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White tiger kills man in Delhi Zoo

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) In a hair-raising incident which was captured live on cameras, a white tiger killed a youth after he fell into the animal's moat in the Delhi Zoo, an official said Tuesday. The incident, which took place between 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., created a sensation and word soon spread through the city. Eyewitnesses and zoo officials said the young man, who was la...

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40,000 Kerala diaspora returnees seek self-employment loans

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 23 (IANS) A total of 40,000 applications have been received in response to the Kerala government's rehabilitation programme for diaspora who return to the state, a government official said Tuesday. The applications for loans at the Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (Norka) are for small projects in services, trading, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. F...

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NorthEast United land in Goa for pre-season tour

Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchisee NorthEast United FC arrived in Goa Tuesday for a pre-season training tour which includes three friendlies before the beginning of the inaugural ISL Oct 12. The squad has former Spanish international Joan Capdevila in its ranks as the marquee player. The Goa tour will bring the new team together. They will have time to kno...

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Mizoram, Meghalaya to light up Tripura during Puja

Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) In a goodwill gesture, Mizoram and Meghalaya will provide 55 MW of electricity to Tripura during Durga Puja, a Tripura minister said here Tuesday. Mizoram will provide 25 MW and Meghalaya 30 MW of electricity from Sep 29 to Oct 7 to resolve the power crisis during Durga Puja in Tripura, Power Minister Manik Dey told reporters. He said that to maintain unin...

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Airports Authority markets 29 airports

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) Tuesday said it has commenced marketing activity for 29 airports to attract international airlines to start their services there. AAI marketed these airports at the 20 'World Route Development Forum' held at Chicago, US. According to the state-run company, among the airports identified and marketed were Amritsar, Ch...

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Veena Malik becomes mother of boy

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Pakistani actress Veena Malik and her husband Asad Bashir Khan Khattak became parents to a boy here Tuesday. He has been named Abram Khan Khattak. Veena, who entered showbiz in India via the fourth season of reality show Bigg Boss in, delivered her newborn at the Virginia Hospital Center here, a statement said. She even tweeted: Alhumdullilah we are bles...

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Afghanistan peace depends on US, Pakistan cooperation: Karzai

Kabul, Sep 23 (IANS) Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday said that returning durable peace to his conflict-ridden country depends on the cooperation from the US and Pakistan. Peace in Afghanistan depends on America and Pakistan. If they want, peace will return to Afghanistan; otherwise not, Karzai said in his farewell address to the nation. He said the reason he had re...

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Harpreet 7th in 25m rapid fire pistol qualifiers

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) India's Harpreet Singh finished seventh as Gurpreet Singh and Pemba Tamang failed to impress in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol qualification stage 1 of the Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Tuesday. Harpreet scored 290-8x with scores of 98, 99 and 93 in three shots, respectively. Gurpreet, with 284-6x, took 14th position and Tamang...

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Suicides by Indians in Oman on decline

Muscat, Sep 23 (IANS) There has been a fall in the number of suicides by Indians in Oman this year, according to Indian embassy data. On an average, five Indians committed suicide every month in 2013, but this year till July 31, the number has come down to three, the Times of Oman reported citing the embassy figures. Last year, 54 Indians committed suicide in Oman, but this year ...

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Robert Pattinson, FKA Twigs get cosy

Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Rumoured couple Robert Pattinson and singer FKA Twigs were spotted getting cosy at Venice Beach in California. Fans captured the stars holding hands as they enjoyed a romantic stroll on the beach Sep 21 and posted pictures on Instagram, reports dailymail.co.uk. Dressed low-key in a white t-shirt and beige trousers, Pattinson was almost unrecognisable in...

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Comedy more difficult than anything else: Hiten

Noida, Sep 23 (IANS) Hiten Tejwani, who has portrayed serious roles on TV shows including Kyunki...Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Pavitra Rishta, will be seen doing a comic act in Sachin Gupta's Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq. The actor says comedy is the toughest genre. For TV also, I have done a lot of work and all kinds of roles, but comedy is something that I have never done in my life. It's far...

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India-Saudi Arabia cooperation to grow: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday cooperation between India and Saudi Arabia will grow in the years to come while greeting the people of the Gulf nation on their National Day. Best wishes to the people of Saudi Arabia on their National Day. I am sure the cooperation between our nations will grow in the years to come, Modi said. ...

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Amid fears of epidemic, Kashmiri groups take up sanitation, medical relief

Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Self-help groups are doing their best in the areas of sanitation and hygiene in flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley, where hundreds of people perished in devastating floods and where carcasses of animals are floating in the steets now in many towns, unleashing the fear of epidemics. One such group, 3Rs (Rescue, Relief and Rehabilitation), has been initiated by Shujaat Bu...

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Danny O'Donoghue doesn't own a car

Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Danny O'Donoghue, the lead singer of The Script band, has revealed that he doesn't own a car. In an interview with The Sun newspaper, the singer, who along with his bandmates has given hits like Hall of fame and Superheroes, said he is not one to be swept up in fame, reports femalefirst.co.uk. We don't live in big houses or mansions, I don't even own a...

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Young and overweight? Try this exercise combo

Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) Combining aerobics with resistance training may be the best exercise for obese teenagers, says a study. Adolescents who are overweight are typically advised to exercise more, but there is limited evidence on what type of exercise is best in order to lose fat, said co-researcher Ron Sigal from University of Calgary in Canada. So to find out the best exercise...

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Abhinav Bindra keeps everyone guessing on retirement

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) India's champion shooter Abhinav Bindra kept everyone guessing on whether he has retired or not saying he won't be able to train for 40-50 hours every week as he has done for the last 20 years and will only attempt to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics if he thinks he is still good enough at the international level. A day after announcing his retirement from competi...

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Modi's whirlwind US tour to cover lot of ground

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) From a visit to Ground Zero in New York to a landmark summit with President Barack Obama and meetings with business and community leaders, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will cover a lot of ground during his whirlwind tour of US lasting a little over 100 hours. Here is his tentative programme pieced together from various sources: Sep 26: Arrives in New Yor...

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'Disturbing trend of Indian militants admiring IS/Qaeda'

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Delhi Police have discovered what they describe as a disturbing trend of Indian militants professing admiration for international terror groups like the Islamic State (IS) and Al Qaeda. These indoctrinated militants seek to motivate vulnerable Muslim youth and lure them by showing videos of killings by international terror groups. We've noticed a disturbing trend...

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SpiceJet launches booking tool, discount scheme for SME travellers

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) To attract small and medium enterprise (SME) business travellers, budget carrier SpiceJet Tuesday launched a scheme which offers up to 10 percent discount. SME traveller is aimed to target nearly 70-100 million MSMEs in the country who contribute to eight percent of the country's GDP. Hence we definitely see a business need to reach out to this section, said Spic...

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Tripura girls were raped, killed: Police

Agartala, Sep 23 (IANS) Almost two weeks after two teenaged girls were found dead in Sipahijala district of Tripura, police Tuesday said they did not commit suicide but were murdered after being gang-raped. A police team led by additional superintendent of police of Sipahijala district Sharmistha Chakraborty last week arrested three youths who admitted they raped two tribal girls Sep 11 ...

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