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Suicide bomber targeting Mecca injures 11: Saudi Police

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Mecca: Six foreign pilgrims were hurt on Friday in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islams holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened...
Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca Grand Mosque
Security forces in Saudi Arabia thwarted a terror attack on the Mecca Grand Mosque and worshippers there, the country's Interior Ministry has said.The attack on Friday had been planned by a group stationed at three locations, Khaleej Times reported citing Arab News which quoted the Interior Ministry's statement.A security spokesperson said that...
Terror plot to attack Grand Mosque in Mecca foiled
[Saudi Arabia], June 24 (ANI): A terror plot to attack the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's Mecca has been foiled by the security forces on Friday. Al Arabiya TV quoted a spokesperson of the Saudi Interior Ministry, Mansour al-Turki as saying that three terrorists, two based in Mecca and one in Jeddahhad, had planned the operation. Worshipers at the mosque were the target of the terrorists. According to reports, the first attack was foiled in Mecca in Assila District, while the second was thwarted in Ajyad al-Masafi neighborhood. A suicide bomber, who was hiding in a house in the Ajyad neighborhood, opened fire on security forces before blowing himself after a crackdown on him. Six people and five members of the security forces were injured after the suicide bomber blew himself . Five accused, including a woman, were arrested by the security forces. (ANI)
Saudis 'foil suicide attack' in Mecca
Saudi security forces foiled a purported terror plot on Friday that targeted the Great Mosque of Mecca, the holiest site in Islam, the security spokesperson of the Saudi Interior Ministry, Mansour al-Turki said, according to Al Arabiya.
Saudi Arabia: Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts 6
In Saudi Arabia, Six foreign pilgrims were hurt when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up yesterday.The Interior Ministry said, security forces have prevented the imminent attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
Suicide bomber targeting Mecca hurts six: Saudi police
Six foreign pilgrims were hurt in Saudi Arabia when a suicide bomber targeting Islam's holiest site of Mecca blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said. The incident happened around the Grand Mosque yesterday, where hundreds of thousands of worshippers gathered for early afternoon prayers on the last Friday of this year's Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Ministry spokesman General Mansour al-Turki told Saudi television that police "foiled the terrorist plan that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque, pilgrims and worshippers." In dawn raids on Mecca and the Red Sea city of Jeddah officers arrested five suspects, including a woman, before surrounding the bomber's location around the Grand Mosque. "Unfortunately he started shooting towards security personnel once he noticed their presence in the area, which led to an exchange of fire before he blew himself up," Turki said. The blast partially collapsed the building where he had taken refuge, injuring the six pilgrims, Turki .
Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up
DUBAI Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.In a statement read on state television, the ministry said that three cells had planned the attack on worshippers and security forces at the mosque as the Muslim holy month of Ramadan nears its climax.The trapped would-be suicide bomber exchanged fire with the security forces, then set off explosives when he was surrounded in a house in the central Mecca neighbourhood of Ajyad al-Masafi near the mosque that had been used as the base for the attack, the ministry said. The post Bomber planning to attack Mecca’s Grand Mosque blows himself up – ministry | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost .
Bomber planning to attack Mecca's Grand Mosque blows himself up - ministry
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi security forces on Friday foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up, the Interior Ministry said.
Saudi security forces foiled suicide attack on Mecca mosque: Interior Ministry
The Saudi Interior Ministry said security forces foiled a suicide attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, cornering the would-be attacker in an apartment, where he blew himself up.
Saudi security forces foil attack on Grand Mosque in Mecca -state TV
Saudi security forces foiled an attack on the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday, state television Al-Ekhbariya and Al Arabiya TV reported.
Saudi security forces kill "wanted man" in Mecca: Reports
Saudi security forces shot dead a wanted man in the Muslim holy city of Mecca on Friday and arrested several others.
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1st ODI: India, West Indies match abandoned due to rain

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24 Jun 2017 First cricket ODI of the five-match series between India and West Indies has been called off due to persistent rain at Queen's Park Ovalin in Port of Spain. Earlier, West Indies won the...
Rain washes out first ODI
Dhawan, Rahane score half-centuries to pilot India to 199 for 3 in 39.2 overs, but no further play is possible as match is abandoned
India vs West Indies: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane shine before rain forces 1st ODI to get abandoned
The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies on Friday was called off due to incessant rain. The post India vs West Indies: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane shine before rain forces 1st ODI to get abandoned appeared first on Firstpost .
Cricket-Rain cuts short Windies v India ODI
June 23 (Reuters) - Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane compiled an opening partnership of 132 for India against West Indies before rain washed out the first one-day international in Trinidad on Friday.
Rain ends Indian innings at 199/3, West Indies need 194 in 26
Shikhar Dhawan extended his red-hot form with a 87-run knock before rain forced an early suspension of the Indian innings in the first cricket One-day International against the West Indies, here today.
India vs West Indies 1st ODI: WI win toss, opt to bowl
West Indies has won the toss and elected to bowl against the Indian side in the opening ODI of the five-match series at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday. Having arrived in West Indies following their heart-wrenching 180-run defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan in the finals of the recently-concluded Champions Trophy at the Kennington Oval on June 18, India will certainly aim to put all on-field controversies regarding their head coach Anil Kumble 's exit to rest even as they take on West Indies. The Jason Holder-led side, on the other hand, locks horns with India, following a drawn three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. West Indies, who are standing at the ninth spot in the ODI rankings, failed to gain any point from the series against Afghanistan. As a result, the series against the Men in Blue is their last realistic chance to try to get those ranking points up in a bid to qualify automatically for the 2019 World Cup-where only the top eight ranked teams are guaranteed qualification. Meanwhile, India is without Anil Kumble who stepped down from the position of head coach which he took up last year following Champions Trophy. The Virat Kohli -led side is with general manager Dr M.V. Sridhar to supervise the team management for the West Indies tour. Meanwhile, Sanjay Bangar, and R Sridhar, continue to remain the batting coach and the fielding coach, respectively. Here are the playing XI of both teams: India: Shikhar Dhawan , Ajinkya Rahane , Virat Kohli (c), Yuvraj Singh , MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav West Indies: Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Roston Chase, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (c), Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Miguel Cummins -ANI
West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI
The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.
No result after Dhawan-Rahane show
Heavy rain cut short the first ODI of the series between West Indies and India
West Indies opt to bowl against India in first ODI
The West Indies won the toss and elected to field against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.For India, spinner Kuldeep Yadav made his ODI debut while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was rested.Squads:India: Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli (captain), Yuvraj Singh, M.S....
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25 killed, 100 injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area

