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India, China cooperation will help develop the world: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday hinted at the immense possibilities that could open with a free trade agreement between India and China and the creation of such a market. India and China today constitute almost 35 percent of the world's population. From a purely arithmetic point of view, the betterment of 35 percent of the world's population and that they de...

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Ho Chi Minh City's rise as economic hub marvellous: President

Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) Lauding the perseverance and success of the people of Vietnam, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday expressed admiration at how Ho Chi Minh City has transformed into a prosperous regional economic hub. As we witness the vigorous pace of life and work in Ho Chi Minh City and perceive the positive energy of its people, it is difficult to imagine that they had,...

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GMR plans aerospace training hub in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) The GMR Group plans to establish an aerospace training hub at Hyderabad Airport to cater to the training requirements in the sector. GMR Group Chairman G.M. Rao Tuesday said French multinational Safran was ready to guide the group in creating the institute. GMR team visited the world-class aerospace training centre in Morocco. He pointed out that Morocco'...

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Carry relief measures on war footing, Centre advises Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth Tuesday reviewed the relief and rehabilitation work in flood-affected Jammu and Kashmir here and advised the state chief secretary to execute relief measures on a war footing. The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), under the chairmanship of Seth, reviewed the situation and spoke to the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Mohamm...

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AFI clears women's relay teams for Asiad

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Tuesday announced that the women's relay teams in both 4x100m and 4x400m were cleared for the Asian Games starting Friday but there would be re-trials for triple jumpers Mayookha Johnny, Renjith Maheshwary and men's 4x400 relay team. However, it looks tough for shot putter Om Prakash Karhana, who injured himself just before...

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East Bengal win Calcutta Premier Division league title

Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) City giants East Bengal got past Tollygunge Agragami 2-1 to annex their fifth back-to-back and 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division crown here Tuesday. Prolhad Roy and Nigerian striker Ranti Martins found the target for the winners while Bello Rassaq struck for the ultimate losers at the largely attended Yuva Bharati Krirangan encounter with all t...

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Rs.70 lakh looted from Hapur bank

Hapur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) Seven unidentified robbers Tuesday looted over Rs.70 lakh in cash from a bank in Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The robbers, armed with pistols, knives and knuckle-dusters, looted the District Cooperative Bank in Dhaulana town. They came on three motorcycles around 1 p.m. at a time when the bank employees were busy transferring ...

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Chip in to enhance links, president tells Indians in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian diaspora in Vietnam can play a significant role as a bridge in deepening relations between the two countries, President Pranab Mukherjee said Tuesday. I am convinced that relations between India and Vietnam are poised for a higher trajectory. Each of you has a significant role to play in bringing greater luminescence to and enhancing this relati...

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Boy's drowning: NHRC notice to Delhi government

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The NHRC Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi government over drowning of a boy in a pit at a Metro construction site. On the basis of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance and issued notice to the chief secretary of the government over the incident, an official said. The secretary has also been asked to g...

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Tendulkar, Helen named for Giants International Awards

Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Cricket maestro and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Bollywood danseuse Helen are among this year's Giants International awardees, according to an announcement here Tuesday. Tendulkar will get the award for lifetime achievement in sports while Helen Salim Khan will be honoured for her lifetime contribution to films. The awards shall be given away by the Bha...

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Pakistan interior minister skipping SAARC home ministers' meet

Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudary Nisar Ali Khan will not attend the sixth meeting of the SAARC home or interior ministers that will get under way in Kathmandu Wednesday. Top diplomatic sources confirmed to IANS that Nisar Ali Khan has cancelled his visit owing to the devastating floods in the country's Punjab province. Apart from the home ministers o...

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Man stabbed to death for resisting robbery bid

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A 35-year-old employee of a businessman was stabbed to death by four unidentified men when he resisted a robbery bid here, police said Tuesday. Dilip Kumar, a native of Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, was stabbed by the men when he was on duty at a manufacturing unit in Sadar Bazar area in north Delhi, Monday night. Kumar's employer Naresh Dhingra told police...

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Three lakh LED street-lights across Kolkata soon

Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) After the success of a trial installation of 300 LED street-lights in Kolkata, the energy-saving option will be seen across the entire city soon, an official said Tuesday. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) participated in a unique global trial of LED outdoor lighting organised by The Climate Group (TCG), an international NGO, in 2011-2012. Other collaborators...

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Seven killed in Ukraine despite ceasefire

Kiev, Sep 16 (IANS) Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine since Monday has left at least seven people dead despite a declared ceasefire, authorities said Tuesday. Three government soldiers were killed and two others injured as rebel forces intensified attacks, Xinhua quoted Andrei Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council, as saying. Meanwhile, Alexande...

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CBSE postpones Teacher Eligibility Test in flood-hit Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The CBSE Tuesday announced the postponement of the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. In view of the current situation due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir, the board has decided to postpone the CTET-September 2014 examination that was scheduled to be held at the Srinagar centre, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) s...

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Belgium grants right to die to convicted rapist-killer

Brussels, Sep 16 (IANS) In a first, the Belgian justice ministry Tuesday granted a convicted rapist and murderer the right to die. The lawyer for Frank van den Bleeken, who has been in prison for almost three decades, argued that his client should be allowed the option of euthanasia. Jos Vander Velpen argued that his client was suffering unbearably in jail, Xinhua reported. The c...

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SABMiller unveils strong beer in premium segment

Bangalore, Sep 16 (IANS) British brewery major SABMiller's Indian arm Tuesday launched a strong beer in the fast-growing premium segment, with a higher alcohol content. The new beverage, branded Miller Ace, has been brewed using a blend of pale and caramel malt, imported barley and light-stable hops for bolder taste and higher alcohol content, SABMiller India marketing director Darioush ...

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ISL will help pump up interest in I-League: Dempo

Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) should help pump up interest in the I-League and both tourneys in tandem could raise football quality in India, promoter of Dempo Sports Club and a director of ISL team FC Goa Shrinivas Dempo claims. Dempo was speaking during an interaction with the media Tuesday, the first after the team's signing up of Brazilian legend Zico as its mar...

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Subroto Cup starts on a goalless note

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) National Cadet Corps, Maharashtra shared points with 10-man Krishnadevpur High School from West Bengal as the opening match of the U-14 category of the 55th Subroto Cup football tournament ended goalless at the Ambedkar Stadium here Tuesday. The NCC team allowed the West Bengal side to share honours despite dominating the match. The Maharashtra team created sever...

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Zico to meet Goa CM soon: Dempo

Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) Brazilian legend Zico will meet Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar later this week to discuss the possibility of his involvement in the 'Beautiful Game' in Goa and India, promoter of Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa Shrinivas Dempo said Tuesday. Dempo was speaking during an interaction with the media Tuesday, the first after the team's signing up of Brazi...

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