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General Motors India sales down 45 percent in October

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 1 (IANS) General Motors India sold 4,263 vehicles in October against 7,715 units sold in the corresponding period last year -- a drop of 44.74 percent, the company said Saturday. Even though the lower fuel prices are encouraging, the market is not showing any movement apart from new entries. Even the festival season did not bring the expected momentum in the market. T...

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Fourth India Non-Fiction Festival in Delhi Nov 15, 16

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Dedicated to non-fiction literary works, the two-day India Non-Fiction Festival will begin in the national capital Nov 15, a statement said Saturday. In its fourth edition, the festival will bring together noted authors and personalities from diverse fields and they would engage in discussions on issues ranging from business and sociology to travel and health. ...

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Warrant against Digvijaya over Gadkari defamation

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A court here Saturday issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh after he failed to appear before it in a criminal defamation case lodged against him by union minister Nitin Gadkari. Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha also warned Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari of dismissing his plea if he also fails to appear before the cou...

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1,273 people killed in Iraq violence in October: UN

Baghdad, Nov 1 (IANS) A total of 1,273 Iraqis were killed and 2,010 others were injured in terrorist attacks and violence in October in Iraq, according to a statement issued Saturday by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The statement said that 856 civilians, including 139 policemen, and 417 Iraqi security forces personnel were killed, while 1,490 civilians, including 172 police...

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Bharat-Nepal Shiksha Maitri Karyakram launched

Kathmandu, Nov 1 (IANS) In the line with the announcement made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first week of August, the Bharat-Nepal Shiksha Maitri Karyakram for Nepalese students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various disciplines in Nepal was announced here Saturday. The programme, fully funded by the Indian government, envisages visits by Nepalese stu...

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Identify diseases attacking potato crop: Himachal governor

Shimla, Nov 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh Saturday stressed upon the need for identifying diseases posing a threat to potato crop and strategies to protect it from the effects of climate change. Speaking at a national seminar on 'Emerging problems of potato', organised jointly by the Indian Potato Association and the Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) of Shimla, s...

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Three dead in road accident

Agra, Nov 1 (IANS) At least three people were killed when the goods carrier they were travelling on rammed into a 16-wheel truck on the Agra-Mathura highway early Saturday, officials said. A mother and her son are among the dead. At least six people, including the driver of the vehicle, were seriously injured in accident near a village about 30 kms from here, police said. Eyewitn...

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Protest outside police HQ over Trilokpuri riots

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A group of Jawaharlal University (JNU) students Saturday protested outside the Delhi Police headquarters alleging discrimination against the minority community in the communal violence that hit east Delhi's Trilokpuri. A group of 60-70 JNU students staged protest against Delhi Police over the Trilokpuri communal violence and blamed the force for taking action agai...

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CineKaravan, aid for releasing indie films

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Independent filmmakers in the country always face the trouble of getting their movies released. But CineKaravan - a joint venture between Sikhya Entertainment and FilmKaravan - is trying to help such talent. CineKaravan develops, distributes and promotes high-quality South Asian independent films for a global audience. The initiative provides a customized re...

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Court issues warrant against Digvijaya Singh

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) A court here Saturday issued a bailable warrant against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh after he failed to appear before it in a defamation case filed against him by union minister Nitin Gadkari. ...

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Land grabbing set to be cognizable offence in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet Saturday decided to promulgate an ordinance for prohibiting land grabbing activities in the state. Chief Secretary G.C. Pati said the ordinance will provide for criminal prosecution of land grabbers, which could end in imprisonment of one to seven years with fine up to Rs.20,000. The offence shall be cognizable and non-bailable and no ...

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14th Finance Commission term extended till Dec.31, 2014

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) The term of the 14th Finance Commission has been extended by two months, till Dec.31, 2014, an official statement said here Saturday. The proposal of extension of time period by two months for submission of report by the Fourteenth Finance Commission has been considered and approved by the Cabinet on Oct. 29, 2014. Accordingly, the President of India, on Oct.31, 2...

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Power outage across Bangladesh as national grid collapses

Dhaka, Nov 1 (IANS) Power outages Saturday hit several places in Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka, due to the collapse of the national grid. Reports of power cuts were coming in from several other places including Narayanganj, Rangpur, Sirajganj and Sylhet Saturday. Power and Energy Minister Nasrul Hamid told bdnews24.com: The national grid has collapsed. We are working on...

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Graft allegation against Mani will benefit Chandy: CPI-M

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 1 (IANS) The graft allegation levelled against Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani by a bar hotel owner is going to benefit Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, the CPI-M said Saturday. Speaking to reporters here, CPI-M state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said they are the least surprised with this allegation as the Chandy government is known for such things. He do no...

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Krip Suri 'privileged' to play Akbar on TV

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Krip Suri, who is playing Akbar in the Bharat Ka Veer Putra Maharana Pratap historical show, will be shwowcasing the negative side of the Mughal emperor and says it's tough. The role of Akbar has been played by two phenomenal actors namely Prithviraj Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan in movies. Hence, I feel privileged to essay this role. But unlike them who essayed hi...

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Space plane crash: Sir Branson 'shocked' but to 'persevere'

New York, Nov 1 (IANS) Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, was shocked and saddened by the news of the Virgin Galactic passenger space plane crash but said that he would persevere. The space plane developed by Virgin Galactic crashed Friday after suffering an in-flight anomaly during a powered test flight over California. All our thoughts are with the families of everyo...

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DIFF: Kurdish filmmaker tells beekeeper's story

Dharamsala, Nov 1 (IANS) When Kurdish filmmaker Mano Khalil came across an apiarist named Ibrahim Gezer, he knew that his was a story that must be told. The result was The Beekeeper, which was screened at the ongoing Dharamsala International Film Festival (DIFF) here. The 107 minute-long documentary gives a heart warming illustration of Gezer, a Kurdish apiarist from southeast Turkey, an...

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Drugs to abet cancer cells suicide found

London, Nov 1 (IANS) British scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells -- paving the way for new treatments. The combination of two drugs, called TRAIL and a CDK9 inhibitor, forced the cancer cells to self-destruct, the findings showed. When healthy cells are no longer useful, they initiate a chain of events culminati...

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Want 'Fury' haircut? Hakim Aalim's giving it for free

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Celebrity hairstylist Hakim Aalim, who boasts of Bollywood clients like Arjun Rampal, Sunil Shetty and Shahid Kapoor, is now set to give a free haircut to all those who want the commando look from Brad Pitt-starrer Fury. Aalim has tied up with PVR pictures for their next film Fury where he is giving free haircuts to all the Fury fans who wish to copy the look, sai...

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Another Burkina Faso army officer claims power

Ouagadougou, Nov 1 (IANS) Burkina Faso's senior military officer Isaac Zida, who was in command of the presidential guard, Saturday announced via a televised speech that he has seized power as head of state during the interim period. I now assume... the responsibilities of head of the transition and of head of state to assure the continuation of the state and a smooth democratic transiti...

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