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Curfew imposed in Rawalpindi

Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Authorities in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city imposed 48-hour curfew Friday following intelligence reports of terrorist threats. The district administration imposed Section 144 in the district for the next 48 hours, Radio Pakistan reported. The imposition of Section 144 means assembly of four or more people, carrying weapons or any article which may be used a...

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UP to establish Nirbhaya centres in all districts

Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will soon be establishing Nirbhaya centres in every district to enable quick relief to women victims, an official said Friday. These centres will be opened in women hospitals and women police stations with the objective of providing prompt medical attention and relief to victims, the official added. A committee will also be constituted under t...

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Habib Faisal missed the plot in 'Daawat-e-Ishq'

Film: Daawat-e-Ishq; Cast: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Anupam Kher; Director: Habib Faisal: Rating: ** There are two different films tucked away into this one big under-cooked biryani of a film. Daawat-e-Ishq is not as inviting as the title or the film's promotional events suggested. Food is important to the plot, yes. And hats off to writer-director Habib Faisal for ...

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Indian Muslims will live and die for India: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the Indian Muslims will live and die for India and the Al Qaeda is delusional if it thinks Indian Muslims will dance to its tunes. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, his first after becoming prime minister May 26, Modi said: If anyone thinks Indian Muslims will dance to their (Al Qaeda) tune, they are delus...

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Scottish referendum: Alex Salmond to quit as first minister

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland after voters decisively rejected independence. He will also resign as leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) after the No side won Thursday's referendum by 2,001,926 votes to 1,617,989 for Yes, BBC reported Friday. The national split of the vote was 55 percent for No to 45 percent for Yes. Fo...

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Golf's future lies in Asia: Montgomerie

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Scottish golf legend Colin Montgomerie Friday said the sport's future lies in the Asia as the game has stagnated in Europe and America. Golf in America and Europe, I think, has stagnated in the last 10 years. The growth of the game is in Asia, Montgomerie said. We have an Asian winner of a Major, Y.E. Yang, who beat Tiger Woods in the PGA championship is ...

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Five killed in fresh Ukraine fighting

Kiev, Sep 19 (IANS) Heavy fighting between government troops and independence-seeking insurgents broke out once again in Ukraine's eastern regions, killing at least five people over the past 24 hours, authorities said Friday. The death toll is mounting from sustained artillery strikes and shelling in the residential area of rebel-held cities, Xinhua reported. At least one person ...

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Mandolin Srinivas's first salary was Rs.175: Balasubrahmanyam

Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Shocked with the untimely demise of well-known mandolin player U. Srinivas, renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam (SPB) went down memory lane and shared how he met the late musician who earned Rs.175 as his first salary. Srinivas died here Friday following liver-related problems. He was 45. SPB took to his Facebook to share his thoughts and wrote: ...

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Indian golfers have strong medal chances: Coach

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) India's chief golf coach Jasjit Singh feels that the men and women's teams have strong chances of finishing on the podium at the 17th Asian Games which started in the South Korean city of Incheon Friday. Though we have a very young team for the Asiad, we have a very strong chance of podium finish in both the men and women's team events. The players had good round...

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Dozens killed in Boko Haram attack on Nigerian market

Abuja, Sep 19 (IANS) Dozens of people were killed by Boko Haram militants Friday at a local market in Mainok area of Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, survivors and security sources said. The attackers hit the market, located some 56 km from Maiduguri, capital of the restive Borno State, while buying and selling was at its peak, Bello Adamu, an eyewitness told Xinhua. Trader...

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Hope ISL benefits India's national team: Del Piero

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Italy football captain and World cup winner Alessandro del Piero, a marquee player for Delhi Dynamos, Friday hoped his presence with lift the profile of the Indian Super League (ISL) and believes that the success of the tournament will help the national team, which is languishing at the 158th spot in the FIFA rankings. Having barely spent a little over 24 ...

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Case filed against three RLD MLAs, 5,000 unidentified persons

Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) RLD chief Ajit Singh, who has assured he would Sep 24 vacate the government accommodation allotted to him, visited his injured party MLAs and workers in a private hospital in Ghaziabad Friday even as the district administration booked them for clashing with police Thursday. Apart from naming 32 persons including the three MLAs, police have registered a ...

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Modi calls for legal frameworking of 'Swachh Bharat' mission

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday stressed the need for creating a legal architecture to institutionalize his Swachh Bharat national sanitation campaign to be launched on Oct 2, with the aim of creating a clean India by 2019. He was chairing a high-level meeting to review preparations for the launch of Mission Swachh Bharat, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) sa...

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Bypolls: BJP to petition EC on SP leader's bogus voting

Lucknow, Sep 19 (IANS) The BJP Friday accused a senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader of Uttar Pradesh of bogus voting in the assembly bypolls and said it will petition the Election Commission (EC) over it. Referring to pictures of Samajwadi Party's Moradabad district president Iqram Qureshi in local papers with the indelible voting ink on his index finger, suggesting he voted in the Thakur...

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Rajnath Singh meets Nepal Maoist leader, seeks miracle

Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday met leader of the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda and discussed a wide range of political and bilateral issues. Rajnath Singh praised Prachanda for performing a miracle by bringing back peace in Nepal and urged him to do another, a Maoist leader said. Under...

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Gates foundation donates $700,000 for Kashmir flood victims

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has donated $700,000 for the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, a statement said Friday. The announcement was made by Bill Gates after he called on Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh here to discuss mutually shared areas of interest. According to the statement, Gates and Singh, who also h...

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13 cities to host Euro 2020, final in London

Geneva, Sep 19 (IANS) The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced here Friday the list of 13 host cities that will stage Euro 2020 matches, among which London's Wembley Stadium will host the final and semi-finals. Wembley Stadium will be the venue for the semis and finals, said the UEFA Executive Committee after selecting the 13 host cities out of 19 bids. Three group ma...

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Yoga becoming popular in China, my wife practises it: Xi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping Friday said yoga is gaining immense popularity in China and that his wife, Peng Liyuan, was learning and practising it. Xi conveyed this to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan who called on him at his hotel here. The Chinese president, while responding to Mahajan's emphasis on the role of yoga in building character, spirituality...

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Delhi Police's specialized unit to probe frauds of lesser amount

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A specialized unit of Delhi Police's Economic Offense Wing (EOW) will probe all cases of financial crimes involving less than Rs.two crore. All 11 police districts of Delhi will have one such unit. The EOW is a specialised unit of Delhi Police which at present investigates frauds involving Rs.2 crore or above. It has been observed that people wh...

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Asian Games open in Incheon with spectacular ceremony

Incheon, Sep 19 (IANS) The 17th Asian Games opened with a spectacular ceremony here Friday, culminating years of preparations for an event that is set to reinforce China's regional sporting dominance. The extravaganza, under the theme of 'Dream of 4.5 billion people, One Asia', rang up the curtain on the Asiad with some 10,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions vying for gold in 36 s...

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