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Pakistani spy racket busted; BSF man, ISI-linked handler arrested

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A BSF personnel and a Pakistani intelligence operative have been arrested for obtaining secret information related to India's national security and sharing it with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), police said on Sunday. Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja (44) and Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rasheed were arrested from Jammu on Nov...

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Soldier slips to death on LoC

Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) An Indian soldier, deployed on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, on Sunday slipped and fell to his death into a gorge, a defence official said. Sepoy Surinder of Rajput Regiment died after he lost balance and fell into the gorge during patrolling duty near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara, a defence spokesman said here.

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Parrikar mulls retirement from politics

Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday hinted at retiring from politics, while also admitting to a crisis of credible leadership in a small state like Goa. Speaking at a function organised by the Lokmmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society, in Mapusa town about 10 km north of Panaji, Parrikar, a former Goa chief minister, also said that his attention wou...

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Pakistani spy racket busted; BSF man, ISI-linked handler arrested

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A BSF personnel and a Pakistan Intelligence Operative (PIO) handler have been arrested for obtaining secret information related to India's national security and sharing it with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), police said on Sunday. Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja (44) and Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rasheed were arrested from...

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Appeal for release of two journalists jailed in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Journalists and civil society members have appealed for the release of two journalists jailed in Chhattisgarh on alleged charges of supporting Maoists. A petition has been submitted in this regard to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, and union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley and Tribal Affairs Minister Jual O...

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Lok Sabha to discuss incidents of intolerance on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha is scheduled to discuss on Monday the situation arising out of incidents of intolerance in the country, an official statement said. A Motion of Notice given under rule 193 by P. Karunakaran (CPI-M) and K.C. Venugopal (Congress) in this regard has been listed in the business of the house for Monday, the parliamentary affairs ministry said in a statem...

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Thousands march in Madrid against climate change

Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of the Spanish capital city of Madrid at lunchtime on Sunday as they formed part of the worldwide Global March for Climate. The march was organised by organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam and many other organisations, on the eve of the Paris climate change These talks are c...

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Indian Army chief to visit Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh will visit Sri Lanka from Monday to discuss various issues and enhance military cooperation between the two nations, an official statement said. During his visit, General Dalbir Singh is scheduled to interact with senior officials of defence forces and ministry of defence of Sri Lanka to discuss a wide range of issues and to en...

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UAE striker Ahmed Khalil named AFC player of year

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) UAE star striker Ahmed Khalil was on Sunday named the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) player of the year 2015 at the annual awards ceremony held here. Khalil was declared the winner, ahead of compatriot Omar Abdulrahman and Zheng Zhi of China. Khalil was named in the United Arab Emirates' final squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, held in Australia.

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'Russian jet violated Israel's airspace recently by accident'

Jerusalem, Nov 29 (IANS) Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Sunday that a Russian jet recently breached Israel's airspace without incident. Ya'alon, who made the comments during an interview with Israel Radio, said that the aircraft entered the airspace above northern Israel from Syria, apparently by accident, Xinhua reported. There was a slight intrusion about 1.5-km...

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Russia copter crash kills four

Moscow, Nov 29 (IANS) A light AS350 helicopter crashed in Khanty-Mansi autonomous region in western Russia, killing all four on board, the Interfax news agency reported on Sunday. The helicopter, en route to an oil field in the region, crashed near the town of Kedrovoye, killing two crewmembers and two oil company workers, the Interfax said, quoting Vadim Simonenko, press chief of the re...

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Iran reiterates support for Assad amid long running civil war

Damascus, Nov 29 (IANS) Iran on Sunday said it would keep up with its full support for the Syrian government amid the ongoing civil war that has gripped the country for almost five years. The Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to support the legitimate government of Syria under President Bashar al-Assad and this support is robust and explicit and it's our duty, Ali Akbar Velayati, ad...

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Japan to give Rs.5,500 crore loan for Metro Rail projects

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Japan will give development assistance loans worth Rs.5,479 crore for the Chennai and Ahmedabad Metro projects, an official statement said on Sunday. The latest initiative is the agreement signed between the governments of India and Japan for an official development assistance loan of an amount of JPY 19.981 billion (around Rs.1,069 crore) for the Chennai Metro ...

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Iran expects IAEA report to end forever allegations about n-programme

Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Iran expects the next report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the alleged possible military dimensions (PMDs) of Iran's nuclear programme will help close the case forever, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday. We hope that the next report of Yukiya Amano (IAEA's director general) will help reflect the realities and put an end ...

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FC Goa enter ISL semis with 5-1 win over Kerala

Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) FC Goa's Brazilian striker Reinaldo struck a hat-trick in a 5-1 mauling of Kerala Blasters here on Sunday to confirm their place in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-finals. Pulga put the Blasters ahead in the second minute of action. Midfielder Joffre equalised 10 minutes later. Goa went 2-1 up in the 29th through Reinaldo who extended the margin on the 50th and...

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Over half of voters turn up for Gujarat local polls

Ahmedabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The second of the two-phase elections to local bodies in Gujarat passed off peacefully on Sunday with an estimated 55-57 percent of the total 2.6 crore voters casting their ballot, officials said. According to State Election Commissioner Varesh Sinha, a staggering 20,000 candidates were in the fray for as many as 317 local bodies -- 31 district panchayats, 230 ta...

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Hyderabad police arrest over 100 in drive against quacks

Nov 29 (IANS) In a major drive against quacks, police in Hyderabad's old city have taken into custody 107 medical practitioners for alleged violation of rules. Undertaking a cordon and search operation, police raided several clinics being run illegally in different parts of south zone. Those arrested include registered medical practitioners(RMPs as well of unani, ayurvedic and ot...

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Tiago injury major setback for Atletico

Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's title hopes suffered a major setback on Sunday when it was confirmed that the Spanish football club's Portuguese international midfielder Tiago Cardoso will be out of action for at least four months after breaking his leg. Tiago broke his right leg in the 27th minute of his side's 1-0 win at home to Espanyol on Saturday in La Liga action which saw ...

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Odisha seeks allocation of two coal blocks for OTPCL

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to the central government, requesting replacement of the coal block at Tentuloi with those at Chhendipada for the 2,400 MW power plant at Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal district. The cost of extracting coal from the deep cast mine (at Tentuloi) will be prohibitively high for which the Ministry of Coal has been reques...

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Prem Kumar elected Bihar BJP legislature party leader

Patna, Nov 29 (IANS) Newly-elected BJP legislators have elected Prem Kumar as the leader of their legislature party in the Bihar assembly. He will also be leader of opposition. Senior party leader and union minister Ananth Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Mangal Pandey told a press conference here that senior party legislator Prem Kumar has been unanimously elected ...

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