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Modi's interaction with the media a huge hit

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first formal outreach to the media after assuming office and it broke the ice when he met journalists, shook hands with them and smiled for selfies on Saturday. This happened after Modi was being blamed for keeping the media at arm's length. Though journalists had to come an hour in advance for the much-awaited meet...

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Government clears proposal for making six submarines in India

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) In a boost to domestic defence manufacturing, the government Saturday cleared a proposal to manufacture six submarines worth Rs.50,000 crore in India. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will, however, be open for compliant yards, defence ministry sources said. The government aims at manufacturing all six submarines in the time frame of a year. These s...

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PM to attend Khattar's oath taking ceremony Sunday

Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) The swearing-in ceremony of Haryana's first BJP chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, will be a big event with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several union ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, BJP president Amit Shah and several other important people likely to attend the ceremony Sunday. The swearing-in will be held in Sector 5 of Panchkula town adjoin...

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Indian Squash Challenger Chennai leg from Sunday

Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Following the Jaipur and Mumbai legs, the JSW Indian Squash Challenger Circuit will be held here at the Indian Squash Academy from Sunday for one last time this year. Top Indians Dipika Pallikal and Harinder Pal Sandhu will take part in the event alongside Egyptian Nouran El Torky. ...

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Mahasweta Devi accuses personal assistant of defrauding her

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday accused her personal assistant Joy Bhadra of fraudulently acquiring her properties. Bhadra, who has been working as an assistant with the noted author since 2000, rubbished all the allegations. Bhadra in the last few years has taken my signatures on a number of documents and by creating trusts in my name, h...

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BJP planning fake votes in Delhi: AAP

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Saturday said that he had been informed that a top BJP leader had directed his party legislators to get at least 5,000 fake votes in each constituency to win the Delhi assembly elections. In a tweet Kejriwal said: BJP source -top BJP leader has directed all Delhi BJP MLAs to get at least 5000 fake votes made in each const n g...

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PM stresses on preventive health care to reduce bills

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday underlined the need to give importance to preventive health care with simple habits like washing hands among children to reduce the burden on the nation's health care systems. Inaugurating the swank renovated Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in south Mumbai here, Modi said treating illness and convalescence were expensive b...

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Pleasant day in Delhi, Sunday to be cloudy

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) It was a pleasant day in the national capital Saturday with the maximum temperature recorded a degree above normal at 32.3 degrees Celsius. The Met office has forecast a cloudy Sunday. The skies will remain partly cloudy with possibility of mist/haze in the morning (Sunday), said an official with the India Meteorological Department. The day's minimum temp...

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Defence ministry clears Israeli anti-tank missile

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The defence ministry Saturday cleared a big ticket defence deal worth Rs.80,000 crore, which includes Israel's guided anti-tank missile Spike, sources said. Spike missiles were chosen instead of the US' Javelin missiles, for which Washington had lobbied hard. India will be buying over 8,000 missiles worth Rs.32,000 crore. The decision was taken at...

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British 'Islamic fighter' killed in Syria

London, Oct 25 (IANS) A young man from the British port city of Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has been reportedly killed on the frontline in Syria. Mehdi Hassan, 19, travelled to Syria with five other men from southern Portsmouth in October last year, media reported Saturday. It has been confirmed with the family that he has died...

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Bangladeshi war criminal buried

Dhaka, Oct 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ghulam Azam, convicted of war crimes and who died while undergoing treatment, was buried in Dhaka Saturday. The 92-year old died while being treated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Thursday, bdnews24.com reported. He was buried within the premises of his home at Moghbazar. He had been found guilty of a...

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Most French voters not to back Hollande's candidacy in 2017: Poll

Paris, Oct 25 (IANS) Eight French voters out of 10 would not support French President Francois Hollande's candidacy to seek a second mandate in 2017, a survey showed Saturday. According to Odoxa poll published in the daily Le Parisien, the current occupant of the Elysee Palace collected just 15 percent of favourable votes, Xinhua reported. In the left wing parties, 28 percent of responde...

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Egypt closes Rafah crossing after deadly attack in Sinai

Gaza, Oct 25 (IANS) Egypt Saturday shut down the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip following the deadly attack in Sinai Friday, officials said. The Gaza-based corporation for crossings and borders said in an e-mailed press statement that Egyptian authorities have officially informed the Palestinian side about the closure of the main crossing for the coastal enclave, Xinhua report...

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Duleep Trophy: Central sets up final against South

Mohali, Oct 25 (IANS) Central Zone proceeded to the Duleep Trophy final with a first innings lead over North Zone as the four-day semi-final ended in a draw at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday. Central will now face South Zone, who defeated East Zone Friday, in the five-day final beginning Oct 29 in New Delhi. Central had scored 538 in the first innings with w...

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Opportunities galore in marketing: TCS honcho

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 25 (IANS) There are tremendous opportunities for marketing personnel in social sectors such as agriculture, healthcare and rural communication in India, and management graduates need to explore these better, said S. Ramadorai, chairman of the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). Ramadorai, who is also the vice-chairman of Tata Consultancy Services, was addres...

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Exercise the right way!

London, Oct 25 (IANS) It's important to take precautions while exercising as it can lead to significant damage to the muscles and the joints. Let's find out what moves exactly are doing this. Just because the body can perform certain exercises does not mean that they are good for it. Expert Greg Brookes takes a look at some popular exercises and explains why they're bad for us and offers...

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Schedule for Kashmir assembly election

Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) The following is the phase-wise schedule for the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir: List of 15 constituencies going to polls in phase-1 (Nov 25): Gurez, Bandipora, Sonawari, Kangan, Ganderbal, Nobra, Leh, Kargil, Zanskar, Kishtwar, Inderwal, Doda, Bhaderwah, Ramban (SC), Banihal. List of 18 constituencies going to polls in phase-2 (Dec 2): Gulabgarh,...

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All parties except NC welcome Kashmir poll announcement

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) All mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir with the exception of the regional National Conference (NC) Saturday welcomed the Election Commission's announcement to hold assembly elections on schedule. Immediately after the announcement, NC general secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar said: We opposed the elections at this point of time because we felt that...

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Street children to narrate stories at Kolkata fest

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Street children of the city will perform and narrate a diverse array of stories in a unique festival here Nov 15, aimed at encouraging love for reading, story-telling and listening among them. The third edition of 'Golpo Mela' (story-telling carnival) will bring together children of Nabadisha, a Kolkata Police project that provides primary education and mid-day mea...

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Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny in India

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Japanese auto major Nissan will be recalling 9,000 units of compact car Micra and sedan Sunny models in India as part of a global recall. Nissan is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign on certain Nissan models which are affected by a driver airbag concern that Takata reported to Nissan. Nissan plans to begin notifying customers soon, a company statement ...

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