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Andhra industry body, Turkish Indian chamber sign MoU

Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) and the Turkish Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (TICCI) have signed an agreement for the promotion of commercial and industrial relations. Under this agreement, FAPCCI and TICCI will encourage the exchange of trade missions, supply relevant market information, conduct business mat...

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Complete road project within timeframe: Himachal CM

Kotkhai (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 22 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Wednesday asked a private company executing a major road project in the prominent apple belt of Shimla to complete the work within timeframe or face action. The work on the Theog-Rohru-Hatkoti road has been sanctioned to Chadha and Chadha Company by the World Bank. If the company failed to complete ...

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Now, Tibetans in exile can start enterprises

Dharamsala, Oct 22 (IANS) After getting the right to exercise their franchise in the Indian political system, Tibetans in exile can now start their own enterprises. A decision to this effect was finalised following the approval of the Tibetan Rehabilitation Policy 2014 by the government of India this week, an official said here Wednesday. According to the policy dated Oct 20, any...

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New Afghan President to visit China

Beijing, Oct 22 (IANS) Afghanistan's new President, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai will pay a state visit to China from next Tuesday to Friday, his first foreign visit since assuming office last month, the Chinese foreign ministry announced Wednesday. China has attached great importance to the visit, which is the first high-level visit between China and Afghanistan since the new Afghan government...

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Zambia to face Cote d'Ivoire in friendly

Lusaka, Oct 22 (IANS) The Zambia national football team is expected to play Cote d'Ivoire in an international friendly match Saturday, the country's football governing body confirmed Wednesday. The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) said the 'Elephants' are expected to arrive in Zambia Wednesday, according to a statement posted on its website, reports Xinhua. According to the s...

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Who convinced Matthew McConaughey to get married?

Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey says his long time girlfriend and model Camila Alves has a great convincing power and that she was the one who convinced him to get married. McConaughey, who married Alves in 2012, talked about her convincing power in an interview with GQ magazine, reports people.com. Look, some of it had to do with her putting it on me, the ac...

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Working Diwali for Ali Fazal

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal will be home away from home on Diwali Thursday as he is busy filming Khamoshiyaan for Vishesh Films. I am shooting in Cape Town with Bhatt's for 'Khamoshiyaan' so, I will be having a working Diwali this year. I am having a great time working with them, it's like a home away from home, Ali said in a statement. Directed by Karan Dara, Khamos...

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Kolkata film fest to go without private sponsorship

Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) Weeks ahead of the 2014 Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), the West Bengal government has decided that the annual event will not have any private sponsorship from this year, an official said Wednesday. The 20th edition of KIFF, scheduled to begin Nov 10, will introduce competitive segments. There will be no private sponsorship this year and it has ...

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Man kills wife for objecting to his affair

Gurgaon, Oct 22 (IANS) A 53-year-old businessman Wednesday shot his wife nine times, killing her on the spot, after she objected to his extramarital affair, police said. Deepak Khurana shot his 50-year-old wife Alka Khurana with his licensed pistol in their flat in Palam Vihar area here around noon. Khurana, who runs a furniture factory, had extramarital affairs. His wife Alka ob...

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Sabarimala shrine to produce 14 mn cans of prasad

Sabarimala (Kerala), Oct 22 (IANS) The Sabarimala shrine, whose new pilgrimage season starts Nov 17, will produce a record 14 million cans of 'prasad'. Situated on the Western Ghats at an altitude of 914 metres above sea level, the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district lies around 100 km from here. It is accessible only on foot from Pamba. Even though the temple is now ope...

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EU sets 'red lines' for Israel in occupied territories

Jerusalem, Oct 22 (IANS/EFE) The European Union (EU) will discuss with Israel red lines regarding the occupied territories in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to defend the two-state solution threatened by recent Israeli decisions, an Israeli newspaper reported Wednesday. The daily Haartez cited EU internal documents which said that the bloc aims to clarify to the Israeli government head...

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Entire list should be out: Congress on black money

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The Congress Wednesday lashed out at the government on the issue of bringing back black money, saying it should come out with the entire list of names and not be vindictive. We want to know the entire list. Do not blackmail and threaten us. The Congress party is not going to succumb to any blackmailing, party spokesperson Ajay Maken told the media. He sai...

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Indian hockey coach Walsh's contract to be renewed

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh, who resigned Tuesday, will be given a new contract that will provide him with more functional autonomy in the technical matters of the running of the sport. Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Jiji Thomson said Wednesday that Walsh, who is serving a one-month resignation notice period, will be offered a new contract b...

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Domestic travel surges during Diwali weekend

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Making the most of the long Diwali weekend, domestic travel this festive season has risen by around 25 percent as compared with last year, a survey revealed Wednesday. Conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), the survey interacted with about 50 tour operators each in the five metro cities of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Delhi, ...

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Japan keen to develop Andhra's capital city

Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Japan is keen to develop various projects in Andhra Pradesh, including state capital in Vijayawada-Guntur region as a smart city and three power plants of 10,000 Megawatts. A high-level Japanese delegation Wednesday met Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu here and expressed willingness to transfer high-technology in agriculture and food processing sectors, cold c...

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India still on guard against polio

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Despite being declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), India has not let its guard down and is screening passengers from neighbouring countries where the disease is still endemic, officials said Wednesday. India completed three full years without reporting any case of polio, which was celebrated as a landmark event for a south Asian country. Th...

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CPI-M calls for radical electoral reforms

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The CPI-M Wednesday called for radical electoral reforms, saying the BJP was winning legislative majorities with just a third or less percentage of popular support. This was due to the anomalies of the 'first-past-the post' system in elections, the Communist Party of India-Marxist said in an editorial in its journal People's Democracy. This called for rad...

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Modi regime continues UPA's 'disingenuity' on offshore black money

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Over three years ago, the Supreme Court had described as disingenuous the then UPA government's argument, now being parroted by the Narendra Modi government, that the confidentiality clause in the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between India and Germany came in the way of disclosing names of those who had parked their black money in Liechtenstein's LGT Bank. <...

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Sardar Patel's birth anniversary to be 'Rashtriya Ekta Divas'

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) The central government will commemorate Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary Oct 31 as National Integration Day, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced here Wednesday. The central government will create awareness about the contribution of Sardar Patel during India's Independence movement and towards national integration, he s...

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Finding MH370 remains priority: Malaysian minister

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 22 (IANS) The Malaysian government is committed to finding the remains of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which vanished March 8 without any trace, media reported Wednesday. Victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH370 tragedy will never be forgotten, the Malaysian Star quoted Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein as saying. All that could be done to find the aircr...

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