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Saudi Arabia arrests 88 on terrorism charges

Riyadh, Sep 2 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's interior ministry has in the last few days arrested 88 people on terrorism charges in different parts of the country, media reported Tuesday. Of the total, three are Yemenis, one of undetermined nationality and the rest are Saudis, the interior ministry said in a statement, adding that 59 more suspects had been detained previously. The ministr...

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Scoreboard of England's innings against India

Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) Scoreboard of England's innings against India in the fourth ODI of the five-match cricket series at Edgbaston here Tuesday. England Alastair Cook c Raina b Kumar 9 Alex Hales b Kumar 6 Gary Ballance c Rahane b Shami 7 Joe Root c Kulkarni b Raina 44 Eoin Morgan c Raina b Jadeja 32 Jos Buttler lbw Mohammed Shami 11

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DDA's restructuring plan to be finalised in two weeks

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) The restructuring plan of the capital's land development body DDA, including computerisation of all of its departments, will be submitted to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung in two weeks, said an official. The plan will be finalised in two weeks and submitted to the lt governor, the official said. The plan, being prepared by the National Productivity Counc...

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Rain makes Tuesday pleasant in Delhi, more expected Wednesday

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) A spell of light rain in the capital led to a pleasant Tuesday, with the maximum temperature recorded at 34.3 degrees Celsius, average for the season. The Met department has forecast more rain Wednesday. Wednesday will also be cloudy and more rain with thunderstorms is expected in Delhi. The maximum and the minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 31 degree...

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Power failure cripples Mumbai, supply still not normal

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) A sudden power crisis gripped India's commercial capital Tuesday with several areas facing power blackouts and load-shedding as a key power generating station developed problems. Normal power supply was only likely to be restored by late night. The erratic supply was on account of tripping of Tata Power's 500 MW Trombay Power Station Unit No.5 at around 9.45 a.m. on ...

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Nepal, India to hold energy talks

Kathmandu, Sep 2 (IANS) Officials from Nepal and India will be meeting in New Delhi Wednesday and Thursday to hold talks on the much-touted Power Trade Agreement (PTA) between the energy-starved nations. According to the decision taken during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal in August, the two sides agreed to complete the negotiations within 45 days. Nepa...

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US drone attacks Al Shabaab leader's home in Somalia

Nairobi, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) A US drone targeted the home of the leader of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabaab terrorist organisation, Ahmed Abdi Godane, in Somalia, Somali officials told the media Tuesday. According to the governor of southern Somalia's Lower Shebelle region, Abdukadir Nur Sidi, the attack took place late Monday night. The governor could not confirm Godane's death during th...

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British deputy PM questions arrest of parents' saving kid

L0ondon, Sep 2 (IANS) British deputy prime minister has come in support of a campaign which seeks to to allow the parents of cancer patient Ashya King to be reunited with their five-year-old son, a media report said Tuesday. The couple were arrested in Spain after taking Ashya King from Southampton General hospital without doctors' consent, prompting police to launch a major search for t...

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After SpiceJet, IndiGo enters fare war

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo Tuesday started promotional air fares by offering discounted one-way fares starting at a low of Rs.999 (all inclusive one-way fare), a day after SpiceJet started its offer of Rs.499 one-way charge. According to IndiGo, its Delhi-Japiur flight is priced at Rs.999 one-way, follwoed by Rs.1,399 Srinagar-Chandigarh. The fares go all the way upto ...

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UN to probe Israeli offensive against Gaza

Ramallah, Sep 2 (IANS) A senior Palestinian diplomat announced Tuesday that a UN inquiry committee will arrive in the Gaza Strip in October to probe the 50-day Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip. We were officially informed that the committee will arrive in the Gaza Strip in the first week of October, Ibrahim Khreisha, the Palestinian representative to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC...

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Kala-azar free India by 2015: Harsh Vardhan

Pat Sep 2 (IANS) Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Monday said that India aims to eliminate dreaded vector-borne disease kala-azar by 2015. We are confident to eliminate kala-azar by 2015 with a new road map, Harsh Vardhan said at a function here after launching non-invasive diagnostic methods for detecting kala-azar by using oral fluid and urine samples at Rajendra Memorial Research Institu...

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Spears opens up about ex-boyfriend's infidelity

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears, who recently split from her boyfriend David Lucado, addressed the infidelity issue for the first time during her show in Las Vegas. So I know you know my boyfriend cheated on me, she told the crowd during her Piece of me show in Las Vegas, reports people.com. But the best thing about being cheated on is I get to go on more first da...

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Lizard found in mid-day meal in Bihar

Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Six children in a government school in Bihar fell ill Tuesday after eating their mid-day meal in which a dead lizard was later found, an official said. The children were admitted to a government hospital in Begusarai district and are said to be out of danger, a district official said. The students complained of uneasiness after eating the meal at the Pidhauli ...

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Vinod Mehta named for G.K. Reddy award

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Veteran journalist Vinod Mehta has been named for the G.K. Reddy Memorial Award 2014 for his outstanding contribution in the field of journalism, it was announced Tuesday. The award, which comprises Rs.5 lakh in cash, a gold medal and a citation was founded in the memory of distinguished journalist G.K. Reddy. The award ceremony will be held here in Decemb...

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Internet more damaging than drugs: Cyrus

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus believes that internet is more dangerous for mental health than drugs. I put some picture of me smoking weed... on my Instagram because I was brought up in the way that we never thought marijuana was bad, femalefirst.co.uk quoted her as saying. You know what hurts your brain? Googling yourself. You know what hurts your brain? Instagram...

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Veteran Bengali singer Arati Mukherji joins BJP

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Veteran Bengali singer Arati Mukherji Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. We welcome her with all the respect and hope her contribution will help revive Bengal's glory and enrich the state's culture, state BJP President Rahul Sinha told reporters. The National Film Award-winner has sung in Hindi films like Geet Gata Chal (1975), Tapasya (1976), Manoka...

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Dunst criticises Apple for leaked nude photos

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Kirsten Dunst has hit out at Apple after nude images of her were allegedly leaked online. The 32-year-old took to Twitter to criticise the American multinational corporation after it emerged that a flaw in its iCloud service may have allowed an unidentified hacker to steal explicit images of her and 100 other celebrities and publish them on the image-sha...

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Rocker Jimi Jamison dies at 63

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Rock singer Jimi Jamison, who fronted the 1980s bands Cobra and Survivor, died following a heart attack, said his agent. He was 63. He passed away Aug 31, said the agent. Jamison succumbed to a heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, reports usmagazine.com. Survivor's Facebook page mourned the loss of our brother Jamison. There...

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'Sonali Cable' focuses on corporate world: Director

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Director Charudutt Acharya says his forthcoming film Sonali Cable is about the corporate world and that youngsters will be able to connect with the story. It always happens that big fish eats small fish (in the corporate world). Our 'Sonali Cable' is just like a small fish, which is trying to survive. Even though the story revolves around a small internet...

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England all out for 206

Birmingham, Sep 2 (IANS) England were bowled out for 206 runs in 49.3 overs against India in the fourth ODI of the five-match cricket series at Edgbaston here Tuesday. Moen Ali was the top scorer with a quick-fire 67 off 50 balls while Joe Root (44) and Eoin Morgan (32) made valuable contributions. Pacer Mohammad Shami got three for 28 while Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja ...

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