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Another Bangalore school girl raped, suspect arrested

Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) A physical training teacher at a private school was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a six-year-old student twice this week, a police official said. We have arrested the accused, Jaishankar, on a complaint by the victim's parents that he had allegedly raped their young daughter twice in the school in Indirangar area, Additional Commissioner of Police Alok K...

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JK Laxmi Cement Q2 net profit soars 197 percent

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) JK Laxmi Cement Thursday reported a 197 percent rise in net profit for the second quarter ended September at Rs.30.61 crore as against Rs.10.30 crore in the period July-September 2013 on the back of increased volumes. The company posted double digit growth of 11 percent and 13 percent in production and sales respectively in the quarter in question over the corre...

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Argentina's Congress passes energy-overhaul bill

Buenos Aires, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Argentina's lower house of Congress, controlled by President Cristina Fernandez's allies, gave final approval Thursday for a new Hydrocarbons Law that was harshly criticised by opposition lawmakers. The lower house passed the bill with a vote of 130-116 with one abstention after more than 14 hours of debate that began Wednesday and ended early Thursday.

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UN chief seeks help against female genital mutilation

Nairobi, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on the media Thursday to speak out and help put an end within this generation to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice suffered by 130 million girls and women around the world. In an event in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Ban expressed his support for an international media campaign to raise awareness of FGM. ...

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11 held for digging women's graves for 'ghost marriages'

Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Chinese police have arrested 11 people for allegedly digging up dead women's bodies from their graves to sell them for rituals known as ghost marriages, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper reported Thursday. The suspects were detained after they exhumed the body of a woman in Shandong province and sold it to the family of a deceased middle-aged man, ...

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Britain honours Indian soldiers' contribution in WWI

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Britain Thursday honoured the over a million Indian soldiers who fought in World War I, as British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon laid a wreath at the war memorial at India Gate and praised the enormous contribution of India. Fallon, who arrived here on a two-day visit, handed over a digitised version of the war diaries and memorials of six Victoria Crosses won...

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China's aid to fight Ebola arrives in Ghana

Accra, Oct 30 (IANS) Chinese medical supplies and equipment to aid Ghana's fight against the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Viral Disease arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra late Wednesday night. The materials include protective clothing, protective goggles, sprayers, gauze mask, body thermometer and temperature monitors, Xinhua reported. Other countries to benefit...

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Over 9,000 kg marijuana seized in Tanzania

Arusha (Tanzania), Oct 30 (IANS) Tanzanian police Thursday said they have seized 9,102 kg of marijuana in an ongoing crackdown operation in northern part of the country. The seizure follows an operation carried out in Olkokora village located on the slopes of Mount Meru, Tanzania's second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro, Xinhua quoted Arusha Regional Police Commander Liberatus Sabas ...

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EU lifts decade-long economic sanctions on Zimbabwe

Harare, Oct 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has lifted its decade-long economic sanctions on Zimbabwe in a move that will see the trading bloc extending 234 million Euros (about 300 million dollars) to support programmess in the country. President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, however, still remain on the EU restrictive measures which are due for review next February, Xinhua quoted...

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Mozambique's ruling party wins general elections

Maputo, Oct 30 (IANS) Mozambique's electoral authorities Thursday announced Filipe Nyusi, the candidate of the ruling Frelimo party, as elected the fourth president in general elections since the country gained independence in 1975. The annoucement came as the authorities declared the official results of the general elections. Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE)...

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Israeli PM calls for halt to incitement

Jerusalem, Oct 30 (IANS) The world must end its silence and condemn Palestinian incitement that fuels violence in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday, hours after a Palestinian gunman shot and seriously wounded a Israeli activist in Jerusalem. Speaking at a meeting with high-ranking security and law enforcement officials who convened to assess the simmering...

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US 'deeply concerned' about Burkina Faso situation

Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) The US is deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Burkina Faso resulting from efforts to amend the constitution, the White House said Thursday. We believe democratic institutions are strengthened when established rules are adhered to with consistency, Xinhua quoted Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, as ...

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Britain honours Indian soldiers' contribution in WWI

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Britain Thursday honoured the over a million Indian soldiers who fought in World War I, as British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon laid a wreath at the war memorial at India Gate and praised the enormous contribution of India. Fallon, who arrived here on a two-day visit, handed over a digitised version of the war diaries and memorials of six Victoria Crosses won...

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True spirit of my CAG speech not reflected: Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday said media reports of his speech at the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) conference did not accurately portray its spirit following criticism of his remarks that the official auditor should not sensationalise its findings. News reports of my speech at the CAG conference do not accurately reflect the spirit of my speech...

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Need to end TB, not only reduce burden: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Concerted action has already caused a discernible decline in tuberculosis (TB) rates and all those involved in the war against the disease should try to not only merely reduce its burden, but also end it, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has said. TB is omnipresent, but not invincible. It is present in all regions of the world, Harsh Vardhan said inaugurating the 45...

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Need structured war history of Indian soldiers: Jaitley

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) There is a need to have a structured war history of Indian soldiers in both digital and book form, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. The government will support all efforts by the armed forces in this direction, he said. Speaking at the First World War centenary commemoration organised by the British High Commission here, Jaitley said there was...

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India to launch unmanned crew module in December

Bangalore, Oct 30 (IANS) India will launch an unmanned crew module in December onboard a heavy rocket to test its re-entry into the atmosphere for the country's future maiden human space flight, the space agency chief said Thursday. We will send an unmanned crew module on the experimental GSLV-Mark III rocket in December and test its re-entry into the earth's atmosphere for a human space...

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Maruti net up 29 percent in Q2

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) India's leading car maker Maruti Suzuki India Ltd Thursday reported net profit of Rs.863 crore for the second quarter (July-September) of fiscal 2014-15, registering 29 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth. Growth in domestic sales and cost reduction contributed significantly to bottomline growth during the quarter, the Gurgaon-based company said in a statement. ...

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Exhibition on Nobel laureates begins in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Showcasing a variety of artefacts, including Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred Nobel's travel suitcase which contained cutlery and medical flasks and a wooden bear that had its place on Finnish politician Martti's writing desk, the Nobel Museum's exhibition was inaugurated here Friday. The Nobel Prize: Ideas changing the world exhibition was inaugurated...

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Haryana bank heist: Three suspects arrested, 23 kg ornaments recovered

Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Haryana Police Thursday said they have arrested three people and recovered over 23 kg of ornaments following the daring bank locker heist in Gohana town in which the burglars dug a 125-foot-long tunnel to the locker room from an adjoining building. Haryana Police has cracked the Gohana Punjab National Bank lockers burglary case with the arrest of three criminals...

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