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King Abdullah, a friend, well-wisher of India: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Tuesday said King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was a well-wisher of India who would be remembered for his genuine affection towards the people of this country. With his passing away, the world has lost a great and visionary statesman who led his country towards remarkable development and prosperity, Swaraj said in a condolence ...

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Indonesia calls off AirAsia recovery operations

Jakarta, Jan 27 (IANS) An Indonesian navy official said Tuesday that a multinational operation to search for the bodies of victims aboard crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 and retrieve wreckage of the ill-fated plane has been called off, mediA reported. The announcement was made by Navy Western Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Widodo on board navy ship Banda Aceh 31 days after the operation was ...

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Five arrested in France on jihad charges

Paris, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) French anti-terrorist police Tuesday arrested at least five people in the southeastern town of Lunel for alleged involvement in a network that recruits jihadis to fight in Syria. According to the website of the local Midi Libre newspaper, the security operation started before dawn with the sealing off of several neighbourhoods in Lunel. Around 20 young me...

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India, US to identify sectors for investments: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Tuesday said that the US and India will identify priority sectors for attracting investment after the upcoming budget session. The minister, who met US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzke here, revealed that senior officials from both sides will meet to discuss and identify the sectors that can attract investment and...

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Nepal's ruling parties request opposition for talks

Kathmandu, Jan 27 (IANS) In a bid to end the current stalemate in the constitution drafting process in Nepal, the country's 10-party ruling alliance Tuesday appealed to the opposition parties to come for negotiations. The ruling party alliance, in a press statement here, said there was no alternative to consensus and urged the opposition front to be part of the Questionnaire Committee, X...

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Metro services to be curtailed at two stations Jan 29

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Delhi Metro Tuesday said services will be curtailed at two stations Jan 29 as part of security arrangements for the Beating Retreat ceremony. Metro services at Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan stations of the HUDA City Centre-Jahangirpuri line will not be available from 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. However, interchange of passengers from this line to the Mandi...

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PM busy doing his own 'PR', says Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy doing his own PR (public relations) and has not done anything concrete so far, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Tuesday. The NDA (National Democratic Alliance) government came to power in May (2014). The prime minister has just been doing his personal PR, but no concrete work has been done, Rahul Gandhi said during a...

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England are steadily improving, says assistant coach

Perth, Jan 27 (IANS) England cricket team's assistant coach Paul Farbrace Tuesday said the Eoin Morgan-led team is working hard and improving all the time to give themselves the best chance of winning the World Cup which has eluded them from the beginning. The Englishman who was instrumental in Sri Lanka's success last year, when they clinched both the Asia Cup and World Twenty20 titles,...

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Rahul Gandhi promises cheap power, water in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday promised electricity and water at the lowest possible rates for the people in Delhi. We have three promises. We will provide electricity and water on the lowest rate, will make contract workers permanent, and give right to shelter to the people of Delhi, he told reporters after a roadshow here. ...

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor treats Dabbawalas to lunch

Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor, who treated the famous Dabbawalas -- known for delivering tiffins to over 200,000 customers across Mumbai everyday -- to a special lunch, says their work begins where his work as a kitchen king ends. I only make food but the other part of my job is done by these Dabbawalas who take our food to the mouths of people. They don't just do t...

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Samsung invests Rs.517 crore for Noida plant expansion

Lucknow, Jan 27 (IANS) Electronics major Samsung Tuesday said it has invested Rs.517 crore for the expansion of its Noida plant under the UP Mega Policy. The expanded facility of Samsung India was inaugurated by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here Tuesday. Samsung India Electronics has completed 20 years in India and now has three research labs and two manufacturing plants in t...

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Obama visit ends, security forces heave loud sigh of relief

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) A sense of relief spread like crisp mountain air among the security personnel in the national capital, snapping the tension and fatigue of the past several days as US President Barack Obama rounded up his three-day state visit to India Tuesday. Obama and his wife Michelle reached the VVIP terminal of Indira Gandhi Airport around 1.45 p.m. in his official vehicle...

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Controversial referee Clattenburg to officiate Chelsea-City match

London, Jan 27 (IANS) Controversial referee Mark Clattenburg will officiate this weekend's top-of-the-table English Premier League clash between hosts Chelsea and Manchester City. Chelsea accused him of using 'inappropriate language' in a 2-3 defeat against Manchester United in October 2013. Chelsea claimed that Clattenburg racially insulted their midfielder John Obi Mikel and w...

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Shah Rukh may feature in West Bengal's new tourism campaign

Kolkata, Jan 27 (IANS) With West Bengal ambitiously gearing up to promote tourism in the state with the creation of five distinct tourism circuits, Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan may feature in the upcoming new tourism campaign of the state, a senior tourism department official said. We are working on new advertisements to promote tourism in the state and attract both domestic as we...

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Two guerrillas killed, army officer injured in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Jan 27 (IANS) Two guerrillas of the Hizbul Mujahideen were killed and a senior army officer and a policeman injured in a gunfight Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. The gunfight ensued when when personnel of 42 Rashtriya Rifles, state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a joint operation in Handoora forest area near Tral town i...

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Watson to raise money for charity during World Cup

Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Apart from winning the World Cup, star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has added motivation to be fit for the One-Day International (ODI) showpiece, where he'll be raising money for research into motor neuron disease (MND). Watson has pledged to donate $200 for every boundary he hits, $300 for each six and the same amount per a wicket, reports news.com.au.

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Five coal miners kidnapped in Pakistan

Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen kidnapped five coal miners in Pakistan's Balochistan province Tuesday, media reported. Police sources told Dawn online that the militants kidnapped seven miners belonging to the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation in Quetta's Sorenge area but the kidnappers later freed two miners and took the other abductees to nearby mountains, Dawn onli...

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Explosion outside Libya's biggest hotel sparks panic

Tripoli, Jan 27 (IANS) A car bomb exploded outside Libya's biggest hotel in the capital Tripoli Tuesday, where many foreigners stay, according to witnesses. A witness said the bomb was detonated in Corinthia Hotel's parking lot, shaking the whole of Tripoli's central area. Smoke was rising from the site and people were rushing out of the building, Xinhua news agency reported. Som...

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Massive snowstorm hits northeast US, life affected

New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Northeastern US was hit late Monday by a massive snowstorm which affected normal life in Boston, Manhattan, New England and elsewhere in the region. We're hunkered down with food, shelter and water, said Rafi Menachem, a financial consultant who lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, near Boston, adding, I'm worried about electricity, according to a CNN report.

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Watson in doubt for tri-series final

Sydney, Jan 27 (IANS) Star all-rounder Shane Watson is unsure if he'll be ready in time for Australia's tri-series final in Perth Sunday. Watson sat out of both last Friday's One-day International (ODI) against England and the washed-out Australia Day clash against India with a tight hamstring. The ODI series wraps up Sunday, two weeks before the World Cup opener at the MCG. <...

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