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China launches Bolivia’s first satellite
Bolivia’s first telecommunications satellite TKsat-1 has blasted off on top of a Chinese rocket from China’s Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province. The 5.1-ton spacecraft will service Bolivian territory as well as neighboring countries. The Long March-3B/E carrier rocket cost $302 million and was financed by the China Development Bank. Bolivian President Evo Morales, who travelled to China to witness the launch, said it would end Bolivia’s dependence on foreign powers for its communications.

14 killed in bombings, shootings in Iraq
At least 14 people were killed in a wave of sectarian bombings and shootings in northern Iraq on Friday. Two roadside bombs exploded in a livestock market in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, 175 kilometers north of Baghdad, killing nine people and wounding 24, police and medics reported. Also Friday in the northern town of Hawija, militants attacked two adjacent houses, killed five members of…
Sexual Harassment of Women Sports-Persons20122013 The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that during the past, a few cases of sexual harassment of women sportspersons in various sports bodies were received by the Government. While action on such complaints including seeking reports from the concerned NSFs and giving suitable advice to NSFs was taken by the Government, state-wise data is not maintained. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Shri Jitendra Singh said, in order to bring in transparency and good governance in sports bodies, the Government has issued guidelines which, inter-alia, provide for prevention of sexual harassment of women in sports. These guidelines are contained in the National Sports Development Code of India, 2011 (NSDCI) which are effective from 31.1.2011. Under these instructions, the National Sports Federations (NSFs) are to take the following steps: (i) Notify, publish and circulate in ap…