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Government stands on decision making Sanskrit third language in KVs

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The central government Thursday reiterated its position that Sanskrit would be the third language in place of German in Kendriya Vidyalayas from class 6 to 8. The government's position came as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi sought the court's nod for filing an affidavit on the storm arising from its decision to replace German by Sanskrit in central schools all o...

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Burdwan blast: Bangladeshi sleuths to visit India

Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) A team of Bangladeshi intelligence officials will visit India and talk to investigators including the NIA, regarding the Oct 2 Burdwan blast in West Bengal in which terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is suspected to be involved, a Bangladeshi minister said Thursday. A delegation of seven officials from intelligence and law enforcement agencies will ...

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Three arrested in Delhi for extortion

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A businessman and his two employees were arrested Thursday for making extortion calls to another trader after claiming to be members of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's gang, police said. Sameer Verma, 30, and his two employees - Ajeet Gupta, 19, and Hemant, 26 - were arrested from north Delhi's Shakurbasti area after they made extortion calls to Bhavesh Yadav Thu...

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Flipkart unveils fashion files for lifestyle content

Bengaluru, Nov 27 (IANS) E-retailer Flipkart Thursday launched fashion files to provide content on lifestyle in association with Conde Nast Group for young customers. Targeted at fashion savvy Indian shoppers, the files will host a range of exclusive fashion diva/celebrity interviews, trend boards, brand and product stories along with lifestyle articles, the city-based company said in a ...

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Greek unions in second general strike this year

Athens, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) Greece was hit Thursday by the second general strike in a year called by labour unions to protest government austerity policies which include public sector job cuts and labour law reform allowing easier firings. The walkout was called by the Civil Servants' Confederation (ADEDY) and the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) which organised a march from t...

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Saina, Kashyap seeded 5th, 6th for Super Series Finals

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 27 (IANS) Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and leading Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth were seeded fifth and sixth, respectively Thursday, for the $1,000,000 World Super Series Finals Dec 17-21. The tournament will be held in the Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai. Srikanth, who won the China Open Super Series Premier, will play in the season-ending tournam...

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India to formulate guidelines for tuberculosis

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The health ministry, with the Delhi-based All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), will formulate clinical guidelines for managing tuberculosis occurring in body parts other than lungs, known as extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. According to medical science, there are no specific guidelines set by any nation in the world to diagnose tuberculosis occurring in ...

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Accounts to be opened under Jan Dhan increased

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley revised the target for opening bank accounts under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana from 7.5 crore to 10 crore by Jan 26, 2015. The new target assumes significance as it will be equivalent of having one account per household in the country. The minister suggested to the scheme officers that Aadhaar card numbers may also be...

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India launches e-visa facility for 43 countries

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) India Thursday launched electronic visa (e-visa) facility for tourists from 43 countries, including US, Israel, Palestine and Japan to boost tourism sector and offer hassle-free travel to foreign visitors. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, along with union Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma launched the Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) service enabled with...

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Now, flying robots to serve as waiters in Singapore

Singapore, Nov 27 (IANS) If you are planning to visit Singapore next year, don't be surprised if you were greeted and served a sumptuous meal by flying robots as waiters in some restaurants. Infinium-Serve, the autonomous flying robotic waiters, will be first launched at one of Timbre Group's five outlets in Singapore. And, the restaurant-goers can expect to be served by these robots, th...

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Assam to host DGPs conference amid terror threat

Guwahati, Nov 27 (IANS) Amidsta threat by militant outfits and violence by ULFA, Assam will host the 49th All India DGPs and IGPs conference here from Saturday. Director General of Police Khagen Sarma Thursday said all precautionary measures were being taken to ensure smooth sailing of the two-day conference. Directors general of police (DGPs) and inspectors general of police (I...

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Rajya Sabha takes up bill amending CBI chief selection process

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday took up discussion on the bill to amend the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act to include leader of the single largest opposition party in Lok Sabha as a member of the CBI chief selection committee, instead of the leader of opposition. The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was passed by the Lok Sabha Wednesday....

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Modi, Sharif bonhomie gives fresh boost to Saarc

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) In a final ice-breaking moment, that gave a huge boost to Saarc and floundering regional cooperation, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shook hands with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, laughed and even patted him on the arm at the closing ceremony of the organisation's 18th summit here Thursday - to resounding applause from a relieved audience comprising leaders...

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Avian flu in Kerala identified as H5N1

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 27 (IANS) The avian flu outbreak in 12 village councils in three districts of Kerala has been confirmed as H5N1 virus, a minister said Thursday. Agriculture Minister K.P. Mohanan said test results confirmed that the death of ducks in certain parts of the state was due to H5N1. The animal husbandry department is doing its best and all necessary preventive c...

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'Bengal government should apologise for distorted facts on Netaji'

Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) Decrying the disrespect shown to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose through distorted facts printed in a memorabilia at a wax museum run by the West Bengal government here, a citizen's group Thursday demanded a public apology from the museum and prosecution of the person responsible. Citizens for Justice, Kolkata, has written to Bengal government claiming the memorabilia r...

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Black money: Opposition corners government in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The government Thursday faced flak in the Lok Sabha for yet another day on the black money issue, with the opposition parties asking it to give a timeline by which the money stashed abroad would be brought back to India. The central government on its part said no such promise had been made in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manifesto and it was former prime mini...

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Bava stuns top seed Shaikh to enter final

Pune, Nov 27 (IANS) Qualifier Haadin Bava stunned top seed Abdullah Shaikh of Andhra Pradesh to storm into the final of the Solaris Club All-India Ranking Men's Tennis tournament here Thursday. Playing the baseline game and using his powerful ground-strokes, Haadin wore down Shaikh in a three hour-long duel before winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the semi-final. After winning the first s...

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Japan Bank keen to help Andhra in inter-city connectivity

Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) The Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) Thursday said that it can help Andhra Pradesh in inter-city connectivity and water treatment in urban areas. JBIC Governor and CEO Hiroshi Watanabe told Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu during a meeting in Japan Thursday that they can fund Japanese private companies that are interested to invest...

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CSK effect: India Cements scrip continues to downslide

Chennai, Nov 27 (IANS) The share price of cement major India Cements Ltd continued its fall to close Thursday at Rs.94.60 at the Bombay Stock Exchange. Trading at a price of around Rs.105 Nov 21, the Rs.10 face value script had a steep fall to Rs.95.35 Tuesday and from then onwards the fall continued in a marginal way. The scrip opened at Rs.95.50 Thursday, touched a high of Rs.9...

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Four Afghans, one Briton killed in Kabul suicide attack

Kabul, Nov 27 (IANS/EFE) A British national and four Afghans were killed Thursday in a suicide attack on a British embassy vehicle in Kabul which left 34 others injured, officials said. The attack occurred at 10.30 a.m. when the suicide bomber detonated explosives inside his car that was near the diplomatic vehicle in eastern Kabul, according to a statement from the Afghan interior minis...

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