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India, Mozambique ink MoU for oil, gas cooperation

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India and Mozambique Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the oil and gas sector for a period of five years, the petroleum ministry said in a statement. The MoU was signed at a meeting here between Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Mozambique's Minister of Foreign Affairs Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi. Indian public ...

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Use rural banks, post offices for cooking gas subsidy, Modi urged

Chennai, Nov 28 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to involve primary agricultural cooperative societies, post offices and urban cooperative banks in the direct delivery of subsidy on cooking gas cylinders. In a letter to Modi, text of which was released to the media here, the chief minister said: In remote and rural areas, people ...

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CA and Cricket NSW support State Memorial Service for Hughes

Melbourne, Nov 28 (IANS) Cricket Australia and Cricket New South Wales Friday supported NSW Premier Mike Baird's announcement of a State Memorial Service for Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who passed away Thursday after being hit by a cricket ball during a Sheffield Shield match. We would like to thank the premier for his decision to grant a State Memorial Service for Phillip and for...

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J&K leaders indulging in graft, emotional blackmail: Modi

Udhampur (Jammu), Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said that the development of Jammu and Kashmir has been stagnant since the last 30 years and leaders here indulge in corruption and emotional blackmail. Addressing a rally for the BJP here ahead of the second phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said there have been a dozen prime ministers in India but none has had ...

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We had moral obligation to represent truth: 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' director (IANS Special: 30 years of Bhopal gas

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal spewed poisonous gas on the night of Dec 2-3, 1984, killing about 3,000 people instantly and thousands more over the years. Presenting one of the world's worst industrial disasters on the big screen, especially when the incident is approaching its 30th anniversary, was not easy for director Ravi Kumar through his film Bhopal: A ...

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Facebook, Twitter data do not reveal true human behaviour

Toronto, Nov 28 (IANS) As researchers are mining Facebook and Twitter data to learn about online and offline human behaviour, a new study warns them to be wary of serious pitfalls that arise when working with huge social media data sets. Such erroneous results can have huge implications as thousands of research papers each year are now based on data gleaned from social media. Pub...

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Ghana confirms Avram Grant as new Black Stars coach

Accra, Nov 28 (IANS) The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has officially confirmed Avram Grant as the new coach of the senior team, the Black Stars. The former Chelsea coach has been handed a two-year deal that will run from Dec 1 till February 2017, reports Xinhua. As you are all no doubt aware, Avram Grant is the new coach of the Black Stars. His appointment will take effect on...

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Consider treating Sanskrit as additional subject: SC

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the government not to treat Sanskrit as a third language for Class 8 students of Kendriya Vidyalayas and instead treat it as an additional language retaining German as a third langauge. You test them in Sanskrit for the additional language and German remains a third language, said an apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave.<...

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Culling of poultry birds going on in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 28 (IANS) The Kerala government has deployed 75 teams to cull poultry birds in villages hit by outbreak of H5N1 or bird flu virus, a minister said Friday. After a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to assess the situation, Minister of State for Health V.S. Sivakumar told reporters that the culling process would be over in next two-three days. ...

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Calm restored in Ferguson after days of protests

New York, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) Ferguson town in the US state of Missouri celebrated the Thanksgiving Day after calm was restored as violence followed the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager to death. Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis, has been trying to regain normalcy after the violent protests Monday and Tuesday that resulted ...

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India-Arab nations keen to pave new path for economic ties

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Projects worth billions of dollars, notably in energy, railways and finance were discussed at the two-day India-Arab Partnership Conference that concluded here Thursday in what was the first engagement on this scale for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government with the 22-member Arab League. More than 150 delegates from nearly 20 countries deliberated over two d...

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'Zed Plus' - political satire which makes you laugh, weep

Film: Zed Plus; Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi; Cast: Adil Hussain and Mona Singh; Rating: **** This Prime Minister cannot speak Hindi. No, he is not female and of Italian origin. Played by the very authentic Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Mr. Prime Minister in Chandraprakash Dwiwedi's heartwarming political satire, is a bearded, canny, suave and wily patriarch. Like many films with pol...

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Venezuelan opposition leader vows to appear in court

Caracas, Nov 28 (IANS) Venezuelan opposition leader Maria Corina Machado said she won't flee the country after receiving a court subpoena over her alleged role in plotting an attempted coup against President Nicolas Maduro. I have nothing to fear and would appear before the court Dec 3, Xinhua quoted Machado as saying. They can't arrest me, because there's been no crime, and it's...

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Jhumpa Lahiri, Shamsur Faruqi in DSC Prize shortlist

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland and Urdu critic Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's The Mirror of Beauty have been shortlisted for the prestigious DSC Prize for South Asian literature, a statement said Friday. Two Pakistani authors' books - Bilal Tanweer's The Scatter Here is Too Great and Kamila Shamsie's A God in Every Stone - have also made it to the li...

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Nervous system plays bigger role in infections

Toronto, Nov 28 (IANS) The nervous system may play a bigger role in infections and auto-immune diseases than previously known, says a study. Learning more about that role could lead to early diagnosis and treatment of people affected by pandemics or outbreaks of contagious or deadly diseases, such as flu or Ebola, the study added. The researchers noted that neurons of the periphe...

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Jammu gunfight over: Police

Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) The gunfight between the security forces and infiltrators near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, which started Friday has ended, police said. The firing has stopped and searches are underway, a senior police officer said. The gun battle started Thursday at Arnia in Jammu district and resumed again Fri...

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Anupam Kher blown away by 'Baby' trailer

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says he was blown away by the trailer of Neeraj Pandey's Baby, which also stars Akshay Kumar. Just watched the Theatrical Trailer of Neeraj Pandey's BABY. I wish I had a better word than MIND-BLOWING.:) #awesome. Titoo is going to be proud of what @akshaykumar & Neeraj Pandey have achieved together in BABY. Proud 2 b part of this extrao...

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Pope Francis set for Turkey visit

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Turkey to help inter-faith dialogue in the country. At the start of the three-day tour he is set to meet newly-elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, BBC reported Friday. He also plans to visit Istanbul for a meeting with the head of the Orthodox Christian church. It will be only the fourth time in hi...

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Modi arrives in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday arrived in this Jammu and Kashmir winter capital for a day-long BJP poll campaign. A special plane carrying Modi landed at the technical area of Jammu airport around noon. He has taken off for Udhampur town in a helicopter where he is scheduled to address a BJP election rally. He is also addressing another rally in Poonch d...

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Agra lawyers angry over V.K. Singh's claim on HC bench

Agra, Nov 28 (IANS) Lawyers here have burnt an effigy of union minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh for his reported claim that Agra MP and his cabinet colleague Ram Shankar Katheria had agreed to set up an Allahabad High Court bench in Meerut instead of Agra. The lawyers Friday threatened to gherao Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence in Delhi Dec 19 if their demand for a high court benc...

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