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Schalke beat Augsburg 1-0 in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Nov 1 (IANS) Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar secured his side the third win on home soil with a 1-0 win over Augsburg to open the 10th round of the German Bundesliga. Schalke earned their fourth win of the season while Augsburg suffered their fourth straight loss Friday, reports Xinhua. Dutchman Huntelaar scored the only goal of the match to smooth the way fo...

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PM greets four states on their foundation day

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted people of Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana on their states' foundation day. Greetings to people of Karnataka on Kannada Rajyotsava. May Karnataka scale new heights of progress in the years to come, Modi said. Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated Nov 1 every year. On this day in 1956, all the Kann...

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'Garm Hawa' to re-release on Children's Day

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) M.S. Sathyu's National Award winning movie Garm Hawa, which was India's entry for the Academy Awards in the best foreign film, will re-release across theatres in select Indian cities Nov 14. PVR Director's Rare will release the movie, digitally restored by Indikino Edutainment, in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Ahmedabad. Sathyu is touched by ...

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North Korea, South Korea to play football match

Seoul, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) The South Korean government has given its approval to a visit from under-15 soccer players from North Korea to play in an international tournament, in a bid to reduce tension and strengthen bilateral ties. A total of 32 young athletes and officials from North Korea will arrive Sunday to take part in the tournament set to be played in the town of Yeoncheon, a spoke...

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US praises Cuba's contribution in fight against Ebola

New York, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, praised Cuba's contribution to the fight against Ebola in West Africa, and said that her country is very grateful. Although I did not encounter them personally, I have to commend Cuba for sending 265 medical professionals to the affected countries so quickly, said Power, who recently returned from a trip to Africa, durin...

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Nigeria FA lauds Keshi's recall

Lagos, Nov 1 (IANS) Nigeria's football governing body has accepted the plea by its national technical director, Shaibu Amodu, for the return of Stephen Keshi as head coach of the team. The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) said the association's technical committee accepted Amodu's plea to reconsider Keshi, a statement said Friday, reports Xinhua. It was announced Oct 16 that Am...

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One dies as spacecraft explodes in US

San Francisco, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) One person was killed and another badly injured when Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded over southern California's Mojave Desert after takeoff on a test flight, the California Highway Patrol said. The spacecraft normally flies with two pilots. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo, Virgin...

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J.K. Rowling reveals details about story characters

London, Nov 1 (IANS/EFE) British author Joanne Kathleen Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has revealed previously undisclosed background details of the saga's characters on her website, Pottermore, media reported. The author is immersed in writing short stories relating to places and characters that appear in the Harry Potter series on her site. Some pieces provide ...

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Ethiopia pull out of hosting Senior Challenge Cup

Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) announced that Ethiopia had pulled out as hosts of regional football showpiece, Senior Challenge Cup. Cecafa general secretary, Nicholas Musonye, confirmed here Friday that Sudan will now host the tournament slated for Nov 24 to Dec 9 after Ethiopia withdrew to concentrate on their push to qualify ...

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Man stabbed his wife in UP court

Mathura, Nov 1 (IANS) A man has stabbed his wife in a court in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, police said. Laxmi Devi, a mother of three children, is battling for her life in a hospital in Agra after her husband slit her throat and stabbed her several times Friday, police said. Her husband Prem Pal Singh, a retired armyman, has been arrested after the victim's brother and the ...

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Benfica beat Rio Ave in Portuguese league

Lisbon, Nov 1 (IANS) Benfica beat Rio Ave 1-0 in the ninth round of the Portuguese football league at the Estadio da Luz here. Attacking midfielder Talisca scored the only goal of the match in the 60th minute Friday, with a left-footed kick that went out of Rio Ave goalkeeper Cassio's reach, reports Xinhua. Benfica saw few scoring chances in the first half, but improved after hal...

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PM greets people of Karnataka on 'Kannada Rajyotsava'

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted people of Karnataka on their state formation day - Kannada Rajyotsava. Greetings to people of Karnataka on Kannada Rajyotsava. May Karnataka scale new heights of progress in the years to come, Modi said. Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated Nov 1 every year. On this day in 1956, all the Kannada language-speaking re...

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Lions hoping Gayle can solve top order problems

Johannesburg, Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) Highveld Lions are hoping Chris Gayle's explosive batting at the top of the order can be the catalyst to their success in the upcoming Ram Slam Twenty20 League which bowls off here Sunday. The West Indies left-hander is one of five Caribbean players who will campaign in the South African domestic competition, and a lot will be expected from him when the Lio...

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'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' video crosses 1 mn hits on YouTube

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) A music video dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) has crossed one million hits on YouTube. Produced and sung by Ravindra Singh, managing director of R-Vision India, the video, titled Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, lays emphasis on making the country a clean place for its people. We have tried to insert the vis...

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Cloudy day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) It was a pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 16 degrees Celsius, average for this time. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. The sky will remain partly cloudy and thunderstorms could occur in some areas of the city, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The day's maximum temperature is l...

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Polling stations to be shifted in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Nov 1 (IANS) The polling stations situated near the border in Jammu and Kashmir would be shifted to safer places if Pakistani forces attempted to disrupt the state assembly election, an official said Saturday. Provincial administration sources told IANS that about 650 polling stations have been identified to be vulnerable to Pakistan shelling in areas close to the border. ...

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BCCI demands multi-million dollar settlement from WICB

Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will have to cough up nearly $42 million in order to stave off a lawsuit from the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI), stemming from the abandoned tour of India last month. Indian authorities Friday told the WICB that its losses as a result of the abandoned one-day and Test tour had been estimated at $4...

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Odisha imposes fishing ban for turtle nesting

Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) The Odisha government Saturday imposed a seven-month fishing ban along its coast to protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles which come to the state beaches for mass nesting every winter, an official said. The ban is imposed along 120 km of the state's 480 km coastline to protect the turtles. They are set to congregate in shallow waters, senior forest officer...

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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, Nov 1 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Friday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich 9 6 3 0 21 2 21 Borussia Moenchengladbach 9 4 5 0 12 4 17 VfL Wolfsburg 9 5 2 2 16 ...

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UN chief urges youth to embrace ICT

Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called on the youth to embrace the use of Information and Community Technology (ICT) to help tackle emerging development challenges. Ban, who interacted with young Kenyan technology innovators at the iHub, an incubation facility for entrepreneurs and innovators in Nairobi, said homegrown technology based solutions are key to e...

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