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MPs spent an average of Rs.4.3 million to fight polls
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Newly-elected members of the 16th Lok Sabha spent an average of Rs. 4.3 million during their election campaign, according to an analysis by the National Election Watch (NEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

Friday, August 01, 2014 11:44:08 PM

Pro kabaddi league: Bengal Warriors, Patna Pirates win
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Bengal Warriors have been slow starters, but have now won two matches on a trot to move up the ladder. They prevailed over Puneri Paltans in a topsy-turvy battle 38-35, to win their second match on the trot in the Pro Kabaddi league here Friday.

Friday, August 01, 2014 11:36:24 PM

Three woman cops at Bodh Gaya temple suspended for misbehaviour
Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) Three policewomen, deployed for security of Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine in Bihar, were suspended for alleged misbehaviour with tourists,p olice Friday said.

Friday, August 01, 2014 11:36:23 PM

President calls for cutting down jute production cost
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Calling for a concerted effort by all stakeholders to develop the jute sector, President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said it should be the preferred choice as a packaging material for food grains and sugar. However, he also underscored the need for steps to cut down its cost of production

Friday, August 01, 2014 11:26:18 PM

India make strategic move in Chess Olympiad
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) The Indian men's chess decided to continue with success strategy of the Asian Nations Cup by fielding the stronger player at the lower board and lower rated players at the top two boards in the 2014 Chess Olympic starting Saturday in the Norwegian city of Tromse.

Friday, August 01, 2014 11:12:24 PM

No permission for Kausarnag Yatra: Kashmir
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government said Friday it has not given any permission for Kausarnag Yatra to Kashmiri Pandits in the first place and therefore the question of withdrawing permission after succumbing to separatist pressure did not arise.

Friday, August 01, 2014 10:48:03 PM

ISI conspiring with Meghalaya's rebel outfit: Sangma
Shillong, Aug 1 (IANS) The breakaway faction of a Meghalaya rebel outfit is conspiring with Pakistani intelligence agency ISI to create lawlessness in India's northeastern states, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said Friday.

Friday, August 01, 2014 10:44:03 PM

Natural for Rahul to be concerned about mother: Amarinder
Patiala, Aug 1 (IANS) Congress leader Amarinder Singh Friday said it was natural for Rahul Gandhi to be concerned about his mother's security if she became the prime minister, and slammed Natwar Singh for sharing private information in public.

Friday, August 01, 2014 10:36:22 PM

Andhra plans 14 ports, three international airports
Hyderabad, Aug 1 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government plans to develop 14 ports and three international airports.

Friday, August 01, 2014 10:32:17 PM

Double ton by Bravish Shetty
Bangalore, Aug 1 (IANS) Bravish Shetty hammered 219 (212b, 31x4, 5x6) as Dr DY Patel Academy piled up 467 for seven at stumps on the first day against Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association in the KSCA's All-India invitational cricket tournament here Friday that saw almost all the scheduled matches affected by monsoon rain.

Friday, August 01, 2014 10:32:16 PM

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