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12 killed in bus accident in Egypt

Cairo, Nov 28 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and three others injured Thursday as a passenger bus overturned into a canal in Egypt's Beni Sweif province, around 120 km south of the capital Cairo, media reported. The accident took place at Beni Sweif-Minya Agricultural Road. The rescuers and residents managed to save three passengers from the drowning vehicle, and pulled o...

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OPEC decides against oil production cut despite price slump

Viena, Nov 28 (IANS) The ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) decided here Thursday to maintain its output level despite crude oil price fell to a four-year low level. The decision to maintain oil production at the level of 30 million barrels a day agreed upon in December 2011 was made in the interests of restoring market equilibrium on the back of the rec...

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Humiliation has got me hits: Taylor Swift

Los Angeles, Nov 28 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift says her music would be more beige if she hadn't suffered humiliation, embarrassment or devastation in her life. The 24-year-old, who is known is known for writing songs about her famous link-ups, which include Harry Styles, John Mayer, Jake Gyllenhaal and Joe Jonas, believes she wouldn't have won as many awards or sold out as many gigs, had...

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Jordan calls for solution to Palestinian issue

Amman, Nov 28 (IANS) King Abdullah II of Jordan Thursday said Middle East will continue to suffer from instability and lack of security if no solution to the Palestinian issue is found, media reported. In a letter sent to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the king said the region will continue to witness fear, tension and lack of hope if n...

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Modi returns after Nepal visit

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned late Thursday night after a three-day visit to Nepal. In Nepal, he held bilateral talks with the Nepali leadership during which some agreements were inked. He also attended the two-day 18th SAARC Summit that concluded Thursday. He attended a banquet dinner hosted by Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav before emplaning for...

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Saarc first ladies go sightseeing at Bhaktapur

Kathmandu, Nov 28 (IANS) While the Saarc leaders conferred on regional matters at the tourist resort of Dhulikhel, the first ladies drove to the World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur to enjoy the sights of the ancient city. The three Saarc first ladies who came to the Bhaktapur tour are Pakistan's Begum Sahiba, Kalsoom Nawaz Sharif, the wife of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and Maldives' Fathi...

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Aniston's fiance makes her happy with surprises

Los Angeles, Nov 28 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston says her fiance Justin Theroux loves to surprise her by flying out of the closet. Traditionally, lovers surprise their fiancee with flowers but, Theroux has found this unique way to impress the 45-year-old actress, reports dailymail.co.uk. Speaking on TV show The Talk, Aniston said: He's my creative crush because he's just brill...

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Ukrainian parliament keeps PM, elects new speaker

Kiev, Nov 27 (IANS) The newly elected Ukrainian parliament in its first session Thursday decided to keep Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk in his post but elected Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman as the speaker. The two nominations were both proposed by the five-party coalition called European Ukraine which holds 302 of the 423 seats in the parliament, Xinhua reported. T...

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12 states to set up solar parks, ultra mega solar projects: Goyal

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Twelve states have agreed to set up of solar power parks and ultra mega solar projects totalling 22,100 MW capacity, including a 7,500 MW park to be set up in Leh and Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, Power Minister Piyush Goyal told parliament said Thursday. The ministry has sent scheme for development of solar parks to various states along with MoU to all the state...

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Man's body found hanging from tree in UP

Lucknow, Nov 27 (IANS) The body of a man, murdered by strangulation, was found hanging from a tree in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district, police said Thursday. The victim's family alleged the murder was committed on the village council's order. The body of 27-year-old Lala was found Wednesday in Nagla village. The man in whose field the body was found informed police. A post-mo...

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Venkaiah Naidu discusses Delhi issues with Jung

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Thursday discussed a host of issues with Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung. The issues included water supply to the capital through Munak canal in Haryana and construction of more night shelters. Besides, issues of regularisation of unauthorised colonies, allocation of houses built under Jawaharlal Nehru National ...

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France to open eight new visa centres in India

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) France will open eight new visa application centers in India, taking their number from six to 14, French Ambassador Francois Richer said Thursday. Richer also announced that ChaloParis, a travel application specifically designed for Indian tourist would be launched while tourist and business visas for Indians visiting France will now be delivered by the French co...

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Tax system has to be friendly to taxpayer: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) India is moving towards a tax-friendly regime to erase the bad name it has earned over the years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. Our tax system has to be friendly with tax payers and that is what we are trying to do step by step, he said, replying to a debate on tax evasion and black money in the Lok Sabha. Calling for a tax structure which...

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World Snooker: Advani strikes form to make last 8

Bengaluru, Nov 27 (IANS) Pankaj Advani gave enough reasons to believe that he was running into form as he played a solid game to win both his knockout matches and enter the men's quarter-final of the Seaways-IBSF World Snooker Championships here Thursday. The 29-year old Bengaluru-based Advani smashed a brilliant 126 against while overcoming compatriot Laxaman Rawat, whom he dubbed as th...

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Tension in Delhi's Trilokpuri after fight between drunk men

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Tension prevailed Thursday in Trilokpuri area of east Delhi, which was recently hit by riots, after a fight between two drunk men over a petty issue, police said. Police personnel have been deployed, and patrolling was on till late night. According to a resident, two drunk men were fighting near Block 15 over some issue around 8 p.m., when a few miscreant...

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NorthEast United crush Chennaiyin 3-0 in ISL

Guwahati, Nov 27 (IANS) Hosts NorthEast United FC crushed Indian Super League (ISL) leaders Chennaiyin FC 3-0 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here Thursday to elevate themselves to fifth position in the standings. Durga Boro opened the account for the hosts and Senegalese defender Massamba L' Sambou helped himself to a brace, all inside the first 23 minutes. NorthEast United were on...

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Man arrested for raping employee

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) A 52-year-old book binder was arrested for raping his employee in his house, police said Thursday. Abdul Afaq was arrested from his house in Khanpur area of south Delhi following the victim's complaint Wednesday. The woman told police that Afaq took her to his home Nov 11 and forced himself on her. He also threatened her with dire consequences if she tol...

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CSE lauds measures to check pollution in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has applauded the measures ordered by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to check the rising level of air pollution in Delhi. The advocacy organisation also appealed for more stringent measures to bring down the severe peak pollution levels in the city. While this is a step forward in the right direction, a peri...

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Chacko in charge of Congress in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday appointed P.C. Chacko as the party in-charge of Delhi. He will be filling in for party general secretary Shakeel Ahmad. The decision to replace Ahmad was made after he requested the party president to temporarily discharge him of his duties for three months. Ahmad would be away on a personal visit to Canada to atte...

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South African president to visit China in December

Pretoria, Nov 27 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma will pay a state visit to China next month to further strengthen strategic relationship, it was announced Thursday. The visit, scheduled for Dec 4 and 5, will focus on priority issues of development in South Africa and Africa, Xinhua quoted the country's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana- Mashabane ...

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