Hefazat leader Afendi sent to jail in 2013 case

By Sumi Khan,Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) Hefazat-e-Islam leader Manzurul Islam Afendi was sent to jail on Sunday after being in police custody for five days in a subversion case filed against him in the Bangladesh capital eight years ago. The aggressive preacher, militant leader, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulamaye Islam Bangladesh, Central Assistant Secretary-General of […]

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Pope in Rome hospital for colon surgery

Rome, July 4 (IANS) Pope Francis was on Sunday admitted to a hospital in Rome for “scheduled surgery” to treat a colon ailment, reports said. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said there would be more information after the surgery for “symptomatic diverticular stenosis” of the colon had taken place at the Gemelli University Hospital, the BBC […]

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400m runner Poovamma quits national camp

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) India’s leading women’s 400m runner MR Poovamma has quit the national camp in Patiala due to an injury, said a source late on Sunday evening. “Due to an injury Poovamma didn’t compete in the final selection trials held for today [Sunday] here in Patiala to select two female athletes for […]

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Kauko’s signing adds to ISL transfer buzz

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) With the eighth edition of the Indian Super League scheduled to kick-off on November 19, the clubs are continuing to strengthen their squads, resulting in a lot of activity in the transfer market. With each club allowed to sign a maximum of six foreigners in the squad including a compulsory Asian-origin […]

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Telcos have spoken of stress, won’t comment on speculations: VIL (Ld)

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) As non-profit body Telecom Watchdog claimed financial mismanagement in Vodafone Idea and called for a forensic audit, a spokesperson with the telco said the company would not respond to “speculations” and “ill-informed conclusions”, adding that the telecom industry has already spoken of the “tremendous stress” it is in. The spokesperson […]

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Assam CM holds meeting with Muslims on population

Guwahati, July 4 (IANS) Amid his insistence on a population policy with a two-child norm and adoption of “decent” family planning norms by Muslims to eradicate poverty in the northeastern state, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday held an interactive meeting with intellectuals and leading citizens of the Muslim community. After the meeting, […]

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PM to address CoWIN Global Conclave on Monday

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the CoWIN Global Conclave on Monday, it was announced on Sunday. “Shri @narendramodi will address the #CoWINGlobalConclave tomorrow, 5th July at 3 PM,” the PMO said in a tweet. The National Health Authority tweeted: “We are elated to announce that Hon’ble PM @narendramodi would […]

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