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France charges man arrested over foiled attack in Paris

Paris, Dec 11 (IANS) French anti-terrorist judge on Saturday charged a man with alleged involvement in a foiled attack planned for December 1 in the French capital, local media reported. The 31-year-old suspect was arrested earlier this weak and placed under formal investigation on charges of association with terrorist and criminal organisation, and acquiring, holding, transporting and o...

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'Harry Potter' star Matthew Lewis engaged

Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Matthew Lewis, known for playing the hapless yet lovable character Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film franchise, has got engaged to his girlfriend whom he has been dating for ten months. The British star proposed to events planner Angela Jones last month after a whirlwind relationship, just four months after her divorce from her first husband was...

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Islamic State re-enters Syria's Palmyra

Damascus, Dec 11 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group entered the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday, nine months after the Syrian army captured it, a monitor group reported. The IS is in the city of Palmyra for the first time after losing it to the Syrian army, whose forces are collapsing in the city, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as sa...

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China launches new-generation weather satellite

Beijing, Dec 11 (IANS) China launched a weather satellite at 12:11 a.m. local time on Sunday, marking an upgrade of China's meteorological satellites in geostationary orbit. The Fengyun-4 satellite, the first of China's second-generation weather satellites in geostationary orbit to have been launched, is also the country's first quantitative remote-sensing satellite in high orbit, Xinhua...

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Sharon Osbourne confirms Cheryl, Liam Payne's 'happy' news

London, Dec 11 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne has confirmed Cheryl and Liam Payne are expecting a baby as she sent a congratulatory message to the former X Factor judge. Sharon, who is a grandmother of two, sent her love to Cheryl, who is reportedly due to deliver the baby in March 2017. I haven't spoken to Cheryl, I know her but she isn't a mate. I wish her well, it's fantastic....

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Suicide bombing kills 33 Yemeni soldiers in Aden

Aden, Dec 11 (IANS) At least 33 soldiers were killed and more than 40 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted a military base near Aden's airport on Saturday. A suicide attacker targeted dozens of pro-government soldiers who gathered to receive their delayed salaries inside the Sulban military base near Aden's airport, Xinhua quoted a local security source as saying. Initia...

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20 injured in Istanbul explosions

Istanbul, Dec 11 (IANS) At least 20 people were injured in two explosions that hit central Istanbul late on Saturday, the authorities said. The blast happened two hours after a football match at the Vodafone Arena between Besiktas and Bursaspor concluded, BBC reported. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said: It is thought to be a car bomb at a point where our special forces police...

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Pawan Ruia brought to Kolkata

Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Ruia Group Chairman and engineering firm jessop and Co owner Pawan Ruia was flown in to Kolkata on Saturday night from New Delhi, where he was arrested by West Bengal CID officers in the morning. Ruia was brought to the city under heavy police escort around 10.30 p.m. and taken to the CID headquarters Bhawani Bhavan. Around midnight, Ruia was taken to the s...

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Jennifer Lawrence embarrasses Chris Pratt

Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence embarrassed Chris Pratt on the set of Passengers by blaming him for her girly scream. The 26-year-old actress left her co-star red-faced when she let out a high-pitched scream after a light bulb exploded, and she blamed it on him, reports femalefirst.co.uk. We were sitting in our chairs waiting for the next shot and a big set l...

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Nobel Prize: Patti Smith falters during Bob Dylan tribute

Oslo, Dec 11 (IANS) Representing Nobel laureate Bob Dylan at the prize-giving, a very nervous US singer Patti Smith forgot the lines of the artist's song A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall in Stockholm on Saturday. Smith was performing to mark Bob Dylan's Nobel prize for literature, The Guardian reported. Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature for having created new poe...

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Several feared dead as building collapses in Nigeria

Lagos, Dec 11 (IANS) Several people are feared dead and others injured after a church building collapsed in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in southern Nigeria, local authority said on Saturday. A police source told Xinhua that rescue workers are battling to evacuate victims in a church building which collapsed while service was in session. Some senior government officials ar...

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Rs 8 crore seized from Delhi law firm

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) A law firm here was raided on Saturday and Rs 8 crore, including Rs 2 crore in new denomination currency notes, was seized from the premises, a police officer said. The raid was conducted at the T&T law firm in Greater Kailash 1 area in south Delhi. The raiding team has recovered Rs 8 crore, out of which at least Rs two crore is in new currency, Join...

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Blue is the colour of life, say Farhan, Shraddha

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Bollywood actors Farhan Akhtar and Shraddha Kapoor on Saturday said blue is the colour of life for them, and in a new night, as they unveiled as new range of colours for Dulux paints. Shraddha said: Rightly observed by the team researching the colour trend, blue is the colour of life, of everyday life. It is familiar and yet new. 'Denim Drift' is the must-have colou...

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Need to focus on economic dimension of migration: India

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) India on Saturday said that countries across the world that face the problems of migration should focus on the economic dimension of the phenomenon. Studies indicate that economic migrants contribute positively to new business formation, innovation and job creation which act as catalysts of growth for destination countries in particular, and for the global econom...

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Three arrested in debit, credit card skimming scan in Goa

Panaji, Dec 10 (IANS) Three persons from Agra were arrested here on Saturday in connection with a debit and credit card skimming racket, a police spokesperson said. The accused have been identified as Ramesh Chauhan, 46, Abhishek Singh, 29 and Ali Husain (age not known) and two skimming gadgets, one laptop, four mobile phones, two pen drives and seven debit cards seized from them.

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Railway begins free accidental insurance cover for tickets booked online

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Indian Railways on Saturday started giving free accidental insurance cover to the passengers who booked their tickets through online mode, IRCTC officials said. The railways has started giving free accident insurance to such passengers who book their tickets through online mode, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) spokesperson Sandip Dutta...

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Congress condemns Vijayan being stopped from attending Bhopal programme

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 10 (IANS) Congress' Kerala unit chief V.M. Sudheeran on Saturday night condemned the Madhya Pradesh Police from preventing Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan from attending a function in Bhopal earlier in the day. According to the Communist Party of India-Marxist party organ Deshabhimani, Vijayan had reached Bhopal to attend a function organised by Kerala-base...

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Team has enough bench strength to quell Forlan absence: Mumbai coach

Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Mumbai City FC will not miss marquee player Diego Forlan who is set to be suspended for their all-important semi-final second leg at home due to a red card he picked up on Saturday in the first leg against Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) which they lost 2-3, their coach said. We have a situation. But our team has played without him at the start and we fared well. We have...

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India to support Mauritius in training and capacity building: Parrkar

Port Louis (Mauritius), Dec 10 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is on a two-day visit to Mauritius, on Saturday said that India would continue to extend its full support for training and capacity building of Mauritius. Parrikar, who is the first Indian Defence Minister to visit the country called on Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, who also holds defence portfolio. ...

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Telangana panel recommends minimum 9 percent quota for Muslims

Hyderabad, Dec 10 (IANS) The commission of inquiry on socio-economic and educational conditions of Muslims in Telangana has recommended to the state government to provide 12 percent or minimum 9 percent reservation to the community in jobs and education. The government had last year constituted the four-member panel headed by former IAS officer G. Sudhir. According to the report,...

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