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Hong Kong government, protesting students hold talks

Hong Kong , Oct 21 (IANS) The Hong Kong government Tuesday held the first formal talks with student leaders speaking for sit-in protesters to find a peaceful way to end the Occupy Central movement which started Sep 28. Sitting opposite each other, five government officials and five student representatives shared views for two hours on how the region's next leader would be elected by univ...

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Delhi traffic cop attacked by lawyer

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A traffic head constable was beaten up Tuesday morning by a 35-year-old lawyer for objecting to his driving in the wrong lane, Delhi Police said. The incident took place around 10.30 a.m. near Rohini court in Prashant Vihar area. Virender Sangwan slapped head constable Santosh Kumar, deputed at Rohini traffic circle, when he stopped his vehicle being driv...

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Amit Shah appoints 28 state BJP incharges

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday appointed state party incharges in 28 states and union territories, a statement here said. Avinash Rai Khanna and T.S. Rawat were appointed incharges in poll-bound Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, respectively, a party statement said. Prabhat Jha, J.P. Nadda, Om Prakash Mathur and Bhupendra Yadav have been made incharges in...

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Modi to spend Diwali with Srinagar flood victims

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spend Diwali with the flood-affected people of Srinagar, an official release said Tuesday. Will be in Srinagar on Diwali, Oct 23 and will spend the day with our sisters and brothers affected by the unfortunate floods, the prime minister said in a statement. More than 1.5 million people were affected by the floods in Jammu...

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Odisha to conduct DGPS survey of mines

Bhubaneswar, Oct 21 (IANS) The Odisha government will conduct DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) survey in 148 iron ore and manganese mines to check illegal mining operations outside the leasehold areas. Director of mines Deepak Mohanty said: We have already completed DGPS survey of 39 iron and manganese mines in the state. The DGPS survey of remaining 148 mines will be conduc...

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Ismail Ali Khan to head Telangana Electricity Regulatory Commission

Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Telangana government has appointed former director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) Ismail Ali Khan as the chairman of the Electricity Regulatory Commission (ERC). Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao decided to constitute three-member commission. Hailing from Asifabad of Adilabad district of Telangana, Khan is currently serving as mem...

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Walsh quits as Indian hockey chief coach

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Terry Walsh, who guided the Indian men's hockey team to the Asian Games gold after 16 years, Tuesday resigned as the chief coach citing difficulty in adjusting to the functioning of the country's bureaucratic system but the Sports Authority of India (SAI) contended that the Australian was unhappy with the functioning of Hockey India (HI) rather than the nodal agency. ...

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Mystery over Indian schoolgirl's death in UAE

Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Mystery surrounds the death of a 12-year-old Indian girl in the emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after she fell from a building, a media report said Tuesday. The body of the girl, an eighth grade student of Sharjah Indian School who lived with her parents in the neighbouring emirate of Ajman, was found in a residential building behind a hotel in t...

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India-China joint military exercise in Novembe

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian and Chinese soldiers will take part in a joint exercise next month, weeks after a standoff between the two countries in Ladakh. The 'Hand in Hand' exercise that focuses on counter-terror operations will take place in Pune Nov 16-27. This will be the second time this exercise is being held. Last year, the exercise was held in Chengdu, China. ...

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Surveillance-tracking system in India for checking Ebola: Minister

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) India has put in place a strong surveillance-tracking system for checking the dreaded Ebola disease, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday. The surveillance system is of the level which was used in Nigeria which has been declared Ebola-Free by the World Health Organisation. Harsh Vardhan said that India already has a highly-rated integrated disease s...

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Bill to implement GST in winter session: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The constitution amendment bill to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) would be introduced in the forthcoming winter session of parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Tuesday. He also said the first tranche of compensation to states for their revenue loss from the phasing out of Central Sales Tax (CST) may also be taken up in the coming Session.

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Pakistan president orders steps against Ebola

Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has issued instructions to the authorities to take precautionary measures against the Ebola virus disease, officials said Tuesday. The country's National Health Services had earlier warned that the Ebola virus might come to Pakistan due to the frequent movement of people to African countries in connection with trade and transit...

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Can't rule out terror attack during festive season: Rajnath

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said terror attacks can't be ruled out during the festive season. The possibility of terror attacks can't be ruled out during the festive season. Terror threats are there and alerts are being issued, he told reporters on the sidelines of an event here. Asked what advisory has been issued by the ministry Monday to all th...

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Indian arrested in UAE for murdering compatriot

Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Police in the emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have arrested an Indian man for the alleged murder of a 28-year-old compatriot 24 hours after the crime, media reported. Police said Monday that they received a call Sunday saying that the body of an Indian was lying on a chair in the guard's room of a construction company in Al Dhaid area. ...

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TUs oppose coal mines auction ordinance, threaten strike

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Major trade unions representing coal workers Tuesday said they oppose the e-auction of cancelled coal blocks proposed by an ordinance with an enabling provision for commercial mining by private companies, and threatened a nationwide strike if the government went ahead with the proposal. The cabinet Monday recommended for presidential assent to an ordinance to fac...

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Artefacts of ten national museums digitised

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) More than 11,000 art objects from ten museums have been digitised to make these national treasures available to a wider audience, a statement of the ministry of culture said Tuesday. The minister of culture and tourism Shripad Yesso Naik launched the portal www.museumsofindia.gov.in here Tuesday that covered artefacts from the Indian Museum, the Victoria Memorial...

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Seven held for gambling in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Oct 21 (IANS) Seven people were arrested Tuesday from a hotel in Gurgaon for gambling and over Rs.14 lakh was recovered from their possession, police said. Sandeep Singh, Ravinder Kumar, Yogesh Kumar, Naveen Kumar and Ramesh Arora, all from Gurgaon, were arrested from sector 29, police said. Manoj Kumar and Rajdeep Singh, who belong from Delhi, were also arrested.

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NHRC notice to Bihar, Delhi Police

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The NHRC has sought a report within six weeks from the Director General of Police, Bihar and Commissioner, Delhi Police in a matter involving sexual harassment of a girl in Bihar, a statement said Tuesday. According to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the victim was sexually exploited by the employees of a school in Vaishali district of Bihar while he...

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Driver of snowplow that collided with Total CEO's plane arrested

Moscow, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The snowplow driver involved in the Moscow plane crash that killed the president of French major Total, Christophe de Margerie, 63, and three crew members, has been arrested, declared his lawyer, Alexander Karabanov. The lawyer told a Russian news agency that his client, Martinenkov Vladimir, 60, is currently under investigation. Karabanov said at the ti...

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Saif poses with pants down

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan was caught and clicked with his pants down while shooting for his new film Happy Ending. As directors Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK shot Happy Ending at various locations in California, so to save time, Saif started changing at the shooting spot instead of going back to his vanity van. Saif got so comfortable changing at the sho...

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