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Schweinsteiger heaps praise on United manager van Gaal

Frankfurt, Sep 2 (IANS) Manchester United's German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has praised his club manager Louis van Gaal saying the ambitious Dutchman wants to win every game and knows how to treat the team. The 31-year-old moved to United in July, bringing an end to a trophy-laden 17-year stay at German record champions Bayern Munich. Yes, he is still the same Louis van ...

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Bharti Airtel selects Ericsson to roll out 4G in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Swedish telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson has bagged a four-year contract from Bharti Airtel to roll out 4G services in the national capital, a company statement said here on Wednesday. Bharti Airtel has chosen Ericsson to roll out 4G network for its subscribers in Delhi. This four-year agreement marks the first LTE-FDD (long term evolution-frequency divisio...

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WABCO expands facility to increase head count in India

Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Belgium-based auto component maker WABCO on Wednesday said it anticipates the head count of software engineering and share services division in India to go up by 150 engineers over the next five years. In a statement issued here, the company said it has opened a new 65,000 sq ft facility here to expand its software engineering and shared services capabilities, said ...

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Rape charges framed against 'Peepli Live' director

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday framed rape charges against Bollywood movie Peepli Live director Mahmood Farooqui, who is accused of sexually assaulting an American woman. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain framed rape charges against Farooqui and posted the matter for September 9 for begining the trial. The court will record the statement of the complainant ...

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Eight dead in Paris apartment fire

Paris, Sep 2 (IANS) A fire in an apartment building in northern Paris on Wednesday killed eight people, including two children, French officials said. The blaze in the 18th district of the French capital broke out in the early hours, and it took more than 100 firefighters to contain it, BBC reported. Four survivors -- some of whom are in a critical condition -- were in hospital.<...

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US stocks open sharply higher after heavy sell-off

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) US stocks opened sharply higher on Wednesday following the previous day's steep decline as Wall Street was digesting mixed economic data. US nonfarm business sector labour productivity increased at a 3.3-percent annual rate during the second quarter of 2015, beating market expectations of 2.8 percent, the Labor Department reported on Wednesday. From the sec...

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Set up more multiplexes: Bengal film industry to Mamata

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) A delegation led by national award-winning actor Prosenjit Chatterjee on Wednesday urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to reopen shut cinema halls and set up more multiplexes in the state to boost Bengali cinema. Chatterjee said that in order to showcase Bengali feature films to a wider audience, more multiplexes and screening slots should be facilitate...

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Manmohan Singh was aware of coal block allocation process: Koda

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, accused in a coal block allocation case, on Wednesday told a Delhi court that former prime minister Manmohan Singh was aware of everything in the process of allocating a coal block to Naveen Jindal's firm. Koda's counsel told Special Judge Bharat Parashar that Manmohan Singh, who was holding coal portfolio that time, can...

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Uber rape: Indian woman withdraws US case

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) An Indian woman executive who sued Uber after allegedly being raped by a driver for the cab-hailing service in India has voluntarily withdrawn her lawsuit, a media report said citing a court filing. The 26-year-old woman filed her lawsuit in January in the US, about a month after she was allegedly raped and assaulted on a Uber ride in Delhi. The woman's a...

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Oppo eyes India opportunity, to partner with Foxconn

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese handset-maker Oppo on Wednesday said it was in talks with electronics assembly manufacturer Foxconn to start an assembly line for its smartphones in the Sri City plant special economic zone in Andhra Pradesh. We are right now in talks with Foxconn to start an assembly line at the Sri City plant though we are undecided on the models and production capabilit...

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Geelani sends secret letter to Pakistan PM

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A three-member delegation from the Hurriyat Conference belonging to the Syed Ali Shah Geelani faction met Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit here on Tuesday and handed over a confidential letter for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. We handed over Geelani sahab's letter for PM Sharif to the officials at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Ayaz Akbar, spokesper...

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Hamas calls on Palestinian factions to boycott Abbas's meeting

Gaza, Sep 2 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement on Wednesday called on Palestinian factions to boycott the Palestinian's National Council (PNC) two-day session, which is scheduled for September 14 in Ramallah. According to Sami Abu Zuhri, a Gaza Hamas spokesman, Palestinian factions should boycott PNC sessions to prevent President Mahmoud Abbas from carrying out absurd actions, Xinhua repo...

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Over 4,200 refugees arrive in Piraeus port

Athens, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) More than 4,200 refugees have arrived in the last 12 hours at the port of Piraeus in Athens aboard two ferries, in a new operation for transporting refugees from the Aegean Islands. Both ferries arrived from the island of Lesbos, with the first ferry arriving on Tuesday night with 1,749 people on board, while the second reached the island on Wednesday morning wit...

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Australia ready for exercise with more than one nation

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews said on Wednesday his country was ready to participate with other nations in multilateral defence exercises - and that walking out after China's demarche following the 2007 Malabar exercise was a mistake. In 2007, the Exercise Malabar was held in the Bay of Bengal with 25 vessels from India, the US, Japan, Australia and Si...

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Martial a massive gamble for United: Henry

Manchester, Sep 2 (IANS) French football legend Thierry Henry on Wednesday said Manchester United's latest signing of French striker Anthony Martial is a massive gamble for the English Premier League (EPL) giants. The 19-year-old signed for the English Premier League giants on Tuesday leaving Monaco for a transfer fee of 36 million pounds ($55.02 million). Martial has also been ...

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Manchester United enters into global partnership with HCL Tech

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) English football club Manchester United has made IT services company HCL Technologies its global partner, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. As part of this partnership HCL and Manchester United will work together to explore and unveil a number of digital initiatives to transform the experience of the club's 659 million global followers, the statement s...

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Loss of Rs.25,000 crore, says corporate body as strike hits India

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A nationwide strike called by trade unions hit India hard as millions of industrial and blue collar workers struck work, affecting all vital sectors of the economy in varying degrees. A business body estimated the day's loss at Rs.25,000 crore as the strike crippled defence production, banks, insurance companies and the postal department besides strongly affecting...

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Strike hits life in Goa

Panaji, Sep 2 (IANS) Life was disrupted in Goa on Wednesday in the wake of an all-India strike called by trade unions and transport associations, even as the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) maintained that the strike had flopped. Public and goods transport services were worst hit by the strike and even market places wore a deserted look. Attendance at schools, government and...

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Hollande condemns fresh violence in Ukraine

Paris, Sep 2 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday condemned the Monday attack on the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev where lawmakers were voting on constitutional changes that would give more autonomy to its eastern region held by rebels. In a statement issued by Hollande's office, the French head of state expressed his solidarity to the President (Petro) Poroshen...

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Bangladesh sees rise in foreign exchange reserve

Dhaka, Sep 2 (IANS) Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserve hit an all-time high of $26.18 billion at the end of August, said a central bank official on Wednesday. A Bangladesh Bank official, who preferred to be unnamed, said foreign currency reserves reached a new milestone last month, reflecting the country's strength in the economy, Xinhua reported. According to the official, t...

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