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Lovers consume poison; girl dies, boy survives

Agra, Sep 21 (IANS) The love story of two teenagers, who eloped two days ago, Sunday ended in tragedy when both of them consumed poison. While the girl died, the boy has been hospitalised, police said. The two teenagers hail from Gaharra Khurd village near Kagaraul in Agra district of Uttar Pradesh. Police said they consumed poison as their parents and relatives objected to their...

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Delhi produces 680 million tonnes fish

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A total of 680 million tonnes fish has been produced in the national capital in this year so far, said a government official Sunday. Besides, 18.25 lakh fish seeds have also been produced, the official said. With 15 nursery ponds, the Delhi government's fisheries department has identified 24 water bodies for fish production in north-west district, which ...

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MLA vs officer: Amarinder says Badal setting wrong precedent

Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The standoff between the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress over a spat between a Congress legislator and a woman civil servant is showing no signs of ending. Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Sunday said that Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was setting a wrong precedent by ordering an inquir...

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British couple's murder suspects 'Asian men'

Bangkok, Sep 21 (IANS) The DNA found in the female victim's body in the Thailand double murder belonged to two Asian men. David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were beaten to death and their bodies found semi-naked Sep 15 near a beachside bungalow on the island of Koh Tao, the Bangkok Post reported. Witheridge's skirt was hiked up to her waist and her T-shirt pulled up. Sh...

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Woman shot dead by husband in Agra

Agra, Sep 21 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was Sunday morning allegedly shot dead by her husband here, police said. Priyanka, who hailed from Delhi, had married Sunder eight years ago. However, they used to quarrel on a daily basis, their neighbours in Taj Ganj area told police. Sunder was arrested, while Priyanka's body has been sent for post-mortem examination. ...

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Kerala CPI leader out of national executive

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Leader of CPI in the Kerala assembly C. Divakaran was Sunday left out of the national executive, the highest decision-making body of the party. National secretary S. Sudhakara Reddy made the announcement in Delhi after a series of party meetings that ended Sunday. He had sent his resignation and it was accepted, Reddy told reporters.

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Three on a bike killed in Agra

Agra, Sep 21 (IANS) Three people, including a child, who were riding a motorbike died Sunday when they were hit by a speeding truck, police said. The accident took place while the motorbike was crossing the Agra-Mathura highway. The three were from a village near Farah town in Mathura district. After the accident, angry villagers tried to block the highway but were persu...

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G20 deal on sharing bank data to help India battle black money

Cairns (Australia) Sep 21 (IANS) In a major step that will aid India track and recover black money stashed abroad, G20 finance ministers Sunday agreed on allowing automatic sharing of all bank information with tax authorities at the end of each year, starting 2017. We endorse the finalised global Common Reporting Standard for automatic exchange of tax information on a reciprocal basis wh...

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Modi says he has roadmap to channelise Indians' capability

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India has a chance to rise to its glory of the past, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who says he has a clear roadmap to channelise the capability of India's people. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Modi said the present era belongs to Asia, and India and China were both growing rapidly with their contributions to global Gross Domestic...

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Parrikar has doubts about efficacy of solar energy

Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be gung ho about solar energy and starting a solar energy revolution in India, but Goa Chief Minister and technocrat Manohar Parrikar still has doubts about harnessing solar energy. Parrikar, an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, while speaking during a conference on 'Exploring Energy Frontiers' here, said: S...

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Big B salutes KBC big winners' determination, intelligence

Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) There was a mission in the manner in which they approached the game, says Amitabh Bachchan marvelling at the effort and determination of the two brothers from Delhi who cracked the highest honour on KBC. The Narula brothers - Achin and Sarthak, in their 20s - became the first to hit the jackpot by winning the maximum prize money of Rs.7 crore in a special edition o...

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BJP to seek NCW intervention in Jadavpur varsity case

Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The BJP's Lok Sabha member Meenakshi Lekhi Sunday condemned the alleged sexual harassment of a Jadavpur University student and the subsequent police crackdown on demonstrating pupils, and said she will seek the intervention of the National Commission for Women (NCW) in the matter. Many students were injured after police allegedly beat them up Wednesday for laying s...

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Police colonel killed in Egypt blast

Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) A police colonel was killed and seven others were injured Sunday in a blast near the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in Cairo, the interior and health ministries said, revising an earlier toll of four. A civilian and six policemen were injured in the explosion, MENA news quoted Assistant Interior Minister Abdel Fattah Othman saying. Several explosive devices went o...

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India eves thrashed 0-10 by Thailand in Asian Games football

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian women rounded off their league encounters receiving a 0-10 thrashing from Thailand here Sunday in their third Group A match of the football competition in the Asian Games. Thailand dominated the proceedings right from the start and led 8-0 at interval at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field. It was India's second successive loss in the tournament by a similar margi...

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Punjab warns officials against de-reserving posts

Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The Punjab government has issued strict directives against de-reserving posts of reserved categories and converting these to other categories, an official spokesman said Sunday. All departments in the state government have been directed not to do this without securing prior approval from the welfare department's reservation cell. In a communique to all h...

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Modi govt very decisive, will change system: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) The decisiveness in decision-making and cutting red-tapism of the Narendra Modi government at the centre will change the country's governance system, Punjab's powerful deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, feels. He is moving in the right direction. He has shown two-three things - decisiveness and cutting off red-tapism in decision making. That alone is th...

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'Second skin' spacesuits to ease astronauts' life

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing an active second-skin spacesuit for future astronauts that incorporates small, spring-like coils that contract in response to heat. These spacesuits will give astronauts the much-needed mobility and flexibility in the space environment. The coils are made from a shape-memory al...

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UNHQ becomes canvas inspiring action on climate change

New York, Sep 21 (IANS/WAM) In the lead-up to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Climate Summit, the UN lit up its iconic headquarters complex here with a spectacular 30-storey architectural projection show aimed to inspire global citizens to take climate action. Entitled illUmiNations: Protecting Our Planet, and organised in partnership with the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS) and Obscu...

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Meet this new dinosaur species with a giant nose!

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) Approximately 75 million years ago during the late Cretaceous period, there lived a gentle dinosaur species with a giant nose, shows a new study. The newly-discovered dinosaur, named Rhinorex condrupus by paleontologists from the North Carolina State University and Brigham Young University, lived in what is now Utah in the US. Rhinorex, which translates ro...

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Indian women lose 0-10 to Thailand in Asiad football

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian women's football team suffered a 0-10 loss at the Asian Games as they went down to Thailand in their third Group A match at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field here Sunday. Nisa Romyen and skipper Kanjana Sung Ngoen fired in four goals each past Indian goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan while substitutes Naphat Seesraum and Pitsamai Sornsai also scored a goal each. <...

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