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Congress seeks probe into Jadavpur University police assault

Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Leaders of the West Bengal unit of the Congress Friday met Governor K.N. Tripathi and demanded a judicial probe into what they called a barbaric assault on students of Jadavpur University by police. A delegation of the state Congress committee called on Tripathi and submitted a memorandum, demanding his intervention to solve the impasse and removal of Jadavpur Univ...

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Miley Cyrus strips for magazine shoot

Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus, who has attracted widespread controversy for her antics in recent times, has shed clothes for a magazine shoot. The 21-year-old singer is featured in the 91st edition of V Magazine - titled The Rebel Issue - wearing a furry blue cutout bathing suit surrounded by stuffed animals, reports hollywoodlife.com. I know that I'm not a pop,...

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IFFI 2014 to host Chinese delegation

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday said he has invited a Chinese delegation to attend the forthcoming 45th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) with an aim to expand the scope of film-related business among the two countries. On Thursday, Javadekar had met Cai Fuchao, minister for State Administration of Press, Public...

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Man kills daughter, six grandchildren in US

Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) A man shot dead his daughter and six grandchildren before shooting himself in the US state of Florida, a media report said Friday. The man, identified as Don Charles Spirit, 51, called emergency services Thursday and told the operator that he was considering harming himself and others, but when police arrived at his house, his daughter and the grandchildren were...

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Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

London, Sep 19 (IANS) A three-day lockdown to try to stop the spread of the Ebola virus disease came into effect Friday in Sierra Leone. The move aims to keep people confined to their homes while health workers isolate new cases and prevent Ebola from spreading further, BBC reported. Sierra Leona is one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has killed ...

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Ugandan president fires prime minister

Kampala, Sep 19 (IANS) Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has sacked Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, a State House statement said here Friday. The statement said Mbabazi has been replaced by Ruhakana Rugunda, minister of health, Xinhua reported. By virtue of the powers vested in the President of the Republic of Uganda by Article 108A(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda,...

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Pakistan court acquits PM, brother in money laundering case

Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) A Pakistani court Friday cleared Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his brother, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif of all charges pertaining to a money laundering case filed 14 years ago. During a hearing presided over by Justice Anwar Ahmed at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court, the Sharif brothers were acquitted of all corruption charges, including ...

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No dialogue till release of protesters: Imran Khan

Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that there would be no dialogue with the government until his party cadres who were arrested for demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were released. He said the government should understand that the PTI movement would not stop until Sharif resigned, Dawn online reported. I am ...

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Javadekar asks IT pros to think big

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Saying that he is unhappy over the progress the IT industry has made, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar Friday asked professionals to think big. I recall that in 1998-99, when IT was a subsidized industry and we were aiming at $50 billion monetization in the IT industry, at that time, Atal ji (then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee) used t...

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12 injured in clash over organising Durga Puja in Tripura

Agartala, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 12 people, including six women, were injured during a clash between two communities over organising Durga Puja in Tripura, police said Friday. The Sipahijala district administration has promulgated Section 144 CrPc. A huge contingent of security forces have been deployed in Raghunathpur Munsibari area, 30 km from Agartala. A group of people withou...

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Odisha Lok Sabha by-poll Oct 15

Bhubaneswar, Sep 19 (IANS) Voting in the Kandhamal Lok Sabha by-poll in Odisha will be held Oct 15, an official said Friday. The by-poll was necessitated by the death of ruling Biju Janata Dal's Hemendra Chandra Singh Sep 5 following illness. The filing of nomination papers will start from Friday (today) and will continue till Sep 26. The election would be held Oct 15 and the cou...

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Paul Mccartney campaigns for meat-free Mondays

London, Sep 19 (IANS) Singer Paul Mccartney has urged fans to give up eating meat on Mondays to save the environment. The former Beatles star, who is vegetarian, has teamed up with Britian's Energy and Climate advisor Greg Barker to front the Meat Free Monday campaign, which aims to catalyze transformative change and bring awareness to the global footprint that meat production has on the...

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Scotland referendum: Time to move forward, says Cameron

London, Sep 19 (IANS) It is time to move forward, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday after Scotland voted in a historic referendum to stay with the United Kingdom. The people of Scotland have spoken. It is a clear result. They have kept our country of four nations together, Cameron said at 10, Downing Street, after results showed that 55.42 percent of the Scots voted agains...

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Modi condoles mandolin player U. Srinivas' death

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday expressed grief on the demise of well-known mandolin player Uppalapu Srinivas. PM recalled the mandolin maestro's dedication and long-standing contribution towards music and added that he will always be remembered, the prime minister's office said in a tweet. Srinivas died Friday morning at a private hospital in Chennai...

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Indian muslims should integrate not assimilate: AMU VC

Hyderabad, Sep 19 (IANS) Indian Muslims should integrate but not assimilate. They should contribute in nation building, national security and economy, but conserve Islamic traditions, culture and ethos, feels Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor Lieutenant General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd). The former Indian Army deputy chief believes that it is only through modern scientific educati...

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This fall mix and match wardrobe, save money

New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Mix and match existing basic and classic items in your wardrobe to look your best this fall. Here's how to save money and energy walking the mall or clicking links by simply looking into your closet, reports huffingtonpost.com: * Leather jacket: Give a sneak peek of your coolness by wearing your leather jacket under a printed coat. * Maxi dress: W...

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Respect us as women off-screen: Deepika Padukone

Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) Deepika Padukone says she has an issue when people propagate objectification of a real person and not a character being played and wants them to respect artists as women off-screen. Ever since she condemned a photo titled OMG: Deepika Padukone's Cleavage Show on Twitter, saying: YES! I am a Woman. I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??, this has invite...

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Threats won't work, Naidu tells Ajit Singh

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu Friday said RLD leader Ajit Singh's threats on being asked to vacate his government bungalow here won't work. Threats won't work, Naidu told reporters here without directly naming Ajit Singh. He said there was no question of political vendetta against Ajit Singh, former civil aviation minister in the Manm...

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Students block entry of top officials at Jadavpur University

Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Angry students of Jadavpur University Friday blocked the entry of the registrar and pro-vice chancellor, demanding the resignation of the two and the vice chancellor following an alleged police assault two days back. Shouting slogans and waving posters, several hundred students squatted inside the building since early morning. Registrar Pradip Kumar Ghosh a...

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Pakistan court to try Sharif, Zardari, others for money transfer

Lahore, Sep 19 (IANS) The Lahore High Court (LHC) Friday decided to start ex-parte proceedings against 61 politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and former president Asif Ali Zardari, in a case against alleged illegal transfer of assets to foreign countries. A petition filed said that prominent politicians, including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz ...

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