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White House on lockdown after man jumps fence

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The White House was placed on lockdown on Thursday after a person jumped the fence, CNN reported, adding that the jumper was immediately caught. Despite the quick capture, the presidential mansion was still on lockdown as the secret service conducted a security sweep of the area, The Guardian quoted media reports as saying. Representatives for the secre...

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Olsen sisters won't appear in 'Fuller House'

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actresses-designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not act in Fuller House, a sequel to the popular sitcom Full House that featured the twins. Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the sitcoms, shared that the filming on Fuller House has wrapped and the Olsens didn't come in, as many suspected would be the case, reports eonline.com. When it was annou...

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German police arrest two in raids on suspected terrorists

Berlin, Nov 27 (IANS) German police have arrested two people suspected of belonging to an Islamist extremist group before launching a raid on a mosque here on Thursday, the media reported. No weapons or other dangerous objects were found after police acted on a tip-off that an attack was being planned at the mosque in Charlottenburg, a western district in the German capital, according to...

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Germany's benchmark DAX index rises

Frankfurt, Nov 27 (IANS) The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Thursday rose by over 150 points and closed at 11,320.77 points. The strong performance of some companies especially the semiconductor producer Infineon Technologies AG made investors jubilant and the blue-chip DAX index rose by 151.23 points, or 1.35 percent, Xinhua news agency reported. Infineon...

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Jake Gyllenhaal shares fond memories of Heath Ledger

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says Heath Ledger, his onscreen lover in Brokeback Mountain, was extraordinary and always somebody who I admired. Ledger died almost eight years ago, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Ledger died in January 2008, less than three years after Brokeback Mountain hit the cinemas and won prestigious awards. The Australian actor w...

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White House on lockdown after person jumps fence: Report

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The White House was on lockdown on Thursday, after a person jumped the fence, CNN reported. It is reported that the fence jumper has been caught. ...

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Spanish stocks close higher

Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) The Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 rose 1.03 percent on Thursday to close at 10,332.30 points, up from the 10,227.30 points of Wednesday. On Thursday's session, ArcelorMittal shares led rises climbing 5.67 percent, followed by OHL, IAG, DIA, Acerinox and Repsol that rose 3.55 percent, 2.67 percent, 2.04 percent, 2.01 percent and 1.84 percent respectively, Xinhua...

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Chris Hemsworth loves surfing

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth says that he loves surfing despite his fear of getting attacked by sharks. He said: My beach where we lived, directly out the front, someone got bit six to eight months ago. My love and obsession for surfing some days outweighs that kind of fear. However, Hemsworth also said his attitude isn't based on common sense. It's pr...

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Russia suspends military contacts with Turkey

Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS) Russia on Thursday suspended all military contacts with Turkey as ties between the two countries plummeted after the downing of a Russian warplane, the defence ministry said. Today (Thursday), all cooperation contacts have been suspended between Russian defence ministry and the Turkish Armed Forces...including the so-called hotline set up in order to avoid incidents...

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Eco-drive to promote environmental friendly vehicles flagged off

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Union Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Anant G. Geete on Thursday flagged off 3 Cities FAME India Eco Drive aimed at conserving energy and environmental benefits. Clean mobility solutions are being experimented and India cannot be far behind. Hybrid and electric vehicles are the need of future as they have come up as an excellent alternative solut...

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Rs.2 crore of Polaris promoter, ex-CFO to be impounded: SEBI

Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) Securities market regulator SEBI has ordered impounding of around Rs.2 crore as alleged unlawful gains by Polaris Software Lab (now Polaris Consulting and Services) promoter Arun Jain and former CFO R.Srikanth from insider trading. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) also ordered banks and depositories should not make any debits in the accounts of Jai...

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'India's political unity does not require linguistic unity'

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Political unity in India has not led to, or required, literary unity and hence study of Indian literature should be organised primarily in terms of linguistic traditions and regional clusters, Marxist literary theorist Aijaz Ahmad said on Thursday. In India, political unity does not automatically give us, or requires of us, a literary or linguistic unity.

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40 foreign ministers to attend OSCE meet in Belgrade

Belgrade, Nov 26 (IANS) The meeting of the ministerial council of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will bring more than 40 foreign ministers to Serbia on December 3-4. More than 1,000 representatives of state delegations will gather for the 22nd OSCE Ministerial Council, OSCE chairperson and Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic was quoted as saying by Xinhua...

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Kharge cautions government against any move to alter constitution

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday cautioned the Narendra Modi government against any attempt to alter the constitution, asserting his party will never let it happen. Taking part in the debate on commitment to India's constitution, Kharge said Prime Minister Modi should effectively intervene to stop his ministers from making controver...

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South Africa lifts ban on domestic rhino horn trade

Cape Town, Nov 26 (IANS) A South African court on Thursday lifted a ban on domestic trade of rhino horns in a case brought by rhino breeders, Xinhua reported. The government had imposed a moratorium on the trade in 2009 with the aim to curb rhino poaching. But two biggest private rhino breeders in South Africa, John Hume and Johan Kruger, filed the case, arguing the ban only caus...

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HIV infection surged to record numbers in Europe in 2014: WHO

Copenhagen, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) A record number of people -- over 142,000 -- were diagnosed with HIV in Europe in 2014, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Thursday. The increase in HIV cases is caused by the rise in infection rates in Eastern Europe, where HIV diagnoses have doubled in the last decade, according to a report released by the WHO European Region and the European...

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Betting high on mining, construction, VECV unveils 2 new vehicles

Bengaluru, Nov 26 (IANS) Eyeing robust construction and mining growth in India, Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles (VECV) launched Pro 8031XM tipper and Pro 6025T box body vehicles at Excon 2015 on Thursday. The worst recession for the commercial vehicle industry is behind us now. As we move forward, a lot more growth is expected to come from demand from two sectors - mining and constructi...

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Punjab Congress president, CLP leader resign; reshuffle on cards

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) After uncertainty in recent months, the Punjab Congress is headed for a reshuffle after state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar resigned from their posts, party general secretary Shakeel Ahmad said on Thursday. Bajwa and Jakhar have resigned. Their resignations were accepted by Congress president Sonia ...

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Dabhol power plant restarts generation

New Delhi Nov 26, (IANS) The Dabhol power plant in Maharashtra recommenced electricity generation on Thursday after remaining shut for nearly two years, an official statement said. The Dabhol power plant, owned by Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL), restarted electricity generation this morning after having been shut for nearly two years due to shortage of domestic gas, sai...

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BMW, Mini to be costlier by 3 percent in 2016

Gurgaon, Nov 26 (IANS) BMW and Mini vehicle prices in India will rise up to three percent from January 1, 2016, the company announced on Thursday. The increase in prices is in continuation of our endeavour to offer the most aspirational and exceptional products to our customers and on adding more value to their overall ownership experience, said BMW Group India president Philipp Von Sahr...

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