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India close in to 300-medal mark on penultimate day, set to top SAG tally for 13th time on trot

India clinched 42 medals, including 27 gold, on the penultimate day of competitions to inch closer to 300-mark as the country is poised to finish on top spot for the 13th time on the trot in the South Asian Games. The Indian athletes also won 12 silver and 3 bronze to end Day 8 with 294 medals (159 gold, 91 silver and 44 gold) to further widen the gap with second-placed Nepal who have collected 195 medals (49 gold, 54 silver and 92 bronze).

PM Modi, top Congress leaders wish Sonia Gandhi on her 73rd birthday

Top Congress leaders extended birthday wishes to party chief Sonia Gandhi, who turned 73 on Monday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished Gandhi, tweeting, “Birthday wishes to Mrs. Sonia Gandhi Ji. Praying for her long life and good health.” Gandhi, however, is not celebrating her birthday in the wake of rape incidents in various parts of the country and concerns over women’s security, sources said.