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Modi disappoints Bhagalpur's weavers

Bhagalpur (Bihar), Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have impressed many who thronged his election rally here on Tuesday but weavers are a disappointed lot. Many of the thousands of weavers in Bhagalpur, known as a silk city, expected the prime minister to announce a package for them. That never happened. We expected some announcement by Modi for the revival of the s...

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Two blasts in Pune, one dead, three wounded

Pune, Sep 1 (IANS) One person was killed and three were injured in two blasts here in Maharashtra on Tuesday, but there was no terror angle to the incidents, police said. In the first incident in Maralnagar in Kondhwa, some old ammunition suddenly exploded when labourers in a scrapyard were weighing it. The blast created a seven-inch-deep crater in the premises and one labourer t...

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Hari Kumar new Eastern Air Command chief

Shillong, Sep 1 (IANS) Air Marshal C Hari Kumar on Tuesday took over as the chief of the Indian Air Force's Eastern Air Command here. Air Warriors presented Air Marshal Kumar, who succeeded Air Marshal S.B.Deo, with a ceremonial guard of honour on assuming command. Deo has taken over as chief of the IAF's frontline Western Air Command. A fighter combat leader and a qualif...

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Hungarian railway station denies access to refugees

Budapest, Sep 1 (IANS) The Hungarian authorities reopened the Keleti train station here after closing it for over an hour but hundreds of refugees waiting to board trains were denied access, a media report said on Tuesday. Spokesman for the Hungarian state railways, Viktor Vaczi said that the station has been reopened, stressing that delays are expected to last until Tuesday night due to...

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Armed group abducts 42 prisoners in Iraq

Baghdad, Sep 1 (IANS) An unidentified armed group on Tuesday abducted 42 prisoners in Iraq's Saladin province. About 50 men dressed in black intercepted the vehicles in which the security forces were carrying the prisoners to the capital Baghdad, officials told EFE news agency. The prisoners were to be declared innocent after dismissing all charges against them, the officials add...

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Strong El Nino surfaces in tropical Pacific Ocean

Geneva, Sep 1 (IANS) The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Tuesday said a mature and strong El Nino was now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean, with the possibility to strengthen further before the end of the year. The WMO said during August, east-central tropical Pacific Ocean surface temperatures have ranged between 1.3 and 2 Celsius degrees above average, exceeding El Nino...

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People line up to receive handouts at IS-run benefits office

London, Sep 1 (IANS) The Islamic State terrorist group has become synonymous with murder, rape and destruction rather than philanthropism, but new photos released by the terror group claim to show militants giving money to the poor, a media report said on Tuesday. In the bizarre set of images, IS fighters were seen handing large wads of cash to men at what appears to be a dole office in ...

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Top guns for Indian squash circuit

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) IVY Sports in association with JSW Steel announced here on Tuesday the second season of the JSW India Squash circuit to be held between September 3 and October 22 across Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, offering prize money of $120,000, a 100 percent increase from last year. The circuit will begin in Mumbai on Thursday with the NSCI Open, followed by two PSA Men's Intern...

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ISL champs Atletico de Kolkata begin pre-season training in Spain

Segovia/Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) began their month-long pre-season training at Segovia in Spain, the franchise announced on Tuesday. The champions of the inaugural edition of ISL will train at Los Angeles de San Rafael ground in El Espinar before the second season of the tournament begins on October 3. Atletico de Kolkata...

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18 killed in bus crash in Himachal

Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) Eighteen people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday when a private bus rolled down 200 metres into a gorge in Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The bus was on way from Rekong Peo to Rampur town when the accident occurred near Nathpa, some 180 km from Shimla. Kinnaur Superintendent of Police Rahul Nath told IANS over telephone that the bus ski...

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India lose to Uzbekistan in Asian Youth Women's Handball

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Hosts India narrowly missed the chance to win a berth for the World qualifying round as they lost a nail-biting contest to Uzbekistan in the sixth Asian Women's Youth Handball Championships at the IGI Stadium here on Tuesday. Despite giving their best, India lost 22-24 to Uzbekistan in the qualification match of the continental event for fifth place. A top-five sp...

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Eset India appoints new country head

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Eset, a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers, on Tuesday said that it has appointed Zakir Hussain Rangwala as its new country head. Prior to his promotion, Rangwala was national sales manager for enterprise and small and medium businesses (SMBs) at Eset. In his new role, he will be responsible for spearheading the overall op...

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Record entries for National Inter-District Junior Athletics

Visakhapatnam, Sep 1 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India's (AFI) ambitious grassroots programme - the National Inter-District Junior Athletics Meet (NID-JAM) - has received record entries this year. The AFI has received 3,884 entries which includes 2,074 male and 1210 female athletes for both the Under-16 and U-14 age groups. Around 600 coaches will be accompanying the teams...

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18 killed as bus falls into Himachal gorge

Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 12 injured on Tuesday when a private bus rolled down a 200-metre gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district, police said. Fifteen people were killed instantly and three died on way to hospital, officials said. The bus was on its way from Rekong Peo to Rampur town when the accident occurred near Nathpa, some 180 km from Shi...

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China to increase safety checks in schools

Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) The Chinese education ministry on Tuesday announced that the authorities will increase safety checks in schools, including checks on dangerous chemicals and flammable and explosive materials. From September 1-18, the ministry will dispatch eight inspection teams to 16 provincial-level regions, and the public security ministry will send 16 supervisory teams to univer...

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ISL franchise Dynamos signs Spanish keeper Doblas

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Spanish goalkeeper Toni Doblas for the second season of the football tournament starting on October 3. Doblas has played for Spanish side Real Betis (95 matches). During the 2013-14 season, he played twice for Italian side Napoli. Having won the Coppa Italia with Napoli and Co...

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CFL: Mohammedan SC held by Tollygunge 1-1

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Mohammedan Sporting were held to a 1-1 draw by Tollygunge Agragami in a Calcutta Football League (CFL) premier division encounter at the Barasat stadium here on Tuesday. Dipendu Duwari gave Mohammedan the lead while Imran Khan restored parity for Agragami. The black and white Sporting brigade are slowly inching closer to finishing second in the league after ...

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Pope Francis urges pardon for women who had abortions

Vatican City, Sep 1 (IANS) Pope Francis on Tuesday urged that women who have had abortions be pardoned. Now, women who have had an abortion and anyone who helped them get one will be forgiven of what the Church still considers a sin, as long as they confess to having had the procedure or assisting someone in getting it, CNN reported. The shift is not going to last forever - it on...

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India-Vietnam ties will strengthen: President

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the fruitful partnership between India and Vietnam will continue to strengthen in the years to come. In a message to his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang on the country's National Day, Mukherjee said: Our two countries share a long tradition of friendship and cooperation. Our fruitful partnership has grown in recent...

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British 'revenge porn' female convict spared jail

London, Sep 1 (IANS) A woman who put explicit images of her girlfriend on Facebook to hurt and humiliate her has become the first female defendant convicted for revenge porn in Britain. Paige Mitchell, 24, escaped jail but received a six-week suspended sentence after she admitted uploading four sexually explicit images of her girlfriend following an argument, The Independent reported on ...

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