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Indian Super League: Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters to go top

Indian Super League: Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters ...

IMAGE: Arata Izumi of Atletico de Kolkata kicks to score a goal for his team during ISL match against Kerala Blasters FC at Salt lake stadium in Kolkata. Photograph: PTI Inspired by the presence of Brazilian great Pele, defending champions Atletico de Kolkata climbed to the top of the table with a 2-1 win over last year's runners-up Kerala Blasters in their first home match of the Indian Super League.  Watched by the all time great Pele who had earlier ..., 7 minutes ago

Ukraine should have closed air space over war zone: MH17 probe

Ukrainian authorities should have closed the air space over the eastern region wracked by fighting with pro-Russian separatists, the official inquiry into the MH17 air disaster found today."We have concluded as a precaution there was sufficient reason for the Ukrainian authorities to close the air space above the eastern part of their country," the chairman of the Dutch Safety Board, Tjibbe Joustra, told reporters. The Dutch-led probe concluded that the Malaysia Airlines flight, headed ...
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Farmers' stir ends, leaves Railways with loss of Rs 150 cr

Farmers in Punjab today ended their week-long rail blockade that crippled train services and caused a loss of about Rs 150 crore to railways besides a huge loss to the state but decided to continue their protest in a different format.The farmers, seeking higher compensation for the losses caused to the farm produce, decided to prevent ministers from entering villages and 'gherao' (picket) the residences of ministers, MLAs and other leaders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on October ...
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Litmus test awaits Team India...and their underfire captain

IMAGE: MS Dhoni preapres to bat during the India nets session. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Facing the toughest phase of his cricketing life, an underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni will seek to revive his career and change the fortunes of a dispiritedIndian team when the hosts take on an unbeaten South Africa in the second one-dayer in Indore on Wednesday.  India are yet to taste victory since South Africa's arrival in the country, having lost two ...
 Rediff.com43 minutes ago 'If India is to be the no.1 team, we cannot keep repeating the same mistakes'  Rediff.com6 hours ago

'They chopped off my hand because I tried to escape'

Kasthuri Munirathinam, the maid from Tamil Nadu, whose hand was chopped off in Saudi Arabia, speaks from her hospital bed. Kasthuri Munirathinam, 52, a resident of Tamil Nadu, traveled to Saudi Arabia to work as a housemaid. Her husband Munirathinam stayed back at their home in Vellore district with their four children, one son and three daughters. Her son Mohan told that a gentleman from Kerala, who works in the Gulf, informed the family that Kasthuri's right hand had been chopped ...
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Sacked IPS Sanjiv Bhatt didn't come with 'clean hands': SC

Sacked Gujarat cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt was rebuked for his conduct of contacting opposition Congress party, NGOs and their activists to influence the Supreme Court which on Tuesday said he has not come up with "clean hands" to question the lodging of criminal cases against him. The apex court dismissed his petitions seeking a court-monitored SIT probe in relation to the two FIRs against him for allegedly forcing his subordinate to file an affidavit in a 2002 riots case and hacking e-mail ...
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Raking up beef issue will hurt the BJP

  'By resorting to divisive issues, the BJP is giving the impression that even if it is voted to power it won't do anything new to give Bihar a facelift. It will repel voters with the belief that the BJP can't do anything without communal polarisation as its core ideology. This is sad and unfortunate,' says Mohammad Sajjad. Arguably, no election in Bihar may have been as much communally charged as this one. Not even the elections of 1989 and 1990, when the Babri Masjid issue had divided ...
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Hindi translator Chaman Lal returns Sahitya award

Hindi translator Chaman Lal, a retired JNU professor, today returned his award and cash money of his 2002 translation prize to the Sahitya Akademi. Noting that the issue now went beyond the "Akademi's insensitive behaviour", he said "there is wider government patronisation to Akademi's such conduct". "This is moment of crisis and choices have to be made clearly - with whom I stand and I stand with my fellow writers of Punjabi as well as other languages, who have taken side of ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Writer Surjit Patar from Ludhiana returns his Sahitya Akademi award  Rediff.com3 hours ago Sahitya Akademi President: 'Why are writers returning awards?'  Rediff.com8 hours ago Another Gujarat-based writer to return Sahitya Akademi award  India Online.in23 hours ago

Swine flu: 2nd death reported in Delhi

The national capital has reported the second death due to swine flu this year with a 60-year-old woman succumbing to the H1N1 virus at a hospital while undergoing treatment. The woman, hailing from Faridabad, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Safdarjung Hospital on October 2. "Her condition was critical and she was on ventilator since October 2. She tested positive for swine flu and was referred to our hospital from Fortis Escorts Hospital in Faridabad. She died last night," said ...
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Why Modi is right on not speaking on Dadri

What will be achieved by the prime minister's condemnation of each and every unfortunate incident? Will just the PM's condemnation bring about closure to these cases, asks Sudhir Bisht. The detractors have been sharpening their knives for a long time and they seem to have reached a tipping point. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under attack from all sides. Ultra-leftists. Secularists. Peaceniks. Socialists. Communists. All are having a field day, with the media backing them to the hilt. The ...
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