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Ex-FIFA official Shaji Prabhakaran elected DSA president

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Former FIFA South Central Asia Development Officer Shaji Prabhakaran was elected the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) president for a term of four years at the Annual General Body (AGM) meeting here on Sunday. N.K. Bhatia was elected the treasurer for a similar term. Besides these two principal office-bearers, Magan Singh Patwal, Jagdish Malhotra and Raje...

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Egypt asks Palestine to maintain relations with US

Cairo, Nov 19 (IANS) Egypt has asked Palestine not to cut off communications with the US in response to the State Department's threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, an Egyptian official said on Sunday. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry telephoned PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat on Saturday night to insist on the importance of maintaining co...

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NSCN-K 'Finance Secretary' arrested in Meghalaya

Shillong, Nov 19 (IANS) Inovi Avika Assumi, the Finance Secretary of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), has been arrested here, an official said on Sunday. Acting on a tip, Meghalaya Police and Assam Rifles troopers raided Assumi's hideout at Demseiniong area on Saturday night. He was an accused in an extortion racket. We were informed about his presenc...

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India condoles death of ex-Nepal PM's son

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India on Sunday condoled the death of Prakash Dahal, the son of former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who died of a cardiac arrest in Kathmandu earlier in the day. We are sorry to know about the sudden demise of Prakash Dahal son of Shri Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, former Prime Minister of Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

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Ex-Nepal PM's son dies of cardiac arrest

Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal died of a cardiac arrest here on Sunday. He was 36. Prakash Dahal, secretary to his father and also a central member of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist-Centre, was rushed to the Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital at 5.50 a.m. Doctors pronounced him dead at 5.59 a.m, reports The Kat...

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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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Learning how to deal with history -- from three women writers

The human propensity to go full tilt at windmills, a la Don Quixote, is not limited by gender -- as anyone seeing Indian news channels focusing on a forthcoming film can attest. Among other grievances, a section of women protesters deemed Padmavati an attack on royalty (in republican India, no less), underlining how many of us can do much with history -- except learn from it. Even when there are ...

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This protein can reduce spreading of cancer

New York, Nov 19 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a new protein that could reduce the spread of cancer by binding the cancer cells together and allowing them to invade tissues. The study conducted by the researchers from University of Guelph, Ontario, has identified a protein called cadherin-22, a potential factor in cancer metastasis or the spread of cancer. The protien also d...

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Ukrainian official banned from entering Poland

Warsaw, Nov 19 (IANS) Ukrainian official Svyatoslav Sheremeta was banned from entering the country, the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed. Sheremeta, who is in-charge of Ukraine's Interdepartmental Commemorations Commission, tried to cross the border in Medyka in southeast Poland on Saturday noon with a German visa, Xinhua news agency reported. Polish News Agency (PAP)...

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'Crooked' Hillary worst loser of all time: Trump

Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has slammed Hillary Clinton -- his Democratic rival in the 2016 elections -- as the worst loser of all time after she accused him of failing to accept responsibility for sexual assault allegations. Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can't stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillar...

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Manmohan to get Indira Gandhi peace prize

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will receive the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development, 2017, for his leadership of the country from 2004 to 2014, according to an Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust statement. The international jury of the prize is chaired by former President Pranab Mukherjee. Suman Dubey, secretary of the Indira Gandhi...

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Don't foresee immediate changes to GST rates: Adhia

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said the recent reduction in GST rates on mass consumer goods items has resolved nearly 90 per cent of problems and discontentment related to the indirect tax regime. According to Adhia, he does not foresees any immediate rate revisions after the latest changes which were incorporated after the last GST Council meet.

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Goa illegal mining scam: Kamat's plea for relief turned down

Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) A Special Court in Panaji, hearing an anticipatory bail petition filed by former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, on Saturday refused to grant him interim relief, even as an SIT of Goa Police raided his residence in Margao. Kamat, who is one of the key accused in a multi-crore illegal mining case, had filed for anticipatory bail before a special anti-corruption court ...

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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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Amidst US shadow, nearly 200 nations pledge climate action

Bonn, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst the shadow of the US decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, nearly 200 nations on Saturday pledged to launch a process next year to start reviewing existing plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions. A set of decisions to accelerate actions to minimise emissions ahead of 2020 included allocation of finance by the developed world and adopting ...

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Assam CM Sonowal inaugurates Namami Barak festival

Guwahati/Silchar, Nov 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday inaugurated the Namami Barak festival at Silchar, Karimganj and Hailakandi in the state's Barak Valley region. He also announced construction of three new bridges over Barak river and a helipad in the region to boost connectivity. Reiterating the government's commitment towards development, Sonowa...

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Odisha receives Rs 3,548 cr under DMF trust fund

Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) The Odisha government has received Rs 3,548 crore under District Mineral Foundation (DMF) trust fund to carry out development works in mineral bearing areas, said an official on Saturday. Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi, who reviewed the status of DMF in the state, said the total contribution received in the DMF Trust Fund till October this year is Rs 3,548 crore.

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Don't foresee more changes to GST rates in next few months: Adhia

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said the recent reduction in GST rates on mass consumer goods items has resolved nearly 90 per cent of problems and discontentment related to the indirect tax regime. According to Adhia, he does not foresees any further changes in GST rate structure in the near future after the latest changes which were incorporated aft...

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Thousands march in Harare for Mugabe's ouster

Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, in what could spell the political end for the 93-year-old leader who has ruled the country for nearly four decades. Waving placards with slogans like Go, Go, Our General and No to Mugabe Dynasty, the atmosphere on the streets of the capita...

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India's key economic parameters robust: Finance Secretary Adhia

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said India's key economic parameters and fundamentals are robust. According to Adhia, key economic parameters like low inflation, reduction in fiscal deficit and increasing tax buoyancy show that the economy is in robust shape. Adhia who was speaking on DD News television channel said the Union government in rec...

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