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Four killed, 13 injured in Peshawar blast

Islamabad, Sep 23 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 13 injured in a powerful blast targeting a convoy of the Frontier Corps (FC) in Pakistan's Peshawar city Tuesday, Geo News reported. The intensity of the blast was so severe that windows of nearby buildings were shattered. According to a senior Bomb Disposal Squad official, 45 kg of explosive material was used for the blast.

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AAP, Congress slam Delhi government for hiking circle rates

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The AAP and the Congress Tuesday slammed the Delhi government's decision to increase property circle rates by 20 percent and demanded its rollback. While the Aam Aadmi Party questioned the timing of the decision, the Congress said that BJP-controlled Delhi government was scheming against the poor and middle-class people. Headed by the Lt. Governor Najeeb ...

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France to continue operations in Iraq despite IS threat

Paris, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Tuesday France will continue its military intervention in Iraq despite the threat by the Jund al-Khilafah group, linked to the Islamic State (IS), to kill a French hostage in Algeria. France is a great nation that fully assumes its responsibilities, Valls said to Europe 1 radio in Berlin, where he is on an official visit.

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For KKR, Hyderabad is home away from home: Akram

Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling mentor Wasim Akram feels Hyderabad is a home away from home for the team as it is getting good public support here. After Kolkata, this is the best support city for us. This is home away from home. People are coming to support us, said the Pakistani bowling legend ahead of their match against Perth Scorchers in the Champions Le...

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Notice to DDA, PWD on lack of sanitation

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has issued notice to the Delhi Development Authority and Public Works Department for inadequate sanitation, a civic official said Tuesday. SDMC has adopted zero-tolerance policy towards lack of sanitation and disposal of construction and demolition waste in its all four zones. Municipal magistrates are taking strict a...

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Chopper deal: Businessman Khaitan arrested, sent to ED custody

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Businessman Gautam Khaitan was arrested early Tuesday in the AgustaWestland chopper deal case and produced before a court, which sent him to seven days Enforcement Directorate custody. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal sent Khaitan to ED custody after he was produced by the ED. Khaitan, who was on the board of Chandigarh-based company Aeromat...

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Security tightened near Ajit Singh's bungalow

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday tightened security in central Delhi in view of expected protests over order to RLD leader Ajit Singh to vacate his official bungalow. The Delhi Metro shut down the Race Course Metro station for public from 8.20 a.m. Section 144A (joining unlawful assembly) has been imposed outside his (Ajit Singh) residence. All roads leading...

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Database of foreign students in Goa for 'enhanced security'

Panaji, Sep 23 (IANS) Foreign students studying in Goa must register themselves online with the union home ministry's e-module Foreign Students Information System (FSIS) for enhancing security and improving facilitation for expatriates, an official statement said Tuesday. The statement issued by the Goa Police also said that manual processing of registration, extension, return visa forma...

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Government to spend Rs.33,000 crore on broadband in 3 years

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The government is planning to spend around Rs.33,000 crore in the next three years on its broadband projects, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said here Tuesday. The projects are National Optic Fibre Network (NOFN) and Government Users Network (GUN). Government will spend Rs.33,000 crore in the next three years in these projects, Garg said. He was...

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Harsh Vardhan assures support to rebuild J&K

Srinagar, Sep 23 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday assured the Jammu and Kashmir government of providing support to reconstruct the health infrastructure which was damaged due to the floods. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the army and doctors as we have been able to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases. This is a rare achievement for which I thank the medical an...

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Jihadi wave in India at a height: Ex-NSA Narayanan

London, Sep 23 (IANS/RAY) The jihadi wave has reached new heights in India as a result of current developments in West Asia, according to M.K. Narayanan, former Indian national security advisor and until recently the governor of West Bengal. Narayanan was delivering a talk at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), wherein he explained a section of the youth were findin...

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Not roses all the way for Modi in America

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) It wouldn't be roses all the way when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the US with protesters planning black flag rallies and holding a Citizens' Court to try him for his alleged role in the 2002 Gujarat riots. The Indian Supreme Court has exonerated Modi thrice for his alleged failure to control the riots as Gujarat chief minister, as the New York Times not...

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Next 10 years crucial for India's rise: Naidu

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The next 10 years would be very critical for India's rise and the business-as-usual approach should make way for radical reorientation, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said Tuesday. Naidu said India was at an inflection point and instead of talking about its potential, the discourse should be about its rise. The next 10 years will be very cri...

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Service EVMs before candidates are finalised: Maharashtra Congress

Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) The Congress Tuesday demanded that servicing of electronic voting machines (EVM), to be used in the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections, must be completed before the names of candidates are finalized. AICC Secretary and former Mumbai MP Sanjay Nirupam also sought to know which private company would be entrusted with the task of servicing the EVMs. These EV...

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President congratulates Asiad medallists

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday congratulated Indian medal winners at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games. Mukherjee congratulated Saurav Ghosal (squash), Abhinav Bindra, Ravi Kumar and Sanjeev Rajput (all shooters). Please accept my heartiest congratulations and good wishes. The nation is proud of your performance. I wish you the very best for all future ...

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Akram gives Gambhir credit for KKR's winning streak

Hyderabad, Sep 23 (IANS) Legendary Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram has given credit for Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) series of victories in the ongoing Champions League T20 to captain Gautam Gambhir saying he is marshalling his resources well and going for wickets in every game. The KKR bowling coach said Gambhir is in tremendous form and he is keeping the team together like a family.

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Another hot day in Delhi, no respite likely Wednesday

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The national capital experienced another hot and sunny day Tuesday as the maximum temperature settled a degree above the season's average at 35.7 degrees Celsius. Similar weather is expected Wednesday, the Met Office said. The sky will remain mainly clear on Tuesday and the afternoon will be warm, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. T...

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Mahindra to launch maiden scooter model 'Gusto'

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Mahindra Two Wheelers Tuesday said that it will launch its maiden scooter model 'Gusto' on Sep 29. We are set to introduce our new global scooter, the Gusto, created at our state-of-the-art R&D (research and development) facility in Pune, said Rajesh Jejurikar, chief executive - farm equipment and two wheeler division, Mahindra. According to Jejurika...

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Asian Games: Bindra signs off with two bronze medals

Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra ended his shooting career with his first Asian Games individual medal, a bronze, and also inspired the 10 metre air rifle team to another bronze in the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Tuesday. The 2008 Olympic champion Bindra, who Monday tweeted that Tuesday will be his last day as a professional, recorded a final s...

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US closely watching Modi's moves

Washington/New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Every diplomatic move of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including his latest interaction with Chinese President Xi Jinping, is being closely watched by the US as it prepares to welcome Modi for a major summit with President Barack Obama next week - to glean as to how to interact with India's new prime minister who is known to spring surprises. Modi is n...

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