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Saina out of Japan Open badminton 

New Delhi: Saina Nehwal was stunned by Germany's Juliane Schenk in the women's singles semifinals as India's campaign came to an end in the Japan Open Super Series badminton tournament in Tokyo today. PTI




Murder charges against ex-DMK minister

Chennai: Former DMK Minister K P P Samy was today arrested here in connection with a case relating to the abduction and murder of two fishermen in 2006. Samy was taken into custody from his residence at Tiruvottiyur, the police said. PTI



Air mishap averted at Chennai airport

Chennai: A major air mishap was averted at Chennai airport today when a Delhi-bound private airliner, which had been cleared for take-off, stopped on the runway just as an Air India flight was about to land. PTIBack



Wasim Akram slams Shoaib Akhtar

Mumbai: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram today ridiculed Shoaib Akhtar and his controversial autobiography, which has made several tall claims, saying that the pacer was a "problem" when he was an active player and remains just that even in retirement. PTIBack



Orissa: BJD MLA Majhi shot dead

Bhubaneswar: Orissa legislator Jagabandhu Majhi from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and his personal security officer were on Saturday shot dead by unidentified men at a crowded place in the state's Nabrangpur district, the police said. IANSBack



Singer Jagjit Singh remains critical

Mumbai: Renowned ghazal singer Jagjit Singh continues to be critical in the Lilavati Hospital, where he was admitted and underwent surgery Friday, a hospital trustee said on Saturday. IANSBack



Telangana: Rail blockade hits life

Hyderabad: Transport services in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh came to a halt as a two-day rail blockade and strike by auto-rickshaws began Saturday morning, adding to the woes of people already reeling under the impact of protest by the state-owned Road Transport Corporation. IANS




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