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Sathiyan-Harmeet wins doubles title at WTT Contender Tunis

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) India’s Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Harmeet Desai have won the men’s doubles title in the World Table Tennis (WTT) Contender Tunis 2021, beating France’s Emmanuel Lebesson and Alexandre Cassin 3-1 (11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 11-5) in the final played at Tunis, Tunisia on Saturday. Sathiyan and Harmeet, who were part of the gold […]

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Pak police shocked as TLP protesters fired from sub-machine guns

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A recent high-level security meeting in Pakistan discussed with great concern a report that the proscribed Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan men had used sub-machine guns (SMGs) targeting policemen during Kamoke violence, Dawn reported. A senior police officer told Dawn, a mobile phone footage which recorded the disturbing scene was also presented in […]

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Punjab terminates pact with GVK thermal plant

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Saturday approved the PSPCL’s proposal to terminate GVK Goindwal Sahib (2×270 MW) power purchase agreement (PPA). Subsequently, the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) has issued termination notice to the company. A preliminary default notice was served by the PSPCL to GVK for cancellation of […]

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US Democrats remain split on massive social spending bill

Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US Democrats remain divided on the Party’s massive social spending package, as Party progressives dig in their heels and show no sign of backing down. After months of infighting between progressives in the Democratic Party and two moderate senators, the former group continues to push for a massive spending bill that […]

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French Open: Sindhu loses to Japan’s Takahashi in semis

Paris, Oct 30 (IANS) Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu lost to Japan’s Sayaka Takahashi in three hard-fought games in the semifinals as India’s campaign came to an end in the French Open BWF World Tour Super 750 event on Saturday. Sindhu, the lone Indian in the fray on the penultimate day of the competition, got […]

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US CDC okays 4th Covid shot for some immunocompromised people

Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved a fourth dose of Covid vaccine for people with weaker immune systems. The CDC this week updated its Covid-19 vaccine guidance to approve the fourth dose for immunocompromised people that includes organ transplant recipients, certain cancer patients, and people with HIV, […]

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IOC’s Q2FY22 YoY net profit up over 2%

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Oil marketing company IndianOil on Saturday reported a marginal rise of over 2 per cent in its net profit for the second quarter of FY22 on a year-on-year basis. Its net profit for the quarter under review rose to Rs 6,360 crore from Rs 6,227 crore in the corresponding quarter […]

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Hockey Madhya Pradesh win Senior Women’s National Championship

Jhansi, Oct 30 (IANS) Hockey Madhya Pradesh defeated Hockey Haryana 1-0 to win the 11th Hockey India Senior Womens National Championship 2021 here in Jhansi on Saturday, while Hockey Punjab went past Hockey Maharashtra 2-1 to finish third in the competition. Hockey Madhya Pradesh’s Kanchan Nidhi Kerketta (9th minute) found the back of the net […]

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UNSC demands restoration of civilian-led transitional govt in Sudan

The UN Security Council has demanded the release of detained leaders and the restoration of the civilian-led transitional government in Sudan following the military takeover of the North African country earlier this week. In a statement on Thursday, the members of the Security Council expressed serious concerns about Monday’s coup, the suspension of some transitional […]