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Mixed reactions to Kerala's new liquor policy

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's announcement of only five-star hotels serving liquor from the next fiscal and prohibition in the state in 10 years is generating a mixed response. Chandy Friday said the new liquor policy will be submitted to the Kerala High Court Aug 26. CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters a study should be conduc...

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Sushma heads to Vietnam Sunday on two-day visit

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Continuing the Narendra Modi government's connect with the neighbourhood, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is to visit Vietnam Aug 24-26. The minister's visit would also pave the way for a high-level visit to Vietnam next month, said external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. President Pranab Mukherjee is to visit the southeast Asian...

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Somali militants behead abducted Kenyan driver

Nairobi, Aug 22 (IANS) Militants of the Al Shabaab extremist organisation Friday beheaded a Kenyan driver who was kidnapped at Kiunga near the border with Somalia in the coastal town of Lamu. The body of George Mwita was discovered during a rescue operation carried out by Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers and police within the vast Boni forest where the militants were hiding, Xinhua re...

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Trying to resolve the issue: Gadkari, Kejriwal tell court

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union minister Nitin Gadkari and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Friday told the Delhi High Court that they are trying to resolve the issue in a defamation case filed by the former BJP chief to seek redressal for charges of corruption hurled at him. A division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice Pratibha Rani posted the matter for Oct 16 after the counsel appea...

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Jeering was deliberate, pre-planned: Haryana CM Hooda

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that the jeering faced by him at an official function in Kaithal earlier this week in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was pre-planned. He said he could have created a scene on the stage but did not do so as he respected the office of the prime minister. Hooda implied that the jeering was done by M...

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SC questions government on lack of opposition leader

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said it will give a larger interpretation to the concept of opposition leader in the Lok Sabha if the government failed to resolve the issue. Days after the Lok Sabha speaker ruled that the Congress won't get the status of the opposition, Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman underlined the impo...

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Cheruku upsets Nikshep in junior tennis nationals

Chennai, Aug 22 (IANS) Vasisht Vinod Cheruku authored the biggest upset in the boys singles when he beat top seed Nikshep B.R. 6-2, 6-1, in an all-Karnataka semifinal of the MCC-Adidas Junior National clay court tennis championship, here Friday. In the final scheduled for Saturday, Cheruku, seeded nine, will take on 15th ranked Nitin Kumar (West Bengal) who ended qualifier S. Manish's dr...

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Fresh cases of Ebola recorded in Nigeria: Official

Abuja, Aug 22 (IANS) Fresh cases of the Ebola virus disease have been recorded in Nigeria, where the highly contagious disease has already claimed five lives, Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday. The minister said the new cases of Ebola are spouses of health workers who had primary contacts with the index case, Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American, who spread the virus to Afri...

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Political ad ban on public vehicles: HC seeks Delhi's reply

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday sought response from the Delhi government on a plea seeking to set aside guidelines banning political advertisements on public service vehicles (PSVs). A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru asked the Delhi government to file response on the plea of the auto union opposing the guidelines issued by the transport...

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Strengthen infection control against Ebola, WHO tells India

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India needs to further strengthen its infection control mechanism and surveillance to prevent an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) like the current one in western Africa, the World Health Organization Friday said. At a technical briefing here on the disease and how to prevent it, WHO said that in affected countries it does not advise families or communities t...

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JD-U suspends its legislator for six years

Pat Aug 22 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Friday suspended its legislator Rajiv Ranjan from the party for six years. JD-U president Sharad Yadav suspended Rajiv as he was involved in anti-party activities, party general secretary K.C. Tayagi said. Rajiv was suspended for his anti-party activities that violated discipline and created bad image of the party. It is a...

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US-born Indian to play Mowgli in 'Jungle Book: Origins'

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Young actor Rohan Chand, who was born in New York to Indian parents, has been cast as Mowgli in Warner Bros' 3D adventure entertainer Jungle Book: Origins. Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale will head the ensemble cast for the film, which is a 3D adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book. The action adventure, which will...

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Congress names two candidates for Rajasthan by-polls

Jaipur, Aug 22 (IANS) The Congress has declared candidates for two of the four assembly constituencies in Rajasthan where by-elections are slated to be held Sep 13. The party has fielded Ramnarayan Gurjar from Nasirabad in Ajmer district and Bhajanlal Jatav from Weir constituency in Bharatpur district, said state partty spokesman Archana Sharma. The candidates for the other two c...

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HC notice to police on Vikas Yadav's parole plea

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the city police on a parole plea of Vikas Yadav, who is serving life imprisonment in the Nitish Katara murder case. A division bench of Justice Gita Mittal and Justice J.R. Midha sought response from police by Aug 29 on the plea of Yadav, son of politician D.P. Yadav. Moving the high court, Yadav sought three m...

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Odisha dengue cases rise to 249

Bhubaneswar, Aug 22 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in Odisha this year has risen to 249 with 60 new cases being reported in the past two days, an official said Friday. The number of dengue cases has increased to 249. Sixty of them were reported in the past two days, a senior official of the state health department told IANS. Sixty-eight people in coastal Jajpur district tested...

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Dalai Lama to see exhibits on Tibetan nomads' lives

Dharamsala, Aug 22 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit the Museum of Ethnology in Germany next week to see exhibits on the life of Tibetan nomads, an official said Friday. At the invitation of the Hamburg's Museum of Ethnology, the Society for Threatened Peoples and the Tibet Initiative Deutschland, the Dalai Lama will visit the exhibition 'Tibet: Destruction of an ...

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NHRC notice to Haryana over infant mortality

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The NHRC has issued notice to the Haryana government over the increase in the infant mortality rate in the state due to deficiency of iron and poor nutrition among pregnant women, a statement said here Friday. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report, which stated infant mortality rate increased to around 50 from...

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Syndicate Bank bribery case: Accused to be declared absconding

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A court here Friday initiated proceedings to declare as a proclaimed offender an accused in Syndicate Bank bribery case. The court order came on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea seeking the issue of an order to declare alleged middleman Purushottam Lal Totlani as absconding. CBI Special Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma said: I am convinced that the...

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Kerala clears Rs.1,200-crore infrastructure project

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 22 (IANS) The Kerala government has given the go-ahead for a Rs.1,200-crore investment proposal here, said a statement issued Friday. The project in Technopark by Taurus Investment Holdings LLC, Boston, the US, has been named Taurus Downtown Technopark. With a projected investment of Rs.1,200 crore, it will see development of more than 20 lakh sq. feet of...

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Second Mumbai Metro project to take off Aug 26

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Mumbai will get the second Mumbai Metro Line, between Colaba and SEEPZ, Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu said here Friday. The ground-breaking ceremony for the Rs.23,000 crore, 33-km metro line will be held at Andheri Aug 26, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said after a meeting with Naidu. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)...

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