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Egypt arrests spy network backed by Qatar

Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS) The Egyptian General Intelligence Agency said on Wednesday the previously arrested spy network financed by Turkey was also supported by Qatar, official MENA news agency reported. The 29-member spy ring worked upon directives from the Turkish intelligence which financed them with a clear Qatari support, said the intelligence investigations. Earlier on Wednesda...

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Karnataka assembly passes bill to regulate private hospitals

Belagavi (Karnataka), Nov 22 (IANS) The Karnataka assembly on Wednesday here passed a bill to regulate the functioning of private hospitals across the state. The Karnataka Private Medical Establishments Act (Amendment) Bill 2017 has been passed in the Assembly by voice vote after discussion on its various provisions by lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties, state Health Minister...

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Irrfan Khan to be honoured at Dubai film festival

Dubai,A Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan is set to be honoured at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in December for his incredible body of work. The much awaited film festival will take place from December 6 to December 13. The opening ceremony of DIFF will present three Honorary Awards, to celebrate significant achievements and contributions to the film...

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Delhi Dynamos pip Pune in ISL

Pune, Nov 22 (IANS) A terrific second-half display from youngster Lallianzuala Chhangte helped Delhi Dynamos register an impressive 3-2 victory over FC Pune City in their Indian Super League opener at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Wednesday. The 20-year-old from Mizoram created the first goal for Delhi before netting one for himself on a memorable evening.

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Pay Rs 275 cr by Dec 31, SC tells Jaypee

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) AThe Supreme Court on Wednesday asked real estate major Jaypee Associates to deposit Rs 275 crore -- in two instalments -- by December 31, telling it to behave like a good child. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud asked the firm to deposit another Rs 275 crore after it allowed it to deposit Rs 275 crore wi...

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Ludhiana factory collapse toll 13; owner arrested

Ludhiana, Nov 22 (IANS) The owner of a plastic factory, which collapsed on Monday and leaving 13 people dead, was arrested by the Punjab Police on Wednesday. Inderjit Singh Gola, owner of the factory, who had gone underground since Monday, has been arrested, Ludhiana Police Commissioner R.N. Dhoke said here. The victims included six firemen and a municipal corporation official. S...

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Delhi-NCR air quality drops, may worsen as stubble burning increases

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording very poor air quality. According to the experts from Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), the air quality may deteriorate further as...

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No meddling by political executive in CBI decisions: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Whether to file an appeal against an acquittal in a case is a decision taken by the investigative agencies on the merits of the case and there is no meddling by political bosses in this decision making, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wednesday. Jaitley's observation came in response to a query pertaining to reports of the Central Bureau of Inves...

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Padmavati row is about Hindutva cultural repression: CPI-M

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The way the film Padmavati is being pilloried and the director and the main actor threatened with beheading shows how mob rule has become one of the hallmarks of Modi raj, the CPI-M has said. No artistic or cultural production is safe from the chauvinist mobs unless they conform to the sectarian-reactionary values of the Hindutva forces, CPI-M journal People's De...

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Parliament winter session likely to begin from December 15

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The government is considering calling the winter session of Parliament from December 15 after completion of polling in Gujarat in the Assembly elections and the dates would be out once the Presidential nod is secured for an ordinance on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code. The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh...

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Nine more held in Bihar toilet scam case

Patna, Nov 22 (IANS) Nine more persons were arrested in Bihar on Wednesday on charges of misappropriating government funds of over Rs 13.50 crore meant for the construction of toilets in the state capital, an official said. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj told the media here that the nine were arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Bihar Police, taki...

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We missed Keane during our first game: ATK's Zequinha

Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Robbie Keane was missed when ATK played a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters against Kerala Blasters in Kochi in Indian Super League (ISL)'s opening match, club's Portuguese midfielder Zequinha said on Wednesday. The 30-year old, who was part of the 0-0 draw and played full 90 minutes, went on to add that not having the mercurial former Tottenham Hotspur and LA ...

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Over 100 genetic risk factors for allergic diseases identified

London, Nov 22 (IANS) Researchers have identified over 100 genes that act as risk factors for developing one of the several allergic diseases hay-fever, eczema and asthma, a finding that sheds light on why these conditions often occur together. It has long been known that there are links between asthma, hay fever and eczema and an individual who has one condition is likely to have others...

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IKEA's first India store to offer over 7,000 products

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Leading Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA will offer over 7,000 products at its first India store opening here next year, it said on Wednesday. The product range will be affordable and will offer something for every home with almost 1,000 products priced below Rs 200, said company officials. Ahead of the store launch planned in the spring of 2018, IK...

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Modi must've played role in 'Padmavati' deferral: Karni Sena

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Shree Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even though silent on the Padmavati row, must have had a role to play in the deferral of its release date from December 1. As the Karni Sena continues to gather support in opposing the release of Padmavati, its patron-founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi said he was hopeful of increasing sup...

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Teigen, Legend expecting second child

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Model Chrissy Teigen has announced that she is expecting her second child with husband and singer John Legend. Teigen shared the news on Snapchat by sharing a photograph of her baby bump, reports dailymail.co.uk. Very excited to not have to hide this anymore. Everyone I told first was like 'uh yeah, we knew thanks', she captioned the image, which featur...

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I will miss playing for East Bengal: ATK striker Robin

Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK's India striker Robin Singh on Wednesday said he would be missing the I-League side and city football giants East Bengal, and if time permits he would turn up for their games. Unlike the last three years, the ISL and I-League would run simultaneously this season with the latter getting underway from Saturday. Robin wo...

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13,000 took part in Swachh Ability Run

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The second edition of the JK Cement Swachh Ability Run witnessed the participation of over 13,000 people. The run was flagged off on November 5 in Goa. It moved on to Belagavi, Hubballi, Mangaluru and Bengaluru. After the run, the participants helped run a cleanliness drive in each city. We are absolutely delighted with the response from the part...

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Golfer Neha grabs 3-shot lead in 15th leg of Hero WPT

Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Golfer Neha Tripathi shot two-under 68 to grab a handy three-shot lead at the end of the first round of the 15th leg of Hero Womens Pro Tour at the Palms Golf Club and Resort here on Wednesday. Neha was three shots ahead of Afshan Fatima and Gaurika Bishnoi, who carded rounds of one-over 71 each. Winner of two titles, Amandeep Drall was lying sole fourth wi...

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Don't miss Cassini's stunning 'Farewell to Saturn' mosaic

Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) NASA has released a stunning image mosaic of Saturn assembled from the images snapped by the Cassini probe during the final leg of its journey. Cassini's wide-angle camera acquired 42 red, green and blue images, covering the planet and its main rings from one end to the other, on September 13 and imaging scientists stitched these frames together to make a natura...

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