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Six killed in US drone strike in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At least six people were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan on Tuesday. The US unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in the Shawal valley of North Waziristan that borders Afghanistan, Xinhua reported. The strike killed six suspected militants inside the compound. They are yet to be identifi...

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Free family medical insurance for Ola drivers

Bengaluru, Sep 2 (IANS) Leading mobile application provider for personal transportation Ola on Tuesday announced free medical insurance to family members of drivers operating on its platform. We have tied up with Reliance General Insurance Co Ltd to provide our drivers a medical cover of an assured Rs.2 lakh for them and their family, including expenses on hospital and treatment, the agg...

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Disabled kids shoot at minus 10 degrees for film

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Thirteen deaf children, the heroes of debutant director Mahesh Bhatt's film The Silent Heroes shot in extreme temperatures (going down to minus 10 degrees Celsius) and harsh conditions to successfully complete the shooting of their film. As per the script demand when we were shooting in the icy areas, all the roads were blocked and the temperature hovered around minu...

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Row over Kerala BJP chief's name on foundation stone

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 1 (IANS) A controversy broke out on Tuesday as Kerala legislators found the name of state BJP chief figured prominently on the foundation stone of a road project here and protested. The BJP however dismissed the issue as trivial. The foundation stone was for the the inauguration of work commencement on a four-decade-old National Highway project in the capital city...

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Government accepts Shah panel report on MAT inapplicability

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The government on Tuesday accepted the recommendations of the Justice A.P.Shah committee on the applicability of the vexed minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign instituitional investors (FIIs), and said it has decided to effect an appropriate amendment to the Income Tax Act. Through the amendment the government proposes to clarify that MAT provisions will not be...

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Can't let Salman Khan down: Sooraj Pancholi

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Emerging actor Sooraj Pancholi says there wasn't any specific pressure on him and co-star Athiya Shetty for Hero but that of not letting mentor Salman Khan down. Salman sir never put any pressure on us. He never instructed us to work in a specific manner, or to take inspiration from other guys. Obviously there is a pressure because we've got such a big film and he is...

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I'm not delusional: Anil Kapoor

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) His looks and physique defy that he's 58 years old, has three children and a three decade-long career as an actor behind him. Anil Kapoor credits it to his positivity towards life and to the fact that he's not delusional about his age and status. He was flattered by compliments that he is getting younger by the years. But he reminded generous mediapersons here on ...

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Saif happy that producers can come with different roles

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan feels the positive response to his action thriller Phantom has given him significant versatility, and filmmakers can now approach him with a wide range of roles. Asked about the kind of roles he prefers to play, Saif told IANS: If I wanted to do just chocolate-boy or love stories, then I would feel limited and get bored. When a film like this work...

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Pakistan army to participate in China's V-Day Parade

Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) A contingent of Pakistan soldiers will take part in China's Victory Day celebrations as well as the parade on the day, a military statement said on Tuesday. The Pakistan contingent were drawn from the three services and has been imparted special training for the special parade, Major Ishtiaq of the Inter-Services Public Relations told Xinhua. It is an h...

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'Death to America' to remain on walls of US Embassy in Tehran

Tehran, Sep 1 (IANS) The graffiti Death to America will remain on the walls of former US embassy here, Iran's Basij Student Organisation announced on Tuesday, reported semi-official Fars news agency. Basij Student Organisation announces this to the Iranian people that the slogan of Death to America will ever decorate the walls of this place (former US embassy), an announcement by the pub...

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Delhi to increase number of its standing counsel

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) To strengthen its representation in the courts, the Delhi government on Tuesday decided to increase the posts of government standing counsel in the Delhi High Court and the National Green Tribunal, an official statement said. The decision, taken in a cabinet meeting, came on the recommendations of the law department, a day after Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisod...

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DCW to work with Delhi Police's crimes against women cell

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday decided to work closely with Delhi Police's special unit dealing with crimes against women for speedy resolution of common cases, an official said. DCW chief Swati Maliwal visited the office of the Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC) at Nanakpura area, where she met Joint Commissioner of Police and SP...

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Rafale deal gets DAC 'go ahead'; projects worth Rs.13,000 crore cleared

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) A deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from France was on course and the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given its 'go ahead' for further negotiations for the jets, official sources said on Tuesday. The council also cleared projects worth over Rs.13,000 crore. The DAC, chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, met here on Tuesday, and was briefed by the ne...

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Mamata government vows to foil strike, Left threatens to return fire

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Wednesday's countrywide general strike called by trade unions has turned into a prestige battle in West Bengal with the Mamata Banerjee government vowing to foil any disruption and the opposition Left Front threatening to return fire with fire to make the shutdown successful. If the Trinamool Congress government issued a circular mandating government employees to re...

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I don't read reviews: John Abraham on tackling criticism

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) John Abraham has a simple way of tackling comments by film critics -- he doesn't get newspapers at home and doesn't read their views on his movies. He says while it is human nature to be affected by criticism, but feels he has now matured enough to understand whose views really matter. The Madras Cafe actor, who was in the capital on Tuesday to promote his forthco...

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UP to set up cow milk, cheese and ice-cream plants

Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday took some major decisions to strengthen and support the dairy sector and okayed a proposal to set up a cow milk plant in Kannauj, the parliamentary constituency of Dimple Yadav, wife of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Other than this, a cheese plant in Meerut, an ice-cream plant in Bareilly, a modern flavoured milk plant in Luckno...

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Over 4,800 dead in Syrian conflict in August

Cairo, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) At least 4,830 people were killed in Syria in August, whether by the government's shelling, the US-led international coalition raids, Islamic State attacks or clashes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Right said on Tuesday. Among the casualties, there were at least 1,205 civilians, including 252 children and 151 women, while 913 people lost their lives in attacks ...

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Serbia says it is willing to host refugees

Zagreb, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Serbia is willing to receive a number of refugees permanently, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic announced on Tuesday, a media report said. Serbian portal Blic quoted Vucic as saying his country was more European than others, as they do not build fences, alluding to the wire fence erected by the Hungarian government on the border with Serbia. He did not spe...

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Hackers take down British crime agency website

London, Sep 1 (IANS) The website of Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) was temporarily taken down on Tuesday in a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack by hacking group Lizard Squad, a media report said. The attack was carried out several days after the NCA announced that six teenagers were arrested on suspicion of using a DDoS tool developed by Lizard Squad to target websites, ...

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SC notice on woman officer's plea for permanent commission

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government on a petition by a decorated woman army officer challenging her release by the army, even though she opted for a permanent commission. A bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice R. Banumathi issued notice as senior counsel Dushyant Dave told them that Lt. Col. Mitali Madhumita had applie...

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