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Algerian troops kill three militants

Algiers, Dec 21 (IANS) Algerian troops killed three militants in the province of Boumerdes, 55 km east of capital Algiers, Saturday, media reported. The army had besieged a terrorist group for three days in the locality of Sahel Boubrak, east of Boumerdes, and killed three of the terrorists Saturday, according to reports by the local media, which were cited by Xinhua. The governm...

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Depp, Heard to marry on New Year's Eve?

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp is set to spend New Year's Eve in the Bahamas with friends and family. This has sparked rumours that he might be tying the knot with fiancee Amber Heard to make the festival more memorable. Stars like Steven Tyler, Marilyn Manson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Tim Burton are just some of the famous faces that have received an invitation, asking th...

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OIC condemns Pakistan school attack, voices support

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS/WAM) The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Saturday, extended full support to Pakistan, following Tuesday's terror attack on a Peshawar school that killed nearly 150 people. In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani Taliban slaughtered 148 people, 132 of them children, in a brazen attack on the Army Public School in Peshawa...

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ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata pocket Rs 8 crore

Mumbai, Dec 21 (IANS) Atletico de Kolkata not only laid their hands on the coveted Indian Super League (ISL) trophy, but also pocketed Rs 8 crore as champions' prize money, while their marquee player Luis Garcia was adjudged the tournament's most exciting player. Mohammad Rafique, whose 94-minute header sealed the deal for Atletico in the final, bagged the prize for the hero of the match...

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Two students killed in Mathura road accident

Mathura, Dec 20 (IANS) Two B.Tech students of the GLA University were killed and another seriously injured in a road accident in this Uttar Pradesh town Saturday, police said. The accident occurred when a car driver lost control of his vehicle as a passenger vehicle ahead of him suddenly braked and hit a group of students. One student died on the spot, another on way to the hospital whi...

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Mamata congratulates Athletico, says ISL 'great morale booster'

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday heaped praises on maiden Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atletico de Kolkata for their spectacular win and lauded the initiative for taking the sport to the grassroots. Atletico de Kolkata clinched the inaugural ISL crown with a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters at the D.Y. Patil stadium in Mumbai Saturday. ...

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Faster highways, more waterways to come: Gadkari

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The central government aims to construct 30 km of highways every day in the next two years, and has also asked the industry to invest in development of inland waterways in the country, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said Saturday. Right now, one km of road is made in a day. We aim to construct at least 30 km per day in two years, Gadkari said ...

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Money in elections root cause of corruption: ex-CEC Quraishi

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Money generated from scams has begun to play a role in the polling process in India while the need for funds for election is the root cause of corruption, former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Saturday. Quraishi said scams related to money are one of the new issues plaguing the electoral process and monitoring the funds prior to the electoral proces...

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MPs, journalists bat for children's right to good health

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The second annual 'Batting for Life' Twenty20 cricket match between MPs and journalists was held Saturday where Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda called for making a healthy India along the lines of a clean India. Emphasising the need for measures to reduce the high infant and child mortality rates in India, Nadda underscored the gravity of the issue and that t...

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Centre being partial in fertilizer allocation to states: UP

Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Saturday blamed the central government of being partial in supplying fertilizers to states. At a meeting here to review availability of fertilizers, specially urea in the rabi season, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asked officials to collect data so that a letter could be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard. Officials apprised ...

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Britain sends more armymen to tackle Ebola in Sierra Leone

London, Dec 20 (IANS) Britain Saturday sent its first batch of army reserves to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, Britain's defence ministry said. The reserve and 100 regular personnel from Britain's three services departed from Royal Air Force (RAF) Brize Norton base alongside members of the Canadian military, Xinhua reported. The personnel will operate a facility ...

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Scam money role problem in elections: ex-CEC Quraishi

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Illegal funds obtained from scams are a new problem for the polling process in India, former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi said Saturday. He said scams related to money are one of the new issues plaguing the elections and monitoring the funds prior to the electoral process is a problem. Absolutely .. money in elections has become the root cause ...

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North Korea denies being behind cyber attack on Sony

Los Angeles/Pyongyang, Dec 20 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling the movie The Interview following a cyber attack even as North Korea denied the charge of being behind the attack. The president spoke just hours after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Friday that North Korea was responsible for the cyber attac...

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Kolkata deluges in ecstasy as Atletico lift maiden ISL crown

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Incessant fireworks dazzled the Saturday night sky and loud cheers and claps filled the air as Kolkata soaked in ecstasy with city franchise Atletico de Kolkata defeating Kerala Blasters to lift the maiden Indian Super League (ISL) crown. Despite being a weekend, the streets and the ever-so-crowded food joints wore a deserted look as Kolkatans remained glued to the...

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Advantage BJP in Jharkhand, PDP in Kashmir: Exit polls

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The BJP has a clear advantage in Jharkhand and the PDP is projected to lead in Jammu and Kashmir, exit polls said after the five phase assembly polls in both states ended Saturday. The AXIS-APM exit poll has projected that Bharatiya Janata Party-All Jharkhand Student Union alliance in Jharkhand is likely to get 43 percent votes that may translate into the allianc...

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Substitute Rafique heads Atletico de Kolkata to ISL crown

Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Substitute Mohammad Rafique netted an injury time header as Atletico De Kolkata clinched the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) crown with a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters here Saturday. Rafique, who replaced Mohammad Rafi in the 74th minute of the mega clash at the packed D.Y. Patil stadium, followed up a corner from Czech defender Jakub Podany to fire the header in...

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Uma Bharti-Akhilesh Yadav discuss cleaning of Ganga

Lucknow, Dec 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti at his official residence here and discussed irrigation projects and cleaning up of rivers. The chief minister told the union minister that the state government was committed to clean the Ganga river and its tributaries. ...

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India 'electoral superpower' despite complexities: ex-CEC Quraishi

Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) India's former chief election commissioner S.Y. Quraishi Saturday termed the country the electoral superpower for the world despite the complexities involved in the voting process. Application of technology, transparency, adherence to law and order and equalization are some of the key factors which have brought the spotlight on India's electoral process, he said.

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Chandy lauds Kerala Blasters for 'wonderful performance'

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 20 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Saturday congratulated the Kerala Blasters team for putting up a wonderful performance to finish as runners-up in the first Indian Super League (ISL) tournament. Atletico De Kolkata substitute Mohammad Rafique headed in an injury time goal as the Kolkata team clinched the inaugural ISL crown with a 1-0 win over Kerala ...

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Delhi teenager pierced through hip by iron rods, critical

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) A class 12 student was critically injured Saturday when two iron rods pierced through his hip when he accidentally fell from the second floor of his under construction house, police said. Police, with the help of gas cutters, managed to cut the iron rods and rushed him to the hospital where his condition is critical. The incident occurred in east Delhi's ...

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