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Vietnamese prime minister to visit India

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will visit India next week, the external affairs ministry said Friday. Prime Minister of Vietnam will be on a state visit to India on 27th and 28th of October, external affairs minister spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said Friday. The spokesperson added the visit will focus on increasing economic cooperation.

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Emotional Saldana pays tribute to mother

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana got emotional while paying tribute to her mother, Asalia Nazario, during a surprise party, which was filmed for a TV series. The video will feature as part of AOL Originals' My Hero, which premiers Friday, reports eonlone.com. Saldana shared the video on her Twitter page Thursday where she and her sisters - Mariel and Cisely - have s...

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Pledge to be administers on Patel's birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary Oct 31 being observed as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas', employees of government offices, Public Service Undertakings, and other institutions will take a pledge to maintain unity and integrity of the country. The pledge will also be administered in schools and colleges and the human resource development minister has been ...

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Fighting in eastern Ukraine decreasing

Kiev, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) Fighting has significantly decreased over the past several hours in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk where government forces have been battling pro-Russian separatists for months, the Ukrainian command said Friday. Attacks against the Ukrainian troops had dropped off, a posting on the command's Facebook account said. The reported lull c...

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France conducts more air strikes against IS

Paris, Oct 24 (IANS) France's Rafale fighter jets struck a training centre of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group overnight in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, the French army's chief staff, General Peter de Villiers, said Friday. As part of the coalition military offensive to halt the militants' advance, French aircraft dropped 70 bombs, of which 12 were laser-guided, to destroy 12 targets ...

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One Direction, Coldplay to perform at BBC Music Awards

London, Oct 24 (IANS) Popular British bands -- One Direction, Coldplay and Clean Bandit - have been roped in to perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards. Apart from the bands, the Dec 11 event will also see the participation of artists like Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and Paloma Faith, the U.K. public broadcaster announced Friday, reports hollywoodreporter.com. We're really lookin...

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Pro-Shugden supporters misinformed: the Dalai Lama

Dharamsala, Oct 24 (IANS) Feeling sorry for the demonstrations by pro-Shugden supporters against him, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said they were misinformed, a post on his official website said Friday. I feel sorry for these demonstrators because they are misinformed, the elderly Buddhist monk said while addressing members of his community in Vancouver in Canada Thursday. ...

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India never violates ceasefire, says Rajnath

Greater Noida, Oct 24 (IANS) India has never violated the 2003 ceasefire with Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday. India never violates the ceasefire. It is a country which believes in peace, the minister said in response to Pakistani allegations. In the last two days, it is Pakistan which has violated the ceasefire. They did not even...

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NCC cadets rescue drowning woman in Yamuna

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) NCC cadets rescued a middle aged woman who had jumped into the Yamuna here Friday. The cadets were on a routine training mission for yachting and sailing in three boats, including a rescue boat, when they noticed the drowning woman. Petty Officer A.K. Sharma noticed that the woman had jumped into the river from the DND flyover. The cadets were training ne...

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Sleep disorders in kids linked to behavioural problems

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) Parents may please take note that toddlers having sleep difficulties are likely to experience behavioural problems. Early sleep problems may be both a cause and consequence of children's difficulties with behavioural and emotional self-regulation, a study showed. Inadequate sleep is associated with daytime sleepiness, less optimal pre-school adjustment and...

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Akali Dal will remain part of NDA, says Badal

Chandigarh, Oct 24 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the BJP breaking its political alliances in Maharashtra and Haryana in recent weeks, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said that the Shiromani Akali Dal would remain an integral part of the BJP-led NDA. Talking to media after an event in Ludhiana, 120 km from here, Badal said that the ties between the Shiromani Akali Dal, t...

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Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The numbers are gradually going up, divisional forest officer B.R. Das told IANS. About 3,000 birds have been sighted in M...

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Himachal to set up board to solve cattle menace

Shimla, Oct 24 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has favoured constitution of a board to look into providing shelter to stray animals. The High Court had asked the state to make the roads free of stray cattle by the end of this year. It was unfortunate that the people abandon the barren cattle, including cows, and most of them were responsible for road accide...

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Protective of my happiness: Taylor Swift on dating

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift says she is protective of her happiness and she has love in her life, but doesn't have a relationship. The 24-year-old, who is looking forward to her new album 1989, clarified the statements she made about her love life. It's not that (I've sworn off dating) as much as I'm just very protective of my happiness, Swift told eonline.com....

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Dengue spreads wings in Lucknow

Lucknow, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 50 dengue cases have been reported in the Uttar Pradesh capital in the past one week, officials said Friday. Chief Medical Officer S.N.S. Yadav ruled out any major outbreak of the disease. But several private clinics and state-run hospitals say they have admitted many patients with low platelets and dengue symptoms. A doctor at a nursing home in Mahana...

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Indian mission warns Malaysian employers against abuse of Indians

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 24 (IANS) The Indian high commission in Malaysia has warned employers against physical abuse and ill-treatment of Indian manpower in Malaysia. The high hommission had been working very closely with the Malaysian ministry of human resources to try and address grievances of Indian workers so that such cases of abuse were curtailed and remedial action taken, a statement is...

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FDI proposals worth Rs.988.3 crore approved

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The government has approved 20 proposals of foreign direct investment (FDI) amounting to Rs.988.3 crore, an official statement said here Friday. Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on September 16, 2014, the government has approved twenty proposals of Foreign Direct Investment amounting to Rs.988.3 crore a...

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Kerala opts for light metro, not monorail

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday opted for two light metro projects after considering two monorails for almost two years. The proposed light metro, which is now planned to run from Technocity to Karamana, would be around 22.2 km. The other metro at Kozhikode would be a 14.2-km stretch from Meenchantha to Medical College. We had a meeting today (Frid...

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Minor tests positive for Ebola in Mali

London, Oct 24 (IANS) A two-year-old girl has tested positive for Ebola virus in Mali, making it the latest West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the deadly disease. The minor had recently arrived from neighbouring Guinea, where the outbreak began, the Daily Mail reported Friday. She was brought to a hospital in the Malian town of Kayes, which is a...

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Online shopping: Why the best price eludes you

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) Online shopping is not always transparent and depending on your luck, you may end up paying more for the same product on the same site than what your friends spent, new research shows. E-commerce websites manipulate data to make some shoppers pay more than others, the findings showed. Overall, we find numerous instances of price steering and discriminati...

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