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Asiad squash: Ghosal enters men's singles final

Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal reached the final of the men's singles squash event thereby assuring India of at least the silver medal in the 17th Asian Games here Monday. Ghosal, the top seed, comprehensively beat Ong Beng Hee 11-9, 11-4, 11-5 in just 45 minutes to secure his best placing at the Asian Games. The 28-year-old Indian already has three Asian Games bronze medal...

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Myanmar government, rebels resume ceasefire talks

Yangon, Sep 22 (IANS) The Myanmar government and ethnic rebels Monday resumed the sixth round of ceasefire talks in Yangon. The talks between the government's Union Peace-Making Work Committee (UPWC) and the ethnic armed groups' National Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) also involves parliamentarians and the army, Xinhua reported. UPWC vice chairman U Aung Min said Myanmar's pe...

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Lama Sajan disappoints in wushu nangun, nanquan

Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) India's wushu athlete Lama Sajan had a disappointing outing as he finished 13th and tied ninth in nangun and nanquan competitions, respectively, at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium in the 17th Asian Games here Monday. Lama scored 7.95 points out of 10 in nangun to take 13th position. The 22-year-old Indian bagged 4.60 points for quality of management, 2.40 for overall...

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New Zealand FM heads for UN General Assembly

Wellington, Sep 22 (IANS) New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully Monday left for New York to attend the 69th session of the UN General Assembly with the aim of securing a seat in the Security Council. During the week I will be meeting with representatives from various countries to discuss New Zealand's candidacy for a seat in the UN Security Council, McCully said in a statement. ...

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Four killed in Pakistan attack

Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) At least four people, including a minor, were killed Monday when unidentified assailants attacked a police party in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. Police officials confirmed the death of three policemen and a 15-year-old boy in the attack in Hangu district, Dawn online reported. Hangu borders the Orakzai region, one of Pakistan's seven lawless distri...

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Arun Jaitley hospitalised for routine check-up

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a hospital here for post surgery check-up, a doctor said Monday. The minister, also in-charge of defence and corporate affairs ministries, underwent a corrective surgery for diabetes Sep 2. A doctor treating Jaitley said the check-up was routine but since the tests could not be done at home, the minister...

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Indirect talks on Gaza ceasefire to resume: Hamas

Gaza, Sep 22 (IANS) Hamas has said that the indirect talks between Israel and the Palestinians to restore peace in the Gaza Strip will resume in Cairo. Next week, there will be meetings in Cairo to set up a framework and timetable for the indirect talks, the Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Sami Abu Zuhri, told Xinhua. The official renewal of the indirect talks that are sponsored by Egyp...

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Ayushmann's 'Mitti di khushboo' is sweet: Huma Qureshi

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana will release his new single Mitti di khushboo Oct 7. Its video will feature actress Huma Qureshi, who says its sweetness drew her to it. My single 'Mitti Di Khushboo' will be launched Oct 7 and it has Huma Qureshi in it. I am singing a lot these days, the 30-year-old Vicky Donor actor said here Sunday at the Femina Style Fashion show....

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UN, Arab League discuss regional issues

United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held talks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, mainly on regional issues. Regarding Syria, the two leaders agreed that the crisis was getting worse and a military solution to the conflict could lead to more radicalisation in the region, Xinhua reported Monday. In this connection it was imperative that th...

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UN, AU pledge to enhance peace and security

United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and the two leaders vowed to enhance peace and security. During the meeting, the two leaders discussed the strategic partnership between the UN and the AU and ways to continue to enhance such a cooperation in the area of peace and security, Ban's spokesman said.

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Cheryl to launch her record label

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Singer and The X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will reportedly set up her own record label. The 31-year-old star will launch her label later this year. Cole plans to focus all her attention on the venture, which aims to give young artists a helping hand into the business, reports mirror.co.uk. It's a natural next step for Cheryl, having coached conte...

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Asian Games: India's Lama Sajan ninth in wushu nanquan

Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) India's Lama Sajan Monday finished tied ninth in wushu's nanquan competition of the Asian Games here at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium. Lama scored 9.06 points out of 10 to share ninth position with Japan's Koki Nakata. The 22-year-old Indian bagged 4.80 points for quality of management, 2.51 for overall performance and 1.75 for degree of difficulty to gather 9.06 p...

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Kelly Brook to wed in Greece?

London, Sep 22 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook and fiance David McIntosh are reportedly eyeing a wedding in Greece. According to The Sun newspaper, the rumours of a Greek wedding went haywire after Brook and McIntosh were spotted viewing some potential wedding venues in Mykonos last week, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Mykonos is one of the most romantic islands in the world. They ...

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Indian spacecraft enters Martian sphere of influence

Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) India Monday became the first Asian country to enter the Martian sphere of influence after its spacecraft swung into the gravitational pull of Mars. Our navigators' calculation shows that our Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has entered the gravitational sphere of influence of Mars around 9 a.m., a senior Indian space agency official told IANS here. The MOM is ...

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Indian women's tennis team knocked out by Kazakhstan

Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) Indian women's tennis team lost 1-2 to second seeds Kazakhstan in their 17th Asian Games quarter-final match at the Yeorumul Tennis Courts here Monday. India started poorly as Prarthana Thombare lost the first rubber in straight sets 3-6, 2-6 to Yuliya Putintseva in an hour and 24 minutes. Ankita Raina put up a much better fight before going down 5-7, 6-7(3...

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Indian guilty of rape in Australia pleads to change life

Canberra, Sep 22 (IANS) An Indian man, who was found guilty of abducting and raping a woman in Australia, has pleaded for a chance to change his life, media reported Monday. Ajitpal Singh, 31, and Randhir Singh, 21, were found guilty earlier this month by an Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court jury here on charges of sexual assault, committing acts of indecency, unlawful confineme...

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Rajasthan Police hunt for minister's dog

Jaipur, Sep 22 (IANS) A hunt is on in full swing to trace a Rajasthan minister's missing dog. Police deputed a constable to look for the dog, which is of a foreign breed. The dog's pictures were also sent to nearby police stations for help. A complaint was lodged by Suresh Kumar, an employee in the minister's bungalow number 48 in the city's Civil Lines area, that a dog has gone ...

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Proper iron intake must to save babies from autism

New York, Sep 22 (IANS) A new study has linked low iron intake with a five-fold greater risk of autism in children if the mother was 35 or older at the time of the child's birth or if she suffered from metabolic conditions such as obesity, hyper-tension or diabetes. Mothers of children with autism are significantly less likely to report taking iron supplements before and during their pre...

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Fred earns Fluminense draw against Flamengo

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 22 (IANS) A Fred header earned Fluminense a 1-1 draw against their Rio de Janeiro rivals Flamengo in Brazil's Serie A football championship. Fred rose above the defence to nod into the bottom corner from Dario Conca's looping free-kick into the area at the Maracana stadium Sunday, reports Xinhua. Former Croatia international forward Eduardo da Silva had opened...

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Railway bribery case: Court recording Bansal's statement

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A court here Monday began recording of the statement of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, a prosecution witness in the Rs.10 crore railway bribery case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma started recording of the statement of Bansal, who was testifying as CBI witness in the case against his nephew Vijay Singla.

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