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Envoys of five nations call on president

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Envoys of five nations Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee here and formally intimated him that they have taken charge, Rashtrapati Bhavan said. Envoys of Djibouti, Latvia, Vietnam, Georgia and Jamaica presented their credentials to Mukherjee at a ceremony held in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (Tuesday), said a statement. The envoys who presented their cred...

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Only token gold sales on Dhanteras in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) The lower prices of gold have not lured buyers in Mumbai to loosen their purse strings and buy the precious metal on the occasion of Dhanteras, market players said Tuesday evening. The prices have come down from around Rs.32,000 per 10 gm to around Rs.28,000 per 10 gm this year, but the market sentiments are hit by overall inflation and higher interest rates, arrest...

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Khattar to be Haryana CM; oath taking Sunday

Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Haryana is all set for a BJP rule for the first time, with Chief Minister-designate Manohar Lal Khattar scheduled to be sworn in Sunday. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki Tuesday invited Khattar, who earlier in the day was elected leader of the Haryana BJP Legislative Party, to form the new government in the state. The oath-taking ceremony will take...

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IAEA confirms Iran's commitment to n-deal

Tehran, Oct 21 (IANS) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released a new report confirming Iran's commitment to an interim nuclear deal it signed with the six world powers last year. The monthly update report by the IAEA indicated that the Iran is continuing to meet its commitments under the interim accord that came into effect in January, Press TV reported. The rep...

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Depressed people, too, believe in brighter future

Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Like most adults, even depressed people believe in a brighter future, but for them this optimistic belief may not lead to better outcomes, found a research. Middle-aged adults who had a history of depression tended to evaluate their past and current lives in more negative terms than did adults without depression, but this negativity did not extend to their beliefs ...

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New video: IS militants stone woman to death for adultery

Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group released a video Tuesday showing its members stoning a woman to death whom they accused of committing adultery. At the beginning of the five-minute recording, the woman appears in front of her father and an IS fighter who states that she will be the first woman in the central Syrian province of Hama to be s...

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Hong Kong government-students talks underway

Hong Kong, Oct 21 (IANS) Talks between the Hong Kong government officials and student protestors started Tuesday to find a way to end the city's political crisis. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said in her opening speech that students' voices have been heard clearly by society, the government, and the central government, the South China Morning Post reported. She said that during the...

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Why is Priyanka Chopra upset?

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra had to cancel her pre-Diwali plans as she is down with an eye infection. And now she is fuming. First, shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani kept her busy and now she has suffering from conjunctivitis, grounding her. What a downer!!!!! Shoot cancelled! Diwali cancelled! Instead I sit in bed with conjunctivitis!!! Aaaarg...

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Indian-origin sisters develop tool to detect lung, heart disease

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Two Indian-origin high school students Ilina and Medha Krishen have developed screening tools to detect lung and heart disease using electronic stethoscopes. Curious to find a way to detect early lung damage in people exposed to noxious air pollutants, the sister duo from Port Huron Northern High School, Michigan in the US, developed a screening mechanism using ...

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All four Indians killed in Nepal avalanche identified

Kathmandu, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian embassy in Kathmandu Tuesday said that four Indians were confirmed dead and one was missing in Nepal's snowstorm and avalanche. Twenty one others had been rescued. All the four dead Indians have been identified. Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs also confirmed that the bodies of 33 foreign and Nepali nationals have been recovered so far of whom ...

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He had passion for life: Uday on father Yash Chopra

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) He was known as the 'King of Romance' and on Yash Chopra's second death anniversary Tuesday, his son Uday Chopra said the filmmaker had a passion for life that was unequalled. Remembering my father today (Tuesday) on his death anniversary - he had a passion for life that was unequaled #LoveYouDad, the Dhoom star tweeted. Yash Chopra helmed romantic films lik...

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JSW Steel's net profit zooms by 652 percent

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) JSW Steel Tuesday reported that its stand-alone net profit zoomed by 652.28 percent at Rs.761.69 crore from Rs.101.25 crore for the quarter ended Sep 30, 2014. According to the company's filing at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), its total income has increased from Rs.11,606.48 crore to Rs.12,172.65 crore for the quarter under review, representing a growth of 4.87 p...

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NCP claim on support to Sena 'prepsosterous', says Congress

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday termed as preposterous claims that it had approached the Nationalist Congress Party to support a Shiv Sena-led government in Maharashtra and affirmed that it will never support the party. Congress general secretary Ajay Maken also took a dig at the NCP, the party's former ally, for offering outside support to the BJP to form a government in M...

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How to avoid weight gain this festive season

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Worried about weight gain during festive season? Here are some healthy tips to bail you out. Chirag Sethi, director of Battle of Bulges, doles out tips to help people stay fit while you enjoy the food fiesta during the festive season. * Start by calculating and making your meal plan for the day. If you starve the whole day, the chances of bingeing and add...

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Samsung, Airtel launch integrated digital TV in India

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Airtel digital TV and Samsung Tuesday announced their partnership to launch integrated digital TV (iDTV) in India. We at Airtel digital TV are always looking for new ways to deliver an experience for our customers that is truly innovative and world class. In line with this commitment, we are today excited to announce our collaboration with Samsung to launch the I...

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BJP accuses Akhilesh of failing poll promises

Lucknow, Oct 21 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday accused the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of failing to live up to its poll promises. Party spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak questioned the government's decision to shelve the scheme to distribute free laptops to Class 12 pass-outs. The chief minister tom-toms the laptop scheme as his biggest achievement but he has shelved the sch...

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Walsh resigns as Indian hockey chief coach

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) After guiding the Indian men's hockey team to the Asian Games gold, Terry Walsh resigned as the chief coach Tuesday citing difficulty in adjusting to the functioning of the country's bureaucratic system which is not working in the interest of its hockey players. I hereby tender my resignation as the chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team as I am finding cons...

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ISRO spy case: Kerala to decide on future course of action

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21 (IANS) The Kerala government will seek legal opinion on the Kerala High Court's ruling quashing the state government's order to drop charges against three retired police officers who had implicated and arrested scientist S. Nambi Narayanan in the ISRO espionage case. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala told reporters here Tuesday that they are yet to get the detai...

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We need unbiased sources to share box office collections: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, son of producer Boney Kapoor, Tuesday said that it is time to formalise the information platform giving figures about box office collections of the releases. He was speaking on the last day of the 16th Mumbai Film Festival, organised by the Moving Academy of Images (MAMI), in a session focusing on the marketing and box office trends in India. ...

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Grenada PM willing to act as mediator between WICB, players

Bridgetown (Barbados), Oct 21 (IANS/CMC) Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has said he is prepared to act as a mediator in the ongoing pay dispute between the cricketers, West Indies Players Association (WIPA) and West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) that led to abandoning of the India tour by the team last week. Mitchell's comments came even as the WICB directors prepared to meet here T...

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