2012 August 03

Stuck to my plan: Vijay Kumar


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Indian pistol shooter Vijay Kumar said that sticking to his game plan helped him to win the silver medal despite the pressure on him at the ... Read more...

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Olympics: Shooter Vijay Kumar wins silver for India (India Roundup)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Army shooter Vijay Kumar scooped up a silver after his teammate Joydip Karmakar narrowly missed a medal while ace women's shuttler Saina Nehwal remained in contention ... Read more...

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Russian arrested in Goa for overstaying


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) A Russian national was arrested in Goa for staying beyond the period of his visa, police said Friday.Nikolai Sokolov was held in the coastal village of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Vijay Kumar gives India second medal from the ranges (Second Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Army marksman Vijay Kumar gave India its second medal of the London Olympics, winning the silver in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol event after ... Read more...

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Six juveniles escape from Rajasthan detention centre


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) Six juvenile offenders, aged between 14 and 17 years, overpowered two security guards at a detention centre here and escaped, officials said Friday, adding a hunt ... Read more...

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Sultry Friday in Delhi, no rain again (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Delhi residents saw a sultry Friday with rain once again eluding the capital and both maximum and minimum temperatures settling above average.The maximum temperature Friday ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Unable to study engineering, woman kills self


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) A 19-year-old woman in Rajasthan Friday killed herself by jumping in front of a train for not being allowed to study engineering, police said.In her suicide ... Read more...

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Purchase price for pulses hiked


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Farmers will get a better price for their produce after the government hiked the minimum support price (MSP) for pulses like arhar (tur) ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lokpal bill in monsoon session if panel reports early: Bansal


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Lokpal Bill can be taken up in the monsoon session only if the select committee looking into the mesure gives its recommendation much before ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Man who killed wife’s lover in bed jailed for 5 years


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) A man in Sydney has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his wife's lover after catching both of them in bed.Joachim Won, 56, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bansal doesn’t favour shifting parliament to new building


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The idea of shifting parliament to a new building has not found favour with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, who feels that the heritage ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

President’s website goes interactive


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee's official website has been redesigned to make it more interactive for the people, a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said Friday.The redesigned website ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Brooklyn sinkhole tries to swallow cars


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Brooklyn, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A sinkhole in Brooklyn has hit the news for trying to swallow cars. Brooklyn town has not been known in the past for having disastrous oddities such ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

It’s now Professor Arnold Schwarzenegger!


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The former bodybuilder, actor and California governor is set to assume a new role as a professor. The University of Southern California together with Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Read more...

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Adarsh scam: CBI told to file report on Shinde, Deshmukh’s role


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a report on investigations in the Adarsh housing scam against two former ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

‘Rural jobs, housing schemes not functioning optimally’


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Lack of monitoring and flaws in implementastion in the government's rural jobs and housing schemes have stymied their potential, a member of the National Human ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Minor school girl raped in Bengal


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) A minor school girl in West Bengal's Burdwan district was allegedly raped by a youth when she was returning home from school, police said Friday."A class ... Read more...

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China launches cancer screening programme


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a step aimed at an early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, a government-supported project, of an estimated cost of 300 to 500 million yuan (upto ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Award of contract to Swiss Timing transparent, says Bhanot


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Commonwealth Games (CWG) Organising Committee's former secretary-general Lalit Bhanot Friday told a special CBI court hearing a corruption case against him that everything was transparent ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Coach worried about Liu Xiang’s foot injury


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The coach of 2004 Olympic hurdles champion Liu Xiang said here Friday that he is troubled about his ward's foot injury."His back problem is nothing to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

US playing blame game over Annan resignation: Iran


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Friday criticised the US for playing the blame game over the resignation of UN and Arab League special envoy to ... Read more...

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Three lion cubs die at Chhattisgarh zoo


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 3 (IANS) Three new-born lion cubs at the famous Nandan Van on the outskirts of the Chhattisgarh capital died Friday, shocking animal lovers and zoo officials.A senior zoo ... Read more...

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Pune blasts: Sketches of suspects prepared, four detainees freed


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Aug 3 (IANS) Two days after a series of four coordinated but low-intensity blasts rocked the city, police Friday remained tight-lipped about the progress of the investigation even as ... Read more...

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He promised me a medal: Vijay’s father


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 3 (IANS) Father of India's Olympic silver medallist Vijay Kumar said his son had promised him a medal before he went into the finals of the 25-metre rapid ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

19 injured in Afghan mosque blast


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people were injured in Afghanistan when a powerful bomb exploded during Friday prayers in a mosque, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Russian hand in shooter Vijay’s Olympics success


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) India's Olympic silver medallist shooter Vijay Kumar should thank his Russian coach Pavel Smirnov for his success at the 2012 London Games.The Russian's appointment was a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Cabinet okays Rs.14,000 crore spectrum reserve price (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The cabinet Friday approved Rs.14,000 crore as the reserve price for the 2G spectrum auction fixed by the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on telecom, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cabinet approves delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft to Air India


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Friday approved a Ministry of Civil Aviation proposal allowing Air India to take delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Dumped human embryos came from medical academy in Russia


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four barrels with over 250 human embryos found dumped in a forest in Russia's western Urals region belonged to the Urals State Medical Academy, police ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese city installs 70 cameras to save lake


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) In a novel approach to prevent a lake from becoming a dumping ground of human waste by local residents, authorities in China's Guangdong province have installed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Decision on arrested Kerala CPI-M leader’s bail Saturday


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), Aug 3 (IANS) A court here completed hearing on the bail plea of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P. Jayarajan, arrested in a case of murder, and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kanheri Caves made part of ‘Clean India’ campaign


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) The Kanheri Caves here have been made part of the government's Clean India campaign.The 2,100-year-old group of caves is now part of the 10 monuments under ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Pakistani parents found guilty of killing teenaged daughter


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The parents of a Pakistani-origin teenaged girl were Friday found guilty of murdering her because they believed she had brought shame on the family with her ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Olympic hockey: Jittery India suffer third defeat


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) A jittery India crashed to a 2-5 defeat against Germany for their third straight reverse in Group B of the Olympic men's hockey competition here Friday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Court allows Sajjan Kumar’s plea in 1984 riots case (Lead)


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday allowed Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's plea to use the statements of a victim of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots to defend ... Read more...

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