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Protests continue on Kolkata streets against Jadavpur police assault

Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Students of Presidency University Friday hit the streets to express solidarity with Jadavpur varsity protesters, condemning the alleged police assault on them while the father of the female student whose sexual harassment triggered the disturbances squarely blamed the vice chancellor for the mess. The vice chancellor (Abhijit Chakrabarty) is totally responsible for...

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Working on next film, not 'Krrish 4': Rakesh Roshan

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) After giving Bollywood its Krrish series, Rakesh Roshan has finally set his sights on a new script. However, he hasn't ruled out making Krrish 4 in future. Rakesh, his brother and composer Rajesh, as well as actor son Hrithik were Friday felicitated here for the family's contribution to Indian cinema. Asked by IANS when the trio will work together again, ...

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IRDA fines Aegon Religare Rs.40 lakh for violations

Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) India's insurance regulator Friday announced it has fined private life insurer Aegon Religare Life Insurance Rs.40 lakhs for violations of its regulations. According to the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA), Aegon Religare has to pay the penalty charges under different heads within 15 days from the date of receipt of its order. The regul...

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Supreme Court query on adjustment of power subsidy dues

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notices to the three private distribution power utilities in the capital as to why government subsidies due to them should not be adjusted against their current outstanding dues, as opposed to what was owed to them historically. A bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, and Justices Madan B. Lokur and Kurian Joseph, while issuing the no...

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'Daawat-e-Ishq': Habib Faisal misses the plot

Film: Daawat-e-Ishq; Cast: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra and Anupam Kher; Director: Habib Faisal: Rating: ** 1/2 (two and a half stars) There are two different films tucked away into this one big under-cooked biryani of a film. Daawat-e-Ishq is not as inviting as the title or the film's promotional events suggested. Food is important to the plot, yes. And hats off to writer...

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Mystery shrouds death of Tihar inmate

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A Tihar inmate was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside his jail cell, officials said Friday. Rinku Juneja, 27, who was lodged in jail No.1 in a robbery case, was found dead Thursday evening by another inmate, jail officials said. Juneja was lodged in Tihar two weeks ago. His family members have alleged that he was murdered by someone inside t...

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Pakistanis prominent winners at UK's Asian achievers awards

London, Sep 19 (IANS/RAY) Persons of Pakistani-origin emerged as prominent winners at the 2014 Asian Achievers Awards in Britain Friday while Sir Tejinder Singh Virjee, a professor of physics at Imperial College, London, headed the list of Indian-origin recipients. London-based ABPL Group, which publishes weeklies such as Gujarat Samachar in Gujarati and Asian Voice in English, presents ...

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Bollywood's Roshan trio felicitated in capital

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Bollywood's famous Roshan trio -- Rakesh, Rajesh and Hrithik -- were Friday felicitated for their incredible contribution to Indian cinema at the CII Big Picture Summit 2014. Rakesh Roshan said the Roshans will continue to be there in the film industry. The family, including actor-filmmaker Rakesh and composer Rajesh's respective wives, were present on the occasi...

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Brother, cousin in love found hanging in Bengal

Siliguri, Sep 19 (IANS) The bodies of a young man and his cousin sister -- said to be romantically involved -- were found hanging from a tree Friday in West Bengal, police said. Niranjan Singh (26) and cousin Pabita Singh (22) were found hanging from a tree in Siliguri of Darjeeling district in the state with the police suspecting the pair took the extreme step fearing societal backlash ...

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Ajit Singh sticks to memorial demand, government says threats won't work

Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) RLD chief Ajit Singh, who has assured he would Sep 24 vacate the government accommodation allotted to him, visited his injured party MLAs and workers in a private hospital in Ghaziabad Friday even as the district administration booked them for clashing with police Thursday. Though Ajit Singh continued to stick to his demand for converting the bungalow o...

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CBI not to file any coal scam charge sheet yet: SC

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday restrained the CBI from filing any charge sheet or closure report in coal scam cases till it decides whether the investigating agency's director Ranjit Sinha would be dealing with the probe and prosecution for these cases. A bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph initially directed the Central ...

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Scottish First Minister resigns after defeat in referendum

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Friday announced his resignation after his Yes campaign's defeat in the independence referendum, Xinhua reported. Addressing a press conference broadcast live by SKY TV, Salmond said he will be stepping down as Scotland's First Minister and leader of the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP). Salmond said his term ends ...

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Lille to stage 2014 Davis Cup Final

London, Sep 19 (IANS) The Stade Pierre-Mauroy in the French city of Lille will stage the Davis Cup World Group Final between France and Switzerland Nov 21-23. The tie will be played indoors under a retractable roof with the surface to be confirmed Monday. The Stade Pierre-Mauroy is a multi-use stadium that is currently the home of Ligue 1 football club Lille. The stadium has a ca...

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HC notice on plea against permission to quadricycles

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a plea challenging a notification that has allowed to operation of a new category of four-wheelers -- quadricycles -- in cities across India from Oct 1. A division bench of Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw, however, refused to stay the notification which allows the vehicle to run as i...

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Scottish first minister resigns after defeat

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Friday announced his resignation after the Yes campaign's defeat in the independence referendum, Xinhua reported. Addressing a press conference broadcast live by SKY TV, Salmond said he will be stepping down as Scotland's First Minister and leader of the ruling Scottish National Party (SNP). Salmond said his term ends ...

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BJP leaders urge Sri Lanka to resume dialogue with TNA

Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) Two leaders of India's ruling BJP Friday met Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris and urged that political dialogue be resumed between the island nation's government and Tamil National Alliance leaders on various issues confronting the Tamil diaspora there. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Muralidhar Rao, and Global Convenor BJP Overseas Affairs Vi...

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Middle-aged Delhi couple commits suicide

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) A middle-aged couple committed suicide by hanging themselves from ceiling fans in their house here, police said Friday. A neighbour Friday evening spotted the bodies of Madhusudan, 55, and Seema, 50, in two separate rooms of their house in the Mayur Vihar area of east Delhi. He then informed the police. Police said no suicide note was found but the couple...

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Saradha scam: CBI quizzes CPI-M leader Rabin Deb

Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) The CBI Friday questioned CPI-M leader Rabin Deb in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. Deb, a former West Bengal legislator, had earlier sought a few days time after receiving the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) summons. I was out of station. I had requested for a few days time as I had a scheduled programme. But it was cancelled. So I called up th...

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300 Bangalore kids ill after mid-day meal

Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) About 300 children fell ill Friday after eating mid-day meal at a state-run primary school here, a health official said. The children were rushed to a hospital for treatment following suspected food poisoning after eating a dish served to them during lunch, D.J. Halli ward health officer K. Savitha told reporters. The food is supplied daily in containers ...

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Vancouver Lions edge Royal Kings in WKL

Jalandhar, Sep 19 (IANS) Vancouver Lions narrowly defeated Royal Kings USA 54-51 in the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) here Friday. Vancouver Lions, who were tied at the end of first quarter and then pulled away to a handy lead by the end of third, had to survive a late scare as Royal Kings came back strongly in the closing stages. Coming into this match, Royal Kings had just on...

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