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Jitu, Shweta fire for India on first day of Asiad
By Chris Sammy, Incheon, Sep 20 : Shooter Jitu Rai gave India its first gold medal at the 17th Asian Games shortly after compatriot Shweta Chaudhry opened the medal count with a bronze while the women's shuttlers and squash players assured the country of two more medals here Saturday.
Power generation at Kudankulam I unit stable
Chennai, Sep 20 : Power generation at the first 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) is stable with the unit restarting generation Sep 15, said officials.
Indian lifters fail to impress at Asiad
Incheon, Sep 20 : Indian weightlifters began their Asian Games campaign on a disappointing note as all three participating contestants finished at the bottom half of the table in their respective categories in both men's and women's divisions at the Moonlight Festival Garden Weightlifting Venue ...
Missing CWG file reappears, BJP asks Jung to clarify
New Delhi, Sep 20 : The Delhi unit of the BJP Saturday demanded an explanation from Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung over the resurfacing of a CWG misappropriation file that had mysteriously 'disappeared' two years ago.
Released Turkish hostages join families in Ankara
Ankara, Sep 20 : Forty six Turkish hostages released by the Islamic State (IS) militant group returned to the Turkish capital of Ankara by the special plane of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and were reunited with their families at Ankara Esenboga Airport Saturday.
New Delhi gets six eToilets
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Six electronic public toilets were Saturday inaugurated for the public in the Delhi Cantonment Board (DCB) area.
BJP announces second list for Haryana polls
New Delhi, Sep 20 : The Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday released its second list of 47 candidates for the Haryana assembly elections.
Teacher held for sodomising student
New Delhi, Sep 20 : A teacher at a government school in the capital has been arrested for sodomising a Class 11 student, police said Saturday.
Only five percent Indian women in senior corporate posts: Study
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Only five percent of working women in India make it to senior leadership positions in the corporate sector, compared to the global average of 20 percent, said a study released Saturday.
Marsh heroics ensure Scorchers win over Dolphins
Mohali, Sep 20 : Mitchell Marsh struck two sixes from the last two balls to pull off a sensational six-wicket win for Perth Scorchers against Dolphins in the fourth match of Champions League Twenty20 at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday.
Indian medallists at Asian Games
Incheon, Sep 20 : The following were the medallists for India on the first day of competition at the 17th Asian Games here Saturday:
Indian women shuttlers in semis, men out
Incheon, Sep 20 : The Indian women's badminton team lived up to its potential to reach the semi-final at the Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday.
Ex-SC judge A.K. Ganguly backs JU students
Kolkata, Sep 20 : Expressing solidarity with Jadavpur University students, former Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly Saturday questioned the city police chief's claim that the students were not baton charged.
Health minister expresses grief over high suicide levels
Thrissur, Sep 20 : Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday expressed grief over the national loss of human resources by the rising tendency of young people to commit suicide and said the government will come up with a strategy soon.
Wal-Mart extends e-commerce platform to Vijayawada, Guntur
Hyderabad, Sep 20 : Wal-Mart India, the fully owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's leading retailer, is extending its B2B platform to its customers in Guntur and Vijayawada towns of Andhra Pradesh.
Stage set for MRF Rally de Goa
Panaji, Sep 20 : The FMSCI Indian National TSD Rally Championship enters its crucial phase when the fifth round -- the MRF Rally de Goa -- will be run here Sunday with three crews tightly bunched at the top of the Overall standings.
Irked NCP gives ultimatum to Congress on seat-sharing
Mumbai, Sep 20 : Irked by delays in arriving at a seat-sharing formula for the assembly election in Maharashtra, the NCP Saturday demanded 50 percent of the seats and served an ultimatum to the Congress to finalise the matter within a day.
Modi gets world's largest birthday card
Ahmedabad, Sep 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a unique gift on his birthday Sep 17. The school where he studied in his hometown in Gujarat made him the world's largest greeting card with birthday wishes in 23 languages, his brother said Saturday.
NorthEast United FC's Capdevila arrives in India
Mumbai, Sep 20 : NorthEast United FC's marquee player Joan Capdevila arrived here Saturday.
Gold price dips below Rs.27,000-level
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Buyers of jewellery may have a reason to cheer as gold prices dipped to the lowest level since July last year, just a few days ahead of the festive season.
Communicable diseases warning issued after floods in Philippines
Manila, Sep 20 : The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) Saturday warned the public of the transmission of communicable diseases following the floods that inundated Manila and surrounding provinces.
Indian rowers qualify for Asiad final
Incheon, Sep 20 : The Indian rowing teams of Dung Dung Sanjukta-Pratap Tarunikha and Roopendra Singh-Manjeet Singh qualified for the final rounds of the women's pair and lightweight men's double sculls, respectively, at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center at the Asian Games here Saturday.
AAP leader lodges complaint against Delhi legislator
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Aam Aadmi Party leader Alka Lamba has lodged a police complaint against Delhi legislator Vinod Kumar Binny and 21 others for alleging on a social media website that she is running a sex trade in her house.
MSME sector facing uncertain future in Bengal: Minister
Kolkata, Sep 20 : Despite being in a leading position, the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector in West Bengal is looking at an uncertain future mainly because of infrastructural deficiencies, union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra said Saturday.
Thousands walk in rainy Kolkata with Jadavpur varsity students
Kolkata, Sep 20 : "Hok Kolorob" (let there be shouts) and shout did thousands of students from various institutions as they braved the downpour to walk in unison with Jadavpur University students to demand the resignation of its vice chancellor following the alleged police assault on them.
Sportspersons should at least see acche din!
By Veturi Srivatsa : Most well to do sportspersons complain of the lack of state patronage and insist they got to the top on their own. It is not all true, even those who can afford a holiday in the Swiss Alps are not graceful to acknowledge the amount of help they receive from the government for ...
PM's statement on Muslims nationalist: BJP's Naqvi
New Delhi, Sep 20 : Senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on Indian Muslims is nationalistic in nature and not political.
Pakistan facing over 6,000 MW power shortfall
Islamabad, Sep 20 : Pakistan is facing an electricity shortfall of over 6,000 MW, with many parts of Punjab province witnessing outages of 20 hours a day.
2G scam accused Morani to go abroad
New Delhi, Sep 20 : A court here Friday allowed bollywood producer Karim Morani, accused in the second generation spectrum allocation case, to travel abroad to promote his film 'Happy New Year' scheduled for release around Diwali.
Special bi-weekly train from Ahmedabad to Katra
Ahmedabad, Sep 20 : Beginning Oct 1, Western Railway will run a special train from here twice a week for pilgrims to the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Saturday.