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Terror-free environment needed for dialogue with Pakistan: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he was disappointed that Pakistan sought to make a spectacle of efforts at talks and added that any meaningful bilateral dialogue requires an environment that is free from terrorism and violence. He also expressed concern at threats to peace and stability in Afghanistan and stressed that India remained committed to its eff...

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Britain raises terror threat level

London, Aug 29 (IANS) British Home Secretary Theresa May Friday announced that Britain's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) has changed the country's threat level from international terrorism from substantial to severe. This means a terrorist attack is highly likely, although there is no intelligence to suggest that one is imminent, Xinhua quoted the home secretary as saying in a sta...

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FDI policies in India with minimal conditionalities: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prior to leaving for Japan Aug 30, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday spoke to the Japanese media and stated that FDI (foreign direct investment) influx will happen on its own, as the foreign capital investment policies are with minimal conditionalities. I feel that with the right signal of policy stability and genuineness of intent by the government, FDI influx...

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Lok Nayak hospital to be made model hospital: Jung

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday said the Lok Nayak hospital will soon be turned into a model one with upgraded medical facilities. Jung was speaking after visiting the hospital and inspecting its medical and infrastructural facilities including the out-patient department which was made fully air-conditioned recently and the paediatric wing. He also ...

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Railway minister's son summoned for questioning in rape case

Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) Police Friday summoned the son of Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda for questioning in a case of rape and cheating Kannada actress Maithreyi has filed against him. We have sent notice to Karthik's house in the city, asking him to appear before our investigation team soon in connection with the case booked against him under section 376 (rape) and 420 (cheating...

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Centre's river inter-linking project claims false: Patkar

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Social activist Medha Patkar Friday attacked the Narendra Modi-led NDA government's ambitious river inter-linking project, saying the claims of the central government are not only wrong but false. Patkar said: The inter-linking of rivers is not just drawing lines on the maps... so much of uthal puthal (disturbance) will be there. The claims of surplus water...

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Terror-free environment needed for dialogue with Pakistan: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he was disappointed that Pakistan sought to make a spectacle of efforts at talks and added that any meaningful bilateral dialogue requires an environment that is free from terrorism and violence. India desires peaceful, friendly and cooperative ties with Pakistan. I had a very good meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ...

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Order on e-rickshaws Sep 9, says Delhi HC

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday said it will Sep 9 pass an order on whether to lift a ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the capital till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act. A division bench of Justice B.D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul also observed that it seems central government is not keen on lifting of the ban on e-ricks...

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Student loses vision in right eye after beating by teacher

Ghaziabad, Aug 29 (IANS) A class IX student lost vision in one eye after being beaten by a teacher in a government-aided inter-college here. Though the incident occurred Aug 21, the police registered the case Friday after the parents pursued the case for over a week. Rajni, mother of student Krishna, 15 of Shumbhu Dayal Inter-College, said her son was completing his mathematics h...

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Jan Dhan: 18.4 mn accounts opened; bank camps on all Saturdays

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Over 18.4 million bank accounts have been opened under the Jan Dhan scheme and banks will organise camps from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Saturdays to reach out to unbanked households, the government said Friday. It has been decided that henceforth, the banks will be holding such camps on weekly basis, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on all Saturdays so that the target of cove...

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Sun TV group's TV transmission business in a fix

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) A day after the Maran brothers - Kalanithi Maran and Dayanidhi Maran - promoted Kal Cables Pvt Ltd got a breather from the Madras High Court, fresh trouble has started for them as well as for their direct-to-home (DTH) business. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed a charge sheet in a Delhi court against the Maran brothers and Sun Direct TV, the c...

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Coal block scam: CBI drops case against Kumar Mangalam Birla, Parekh

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The CBI has filed a closure report in the coal block allocation scam case against industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, former coal secretary P.C. Parekh and others in a court here, sources said Friday. Besides Birla and Parekh, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had named other unknown people as an accused in a first information report lodged in October 20...

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Goveas in line for double tennis crown

Chennai, Aug 29 (IANS) Fourth seeded Aryan Goveas will take on Rana Roop Singh Bhullar in the boys (under-18) singles final of the Ozone Group ITF Junior tennis tournament following straight set semi-final victories here Friday. Goveas overcame sixth seeded Gnana Bhaskar 7-5, 7-6 (5) while Bhullar accounted for Nitin Kumar Sinha 6-3, 6-4. Goveas is also in line for a double crown...

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Bangalore rider dies in race track accident

Coimbatore, Aug 29 (IANS) A rider from Bangalore, Syed Irfan, succumbed to injuries late Thursday night after a head-on crash with the safety amco barrier during a practice session ahead of the JK Tyre-FMSCI National Drag Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here. The incident occurred when Irfan, who had taken part in similar events in the past, reportedly did not slow down th...

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India seeks Kuwait's help over arrested Indians

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India has sought Kuwait's assistance over the arrest of some Indian nationals following a brawl in that Gulf nation. I understand that there was a brawl with nationals of some other countries and that led to a situation where some of the Indian nationals were arrested, Syed Akbaruddin, spokesman of the external affairs ministry, told media here Friday. W...

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KCR announces world-class roads, corridors for Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Aug 29 (IANS) World-class roads up to a length of 1,000 km at an investment of Rs.10,000 crore, two corridors connecting four corners of Hyderabad and four lakh LED street lights were some of the major announcements made Friday by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Announcing series of measures to develop the city as the best destination for business and industry, ...

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India Inc welcomes upswing in quarterly GDP data

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India Inc. Friday welcomed the upswing in the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) figures which were released today, and said the numbers indicated economic recovery. The sharp rise in GDP growth to 5.7 percent, after remaining in the sub 5 percent range for the last two years, is noteworthy and reinforces faith in the India growth story, Chandrajit Banerjee, ...

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Sindhu in semis at Worlds, Saina ousted

Copenhagen, Aug 29 (IANS) Though Saina Nehwal's campaign once again came to an end in the women's singles quarter-finals, compatriot P.V. Sindhu kept the tricolour flying high and created history by reaching the semi-finals to assure herself of at least a bronze medal finish at the World Badminton Championships here Friday. By achieving the feat, the 19-year-old fell in line to become th...

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Haryana Roadways driver booked for fake licence

Gurgaon, Aug 29 (IANS) A man has been booked for getting a driver's job with the Haryana Roadways on a fake driving licence, police said here Friday. Rakesh Kumar, 30, was booked under sections of cheating, preparing and using fake documents and hatching a criminal conspiracy. Rakesh Kumar, a resident of Rohtak district in the state, managed to get the job on a fake driving licen...

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No facts to substantiate accusations against Russia: Lavrov

Moscow, Aug 29 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday said accusations against Russia of invading Ukraine have been voiced repeatedly but the US and European countries have failed to substantiate such accusations with facts. It is not the first time when accusations addressed to us are heard. Since the beginning of the crisis, we have been accused, that we are to...

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