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Two million adults in England, Wales exposed to domestic abuse

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Nearly two million adults experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales, a major new report on Thursday from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. The report brings together data on domestic abuse and its consequences from across police forces, the government and victim support organisations, reports Xinhua news agency. Figures for the year en...

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India can take UNSC permanent membership sans veto power: Finland

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) One way for India, along with Japan, Germany and Brazil, to get permanent membership of the UN Security Council is to take this without assuming the veto power, Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini said here on Thursday. Soini, who also visited Myanmar before arriving here on Wednesday on a four-day visit, described the Rohingya refugees issue in that country as ...

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Middleman's close aide held in EC bribery case

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A close associate of middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been arrested in connection with a bribery case with regard to allocation of poll symbol by the Election Commission to an AIADMK faction, police said on Wednesday. On Wednesday, accused Pulkit Kundra was remanded to two-day police custody by a Tis Hazari court. Kundra was arrested on Tuesday after i...

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Kangana Ranaut injured on sets of 'Manikarnika'

Jodhpur, Nov 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been shooting for the biopic on Rani Laxmibai Manikarnika, has had her ligament torn while pulling a stunt. The accident took place when Kangana was performing the iconic scene in fort Mehrangarh, Jodhpur where Laxmi Bai jumps off a 40 feet wall with Damodar her child tied to her back on to a horse back, Kangana's spokesperson told I...

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Haryana woman jailed for 30 years for chopping husband

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) A court in Jhajjar town in Haryana has sentenced a woman to 30 years imprisonment for brutally murdering her husband by cutting him into eight pieces. Additional Sessions Judge H.S. Dahiya sentenced Puja for murdering Baljeet, 38, in April last year in Asanda village in Jhajjar district, court sources said on Wednesday. The court, however, acquitted four...

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Janet, Jermaine Dupri reconnecting after her split

Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) Singer Janet Jackson and her former boyfriend Jermaine Dupri are reportedly getting close again. There has been a lot of speculation about the relationship status of the exes, who split in 2009 after seven years together. A source told eonline.com that the two reconnected after Janet split from Wissam Al Mana and before she went on tour. They are consi...

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IT department to challenge ITAT order favouring Tatas

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Income Tax (IT) authorities are expected to challenge a recent order of the IT Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) here that dismissed a bid to tax the Tatas on capital gains of around Rs 1 lakh crore from the 2006 sale of Idea Cellular shares by a Mauritius subsidiary of the group. Sources indicated that the ITAT order will be challenged in a case that is being watched keenl...

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Punjab Police deny British national was tortured

Chandigarh, Nov 19 (IANS) Rejecting allegations of torture of British national Jagtar Singh Johal, arrested in the cases of targeted killings of Hindu leaders, the Punjab Police said on Sunday that due process of law was followed at every stage and the accused was allowed access to his counsel, family members and British consular officers. Not only did it have sufficient evidence to prov...

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Corporate hiring to be slow till fiscal-end: Assocham

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Despite Moody's sovereign rating upgrade, hiring by the private sector is expected to stay muted till the end of the current fiscal as corporate India is busy trimming balance sheets and rationalising costs, according to industry chamber Assocham. Based on a survey of association members, the Assocham report on Sunday comes in the context of tepid job growth in t...

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Nile water share 'matter of life or death': Egyptian President

Cairo, Nov 19 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has said that Egypt's share of Nile water is a matter of life or death for his nation. No one can touch Egypt's share of Nile water, Xinhua news agency quoted Sisi as saying in a televised talk on Saturday during the inauguration of the Middle East's largest fish farm in Kafr El-Sheikh province Delta. It is the Presiden...

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Antibiotic resistance: 'Bad bugs, no drugs' turning into reality

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) With the growth of antibiotic resistance already complicating treatments for several diseases in India including common urinary tract infections, the country appears to be in an advanced position to immerse itself in the ignominy of the fast-arriving post-antibiotic world in which even common infections would once again become incurable. Antibiotic resistance, wh...

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Sitharaman's statement raises more questions than answers on Rafale: Yechury

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's media statement on Rafale has raised more questions than answers, and asked why comparative prices between the earlier scrapped deal for 126 fighter jets and the present one for 36 aircraft had not been shared. The Defence Minister's press conference rai...

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Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left wing extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high-value currency was announced. Yesterday (Thursday), in a cowardly attack carried out at the Jharkhand-Chhattisgarh border (Boo...

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Purchase of more Rafales was raised by France last month: Defence Minister

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The issue of purchase of more Rafale fighter jets was raised when the Indian and French Defence Ministers met here last month, but India has not given any answer yet, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday. India is buying 36 Rafale fighter jets from France under a government-to-government agreement, and there have been talks of purchasing more of the...

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Australian government scholarships for 52 Indian students: Envoy

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Friday announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian governments prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018. Three Australians will also undertake learning opportunities in India as part of these awards. I congratulate the successful applicants. They have been selected...

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Rijiju slams Congress over Rafale deal

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Amid the slugfest between ruling BJP and the Congress on the Rafale aircraft deal, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday criticised the Congress-led UPA government's irresponsible attitude towards strengthening Indian defence forces. Can a party which ruled for 5 decades behave so irresponsibly? Congress government cared least to strengthen our ...

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Reliance General Insurance inks bancassurance pact with YES Bank

Mumbai Nov 17 (IANS) Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd on Friday said it has signed a comprehensive Bancassurance agreement with YES Bank to distribute its various products. In a statement issued here, Reliance General - a subsidiary of Reliance Capital Ltd - said the bancassurance agreement - corporate agency agreement - has been inked to distribute insurance products to the bank's...

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Mass graves found in Indonesia

Jakarta, Nov 17 (IANS) An Indonesian organisation investigating the 1965-1966 anti-communist purges, said on Friday that it has found 16 new mass graves on Java island that could contain some 5,000 bodies. The Murder Victims Research Foundation YPKP 65, which had previously discovered another 122 mass graves, sent the coordinates of the new locations to the National Human Rights Commissi...

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Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez banned again for illegal action

Dubai, Nov 16 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday banned Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez from bowling his off-spinners in international cricket with immediate effect after an independent assessment found his bowling action illegal. The assessment revealed that the majority of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulat...

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Have credible evidence of Iran's role in missile attack: Saudi envoy

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Saudi Ambassador to India Saud Al-Sati has said that his country has credible evidence that Iran was behind the missile attack on Saudi capital Riyadh by Yemen-based Houthi rebels earlier this month even as Tehran has denied any role in this. We have credible evidence which proves that Iran is behind manufacturing of missiles used by terror groups and smuggling t...

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