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Ex-Assam minister to quit assembly seat

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who quit the Congress and joined the BJP last month, said on Saturday that he will soon resign from his state assembly seat. I will resign from my seat in the assembly in a day or two after returning to Assam, Sarma told the media here after leading a group of 10 MLAs, including nine from the state's ruling Congress, to m...

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Malaysia detains Singaporean for forging passport stamp

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 5 (IANS) A Singaporean has been arrested for allegedly forging Malaysian immigration stamps for clients trying to stay in the country illegally, the media reported on Saturday. He was reported to be earning at least 120,000 Malaysian ringgit (about $27,000) a month with a unique method of forging the stamp on passports and other travel documents for clients coming to se...

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Philippines braces for worst El Nino

Manila, Sep 5 (IANS) The Philippine government have instituted measures to mitigate the effects of the worst El Nino weather phenomenon which is expected to hit the country later this year, the media reported on Saturday. Environmental watchdog, the EcoWaste Coalition, has called on the public to reduce water and electricity consumption as these two commodities would be the first to be a...

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Tinsel town wishes Happy Janmashtami

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) As the nation celebrates Lord Krishna's birthday on Saturday, Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar, Hema malini and Sonu Nigam have wished their fans and followers a Happy Janmashtami on the auspicious occasion. Here's what they tweeted: Lata Mangeshkar: A very Happy Janmashtmi to every Lord Krishna follower. Hema Malini: Wish all of you a love...

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Georgia beat Scotland 1-0 in Euro 2016 qualifier

Tbilisi (Georgia), Sep 5 (IANS) Scotland's European Championship hopes were left in tatters following a 0-1 defeat to Georgia in a Group D clash here. In a nightmare repeat of the 2007 flop at the same stadium, the graveyard of Alex Macleish's Euro 2008 dreams, Gordon Strachan's men slumped to defeat against Georgia and left their chances of qualifying for a major finals once again hangi...

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Turkey to deport British scribes

Ankara, Sep 5 (IANS) Turkish authorities are scheduled to deport two British journalists who were freed after being arrested over terror charges, a media report said Saturday. The two British journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury, from Vice News were detained by police in Diyarbakir, south-east Turkey on August 27 while filming clashes between police and youths from the outlaw...

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Beware! Common anti-depressant may change your brain

New York, Sep 5 (IANS) A commonly prescribed anti-depressant may change brain structures in depressed and non-depressed individuals in very different ways, says a new study. Although it is a common practice to prescribe antidepressants for various disorders besides depression, the findings of this study suggest that taking these medicines for treating disorders other than depression may ...

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Rooney expects new signing Martial to succeed

Serravalle (San Marino), Sep 5 (IANS) Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney backed new signing Anthony Martial to be a success following his move from French Ligue 1 side Monaco. The 19 year-old became the world's most expensive teenager after United agreed to sign the forward for an initial fee of 36 million pound, possibly rising to 58m pound depending on performance bonuses. ...

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Afghanistan's mixed signals over talks with Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 5 (IANS) Afghanistan Presi­dent Ashraf Ghani conveyed mixed signals to Pakistan on resumption of bilateral talks that were disrupted last month after terrorist attacks in Kabul. After Pakistan's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz's meeting with Ghani it was not clear if a thaw in ties was in the offing or the tensions would persist, Dawn online r...

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Sonakshi off to Budapest for 'Force 2' shooting

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha is off to Budapest for the filming of Abinay Deo's Force 2, in which she will be seen as a RAW agent. Sonakshi, who will be seen in the film alongside John Abraham, shared the news on Twitter on Saturday. Budapest! Off for two months...Will miss you Mumbai! #Force2, Sonakshi tweeted. Force 2 is a sequel to the 2011 film Force, ...

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OROP stir: Veterans meet Parrikar

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Veterans demanding the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday and are hoping the government will make an announcement soon. We have some minor differences. A meeting with defence minister is underway. The picture will be clear soon, Atul Dubey, a volunteer with the the ex-servicemen's front, told ...

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Kentucky gay couples receive marriage licenses

Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A county in Kentucky state has started issuing marriage licences to gay couples after the county clerk was jailed for refusing to do so, a media report said on Saturday. William Smith Jr. and James Yates on Friday became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Rowan county. It was their sixth attempt to procure the licence, CNN reported.

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Germany beat Poland 3-1 in UEFA European qualifiers

Frankfurt, Sep 5 (IANS) Mario Goetze struck twice as Germany eased to a 3-1 victory over Poland in a Group D match of the UEFA European qualifiers here. The Germans shocked the visitors with two quick goals in the opening period before Robert Lewandowski reduced the arrears, reports Xinhua. However, Goetze sealed his brace late in the second half to sew up the victory for German...

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'Hitman Agent 47' misses the mark

Film: Hitman Agent 47; Language: English; Cast: Rupert Friend, Ciaran Hinds, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann; Director: Aleksander Bach; Rating: *1/2 Based on the 2002 released video game, Hitman, the film is an exaggerated generic action one with a muddled plotline and an equally confused characterization. In a nutshell, it is the story of an elite assassin, ...

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'Pakistan lost terribly in the 1965 war with India'

Karachi, Sep 5 (IANS) Pakistan lost terribly in the 1965 war with India, a Pakistani historian has admitted. Historian and political economist Akbar S. Zaidi dispelled the victory myth', saying that there can be no a bigger lie as Pakistan had lost terribly, Dawn reported on Saturday. Zaidi said that people are unaware of this fact because the history taught in Pakistan is from a...

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US salmonella outbreak kills one, hundreds sick

Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A salmonella outbreak linked to cucumbers grown in Mexico has killed one person and sickened hundreds in the US, a media report said on Saturday. The outbreak of salmonella poona has been reported in 27 states since July, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, CNN reported. Of the 285 people sickened, more than half have been childre...

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Gold settles lower after US jobs report

Chicago, Sep 5 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange settled slightly lower after the monthly US jobs report. The most active gold contract for December delivery on Friday lost $3.10 (0.28 percent) to settle at $1,121.40 per ounce, reported Xinhua news agency. For the week, the gold futures lost 1.11 percent. US Department of Labour...

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Fossil of one-million-year-old monkey identified

Melbourne, Sep 5 (IANS) An international team of scientists has dated a species of a rare monkey -- roughly the size of a small cat who lived largely on a diet of fruit and leaves -- from the Caribbean region to just over one million-year old. According to lead researcher Dr Helen Green from Melbourne University, the question of the age of primate fossils from this region has puzzled sci...

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US jobs data fuels uncertainty over interest rate hike

Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) The uncertainty over whether the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rate in two weeks still holds although the August jobs report showed the US unemployment rate fell to the level the Fed considers to be full employment. The US unemployment rate in August dropped to 5.1 percent, the lowest since April 2008. At this level the US central bank sees as fu...

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US dollar mixed amid rate hike uncertainty

New York, Sep 5 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as a key jobs report failed to give clear signals about whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month. US non-farm payrolls data came out mixed on Friday which missed on the headline number but beat estimates on the unemployment rate and wage indicators, reported Xinhua news agency.<...

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