Mathrubhumi 11 hours 11 minutes ago

Peshawar:Two back-to-back blasts today tore through a market crowded with people shopping for Eid in the minority Shia dominated Parachinar area of Pakistans Kurram tribal district, killing 25...
10 killed, several injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area
At least 10 people were killed and several others injured today in two subsequent blasts at a crowded market in Parachinar area of Pakistans Kurram tribal district, bordering Afghanistan. The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency, officials said. The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion. At least 10 people were killed in the blasts. The emergency and rescue services shifted injured to Agency Headquarters hospital Parachinar. The security forces cordon off the entire area and started search operation.
38 people killed in three separate bomb blasts in Pakistan
In Pakistan, at least 38 people have been killed and more than 120 others were injured in three separate bomb blasts on Friday.
15 killed, at least 70 injured as twin explosions hit Pakistan's Parachinar, suicide bombing expected
Another twin explosion rocked the Parachinar area of Pakistan on Friday killing at least 15 people and injuring dozens.
Pakistan twin blasts: 15 killed, 70 injured in explosions in Parachinars Kurram Agency
Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported. The post Pakistan twin blasts: 15 killed, 70 injured in explosions in Parachinars Kurram Agency appeared first on Firstpost .
10 killed, several injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area
The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency, officials said.
Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed
Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported.The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar.The second explosion occurred as people rushed to rescue and assist...
10 killed, several injured in twin blasts in Pak's tribal area
At least 10 people were killed and several others injured today in two subsequent blasts at a crowded market in Parachinar area of Pakistan's Kurram tribal district, bordering Afghanistan. The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency, officials said. The second blast took place as rescuers and bystanders rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first explosion. At least 10 people were killed in the blasts. The emergency and rescue services shifted injured to Agency Headquarters hospital Parachinar. The security forces cordon off the entire area and started search operation.
Twin blasts rock market in Pakistan's north-west, 15 killed
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) Fifteen persons were killed and 70 others injured as twin blasts rocked a market on Friday in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Kurram Agency, Geo News reported. The first explosion took place as people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid in the Turi Bazaar area of Parachinar. The second explosion occurred as people rushed to rescue and assist those wounded in the first explosion. The local administration confirmed that 15 people were killed and as many as 70 injured in the explosions. "Till now at least 15 people have been confirmed killed in the attack as it is a very busy area," said Shahid Turi, a local lawmaker from the area. Officials said emergency had been imposed in all hospitals across Parachinar, the capital of Kurram agency. Rescue services reached the spot of the explosions and started shifting the wounded to hospitals. --IANS ahm/dg
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ED files money laundering case against Kashmiri separatists

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ED registered a money laundering case against terror groups and Kashmir separatist organisations to probe alleged funding for carrying out subversive activities in the valley.
ED files PMLA case Hafiz Saeed, terror groups, separatists
AGENCY New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against terror groups and separatist organisations operating in Kashmir, including Pakistan-based LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the Hurriyat Conference, to probe alleged funding received by separatists for carrying out subversive activities in the valley. Officials said the central probe agency has booked […] The post ED files PMLA case Hafiz Saeed, terror groups, separatists appeared first on State Times .
Money laundering: ED registers case against Hafiz Saeed, Hurriyat, others
The alleged terror funding from across the border stoked unrest in the Kashmir Valley
ED registers case against terror outfits, Hurriyat
[India], June 23 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday registered a case against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed and members of Hurriyat Conference, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Millat under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The ED will now investigate flow of money through hawala and other illegal domestic and international channels which are provided for carrying out separatist and terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir. This comes after the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) raided 14 places in Kashmir and 8 in Delhi in connection with reports of terror funding in the Valley. (ANI)
ED files PMLA case against terror groups, Kashmir separatists
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), they said, will probe the #39;proceeds of crime#39; and also alleged instances of terror financing by the people involved in this case and their associates.
ED files PMLA case against terror groups, Kashmir separatists
The ED has registered a money laundering case against terror groups and separatist organisations operating in Kashmir, including Pakistan-based LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the Hurriyat Conference, to probe alleged funding received by separatists for carrying out subversive activities in the valley.
ED registers money-laundering case against LeT chief, Hurriyat, others
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case of money laundering against Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, Dukhartan-e-Millat, Hizbul Mujhaideen and members of Hurriyat Conference in connection with the alleged terror funding from across the border to stoke unrest in the Kashmir Valley.The ED had earlier registered a preliminary...
Enforcement Directorate books Hafiz Saeed, Hurriyat, Hizbul, Lashkar members for money laundering, to probe hawala links
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday registered a case against Hurriyat Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed and members of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's Hurriyat Conference, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and Dukhtaran-e-Millat under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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'Bihar ki beti' nominated only to lose: Nitish on Meira as Prez candidate

