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IS abducts 111 Iraqi kids to be trained as terrorists

Baghdad, July 7 (IANS) Islamic State terrorists have abducted 111 school children from various districts of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul to use them in terrorist moves, a media report said on Tuesday. The abducted children, mostly aged between 10-15 years, have been transferred to the IS terrorist group's educational and military centres for brainwashing, Iraq's Arabic news channel A...

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Smart agriculture solution wins at ITC Infotech hackathon

Bengaluru, July 6 (IANS) An irrigation solution focused on smart agriculture to enable water conservation with optimal crop irrigation emerged winners at ITC Infotech's two-day Internet of Things (IoT) hackathon. Aditya Bhola, Manoharan Ramasamy, Ravi Sharma and Hansraj won a purse of Rs.2,00,000 for their Smart Agriculture project which was one of the competition categories among Smart ...

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Absconding postal agent in CBI net after 10 years

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) An agent of post office saving schemes, wanted in a 10-year-old case of issuing forged Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) certificates of Rs.2.63 crore, was arrested by CBI officials from Badrinath where he was living as a seer on Monday, agency officials said. Central Bureau of Investigation officials, pretending to be devotees, zeroed in on Durjodhan Mishra, who now calls...

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30 dead in Nigeria road accident

Abuja, July 6 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed on Monday when a bus collided head-on with a truck on a highway in Nigeria's Kogi state, witnesses and rescuers said. Scores of others were injured in the accident on the Lokoja-Abuja highway, Xinhua quoted rescue volunteer Michael Akintunde as saying. Some of the victims sustained severe injures, another rescue operator Chiamak...

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Modi, Sharif to meet at Ufa?

Tashkent, July 6 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi could meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Friday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Ufa in Russia, media reports said. Though India's external affairs ministry last week refused to say anything on the matter, a likely meeting between the two leaders was being contemplated during the SCO...

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Molestation accused Meghalaya policeman kills self

Shillong, July 6 (IANS) A Meghalaya Police officer, who was placed under suspension for allegedly molesting a woman, committed suicide at his house on Monday, police said. Sub Inspector Madan Basumatary hanged himself in his official quarter at the state police reserve in capital Shillong, city police chief Vivek Syiem said. Basumatary for arrested for allegedly molesting the wom...

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After Lalu, Nitish, Manjhi also want caste census data release

Patna, July 6 (IANS) A day after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar and his predecessor Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday also demanded that the central government should make the data of the caste census public. I fail to understand why the centre was withholding the caste-based census data. It should be made public, Nitish Kumar said here at an off...

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IMF says ready to help Greece if asked to do so

Washington, July 6 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said it stands ready to assist Greece if required to do so. IMF managing director Christine Lagarde made the statement following Greece's referendum that rejected a proposal from international creditors that included pension cuts, tax increases and other austerity measures on Sunday, Xinhua reported. The IM...

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Greece appoints new finance minister, creditors ponder post-No vote scenario

Athens/Brussels/Paris, July 6 (IANS) Greece on Monday appointed a new finance minister after Yanis Varoufakis announced his resignation even as the country voted No to a bailout offer in a landmark referendum. Heads of European institutions held a teleconference to discuss the consequences of the historic vote. Euclid Tsakalotos, the deputy foreign minister of international economic affa...

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EC says Greek 'no' vote widens gap with partners

Brussels, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Vice president of the Euro and Social Dialogue of the European Commission (EC) Valdis Dombrovskis stressed on Monday that Greece's no vote in Sunday's bailout referendum widened the gap between the country and its European partners. The European Commission takes note of the result of yesterday's referendum in Greece. We respect the democratic choice of the Gre...

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Six states to discuss conservation of Western Ghats, livelihood

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Environment and forest ministers of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu will meet here on Tuesday to discuss conservation of biodiversity of the Western Ghats and ways to provide adequate livelihood security to the local residents. According to an official release, the meeting to be attended by Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will ...

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Bengal, Tripura governors seek S.P. Mookerjee death probe

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Claiming that justice was not done to Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Monday demanded a probe to ascertain if the leader's death under questionable circumstances was natural. Also present at an event here to mark Mookerjee's 115 birth anniversary, his Tripura counterpart Tathagata Roy expressed his disgust over (then ...

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Owaisi attends iftar in Meerut, to visit Agra

Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) After many failed attempts to create a base for his party in Uttar Pradesh, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday began a two-day visit to the state, attending an 'iftar' at Meerut. He is slated to attend another iftaar party in Agra on Tuesday. While his supporters and party workers have termed it as a social and religious visit, ...

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India, Uzbekistan to boost anti-terrorism cooperation, defence, trade

Tashkent, July 6 (IANS) India and Uzbekistan on Monday agreed to boost cooperation in fighting terrorism and in the field of defence and cyber security as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov, on his first stop on his Central Asian tour. Modi and Karimov also discussed ways to boost connectivity and trade on uranium supplies to India. Th...

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Wimbledon: Sania, Bopanna in quarters; Paes knocked out

Wimbledon, July 6 (IANS) Indian tennis players Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza entered the men's and women's doubles quarter-finals, while Leander Paes was knocked out in the men's doubles of the Wimbledon Championships here on Monday. Bopanna with his Romanian partner Florin Mergea earned a hard fought victory against the Polish-Belarusian pair of Lukasz Kubot and Max Mirnyi 7-6(4), 6-7(5...

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Trailer of 'Welcome Back' launched

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) The team of comedy film Welcome Back, including actors Nana Patekar, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor and director Anees Bazmee, unveiled the movie's trailer here on Monday. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala and music director Anu Malik were also present at the unveiling of the trailer, but Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah and Shruti Haasan were missing. The poster of the co...

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France urges Greece to make proposals to resume talks

Paris, July 6 (IANS/EFE) France on Monday advised Greece to offer proposals for the resumption of negotiations with the Eurogroup, stressing that Paris was ready to return to the table. What France needs now is for Greece to make proposals that can be discussed, government spokesperson Stephane Le Foll said in a televised radio interview with RMC and BFM TV. France wants to conti...

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Ukraine's rebels plan to hold local polls in Lugansk

Kiev, July 6 (IANS) The leadership of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LNR) in eastern Ukraine announced on Monday that they are planning to hold local elections in their region in November. I call the elections to choose the heads of cities and districts of the 'LNR' on November 1, 2015, Igor Plotnytsky, the self-styled leader of the republic, said in a statement published...

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Vyapam scam: Centre's no to CBI probe, Uma fears for people's lives

Bhopal/New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The central government on Monday rejected calls for a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, even as a police trainee recruited through Vyapam was found dead -- the third death in three days, while union minister Uma Bharti said she fears for the lives of those around her. While the central government rejected calls for a CBI probe, Uma Bharti c...

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Darjeeling landslides: Toll reaches 35, rescue operations continue

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) With the recovery of one more body on Monday, the landslide toll in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills climbed to 35, with at least eight more people missing, an official said. We have recovered a body of a woman today (Monday) from the Kurseong sub-division, said Darjeeling District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava. He said rescue and relief operations, i...

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