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10 killed in Baghdad mosque bombing

Baghdad, Oct 20 (IANS) Ten worshippers were killed and some 31 others wounded Monday in a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said. The attack occurred during the noon prayers when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest inside al-Khairat Shia mosque at a commercial district in downtown Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condit...

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Festival of Indian languages themed around translations

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Celebrating the transnational relevance of translations, 90 speakers would deliberate and discuss factors contributing to the development of Indian literature during the annual festival of Indian languages that will begin here Nov 6, organisers said Monday. The fourth-edition of the 'Samanvay: IHC Bharatiya Bhasa Mahotsav' is based on the theme 'Translations Tran...

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Tatra case: Court to hear case Dec 6

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday posted for Dec 6 the hearing of a case filed against Lt. Gen. Tejinder Singh (Retd) who allegedly offered a bribe to then army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for clearing sub-standard Tatra trucks. Special CBI Judge Madhu Jain fixed Dec 6 for hearing the case after Tejinder Singh's counsel moved a plea seeking documents related to the case filed by th...

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What to do, wonders BJP in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) The BJP seems to have been caught in a cleft-stick in Maharashtra, thanks to a fractured mandate in the 13th assembly elections. With no political party securing clear majority in the 288-member assembly, a period of political instability looms ahead in Maharashtra - though the Nationalist Congress Party has taken the lead to prevent such a situation. Despit...

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Timeline of 2010 Dhaula Kuan gang rape case

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Timeline of the 2010 Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang rape case of a call centre executive: Nov 24, 2010: Five men abduct a call centre executive, who hails from northeast, and take her to Mongolpuri area in north Delhi and gang rape her. Dec 2, 2010: Police arrest two accused Shamshad alias Khutkan and Usman alias Kale from Haryana. Dec 4, 2010: Vi...

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British royal baby due in April 2015

London, Oct 20 (IANS) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are expecting their second child in April next year, Kensington Palace said Monday. The pregnancy had already been announced but the due date had not been released, BBC reported. In a statement, the palace said the duchess continued to suffer from extreme morning sickness but her condition...

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Congress alleges Rs.500 crore scam in Tripura

Agartala, Oct 20 (IANS) The opposition Congress in Left-ruled Tripura Monday alleged that Rs.400-500 crore have been embezzled in the last two financial years, and that it would move the high court for a CBI probe into this. In the Left regime, only in two financial years - 2011-12 and 2012-13 - Rs.400-500 crore had been misappropriated in different departments of the government, opposit...

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10 feared killed in Andhra firecrackers unit blast

Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 10 people were feared killed in a blast in a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district Monday, police said. The accident took place in a building in Vakatippa village in the coastal district. Firecrackers were being manufactured illegally in the building, they said. Huge flames engulfed the premises. Two fire engines have reac...

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Young kids often given wrong medication

New York, Oct 20 (IANS) One child is affected every eight minutes when usually a well-meaning parent or caregiver commits an unintentional medication error, said a US-based study. The researchers found that 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012. Instances in which these mistakes can occur include caregive...

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New Zealand fault hole revealing secrets of earth's crust

Wellington, Oct 20 (IANS) An international team of scientists drilling a 1.3-km deep hole into the Alpine Fault in New Zealand's South Island say they are already gaining valuable insights into the earth's crust less than a quarter of the way down. The New Zealand-led team had drilled 240 metres, already the deepest borehole ever attempted in the fault, through gravel-laden sediments nor...

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Nigeria declared free of Ebola

London, Oct 20 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday officially declared Nigeria free of the Ebola virus disease after six weeks with no new cases. WHO representative Rui Gama Vaz, speaking in the capital Abuja, said it was a spectacular success story, BBC reported. The last reported case in Nigeria was detected Sep 5. The outbreak began in Nigeria when Patric...

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Turkey to allow Iraqi Kurds to join Kobane fight

London, Oct 20 (IANS) Turkey Monday decided to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters or the Peshmerga to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that talks on the issue were still continuing, BBC reported. Tens of thousands of people from Kobane have fled months of fighting between b...

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High Court rejects bail plea of BJD MLA in chit fund scam

Bhubaneswar, Oct 20 (IANS) The Odisha High Court Monday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former government chief whip and Biju Janata Dal MLA Pravat Tripathy for his alleged complicity in the multi-crore chit fund scam being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the state. The High Court decision is seen as a major setback for Tripathy and the ruling BJD. ...

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India to reconstruct pillars on India-Nepal border

Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) A senior Indian security official Monday said India will take the initiative for the reconstruction of damaged border pillars on the India-Nepal border. In the course of an inspection at Indo-Nepal border in Kanchanpur district in far west Nepal, chief at the Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) of India, Pilibhit sector, DIG K.P. Singh said India has planned to carry out r...

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Help rural students dream big: PM to AIIMS

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a novel idea to inspire children from rural background to take up higher calling. He wants prestigious institutions like AIIMS to invite them at their convocation ceremonies. Interacting with graduating medical students at the 42nd AIIMS convocation here, the prime minister suggested a tradition be introduced of having special gue...

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10 killed, 23 injured in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger bus hit a truck in Pakistan Monday morning, media reported. The bus was carrying over 35 people and was on its way to Karachi from Quetta when it collided with the truck at Uthal in Hub area of Balochistan province, Dawn online reported. Police said that negligence on the part of the bus drive...

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Antarctic ice yields century-old notebook of early explorer

Wellington, Oct 20 (IANS) The summer thaw in Antarctica has revealed a century-old notebook from one of the frozen continent's early European explorers, the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust announced Monday. The trust's conservation specialists found the notebook outside British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's expedition base at Cape Evans, Xinhua reported citing the trust. Th...

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Don't make life serious, Modi to medical students

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Why are you so serious? This was how Prime Minister Narendra Modi broke the ice with 500-odd students graduating from the AIIMS attending their convocation Monday. As soon as Modi rose to address the 42nd commencement ceremony of the country's premier medical institute, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, he told the students, who were somewhat overawed ...

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Hulkenberg to stay with Force India till 2015

Silverstone (England), Oct 20 (IANS) Formula One team Force India confirmed Monday that they have extended their contract with German driver Nico Hulkenberg till the 2015 season. The 27-year-old German returned to Force India at the start of the 2014 season and has enjoyed his most successful F1 campaign so far with point finishes in 13 races, including four fifth-place finishes. ...

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Five get life term in Dhaula Kuan gang rape

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday awarded life imprisonment to five men who have been found guilty in the 2010 Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang rape of a call centre executive. They were found guilty of abducting and gang raping a 30-year-old call centre executive in Delhi. On Oct 14, the court convicted them in the case. The quantum of punishment was announced Monday. ...

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