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Amazon has high expectations from India business:Bezos

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Amazon has very high expectations from its Indian operations, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said here Wednesday. People feel that we are in India for the last one year; we started a software development office in Bangalore 10 years ago. In the last one year the local team is doing shockingly, stunningly well. We are open for a year and we have very high expec...

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Home ministry makes PIO card valid for lifetime

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement, the home ministry has issued a notification that the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) card shall be valid for a lifetime. The notification was made Sep 30, a Home Ministry release said Wednesday. In pursuance of the announcement made by the prime minister at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sep 28,...

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Demi Moore offers baby help to Ashton Kutcher?

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore reportedly wants to help her ex-husband and actor Ashton Kutcher who is getting ready to welcome his first child with fiancé and actor Mila Kunis. Moore and Kutcher ended thier marriage in 2011 after being together for eight years. Demi is putting the past behind her now, radaronline.com quoted a source as saying. Moore has of...

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Ruslaan Mumtaz back on TV with 'Yeh Hai Aashiqui'

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) After making his debut on the small screen with Kehta Hai Dil Jee Le Zara, actor Ruslaan Mumtaz will be seen in Yeh hai Aashiqui, with a reel love story that bears resemblance to his real love story. In a forthcoming episode of the bindass show, Ruslaan will feature as a Muslim boy in love with a Hindu girl. His character will be seen standing by the side of his l...

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Britain strikes IS positions in Iraq again

London, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) British Royal Air Force (RAF) planes Wednesday launched airstrikes for the second time against Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq, the British defence ministry announced. A British defence ministry spokesperson said that two RAF Tornado aircraft fired Brimstone missiles at a van loaded with weapons and a transport vehicle west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.

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Ready to vroom? Bike Festival of India lures bikers

Noida, Oct 1 (IANS) A weekend treat awaits biking enthusiasts and adventure junkies courtesy the Bike Festival of India, a two-day extravaganza bringing together biking, adventure, sports and music at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. To be held Saturday and Sunday, the festival will host various events such as stunts, and dirt and drag races. It will also cater to the le...

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Joseph 4th in drama-filled men's 800m final

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Sajeesh Joseph finished fourth after three athletes were disqualified in a drama-filled men's 800 metres final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. The 27-year old Indian, running in Lane 7, got off to a poor start and trailed throughout the race, to finish the race in one minute and 49.59 seconds at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, well below his personal...

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JNU teachers' association forms committee against plagiarism

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) Wednesday constituted a committee to look into the issues of plagiarism in the university and broader related issues. According to the association, there are reports of increasing instances of plagiarism in dissertations submitted by the students. There was more than 50 percent plagiarism in man...

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Turkey seeks parliament's approval to send troops to Iraq

Ankara, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) The Turkish government has submitted a request to parliament seeking authorisation to send troops to Syria and Iraq to combat Islamic State (IS) militants, officials here Wednesday said. The proposal, sent Tuesday to the Turkish Legislative Council, seeks its approval to send the forces to the two countries and to allow the presence of foreign troops in Turkey.

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Badal to lead Swachh Bharat campaign in Punjab

Chandigarh, Oct 1 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would lead the Swachh Bharat campaign with a state-level function at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district Thursday. Government employees across the state have been asked to report to their offices at 9 a.m. to participate in the Mission Swachh Bharat to be launched Thursday on Gandhi Jayanti. All employees of Punjab...

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Tintu runs out of steam, settles for silver

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) It was once again a case of so near and yet so far for India's Tintu Luka who, despite leading in most of the women's 800 metres final race, was overtaken by Kazakhstan's Margarita Mukasheva in the last stages and had to settle for the Asian Games silver here Wednesday. Margarita set a new Asiad record of a minute and 59.02 seconds to take gold while China's Zhao Ji...

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Maoist carrying Rs.100,000 reward nabbed

Bhubaneswar, Oct 1 (IANS) A Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs.100,000 on his head, was arrested in Odisha, police said Wednesday. Singa Kattami alias Mahesh, 25, was arrested from the Sudhakonda area of Malkangiri district following a joint operation by the Border Security Force (BSF) and police late Tuesday, Inspector General of Police (southwestern range) Yashwant Jethwa told IANS.

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President condoles deaths in army chopper crash

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday condoled the deaths of three army men who died in a chopper crash in Uttar Pradesh, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said. In his message to the Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, Mukherjee said: I am saddened to learn about the tragic crash of an army helicopter... in which three occupants lost their lives. I am sure...

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One dies, dozen hurt in Bengal firecracker unit blast

Kolkata, Oct 1 (IANS) A worker was killed and 12 others were injured in a blast at an illegal firecracker factory in West Bengal Wednesday, police said. The blast took place in Hooghly district's Pandua area. A police officer said several of the injured were hospitalised in serious condition. The police officer said the factory at Chapta village did not have the license r...

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No bad blood: Hemsworth on break-up with Cyrus

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Despite his messy break-up with singer Miley Cyrus, actor Liam Hemsworth says he has no hard feelings for his ex-fiancee. The 24-year-old preferred to stay mum on his relationship with Cyrus during an interview with Nylon Guys magazine, reports eonline.com. There's not much to say; there's no bad blood there, he said. The couple had split after ...

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Kanye West incensed at Kardashian's naked photo leak

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West, who is married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, was reportedly furious when he found out about naked pictures of his wife after they went online. Nude pictures of several celebrities, including Avril Lavigne, Leelee Sobieski, most of which appeared to be selfies, were released online as part of a massive celebrity nude photo leak. A...

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Kerala for producing more rubber modified bitumen

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 1 (IANS) The Kerala government has asked the Cochin Refinery to see that they produce more natural rubber modified bitumen (NRBM), Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said Wednesday. NRBM is prepared by adding five per cent natural rubber latex to the bitumen. The price of one tonne NRBM is around Rs.55,000 while ordinary bitumen used for road surfacing comes to around R...

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Asiad taekwondo: Indians knocked out

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Nakul Malhotra (+87 kg) and Anand Pandia Rajan (-80 kg) were knocked out of men's quarter-final and Round of 16 matches, respectively, in men's taekwondo competition at the Asian Games here Wednesday. Earlier, Aarti Khakal was also ousted in the Round of 32 of the women's -57 kg category at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium. Malhotra exited after losing ...

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Varun shoots promo for MFF

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan has shot a promo for the 16th edition of Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which is set to roll out from Oct 14 here. Just shot a promo for #MAMI2014. Come celebrate the movies with me at the #MumbaiFilmFestival2014 starting 14th October @mumbaifilmfest, Varun tweeted Wednesday. Organised by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI), the eight-day fe...

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Deceased medic's parents get Rs. 27,25,000 compensation after 12 years

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Twelve years after a 19-year-old medical student was crushed under the wheels of a truck in Ahmedabad, the Supreme Court has awarded compensation of Rs.27,25,000 with an annual interest of 9 percent holding that deceased was a diligent and outstanding student and ascertaining his future income at Rs.25,000 per month. Awarding the compensation, an apex court bench ...

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