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Modi's development mantra will work in Kashmir: Anupam Kher

Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development mantra would work for Kashmir as it did in Gujarat, actor Anupam Kher said Monday. Kher - who is of Kashmiri ethnicity - addressed an election campaign rally of the newly-formed Jammu Kashmir Peoples Republican Party (JKPRP) here. He said Modi has visited Kashmir thrice after becoming prime minister which shows th...

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Chopper deal: Court to consider charge sheet Nov 28

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A court here Monday fixed Nov 28 for considering the charge-sheet filed against businessman Gautam Khaitan and others, including two Italians, in connection with its money laundering case related to the AgustaWestland VIP chopper deal. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge V. K. Gupta listed the matter for considering the charge-sheet for Friday.

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Italian doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

Rome, Nov 24 (IANS) A doctor working for a voluntary organisation in Sierra Leone has become the first Italian to contract Ebola, media reported Monday. The doctor, who had been working at a centre in the African coastal town of Lakka, was in good condition, even though he had started to show symptoms of the virus, ANSA news agency reported citing statement by the NGO Emergency. ...

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Shimla airport to resume operation soon: Virbhadra

Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Monday said flights from the Shimla airport would resume soon with the renovation of the airstrip. The Jubbarhatti airport near Shimla has been shut since September 2012. The chief minister said the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has also conducted a survey near Kandaghat in Solan district, located adjoining ...

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Petrol station employee shot, critical

Ghaziabad, Nov 24 (IANS) A petrol pump employee was in critical condition Monday after three men on a motorcycle shot him when he refused to fill up fuel as they were without safety helmets. Lal Singh was taken to a Delhi hospital after one of the three men on a motorcycle opened fire after he enforced official orders that fuel cannot be given to two-wheelers whose riders are without hel...

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Narayana acquires Westbank Hospital in Bengal

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Leading multi-specialty tertiary care hospital Narayana Health Monday announced the acquisition of two units of Westbank Hospital at Howrah near Kolkata in West Bengal for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition envisages taking over the management of Westbank Hospital's 150 beds in unit one and 240 beds in unit two, which are located at Howrah, the city-based Naraya...

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Security forces retake two towns in Iraq

Baghdad, Nov 24 (IANS) Iraqi security forces retook control of two towns after battles with the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in the eastern province of Diyala Monday, a provincial security source said. Iraqi army, police, Shia militias and Kurdish security forces, known as Peshmerga, freed the towns of Saadiyah, some 120 km northeast of Iraq's capital Baghdad, and nearby Jalawl...

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Remake not a bad word: Karan Johar

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has often supported movies adapted from a book, a Bollywood classic or an international movie, says remakes shouldn't be looked down upon. In the past, the filmmaker has produced remakes like Agneepath and We Are Family. He is also working on the official remake of popular French film The Intouchables and Hollywood movie Warrior. R...

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Rape-accused in Bihar dumped by wife

Patna, Nov 24 (IANS) A woman in the Bihar capital has refused to live with her husband, arrested for alleged rape of a minor girl, police Monday said. Vimla Devi, 50, ended her 30-year-old marriage with Shankar Ram, 55. Vimla was stunned when she came to know that her husband had been arrested for rape of a 10-year-old girl. She publicly announced she was ending her marriage to h...

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Payment camouflaged as business transactions: ED official

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) An Enforcement Directorate (ED) official Monday told a special court hearing the 2G money laundering case that the payment was camouflaged as business transactions to hide the actual crime. Testifying as a prosecution witness, Prabhakant, who was posted as a joint director in the Enforcement Directorate in 2011, told the court that he was supervising the probe.

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US police kill boy carrying replica gun

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) The police in the US city of Cleveland shot dead a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a replica gun, media reported Monday. Tamir Rice was shot twice Saturday afternoon and died in hospital Sunday, BBC reported, adding that police say he failed to obey an order to raise his hands. The boy pulled the replica gun that resembled a semi-autom...

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With no CIC, RTI appeals pile up

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) With no chief information commissioner since August, a total of 10,290 appeals were pending before the Central Information Commission till Nov 23, according to information obtained through an RTI query. The pending appeals have seen a 35 percent increase in a period of three months since Rajiv Mathur retired Aug 23 as the chief information commissioner, according...

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Prabhu, Birender to file Rajya Sabha nominations from Haryana Tuesday

Chandigarh, Nov 24 (IANS) Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh will file their nominations for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana Tuesday. With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) having a clear majority in the 90-member assembly, both union ministers are likely to be elected unopposed to the upper house of Parliament. Prabhu was rec...

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Essar Steel raises $1 bn through export securitisation

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Essar Steel Monday said that it has raised $1 billion through long-term export securitisation which it will use to pre-pay existing rupee debt under its strategy to dollarize its balance sheet. Bringing down interest cost and elongating maturity of our debt is a critical component of our strategy to enhance our competitiveness, said Mahadev Iyer, chief financial of...

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India, Sweden healthcare cooperation will fill gaps: Nadda

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Ccooperation in healthcare between India and Sweden will enable filling in the gaps in research and innovative technology, Indian Health Minister J.P. Nadda said Monday. There has been an upswing in the bilateral relationships between both the countries and I look forward to further deepening of relations between the two, Nadda said at a function to celebrate fiv...

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Himachal court takes cognisance of oxytocin use

Shimla, Nov 24 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday issued notice to the state and the central government on the large-scale use of harmful oxytocin injection in livestock. Taking a suo motu cognisance of a media report, a division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan issued the notices to the state officials, including the chief secretary an...

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Sunny Monday in Delhi, misty Tuesday morning likely

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Delhi saw a sunny, pleasant Monday and the maximum temperature settled a notch below the season's average at 26 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast similar weather Tuesday. There will be light mist early morning tomorrow (Tuesday) and the sky will remain clear through the day, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum a...

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Sting to join Broadway cast

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) British rockstar Sting is all set to join the cast of his Broadway musical The Last Ship next month in a bid to push up flagging ticket sales for the $15 million show. The 63-year-old will take over the lead role in his show from singer-actor Jimmy Nail. He has confirmed that he will join the cast throughout the festive season from Dec 9 and will be performing ...

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British troops withdraw from southern Afghanistan

London, Nov 24 (IANS) British service personnel have left southern Afghanistan after completing the most challenging military redeployment operation of the generation, the British ministry of defence (MoD) announced Monday. Britain's Union Jack flag was lowered at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan over the weekend. British Royal Air Force (RAF) personnel have operated in the regi...

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Will take the fight against BJP to Delhi: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday here said she will take the fight against its anti-people policies to New Delhi and will give a fitting reply politically. People from across sectors must come together to protest against the centre. We will give a fitting reply to the BJP politically. Centre does not ...

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