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Asian Games medals tally

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) China leads the 17th Asian Games medals tally with a total of 82 medals, including 40 golds, at the conclusion of Tuesday's competitions. Hosts South Korea are second with a total of 59 medals while India is 14th with 11 medals. The below mentioned numbers are tabulated as rank, country, gold, silver, bronze and total number of medals: 1. China 40 22 20 82<...

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No map used during agreement with China: Government

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The central government Tuesday said no official map of Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir was used in the agreement signed between the state of Gujarat and China earlier this month. The agreements on establishment of sister province relations between Gujarat (India) and Guangdong (China) and establishment of sister city relations between Ahmedabad (India) an...

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Questions over Delhi zoo security

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The security apparatus at the Delhi zoo came into question Tuesday after a 20-year-old man was killed by a white tiger inside its enclosure. Though zoo officials termed it an unfortunate incident, questions have been raised over the delay in action to rescue the man who fell into the enclosure and was killed by the tiger. Private security guards were also...

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SC calls for independent probe into police shootings

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday called for an independent and impartial probe in police shooting cases either by the state CIDs or a police station other than the one involved in it. It also said that in staged shootout cases, the police officer leading the team must not escape its consequences. An independent investigation into the incident/encounter shall be ...

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Protests in Itanagar over leak of state civil service paper

Itanagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Hundreds of candidates appearing for the Arunachal Pradesh civil service exams staged a protest here Tuesday demanding an inquiry into the alleged leak of a question paper for the main examination. According to students, the General Studies-2 question paper was a copy of the extra set of question paper prepared for 2011 mains exam and was already with many student...

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No clashes in eastern Ukraine: Kiev

Kiev, Sep 23 (IANS) The Ukrainian military said Tuesday that no serious fighting has taken place between government troops and militants in the country's eastern region since an attack Monday night. Since 11 p.m. Sep 22, no attack has been reported. Overall, we can say that the night passed quietly, Xinhua quoted Andrei Lysenko, spokesman for National Security and Defence Council, as say...

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Australian shot dead after stabbing two police officers

Melbourne, Sep 23 (IANS) A man who reportedly made threats against Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was shot dead by police Tuesday night in Melbourne, according to police. Victoria police and Australian Federal Police told media that an 18-year-old man was shot dead by Melbourne police outside the police station of Endeavour Hills on Heatherton Road in southeastern Melbourne around...

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Three jihadi suspects arrested at Paris airport

Paris, Sep 23 (IANS) French police Tuesday arrested three men at Paris' Orly airport, suspected of joining Syrian insurgents in 2013, media reported. The three suspects, among them the brother-in-law of Mohamed Merah who killed seven people in southern France in 2012, have been placed under custody, Xinhua reported citing news channel BFMTV. According to the report, the suspects ...

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Woolly mammoth skeleton to be auctioned in Britain

London, Sep 23 (IANS) A woolly mammoth skeleton, having remained a part of a private collection for years in Europe, is all set to be auctioned in Britain. The specimen, which is particularly unusual because it is virtually complete, including tusks, is expected to fetch between 150,000 to 250,000 pounds when it is auctioned Nov 26, the Guardian reported Tuesday. The skeleton sta...

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UN Climate Summit opens with call for action

United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) The UN Climate Summit opened here Tuesday with an appeal from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for global action to address climate change. Climate change threatens hard-won peace, prosperity and opportunity for billions of people, Ban said during his opening remarks. Today we must set the world on a new course. Declaring climate change the defining ...

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Bengal rules out cab fare hike now

Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) A day after taxi unions decided to put their strike on hold in view of the forthcoming festive season, the West Bengal government Tuesday dismissed a hike in fares following a meeting with the disgruntled cabbies. Called by Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), and All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the strike that began last week resulted in hundreds of cabbi...

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London turns world's most expensive city

London, Sep 23 (IANS) London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to live and work in, as a new study has suggested it has turned nearly twice as pricey as Sydney and four times more expensive than Rio de Janeiro. India's Mumbai was found to be at the bottom of the 12 most expensive cities report. The combined typical cost of renting accommodation and leasing an off...

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Ladakh intrusion: China seeks flag meet, Modi to be briefed

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Even as Chinese soldiers continue to lodge on Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region, China has sought a flag meet, defence ministry officials said Tuesday. Informed sources added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be briefed about the situation by army chief General Dalbir Singh Wednesday. While the army is still contemplating the Chin...

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DU's educational train journey to northeast

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Nine hundred students and 100 teachers from Delhi University will travel to all the eight northeastern states to enrich the students' understanding of the region. A statement released by Delhi University said the educational train journey will take place Dec 20-30. Named 'Gyanodaya Express', it aims to understand and appreciate the glory of each of the no...

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Greenwood enter Subroto Cup final

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Former champions Nagaland's Greenwood High School became the first team to enter the final of the 55th Under-14 Subroto Cup International Football Tournament beating present winners Govt. Chawngfianga Middle School from Mizoram 1-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium here Tuesday. Striker Tokavi headed the game-clinching goal in the first half. In other matches, Gove...

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Relief material distributed among Kashmir flood victims

Jammu, Sep 23 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday distributed relief material to over 200 flood-affected people at Dera Baba in Reasi district. Minister of State for Cooperatives Manohar Lal Sharma distributed the relief material. The material including biscuits, flour, rice, pulses, tents and medicines was provided by Delhi-based NGOs. The minister accompanie...

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Former Syndicate Bank MD sent to judicial custody

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A court here Tuesday remanded sacked Syndicate Bank chairman-cum-managing director S.K. Jain and another accused to judicial custody after turning down a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plea for police custody of the duo. CBI Special Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma remanded Jain and middleman Vineet Godha to a day's judicial custody and refused to grant two days ...

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Meghalaya floods toll rises to 37

Shillong, Sep 23 (IANS) The toll in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain in Meghalaya has risen to 37, while more than 20 people are still missing, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said Tuesday. At least eight people were killed in a landslide Tuesday in the flood-affected areas of Garo Hills. As many as 37 people have lost their lives, either being drowned in the floods ...

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Asian Games: Gymnast Dipa finishes 10th, Ashish 12th

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) India's Dipa Karmakar finished 10th while her compatriot Ashish Kumar was 12th in the individual all-round final of artistic gymnastics in the Asian Games here Tuesday. Dipa, who won a bronze medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, had a total of 49.050 points in the women's individual category at the Namdong Gymnasium. Another Indian in the fray, Pranati Nayak (43.8...

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Reliance KG-D6 gas output likely to improve this fiscal: Report

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Production from the Reliance Industries (RIL) consortium-operated KG-D6 gas fields in the eastern offshore is likely to improve to 15 million units by the second half of the current fiscal as the operator completes work-overs, financial services company UBS said. KG-D6 gas production to improve further to 15 mmscmd (million metric standard cubic meters per day) w...

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