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Jamia student commits suicide

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) An 18-year-old student of Jamia Millia Islamia, who was reportedly under depression, committed suicide by hanging himself at his home, a police officer said Monday. The body of Bharat Nagpal was found hanging from a ceiling fan by her mother Monday morning at their east Delhi residence in Shakarpur area. Police said that no suicide note was found. Nagpal,...

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Delhi playschools told to admit 25 percent poor kids

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday said playschools in the capital, which have been allotted land at concessional rates, will have to admit 25 percent of students from the weaker sections of the society on a free basis. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw said that if any school is found flouting this rule, the Delhi Development Authority...

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Ludhiana still-born babies: doctor suspended, SMO transferred

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 time Sunday, forcing the ...

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Israel postpones vote on controversial nation bill

Jerusalem, Nov 24 (IANS) Israeli politicians decided Monday to postpone by one week a planned vote on a controversial bill due to political quarrels that could possibly threaten the stability of the governing coalition, a parliament spokesperson confirmed to Xinhua. Sunday, the Israeli cabinet voted in favour of a bill proposal known as the Jewish nation law after heated debate. After th...

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Three new police stations set up in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Three new police stations came into existence in Ghaziabad district Monday, said a statement. The first police station is Khoda carved out from Indirapuram police station. On the south of National Highway-24, Khoda has emerged a huge township. It had become difficult to police Khoda from Indirapuram police station. Ummed Yadav has been appointed the Station Offic...

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Ferrari appoint new team principal

Maranello (Italy), Nov 24 (IANS) Legendary Formula 1 team Ferrari Monday appointed Maurizio Arrivabene as its new team principal to replace Marco Mattiacci. Mattiacci took over the position from Stefano Domenicali in April. The Italian team completed its first winless season since 1993 and finished fourth in the constructors' championship behind Mercedes, Red Bull and Williams. F...

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India, US pact on WTO food security a big deal: US trade rep

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Ahead of the first ministerial-level meeting of the Trade Policy Forum (TPF) in four years, the Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman Monday described as a big deal the recent agreement with India on the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) aimed at easing custom rules. The TFA is a big deal which will be effective in reducing the c...

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President to inaugurate anniversary celebrations of freedom fighter

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 100th birth anniversary celebrations of eminent freedom fighter from Haryana Ranbir Singh Hooda Nov 27, a release said. The function will be organized at Vigyan Bhawan in the capital. Besides Mukherjee, it would also be attended by former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Hooda, the father of former Haryana chie...

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Karan Johar wants to make films like Hirani

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Karan Johar has been wowing the audience with his breezy entertainers since 1998, but the filmmaker says he doesn't have the ability to make films like Rajkumar Hirani. Hirani's directorials like 3 Idiots and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. are entertaining, and yet convey a strong message. And Karan Johar says he is envious of him. I've been pitted against everyone and...

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Japan opposition party unveils election manifesto

Tokyo, Nov 24 (IANS) The main opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) unveiled on Monday its manifesto for the upcoming general elections, with focus being on challenging Abenomics and retracting a cabinet bill granting the right to collective self-defense. The political platform criticised Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies, dubbed Abenomics, saying it has worsened Japanes...

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Our outgoings costs are much more than tariff, BSES tells SC

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Power discoms BSES Rajdhani and Yamuna Monday told the Supreme Court that there was a mismatch in the cost of the power supplied by it to the consumers in the national capital and the tariff it was getting for the same, leaving a big revenue gap. Our outgoings are much more than the returns we got for supplying power, the power distribution companies told a bench...

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Hearing in defamation case against Digvijaya deferred

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) A court here Monday deferred the hearing in a defamation case against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh filed by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha listed the matter for Jan 9 for hearing arguments after Gadkari's counsel sought an adjournment. The court instructed Gadkari to remain present during the ...

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US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel to resign

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will step down from his post after coming under pressure from President Barack Obama, The New York Times reported Monday. The president is expected to announce Hagel's resignation in a Rose Garden appearance Monday, the daily said, adding that the removal of Hagel - the sole Republican on his national security team - is the first...

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All arrangements in place for first phase of Kashmir assembly polls

Jammu/Srinagar, Nov 24 (IANS) On the eve of first phase of polling in 15 assembly constituencies of seven districts of Jammu and Kashmir, poll staff and security forces reached all the 1,787 polling stations in these constituencies Monday evening. District election officers told IANS in Ganderbal, Bandipora, Leh, Kargil, Kishtwar, Ramban and Doda districts of the state Monday evening all...

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PSPB monopoly to continue in Junior, Youth TT nationals

Alleppey (Kerala), Nov 24 (IANS) Defending champions Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) have fielded their best teams to continue their dominance in the 76th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championships beginning here Tuesday. PSPB's monopoly will be challenged by 30 states. Teams like Delhi, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Telangana have players of calibre to give some headache...

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Stuttgart coach Veh resigns

Stuttgart, Nov 24 (IANS) Stuttgart head coach Armin Veh has stepped back with immediate effect, the club confirmed Monday. Veh resigned a day after the 0-1 loss to Augsburg. The 'VfB' are stuck in a crisis as it sits at last position in the Bundesliga standings, earning only two wins from 12 games, reports Xinhua. This step is very difficult for me because I rate the club and tea...

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Algeria seriously preparing for constitution revision: President

Algiers, Nov 24 (IANS) Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Monday that his country is taking serious steps to revise its constitution, media reported. Algeria is seriously preparing for the revision of its constitution on the basis of the results of the ongoing broad consultations, which involve all segments of society, the Algerian Press Service (APS) quoted Bouteflika said in ...

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Murli Deora: Congress's long-time Mumbai strongman

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Around 12 years ago, when industrialist tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani was battling for life in a Mumbai hospital, close family friend and Congress leader Murli Deora virtually served as a one-man army, keeping the prying media and politicians at bay. The Ambani family almost seemed dependent on Deora as he handled all media queries and calls from industry czars. He manage...

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CBI arrests Delhi Police inspector for accepting bribe

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The CBI arrested a Delhi Police inspector for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs.1 lakh from an accused in a criminal case in return for helping him, the agency said Monday. The guilty police officer was posted in Chhawla police station in south Delhi and had demanded Rs.3 lakh for removing the man's name would be removed from the case. However, the ma...

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Punjab Kesari group donates Rs.2 crore for Kashmir flood relief

Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) Punjab Kesari and Hindi Samachar group chairman Vijay Chopra Monday donated Rs.2 crore for flood relief in Jammu and Kashmir to Governor N.N.Vohra. Chopra called on Vohra at the Raj Bhavan here and handed over drafts and cheques valuing Rs. 2 crore for the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, said an official statement. This significant amount, collected by Punjab K...

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