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‘Will protect Kashmir’s special status’: Farooq Abdullah after all-party meet

Srinagar, August 4: The leaders of mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, who met in Srinagar on Sunday evening, decided to seek an audience with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and leaders of other parties amid tension in the state over fears of scrapping of Articles 35A, 370. The parties resolved to protect and defend the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. “It was unanimously resolved that all the parties would be united in their resolve to protect and defend identity, autonomy and special status of...
Sports

Hamilton overtakes Verstappen to win Hungarian GP

BUDAPEST (Hungary), August 4: Lewis Hamilton overtook Max Verstappen near the end of the Hungarian Grand Prix to earn his 81st Formula One race victory and extend his championship lead. The Mercedes driver is now only 10 wins behind seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher’s record of 91. Mercedes made a strategic gamble with about 20 laps to go to bring Hamilton in for a second tire change, while Red Bull decided to keep Verstappen out on track in the hope he could defend on a difficult track for overtaking. It...
Sports

Saini stars on debut as India beat West Indies by 4 wickets in 1st T20I

LAUDERHILL (USA), August 4: Seamer Navdeep Saini starred on debut with a three-wicket haul as India beat West Indies by four wickets to win the first of the three T20 internationals on Saturday. Saini made a memorable international debut by grabbing two important wickets off consecutive deliveries to help India restrict the West Indies to 95/9 in 20 overs after skipper Virat Kohli asked the Windies to bat first. Coming to bowl in the fifth over after Washington Sundar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had removed openers John Campbell and Evin Lewis...
Sports

Satwiksairaj, Chirag register epic win to lift Thailand Open

Bangkok, August 4: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday became the first Indian pair to win a BWF Super 500 badminton tournament with a hard-fought victory over Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen of China in the summit clash of Thailand Open here. The unseeded Indian duo prevailed 21-19 18-21 21-18 over the third seeded Chinese pair after battling hard for an hour and two minutes. It was the first final of the 2019 season for Rankireddy and Shetty, the men’s doubles silver medallist at 2018 Commonwealth Games....
Sports

Man United beat AC Milan on penalties in International Champions Cup

Cardiff (Britain), August 4: Manchester United beat AC Milan 5-4 on penalties after their International Champions Cup match in Cardiff's Millennium Stadium ended 2-2 in regulation time on Saturday. United opened the scoring in their final pre-season match through Marcus Rashford, who took advantage of Milan's high back-line to make a run into space to collect Nemanja Matic's long ball. The 21-year-old cut back into the box and dribbled past two defenders before firing a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma into the bottom corner, with the help of a...
North East

Planter scripts unique tea tale along Indo-Bangla border

Rangamura (Tripura) August 4: A Tripura planter has paved the way for growing tea on a vacant tract of land along the India-Bangladesh border, an initiative, which industry experts feel, could benefit the state's tea sector. Fifty-year-old Animesh Deb, a small tea grower in West Tripura district, came up with the idea four years ago after attempts by fellow villagers to cultivate paddy on the 150- yard stretch -- between the actual border and the barbed wire fence on the Indian side -- failed due to grazing cattle. "The BSF...
North East

Assam flood situation improving; toll climbs to 90

Guwahati, August 4: Flood in Assam claimed one more life on Sunday, pushing the toll to 90, even as the overall situation improved considerably. Nearly 88,000 people remain affected by the deluge in 10 of the 33 districts of the state, according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA). Till Saturday, around 1.22 lakh people were affected in the 10 flood-battered districts. The fresh casualty was reported from Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, the ASDMA said. Barpeta is the worst-hit district with 46,000 people being affected, it said. The Brahmaputra...
North East

Several schemes to modernise Arunachal Police: Home minister

Itanagar, August 4: Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Bamang Felix on Sunday said the state government has incorporated several schemes for police modernisation which would be executed in a phased manner. Felix said this at a function to induct five anti-riot vehicles (Vajra) in the state police. "Our effort to modernise the police department is not for creating fear among the people but to create awareness among them to become law abiding citizens," Felix said and appealed to the people to help police in maintaining law and order. The Vajra vehicles...
World

29 killed in two US mass shootings within hours

EL PASO, August 4: Two mass shootings in the United States have left 29 people dead within 24 hours, the latest such attacks in a nation torn over how to tackle gun violence. A gunman armed with an assault rifle killed 20 people Saturday when he opened fire on shoppers at a packed Walmart store in El Paso, Texas. Less than 13 hours later, a lone shooter killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio early Sunday before being shot dead by responding police officers. "We have nine victims deceased... and we...
World

Kashmir can become a regional crisis: Imran Khan

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 4: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that the situation in Kashmir could erupt into a regional conflict, and urged for third-party intervention to stabilise the situation. The comment came as India continued to boost military might in the State and ordered tourists and pilgrims to leave the State. "President Trump offered to mediate on Kashmir. This is the time to do so as situation deteriorates there and along the LOC with new aggressive actions being taken by Indian occupation forces. This has the potential...
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