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One dies in Manipur bomb blast

Imphal, Nov 29 (IANS) A 10-year-old boy was killed in an explosion in Manipur Saturday, police said. The blast took place a day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state. The young boy was standing on a road at Lilong (under Thoubal district) while his mother was collecting some forest products nearby when the bomb exploded, killing him on the spot, a police officer said...

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Education makes people less vulnerable to natural calamities

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Education makes people less vulnerable to natural disasters such as floods, landslides and storms that are expected to intensify with climate change, says a new study. Investing in empowerment through universal education should be key in climate change adaptation efforts, contended the study by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Ed...

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Anna Kendrick positive following nude photo leaks

Los Angeles, Nov 29 (IANS) Actress Anna Kendrick, whose naked pictures were leaked online by hackers earlier this year alongside other stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, is glad the episode encouraged people not to blame the victims. I'm happy that it seems like more people are coming around. Because it happened en masse in that way, it forced people to come around and go, 'Eve...

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Nine injured in Srinagar grenade blast

Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Nine people, including a woman and two children, were injured in a grenade explosion at city centre Lal Chowk here Saturday, police said. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub-inspector was also hurt in the blast. Nine people, including a woman, two children and a CRPF sub-inspector, were injured when militants hurled a powerful hand grenade at a secur...

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Rajnath expresses concern over Islamist terrorism

Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) Islamist terrorism has touched the Indian subcontinent and it is a matter of concern for the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here Saturday. Expressing concern that youth are joining the Islamic State (IS), he said some misguided youth of the country are joining the international terrorist outfit IS. He was inaugurating the 49th All India DGPs an...

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British band ready for 'culture shock' on their maiden India visit

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Member of the English alternative rock band Dinosaur Pile-Up is ready for the culture shock on their maiden visit to India for the NH7 Weekender, says the lead singer and guitarist Matt Bigland. Formed in 2007, the band comprises of Bigland along with drummer Mike Sheils and bassist Jim Cratchley. It will be quite a culture shock in terms of differences ...

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New mineral deposits discovered in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) Odisha has discovered new mineral deposits of around 431 million tonne (MT) in 10 districts of the state, Steel and Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick informed the state assembly in a written reply. The state has discovered 431 MT mineral deposits including iron ore, manganese, bauxite, gemstones and graphite, the minister said Friday. Around 210 million t...

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Bad weather delays Japanese asteroid probe

Tokyo, Nov 29 (IANS) Japan's space agency has delayed the Saturday launch of the Hayabusa-2 spacecraft - set to land on a carbon-rich asteroid named 1999 JU3 - due to bad weather. Scheduled to lift off from the Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan, Hayabusa-2's target is a 900-metre-long space rock that is thought to hold chemical secrets from the solar system's infancy, a report in the sci...

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Support Syria and Iraq in fight against terrorism: Putin

Moscow, Nov 29 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured Syria, Iraq and the other countries in the Gulf region of support in their fight against terrorism, media reported Saturday. The situation in Syria still raises serious concerns, said Putin in an interview with the Turkish al-Anadolu news agency, which was cited by Syria's official Sana news agency. He pointed out...

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Greenland's ruling party wins parliamentary polls

Copenhagen, Nov 29 (IANS) Greenland's ruling Siumut party has won the parliamentary elections by a narrow margin, official data showed. With all votes counted early Saturday morning, the social democratic Siumut party headed by Kim Kielsen won 34.3 percent of the vote, or 10,102 ballots, while the left-wing party of Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA), led by Sara Olsvig, mustered 33.2 percent of the...

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Mirwaiz to build homes for Kashmir flood victims

Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of the moderate Hurriyat group, launched his plan for rehabilitation of flood victims by laying the foundation of a new home for a Kashmiri Pandit here Saturday. He laid the foundation of a home for Moti Lal in Mandir Bagh area of Srinagar city. Lal had lost his home in the September floods that ravaged the state, rendering thousands ...

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Pakistan PM disqualification case slated for Dec 8

Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court Saturday fixed Dec 8 as the date for the hearing on the disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by a larger bench. A seven-member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk will preside over the hearing regarding the premier's disqualification, initiated by advocate Gohar Nawaz Sindhu, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leade...

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Finland's parliament approves legalising same-sex marriages

Helsinki, Nov 29 (IANS) Finland's parliament has voted to approve legalising same-sex marriages, according to media reports. It was a narrow victory for those in favour of legalising same-sex marriages in the country. According to a report in The Independent Friday, 105 members of parliament supported the measure while 92 opposed it. The new measure promises to end the di...

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Four injured in Srinagar grenade blast

Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Four civilians, including a baby, were injured in a grenade explosion at city centre Lal Chowk here Saturday, police said. Four civilians, including a baby, were injured when militants hurled a powerful hand grenade at a security force picket in Lal Chowk today (Saturday) afternoon, a senior police officer told IANS. The injured have been shifted to hospit...

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Messi at the centre but eyes on Mathieu on return to Mestalla

Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Lionel Messi may be the man making all the headlines at the moment but all eyes at the Mestalla Stadium will probably be on Barcelona defender Jeremy Mathieu when the Catalans play away to Valencia Sunday night. Mathieu was one of Barca's summer signings, making the switch from Valencia to the Camp Nou, where he has become a fixture for coach, Luis Enrique, reports ...

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Moyes happy with debut win at home against Elche

Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Former Manchester United coach David Moyes was a happy man after a hat-trick by striker Carlos Vela gave his new club Real Sociedad a 3-0 home win over Elche in his home debut as coach of the Basque football club. The win means Moyes has now taken a draw and a win in his two matches since being appointed the coach of Real Sociedad and his side have begun to climb aw...

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5,000 buffaloes slaughtered during Nepal religious festival

Kathmandu, Nov 29 (IANS) About 5,000 buffaloes were slaughtered in a religious sacrifice in Nepal, in spite of efforts of animal rights activists to end the practice. This mass animal sacrifice was part of the Gadhimai festival, held in Bariyarpur in Nepal's Bara district, in which tens of thousands of animals, including buffaloes, goats and birds were sacrificed as an act of gratitude t...

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Chennaiyin FC look to maintain top spot in ISL

Kochi, Nov 29 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC will look to maintain their top spot in the standings when they take on Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here Sunday. But defeating the hosts won't be an easy task for visitors Chennai as the Blasters are yet to lose on their home ground so far in the tournament. The task is even harder for Chennaiyin FC in the absence of their...

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Sindhu enters Macau Open final

Macau, Nov 29 (IANS) Leading woman shuttler P.V. Sindhu entered the women's singles final of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold, registering a comprehensive win over Thailand's Busanan Ongbumrungpan here Saturday. Defending champion Sindhu had a facile 21-14, 21-15 win over the World No.23 in 42 minutes at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion here. With this win, the Indian World No.11 ...

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Black money: BJP's advantage, Congress' problem

From the time in the 1960s when undeclared income, or black money, stashed away in foreign banks was said to constitute a parallel economy, the issue of unaccounted funds has remained a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. The riddle or brainteaser relates to those who have deprived the Indian exchequer of vast amounts. It is a matter of some relief that after the passage of mor...

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