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Chennaiyin bag Colombian striker

Chennai, Oct 1 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC signed up Colombian striker John Stiven Mendoza Wednesday and finalised their 28-man squad for the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League. Mendoza is a 22-year-old forward who represented Colombia at the 2009 U-17 World Cup in Nigeria and the 2011 U-20 South American championship in Peru. He also represented Colombian club Deportivo Cali. ...

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Germany increases aid for Syrian, Iraqi refugees

Berlin, Oct 1 (IANS) Germany has added 10 million euros (about $12.6 million) to its humanitarian aid for refugees in Syria, Iraq and their neighbouring countries in the region, the foreign ministry announced Wednesday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in the statement the catastrophic situation of the people in Syria and Iraq had continued to worsen with the advance of th...

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Kejriwal to join safai karamcharis near PM's house

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will join the conservancy staff in cleanliness drive Thursday at a slum - a stone's throw from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's official residence in the heart of the capital. The former chief minister will reach BR Camp at 7 a.m. (Thursday) and join the safai karamcharis, AAP spokesperson Nagendar Sharma said Wednesday. BR Camp is ...

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Pakistan army resorts to unprovoked firing in Poonch

Jammu, Oct 1 (IANS) The Pakistani Army Wednesday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Defence sources told IANS: Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked firing at two of our posts on the LoC in Poonch district today evening. They added: They are using small arms and automatics to target our positions. Our troops have re...

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NCP to support independent candidate against Chavan

Satara (Maharashtra), Oct 1 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party Wednesday decided to support an independent candidate against former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan in the Karad (South) during the assembly elections later this month. The development followed Rajendra Yadav, the NCP's official candidate in the constituency, announcing his support to Chavan in his home dist...

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Chopper deal: Court seeks ED's response on Khaitan's bail

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A court here Wednesday asked Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file its reply on a bail plea filed by businessman Gautam Khaitan, who was arrested for graft in connection with the AgustaWestland chopper deal case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal asked ED to file its reply on the bail plea of Khaitan by Oct 7. Khaitan is in police custody till ...

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Two Indian-born achievers to be honoured in US

Bangalore, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian-born Stanford University professor Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj and Indian techie Himanshu Asnani, pursuing research in mathematics at Stanford, will be honoured in Washington DC Thursday by the US-based Marconi Society. Paulraj, 69, is the winner of the Marconi Prize 2014 for his pioneering work on developing wireless technology to transmit and receive data ...

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Delhi HC seeks test report on polluted water in 'lake'

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday expressed strong displeasure at the government's inaction on its order to the environment ministry to get tested samples of contaminated water in a green forest area in Tughlakabad due to which birds are allegedly dying. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the environment secretary to appear befo...

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Hamas denies forming 'Popular Army' in Gaza

Gaza, Oct 1 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement Wednesday denied media reports about its plan to form a Popular Army in the Gaza Strip. The group said in an emailed press statement that Hamas has an armed wing, known as al-Qassam Brigades, and anything reported on the plans to form an army in the Gaza Strip is untrue. Earlier this week, several mosques in the Gaza Strip called fo...

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Delhi HC notice to CBI over Chautala's poll campaign

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the CBI on a plea complaining that former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala has started campaigning for the upcoming state elections without the court's consent and misused the bail granted by it. Chautala has been out on bail after being sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers' recruitment scam case...

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Tihar Jail authorities file medical report of ex-MP's wife

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Tihar jail authorities Wednesday submitted a medical report of ex-parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, accused in a case of maid torture, which says that she is having gall stones and has only one kidney. Jagriti's counsel P.K. Dubey, while seeking interim bail, had told the court that she was suffering stones in the gall bladder and she needed to...

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Scottish business delegation to visit India next week

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Scottish Development International (SDI), the international arm of Scottish Enterprise, is bringing a trade delegation of 12 companies and four business heads to India, the SDI said here Wednesday The delegation is on a five-day visit beginning October 6 to explore business alliances and tie-ups. It will meet over 100 Indian companies across Bangalore, Hyderabad a...

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BSF recovers five kg heroin near India-Pakistan border

Chandigarh, Oct 1 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers recovered five kg of heroin following a gunfight with smugglers from the Pakistan side in Punjab's Ferozepur sector, BSF officials said Wednesday. Border Security Force personnel have successfully seized five packets of contraband Heroin and one mobile phone and three Pakistani SIM cards today (Wednesday) in the area of Border...

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Dalit settlement decks up for Modi's Clean India mission

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Dozens of municipal workers Wednesday were busy sprucing up Valmiki Colony, a settlement of poor, once-outcast Dalits where Mahatma Gandhi once dwelt, and now home to 300 families, mostly sweepers and others involved in menial cleaning jobs. They painted signages where none existed, as also electric poles which had few lights, and planted fresh flowers like chrysa...

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RBI unbiased about the way to go on rates: Raghuram Rajan

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank (RBI) is without bias either way about raising or cutting interest rates, while further policy will be contingent on relevant data coming in, Governor Raghuram Rajan said Wednesday. Our policy stance today is reasonable and we see no reason to alter it today based on the information we have. As data comes in, we will have a better view and will adjus...

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Security tightened on eve of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launch

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Security was tightened in Valmiki Colony in central Delhi and nearby areas Wednesday on the eve of the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Delhi Police and other security agencies are keeping a strict vigil in Valmiki Colony and nearby areas prior to the much-anticipated launch of Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan from here Oct 2.

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Assam CM appeals to Centre over river authority

Guwahati, Oct 1 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Wednesday urged union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to expedite the process to set up the Brahmaputra River Valley Authority (BRVA) as a long-term mitigation measures for floods on Brahmaputra and Barak river basins. Flood causes a temporary setback but erosion causes permanent damage. So far four lakh hectare of land has been gobbled...

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Modi to launch 'Swachh Bharat' mission Thursday

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Swatchh Bharat mission Thursday aimed at creating a 'Clean India' in the next five years. Modi would symbolically wield a broom Oct 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and reach out to all Indians to make cleanliness a mass movement. Preparations are being made in government offices and also by the Bhara...

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Citizen's group identifies 100 archaic laws

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call during his election campaign for Minimum Government, Maximum Governance, a citizens group in New Delhi has drawn up a list of 100 laws that should be deleted from the statue books. The Centre for Civil Society, the Macro Finance group at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and the Vidhi Legal Centre - wil...

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Ram Charan offers Rs.2 lakh to family of deceased fan

Kurnool, Oct 1 (IANS) Actor Ram Charan Wednesday grieved over the death of a fan who lost his life in a stampede at a theatre here where his Telugu film Govindudu Andarivadele was playing, and also offered Rs.2 lakh ex gratia to his family. Krishna Vamsi-directed Govindudu Andarivadele released Wednesday worldwide. I came to know a fan in Yemmiganur (in Kurnool district) lost his...

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