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Pawar to quit as MCA chief, cricket administrator in 6 months

Mumbai, July 24 – Bowing to a recent Supreme Court order, Mumbai Cricket Association President Sharad Pawar on Sunday announced his decision to quit the post within six months. The 75-year-old Pawar — ranked amongst the finest cricket administrators in the world and having earlier headed BCCI and the ICC …

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Kashmiri Separatists issue protest calendar for next week

Srinagar(greaterkashmir): The Joint resistance leadership comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik has issued the protest calendar for next week. July 25: Islamabad (Anantnag) Chalo and complete shutdown July 26: Shutdown upto 2pm. Relaxation till evening. Blackout between 8 pm to 9 pm. July 27: …

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GST listing in RS likely this week, Jaitley to meet state FMs

NEW DELHI(PTI): Government is likely to list the much-delayed GST Bill for discussion in the Rajya Sabha this week after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley meets state finance ministers on Tuesday. Mr. Jaitley, who has been engaged in back-channel negotiations with Congress leaders to get the main opposition party on board, …

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Wrestler Narsingh Yadav fails dope test, Rio participation doubtful

Barely 10 days before the start of the Olympics, India suffered a huge embarrassment as 74kg freestyle wrestler Narsingh Yadav failed a dope test conducted by NADA, a development which has cast doubt on his participation in Rio Games. National Anti-Doping Director General Navin Agarwal confirmed that Narsingh’s ‘B’ sample …

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BJP suspends Bihar MLC arrested for eve teasing

Patna, July 24 – The BJP on Sunday suspended its legislator Tunnaji Pandey after he was arrested for allegedly eve teasing a minor girl in a running train in Bihar’s Vaishali district. A state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Mayukh told reporters here that Pandey has been suspended from …

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India, Bangladesh border forces discuss issues in Tripura

Agartala, July 24 – A four-day long Inspector General level meeting between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) began here on Sunday to discuss and resolve border issues between the two neighbouring countries. A 21-member delegation of BGB led by its Chittagong sector Regional Director Brigadier …

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Proclaim India a Hindu state: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, July 24 – Wondering how long attacks on security forces will go on in Kashmir, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday demanded that India be proclaimed a ‘Hindu state’. We have to decide now… enough of this ‘secular’ stuff. The only option left is to declare India a …

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Talk to ‘voices of dissent’ in Kashmir, CPI-M tells Rajnath

Srinagar, July 24 – CPI-M leader Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami on Sunday urged the central government to open an unconditional dialogue with all the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the voices of dissent, to bring peace in the violence-ravaged state. The lone Communist lawmaker in the state assembly and some …

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