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Junior squash Nationals: Kush, Harshit in title round

Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Reigning U-19 champions Kush Kumar and Harshit Kaur Jawanda cruised into the final with comfortable wins in the boys' and girls' sections, respectively, in the sub-junior and junior national squash championship being held here Friday. The gulf in standards between Kush and his victim Yohan Darius Pandole as also Jawanda and Anandita Gupta was so much that there was...

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No plans for Modi-Sharif meeting at SAARC: India

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India Friday denied any plans for a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC summit in Kathmandu. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, in answer to a query at a briefing, said there is no such proposal at hand and that the issue is not under discussion. He added that no req...

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Three schoolchildren stabbed in China

Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) Police in east China's Jiangxi province have launched a manhunt after two schoolchildren were stabbed to death and another sustained serious injuries Friday. The suspect attacked the children as they walked home from school at 11.45 a.m. at Luojia village in Yiyang county, Shangrao city, Xinhua reported citing a spokesman with the county publicity department.

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Rally de Bengal: Rao leads Gill on Day One

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Mangalore-based Arjun Rao and co-driver Satish Rajagopal, in a Volkswagen Polo, took a 16.6-second lead over championship leader Gaurav Gill (Musa Sherif) of Mahindra Adventure at the end of a chaotic Leg-1 of the Rally de Bengal, the fourth round of the FMSCI Indian Rally Championship, near here Friday. The rough terrain of the one physical Special Stage that was ...

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BJP, Left seek governor's intervention to stop Bengal violence

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) The Left Front and the BJP Friday knocked on the doors of West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi calling for his intervention into the political violence in Birbhum district that has left three dead earlier this week. Around 20 people have been arrested in connection with the clashes which have triggered protests by opposition parties. Bharatiya Janata Party ac...

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No gender bias, insensitivity in passport matters, says MEA

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India's external affairs ministry Friday sharply rebutted reports that a single parent, especially a woman, is required to state, while applying for passport for her child, how she conceived the child, saying it does not countenance insensitivity or gender discrimination in passport matters. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin strongly denied a...

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Too many foreigners not good for ISL: Zico

Fatorda (Goa), Oct 31 (IANS) Too many foreigners in the starting 11 won't help Indian Super League's (ISL) cause of developing football in the country, said Brazilian legend and FC Goa coach Zico. Zico said the inaugural edition of the ISL is stipulated to have a minimum of five Indians on the field during a match. All teams are utilising this rule to field six foreigners which is defeat...

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Aligarh Muslims flay Bukhari for Sharif invite

Aligarh, Oct 31 (IANS) A Muslim forum here Friday accused the Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid of insulting Indian Muslims by inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to the 17th century mosque to mark his son's appointment as the Naib Imam. The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) also asked the Indian government to end by an ac...

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Gold price dips Rs.600 per 10 gram

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Jewellery buyers have a reason to buy more gold even after the festive season has just gone as the yellow metal prices dropped by Rs.600 per 10 grams here Friday to Rs.26,500. In India, however, the marriage season will begin soon. Experts attributed the dip in price to the strengthening dollar as it has eroded the demand for the precious yellow metal.

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Bear killed Indian-origin hiker in US: Report

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) An Indian-origin hiker found dead in September near a circling bear in a wildlife preserve in West Milford, a township in New Jersey state of the US, was actually mauled to death by the bear, an autopsy report has revealed. Darsh Patel, 22, is confirmed as the first person in New Jersey history to be killed by a bear, nj.com website quoted the authorities as say...

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AIFF relaxes Habas' ban

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Friday reduced Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas' four-match ban to two and put him on a two-month probation from Oct 23. If Habas commits another infringement he would have to serve out his two-match ban again. Habas had appealed to the AIFF against the four-match ban and the fine of Rs.500,000 slapped on...

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Gentiloni appointed Italy's new foreign minister

Rome, Oct 31 (IANS) Paolo Gentiloni, a centre-left politician and former communications minister, will be Italy's new foreign minister, ANSA news agency reported Friday citing sources. Gentiloni, 59, will be probably sworn in later in the day to replace Federica Mogherini, who quit the post as she is set to become Saturday the European Union's (EU) new high representative for foreign aff...

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Core industries growth slows down to 1.9 percent in September

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The growth of eight core industries slowed down to 1.9 percent in September on the back of a fall in production of crude oil, natural gas, petroleum refinery products and fertilisers during the month, official data showed Friday. Their cumulative growth during the April-September period of the current fiscal was 4 percent. The four sectors of coal, steel,...

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How Paul Walker would've reacted to 'Furious 7' trailer

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Actress Michelle Rodriguez believes that late actor Paul Walker would have been amazed after watching the Furious 7 trailer. He would gaze with his beautiful blue eyes and that wonderful, amazing, childlike smile that he would get whenever he'd have, like, a cargasm... Cause that's his whole thing, the entire franchise, after every single one, Rodriguez said in...

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JMM-Congress alliance in Jharkhand collapses

Ranchi, Oct 31 (IANS) The 15-month-old alliance between the two ruling partners - the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Congress - ended Friday. Chief Minister and JMM leader Hemant Soren who was in New Delhi for the past three days to finalise the seat sharing arrangement for the assembly polls with the Congress, returned to Ranchi. However, he did not speak to the media. Vin...

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Fadnavis takes charge of Maharashtra - BJP's first CM

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in Friday as chief minister of Maharashtra's first BJP government along with nine ministers, cheered by some 30,000 supporters at the Wankhede stadium and watched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, VIPs and celebrities. Governor C.V. Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Fadnavis, 44, and the ministers, including two women, at ...

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1,000-hour bandh in Assam districts lifted

Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) A 1,000-hour bandh in Assam's Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts demanding an autonomous state was Friday lifted following an assurance from the central government on the issue. The bandh was called Oct 27 by the Joint Action Committee for Autonomous State (JACAS), a conglomeration of 17 organisations in the two districts, to press for the creation of an auton...

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'Unmonitored TB drugs can lead to liver failure'

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Shashi Chawla (name changed) was suspected of having uterine tuberculosis (TB) and was put on anti-TB drugs. After being on medication for over eight months, she went into a coma as the dosage was not monitored. Experts warn that laxity in monitoring medicines can lead to liver failure. It was only when she was put on ventilator and shifted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospi...

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Himachal to bring urban local bodies under planning area

Shimla, Oct 31 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government proposes to bring all urban local bodies under the planning area for planned development, Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said Friday. He said this would help in providing basic amenities. He was presiding over a meeting of the board of directors of Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA). He dir...

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Asian integration could boost organised crime: UN

Bangkok, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) The UN Friday called on Southeast Asian countries to take measures to prevent the current increase in trade and migratory flows from causing the expansion of organized crime. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the development of transport systems and the lifting of trade and visa barriers planned for 2015 in Southeast Asian countries entails...

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