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Southern African Development Community discusses Lesotho coup attempt

Pretoria, Sep 1 (IANS) The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday continued its meeting here on the attempted coup by Lesotho's military. Present at the meeting were SADC Chairman and South African President Jacob Zuma, and foreign ministers of Zimbabwe and Namibia, Xinhua reported. The meeting started Sunday night with the hope of finding a solution to the politica...

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Ebola toll in Guinea 460

Conakry, Sep 1 (IANS) At least 690 Ebola virus disease cases have been confirmed in Guinea, out of which 460 people have died, the latest data released by the health ministry here shows. A total of 143 patients were cured and discharged from treatment centres while 86 cases are still undergoing treatment in health centres, Xinhua reported citing the data. Since the Ebola outbreak...

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Mahindra's August sales down 7 percent

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Mahindra Monday reported a decline of seven percent in its sales during August at 35,175 units from 37,897 units during the same month of last year. In spite of our overall sales remaining flat in August, we continue to be optimistic due to the industry's enhanced business confidence which is reflected by the manufacturing sector showing signs...

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Iraqi forces recapture key town

Baghdad, Sep 1 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Monday recaptured the town of Sulaiman Beg in Salahudin province after more than two months of being under siege by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist organisation, an official said. The town of Sulaiman Beg is under control of the combined forces of Iraqi army, Peshmerga (Kurdish force) and volunteers, the official told Xinhua. The...

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I'd want to stay away from TV right now: Fawad Khan

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) For now, all of Fawad Khan's energy is concentrated towards making a career in filmdom, says the Pakistani actor-singer who is making his Bollywood foray with Khoobsurat. He enjoys a huge fan following in his homeland, and in India, courtesy channel Zindagi, which airs Pakistani TV shows here, he's found fans galore here. But TV is not Fawad's priority as of now. ...

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Nepal too to restructure national plan panel

Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) After the new Indian government decided to scrap the Planning Commission, the Nepal government also has decided to restructure, revamp and modernise its National Planning Commission (NPC), which is styled on the Indian planning panel. Like in India, much criticism has been made about the apex development body that has largely failed to cater to this Himalayan nati...

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Caffeinated 'energy' drinks bad for heart

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Energy drinks which are so popular during physical exercise and even otherwise among children and younger adults can cause heart problems, a research shows. People sometimes consume a number of these drinks one after the other. This situation can lead to a number of adverse conditions, including angina, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and even sudden death, ...

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Listening to Sep 5 Modi address is voluntary: Irani

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) HRD Minister Smriti Irani clarified Monday that listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to students on Teachers' Day Sep 5 was completely voluntary. This particular activity is completely voluntary and if there has been any miscommunication over this issue and is (seen to be) politically contrived, I would say it is regrettable, she said. Accor...

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New Motor Vehicles Act to be tabled in winter session: Gadkari

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Admitting that India's roads were among the most dangerous anywhere, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday said the government will introduce a holistic act to amend the Motor Vehicles Act in the winter session of parliament. The existing Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 has outlived its utility in the fast changing traffic scenario, Gadkari said add...

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Miley Cyrus still loves Liam Hemsworth

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus says she still has strong feelings for her ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth, with whom she parted ways last year. The 21-year-old split from the actor in September 2013 following four years of on and off dating, but she says she still has feelings for him, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In an interview to Australia's Sunday Night show, she said: I...

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AIFF discriminating against I-League, says Mohun Bagan

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Accusing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of adopting a discriminatory attitude towards I-League, Mohun Bagan Monday said it would demand an increase in the number of foreigners to be at par with the Indian Super League (ISL). According to I-League rules, the clubs are allowed to register four foreigners. In contrast, the newly launched city-based ISL permit...

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Hyundai's August sales down 8 percent

Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India Monday reported a fall of eight percent in its sales for August at 48,111 units from 52,319 units in the corresponding month of last year. However, the company said its domestic sales during the month under review grew by 19.2 percent and stood at 33,750 units - up from 28,311 units sold in the corresponding month of 2013....

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Lance Bass proposes to Michael Turchin again

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Former 'N Sync member Lance Bass proposed to his fiance Michael Turchin again, a year after the couple first got engaged. The 35-year-old gave Turchin a gold and black ring in honour of the happy occasion Sunday, reports people.com. Who gets proposed to a second time on the first anniversary of the first proposal?? This guy, Turchin captioned an Instagr...

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Bapu was to work on animated film on Hanuman: Balasubrahmanyam

Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) Renowned playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam Monday said that late Telugu legendary filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana aka Bapu was to work on animated film on Lord Hanuman. Bapu, 80, passed away Sunday here following a cardiac arrest. He (Bapu) was preparing a storyboard for an animated film on Lord Hanuman. His son and my son (S.P. Charan) were suppose...

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Eat your way to eight hours of sleep

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Try including rice, cheese and potato in your diet to help you get a good night's sleep. There are a few food items which can improve your sleeping pattern, reports femalefirst.co.uk: * A glass of warm milk: The old wives' tale about a glass of warm milk can actually work wonders. This is because dairy is a source of tryptophan, an amino acid which your body ...

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Wipro to expand presence in Oman

Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Wipro Ltd. Monday announced expanding its presence in Oman to meet its growing business needs. We plan to double our headcount from 70 professionals currently over the next 12-18 months in our Gulf subsidiary at Muscat to meet rising demand for our services, Wipro Gulf LLC business head Mukund Seetharaman said in a statement here. The ...

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Sensex, Nifty hit record high

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets hit a record high of 26,888.13 points Monday, surpassing its previous peak of 26,674.38 points scaled Aug 28. The markets hit the record high before closing (provisionally) at 26,873.68 points. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) crossed the 8,000-mark for the first time and hit a record ...

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Tejinder Singh in custody in Tara case

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Former Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh was taken into custody Monday after a court here rejected his bail plea in connection with allegations that he offered bribe to then army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for clearing a tranche of sub-standard Tatra trucks for the army. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Madhu Jain dismissed the bail plea of Tejinder Singh and ...

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Roberto Cavalli responds to lawsuit

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has denied plagiarising a group of graffiti artists, who have slapped a lawsuit against him. The ace designer has responded to the lawsuit from several graffitists, who have claimed that he used their artwork for his label Just Cavalli, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In a statement to The Cut magazine, a spokesperson ...

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My memoir is a disaster: Courtney Love

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer Courtney Love, who recently turned 50, has branded her upcoming memoir a disaster. The Hole star has been penning the gritty details of her life story but the project's initial release date of 2013 has repeatedly been postponed. Now she has revealed she never wanted to work on the book in the first place, and she refused to tell all about her rece...

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