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Body of killed Russian pilot arrives in Russia

Moscow, Dec 1 (IANS) A Russian warplane carrying the body of the killed pilot onboard of a Russian Su-24 which was shot down by Turkish air force last week, arrived at Chkalovsky airport in Moscow region on Monday, the Defense Ministry said in an online statement. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and commander-in-chief of Russia' s Airspace Force Col. Gen. Viktor Bondarev met the plane, es...

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Hilary Duff, ex-husband reunite to shop with son

Los Angeles, Dec 1 (IANS) Singer-actress Hilary Duff and her former husband Mike Comrie reunited to spend some quality time with their son Luca here. The Lizzie McGuire star and the hockey player went out for shopping with their three-year-old son at The Grove here, reports aceshowbiz.com. It proves that although their marriage has ended, they still maintain a good relationship....

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Two held on way to join insurgents in Syria

Paris, Dec 1 (IANS) Two French nationals were arrested in Tunisia earlier this month on their way to join militant camps in Libya before travelling to Syria, Xinhua reported on Monday. The two men, aged 19 and 20, were arrested near Tunisia's southern border with Libya where they want to join training camps before heading to Syria to fight along with Islamic State (IS) terrorists.

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Why Kylie Jenner likes Caitlyn over Bruce

Los Angeles, Dec 1 (IANS) Close to six months after Bruce Jenner announced her transition to Caitlyn Jenner, her daughter Kylie admits her relationship with the former Olympic athlete is closer than ever before. I like her better than Bruce. We talk about make-up and clothes. We bond a lot more, but not only that. I feel like there's not a huge secret in the family. I feel like there was...

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Britain's Labour Party leader to give MPs free vote on Syria airstrikes

London, Dec 1 (IANS) Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to give his members of parliament (MPs) a free vote on airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria. A free vote means Labour Party MPs can decide according to their own judgment, regardless of their party leader's preferences, Xinhua quoted British media as saying on Monday. The Labour Party, the...

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Modi launches solar alliance, reminds rich countries of 'green' promises

Paris, Dec 1 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an alliance of some 120-odd nations here on Monday to harness solar energy better and asked the rich nations to shoulder their responsibilities in protecting the environment, with funding and transfer of clean technology to poor and emerging economies without further delay. He also said India would cut carbon emission level...

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PDP-BJP regime ignoring political issues: Omar

Jammu, Nov 30 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir's PDP-BJP government's policy of putting core political issues on the backburner did not auger well for the prospects of peace and stability, both within the state and the entire South Asian region, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday. Addressing public meetings at Khari and Banihal towns of Jammu region, he said the spate in incident...

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India to cut carbon emission levels substantially: Modi

Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India would cut carbon emission levels substantially by 2030 by expanding renewable energy. We have set ambitious targets. By 2030, we will reduce emissions by 35 percent of 2005 levels, and 40 percent of our installed capacity from non-fossil fuels, Modi said while the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit that got...

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Ranveer Singh keen to foray into television

Mumbai, Nov 30 ( IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh feels that he is cut out for the medium of television and wants to make his debut on it soon after receiving numerous offers in the past year. I would have to agree that I'm cut out for television and I really do want to make my debut on television very soon. Unfortunately, 'Bajirao... shooting was going on throughout the year, almost 250 days t...

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Maruti Suzuki now offers ABS, airbags in Celerio

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Monday said dual airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) are now available as an option across its Celerio variant of cars, including the base version. By offering safety features like airbags for driver and co-driver, and ABS from the base variant onwards in Celerio, we are making it more attractive for customers. I am happy th...

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GE, Alstom ink JVs for rail engine plants in Bihar

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) America's General Electric (GE) and France's Alstom on Monday signed joint venture (JV) agreements with Indian Railways to set up high horse power diesel and electric engines at Bihar's Marhowra and Madhepura at a combined cost of Rs.40,000 crore. High-tech diesel locomotives will roll out from Marhowra factory and hi-tech electric locomotives from Madhepura fact...

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Sun will power future of world: Modi

Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that given the excesses of the industrial age, the world must turn to the sun to power its future, and India has already set a target of generating 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy by 2022. Today, when the energy sources and excesses of our industrial age have put our planet in peril, the world must turn to Sun to power o...

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No actor of Dilip Kumar, Big B, Balraj Sahni's level now: Javed Akhtar

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar feels the acting standards of this generation have largely improved from earlier eras but still there is no one of the calibre of Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan or Balraj Sahni. This could be something controversial I say but leave aside actors like Dilip Kumar, Bajraj Sahni or Amitabh Bachchan, who were brilliant actors, I don't ...

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India launches initiative to boost higher education

Kharagpur/Ahmedabad, Nov 30 (IANS) India on Monday launched the Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) scheme to boost the quality of the country's higher education through international collaboration. The human resource development (HRD) ministry initiative was launched at the Indian Institute of Technology-Gandhinagar by HRD Minister Smriti Irani, and was flagged off parallelly ...

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Indian, Israeli Air Force chiefs meet

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Israeli Air and Space Forces chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel called on IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha here on Monday, an official statement said. Noting India-Israel relations have grown steadily, it said in recent years, their defence co-operation has grown into multifaceted defence level exchanges in diverse areas of defence co-operation. On its part,...

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Libra Legends team for Masters Champions League launched

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) The Libra Legends franchise who will play in the Masters Champions League (MCL) cricket in United Arab Emirates in 2016 was launched at a gala ceremony here on Monday. The team, owned by Pooja Jhunjhunwala, Lalit Kiri and Hanwant Kahtri is the first team to be unveiled for the league. The MCL, which will feature a total of six teams playing in the Twenty20 f...

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Kerala Travel Mart's 9th edition to focus on 'responsible tourism'

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Kerala Tourism's flagship event, the Kerala Travel Mart (KTM), will be held next September and will focus on responsible tourism, said state Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar. Registration for the biennial event, which has become hugely popular among the buyers and sellers, will begin next month. Anil Kumar told reporters here on Monday that the K...

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Modi launches solar alliance, reminds rich nations of 'green' promises

Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an alliance of some 120-odd nations here on Monday to tap solar energy better and asked the rich nations to shoulder their responsibilities in protecting the environment, with funding and transfer of clean technology to poor and emerging economies without further delay. Today, when the energy sources and the excesses of o...

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Class 9 student delivers baby in school washroom

Hyderabad, Nov 30 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a 13-year-old student of ninth standard delivered a baby in her school washroom. The incident did not occurin any remote village of Telangana but in Madhapur in the information technology hub, housing many global IT giants. The tribal girl developed labour pains during the class and she had no idea as what was happening. As she com...

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Modi holds brief meeting with Nawaz Sharif at CoP 21

Paris/Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a brief meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as world leaders converged here for the start of the Conference of Parties (CoP) climate summit. Neither the Indian external affairs ministry not the Pakistani foreign office gave details of the meeting but the Pakistani media quoted Sharif as saying that...

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