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'Ukrainian conflict has escalated into war'

Kiev, Sep 1 (IANS) Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey Monday said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-independence insurgents has escalated into a war. A great war came at our doorstep, the war, which Europe has not seen since World War II, Geletey wrote on his official Facebook page, Xinhua reported. Accusing Russia of beginning a full-scale...

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AMU convocation to honour distinguished Muslims

Aligarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University will honour distinguished Muslims at its convocation for which Emir of Sharjah, Sultan Bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi, has been invited to deliver the convocation address. The emir will also be the chief guest at the Sir Syed Day, it was decided at a meeting of varsity officials presided over by Vice Chancellor, Lt.Gen. (retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah...

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IS slogan found on school walls in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) Slogans praising Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) were found on the walls of some schools in the Saudi Arabia capital following Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's call for coordinated counter-terrorism efforts. The pro-IS slogans were found on the walls of schools in the Al-Naseem neighbourhood of east Riyadh, Saudi Gazette reported Sunday. Our soci...

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Japan to aid connectivity upgrade in northeast India

Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) India and Japan Monday decided to strengthen cooperation for improving connectivity and socio-economic development in northeastern states of India. According to an Indian government release issued after summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, both sides welcomed the study by Japan International Cooperation Agency (J...

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Decide on state's plea in palm oil case, SC to Kerala HC

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Kerala High Court to decide, as early as possible, the plea by the state government withdrawing 1991 cases of palm oil import case which had clouded the appointment of P.J.Thomas as the chief vigilance commissioner and led to his exit from the post. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice R. Banumathi asked the high court to de...

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SC notice on leprosy treatment

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking availability of drugs for pregnant women suffering from leprosy and ending discrimination against children from the disease-affected families in educational institutions. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Vikramajit Sen issued notice, returnable in four weeks...

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PTI president says political crisis in Pakistan scripted

Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) In a clear sign of a revolt brewing within, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president Javed Hashmi Monday claimed that the ongoing political crisis in the country was scripted amidst more clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the highly secured area of the capital Islamabad. Imran Khan said we can't move forward without the army, Hashmi told repo...

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No need for probe into tie-up with Saradha group firm: Railways

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha Monday ruled out conducting an inquiry into reports that the IRCTC had entered into an agreement with a company of the chit fund funded Saradha Group in 2010 in connection with a tourism project. When CBI is probing, there is no need for any inquiry by the railways. Whoever is found guilty in CBI probe, the government will ...

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Three Ebola cases recorded in Nigeria oil hub

Abuja, Sep 1 (IANS) At least three cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been recorded in Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, where a fatality was confirmed last week, the country's Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu said here Monday. Chukwu told reporters in the Nigerian capital that the figure was reached following the results of test carried out on a woman and two hospital workers ...

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Street plays mark National Nutrition Week in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Street plays in which child actors voiced their right for proper nutrition were organised across the city Monday to promote nutrition for every child, coinciding with the National Nutrition Week. An initiative of World Vision India, a Christian humanitarian organisation, child actors and adults playing the part of parents rented the air with slogans of Amader Pushti...

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Peace rallies in Tripura on WW-II's 75th anniversary

Agartala, Sep 1 (IANS) Massive peace rallies were organised in Left-ruled Tripura Monday on the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, with people from all walks of life including politicians, lawmakers,and artists taking part. Physically challenged men and women, foreign tourists and traders also took part in the biggest ever rally held so far in the northeastern state. <...

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'Indiawaale' will be a dance anthem: Shekhar

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Shekhar of composer duo Vishal-Shekhar says their song Indiawaale, which they composed for Shah Rukh Khan's forthcoming film Happy New Year, will become a dance anthem. Vishal-Shekhar, who performed at the 52nd Bangalore Ganesh Utsava Sunday, belted out their hit numbers, but when they sang Indiawaale, it rocked the charged crowd at the APS College Grounds in Basavan...

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Man wants to know about Netaji, SC slaps Rs.50,000 cost

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday imposed a cost of Rs.50,000 on a petitioner advocate as it dismissed as frivolous his plea seeking directions to the government to furnish details on the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Dismissing the petition by M.L. Sharma as frivolous, a bench of Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Rohinto...

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Deschamps calls up Barca new boy for Koscielny's absence

Paris, Sep 1 (IANS) The French Football Federation confirmed Monday that Arsenal centre back Laurent Koscielny has been forced to skip this week's international friendlies of France with a head injury. The 28-year-old clashed with Jeffrey Schlupp in the Gunners' 1-1 English Premier League draw at Leicester City Sunday and had to be replaced by Calum Chambers in the 26th minutes, reports...

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Messi to miss friendly against Germany for injury

Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Argentina football captain Lionel Messi will miss his side's friendly against world champions Germany Wednesday due to a groin strain, La Liga giants Barcelona confirmed Monday. Leo Messi will remain in Barcelona as a precaution due to a strain in his right adductor, Barca said in a statement on their website, reports Xinhua. Barca's No. 10 will miss the matc...

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Key areas of cooperation between India and Japan

Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) Infrastructure, railways, civil aviation and energy are the key areas among others in which Indian and Japan seek to enhance cooperation between them, an official statement said Monday. Infrastructure The Japan International Cooperation Agency will study the feasibility of setting up of a 10 MW canal-top grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Gu...

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Bangalore to host India Nano summit in December

Bangalore, Sep 1 (IANS) India's technology hub, Bangalore will host 'India Nano' summit Dec 4-5 to showcase research and development and applications in nano-science and nano-technology, an official said Monday. There is no part of human life that is not touched by nano-science and nano-technology, which deal with structures and materials on the scale of a nanometer, a unit of spatial me...

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Feyenoord attract Ajax goalkeeper Vermeer

The Hague, Sep 1 (IANS) On the final day of the Dutch football transfer market Feyenoord bought goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer from long-time rivals Ajax for around one million euros. The 28-year-old Vermeer is a product of the Ajax youth academy and played for Ajax during his whole career, apart from a loan-spell at Willem II in the 2007/2008 season. He was a regular in 2010/2011 and 2011/2...

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Ghaziabad teacher held for molesting student

Ghaziabad, Sep 1 (IANS) A music teacher at a prestigious school here was Monday arrested for molesting a student while in an inebriated condition, police said. Joseph Jud D'Souza, who works as a music teacher at the school in Sector 6, Raj Nagar, allegedly came to school drunk and molested the student Aug 30, police said. As Aug 31 was Sunday, the girl's parents reached the schoo...

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Real Madrid agree loan deal for Man-U's Hernandez

Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed a deadline day signing Monday with a loan deal to take Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez to the club. The 26-year-old Hernandez, whose nickname 'Chicharito' literally means 'little pea', joins Real Madrid on a deal which will see him play this season on loan after failing to convince new Manchester United coach, L...

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