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Dimitrov wins first Masters tourney for Bulgaria

London, Nov 20 (IANS) Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov won the most important tennis tourney of his career after defeating Belgium's David Goffin 7-5, 4-6 and 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP Final at London's O2 Arena. The third-ranked Dimitrov needed two hours 30 minutes, with the third set being by far the longest, to win his fourth title of this season on Sunday. He had also triumphed in Brisbane,...

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20 killed in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) Twenty persons were killed and two injured on Monday in a road accident in Pakistan's Sindh province, police said. A senior police official said the accident took place when an overloaded coal truck fell on a passenger van while trying to overtake it near Shah Hussain area in Khairpur district, reports Xinhua news agency. According to data released by the...

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Misty Monday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) It was a misty Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 9.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, Met Office said. There was mist on Monday morning. The sky will be clear throughout the day, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The IMD official further said the maximum ...

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58 Army men ride motorbike in Bengaluru for world record

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) In a spectacular display of daredevilry, 58 men of the Indian Army set a world record on Sunday by riding a single motorcycle at the IAF base in the city's northern outskirts, official sources said. The 58-member motorcycle team of the Army Service Corps (ASC) christened 'Tornadoes' set another world record by riding a 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metr...

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Arunachal development scenario changed from 2001: Kovind

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said the development scenario of Arunachal Pradesh has changed since 2001. The state's development scenario has changed since 2001 with the execution of Trans Arunachal Highway, road connectivity to the remote interior areas, besides construction of advanced landing grounds at Pasighat, Mechukha, Ziro, Tuting and Walong to facil...

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Norway, Japan top Day 2 of World Cup Speed Skating

Oslo, Nov 19 (IANS) Norwegians Sverre Lunde Pedersen and Sindre Henriksen took gold and bronze respectively in the Men's 1,500m as Japanese Nao Kodaira and Miho Takagi dominated in Ladies' speed skating, winning the 500m and the 1,500m respectively in the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Stavanger. Pedersen finished in 1 minute, 45.07 seconds, clinching his second career individual World C...

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Karnataka inks 10 technology deals at Bengaluru summit

Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Karnataka has signed 10 agreements with stakeholders at the three-day Bengaluru Technology Summit to leverage emerging technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud, Analytics and Big Data, said a minister on Saturday. We have signed agreements at the summit with 10 stakeholders, including Virgin Hyperloop One, CoE for Data Science and AI, Intel Corporati...

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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, termed the ra...

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GES to create congenial ecosystem for startups: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Saturday said the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), which is being co-hosted by the United States and India for the first time, is expected to develop a congenial ecosystem for the growth of startups in the country. The expectation from this Summit is to create an ecosystem for startups and support them. It is a step in that dir...

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HCL Foundation's sports meet held

Noida, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 350 children participated in HCL Foundation's first national sports meet 'Sports for Change' here on Saturday. Union Minister of State for Culture, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mahesh Sharma felicitated the winners. The meet hosted teams from South Zone (Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Madurai) and North Zone (NCR, Lucknow) in the following events: Trac...

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Over 52% of participants at GES will be women

Hyderabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Over 52 per cent of the participants in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), scheduled to be held here on November 28-30, are women. Women will represent 52.5 per cent of entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem supporters at the GES 2017, being co-hosted by the US and India. This is the first time that women form the majority of participants at a GES,...

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Kerala RTO gets tough on tax-evading luxury car owners

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 18 (IANS) The Regional Transport Commissioner's office here has decided to crack down on the thriving business of Keralites getting high-end cars registered in Puducherry, taking advantage of the low taxes in that state. The transport commissioner's office has also decided to serve notices to popular actors Fahad Fazil and Amala Paul, whose luxury vehicles have a ...

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Next decade will be entertainment industry's golden period: Mukesh Ambani

Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) The coming decade will mark a golden period for the entertainment and digital industry in India, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said here. Ambani was present at the 10th anniversary celebrations of Viacom18, a 50-50 joint venture between Reliance Industries-owned Network18 and Viacom Inc, here on Friday. He said his time and support was a birthda...

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Karnataka private doctors return to work; treat out-patients

Bengaluru, Nov 18 (IANS) Private doctors across Karnataka were back to work on Saturday and began treating out-patients after they called off their five-day strike on Friday. All the private doctors across the state are back to their duties since morning after we called off the strike, Indian Medical Association's (IMA) Karnataka Chapter Secretary Dr B. Veeranna told IANS here. ...

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Meghalaya employees to get revised payscales

Shillong, Nov 18 (IANS) The Congress-led Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government has announced new payscales for over 11 lakh employees, including school and college teachers, besides 23,000 pensioners. Chief Minister Mukul Sangma announced the revision late on Friday after the cabinet deliberated on the Fifth Meghalaya Pay Commission recommendations. The lowest grade staffer ...

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Billion Capture+: Long battery, AI-enabled personal experience

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Giving birth to a new trend, e-tailer Flipkart has launched its very own smartphone, the Billion Capture+ that houses artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities courtesy Smartron, the domestic IoT brand. The 5.5-inch Flipkart device comes in two variants: The Rs 10,999 model with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage and the Rs 12,999 handset with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM...

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Russia casts latest UN veto, blocking Syria chemical weapons probe

United Nations, Nov 18 (IANS) Russia has vetoed for the second time in 24 hours to block a UN Security Council resolution to re-authorise an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, media reports said on Saturday. Friday night's development was the third veto of an extension for the chemical weapons investigators in the past month, reports CNN. After Russia vetoe...

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Pakistan dispatches relief goods to Iran quake victims

Islamabad, Nov 18 (IANS) Pakistan has dispatched humanitarian relief assistance to the earthquake victims of Iran, said officials. A C-130 plane, carrying 12 tons of relief goods, was sent to Tehran on the directives of Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. The shipme...

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China's green bond market goes to internationalization: Expert

London, Nov 18 (IANS) China's green bonds market has taken important steps towards its internationalization, an expert in this new financial sector said. The issuances by three of the largest Chinese banks of green bonds were one of these important steps, Xinhua news agency quoted Sean Kidney, CEO of the international non-profit Climate Bonds Initiative, as saying on Friday. The ...

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Russian strategic bombers strike IS in Syria

Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS) Six Tu-22M3 long-range bombers took off from Russia and struck the Islamic State targets near the town of Albu Kamal in Syria's Deir al-Zour province Friday, the Russian Defence Ministry said. The warplanes destroyed IS strong points, manpower accumulations and armoured vehicles, it said in a statement, Xinhua news agency reported. Russia's Su-30SM fighters ...

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