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Saradha scam: CBI nets Trinamool MP, party threatens to hit the streets

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) In a major blow to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the CBI Friday arrested its Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose - the second party parliamentarian to be nabbed - in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. A peeved Trinamool threatened to hit the streets, while its supremo Mamata Banerjee accused the CBI of taking the side of the thieves. The opp...

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French junior minister resigns over corruption probe

Paris, Nov 21 (IANS) French Junior Minister for Veterans Kader Arif Friday resigned over a corruption probe, president's office said. President's office in a statement said that Arif presented his resignation to President Francois Hollande in order to answer all the questions aimed at establishing the truth in the preliminary inquiry led by the French financial prosecutor in which his na...

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Food security bill not implemented in Kashmir by NC: Sonia

Jammu, Nov 21 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday said lethargy of the National Conference prevented the Congress from implementing its pro-poor programmes in Jammu and Kashmir. Continuing her day-long election campaign for the Congress, Sonia Gandhi addressed a public meeting in Ramban assembly constituency Friday afternoon. They (NC) did not implement our programmes i...

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Left trade unions call strike across rural Bengal Nov 26

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) The Left trade unions Friday called a strike across rural West Bengal Nov 26 in protest against the policies of the central and the state governments. Transport, shops, markets and commercial establishments and factories will be under the purview of the strike, which coincides with the shutdown called by the Left peasants' bodies on the same day in the villages of ...

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India's strong leadership led to ending WTO impasse: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India's strong leadership and negotiating from a position of strength on the food security issue paved the way for ending the impasse at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Friday. We wouldn't have reached a stage where we can say that we are closer to a solution and we probably will get over the impasse. It's only becaus...

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Obama accepts Modi invite, to come for Republic Day

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invite to be chief guest for the 2015 Republic Day, and will be the first US president to grace the occasion as chief guest. We have now received a confirmation through diplomatic channels of President Obama agreeing to come to India as the 1st US President for a Republic Day function as the Ch...

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Haryana transfers 71 IAS officers

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) In a major administrative reshuffle, Haryana Friday transferred 71 senior IAS officers in the state. The transfers included 18 new deputy commissioners being posted in the districts. This is the biggest administrative reshuffle of IAS officers in the state after the BJP government of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar took office Oct 26. Senior I...

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SIT seizes arms, ammunition from Rampal's ashram

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police, which conducted a comprehensive search operation at controversial sect leader Rampal's Satlok Ashram near Barwala town in Haryana, has seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, a police spokesman said here Friday. The search operation was carried out throughout Friday. A pregnancy test strip, petr...

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Maoists fire at IAF chopper in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Nov 21 (IANS) Leftist militants Friday fired shots at a rescue chopper of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in a densely forested area in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh when it attempted to airlift five injured paramilitary troopers, officials said. Rebels fired a few shots at IAF chopper Mi-17 in the violence-hit Chintagufa stretch when it tried to take off with five injured troopers, ...

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Policeman used stolen AK-47 to extort Rs.10 lakh

Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) The policeman, who opened fire from a stolen AK-47 at a top executive of a pharma company here Wednesday, had abducted a person with luxury car from the same area and extorted Rs.10 lakh in February, police said. Police, however, has not named the victim. Constable P. Obulesu, who stole the firearm in December last year from the armoury of anti-Maoist for...

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Hyderabad IT industry poised to reach $50 bn by 2025

Hyderabad, Nov 21 (IANS) The Information Technology industry in Hyderabad is poised to grow to $50 billion by 2025, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) said Friday. The apex industry body turned 25, and to mark the occasion an event was held here Friday night to highlight the evolution of Hyderabad as a key destination for IT services and software in Ind...

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Punjab Marshalls register first win in CTL

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Punjab Marshalls registered their first win in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) Friday, beating Delhi Dreams 29-18 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium here. With this win, Punjab snapped Delhi's unbeaten run in the inaugural tournament. Punjab now have 69 points from three matches. Delhi top the northern group with 70 points while Mumbai have 46 points from two ...

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ISL: Kerala Blasters pip Atletico De Kolkata 2-1

Kochi, Nov 21 (IANS) Riding on two first-half strikes, Kerala Blasters FC Friday pipped Atletico De Kolkata 2-1 in an Indian Super League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here. The Blasters scored as early as the fourth minute through Iain Hume, and doubled the lead towards the end of the session as hero of the match Pedro Gusmao found the target. Fikru Teferra pulled on...

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Spanish health worker flown home after possible Ebola contagion

Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) A Spanish health worker with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) arrived back in Spain Friday morning from Mali after being deemed at risk of contagion from the Ebola virus. MSF confirmed the female health worker accidentally stabbed herself with a needle after injecting an Ebola patient. She was flown to Madrid, arriving at the military airport of Torrejon, in a ...

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Ukraine accuses Russia of cross-border shelling

Kiev, Nov 21 (IANS) Ukraine Friday accused Russia of carrying out cross-border shelling against Ukrainian positions in the eastern part of the country even as pro-Russian separatists put the toll in the ongoing conflict at 5,000. Over the past day, for the first time since the signing of the Minsk agreements, we recorded a resumption of shelling of Ukrainian territory from the territory ...

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New US immigration system benefits Indians: Nasscom

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian IT industry's representative body Nasscom Friday lauded the new US immigration system announced by its President Barack Obama earlier in the day and termed it beneficial to Indians living in North America. Obama's executive action on fixing America's broken immigration system will positively impact Indian residents and skilled workers in the US, Nation...

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Motorsports: Hot action likely in K-1000 Rally

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) With 43 cars in the fray, some high octane action is expected in the Karnataka-1000 Rally, the fifth and penultimate round of the FMSCI Indian Rally Championship commencing here Saturday. Gaurav Gill (co-driver Musa Sherif) driving the XUV 500 for Mahindra Adventure team, with a tally of 145 points, is well clear of Arjun Rao (Satish Rajagopal) who has 78, in the...

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Not warned by party: Manjhi

Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday denied that he was warned by his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in the past few days. I was not warned by the party leadership nor given any ultimatum, Manjhi told mediapersons here, a day after a senior party leader said the party had asked him to avoid making such comments. JD-U general secretary K.C. ...

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Trinamool threatens to hit the streets after MP's arrest

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Friday threatened to hit the streets after the CBI arrested the party's Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee described the arrest of Bose - the editor of party mouthpiece Jago Bangla - as the misuse of the Central Bureau of Investi...

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Obama set to be chief guest at India's R-Day

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) Signifying a renewal of the India-US strategic partnership, President Barack Obama has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to join India's Republic Day celebrations as chief guest in January. This visit will mark the first time a US president will have the honour of attending Republic Day, which commemorates the adoption of India's constitution, t...

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