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IS moving prisoners from Iraq to Syria

Baghdad, Nov 26 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants have begun transporting dozens of their Iraqi prisoners from Iraq to Syria, fearing that an attack by Iraqi troops on its northern stronghold of Mosul may be imminent, an Iraqi official said Wednesday even as the Sunni radical group lost 43 of its members in clashes with Peshmerga Kurdish troops near the strategic Mosul Dam. The chairma...

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Five killed in Yemen Shia-Sunni clash

Sanaa, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) At least four gunmen belonging to the Sunni Al Ahmar tribe and one member of the Shia Houthi militia were killed Wednesday in clashes that broke out in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, according to a police source. The gun battle erupted in the Hasbah district, near the interior ministry, when a group of Al Ahmar tribesmen refused to stop to be inspected as they were pass...

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AAP promises two lakh toilets for women in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Two lakh public toilets for women, new courts to fast-track rape cases and Wi-Fi connected CCTV cameras were some of the promises made by the AAP Wednesday in the second round of its 'Delhi Dialogue' programme which focused on women. Addressing a gathering of over 500 women at Talkatora Garden in the heart of the capital, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal als...

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Faridabad student critical after setting self on fire

Faridabad (Haryana), Nov 26 (IANS) A teenaged Class 8 student of a private school was in a critical condition after he set himself on fire in the school premises Wednesday in this Haryana town adjoining Delhi, police said. The student was rushed to a local hospital here from where he was referred to Delhi's Safdarjang Hospital for treatment. Police said the student received 40 p...

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Iraqi forces break IS siege on town

Baghdad, Nov 26 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Wednesday broke the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group's months-long siege of a town in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, provincial and security sources said. Security forces, backed by Shia militias and Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, carried out an offensive against the IS militants in the rural area around the town of Qara-Tabba, ...

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Women can't be secured by curbing their freedom, says CJI

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chief Justice of India H.L.Dattu Wednesday said security of women, in the wake of spate of cases of sexual assaults, could not be secured by curbing their freedom as is being advocated in some quarters. Safety of the women could not be achieved by curbing their freedom and we have to find ways of dealing with the problem, he said in his address at a function orga...

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Indian-origin student took bear's photos before it killed him

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) An Indian-origin student in the US took photos of a bear while hiking in a US preserve before it mauled him to death, media reported. Darsh Patel, a Rutgers University student, and four others were being followed by the black bear in the West Milford Apshawa preserve, New Jersey. But moments after Patel used his mobile phone to capture images of the animal, it a...

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Sachin's last walk to crease bags best photo award

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) A photograph capturing cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar's final walk to the crease in his last Test match at the Wankhede stadium has bagged the Picture Of The Year award for 2013, organisers said Wednesday. The photo - by 41-year-old Mumbai photojournalist Atul Kamble for Mid Day - bagged the award at the fourth MFI-Yes Bank National Press Photo Contest 2014.

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'Indian-origin woman killing in Sydney too well-planned'

Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) The case of an Indian woman's killing by her jilted NRI husband is being heard in Australia and the police report indicates that the incident was so well-planned that it could be viewed as nothing but a premeditated act. Sargun Raji's killing by her estranged husband Avjit Singh had been so well-planned that it could not be described as a crime of passion but a pre...

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China pledges increased engagement with Saarc

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) A senior Chinese official said here Wednesday that the country will continue to deepen its ties with South Asian countries and outlined extensive policies to engage in trade liberalisation and development. Greater engagement would take place in the coming years, said Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin, head of the delegation attending the 18th summit of ...

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Report on ONGC-Reliance gas dispute by June: Pradhan

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) International expert DeGolyer & MacNaughton will submit, by June 2015, its report on the dispute between state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Reliance Industries (RIL) over their Krishna Godavari basin gas fields being inter-connected, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Wednesday told parliament. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, P...

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Anoop Mishra to be new Lok Sabha secretary general

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer Anoop Mishra has been appointed as the new secretary-general of the Lok Sabha. Mishra, a 1978 batch officer, will have the rank and status of the cabinet secretary. His appointment would take effect from Dec 1, an official release said here. An accomplished civil servant, Mishra has held several important positions at both ...

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Muthoot Finance branch in Ghaziabad robbed

Ghaziabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Three unidentified armed robbers looted cash and jewellery worth over Rs. 27 lakh from a branch of Muthoot Finance company here. The incident occurred at about 4.00 p.m. Wednesday at Rakesh Marg branch under Sihani Gate police station. The police said at three robbers armed with pistols reached the company office. Two of them entered the office and said t...

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43 IS militants killed in clashes with Iraqi Kurds

Mosul (Iraq), Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 43 members of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group were killed in clashes with Peshmerga Kurdish troops near the strategic Mosul Dam near the northern Iraqi city by that name, a Kurdish leader said Wednesday. The leader of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), Gayaz al-Surji, told Efe news agency that a force of more than 500 IS fighters e...

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Tihar has separate lock-ups for women, Delhi HC told

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court was Wednesday informed by the city government that there were separate lock-ups for women accused in Tihar jail to protect them from sexual abuse, harassment and torture. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was informed by Delhi government's standing counsel Zubeda Begum that jail No.6 in Tihar was exclusively ...

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SC upholds death sentence of rapist, murderer of infant girl

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Vasanta Sampat Dupare who was convicted for raping a four-year-old minor girl child and then battering her to death. Dismissing Dupare's appeal, a bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said: We find, not only the rape was committed in a brutal manner but mu...

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Congress challenges constitutional validity of Fadnavis government

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) The Congress' Maharashtra unit Wednesday moved Bombay High Court challenging the constitutional validity of the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government and seeking its dismissal. Former minister M. Naseem Khan filed a writ petition before the court questioning the constitutional validity of the nearly month-old government and terming it as illegal. Justice V.M....

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Five soldiers killed in Yemen Al Qaeda attack

Sanaa, Nov 26 (IANS) Five soldiers were killed in a massive attack by suspected Al Qaeda miltants against a Yemeni military base in the southeastern province of Shabwa Wednesday, a police source said. The source told Xinhua that the gunmen attempted to invade an armoured army brigade in the troubled town of Azzan in Shabwa province, and launched coordinated attacks on other key security ...

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Pakistan blocks three Saarc connectivity pacts; Modi, Sharif avoid meeting

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday played spoilsport by blocking three major Saarc connectivity projects initiated by India, even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conspicuously avoided meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif while he met five other South Asian leaders here. The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit appeared to become a...

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Black money: 250 admit foreign accounts, more names coming

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Refuting strong opposition charges that little was being done to get back illicit money stashed away by Indians abroad, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said a lot of ground has been covered and 250 people have conceded to overseas bank accounts, while more names would come up as cases are filed. The issue is not to disclose or not, but how and when to di...

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