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Last updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:50:04 PM

Humid Thursday, rain likely Friday
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) It was a humid Thursday in Delhi with light rains in some parts of the city at the end of the day. The met department has forecast more showers Friday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:36:20 PM

Sonia, Manmohan refute allegations by Natwar Singh
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday refuted former union minister Natwar Singh's allegation that she had access to government files, while also voicing her wish to write a book herself for "everyone to know the truth". She was backed by former prime minister Manmohan Singh who said "private conversations should not be misused for capital gains".

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:36:19 PM

Modi condoles death of Karzai's cousin
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday wrote to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, condoling the assassination of his cousin Hashmat Karzai.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:34:11 PM

Boy undergoes robotic surgery in Delhi
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy who suffered from a collapsed vertebra at the mid-chest level, which led to compression of the spinal cord with a large collection of pus in the area, has undergone robotic surgery, health experts said Thursday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:32:17 PM

Protest over pressure on India to strengthen IPR
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Hundreds of activists Thursday staged a protest here over pressure by Western nations on India to strengthen intellectual property rights, which has the potential to limit the production of life-saving generic medication.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:30:05 PM

CBI registers 23rd case in coal block allocation
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The CBI Thursday registered its 23rd case -- against a Madhya Pradesh-based private company -- in the ongoing probe into coal block allocations.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:16:18 PM

Fine, jail for monitor lizard skin Goa music instrument
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Using the skin of the endangered monitor lizard for the ghumat, a traditional clay drum, during the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival will attract a fine of Rs.25,000 and a possibility of up to six years in jail, the Goa government cautioned Thursday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:12:30 PM

More FDI in insurance will cause trouble: CPI-M
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The government decision to hike the FDI cap to 49 percent in the insurance sector will inject "volatility and vulnerability of the deregulated financial system" into India, the CPI-M has said.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:04:04 PM

Don't make tipplers Congress office bearers: Kerala chief
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) Kerala state Congress chief V.M. Sudheeran Thursday made a passionate plea to party leaders not to include people who imbibe alcohol or use drugs as office bearers.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:00:04 PM

Jail products to be supplied to Punjab schools, government offices
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Biscuits, snacks and artefacts made by jail inmates in Punjab could soon be supplied to educational institutions and government offices across the state, a minister said Thursday.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:38:04 PM

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