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BJP discussing Tamil Nadu local body polls with allies

Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) The BJP is holding discussions with its allies in Tamil Nadu on contesting the Sep 19 local body polls, the party said Monday. In a statement issued here, Bharatiya Janata Party's state unit leader Tamilisai Soundararajan said her party is in talks with all the parties in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to contest the local body elections. The party i...

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One held for killing Gurgaon ATM guard

Gurgaon, Sep 1 (IANS) A man was arrested Monday for killing a private security guard deployed at an ATM booth here when he tried to stop robbers from looting the booth, police said. Ravi Kumar, a 23-year-old unemployed youth from Daultabad village, was arrested for killing the guard and critically injuring another, a police officer said. The incident took place in Daultabad Satur...

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Four killed in Assam pipeline blast

Guwahati, Sep 1 (IANS) Four people were killed and six others injured in an explosion Monday in a pipeline of the Assam Gas Company in Sivasagar district, police said. The explosion took place in the pipeline near the Singrijan tea estate in Moranhat around 3.30 a.m. Following the blast, the blaze in the pipeline spread to some areas of the tea estate, killing 35-year-old Jyoti S...

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Policeman booked in Punjab for offender's abduction

Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) A senior Punjab Police officer and three other people have been booked on charges of abducting a proclaimed offender from a police station, officials said Monday. Inspector General Gautam Cheema, posted in the information technology and telecommunications wing, was booked along with three others, including a woman, for allegedly abducting proclaimed offender Sume...

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Uttarakhand shootout: HC notice to CBI on convicts' pleas

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notice to the CBI on the appeals of 13 personnel of Uttarakhand Police, who challenged the trial court's verdict sentencing them to life imprisonment for killing a 22-year-old MBA student in a staged shootout in Dehradun in 2009. A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Vipin Sanghi also sought the Central Bureau ...

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Campaign launched to improve road safety

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) A campaign to train police officers in traffic management to improve road safety and enforcement against drunken driving was launched here Monday. The 'Road to Safety' programme, initiated by Diageo India Foundation and the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) was launched by Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari. The programme will cov...

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Abdullah al-Thinni asked to form new Libyan government

Tripoli, Sep 1 (IANS) Libya's newly-elected parliament Monday asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form a new government, a lawmaker said. In its meeting held in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, the secularist-dominated House of Representatives appointed al-Thinni as the new prime minister, Xinhua reported citing the unnamed lawmaker. Al-Thinni had been approved by the ex-parliament as ...

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Universities need to become drivers of innovation: President

Jammu, Sep 1 (IANS) Universities need to become drivers of innovation, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday. Addressing the 14th convocation of the University of Jammu, Mukherjee said: Universities today need to become drivers of innovation. Their focus should be on collaborative relationships with industry and government. He added that entrepreneurial activities in the univers...

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One killed during Ghaziabad dacoity

Ghaziabad, Sep 1 (IANS) Dacoits have killed a woman and looted cash and valuables worth Rs.50,000 from a house here, police said Monday. Four people were also injured in the heist that took place in the city's Nistauli area Sunday night. Police said five to six dacoits barged into the house of 48-year-old Muninder, a widow, and started hitting all other members of the family by i...

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Expect Force India to be competitive: Hulkenberg

Monza (Italy), Sep 1 (IANS) Force India driver Nico Hulkenberg expects his Force India to be competitive at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza here for this weekend's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix. I expect us to be quite competitive. It should be better for us than Spa. It's all about power and top speed and we know the engine will be strong. We also have a new low downforce rear wing that we...

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Perez hopes for a podium at Italian GP

Monza (Italy), Sep 1 (IANS) Force India driver Sergio Perez is hoping to emulate the performance he delivered at the 2012 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix when he achieved a podium at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza here. The Mexican driver finished second two years ago and said he will try to do the same at this weekend's Italian GP. We will certainly try. It's going to be a good trac...

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Supreme Court ignores BCCI's plea to reinstate Srinivasan

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday ignored the Indian cricket board's plea to reinstate N. Srinivasan as its president and gave two more months to the Mukul Mudgal Committee to submit the final report in the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that involved 13 people, including some prominent cricketers. Senior counsel Kapi...

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August sales a mixed fare for automobile companies

New Delhi/Chennai, Sep 1 (IANS) It was a mixed bag for automobile makers in August with some like Maruti Suzuki, Ashok Leyland and TVS Motors logging overall growth while others are on the reverse gear waiting for the festival season to perk up the sales. Experts are of the view that the sales growth is more due to sentiments than economic data. The spurt in growth seems to be mo...

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'English Vinglish' mints $1 million in Japan

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Sridevi's Bollywood comeback vehicle English Vinglish has registered a box office collection of $1 million in Japan. The veteran actress is elated. The movie, backed by Eros International, continues to perform well at the box office after hitting theatres in Japan June 28. After releasing in 33 screens initially, the film opened to audiences in another 17 ...

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Modi, Abe pledge to realise full potential of India-Japan ties

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Monday pledged to realise the full potential of the India-Japan strategic and global partnership for continuing progress and prosperity for their people, according to the Tokyo declaration issued after their meeting. The declaration said the two sides pledged to advance peace, stability and prosp...

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Himachal court bans animal sacrifice in temples

Shimla, Sep 1 (IANS) In a landmark judgment, the Himachal Pradesh High Court Monday banned the sacrifice of animals in temples in the state, saying they cannot be permitted to be killed in a barbaric manner to appease the gods. No person throughout the state shall sacrifice any animal in any place of public religious worship, including all land and buildings near such places of religious...

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Wasim Akram to be father again

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Pakistani fast bowling legend Wasim Akram is to be a father again as his Australian wife Shaniera Akram is expecting. The former Pakistani captain announced the news on social networking site Twitter Monday. I am thrilled to announce that @iamShaniera and I are expecting our first child together. Thank you for your wishes&prayers #babyontheway, tweeted...

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UP sugar mills reject state government aid and conditions

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Beleaguered private sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh Monday rejected the assistance of Rs.6 per quintal of cane announced by the state government as inadequate, saying they are unable to meet the aid conditions. The deficit is so large that even Rs.9 per quintal would not be enough to clear all arrears by Sep 30, 2014. The mills of UP do not have the ability to meet t...

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Tejinder Singh taken into custody in Tatra case

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh was Monday taken into custody after a court here rejected his bail plea over allegations that he offered bribe to then army chief Gen. V.K. Singh for clearing sub-standard Tatra trucks for the army. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge Madhu Jain dismissed the bail plea of Tejinder Singh and ordered that he be taken in...

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It's the way I am, says controversial filmmaker RGV

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was embroiled in controversy for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh recently, believes in freedom of expression. He says expressing what he feels in a manner he likes, is the way he enjoys being. Varma was Sunday booked under four sections of the Indian Penal Code, with a complainant alleging that the filmmaker hurt the religious s...

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