Business Standard 9 hours 34 minutes ago

The JD(U) rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad's request to reconsider its support to the NDA's Prez pick
'Bihar ki beti' Meira nominated to lose: Nitish Kumar
[India], June 23 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said 'Bihar ki beti' Meira Kumar has been nominated as the Presidential candidate by the Opposition only to lose. "I have a lot of respect for Meira Kumar, but 'Bihar ki beti' has been nominated only to lose," Nitish told the media. Despite conflict of opinion over presidential nominee, Janata Dal (United) chief today attended an iftaar party organised by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Patna. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was also present at the party with grand alliance partner. Remaining firm on its stand of supporting National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, Nitish said his party took the decision after a detailed discussion with all party leaders. "We took the decision after discussing all the leaders of our party and will not reconsider our decision to back Kovind," he added. He further said the presidential candidature should not be made a subject of political confrontation. Earlier, Lalu said that Nitish was doing a 'mistake' by supporting Kovind, adding that he would try to convince him to rethink on the same. "I don't know why Nitish Kumar took this decision. I will tell him that he has made a mistake and would appeal him to rethink on his decision to support Kovind," Lalu told ANI. The opposition on Thursday fielded former Lok Sabha speaker Meira as Presidential candidate against NDA's nominee Kovind. The election for the next President of India is to be held on July 17 as President Pranab Mukherjee will demit the office on July 24. The counting of the votes will be done on July 20. (ANI)
JD(U) decided to back Kovind after considering all aspects: Nitish
Adhering to his stand on supporting the NDAs presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the JD(U) took the decision after considering all aspects and the election for the top office should not be a matter of confrontation. He said his party had always taken independent decisions, including backing the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee, who was then the UPAs nominee, for the post while being in the NDA. "Kovinds name was announced first by the ruling party and we do not have any objection to his name. That is why we supported him," he told reporters here. The JD(U) had yesterday rejected its ally and RJD chief Lalu Prasads request to reconsider its support to the NDAs presidential pick, saying its stand was based on merit and it would stick it. "Everyone is independent to put forth views. As far as the mahagathbandhan is concerned, it is not an issue of the alliance. It is a decision to be taken by each party separately," Kumar said. He said he had met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury and that he had conveyed to them that it was a matter of pride that Bihar Governor Kovind will become the next president. Kovind had worked for Bihar without any bias, he said. "Its an election for the post of the president. It should not become an issue of confrontation," Kumar asserted. He said the party could have conveyed its view at the opposition meeting yesterday to pick its nominee, but when Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had come to Patna a day earlier he had made clear his stand. "There should be a strategy for the 2019 general elections. This is not for victory in 2019," the Bihar chief minister said. "There is no doubt about the result. We have a lot of respect for Bihar ki beti (Meira Kumar). But the question is has the Bihar ki beti been chosen as the opposition candidate, but she will lose," he said. "You (Congress) had opportunities twice. But, why didnt you chose the Bihar ki beti when she had a chance to win? I believe they should have a re-think," Kumar said, adding, "But you (Congress) have begun with a losing strategy." He said the presidents chair was not for a political battle. "Had there been a consensus, it would have been a good thing, but I do not consider it should be a matter for raising questions," Kumar said.
Bihar ki beti nominated to lose
Presidential elections: The chief minister also justified his decision to support NDA's presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind, while cautioning that the election should not be a matter of confrontation.
Presidential poll: After Iftar meal with Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar still sticks to his choice on supporting NDA's pick
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made it clear that he will not change his stand on backing NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential election.
JD-U free to take decisions, 'Bihar ki beti' fielded to lose: Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Friday said his party is free to take its decisions, and admonished the opposition alliance for fielding "Bihar ki beti" (Bihar's daughter) Meira Kumar to lose.Nitish's remarks came a day after 17 opposition parties led by Congress named former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as their...
'Bihar ke Beti' Meira Kumar ji was only nominated to lose: Nitish Kumar continues to back Ram Nath Kovind
On Thursday, Nitish Kumar indicated that JD(U) would continue to back Ram Nath Kovind and that Meira Kumar was been set up to lose by the Opposition. He said: "We have a lot of respect for #MeiraKumar ji, but 'Bihar ki beti' has been nominated only to lose?We have taken independent decisions in the past also, we had supported Pranab da as President when we were in NDA."
Ulta pulta moments of presidential election: Bihar ki beti vs UP ka beta
While 'Bihar ka beta' Nitish Kumar is against 'Bihar ki beti' Meira Kumar, 'UP ki beti' Mayawati is against 'UP ka beta' Ram Nath Kovind.
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Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor

Zee News 12 hours 47 minutes ago

In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states.
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
[India], June 23 (ANI): The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor. Amid chaos in the session, the Assembly approved a special amendment in the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 exempting hotels from the Supreme Court's December order banning liquor sale 500 metres from a highway. In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states. After a ruling was passed by the court last year, the Punjab Government denotified 12 stretches of state highways in April this year to provide relief to hotels and restaurants. (ANI)
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor.Amid chaos in the session, the Assembly approved a special amendment in the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 exempting hotels from the Supreme Court's December order banning liquor sale 500 metres from a highway.In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states.After a ruling was passed by the court last year, the Punjab Government denotified 12 stretches of state highways in April this year to provide relief to hotels and restaurants.
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act to allow sale of liquor in highway restaurants
The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed a Bill to enable hotels, restaurants and other notified places near highways in the state to supply alcohol. The post Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act to allow sale of liquor in highway restaurants appeared first on Firstpost .
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor.
Punjab Assembly amends Excise Act, allows hotels on highways to serve liquor
The Punjab Assembly on 23 June passed an amendment that allows hotels, restaurants and clubs on the highway to serving liquor. Amid chaos in the session, the Assembly approved a special amendment in the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 exempting hotels from the Supreme Court's December order banning liquor sale 500 metres from a highway. In December last year, the Supreme Court passed a ruling forbidding sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways, provoking outcry from several states. After a ruling was passed by the court last year, the Punjab Government denotified 12 stretches of state highways in April this year to provide relief to hotels and restaurants. - ANI
Punjab assembly amends law to keep highway tipplers in high spirits
The Punjab assembly on Friday amended an excise law to allow hotels, restaurants and clubs within 500 metres of national and state highways in the northern state to serve liquor.The amendment to Section 26-A of the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, comes in the wake of a Supreme Court decision on December 15 last year to ban liquor vends and serving of...
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Anil Kumble resigns: BCCI extends deadline on applications for India head coach

