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Modi welcomes agreement between Afghanistan's Ghani, Abdullah

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday welcomed the agreement between Afghan leaders Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah, saying India will stand steadfastly with the new government in Kabul in its task of building a strong and peaceful nation. We wholeheartedly welcome the agreement between the two Afghan leaders - Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Wisdom...

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Israel approves rebuilding plan for communities near Gaza

Jerusalem, Sep 21 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet Sunday approved a $360 million development initiative for the communities in the country's south, near the Gaza border, who were hit hard in the recent bloody conflict between Israel and the Hamas. This is the largest investment that Israel has ever made in this area, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. He said an ad...

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Brace yourself, here comes 'Bigg Boss 8'

Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Celebrities' bickering and backstabbing, arguing and mud slinging - all this and much more returns to whet the appetite of TV viewers with the eighth season of reality show Bigg Boss, which rolled out Sunday. With 12 contestants from different walks of life, which include not-so-successful Bollywood actors Arya Babbar, Minissha Lamba, and Upen Patel and television's...

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Shuttlers end India's long wait, Jitu leads team to bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Two bronze medals -- and the assurance of at least two more medals from squash -- summed up India's showing on the second day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Jitu Rai failed to add a second individual medal, but did help the men's 10m Pistol team to add a bronze to India's kitty. The women's badminton team also had to settle for the bronze medal but it...

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Need to have faith China would accept global laws, says Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Refusing to be drawn into comparisons with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said growth was also possible through democracy. He also said China wants to stay connected with the world and there was a need to have faith that it would accept global laws in maritime disputes with some of its neighbours. Modi said democracy was India's legacy.

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Yemeni PM resigns amid deadly clashes in capital

Sana'a, Sep 21 (IANS) Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa resigned Sunday amid week-long deadly clashes between the army and Shia rebels here in the capital, a government official said. Basindawa has informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua quoted the official as saying on condition of anonymity. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had Sep ...

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Modi confident India, US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With the mood in Delhi and Washington in harmony, India and the US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared ahead of his first summit meeting with US President Barack Obama next week. I have a one word answer: Yes. And with great confidence I say aye, Modi told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a wide-ranging interview, his ...

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Want to win people's confidence by action: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would like to win the confidence of people by his action rather than his speeches. If I can win the confidence of the people of India, not from my speeches but by actions, then the power of 1.25 billion Indians will come together to take the country forward, Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, tele...

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Two alleged kidnappers lynched in Bihar

Patna, Sep 21 (IANS) Two alleged kidnappers of a child were Sunday beaten to death and one was badly injured by a mob in a village in Bihar, police said. The incident took place near Chitauna village in Gopalganj district. Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Singh said a mob caught the three alleged kidnappers and beat them up. Two of the men were so badly beaten that the...

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Six soldiers killed in Egypt plane crash

Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) Six soldiers were killed and one was wounded Sunday when a military cargo plane crashed near an airport in Egypt, a media report said. The reconnaissance aircraft crashed near the military airport in Fayyoum province, 85 km south of Egyptian capital Cairo, Xinhua quoted state-run Ahram newspaper as saying on its website. The plane was heading to the airport b...

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Indian swimmers fail to qualify at Asiad

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian swimmers failed to qualify for the finals in their respective categories at the Asian Games held at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Center here Sunday. Saurabh Sangvekar failed to qualify for the men's 200 metre freestyle final, finishing fifth in Heat 4 with a timing of one minute and 53 seconds. Japan's Hagino Kosuke won gold, clocking one minute 45 seco...

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Have clear road map to channelise Indians' potential: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he had a clear road map to channelise the immense capability of Indians, and refused to be drawn into comparisons with China even as he stressed there was need to have faith that the neighbouring country would accept global laws. In an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, telecast in its entirety Sunday, Modi said Ind...

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Odisha chit fund scam: CBI arrests two businessmen

Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Sunday arrested two businessmen in Odisha in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam, a lawyer said. The CBI officials arrested Mumbai-based stock broker Deepak Pareek and real estate broker Dharmendra Bothra after interrogating them for hours in the state capital Bhubaneswar. They were later produced...

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Force India drivers finish in points

Singapore, Sep 21 (IANS) Both Force India drivers successfully finished among the points as Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg ended seventh and ninth respectively at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix here Sunday. Perez, who started 15th, brought home six points while his German teammate, who took flight from 13th position, came back with two points at the 5.065 km Marina Bay Street Circu...

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Indian medallists at 2014 Asian Games

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) The following are Indian medallists at the end of the second day of competitions at the 17th Asian Games here Sunday: Gold: Jitu Rai: Men's 50 metre pistol shooting Bronze: Shweta Chaudhary: Women's 10 metre pistol shooting Indian team: Men's 10 metre air pistol team shooting Indian team: Women's team badminton ...

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SRFI to use tech in scoring

Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) has decided to embrace technology which will provide the sport more visibility while keeping pace with latest trends by way of introducing new components in the scoring system that will be used in all SRFI sanctioned tournaments. As part of this 'Game Development Project', the SRFI has tied up with the Sports Mechanics ...

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Blizzard blitz flattens Cobras in CLT20

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Hobart Hurricanes of Australia rode on a fine half-century from middle-order batsman Aiden Blizzard (78 not out off 48 balls) to beat South African team Cape Cobras by six wickets in their Champions League Twenty20 Group B clash here Sunday. The South Africans batted first and managed to post an imposing total of 186/4 despite losing wickets at regular intervals ...

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'CLT20 chance for foreigners to hone skills, make money'

Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming here Sunday said the Champions League Twenty20 gives an opportunity to foreign cricketers to hone their skills and make money. Non-Indian players view this tournament as an excellent concept for honing their cricketing skills and earning money, which makes them financially secure, Fleming said ahead of CSK's Group A tie a...

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Fake currency seized in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with face of value of Rs.9 lakh were seized Sunday from near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district, the BSF said. According to the Border Security Force (BSF), Bangladeshi smugglers had thrown the fake currency kept inside a plastic bag from across the international border into the Indian side. The Sou...

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Afghanistan declares Ghani Ahmadzai as president-elect

Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) Sunday declared Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the new president, an official said. Since we Afghans do not have computerised ID card, we do not have the statistics of eligible voters. We still have security problems, therefore it is difficult to have a fair election, Xinhua quoted IEC chief Ahmad Yousuf Nuristani as tell...

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