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Two blasts in Afghan cities wound 29 civilians

Kabul, Nov 28 (IANS) Two bomb blasts went off in the eastern Khogiani district and the northern Mazar-e-Sharif city Friday, leaving 29 people, all civilians, injured, officials said. Both the blasts occurred almost at the same time - 1.30 p.m. -- Friday. A bomb exploded Friday inside a mosque in Khogiani district, Nangarhar province, wounding over two dozen people, six of whom we...

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Sensex, Nifty touch record highs; bank stocks roll

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Positive international and domestic cues led a bullish up drive in a benchmark index of Indian equities markets which Friday hit a record high of 28,822.37 points, surpassing its previous high of 28,541.22 it touched Nov 25. Bullish sentiments were witnessed as a result of positive global cues like OPEC's (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) decision ...

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India signs $100 mn ADB loan to support Kerala scheme

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India has signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank for a loan of $100 million to support Kerala's initiative to increase employability of higher secondary and undergraduate students, an official statement said here Friday. It will aim at providing opportunities to students to improve their English fluency and IT skills. Nearly 235,000 needy stu...

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Qualifier Bava wins national ranking tennis title

Pune, Nov 28 (IANS) Qualifier Haadin Bava won his maiden title here after surviving three keenly-contested sets against Shahbaaz Khan in the final of the All-India Ranking Men's Tennis Tournament at the Solaris Club here Friday. A few weeks after triumphing in Thrissur, Kerala, the 12th standard student of Dnyan Kendra College, Mumbai, Bava laid claim to yet another trophy. Bava won 4-6,...

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Himachal experiences snowfall, rain

Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) The cold continued to tighten its grip in Himachal Pradesh Friday with its higher reaches experiencing snowfall, and mild rainfall in low and mid hills, said an official. The high hills in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur, Kullu and Chamba districts experienced light to moderate snowfall Thursday night, said a weather department official. The minimum temperature in Shi...

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Pakistan to send home 40 Indian prisoners

Islamabad/New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistan has said it will repatriate 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen, Saturday through the Wagah land border. In an official statement, the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson said Friday that with this, the total number of Indian prisoners released during this year would come to 191, which includes six civil prisoners and 185 fishermen.

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Lisa Ray likes to promote India worldwide

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray, who has been endorsing luxury travel brand InsightVacations, says she pitches India as a Full on destination for foreign tourists to visit. It is my primary passion to promote the image of India and encourage foreigners to visit here. While it's hard to encompass the complexity of modern India in a single phrase, I've been using th...

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Yingluck impeachment case to kick off in early 2015

Bangkok, Nov 28 (IANS) Thailand's National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Friday decided to set the first hearing of the impeachment case against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Jan 9, 2015. The NLA denied Yingluck's request to add 72 items of evidence to her case, in which the National Anti-Corruption Commission ( NACC) has accused the former premier of dereliction of duty for fai...

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EU reposes faith on Lima climate summit for post-Kyoto deal

Moscow, Nov 28 (IANS/TASS) The upcoming UN climate talks in the Peruvian capital Lima would be significant in terms of reaching an agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol, the European Union (EU) leadership feels. In an article published Friday in Russia's Kommersant newspaper, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias...

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'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' - mockingly tedious

Film: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1; Director: Francis Lawrence; Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffery Wright, Stanley Tucci and Donal Sutherland; Rating: *1/2 Based on Suzanne Collins's third young adult novel on the futuristic dystopian society of Panem in the Hunger Games seri...

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Domestic help beaten to death in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A 25-year-old domestic help was beaten to death by her employer in west Delhi, police said Friday. The accused woman is now missing and on the run, police said. Mumtaz Begum's body was brought to a hospital Thursday evening in Rajouri Garden by Pooja Kapoor, her employer. Begum had injury marks on her body, police said. When the doctors inquired ...

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Chinese prodigy knocks out Advani in World Snooker

Bengaluru, Nov 28 (IANS) China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao broke Indian hearts by defeating title favourite Pankaj Advani 6-4 to storm into the men's semi-finals at the IBSF World Snooker Championships here Friday. In a manner of speaking, the 29-year-old Advani, who came into the tournament as holder of 12 World titles and a hot favourite, virtually gifted the match to the Chinese prodigy...

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Massive turnout in polls a victory for democracy: Modi

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said the massive turnout in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections had proved a decisive victory for democracy in the state. Addressing a BJP election rally in this border town of Jammu region, Modi said the 70 percent-plus voter turnout in the first phase of elections had not only proved the v...

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Letters exchanged between India, Pakistan students

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) A batch of 560 letters from students in Pakistan arrived here as part of an oral history project to strengthen ties between India and its neighbour through letter and postcard exchanges, a statement said Friday. Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life through various media.

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Adil awaited light-hearted film like 'Zed Plus' for long

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Actor Adil Hussain says he was surprised when he was approached for a satire like Zed Plus as he felt that people only saw him fit for intense and serious roles on the big screen. It was a role he had waited for long. About Zed Plus, Adil said: Someone had thought that I could be capable to do a light-hearted film, which is unlike serious drama! That was surprising....

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Tough test in Malaga for Real Madrid

Madrid, Nov 28 (IANS) Real Madrid look for their sixteenth successive win in all competitions when they play in Malaga's La Rosaleda Stadium Saturday night. The game in Malaga promises to be a tough game for Carloa Ancelotti's men, given that the home side are sixth in the BBVA Primera Liga and that Real Madrid play with little time to rest following their narrow Champions League win awa...

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Delhi Police SI arrested while accepting bribe

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A Delhi Police sub-inspector was arrested while taking bribe of Rs.50,000 from a person for not implicating him in a case here, a CBI official said. The sub-inspector posted at Chanakyapuri police station had demanded a bribe of Rs.4 lakh from the complainant for not implicating him in the case being investigated by the him, said the official of Central Bureau of...

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Attacks on Hindu temples in Pakistan a worrying trend

Islamabad, Nov 28 (IANS) In the latest incident of its kind, a Hindu temple was attacked by fanatics in Pakistan, the temple was torched, the stone idol of Lord Hanuman blackened with soot, and some religious books burnt. This attack Nov 21 on the Hindu temple in the Tando Mohammad Khan area in Sindh - and reported in the Dawn newspaper - is however, not a one-off incident in a country w...

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Mass tree felling: CPI-M seeks sacking of Himachal minister

Shimla, Nov 28 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh unit of the CPI-M Friday demanded sacking of Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri over mass illegal felling of trees on the outskirts of Shimla and sought a judicial inquiry into the matter. We are asking the chief minister to sack the forest minister for making such an irresponsible statement that the trees can be ordinarily cut in private pr...

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China vows to further deepen cooperation with Saarc

Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) China said Friday it is willing to work with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) to further enhance ties. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily press briefing in response to a question on the 18th SAARC summit, which concluded in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday. China attached great importance to relation...

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