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Vasco da Gama players attacked by fans

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 5 (IANS) Brazilian football club Vasco da Gama's centre-back Rodrigo was injured during a fan attack on the team's bus here. Vasco's players were stepping off the vehicle to enter their hotel in downtown Rio when they were mobbed by about 30 fans on Friday, according to an eyewitness, reports Xinhua. Fans threw eggs and manhandled several players, with Rodrigo...

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CFL: Toppers East Bengal clash with Mohun Bagan for season's first derby

Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) On the threshold of repeating their old record of six consecutive local league titles, table toppers East Bengal will renew their traditional rivalry with Mohun Bagan in the season's first derby before an expected large turnout of vociferous fans at the relaid grass surface of the Salt Lake stadium here on Sunday. The Calcutta Football League (CFL) Premier Division-...

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Indian junior hockey eves outplay North Korea 13-0

Changzhou (China), Sep 5 (IANS) India made a rousing start to their campaign in the seventh Women's Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament as skipper Rani Rampal led from the front with five goals for a 13-0 humiliation of North Korea here on Saturday. India didn't allow the Koreans to settle down and exerted pressure from the beginning. The technical supremacy of the Indians allowed them to ...

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Pakistan pacer Asif targeting return during England tour

Lahore, Sep 5 (IANS) Free to represent his country in international cricket post his five-year ban for fixing in 2010, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif said he is targeting a return to the national side in his country's tour of England next year. The bowler was considered his country's premier pacer but deliberately no-balled and was involved in fixing against England in a Test match a...

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B-Town offers condolences to Aadesh's family at funeral

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, Sonu Nigam and Alka Yagnik attended the funeral of music composer Aadesh Shrivastava on Saturday. The Raajneeti composer lost his battle to cancer on Saturday, a day after he turned 49. Amitabh, who has featured in films like Baabul and Baaghban -- for which Shrivastava composed music -- was seen cons...

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Amit Shah thanks PM for OROP

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday thanked the Narendra Modi government for implementing the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen, saying it will provide a financial security net to defence personnel. We have not just fulfilled the promise but implemented it as well. The Modi government has provided the retired and serving servicemen a financial s...

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Tianjin blasts death toll rises to 161

Beijing, Sep 5 (IANS) The death toll in the Tianjin warehouse explosions rose to 161 on Saturday, with 12 people still missing three weeks after the blasts, according to rescue authorities. The dead include 96 firefighters, 11 policemen and 54 civilians. The missing include eight firefighters and four civilians, Xinhua reported. Hundreds more remain in hospital. Two blast...

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Japan gives first clean toilet awards

Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) A total of 28 municipalities and businesses have received the Japanese government's first toilet awards for promoting clean, safe and comfortable public lavatories, the media reported on Saturday. The recipients for Toilet Awards Japan, launched earlier this year, were selected from among 378 applicants by six ministries. The awards were presented on Friday, the Japan...

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Evacuation order lifted for Japan's radiation-hit town

Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) The Japanese government on Saturday lifted the evacuation order for a town near the Fukushima reactors, over four years after ordering mass relocations following the eruption in the plant. Naraha became the first of seven radiation-tainted municipalities in the Fukushima prefecture to be entirely cleared for re-population since the triple-reactor meltdown following th...

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OROP announcement totally disappointing: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday termed as totally disappointing the 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) scheme announced by the government. The (Narendra) Modi government has substantially diluted the provisions of the OROP announced by the UPA (Congress-led United Progressive Alliance). Today's (Saturday) announcement about OROP by the defence minister is totally disappointin...

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Ghani vows to take Afghanistan towards self-sufficiency

Kabul, Sep 5 (IANS) Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani vowed to fight corruption, promote economic growth and take the militancy-plagued country towards self- sufficiency. He made the promise in his opening remarks at the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of donor nations in Kabul on Saturday, Xinhua reported. Ghani said his government has fought against corruption and woul...

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47 militants killed in rebels'-IS battles

Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS) At least 47 militants were killed in rebel-on-rebel battles in Syria's northern province of Aleppo on Saturday, a monitor group reported. The rebels were killed during battles between an array of militant groups and the Islamic state (IS) in the northern countryside of Aleppo province, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as saying. The UK-...

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Goa hospital gets notice over patients sleeping in corridors

Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The Goa Human Rights Commission on Saturday issued notices to the health secretary and the dean of the state's top government run medical facility over the issue of patients sleeping in the hospital's corridors last month. The notices were issued some days after the issue was highlighted in the media and subsequently a petition was filed by three individuals, includi...

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'The Perfect Girl...' commercial, but realistic film: Tara

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) Tara Alisha Berry of Mastram fame says her next film The Perfect Girl: Ek Simple Si Love Story is a commercial, but very realistic. It is a contemporary and fresh love story. It is a commercial film, but very realistic at the same time. It's the kind of film that I always wanted to do, Tara told IANS. 'The Perfect Girl...' is a very fresh concept and the dir...

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A soldier who attained martyrdom after killing 10 militants

Jammu, Sep 5 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier who was killed in a gunfight with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district earlier this week attained martyrdom after killing 10 guerrillas in 11 days, a military official said on Saturday. Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami, a Special Forces Commando of the Indian Army has created a unique history of valour and dedication to duty by elimina...

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BJP welcomes OROP implementation

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday welcomed the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, calling it a historic decision. The party said that the Narendra Modi government had honoured the soldiers of the country. We welcome the decision. It is a historic decision, BJP general secretary Anil Jain said here. The Congr...

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West aware of Indian palate, not its spectrum: Chef Ranveer Brar

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Chef Ranveer Brar says the West doesn't know much about Indian cuisine except for a fixed menu. The West doesn't know much about the Indian cuisine except for a fixed menu of maximum 10 dishes. Most Indian restaurants outside have copied and pasted those fixed dishes there. They are aware and have the palate for Indian food, but don't know the spectrum of...

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Muslim Board to campaign against imposition of Brahminical culture

Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the apex body of Indian Muslims, has decided to launch a nationwide campaign against attempts by the government to impose Brahminical culture and vedic dharam. Voicing concern over the threats posed to the religious and cultural identity of minorities and other groups, the board announced the launch of the 'deen aur dastur ...

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US business magazine honours Indian-American woman

Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) An Indian-American woman has made it to the list of the top 30 female business leaders in Austin Business Journal's 2015 Profiles in Power & Women of Influence, a media report said. Rina Patel, area president for Wells Fargo in Austin, was recognised as a female powerhouse on the Austin business scene during the 21st annual Profiles in Power awards last month...

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First Naga breakaway group supports peace accord

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The NSCN (Reformation) has become the first breakaway group of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) to support the Naga Peace Accord, inked in June to bring peace and development in the northeast region. It also urged R.N Ravi, the central government's interlocutor for the Naga peace talks, to hammer out a solution acceptable to all stakeholders. Afte...

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