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Arunachal assured of 'maximum' central aid

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said maximum central assistance will be extended to Arunachal Pradesh to expedite various development projects in the northeastern state. The minister for the Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) said this during a meeting with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki who called on him here, according to an o...

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Mahindra Group plans expansion in Telangana

Hyderabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Mahindra Group plans to expand its operations in different sectors in Telangana. Officials of six Mahindra Group companies on Thursday met state IT Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao, Industries Minister J. Krishna Rao and Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma and discussed their expansion plans. The expansion plans cover sectors like automobile, information technology, i...

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Assam flood situation deteriorates, over 13 lakh hit

Guwahati, Sep 3 (IANS) The flood situation in Assam has deteriorated further, as flood waters have submerged over 2,000 villages in 19 districts, affecting over 13 lakh people, officials said on Thursday. The meteorological department has predicted more rain in the days to come, indicating further deterioration of the situation. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDM...

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Merkel arriving early October, agreements to be inked: Envoy

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) New German envoy Martin Ney said on Thursday that Chancellor Angela Merkel would be accompanied by six senior cabinet ministers when she comes to India in early October for the intergovernmental consultations. A number of very substantial cooperation agreements are likely to be inked during Merkel's visit, he said. On August 26, External Affairs Minister S...

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University looking into ragging complaint: Jadavpur VC

Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) Jadavpur University on Thursday said it is looking into a complaint of alleged ragging of two of its students. Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das said he received the complaint and steps would be taken in accordance with law. After receiving the complaint, I have met the dean of students in this regard. The (anti-ragging cell) committee will meet and steps will ta...

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Bobby Jindal blames Republicans for Obama victory on Iran deal

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) Indian-American Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal has blamed his party's lawmakers for getting badly outplayed in their efforts to sink President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. The Capitol Hill Republicans got conned by Obama, he said in an interview Wednesday as the president scored a major victory by getting the necessary 34 votes to sustain...

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Medical college to come up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) The foundation stone of the Mahanadi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, a Rs.492 crore CSR project of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), was laid by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday at Odisha's Talcher city. The foundation stone of the medical college was laid in the presence of union Energy Minister Piyush Goyal, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra ...

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Casinos can start in Kashmir, but not a priority: Deputy CM

Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Casinos were a potential avenue for tourism promotion in Jammu and Kashmir, but it was not a priority right now, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said on Thursday. On a visit to Goa, a hub for tourism and offshore as well as onshore casinos, the BJP leader was asked if he planned to emulate Goa's casino experience in India's northernmost state to promote tourism.

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Canadian fast-food chain caters to Indian tastes

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Fancy a submarine sandwich with astonishing options of sauces and breads catering to the Indian palete with a blend of exotic fusion? A Canadian burger chain is offering you just that at its first Indian outlet in the national capital. Mr. Sub also offers you Asian flavors like Indonesian sambal sauce and some from further afar - like a Mexican patty. It also enab...

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Nitish Kumar DNA affected by Lalu's: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The BJP here on Thursday said JD-U leader Nitish Kumar's DNA was affected by his alliance partner and RJD leader Lalu Prasad and the Bihar chief minister was following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's confrontational style. Nitish Kumar's arrogance is speaking. His attitude and behaviour have changed. It seems his DNA has been affected by Lalu Prasad's DNA, ...

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ECB keeps interest rates unchanged, increases issue share limit

Frankfurt, Sep 3 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday decided to leave key interest rates unchanged and increase the issue share limit. The ECB decided that the interest rate on the main refinancing operations, on the marginal lending facility and the deposit facility would remain unchanged at 0.05 percent, 0.3 percent and - 0.2 percent respectively, Xinhua reported.

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Carter Center to build 100 homes in Nepal

Kathmandu, Sep 3 (IANS) International NGO Habitat for Humanity's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Center Work Project will bring together 1,500 volunteers from within Nepal and around the world to build 100 houses in southern Nepal's Chitwan district. A statement from the NGO said its 32nd annual jamboree will be held from November 1 to 6, during which volunteers will build 100 homes in partner...

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Mulayam deals jolt to Nitish-Lalu alliance, to contest alone

Lucknow/Patna/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on Thursday walked out of the grand coalition of regional parties in poll-bound Bihar, charging the JD-U-RJD alliance on not consulting them in seat distribution and humiliating them by doling it just five seats. It announced it will contest the elections on its own. The announcement by SP general secretary Ram ...

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Syria urges international efforts in addressing refugee crisis

Damascus, Sep 3 (IANS) Syria on Thursday called for joint international efforts to help address the escalating refugee crisis. Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said his government is extremely saddened by the drowning of Syrian refugees trying to seek asylum in Europe, Xinhua news agency reported. We are not only sad. We are angry to see Syrians and others sinking do...

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Arsenal striker Welbeck undergoes knee surgery

London, Sep 3 (IANS) English football club Arsenal on Thursday announced that striker Danny Welbeck has undergone surgery on his left knee after being unable to sufficiently step up his rehabilitation work. The 24-year-old England international, signed from Manchester United in September 2014, has been working throughout the summer to recover from the injury sustained at the end of April...

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Second tier tennis players struggle to meet tour costs: Millman

New York, Sep 3 (IANS) Most players on the professional tennis circuit struggle to make ends meet because of the crippling expenses of life on tour, says rising Australian star John Millman. In a week where 10 of Australia's 14 US Open main round contenders were felled in the first round, Millman has detailed how financing their tennis careers bleeds players dry until they crack the top ...

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Ola allowed to run only CNG cabs in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday said Ola cabs can run only on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel in the national capital. The cab service also agreed to pay compensation for polluting the city due to its diesel taxis. Congress leader and senior lawyer P. Chidambaram appearing for ANI technologies (Ola cabs) promised to Justice Manmohan that diesel-based vehicles o...

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Spanish general election likely to take place December 20

Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday announced that the next general elections is likely to take place on December 20. Rajoy made the comment in an interview with radio station Cadena Cope, Xinhua news agency reported. I cannot give the exact date, but the elections will be in December, he said, revealing that there was another possible date being...

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RSS controls government, says Congress

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday criticised the meeting of RSS and BJP leaders here and said the central government was controlled by the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Ministers of the government giving presentations to non-elected members of a supposedly non-political organization and getting appraised by the RSS for the work that they are doing is nothing but grave trave...

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British scribes freed from Turkish jail

London, Sep 3 (IANS) Two British journalists arrested in Turkey over terror charges have been freed, a media report said on Thursday. The two British journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, from Vice News were detained by police in Diyarbakir, south-east Turkey on August 27 while filming clashes between police and youths from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), BBC rep...

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