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Modi will never bring black money to India: Sharad Yadav

Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) JD-U president Sharad Yadav Friday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betraying the people and the country on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad as he will never bring it back. BJP has no intention to bring back the black money from foreign banks, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president told reporters here. He said bl...

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Bodo faction threatens to quit peace process

Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) The pro-talk NDFB faction Friday threatened to pull out of the peace process if the government does not release its president Ranjan Daimary and others by Nov 30. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction, which has been in a ceasefire pact, said this in a statement signed by the outfit's self-styled lieutenant and information and publicity secretar...

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Nearly 2000 athletes to attend forest sports meet in Goa

Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Nearly 2,000 athletes drawn from forest departments across the country will participate in the 21st All India Forest Sports meet which gets underway in Goa from Nov 5. The four-day meet will feature 162 events which include 58 athletic events, 14 in swimming, eight in weightlifting, etc, according to principal chief forest officer for Goa and chairman of the meet Ri...

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UP mulling freeholding industrial plots

Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is considering declaring industrial plots in the state freehold, an official said Friday. Decision to make industrial plots freehold is under serious consideration of the state government. It has been a long standing demand of industries, however, various factors have to be taken into account for assessing long-term impact of this step ...

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Moscow airport chief engineer charged over French jet crash

Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS/TASS) The Russian Investigative Committee Friday charged a third person in the criminal case over the crash of a French Falcon jet in which France's energy giant Total CEO Christophe de Margerie died at Moscow airport Vnukovo. Today chief engineer of Vnukovo airport service Vladimir Ledenev was charged with violation of jet operation rules that entailed the death of ...

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Asian and Commonwealth Games squash medallists feted

Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Gold medallists at the Asian and Commonwealth Games and other medallists as also the fresh Arjuna Award winner Anaka Alankamony were felicitated here Friday by the Squash Rackets Federation of India. Barring Saurav Ghosal, Alankamony and Mahesh Mangaonkar, the rest - Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa, Aparajitha Balamurukan, Harinderpal Sandhu, Kush Kumar - were pre...

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'Nakhriley' from 'Kill Dil' out

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) The cast of forthcoming film Kill Dil Friday unveiled the song Nakhriley from the film and also performed live. The song is one of our favourite songs. It's an important and fast song from the film, Parineeti Chopra told reporters at the event organised at YRF Studios here. She was joined by her co-star Ranveer Singh, who seen wearing a hat to cover his shav...

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Fadnavis' swearing-in ceremony

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANs) The swearing-in of Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra was a festive occasion in Mumbai. There were over two dozen boats in the Arabian Sea with giant lotuses on them, appearing to 'bloom' out of the water off the picturesque Marine Drive, which tourists were seen clicking away merrily on their mobile phones. And huge congratula...

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United SC beat Air India 2-1 in Durand Cup

Raia (Goa), Oct 31 (IANS) United SC defeated Air India 2-1 in a crucial second round Pool B match to keep their semi-final hopes alive in the 127th Durand Cup football tournament at the Raia Sports Complex here Friday. United SC were beaten in their opening match of their group 2-3 by Sporting Clube de Goa. It was Air India who got off the blocks faster pulling ahead in the third...

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Bhopal fugitive Warren Anderson is dead

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Warren Anderson, the former CEO of Union Carbide Corp, has died at 92 after living for 30 years under the shadow of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy that killed thousands. The death of the man under whose watch the tragedy that still haunts India took place was reported by the New York Times Friday, more than a month after he died Sep 29 at a nursing home in Vero ...

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Indian Navy ships reach Mauritius

Port Louis (Mauritius), Oct 31 (IANS) On a two-month-long overseas deployment, Indian naval ships Mumbai, Talwar and Deepak arrived in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius, Friday, a statement said. Under the Command of Rear Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet, the three ships, along with INS Teg, will be going to different parts of east Africa and the south Indi...

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Vodka thief locked in supermarket freezer

St. Petersburg, Oct 31 (IANS/TASS) A woman suspected of stealing a bottle of vodka spent an hour locked in a freezer in a supermarket in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, a local police spokesman said Friday. The woman, locked up by the supermarket's shop assistants, did not suffer from the freezer's temperature of minus 15 degrees Celsius and used her cellphone to call the police, the...

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'Gone Girl' a gripping psychological thriller

Film: Gone Girl; Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris; Director: David Fincher: Rating: **** Gone Girl is a gripping and provocative tale of a married couple, where the wife goes missing on their fifth anniversary. What starts off as an interesting 'whodunit' crime film, with typical cinematic fodder, suddenly changes track to of...

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30 killed in Nigeria car bomb attack

Nairobi, Oct 31 (EFE) At least 30 people were killed Friday when a car bomb exploded in a crowded bus station in the northeastern Nigerian state of Gombe, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) told media. The explosion occurred during the morning rush hour at the popular bus station, according to a NEMA official. I have counted more than 30 bodies, but the toll is likel...

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Petrol, diesel rates cut by over Rs.2 per litre

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices were cut Friday by over Rs.2 per litre each, effective minight, IndianOil Corp announced. While petrol will be cheaper by Rs.2.41 a litre in Delhi, diesel will cost Rs.2.25 less per litre. Prices of both fuels were also reduced earlier this month on the back of declining international oil prices. ...

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COAI wants regulator to review telecom M&A guidelines

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to take a comprehensive review of the merger and acquisition (M&A) guidelines. To facilitate consolidation in the sector, it is important that the M&A guidelines be reviewed and modified to promote orderly growth of the sector, COAI director ...

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Punjab chemists to lose licence for selling banned drugs

Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Tightening the noose around medical practitioners and chemist shop owners who prescribe and sell illegal and banned drugs, the Punjab government Friday said that such people will lose their licences. Medical Education and Research Minister Anil Joshi said his department has issued written directions to the senior superintendent of police (SSPs) of all districts ...

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CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Oct 31 (IANS) The CBI Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki constituency MLA Pravat Tripathy for his alleged links with the AT Group and later arrest...

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Telangana gets 3 TMC Krishna water to generate power

Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) The Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) Friday allowed Telangana to use three TMC (thousand million cubic) feet water to generate electricity till Nov 2 to tide over the acute shortage in the state. The board announced its decision after hearing governments of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh at its two-day meeting which concluded here Thursday. The de...

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Junior squash Nationals: Kush, Harshit in title round

Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Reigning U-19 champions Kush Kumar and Harshit Kaur Jawanda cruised into the final with comfortable wins in the boys' and girls' sections, respectively, in the sub-junior and junior national squash championship being held here Friday. The gulf in standards between Kush and his victim Yohan Darius Pandole as also Jawanda and Anandita Gupta was so much that there was...

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