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Jung meets demolition affected people, assures all help

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung Friday met the representatives of those affected in the demolitions in south Delhi and assured them of providing immediate relief. He assured the residents of the Rangpuri Pahari slum that all immediate aid shall be provided to them and the government will consider providing long term solutions to their problems, said a statement.

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Attempts to pressure Russia by sanctions futile, says Putin

Moscow, Nov 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday said the use of ultimatums and sanctions in talks with Russia are unacceptable and futile. Talking to Anadolu Agency, ahead of his visit to Turkey starting Dec 1, Putin said western sanctions are illegitimate and threaten international stability, Xinhua reported. We urge (the West) to abandon the distorted logic of re...

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Delhi Dynamos crush Mumbai City 4-1 in ISL

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Mumbai City FC's season went from bad to worse as they slumped to a 1-4 defeat away to Delhi Dynamos FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Friday. The capital side were ruthless as they went 3-0 up with goals from Hans Mulder, Mads Junker and Gustavo dos Santos before substitute Abhishek Yadav grabbed a consolation for his side. But substitute Manish Bh...

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Meghalaya CM to share dais with Modi Saturday after political spat

Shillong, Nov 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who had said Narendra Modi would never become the prime minister, would share the dais with him Saturday to flag off the first passenger train between Assam's Guwahati and his state's Garo Hills. Sangma however made light of it. Sharing the dais with the prime minister is nothing extraordinary, Sangma said when journa...

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'Ungli': Relevant and Timely, 'Ungli' fingers the corrupt

Film: Ungli; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Randeeo Hooda,Kangna Ranaut, Neel Bhoopalam, Angad Bedi, Neha Dhupia; Directed by Rensil d'Silva; Rating: *** (3 stars) Ungli is what one would call a late bloomer. Don't get me wrong. It doesn't take long to get to the point. In fact the film's vigilante intentions are unmasked immediately after the film opens. No beating around the bush. N...

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Cultural personalities march to protest 'conspiracy' against Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) A large number of actors from the big screen to television, cultural personalities, and poets Friday walked through the streets of Kolkata protesting against the central government's conspiracy to besmirch the reputation of West Bengal. The march, that began from the Nandan Film Complex, concluded at the Academy of Fine Arts with the participants holding aloft bann...

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Coca Cola to set up bottling plant in north Karnataka

Kalburgi (Karnataka), Nov 28 (IANS) The Karnataka government Friday allotted 250 acres of land at Yadgir in the state's northern region to Hindustan Coca Cola Beverages Ltd for setting up a bottling plant at a cost of Rs.1,000 crore and creating about 500 direct jobs. The decision to allot the land was taken at a cabinet meeting here after the company's representatives Shukla Wassan and ...

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President condoles death of historian Tapan Raychaudhuri

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday condoled the passing away of leading historian Tapan Raychaudhuri. I am extremely saddened to learn about the passing away of Tapan Raychaudhuri, the president said in a condolence message to the noted historian's wife Pratima. His sad demise leaves a void which is difficult to fill. He will however stay alive in the fond...

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IFFI director's son accused of manhandling delegate

Panaji, Nov 28 (IANS) A International Film Festival of India (IFFI) delegate Friday accused festival director Shankar Mohan's son of manhandling him. Chintamani D., a delegate from Goa, said in his complaint that Mohan's son, Arun Shankar, had assaulted him after he requested him not to speak on a cellphone during a film screening. Both the complainant and the accused were escort...

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Delhi shelves move for pollution certificate to refuel

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Delhi government Friday deferred, for three months, the proposal for making pollution under control (PUC) certificate mandatory for filling fuel in vehicles, said an official statement. A high power committee set up by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had proposed the PUC certificate be made mandatory for filling petrol, in a bid to check the air pollution. Du...

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Three Indians, Thai get Jamnalal Bajaj awards

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Four eminent Gandhians, including one from Thailand, were Friday conferred the prestigious 37th Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Award for 2014, said foundation chairman Rahul Bajaj. The Indian awardees are Chennupati Vidya, founder-president of Vasavya Mahila Mandali in Andhra Pradesh, Surendra Koulagi, founder of Janapada Seva Trust in Karnataka and Ram Kumar Singh, dire...

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Uganda, UN sign $6.5 mn deal for Ebola fund

Kampala, Nov 28 (IANS) Uganda and UN agencies operating in the country have signed an agreement to establish a 6.5 million dollar Ebola and Marburg Response Fund. The five-year Development Assistance Framework agreement was signed by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and UN Resident Coordinator Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie, Xinhua quoted a Prime Minister Office statement as saying Friday. ...

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Minor abducted, murdered in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A six-year-old son of a fruit seller was abducted and murdered here, police said Friday. Ganesh's body was discovered at Narayana area in west Delhi Friday around 6 p.m., a day after he was abducted from near his house at Ranjeet Nagar area in central Delhi. His neck was slit while the body bore other injury marks too, police said. Soon after the...

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Consumption of beedis higher than cigarettes: Nadda

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The consumption of beedis is higher than that of cigarettes in the age group of 15 years and above, Health Minister J.P. Nadda told parliament Friday. However, the government does not have any plans of changing the tax structure to curb its consumption, he told the Lok Sabha in a written reply. The World Health Organization's (WHO) Technical Manual on Tax...

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Court tells impounded e-rickshaws owners to approach proper authority

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday asked the e-rickshaw association and owners to approach appropriate authority for releasing of their impounded e-rickshaws while refusing to entertain their plea. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the battery operated e-rickshaw owners to approach the appropriate forum after which the central gov...

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Six new AIIMS set up: Nadda

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Six new AIIMS have been set up across the country in order to correct the imbalance in availability and affordability of tertiary health care, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda told parliament Friday. The new AIIMS have come up in Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh. In each of these new AIIMS, three batches of MBBS students and two batches o...

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Instil humanistic approach in young doctors: President

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday said medical institutions have a responsibility to inculcate a humanistic approach in the minds of the young doctors and health professionals and orient them towards a value-based career in medicine. A thought that should seriously engage our attention today is the nature of health system that we ought to have in our country - a co...

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China to use new test to prevent Ebola

Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) Chinese health authorities have approved three home-grown Ebola test reagents to be used for preventing the virus' spread. The reagents are made by Daan Gene Co., Ltd of Sun Yat-Sen University, Shenzhen Puruikang and Shanghai ZJ Bio-Tech Co., Ltd respectively. The products will be reserved for contingency situations, Xinhua quoted China Food and Drug Administratio...

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India needs innovative measures to check air pollution: Experts

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A day after the National Green Tribunal ordered a number of steps to check the rising level of air pollution in Delhi, experts Friday demanded innovative institutional measures to address the problem of traffic density and the role of vehicular emission in raising air pollution across India. The experts also maintained that India should emulate the Singapore mode...

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EU to offer multi-million euro loan to Ukraine

Kiev, Nov 28 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will offer a new multi-million-euro loan to Ukraine next month, a top EU official said here Friday. The EU will give 500 million euro (about $622 million ) to Ukraine in December, Xinhua quoted Johannes Hahn, the visiting European Union (EU) Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, as saying in a meeting with Ukrainian bus...

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