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Minor tests positive for Ebola in Mali

London, Oct 24 (IANS) A two-year-old girl has tested positive for Ebola virus in Mali, making it the latest West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the deadly disease. The minor had recently arrived from neighbouring Guinea, where the outbreak began, the Daily Mail reported Friday. She was brought to a hospital in the Malian town of Kayes, which is a...

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Online shopping: Why the best price eludes you

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) Online shopping is not always transparent and depending on your luck, you may end up paying more for the same product on the same site than what your friends spent, new research shows. E-commerce websites manipulate data to make some shoppers pay more than others, the findings showed. Overall, we find numerous instances of price steering and discriminati...

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Leaders condole death of Tamil actor Rajendran

Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, leaders Friday condoled the death of veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran popularly known as SSR, who passed away at a private hospital here. He was 86. In a statement issued here AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa said: Entering the movie world through stage dramas, Rajendran got a break with the movie 'Mudalali'. He stole t...

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Modi lauds Mary Kom for 'Swachh Bharat' effort

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards Swachh Bharat Mission. Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary Kom joining the mission in Imphal, Modi said in a tweet. Sharing news reports about the work done by the boxing star and Naidu, M...

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Banks need to fund MSMEs liberally at lower rates: Study

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) Three-fourth of the country's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) do not have any access to institutional finance and time has come for banks to enter long-term financing of these in a vigorous manner, says a new study. The India Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Report 2014, conducted by P.M. Mathew, director of the Kochi-based Institute of Sma...

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Spanish nurse 'depressed' over continued isolation

Madrid, Oct 24 (IANS) Teresa Romero, the Spanish nursing auxiliary who is the first person to be infected of the Ebola virus outside Africa, said she has suffered an emotional comedown over the past two days. The 44-year-old was confirmed as cured of Ebola Tuesday when the second test in 48 hours confirmed she no longer had the virus in her bloodstream, but doctors at the Carlos III Hosp...

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Goa leader sends barking dog to Bilawal over Kashmir rant

Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) Miffed over Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto's continuous bombast about wresting Kashmir from India, a Congress politician from Goa Friday sent him a barking dog as a gift. Congress organising secretary Durgadas Kamat claimed the barking dog was a perfect gift for Bhutto because he was continuously barking up the wrong tree as far as Kashmir ...

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Goa forms committee to monitor Ebola

Panaji, Oct 24 (IANS) The Goa government has formed a committee to monitor the state's preparedness to keep the Ebola virus at bay, a statement said. The committee comprises senior health, police, immigration officials of the state and will be chaired by the health secretary, it said. The formation of the committee assumes significance especially because Goa's tourism season whic...

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Friendship not a real deal in showbiz: Mohit Chauhan

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) There are quite a few stories about new friendships blossoming or relationship turning sour in Bollywood every now and then. Singer Mohit Chauhan, who dedicated his new song Aisee waisee dosti nahin to friendship, feels such bonding is not the real deal in showbiz. Friendship formed in the glamour industry comes with mutual benefits, which is nice, but it is not ...

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Qatar win AFC U-19 Championship

Yangon, Oct 24 (IANS) Qatar beat defending champions North Korea to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Championship at the Thuwunna Youth Training Center here. Akram Afif scored the sole goal in the 52 minute Thursday for the West Asians, who capped off an undefeated campaign here with the historic victory for their first AFC championship title since their U-16 Champions...

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Monchengladbach crush Limassol 5-0 in Europa League

Berlin, Oct 24 (IANS) German Bundesliga football team Borussia Monchengladbach cruised to a 5-0 victory over Limassol thanks to the brace by Ibrahima Traore in group A of UEFA Europa League here. Trarore (12th, 67th), Branimir Hrgota (57th), Patrick Herrmann (84th minute) and an own goal by Angelis Charalambous helped the German side completely demolish the Cypriot visitors Thursday, rep...

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Mukta Arts turns 36, Ghai happy

Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Subhash Ghai's film production company Mukta Arts completed 36 years Friday and the filmmaker is happy that he has been able to offer entertainers like Karz and Pardes to movie buffs. 36th anniversary today (Friday) of MUKTA arts produced 41 films with 15 films directed by me going still strong. My gratitude to all In mukta years, Ghai tweeted. Mukta Arts pr...

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Thigh injury keeps Monaco's Berbatov out for three weeks

Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) Monaco's Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov will be sidelined for at least three weeks with a thigh injury, the French Ligue 1 football club said. Dimitar Berbatov has a muscle injury to his left thigh. He is expected to be out for three weeks, Monaco said in a statement Thursday, reports Xinhua. The 33-year-old, who has scored eight goals in 20 league matche...

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Delhi gets 293 Diwali fire calls

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 293 calls on Diwali -- a five-year record -- but only 55 related to firecrackers, an official said Friday. This is the highest figure in the past five years, a senior fire official told IANS. From the midnight of Oct 22-23 till 7 a.m. Oct 24, we got 293 calls of fire incidents from the city. Of these, 55 were related...

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Time to end Occupy Central movement: Ex-Hong Kong leader

Hong Kong, Oct 24 (IANS) The Occupy Central movement will tear Hong Hong's community apart and severely affect the city's economy and livelihood, Hong Kong's former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa said here Friday, calling on protesters to end the protest. Tung, who is also vice-chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, made the remarks at a press conference held in t...

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UN Day to look at roadmap for future: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday greeted the United Nations on the occasion of UN Day, the day in 1945 when the Charter of the United Nations was brought into force, and said it was also a day to look at a roadmap for the future. In tweets, the Prime Minister's Office said: It is a day to celebrate the achievements of the UN & look at a roadmap for the ...

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'Archie' to be adapted as TV weries

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) The popular characters from the Archie comics are reportedly headed for the small screen as an adaptation based on the comic book is in progress. Fox broadcasting company is apparently collaborating with Archie comics to develop the modern-day one-hour drama Riverdale based on the characters from the strip, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Set in the fict...

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Match against Real always a battle: Iniesta

Madrid, Oct 24 (IANS) Barcelona mid-field maestro Andres Iniesta said that Saturday's much awaited Primera Liga football clash against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu is going to be to one of the toughest games as the two traditional rivals face-off for the first time this season. It's always a battle. You have to impose yourself in all areas and to be the best in everything to beat...

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Punjabis are blessed: Bharti on comic skills

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) A lot of talent from Punjab is tickling the funny bones of TV viewers and stand-up comedian-actress Bharti Singh loves the fact that people from her state are high on humour. A trendsetter herself, the 28-year-old's observation comes from the fact that she has teamed up with Punjabi artistes Krushna Abhishek and Sudesh Lehri in the new Comedy Classes sitcom. ...

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India drop to 159 in FIFA rankings

Zurich, Oct 24 (IANS) The Indian football team dropped one place to be ranked 159th in the latest FIFA rankings released here Friday. The Sunil Chhetri-led side got 119 points and went a place below as Liechtenstein gained 17 points to reach 155th position in the rankings which continue to be headed by World Champions Germany. While the World Cup runners-up Argentina, Colombia an...

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