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South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline

Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said here Wednesday. With no case of Ebola virus disease reported so far, our country remains open and safe for all planning to visit, South African Airways' India manager Sajid Khan assur...

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Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 28 (IANS) One of India's best hopes P.V. Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena here Wednesday. The 11th seeded Indian needed only 40 minutes to ease past Olga 21-12, 21-17 in their first ever match. Last year's bronz...

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SRK roped in as Interpol 'Turn Back Crime' ambassador

Lyon (France), Aug 28 (IANS) Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's Turn Back Crime campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime. SRK, said to be the first Indian to be made an ambassador for the global campaign, is lending his voice to help spread the message that all of society b...

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Deposit Rs.630 crore penalty, SC to DLF

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday penalised real estate giant DLF Rs.630 crore for exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in three projects in Gurgaon. The bench of Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and Justice N.V. Ramana said DLF would furnish an undertaking to pay Rs.170 crore interest on the penalty of Rs.630 crore or the amount that the ...

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No humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine, UNHCR official

Kiev, Aug 27 (IANS) There is no ground to declare a humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine, a senior UN official said Wednesday. This is not a humanitarian catastrophe. During humanitarian disasters, people die of hunger, coldness and lack of drinking water, Xinhua quoted the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) regional representative in Ukraine, Oldrich Andrysek as saying.

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Bengal's victims move Rajnath, NHRC demanding protection

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) A platform of cheated, oppressed and attacked people in West Bengal Wednesday sought protection from home minister, NHRC chairman and state governor, saying they no longer had any faith in the state administration. In identical letters to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, NHRC chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Aakranta Aa...

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Saradha scam: CBI grills businessmen Santanu Ghosh, Rajesh Bajaj

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday grilled Kolkata-based entrepreneur Santanu Ghosh, also the chairman of the now-defunct Xenitis Group, and another businessman Rajesh Bajaj, based in Assam, in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam. Ghosh, whose business ventures included computer and computer components manufacturing and automobile business, is said to have taken a hu...

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Raina, spinners script India's 133-run win over England

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) Suresh Raina got his maiden century outside the subcontinent to inspire India to a 133-run win via the Duckworth Lewis method against England in the second ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Wednesday. Raina's quickfire 75-ball 100 took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs here at Sophia Gardens. The first ODI was washed out without a b...

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15 Australian jihadis died in Iraq, Syria

Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) At least 15 Australians died fighting alongside Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, Australian Intelligence (ASIO) chief David Irvine said Wednesday. The participation of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq is significant and includes more Australians than there was in all the previous extremist conflicts together, Irvine said at the National Press Club in C...

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India vs England: Second ODI scoreboard

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and England played at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday: India Rohit Sharma c Woakes b Tredwell 52 Shikhar Dhawan c Buttler b Woakes 11 Virat Kohli c Cook b Woakes 0 Ajinkya Rahane st Buttler b Tredwell 41 Suresh Raina c Anderson b Woakes ...

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India beat England by 133 runs in second ODI

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) India defeated England by 133 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-affected second ODI at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday. Chasing a rain revised target of 295 runs in 47 overs, England were shot out for 161 runs in 38.1 overs. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked up four for 28 while offie Ravichandran Ashwin got two for 38. Pacer Mohammad ...

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IMF chief faces investigation in corruption case

Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde has been put under investigation in France for negligence after being questioned for hours in a corruption case, judicial sources said Wednesday. She denied wrongdoing. Lagarde, 58, however, said she will continue as IMF director, a post she holds since July 2011, a French media report said. She h...

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Four held in UAE for trying to sell fake Indian currency

Dubai, Aug 27 (IANS) Four people have been arrested in the UAE for trying to sell fake Indian currency worth 4.7 million rupees (around $78,000) to a businessman, a media report said here Wednesday. The four men, identified as Asians in their 30s, approached a Dubai-based businessman to buy goods with the fake rupees. However, they soon switched the deal and proposed to sell the Indian '...

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Indian arrested in UAE for stealing $54,450

Dubai, Aug 27 (IANS) An Indian expatriate was arrested Wednesday for stealing over $54,000 from his company, a media report here said. The suspect, identified only as A.A.A., has been accused of stealing 200,000 dirhams (around $54,450) from his UAE-based company and transferring it to his personal account in Sharjah, Gulf News reported. He fled to an unknown destination after co...

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821 passengers being tracked for Ebola: Health ministry

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 821 passengers are now being tracked for the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said Wednesday. Most of them are in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Two passengers - a doctor and a physiotherapist - who were admitted in the RML Hospital for further treatment after being tested negative for Ebola, have responded to anti-mal...

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Four nabbed for smuggling gold biscuits

Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) The RPF Wednesday busted a gold smuggling racket and arrested four people, including two women, from the Kamrup Express at Nagaland's Dimapur railway station. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) officials with the help of Government Railway Police also seized 26 gold biscuits, weighing 4.33 kg and valued about Rs.1.20 crore, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) officia...

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Deposit Rs.630 crore penalty, SC to DLF

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday penalised real estate giant DLF Rs.630 crore for exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in three projects in Gurgaon. The bench of Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and Justice N.V. Ramana said DLF would furnish an undertaking to pay Rs.170 crore interest on the penalty of Rs.630 crore or the amount that the ...

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HC notice to Delhi government over bars near school

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the city government on a plea seeking closure of two bars which are within a 75-metre radius of a senior secondary school. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul also sought a response from the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the bars' owners while posting the matter for Sep 30.

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Apollo Hospitals launches new initiative in critical care

Hyderabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals Wednesday launched 'eACCESS', a new initiative in the delivery of critical care services. It can help a critical care team housed at a command centre to complement the physical activities that happen within an ICU and ensure that patients are monitored continuously on a 24x7 basis, the hospital management said. This initiative in collabor...

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Kabaddi: Bengaluru Bulls tame Jaipur Pink Panthers for semi-final berth

Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls did more than required by defeating league leaders Jaipur Pink Panthers 30-29 to book their berth in the semi-finals of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi tournament Wednesday. Trailing 14-18 at half-time, the Bulls, who were tied on points with Telugu Titans at the start of the match, enjoyed a profitable second session when they not only made ground, b...

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