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Libyan Islamist alliance rejects reconciliation talks

Tripoli, Sep 30 (IANS) Libyan Islamist armed alliance Libya Dawn Tuesday rejected the UN-brokered reconciliation talks with the Libyan parliament, sticking to a military solution to the current crisis in Libya. According to a statement issued by its information office, Libya Dawn said it will not stop its military operations until all counter-revolutionaries are hunted down and accused t...

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Assam floods: 67 dead, Rajnath to visit flood-hit areas Wednesday

Guwahati, Sep 30 (IANS) Sixty-seven people have been killed in the floods in Assam's Brahmaputra Valley even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju are expected to visit the flood-affected areas of Assam and Meghalaya Wednesday. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over four lakh people continue to be affected by floods i...

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Time to set new agenda, say Modi and Obama

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama Tuesday said it was time to set a new agenda that realises benefits for their citizens and asserted that the two countries would deepen their relationship. In a joint op-ed piece published on the website of Washington Post, Modi and Obama said the true potential of the bilateral relationship was yet to b...

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Man arrested in Goa for posing as cop

Panaji, Sep 30 (IANS) A 25-year-old man from Maharashtra was arrested for posing as a policeman and stealing Rs.3,000 from the complainant on the pretext of searching him in Mapusa, a town located 10 km north of Panaji. Police said that Vivek Bobhate, from Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra, had also used the modus operandi to con several others in Goa. He used to pose as a polic...

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Asiad taekwondo: Latika, Jasvant lose in quarters

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) India's Latika Bhandari and Jasvant lost their taekwondo quarterfinal bouts at the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. Latika went down 1-13 to South Korean Jeongyeon Yoon in the quarterfinal of women's 53kg. Latika was no match for her superior South Korean opponent at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium. Jeongyeon won the first round 3-0 and opened up a 4-0 lead af...

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Warm Tuesday in Delhi, similar Wednesday likely

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) The national capital experienced a warm and sunny Tuesday with the maximum temperature recorded three degrees above the season's average at 37.2 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is likely Wednesday, the Met office said. The sky will remain clear tomorrow (Wednesday) and the day would be warm, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The ma...

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Maruti Suzuki recalls 69,555 vehicles

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) In one of the largest automobile repair and inspection exercises, passenger car major Maruti Suzuki Tuesday said that it has recalled 69,555 diesel Dzire, Swift and Ritz models, stating that it will proactively inspect and repair a wiring harness. Maruti Suzuki dealers will contact owners of all the affected vehicles. The dealer workshop technicians will inspect ...

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Modi visits three symbols of peace, equality, unity

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to his bilateral summit with President Barack Obama Tuesday after paying homage at three memorials symbolising peace, equality and unity dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln. Modi, wearing a light orange kurta and a white Nehru jacket, paid floral tributes at the statue of Mahatama Gandhi, ap...

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IS releases third video of British hostage

Beirut, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical organisation has published a third video of British journalist and hostage John Cantlie in which he criticizes US President President Barack Obama's strategy against the militants. Cantlie, in the five-and-half-minute-long recording, introduces himself as the British citizen that was abandoned by his government and a long-ter...

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Indian men paddlers in Asiad pre-quarters

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian men paddlers advanced to the doubles pre-quarterfinals after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here Tuesday. First up, the pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj dropped the first game before winning 3-1 (6-11, 11-5, 11-8, 12-10) over the Nepalese duo of Purshottam Bajracharya and Amarlal Malla in 20 m...

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Jayalalithaa bail plea hearing advanced to Wednesday

Bangalore, Sep 30 (IANS) The Karnataka High Court will hear Wednesday the criminal review petition of jailed former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa for suspension of sentence and bail. The court registrar has posted the revision petition before the special bench Wednesday on the directive of the state chief justice after the state government declared holiday Oct 6 for the Eid-u...

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Man held for triple murder

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly committing a triple murder three years ago with the help of his four associates, police said Tuesday. Jaswant Dagar was arrested Sunday from Najafgarh in west Delhi on a tip-off. Jaswant, along with his associates, had killed three people - Sudhir, Kuldeep and Amit - all resident of Sonepat in Haryana, o...

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Israeli settlers seize houses in east Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Sep 30 (IANS) Dozens of Jewish settlers, escorted by heavy police force, took over at least seven empty buildings in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem Tuesday. The buildings are located in the Wadi Hilweh neighbourhood of Silwan, only some 300 metres across from the volatile area of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound and the Jewish Western Wall, Xinhua reporte...

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Asian Games: Indian men and women in semifinals

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian men and women's kabaddi teams made it to the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games after topping their respective groups here Tuesday. The men's team, record six time champions, brushed aside arch-rivals Pakistan 23-11 to top Group A to make the last-four at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium. The women's, who are the defending champions, thrashed South...

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mere symbolism: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Responding to Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu's call to participate in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal has dismissed the cleanliness drive as being merely symbolic and not enough to make the country clean. In a Sep 23 letter addressed to Kejriwal, Naidu had appealed to the Aam Aadmi Party to actively contribute in this Clean Indi...

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DiCaprio steps out as 'Mr. Casual'

Los Angeles, Sep 30 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio sported a casual look during an outing with friends in West Hollywood. The actor wore a collared white T-shirt, cargo shorts, tweed cap and slip-on trainers Monday, reports dailymail.co.uk. DiCaprio completed the look with a pair of sunglasses and sported a thick beard. It's believed the Oscar nominee is growing his fac...

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Gurgaon has most health-conscious people: Survey

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Gurgaon has emerged as the place with the most health-conscious populace, according to a survey conducted by an online food ordering platform. Gurgaon emerged as the most health-conscious with 20 percent of the respondents ordering food from outlets that focus on dishing out meals with low calorific values, on a regular basis via Foodpanda.in. The survey ...

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India lose in Asiad women's volleyball

Incheon, Sep 30 (IANS) The Indian women's volleyball team lost their 5th-8th position playoff contest to Kazakhstan in the 17th Asian Games at the Ansan Sangroksu Gymnasium here Tuesday. India lost 0-3 in an hour and nine minutes, bowing out 20-25, 19-25, 20-25. Indian blocker Raju Tiji was the match's joint best scorer along with Yelena Gordeyeva with 11 points but that was not enough t...

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Modi to speak on All India Radio Oct 3

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will connect with the people through national broadcaster All India Radio on Oct 3. The speech, which will be exclusive to AIR, will also be telecast on all news channels of Doordarshan, AIR Director General (News) Archana Dutta told IANS. The speech will begin at 11 a.m. Modi had announced in the beginning of Septembe...

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Colombia enters Guinness Book with largest rum-tasting event

Cartagena (Colombia), Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, in the Caribbean, has made it to the Guinness Book of Records with the largest rum-tasting event in the world, at which 313 people took part. The event was hosted at Cartagena's Caribe Hotel Sunday, where participants, including several foreign tourists, tasted one light and three dark extra-vintage rums.<...

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