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'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7': Ashish Sharma dances away to success

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Gruelling shooting schedules, practice sessions and dedication have borne fruit for actor Ashish Sharma, who walked away with the winner's trophy, a prize money and a brand new car, as the winner of dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7. He danced and jumped with joy upon his victory, which he has credited to his choreographer, Shampa Sonthalia. For the fi...

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IAF AN-32 crash lands in Chandigarh, no casualties

Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) An Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft with 11 people on board crash landed at the Chandigarh airport Saturday evening, airport sources said. The aircraft, which was coming back from Jammu and Kashmir after dropping relief supplies to the flood-affected state, broke into three portions as it crash landed and caught fire. The incident took place around 8.40...

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India says awaiting outcome of border concerns raised during Modi-Xi talks

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Amid reports of a fresh intrusion by Chinese soldiers in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping, India Saturday said the process initiated by Modi was being carefully followed and we await its outcome. According to army sources, Chinese soldiers withdrew from Chumar in Ladakh Thursd...

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Bilawal Bhutto's Kashmir comment 'far away from reality': India

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India Saturday termed as far from reality the comment of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Bilawal Bhutto that his party will take back Kashmir and said the integrity and unity of the country is non negotiable. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, in answer to a query, said that Bhutto's comment is far away from reality and takes us back to t...

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Cheer India to Mars and win collectibles, says ISRO

Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Cheer India to Mars on Indian space agency's Facebook page and win exclusive collectibles, said ISRO Saturday. With India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission on a crucial phase, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on its Facebook page has announced prizes for interesting comments and videos that shows their love for MOM- Mars Orbiter Mission. The con...

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British, Australian PMs to attend Gujarat summit in January?

Ahmedabad, Sep 20 (IANS) After Chinese President Xi Jinping, the British and Australian prime ministers are likely to visit Gujarat in January for a summit to tap investments and resources, sources said Saturday. The Gujarat government hosts the Vibrant Gujarat summit every two years to attract investments from across the world, and the seventh edition will be held in January. Wh...

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IAF AN-32 crashlands in Chandigarh, passengers safe

Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) An Indian Air Force AN-32 transport aircraft with 11 people on board crash landed at the Chandigarh airport Saturday evening, airport sources said. The aircraft caught fire as it crashlanded but the blaze was doused by fire tenders inside the airport premises. A few people on board the aircraft suffered minor burn injuries. ...

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Former AAP member alleges harassment, intimidation

Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) A woman, said to be a former AAP member, has accused a party activist of harassment and others including senior leader Mayank Gandhi of trying to stop her from going to police. Police Saturday said they were probing while the AAP dismissed the charges. The 21-year-old victim has charged at least one person of harasment and some others including Gandhi, the Aam Aadmi...

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Chinese province sets up anti-terror law society

Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) An anti-terrorism law society, one of the few in China specialising in the study of anti-terrorism law, was established Saturday in China's Yunnan province. Based in the law school of Yunnan University, the organisation is expected to become a government think tank, Xinhua quoted society head Qiao Hanrong as saying. In March, Yunnan saw a group of knife-wie...

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IAF AN-32 crashlands at Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) An An-32 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashlanded at the airport here Saturday, officials said. Further details were awaited. ...

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New Zealand PM promises business as usual after winning third term

Wellington, Sep 20 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Saturday promised to lead a government that governs for all New Zealanders after winning a historic third term. Key and his National party also achieved the unique third term feat of increasing its vote, rising to 48.06 percent of the total vote from 47.31 percent in 2011, Xinhua reported. The party won 61 seats out of...

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'No logic in revised definition of Indian insurance company'

Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian insurers do not see any logic or reason for restricting the rights of foreign promoters while allowing 49 percent foreign direct investment (FDI), said industry officials. The complaint is against the revised definition of an Indian insurance company in the Insurance Act. According to a senior official of a private life insurer, Section 2(7A) is prop...

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Jadavpur students hold massive protest, governor gives 'moral support'

Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi Saturday expressed moral support for the demands of protesting Jadavpur University students who braved the downpour in unison with thousands of students from various institutions in a mammoth rally here to seek the resignation of their vice chancellor following the alleged police assault on them. With shouts of Hok Kolorob (let th...

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45,000 Syrian Kurds reach Turkey to avoid IS attacks

Ankara, Sep 20 (IANS) Some 45,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State (IS) attacks on the border region have entered Turkey, deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said here Saturday. The Kurds entered southeastern Turkey Friday through Sanliurfa and Gaziantep provinces. Turkey had been ready for an even worse-case scenario, a flow of up to 100,000 people, Xinhua quoted Kurtulmus a...

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Beijing holds air defence drill

Beijing, Sep 20 (IANS) Beijing Saturday conducted anti-air strikes drill to enhance measures to handle such attacks. Over 1,800 people from 30 units participated in the manoeuvre, described by authorities as a success. They practiced acts like issuing warnings, evacuation and sheltering, self-care and buddy aid and protection of important economic targets, Xinhua reported. Three...

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Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon

Jerusalem, Sep 20 (IANS) The Israeli military Saturday confirmed that one of its surveillance drones crashed in southern Lebanon due to a technical malfunction. The miniature drone was on a routine patrol along the Israel-Lebanon border where it experienced a technical malfunction and fell into the Lebanese side, Xinhua quoted an Israeli military spokeswoman as saying. Earlier i...

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Medvedev slams EU sanctions against Russian banks

Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Saturday criticised the European Union (EU) over its ban on Russian banks, warning that the 28-member bloc will pay the price. The latest EU sanctions banned the bloc's nationals and companies from providing loans to five Russian state-owned banks, and restricted Russia's three major oil companies and three defense companies fr...

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Australian hunter pokes crocodile's eye to survive

Sydney, Sep 20 (IANS) An Australian hunter has claimed to have escaped literally from the jaws of death, saying he saved himself in a crocodile attack by poking the reptile in the eye. Stephen Moreen, 20, said he waded into water in the Northern Territory to retrieve a goose he had shot when the crocodile grabbed and pulled him under, BBC reported Saturday. When the hunter jabbed the 2m-...

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Farmers set ablaze tax office in France

Paris, Sep 20 (IANS) Vegetable farmers in a French town set fire to tax and insurance offices in protest against the falling living standards, prompting Prime Minister Manuel Valls to condemn them for preventing firefighters to fight the blaze, BBC reported Saturday. The incident occurred in Morlaix town, in Brittany, a cultural region in north-west France. The farmers used tractors and ...

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Over 1500 participate in march on climate change

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Over 1500 people Saturday took part in a march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar here to press for stronger action on climate change, a statement said. India saw its largest ever climate change mobilisation with over 1500 people coming out onto the streets of New Delhi to press for intervention on climate change, the statement from South Asia Campaign Coordinator...

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