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Zico to be head coach, manager of FC Goa

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Arthur Antunes Coimbra, more popularly known as Zico, would be the manager cum head coach of the Indian Super League franchise Football Club of Goa (FC Goa). Zico signed the contract Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the franchise announced. FC Goa is proud to announce that the legendary Brazilian footballer Arthur Antunes Coimbra ...

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Britain asks citizens to review travel plans to Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised its citizens to review their planned trips to Pakistan in view of the volatile security situation in the country. There is a high threat of terrorism, kidnapping and sectarian violence throughout Pakistan, Dawn online quoted an FCO travel advisory as saying Monday. The warning, also released f...

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'Eat healthy to stay fit'

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Eat healthy to stay fit is the mantra of Michael Pelletier, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy here. He said: I know how easy it is when you are little bit hungry and want to snack and grab some Kurkurey or grab some chips or grab some junk food. But it is important to keep yourself healthy by eating fruits, some nuts, and by going out and playing cricket.<...

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REC to fund Rs.20,000 crore of power projects in Telangana

Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) will fund power projects in Telangana to the tune of Rs.20,000 crore, its chairman and managing director Rajeev Sharma Tuesday told Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. During a meeting with the chief minister, he said REC would fund projects of Telangana Generation Corporation (GENCO), Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) and...

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One new traffic district, 10 new circles in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) For better traffic management, Delhi Police have bifurcated a traffic district and created ten new circles, said an official. It was observed that some traffic circles did not have continuous boundaries and the traffic inspectors could not cover the opposite points of the circles, said Joint Commissioner of police Anil Shukla. Shukla also said a new outer...

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'Modi visit, Tokyo Declaration give new dynamism to India-Japan ties'

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The Tokyo Declaration taking India-Japan relations to the next level - a Special Strategic Global Partnership - has lent new dynamism to the close ties between the two nations, especially with its emphasis on increased economic and defence cooperation, even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe failed to tie up the civil nuclear deal d...

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Number of displaced civilians inside Ukraine doubles: UNHCR

Geneva, Sep 2 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday said the number of people displaced inside Ukraine has doubled in the past three weeks since the ongoing fighting in eastern Ukraine is driving more people from their homes. As of Sep. 1, UNHCR estimated that 260,000 people were displaced in Ukraine, compared to 117,000 in the first week of August, Xinhua reported...

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Top militant commander among three killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Sep 2 (IANS) Three separatist guerrillas of the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit were Tuesday killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, even as the Indian Army unearthed a tunnel across the LoC that was meant to push terrorists into India, officials said. Police said the three militants killed in Hanjanbala (Rajpora) village in Pulwama district were locals an...

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15 troops, 50 militants killed in Ukraine clashes

Kiev, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 15 troops and 50 pro-Russian militants have been killed since Monday as Ukrainian forces engaged in fierce fighting against militias in the country's eastern regions of Donetsk and Lugansk. A military official confirmed Tuesday the casualties suffered on the government troops' side. Forty-nine other Ukrainian servicemen were wounded, Xinhua quoted And...

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Five Delhi policemen injured in mob attack

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Five policemen, including a station house officer (SHO), were injured while trying to stop a mob from beating up two school girls and their two male friends here Tuesday, police said. The mob also set afire two police motorcycles and damaged a police van. The incident occurred around 8.30 a.m. at Karawal Nagar in east Delhi. Police said the mob bec...

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DDA'S EWS flats scheme challenged in HC, hearing on Sep 24

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) An organisation of slum dwellers Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court, challenging DDA's new housing scheme and seeking direction to the government to allot them the flats meant for the economically-weaker sections. Slum dwellers residing in Shankar Garden and Indra Camp No 2, 4, and 5 at Vikaspuri, under the aegis of JJ Cluster Dwellers Welfare Association, moved t...

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Jharkhand minister admits meeting Rakibul

Ranchi, Sep 2 (IANS) Jharkhand Minister Haji Hussain Ansari has admitted that he knows national shooter Tara Shahdeo's husband Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hassan and attended the dinner hosted by him after his marriage to Tara Shahdeo. I met Rakibul two or three times. When monsoon session of Jharkhand assembly was on, I was invited by Rakibul to attend a dinner as I had not attended his ...

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EC must ban Kalraj, Adityanath from campaigning: Samajwadi Party

Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Tuesday petitioned the Election Commission to ban BJP parliamentarian Yogi Adityanath and union minister Kalraj Mishra from campaigning in the Sep 13 bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh. Samajwadi spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary in a letter to the chief electoral officer accused Adityanath, the Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur, of making hate speeches and...

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Mayors from 60 countries expected for Hyderabad conference

Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Mayors and experts in urban management from 60 countries will attend the Metropolis conference scheduled here next month. Around 2,000 delegates including commissioners, town planning Officers and experts in municipal administration will attend the four-day conference, beginning Oct 7. It has been called by Metropolis, the world association of major metropolises,...

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AAP slams BJP's 100 days' governance

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The AAP Tuesday slammed the Narendra Modi government on various issues, describing its first 100 days in power as anything but landmark and emphatic. The Aam Aadmi Party termed the governance of the Bharatiya Janata Party as an excellent public relations management and high-definition photographs on Twitter. The fear with Narendra Modi's government isn't t...

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Missed Glasgow but ready for Asian Games: Mary Kom

Gurgaon, Sep 2 (IANS) Olympic bronze medal winning boxer M.C. Mary Kom Tuesday said she badly missed being a part a Glasgow Commonwealth Games but she is ready to for the Asian Games that would be held in the South Korean city of Incheon Sep 19-Oct 4. Mary Kom was present here to mark the new beginning of Artemis hospital's campaign for cancer and cardiac problems in women. The initiati...

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India offers red carpet, not red tape, Modi hard sells India

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hard sold India to Japanese investors saying that his country offers only a red carpet and not red tape while dubbing his five-day trip to Japan that ends Wednesday as very successful. I've come to assure you there is no red tape but only red carpet that awaits you in India, he said while delivering the keynote address in a seminar...

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Indian woman charged for having illegitimate child

Dubai, Sep 2 (IANS) An Indian man filed a case in a court in the UAE against his wife, who gave birth to a child in 2010 despite their not having sex for eight years, a media reported said Tuesday. The man, who is identified only as R.J, 48, said he moved to a new job in Kuwait in 2006 and left his wife and only son in the UAE. R.J said that last year his friends, who live in the...

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Now I can beat anyone: Priyanka Chopra

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) No, Priyanka Chopra is not talking about the box office competition, but about actually beating up someone physically! And the actress strongly feels that every woman should learn some form of self-defence. Priyanka may have now lost all the muscle she built up for her role as five-time boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom in her forthcoming film, but she says she's now ...

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Megid ousts Aparajitha to make semis

Chennai, Sep 2 (IANS) Farah Abdel Megid from Egypt defeated Aparajitha Balamurukan 11-3, 11-5, 10-12, 11-4 in the quarter-finals to end the Indian challenge in the individual events of the World University Squash Championship at the Indian Squash Academy (ISA) courts here Tuesday. Aparajitha scripted her own downfall with repeated unforced errors, mostly failing to judge the height of th...

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