First Post.com 7 hours 34 minutes ago

The BCCI on Friday extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till 9 July, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumble's acrimonious exit. The post...
BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9
AGENCY NEW DELHI: The BCCI today extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till July 9, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumble’s acrimonious exit. “The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post […] The post BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9 appeared first on State Times .
BCCI extends Team India head coach application deadline till July 9
The process has been now extended by 16 days, which effectively gives former Team Director RaviShastria chance to throw his hat in the ring.
BCCI extends time limit for India coach candidates
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the time limit for submission of applications for the position of head coach of the Indian team.The position became vacant when Anil Kumble resigned following the humiliating 180-run loss to arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the Champions Trophy on June 18 in London."The...
BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9
The BCCI today extended the deadline to apply for the post of Head Coach till July 9, ensuring that a broader pool is available to choose from after Anil Kumbles acrimonious exit. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of Head Coach for India Mens Cricket Team. The candidates who have applied earlier need not re-apply and will be included in the final list of applicants. The last date for submission of applications is hence extended to the 9th of July, 2017," the release stated. The release states that applicants should be available for interview in person or via video conferencing by next week which means that the coach will be appointed before the Sri Lanka series starting last week of July. The process has been now extended by 16 days, which effectively gives former Team Director Ravi Shastri a chance to throw his hat in the ring. As of now, Shastri has not made his intentions clear but sources say he will only apply if he is assured of appointment. However with former India captain Sourav Ganguly being a part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), it might not be a smooth sail for Shastri. Ganguly and Shastri had an infamous fall-out during last years interview process when the former Team Director accused the former skipper of not being present during his interview via video conference. A livid Ganguly had then said that if Shastri was so serious about the job, he should have appeared in person rather than appearing via video conference while holidaying in Bangkok.
BCCI extends coach application deadline till July 9
"The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has extended the timeline for submission of applications for the post of 'Head Coach' for India Men's Cricket Team.
BCCI invites fresh applications for India coach role
In the wake of Anil Kumble's withdrawal from the race, the BCCI has decided to invite fresh applications to pick India's next head coach
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Trump Sulabh Village: A place in Haryana named after the US President

Business Standard 4 hours 35 minutes ago

Village is in Mewat region of Haryana
Haryana village dedicated to US president Donald Trump
Now onwards, the village will be known as 'TrumpSulabhVillage'.
Haryana village dedicated to US president Donald Trump
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis trip to the US, a village in Mewat region of Haryana was today dedicated to President Donald Trump. Now onwards, the village will be known as Trump Sulabh Village. In a symbolic gesture to promote the Indo-US relations, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak formally launched various projects for the all-round development of Marora panchayat under Mewat region in Haryana, a release said. The Sulabh Sanitation and Reform Movement leader Pathak, during a programme in Washington a few days ago, had announced to name an Indian village after Trump, as part of his efforts to strengthen relation between the countries, it said. Sulabh, a non-governmental organisation, provides affordable sanitation and toilets to the masses to end the practice of manual scavenging. It also works across the country to support the Swachh Bharat mission besides other urban development initiatives, the release said. Sulabh, which engages over 50,000 people, claims that so far it has constructed nearly 10.5 million household toilets and 8,500 public toilets used by nearly 15 million people daily across the country.
Indian toilet charity renames village after Trump
MARORA, India (Reuters) - A toilet charity has renamed an Indian village after U.S. President Donald Trump as part of a promotional push to raise cash and support for better sanitation.
Haryana village dedicated to US president Donald Trump
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to the US, a village in Mewat region of Haryana was today dedicated to President Donald Trump.
Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village
Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.A village in Haryana was on Friday dedicated to Trump, ahead of Modi's US trip. From now on, Marora village, some 46 km from here, will be known as...
Trump Village unveiled in India
A rural Indian settlement with little electricity or running water renamed itself "Trump Village" on Friday in an unusual gesture to the American president ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Washington.
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Infosys:Audit finds no evidence of wrongdoing in Panaya deal

