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Yemeni PM resigns amid deadly clashes in capital

Sana'a, Sep 21 (IANS) Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa resigned Sunday amid week-long deadly clashes between the army and Shia rebels here in the capital, a government official said. Basindawa has informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua quoted the official as saying on condition of anonymity. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had Sep ...

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Modi confident India, US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With the mood in Delhi and Washington in harmony, India and the US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared ahead of his first summit meeting with US President Barack Obama next week. I have a one word answer: Yes. And with great confidence I say aye, Modi told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a wide-ranging interview, his ...

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Want to win people's confidence by action: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would like to win the confidence of people by his action rather than his speeches. If I can win the confidence of the people of India, not from my speeches but by actions, then the power of 1.25 billion Indians will come together to take the country forward, Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, tele...

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Two alleged kidnappers lynched in Bihar

Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Two alleged kidnappers of a child were Sunday beaten to death and one was badly injured by a mob in a village in Bihar, police said. The incident took place near Chitauna village in Gopalganj district. Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Singh said a mob caught the three alleged kidnappers and beat them up. Two of the men were so badly beaten that the...

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Six soldiers killed in Egypt plane crash

Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) Six soldiers were killed and one was wounded Sunday when a military cargo plane crashed near an airport in Egypt, a media report said. The reconnaissance aircraft crashed near the military airport in Fayyoum province, 85 km south of Egyptian capital Cairo, Xinhua quoted state-run Ahram newspaper as saying on its website. The plane was heading to the airport b...

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Indian swimmers fail to qualify at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the finals in their respective categories at the Asian Games held at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Sunday. Saurabh Sangvekar failed to qualify for the men's 200 metre freestyle final, finishing fifth in Heat 4 with a timing of one minute and 53 seconds. Japan's Hagino Kosuke won gold, clocking one minute 45 seco...

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Have clear road map to channelise Indians' potential: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he had a clear road map to channelise the immense capability of Indians, and refused to be drawn into comparisons with China even as he stressed there was need to have faith that the neighbouring country would accept global laws. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, telecast in its entirety Sunday, Modi said Ind...

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Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests two businessmen

Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Sunday arrested two businessmen in Odisha in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam, a lawyer said. The CBI officials arrested Mumbai-based stock broker Deepak Pareek and real estate broker Dharmendra Bothra after interrogating them for hours in the state capital Bhubaneswar. They were later produced...

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Force India drivers finish in points

Singapore, Sep 21 (IANS) Both Force India drivers successfully finished among the points as Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg ended seventh and ninth respectively at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix here Sunday. Perez, who started 15th, brought home six points while his German teammate, who took flight from 13th position, came back with two points at the 5.065 km Marina Bay Street Circu...

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Indian medallists at 2014 Asian Games

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) The following are Indian medallists at the end of the second day of competitions at the 17th Asian Games here Sunday: Gold: Jitu Rai: Men's 50 metre pistol shooting Bronze: Shweta Chaudhary: Women's 10 metre pistol shooting Indian team: Men's 10 metre air pistol team shooting Indian team: Women's team badminton ...

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SRFI to use tech in scoring

Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) has decided to embrace technology which will provide the sport more visibility while keeping pace with latest trends by way of introducing new components in the scoring system that will be used in all SRFI sanctioned tournaments. As part of this 'Game Development Project', the SRFI has tied up with the Sports Mechanics ...

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Blizzard blitz flattens Cobras in CLT20

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Hobart Hurricanes of Australia rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard (78 not out off 48 balls) to beat South African team Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash here Sunday. The South Africans batted first and managed to post an imposing total of 186/4 despite losing wickets at regular intervals ...

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'CLT20 chance for foreigners to hone skills, make money'

Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming here Sunday said the Champions League Twenty20 gives an opportunity to foreign cricketers to hone their skills and make money. Non-Indian players view this tournament as an excellent concept for honing their cricketing skills and earning money, which makes them financially secure, Fleming said ahead of CSK's Group A tie a...

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Fake currency seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with face of value of Rs.9 lakh were seized Sunday from near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district, the BSF said. According to the Border Security Force (BSF), Bangladeshi smugglers had thrown the fake currency kept inside a plastic bag from across the international border into the Indian side. The Sou...

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Afghanistan declares Ghani Ahmadzai as president-elect

Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) Sunday declared Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new president, an official said. Since we Afghans do not have computerised ID card, we do not have the statistics of eligible voters. We still have security problems, therefore it is difficult to have a fair election, Xinhua quoted IEC chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani as tell...

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Indian enterprise will deliver sustained 8-9 percent growth: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said the entrepreneurial nature of over a million Indians is the basis of his belief that the country will be able to consistently achieve growth rates of 8-9 percent over a sustained period, and for which he has a clear road map. It is my absolute belief that Indians have unlimited talent. I have a lot of faith in the entrepre...

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Kerala's SJD to merge with JD-U

Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) The Socialist Janata Democratic (SJD), a constituent of Kerala's ruling coalition, will merge with the Sharad Yadav-led JD-U, it was announced Sunday. Addressing reporters at Delhi, the Janata Dal-United chief Yadav and SJD supremo and media baron M.P. Veerendra Kumar said the details would be discussed and the merger would happen in Kerala.

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Disappointment for Hyderabad's son-in-law

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) For former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik, it was a disappointment both on-and-off the ground in the hometown of his wife and tennis ace Sania Mirza. Playing his first match here since their marriage four years ago, Malik failed with both bat and ball. The all-rounder scored just eight runs for Hobart Hurricanes after finishing with bowling figures of 2-0-...

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Mizoram boys storm into Subroto Cup semis

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Defending champions Government Chawngfianga Middle School (CMS) of Mizoram thrashed Assam's Birjhora Higher Secondary School (BHSS) 5-0 to enter the Under-14 semi-finals of the Subroto Cup Football Tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium here Sunday. For the defending champions, J.H. Lallawmima's scored a brace followed by goals from Lalthansanga, Lalnunhlua and Ramhl...

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Delhi to have three more jails

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Expressing concern over the overcrowded Tihar Jail, which houses inmates twice its capacity, Delhi Chief Secretary D.M. Spolia Sunday said three more jails will come up in the capital. Spolia, who was on a visit to review the progress of under-construction Mandoli Jail, said the government planned to open jails in Baprola and Narela. He asked the Public W...

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