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Modi, Abe pledge to realise full potential of India-Japan ties
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Monday pledged to realise the full potential of the India-Japan strategic and global partnership for continuing progress and prosperity for their people, according to the Tokyo declaration issued after their meeting.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:46:17 PM

Himachal court bans animal sacrifice in temples
Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday banned the sacrifice of animals in temples in the state, saying they cannot be permitted to be killed in a barbaric manner to appease the gods.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:34:08 PM

Wasim Akram to be father again
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Pakistani fast bowling legend Wasim Akram is to be a father again as his Australian wife Shaniera Akram is expecting.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:32:16 PM

UP sugar mills reject state government aid and conditions
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Beleaguered private sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh Monday rejected the assistance of Rs.6 per quintal of cane announced by the state government as inadequate, saying they are unable to meet the aid conditions.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:32:15 PM

Tejinder Singh taken into custody in Tatra case
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh was Monday taken into custody after a court here rejected his bail plea over allegations that he offered bribe to then army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for clearing "sub-standard" Tatra trucks for the army.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:30:04 PM

Network for organ, tissue transplants to be expanded
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The government will expand the network for procuring and distributing organs and tissues for transplant being carried out at the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (NOTTO), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:26:21 PM

Malhotra tames Pareek to win squash tourney
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Top seed Vikram Malhotra comfortably outsmarted Puneet Pareek 11-1, 11-6, 11-4 in the final to clinch the men's open crown of the Indian Squash Professionals (ISP) organised Rs.4 lakh All-India JVPG-Coke Squash Carnival (third leg) at the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana here Monday.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:24:04 PM

World Junior Chess Championship gets Rs.50 lakh grant
Pune, Sep 1 (IANS) The World Junior Chess Championship got a major boost Monday as the Maharashtra government released a grant of Rs.50 lakh for the Oct 5-20 tournament to be held here.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:14:04 PM

Bihar to set up music varsity after Bismillah Khan
Patna, Sep 1 (IANS) The Bihar government plans to set up its first music university, named after shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan, in Muzaffarpur district, Minister of Art and Culture Binay Bihari said Monday.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:12:14 PM

Opposition seeks Punjab assembly session on sand mafia
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The opposition Congress Monday sought a one-day session of the Punjab assembly over the sky-rocketing sand prices in the state due to the stranglehold of the sand mafia.

Monday, September 01, 2014 6:08:04 PM

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