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Shahi Imam's invite to Sharif does not merit response: Government

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) As the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid drew flak from Muslims for inviting the Pakistan prime minister to his son's anointment as his successor but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government Friday refused to get drawn into the controversy, terming his remarks as voices from the wilderness. Asked to react to the invite to Nawaz Sharif, external affairs ministry s...

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Bengal land of jehadis under Mamata: BJP

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) The BJP Friday alleged that West Bengal has become a land of jehadis under the Mamata Banerjee government. The rule of law in Bengal has been converted into law of vote bank by the TMC, and WB has become under Mamata Banerji the land of Jehadis, Bharatiya Janata Party secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said in a statement. Terming as unfortunate the police prev...

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Spanish government challenges Catalonia's symbolic vote on independence

Madrid, Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) Spain's government Friday challenged Catalonia's decision to hold a symbolic vote Nov 9 as an alternative to a referendum on independence stalled by the Constitutional Court. The government of Priem Minister Mariano Rajoy filed a new appeal against the move before the Constitutional Court to guarantee the State of Law and protect democracy, Vice President Soraya...

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Judge orders action on Bengal policeman for accused's double arrest

Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime, which has on several occasions faced a rap from the courts, Friday was yet again at the receiving end of judicial ire, as a judge ordered removal of a police officer for showing the arrest of an accused twice before him. Already facing the wrath of the opposition over the violence in Makhra and Chaumondolpur villages of Birbhum...

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Myanmar roundtable summit discusses political issues

Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 31 (IANS) Myanmar's first five-party roundtable summit held in the Presidential Palace here Friday discussed some key political issues in the country, presidential spokesman U Ye Htut said at a press conference after the two-hour talks. Attending the talks were 14 representatives of the government, parliament, political parties, the military and the Union Election Commis...

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Workshop Saturday on new concepts for shoulder reconstruction

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) With the rise in the number of Indians undergoing shoulder reconstructions, the Indian Spinal Injuries Center along with the Delhi Orthopaedic Association will Saturday host a day-long workshop on new technologies from across the world that cause minimal invasion and inconvenience to the patients. During the workshop, renowned orthopedic surgeons Sonu Ahluwalia a...

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SC asks poll panel if Kashmir relief work conflicts with code of conduct

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday sought the response of the Election Commission on if the enforcement of model code of conduct was impeding relief and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir where people are still living in difficult conditions getting compounded by the onset of winter. Asking the petitioners to implead the Election Commission as a respo...

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I have only been dumped so far: Ranveer

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh, who has often been chased by link-up rumours, says so far he has not dumped anyone in his life. Actually I have never dumped anyone in my life so far. I have only been dumped so far, Ranveer said at the unveiling of Nakhriley song from Kill Dil at the Yash Raj Studios. Director Shaad Ali's Kill Dil is coming out Nov 14. Co-incide...

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Stop comparing me with my cousins: Parineeti

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Her cousin Priyanka Chopra is a star. Now, another family member, Mannara, is all set to enter Bollywood with Zid and Parineeti feels that it is unfair to pit her against her cousins. Zid trailer is out and when Parineeti was asked whether she had seen it and did she think Mannara will be a competitor, she said: Yes, I saw the teaser and I think she looks sexy. We ...

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Merchant vessel scrapes Indian Navy ship

Visakhapatnam, Oct 31 (IANS) INS Kora suffered minor damage when it was scraped by a merchant vessel off the Visakhapatnam coast, the Indian Navy said in a statement Friday. The navy said there has been no damage to the watertight integrity of the ship or any injuries or loss of life. INS Kora was scraped by the merchant vessel Madelieine Rickmers in the wee hours of Friday, nea...

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Will appeal Sri Lankan death sentence to fishermen: India

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) India Friday indicated there may have been miscarriage of justice in the death sentence handed down to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking in Colombo and said it will appeal. New Delhi also said that under a bilateral legal architecture, a similar death sentence for two Indians was commuted to life imprisonment after a Sri Lankan presidential pardo...

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Nokia shuts India handset plant near Chennai

Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) Its curtains down for once iconic Nokia mobile handset maker, as its India plant shuts down operations Saturday at Sriperumbudur, a company spokesman said Friday. As announced earlier, we are stopping handset production at our Chennai plant from tomorrow (Nov 1) in the absence of orders from our new parent firm (Microsoft), which terminated the mobile purchase agre...

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Teachers scam: Ajay Chautala's bail extended

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday extended, till Nov 7, the interim bail of Ajay Chautala, sought on health grounds. Justice Siddharth Mridul extended the bail plea of Ajay Chautala, who has been out on bail after being sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers' recruitment scam case. His father and Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala, who ...

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Compensate African woman for midnight raid: NHRC

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The NHRC Friday asked the Delhi government to pay Rs.25,000 each to the African women victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts by former law minister Somnath Bharti in a January midnight raid. The commission viewed that human rights of the 12 African women were violated and hence it was a fit case for award of monetary relief, said a National Human Rights Co...

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Saudi Arabia facing high child sex abuse: Studies

Riyadh, Oct 31 (IANS) Some studies in Saudi Arabia have revealed that the rate of children's sexual abuse in the Kingdom is alarmingly high with every fourth child having been exposed to sexual harassment at some point of early life. The Orphan Care Department in the Eastern Province organised recently a lecture for foster families entitled Sexual Harassment and Adolescence to inform par...

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Modi will never bring black money to India: Sharad Yadav

Patna, Oct 31 (IANS) JD-U president Sharad Yadav Friday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betraying the people and the country on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad as he will never bring it back. BJP has no intention to bring back the black money from foreign banks, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president told reporters here. He said bl...

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Bodo faction threatens to quit peace process

Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) The pro-talk NDFB faction Friday threatened to pull out of the peace process if the government does not release its president Ranjan Daimary and others by Nov 30. The National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction, which has been in a ceasefire pact, said this in a statement signed by the outfit's self-styled lieutenant and information and publicity secretar...

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Nearly 2000 athletes to attend forest sports meet in Goa

Panaji, Oct 31 (IANS) Nearly 2,000 athletes drawn from forest departments across the country will participate in the 21st All India Forest Sports meet which gets underway in Goa from Nov 5. The four-day meet will feature 162 events which include 58 athletic events, 14 in swimming, eight in weightlifting, etc, according to principal chief forest officer for Goa and chairman of the meet Ri...

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UP mulling freeholding industrial plots

Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is considering declaring industrial plots in the state freehold, an official said Friday. Decision to make industrial plots freehold is under serious consideration of the state government. It has been a long standing demand of industries, however, various factors have to be taken into account for assessing long-term impact of this step ...

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Moscow airport chief engineer charged over French jet crash

Moscow, Oct 31 (IANS/TASS) The Russian Investigative Committee Friday charged a third person in the criminal case over the crash of a French Falcon jet in which France's energy giant Total CEO Christophe de Margerie died at Moscow airport Vnukovo. Today chief engineer of Vnukovo airport service Vladimir Ledenev was charged with violation of jet operation rules that entailed the death of ...

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