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26 killed in twin bombings in Syria

Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 26 people were killed and 22 others injured when two explosions rocked the city of Swaida in southern Syria. The first blast took place at the Daher al-Jabal area in Swiada, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The second explosion was caused by a booby-trapped car that went off near the National Hospital of Swaida. Meanwhile, Sheikh ...

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UN chief to host quartet meeting on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

United Nations, Sep 5 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a quartet meeting aiming to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict on September 30 during the upcoming 70th General Assembly, a spokesperson said. The meeting will be held in New York. The foreign minister of the Russian Federation, the secretary of state of the United States, and the high representative of...

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Hudson tries to convince Aniston to join Instagram

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson is starting a campaign to get the Cake star Jennifer Aniston on Instagram. Hudson, who's starring alongside Aniston in the upcoming film Mother's Day, posted a selfie with her co-star from the film's set on Thursday – along with a plea to get the actress her own account, reports people.com. Day 1: Who's that gorgeous lady peekin ove...

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Scores of migrants feared dead as boat sinks off Libya

Tripoli, Sep 5 (IANS) About 30 to 40 migrants are feared dead after a dinghy carrying 120-140 migrants deflated off the coast of Libya, the International Organisation for Migration said in a statement. The migrants departed from the city of Misrata, some 200 km east the capital Tripoli, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. Six to seven hours after departure, their boat started...

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Demi Lovato won't tolerate disrespect

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Singer-actress Demi Lovato is willing to stand up for herself if she thinks she has been disrespected in any way. The Cool for the Summer hitmaker, who sought treatment in rehab for an eating disorder, self-harming, alcohol and drug abuse in 2010 after she hit a back-up dancer while on a flight to South America, insists she would never attack anyone now, but wou...

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Second people smuggling tragedy in Austria narrowly averted: police

Vienna, Sep 5 (IANS) Following the deaths of 71 illegal immigrants in a truck in Austria last month, police have revealed a second similar tragedy was narrowly averted. An additional 81 persons were in a similarly deadly predicament in another truck of almost the exact same type as the one found on August 27. The second truck was discovered by police on the same day as the first, Xinhua ...

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Ed Sheeran dating school friend?

New York, Sep 5 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has sparked rumours that he is dating his school friend Cherry Seaborn after they were spotted together again here. The Thinking out loud hitmaker and the hockey ace have been spending a lot of time together. On Wednesday, the pair attended a game wearing matching caps after also being spotted out leaving his hotel days earlier, reports mirror.co....

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Bollywood music composer Aadesh Shrivastava dies of cancer

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Bollywood music composer and singer Aadesh Shrivastava, who was battling with cancer, passed away here on Saturday. His cancer relapsed for the third time and he was in critical condition for over 40 days. Shrivastava breathed his last a day after he turned 49. His brother-in-law and music composer Lalit Pandit, from the Jatin-Lalit duo, confirmed the news t...

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Ora praises Cyrus's naked antics

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora has praised pop star Miley Cyrus for her nudity. The X Factor judge says Cyrus is like Ray Of light hitmaker Madonna with all her nude Instagram posts, reports mirror.co.uk. Miley is the main supporter of that message of being comfortable in your own skin, said Ora. Madonna started it. Artists who are willing to do it only come a...

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Hungarian Parliament votes on measures to manage refugees

Budapest , Sep 5 (IANS) Hungarian Parliament held a special session on Friday and voted on a number of measures to help manage the flood of refugees that have been pouring into Hungary from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other crisis regions. The new law deals with the huge number of people who have to be registered under European Union regulations, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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Making 'Welcome' sequel not an easy task: Anees Bazmee

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Director Anees Bazme says his 2007 superhit Welcome was a beautiful film and making the sequel to it was not an easy task. Welcome Back, which released on Friday, held its premiere on the preceding night where most of the cast and crew members were present. Addressing media persons then, Bazmee said: This film is very special for us because we've made it aft...

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Odisha steel units seek preference in non-coal auction process

Bhubaneswar, Sep 4 (IANS) Steel units which have invested significantly on their projects in Odisha on Friday appealed the state government to reserve mega non-coal blocks for existing state based end-use plants as per Mineral Auction Rules 2015 and to give them preference in auction process. A delegation of Indian Steel Association (ISA) met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and requested h...

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Etihad Airways named a founding member India-UAE Business Council

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) United Arab Emirates' national carrier Etihad Airways on Friday said it has been named one of the founding members of the just inaugurated India-UAE Joint Business Council. India is a crucial market not only for Etihad Airways but the UAE itself and therefore we welcomed the opportunity to become a founding member of the UAE Business Council in India, Etihad presid...

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Telangana clears industrial projects worth Rs.1,046 crore

Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Telangana has approved 16 new industrial units involving an investment of Rs.1,046 crore under its new industrial policy of time-bound clearances. Industries Minister Jupally Krishna Rao on Saturday will hand over approval letters to 16 industries covering different sectors like solar, pharmaceuticals, cooking gas bottling and beverages, and automobile tubes. ...

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Akhilesh orders crackdown on elements misusing social media

Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Rattled by the violence in Agra on Thursday following posting of objectionable posts on social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered a crackdown on elements out to disrupt the social harmony in the state. He said that the common people were using social media on a large scale but some anti-social elements were using these platforms to ...

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Eight killed in twin bombings in Syria

Damascus, Sep 4 (IANS) Two explosions rocked the predominantly-Druze city of Swaida in southern Syria on Friday, leaving at least eight people killed, reported Xinhua citing the state-run TV. The first blast took place at the Daher al-Jabal area in Swiada, in which four people were killed and 11 others wounded. The governor of Swaida, Atef al-Naddaf, said the blasts aim to stir ...

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Jaitley assures Turkish investors of rational tax regime

Ankara, Sep 4 (IANS) Assuring a rational tax regime and easier environment for doing business, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday urged Turkish industry leaders to invest in India. We are in the process of rationalising our tax structures, both direct and indirect taxes... We have very large natural resources, while we have expedited the clearances and more and more laws are being l...

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Communal tension in Agra, situation calm now

Agra, Sep 4 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district on Friday after some religious comments on social media led to violence between two communities. The situation was calm now, police said. Police said a Facebook group had posted some material described as biased and highly provocative by members of another community. The Facebook group coordinator was roughed up on Thu...

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Facebook trains self-help groups in Telangana

Hyderabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Facebook on Friday launched a training programme for rural self-help groups (SHGs) in Telangana to equip them with technological knowledge to promote their products in the digital space. The first batch of 10 SHG representatives were trained in basics of Facebook, and the various features of the platform, at Facebook's office here and given an overview of how to u...

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AIFF form working group to discuss I-League, ISL merger

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel on Friday said merging of I-League and Indian Super League (ISL) cannot be done overnight but decided to form a working group to work out the way to unite the two in the future. We are working towards one entity in future, the I-League clubs and the ISL. A working group will be formed, about nine members, to...

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