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11 killed in Pakistan building collapse

Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 11 people, including women and children, were killed Tuesday when a roof of an old building collapsed in Pakistan, a media report said. As many as 18 people were wounded when a two-storey building collapsed in south Pakistan's Hyderabad city, Dawn online reported. Most of the deceased belonged to one family. Several victims have be...

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66 percent voters satisfied with Modi's performance, functioning: Poll

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Nearly two-thirds (66 percent) of voters in a survey have expressed satisfaction with the Narendra Modi government's performance, and while more - 68 percent - approve of the prime minister's style of functioning. Conducted across 14 cities including the four metropolitan cities, major state capitals as well as other prominent cities like Surat and Varanasi, the o...

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Environment ministry eases clearance norms for coal mine expansion

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) In a move to aid efforts to increase coal production, the union environment ministry has eased the clearance process to increase production for coal mines with 20 million tonnes per annum capacity. The ministry has decided to extend the exemption from holding public hearings for a one-time expansion of existing coal mines of 20 million tonnes capacity provided the...

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Water conservation works under rural job act

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The rural development ministry Tuesday ordered district administrations to ensure that water conservation work like construction of check dams and de-silting of traditional water bodies are taken up under the rural job act to mitigate drought-like situation. The order was given by Union Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari in a bid to mitigate drought and drou...

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NDA government has generated confidence among people: Javadekar

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The NDA government has generated confidence among people in its first 100 days in office, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javedakar said Tuesday and accused the Congress of conspiring against it. Interacting with the media here on the 100 days' performance of his ministry, Javadekar said that getting confidence back in people was very important. <...

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Imran refuses to budge as parliament supports Pakistan PM

Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan refused to budge on his demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation Tuesday as a joint session of parliament came out overwhelmingly in the latter's support. The session even saw Sharif and PTI president Javed Hashmi embracing each other despite the Imran Khan party-leader taking the government to task an...

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IS video shows beheading of second US journalist

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Days after the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) has posted a video showing the beheading of another kidnapped American journalist Steven Sotloff, CNN reported. Titled A second message to America, the video also threatens the life of British captive David Haines. Sotloff speaks to the camera before ...

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Yo Yo Honey Singh to set out on eight-city tour

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Come October, superhit rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, popular for numbers like Blue Eyes and Sunny Sunny, will set out on an eight-city tour in the country, as a part of LIVE Viacom18's new annual property MTV Super Stage. He will travel to Pune, Jaipur, Indore, Lucknow, Jalandhar, Gurgaon, Kolkata and Guwahati for the concert, the aim of which is to take one sensation...

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Modi cites people's efforts for India-Japan strategic ties

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said India and Japan were now working as special strategic and global partners and this was the result of efforts of not just the two governments but because ordinary people nurtured this sapling and turned it into a tree. In his address at a reception hosted by the Japan-India Association and the Japan-India parliamentary friendsh...

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IS beheads second US journalist

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The Islamic State militant organisation has posted a video titled A second message to America, showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff, CNN reported. The video also threatens the life of British captive David Haines. Sotloff speaks to the camera before he is killed, saying he is paying the price for US intervention. ...

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AAP hits out at HRD ministry over Teachers' Day issue

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The AAP Tuesday criticised the human resource development (HRD) ministry over the Teachers' Day address by Prime Minister Narendra, terming the controversy in the issue needless and unfortunate. It is unfortunate that the union human resources development (HRD) ministry has created a needless controversy over the Teachers' Day celebrations, the Aam Aadmi Party sai...

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Rahane shines as India seal series in Edgbaston

Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's maiden century and his century-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan powered India to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over England in the fourth ODI here Tuesday and also sealed the series 3-0 with still a match to go. The England batting collapsed yet again as they were bundled out for 206 runs with three balls to spare after being put into bat at Edgba...

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Hooda not to address students on Teachers' Day

Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday said that he has no programme to address students on Teachers' Day (Sep 5) on the pattern of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Referring to media reports that students in Haryana will be addressed by him before the Prime Minister's televised address to school children, he said that there was no such move. H...

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No mass exodus of Assamese people from Meghalaya: Minister

Shillong, Sep 2 (IANS) Meghalaya Tuesday said there was no danger to people from Assam residing in the neighbouring mountainous state and warned miscreants against spreading rumours about their safety. There is no mass exodus of people from Assam residing in the state. I appeal to people not to pay heed to rumour-mongers, Home Minister Roshan Warjri told IANS. However, some migra...

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Take up fishermen's arrest issue at highest level: Jayalalithaa to Modi

Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with Sri Lanka's highest authorities the issue of arrest of Indian fishermen. In a letter to Modi, the text of which was released to the media here, she said: The alarmingly increasing frequency of apprehension of our fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy is a matter of utmost...

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Research analysts to be registered, rules SEBI

Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) In order to protect investors from any motivated research reports, India's market regulator SEBI has brought under its control the research analyst community. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Research Analysts) Regulations, 2014 prescribes not only the educational qualifications for an individual analyst but also the minimum net worth. The registration ce...

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66 percent voters satisfied with Modi's performance: Poll

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Nearly 66 percent of voters in a survey have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Narendra Modi government, and 68 percent approve of his style of functioning. Conducted across 14 cities including the four metropolitan cities, major state capitals as well as other prominent cities like Surat and Varanasi, the opinion poll by Network 18 and Today's Ch...

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India vs England: Scoreboard, fourth ODI

Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard of the fourth ODI between India and England at Edgbaston here Tuesday. England Alastair Cook c Raina b Kumar 9 Alex Hales b Kumar 6 Gary Ballance c Rahane b Shami 7 Joe Root c Kulkarni b Raina 44 Eoin Morgan c Raina b Jadeja 32 Jos Buttler lbw Mohammed Shami 11 Moeen Ali...

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Apex court holds Kingfisher plea infructuous

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday declined to hear Kingfisher Airlines's plea that the United Bank of India should not have declared it a wilful defaulter without hearing its case. A bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit said the petition had become infructuous as the state-run bank had already declared the airline a wilful defaulter. The orde...

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Fire at Kolkata's landmark highrise, four ill

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Four people fell ill on inhaling toxic fumes after a fire broke out Tuesday at Kolkata's landmark Chatterjee International Centre building that houses a large number of offices of multinationals and public sector units, police said. Over 20 fire-tenders rushed to the spot and controlled the blaze after three hours. At least 10 offices were damaged. Police also deplo...

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