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Government hospitals to provide free services: Bengal CM

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state. Henceforth, all patients will receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres from village to di...

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Gurgaon highest consumer of traditional sweets: Survey

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A survey has revealed that Gurgaon tops the list of traditional sweets' consumers and their most favourite is moong dal halwa. Food ordering portal Foodpanda.in recently conducted a survey across the country and the findings reveal the sweets consumption preferences during the month of October as compared to other months. While Gurgaon takes the lead when...

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Parineeti unveils 'Kill Dil' song on birthday

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra unveiled a romantic track titled Sajda from her forthcoming film Kill Dil Wednesday, which is also her birthday. She said she felt like a typical Yash Raj Films' heroine while shooting for it. This is my favourite song ever. This had been shot in some beautiful locations. I felt like a typical Yash Raj Films' heroine while filming for the so...

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India, Mexico discuss cooperation in hydrocarbons

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) India and Mexico Wednesday discussed the possibilities of cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector, especially in the wake of reforms initiated by the Mexican government in the energy sector. Both also inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in space cooperation. India is the largest buyer of Mexican crude oil in Asia and the third largest overall globall...

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Family of Total's ex-CEO heads to Moscow

Paris, Oct 22 (IANS/TASS) Family members of the former CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, who was killed in a jet crash at Moscow Vnukovo airport Monday, are leaving for Moscow to take to France his remains. Fabrice Jacquin de Margerie, the son of the late oil boss, is due to arrive in the Russian capital in the coming hours, said the mayor of the northwestern French ...

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Nepal ministries monitor 'third worst airport'

Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Five Nepalese ministries Wednesday decided to monitor the country's only international airport after it was ranked as the world's third worst airport by a famous travel website, saying the airport resembled a bus station in an impoverished neighbourhood. A Rapid Response Team headed by a joint-secretary of the home ministry and comprising representatives from the...

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Bihar ministers shun computer training

Patna, Oct 22 (IANS) Only one-third of Bihar ministers Wednesday turned up for a day long training programme in computers, tablets and smart phones to ensure high tech-governance in the state, officials said. Only 10 of the 31 ministers have received training in computer and tablet operation. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi attended it, an official of the IT department said. Acco...

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Saradha scam: Make inquiry panel report public, says BJP

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Describing the Justice Shyamal Sen Commission set up to probe the Saradha scam as a political gimmick, the BJP Wednesday demanded the West Bengal government to make public the panel's report. Constituted by the Mamata Banerjee government in 2013, the tenure of the Commission headed by the former chief justice of the Allahabad High Court ended Wednesday. Sta...

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ATP Pune Challenger: Pavlasek knocks out Devvarman

Pune, Oct 22 (IANS) Third seeded and Davis Cupper Somdev Devvarman's disappointing run on the ATP Tour continued as he went down to lower ranked Czech Republic's Adam Pavlasek 3-6, 6-7 (3) in the pre-quarterfinals of the KPIT-MSLTA Challenger tennis tournament here Wednesday. Devvarman, ranked 143 and on a comeback trail in his bid to get back into top-100, was not his usual aggressive s...

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IAF grounds Sukhoi 30 fleet for specific checks

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Indian Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of Sukhoi SU-30 MKI aircraft for specific checks following a crash near Pune earlier this month. The crash occurred near Pune Oct 14 and both the pilots had ejected safely. A court of inquiry was ordered into the incident. A defence ministry release said checks were being done on the entire Su-30 fleet.

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Warm day in Delhi, Thursday to remain clear

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Delhiites experienced a warm Wednesday as the maximum temperature was recorded three notches above acerage at 34.3 degrees Celsius. The Met department has forecast a clear Thursday. The skies will remain mainly clear with haze/mist in the morning, said an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Wednesday's minimum temperature settled at 1...

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Two rioters sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Oct 22 (IANS) A special court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced two men to death and another person to 12 years in jail for taking part in rioting in Qatif governorate. They were charged with several crimes, including the killing of security officials and attacking a police station, the Saudi Gazette reported Wednesday. The Special Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced the thre...

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Warplanes seized by IS destroyed, claims Syrian government

Damascus, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The Syrian government has claimed that its army has destroyed two warplanes in the hands of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the official news agency SANA reported Wednesday. Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zubi said in a televised interview that the Syrian Air Force had destroyed two of the three old aircraft ...

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Brad Pitt happy with after effects of marriage

Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt is surprised by how much marriage has changed his relationship with wife Angelina Jolie. He now feels real depth of commitment. The couple, who raises six children -- Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne - tied the knot in August after being together for nine years. Even though the Fury star didn't expect things to fe...

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Indian hockey coach Walsh's contract to be renewed

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A day after Indian hockey chief coach Terry Walsh resigned citing difficulty in dealing with the bureaucracy, Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Jiji Thomson Wednesday said the contract of the Asian Games gold medal-winning coach will be renewed before Nov 19. Thomson said Walsh will be provided more functional autonomy in technical matters related ...

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Reveal all names in the black money list: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday asked the government to reveal all the names and not some selectively from the list of those who have stashed away black money abroad. The government said it will reveal 136 names out of a list of 800. Why is the government being selective... in revealing the names, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said. The Congress also slam...

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Act on removal of religious structure encroachments: Delhi HC

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has directed the Religious Structure Committee and the city government to expeditiously take a decision on the removal of religious structure encroachments in various parks in Rohini area of the capital. The court also directed the deputy director of horticulture of Rohini area in west Delhi and the deputy commissioner of the North Delhi Muni...

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Pratyusha happy be a Bengali bride on TV

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Pratyusha Banerjee will now be seen as a typcial Bengali bride in Hum Hai Na. She says her parents would be happy to see her in the avatar. The current track of the Sony show centers around Bunty, who has convinces his Amma (mother) and entire family for his marriage with Saagarika, played by Pratyusha. I am loving shooting for the wedding sequence as for th...

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Cavani is best striker in the world: PSG president

Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was all praise for Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani, who scored in his side's battling 1-0 away win over APOEL Nicosia. With three minutes remaining in the Champions League clash in Cyprus, Cavani converted the match-winning goal Tuesday night, to keep Laurent Blanc's team a point clear of Barcelona at the top of...

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100 days left for 35th National Games

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 22 (IANS) With just 100 days left for the 35th National Games, which will see 34 disciplines being held at 31 venues with more than 12,000 athletes and sports officials, and 6,000 facilitators attending, Kerala is gearing up for the sports extravaganza to be held in seven districts of the state. This is the second time that the National Games, scheduled to begin f...

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