The Financial Chronicle 9 hours 53 minutes ago

IT major Infosys said on Friday its internal audit committee has found no evidence supporting a whistleblowers allegations of improprieties related to the Panaya acquisition. In February, Infosys...
No proof of wrongdoing by Infosys in Panaya deal
An international law firm and a risk consultancy found no evidence of wrongdoing by Infosys in acquiring the US-based Panaya firm for $200 million in February 2015, the global software major said on Friday."We found no evidence to support any of the new allegations in the complaints of wrongdoing by the company or its directors and employees,"...
Probe finds no evidence of wrongdoing in Panaya deal: Infosys
An independent investigation has found no substance in whistleblower allegations of Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka being paid excessive compensation in relation to the company's acquisition of Israel's Panaya, the Indian IT major said today.
Infosys audit committee gives clean chit to CEO & Directors
The audit committee of Infosys, the second largest IT services company, has given clean chit to its chief executive officer Vishal Sikka and other directors after its investigation revealed that there was no financial impropriety as complained by two anonymous letters written by whistleblowers in February this year. The two anonymous letters in February this year made serious allegations against the Infosys management which talked about improper payment in the acquisition of two companies - Panaya, Skava and also the excessive expenditure incurred by CEO Vishal Sikka. Both the letters were forwarded to the market regulator SEBI. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, a US based law firm and Control Risks, a consulting firm conducted the investigation. "We found no evidence whatsoever to support any of the new allegations in the complaints regarding wrongdoing by the company or its directors and employees, and those allegations were rebutted by substantial and credible evidence," Gibson said in a statement. The anonymous letter had alleged that Infosys had paid excess money for the acquisition of Panaya and Skava in 2015 in return for certain kickbacks with fingers pointing against the top management. Panaya was acquired for $200 million while it paid $120 million for Skava. "As described in detail during our discussion with the Audit Committee, we found no evidence whatsoever to support any of the new allegations in the complaints regarding wrongdoing by the company or its directors and employees, and those allegations were rebutted by substantial and credible evidence," the company said. The company stated that there is no evidence that the CEO received excessive variable compensation or incurred unreasonable expenses for security, travel and the Palo Alto office. "We also concluded that Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) in 2015 and 2016 previous investigations were thorough and that their findings and conclusions were reasonable and credible based on the evidence," the company said. Besides the international law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, the audit committee sought the expertise of Control Risks, a risk consultancy specialising in expert analysis and in-depth investigations, to come up with the report. It also appointed the Indian law firm Khaitan & Company to provide legal counsel on Indian law matters. The anonymous whistleblower also wanted an investigation into the CEO's improper deals made with customers. Besides saying the mergers and acquisitions team acted without securing proper approvals, the whistleblower also pointed a finger on the CEO receiving inappropriate compensation and incurred excessive expenses relating to travel, security and the Palo Alto office. The company states that Gibson Dunn and Control Risks have now completed their detailed and extensive Independent Investigation. Infosys also states that it has also fully cooperated with all requests for information from SEBI regarding the anonymous complaints. " We found no evidence supporting the whistleblower's allegations regarding the acquisitions - there were no conflicts of interest or kickbacks, required approvals for the acquisitions were obtained, thorough due diligence was conducted, the valuations of the target companies done by an outside financial advisor were reasonable, and the purchase prices were within the range of values determined by that advisor," Infosys said. The investigating firms also reviewed the two previous investigations completed by Indian law firm CAM in 2015 and 2016 on the allegations relating to the departure of the former CFO.
Infosys says internal investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing
MUMBAI (Reuters) - An internal investigation by India's Infosys into alleged improprieties related to two acquisitions by the IT services company found no evidence of wrongdoing, it said on Friday.
Infosys says investigation finds no evidence of wrongdoing
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Infosys said on Friday an investigation it commissioned had found no evidence of wrongdoing in accusations by an anonymous whistleblower, releasing the findings a day before it holds its annual shareholders meeting.
Clean chit: Independent investigation clears Infosys of whistleblowers#39; allegations
Infosys had been the subject of two anonymous complaints relating to acquisitions, CEO compensation and expenditures.
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White House expecting 'robust discussion' between Trump, PM Modi

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is expecting a very robust discussion to take place between U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter's upcoming...
White House expecting 'robust discussion' between Trump, PM Modi
[United States], June 24 (ANI): White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is expecting a very robust discussion to take place between U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter's upcoming visit. At the invitation of U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister Modi will visit Washington D.C. on June 25-26. It will be Prime Minister Modi's first meeting with President Trump, whose presidency began on January 20. The two leaders have spoken over phone at least thrice since the latter assumed office. "President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi will discuss ongoing cooperation, including counterterrorism, defense partnership in the Indo-Pacific region, global cooperation, burden-sharing, trade, law enforcement, and energy. I think it's going to be a very robust discussion," Spicer said during a press briefing on Friday. This meeting comes at a time when Trump made critical comments about India while announcing America's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. President Trump has accused India and other countries of trying to extract "billions and billions and billions" of dollars in foreign aid from the developed world to sign up for the climate accord. In spite of the difference on some issues, Prime Minister Modi's discussions with Trump are likely to find a common approach on matters related to South Asia, particularly the rise in infiltration from the neighbouring Pakistan, terrorism and India's case for a seat at the nuclear supplier's group. Modi has reiterated India's support to the Paris Agreement and said he is willing to go further than what has been committed under the Paris accord. "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world," Prime Minister Modi said a day ahead of his three-nation tour. (ANI)
White House expecting 'robust discussion' between Trump, PM Modi
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is expecting a very robust discussion to take place between U. S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter?s upcoming visit.
U.S. would like nuclear deal with India to go forward
WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's administration would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward, a senior White House official said on Friday ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meetings with Trump on Monday. The deal, years in the making, has been slow to complete due to concerns about liability in the event of a nuclear accident. "We're still very much interested in seeing this deal move forward," the official told reporters The post U.S. would like nuclear deal with India to go forward – official | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost .
U.S. would like nuclear deal with India to go forward - official
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward, a senior White House official said on Friday ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meetings with Trump on Monday.
US would like Westinghouse nuclear deal with India to go forward: Official
A senior White House official says the Trump government would like to see a Westinghouse nuclear reactor deal with India move forward.
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Kailash-Mansarovar yatra via Nathu La: India discussing issue with China

