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Galatasaray going through very difficult moment: Prandelli

Brussels, Nov 27 (IANS) Galatasaray coach Cesare Prandelli said that the club are going through very difficult moment following the 0-2 away defeat to RSC Anderlecht in the Champions League. We will continue on our way even though we are sad to leave the European competition - but we are professionals and I will not give up. I take full responsibility for this defeat. It was a pity to co...

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Twitter to track apps on your smartphone

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) The micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a new move to track which apps are installed on your cellphone. To help build a more personal Twitter experience for you, we are collecting and occasionally updating the list of apps installed on your mobile device so we can deliver tailored content that you might be interested in, explained a post on Twitter website.

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Pele remains in hospital in stable condition

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 27 (IANS) Brazil football legend Pele remains in hospital as he receives ongoing treatment for a urinary tract infection. The 74-year-old is being treated with intravenous antibiotics and is in a stable condition, Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement Wednesday, reports Xinhua. There was no information on when the three-time World Cup winner...

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Five killed in Kabul suicide car bombing

Kabul, Nov 27 (IANS) At least five Afghan civilians were killed and 34 others wounded Thursday morning when a suicide car bombing targeted a British embassy armoured vehicle in eastern Kabul, sources said. The British embassy in Kabul confirmed one of its vehicles came under attack, but details about the people inside the vehicle are not immediately available, according to Afghan media.<...

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Rain, snowfall forecast in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 27 (IANS) Higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir are likely to receive snowfall Thursday, while light to moderate rainfall is expected in its plains during the next 24 hours, the Met Office here has forecast. Western Disturbance (WD) over north Pakistan and adjoining areas of Jammu and Kashmir is expected to affect the Western Himalayan region and bring snowfall in higher reac...

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Tennis star Murray to marry

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray is set to marry long-time girlfriend Kim Sears, Murray's management team has announced. Murray, 27, and Sears, 26, have been a couple since meeting at the US Open in 2005. Sears was at the Open along with her father, Nigel, who is a coach, reports Xinhua. Earlier this year, Murray's long-time friend and rival Novak Dj...

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Indian diaspora doubts British sincerity on Gandhi statue

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Ahead of the proposed installation of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the British parliament, a section of the Indian diaspora has expressed scepticism about the British government's motive behind the move and instead favoured redressal of their concerns as a real tribute to the Father of the Nation. Created by sculptor Philip Jackson, based on Mahatma Gandhi's las...

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Logjam continues in Odisha assembly

Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) A logjam continued Thursday in the Odisha assembly for the seventh consecutive day as both the opposition and ruling BJD members disrupted the proceedings of the house, leading to its adjournment till 3 p.m. Soon after the house assembled for the day, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members holding banners and placards on chit fund scam stood up seeking to corner ...

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Watching a film together doesn't mean you're dating: Sonakshi

Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has been linked romantically to her Tevar co-star Arjun Kapoor, says if they work together and watch films together, it doesn't mean they're in a relationship. Responding to the dating rumours, Sonakshi said: I don't react to these rumours. You should ask people who write about it. If we work together and if we watch a film together, it d...

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Basel made life difficult for us: Gareth Bale

Geneva, Nov 27 (IANS) Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale said Basel posed enough threats after Real won over the Swiss club 1-0 in the Champions League Wednesday night. Basel are still battling to qualify, still fighting. You have seen teams come here and struggle. They made life difficult for us, but thankfully we got the win. I think we're looking good at the moment. But the most important...

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Simeone salutes his players for 4-0 win over Olympiakos

Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone praised his players after they defeated Olympiakos of Greece 4-0 in the Champions league at the Vicente Calderon Stadium here Wednesday. We have produced some good performances recently. Tonight we had continuity in our game and we focused on the areas where we could hurt them. Intensity is the key for this team. After a tough beg...

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Hong Kong policemen arrested for assaulting protester

Hong Kong, Nov 27 (IANS) Seven Hong Kong police officers have been arrested over alleged assault on a pro-democracy protester in October. The Hong Kong Police Force said in a statement Wednesday that the personnel were arrested for assault following further investigation, Channel News Asia reported. Footage of the alleged assault was aired by a local broadcaster TVB Oct 15. In th...

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Arsenal's target is to top Group D: Cazorla

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Arsenal mid-fielder Santi Cazorla said that after securing the last 16 spot in Champions League, the club's next target will be the top place of the group. The English club reached the knockout stage for the 15th year running by beating Dortmund 2-0 at home Wednesday night. It was a very good result for us. With this result we have qualified and the team pla...

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Traditional Bengal puppetry for nature conservation

Kolkata, Nov 27 (IANS) A puppet play with traditional puppetry artists from West Bengal here Nov 28 will highlight the importance of protecting wildlife and nature. Christened 'Poochne Vala Kaun', the play will be performed by the Kolkata-based NGO Rahales Little Theatre (RLT) at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations here for children and adults. We are reinventing a traditio...

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Anderlecht coach Hasi hails win over Galatasaray

Brussels, Nov 27 (IANS) Belgian club RSC Anderlecht coach Besnik Hasi said he was very happy to achieve the target of qualifying the Europa League after his team beat Turkish side Galatasaray 2-0 at home in the Champions League. We are very happy to hit our target of achieving the Europa League and we will do our best in the competition. We know there is a big difference between us and t...

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Modi, Sharif shake hands, chat at reception

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) After a day when they apparently ignored each other in front of cameras, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif shook hands and met briefly during the retreat at the Saarc Summit Thursday. Yes, they have met and shook hands at the retreat, Nepal Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey told IANS over phone from Dhulikhel, where the...

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Copper essential for resting brain too

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) A new study has found that proper copper levels are essential to the health of the brain at rest. Copper has earlier been identified as a critical ingredient in the enzymes that activate the brain's neurotransmitters in response to stimuli. Traditionally, copper has been regarded as a mineral that must be buried within enzymes to protect against the genera...

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Planning Commission to function till replaced: Centre

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Planning Commission will continue to perform its mandate till a new body replaces it, Planning Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said here Thursday. The Planning Commission still continues to function under the chairmanship of the prime minister (Narendra Modi) even though the deputy chairman and other members are not there, Singh told the Rajya Sabha. He s...

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Airtel launches its 4G service in Africa

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Bharti Airtel has launched its first fourth generation (4G) services in Africa in the Seychelles, a company statement said here Thursday. Airtel has launched the service on a state-of-the-art network based on FD-LTE (Frequency Division-Long Term Evolution), making the Seychelles amongst the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this cutting...

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Telugu film industry workers to go on strike

Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) As many as 14,000 workers from 24 crafts of Telugu filmdom will go on strike here Thursday over low wages and employment regulations. The strike is expected to severely affect many star-studded films that are on floors. While the workers have been demanding a raise in their wages over the last few months, they have also expressed displeasure at employment regulat...

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