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Russia, Serbia are brotherly nations: Serbian president

Belgrade, Sep 19 (IANS) Brotherhood of Serbian and Russian nations is sealed by joint fight for freedom in the First World War, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic said Thursday, Xinhua reported. He said it while unveiling a monument dedicated to soldiers of two countries that died defending Belgrade from 1914 to 1918. The marble monument consisting of a hollow cross with a sculpt...

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Border concerns dominate talks as India, China give fillip to trade, investment

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India's concerns over Chinese troops' incursions remained at the forefront of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday even as the two nations charted a new chapter in economic ties with Beijing announcing $20 billion investment over the next five years. Addressing a joint media briefing after 90 minutes of res...

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'Khubsoorat': This one would make Hrishida smile

Film: Khubsoorat; Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Kirron Kher, Ratna Pathak Shah; Director: Shashanka Ghosh; Rating: **** Meet Mili Chakravarty, the doughty bindaas physiotherapist daughter of a Bengali father (played by an aptly nondescript actor) and a loudmouthed Punjabi mother (Kirron Kher), you know the kind Amrita Singh played in Two States recently? Everyone in my family h...

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Kings XI start CLT20 campaign with a dominating win

Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) finalists Kings XI Punjab started their Champions League T20 campaign with a dominating five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Thursday. Chasing a target of 145, Kings XI made 146 for five with 14 balls to spare after skipper George Bailey and all-rounder Thisara Perera remained unbeate...

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Russia seeks to keep out foreigners from media business

Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) Russia will soon introduce a bill in parliament to restrict foreign ownership in Russian media, a media report said Thursday. The bill seeks to put a 20-percent ceiling on any foreign stake in Russian media, including those held indirectly through Russian partners, BBC reported. Russia's main media outlets are state-owned or controlled by loyal oligarchs.

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France ready to launch air strikes in Iraq: Hollande

Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country was ready to launch air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq soon. He, however, ruled out any plan to deploy ground troops in the conflict-torn country. Our goal is to contribute to peace and security in Iraq by weakening the terrorist. We will not go beyond (that). There wo...

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Stalked by ex-boyfriend Indian-origin woman falls to death

London, Sep 18 (IANS) A Indian-origin woman in Britain died after falling from a motorway bridge following weeks of harassment by her stalker ex-boyfriend and seeing him on a night out, an inquest was told Thursday. Kamaljit Sidhu died Oct 25 last year after the fall near junction 7 of the M6 following weeks of harassment, The Express & Star reported. The 29-year-old had bee...

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India, China keen for early resolution of boundary question: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India and China are committed to maintenance of peace and tranquillity on their borders and both would like to ensure that their dialogue mechanisms to resolve such issues are error proof, President Pranab Mukherjee said at the banquet speech in honour of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mukherjee, who returned from a state visit to Vietnam on Wednesday, said that b...

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Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh calls for questioning minister, MP

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Having already dragged the name of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Saradha scam, suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Thursday called for interrogating state Sports Minister Madan Mitra for unearthing the larger conspiracy. As Ghosh, who headed the Saradha Group's media arm, was presented before a city court on the expiry of his judicial re...

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France to help set up hospital in Guinea to fight Ebola

Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country would help set up a military hospital in Guinea to assist in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa. Hollande announced the decision to set up a hospital in the coming days in the forests of Guinea, in the heart of the outbreak, as part of France's responsibilities towards Africa, Xinhua re...

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IS releases video of British hostage

London, Sep 18 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) has released a video of a British hostage delivering a propaganda message on behalf of the militant group, a media report said Thursday. In the video titled Lend Me Your Ears, which the IS uploaded on YouTube, British press photographer John Cantlie is seen seeking public help to act to change this seemingly inevitable sequence of events, by f...

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Badal orders probe over Congress lawmaker's 'misbehaviour'

Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday ordered a probe after a Congress legislator allegedly misbehaved and used foul language with a woman bureaucrat. Patiala Division Commissioner Ajit Singh Pannu has been asked to conduct the inquiry into the incident allegedly involving Congress legislator from Fatehgarh Sahib, Kuljit Singh Nagra and sub-division...

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India-China want early resolution to border questions: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Calling for greater cooperation between India and China, President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said the the two countries share the desire for early resolution of the outstanding issues, including boundary questions. Our nations share a desire for early resolution of the outstanding issues between our states - including the boundary question, Mukherjee said Thursda...

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AAP to lead hunger strike by Renault-Nissan workers

Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Labour trouble seems to be brewing at Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIL) plant here with around 200 former trainees employed at the factory Friday deciding to go on hunger strike, led by Aam Admi Party (AAP). Several apprentice trainees who had been sent out by Renault Nissan plant here approached us to take up their issue. The company has been sending...

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Sought resolution of Jadavpur University row: Governor

Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi Thursday said he has asked state education minister as well as the home secretary to look into the police crackdown on students who were demonstrating against Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty. I have asked the minister concerned and the home secretary to look into the matter and resolve the issue, Tripathi, ...

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Spell out gas pricing policy, SC tells government

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to spell out its policy on the pricing of gas as it was told that a committee on gas pricing policy has been set up and will take a call by Sep 30. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Kurian Joseph sought the government's response as it was told that government was having a relook on th...

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No abnormal death rate of atomic department staff: DAE

Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) A total of 2,564 employees of India's atomic energy department have died in the last 19 years, which was not abnormal, the department said Thursday. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Thursday said the number of deaths of its employees in service between 1995-2014 was 2,564 deaths, including 69 suicides. Only 152 of these deaths were cancer-related, a p...

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Man puts 'porn' photos on window to irk neighbours

New York, Sep 18 (IANS) A man in the US's Queens Village here has got into a nasty practice which may literally leave any neighbour disgusted. He has pasted pornographic photos in his house's front windows so that the family next door can't avoid seeing them. The photographs can be seen from the public sidewalk. They are so vile, so intentionally pornographic, that just about anyone woul...

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Border concerns dominate talks as India, China give fillip to trade, investment

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) India's concerns over Chinese troops' incursions remained at the forefront of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday even as the two nations charted a new chapter in economic ties with Beijing announcing $20 billion investment over the next five years. Addressing a joint media briefing after 90 minutes of res...

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Uproot Congress-NCP in Maharashtra, urges Amit Shah

Kolhapur/Ahmednagar/Pune (Maharashtra), Sep 18 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah Thursday gave a clarion call to his partymen to uproot the scam-ridden Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra to ensure the state's return to pride and progress. Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign for the Oct 15 assembly elections, Shah said the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party have destroyed th...

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