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Kashmir traders refuse to meet Rajnath in calm valley

Srinagar, July 23 – Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday met groups of Kashmiris, including civil society members and top officials, seeking their suggestions on peace in the wake of the fresh unrest that has left dozens of people dead in the Kashmir Valley. However, top trade bodies in …

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Bolt criticises disrespectful Gatlin after 200m win

London, July 23 – Six-time Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt has accused rival Justin Gatlin of disrespect after the Jamaican won the 200 metres at the Anniversary Games here. Bolt, 29, on Friday clocked 19.89 seconds in his first appearance since pulling out of the Jamaican trials. He was picked …

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Goutam Ghose, Bappi Lahiri conferred Bengal’s ‘Mahanayak Samman’

Kolkata, July 23 – Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Goutam Ghose and composer-singer Bappi Lahiri were on Saturday conferred the West Bengal’s Mahanayak Samman awards. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee conferred the Mahanayak Samman for best director on Ghose, known for helming National Award winning films like Sankhachil and Abar Aranye. The awards were …

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Various functions to mark Mukherjee’s four years as president of India

New Delhi, July 23 – A number of functions including inauguration of Phase-II of the Rashtrapati Bhavan museum are being organised on Monday to mark the completion of President Pranab Mukherjee’s four years in office, an official statement said. Mukherjee will be completing four years in office on July 25. …

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5 killed, over 5 lakh remain affected in Assam floods

Guwahati, July 23 – 5 people were killed in Assam on Saturday even as the overall flood situation remained grim in the state with over five lakh people being affected in 13 districts and more areas were inundated by surging waters of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Assam State Disaster …

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Soldier killed as army foils infiltration in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 23 – A soldier was killed on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district as the army foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC), defence sources said. Defence sources here said alert troops had noticed suspicious movement on the LoC in Kupwara district during …

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India-Bangladesh border will be secured: Assam CM

Guwahati, July 23 – Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the state and central governments have taken strong measures to seal the India-Bangladesh border and added that the international border in Assam will be sealed in line with Kashmir, Punjab and Rajasthan. Addressing a meeting at the Indian …

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Hot, humid Saturday in Delhi, rain likely on Sunday

New Delhi, July 23 – The capital experienced a hot and humid day on Saturday with the maximum temperature settling at 34.8 degrees Celsius, average for the season, the Met office said. It has forecast rain or drizzle on Sunday. Generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle is likely …

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Fiorentina chief confirms signing of Toledo

Rome, July 23 – Andrea Della Valle, president of Fiorentina, confirmed on Saturday that the Italian football club has reached an agreement with Velez Sarsfield to sign Argentine midfielder Hernan Toledo. Della Valle also expressed his wish for the return of Spanish player Cristian Tello to Fiorentina, reports Efe. Della …

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Kohli is the paradigm shift in cricket: Arun Lal

Kolkata, July 23 – Former cricketer Arun Lal lauded Test skipper Virat Kohli saying he has triggered a paradigm shift in cricket and raised the bar for budding cricketers. Kohli has been in terrific form of late. He scored four centuries in the recently held Indian Premier League (IPL) and …

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