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Gaming Federation requests PM to legalise sports betting in India

Updated: Sep 08, 2016 23:00 IST      
Gaming Federation requests PM to legalise sports betting in India

New Delhi [India], Sept.8 (ANI): The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF), a not-for-profit organisation, has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to legalise sports betting in the country.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the AIGF stressed on the lack of funds with various sports governing bodies in the country, mainly non-cricketing sports, which has affected India's performance on the world stage, especially in the recently-held Rio Olympics, and thus, revenue generated by legalising betting in sports can help.

The organisation pointed out that the overall budget allocation for sports increased slightly in the 2016-17 fiscal year. A total of Rs. 1,592 crores were allocated to the Sports Ministry as compared to Rs.1, 541 in 2015, said an AIGF press release.

The objectives of AIGF include diffusion of useful knowledge and promotion of sporting and gaming activities as well as urging the central and state governments to regulate gaming/gambling activities and suggesting measures to prevent gambling addiction. (ANI)

UP: Yogi Adityanath begins Sunday morning among cows

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 10:04 IST     

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 30 (ANI): Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath started his day with his ritualistic practice of feeding cows and calves in the cowshed of his parliamentary constituency Gorakhpur on Sunday.

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Meerut (UP) [India], Apr 30 (ANI): The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) conducted raids at a Colonel (retd.) Devendra Singh's residence in which one crore cash, animal skin, animal organs and around 40 rifles and pistols were recovered.

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Turkish President Recep Erdogan to land in India today

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 08:58 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine Erdogan will arrive in New Delhi on Sunday on a two-day visit to India.

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Delhi: Inferno guts 30 godowns in Malviya Nagar

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 08:36 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): At least one person was killed as around thirty scrap godowns in Delhi's Malviya Nagar were gutted in a major fire on Sunday.

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Delhi wakes up to a cool, rainy Sunday

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 08:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr. 30 (ANI): Delhiites were in for a treat on Sunday morning, as they woke up to a cool 24 degrees and overcast skies, giving them relief, albeit temporary, from the heat.

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Mumbai/Bengaluru [India] Apr.30 (ANI): Asserting that the remark made by National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Kupwara attack was 'most unfortunate', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday and said that such kind of irresponsible remark is not accepted form a senior politician like him.

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Lucknow [India] Apr.30 (ANI): Following the controversy stirred by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath by giving new connotation to the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Sunday said that the former's remark supports the accusation made by the opposition on the EVM tampering.

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NPP condemns Farooq Abdullah for Kupwara remark

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 07:40 IST     

New Delhi [India] Apr.30 (ANI): Condemning National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah's remark on Kupwara attack, the National Panthers Party (NPP) on Sunday held the former and his party responsible for the prevailing 'nuisance' situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

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New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda on Saturday announced the National Health Policy 2017 as one of the many progressive strides being made by the country, adding it was one of the several long due activities that had fructified under the NDA Government's mandate of 'sabka saath, sabka vika' under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Ashwani Kumar to be conferred with Japan's top honour

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 03:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 30 (ANI): Japan has selected former union minister for Law and Justice Ashwani Kumar for this year's Spring Imperial Decorations, for his contribution to strengthening of the bilateral ties and promotion of friendship between Tokyo and New Delhi.

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Swamy scoffs at Vadra`s remark on Dhingra report

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 03:21 IST     

New Delhi [India], Apr 30 (ANI): Taking a dig at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's remark on Dhingra commission report, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said the truth would prevail even if the former didn't want it to.

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Chhattisgarh: ROP duties suspended in Maoist-affected areas

Updated: Apr 30, 2017 03:21 IST     

Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India], April 30 (ANI): Following the Sukma incident, wherein as many as 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the encounter with the Maoists, all Road Opening Party (ROP) duties of the security forces' personnel in Maoist-affected areas has been suspended for two weeks.

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New Delhi [India], Apr 29 (ANI): Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on Saturday visited Govind Ballabh Pant Engineering College, Lok Nayak Hospital and Guru Nanak Eye Centre to review the health facilities at the hospitals.

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CRPF organises retreating, band display ceremony

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 23:52 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 29 (ANI): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday organised a retreating and band display ceremony at the National Police Memorial in Delhi's Chankyapuri.

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Onboard, April 29 (ANI): Terming his two nation visit to Poland and Armenia, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that terrorism has become a pandemic and is affecting every society.

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New Delhi [India], April 29 (ANI): Hours after the Congress on Saturday replaced office bearers in charge of party units in Goa and Karnataka, senior leader Digvijaya Singh, who was replaced by A. Chella Kumar as the party in-charge of Goa, said he was happy that the new team was picked by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

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EC bribery case: Dinakaran brought back to Delhi

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 23:12 IST     

New Delhi [India], April 29 (ANI): Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran has been brought back to Delhi by the Delhi Crime Branch for further questioning in connection with the Election Commission bribery case.

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Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], April 29 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Indian Air Force (IAF) on Saturday visited Air Force Station.

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New Delhi [India], April 29 (ANI): Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday criticised Farooq Abdullah's "irresponsible" remark that highlighting the Kupwara attack was aimed to spread hatred against Muslims.

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Allahabad HC orders transfer of 368 judicial officers

Updated: Apr 29, 2017 21:55 IST     

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 29 (ANI): The Allahabad High Court on Saturday has ordered the transfer of 368 judicial officers of subordinate courts in Uttar Pradesh.

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