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According to reports, China refused the first batch of pilgrims to go through Nathu La route
Mansarovar pilgrims denied entry via Nathu La
After pilgrims from India travelling to Kailash Mansarovar in China through the Nathu La in Sikkim were denied entry into the communist country, New Delhi has taken up the matter with Beijing. Two groups of 44 and 47 pilgrims from different parts of India are now stranded near Nathu La in Sikkim as Chinese officials guarding the military check post on the border did not allow them to cross over and continue their journey to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet. "Yes, there are some difficulties being experienced in movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatris via Nathu La. The matter is being discussed with the Chinese side," Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Gopal Baglay said. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently flagged off the first batch of this year's Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims in a ceremony held in New Delhi. The pilgrims, however, could not proceed further after reaching Nathu La through Gangtok — the capital of Sikkim. The Chinese People's Liberation Army officials did not allow them to crossciting a landslide somewhere on the road ahead.
India takes up Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nathu La issue with China
[India], June 23 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday confirmed that the pilgrims visiting Kailash Mansarovar through Nathu-la in Sikkim faced some difficulties from the Chinese side, adding the issue is being discussed with them. Reportedly, around 50 people in Sikkim were stuck near the Nathula Pass after the Chinese side closed the gates, citing landslide in Tibet. "Yes, there are some difficulties being experienced in movement of KMY Yatris via Nathu La. Matter is being discussed with Chinese side," MEA official spokesperson Gopal Baglay said. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling later forwarded the details to Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The NathuLa route was opened to Indian pilgrims in 2015. After crossing over the Nathu La pass, Indian pilgrims are ferried by Chinese transport to Kailash. The MEA organises this Yatra during June to September each year through two different routes - Lipulekh Pass (Uttarakhand) and Nathu La Pass (Sikkim). (ANI)
Kailash Mansarovar Yatra issue being discussed with China: India
India on Friday said that there were "some difficulties" in the movement of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims via Nathu La in Sikkim but discussions were on with China."Yes, there are some difficulties being experienced in movement of yatris via Nathu La and the matter is being discussed with Chinese side," said MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay on...
Kailash Mansarovar yatra: China refuses entry to 50 Indian pilgrims passing through Sikkim border
China has refused entry to around 50 Indian pilgrims who were scheduled to travel to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu-la pass in Sikkim. The post Kailash Mansarovar yatra: China refuses entry to 50 Indian pilgrims passing through Sikkim border appeared first on Firstpost .
Kailash Mansarovar yatris stopped by Chinese authorities
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said some difficulties are being experienced in the movement of pilgrims through Nathu La.
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Kumble Document: Coach should earn 60% of skipper's fees

Mathrubhumi 11 hours 34 minutes ago

New Delhi:Remunerations dominated former India coach Anil Kumbles 19-page proposal on restructuring of contracts to the BCCI in which he had demanded that the "chief coach should earn 60 percent of...
Coach should earn 60% of skipper's fees: Anil Kumble to BCCI
The BCCI had decided to continue with Kumble for the Windies tour but veteran Indian spinner decided to call it quits.
Kumble Document: Coach should earn 60% of skipper's fees
Remunerations dominated former India coach Anil Kumble 's 19-page proposal on restructuring of contracts to the BCCI in which he had demanded that the "chief coach should earn 60 percent of the captains' estimated earnings". The document also supported national coaches "earning from IPL" to "augment their income" without specifying whether it amounts to 'Conflict of Interest'. He had also suggested that 20 percent of the players' Central Contracts should be variable pay based on their "fitness standards". The PTI has access to Kumble's presentation, which he submitted on Committee Of Administrators' (COA) behest during the final of the IPL on May 21. Titled 'Restructuring of Remuneration And Contracts of Personnel Of The Indian Cricket Team', Kumble, on Page 12 of the document, proposed a hike for the support staff. Under Point No 10 'The Suggested Change: Enablers', the former skipper had given a four-column tabulation chart. 'Enablers' is a terminology Kumble used for the team's support staff. While suggesting a hike of Rs 7.5 crore from the 'current' Rs 6.5 crore, Kumble in the 'Remarks' column wrote: "At 60 percent of Captains' estimated earnings'. Eligible for 30 percent of his salary as variable bonus on team performance". Kumble's proposal is an indicator that whenever Virat Kohli would have earned more from the BCCI, his own earnings would have gone up proportionately. The chart also suggested that Sanjay Bangar's salary be hiked from current Rs 1 crore to Rs 2.25 crore while R Sridhar should get Rs 1.75 crore instead of the current Rs 1 crore with "retrospective effect" from June 1, 2016. However, something that has caught the attention of BCCI mandarins is his suggestion of national coaches "earning from IPL". Interestingly, former COA member Ramachandra Guha, in his parting shot, had written about national coaches "moonlighting" for IPL teams which he termed as a clear case of Conflict of Interest. Many had perceived it as Guha's veiled dig at Rahul Dravid, who doubled up as India A and U-19 as well Delhi Daredevils franchise. However, Kumble in Page 11, Point No 9 stated: "Guidelines for Enablers" stated: "The Players are kept out of the contracts during two months IPL window. Similarly, the Coaches too need to be kept put of contract allowing them to be a part of the IPL -- this will enable them to augment their earnings and gain more experience particularly for the T20 games." A BCCI official, who has studied Kumble's proposal document, told PTI: "While a lot of issues are pertinent but even his proposal on IPL is contrary to what Guha had written in his letter. If we go by what Guha had written, what Anil had demanded is a clear case of 'Conflict of Interest'." While he had suggested separate 'Red and White Ball' retainership contracts, which had earlier been reported, there was one interesting point about a portion of Players' 'retainership Fees' or central contract money being linked as a "variable pay" subject to maintaining "fitness and Other Team Standards". As per Page 6 under Point No.5 'Suggested Changes: Players', Kumble had given another four-column tabulation chart. Under the remarks Column for the 'Annual Retainership Fees' for both Tests, ODIs and T20s, Kumble wrote: "20 percent of the Retainer money can be given subject to a player managing his fitness levels and other team fitness standards during the year." Among other demands where "defined amounts" instead of "ad-hoc payments" for various wins like Rs 2 crore per player for 50-over World Cup while Champions Trophy and World T20 should carry a prize money of Rs 1 crore per player, each. He had demanded "Superannuation fund from a part of Retainer Fee-access to post retirement" -- a 'Benefit Package' with compound interest. This is like companies deducting a portion of an employee's salary for Provident Fund and Gratuity. - PTI
Coach should earn 60% of skipper's fees, says Anil Kumble
He said that 20% of the players' central contracts should be based on their 'fitness standards'
Kumble Document: Coach should earn 60% of skipper's fees
Remunerations dominated former India coach Anil Kumbles 19-page proposal on restructuring of contracts to the BCCI in which he had demanded that the "chief coach should earn 60 percent of the captains estimated earnings". The document also supported national coaches "earning from IPL" to "augment their income" without specifying whether it amounts to Conflict of Interest. He had also suggested that 20 percent of the players Central Contracts should be variable pay based on their "fitness standards". The PTI has access to Kumbles presentation, which he submitted on Committee Of Administrators (COA) behest during the final of the IPL on May 21. Titled Restructuring of Remuneration And Contracts of Personnel Of The Indian Cricket Team, Kumble, on Page 12 of the document, proposed a hike for the support staff. Under Point No 10 The Suggested Change: Enablers, the former skipper had given a four-column tabulation chart. Enablers is a terminology Kumble used for the teams support staff. While suggesting a hike of Rs 7.5 crore from the current Rs 6.5 crore, Kumble in the Remarks column wrote: "At 60 percent of Captains estimated earnings. Eligible for 30 percent of his salary as variable bonus on team performance". Kumbles proposal is an indicator that whenever Virat Kohli would have earned more from the BCCI, his own earnings would have gone up proportionately. The chart also suggested that Sanjay Bangars salary be hiked from current Rs 1 crore to Rs 2.25 crore while R Sridhar should get Rs 1.75 crore instead of the current Rs 1 crore with "retrospective effect" from June 1, 2016. However, something that has caught the attention of BCCI mandarins is his suggestion of national coaches "earning from IPL". Interestingly, former COA member Ramachandra Guha, in his parting shot, had written about national coaches "moonlighting" for IPL teams which he termed as a clear case of Conflict of Interest. Many had perceived it as Guhas veiled dig at Rahul Dravid, who doubled up as India A and U-19 as well Delhi Daredevils franchise. However, Kumble in Page 11, Point No 9 stated: "Guidelines for Enablers" stated: "The Players are kept out of the contracts during two months IPL window. Similarly, the Coaches too need to be kept put of contract allowing them to be a part of the IPL -- this will enable them to augment their earnings and gain more experience particularly for the T20 games." A BCCI official, who has studied Kumbles proposal document, told PTI: "While a lot of issues are pertinent but even his proposal on IPL is contrary to what Guha had written in his letter. If we go by what Guha had written, what Anil had demanded is a clear case of Conflict of Interest." While he had suggested separate Red and White Ball retainership contracts, which had earlier been reported, there was one interesting point about a portion of Players retainership Fees or central contract money being linked as a "variable pay" subject to maintaining "fitness and Other Team Standards". As per Page 6 under Point No.5 Suggested Changes: Players, Kumble had given another four-column tabulation chart. Under the remarks Column for the Annual Retainership Fees for both Tests, ODIs and T20s, Kumble wrote: "20 percent of the Retainer money can be given subject to a player managing his fitness levels and other team fitness standards during the year." Among other demands where "defined amounts" instead of "ad-hoc payments" for various wins like Rs 2 crore per player for 50-over World Cup while Champions Trophy and World T20 should carry a prize money of Rs 1 crore per player, each. He had demanded "Superannuation fund from a part of Retainer Fee-access to post retirement" -- a Benefit Package with compound interest. This is like companies deducting a portion of an employees salary for Provident Fund and Gratuity.
Chief coach should earn 60% of captain's earnings: Anil Kumble's proposal on restructured contracts to the BCCI
The former coach also suggested that 20% of the players' central contracts should be based on fitness standards
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Modi leaves for three-nation tour

