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120 people on Ebola watch list in US' Dallas city

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) About 120 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in the US city of Dallas in Texas, the second most populous US state after California. According to health authorities, about 120 people are still being monitored for signs of Ebola in Dallas -- the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the US -- as dozens of others came out of the three-week observation perio...

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India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League's (IPL) success embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday. The IPL is today, India's most profitable and popular sporting league and has generated employment and revenues for upcoming athletes, pl...

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India starts push at UN for International Yoga Day

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) India's UN Mission has started action to have June 21 declared the International Day of Yoga, following the proposal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the General Assembly (UNGA) last month. Calling Yoga a concrete manifestations of globalisation, Indian diplomat Prakash Gupta appealed Monday for support to the initiative. Yoga o...

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Stanley Tucci awaits his fourth child

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Stanley Tucci is reportedly going to be a father for the fourth time! His second wife, Felicity Blunt, is expecting their first child, reports people.com. Tucci and Blunt - the sister of actress Emily Blunt - revealed in a interview that the duo had a secret wedding in 2012. The Hunger Games star has three children with his late wife Kate,...

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Son's bike demand petrifies Victoria Beckham

London, Oct 21 (IANS) Victoria Beckham's son Brooklyn will turn 16 next year, and her biggest worry is reportedly his demand to learn how to ride a motorbike. The former Spice Girls singer's worry stems from the fact that her husband David crashed his bike in August this year. Victoria is petrified, it's every mum's worst nightmare when their child wants a motorbike, dailymail.co...

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UN to support Ghana's fight against Ebola

Accra, Oct 21 (IANS) A UN official Monday reiterated support to Ghana's preparedness to contain a possible spread of the Ebola virus disease. Speaking here during the launch of the 69th celebration of the UN Day, Wolfgang Haas, Coordination Specialist of the UN in Ghana, said, in the wake of the Ebola crisis the UN had a central role in ensuring a rapid and effective response to eradicat...

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Panel to probe EU-Russia dispute on import duties: WTO

Geneva, Oct 21 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Monday announced a panel will probe into the dispute between the European Union (EU) and Russia on anti-dumping duties imposed by Moscow on Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) from Germany and Italy. The EU brought the case before the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body in May this year, having requested consultations with Russia over the l...

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'Lebanon at a high risk for Ebola'

Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanon is at a high risk of being affected by deadly Ebola virus, which has ravaged parts of West Africa and prompted a worldwide health scare, the country's health minister said Monday. However, a set of measures to prevent the disease from entering the country has been adopted, Xinhua quoted Wael Abou Faour as adding during a press conference. Lebanese ...

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Centre to bring ordinance to re-auction coal blocks

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Monday recommended for presidential assent to an ordinance that would allow re-auction of 214 coal blocks. This was done to resolve issues arising out of the Supreme Court cancelling allocations of those coal blocks last month. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said: The cabinet has recommended promulgation of an ordinance to the president i...

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BJP leaders discuss Maharashtra, Haryana CM choices

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) BJP held hectic consultations Monday over government formation in Haryana and Maharashtra with party leaders weighing various factors to decide the chief ministerial candidates in the two states. In Haryana, the party has to select its chief ministerial nominee while the process is more complex in Maharashtra as it also has to decide on the support it will need t...

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12 burnt alive in Andhra firecrackers unit blast

Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 12 workers, 11 of them women, were charred to death and six others injured when a blast Monday rocked a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh, police said. The accident took place in a building in coastal East Godavari district's Vakatippa village. Firecrackers were being manufactured illegally in the building, they said. The fire, which triggered ...

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Tamil actioner 'Kaththi' to release Wednesday

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The makers of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner Kaththi Monday confirmed that the film would be released Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the release of the film in Tamil Nadu looked uncertain due an unproven link between the film's producer Lyca Productions' and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Tamil fringe groups had demanded the removal of Lyca Productio...

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Enjoyed working in 'Lingaa': Sonakshi Sinha

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in upcoming Tamil actioner Lingaa, says she thoroughly enjoyed working in the film and also learnt from the experience. Lingaa is done!! Thanks to @superstarrajini sir and the entire team for this opportunity. Enjoyed working on this film and learnt a lot, Sonakshi tweeted Monday.<...

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Will see end of child labour in my lifetime: Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nobel Peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a crusader of child rights, Monday expressed hope that he would see the end of child labour across the globe in his lifetime. I am positive that I would see the end of child labour around the world in my lifetime as the poorest of the poor have realised that education is a tool that can empower them, Satyarthi told IANS on ...

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Baby rescued from Mexico's Metro station toilet bowl

Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) A newborn baby was found alive over the weekend in a toilet at a public restroom in a Mexico City Metro station, the Federal District Public Safety Secretariat said. Police found the baby girl in a restroom at the Constitucion de 1917 station Sunday morning, the secretariat said. A cleaning woman told officer Ulises Gomez that she heard a baby cryin...

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Hooda failed to take everyone along: Selja

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress leader Kumari Selja Monday blamed former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the party's debacle in the assembly polls, saying he failed to take everyone along. Selja told NDTV that the party's central leadership could not be faulted for the defeat as they were democratic to a fault and did not want to disturb Hooda once he had been appointe...

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13 killed in attacks in Shia areas in Iraq

Baghdad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 48 injured Monday in separate bomb attacks in Shia areas in Iraq even as the country's top Shia cleric expressed support for the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Ten worshippers were killed and some 31 wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said....

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Use of Hindi should be encouraged: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Monday said use of Hindi should be encouraged in an all-round holistic manner. She made the comments after presenting certificates of appreciation to winning participants of various activities held under the initiative of 'Hindi Pakhwada' (Hindi Corner) at the external affairs ministry. It was organised as part of ...

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WHO declares Nigeria officially Ebola-free

Abuja/Dar-es-Salam/Tokyo, Oct 20 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday officially declared Nigeria Ebola-free , after no new cases were confirmed in the past 42 days, even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) appealed to the donor community to provide grants to countries affected by the deadly virus. WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Rui Dama Gaz, made the announceme...

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Five arrested for attacking two Delhi policemen

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Five people, including a juvenile, have been apprehended for attacking two Delhi Police constables here in the capital, police said Monday. Mandeep, 29, and Satender, 39, both working with the Uttam Nagar police station in west Delhi, were on patrol duty when they were attacked around 7.30 p.m. Sunday for objecting to the accused consuming alcohol in a park. <...

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