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Two killed as coach overturns in China

Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Two people were confirmed dead after a coach, overturned on an expressway in China's Gansu province Wednesday night, rescuers said. The incident occurred when the coach broke through the guardrail on a section of an expressway between Jiayuguan and Jiuquan cities. It fell onto the roadbed at about 9 p.m. while being en route from Urumqi to Lanzhou with 50 people ab...

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Palestinian president said committed to two-state solution: Zuma

Pretoria, Nov 26 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma Wednesday said visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated the commitment to a two-state solution for peace with Israel, Xinhua reported. We have further re-committed ourselves to the two-state solution where the states of Israel and Palestine will coexist side by side in peace, within secured borders on the basis...

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Steep rise in rape cases, assaults on women in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Incidents of rape in the capital more than doubled between 2012 and 2013 while cases of assault on women increased by five times, the government said Wednesday. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told the Rajya Sabha that there has been an increase in crimes against women both in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi and the National Capital ...

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IT industry creates more jobs than public sector: Murthy

Bengaluru, Nov 26 (IANS) The burgeoning Indian IT industry had over taken the state-run public sector in job creation, Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy said Wednesday. The IT industry, especially its software sector, has over taken public sector undertakings (PSUs) as the biggest job creator in the country, with 3.2 million employees and adding 200,000 new jobs every year, Murthy ...

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Cricket: Pandey guides Indian eves to victory

Bengaluru, Nov 26 (IANS) Shikha Pandey's all-round performance (59 and 3 for 19) helped India Women beat South Africa Women by six wickets to level the ODI series 1-1 here Wednesday. Seamer Pandey struck crucial blows in the fag end of the South African innings to restrict the visitors to 186 for eight with left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht also taking three wickets. Pandey then played a major...

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Act of Bharti Airtel can't be attributed to Mittal, SC told

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mital Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the alleged irregularities in the grant of the additional spectrum in 2002 against his company could not be attributed to him by holding that he was the company's alter ego and directing mind and will. Assailing the March 19, 2013, order of the special Central Bureau of Investigation court, ...

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116 pro-democracy protesters arrested in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) At least 116 pro-democracy protesters, including several of the movement's leaders, were arrested Wednesday after police cleared one of the three main downtown demonstration sites in Hong Kong. In response, the protesters threatened to step up their campaign for greater democratic freedoms such as the right to vote for candidates for office whose names are no...

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Black money: 250 admit to foreign accounts, more names coming

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday said the identities of 427 overseas account holders have been established and 250 of them had conceded to holding these accounts. He refuted opposition charges that the government was doing little to get back the illicit money stashed away by Indians abroad. Replying to the debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Jaitley ...

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IS moving prisoners from Iraq to Syria

Baghdad, Nov 26 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants have begun transporting dozens of their Iraqi prisoners from Iraq to Syria, fearing that an attack by Iraqi troops on its northern stronghold of Mosul may be imminent, an Iraqi official said Wednesday even as the Sunni radical group lost 43 of its members in clashes with Peshmerga Kurdish troops near the strategic Mosul Dam. The chairma...

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Five killed in Yemen Shia-Sunni clash

Sanaa, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) At least four gunmen belonging to the Sunni Al Ahmar tribe and one member of the Shia Houthi militia were killed Wednesday in clashes that broke out in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, according to a police source. The gun battle erupted in the Hasbah district, near the interior ministry, when a group of Al Ahmar tribesmen refused to stop to be inspected as they were pass...

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AAP promises two lakh toilets for women in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Two lakh public toilets for women, new courts to fast-track rape cases and Wi-Fi connected CCTV cameras were some of the promises made by the AAP Wednesday in the second round of its 'Delhi Dialogue' programme which focused on women. Addressing a gathering of over 500 women at Talkatora Garden in the heart of the capital, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal als...

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Faridabad student critical after setting self on fire

Faridabad (Haryana), Nov 26 (IANS) A teenaged Class 8 student of a private school was in a critical condition after he set himself on fire in the school premises Wednesday in this Haryana town adjoining Delhi, police said. The student was rushed to a local hospital here from where he was referred to Delhi's Safdarjang Hospital for treatment. Police said the student received 40 p...

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Iraqi forces break IS siege on town

Baghdad, Nov 26 (IANS) Iraqi security forces Wednesday broke the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group's months-long siege of a town in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, provincial and security sources said. Security forces, backed by Shia militias and Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga, carried out an offensive against the IS militants in the rural area around the town of Qara-Tabba, ...

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Women can't be secured by curbing their freedom, says CJI

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chief Justice of India H.L.Dattu Wednesday said security of women, in the wake of spate of cases of sexual assaults, could not be secured by curbing their freedom as is being advocated in some quarters. Safety of the women could not be achieved by curbing their freedom and we have to find ways of dealing with the problem, he said in his address at a function orga...

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Indian-origin student took bear's photos before it killed him

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) An Indian-origin student in the US took photos of a bear while hiking in a US preserve before it mauled him to death, media reported. Darsh Patel, a Rutgers University student, and four others were being followed by the black bear in the West Milford Apshawa preserve, New Jersey. But moments after Patel used his mobile phone to capture images of the animal, it a...

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Sachin's last walk to crease bags best photo award

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) A photograph capturing cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar's final walk to the crease in his last Test match at the Wankhede stadium has bagged the Picture Of The Year award for 2013, organisers said Wednesday. The photo - by 41-year-old Mumbai photojournalist Atul Kamble for Mid Day - bagged the award at the fourth MFI-Yes Bank National Press Photo Contest 2014.

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'Indian-origin woman killing in Sydney too well-planned'

Sydney, Nov 26 (IANS) The case of an Indian woman's killing by her jilted NRI husband is being heard in Australia and the police report indicates that the incident was so well-planned that it could be viewed as nothing but a premeditated act. Sargun Raji's killing by her estranged husband Avjit Singh had been so well-planned that it could not be described as a crime of passion but a pre...

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China pledges increased engagement with Saarc

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) A senior Chinese official said here Wednesday that the country will continue to deepen its ties with South Asian countries and outlined extensive policies to engage in trade liberalisation and development. Greater engagement would take place in the coming years, said Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin, head of the delegation attending the 18th summit of ...

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Report on ONGC-Reliance gas dispute by June: Pradhan

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) International expert DeGolyer & MacNaughton will submit, by June 2015, its report on the dispute between state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) and Reliance Industries (RIL) over their Krishna Godavari basin gas fields being inter-connected, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Wednesday told parliament. In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, P...

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Anoop Mishra to be new Lok Sabha secretary general

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer Anoop Mishra has been appointed as the new secretary-general of the Lok Sabha. Mishra, a 1978 batch officer, will have the rank and status of the cabinet secretary. His appointment would take effect from Dec 1, an official release said here. An accomplished civil servant, Mishra has held several important positions at both ...

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