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Pakistan protests Bangladeshi statement

Islamabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan on Monday protested against a Bangladeshi government statement that Islamabad had interfered in Dhaka's internal affairs by commenting on the execution of two war criminals. The Pakistan Foreign Office lodged the protest by summoning the acting high Commissioner of Bangladesh. The diplomat was told that Pakistan rejected the baseless and unfounde...

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Sheena murder: Peter Mukerjea's CBI custody extended by a day

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) A special court here on Monday extended the CBI custody by a day -- till Tuesday -- of former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea, one of the four prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. The Central Bureau of Investigation sought four days custody of Mukerjea for investigation pertaining to certain financial transactions and other issues connected with the case.

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Modi opens India Pavilion at Paris with focus on renewables

Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the India pavilion at the global climate change conference here, showcasing the country's commitment to renewable energy for which a target of 175 GW of additional capacity has been set by 2022. The India Pavilion at COP-21 has used technology to showcase India's commitment to climate change and focus on climate just...

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12,000 km of natural gas pipeline approved

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Around 1,175 kms of gas pipeline is pending for award due to the ongoing Supreme Court case regarding the proposed Ennore-Bengaluru-Puducherry-Nagapattinam-Madurai-Tuticorin stretch, while the government has authorized the laying of another 11,900 kms, parliament was informed on Monday. The country is having about 15,000 kms of natural gas pipeline infrastructure...

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11 sentenced to death for killing Bangladeshi leader

Dhaka, Nov 30 (IANS) A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 11 people to death for the murder of a leader of Jubo League, the youth front of the ruling Awami League. Additional District and Sessions judge Fazle Elahi Bhuiyan announced the verdict, Xinhua news agency reported. Among them, six are in jail and five are on the run. Most of the accused reportedly belonged to former pr...

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U-19 selectors bring in Yogesh for Lanka tour

Kolkata , Nov 30 (IANS) Yogesh Sharma is the newest face in the India Under-19 squad which is scheduled to play in a tri-series in Sri Lanka between December 2-21, the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) said on Monday. The series which features the hosts, India and England is expected to serve as a perfect platform for preparation just before the start of the World Cup in January next y...

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India's select industrial output grows marginally in October

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) A select industrial output index for October showed a marginal growth for the country's eight core industries (ECI) on Monday. The ECI showed a marginal growth on a month-on-month basis of 3.2 percent in October. The select industrial output data showed a similar 3.2 percent growth in September too from an increase of 2.6 percent in August. Nevertheless,...

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Term of parliament joint panel on land bill extended

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Monday gave another extension to a joint committee looking into the land bill as Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said the government will consider the panel's report before taking a final view on the proposed legislation. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the date for the submission of the report by the committee has been extended fro...

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50 international films to have India premiere at IFFK

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) A total of 50 films from around the world will have their India premiere during the 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) that begins here on December 4, the event's organisers said on Monday. Nearly 180 films, including many award-winners and Oscar nominees, will be screened at 13 venues across the city. Cinematographe...

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Bayern's Lewandoski bags four Guinness World Records certificates

Munich, Nov 30 (IANS) Bayern Munich star striker Robert Lewandowski was presented with four separate official Guinness World Records certificates here on Monday for his incredible nine-minute, five-goal haul for the Bavarian football giants against Wolfsburg earlier during this Bundesliga season. Lewandowski scored five goals during the league encounter with Wolfsburg back in September, ...

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Hindu Ezhava leader spitting communal venom: Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday said communal speeches, as those delivered by Hindu Ezhava leader Vellapally Natesan, have never been heard in the state till now. He is spitting communal venom and his statement that the government is extending gratis to a brave person Naushad, who died while saving two lives, is most unfortunate and painful...

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Struggle against intolerance to continue, say artists who returned awards

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Writers who had returned their awards in protest against what they felt was growing intolerance in the country say that the struggle would continue. It is a long struggle. We are planning many things. We will chalk out state-level meetings too, poet Ashok Vajpeyi told IANS on the sidelines of the Indian Language Festival, Samanvay. Vajpeyi had returned his Sahity...

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Modi opens India Pavilion at Paris with focus on renewables

Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the India pavilion at the global climate change conference here, showcasing the country's commitment to renewable energy for which a target of 175 GW of additional capacity has been set by 2022. The India Pavilion at has used technology to showcase India's commitment to climate change and focus on climate justice, Mo...

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India's fiscal deficit at 74 percent of target in 7 months

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) India's fiscal deficit has touched 74 percent of the annual target as on end-October, even as tax revenue is below the half-way mark, as per the latest official estimates of the central government accounts released on Monday. As per the Controller General of Accounts, as opposed to a fiscal deficit target of Rs.555,649 crore, the actual number has been Rs.411,246...

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There is 'some amount of intolerance', says Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Admitting some amount of intolerance exists in the society, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday that the issues need to be localised and dealt with firmly. The minister, however, added instead of that, issues are being generalised, showing India in a poor light. There is some amount of intolerance in the soci...

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Lukaku as good as any striker in EPL: Everton coach

London, Nov 30 (IANS) Everton football club's head coach Roberto Martinez has praised striker Romelu Lukaku by saying that he is as good as any attacker in the English Premier League. The Belgian international netted his eighth goal in as many top-flight games in Saturday's draw with Bournemouth to take his tally to 10 for the season -- the same amount he managed the whole of last campai...

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3D printing centre to open in China

Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) An innovation centre for 3D printing technology is set to open in China's Chongqing municipality, local authorities said on Monday. Relying on the manufacturing prowess of cutting-edge 3D printing technologies, the centre will help develop technologies and products for industries ranging from aviation to automobile to health care, Xinhua news agency reported.

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UAE committed to fighting extremism, terrorism

Abu Dhabi, Nov 30 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will continue the fight against terrorism which goes hand in hand with extremism, a senior official said here on Monday. The war on terrorism begins with a fight against both its funding, and extremist educational and fundamentalist curricula which encourage its growth, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar bin Mohammed Ga...

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BSF trooper held for spying sent in 7-day police custody

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) A Delhi court on Monday sent in seven-day police custody BSF head constable Abdul Rasheed arrested on the charge of supplying confidential information to Pakistan's spy agency ISI. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal remanded Rasheed in police custody till December 7 to allow Delhi Police to question him. Rasheed, posted with the Border Securit...

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Markets close flat ahead of key macro data release

Mumbai, Nov 30 (IANS) Indian equity markets ended Monday's trade flat as investors were anxious ahead of the release of key macro economic data and negative Chinese financial cues. Initially, both the bellwether indices of the Indian equity markets opened on a firm note supported by hopes that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill will get passed in the winter session of parliament. <...

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