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Trump administration ends temporary protection for Haitians

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) President Donald Trump's administration is ending a humanitarian programme that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the US since an earthquake ravaged their country in 2010, White House officials said. Haitians with what is known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) will be expected to leave the US by July 2019 or face deportation, The New York T...

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Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test: NASA

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) NASA has completed the first test of its Mars 2020 mission's parachute-testing series, the Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment (ASPIRE), the US space agency announced. The Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will seek signs of ancient Martian life by investigating evidence in place and by catching drilled samples of Martian rocks fo...

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India's Dalveer Bhandari re-elected to world court as Britain bows to UN majority

United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) Judge Dalveer Bhandari was re-elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday as the General Assembly rallied behind him in a show of strength that made Britain bow to the majority and withdraw its candidate Christopher Greenwood. I am grateful to all the nations who have supported me, Bhandari told IANS in the Assembly chamber after the electi...

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Morocco to host 2nd China-Africa Investment Forum

Rabat, Nov 21 (IANS) The second China-Africa Investment Forum (CAIF) will be held in the Moroccan city of Marrakech on November 27-28, the organisers said in a statement. The forum will bring together over 400 high-level Chinese and African business leaders. The event will facilitate business meetings between the main stakeholders of trade and investment between China and African...

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India's UN envoy meeting Security Council, General Assembly heads on ICJ election

United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin on Monday morning met presidents of the Security Council, Sebastiano Cardi, and the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajcak, ahead of the deadlocked world court election scheduled for later in the day, Lajcak's Spokesperson Brenden Varma said. They also met British Permanent Representative Matthew Rycroft, whose can...

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Overweight women advised to undergo mammography more often

London, Nov 20 (IANS) Overweight women should undergo mammography screen tests more frequently than women with lower BMI, suggests a new study. BMI or Body Mass Index is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. An overweight person has a BMI of 25 or more, while a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. The research, presented in the annual meeting of Radiological Socie...

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Railway commissions new EI system of 800 routes at Kharagpur

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) In a bid to increase speed and ensure punctuality of trains, Railways on Monday said that it has commissioned India's largest state-of-the-art Electronic Interlocking (EI) system of 800 routes at Kharagpur station in West Bengal by replacing the century old Route Relay Interlocking system with 423 routes. On Sunday, we have commissioned the EI system of 800 route...

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DDA allots land for bus terminal in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Monday handed over 12 acres of land to the Transport Department for building a bus terminal. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said that the government hoped that DDA will hand over more land parcels immediately so that government can get more buses and augment public transport. The land was allotted in Rohini area...

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Sky is the limit for Virat: coach Shastri

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India coach Ravi Shastri on Monday said sky is the limit for skipper Virat Kohli after his match-winning 104 against Sri Lanka in the first Test here. He is a fabulous player. The sky is the limit for him, Shastri told reporters on the sidelines of a programme in the city after India played out a draw against the Lankans. The hosts came close to winning the...

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Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dead at 83

Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Charles Manson, the fiery-eyed 1960s cult leader whose followers committed heinous murders that terrorised Los Angeles and shocked the US, has died at 83. He had been behind bars for 48 years. He died of natural causes at 8.13 p.m. on Sunday at a hospital in Kern County, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a news release. ...

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Two back-to-back series against India will be Lanka's making: Pothas

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Playing India home and away in the space of three months is going to make this new Sri Lankan side, coach Nic Pothas said on Monday. Sri Lanka gave a good account of themselves in the rain-affected five-day match losing to Virat Kohli's unbeaten 104 in the second innings and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 4/8 in their chase of 231 on the fifth day. The tourists were t...

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Mugabe ignores deadline to quit, ruling party calls meeting

Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to plan a course of action after the deadline set for the country's President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday. Mugabe was dismissed on Sunday as leader of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union -- Patriotic Front party and given an ultimatum to resign by 12 p.m. next day or face impeachment proceeding...

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Meghalaya Governor seeks EC's views on disqualification of 17 MLAs

Shillong, Nov 20 (IANS) Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad has sought the Election Commission's views on the disqualification of 17 state legislators who resigned as Parliamentary Secretaries after an adverse High Court verdict, official sources said on Monday. A Raj Bhavan communique said Prasad referred the matter to the Election Commission, as required under Article 192 (2) of the Consti...

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Delhi air 'very poor' again 'possibly' due to stubble burning

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The air quality of Delhi and National Capital Region saw a sudden deterioration from poor to very poor on Monday, with officials speculating an increase in stubble burning in neighbouring states as a possible reason. Fall in the minimum temperature and decrease in the speed of northwesterly winds coming from Punjab and Haryana, where stubble burning is on the ris...

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Major train accident averted as Sampark Kranti hits vehicle near Bhopal

Bhopal, Nov 20 (IANS) A major train accident was averted when the driver of the Madurai-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express applied brakes in the nick of time on seeing an overturned vehicle on the railway track near Bhopal, officials said. No one was injured. A pickup van, which was used for transporting construction material for the railway line overturned on the track on Monday morning b...

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Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi. Condolences poured in from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior Ministers like Subrata Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee, and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay. Former Union Minister fo...

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We were five-six overs short of victory: Rahul

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India opener Lokesh Rahul rued the fact that India did not have five-six overs more, saying that would have helped them win the opening Test at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. We wanted to make a game out of this. We lost three wickets early in one spell of (Suranga) Lakmal so we had to play a little bit extra. (Virat) Kohli played a fabulous knock and that's what...

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COMIO India unveils three affordable smartphones

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) COMIO India, part of Chinese firm Topwise Communication, on Monday launched three handsets in the Rs 6,000-Rs 10,000 price segment in India. The COMIO C1, C2 and S1 devices are priced at Rs 5,999, Rs 7,199 and Rs 8,999 respectively. COMIO has a data tie-up with Reliance Jio which offers packages with additional data benefits. Within a short time s...

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First Test: India vs Sri Lanka final scoreboard

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Final scoreboard of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. India 1st Innings 172 Sri Lanka 1st Innings 294 India 2nd Innings Lokesh Rahul b Lakmal 79 Shikhar Dhawan c Dickwella b Shanaka 94 Cheteshwar Pujara c Dilruwan Perera b Lakmal 22 Virat Kohli not out 104

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In a first, three giants of Malayalam films unite

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 20 (IANS) In a first for the Malayalam film industry, three superstars in their own area of work are coming together for a film -- superstar Mohanlal, blockbuster director Shaji Kailas and hugely popular writer Renji Panicker. Kailas told IANS that this is happening for the first time and we are all excited. Panicker is giving finishing touches to the stor...

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