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Sunny Friday in Delhi, similar weather likely Saturday

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) It was a sunny Friday in the national capital as the maximum temperature settled two notches above the season's average at 36.3 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is likely Saturday. The city will experience similar weather tomorrow (Saturday)a the sky will remain partly cloudy and the day will be hot, said an official of the India Meteorological Department.

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Kolkata 'rice bucket challenge' for Kashmir relief

Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Collections in the rice bucket challenge, as part of the Joy of Giving Daan Utsav week that began here Friday, will be donated for relief measures in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, an organiser said Friday. The Kolkata citizens' initiative is urging residents to take up the rice bucket challenge at the Avani Riverside Mall in Howrah here and plans to dispatch the ric...

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Two held for stealing railway passengers' baggage

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for cheating passengers without confirmed tickets by offering them help of their relative in railway department and stealing their baggage, police said Friday. Ramanand Mehto, 22, and Ranjeet, 25, both resident of Bihar, were arrested Tuesday from Anand Vihar Railway Station in east Delhi while running away with the belongings of a p...

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Unauthorised structures: Delhi cops to face action for graft

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Action will be taken against policemen found demanding bribe from people for allowing or stopping unauthorised constructions, Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi said Friday. While talking to the media persons at his office, Bassi said: Strict action will be taken against the policeman found involved in case of bribery for or allowing or halting unauthorised construct...

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PM for institutionalising Mission Swachh Bharat

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday emphasised the need for creating a legal architecture to institutionalise Mission Swachh Bharat at all levels from the village upward, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said. Chairing a high-level meeting to review preparations for the launch of Mission Swachh Bharat, Modi said that the initiative should become the ...

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Goa to push for uniform fishing ban at maritime states meet

Panaji, Sep 19 (IANS) Goa will push for a uniform fishing ban of 75 days at next month's meeting of officials and ministers from coastal states in New Delhi. We will raise the issue of the uniform fishing ban for 75 days across all coastal states, so that the fish are allowed to reproduce and multiply, fisheries secretary Amjad Tak told reporters Friday. Goa has a 75-day fishing ...

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Colours, technology dominate Asiad opening ceremony

Incheon, Sep 19 (IANS) Vibrant use of colours and technology dominated the opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games being held at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium here Friday. The ceremony began with an array of fireworks lighting up the sky followed by a performance by local drummers. It was followed by a cultural programme that recollected the formation of South Korea's first rai...

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Kvitova, Kerber pay tribute to retiring Li Na

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Tennis stars Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber paid rich tributes to the retiring two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na of China, following her announcement of departure from the sport Friday. World No.3 Kvitova identified Li Na as her good friend and someone from whom she drew inspiration. So sad to hear of the retirement of my good friend Li Na. I will miss...

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Hope that ISL benefits India's national team: Del Piero

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Italy football captain and World cup winner Alessandro del Piero, a marquee player for Delhi Dynamos, Friday hoped that the Indian Super League (ISL) will help the national team, which is languishing at the 158th spot in the FIFA rankings. Having barely spent a little over 24 hours on what is his maiden trip to India, the 39-year-old Del Piero said he is l...

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Jadavpur varsity students seek meeting with Bengal governor

Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Protesting students of Jadavpur University plan to meet West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi with their demands at the culmination of a mammoth rally Saturday, a student said. As the campus continued to simmer with slogans and protest cries, the angry students Friday blocked the entry of the registrar and pro-vice chancellor, demanding the resignation of the two and ...

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Gajendra Singh returns with 'Family Antakshari'

Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Television producer Gajendra Singh Friday launched Family Antakshari #Baithe Baithe Kya Kare, a musical game show here. Singh, the man behind Antakshari, has given a twist to the new version - this time the families will be invited to play the musical game. The one-hour show comprises of several interactive rounds like Gol Hue Bol, Har Dhun Kuch Kehti Hai and...

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Punjab CM recommends hockey legend Balbir for Bharat Ratna

Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday recommended three-time Olympic gold medallist and hockey legend Balbir Singh (Senior) for the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award. Balbir is the only player in the world to score five goals in an Olympic final of any team sport. This unique record, which features in the Guinness Book of World Record...

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Soldier hurt in ULFA-triggered blast

Guwahati, Sep 19 (IANS) An army soldier was injured in a blast triggered by the anti-talk faction of ULFA in Assam's Sivasagar district Friday, police said. The blast occurred at around 7.30 a.m. near Kanu tea estate under Kherbari area. The splinters hit the first vehicle of an army convoy passing by the area, police said adding that an army soldier was injured in the incident. ...

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CBI probing Chidambaram role in Aircel-Maxis deal

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The CBI is probing the role of then finance minister P. Chidambaram in allowing foreign investment by a Mauritius-based company, according to its charge sheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal. The Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) submission came in its recently-filed charge sheet against then communications minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanithi Maran, an...

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Spanish PM congratulates Scots for rejecting independence

Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Friday congratulated Scotland for the independence referendum result and for its contributions in respecting legitimacy which prevented it from the dangerous consequences of splitting from the United Kingdom. Rajoy's remarks came in a video posted by the Spanish government after it was announced that Scottish residents reject...

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Childless couples too enjoy family meals

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Couples without kids in the house are just as likely as adults living with young children or adolescents to eat family meals at home on most days of the week, says a US-based study. Most people value family meals and engage in this behaviour. The prevalence of never eating family meals or eating together only once a week is low, said senior author Sarah Anderson, ...

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Cultural ministry focuses on digitisation of monuments

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Minister of state for Culture and Tourism Shripad Yesso Naik Friday said the culture ministry is outreaching to the audience worldwide through digitisation and is ready to launch a museum website and document archival material. Both my ministries are laying special emphasis on digitising the available data and processes, said Naik at a conference highlighting the...

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Dozens of rebels killed in Yemen clashes

Sanaa, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Dozens of Houthi militants were killed Friday in clashes with Yemeni security forces around the headquarters of the state television in the capital, the rebels and eyewitnesses said. The Shia rebel group said on its official Twitter account that the guards of the television building were using heavy weapons, resulting in the death of dozens of militants. ...

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Mandolin Srinivas, maestro with the Midas touch, passes away

Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) A musician par excellence, musician Uppalapu Srinivas, who struck the right note with the mandolin, died here Friday leaving his fans emotionally shaken and a void in the music world. He was 45. The musician was admitted to Apollo Hospital here some days back due to liver problem and breathed his last Friday morning around 9.30, hospital officials said. The...

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Bohra Bros to release 'Kaafiron Ki Namaaz' next year

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Bohra Bros and Sunil Jain are planning to release director Ram Ramesh Sharma's award winning film Kaafiron Ki Namaaz next year. Produced by Bhargav Saikia in collaboration with Abhishek Vyas and Sanjeev Singh Pal, the film won four awards at the third Ladakh International Film Festival, including one for the best feature film. It's a great film and we are l...

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