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Penalty killed the game: Materazzi

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC player-manager and Italian world cupper Marco Materazzi Saturday said Bruno Herrero Arias' 79th minute spot kick was the decisive moment in his team's 1-4 loss against Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday. Goals from Belgian Wim Raymaekers (1st minute), Mads Junker of Denmark (21st), Span...

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Three Turkish soldiers killed in raid by Kurdish rebels

Ankara, Oct 25 (IANS) Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a raid staged by rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey Saturday, the Turkish armed forces said in a statement. Three PKK militants attacked Turkish troops in Yuksekova town of Hakkari province in the afternoon, killing two soldiers at the scene, Xinhua reported citing the statement, adding that ...

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Patient dies unattended in Ghaziabad hospital?

Ghaziabad, Oct 25 (IANS) A 60-year-old patient died after he reportedly remained unattended for eight days at the government hospital here, officials said Saturday. The patient, Gopal Singh, was alleged to be absconding by the physician in the hospital ward after he was admitted to the emergency unit Oct 17. His body was found lying in the hospital premises Oct 25. Piyush Sharma,...

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Akhilesh first sacks 82 MoS rank holders, then spares 16

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government late Saturday revised its earlier order sacking 82 people holding minister-of-state (MoS) rank, including advisors and chairmen of various corporations. A communique from the Chief Minister's Office, sent unofficially to the media said 16 people had been spared in the crackdown by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. These included N....

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ISL professionalism will take Indian football forward: Morgan

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) The professional standards of the Indian Super League (ISL) augur well for Indian football, says Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Trevor Morgan. Morgan, who earlier successfully coached city giants East Bengal, Saturday said the ISL would make the players plying their trade in the I-League more experienced. Praising the playing surfaces, organisation, and...

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Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO

Geneva, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus. Of a total of 10,141 people infected, 4,922 have died, according to the latest statistics released by the WHO on the state of the Ebol...

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Akhilesh writes to Modi, seeks fertilizers for farmers

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting immediate supply of 8.5 lakh tonnes of urea for farmers to ensure optimum crop produce. Of the amount of fertilizer, 4.5 lakh tonnes was required for the cooperative sector while four lakh tonnes was needed for the private sector, an official spokesman said.

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Five shot at in Delhi rioting, 70 arrested

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Five people were shot at during a clash Saturday between two communities over a petty issue in east Delhi's Trilokpuri area, police said, adding that 70 people have been arrested. Police have issued prohibitory orders and imposed section 144 (joining unlawful assembly) in the area after firing took place in the evening. They also advised people to avoid visiting ...

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'Iran's n-rights part of possible comprehensive deal'

Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS) Iran will not give up an iota of its nuclear rights in the run-up to a possible comprehensive deal with other powers, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Saturday, media reported. Araqchi made the remarks in response to the recent allegation of the top US envoy, Wendy Sherman, on the nuclear talks with Iran, Xinhua reported citing official IRNA ne...

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AIFF suspends, fines Pires, Fikru and Habas

New Delhi/Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Saturday slapped match suspensions and fines on FC Goa marquee player Robert Pires, Atletico de Kolkata striker Fikru Lemessa and head coach Antonio Lopez Habas for offensive behaviour during the ill-tempered Indian Super League (ISL) encounter in Margao Thursday. Pires and Fikru were fined Rs.5,00,000 each and sus...

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ISL: Delhi Dynamos dismantle Chennaiyin 4-1

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos sauntered to their first win in the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) with a 4-1 win over a sedate Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday. Two points from consecutive draws in their opening matches and yet winless -- the Alessandro Del Piero-led Dynamos were yearning for a win, especially playing at home. Some brillian...

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Sania-Cara enter WTA Finals summit clash

Singapore, Oct 25 (IANS) Indo-Zimbabwean women's doubles tennis combine Sania Mirza and Cara Black came back from three match points down to defeat Czech-Slovenian pair of Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 7-5, 11-9 to enter the summit clash of the WTA Finals here Saturday. Trailing Kveta and Katarina 6-9 in the deciding super tie-break, Sania and Cara's hopes of lifting the titl...

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Man dies after falling from train in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A man from Bihar slipped and fell to his death while trying to board an overcrowded train at New Delhi Railway station, police said Saturday. Ramesh Rai, a labour was going to his home town in Darbhanga to celebrate Chhath Puja. He was trying to board Samparkkranti Express around 1.30 p.m., a police officer told IANS. An eyewitness told police that Rai wa...

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Bangalore school assistant arrested for raping child

Bangalore, Oct 25 (IANS) Police here achieved a breakthrough Saturday in the alleged sexual abuse of a nursery student in a private school by arresting the school's office assistant after the child identified him during the investigation, a top official said. We have arrested office assistant Gundappa, 45, of Orchids The International School for allegedly committing the heinous crime aft...

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PM stresses preventive health care to reduce bills

Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday underlined the need to give importance to preventive health care with simple habits like washing hands among children to reduce the burden on the nation's health care systems. Inaugurating the swank renovated Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in south Mumbai here, Modi said treating illness and convalescence were expensive b...

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Andhra Pradesh capital to come up in five years

Hyderabad, Oct 25 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh state capital spread over 30,000 acres near Vijayawada will be ready in five years, the state government announced Saturday. Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who held a meeting with the members of the Capital Advisory Committee here, said the land will be procured through the land pooling system (LPS). If the landowners refuse to pa...

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Bangladesh book fair kicks-off in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) Bibliophiles with an interest in neighbouring Bangladesh's art, culture and history have a reason to cheer now. A six-day Bangladesh Book Fair was inaugurated here Saturday. Hosting 30 book stalls, the fair will run at the Rabindra Sadan premises till Thursday. Organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata in collaboration with the country's...

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India-born Sundar Pichai is Google's new product chief

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) In a major restructuring of Google management, India-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has been made the chief of core Google products, according to a technology magazine. The highly respected Pichai, 42, will now have purview over research, search, maps, Google+, commerce and ad products and infrastructure, Re/code...

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Government to observe Sardar Patel birth anniversary in big way

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The central government has decided to observe the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' (National Unity Day) Oct 31 every year to pay tributes to the efforts made by Patel to unite India, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Saturday. According to a union home ministry statement, a function to pay floral tribute to Sardar Patel...

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India calls for stronger action against biological weapons

United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) Warning against terrorists trying to get biological weapons, India has called for stronger international action to contain their spread. India also suggested a discussion of perceptions regarding the ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus. The UN Security Council has declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security. Ambassador D.B. Venkat...

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