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Yemeni president arrives in UAE

Abu Dhabi, Sep 5 (IANS) Yemen's exiled President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, a day after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) armed forces suffered their biggest loss in soldiers in war-torn Yemen. Hadi came to offer condolences over the martyrdom of a number of UAE Armed Forces servicemen taking part in the Arab coalition's Operation Restoring Hope in Yemen, an of...

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Sunny Saturday in Delhi, similar weather on Sunday

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The national capital experienced a sunny Saturday while the maximum temperature settled at 36.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The weather is likely to remain similar on Sunday, the Met Office said. According to the India Meteorological Department, the sky will remain clear on Sunday and the maximum and minimum temperatures will hover a...

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Trinamool lawmaker prescribes thrashing for preventing 'bandhs'

Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Days after twin agitations by the Left Front evoked good response, a legislator of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has now prescribed thrashing to teach the opposition a lesson so that they don't dare to call shutdowns or strikes. While the August 27 rally organised by the Left Front's peasant fronts witnessed violence as a large number of protestors clashed...

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Teenaged girl arrested in Spain on terror charge

Madrid, Sep 5 (IANS) The Spanish Civil Guard confirmed on Saturday that they have detained a Moroccan teenaged girl who was on the verge of travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group. The 18-year-old had a Spanish residency and was detained in the town of Gandia in the autonomous community of Valencia on charges of promotion of terrorism, Xinhua news agency reported....

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Facebook holds top two spots in US app market

Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) While social networking site Facebook remains the top app in the US, its Messenger app has stolen the number two position from YouTube, a latest US market report has revealed. The social networking service Facebook has ranked as the top smartphone app, reaching 73.3 percent of the app audience, followed by Facebook Messenger (59.5 percent), YouTube (59.3 percent)...

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Detention of first Bangkok bomb suspect approved

Bangkok, Sep 5 (IANS) A Thai court on Saturday approved the detention of the first suspect arrested in connection with the deadly Bangkok shrine bombing for 12 days, the media reported. Police who brought the suspect to the Min Buri provincial court opposed bail. The court agreed and the man named on a fake Turkish passport as Adem Karadag, 28, was taken to the Min Buri prison in eastern...

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First batch of refugees arrives in Germany

Berlin, Sep 5 (IANS) The first batch of refugees, mostly Syrians, coming by a special train from Hungary via Austria arrived in Germany on Saturday. According to German police, they initially expected at least 400 refugees on the special train, Xinhua news agency reported. However, only 250 refugees have arrived so far. The special train arrived at Munich's central stat...

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OROP: BJP says historic decision, Congress says disappointing

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Political parties began their blame game on Saturday soon after the government announced implementation of the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen, with the ruling BJP calling it a historic decision while the Congress termed it totally disappointing. The (Narendra) Modi government has substantially diluted the provisions of the OROP announced by...

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Two held for selling fake Norphene injections in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Two persons were arrested for supplying spurious injections of Buprenorphine Hydrochloride, a controlled synthetic drug, commonly known as Norphene, police said on Saturday. Sunil Sharma, 37, was arrested from Mayur Vihar in east Delhi while Naresh Kumar Chhikara, 53, was held in Haryana in August. Sharma owns a godown near Mayur Vihar Phase-I, where a tot...

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Apurvi takes silver at ISSF World Cup Finals

Munich, Sep 5 (IANS) Commonwealth Games champion Apurvi Chandela clinched a silver in the women's 10 metre Air Rifle event at the ISSF World Cup Final (Rifle/Pistol) here on Saturday. Apurvi managed a score of 416.4 in the preliminary rounds to qualify for the final in the fourth position. She displayed excellent form in the final, producing a total of 206.9 to take the silver. <...

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Bengaluru decks up to host international travel mart

Bengaluru, Sep 5 (IANS) About 1,800 delegates, including 1,000 from 60 countries, are arriving here to participate in the three-day international travel mart here from Sunday. Winning the bid to host the 38th edition of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), the Karnataka government has decked up the city to showcase and promote the scenic state as a favourite destination for intern...

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Ronaldinho was better than Messi and Ronaldo: Chelsea winger Willian

London, Sep 5 (IANS) Who is a better player, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo? That is an unending debate within the football world. But Chelsea midfielder Willian feels that former Brazilian forward Ronaldinho was a better player. Willian, who idolises Ronaldinho, pointed out that the period from 2003 to 2005, when Ronaldinho won the Champions League, Spanish League and Spanish Super ...

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Salman Khan sings on 'Dance +'

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, currently busy promoting his forthcoming production Hero, will be seen crooning the song Main hoon hero tera from the film in the forthcoming episode of dance reality show Dance +. According to a source from the set, Salman, who visited the show's set on Thursday along with the film's actors Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty, was elated with th...

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Hamilton on pole position at Italian Grand Prix

Monza (Italy), Sep 5 (IANS) Formula One driver of team Mercedes Lewis Hamilton will start the 2015 Italian Grand Prix from pole position after beating team Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen by just over two-tenths of a second in qualifying here on Saturday. It was Hamilton's seventh consecutive pole and his 11th of the season. Raikkonen edged Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel by just fiv...

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Janmashtami celebrated with fervour in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Delhi was gripped by Janmashtami fervour on Saturday, as the birthday celebrations of the much-loved Hindu deity Lord Krishna began with kirtans (religious songs) at homes and temples. Queues of devotees outside Krishna temples, little children dressed up as Krishna with flutes in hand and a peacock feather stuck on the headbands, and elaborate tableaux depicting ...

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First batch of refugees arrives in Germany

Berlin, Sep 5 (IANS) The first batch of refugees coming by train from Hungary via Austria arrived in Germany on Saturday. The special train arrived at Munich's central station in the afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported. Another train of German railway company Deutsche Bahn was already waiting at another platform. After disembarking from the special train, refugees wer...

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Mines minister invites Australian firms for mineral auctions

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Indian Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has apprised the Western Australia government about progress of auctions and invited Australian companies to take part in them during his recent visit to the country, an official statement said on Saturday. Meeting Western Australian Premier Colin Barnet in West Perth on Friday, Tomar emphasized the need for str...

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Salman denies Madhuri was paid more for 'Hum Aapke...'

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says he wasn't paid lesser than his 1994 blockbuster Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! co-star Madhuri Dixit, as suggested by veteran actor Anupam Kher. Anupam was running a gender equality initiative on Twitter when a woman mentioned about the pay disparity in Bollywood, to which the Baby actor replied: I agree in certain cases it is true. But Madhuri was...

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Vishnu, Ajay clinch victories in JK Racing

Coimbatore, Sep 5 (IANS) Vishnu Prasad, Ajay Kini and Anindith Reddy Konda clinched comprehensive victories in action-packed races at the JK Racing India Series, Formula LGB 4 and Volkswagen Vento Cup respectively on the first day of Round 2 of the 18th JK Tyre Racing Championship here on Saturday. The day at the 2.1 kilometre at the Kari Motor Speedway featured four dramatic races -- on...

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Clash claims 15 lives in Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 14 militants and a soldier were killed in a clash in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar on Saturday, the provincial government said. One soldier and 14 Taliban rebels have been killed as a clash erupted in Chapadara district of Kunar province on Saturday, Xinhua quoted the statement as saying. Taliban militants who are active in parts of Kunar provi...

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