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Ethiopia studying Indian self-help groups to empower women

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) A strong network of self-help groups (SHGs) has managed to improve the social condition of women in Ethiopia and the east African country is now studying Indian models to ensure their financial empowerment. We have these neighbourhood groups. They almost control every household, Tesfayenesh Lema Agregaw, director (Youth Affairs) in Ethiopia's ministry of women, c...

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'Startups should seek quality not quantity in partnerships'

New York, Oct 26 (IANS) When collaborating with larger companies, startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances would reap the most benefits, a research showed. The study found that by aligning with established companies, a young firm gains valuable access to additional resources and markets. However, as a startup adds more outside partners, eventually the firm's int...

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Three-time Thiruvananthapuram LS member A.Charles dead

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 26 (IANS) A. Charles, senior Congress leader and the only person to win thrice from the Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency, died Sunday morning at a private hospital. He was 84 and was suffering from age related health issues for a while. Hailing from the powerful Nadar community in the capital district, Charles with no political background was han...

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Haryana's first BJP chief minister sworn-in

Panchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 (IANS) BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar was Sunday sworn-in as the chief minister of Haryana. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior party leaders like L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi attended the ceremony. Khattar, 60, the first BJP chief minister of Haryana, took the oath in Hindi. Nine ministers, including six of cabinet rank and three ministers ...

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Winds of change at Frankfurt Book Fair

Will you believe me if I said that nothing has changed in the last ten years? It is still about storytelling; we still need to trust each other and look into each other's eyes. We, in publishing though, like to be scared of the future. The setting seemed perfect - the Frankfurt Book Fair; the Business Club, a paid-for series of workshops at the fair; the speaker, Juergen Boos, the direct...

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Dragon brings back ISS cargo, space research results

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft splashed down into the Pacific Ocean, bringing back to the Earth hundreds of pounds of NASA cargo and the results of critical, long-term research from the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation) is a space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, in the US.

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Vijay gave me 'best' gift: Amala Paul

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Actress Amala Paul, who turned 23 Sunday, is excited about a gift her filmmaker-husband A.L. Vijay has presented her. Currently in Macau on a holiday, she says it's the best gift a woman could ever wish for. Rumour has it that Amala, who married Vijay in June this year, is pregnant. Time flies n we get older every year. N me too, one more year today. Be car...

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Japan amazing location to shoot duets: Mani Nagaraj

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Debutant director Mani Nagaraj, who plans to shoot two songs in Japan from upcoming Tamil film Pencil, says the Land of The Rising Sun has some unexplored beautiful locations to shoot duets. Japan is one of the most beautiful places in Asia. It has some amazingly serene locations best suited for duets. We plan to shoot a duet and a peppy number in Tokyo. I want to ...

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Will answer CBI on alleged forest land diversion: JSPL

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL), in a statement mailed to IANS, said it would respond to the CBI's preliminary enquiry (PE) registered Friday over the company's alleged diversion of forest land. The statement said: We have only come to know of the preliminary enquiry through media reports. JSPL reiterates that we have always cooperated with the investigative agenci...

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Senior BJP leaders attend Haryana CM's swearing-in

Panchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 (IANS) Senior BJP leaders like Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attended the swearing-in ceremony of Manohar Lal Khattar as Haryana'a first BJP Chief Minister Sunday. Modi seemed to have departed from protocol to be able to attend the swearing-in of Khattar, who had worked with him when he was in charge of the B...

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Asin to celebrate birthday in Paris

Chennai, Oct 26 (IANS) Actress Asin Thottumkal, who turned 29 Sunday, is currently on a break in Paris to have a quiet birthday with family and friends. Asin left with her family recently on a global trip. She was in New York last week and will join her friends today (Sunday) in Paris to celebrate her birthday. She plans to have a low-key birthday celebration, a source close to the actre...

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'Pakistan won't allow India free hand on Kashmir'

Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Pakistan will not allow India to solve the Kashmir issue on it own way, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz said. India wants to resolve the Kashmir dispute on its own way and Pakistan will not allow this Indian attempt to succeed, The Nation quoted Aziz as saying Saturday. He said Pakistan is responding to t...

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Khattar sworn-in as Haryana chief minister

Panchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 (IANS) BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar was Sunday sworn-in as the chief minister of Haryana. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khattar at a public ceremony at the Mela Ground in Sector 5 of Panchkula town, adjoining Chandigarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national presiden...

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Why are we biased about nuclear power?

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to triple the country's nuclear power capacity by 2023-24. No sooner had he done so than some quarters issued statements protesting against the proposed Jaitapur power plant in Maharashtra. This highlights the sharp responses that nuclear power generates, which are partly responsible for the slow growth of nuclear ...

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Chinese shuttlers assured of two French Open titles

Paris, Oct 26 (IANS) Chinese shuttlers are assured of winning both women's singles and doubles titles ahead of Sunday's finals at the $275,000 French Open Super Series badminton tournament. World No.1 Li Xuerui overcame Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in the semi-finals, beating the 2013 world champion 21-18, 21-12 in just 37 minutes Saturday, reports Xinhua. It proves that I've be...

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Opposition in slight lead over Brazilian president

Brasilia, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian opposition candidate, Aecio Neves, led incumbent President Dilma Rousseff by one-and-a-half percent in an opinion poll, as they approached Sunday's presidential runoff. The poll, released Saturday showed Neves with 50.3 percent of valid votes against 49.7 percent for Rousseff. The survey, taken from a sample of 2,002 respondents in 137 mu...

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FC Porto slam Arouca 5-0

Lisbon, Oct 26 (IANS) FC Porto slammed Arouca 5-0 in the eighth round of the Portuguese football league, with goals from Quintero, Jackson Martinez, Casemiro and Aboubakar, at the Estadio Nacional de Aveiro. Colombia midfielder Juan Quintero scored first for Porto, shooting a left-footed effort in the 24th minute Saturday night to the upper left corner, reports Xinhua. Martinez s...

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Tunisia set for first poll under new constitution

London, Oct 26 (IANS) Tunisia Sunday is set to elect its first full parliament under a new constitution passed earlier this year. The election is the final stage of the political transition, which followed the ousting of authoritarian leader, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, BBC reported. More than 50,000 security personnel and nearly 20,000 soldiers are expected to be deployed t...

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Hannover increase Dortmund's woes, Stuttgart overpower Frankfurt

Berlin, Oct 26 (IANS) Hannover's Hiroshi Kiyotake shoved Borussia Dortmund into a crisis while Stuttgart fought back twice to down Frankfurt 5-4 in the ninth round of the German Bundesliga. Dortmund suffered their fourth straight loss (0-1) in the Bundesliga as Kiyotake's free-kick goal Saturday smoothed the way for Hannover's first win after three consecutive defeats, reports Xinhua.

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Delhi's Trilokpuri tense but no fresh clashes reported

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) East Delhi's Trilokpuri area remained tense but no fresh violence was reported, police said Sunday, a day after five people were shot at during a communal clash. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Ajay Kumar told IANS: The situation is tense but under control. No fresh violence or clashes have been reported from the area. The police have detained around 70 pe...

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