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands.
Modi leaves for three-nation tour
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and Netherlands."PM @narendramodi emplaned for Portugal, after which he shall visit USA and Netherlands for important bilateral visits," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) wrote on Twitter.Modi will visit Portugal...
PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour
[India], June 23 (ANI): A day ahead of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he intends to strengthen ties will all the three nations - Portugal, The Netherlands, and the United States. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and said, "Will hold talks with Mr. @antoniocostapm & interact with the Indian community during my Portugal visit tomorrow." "My USA visit is aimed at deepening ties between our nations. Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world." "My visit to Netherlands seeks to boost bilateral ties & deepen economic cooperation," he added. Prime Minister's three-nation tour begins tomorrow. According to External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay, PM Modi would visit Portugal on June 24, the U.S. on June 25 and 26, and the Netherlands on June 27. Prime Minister Modi is expected to hold talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on regional security situation as also ways to enhance cooperation in bilateral areas of strategic importance. In the U.S., he will have a community event as well as a meeting with the business leaders. Ahead of the U.S. tour, Prime Minister Modi will visit Portugal, where he is expected to hold talks with his Portuguese counterpart Antonio Costa. "We are working on several documents to strengthen India-Portugal economic, scientific and cultural engagements and we expect to finalise and sign these documents essentially which are in the nature of memorandum of understanding," Baglay has said. "We look forward to a very action-filled, useful, productive and successful visit of the Prime Minister," he added. On Prime Minister Modi's visit to the Netherlands, the spokesperson has said India and the Netherlands are celebrating 70 years of establishment of diplomatic relations this year and therefore, the trip is more significant. During his visit, the Prime Minister will meet Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte. (ANI)
PM Modi to boost trade, security ties during three-nation tour
A day ahead of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he intends to strengthen ties will all the three nations - Portugal, The Netherlands, and the United States.
This is what PM Modi has to say about his first meeting with President Trump
Modi will start his three-nation visit to Portugal, US and Netherlands from tomorrow.
PMs statement before his upcoming visit to Portugal, USA and Netherlands
PMs statement before his upcoming visit to Portugal, USA and Netherlands
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13 killed in suicide bombing in Pakistan#39;s Balochistan

