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Xi accorded grand welcome in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Gujarat Wednesday to a ceremonial welcome on the first leg of his three-day India visit that is aimed at ramping up trade and investment ties with India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Chinese president and his wife Peng Liyuan at Hotel Hyatt where the two leaders held talks, and agreements related to the region,...

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Mobile technology may improve India's health care

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to health care and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic said. In a lecture delivered in the national capital Sep 15, Robyn Norton, principal director of the George Institute for Global Health and James Martin professorial fellow at th...

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Now, senior citizens will walk the ramp

Noida, Sep 17 (IANS) When we mention senior citizens, the picture that flashes in our mind is of old people sipping tea, reading newspaper or strolling leisurely in a park. But here is a twist in their story - they will walk the ramp at an upcoming event. Jashan, the two-day extravaganza starting Sep 27 at Utsav Senior Living and Tree House Club and Resorts in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, will no...

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Athletic Club relishing Champions League return

Madrid, Sep 17 (IANS) The Champions League football group stage returns to Bilbao for the first time since 1998 when Athletic Club Bilbao entertain Shakhtar Donetsk in the San Mames Stadium Wednesday night. Athletic Club booked their place in the competition by finishing fourth in the Primera Liga last season and beating a difficult Napoli in the preliminary round in August in front of 5...

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Woman gang-raped in Odisha, three held

Bhubaneswar, Sep 17 (IANS) Three men were arrested Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a woman two days ago in Bhadrak district of Odisha, police said. The incident occurred Monday evening near the district headquarters town of Bhadrak but came to light only after the victim lodged a complaint with the police a day later. Five persons intercepted the woman and her husband at a se...

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Lalitha Kumaramangalam appointed new NCW chief

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Lalitha Kumaramangalam was Wednesday appointed the new chairman of the National Commission for Women (NCW). The announcement was made by union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi at a press conference on the completion of 100 days of her ministry here. I am very happy to announce that the new chairman of NCW is Lalitha Kumaramangalam, she s...

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Government to ease adoption norms: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government will make the norms for adopting children easier, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Wednesday. The minister also said that the government is planning to start foster care system in India so that families can take care of children without adopting them. The number of children adopted was actually going down in the past ...

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62 detained in China in social networking porn crackdown

Beijing, Sep 17 (IANS) Police in Beijing and Guangzhou have detained 62 suspects for using social networking services to organise prostitution or spread pornographic content, according to China's anti-pornography authorities. Beijing police have busted four operations and captured 25 suspects for organising prostitution via microblogs and instant messaging services since a campaign again...

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Government to address citizenship issue of refugees

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday said the government is committed to settling citizenship and long-term visa issues of Sindhi and Bengali communities from neighbouring countries, who have taken refuge in India. The home ministry is committed to addressing issues faced by them (Sindhi and Bengali communities) and has already constituted a task force headed by...

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Against Manchester City, Bayern rests hopes on Alonso

Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) It was a picture of rare symbolic power: Inevitably, Bayern Munich is resting its hopes on one man's shoulders in the Champions League opener against Manchester City Wednesday night - Xabi Alonso. The 32-year-old midfielder is the man given the task of leading the 2013 Champions League winner to the 2015 final which takes place in Germany's capital Berlin June 6, re...

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Gary Kirsten launches travel & tourism company

Durban, Sep 17 (IANS) Former South Africa and India coach Gary Kirsten has launched a travel and tourism company in collaboration with Cape Africa Tours. The company named Gary Kirsten Travel & Tours is primarily eyeing cricket tourism through this venture and the idea was conceived to offer individuals and teams a complete travel package. Kirsten Wednesday said that having...

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Jamaat calls Bangladesh shutdown for release of leader

Dhaka, Sep 17 (IANS) Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami party has called for a country-wide shutdown to press its demand for release of its top leader, Delwar Sayedee, whose death sentence was commuted by the Supreme Court Wednesday. The 48-hour strike will commence for one day from 6 a.m. Thursday and will resume for another day from 6 a.m. Sunday, bdnews24.com quoted acting party chief Mokbu...

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Vikram's 'I' trailer hit on YouTube

Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) The trailer of actor Vikram's upcoming Tamil magnum opus I, which was unveiled Monday, has crossed over two million views in 24 hours on YouTube. We have not witnessed such a huge pickup for any trailer. 'I' will set new benchmarks across film industries and we are proud to be associated with it, Ashok Parwani, head - South, Sony Music India, said in a statement.

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Arjuna Award for boxer Manoj Kumar: Sports ministry

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Incheon-bound boxer Manoj Kumar, who was forced to drag the sports ministry to the court after he was controversially denied the Arjuna Award, will finally get the prestigious award, an official said Wednesday. Sports secretary Ajit Sharan told IANS that the government had decided to bestow the Arjuna Award upon Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, af...

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Nirbhaya centers will solve half of the problems: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said Wednesday that setting up 'Nirbhaya centers' for women in distress, and women helpline will together solve half of the problems of women in the country. Addressing a press conference here, the minister said the consultations on setting up these 'Nirbhaya centers' are at an advanced stage, and these will be e...

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Can another drink relieve you from a hangover?

London, Sep 17 (IANS) Is hair of the dog the best cure for hangover? According to a renowned author and journalist, another drink is the way to get rid of those forgetful morning episodes of a dry mouth, headaches, nausea and lethargy. Adam Rogers, the author of the bestseller Proof: the Science of Booze, opines that there could be an explanation as to why more alcohol relieves a hangove...

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Sensex ends 126 points up; automobile stocks gain

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) In a volatile session, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed Wednesday's trade 126 points or 0.48 percent up. Healthy buying was observed in automobile, information technology (IT), capital goods, technology, entertainment and media (TECK) and healthcare sectors, while selling pressure was seen in consumer durables and banking stocks. The 30-sc...

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BJP distances itself from 'love jihad' after bypoll setback

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Following electoral reverses in Uttar Pradesh, where it lost eight of 11 seats in the assembly bypolls, the Bharatiya Janata party Wednesday distanced itself from the love jihad campaign. As far as 'love jihad' is concerned, it may have been raised by a few local leaders but the BJP as a party has never endorsed it, said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra when IANS as...

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Indian origin man jailed for raping woman in New Zealand

Wellington, Sep 17 (IANS) A court in New Zealand Wednesday sentenced an Indian-origin man to six years and nine months in jail for raping a woman in her sleep, media reported. The accused, identified as Tajinder Paul Singh, 29, who was in New Zealand on a temporary visitor visa at the time, raped the woman after a party in Christchurch, The Press online reported. The report did n...

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Modi meets Xi

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi warmly received Chinese President Xi Jinping, who began a three-day India sojourn Wednesday. Modi set aside protocol and received Xi, who arrived in Ahmedabad from Colombo. Both leaders smiled, shook hands and waved at those who had gathered at Hotel Hyatt. Three MoUs are expected to be inked. In the second leg...

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