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Defender Stranzel extends stay at Monchengladbach

Monchengladbach, Dec 22 (IANS) Defender Martin Stranzl will stay with Borussia Monchengladbach until June 2016, the club announced Monday. Monchengladbach reacted on the departure of Christoph Kramer to Bayer Leverkusen as they extended the expiring contract for one year to bind the former Austrian international until June 2016, reports Xinhua. Martin is important for our team. W...

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Inform about status of case before NHRC: Delhi HC to Bharti

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday asked former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti to file an affidavit on the status of a case pending before the NHRC on his controversial midnight campaign against an alleged drug and prostitution racket in the capital. Justice V.K. Shali also asked Bharti to indicate in the affidavit whether he appeared before the National Human Rights...

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Bulgarian club Levski Sofia appoint Stoev as new coach

Sofia, Dec 22 (IANS) Bulgarian first division football club Levski Sofia announced Monday that they had signed Stoycho Stoev as their new chief coach. The 52-year-old Stoev, who guided Ludogorets Razgrad to claim the title of Bulgarian league last season, has signed a two-and-a-half year contract with Levski, reports Xinhua. Stoev is the sixth coach to take the helm at Levski in ...

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ATK to set up football academy soon: Goenka

Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata will set up a football academy in West Bengal soon, its co-owner Sanjiv Goenka said here Monday. The Indian Super League franchisee has primarily identified four-five plots of land for the academy, he said. However, we are yet to zero in on any particular plot for the academy, said Goenka after meeting Chief Minister Mamata...

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ISL champs Atletico de Kolkata to be feted Wednesday: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government will felicitate Indian Super League champions Atletico de Kolkata Wednesday, Chief M inister Mamata Banerjee said here. The felicitation ceremony would be held at the Netajji Indoor stadium in the presence of All India Football Federation president Praful Patel. Terming it as a proud moment for the city, Banerjee Monday said it is...

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Ensure better housing for Delhi Police, says BJP

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The BJP's Delhi unit Thursday urged union Home Rajnath Singh to ensure better living conditions for the city's police force, a statement said. In a letter, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay accused the previous Congress government of completely neglecting the maintenance of police colonies and advocated the building of multi-story houses fo...

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RBI redefines non-cooperative borrowers

Chennai, Dec 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Monday redefined the term non-cooperative borrowers to include those who block legitimate efforts of the lenders in recovering their dues, in order to allow banks to classify additional loans to them as standard assets. The cut off limit for classifying a borrower as non-cooperative borrower will be those who have borrowed over Rs.5 ...

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Manmohan Singh conferred another Japanese award

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been conferred another prestigious Japanese award - the Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award - for transforming India's economy and its integration with the broader East Asian economy throughout his tenure. The Second Asia Cosmopolitan Award includes two scholars on East Asia and two cultural icons. The award ceremony wa...

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Lok Sabha passes bill to amend rural banks act

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday passed a bill to amend the Regional Rural Banks Act. The Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was moved for consideration and passage by Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha. The Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976 mainly provides for the incorporation, regulation and winding up of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). The amen...

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Blatter hints at contesting FIFA elections

London, Dec 22 (IANS) FIFA president Sepp Blatter has hinted that he may contest the next FIFA elections slated to be held in May, next year. We will see on Feb 1 who are the candidates for the election, he was quoted as saying by bbc.co.uk. Probably you will see my name there because I've been asked by a lot of national associations to do so. But let me pass Christmas or let's s...

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Coal India seeks conciliation as unions call for strike

New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The country's largest coal producer Coal India (CIL) Monday said it is prepared for a conciliation process even as the employees' unions of the state miner threatened to go on a five-day strike from Jan 6. As and when the (notice of strike) is received, we shall go for conciliation process, Coal India (CIL) said in a stock exchange filing. The company sai...

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Skipper Hummels blasts 'pathetic' Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund, Dec 22 (IANS) Mats Hummels launched a remarkable attack on his own team after branding Borussia Dortmund's form so far this season as pathetic. The 26-year-old centre-back, who captains the Bundesliga side, sees his team second-bottom in Germany's top flight at the midway point of the season, reports independent.co.uk. Dortmund lost to SV Werder Bremen, who had been bot...

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13 militants killed in Karachi clash

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) At least 13 militants were killed in a clash with the police in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi Monday night, police said. Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Rao Anwar said the police raided a hideout of suspected militants in Sohrab Goth area of Karachi, the capital city of the country's southern Sindh province, according to Xinhua. He said a me...

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Telangana launches dedicated healthcare app

Hyderabad, Dec 22 (IANS) The Telangana government Monday launched a dedicated healthcare app in a move to empower citizens with convenient access to healthcare. The app for the ministry of health and family welfare is powered by Mahindra Comviva, a subsidiary of Tech Mahindra and the global leader in providing mobility solutions. The application was conceptualized by the Healthca...

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Pope warns of '15 diseases' threatening Roman Curia

Vatican City, Dec 22 (IANS/EFE) Pope Francis lambasted the Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus that enables him to govern the Roman Catholic church, in a speech Monday in which he accused it of spiritual Alzheimer's and a list of other shortcomings. Also among the 15 diseases that the pontiff claimed pose a threat to the Vatican's administrative, executive and advisory body were fe...

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GMR-Megawide reaches financial closure for Philippines airport project

Hyderabad, Dec 22 (IANS) GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), a joint venture between GMR Infrastructure Ltd and Megawide Construction Corporation, has achieved financial closure for Mactan Cebu International Airport located in Philippines' Cebu. The total project cost is Philippine pesos 33 billion (approximately $750 million), 70 percent of which will be financed by a consort...

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Ghaziabad schools to remain closed till Dec 28

Ghaziabad, Dec 22 (IANS) The Ghaziabad district magistrate (DM) has ordered closure of all private, government and government-aided schools till Dec 28. DM Vimal Kumar Sharma in his order said the Uttar Pradesh government has issued the order in view of the health risk to the schoolgoing children as cold wave conditions sweep across the state. I have forwarded the government deci...

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Federer, Wawrinka raise 850,000 pounds for charity

Zurich, Dec 22 (IANS) Roger Federer defeated Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in a highly entertaining exhibition match held here in support of the former's foundation, raising 850,000 pounds for education projects in southern Africa. As well as tennis, the sell-out crowd of 11,000 - which included American skier Lindsey Vonn - were Sunday treated to traditional African song and dance d...

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Scottish National Party's support rising: Poll

Edinburgh, Dec 22 (IANS) Support for the Scottish National Party (SNP) reached the highest level at 48 percent voters for the Westminster British parliamentary elections next year, poll results published by the media Monday showed. The Scottish nationalists party's support is followed by Labour's 24 percent, the Conservatives' 16 percent, the Liberal Democratics' 5 percent, the UK Indepe...

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Three injured in Assam blast

Guwahati, Dec 22 (IANS) At least three people were injured in a bomb blast triggered Monday evening by suspected Bodo insurgents in Assam's Kokrajhar district, police said. The grenade blast took place in Patgaon, Inspector General of Police (BTAD) L.R. Bishnoi said. It probably triggered by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the ...

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