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Saudi-led airstrikes kill 36 in Yemen

Sanaa, Aug 30 (IANS) Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 17 Houthi rebels and 19 civilians in multiple airstrikes in Yemen's northern province of Hajjah on Sunday, media reported. A total of 17 new recruited young rebels training in Abs military camp at Abs district in Hajjah were killed and other dozens were severely injured, an official there told Xinhua by phone. The next-door...

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25 killed in Iraq clashes

Baghdad, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 23 wounded on Sunday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) terrorists and in air strikes by US-led coalition in Iraq, media reported. In Iraq's western province of Anbar, an Iraqi army force clashed in the morning with IS militants which left seven soldiers killed and 12 others wounded, a provincial security source told Xinhua.

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Over 300 cities identified for Housing for All scheme

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government has identified over 300 cities and towns across nine states for implementing its Housing for All scheme, an official statement said on Sunday. Three hundred and five cities and towns have been identified in nine states for beginning construction of houses for the urban poor, said a statement from the housing and urban poverty alleviation ministry. ...

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Modi urges people to maintain cleanliness to avoid dengue

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to maintain cleanliness to prevent getting affected by dengue. Dengue is dangerous but prevention is easy... if we take care of cleanliness in small things, he said in his radio address Mann Ki Baat. The prime minister said though awareness was there, yet there was a gap. We must not make death s...

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Trade unions warn Mamata against forcibly foiling September 2 strike

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Warning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee against using force to foil the September 2 countrywide strike called by central trade unions, the CITU on Sunday declared it was ready for any confrontation to make the agitation successful. If the chief minister seeks to wage a war against the people who have been deprived, wants to unleash her party goons on the...

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2 kg cooking-gas cylinders planned: Pradhan

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The government plans to make available 2 kg cooking gas cylinders Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Sunday while launching the facility of online booking of new cooking gas connections. We are now planning to introduce a 2 kg cylinder that can be easily carried. This will be particularly beneficial for the rural people and poor who cannot afford to pa...

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Sheena murder: Accused duo taken to Raigad crime spot

Raigad (Maharashtra), Aug 30 (IANS) A team of Mumbai police on Sunday brought two of the accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case to the crime spot near Dagode, in the forest near Pen in Raigad district, where her body was partially burnt and thrown away in a suitcase three years ago, official sources said. The Raigad trip was part of Mumbai police's efforts to recreate the cri...

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German FM to reach Pakistan on Monday

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will visit Pakistan on Monday to hold meetings with the country's top political and military leadership, media reported. According to Dawn online, Steinmeier will hold a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a formal chat with Sartaj Aziz, the country's National Security and Foreign Advisor to the prime minis...

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Canadian Drouin wins men's high jump gold at Worlds

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Canada's Derek Drouin cleared 2.34 metres in a three-man jump-off to win the men's high jump gold medal at the World Athletics Championships here on Sunday. China's Zhang Guowei and Ukraine's Bohdan Bongarenko shared the second place on 2.33m at the Bird's Nest stadium, reports Xinhua. After the trio had failed at 2.36m for a fourth time, the bar was lowere...

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Refugees demonstrate in Budapest

Budapest, Aug 30 (IANS) Several hundred refugees gathered at Budapest's Eastern (Keleti) Railway Station on Sunday, demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, Hungarian television channel M1 reported. The refugees chanted: Germany, Germany... in English and also demanded a United Nations presence. They illustrated their demand visually by giving Germany a thumbs up sign and Hunga...

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GSAT-6A's big antenna deployed by ISRO

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) The Indian space agency on Sunday said it had successfully deployed the large antenna of military communication satellite GSAT-6 and also raised its orbit. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the S-Band Unfurlable Antenna of six metre diameter was deployed successfully. The satellite was launched by India's heavy rocket geosynchronous sa...

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Hardik vows to take reservation movement nationwide

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Patel community leader Hardik Patel on Sunday announced his intention to join hands with other communities to launch a nationwide movement for reservation in education and jobs, while criticizing the current government policy. He asserted he will continue to fight for the poor people in his Patel/Patidar community. We are demanding reservation for the 95...

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One killed in Pakistan airport radar system attack

Islamabad, Aug 30 (IANS) An aviation engineer was killed by terrorists when they attacked an airport's radar system in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province early on Sunday, officials said. Pakistan Civil Aviation spokesman Pervez George confirmed the attack on the radar system at the Jiwani airport, some 980 km from Quetta, the provincial capital. Official sources said el...

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US sprinter Gatlin reveals 2010 apology for dope offence

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) Repeatedly branded as a drug cheat following his return from a dope-related ban, American sprinter Justin Gatlin made an attempt to win over critics on Sunday by releasing letters that reveal the extent of his co-operation with US anti-doping investigators. The letters, some of which were written to top officials of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (I...

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Mukherjee greets Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago and Kygyzstan on National Day

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the people of Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago and Kyrgyz Republic on their national days on Monday. In a message to the Malaysian King, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah, Mukherjee said: Our ties have strengthened substantively as we share the desire to deepen and broaden our multi-faceted relationship to our mutual benefit. ...

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Belgian cyclist Boeckmans in induced coma

Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Belgian cyclist Kris Boeckmans has been placed in an induced coma following a bad crash he suffered during stage 8 of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race. Boeckmans hit his head badly during one of several falls which marred Saturday's stage. He hit the ground around 50 kilometres from the finish in the city of Murcia in the south-east of the country, Xi...

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Bengal question paper leak: Left demands judicial probe

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Alleging the involvement of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress in the disappearance of question papers for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET), the opposition Left Front on Sunday demanded a judicial probe into the matter. Conducted by the West Bengal Board of Primary Education, the TET examination scheduled for Sunday was postponed to October 4 after a bunch o...

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Germany to continue assisting Afghanistan

Kabul, Aug 30 (IANS) Germany would continue to support Afghanistan on a long-term basis, visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said here on Sunday. Germany will continue to assist Afghanistan not only economically but would play its role to improve the capacity-building of Afghan national security forces, Steinmeier said, Xinhua reported. In a live broadcast ...

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OROP protest continues for 77th day

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The protest by ex-servicemen demanding implementation of 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) continued for the 77th day on Sunday, as 10 veterans continued their indefinite fast -- four of them in hospital. Col. Pushpender Singh (retd), Hav. Ashok Chauhan (retd), Maj. Piar Chand Rana (retd) and Hav. Sahib Singh (retd) continued their indefinite fast in hospital where t...

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Man killed in Delhi road accident

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) A 45-year-old man was crushed to death by a speeding container-truck here on early Sunday after which an enraged mob damaged two DTC buses. Anup Singh was hit and crushed by a truck at a traffic signal in Jahangirpuri area of west Delhi. The victim was on his bicycle when a speeding container-truck hit him from behind and drove away from the spot leaving ...

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