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Police assault students, clamour for Jadavpur VC's resignation grows

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Several students of the prestigious Jadavpur University here had to be hospitalised after police allegedly beat them up early Wednesday for laying siege to the vice chancellor's office seeking a fresh inquiry into the purported sexual harassment of a female student. With the authorities drawing all-round flak, a senior minister conceded police should have been more...

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Three civilians killed in eastern Ukraine

Kiev, Sep 17 (IANS) At least three civilians died in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours as fighting between government forces and insurgents continued, authorities said Wednesday. In Donetsk, two people were killed and three others injured in artillery shelling, the municipal council said in a statement, according to Xunhua. In Lugansk region, a woman who was picking mushroom...

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Explosion, gunfire heard in Nigerian college

Abuja, Sep 17 (IANS) An explosion followed by sporadic gunfire rocked the premises of the Federal College of Education in northwest Nigeria's Kano state Wednesday afternoon, residents who scampered to safety said. No immediate figure of casualties has been given, but residents of Kabuga, the host community of the college where the incident is currently going on, said there is palpable te...

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Don't ascribe political angularity to Indian oil scouting: President

On Board Air India One, Sep 17 (IANS) India has been searching for oil and gas in the South China Sea for nearly three decades now and the move has no political angularity, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday. There is one point... OVL has been active in the South China Sea since 1988. It is a commercial action, there is no political angularity to it, he said in response to a quest...

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Xi's visit to Gujarat both symbolic and substantive

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping starting his visit to India from Gujarat has further shored up the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi within his home state and has added to the perception of the state emerging as a powerhouse of the Indian economy. Locals said it was the first time a key leader on the world stage had begun his visit to India from Ahmedabad and th...

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Family of accidentally killed Indian-origin girl seeks justice

Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) Days after an Indian-origin teenager was killed in Sydney by an out of control car while she was waiting for a bus, her family has demanded justice. Nikul Patel, the father of Aneri Patel, 16, visited the accident site outside a chemist in Kogarah, a suburb, Wednesday where his 16-year-old daughter was hit and killed when a 4WD left the road Monday morning. ...

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Three killed in Kenya mosque collapse

Nairobi, Sep 17 (IANS) At least three people were killed Wednesday when a mosque collapsed in the coastal town of Lamu. Lamu County Commissioner Miiri Njenga said several worshipers were injured and other trapped when the mosque collapsed. Miiri told Xinhua on phone that a rescue team comprising Kenya Navy, police and Red Cross has been dispatched to conduct a search and rescue o...

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J&K Bank makes 312 branches, 189 ATMS operational in valley

Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Bank Wednesday said it has made 312 branches and 189 automated teller machines (ATMs) functional in the Valley. Most branches of the bank had either been submerged or become non-functional due to loss of connectivity during the recent floods. Sajad Bazaz, spokesman of the bank, told IANS: While combating post flood situation which ha...

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Cameron confirms he will not resign if Scotland votes 'Yes'

London, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) British Prime Minister David Cameron Wednesday said he will not quit his post if the result of the Scotland Independence Referendum, set to be held Thursday, is a yes in favour of independence. My name is not on the ballot paper. What's on the ballot paper is 'does Scotland want to stay in the United Kingdom, or does Scotland want to separate itself from the Uni...

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Kuwait arrests 11 IS supporters

Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) Authorities in Kuwait have arrested 11 people for supporting the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. They will be prosecuted for promoting terror-related activities, a media report said Wednesday. Security officials said those arrested were found to have taken part in several battles in Syria and Iraq and contributed financially to the movement, Gulf News reported.

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Toll in Nigeria building collapse hits 70

Abuja, Sep 17 (IANS) The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos reached 70 Wednesday, a spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said in the latest development on the incident which occurred last week. Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman of the response agency in Nigeria's southwest region, told reporters at the site of the trag...

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2G Scam: Court notice to accused on CBI plea

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A court here Wednesday issued notices to former telecom minister A. Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and other accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case, on a CBI plea seeking permission to examine some more people as prosecution witnesses. Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini asked 17 accused facing trial in the case to file reply to the CBI plea by Sep 23. The court wa...

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SC asks Centre to give stand on online rummy with stakes

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to the Centre asking it to spell out its position on the legality or otherwise of the online game of rummy and card games involving stakes. The court also extended its stay on Madras High Court judgment that had held these games illegal as these involved gambling. The apex court bench of Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibr...

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IFFI moves to Goa permanently

Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India, the country's biggest government-hosted film event, has now permanently moved to Goa, union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Prakash Javadekar said Wednesday. Javadekar, who was in Goa to oversee the arrangements for the 11-day festival which begins Nov 20, was addressing a pr...

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Error in bail order halts Nithari convict Pandher's release

Ghaziabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Nithari killings co-convict Moninder Singh Pandher's release on bail has been denied after the CBI court here refused to entertain an error in the bail order, his lawyer said Wednesday. Pandher's advocate Devraj Singh said the court rejected Pandher's bail plea in the murder case of Pinki Sarkar that was filed under sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (I...

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Nasscom bats for Amazon dealers in Karnataka

Bangalore, Sep 17 (IANS) The Karnataka government should facilitate the growth of e-commerce by removing tax issues faced by dealers of global e-tail major Amazon India in selling goods in the state, a top IT industry representative said Wednesday. The Karnataka government should remove impediments in the growth of e-commerce and be a catalyst for economic growth in the state, National A...

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Apollo Tyres to invest 475 mn euros to set up Hungary plant

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Apollo Tyres Wednesday said it will invest 475 million euros over the next five years to setup a green field manufacturing facility in Hungary. This investment would be our first one into a greenfield facility outside of India and would be a significant milestone in the company's international growth journey, said Neeraj Kanwar, Vice Chairman and Managing Directo...

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Army kills two guerrillas in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 17 (IANS) The army Wednesday killed two guerrillas during a counter-terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir. A defence spokesman told IANS in Srinagar Wednesday: Army today killed two terrorists in the Machil sector of the Line of Control in Kupwara district of the state. Two AK-47 rifles, one under barrel grenade launcher (UBGL) along with other war-like stores we...

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Gabbana's love letter to ex-companion Dolce

Rome, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) Their romantic relationship ended years ago, but Italian fashion designer Stefano Gabbana, on the occasion of a festival in Milan, has wanted to express his undying love to his professional partner and former companion Domenico Dolce. The love letter was published Wednesday by the Corriere della Sera newspaper and will be read at the Festival of Letters to be held...

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Scottish referendum: Gordon Brown hero of 'No' campaign

Edinburgh, Sep 17 (IANS/RAY) Former British prime minister Gordon Brown, culminating a series of rousing speeches before Scotland decides whether to become independent of the United Kingdom or not, has passionately appealed to fellow Scots to reject separation in Thursday's referendum. Targeting an estimated half a million undecided voters, Brown, a lifelong Labour party activist, asked ...

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