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Need to end TB, not only reduce burden: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Concerted action has already caused a discernible decline in tuberculosis (TB) rates and all those involved in the war against the disease should try to not only merely reduce its burden, but also end it, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. TB is omnipresent, but not invincible. It is present in all regions of the world, Harsh Vardhan said inaugurating the 45...

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Need structured war history of Indian soldiers: Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) There is a need to have a structured war history of Indian soldiers in both digital and book form, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. The government will support all efforts by the armed forces in this direction, he said. Speaking at the First World War centenary commemoration organised by the British High Commission here, Jaitley said there was...

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India to launch unmanned crew module in December

Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) India will launch an unmanned crew module in December onboard a heavy rocket to test its re-entry into the atmosphere for the country's future maiden human space flight, the space agency chief said Thursday. We will send an unmanned crew module on the experimental GSLV-Mark III rocket in December and test its re-entry into the earth's atmosphere for a human space...

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Maruti net up 29 percent in Q2

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India's leading car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Thursday reported net profit of Rs.863 crore for the second quarter (July-September) of fiscal 2014-15, registering 29 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth. Growth in domestic sales and cost reduction contributed significantly to bottomline growth during the quarter, the Gurgaon-based company said in a statement. ...

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Exhibition on Nobel laureates begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Showcasing a variety of artefacts, including Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred Nobel's travel suitcase which contained cutlery and medical flasks and a wooden bear that had its place on Finnish politician Martti's writing desk, the Nobel Museum's exhibition was inaugurated here Friday. The Nobel Prize: Ideas changing the world exhibition was inaugurated...

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Haryana bank heist: Three suspects arrested, 23 kg ornaments recovered

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Haryana Police Thursday said they have arrested three people and recovered over 23 kg of ornaments following the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town in which the burglars dug a 125-foot-long tunnel to the locker room from an adjoining building. Haryana Police has cracked the Gohana Punjab National Bank lockers burglary case with the arrest of three criminals...

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SC suspends defamation proceedings against Swamy

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday suspended defamation proceedings in five cases initiated by the Tamil Nadu government against BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for making critical observations against former chief minister J. Jayalalithaa. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice U.U.Lalit, while suspending the proceedings before a Chennai court, also issued notice to th...

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India in touch with Sri Lanka over death penalty to fishermen

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India is in touch with the Sri Lankan government following the Colombo High Court sentencing five Indian fishermen to death, the external affairs ministry said Thursday. The five were given the death penalty for alleged drug trafficking. The fishermen were apprehended Nov 28, 2011, by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of narcotics smuggling. The Indians have...

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Badal lauds centre's move for compensation to 1984 riot victims

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday lauded the Narendra Modi-led central government for announcing relief for victims of the anti-Sikh riots. This is a concrete and meaningful step towards relief for the victims of the 1984 massacre of innocents by goons, killers and arsonists and looters of the Congress and the then Congress-sponsored government ...

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Nine killed in Ukraine battles

Kiev, Oct 30 (IANS) At least nine people have been killed and 16 wounded during battles in eastern Ukraine over the last 24 hours, the bloodiest single day in the restive areas since a regime of silence was enforced, official reports stated Thursday. The press service of the Ukrainian military forces said that independence-seeking insurgents violated ceasefire 40 times, Xinhua reported.<...

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255 tribesmen, police personnel killed by IS in Iraq

Baghdad, Oct 30 (IANS) A total of 255 tribesmen and local policemen were executed by the militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group after it took them from their villages and towns in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said Thursday. The bodies of some 150 members of the Sunni tribal fighters and members of local police who fought the IS militants wer...

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Peshmerga forces start entering Kobane, Syria cries foul

Damascus/Baghdad, Oct 30 (IANS) Ten Iraqi Peshmerga fighters crossed the Turkish borders into Syria's predominantly Kurdish town of Kobane Thursday even as the Syrian government accused Turkey of violating its border. The 10 fighters are the first batch to enter the city since Turkey allowed the Iraqi Peshmerga to join the fight in Kobane, also known as Ayn al-Arab, against the Islamic S...

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Mozambique's ruling party, its presidential candidate win elections

Maputo, Oct 30 (IANS) Mozambique's Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE), the executive body of the National Elections Committee (CNE), announced Thursday that Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo party, has been elected as the fourth president since the southern African country's independence in 1975. The 55-year-old Nyusi got 57.3 percent of the votes durin...

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India highlights challenge of fighting terror and preserving human rights

United Nations, Oct 30 (IANS) Calling terrorism an attack on democracy and human rights, India Wednesday highlighted the challenge of balancing the fight against terrorism with preserving human rights. An understanding of the linkage between countering terrorism and promoting human rights remains mired in suspicion and misunderstanding, Mayank Joshi, a first secretary, at India's UN Mi...

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Seven Indian sailors freed after four years pirates' captivity

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (IANS) Seven Indian sailors on vessel MV Asphalt Venture, kidnapped off east Africa by Somali pirates in September 2010, have been released, a functionary in Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said Thursday. Of the seven, two are Keralites and one from Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu). They have been released today and are now being moved to an Indian embassy...

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Nobel laureate Malala donates $50,000 for Gaza schools

London, Oct 30 (IANS) Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Pakistani girl once shot by Taliban for promoting girls' education, has decided to donate her $50,000 prize to the UN to help rebuild Gaza schools damaged by Israel during the recent conflict. The 17-year-old was collecting another prestigious award - World's Children's Prize - in Stockholm when she said she would be givi...

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Kerala Blasters beat FC Pune City to win first ISL match

Pune, Oct 30 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC registered their first win of the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, defeating hosts FC Pune City 2-1 in a close contest at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here. With the win, Kerala jumped up to the fifth spot in the standings with four points from as many matches, just above Pune who also have four points from fou...

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Ex-MP Dhananjay Singh gets bail in maid torture case

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) A court here Thursday granted bail to former parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh, accused of torturing a maid that led to her death. The court observed that Dhananjay Singh - a former Bahujan Samaj Party parliamentarian from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh - had not misused his liberty while on interim bail. Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma said Dhanan...

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SC slams Bihar, Chhattisgarh over missing children

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday slammed the Bihar and Chhattisgarh governments for not furnishing proper information on missing children, including not filing police complaints in all the cases and steps taken to recover them. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Arun Mishra noted with concern that while in Bihar, more than 20 percent of...

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Lokesh Chandra new ICCR chief

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Lokesh Chandra has been appointed the 17th president of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) by President Pranab Mukherjee, an official release said Thursday. Chandra would be the president for a period of three years with effect from Oct 27. He succeeds Karan Singh who demitted office on Aug 18, the release said. Chandra also holds the positi...

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