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Gates Foundation gives grants for Andhra cyclone relief

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, known for its philanthropic initiatives in developing countries, Wednesday granted $500,000 to an NGO for addressing the most pressing needs resulting from the cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh. The total damage costs are estimated to be between $9.7 and 11 billion, proving it to be the most costly cyclone ever to have hit ...

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Six new Sainik schools to be set up, says minister

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 26 (IANS) The ministry of defence has sanctioned six more new Sainik Schools and is also seriously considering taking over all the Sainik Schools in the country, said a union minister, Wednesday. Addressing reporters after inaugurating the 44th All India Sainik Schools Principals Conference at the Sainik School here, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Sing...

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Two JMB activists awarded death sentence in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Nov 26 (IANS) A court in Dhaka sentenced two activists of the militant Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death Wednesday, for shooting dead a police informant during a search operation nearly eight years ago. Dhaka's Fourth Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge A.B.M. Nazmul Haque gave the verdict in the 2006 firing case in Tangail, bdnews24.com reported. The convicted are Mo...

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OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna, Nov 26 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed over a dollar lower at $74.28 a barrel Tuesday compared to $75.70 Monday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es...

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Tough competition in 2015 Copa America: Uruguay FA president

Montevideo, Nov 26 (IANS) The 2015 Copa America championship, to be held in Chile next summer, is gearing up to be a tough tournament to win, Uruguay's top football official has said. According to the president of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), Wilmar Valdez, all the teams have their work cut out for them, because this Copa America will be highly competitive, reports Xinhua.

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Honda Cars to post third consecutive year of growth

Indore, Nov 26 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Honda Cars India Wednesday said it has witnessed strong sales and will be posting the third consecutive year of growth. The demand for our models is quite strong and we have been bucking the industry de-growth by posting good sales. This fiscal year is going to be our third consecutive year of positive growth, said Jnaneswar Sen, senior vice ...

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Bayern dominated despite being down to 10: Guardiola

Manchester, Nov 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said that his team dominated the game despite being down to 10 in the Champions League match against England's Manchester City. Even though we lost, I am very proud of my team. We played with 10 men for much of the game. Despite that we continued to dominate possession and play an aggressive game. But that sort of thing happens....

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We made mistakes: Bayern's Dante

Manchester, Nov 26 (IANS) Bayern Munich defender Dante believes that Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero is a great player but Bayern should blame the Champions League loss on themselves. Bayern lost 2-3 to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium here Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Dante said: We respect City. They are a great team and even if we had already qualified in first place we...

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Man trampled to death by elephants in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) A middle-aged man was trampled to death by a herd of elephants Wednesday in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, a forest official said. The incident happened in Purba Duramari village in the district when the man suddenly came across a herd of elephants. He was trampled to death by elephants when he came across a herd that entered Purba Duramari village in s...

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It was a team effort, says Aguero of hsi hat-trick

Manchester, Nov 26 (IANS) Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick in an important match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League here, but he said it is the team effort that matters most. It was very important to win. In the first half we tried to wait for them to attack and hit them on the counter-attack. We started well but then they scored from a set piece and th...

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Five bodies found missing from Bihar graveyard

Patna, Nov 26 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, miscreants have dug out five bodies from a graveyard in Bihar's Purnea district, police said Wednesday. Purnea superintendent of police Ajit Kumar Satyarthi said: After this incident was brought to our notice, police have begun investigating it. Indigent hindus bury their kin in the graveyard near Kasba block instead of cremating them. ...

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Bengal transport minister discharged from hospital

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was summoned by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam but could not appear due to illness, was discharged from a hospital Wednesday, an official said. Mitra was admitted in a private nursing home Nov 18 but subsequently admitted himself to the SSKM Nov 20 after complaining of breathlessness. Af...

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Sharapova, Ivanovic to compete at Brisbane International

Brisbane, Nov 26 (IANS) Tennis players Maria Sharapova and Ana Ivanovic will start the new season at the Brisbane International here, the only premier-level event in the opening week of 2015, organisers confirmed Wednesday. Sharapova was at times just a loss away from falling out of the world's top-10 during the clay court season but had a strong rest of the season and finished the year ...

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Text of Modi's speech at Saarc summit

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) The following is the full text of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the 18th Saarc Summit Wednesday: Koiralaji, congratulations on organising an excellent Summit. Thank you, Nepal, for your warm hospitality once again. Greetings to the Observer countries present here. This is my first SAARC Summit. But, this is the second tim...

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Halep hires coach Ionita

Bucharest (Romania), Nov 26 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep confirmed Wednesday that she has parted ways with coach Wim Fissette and chosen compatriot Victor Ionita as the replacement. Halep enjoyed a historic 2014 that saw her become the highest-ranked Romanian in women's singles history as well as the first Romanian to beat a reigning World No.1, reports Xinhua. ...

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Barcelona on another level: APOEL coach

Athens, Nov 26 (IANS) Greek football club APOEL coach Giorgos Donis has said that FC Barcelona is on a different level and APOEL need to be realistic. The Spanish giants defeated APOEL 4-0 away in a Champions League match even without their regular starters Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Donis said: We need to be realistic. Despite our efforts and performance, we knew we were up agains...

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Fourth India-Arab Partnership Conference begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The 4th India-Arab Partnership Conference got underway here Wednesday. In keeping with its status as India's largest source of crude oil, and its 4th biggest trading partner, Saudi Arabia is the partner country at the conference. Aiming to provide a platform for Indian and Arab businessmen to explore new opportunities, the conference is being organised by...

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Maldives wants common SAARC platform on climate change

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Maldives believes it is time to walk the talk on climate policies jointly-supported by all South Asian countries, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen said at the 18th Saarc Summit here Wednesday. Yameen, who also officiated as the outgoing chair during the first part of the opening ceremony of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, ur...

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Bouchard splits with coach Saviano

Ottawa, Nov 26 (IANS) Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard announced Wednesday that she has split with her long-time coach Nick Saviano. Bouchard has enjoyed a stellar year that has seen her break all kinds of records, including becoming the first Canadian to reach the top-5 in women's singles as well as the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon, reports Xinhua. <...

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Borussia Dortmund boss wants to see blood, sweat and tears

Berlin, Nov 26 (IANS) Ahead of their fifth match in Group D of the Champions League against Arsenal in London Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund's mind is more on their problems in the Bundesliga and their star striker Marco Reus who picked up a serious ankle injury over the weekend. The 25-year old, who was sidelined for the third time since summer 2014 afer his latest injury, had to be repla...

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