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Liverpool shouldn't re-sign Torres: Carragher

London, Dec 22 (IANS) Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged his old club not to re-sign Fernando Torres. The Spanish forward, who is currently on loan at AC Milan from Chelsea, has been linked with a move back to Anfield, reports dailymail.co.uk. But Carragher believes his former teammate Torres, 30, is past his best and that Liverpool should be looking to bring in a younger...

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Essebsi wins Tunisian presidential elections

Tunis, Dec 22 (IANS) Nidaa Tounes candidate Beji Caid Essebsi won the second round of Tunisia's 2014 presidential elections with 55.68 percent of the votes, the Tunisian Elections Board (ISIE) announced Monday. Moncef Marzouki, the second candidate in the runoff, received 44.32 percent of the votes, Xinhua cited Chafik Sarsar, head of the ISIE, as saying during a press conference.

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Northern India shivers, travel plans badly hit

New Delhi/Shimla/Chandigarh/Jaipur/Patna/Lucknow, Dec 22 (IANS) In the unrelenting grip of severe cold, north India Monday continued to shiver due to icy winds while dense fog played spoilsport to travel plans as many trains and flights were delayed or cancelled. It was the coldest Dec 22 in the national capital in the past five years. Delhiites Monday woke up to dense fog that reduced v...

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Re-conversion controversy won't affect Goa: Congress

Panaji, Dec 22 (IANS) The re-conversion controversy may have created communalism hotspots elsewhere in India, but the strategy of the divisive forces will fall flat in Goa, state Congress chief Luizinho Faleiro told media here Monday. Commenting on the re-conversion controversy and whether it would have any ramification in Goa, a state which has a 26 per cent Christian population Faleiro...

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Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance border cooperation

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan and Iran Monday agreed to enhance mutual cooperation and coordination to fight terrorism, narcotics and human smuggling. Pakistani and Iranian border officers met at Mirjava, the Iranian border city to discuss issues relating to the 900-km-long porous border, Dawn online reported. The meeting came after improvement of ties and end to blame game b...

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20 killed in bus station explosion in Nigeria

Abuja, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 20 bodies have so far been recovered at the scene of an explosion which rocked a bus station Monday on the outskirts of Gombe, the capital of Nigeria's northeastern state by the same name, the Red Cross said. The explosion occurred at a motor park in Dukku area of the northern state, which shares a border with Yobe and Borno states, two of the most terror-hi...

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Central team to monitor Chandigarh bird flu situation

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Health Minister J.P. Nadda Monday dispatched a three-member team to visit and technically assist the Chandigarh administration following reports of a bird-flu case from there, an official statement said. Following reports of deaths of wild birds in Chandigarh, the minister for health directed immediate dispatch of a central team of three members to visit and tech...

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Despite intelligence, 26/11 attack wasn't foiled: NYT

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) In one of the most devastating near-misses in spycraft, intelligence agencies of India, the US and Britain failed to stop the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack despite information from high-tech surveillance and other tools, The New York Times reported Monday. The daily said it had pieced together the story from classified documents, court files and dozens of intervie...

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Hertha BSC's goalkeeper Kraft extends contract until 2017

Berlin, Dec 22 (IANS) Hertha BSC and goalkeeper Thomas Kraft have agreed on contract extension until 2017, the Bundesliga side confirmed Monday. Thomas Kraft penned a new contract, which ties him to the Hauptstadtclub until June, 2017. The former Bayern Munich goalkeeper who joined Berlin in July, 2011 has made 28 second division and 82 first division appearances since his arrival, repor...

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26 stray dogs rescued from Delhi house

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Twenty-six malnourished stray dogs that were confined to a house in the capital were rescued by Delhi Police, officials said Monday. Police registered a case and launched a hunt to nab the house owner, identified as Gokul Nair. The 32-year-old Nair, who is unemployed, had a habit of keeping stray dogs, police said. A neighbour informed a non-gover...

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Ranji: Shardul's six-for floors UP, Yuvraj's 136 lifts Punjab to 370/8

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Medium pacer Shardul Thakur took six wickets to help Mumbai bowl out Uttar Pradesh for 206 in their first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy match at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur Monday while Yuvraj Singh's 136 lifted Punjab to 370 for eight against Maharashtra in Pune. Uttar Pradesh had Sunday scored 115 for one but managed to add only 91 runs as ...

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Preventive measures in Sambalpur to check jaundice

Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (IANS) To prevent jaundice from assuming alarming proportions in Sambalpur city in western Odisha, the state government Monday said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Chief Secretary Gokul Pati would visit the city Wednesday to take stock of the situation. After reviewing the situation with Health Secretary Arati Ahuja and other officials of the department Monday, Pati...

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EU gives more aid to Iraq to fight IS

Baghdad, Dec 22 (IANS) European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini arrived in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday to convey a letter of support to Iraq in facing terrorism and boosting ties, media reported. Mogherini is scheduled to hold talks with Iraqi President Fuad Masoum, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in addition to Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and the Speaker of ...

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Thick fog hits life in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) Cold weather and thick fog affected normal life in most parts of Punjab and Haryana Monday. Officials said the fog hit air, rail and road traffic in the region. But there was some relief during the day as parts of Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana saw mild sunshine for a couple of hours. Karnal in Haryana was the coldest place in the state, recordin...

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AAI's non-aeronautical revenue up 52 percent

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The government Monday said the non-aeronautical revenue of state-run Airports Authority of India has increased 52 percent in three years from Rs.819.10 crore in 2010-11 to Rs.1,241 crore in 2013-14. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma informed the Lok Sabha that the non-aeronautical revenue of AAI increased by 52 percent in three years. T...

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Probe all fraudulent chit funds, Left tells Modi

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) A Left delegation Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to have all fraudulent chit funds operating in eastern India thoroughly investigated. Only then would the alarming financial irregularities and fraud committed by 186 financial companies or chit funds in West Bengal be understood, the delegation said in a memorandum submitted to Modi.

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Coldest Dec 22 in Delhi in five years

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) It was the coldest Dec 22 in five years in the national capital, with the minimum temperature dipping four notches below average to 4.2 degrees Celsius. Dense fog affected the movement of nearly 100 flights and over 150 trains. The Met department has forecast a clear Tuesday. A cold wave swept across the capital, making the condition worse for the city's ...

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Sonia Gandhi's condition improving: Doctors

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is feeling better and her condition is improving, the hospital treating her for an infection in her lower respiratory tract said Monday. The health condition and test reports of (Sonia) Gandhi were reviewed today (Monday) morning by treating doctors. Her test results are showing progressive improvement and there is decline in her i...

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Pakistani courts suspend seven execution orders

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Two Pakistani courts Monday suspended the execution of seven convicted terrorists citing various grounds even as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the country's attorney general to take legal steps to get such suspension orders revoked. The Lahore High Court's (LHC) Rawalpindi bench Monday suspended the convictions of five prisoners who were handed the death p...

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Post FIR on website within a day: Himachal HC to government

Shimla, Dec 22 (IANS) Copies of FIRs (first information reports) should be uploaded on the police website within a day of filing of the case, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has directed the state government. The direction for uploading the FIR on the (police) website shall be given effect from Jan 26, 2015, Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan said in an order made available to the media Monday...

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