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'Centre meting out step-motherly treatment to Assam'

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) With as many as 19 out of 32 districts in Assam reeling under floods, the state's ruling Congress on Friday charged the Centre with meting out step-motherly treatment to the affected people by not disbursing much-required funds. Addressing media persons here, Ripun Bora, vice-president of the Assam unit of the Congress, said that despite the state government submi...

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Saina signs Edelweiss Group as shirt sponsor

Bengaluru, Sep 4 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday signed a multi-year deal and also agreed to became the brand ambassador of Edelweiss Financial Services Limited with the firm deciding to sponsor her jersey during matches. The deal was initiated by IOS Sports and Entertainment which manages the World No.1. Edelweiss is a trusted friend as we go back a long time s...

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Please call me Mukherjee sir, President asks students

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) I am just your Mukherjee sir. I am not the president of India or a politician now. I would be happy if you call me Mukherjee sir, President Pranab Mukherjee requested students on a day he took an off from his high-profile responsibilities as the head of state to teach a class on the eve of Teachers' Day. A visibly-happy Mukherjee, who taught the students at the Sa...

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Stranded Afghans prevented from boarding ferry in Greece

Athens, Sep 4 (IANS) Greek police on Friday prevented 1,000 Afghans from boarding a ferry trying to leave Lesbos island, where they were stranded for days. Local media reported that the police attacked the Afghans with stun grenades when they tried to storm the ferry, Blue Star. EFE news reported. The clashes stopped once the ferry's entrance was closed. On Wednesday, Spy...

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EPL ruining English football: German coach Loew

Frankfurt, Sep 4 (IANS) The English Premier League (EPL) may have gained worldwide popularity, but Germany coach Joachim Loew insists that it has contributed to England's lack of success on the football field. Loew, who was speaking ahead of Germany's Euro 2016 qualifier here against Poland, said EPL clubs focus too much on signing foreign players for exorbitant amounts and allocate too ...

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Small screen soaps add Janmashtami twist

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Whether it's a Dahi Handi routine or a scene of a procession or a fancy dress competition sequence -- Hindi TV shows are living up the fervour of the Janmashtami festival, which falls on Saturday this year. Janmashtami is observed as the celebration of lord Krishna's birth. Several Hindi general entertainment TV channels are celebrating it with a twist in...

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TIDCO expects 30 companies in aerospace park

Chennai, Sep 4 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd (TIDCO) will set up an aerospace park in Sriperumbudur in which around 30 companies are expected to set up operations, said state Industries Minister P.Thangamani. Moving the demand for grants for the industries department in the assembly, he said the aerospace park is expected to attract an investment of around ...

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Hayden provides solution to Rogers' replacement

Melbourne, Sep 4 (IANS) Australian batting great Matthew Hayden on Friday offered a solution to the debate over who should replace Chris Rogers as David Warner's opening partner in Australia's Test cricket XI. Joe Burns played two Tests batting at No.6 last summer, but made his One-Day international debut alongside Warner against Ireland in Belfast a week ago and the pair has since produ...

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Electricity to soon reach all Odisha villages: Goyal

Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 (IANS) Union Coal and Energy Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said Odisha villages which remain un-electrified would be provided electric supply within the next one-and-half years. Goyal, who attended a review meeting of the power sector with state government officials on Thursday, said about 4,000 villages or 50 lakh households were yet to have electricity connection e...

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Government blocks foreign funds for Greenpeace India

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) In yet another crackdown on NGOs, the government on Thursday cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for its activities which allegedly hampered country's economic growth. Terming the action the government's latest move in a relentless onslaught against the community's right to dissent and yet another at...

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Golfer Sharmila claims first title of 2015

Greater Noida, Sep 4 (IANS) Overnight leader Shamila Nicollet carded 1 under 71 on the final day of the Rs.6 lakh 15th leg of Hero Women's Professional Golf Tour at the Jaypee Greens on Friday to claim her first title this season. Amandeep Drall finished with a total score of 215 to take second position, three strokes behind Sharmila. Sharmila was in good form and started impress...

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Russian spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS) A Russian spacecraft with three crew members on board, docked successfully on Friday with the International Space Station (ISS). The docking of the Soyuz TMA-18M took place just over 50 hours after the spacecraft took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome operational space launch facility in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, using a Soyuz-FG rocket, EFE news reported. It ...

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Sharif, army chief discuss security for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) In a second meeting in four days, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday discussed the necessary steps for the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC). According to Samaa TV, the two discussed internal and external security matters, especially ensuring security of the CPEC. Sources said the prime ...

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PM to inaugurate Delhi-Faridabad Metro line on Sunday

Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Residents of Haryana's Faridabad city will be able to enjoy the Delhi Metro services with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to inaugurate the Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) line on Sunday. The extension of Delhi Metro till Faridabad, an industrial hub in Haryana, will ease commuting between both cities. Nearly 200,000 people travel between both cit...

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Indian-American couple to raise funds for sickle cell research

Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A charity organisation run by an Indian-origin couple will start a fundraising campaign on Saturday to benefit sickle cell disease research in the US, a media report said on Thursday. There are 250 million people in the world that carry the sickle cell gene, the Bakersfield Californian quoted Sanjay Patel as saying on the radio and live video streaming programme ...

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Government on right track but own economic model needed, says RSS

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The RSS said on Friday that the Narendra Modi government was on the right track, and that the three days of discussions with government leaders had been very useful. RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale also said that he and his colleagues told the government that India needed to go for an economic model suited to it instead of aping the West which was facing a grave ec...

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Ola taxi driver held on charges of molesting Finnish girl

Jaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) An Ola cab driver was arrested here on Friday for allegedly molesting a Finnish girl, Rajasthan Police said. The girl, who was working as an intern in a company, filed the complaint at Shastri Nagar police station here in the afternoon, alleging that the driver of the cab tried to molest her while she was travelling from a hotel to the paying guest accomodation where...

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Mourinho, Ronaldo, Djokovic receive Guinness World Records certificates

London, Sep 4 (IANS) Some of the biggest names in the sporting world Frank Lampard, Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewis Hamilton, Novak Djokovic and many more have been included in the new Guinness World Records book and were honoured with certificates. English football champions Chelsea's manager Mourinho was given four different awards, which included prizes for the most points in ...

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Salman Khan to meet, greet fans in Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Sep 4 (IANS) Salman Khan's fans will get a chance to meet Bollywood's Dabangg star here on Saturday when he will be at a mall in the Millennium City for the promotion of his forthcoming production venture Hero. The superstar will be accompanied by emerging actors and lead couple of Hero, Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty. The team of the film will be visiting the Ambience Mall. ...

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Giada de Laurentiis, Todd Thompson no longer a couple

Los Angeles, Sep 4 (IANS) American TV personality and chef Giada de Laurentiis is now officially divorced from Todd Thompson, her husband of over 11 years. E! News has obtained a copy of the divorce documents, which show that the world-famous chef has been ordered to pay her former husband $9,000 dollars in monthly child support. The papers also detail how the duo has divided the...

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