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First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight

Rome, Nov 24 (IANS) History will be made Monday with the first ever Italian female astronaut set to go into space for a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). Samantha Cristoforetti, a captain in the Italian Air Force, will be a flight engineer for ISS expeditions 42 and 43, until May 2015, Xinhua reported. She will leave Earth from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Ka...

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One Direction members upset with 'Steal My Girl' performance

London, Nov 24 (IANS) The members of English pop band One Direction felt disappointed when their single Steal My Girl didn't make it to number one spot on Britain's music charts. The band, which comprises of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, saw their latest single listed at number three last month and though they were upset not to top the sin...

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Ex-Mongolia PM seriously injured in car crash

Ulan Bator, Nov 24 (IANS) The former prime minister of Mongolia, Norov Altankhuyag was seriously wounded in a car crash Sunday, media reported. Altankhuyag's vehicle overturned near his private resort camp in the northeast of Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, according to a Xinhua report. The former prime minister was reported to have broken his clavicle, or collarbone and su...

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Tennis: Delhi Dreams enter final of CTL

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Delhi Dreams entered the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), beating Mumbai Tennis Masters 27-21 in a North Zone match here Sunday. Delhi Dreams got a dream start when Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Sergi Bruguera 6-3 in the legends match. Mumbai came back into the contest with a win in the mixed doubles match. Alize Cornet and Tommy Robredo came from ...

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Tennis: Pune stay in hunt for place in CTL final

Pune, Nov 23 (IANS) Pune Marathas beat Bangalore Raptors 26-20 in their Champions Tennis league (CTL) South Zone match to keep their aspirations of entering the final of the inaugural tournament intact. In the legends singles match, Thomas Enqvist put Bangalore ahead by beating Pat Cash 6-3. But Pune quickly bounced back from the opening match defeat, to win the mixed doubles enc...

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Boko Haram kills 48 Nigerian fishermen

Abuja, Nov 23 (IANS) Members of Nigeria's armed terrorist group Boko Haram have killed 48 people in an attack on fish sellers near the border with Chad, a media report said Sunday. The attack took place Thursday, but the news took several days to come to light because Boko Haram has destroyed mobile phone masts in the area, BBC reported. In Thursday's attack, the traders were on ...

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India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that Modi is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. India also said that there was already a framework between the two countries as part of Shimla ag...

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45 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed and 60 wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball ground in Afghanistan's Paktika province, officials said. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned in strongest terms today's suicide blast in Yahya Khel district of Paktika province which left about 45 innocent civilians dead and injured more than 60 others, Xinhua ...

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Switzerland win Davis Cup

Lille (France), Nov 23 (IANS) Switzerland defeated France 3-1 to win the 2014 Davis Cup final at the indoor clay courts of the Stade Pierre Mauroy here Sunday. It is Switzerland's first title at the prestigious event and they become only the 14th champion nation in the 115-year-old competition. Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer became the most successful Swiss player in Da...

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ISL: Chennayin FC beat Mumbai City FC 3-0

Navi Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Chennayin FC maintained their position at the top of the Indian Super League (ISL) standings with a 3-0 thrashing of Mumbai City FC at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here Sunday. Chennayin's goals came from Bruno Pelissari (71st minute), Dhanachandra Singh (81st) and substitute Cristian Hidalgo (89th). With this win, the Chennai-based team widened a three-point lead ov...

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Government seeks views of political parties on CSAT issue

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The government Sunday held a meeting with leaders of various political parties and sought their views on the controversy surrounding the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) that had caused disruptions during the last session of parliament. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the government had decided to seek the views of political parties ...

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Will make non-agressive but strong India, asserts Parrikar

Gurgaon, Nov 23 (IANS) India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Sunday. He also asserted there will be zero tolerance to error in defence-related issues. Addressing service personnel at Air Force centre on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway after inaugurating the...

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Five new born babies die in Ludhiana hospital

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Five new born babies died in a government hospital in Punjab's Ludhiana during delivery, leading to protests from affected families. Hospital sources said that the babies died during or just after delivery. The affected families alleged that no doctors were available for delivery of the pregnant mothers and the hospital staff started conducting the proc...

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2,600 prodigal kids dazzle in Abacus math contest

Bengaluru, Nov 23 (IANS) About 2,600 boys and girls from 15 states across the country Sunday participated in the 11th edition of the national Abacus, brain gym and mental arithmetic competition SIP Prodigy 2014 here. Organised by SIP (Sociable Intellectual Progressive) Academy India Ltd, the day-long contest witnessed the kids in 7-12 years age group using a palm-sized wooden frame with ...

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20 human skulls recovered in Odisha's Puri

Bhubaneswar, Nov 23 (IANS) As many as 20 human skulls were recovered from under a bridge in Odisha's Puri district Sunday, said a police official. The skulls were recovered under the Kusabhadra river on Puri-Konark road, about 25 km from the state capital. We have recovered 20 human skulls from the bridge. Besides, three buffalo skulls and some bones were also recovered from the...

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Magnificent Magnus punishes Anand's misadventure, retains world chess title

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) World chess champion, Norway's Magnus Carlsen retained his title, handing out a punishing defeat to Indian challenger Viswanathan Anand in the 11th round of their title match in Russia Sunday. The reigning world champion punished Anand for his misadventurous exchange sacrifice on move 24 to wrap up the game in 45 moves. Interestingly Anand went for the misa...

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Pragati Maidan metro station sees highest ever footfall

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Delhi Metro's Pragati Maidan station recorded the highest ever footfalls at 1.3 lakh Sunday owing to the massive weekend rush at the India International Trade Fair (IITF). A statement by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the previous record was 1.27 lakh footfalls recorded Nov 24, 2013. The Pragati Maidan station has today broken its earlie...

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Work closely with my directors: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Panaji, Nov 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra said that when he produces a film, he contributes to it and works along with directors but doesn't go on the sets. He believes that filmmaking is a team effort rather than just one individual's work. The producer of films like Ferrari Ki Sawaari and Parineeta says he has complete trust in his directors, but he likes to work with them.

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Modi hopes for productive winter session of parliament

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday expressed confidence that the winter session of parliament beginning Monday will be as productive as the budget session. Addressing an all-party meeting convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minster M.Venkaiah Naidu here, he said his government will continue to talk to the opposition and other parties during the session. M...

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Carlsen held up his nerves better: Anand

Chennai, Nov 23 (IANS) In a battle of nerves between Norwegian World chess champion Magnus Carlsen held up his own better, said the losing challenger from India Viswanathan Anand Sunday. Addressing the media after losing the 11th game and the match in Russia, Anand termed the match as tough and that Carlsen held up his nerves better. I played much better. I got interesting positi...

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