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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to bridge trust deficit

Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to restore trust and end the blame game, Pakistan's top security adviser said on Saturday after holding talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul. Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan had been tense over the past few weeks following the Taliban attacks in Kabul that also led to the cancellation of the Pakistan-bro...

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Andhra cabinet clears Rs.2,358 crore e-governance project

Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Saturday approved the Rs. 2,358 crore e-Pragati project, a comprehensive framework for providing e-services to the citizens. The project, developed in association with IT major Wipro in eight months, is expected to pave way for digital Andhra Pradesh, ensuring coordination among departments and transparency in their functioning.

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Government announces OROP implementation, veterans satisfied

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Putting an end to months of speculation, the government on Saturday announced it will be implementing 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) for the armed forces. The veterans initially said they were not satisfied with the scheme, but later, after a meeting with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, accepted the government version. The defence minister, making the much await...

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Japan retain Asian women's basketball title

Wuhan (China), Sep 5 (IANS) Japan realised their back-to-back Asian title dream as they crushed China 85-50 in the final of the 26th Asia Women's Basketball Championship here on Saturday. The defending champions also qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Four Japanese players had double figure points, led by Sanae Motokawa's game-high 24 points. Ramu Tokashiki helped with 18 points a...

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BJP to launch movement against Bengal agrarian distress

Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Accusing the Mamata Banerjee government of being indifferent to the farmers' plight, the BJP's peasant wing on Saturday said it would organise a movement against the agrarian distress in West Bengal. Announcing the movement, Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha president Vijay Pal Singh Tomar said the state government's decision not to purchase paddy from the farmers...

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Veterans finally satisfied with OROP

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The differences between the government and veterans over the definition of 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) finally appeared to be settled after a meeting between Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and representatives of ex-servicemen on Saturday. Maj. Gen. Satbir Singh (retd) told reporters after the meeting that they discussed the issue of OROP being denied to those...

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Sheena murder: Indrani, other accused's police custody now till September 7

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) A court here on Saturday extended, till September 7, the police custody of Indrani P. Mukherjea and two other prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case for questioning on various aspects including how the spot to hide her body was chosen as well as the exact motives of the crime Indrani, 47, the wife of former media baron Peter Mukherjea, was produced in the court...

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West Bengal to distribute free cancer drugs to poor

Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Expensive cancer drugs will be distributed to poor patients free-of-cost by the state government from next month, West Bengal Health Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya said on Saturday. The decision would be implemented from October 2, Bhattacharya said, adding that the drugs would be available in state-run hospitals. The day of commencement of the programme co...

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Randhawa tied 27th, Gangjee joint 57th at Russian Open golf

Moscow, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa jumped 21 places to be tied 27th after scoring three-under 68, while Rahil Gangjee dropped nine places to be joint 57th following a three-over 74 in the third round of the one million euros ($1.12 million) Russian Open here on Saturday. Randhawa, a former Asian Tour champion, rode on birdies on the second, third and ninth holes alongside ...

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OROP decision is what government can give: Rao Inderjit

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) As ex-servicemen on Saturday said they were not satisfied with the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) announced by the government, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said this is what the government can give. The government has taken a decision, this is what we can give, Rao Inderjit said in response to a question, on the sidelines of the press conference...

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Delhi-Faridabad metro service to start from Sunday

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Services on the Badarpur-Faridabad metro corridor will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at 4 p.m. The peak hour (8-11 am and 5-8 pm) frequency of trains on this section will be six minutes 40 seconds while during the non-peak hours, the frequency will be seven minutes 30 seconds, said Anuj Dayal, executive director of corporate communicatio...

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Sheena murder: Ribeiro asks HC to end 'trial by media'

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Former top policeman and diplomat Julio Ribeiro has sought an end to what he termed the media trial in the ongoing Sheena Bora murder case investigations. In a letter to Chief Justice Mohit Shah on Thursday, the 86-year old Ribeiro demanded his intervention to stop the media trial in the sensational case that has hogged national headlines on both print and electronic...

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ONGC engineer drives off with Rs.6 lakh bike, arrested

Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) An assistant executive engineer in Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) was arrested for stealing Harley Davidson bike from a showroom here four days ago, police said on Saturday. Thorlapati Kiran, an IIT post graduate, was arrested from Maharashtra's Solapur and brought him to Hyderabad on Saturday. The 28-year-old on September 1 had escaped with Rs.6 l...

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India to host Bangladesh 'A' tour this month

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) India will host Bangladesh 'A' for a tour from September 16-29, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Saturday. BCCI and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed on the tour and confirmed the schedule, BCCI said. The tour will begin with three One-day International (ODI) matches against India 'A' followed by a three-day game again...

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Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta urges youth to work for society

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Anshu Gupta, the winner of the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015, on Saturday urged the youth to do something for society. Gupta's remark came during a felicitation ceremony at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication here. The Indian Institute of Mass Communication Alumni Association on Saturday felicitated its distinguished alumni and NGO Goonj founder Anshu ...

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Boxer Vikas Krishan takes silver at Asian meet

Bangkok, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian pugilist Vikas Krishan Yadav went down fighting to Bektemir Melikuziev of Uzbekistan in the final of the middleweight (75kg) category at the Asian Boxing Championships here on Saturday. Vikas -- the only Indian to reach the final at this event -- thus added a silver to the Indian tally which also includes three bronze medals. The former World Champion...

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Will again cast Sooraj, Athiya: Salman

Gurgaon, Sep 5 (IANS) Salman Khan is bringing new talent - Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty - to the world of showbiz with his forthcoming production venture Hero. The superstar says he is already on a lookout for scripts to cast the lead pair again. I will cast them again 100 percent. In fact we are already looking for script to cast them . And the decision doesn't depend on the fate...

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Emergency care centre inaugurated in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) A round-the-clock accident and emergency care centre was inaugurated at the Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital here on Saturday by Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant. The new emergency care centre spread over 3,000 sq. ft would be supported by a fleet of well equipped, advanced cardiac life support ambulances to address emergency health issues. There is...

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Tennis: Nedunchezhiyan bags singles crown

Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Second seed Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan ended the dream run of wildcard Prajnesh Gunneswaran with a 7-6 (8), 6-4 drubbing to win the singles title in the Raman Sports Trust ITF Men's Futures tennis tournament here on Saturday. Nedunchezhiyan, who had lost to Gunneswaran in last week's Futures tournament, was too keen to avenge the defeat. Nedunchezhiyan's plan was to atta...

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West Bengal to set up cold storages in all farmers' markets

Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) The West Bengal agriculture marketing department is planning to set up cold-storages in the premises of all 'kisan mandis' or marketplaces where farmers sell their produce directly to buyers. These will be set-up across 88 such farmers' markets in the state on a public-private partnership model. Earlier, the government led by the Trinamool Congress had decid...

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