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Erdogan rejects Russian accusation of illegal oil trade with IS

Ankara, Nov 26 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday refuted accusations by Russian authorities that Turkey has been involved in illegal oil trade with the Islamic State militant group. The ones who claim we purchase oil from IS are obligated to prove it, Erdogan said, adding that 79 million litres of smuggled oil have been seized by Turkey in 2014, Xinhua reported.

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Constitutional principles, ideals under deliberate attack: Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday flayed the Narendra Modi government on the issue of intolerance during a debate in the Lok Sabha, saying that ideals and principles enshrined in the Indian constitution were deliberately attacked. People who have no faith in constitution, who have not contributed to its making, are talking about it repeatedly; want to a...

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'Neerja' to release on February 19, 2016

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Neerja', a biopic on the life of late air hostess Neerja Bhanot, will hit the screens on February 19 next year. Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged is proud to announce that we will be releasing 'Neerja' on February 19 for the people the world over to know and celebrate the story of a 23-year-old girl who found courage and self-sacrifice in an extraordinary mome...

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Russia shouldn't pay for individual dope cheats: Bekele

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) World and Olympic record holder in 5,000 and 10,000 metres, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele on Thursday said the decision of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to suspend its Russian federation because of allegations of doping was not right as clean athletes will suffer. The governing body of world athletics took the unprecedented step of sus...

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Russia expects apology from Turkey, mulls economic sanctions

Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Russia is expecting from Turkey a high level apology and compensation for the damage caused by Tuesday's downing of a Su-24 aircraft, and is considering retaliatory economic sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. We have not yet received any clear apology from Turkey's high political level, nor any proposal to compensate the harm and damage or promise...

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Haryana paddy arrival crosses 55 lakh tonnes

Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Paddy arrival in Haryana has crossed the 55 lakh tonnes mark this year against a projected target of around 36 lakh tonnes, a state food and supplies department official said on Thursday. The arrival and procurement of paddy crop in Haryana is much higher this year compared to last year, the officials said here. During the current Kharif season, more tha...

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Indian hockey eves lose 1-4 to Argentina

Buenos Aires, Nov 26 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team lost their second and final successive match of their exposure tour 1-4 to Argentina here. An aggressive Argentina team closed the game with a smashing performance on Wednesday evening after drawing the first match 2-2 on Tuesday. The Argentinean outfit attacked India from the start and within the first eight minutes Mart...

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Bomb attack on minister kills two in Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) At least two people were killed and three injured in a bomb attack on a convoy of a federal minister in northwest Pakistan on Thursday evening, local media reported. The incident took place when a roadside bomb hit the convoy of Pakistan's Federal Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durrani in the northwestern district of Bannu, Xinhua reported. The minister ...

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India to become third-largest air passenger market by 2026: IATA

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The global air transportation body on Thursday predicted that India will become the third-largest air passenger market by 2026. As per the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) updated passenger growth forecast, India will displace Britain as the third-largest market by 2026. The forecast said China is expected to overtake the United States as ...

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Odisha's Kalinga, Ganga Ram Hospital ink deal to treat underprivileged

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) In a bid to provide better medical care to people living in the remote areas of Odisha, the Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) has signed an agreement with Ganga Ram Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education (GRIPMER) to train medical and paramedical students in the latest medical technologies. Among the latest technologies are robotic surgery, minima...

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Paralympics champion Popow to conduct clinic in India

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Paralympics gold medallist sprinter Heinrich Popow of Germany will be conducting the first ever running clinic for people with disabilities in India, which will begin here on World Disability Day on December 3. The clinic has over 12 participants from varied backgrounds and places, who will come here for the three-day session. At the Paralympics 2012 in Lond...

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Saudi Arabia lists 12 Hezbollah leaders as terrorists

Riyadh, Nov 26 (IANS) Saudi Arabia on Thursday listed 12 Hezbollah leaders as terrorists, and a number of regional entities as supporters of terrorism, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The 12 were added to the list due to their involvement in Hezbollah operations, and their companies' financing of the group's militia activities. The latest list included Mohammed Yousif Mansoor, a...

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132 pictures of V=Chinese life, dreams to be exhibited in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) A exhibition showcasing 132 photographs of life and dreams in China opens here on Saturday. Titled Life and Dreams in China - The Past and the Present, the exhibition is being hosted as a joint initiative between China Federation of Literary and Art Circles (CFLAC) and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The exhibition is on at the Art Gallery of ...

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Hockey World League Finals trophy unveiled

Raipur, Nov 26 (IANS) Eight of the best teams from across the world have gathered to compete in the year's biggest event -- the Hockey World League (HWL) Final -- to be held at the 3,400-seat Sardar Vallabh Bhai International Hockey Stadium here from November 27 to December 6. The tourney will see hosts India share the astroturf with reigning World Champions Australia, Argentina, Olympic...

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Pakistan, ADB sign $800 mn loan to boost power supply

Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Pakistan on Thursday signed agreements for combined loan assistance of nearly $800 million to boost Pakistan's power sector efficiency and reforms, the ADB said. Power shortages are a major obstacle in Pakistan's economic development. With demands for electricity outpacing supplies, inefficient and inadequate transmission and ...

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Rajasthan beat Maharashtra to win Youth Boys national TT title

Dharamsala, Nov 26 (IANS) Rajasthan won their second national title when their Youth Boys dethroned Maharashtra A 3-2 in a thrilling final of the 77th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships at the Indoor Stadium here on Thursday. The Youth Girls title went to North Bengal when they defeated West Bengal 3-2 in an enthralling final to re-launch themselves on the national scen...

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Russia deploys S-400 anti-aircraft missiles in Syria

Moscow, Nov 26 (IANS) Russia has deployed a sophisticated S-400 missile system at the Hmeimim airbase of the Russian air force operating in Syria, Russia's RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment in order to raise its air defence capability following the downing of a Russia...

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Strong action to be taken over babies' deaths in Kolkata hospital

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) The West Bengal directorate of health services on Thursday said strong action will be taken against those responsible for the death of two babies allegedly due to overheating in a radiant warmer apparatus in the state-run Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. A probe panel was set up by the authorities following allegations by their parents that the babies died in ...

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Punjab Marshalls aim to maintain winning streak in CTL

Chandigarh, Nov 26 (IANS) Punjab Marshalls are all set for their home leg of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) which will be played at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association (CLTA) Stadium here on November 27-28. The team started their Season Two campaign with a bang after they defeated Mumbai Tennis Masters 21-19 in the CTL opener. The team has arrived in the city and their capt...

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TRAI seeks to fix reserve price of 2G, 3G, 4G airwaves

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has initiated the process to firm up reserve prices for the 700, 800, 900, 1800, 2100, 2300 and 2500 MHz spectrum bands which provide 2G, 3G and 4G telecom services, an official statement said here on Thursday. The telecom watchdog said to avoid further delay in floating the consultation paper, the Authority has de...

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