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India will always stand by Vietnam: President

On Board Air India One, Sep 17 (IANS) India has always stood by Vietnam and will continue to do so, President Pranab Mukherjee said Wednesday, and expressed confidence their strategic partnership will steadily augment and they will provide stability and growth to the region and the world. The president, reading out a statement on his state visit to Vietnam, said he was greatly moved by h...

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Bravo fined by ICC

Dubai, Sep 17 (IANS) West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the ICC said Wedn...

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High acquittal rate as witnesses turn hostile: SC judge

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Many of the accused in India are acquitted due to witnesses turning hostile, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai of the Supreme Court said Wednesday. Inaugurating the vulnerable witness deposition complex at the Saket district court here, Justice Desai said it has been seen that in many cases, the accused are acquitted as witnesses turned hostile and failed to narrate ...

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With better understanding, US ready to engage Modi's India

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit, the US says that with a better understanding of each other's systems, it's looking forward to engage with India putting behind the ups and downs in their relationship. The US engagement with Modi has been awesome and appreciated on both sides, said Nisha Desai Biswal, assistant secretary for South and C...

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Xi arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the national capital late Wednesday evening after a visit to Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Earlier, Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan reached Ahmedabad Wednesday afternoon to begin a three-day India sojourn. In Ahmedabad, three agreements were inked in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chinese president.

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BJP building martyrs' memorial in Karnataka

Bidar (Karnataka), Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP's youth wing is building a martyrs' memorial at Gorata, 65 km from here in northern Karnataka, as a tribute to about 200 freedom fighters who were massacred by Nizam soldiers (Razakars) in the village in 1948 when it was part of the erstwhile Hyderabad state. The BJP's Yuva Morcha (youth wing) is also constructing a statute and a building in the s...

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Will complete Hyderabad metro as per schedule: L&T

Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Larsen & Toubro Wednesday said it is committed to completing the Hyderabad Metro rail project expeditiously as per schedule with all support from the Telangana government. After a meeting with Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) chief executive and managing director V.B. Gadgil said it was unfortunate that a section o...

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Saudi Arabia launches website for expatriate workers

Riyadh, Sep 17 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's labour ministry has launched a website to educate expatriate workers about their rights and ways to avail them, a media report said Wednesday. The website www.laboreducation.gov.sa launched Tuesday aims to prevent violation of workers' rights and boost awareness among them about the rules that regulate the relationship between the employee and employe...

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Modi, Xi bond on Sabarmati riverfront, main talks Thursday

Ahmedabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping got a taste of Gujarati culture and cuisine on the Sabarmati riverfont as he was given a grand welcome on his arrival here Wednesday, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi walking the last mile to be the perfect host ahead of their substantive talks in the national capital on boosting bilateral ties. Xi, who flew in to Gujarat's commercia...

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Asian Games: Indian women thrashed 10-0 by South Korea

Incheon (South Korea), Sep 17 (IANS) The Indian women's team went down 0-10 to a superior South Korea in their second Group A match of the women's football competition in the Asian Games here Wednesday. Korea led five-nil at the interval. Four goals from Yoo Younga, a hattrick from Jeon Gaeul, a brace from Jung Seoblin and one from Park Heeyoung saw the Asian heavyweights brush aside the...

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Syndicate Bank case: Absconding accused surrenders

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) A court here Wednesday sent Purushottam Lal Totlani, the alleged middleman in the Syndicate Bank bribery case who was on the run, to two days' police custody after he surrendered. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma allowed the investigating agency to quiz Totlani till Sep 19. The court in August had rejected his antici...

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'Skill development leads to inclusive growth'

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi Wednesday said the dream of inclusive growth can be achieved only through skill development. The dream of inclusive growth can only be achieved by skill development. There is no shortcut to success. We develop people and together we develop our country, she said at the launch of 'Learn to Earn' vocational programme in her New Delhi constitu...

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Delhi gets second courtroom for kids

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai of the Supreme Court Wednesday inaugurated a vulnerable witness deposition complex for kids in the Saket district court here. Designed like a play-house with small tables, chairs and a toys corner, it is the second such complex for children in Delhi. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Chief Justice of Delhi High C...

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Centre seeks suggestions on Real Estate Bill

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The central government will discuss with stakeholders about the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 before tabling it in the Rajya Sabha in the upcoming session of parliament, an official said here Wednesday. The ministry of housing and urban poverty alleviation has convened a meeting of stakeholders Friday and seek their suggestions on the bill, ...

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Ukraine government to verify 1 mn civil servants' loyalty

Kiev, Sep 17 (IANS) One million civil servants in Ukraine will be screened for their loyalty to the new government, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk has said. The parliament passed a new law Tuesday, allowing the vetting of government officials and the removal of corrupt officials, BBC reported Wednesday. Yatseniuk said all departments who worked under former president Viktor Yan...

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No woman feels safe in Delhi, says HC

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) While questioning the measures taken and the method of policing adopted by Delhi Police for the extensive 'crime mapping' exercise conducted here, the Delhi High Court Wednesday said no woman feels safe in the capital. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul was informed by the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DLSA) that the rate ...

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BJP approaches Bengal governor seeking Jadavpur VC's removal

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday strongly condemned the police assault on students of Jadavpur University, and sought West Bengal governor and university chancellor K.N. Tripathi's intervention for the removal of the vice chancellor. Many students had to be hospitalised and a few girl students were allegedly molested when police beat them up early Wednesday for laying siege to vi...

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Woman's decomposed body found in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The decomposed body of a woman was recovered from her rented accommodation here, police said Wednesday. Police suspect the woman was murdered by her live-in partner. The body of Seema, aged around 30, was recovered at south Delhi's Neb Sarai area after her landlord informed police about some foul smell emanating from her room. Police said the room was loc...

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Goa Archbishop lauds papacy's first stage approval of sainthood for Indian priest

Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa Wednesday expressed joy at Pope Francis's approval of the first step towards canonization of India's first Catholic saint Fr. Joseph Vaz, a priest of Goan origin. In a statement issued here Archbishop of Goa and Daman Fr. Filipe Neri Ferrao said: The Archdiocese of Goa and Daman rejoices with the news that Pope Francis has approved t...

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Praise of government based on facts: President

On Board Air India One, Sep 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday said his praise of the Narendra Modi government was based on facts. It's all facts. Everyone knows the Indian economy has been doing badly since 2008-09. The steps taken by the new government will lead to the possibility of greater FDI, he told journalists in a media interaction while returning from Vietnam.

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