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Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh calls for questioning minister, MP

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Having already dragged the name of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Saradha scam, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Thursday called for interrogating state Sports Minister Madan Mitra for unearthing the larger conspiracy. As Ghosh, who headed the Saradha Group's media arm, was presented before a city court on the expiry of his judicial re...

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France to help set up hospital in Guinea to fight Ebola

Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country would help set up a military hospital in Guinea to assist in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa. Hollande announced the decision to set up a hospital in the coming days in the forests of Guinea, in the heart of the outbreak, as part of France's responsibilities towards Africa, Xinhua re...

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IS releases video of British hostage

London, Sep 18 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) has released a video of a British hostage delivering a propaganda message on behalf of the militant group, a media report said Thursday. In the video titled Lend Me Your Ears, which the IS uploaded on YouTube, British press photographer John Cantlie is seen seeking public help to act to change this seemingly inevitable sequence of events, by f...

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Badal orders probe over Congress lawmaker's 'misbehaviour'

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday ordered a probe after a Congress legislator allegedly misbehaved and used foul language with a woman bureaucrat. Patiala Division Commissioner Ajit Singh Pannu has been asked to conduct the inquiry into the incident allegedly involving Congress legislator from Fatehgarh Sahib, Kuljit Singh Nagra and sub-division...

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India-China want early resolution to border questions: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Calling for greater cooperation between India and China, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the the two countries share the desire for early resolution of the outstanding issues, including boundary questions. Our nations share a desire for early resolution of the outstanding issues between our states - including the boundary question, Mukherjee said Thursda...

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AAP to lead hunger strike by Renault-Nissan workers

Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Labour trouble seems to be brewing at Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIL) plant here with around 200 former trainees employed at the factory Friday deciding to go on hunger strike, led by Aam Admi Party (AAP). Several apprentice trainees who had been sent out by Renault Nissan plant here approached us to take up their issue. The company has been sending...

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Sought resolution of Jadavpur University row: Governor

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi Thursday said he has asked state education minister as well as the home secretary to look into the police crackdown on students who were demonstrating against Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty. I have asked the minister concerned and the home secretary to look into the matter and resolve the issue, Tripathi, ...

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Spell out gas pricing policy, SC tells government

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out its policy on the pricing of gas as it was told that a committee on gas pricing policy has been set up and will take a call by Sep 30. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Kurian Joseph sought the government's response as it was told that government was having a relook on th...

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No abnormal death rate of atomic department staff: DAE

Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) A total of 2,564 employees of India's atomic energy department have died in the last 19 years, which was not abnormal, the department said Thursday. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Thursday said the number of deaths of its employees in service between 1995-2014 was 2,564 deaths, including 69 suicides. Only 152 of these deaths were cancer-related, a p...

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Man puts 'porn' photos on window to irk neighbours

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) A man in the US's Queens Village here has got into a nasty practice which may literally leave any neighbour disgusted. He has pasted pornographic photos in his house's front windows so that the family next door can't avoid seeing them. The photographs can be seen from the public sidewalk. They are so vile, so intentionally pornographic, that just about anyone woul...

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Border concerns dominate talks as India, China give fillip to trade, investment

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India's concerns over Chinese troops' incursions remained at the forefront of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday even as the two nations charted a new chapter in economic ties with Beijing announcing $20 billion investment over the next five years. Addressing a joint media briefing after 90 minutes of res...

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Uproot Congress-NCP in Maharashtra, urges Amit Shah

Kolhapur/Ahmednagar/Pune (Maharashtra), Sep 18 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah Thursday gave a clarion call to his partymen to uproot the scam-ridden Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra to ensure the state's return to pride and progress. Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the Oct 15 assembly elections, Shah said the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party have destroyed th...

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Mountains being made of molehills to discredit Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) In the wake of a raging controversy over the alleged violent police crackdown on agitating Jadavpur University students, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said mountains are being made of molehills to discredit her government. Many students of the university were hospitalised after police allegedly beat them up early Wednesday for laying siege to ...

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Ukraine president asks US Congress for more support

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Thursday asked the US Congress for more support to fight the rebels in his country's east. While addressing a joint session of US Congress, the Ukrainian leader said his soldiers urgently needed more military equipment, both lethal and non-lethal, Xinhua reported Blankets, night vision goggles are also important, but ...

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India and China can become express train for regional growth: Xi

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) China and India can become cooperative partners in growth, the express train on which others in the region can chug along, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday in a special address as he outlined his vision in which China is willing to partner South Asia through massive investments. In an address to a select audience of strategic experts, diplomats, scholar...

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Naidu wants Delhiites to give 2 hours to cleaning

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Thursday asked the information and broadcasting ministry and Delhi government to launch a cost-effective mass awareness campaign motivating people to give two hours to cleanliness activities in a week. Ahead of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Oct 2 - Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary - the Delhi government w...

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Britain witnesses Scots choosing their future

Edinburgh, Sep 18 (IANS) Whether Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom or opts for a new independent identity was due to be announced Friday morning, as the Scots voted in a referendum Thursday while the rest of Britain watched with bated breath. The authorities set up 5,579 polling stations. As nearly 4.3 million people registered to vote, which translates to 97 percent of those w...

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No plans to punish West with retaliatory sanctions: Putin

Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russia will not pressure the West with sanctions but will pursue its own interests, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. First of all, we are thinking about our own interests and development goals, Putin said at a meeting of the State Council. The EU and the US imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia last week, which came despite the fact th...

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Israel gives intelligence to US about IS

Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Israel has provided the US with intelligence about the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a senior officer in the Israeli Defence Forces confirmed Thursday. The officer, who was quoted by the Israeli daily Haaretz, said the IS was not an easy group to combat because it has thousands of fighters and good financing. They are not going to disappear. But...

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Tihar jail official held for burning daughter-in-law

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The chief public relations officer of Tihar Jail here, along with his son, has been arrested for burning his daughter-in-law for dowry, police said Thursday. Gyan Singh, 50, and his son Nitin, 25, were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly set Usha, 26, on fire at their house in Mahipalpur. The victim, admitted to Safdarjung hospital with 65 percent bur...

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