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Monthly News July 2014

Indian women thrash Trinidad and Tobago ...

Indian women thrash Trinidad and Tobago 14-0 in CWG hockey

The Indian women’s hockey team came back strongly from a 0—3 defeat to New Zealand to thrash minnows Trinidad and Tobago 14—0 in their third Pool A match of the Commonwealth Games. India displayed immense maturity by learning from their previous defeat and not letting Sunday’s loss affect... read more »

Many Indian athletes in Glasgow yet to g...

Many Indian athletes in Glasgow yet to get their daily allowance

One week into the Commonwealth Games, a sizeable chunk of Indian athletes participating at Glasgow are yet to get the full quota of their daily allowance. Most members of the 215-strong Indian contingent have spent more than ten days without the full allowance which has been increased to $50 from... read more »

India struggling to stay in Third Test

India struggling to stay in Third Test

In a match that is within England’s grasp, India is struggling to stay afloat. When monumental occupation of the crease was needed, the visitors’ leading batsmen were a fleeting presence. It was an outcome that emerged from three factors — James Anderson and Stuart Broad’s penetrative... read more »

Sensex down 61 points in early trade; L&...

Sensex down 61 points in early trade; L&T plunges 7.98%

The benchmark BSE Sensex fell over 61 points in early trade on Wednesday on selling by funds and retail investors ahead of monthly expiry in the derivatives segment amidst lower-than expected corporate earnings by some firms. The 30-share barometer, which had lost 280.62 points in the previous two... read more »

'Some progress' made in peace talks: John Kerry

Kerry leaves for India

US Secretary of State John Kerry, heading a high-powered delegation, left for India on Wednesday to co-chair the fifth annual India-US Strategic Dialogue with External Affairs Minister... read more »

World Bank rolling back safeguards: leaked report

The World Bank may be on the verge of rolling back a wide range of in-built environmental and community protections surrounding its development projects worldwide, and this could in turn... read more »

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

An Egyptian military spokesman says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula where the military has... read more »

Gaza power plant hit by Israeli tank shells

Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesman for Gaza’s electricity distribution company said. A... read more »

Devendro enters quarters, Shiva ousted from CWG

Indian boxer L. Devendro Singh (49kg) advanced to the quarterfinals with a hard-fought win after reigning Asian champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was shockingly sent packing as the pre-quarterfinal bouts... read more »