become financially strong enough to change his family's fortunes. The 26-year-old artistic gymnast was included in India's CWG squad after he filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court when his name was initially omitted owing to a tussle between the Gymnastics ...
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Parrikar responding well to treatment in US: CMO

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is responding well to treatment in the United States, the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement in Panaji today.Parrikar is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in the United States."Further treatment on the chief minister has begun and he is responding well. The next review will be done in two weeks," Rupesh Kamat, personal secretary to Parrikar, said in the statement.Parrikar was admitted to the Lilavati ...
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Two-time champs West Indies qualify for 2019 ICC World Cup

Two-time World Cup winners West Indies qualified for next year's tournament after rain ended Scotland's modest run chase and handed the Caribbean side victory by five runs on the Duckworth Lewis method in their qualifying match on Wednesday. In a match that guaranteed qualification for the winner, the West Indies were bowled out for 198 to give Scotland a gilt-edged chance of participating at their fourth finals when the World Cup is hosted in England next year.   Scotland were 125 for ...
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Sardar Patel's statue defiled in Gujarat

A statue of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was found desecrated in Shertha village of Gujarat's Gandhinagar district, the latest in a series of vandalism of statues of popular personalities across the country.According to police, some unidentified persons last night garlanded the statue with empty cold drink bottles and grass.The statue was unveiled by Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch L K Advani in October, 1992.The incident came to light after some villagers spotted the ...
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Centre quotes Rajiv Gandhi in SC to defend Aadhaar scheme

The NDA government today quoted former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Supreme Court to put forth its arguments supporting the Aadhaar scheme, saying it would stop the leakage of public money."A former Prime Minister of this country (late Shri Rajiv Gandhi] has gone on record to say that out of one rupee spent by the Government for welfare of the downtrodden, only 15 paisa thereof actually reaches those persons for whom it is meant."It cannot be doubted that with UID/Aadhaar much of the ...
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BJP leader, 10 others get lifer in Jharkhand lynching case

A fast track court in Ramgarh on Wednesday sentenced 11 people, including a Bharatiya Janata Party leader, to life imprisonment for lynching a meat trader in June last year over the suspicion that he was carrying beef in his car. Judge Om Prakash had found them guilty on March 16 under Indian Penal Code Sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting with deadly weapons), 149 (unlawful assembly), 435 (mischief by fire or explosive substance) and 302 (murder).   The quantum of punishment was ...
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Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO; Zukerberg asked to testify

IMAGE: Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica, arrives at the offices of Cambridge Analytica in central London. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters Cambridge Analytica, the political data firm with ties to United States President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, suspended its chief executive Alexander Nix amid a furor over the access it gained to private information on more than 50 million Facebook users. The decision came after a television broadcast for Britain's Channel 4 News, ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago BJP used Cambridge Analytica's services during Bihar, Guj polls: Congress  Rediff.com2 hours ago BJP alleges Rahul link with FB data breach firm; 'fake news', says Cong  Rediff.com4 hours ago

Sports Shorts: CWG participation of two Indian jumpers uncertain

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Wednesday IMAGE: 'Borobi' the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: Jason O'Brien/Getty Images The participation of track and field athletes, S Sreeshankar and Siddharth Yadav at the Commonwealth Games remains doubtful as their names were sent after the deadline even as the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has requested the organisers to allow the duo to compete.
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'BCCI awaiting report on Shami from anti-corruption unit'

DRS to be used in IPL this year: Rajeev Shukla   The Decision Review System, already used in the Twenty Internationals, will be introduced at the upcoming edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League. “Yes, this idea has been going around for many years,” said IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla at a media conference here today, confirming that the TV replay system will be utilised if a team challenges an umpiring decision.   Each team is given one chance to review an umpiring ...
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