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Food fiesta grips the capital

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) With over 60 stalls, the three-day gastronomic fanfare Palate Fest 2014 at the green environs of the Nehru Park here commenced Friday. Held in association with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), the festival makes a great day out with food markets, cookery workshop, tasting and music. We wanted families to come and enjoy. It is more like a picnic. With ...

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Fog likely to hit air services in Delhi from December third week

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Flight services to-and-from the national capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport might be interrupted due to medium-heavy fog conditions expected to commence from the third week of December. We are expecting foggy conditions to set in from the third week of December to mid-February around the airport, said R.K. Jenamani, director in-charge, meteorological w...

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No homeless to be left unsheltered this winter: Delhi LG

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Thousands of homeless people in Delhi should get new blankets and be served tea and rusks every morning at night shelters, Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung ordered Friday. The direction came a day after union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu asked Jung about the preparedness of the Delhi government to save the homeless during the winter. Jung reviewed...

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449 suicides in armed forces since 2011: Parrikar

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) There have been at least 449 suicides in the armed forces since 2011, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament Friday. In a written reply to Lok Sabha, the minister said the reasons behind suicide includes occupational hazards and family problems. Reasons for such incidents include occupational hazards - long tenures of continuous deployment, fam...

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British court awards woman 337 mn pounds in divorce case

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Following a bitter battle, the American wife of a London financier has been awarded 337 million pounds ($529 million) by a high court judge in the largest settlement a woman has received so far in a British divorce case. Jamie Cooper-Hohn, wife of hedge fund manager and philanthropist Sir Chris Hohn, emerged victorious in Britain's wealthiest divorce case, after a f...

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Mary Kom, Vivek Oberoi to be guests on Tara Sharma's show

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Celebrity parents like M.C. Mary Kom and Vivek Oberoi will be among the guests on the third season of former actress Tara Sharma's show on parenting, The Tara Sharma Show. To be aired on Star World, the show will present a platform for discussion on parenting issues. The show will not only invite celebrities to narrate their experiences, but a bevy of people from...

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Come Saturday, Meghalaya will be on rail map

Shillong, Nov 28 (IANS) Bijay K. Marak, the first train driver among Garo tribesmen, will be a happy man Saturday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off the first passenger train between Assam's Guwahati and Meghalaya's Garo Hills. I am content that the first train is scheduled to chug to Meghalaya on Saturday and the state will now be connected to the national railway grid, Marak, ...

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India defence exports over Rs.1,800 crore since 2011

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) India has exported defence equipments worth over Rs.1,812.17 crore in last four years, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh Friday told parliament. Highest exports - worth Rs.686.27 crore - was in last financial year (2013-14), while this year, till September, equipment worth Rs.166.67 crore have been exported, he told the Lok Sabha in a written reply...

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Arjun happy to play villain to his wife

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Actor Arjun Punj has shared screen space with his wife and actress Gurdeep Kohli in serials like Sanjivani - A Medical Boon and Diya Aur Baati Hum. But instead of being all mushy on the small screen, the couple has always played arch rivals. The actor says they are only a couple 'off screen'. We have always been roped in to portray opposite characters. ...

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Death sentence for cult members in China upheld

Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) A court in China Friday upheld the death sentences for two Church of the Almighty God cult members, who beat a woman to death in a McDonald's outlet last May. The Shandong Higher People's Court heard the appeal of five cult members Nov 21. It rejected all appeals and supported the original judgments, according to Xinhua. The death penalty verdict will be tr...

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AMU VC letter to Irani triggers controversy

Aligarh/New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A letter by AMU vice chancellor to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani warning of massive unrest and probability of communal conflagration if the birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh is celebrated on the varsity's campus Dec 1, has snowballed into a major political controversy. While Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor ...

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Nandish Sandhu to enter 'Khatron Ke Khiladi...'

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Actor Nandish Sandhu will be entering stunt-based reality TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns as a wildcard entry. I am entering 'Khatron...' for its challenging tasks and I have been a big fan of the international 'Fear Factor' since my younger days, Nandish told IANS before heading to Cape Town, where the show is being shot. The sho...

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British PM seeks EU support for new migration curbs

London, Nov 28 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged other European Union (EU) leaders to support his reasonable proposals for far-reaching curbs on welfare benefits for migrants, media reported Friday. Cameron said lower EU migration would be a priority in future negotiations on Britain's membership and he said would rule nothing out if he did not get the changes he want...

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Two killed in floods in France

Paris, Nov 28 (IANS) A new wave of floods struck the Var department in southeast France and killed two women, according to media reports. The first victim, a woman, died late Thursday after rising waters swept away her car in la Londe-les-Maures village, and a second woman, reported missing since Thursday, was found dead early Friday morning, Xinhua reported. Heavy rainfall affec...

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Finance ministry rejects MAT, DDT removal demands on SEZs

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The finance ministry has rejected the commerce ministry's demand to remove minimum alternate tax (MAT) and dividend distribution tax (DDT) levied on special economic zone (SEZ) developers, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told parliament Friday. There have been demands from various quarters for discontinuing of MAT imposed to SEZ developers and u...

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Indians experimenting more with non-traditional cuisines: Survey

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Indians are getting more experimental with their food choices, if a survey is anything to go by, and Delhi leads the gourmet game. Food ordering portal Foodpanda.in recently conducted a survey to understand the increasing gastronomic preferences for cuisines like European and Pan-Asian, to name a few. The survey highlights that 36 percent of total orders ...

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Kerala technopark to 'go red' on World AIDS Day

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 28 (IANS) Technopark, one of the largest IT Parks in the country, will put its might behind global efforts to fight HIV/AIDS with a series of programmes on World AIDS Day (Dec 1) to spread awareness and hope. On the day, commemorated as Red Ribbon Day, over 46,000 employees at the Technopark will wear a red ribbon as a mark of solidarity with people living with HI...

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CRPF chief lauds his troopers for poll duty

Gurgaon, Nov 28 (IANS) Outgoing CRPF chief Dilip Trivadi Friday praised his troopers for their service during the 2014 general elections and the Jharkhand assembly polls in the Maoist affected areas. Conducting peaceful elections in Maoist affected states was very difficult, but the force (CRPF) did it with flying colours, resulting in substantial increase in voting percentage, said Triv...

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Ukraine seeks German help against possible Russian 'winter offensive'

Berlin, Nov 28 (EFE) Ukraine has asked Germany for diesel engines for its troop carriers ahead of a possible Russian winter offensive in the eastern part of the country, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said in an interview published Friday. Klimkin told Germany's Bild newspaper that the aid required by Ukraine from Germany went beyond the political and economic support that has ...

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Lahiri leads by two strokes in King'S Cup

Khon Kaen (Thailand), Nov 28 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri extended his lead with a five-under 67 after the second round of the $500,000 King's Cup as his compatriot and overnight leader S.S.P. Chowrasia slipped to tied fifth position at the par-72 Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club here Friday. The five-time Asian Tour winner Lahiri, who shared the first round lead with compatriot Ch...

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