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CBI should probe SC welfare fund diversion for CWG: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi BJP leaders will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demand a CBI inquiry into the diversion of the Scheduled Castes Development Fund to the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a statement said Thursday. The demand comes two days after the union home ministry asked Delhi government to provide details of alleged diversion of funds by the previous government.

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Assam wants SSB along volatile Nagaland border

Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has requested Home Minister Rajnath Singh to deploy the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) as a neutral force along the Assam-Nagaland border where at least 10 Assamese villagers were killed and over 10,000 people displaced after attacks by Naga insurgents. Gogoi, in a letter to Rajnath Singh, informed him about the latest situation along t...

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Goa donates Rs.5 crore for Kashmir relief fund

Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) The Goa government will donate Rs.5 crore for relief work in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday. Speaking to reporters here, Parrikar, however, said the fund will be credited to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and not to the state government because the latter, according to the Goa cabinet, failed to deliver the post...

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'Garoland demand to continue even after peace accord'

Shillong, Sep 18 (IANS) A rebel group in Meghalaya that would next week sign a peace accord with the central government Thursday said it would continue with its original demand for a separate Garoland state. We will continue with our demand for the creation of a separate Garoland state (to be carved out of Meghalaya) politically and through non-violence after signing the peace accord wit...

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150 arrested in Myanmar for illegal arms possession

Yangon, Sep 18 (IANS) A total of 150 people have been arrested in Myanmar in the first eight months of this year on charges of possessing arms illegally, official sources said Thursday. Among them are 54 people charged with possessing 60 items of arms, including grenades and 2,700 bullets, in connection with 45 arms-related cases, Xinhua reported. Under Myanmar's laws, those who ...

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SAI, not federations, raises Incheon hopes

If Sports Authority of India (SAI) director general Jiji Thomson confidently says India will win 70-75 medals at the Incheon Asian Games, one has to take the figure seriously. Normally, it is the national sports federations that make tall claims about their chances, not the sports ministry or any of its agencies. The SAI director general is a very calculative person and he is not given t...

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Vehicle pollution: China floats 'cash for clunkers' scheme

Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS) China is scheduled to restrict or prohibit heavy polluting vehicles by the end of June 2015 in major cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Thursday. The vehicles that will be cleared off the roads include yellow label cars -- gasoline cars that fall below National I emission standard and diesel vehicles below the National III emission standard...

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Pakistan to name new ISI chief soon: Report

Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) At a time when the Pakistan Army is being viewed as again meddling in politics, the country's top spy agency -- Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) -- may get a new boss with the current ISI chief due to retire in October. The new ISI chief's name may be announced by next week. The announcement is likely to come along with the appointment of five new lieutenant gen...

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Man arrested for bigamy

Gurgaon, Sep 18 (IANS) A 46-year-old man was arrested here for bigamy, police said Thursday. Pranab Kanti Mukherjee, who hails from Kolkata, was arrested after a case was registered against him at sector 55-56 police station here. Mukherjee had registered himself on an online marriage portal describing himself as an unmarried pilot Raveena Sharma (name changed), who worke...

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CPI-M demands white paper on Kerala's finances

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) A new tax burden of over Rs.2,000 crore should not be placed on Kerala people and the state government should come out with a white paper on the state's finances, said the CPI-M Thursday. Addressing reporters here, state CPI-M secretary Pinarayi Vijayan said this is the first time in the history of the state that additional resource are being mobilised t...

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CPIL refuses to name whistleblower in CBI chief's case

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) NGO CPIL Thursday declined to disclose the identity of the whistleblower of the alleged interference by CBI director Ranjit Sinha in 2G investigation and prosecution, and his meeting the accused in 2G and coal scam cases as it could expose the whistleblower to grave risk. The Cecntre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Cou...

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Archaeologists unearth Byzantine Age compound near Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Sep 18 (IANS) Archaeologists uncovered a large Byzantine Age compound west of Jerusalem, with a rarely preserved oil press, a wine press and a mosaic, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Thursday. This was very likely a monastery, excavation director Irene Zilberbod said in a statement. A spokesperson with the Antiquities Authority said the first clues of the co...

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Frantic week of football action in La Liga

Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) A frantic week of football activity, starting Friday, will test the strength in depth of all Spanish clubs in the La Liga. This weekend's round of matches sees Elche entertain recently promoted Eibar and quickly moves on to one of the main courses when Deportivo la Coruna play at home to Real Madrid, reports Xinhua. Real Madrid put two league defeats from th...

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Philippines volcano: 21,000 people in evacuation centres

Manila, Sep 18 (IANS) At least 21,000 people are staying in 18 evacuation centres in eastern Philippines amid the possible eruption of Mayon Volcano in Albay province, the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Thursday. Food packs, assorted food and non-food items have been provided to the evacuees, the department said, adding that standby funds worth 5.165 ...

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Amitabh Bachchan's Karachi moment on KBC

Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic when Pakistani actor Fawad Khan came on the sets of his quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) to promote his first Bollywood film Khoobsurat. Amitabh shared his strong and personal connection with the neighbouring country. Big B revealed that his grandfather was from Karachi and said he had visited that place for the first tim...

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Take up Brahmaputra dams issue with Xi, Gogoi urges Modi

Guwahati, Sep 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Thursday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping the issue of construction of dams on the Brahmaputra river by China. In a letter to Modi, Gogoi said there were serious concerns about the construction of dams by China over the Brahmaputra that would adversely impact downstream fl...

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Pakistan asks Afghanistan to 'eliminate terrorist sanctuaries'

Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday reiterated its call on neighbouring Afghanistan to eliminate hideouts of the Pakistani militants on the Afghan side of the border. Security officials insist that Pakistani Taliban leaders, who have fled the country as a result of ongoing military operations, now operate from the Afghan border regions. On Tuesday, the military said a grou...

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Infosys, Huawei to jointly offer cloud, big data solutions

Bangalore, Sep 18 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd and Chinese telecom product major Huawei will jointly offer cloud-based, big data and communication solutions to global enterprises. As strategic partners, we will jointly develop IT solutions combining Huawei's cloud infrastructure and our service expertise to target enterprise customers looking to modernise their operations, the...

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RLD, BKU workers protest, want memorial to Charan Singh

Ghaziabad/New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) About 200 farmers and policemen were injured in clashes when a Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) protest turned violent at Murad Nagar town of Ghaziabad district Thursday. Workers of both the organisations were protesting the snapping of water and power supply to the Tughlak Road residence of former civil aviation minister Ajit Sin...

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Atletico striker Mandzukic out with broken nose

Madrid, Sep 18 (IANS) Atletico Madrid will be without the services of striker Mario Mandzukic for at least two weeks after it was confirmed that the Croatian broke his nose during his side's 2-3 Champions League defeat to Olympiacos Tuesday. The striker will undergo an operation to set the bone which was broken when he contested an aerial ball with Olympiacos defender Kasami, who hit him...

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