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Timeline of 2010 Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Timeline of the 2010 case of sensational Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang-rape of a call centre executive: Nov 24, 2010: Five men abducted a call centre executive, who hails from the northeast, and took her to Mongolpuri area here and gang-raped her. Dec 2, 2010: Police arrested two accused Shamshad alias Khutkan and Usman alias Kale from Haryana. D...

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Most pleasing result: New Zealand PM on third term

Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Sunday termed the general election result that gave him a third consecutive term in parliament as the most pleasing. It was the most pleasing result he could have hoped for, but it was not without its danger, Key said. Key and his National party achieved a unique third-term feat of increasing its vote, rising to 48.06 ...

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Verdict in 2010 Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case Monday

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A court here will Monday deliver the verdict in the 2010 Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang-rape case. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat Sep 8 reserved the order for Sep 22 after concluding the final arguments in the case. Accused Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin have been tried f...

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Indian hockey girls ready for Thailand in Asiad opener

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team aims to start the 17th Asian Games campaign on a winning note when it takes on Thailand in a pool A match at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here Monday. In the previous edition of Asiad, Indian eves had defeated Thaiand 13-0 and the Neil Hawgood-coached side will be hoping of a similar outcome this time around as well. The girls a...

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First time I made my wife cry: Ashish Sharma

Mumabi, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Archana Taide was so overwhelmed with emotion when her husband Ashish Sharma lifted the winners trophy at the grand finale of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 that she broke into tears. The actor says this is for the first time he made his wife cry. My mom flew in from Jaipur specially for the finale and my wife was also there. They broke down when my name was announced...

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Indian men thrash Nepal 3-0 in Asian Games tennis

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) India breezed into the quarter-finals of men's tennis team competition of the 17th Asian Games with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Nepal at Yeorumul tennis courts here Sunday. In probably one of the most facile wins of his career, Yuki Bhambri took just 37 minutes to blank Nepal's Jeetendra Pariyar 6-0, 6-0, setting the tone for the rest of the tie. Sanam Si...

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New Zealand PM, wife await their turn at cafe

Wellington, Sep 21 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and his wife Bronagh Sunday waited for a table like others to get his coffee in a cafe near their home in Parnell, Auckland. The couple went for a stroll after hectic election schedule and walked over to the cafe for a cup of coffee, New Zealand Herald reported. Key and his National party also achieved a unique third t...

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Aneeth Arora to open WIFW spring-summer 2015

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Textile revivalist Aneeth Arora will open the 24th edition of the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) Spring-Summer 2015, starting Oct 8 here. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) is proud to announce Aneeth Arora as the opening designer for WIFW SS-15, Sunil Sethi, president, Fashion Design Council of India, said in a statement. She is know...

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Sriya Reddy was first choice for 'Andaava Kanom'

Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actress Sriya Reddy's ability to adapt to any role effortlessly made producer J.S.K. Satish cast her for his upcoming Tamil rural comedy Andaava Kanom, which marks the actress' comeback after six years. Her last outing was the critically acclaimed Tamil drama Kanchivaram. Our first choice and ultimate choice was Sriya only. She carries a lot of energy on an...

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Asian Games: Ghosal assures bronze for India in men's squash

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Saurav Ghosal assured India of at least a bronze medal as he beat Pakistan's Nasir Iqbal to secure a berth in the semi-finals of the men's singles squash event of the 17th Asian Games at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Sunday. Ghosal, the top seed, beat the 20-year-old Pakistani 11-6, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 to progress to the next round. ...

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NASA spacecraft set to enter Mars orbit Sunday night

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is set to enter the Mars orbit Sunday night, two days before India's first interplanetary spacecraft Mangalyaan is due to slip into the martian orbit Tuesday. MAVEN - the MARS Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission - that has completed a 10-month journey spanning 442 million miles or 704 million km, will study Mars' upper atmosphere f...

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BJP admits JD-U-RJD-Congress combine in Bihar a challenge

Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) The new combine of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress is throwing a big challenge for the Bharatiya Janata Party, two senior state BJP leaders said here Sunday. The party (BJP) should not treat the JD-U, the RJD and the Congress combine lightly. It is a big challenge for the party, said Shatrughan Sinha, who is a Lok Sabha m...

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Injured Watson ruled out of UAE tour

Melbourne, Sep 21 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was Sunday ruled out of the forthcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for a cricket series against Pakistan that includes two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 international starting Oct 5. Cricket Australian (CA) announced that Watson has been ruled out after suffering a setback during his ankle injury rehabilitation.<...

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Mountains of many hues on Ladakh's canvas

Kanji (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 21 (IANS) A living testimony of how powers of nature collaborate in beautifying a destination is the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It won't be wrong to suggest that God specially curated this cold desert where elements like rains, wind and snow contributed to manicuring its mountains of different hues. The topaz sky isn't the only element that enchant...

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Facebook says won't miss out on key stories for its users

New York, Sep 21 (IANS) The social networking site Facebook is updating its news feed to feature right content at the right time, so that users do not miss out on key stories. We have heard feedback that there are some instances where a post from a friend or a Page you are connected to is only interesting at a specific moment, for example when you are both watching the same sports game, ...

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Modi greets New Zealand PM on poll victory

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday greeted New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on winning the general elections for the third term. Congratulations to @johnkeypm and the NZ National Party for the victory in the general election, Modi said in a tweet. Key won a third term in office Saturday. The party won 61 seats of the 121 in New Zealand's parliament. ...

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Arjun Sarja too busy to play villain in any film

Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Arjun Sarja, who is currently awaiting the release of his upcoming trilingual movie Jai Hind 2, says he still has time to take up villain roles and is happy to continue as a hero. He also said that contrary to the rumours, he was not playing an antagonist in any film. It was reported recently that Arjun was signed on to play the villain in y...

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Mahesh Babu hits the bull's eye with 'Aagadu'

Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) Southern superstar Mahesh Babu's much anticipated Telugu actioner Aagadu has collected Rs.18.02 crore worldwide in two days of its release and is still counting. Experts say this is the best opening he has ever got in his career. Interestingly, the film opened to mixed reviews from the critics, but Aagadu still managed to impress the masses. Mahesh's 'Aagad...

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Telecom industry relieved over court ruling on mobile towers

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The latest verdict of the Gujarat High Court that base stations for wireless data and mobile communications pose no threat to health if prescribed norms are followed will have far-reaching impact on erasing people's fears, say industry experts. The 25-page order of a Gujarat High Court bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J.B. Pardiwala said au...

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US to deliver helicopters to Egypt

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has said that 10 Apache helicopters will be given to Egypt to support its counter-terrorism efforts. Hagel and his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhi discussed regional security in the Middle East, North Africa and the US-led coalition to counter Islamic State (IS), Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement Saturday.<...

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