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Government to amalgamate NSEL with Financial Technologies

Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) The central government Tuesday decided to amalgamate NSEL with its parent Financial Technologies (India) Ltd. (FTIL) to secure the interests of about 13,000 investors of the Rs.5,600-crore fraud-hit company. The government has issued a draft order of amalgamation in public interest under section 396 of the Companies Act and has called for suggestions and objections...

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Mathur appointed BJP incharge of UP, Nadda of Maharashtra

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday appointed party leader O.P. Mathur as the party incharge of Uttar Pradesh and J.P. Nadda of Maharashtra and Rajasthan. In a major organisational reshuffle, Shah promoted some young secretaries giving them charge of states and sought to strike a balance between experience and youth. Mathur had contributed to the party's effo...

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Over 40 Nusra Front fighters desert to join IS

Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Some 40 fighters from the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, have joined the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in recent months, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday. The jihadis, including a former emir (leader) and four foreigners, headed to al-Bab, an IS stronghold in northeastern Aleppo. When they arrived, a woman captive w...

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Paralysed man walks again after pioneering cell therapy

London, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) A paralysed man has been able to walk again after therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord, the BBC reported Tuesday. Bulgarian Darek Fidyka, 40, who suffered a partial paralysis in the lower half after a knife attack in 2010, was able to walk again using a metal frame that helps him to keep his balance. He has...

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Cairn India Q2 net falls 33 percent to Rs.2,278 crore

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Oil and gas major Cairn India reported a 33 percent fall in net profit for the second quarter ending September on back of lower oil prices and production in results announced Tuesday within days of the government announcing the new price for natural gas. Net profit in quarter fell to Rs.2,278 crore from Rs.3,385 crore a year ago, Cairn said in a statement.

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India, Maldives focus on defence ties

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Maldives Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim Tuesday met his Indian counterpart Arun Jaitley in a bid to build closer defence ties between the two nations. Nazim, who arrived in India Tuesday on a four-day visit, was received by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh at the defence ministry office in South Block. The visiting minister also laid a wre...

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Japanese firm develops wireless charging system for electric vehicles

Tokyo, Oct 21 (IANS) Japanese electronic components maker TDK has developed a wireless charging system for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which it hopes will be in use around 2018. The system allows for charging a parked car without using a cable or plug. TDK also says the system can even be placed on roads to provide charging while driving, Xinhua reported Tuesday citing a Nikkei...

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Gold is glittering this Dhanteras

New Delhi/ Chennai/ Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Gold glittered this Dhanteras as jewellers experienced good sales driven by better prices compared to last year. We expect sales to be 20 percent higher this year compared to last year as gold price is ruling at a better level than last year. There is a lot of traffic in the shop today, Rahul Gupta, chief executive officer of P.P. Jewellers in Ne...

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Differences in BJP? Gadkari also in race for Maharashtra CM's crown

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Indicating differences in the BJP, Transport and Shipping Minister and senior leader Nitin Gadkari emerged as a front-runner for the post of Maharashtra chief minister here Tuesday. In denial mode since the past two days, the leader from Vidarbha put up an apparent show of strength with at least 40 party legislators meeting him to seek blessings and guidance in Nagp...

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Chennaiyin beat Kerala Blasters 2-1 in ISL

Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 2-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Tuesday. Elano Blumer (14th minute) and Bernard Mendy (63rd) scored for the hosts while Iain Hume came up with the lone goal for Kerala Blasters in the 50th minute. The Chennaiyin side went on the offensive from the beginning and was rewarded...

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Strong winds hit Britain, one killed

London, Oct 21 (IANS) Strong gusts blew down a tree in London, killing a woman Tuesday morning as heavy winds swept parts of Britain, authorities said. The woman died on the spot as a tree was brought down in central London, near the southern edge of Hyde Park, by wind around 11 a.m., Xinhua reported citing London Ambulance Service. A man in his 30s was also injured after a tree ...

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Seven candidates file papers for Andhra assembly by-poll

Hyderabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Seven candidates, including five Independents, have filed nomination papers for the Nov 8 by-election to the Allagadda assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh. According to the chief returning officer, four Independents filed their papers Tuesday, the last day of filing nominations. Bhuma Akhila Priya of the YSR Congress party and the daughter of Bhuma Sobha Nagi...

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Israeli PM summons coalition leaders amid possible political crisis

Jerusalem, Oct 21 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned leaders of the parties in his coalition to a meeting Wednesday amid what is claimed to be a looming political crisis, his office confirmed to Xinhua. The meeting, to be held Wednesday, will be attended by Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid party)), Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (Hatnua), Economy Minister Nafta...

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Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail for girlfriend's death

Pretoria, Oct 21 (IANS) South African athlete Oscar Pistorius Tuesday arrived at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru prison, after he was handed a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp. The 27-year-old amputee sprinter, who became the first to compete in the Paralympic as well as the Olympics Games, is expected to remain only 10 months in jail and could be releas...

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Rajasthan seeks CBI probe into ambulance scam

Jaipur, Oct 21 (IANS) The Rajasthan government Tuesday sent an official letter to the Centre seeking a CBI probe into the alleged ambulance scam in which senior Congress leaders, including former chief minister Ashok Gehlot and state party chief Sachin Pilot, have been named. A letter was today (Tuesday) sent to the union government requesting for a CBI probe. We expect the Central Burea...

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Differences in BJP? Gadkari also in race for Maharashtra CM's crown

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) Indicating differences in the BJP, Transport and Shipping Minister and senior leader Nitin Gadkari emerged as a front-runner for the post of Maharashtra chief minister here Tuesday. In denial mode since the past two days, the leader from Vidarbha put up an apparent show of strength with at least 40 party legislators meeting him to seek blessings and guidance in Nagp...

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Fire destroys cracker market in Faridabad

Faridabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Nearly 200 firecracker shops in Faridabad adjoining Delhi were gutted in a huge fire that broke out Tuesday evening, an official said. The fire broke out in Dussehra ground, one of the few authorised places in Faridabad for selling Diwali crackers. Nearly a dozen fire tenders were pressed into service. Fire tenders from private firms in Faridabad, Ballabg...

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Army chief to visit Bhutan

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) General Dalbir Singh will go to Bhutan Oct 31 on a four-day visit, his first international trip after becoming the army chief, sources said Tuesday. He was supposed to visit the Himalayan nation last month. However, the tour was called off due to a standoff between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The visit is in line with the Naren...

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India's Vikram Patel gets 2014 Sarnat Prize in mental health

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Vikram Patel, a noted Indian psychiatrist, has been awarded a prestigious US award for his research in the field of global mental health and improved care for those with mental disorders in resource-poor countries. The Institute of Medicine awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Patel, professor of international mental...

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US interested in Tamil Nadu global investors meet

Chennai, Oct 21 (IANS) US Charge d'Affairs in India Kathleen Stephens Tuesday called on Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and indicated that companies from her country would be very keen to participate in the Global Investors Meet planned by the state government. According to a statement issued here by the Tamil Nadu government, Stephens said the principal commercial officers in...

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