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Australia’s Rohan Dennis wins opening stage of Vuelta a Espana


Malaga (Spain), Aug 26 :Australias Rohan Dennis has won the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana road cycling race, winning the 8 km time trial in this southern city to claim the leaders red jersey. The 28-year-old BMC Racing Team rider outraced his competitors with a time of nine minutes and 40 seconds, six...

Only 2 Dalit generations should be given reservation: BJP leader


Aug 26: Senior BJP leader C.P. Thakur Sunday said only two generation of Dalits should be given reservations in jobs and educational institutions, not beyond that .the son of a Dalit IAS officer should not be given the benefit of reservations in jobs and educational institutions, Thakur, a former Union Minister, said here. Thakur had...

26 Jharkhand farmers leave for Israel


Ranchi, Aug 26: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Sunday that a 26-member farmers' team left for Israel on a four-day trip to study farming techniques. You (farmers) are going to Israel on the pious day of Raksha Bandhan with an aim to increase farmers' income. Learn Israel's technique of farming and adopt...

PTI confident about winning Pakistan presidential election


Islamabad, Aug 26: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has expressed confidence that its candidate Arif Alvi will win the September 4 presidential election comfortably.A meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday discussed inputs from MPAs from the four provinces and decided that the PTI would contest the election with full zeal, reports...

Nation stands in solidarity with flood-hit Kerala: Modi


New Delhi, Aug 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed solidarity with Kerala and said that people from all walks of life across the country have come in support of those whose lives were devastated in the massive floods.In today's pressing, hard times, the entire nation is with Kerala. Our sympathies are with...

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for second day


Jammu, Aug 26: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the second day on Sunday due to landslides in Ramban district.Traffic officials said torrential rains have a clearance operation in Magarkote sector of the highway which w s hit by the landslides on Saturday. Landslide clearance operation will resume once the rains stop. Travellers are...

Rahul slams Modi over I-Day speech, calls PM arrogant


London, Aug 26: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his sleeping elephant remark made during the Independence Day speech, saying he was arrogant and had insulted every Indian and his ancestors by belittling contribution of people who worked for country's progress in the last 70 years.Addressing an event here...

2 killed in 5.9-magnitude Iran quake


Tehran, Aug 26: At least two people were killed and 100 others injured when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Iran's Kermanshah province on Sunday, authorities said.The epicentre of the quake was almost 9 km from the city of Tazehabad and about 30 km from the city of Javanrud, reports CNN. Both cities are close to the...

Government distances itself from Subramanian Swamy’s Maldives remarks


New Delhi, Aug 26: The government on Sunday distanced itself from remarks made by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy suggesting that India should invade the Maldives if rigging happens in the upcoming presidential elections in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.The opinion expressed by Swamy in his tweet is personal, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar...