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Modi leaves for SAARC Tuesday, meeting with Sharif not ruled out

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A likely meeting between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC summit has lent added interest to the meeting of the eight-member bloc of South Asian nations to be held in Kathmandu Nov 26-27. The prime minister leaves Tuesday for Kathmandu to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooper...

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40 IS militants killed in Syria

Beirut, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) At least 40 members of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group have been killed over the past 24 hours in clashes and airstrikes in the Syrian enclave of Kobani and the province of Deir al-Zur in the northeast of the country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Monday that at least 18 jihadis died in fighting against Kurdish forces in Kobani i...

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Nepal Maoist party splits

Kathmandu, Nov 24 (IANS) Nepal's CPN-M party, led by veteran communist leader Mohan Baidya Kiran, has split after its secretary, Netra Bikram Chand, announced that he is no longer with the party. The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist was formed in 2012 after splitting from the United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-Ma) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, which launched a 10-year...

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BMW launches petrol-powered M5 sedan at Rs.1.35 crore

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW Monday launched the petrol-powered high-performance sedan M5 in India, priced at Rs.1.35 crore (ex-showroom) An independent production of BMW M GmbH, it remains faithful to the M philosophy, perfectly combining high performance with optimum everyday practicality, said Philipp von Sahr, president, BMW Group India. ...

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Address conflict of interest between BCCI, IPL: SC to Srini

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked if sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan was not in a position of conflict while also holding a franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). You are a person who is managing the show. You are also having a team in IPL. Your are the owner of a team (Chennai Super Kings) in IPL. Would it not be a conflict of interest, asked an apex ...

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Odisha assembly adjourned till Tuesday amid noisy scenes

Bhubaneswar, Nov 24 (IANS) Noisy scenes prevailed in the Odisha assembly for the fourth day as both the ruling BJD members and opposition parties stalled the proceedings throughout the day Monday. The speaker adjourned the house till Tuesday. The business advisory committee of the assembly, which met Monday, also failed to resolve the impasse in the house as the opposition Congress membe...

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Petrol pump employee shot after tiff

Ghaziabad, Nov 24 (IANS) A petrol pump employee was in critical condition Monday after three men on a motorcycle shot him when he refused to fill up fuel as they were without safety helmets. Lal Singh was sent to a Delhi hospital after one of the three men on a motorcycle opened fire after he enforced official orders that fuel cannot be given to two-wheelers whose riders are without helm...

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Ready to re-appoint Walsh as coach if HI agrees: SAI

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his (coach) proposals. HI raised some objection about some financial...

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Xiaomi launches Redmi Note variants in India

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 24 (IANS) Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Monday launched its 5.5-inch smartphone Redmi Note for Rs.8,999 in India with its 4G variant priced Rs.9,999, a company statement said here. Redmi Note 4G is Mi India's very first 4G device, tailored specifically to India's 4G network. It is being launched in partnership with Bharti Airtel. As part of the Airtel partnership, Redm...

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Keishin, 13, not just a schoolboy at World Snooker

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) For Hisataka Kamihashi it was two hours of unbearable tension as he squirmed about in his chair, then got up for a walkabout before returning to his seat in the stands overlooking Table 6 at the IBSF World Snooker Championships here Monday. The reason for Kamihashi's discomfiture was that his son, 13-year-old Keishin, the youngest player in the competition, was l...

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Ludhiana still born babies: Doctor suspended, probe initiated

Chandigarh, Nov 24 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday ordered the suspension of a lady doctor and initiated an inquiry into the death of five still born babies at a government hospital in Ludhiana. The doctor, Alka Mittal, a gynaecologist, was placed under suspension after preliminary enquiries revealed that she did not come to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday on time, forcin...

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Russia to lose $40 bn a year due to sanctions: Minister

Moscow, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Western sanctions against Russia triggered by its actions in Ukraine will cost the country's economy $40 billion a year, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Monday. In addition, the 30 percent drop in global oil prices over the last two months will cause Russia to miss out on annual earnings of between $90 billion and $100 billion, Siluanov said in comm...

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Will not oppose insurance bill if suggestions accepted: Mayawati

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Monday said there was no reason for her party to oppose the insurance bill if the select committee, which was scrutinizing the bill, accepts their suggestions. The select committee hasn't taken a decision on the insurance bill yet... if our suggestions are accepted why would we oppose it, she told media persons outside parliam...

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Court upholds sentences for Chinese couple in rape-murder case

Beijing, Nov 24 (IANS) A court in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province Monday upheld the sentences of a husband and wife for intentional homicide, rape and robbery. The Higher People's Court of Heilongjiang rejected the couple's appeals and upheld the penalties meted out by the Jiamusi Intermediate People's Court in June, which sentenced Bai Yunjiang to death and his wife Tan Beibei t...

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Unique stories, great talent: Producer Hansal Mehta's promise

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) As a new film producer, National Award winning director Hansal Mehta promises to make movies with interesting stories and a mix of talent. Successful budgets, unique stories and great talent - promise to deliver that in this new phase as a producer, Mehta, who has named his banner Karma Pictures, tweeted Monday. The preparation for his first production is on...

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Will push India, Pakistan to hold talks: Nepal foreign minister

Kathmandu, Nov 24 (IANS) Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said Monday that Nepal will push India and Pakistan to hold talks on the sidelines of the SAARC summit. To end the deadlock between India and Pakistan, we are trying to crack the nut, he said in a television interview without divulging much details. Though official talks between India and Pakistan are still uncerta...

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H1N1 kills ducks in Kerala, CM calls meeting

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has called for a high-level meeting to discuss the reports of the deaths of ducks in Alapuzha due to avian influenza virus, a Kerala minister said Monday. Health Minister V.S. Sivakumar told the media here that there is no need for any panic. All arrangements are being made to stock medicines to tackle any out...

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Priyanka Chopra contributes to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra took it upon herself to clean up a garbage-laden neighbourhood in Mumbai as part of her efforts towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign. Gandhiji said 'Be the change you want to see' - thank you @narendramodi for reminding me of that! #MyCleanIndia can happen! #ChangingMindsets, Priyanka posted on Twitter Monday after shar...

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Address conflict of interest between BCCI, IPL: SC to Srini

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked if sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan was not in a position of conflict while also holding a franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL). You are a person who is managing the show. You are also having a team in IPL. Your are the owner of a team (Chennai Super Kings) in IPL. Would it not be a conflict of interest, asked an apex...

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Messi aims for Euopean goals record after Spanish feat

Madrid, Nov 24 (IANS) Lionel Messi could make Champions League history Tuesday to add to the record he set in the Spanish La Liga over the weekend. Messi overtook the 50-year-old record of Telmo Zarra as the highest goal-scorer in the history of the league Saturday, when he netted his 251st, 252nd and 253rd league goals, reports Xinhua. Barcelona play in Cyprus away to APOEL Nico...

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