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Drought fear haunts Bihar, again (29 minutes ago)
Patna, July 22 (IANS) The fear of drought looms large over Bihar once again as it has received 48 per cent deficit rain this monsoon so far but the state is ready to tackle the situation, a state official said on Sunday.

Spanish Super Cup to be held in Morcocco (29 minutes ago)
Barcelona, July 22 (IANS) The Spanish Supercup will be staged outside Spain for the first time this year as the country's football federation has decided to hold the match in Tangier, Morocco.

Hard luck for Iniesta, Torres in debut Japanese league matches (29 minutes ago)
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) Veteran Spaniards Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres had unfortunate debuts on Sunday in the Japanese football league, with their respective teams suffering home defeats.

SAI clears 734 budding athletes for scholarship programme (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Sunday cleared 734 players for a scholarship programme under the Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme.

Chhetri named 2017 AIFF Player of the Year (29 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year here on Sunday.

Lakshya grabs gold at Junior Badminton Asiad (Lead) (29 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Jakarta, July 22 (IANS) India's men's singles shuttler Lakshya Sen fought off Thai top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn to become country's only third competitor to get a gold in the Badminton Asia Junior Championships here on Sunday.

Woman accuses two company seniors of molestation (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A 30-year-old married woman working as an Area Manager with a multinational pharmaceutical company here has lodged a sexual harassment complaint against two senior colleagues, following which an investigation has been initiated, police said on Sunday.

Army chief stresses on battle focused training (20:48)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, on Sunday emphasised on battle focused training and mental mobility in operations to ensure decisive victory.

Lord Jagannath's 'Bahuda Yatra' celebrated across Bengal (20:44)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) The 'Bahuda Yatra' or the return journey of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra was on Sunday celebrated at Mayapur, the global headquarters of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Nadia district here along with other parts of West Bengal.

India outclass New Zealand 4-0 in men's hockey test series (20:40)
Bengaluru, July 22 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team wrapped up the three-match test series against New Zealand on a winning note as they thrashed the visitors 4-0 at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) stadium here on Sunday.

Support pours in for Kerala writer forced to withdraw novel (20:34)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (IANS) After an initial silence, political parties in Kerala have started condemning the suspected right-wing outfit's threats that forced a Kerala Sahitya Akademi award winning writer to withdraw his novel, serialised by a leading vernacular magazine.

2,400 athletes swim in Bosphorus Strait from Asia to Europe (20:16)
Istanbul, July 22 (IANS) Around 2,400 athletes swam from Asia to Europe on Sunday, in a cross-continental swimming race in Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait.

Tanmay Bhat will do comedy till he is totally 'suppressed' (Lead, correcting intro) (20:14)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Tanmay Bhat of the comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) is no stranger to controversy. There were times when his group received immense flak for its take on powerful people, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But he says he will continue doing his job, which is speaking truth to power, until the day he gets completely suppressed.

One dead, eight injured in building collapse (Lead) (20:04)IANS Photo Service
Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) One person was killed and eight others were injured when a five-storey building collapsed here on Sunday when workers were giving finishing touches to it.

Goa CM is now a miaowing cat, not roaring tiger: Congress (20:02)
Panaji, July 22 (IANS) Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar on Sunday took a dig at Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, saying that coalition pressures and love for CM's chair had reduced him to a miaowing cat from a tiger he was earlier called.

Rahul to decide on alliances for 2019, will be Congress face for polls (Lead) (20:00)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) In a major decision concerning the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Sunday said that party chief Rahul Gandhi will take the decision on both pre and post-poll alliances.

Always a pleasure to hear Daler Mehndi's voice: Farhan (19:50)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Farhan Akhtar has praised singer Daler Mehndi, who has lent his voice for a song of the forthcoming film "Gold". The filmmaker-actor-singer says it is always a pleasure to hear his voice.

Kolkata medical students urged to withdraw strike (Lead) (19:50)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Even as the indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday, authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for proper hostel accommodation.

India have form problems going into first Test (Column: Just Sport) (19:34)
By Veturi Srivatsa
Indian cricketers have been in England for over a month, the senior team playing in the shorter formats and Rahul Dravid's 'A' squad helping out some seniors in getting a knock before the Test series. Yet there is no clarity on the ideal eleven for the first Test.

Man held for killing wife, cremating her secretly (19:32)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A young man has been arrested on the charge of killing his wife and cremating her surreptitiously in west Delhi after suspecting she had an affair, police said on Sunday.

Kenya's Chepkoech eyes African 3000m steeplechase title (19:32)IANS Photo Service
Nairobi, July 22 (IANS) Kenya's Beatrice Chepkoech has warned her rivals she plans to run even faster at the Africa Championships in Asaba, Nigeria, just weeks after breaking the world record in the 3,000m steeplechase.

Rahul smells scam in Rafale deal (19:22)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that he smelled a scam in the Rafale deal, claiming Prime Minister Narendra Modi "squirmed" when questions over the price of the fighter planes were raised in Parliament.

Khuti gang-rape mastermind held in Jharkhand (19:10)
Ranchi, July 22 (IANS) The mastermind of the gang rape of five women in Khuti district of Jharkhand a month ago was arrested on Sunday in West Singhbhum district along with another accused, police said.

Britain;s Triumph flags off adventure ride for Tiger series bikers (19:10)
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) British motorbike maker Triumph Motorcycles on Sunday flagged off, to Himachal Pradesh's Spiti, the second edition of its "Tiger Trails" experience for owners of its Tiger series bikes, the company's Indian arm said in a statement.

How Internet can help those who self-injure (19:04)
Toronto, July 22 (IANS) Positive messaging through social media could be a powerful tool to help people overcome non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), a new study has found.

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