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Spiritual leaders call for panel to stop riots

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Spiritual leaders from various faiths Monday decided to set up a formal group to suggest measures to stop communal riots in India. A two-day event - Meeting of Diverse Spiritual Traditions of India - was called by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here. Around 100 religious leaders and scholars decided to set up an action committee. The comm...

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Himachal sets up panel on hike in varsity fees

Shimla, Sep 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday constituted a three-member panel headed by a former high court judge to review the decision of a state-run university to increase fees. A three-member independent committee under the chairmanship of a retired judge of the high court would be constituted which would submit its report on fee hike and other related...

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HC dismisses plea against Maruti Suzuki

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed an appeal by the Haryana State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (HSEIAA) against an order restraining it from prosecuting carmaker Maruti Suzuki for not having prior environment clearance (EC) for its unit in Rohtak. On May 26, the High Court had restrained HSEIAA from initiating any criminal action against the compa...

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Court agrees to hear plea on 2G case whistleblower identity

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday agreed to hear NGO CPIL's plea seeking recall of its order for disclosure of the identity of the whistleblower who gave information on the CBI director meeting accused in 2G and other cases at his official residence and allegedly interfering in the probe and prosecution of 2G cases. A bench of Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice S.A. Bobde at ...

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How can host Obama eat when guest Modi would be on fast?

New Delhi/Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Navratri fast, which he is known to steadfastly abide by has thrown Washington into a tizzy. What would they serve Modi for the Sep 29 and 30 repasts during his summit meeting with President Barack Obama? And what is even more troubling is how can the host eat when the guest would be sipping nimbu pani (fresh lime water)? ...

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Mumbai-Shirdi seaplane service launched

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Seaplane transport company Mehair Monday launched its services to second destination in Maharastra from Juhu to Mula dam which is a waterdrome located between the religious destinations of Meherabad, Shirdi and ShaniShinglapur. The service will now enable the large number of pilgrims travelling to the holy sites of Meherabad, Shirdi and ShaniShinglapur to travel qu...

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Afghan president-elect to work for peace, prosperity

Kabul, Sep 22 (IANS) Afghan president-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai Monday vowed to work for peace, economic prosperity and national unity with the objective to take the conflict-ridden country towards self-reliance. We have to look forward for the betterment of our country, we have to work to improve our country's economy and help the country to stand on its feet and I am committed to spa...

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Yamaha launches women helmet range

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Days after Delhi government made helmets mandatory for women pillion drivers, two-wheeler manufacturer Yamaha Motor India Monday launched its helmets range for women and children starting from Rs.990. The Delhi Government's mandate for woman to wear helmets even as pillion riders; is indeed a welcome move, said Roy Kurian, vice president - sales and marketing, Y...

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BJP-Shiv Sena alliance again on the brink?

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra Monday again seemed to be headed for collapse as both sides stuck to hardened positions on seat-sharing and the chief ministerial candidate and BJP leaders indicated the party was prepared to go it alone for the Oct 15 assembly poll. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah asked party workers to gird up while BJP sp...

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Scotland could still declare independence: Salmond

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who announced his resignation after his Yes campaign's defeat in the independence referendum Friday, has claimed that Scotland could declare itself independent without a referendum in the future, a media report said Monday. Salmond said a referendum was the best route to statehood, but added that there were others. He said if th...

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Etihad Airways plans major global recruitment drive

Abu Dhabi, Sep 22 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will hold a major recruitment drive globally, seeking individuals with outstanding hospitality experience to join the airline's cabin crew. The international recruitment days will be held in 12 different cities in five countries -- Italy, Germany, Japan, Morocco and Tunisia. In A...

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Aircel named principal sponsor of Atletico de Kolkata

Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) Mobile network service provider Aircel was Monday announced as the principal sponsor of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata. Football club Atletico de Kolkata co-owners -- former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, R.P. Sanjiv Goenka Group chairman Sanjiv Goenka -- and Aircel chief marketing officer Anupam Vasudev were present while making the...

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Rockefellers to reinvest in renewable energy

Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Heirs to the Rockefeller family, which made one of the world's largest fortunes in the oil business, would divest its businesses from fossil fuels and reinvest in clean energy, media reports said Monday. We are quite convinced that if he (John D Rockefeller) were alive today, as an astute businessman looking out to the future, he would be moving out of fossil fu...

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'India, China can mutually learn on inviting foreign capital'

Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) At a time when India has firmed up major Chinese investment into the country during President Xi Jinping's just concluded visit, a top Indian stock exchange official Monday said there was a lot of cross-market learning between both countries. There is a lot to learn from each other. India has done reasonably well on the markets front. Direct investment is where Chi...

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BJP-Shiv Sena alliance again on the brink?

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra Monday again seemed to be on the brink of collapsing as both sides maintained hardened positions on seat-sharing and BJP president Amit Shah appealed to party workers to start working for the Oct 15 assembly polls. I appeal to all (activists) to dedicate themselves for Maharashtra elections, Shah said in a terse tweet Monday...

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Punjab to take action against absentee teachers

Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Action will be taken against Punjab government school teachers who have remained absent from their institutions for a long time, Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said Monday. He said attendance records of teachers were being sought and those found absent for a long time will face action. As part of its drive to ensure attendance of teachers in gove...

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Four of family killed in rocket attack in Afghanistan

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) At least four members of a family, including two children and two women, died and 13 others were injured when a rocket hit their home in the province of Khost, in southeastern Afghanistan, an official reported Monday. The incident occurred late Sunday when the rocket, apparently fired by insurgents, struck their house in the district of Bak, local administrat...

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Yet to fix marriage date: Kunal Kapoor

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Rang De Basanti actor Kunal Kapoor, who got engaged to his ladylove Naina Bachchan earlier this year, says they haven't yet fixed a wedding date. But he admits they are in a happy relationship. I am a private person. I don't talk much about it (my personal life), but we haven't really got down and fixed the date or decided when to get married. It will happen soon fo...

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ITBP chief briefs home ministry on Ladakh intrusion

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) As Chinese soldiers continue to camp inside Indian territory in Chumar of Ladakh, ITBP Director General Subhash Goswami met Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and briefed him about the situation. The minister said the government is waiting for reports and refused to make any comment on the issue. We are waiting for the reports. These are diff...

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Sanjay Gupta to add more weight to 'Jazbaa' cast

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta is kicked about the way his next project Jazbaa, starring Aishwarya Rai, Irrfan Khan and Anupam Kher, is shaping up. He has hinted that he's getting more big names to join the cast. Gupta, who's busy writing the screenplay for the film, is confident that this movie is gonna be another beast altogether. Can't wait to bring it to life on...

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