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51 militants killed in clashes across Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 22 (IANS) At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country's interior ministry said Sunday. Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out cleanup operations in Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours. As a result, 51 armed Taliban members were killed, 32 wounded a...

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Syria warns of chemical attack by rebels

Damascus, Sep 22 (IANS) Syria's foreign ministry Sunday warned that the opposition rebel groups may prepare to launch a chemical attack in Syria to frame its army. The ministry warned that the rebels may stage an attack using chemical weapons against the Syrians to create a pretext for foreign aggression against Syria, Xinhua reported citing state-run SANA news agency. The warnin...

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Yemeni PM resigns amid deadly clashes in capital

Sana'a, Sep 21 (IANS) Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa resigned Sunday amid week-long deadly clashes between the army and Shia rebels here in the capital, a media report said. Basindawa informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua reported citing state-run Saba news agency. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Sep 2 announced a peace initiati...

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Teachers hit Kolkata's streets in support of Jadavpur students

Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent academicians including former vice chancellors from various parts of India Sunday hit the streets here to express solidarity with Jadavpur University students, who were allegedly assaulted by police for staging a protest against the purported sexual assault of a female student. College and university teachers of West Bengal, besides representatives of teach...

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Punjab Thunder overcome United Singhs in WKL

Jalandhar, Sep 21 (IANS) Punjab Thunder overcame a sluggish start to register a 56-44 win over United Singhs in the Wave World Kabaddi League here Sunday. Star raider Talwinder Singh Tinda and stoppers Yadwinder Singh and Rana Alishan were instrumental in overturning a first quarter deficit taking Punjab Thunder to an important win. At the top of the Wave WKL, Khalsa Warriors hol...

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CLT20 match almost like India-Pakistan clash

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) It was billed as an India-Pakistan clash and almost lived up to the expectations as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Lahore Lions in the last over in Oppo Champions League Twenty20. The match had all the excitement of a thrilling encounter which the two arch rivals are known to produce. A near full house at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium enjoyed t...

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CLT20: Knight Riders beat Lahore Lions by four wickets

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders notched their second consecutive win with a four-wicket victory over Lahore Lions in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here Sunday. A brilliant 100-run stand for the opening wicket between captain Gautam Gambhir (60) and Robin Uthappa (46) helped the Indian Premier League (IPL) si...

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Modi welcomes agreement between Afghanistan's Ghani, Abdullah

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday welcomed the agreement between Afghan leaders Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah, saying India will stand steadfastly with the new government in Kabul in its task of building a strong and peaceful nation. We wholeheartedly welcome the agreement between the two Afghan leaders - Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Wisdom...

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Israel approves rebuilding plan for communities near Gaza

Jerusalem, Sep 21 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet Sunday approved a $360 million development initiative for the communities in the country's south, near the Gaza border, who were hit hard in the recent bloody conflict between Israel and the Hamas. This is the largest investment that Israel has ever made in this area, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. He said an ad...

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Brace yourself, here comes 'Bigg Boss 8'

Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Celebrities' bickering and backstabbing, arguing and mud slinging - all this and much more returns to whet the appetite of TV viewers with the eighth season of reality show Bigg Boss, which rolled out Sunday. With 12 contestants from different walks of life, which include not-so-successful Bollywood actors Arya Babbar, Minissha Lamba, and Upen Patel and television's...

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Shuttlers end India's long wait, Jitu leads team to bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Two bronze medals -- and the assurance of at least two more medals from squash -- summed up India's showing on the second day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Jitu Rai failed to add a second individual medal, but did help the men's 10m Pistol team to add a bronze to India's kitty. The women's badminton team also had to settle for the bronze medal but it...

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Need to have faith China would accept global laws, says Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Refusing to be drawn into comparisons with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said growth was also possible through democracy. He also said China wants to stay connected with the world and there was a need to have faith that it would accept global laws in maritime disputes with some of its neighbours. Modi said democracy was India's legacy.

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Yemeni PM resigns amid deadly clashes in capital

Sana'a, Sep 21 (IANS) Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa resigned Sunday amid week-long deadly clashes between the army and Shia rebels here in the capital, a government official said. Basindawa has informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua quoted the official as saying on condition of anonymity. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had Sep ...

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Modi confident India, US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With the mood in Delhi and Washington in harmony, India and the US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared ahead of his first summit meeting with US President Barack Obama next week. I have a one word answer: Yes. And with great confidence I say aye, Modi told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a wide-ranging interview, his ...

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Want to win people's confidence by action: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would like to win the confidence of people by his action rather than his speeches. If I can win the confidence of the people of India, not from my speeches but by actions, then the power of 1.25 billion Indians will come together to take the country forward, Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, tele...

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Two alleged kidnappers lynched in Bihar

Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Two alleged kidnappers of a child were Sunday beaten to death and one was badly injured by a mob in a village in Bihar, police said. The incident took place near Chitauna village in Gopalganj district. Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Singh said a mob caught the three alleged kidnappers and beat them up. Two of the men were so badly beaten that the...

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Six soldiers killed in Egypt plane crash

Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) Six soldiers were killed and one was wounded Sunday when a military cargo plane crashed near an airport in Egypt, a media report said. The reconnaissance aircraft crashed near the military airport in Fayyoum province, 85 km south of Egyptian capital Cairo, Xinhua quoted state-run Ahram newspaper as saying on its website. The plane was heading to the airport b...

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Indian swimmers fail to qualify at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the finals in their respective categories at the Asian Games held at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Sunday. Saurabh Sangvekar failed to qualify for the men's 200 metre freestyle final, finishing fifth in Heat 4 with a timing of one minute and 53 seconds. Japan's Hagino Kosuke won gold, clocking one minute 45 seco...

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Have clear road map to channelise Indians' potential: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he had a clear road map to channelise the immense capability of Indians, and refused to be drawn into comparisons with China even as he stressed there was need to have faith that the neighbouring country would accept global laws. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, telecast in its entirety Sunday, Modi said Ind...

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Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests two businessmen

Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Sunday arrested two businessmen in Odisha in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam, a lawyer said. The CBI officials arrested Mumbai-based stock broker Deepak Pareek and real estate broker Dharmendra Bothra after interrogating them for hours in the state capital Bhubaneswar. They were later produced...

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