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War of words in LS over making Hindi official language at UN

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New Delhi, Jan. 3 (IANS): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor traded barbs in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday over making Hindi an official language at the United Nations. Tharoor questioned the need to push it while the Minister called his remark “ignorant”. Sushma Swaraj, in her reply to a question, […]

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Student killed in Maharashtra shutdown violence

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Mumbai, Jan. 3 (IANS): A minor boy was killed in Nanded and several people were injured in Mumbai in sporadic incidents of violence which paralysed large parts of Maharashtra during a 10-hour shutdown called by Dalit parties on Wednesday. The ‘Maharashtra Bandh’ call was given by Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh and other parties, ironically, to protest […]

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Fodder scam: Lalu’s sentencing deferred to Thursday

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Ranchi, Jan. 3 (IANS): A special CBI court on Wednesday deferred the sentencing till Thursday of jailed former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case. The court of Justice Shivapal Singh deferred the sentencing after it was informed about the death of two lawyers by the […]

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MiG skids, catches fire in Goa, runway shut

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Panaji, Jan. 3 (IANS): A MiG-29K aircraft caught fire after it skidded off the runway in Goa’s Dabolim International Airport on Wednesday, after which the runway was closed for an hour, a senior airport official said. A statement from the Defence Ministry spokesperson said the incident occurred when the fighter jet, manned by an trainee […]

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AAP picks Rajya Sabha nominees, triggering criticism

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New Delhi, Jan. 3 (IANS): The AAP on Wednesday named veteran leader Sanjay Singh, businessman Sushil Gupta and chartered accountant Narain Dass Gupta as its debutants for the Rajya Sabha, sparking criticism from founding member Kumar Vishwas and other political parties. The decision was finalised at a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), the […]

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Man City return to winning ways against Watford

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Manchester, Jan. 3 (IANS): The return of Spanish attacking midfielder David Silva to the Manchester City line-up played a big role in the English Premier League (EPL) leaders’ 3-1 win here over Watford. The 31-year-old, missing from the squad since December 23 for personal reasons, on Tuesday assisted on the first two goals as City […]

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Tamil Nadu teen defeats Grandmaster in Mumbai chess tournament

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Mumbai, Jan. 3 (PTI): FIDE Master Rathanvel VS of Tamil Nadu caused a major stir on day four of the IIFL Wealth 3rd Mumbai International Open Chess Tournament as he notched a victory over Russian Grandmaster Andrey Deviatkin in a closely-fought battle. Many other Grandmasters, including defending champion Adam Tukhaev of Ukraine, had a tough […]

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Merang Jamir wins medal at National c’ship

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Dimapur, Jan. 3 (EMN): Merang Jamir won a silver medal at the recently concluded 61st National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) held at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, from Dec. 11 till the 31st, 2017. This is the first ever medal at the National Shooting Championship Competitions (NSCC) for Nagaland. Earlier, Merang Jamir bagged two gold at the 5th […]

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Kohli, Dhoni set to be retained by respective IPL franchises

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Mumbai, Jan. 3 (PTI): India skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among the top players who are set to be retained by their respective IPL franchises, Royal Challengers Bangalore and comeback outfit Chennai Super Kings respectively. The retention list of players is to be announced by BCCI here tomorrow. Kohli, yet […]

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Meghalaya signs host city contract for 39th National Games

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Shillong, Jan. 3 (PTI): Meghalaya today signed the Host City Contract with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today for hosting the 39th National Games in 2022, officials said. The tripartite contract was signed between the IOA, the Meghalaya State Olympic Association and the state government here. Meghalaya had made the bid to host the 39th […]

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