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Last updated: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:18:03 AM

Indian hockey coach Walsh resigns
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday, Indian hockey chief coach Terry Walsh resigned citing difficulty in adjusting to the functioning of the country's bureaucratic system which is not working in the interest of its hockey players.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:04:04 PM

Countries should remain vigilant against polio: WHO
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Despite the victory over polio, Southeast Asian countries should remain vigilant against the crippling virus, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:58:04 PM

Two killed in Bengal cracker factory fire
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Two people were killed and three injured in a cracker factory fire in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:58:03 PM

BCCI to write to ICC about WICB's conduct
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will write to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to apprise the world body about the conduct of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), whose team cancelled the tour of India mid-way last week.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:56:19 PM

Security beefed up in Mathura
Mathura, Oct 21 (IANS) Security has been beefed up in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district ahead of the five-day festival beginning Tuesday with thousands of security personnel keeping a hawk-eyed vigil to thwart any possible threats.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:48:04 PM

India for global convergence to fight terrorism, says NSA
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, in his first public interaction, called Tuesday for a collective global convergence on terrorism and said that a UN convention on terrorism could not be formulated for the past 13 years as Pakistan had objected to "freedom fighters" being termed terrorists.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:44:04 PM

Omar Abdullah downplays BJP's poll win
Srinagar, Oct 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said he disagrees that the BJP's victory in state elections was "unstoppable".

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:42:18 PM

Mushroom farming to be promoted in urban areas: NHB
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) To promote mushroom farming in urban and peri-urban residential areas, the National Horticulture Board (NHB) Tuesday said it is working out on a feasibility study to permit mushroom crops on roof tops.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:40:04 PM

Boys displaying ISIS flags not involved in militancy: Omar Abdullah
Srinagar, O Oct 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday said all the local boys who displayed ISIS flags in recent days in Srinagar have been identified, but none of them has been found to be involved in militancy.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:34:04 PM

West Indies players to play in IPL
Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Ranjib Biswal said Tuesday that despite the West Indies players cancelling their tour of India mid-way last week, they will play in the cash-rich league next season.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 3:26:17 PM

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