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Egypt closes Rafah crossing after deadly attack in Sinai

Gaza, Oct 25 (IANS) Egypt Saturday shut down the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip following the deadly attack in Sinai Friday, officials said. The Gaza-based corporation for crossings and borders said in an e-mailed press statement that Egyptian authorities have officially informed the Palestinian side about the closure of the main crossing for the coastal enclave, Xinhua report...

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Duleep Trophy: Central sets up final against South

Mohali, Oct 25 (IANS) Central Zone proceeded to the Duleep Trophy final with a first innings lead over North Zone as the four-day semi-final ended in a draw at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Central will now face South Zone, who defeated East Zone Friday, in the five-day final beginning Oct 29 in New Delhi. Central had scored 538 in the first innings with w...

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Opportunities galore in marketing: TCS honcho

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) There are tremendous opportunities for marketing personnel in social sectors such as agriculture, healthcare and rural communication in India, and management graduates need to explore these better, said S. Ramadorai, chairman of the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). Ramadorai, who is also the vice-chairman of Tata Consultancy Services, was addres...

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Exercise the right way!

London, Oct 25 (IANS) It's important to take precautions while exercising as it can lead to significant damage to the muscles and the joints. Let's find out what moves exactly are doing this. Just because the body can perform certain exercises does not mean that they are good for it. Expert Greg Brookes takes a look at some popular exercises and explains why they're bad for us and offers...

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Schedule for Kashmir assembly election

Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) The following is the phase-wise schedule for the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir: List of 15 constituencies going to polls in phase-1 (Nov 25): Gurez, Bandipora, Sonawari, Kangan, Ganderbal, Nobra, Leh, Kargil, Zanskar, Kishtwar, Inderwal, Doda, Bhaderwah, Ramban (SC), Banihal. List of 18 constituencies going to polls in phase-2 (Dec 2): Gulabgarh,...

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All parties except NC welcome Kashmir poll announcement

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) All mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the regional National Conference (NC) Saturday welcomed the Election Commission's announcement to hold assembly elections on schedule. Immediately after the announcement, NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said: We opposed the elections at this point of time because we felt that...

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Street children to narrate stories at Kolkata fest

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Street children of the city will perform and narrate a diverse array of stories in a unique festival here Nov 15, aimed at encouraging love for reading, story-telling and listening among them. The third edition of 'Golpo Mela' (story-telling carnival) will bring together children of Nabadisha, a Kolkata Police project that provides primary education and mid-day mea...

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Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny in India

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Japanese auto major Nissan will be recalling 9,000 units of compact car Micra and sedan Sunny models in India as part of a global recall. Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign on certain Nissan models which are affected by a driver airbag concern that Takata reported to Nissan. Nissan plans to begin notifying customers soon, a company statement ...

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Five-phase polls in Kashmir, Jharkhand; results Dec 23

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases beginning Nov 25 and ending Dec 20. By-elections to three Delhi assembly seats will also be held Nov 25. Counting for all the seats would be held Dec 23, the Election Commission announced Saturday. The five phases will be Nov 25, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 14 and Dec 20 in both states, Chief...

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Shimla to have full-fledged cancer hospital

Shimla, Oct 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Saturday that the government was considering opening a full-fledged cancer hospital in the suburbs of the capital. He said that the cancer wing functioning at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) in Shimla was not fully developed to cater to the rush of patients. A mammography machine is...

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Preventive health care should be given importance: Modi

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said preventive health care and lifestyle should be given importance as a way to keep healthy, while inaugurating the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital here. He praised the Reliance Foundation for rebuilding the Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital and said the hospital has undergone a transformation and is seeing a new beginnin...

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Sadashiv Amrapurkar in critical condition

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Versatile actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar, who has been hospitalised at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) here, is now on life support ventilator and his condition is critical, says his daughter Reema Amrapurkar. He is on life support ventilator now but his condition is critical. However, his body is responding well to the ventilators. He suffered from lung infec...

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PM inaugurates Reliance Foundation Hospital

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated the revamped Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre here. Located in south Mumbai, the hospital in its 90th year was rebuilt by the Reliance Foundation ,led by its chairperson Nita Ambani, into a modern 19-storey tower with two heritage wings, the foundation said in a statement.<...

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Get your date right, check out how

London, Oct 25 (IANS) Going on a date? Don't let the nervousness or excitement take over your style judgement. First appearances can make all the difference so you want to wear something that not only expresses your style and personality but also makes you feel comfortable, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Not being comfortable with what you're wearing will not let you enjoy yourself, ...

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Modi inaugurates H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday inaugurated the Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in South Mumbai. The hospital, in its 90th year, has been completely rebuilt by Reliance Foundation, into a modern 19-storey tower with two heritage wings. The foundation is headed by Nita Ambani. Founded in 1925 as Mumbai's first general hospital, it was also frequen...

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AIFF fines Pires, Fikru and Habas

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Saturday came down hard on FC Goa marquee player Robert Pires, Atletico de Kolkata striker Fikru Lemessa and head coach Antonio Lopez Habas by slapping them with severe fines and match suspension for offensive behaviour during the ill-tempered Indian Super League (ISL) encounter in Margao, Thursday. Pires and Fikru were fi...

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Bangalore indoor stadium venue for World snooker

Bangalore, Oct 25 (IANS) Looking at a budget of Rs.50 lakh for next month's IBSF World Snooker Championship here, Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) officials have been doing the rounds of state government offices and also the municipality in a bid to put on a show worthy of the occasion. A BSFI statement Saturday said the championship, scheduled for Nov 16-29, will be held...

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BJP corporator shot dead in Agra

Agra, Oct 25 (IANS) A BJP corporator was shot dead while having liquor here, police said Saturday. Mahesh Jain, 46, was also the chief whip of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the civic body. Mahesh Jain and Pramod Jain were drinking liquor with two other people in Idgah colony when the incident took place on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, a police officer said. <...

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Four shot at in Delhi rioting, 33 arrested

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Four people were shot at during a clash between two communities over a petty issue in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area, police said, adding that 33 people have been arrested. Four persons were reportedly injured by gun shots but these were not fired by police. We are trying to identify who were behind the firing, a police officer told IANS. The firing took pl...

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Parties in Jharkhand gear up for assembly polls

Ranchi, Oct 25 (IANS) Following the announcement of the dates for the Jharkhand assembly polls, political parties here are gearing up for the election. The Election Commission Saturday announced that polls in the state will be conducted in five phases -- Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 14 and 20. The stakes are high for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which won 12 of the 14 Lok Sabha seats ea...

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