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india Updated: Aug 01, 2012 18:03 IST

Overdrawing of power by some states was seen as the main cause for Tuesday's blackout and Parupalli Kashyap kept India's hopes for another Olympic medal alive by reaching the badminton quarter-finals. Take a look at some of the most read stories on our site.

Lights out in 20 states, Uttar Pradesh gets the blame
The world's biggest power cut on Tuesday disrupted life in 20 states and two union territories across north, east and northeast India and affected more than 600 million people, or half of India's population. read more

Virat hits another ton, gives India the series
Virat Kohli cracked a century and part-timer Manoj Tiwary bagged four wickets as India posted a comfortable six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international on Tuesday. read more

Kashyap beats Sri Lankan rival, reaches badminton quarterfinals
Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday became the first Indian man in history to reach the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games after securing a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Sri Lanka's Niluka Karunaratne at the Wembley Arena in London. read more

Sunny Leone's Jism 2: top 5 controversies
As Jism 2 gears up for release this Friday, the film gets embroiled in numerous controversies. While Sunny Leone's effigies were burnt in Amritsar yesterday, there're reports that the movie poster is copied. read more r

Olympics: 8 badminton players charged with 'cheating'
Eight women badminton players were charged by the sport's governing body on Wednesday with "not using one's best efforts to win a match" after two matches at the Olympics ended in controversy. Four pairs in the women's doubles competition - one from China, one from Indonesia and two from South Korea - could face disciplinary action after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) took action. read more