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Israeli minister justifies decision against toppling Hamas

Jerusalem, Sep 30 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday his country took the right decision to refraining from toppling the Hamas regime during the recent Gaza war. It would have been a mistake to instruct the army to oust Hamas... all the cabinet ministers understood that it wasn't worth removing them from power, Ya'alon told a defence conference in Tel Aviv, accord...

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Two held for attempting to abduct Delhi woman

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for attempting to abduct a woman from outside a city hospital here, police said Tuesday. Sandeep Yadav, 26, and Babloo Sharma, 22, were arrested from their hideouts in Delhi Tuesday morning for attempting to abduct the 32-year-old woman from outside gate No.1 of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Monday evening. <...

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AAP won't be part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The AAP Tuesday said that it would join the nation in cleanliness drive Oct 2, but would not be a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier, AAP chief had tweeted: AAP will join Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd Oct. But condition of safai karamchari ought to be improved if we want a clean India. However, AAP spo...

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Reliance Capital to hike housing finance capital

Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Reliance Capital chairman Anil Ambani Tuesday said the company would triple the capital deployed in housing finance activities and launch more India focused funds overseas to attract capital into the fixed income and equities markets in India. We intend to significantly grow our housing finance business, to assist in providing affordable housing solutions to our ...

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Modi, Obama vow to 'chalein saath saath'

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama Tuesday vowed to chalein saath saath - together we go forward with a new agenda to realise the full potential of a renewed US-India partnership for the 21st century. As nations, we've partnered over the decades to deliver progress to our people... Still, the true potential of our relationship has yet t...

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Art exhibition generates Rs.60,000 for Kashmir flood victims

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A painting exhibition here has generated Rs.60,000 for Jammu and Kashmir flood victims and the money would be sent to the prime minister's relief fund, organisers said Tuesday. A total of 50 children from different parts of the capital participated in Colour for Cause to generate money from the sales of their paintings, depicting their desires and dreams as well ...

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British teenager suspected of heading to Syria to join militants

London, Sep 30 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl from Britain's western port city of Bristol has been reported missing and may be attempting to travel to Syria to join militants, police said. Avon and Somerset Constabulary said detectives have been tracing the girl's movements since she left her home to her arrival in Istanbul, the biggest city of Turkey, Xinhua reported. Louisa Rolfe, a...

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Border stand-off ends; Indian, Chinese working mechanism to meet

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The border stand-off between India and China has ended with withdrawal of troops to their previous positions and the two sides deciding to hold a meeting of their joint working mechanism on border affairs Oct 16-17. An external affairs ministry release said that border commanders of India and China had met Tuesday to confirm that the stand-off between the border ...

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Obama hails security deal signed with Afghanistan

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama hailed Tuesday as a historic day as the US and Afghanistan signed a bilateral security agreement that allows the residual American troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Today we mark a historic day in the US-Afghan partnership that will help advance our shared interests and the long-term security of Afghanistan, Xinhua quoted a sta...

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Two get bail in Syndicate Bank bribery case

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A court here Tuesday granted bail to two accused allegedly involved in the Syndicate Bank bribery case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma granted bail to Arun Kumar Agarwal, an employee of Bhushan Steel, and Vijay Pahuja, a middleman. Both were asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs.two lakh and sureties of like a...

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CBI withheld documents in coal block case against Vikas Metals and Power: Court

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A court here Tuesday observed that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had withheld material documents and statement of witnesses in a closure report in coal block allocation case against Kolkata based company Vikash Metals and Power Ltd. The court ordered CBI Director Ranjit Sinha and all deputy inspectors general (DIGs) concerned to look into the matter.<...

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Nagaland school wins Subroto Cup

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Greenwood High School from Nagaland lifted the Under-14 boys trophy in the 55th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament, beating Government Model High School, Chandigarh 5-4 on penalties in the final at the Ambedkar Stadium here Tuesday. The match was tied goalless after regulation time. The winning team got a pay cheque of Rs.2.5 lakh and the runners-up te...

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2014 Asian Games medals tally

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The following is the Asian Games medals tally tabulated as rank, country, gold, silver, bronze and total medals: 1. China 126 80 62 268 2. South Korea 54 55 61 170 3. Japan 37 54 55 146 4. Kazakhstan 15 16 25 56 5. Iran 14 11 10 35 6. North Korea 8 10 11 29 7. Chinese Taipei 8 8 14 30 8. Thailand 8 6 21 35 ...

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Asian Games: Gowda bags silver, Sarita forced to settle for bronze

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver but his compatriot and boxer Sarita Devi was robbed of what could have been at least a silver, if not a possible gold, as India won four medals, including three bronze medals, on day 11 of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. Sarita, a former world champion, endured a controversial loss in the controversial 57-60 kg category ...

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Thousands throng pandals as Durga Puja begins in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 30 (IANS) Despite brief showers during the day, thousands in West Bengal indulged in merriment and religiosity as the Durga Puja - the state's biggest festival, began Tuesday. The generally five-day carnival, shortened to a four-day affair according to the almanac, is being celebrated across the state with everyone joining in with religious fervour. Thousands of men,...

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Mary Kom in final, controversial loss for Sarita

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) India's M.C. Mary Kom secured a berth in the women's 48-51 kg final while compatriot L. Sarita Devi was robbed of what could have been at least a silver or a possible gold in a controversial 57-60 kg category semifinal bout of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. Later in the day, Pooja Rani also lost her 69-75 kg semifinal to settle for the bronze while Satish Kumar...

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Modi pays homage to symbols of peace, equality, unity

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday paid homage to three memorials symbolising peace, equality and unity dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. Modi started his day with a visit to the Gandhi memorial in front of the Indian embassy in Washington before heading for his bilateral summit with President Barack Obama. ...

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Scorchers deny Lions to put Super Kings in CLT20 semis

Bangalore, Sep 30 (IANS) Perth Scorchers upset Lahore Lions' calculations as they came back from the dead to post a three-wicket victory here Tuesday and the result earned Chennai Super Kings a berth in the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League T20 tournament. The Lions, on six points going into the match, needed a big win to not only tie with Chennai Super Kings, but also pip them on...

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Government diluting importance of Oct 2: Justice Sachar

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Retired Justice Rajinder Sachar Tuesday said the government is diluting Oct 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by linking it to just a cleanliness drive. A statement issued by Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), Delhi, quoting Sachar, said: Any tinkering with grandeur and sobriety of 2nd October is sacrilege. But this is what Modi government is doin...

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Asian Games: Gowda grabs silver, quartermilers keep alive medal hopes

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver while the quartermilers kept alive India's Asian Games medal hopes at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Tuesday. Gowda, the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, was favourite to win the gold medal but had to be satisfied with the silver with a throw of 62.58 metres in his second attempt. Gowda had hurled the discus to ...

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