Money Control 9 hours 12 minutes ago

The powerful blast took place near Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob#39;s office on Gulistan Road area of the provincial capital, Quetta.
Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 - government official
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Two blasts in the northwestern Pakistani town of Parachinar on Friday killed at least 15 people dead, a government official told Reuters, the second deadly bomb attack in the country of the day.
Blasts in Pakistani city of Parachinar kill 15 - government official
The blasts took place at a market within three minutes of each another, senior government official Wazir Khan Wazir said.
Pakistan Blast : 11 killed and over 20 wounded in Quetta suicide car attack
Pakistan : A suicide car bomber struck near the office of the provincial police chief in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20, officials said. A breakaway Taliban faction later claimed responsibility for the attack. The bombing came ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, which follows the holy month […] The post Pakistan Blast : 11 killed and over 20 wounded in Quetta suicide car attack appeared first on Firstpost .
Car bombing in southwest Pakistan kills 13, at least 20 wounded
A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car near the office of the regional police chief in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province today, killing at least 13 people, including six policemen, and injuring 20 others.
13 killed in suicide bombing in Pak's Balochistan
A suicide bomber blew up his explosive-laden car near the office of the regional police chief in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province today, killing at least 13 people, including six policemen, and injuring 20 others. The powerful blast took place near Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob's office on Gulistan Road area of the provincial capital, Quetta. Thirteen people, including six policemen, died in the suicide car bombing, officials said. The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital after the attack, according to hospital officials. Of the injured, nine are said to be policemen. Balochistan government spokesperson Anwarul Haq Kakar told Geo News that the suspected bomber in the car tried to break a security perimetre to target the police offices but blew up after policemen standing guard attempted to stop him. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but Kakar blamed India for the blast. Balochistan has also been facing insurgency by Baloch nationalists and ...
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Australian Open Badminton: Srikanth to play his semi-final match today

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24 Jun 2017 In Australian Open Badminton, Kidambi Srikanth will play his semi-final match today.Srikanth, who had won the Indonesian Open recently, is ranked 11th in the world, and will take on...
Srikanth in semis; Saina, Sindhu bow out of Oz Open
SYDNEY, June 23: Newly-crowned Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run to advance to the men's singles semifinals but it was curtains for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the Australian Super Series here today.
India's Srikanth into badminton's Australian Open semis
India's Kidambi Srikanth overcame compatriot Sai Praneeth 25-23, 21-17 to reach the semi-finals of badminton's Australian Open in Sydney on Friday.
Australian Super Series: K Srikanth advances to semi-finals, curtains for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal
Sri Newly-crowned Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run to advance to the men's singles semifinals but it was curtains for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the Australian Super Series here today.
Srikanth in semis; Saina, Sindhu bow out of Australian Open
Newly-crowned Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run to advance to the mens singles semifinals but it was curtains for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the Australian Super Series here today. In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on top with a fighting 25-23 21-17 win over his countryman in a 43-minute clash at the Sydney Olympic park. It was the second time that the two Indians were facing each other. They had squared off at the finals of Singapore Open where Praneeth had the last laugh. Srikanth, who had edged out world no.1 Son Wan Ho in semifinals en route his title triumph at the Indonesia Open last week, will face fourth seed and All England finalist Yuqi Shi of China in the last four round. World No.11 Srikanth had beaten Shi Yuqi, winner of the 2016 French Super Series, at the Singapore Open this year. However, disappointment was in store for India in the womens singles as Rio Olympics silver-medallist Sindhu and defending champion Saina squandered opportunities galore to go down in thrilling three-game matches. Sindhu failed to get the better of world No.1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei for the seventh time in her career, while Saina fought for an hour and 19 minutes before losing to last years finalist Sun Yu. Sindhu squandered a games advantage to go down 21-10 20 -22 16-21 in a contest that lasted exactly an hour, while Saina went down 17-21 21-10 17-21 to Sun. Earlier, in a match between two friends, it was Praneeth who took early lead, moving to a 4-1 advantage and despite Srikanth grabbing a slender 11-10 lead at the break, the Thailand Open champion once again moved to a 16-13 lead. Srikanth then reeled off five straight points to turn the tables and moved to a 20-17 lead. Praneeth grabbed four straight points to hold a games advantage but the 2014 India Open champion ensured he had the last laugh. In the second game, Praneeth again had a 4-1 lead but Srikanth once again surpassed him to grab a 11-9 advantage. Praneeth narrowed the gap to 12-13, before Srikanth zoomed ahead to seal the match. In the womens singles match, Sindhu dished out a brilliant show in the first game after initially fighting to a 8-7 lead. She reeled off five straight points to move to 13-7, before producing a seven-point blast to seal the game. In the second game, Sindhu once again had a 11-8 lead but Tai Tzu grabbed the advantage at 16-13. The Indian erased the deficit to held the match point at 20-19 but the Chinese Taipei shuttler sealed it with two good points. In the decider, Sindhu squandered a 8-4 and 14-10 lead to eventually go down to the World No. 1.
Srikanth in semis; Saina, Sindhu bow out of Australian Open
Newly-crowned Indonesia Open winner Kidambi Srikanth continued his rampaging run to advance to the men's singles semifinals but it was curtains for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal at the Australian Super Series here today. In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on top with a fighting 25-23 21-17 win over his countryman in a 43-minute clash at the Sydney Olympic park. It was the second time that the two Indians were facing each other. They had squared off at the finals of Singapore Open where Praneeth had the last laugh. Srikanth, who had edged out world no.1 Son Wan Ho in semifinals en route his title triumph at the Indonesia Open last week, will face fourth seed and All England finalist Yuqi Shi of China in the last four round. World No.11 Srikanth had beaten Shi Yuqi, winner of the 2016 French Super Series, at the Singapore Open this year. However, disappointment was in store for India in the ...
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