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Australia pip New Zealand in first day-night Test

Adelaide, Nov 29 (IANS) Australia won the first day-night Test against New Zealand by three wickets here on Sunday to seal a 2-0 victory in the three-match series. Set 187 to win, the hosts were made to work hard for every run, chiefly by pacer Trent Boult who took 5-60. But left-hander Shaun Marsh's 49 and 28 each from Adam Voges and Mitchell Marsh completed the win for Australi...

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Three suspected ISI agents held in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) Three people were arrested by the Kolkata Police's Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday for allegedly spying for Pakistan, an officer said. The three - Irshad Ansari, Asfaq Ansari and Mohammad Jahangir - were rounded up from the city's Ekbalpore area. Besides fake Indian currency notes of face value of Rs.5 lakh, several incriminating documents have been seiz...

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RBI's 5th monetary policy review of fiscal on Tuesday

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) The fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review of the current fiscal by the Reserve Bank of India, to be announced on Tuesday is unlikely to propose any further rate cuts, analysts aver. In its previous policy review on September 29, the central bank cut the repo rate, at which it lends to commercial banks, by 50 basis points to 6.75 percent, raising the cumulative rat...

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Winter session of Odisha assembly set to be stormy

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) The winter session of the Odisha assembly, beginning on Tuesday, is all set to be stormy as opposition Congress and BJP are all geared up to raise issues, including farmers' suicides, to put the government on the mat. The government, on the other hand, has decided to highlight its achievements while trying to use its most tried and tested 'central neglect' issu...

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Supply of Australian uranium to India 'can begin immediately'

Sydney, Nov 29 (IANS) After eight years of intense negotiations, bureaucratic hurdles and a shifting nuclear policy, the Australian government has finally given the green signal to the export of uranium to India which can begin immediately. The Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement permits Australian companies to commence commercial uranium exports to India, an important mileston...

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Russia hasn't dropped India from safe destination list: Official

Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) Following media reports that Goa and India have been struck off the safe destination list by Russia, the Russian Information Centre based in Goa on Sunday clarified that a press statement it had issued earlier was misinterpreted. Our statement did not have any information regarding removal of India from the list of safe countries or including India in the list of un...

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'Tamasha' continues steady performance at box office

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Imtiaz Ali's latest entertainer Tamasha, featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, has earned Rs.24.04 crore in two days of its release. According to a statement by the film's makers, the opening day collection of the movie amounted to Rs.10.87 crore while it collected Rs.13.17 crore on day two -- taking the two-day business to Rs.24.04 crore. Talkin...

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Bhopal gas victims awaiting 'acche din'

Bhopal, Nov 29 (IANS) Despite a government-change at the Centre, the Bhopal gas tragedy victims continue their struggle to survive and live with the hope that they will witness 'acche din' (better times) one fine day, a victims' rights group has said. Sadhna Karnik of the Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahyog Samiti told reporters here on Sunday: On the night of December 2-3 in 1984, leakag...

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Indian Telly Awards 2015: Karan Patel, Kapil Sharma winners

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) The Indian Telly Awards 2015 signalled the blurring lines between the big and small screen. Bollywood actors Poonam Dhillon, Raj Babbar as well its new entrant Kapil Sharma, along with television actors Karan Patel, Devoleena Bhattacharjee and Sriti Jha emerged as big winners at the 14th edition of the event. The award ceremony was sparkling with the glitz and glamo...

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Nagpur pitch a one-off: Sourav Ganguly

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly defended the nature of the pitch for the third cricket Test between India and South Africa at Nagpur, terming it a one-off and saying that batsman should have applied themselves more on the demanding wicket. South Africa were bundled out for a paltry 79 runs in their first innings at Nagpur against India, registering their lowest ...

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No majority for British airstrikes in Syria

London, Nov 29 (IANS) British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Sunday said the government does not yet have majority votes from MPs to back airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Britain has so far refrained from bombing IS in Syria after MPs rejected a vote for airstrikes against Syrian government targets in 2013. However, it is taking part in airstrikes against IS in Ir...

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Anti-diabetes campaign among children launched in Scotland

Edinburgh, Nov 29 (IANS) A campaign has been launched in Scotland to encourage warning signs of type 1 diabetes to be spotted early in children, a media report said on Sunday. Early diagnosis in children can prevent a possibly life-threatening condition, called diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) which happens when a severe lack of insulin leads to the body starting to break down other tissue as...

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Bangladeshi man held with fake notes of Rs.18 lakh face value

Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) said it apprehended on Sunday a Bangladeshi man and seized fake Indian currency notes of Rs 18 lakh face value near Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district. The accused Majrul Rehman, a resident of Bangladesh's Chapai Nawabganj district, was apprehended by the troopers while he was trying to smuggle in the fake currenc...

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Nepal detains, frees Indian security personnel

New Delhi/Kathmandu, Nov 29 (IANS) Nepali security forces on Sunday arrested two Indian security personnel after they intruded into the Himalayan nation while chasing smugglers, a senior official said. The detainees were later released by the Nepali authorities. A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) official said a 13-member SSB patrolling party was chasing smugglers near the India-Nepal border wh...

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Film fest for disabled people gets signature movie

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Award-winning animator Gitanjali Rao has made a signature film, which explores capabilities and strength of people with disability, for the first edition of International Film Festival for the Persons with Disabilities (IFFPD). The filmmaker says with the film, she wanted to show what differently-abled people are capable of doing rather than what they are not.

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Nandita Das feels 'inspired' in Lahore

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Nandita Das, who was in Lahore for a two-day festival, found the experience inspirational. The actress, who has earlier worked in Pakistani film Ramchand Pakistani, was here for two-day Khayaal Festival - an endeavour to promote art, literature, discussion and debate in Pakistan. Thank you @KhayaalFestival for having me here in Lahore. You push the b...

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Anne Hathaway debuts baby bump in public

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) Confirming the news of her pregnancy, actress Anne Hathaway flaunted her baby bump in public for the first time while out on a shopping spree here. The 32-year-old actress is expecting her first baby with husband and producer Adam Shulman. The Les Miserables star has been dressing with care to keep her pregnancy under wraps. But Hathaway showed off her...

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Conference of tri-services training commanders in Bengaluru from Monday

Bengaluru, Nov 29 (IANS) A two-day annual conference of commanders of tri-services' training commands would be held here from Monday, an official statement said on Sunday. Air Marshal S.R.K. Nair, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Headquarters Training Command, IAF, Bengaluru, will chair the conference while south naval command's flag officer commanding-in-chief and army training command'...

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Man's brother, three contract killers arrested for murder

Gurgaon, Nov 29 (IANS) A 27-year-old man, who offered a Rs.50-lakh contract to murder his elder brother, has been arrested along with three contract killers, police said on Sunday. Sujan Singh, a 32-year-old resident of Sidhrawali village here along the Delhi-Jaipur-Mumbai national highway, was shot dead on the night of February 12-13. A case was registered at the Bilaspur police...

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Seems the Swiss love their horses rather too well

London, Nov 29 (IANS) The eight million-strong Swiss also appear to have in their midst horse-lovers of a different kind -- as many as 105 sex acts by humans on horses were registered last year in Switzerland, a media report said here. Tier im Recht, an animal rights group in Zurich, Switzerland, said it was feared there are as many as 10,000 people living in the country with an unnatura...

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