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French stock market drops 2.81 percent on Friday

Paris, Sep 4 (IANS) The French stock market's benchmark CAC 40 index dropped by 130.71 points or 2.81 percent to close at 4,523.08 points on Friday. All the 40 companies on the index ended in the red. Among them, Kering plummeted 6.16 percent, ArcelorMittal 5.84 percent and Lafargeholcim 5.37 percent. The CAC 40 rebounded by 2.17 percent on Thursday to close at 4,653.79 points, u...

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22 UAE soldiers killed during operation 'Restore Hope'

Abu Dhabi, Sep 4 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Friday that 22 Emirati soldiers were killed during Operation Restore Hope to reinstall the legitimate government in Yemen. The soldiers were killed during an accidental blast at an ammunition store of the 107th Brigdae in the eastern Yemeni oil province of Marib, Xinhua reported. Dubai daily Gulf news said that the bl...

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Katiyar to join Hardik's agitation in Gujarat

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Agitated over his expulsion from the RLSP, Akhilesh Katiyar on Friday said the entire Uttar Pradesh unit of the party would resign in protest and join Hardik Patel's movement for reservations for the Patel community in the OBC category. To register protest against my expulsion, every member of the Uttar Pradesh unit of the party will resign and join Hardik's movem...

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Now travel from Goa to Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia Berhad for Rs.999

Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) Low cost carrier AirAsia Berhad on Friday started a thrice-a-week direct flight from Goa to Kuala Lumpur, for which it announced a special all-inclusive one way fare of Rs.999. The service, according to the carrier, would help provide a seamless travelling experience from Goa to Malaysian cities as well as other international destinations. As part of the thri...

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Bengal Left demands polls to twin civic bodies

Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Claiming that the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was afraid, the Left Front on Friday demanded that the civic polls for the reconstituted Asansol Municipal Corporation and the newly-constituted Bidhannagar civic body be held on October 3. Expressing alarm over the galloping power tariff, Left Front chairman Biman Bose also called upon to build a statewide p...

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Akshay wants me to be like 'Mrs. Funnybones': Twinkle

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna says that her husband Akshay Kumar wants her to be calm and collected like the character in her book Mrs. Funnybones. The man of the house (Akshay) says I really wish you were this woman in the book who's always so calm and collected. And I tell him I probably have to join Baba Ramdev and do 4,000 'Kapalbhatis' a day to be t...

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We should not be scared of markets volatility: Rajan

Ankara, Sep 4 (IANS) Stressing investors should not be scared of transient volatility in markets, India's central bank governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday said the problems facing the global economy include low productivity and low investments with people saving more and spending less. We should not be scared of (markets) volatility, Rajan said here addressing a meeting business leaders fr...

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Hamas calls upon Egypt to disclose information on 'abductees'

Gaza, Sep 4 (IANS) The Hamas Islamist movement has called upon Egypt to officially disclose information about four Palestinians abducted in Egypt two weeks ago, a Hamas official said on Friday. During a sit-in attended by hundreds of Hamas members in front of the closed Egyptian embassy in Gaza, Hamas political bureau member Khalil Al-Hayyah called for an official Egyptian move to reveal...

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'Ending Syria war key to resolving refugee crisis in Europe'

Helsinki, Sep 4 (IANS) The key to resolving the refugee crisis in Europe is to end the civil war in Syria, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Friday. Niinisto told Finnish media that it was important to talk about ways to end the civil war in Syria, as more than 4 million Syrians have been forced to flee abroad, Xinhua reported. The solution to the problem can be another di...

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Bayern president Rummenigge dismisses idea of selling Muller

Berlin, Sep 4 (IANS) If Bayern Munich was a bank, it would have had to sell its forward Thomas Muller, the clubs' president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Friday, referring to the lucrative offered by Manchester United. I'm talking about figures which were very high indeed. If I were a bank manager then I would have had to accept it, Rummenigge said, reports Efe. However, Bayern ...

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Bose launches new wireless headphones

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Sound systems pioneer Bose on Friday launched the new SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II at a price of Rs.21,150. The company says that the headset has a battery life of 15 hours and comes with multi-point for connecting two devices along with quick pairing with near-field communication (NFC) technology. We believe when you give up wires, you shou...

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Real Madrid president Perez feels guilty over Casillas' departure

Madrid, Sep 4 (IANS) Real Madrid president Florentino Perez admitted the Spanish club was wrong in dealing with the farewell of veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas, who signed in July for Portugal's Porto, while he stressed that he was not forcibly dismissed from the club. Casillas attended alone a press conference at the Santiago Bernabeu on July 12, in which he read a statement while in t...

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Golfers Randhawa, Gangjee make halfway cut at Russian Open

Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS) Indian golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Rahil Gangjee managed to make the halfway cut after carding matching two-over 73s in the one million euro ($1.12 million) Russian Open here on Friday. Gangjee and Randhawa, who shared the 12th spot with matching 68s in the first round, took their total to one-under 141 at the Kolkovo Golf Club. They, however, dropped to tied 48th spo...

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World's shortest man Dangi dies in American Samoa

Mumbai/Kahmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) The world's shortest man, Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Nepal, died in American Samoa in the Pacific early Friday following a brief illness , a family friend said in Mumbai. Today, our circus is flooded with tears at the loss of the world's smallest man...whom we lovingly called Prince Chandra, said Sujit Dilip, owner of India's well-known Rambo Circus, based in ...

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BSF seizes ganja in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized over 15 kg of ganja (cannabis) from near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Friday. The cannabis was seized from a house in Kumari village in the district near the international border on Thursday night. Acting on intelligence inputs, we raided the house from which 15.5 kg of...

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Now Andaman Express to go up to Vaishno Devi base camp

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday flagged off the extended Chennai-Jammu Tawi Andaman Express, which now go up to Katra, the base camp for the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. The flagging off was done through remote control through video conferencing at Rail Bhawan here and the Jammu railway station. After flagging of the train, Prabhu said that it ...

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Greenpeace to seek freedom to dissent with Bollywood posters

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Terming the cancellation by the government of its licence to receive foreign funds an 'onslaught against rights', Greenpeace India on Friday announced a drive to recreate Bollywood posters to reclaim freedom of speech and dissent. The campaign would recreate Bollywood movie posters and highlight real life stories about reclaiming freedom of speech, the NGO said i...

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PM to launch solar-equipped Badarpur-Faridabad Metro corridor

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Delhi-NCR's first solar-equipped Badarpur-Faridabad Metro corridor on Sunday, which is hoped to provide relief to 1.95 lakh passengers per day by December. It will be the first corridor in which all the stations and depot have been equipped with solar power plants and would ensure commuting to the Delhi suburb takes les...

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Sheena murder: Cops question step-sister Vidhie, Mukherjea family

Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Attempting to unravel the motive and the wealth angle in the Sheena Bora murder case, Mumbai police on Friday questioned Vidhie Khanna, the daughter of the prime accused Indrani Mukherjea and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna. Vidhie was later adopted by Indrani's current husband, former media tycoon Peter Mukherjea. For the third consecutive day, police also...

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BCCI appoints ad-hoc body in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) constituted an ad-hoc committee on Friday for running the game in Rajasthan. The committee has been tasked to ensure the participation of teams from Rajasthan in various domestic tournaments in the upcoming season. The committee, which will have Amrit Mathur as co-ordinator, also consists of C.K. Khanna, Mi...

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