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Turkey rejects easing relations with Egypt

Istanbul, Nov 24 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that he rejected the reconciliation efforts for friendly relations with Egypt. Turkey does not accept the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's rule, and once again closed the door to possible negations to normalise their relations, Xinhua quoted Erdogan as saying at the International Women and Ju...

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US defence chief Chuck Hagel forced out

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) In a surprise development, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday reportedly under pressure amid criticism of President Barack Obama's national security team over how to deal with the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Announcing Hagel's resignation from White House's State Dining Room, Obama called Hagel an exemplary defense secretary a...

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Dos Santos, Mulder help Delhi Dynamos win in ISL

Guwahati, Nov 24 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos revived their hopes of a place in the top-four by beating NorthEast United 2-1 in a vital clash of the Indian Super League (ISL) here Monday. Gustavo dos Santos and Hans Mulder scored two early goals for the visitors while Kondwani Mtonga pulled one back late for the home side at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. The win takes Delhi to 10 p...

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Mumbai Tennis Masters beat Punjab Marshalls in CTL

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Mumbai Tennis Masters eked out a 29-20 win against Punjab Marshalls in a round robin match of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) here Monday. Mumbai and Punjab were already out of contention for a place in the final, to be played Nov 26 in New Delhi. With the inconsequential win, Mumbai finished second with two wins and two losses. Delhi Dreams had qualified ...

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Thiruvananthapuram to hosts Sainik School principals meet

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) The 44th All India Sainik Schools Principals Conference will be held at Sainik School Kazhakootam, near here, from Wednesday. Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh will inaugurate the three-day conference, to be attended by senior officials from the defence ministry and principals from 24 Sainik Schools. Founded in the early 1960s by t...

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Northeast's development high priority for Modi government

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the northeast later this month, the ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Monday said the development of the region ranked high in its priorities. Minister of State for DoNER Jitendra Singh said Modi's visit to the region would reinvigorate and re-emphasise the central support to infrastructure ...

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Indian American scientist develops path to brighter LCD displays

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-American have developed a polarising filter that can result in mobile device displays that last much longer on a single battery charge and cameras that can shoot in dim light. Led by Utah Univesity electrical and computer engineering associate professor Rajesh Menon, electrical researchers created the filter by etching a silicon wafe...

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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti confirms contract negotiations

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said Monday that he is already negotiating a contract extension with the Spanish football club. Ancelotti expressed his contentment after leading the club to their 10th Champions League title last season and to the leadership of La Liga this current campaign, reports Xinhua. I hope to be part of the history of Real Madrid...

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Only five VIPs in government housing under discretionary quota

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The government Monday told the Supreme Court that just five people were in occupation of VIP bungalows in the capital under the five percent discretionary quota. They include RJD chief Lalu Prasad, late Congress leaders Sisram Ola and Arjun Singh's widows and the house once occupied by late prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. Lalu Prasad, who was to vacate his gov...

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I-T sleuths raid Sahara offices in Delhi, Noida

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The income-tax (I-T) department carried out search and seizures on the premises of the Sahara group in the national capital region over the weekend on charges of tax evasion, officials said Monday Sources told IANS that Sahara premises were searched in Greater Kailash and Noida, as part of the department's tax related demands against the business group and and of...

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Actress Jeevitha sentenced in cheque bounce case, gets bail

Hyderabad, Nov 24 (IANS) A city court Monday sentenced Telugu actress-filmmaker and BJP leader Jeevitha to two year imprisonments in a cheque bounce case. She was also fined Rs.25 lakh. The court later granted bail to the actress after she paid the fine. Jeevitha plans to challenge the lower court's order in the high court. Chandrasekhar Reddy had filed the case a...

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Jailbreak in Argentina, 32 inmates escape

Buenos Aires, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Thirty-two inmates escaped over the weekend from a police jail in Rosario, a city in central Argentina, police said Monday. The inmates broke out of the jail Sunday by threatening the guard who was delivering their lunches with a knife. Seven of the fugitives have been captured and police are searching for the other 25. A murder suspect is ...

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33 IS militants killed in Iraq's Mosul, two towns retaken

Baghadad, Nov 24 (IANS) At least 33 militants of the Islamic State (IS) died Monday in the Iraqi city of Mosul and the surrounding area, including a leader who was responsible for the sale of kidnapped Yazidi women, even as Iraqi security forces retook control of two towns in the war-torn country after battles with the Sunni radical group. A spokesman for the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan...

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Tryon helps South Africa beat India

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) A battling half-century by Chloe Tryon (50, 80b, 7x4) carried South Africa to a thrilling two-wicket win over India in the first of the three women's One-Day Internationals at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here Monday. Taking first strike, India collapsed to 114 in 38.5 overs and South Africa recovered from 31/5 to score 118/8 in 41.1 overs. The tottering In...

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781 dengue cases in and around Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas has increased to 781, a civic official said Monday. According to the official, 725 cases have been reported from the national capital. The remaining 56 cases have been reported from the adjoining areas of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, said the official. Two people have so f...

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SC asks Srinivasan to address conflict of interest

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan whether he was in a position of conflict or not while being the head of the Indian cricket's governing body and also holding a franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Srinivasan is the managing director of the India Cements which is the owner of the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings. <...

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Aviators firm to provide air ambulance services

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) Indian national operator Aviators Air Rescue Ltd will provide air ambulance services across the country using Airbus helicopters in partnership with the US-based Air Medical Group Holdings Inc, the company said Monday. We have recently signed a tripartite agreement with Airbus Helicopters and Air Medical Group to offer helicopter emergency medical services in the...

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Rijiju allays concerns over China's dam on Brahmaputra

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) As China announced the completion of a hydropower dam on the Brahmaputra river, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju Monday said the government was always in the know of the development. The government is aware of the construction of a dam by China on the river Brahmaputra, Rijiju told reporters here. The Zangmu dam on the Brahmaputra - known a...

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Must strengthen cooperation with Unesco: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Monday emphasised on strengthening cooperation with the Unesco across all its areas of competence. In a meeting with Unesco Director General Irina Bokova, the minister highlighted India's achievements in education for all and the new policy initiatives to consolidate on these achievements. She (Irani) also ...

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Sonia Gandhi approves five election committees for Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday approved the composition of five election committees for the upcoming assembly poll in Delhi, a party statement said. The 'pradesh election committee' will be headed by state Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely and will have 23 members in addition to the heads of frontal organisations of Delhi. The 'publicity commit...

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