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Looking forward to working with Modi government: Singapore PM

Singapore, Aug 22 (IANS) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Friday said his country hopes to work with India in areas of infrastructure and education, and expressed his desire to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi who came in with a thumping mandate, a media report said. Speaking at the opening day gala dinner in Global Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Alumni conference,...

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India beat Middlesex by 95 runs

London, Aug 22 (IANS) India returned to winning ways albeit in a warm-up cricket match, registering a comfortable 95-run win over Middlesex at Lord's here Friday. India were dismantled 3-1 in the Test series, suffering innings defeat in the last two matches. Virat Kohli, who had a torrid time in Test series with two ducks and four single digit scores, finally had something to ch...

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Diana Penty walks for Rocky S at LIFW

Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty, who debuted with Cocktail, Friday stole the limelight as a show stopper for designer Rocky S at Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014. The actress walked the ramp, having donning a long black gown with detailed, diamond studded sequence work on the top. With open hair and minimal makeup, she looked gorgeous in Rock's outfit. I love blac...

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Jaitley clarifies his remark on rape

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was Friday embroiled in controversy over his remark that the Dec 16 Delhi gangrape was a small incident, with the Congress describing his comments as idiotic and horrendous. He clarified that his remark had been misconstrued. Hundreds of women Congress supporters Friday protested outside his residence here seeking an apology. T...

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Fearing firing, residents leave border villages in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 22 (IANS) Faring firing from Pakistani forces, around 2,000 villagers belonging Friday left three villages close to the international border in Jammu district to move to safer places, police said. Police sources told IANS here that around 500 families Friday migrated out of Korotana, Nai Basti and Vidipur Jatta villages in R.S.Pura sector of the international border in Jammu, ...

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Saradha scam: CBI calls former IPS officer for questioning

Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the CBI has now summoned former IPS officer Rajat Majumdar for questioning. He will be appearing before the agency Saturday, an official said. He has been asked to appear for questioning Saturday in connection with the scam, a spokesperson of the Central Bureau of Investigation said Friday. The agency Aug 14 has s...

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Eminent Kannada writer Ananthamurthy dead

Bangalore, Aug 22 (IANS) Renowned Kannada writer and literary critic U.R. Ananthamurthy died here Friday after a brief illness. He was 82. Murthy, who was admitted to a private hospital last week for treatment of infection and fever, was put on multi-support system, as his condition turned critical earlier in the day, hospital sources said. As his condition worsened, we had to pu...

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Wrestler Sushil Kumar Delhi's new brand ambassador

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar was Friday announced as Delhi's new brand ambassador. He was appointed by Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung. Sushil Kumar won the silver medal in 66 kg freeStyle at the 2012 London Olympics. ...

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Miley Cyrus concert banned in Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) The Dominican Republic government has banned a concert where US pop star Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in the nation's capital Sep 13. In a notice sent to the SD Concerts and Live Nation companies -- organisers of the concert, CNEPR entertainment and radio commission stated that in her concerts the singer tends to stage acts at odds with the princi...

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Biggest DDA housing scheme of 25,000 flats announced

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Friday approved its biggest housing scheme so far of over 25,000 flats. The land owning agency in the capital also scrapped a controversial clause that reserved 80 percent flats for Delhiites. The registration for these flats will begin from Sep 1 and end Oct 9. The draw of lots will be conducted within 15-20 days of ...

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KCR hard sells Telangana in Singapore

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Hard selling Telangana in Singapore, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao Friday invited investors to invest in the newly-created state, promising the best industrial policy, business-friendly environment and attractive incentives. Addressing a conference of IIMPACT, a body formed by alumni of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), he urged the investors to become...

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Guerrillas fire at security forces in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 22 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas Friday evening fired at a patrol party of the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, triggering a gunfight, police said. The exchange of fire was continuing after 9 p.m. A senior police officer said a patrol party of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the special operations group (SOG) of the state police was fired upon by mili...

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Ukrainian rebels kill four soldiers

Kiev, Aug 22 (IANS) At least four security personnel have been killed and 23 wounded in clashes with rebels in eastern Ukraine, authorities said Friday. Four Ukrainian servicemen were killed Thursday overnight in clashes with rebels, Xinhua quoted National Security and Defence Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko as saying. Lysenko said that fierce battles were still underway in ten ...

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DU registar's deputation cancelled

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government has cancelled the extension of deputation period given earlier to Delhi University Registrar Alka Sharma. A department of personnel and training (DoPT) document, dated Aug 20, said: The appointments committee of the cabinet has approved the proposal for cancelling the extended period of deputation and premature repatriation of Alka Sharma. ...

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Delhi's child sex ratio at birth increases

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The child sex ratio in the capital registered an increase from 886 females per 1,000 males in 2012 to 895 in 2013, the Delhi government said Friday. The infant mortality rate in Delhi (per thousand live births) saw a marginal dip from 23.93 during 2012 to 22.37 during 2013, said a report on Registration of Births & Deaths. The total numbers of births ...

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HC notice to Pakistan mission on child's custody

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the Pakistan High Commission, seeking its assistance on the custody issue of a four-year-old Pakistani girl, who had lost her parents in an accident near Srinagar in June. A division bench of Justice Reva Khetrapal and Justice S.P. Garg asked the Pakistani mission to assist the court by providing details of the guardi...

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Son of Bihar's minister admitted to hospital, ragging suspected

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The son of Bihar's cooperatives minister was admitted to a hospital here in critical condition after he was ragged in school, the victim's father said. My son's condition is critical. Right now I am not in a position to say anything. From whatever I have got to know from the local guardian in Gwalior, it seems that my son has become a victim of ragging, minister ...

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Youth Congress leader joins Trinamool

Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Defections from the Congress party in West Bengal continued with Youth Congress state president Shaumik Hossain Friday joining the ruling Trinamool Congress. Announcing the joining of Shaumik, son of former Congress MP Abdul Mannan Hossain, along with 27 others, Trinamool national general secretary Mukul Roy said the recent defection will severely dent Congress' mo...

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Diplomacy is about not saying the wrong thing: India

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Responding to Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's claim that he did not breach protocol by meeting separatist leaders, India Friday said diplomacy is about not saying the wrong things at any time. In diplomacy, it is not about saying the right things at the right time. It is also about not saying the wrong things at any time, external affairs ministry spokes...

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Advocate accuses client of filing false case

New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A court here acquitted a man, accused of attempt to commit culpable homicide, after the advocate appearing for the complainant in the case accused his own client of filing a false case for making money. Additional Sessions Judge Savita Rao while acquitting east Delhi's resident Amit Chaudhary, facing trial under various charges including attempt to commit culpabl...

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