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Rio de Janeiro, 4th Aug (IANS): With India's largest contingent travelling to the 2016 Summer Olympics here, billions back home will hope that the blend of experience, youth and debutants participating in the Games will go the extra mile and script history in the biggest extravaganza in the world of sports.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time for the country's sport.
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Lucknow, 30th July (IANS): For geologist Shiv Balak Misra it's a moment of happiness wrapped with sadness.
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Kolkata, 28th July (IANS): "All through my life, I've done whatever I felt like doing" -- this quote aptly describes the fiercely independent-minded Mahasweta Devi, the doyen of activist-writers in India, who died on Thursday aged 90.
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Srinagar, 25th July (IANS): Has violence become its own master in Jammu and Kashmir? It looks like, with both mainstream and separatist leaders admitting they are not in control of the situation in the valley.
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