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Pakistan says navy officers behind dockyard attack fled country

Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said Friday that two navy officers, who had been involved in a recent terrorist attack on navy targets, have fled the country. A navy officer and three attackers had been killed in the attack on the Karachi Dockyard in the port city of Karachi Sep 6 after militants breached the navy defence with inside help, Xinhua reported....

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Iran, world powers start new round of nuclear talks

United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Iran and six major countries started a new round of talks towards a comprehensive agreement on its nuclear programme at the United Nations headquarters in New York Friday. The talks are expected to last until Sep 26. There was a hiatus after Iran and the six major world powers, namely the US, China, Russia, Britain, France, plus Germany, met in July,...

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'Bang Bang' was self-discovery: Hrithik

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says bits of his own self are part of every role he plays on screen, but while working on Bang Bang, he discovered a complete similarity between his real and reel self. 'Bang Bang' is the first film in which instead of getting into the character, I discovered that I was the character. It was self-discovery, Hrithik said here during an event F...

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71 killed as army, rebels clash in Yemen

Sana'a, Sep 19 (IANS) Shiite Houthi rebels Friday clashed with the army and Sunni militia in Yemeni capital city of Sana'a for the second day, leaving 71 people killed, including 30 soldiers and eight civilians, Xinhua reported. It also drove hundreds to flee their homes in an escalation of violence after weeks of hostility in the city's outskirts. The rebels launched an unexpect...

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Champions League: Northern Knights win rain-interrupted match

Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) New Zealand side Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras by 33 runs (D/L method) in a rain-affected Champions League Twenty20 clash at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here Friday. Chasing Knights' 206/5, the Cobras were batting at 44/2 in 7.2 when the skies opened up. To win the contest, the South African side needed to be at a score of 77. Pu...

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All will respect Scottish referendum's result: Queen Elizabeth

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II Friday said everyone in Britain will respect the result of the Scottish independence referendum, in which Scotland voted to stay part of the country. In a written statement from the Balmoral Castle in northern Scotland, the Queen said Scotland's vote to stay part of Britain was a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect,...

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All will respect Scottish referendum's result: Queen Elizabeth

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II Friday said everyone in Britain will respect the result of the Scottish independence referendum, in which Scotland voted to stay part of the country. In a written statement from the Balmoral Castle in northern Scotland, the Queen said Scotland's vote to stay part of Britain was a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect,...

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Army calls off rescue work in Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The army's rescue operations under Operation Megh Rahat in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been called off but relief and medical assistance will continue, a defence release said Friday. Operation Sadbhavna activities will continue and the troops of Northern Command remain committed to provide support in close synergy with the civil administration and the police...

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Russian PM hails economic shift to Asia-Pacific region

Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS) Russia's shift of its economic development strategy onto the Asian-Pacific region is a natural response to the development of global affairs, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Friday. Our new Asian strategy is not just a senseless revenge to Europe but quite a logical development of events and a thoughtful response to the changing economic environment, Xin...

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Chinese vice premier calls for regional agricultural cooperation

Beijing, Sep 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang Friday called for greater agricultural cooperation among the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies in the wake of food security challenge. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the third APEC ministerial meeting on food security, Wang said that agricultural development has progressed soundly in the Asia-Pacific region, thou...

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'Ireland enjoys excellent ties with Britain, Scotland'

Dublin, Sep 19 (IANS) Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan Friday said his country enjoys excellent and ever-improving relations with Britain and Scotland. The strong bonds and historic links between us all run deep and are well-known, Xinhua quoted Flanagan as saying in a statement issued after Scotland rejected independence in Thursday's referendum. In the referendum, Scotti...

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Kenya to have security, health centre with EU's $65 help

Nairobi, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Union Friday said it will provide 65 million dollars to build a new regional security and health center in Kenya. The center, to be located in Nairobi, will be used to prevent and manage a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack, Xinhua quoted EU Ambassador to Kenya Lodewijk Briet as saying. Countries that will be involved...

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Slovakia hails referendum's result in Scotland

Bratislava, Sep 19 (IANS) Slovakia has welcomed the result of the independence referendum in Scotland, with the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry announcing Friday it had an interest in a strong UK as a stable component of the EU. Around 55 percent voted for Scotland to remain in the UK, whereas 44.7 percent voted in favour of an independent Scotland. The turnout was 84.59 per...

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Sierra Leone launches 'stay at home' drive to fight Ebola

Freetown, Sep 19 (IANS) Sierra Leone started a three-day stay at home campaign to raise awareness about the Ebola virus that has killed close to 500 people in the West African country. Declaring the campaign last night, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the disease as a big challenge but said it will be overcome. He said many of the people have fallen victims to the disease, Xinhua r...

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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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