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Left Front to protest price rise, communalism

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) West Bengal's main opposition Left Front will hit the streets next month to protest price rise of essential items, communalism, atrocities against women and to protect democracy in the state. Major Left Front partner CPI-M Wednesday said the combine would mount an intensive and extensive campaign across the state Sep 2-10 when it would also raise the demand for hol...

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Rajnath assures support for action on Jammu border

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday reviewed the situation along the border with Pakistan following the latter's ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir and assured full assistance to the BSF chief in taking appropriate action. He gave the assurance after Border Security Force (BSF) Director General Devendra Pathak briefed him about the border situation in a ...

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Centre considering Posco mining project favourably: Minister

Bhubaneswar, Aug 27 (IANS) Union Mines and Steel Minister Narendra Singh Tomar Wednesday said the central government is considering the mining project of South Korean steel major Posco in Odisha with positivity. We are considering the case with positivity, the minister told reporters here. The state government early this year had recommended to the central government that the Kha...

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Islamic State 'committed war crimes', says UN probe

Geneva, Aug 27 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants have committed mass atrocities in Syria and recruited children as fighters, according to a UN probe, which has also accused the Damascus authorities of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents this year. In their report, the UN investigators say public executions are a common spectacle in areas run by IS, one of the militant gro...

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British deputy premier opens tech hub in Bangalore

Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) Visiting British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Wednesday unveiled a new tech hub and a joint business centre in this tech city to facilitate Indo-British businesses to share expertise and boost trade between the two countries. India is at a major crossroads in its economic destiny, and Bangalore is a shining example of how technological expertise can be harnes...

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PM should avoid tainted ministers, says SC

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said the prime minister was not expected to make people facing heinous charges ministers although there can be no bar on who is taken into the ministry. A constitution bench said this in a majority verdict by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Dipak Misra and Justice S.A. Bobde. Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph gave sepa...

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NTPC signs up fuel supply for 14000 MW capacity

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) State-run power generator NTPC has signed fuel supply agreements for 14,010 MW capacity to be commissioned by March 2015, the company said Wednesday. The Coal Supply Agreements (CSAs) were signed for 14,010 MW capacity commissioned or to be commissioned between April 2009 to March 2015, NTPC chairman Arup Roy Choudhury said at the company's Annual General Meeting...

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18 lakh Delhi families eligible for food security scheme

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) A total of 18 lakh families in the national capital are entitled to receive cheap grains under the national food security scheme, an official said here Wednesday. Of the 21 lakh applicant families, 18 lakh are eligible for the scheme. Out of 18 lakh, 9 lakh have already been receiving the benefits under the scheme. New ration cards will be issued to the ...

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Mary Kom, Akhil Kumar back in boxing squad for Asian Games

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) In a stunning reversal, Olympic bronze medallist and five-time world champion M.C.Mary Kom defeated Pinki Jhangra, a Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, to make the 13-member Indian boxing contingent for the Asian Games slated for Sep 19-Oct 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon. It was Pinki, who had beaten Mary Kom to make the Commonwealth Games squad but this...

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China, Russia vow to enhance military ties

Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) Top Chinese and Russian military officers Wednesday pledged to further enhance bilateral military ties. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission (CMC), told Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, that the development of relations between the two countries and the two armed forces have maintained good m...

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China supports Pakistan's security, development: Li Keqiang

Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) China supports Pakistan in its efforts to realise national security, stability, and economic development, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday. He also said China is ready to deepen strategic cooperation with Pakistan and forge their common destiny, Xinhua reported. Meeting a delegation of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led by the party's co-chairma...

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It has been a long, hard fight: Lalit Modi

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi Wednesday said it has been a long hard fight for him to get his Indian passport restored. It has been a long and hard fight and today, I stand vindicated. I have always believed in our legal system and finally justice has prevailed. Virtually every case that was based on falsehoods has not be...

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Cabinet allows yearly quota of 12 LPG cylinders to be taken anytime

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday removed the restriction of supply of only one subsidised LPG cylinder to a household per month brought in by the previous UPA government, thus permitting consumers to avail their quota of 12 cylinders anytime of the year. The cabinet today (Wednesday) came to a conclusion that this system is causing problem to the people. Sometimes peo...

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Post 'Satyamev Jayate' people aren't interested in my film: Aamir

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan says post his popular TV show Satyamev Jayate (SJ), people are not interested in his films. I have certain responsibility as an actor and post 'Satyamev Jayate' people don't see me as an actor (laughs)... Aamir, who made is TV debut with SJ as its host, told reporters. When I was shooting in Rajasthan for 'PK', the reporters there didn't as...

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Badal orders police to resolve cases within one week

Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) Flooded with complaints about slow or virtually no action in many cases, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday directed police officers to ensure speedy and timely settlement of grievances. Reiterating the need for a crime-free Punjab, Badal directed police to make sure that pendency of cases brought to his notice should not be more than one...

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Make regular field visits: Jung tells government officials

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung Wednesday asked the heads of various government departments to make regular field visits and submit the action-taken report to him. The instructions came after he visited eight government departments including forensic science laboratory, prisons, Delhi fire service, drugs controller and food safety. Besides apprisin...

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SC questions PM on ministers with criminal past

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said the prime minister was not expected to make people facing heinous charges ministers although there can be no bar on who is taken into the ministry. A constitution bench said this in a majority verdict by Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Dipak Misra and Justice S.A. Bobde. Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice Kurian Joseph gave sepa...

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HC notice over health policies for babies with birth defects

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking that the necessary health policies by insurance companies or health schemes by government bodies be made available for babies with birth defects. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw sought the Centre's response by Nov 12 on a plea filed by ...

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British deputy PM visits HAL in Bangalore

Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Wednesday inspected the Hawk advanced jet trainer being manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for Indian Air Force pilots under licensed production from the British aerospace major BAE Systems plc. I am especially interested in the on-going success of the Hawk project and I appreciate the efforts of HAL in partnering w...

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PMO, Shah back Rajnath after he threatens to quit

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and BJP president Amit Shah Wednesday came out in support of Home Minister Rajnath Singh after he threatened to quit over charges of unexplained misconduct levelled against his son. Upset over rumours that his son Pankaj Singh was not fielded in the coming assembly bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh due to alleged misconduct, Rajnath...

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