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July 24, 2014

Missing Air Algerie plane probably crashed: French minister

Paris, July 24 (IANS) The missing Air Algerie plane from Burkina Faso to Algiers, which had French nationals comprising almost half of the 110 passengers aboard, "probably" crashed, French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius said Thursday."Despite intensive search efforts no trace of the aircraft has yet been found. The plane probably crashed," Fabius was quoted as saying by Xinhua. "If the disaster is confirmed, it is a major tragedy that hits our nation," he added. On Twitter, the…

Wipro sees discretionary spend return in US

Bangalore, July 24 (IANS) India's third largest IT firm Wipro Ltd Thursday said it saw discretionary spending return in North America, as the demand environment continued to be steady."The demand environment continues to hold steady. In North America, we see a return of discretionary spending. Continental Europe continues to have significant potential for outsourcing IT services," Wipro chief executive T.K. Kurien told reporters here. Discretionary spending is the amount enterprises budget in a year on new…

China ‘patka’ row: Akal Takht seeks government intervention

Amritsar, July 24 (IANS) The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikh religion, Thursday sought the intervention of the central government in the controversy over two Sikh players being forced to remove their 'patkas' (head kerchief) during an international basketball match in China recently.Akal Takht Jathedar (chief) Gurbachan Singh termed the incident in China a shameful one and called on the central government should take appropriate steps on this issue and ensure that this did not happen again with Sikh…

My last Commonwealth Games: Bindra

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India's only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra has said the 2014 Glasgow would be his last Commonwealth Games."Tom I will compete in my 5th cwg. This will be my last appearance at the games Hope to have some fun. Cont," tweeted Bindra, who gave India the first individual Olympic gold medal in Beijing for the 10m air rifle event. Bindra, who has eight Commonwealth Games medals, said he has cherished the journey that started as a 15-year-old in Kuala Lumpur. "Been a…

Saina ‘hurt’ at not receiving promised cash award

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal Thursday said she is "hurt and sad" that she is yet to receive the Rs.50 lakh cash award promised by the Andhra Pradesh state government for winning the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.The 24-year-old, who has skipped the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza for being named the brand ambassador of India's 29th and newest state Telangana. Saina's comments came after Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar…
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