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Haryana bank heist: Two suspects arrested, building owner's body found

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) In the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town, Haryana Police have arrested two suspects and recovered over 10 kg of ornaments, an official said Thursday, adding that the man who owned the building from which the burglars dug a tunnel to the bank was found dead inside a car. The body of Mahipal, who owned the building from where the 125-foot long tunnel was dug...

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Government bars first class air travel for officials

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Calling for cutting expenditure due to the current fiscal situation, the finance ministry Thursday asked government departments to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 percent, including first class air travel on overseas visits and meetings in five-star hotels. In the context of the current fiscal situation, there is a need to continue to rationalise expenditure and o...

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Railway clerk held in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Oct 30 (IANS) An Indian Railways clerk has been arrested here for illegally selling train tickets, an official said Thursday. Vijay Kumar Taneja, posted at Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi, was arrested by officers of Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Crime Investigation Bureau from Gurgaon. Sixty tickets, all for long distance trains, the maximum for Bihar, ...

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Advani still a work in progress: Sethi

Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) Pankaj Advani, when still in teens and yet to make his mark, had nursed a wish that his name becomes synonymous with cue sport, much like his idol Geet Sethi's. Just over a decade later, the Bangalorean has more than fulfilled that wish. Advani, now 29, won a double in the IBSF World Billiards championship in Leeds this week, clinching titles in both points and t...

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Pleasant Thursday in Delhi, misty Friday morning likely

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The capital Thursday saw nippy morning with light mist give way to a sunny and pleasant day with the maximum temperature a degree above the season's average at 32.1 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast similar weather Friday. There will be light mist early morning tomorrow (Friday) but the sky will remain clear through the day, said an India Meteorologica...

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'Situation in Bengal worse than emergency days'

Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) Amid reports of frequent political violence in West Bengal, former Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly Thursday dubbed the situation in the state as worse than the Emergency days with people being helpless like never before. We have never comes across a situation that prevails in West Bengal. I remember the emergency days, but even in those days we hadn't seen the kin...

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Vikas downs Ranjit in junior national squash

Chennai, Oct 30 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Vikas Mehra upset second seed Ranjit Singh of Uttar Pradesh in four games for a semifinal berth in the Under-17 boys section as another day of intense competition was completed in the sub-junior and junior National Squash Championship here Thursday. Another notable moment came in the girls U-11 section where another Tamil Nadu player N. Mounisha edged ...

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Three policemen examined in case against Irom Sharmila

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Three policemen and a doctor were Thursday examined as prosecution witness in a court in a case lodged against activist Irom Sharmila for attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death here in 2006. Sharmila, 40-year-old activist from Manipur, was also presented before the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain in pursuance of a warrant issued against her.

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Army driver arrested after woman dies in Kashmir accident

Srinagar, Oct 30 (IANS) An army driver was arrested in Bandipora district in North Kashmir after he hit a woman with his vehicle, leading to her death, Thursday. A police statement issued here today said: A woman died after she was hit by an Army vehicle near Police Station Bandipora today. Police have seized the vehicle and arrested the driver of the vehicle, the statement said....

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Over 80 issues facing industry solved by UP government

Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) Over 80 issues confronting the industry, entrepreneurs and investors were resolved Thursday at the second Samadhaan Divas (Resolution Day), organized by Udyog Bandhu, the investment facilitation agency of the Uttar Pradesh government, an official said. The issues were mainly concerning the issuance of no-objection certificates (NoCs) by electrical safety departme...

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Trinidad cricket board hits out at striking WI players

Port-of-Spain, Oct 30 (IANS) Former Trinidad and Tobago sports minister Manohar Ramsaran has successfully piloted a Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board motion condemning the West Indies cricketers for abandoning the India tour two weeks ago. In a strongly-worded motion, Ramsaran, now a team manager of the island's cricket team, felt that the action of the players to abruptly end the Indian...

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Sri Lanka president visits landslide-hit area, nearly 200 still missing

Colombo Oct 30 (IANS) Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday visited landslide-affected residents in the country's central region where rescuers are working hard to search for nearly 200 people who are still missing. No new bodies have been found despite excavations carried out at the landslide site, Xinhua reported. Rajapaksa, who paid a hurried visit to the area, met w...

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Golfer Jha takes lead at India Masters

Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) India's Abhishek Jha continued his good form at the inaugural India Masters by matching his opening day's effort with another six-under-par 66 to take the second round lead at the Eagleton Golf Resort here Thursday. Sweden's Nils Floren also set the stage alight by powering his way to the summit with a sensational 62 to trail Jha by one shot at the halfway stage ...

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Shopkeeper, servant gunned down in Lucknow

Lucknow, Oct 30 (IANS) In a brazen attack, motorcycle-riding assailants Thursday shot dead a shopkeeper and his servant in the Uttar Pradesh capital, police said. The murders took place in Lajpat Nagar in Chowk area. Two unidentified assailants stopped their motorbike at the crockery shop owned by Amit Dulani, barged inside and pumped bullets into the shopkeeper and his servant D...

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Bharti Airtel Q2 net profit zooms 170 percent

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Bharti Airtel's net profit for the second quarter (July-September) of the current fiscal soared 170 percent to Rs.1,383 crore helped by voice and data business growth, a company statement said here Thursday. This is the highest quarterly profit since March 2011. The consolidated revenues for the second quarter was Rs.22,845 crore, which is a growth of 7.1...

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Sharman, Shweta to appear in 'Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai'

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi and Shweta Kumar, who are playing important roles in Super Nani, will make a guest appearance in the Ajab Gajab Ghar Jamai TV show. As the movie deals with women's empowerment, Sharman will be seen teaching the men of the Shaktishaali family about this in the special episode, which will be aired Friday on Big Magic, said a statement. The ...

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Azzam elected AMU students union president

Aligarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Abdullah Azzam was Thursday elected the president of the AMU Students' Union. Azzam, of the law faculty, defeated his nearest rival Leyaqat Khan by a margin of 671 votes in a four-cornered contest, announced chief election officer, Prof Naeem Ahmad Khan. Syed Masoodul Hasan, student of MA (Mass Communication) was elected vice president by a huge margin, sec...

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Global gender gap report one-sided: Men's rights group

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A men's rights group Thursday said the World Economic Forum report on the global gender gap index was one-sided and unscientific and asked the Indian government to oppose it. In the report, India was ranked low at 114 out of 142 countries for which the report was made. As usual, scarcely populated Scandinavian countries like Finland, Norway and Iceland wi...

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Re-open anti-Sikh riot cases in Delhi, says BJP

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The BJP Thursday demanded re-investigation in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases which were closed by Delhi Police, and sought distribution of pending compensations of Rs.182 crore among the victims. In a letter to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Rajender Nagar legislator R.P. Singh said the Nanavati Commission recommended r...

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Did you sleep well? This device will show

Tokyo, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Japanese video game company Nintendo Thursday announced it will develop a device to track and improve the quality of sleep, the latest venture of the company to get into the eHealth business. The new device will be developed in collaboration with American firm ResMed which specialises in technology to treat sleep disorders, Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata said in a pre...

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