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Six killed in a Saudi office attack

Riyadh, Feb 12 (IANS) Six people were killed and a number of others injured on Thursday when a gunman attacked a government education office in the border city of Jazan, local media reported. The attacker was arrested, the report said, adding that five victims died at the scene, while the sixth died later in hospital. It was not immediately known what prompted the shooting, but s...

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Victoria, David Beckham separation slammed as 'all rubbish'

London, Feb 12 (IANS) Star couple David and Victoria Beckham were said to be spending over six months of 2016 on separate continents. A representative for Victoria has slammed it as nonsense. Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria, 41, was allegedly preparing to embark on a tour of Italy, France and Hong Kong - where she is opening a brand new store. She was also report...

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US stocks plunge amid global rout

New York, Feb 12 (IANS) US stocks dived on Thursday as investors rushed to safe-haven assets amid a global rout in risk assets. By noon, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 333 points, or 2. 09 percent, to 15,581. The S&P 500 dropped 32 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,819. The Nasdaq Composite Index moved down 54 points, or 1.27 percent, to 4,229. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index f...

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Karnataka hamlet mourns Siachen's brave-heart

Dharwad (Karnataka), Feb 12 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered at the house of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad at Betadur village near here on Thursday night to mourn his tragic death at an army hospital in New Delhi earlier in the day. When Koppad's mortal remains were brought on road from Hubbali airport around midnight, wrapped in a casket and draped in tri-colour, his extended family...

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Odisha to woo investors at Make in India week in Mumbai

Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) Aiming to attract investments to Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will hold meetings with investors and foreign delegations from Japan, China and other countries in Mumbai on February 14. As part of the Make in India week being held in Mumbai, Odisha is set to woo the foreign and domestic investors by organising investor's meet on February 14, said a relea...

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Honda awards 14 IIT students

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Leading automobile major Honda Motor India Pvt (HMI) on Thursday conferred the ninth Young Engineers and Scientists (Y-E-S) award on 14 Indian students from the premier IITs. It has been our endeavour to promote and encourage young students to involve in higher research in the field of technology. We want to provide them the opportunity with Y-E-S awards so that ...

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Nargis Fakhri happy to learn about Maharashtrian culture for 'Banjo'

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Actress Nargis Fakhri is happy to involve herself with Maharashtrian food, music and people for her role in film Banjo also starring Riteish Deshmukh. I really love my character. I play an NRI coming from America, so I can totally understand all the issues that she goes through. So I feel very close to the character, and so it's been a lot of fun remembering all thi...

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India, UAE sign nine agreements, to boost ties further

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS/WAM) Nine agreements were exchanged between India and the UAE, including on cyber security and infrastructure investment, as the two sides agreed to further boost bilateral ties on Thursday, the second day of the three-day visit of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Apart from cyber security ...

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Swine flu kills fourth Palestinian this year

Ramallah, Feb 11 (IANS) Another Palestinian has died of swine flu or the H1N1 influenza virus, taking the toll due to the disease to four this year, the health ministry said on Thursday. This took the number of deaths in the West Bank from H1N1 to four since the beginning of 2016, while 355 cases have been registered, Xinhua reported. H1N1 cases were discovered in the West Bank i...

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Wipro buys US healthcare services arm for $460 million

Bengaluru, Feb 11 (IANS) Global software major Wipro on Thursday announced buying a healthcare services business in the US for $460 million (Rs.3,150 crore). We have signed an agreement to acquire HealthPlan Services from Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor, for providing business process as a service in the US health insurance market, the company said in a statement h...

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AIIMS resident doctors accuse professor of physical assault

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Residents doctors of the neuro surgery department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Thursday alleged a senior professor of the institution had manhandled and verbal abused them and sought his removal. According to reports, the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (RDA) has also written to the institute's director M.C Misra over the issue.

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SC to hear Sonia, Rahul plea in Herald case on Friday

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday is likely to hear Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others' petition challenging the Delhi High Court order rejecting their plea against their summoning by a trial court here in the National Herald case filed by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. A bench of Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice C. Nagappan ...

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BJP MP lodges FIR against 'anti-national' JNU students

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Maheish Giri, the BJP Lok Sabha member from East Delhi, on Thursday said he has lodged an FIR against 'anti-national' students of Jawaharlal Nehru University who opposed the death penalty to parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Gave a written complaint to @DCPSouthDelhi requesting him to lodge an FIR against Anti-India elements in JNU, Giri tweeted. He s...

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Tata Motors posts Rs.200.86 crore net loss in Q3

Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) Leading automobile manufacturer Tata Motors Ltd. on Thursday said it posted a standalone net loss of Rs.200.86 crore for the quarter ending December 31, 2015 against a net loss of Rs.2,122.72 crore in the same period of 2014-15. According to the statement of audited financial results posted on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Tata Motors earned a total income of Rs....

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Seven steel majors in e-auction of mines in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (IANS) Seven steel majors including a central PSU have participated in the e-auction process to bag Odisha's Ghorhaburhani-Sagasahi iron ore block with a total reserve of around 100 million tonne, officials said on Thursday. The Odisha government on Thursday opened the bid process, which was started on December 23 last year for the iron ore mines. The Ghorhabu...

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Goa terror suspect gets bail, says India not free anymore

Panaji, Feb 11 (IANS) A Goa court on Thursday granted conditional bail to 44-year-old chartered accountant Sameer Sardana, the son of a retired major general, arrested for suspected terror links. On his release, Sardana, who was arrested by the Goa Police Anti-Terror Squad, said freedom was on the decline in India. Sardana, whose family hails from Uttarakhand, has been asked to s...

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52 dead in Mexico prison riot

Mexico City, Feb 11 (IANS) A riot in a prison in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon on Thursday left at least 52 prisoners dead, officials said. At a press conference in state capital Monterrey, Governor Jamie Rodriguez Calderon said the riot erupted between two criminal gangs in the prison complex, Xinhua reported. The riot left 52 people dead and 12 others injured, includ...

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Woman engineer kidnapped in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Feb 11 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman engineer, working in the IT department at shopping website Snapdeal, has been abducted, police said on Thursday. Residents protested the crime, blocking roads and holding a sit-in. Deepti Sharma, who works at the company's Gurgaon office, failed to return home in Kavi Nagar area of Ghaziabad on Wednesday night. She usually took the Del...

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Modi lauds historic detection of gravitational waves

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his happiness over historic detection of gravitational waves and lauded role of Indian scientists in the project. Historic detection of gravitational waves opens up new frontier for understanding of universe, Modi said in a tweet. Immensely proud that Indian scientists played an important role in this cha...

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BHEL posts Rs.1,102 crore Q3 loss on higher expense, lower revenue

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) State-run equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) on Thursday reported a standalone net loss of Rs.1,101.99 crore for the third quarter of 2015-16, as against a net profit of Rs.212.60 crore in the same period a year ago, caused by higher expenses and lower revenues. Total income from operations in the quarter in consideration declined 14 percent to R...

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