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'Iran's n-rights part of possible comprehensive deal'

Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS) Iran will not give up an iota of its nuclear rights in the run-up to a possible comprehensive deal with other powers, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Saturday, media reported. Araqchi made the remarks in response to the recent allegation of the top US envoy, Wendy Sherman, on the nuclear talks with Iran, Xinhua reported citing official IRNA ne...

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AIFF suspends, fines Pires, Fikru and Habas

New Delhi/Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Saturday slapped match suspensions and fines on FC Goa marquee player Robert Pires, Atletico de Kolkata striker Fikru Lemessa and head coach Antonio Lopez Habas for offensive behaviour during the ill-tempered Indian Super League (ISL) encounter in Margao Thursday. Pires and Fikru were fined Rs.5,00,000 each and sus...

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ISL: Delhi Dynamos dismantle Chennaiyin 4-1

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos sauntered to their first win in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) with a 4-1 win over a sedate Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday. Two points from consecutive draws in their opening matches and yet winless -- the Alessandro Del Piero-led Dynamos were yearning for a win, especially playing at home. Some brillian...

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Sania-Cara enter WTA Finals summit clash

Singapore, Oct 25 (IANS) Indo-Zimbabwean women's doubles tennis combine Sania Mirza and Cara Black came back from three match points down to defeat Czech-Slovenian pair of Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 7-5, 11-9 to enter the summit clash of the WTA Finals here Saturday. Trailing Kveta and Katarina 6-9 in the deciding super tie-break, Sania and Cara's hopes of lifting the titl...

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Man dies after falling from train in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A man from Bihar slipped and fell to his death while trying to board an overcrowded train at New Delhi Railway station, police said Saturday. Ramesh Rai, a labour was going to his home town in Darbhanga to celebrate Chhath Puja. He was trying to board Samparkkranti Express around 1.30 p.m., a police officer told IANS. An eyewitness told police that Rai wa...

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Bangalore school assistant arrested for raping child

Bangalore, Oct 25 (IANS) Police here achieved a breakthrough Saturday in the alleged sexual abuse of a nursery student in a private school by arresting the school's office assistant after the child identified him during the investigation, a top official said. We have arrested office assistant Gundappa, 45, of Orchids The International School for allegedly committing the heinous crime aft...

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PM stresses preventive health care to reduce bills

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday underlined the need to give importance to preventive health care with simple habits like washing hands among children to reduce the burden on the nation's health care systems. Inaugurating the swank renovated Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in south Mumbai here, Modi said treating illness and convalescence were expensive b...

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Andhra Pradesh capital to come up in five years

Hyderabad, Oct 25 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state capital spread over 30,000 acres near Vijayawada will be ready in five years, the state government announced Saturday. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who held a meeting with the members of the Capital Advisory Committee here, said the land will be procured through the land pooling system (LPS). If the landowners refuse to pa...

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Bangladesh book fair kicks-off in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Bibliophiles with an interest in neighbouring Bangladesh's art, culture and history have a reason to cheer now. A six-day Bangladesh Book Fair was inaugurated here Saturday. Hosting 30 book stalls, the fair will run at the Rabindra Sadan premises till Thursday. Organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata in collaboration with the country's...

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India-born Sundar Pichai is Google's new product chief

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) In a major restructuring of Google management, India-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has been made the chief of core Google products, according to a technology magazine. The highly respected Pichai, 42, will now have purview over research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure, Re/code...

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Government to observe Sardar Patel birth anniversary in big way

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The central government has decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' (National Unity Day) Oct 31 every year to pay tributes to the efforts made by Patel to unite India, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Saturday. According to a union home ministry statement, a function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Patel...

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India calls for stronger action against biological weapons

United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) Warning against terrorists trying to get biological weapons, India has called for stronger international action to contain their spread. India also suggested a discussion of perceptions regarding the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus. The UN Security Council has declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security. Ambassador D.B. Venkat...

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Tension in Bihar district over idol immersion

Patna, Oct 25 (IANS) Over half a dozen people were injured in Bihar's Bhojpur district Saturday after some unidentified people hurled stones at a procession carrying a Lakshmi idol for immersion, triggering clashes, police said. At least five shops were also set afire in the district's Sahar bazaar area, they said. Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said the situation was tens...

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Delhi driver dies while trying to save jaywalker

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A 25-year-old driver was killed while trying to save a jaywalker here, police said Saturday. Ashwini Kumar died after his car hit another car and crashed into a footpath in the Connaught Place area in central Delhi late Friday, police said. Police said Kumar, who was returning from office, lost control of the vehicle while trying to save a man crossing th...

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Defence ministry clears Israeli anti-tank missile, six submarines

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The defence ministry Saturday cleared big ticket defence deals worth Rs.80,000 crore which include Israel's guided anti-tank missile Spike, sources said. Spike missiles were chosen instead of the US' Javelin missiles, for which Washington had lobbied hard. India will be buying over 8,000 missiles worth Rs.32,000 crore. The decision was taken at a ...

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Book offers balanced view of Lord Ram and Sita's life

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Why is Lord Ram often shown in a bad light for asking his wife Sita to go through the ordeal of fire? Was Sita's greatest quality her ability to suffer in silence? A book attempts to find a balanced perspective from the epic Ramayana. Debutant author Neeraja Phatak delved deep into contradictory arguments of the epic after reading several versions of the Ramayana...

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Tharoor launches cleanliness drive, wins praise from Modi

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Saturday launched a cleanliness drive on Kovalam beach, personally collecting garbage in bags. Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised his efforts and also retweeted the pictures. Tharoor, who was sacked as spokesperson of the Congress party for tagging along with Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign, said that Maha...

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Mali: Country with 300 Indians records first Ebola death

Accra (Ghana), Oct 25 (IANS) The authorities in the West African nation of Mali, where the Indian embassy says there are between 200 and 300 of its nationals, have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said the child who died had travelled by a bus from Guinea through Mali and showed symptoms of the disease,...

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Bremen fire coach Dutt

Berlin, Oct 25 (IANS) Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen fired their coach Robin Dutt Saturday following the team's nine-game winless start to the season. Bremen's 0-1 defeat at home to Cologne Friday turned out to be the last straw for the 49-year-old Dutt, whose side sit at bottom of the standings with only four points collected but 23 goals conceded in nine matches, reports Xinhua...

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Williams to compete against Halep in final

Singapore, Oct 25 (IANS) After three sets of fierce competition with good friend Caroline Wozniacki, top seed Serena Williams managed to qualify for the WTA Championships final to be held Sunday. She will again compete with Simona Halep, who gave the American an ugly 0-6, 2-6 defeat during the round robin Wednesday, reports Xinhua. It was not a good start for Williams. Wozniacki,...

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