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Floods ravage Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Floods ravaged Kashmir Valley on Monday following incessant rainfall over the past four days. Anxious people began to leave for safer places as authorities kept a watch on swollen mountain streams and the Jhelum river which was in spate. Authorities on Monday declared floods in the Kashmir Valley. People feared a repeat of 2014 when floods had left a tra...

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WHO reiterates support towards defeating Ebola

Addis Ababa, March 30 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reiterated its continued support towards defeating the Ebola virus disease which has killed almost 10,000 people since its outbreak. On the sidelines of the annual African Ministers of Planning, Economy and Finance Conference jointly organised by the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa held in Ethiopia...

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Kenyan authorities arrest three women over terror links

Nairobi, March 30 (IANS) Kenyan authorities said that three women, suspected of being suicide bombers, were detained in the coastal city of Mombasa. Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa said the three were arrested in Elwak town on the Kenya-Somalia border as they attempted to sneak into Somalia to join Al Qaeda-affiliated Somalian militants, Xinhua reported on Monday. They b...

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Sarkozy's party leads France regional elections

Paris, March 30 (IANS) France's Conservative Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) Party led by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy appeared to have come first in the final round of regional elections. The elections were held on Sunday. However, Paris and Lyon, France's two biggest cities, were excluded from the polls. Exit polls on Sunday placed UMP at first place with 37 percent of the v...

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Cloudy day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning on Monday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 20.3 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead with light rains in many parts of the city. Monday morning was cloudy. The day ahead is likely to remain the same. Light rain or thundershow...

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Sensex up 255 points; bank stocks gain

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains in the early morning session on Monday. It was trading 255 points or 0.93 percent up, as bank stocks rose. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made healthy gains during the early morning session. It was trading up 67.70 points or 0...

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Authorities declare flood in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, March 30 (IANS) Authorities on Monday declared flood in the Kashmir Valley, asking people living close to the banks of the Jhelum river to exercise extreme caution and move to safer places. Flood level was 22.8 feet (status red) at Sangam (Anantnag), 19 feet (status red) at Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar) and 11.55 feet (status green) at Ashim (Bandipora) today (Monday) morning. ...

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Thundershowers, snow lash Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, March 30 (IANS) Thundershowers and snow on Monday lashed Himachal Pradesh, causing temperatures to drop. The residents of Shimla shivered as overnight rain brought down the minimum temperature. According to the Met Office here, precipitation across the state would continue till Tuesday. The majestic Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas surrounding Dharamsala wore a ...

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Two dead as inclement weather descends upon Uttar Pradesh

Agra/Mathura, March 30 (IANS) The weather changed abruptly in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday evening with rain, accompanied by lightning and thunder, destroying crops. In Firozabad, a farmer reportedly died of shock after the crop damage, but police said he died because of tension prevailing at home. A Bajna village resident, Raghuvir (63), also collapsed on Sunday morning, not able to ...

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Designers celebrate Indian heritage at grand finale of AIFW

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) There was music, dance, drama and style at the grand finale of the 25th edition of Amazon India Fashion Week here with 25 designers like Raghavendra Rathore, Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal and Sabyasachi Mukherjee coming together to pay an ode to the rich heritage of India through their ensembles. The designers were given the theme Crafts of India and they splashed colo...

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Ed Sheeran dating Barbara Palvin?

Sydney, March 30 (IANS) Just few days after he announced his split from Athina Andrelos, singer Ed Sheeran has sparked dating rumours with model Barbara Palvin after he was spotted with her in Australia. In some photographs, Palvin and Sheeran are seen making separate exits from Mary Street Burger Bar in Newtown, Sydney on Thursday night, reports dailymail.co.uk. The Give Me Love...

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Egypt prosecutor lists key Muslim Brotherhood members as 'terrorists'

Cairo, March 30 (IANS) Egypt's prosecutor general on Sunday listed 18 leading members of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, including its chief, as terrorists, Xinhua reported citing Egypt's official MENA news agency. The list determined by Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat included the chief Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, his deputy and business tycoon Kahirat al-Shater, former p...

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Round-the-world solar plane leaves Myanmar for China

Mandalay, March 30 (IANS) The Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar-powered aircraft on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, left Mandalay in Myanmar for China on Sunday on the fifth leg of its journey. The aircraft, piloted by the Swiss project chairman Bertrand Piccard, left Mandalay at 3.36 a.m. on Sunday, and is heading for Chongqing in China, according to a BBC report....

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Cara Delevingne wanted to act since childhood

London, March 30 (IANS) Model-actress Cara Delevingne planned to become an actress ever since she participated in a Christmas nativity play at the age of five. When asked when she knew she wanted to be an actress, Delevingne told Total Film magazine: When I was five. The first time I was on stage: it was the Christmas Nativity. I just loved causing a reaction of some sort - smiling, laug...

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DNA tests done on remains of 78 Germanwings crash victims

Paris, March 30 (IANS/EFE) French investigators said on Sunday that they have performed DNA tests on the remains of 78 out of the 150 victims of the Germanwings air crash on March 24. The names of the victims, whose remains were tested, have not yet been released, since for that, it will be necessary to crosscheck the results obtained with the DNA samples provided by the victims' relativ...

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New lovers Kylie Jenner, Tyga spotted together

Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) After what appeared to be a declaration of love on Instagram, rapper Tyga and his rumoured ladylove were seen together for the first time having lunch. The two stepped out for lunch together here on Saturday. While the 17-year-old Jenner was behind the wheel of her $125,000 Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, the 25-year-old rapper sat in the passenger seat. Jenne...

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Around 500 Pakistanis return home from strife-torn Yemen

Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Around 500 Pakistanis stranded in the conflict-ridden Yemen arrived home on board a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane on Sunday night, according to media reports. Families of the passengers on board the PIA special flight reached the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi to receive their loved ones, reported Geo News. The flight landed at a...

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Troops allied to Houthis in Yemen rebel

Sanaa, March 30 (IANS) Yemeni security forces in the city of Taiz that have allied themselves with the Shia Houthi militia and supporters of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, have rebelled, media reported on Sunday. Members of the military police in Taiz -- Yemen's third largest city -- refused to head to Aden, where the country's President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has been holding cou...

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Rihanna not dissing Beyonce in new single

Los Angeles, March 30 (IANS) Singer Rihanna's team hase declined rumours that her latest track B**ch Better Have My Money is a diss song aimed at Beyonce Knowles. After the release of the song last week, there were reports that Knowles had heard the song and she immediately knew it was about her. Rihanna is in the midst of renogitating her contract with RocNation - which is up t...

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EU plans four more Galileo satellites in 2015

Brussels, March 30 (IANS) Four more satellites will be launched this year for the European Union's (EU) indigenous satellite navigation programme, Galileo, the EU said, following the successful launch of two satellites last week. The next launch of Galileo satellites was scheduled for September 2015, the European Commission (EC) stated, according to a Xinhua report on Sunday. Th...

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