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September 1, 2014

‘Retaliate to Pakistani constraints, counter China vis-a-vis Japan’

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) India should deploy counter-constraint policies against Pakistan since historic reconciliation is not a "credible possibility", eminent diplomat Shyam Saran, former foreign secretary and chairman of the National Security Advisory Board, has said. In an indirect reference to Pakistan's overtures to separatist leaders, which led to cancellation of foreign secretary-level talks with the country last month, Saran said Pakistan was using asymmetrical strategies to impose "significant constraints" on…

Feyenoord attract Ajax goalkeeper Vermeer

The Hague, Sep 1: On the final day of the Dutch football transfer market Feyenoord bought goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer from long-time rivals Ajax for around one million euros.The 28-year-old Vermeer is a product of the Ajax youth academy and played for Ajax during his whole career, apart from a loan-spell at Willem II in the 2007/2008 season. He was a regular in 2010/2011 and 2011/2012 season, but he lost his place to Jasper Cillessen last year, reports Xinhua. Due to his reserve position the four-times Dutch international…

Saudi preacher jailed for praising IS

Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a preacher to five years in jail for praising the Islamic State (IS) Sunni militant organisation during an Eid sermon at a mosque in Riyadh in 2013, a media report said Monday.Riyadh's special criminal court also convicted the preacher, who was not named, of financially supporting terrorism, and slapped a five-year travel ban on him, an Arab News report said. The preacher had earlier received a letter from the ministry of Islamic affairs ordering him to stop…

Real Madrid agree loan deal for Man-U’s Hernandez

Madrid, Sep 1: Real Madrid confirmed a deadline day signing Monday with a loan deal to take Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez to the club.The 26-year-old Hernandez, whose nickname 'Chicharito' literally means 'little pea', joins Real Madrid on a deal which will see him play this season on loan after failing to convince new Manchester United coach, Luis Van Gaal he deserved a place in the squad, reports Xinhua. His departure comes despite a record of…

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter logs 26 percent sales growth

Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Japanese two wheeler maker Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) closed last month with 26 percent sales growth compared to figures logged during August 2013, the company said.In a statement issued here, the company said it sold 388,210 units (domestic 371,060 units, exports 17,150 units) last month up from 308,881 units (domestic 291,639 units, exports 17,242 units) sold in August 2013. According to HMSI, it increased its market share by two percent to 28 percent in the domestic market during the…
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