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Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose arrested

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) The CBI Friday arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam. He (Srinjoy Bose) has been arrested in connection with the Saradha scam, a CBI official told IANS. Bose was arrested after several hours of grilling by CBI sleuths here. The premier investigation agency decided to take hi...

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New five-party coalition formed in Ukraine parliament

Moscow, Nov 21 (IANS) Five Ukrainian parties, including President Petro Poroshenko's Bloc and the National Front of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Friday signed an agreement to form a parliamentary coalition backing the new government. The coalition, which will become official next Thursday during the opening session of the newly-elected Rada (Parliament), also includes the Self Relia...

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Man throws grenade at Kashmir poll rally, arrested

Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) People attending an election rally in Kashmir Friday caught a man who threw a hand-grenade at the rally in Kulgam district and handed him over to police. A police officer told IANS here: People, attending a PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) rally in Ganiwana area (Damhal Hanje Pora tehsil), which was being addressed by local candidate Abdul Majid Paddder, caught 26-y...

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How to have healthier grocery shopping

London, Nov 21 (IANS) The grocery store can be a tricky place and even the most knowledgeable shoppers can end up putting mistakes in their cart. But with a few tricks up your sleeve, it's not all that tough to make smart decisions at the store. A group of nutrition experts shared tips for making healthy grocery shopping a success, reports huffingtonpost.com. Here are their sugge...

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Black money promotes terror, says Modi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) India has convinced world leaders that black money needs to be fought as it promotes terrorism and destabilizes world peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday. Writing in his blog a day after ending a 10-day trip to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji, Modi also said that the world was now looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm. He sa...

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Mithali to continue leading India against South Africa

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Right-hander Mithali Raj will skipper the Indian women's cricket team against visiting South Africa in the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series and the lone Twenty20 International. The women's selection committee met here Friday to pick the Indian teams for the ODI series and T20I against South Africa, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary...

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INS Vikrant to be broken up

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) India's first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, now decommissioned but which saw action during the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, is finally being broken up. The process is expected to be completed within seven-eight months, its owner said here Friday. The once-majestic aircraft carrier was bought in an e-auction by Mumbai-based IB Commercials Ltd, said its director and now th...

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Delhi HC refuses to stay anointment of Shahi Imam's son

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused to stay the anointment ceremony of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son as the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) saying the ceremony had no legal sanctity. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw said the anointment ceremony has no legal position, as informed by the Centre and the Delhi Waqf Board, so it can't stay th...

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Expenditure Management Commission to submit sugestions soon: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Expenditure Management Commission (EMC) tasked with suggesting ways to reduce subsidies will submit its recommendations soon, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday. The Expenditure Management Commission has had a recent meeting and is soon coming out with a set of suggestions on how to rationalise subsidies, Jaitley said addressing the Hindustan Times Lea...

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Issuance of driving licenses to be computerised: Gadkari

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said Friday that a new computerised system would soon be put in place to curb the menace of fake driving licenses, an issue encompassing 30 percent of the drivers in the country. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here, Gadkari said: Thirty percent of the licenses are fake. India is the only cou...

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Japanese 'Black Widow' received $8.47 mn from dead partners

Tokyo, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) A 67-year-old Japanese woman is suspected of having poisoned her husband and possibly six other partners, from whom she inherited around $8.47 million, investigation sources said Friday. Chisako Kakehi, dubbed the Black Widow of Kyoto, received in addition to the inheritance from her last spouse, who died in December 2013, the assets of three other husbands after...

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Mall sealed in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad, Nov 21 (IANS) The Ghaziabad district administration Friday sealed the Gaur Central Mall, saying it owed nearly Rs.4 crore to the revenue department. The mall located in the posh Raj Nagar area was sealed at 7 a.m. District Magistrate Vimal Kumar Sharma said the mall owed Rs.3,94,42,490 to the revenue department since Sep 29, 2013. Gaur Developers managing direc...

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MoU on German teaching violated 3-language formula: Irani

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday said that German was a foreign language and was being taught as one, and added that the government deliberately could not have signed an MoU that violates the three-language formula. This MoU was presenting German as a third language in all schools which in itself is a violation of the Indian Constitution as...

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Five terrorists arrested in Kabul

Kabul, Nov 21 (IANS) Five terrorists have been detained in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, a media report said Friday. Five would-be suicide bombers have captured by the personnel of National Directorate of Security (NDS). The captured men planned to launch an attack and target the Second Vice President, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostom, Xinhua cited Tolo News as stating. Further details ar...

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Tripura government reduces tax on aviation fuel

Agartala, Nov 21 (IANS) The Tripura government Friday reduced the value-added tax (VAT) on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by four percent, a minister here said, following a request from the central government. The state government on the request of the central government has reduced the VAT on ATF by four percent. Earlier the VAT on ATF was 22 percent and henceforth it would be 18 percent, ...

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45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Lagos, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) Members of the armed terrorist group Boko Haram have killed at least 45 people in a village near Mafa city in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, media reported citing municipal sources and witnesses. The radicals attacked Azaya Kura Wednesday, just one day before the Nigerian government refused to extend the state of emergency imposed 18 months ago in Borno an...

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Jammu and Kashmir - Facts at a glance

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The five-phase assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir begins Nov 25. Here are some facts about the first phase: Total electorate: 1,051,642 (Men 550,350, women 501,281, Third Gender-11) Assembly constituencies: 15 Total candidates: 123 Women candidates: 2 Constituency with maximum number of candidates: Bhaderwah and Bandipora ...

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China's central bank to inject liquidity if necessary

Beijing, Nov 21 (IANS) China's central bank said Friday that it would inject liquidity into the country's banking system if necessary. At present, the overall liquidity in the banking system is abundant, the People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, said in a posting on its official microblog on Sina Weibo. Recently, there have been fluctuations in short-term capital suppl...

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Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose held

Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) The CBI Friday arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam. He has been arrested in connection with the Saradha scam, a CBI official told IANS. ...

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No environmental clearance for Aranmula airport: SC

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) The proposed Rs.2,000-crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala Friday got a jolt when the Supreme Court upheld the verdict of the Chennai bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) which cancelled the environmental clearance that it secured. The airport complex is said to be the first private international airport in the count...

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