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Indian economy full of potential: Chinese expert

Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) The Indian economy is full of potential, but how to ensure real growth will test the wisdom of leaders, said a Chinese expert in a state-run daily. An opinion piece Can India benefit from Chinese economic slowdown? Think twice in the Global Times on Sep 7 said that as a rising power, India has set the economy as first priority since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took...

18 hours ago
Dell to back-up start-ups in India

Bengaluru, Sep 7 (IANS) Leading computer maker Dell on Monday declared it would support start-ups in India as they were working on solutions that were unique and disruptive. We will support start-ups with technology, scaling up and capital wherever it is required as we want to be the entrepreneurs' best friend, Dell Inc chief executive Michael Dell told reporters at an interactive sessio...

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Minor Delhi girl gangraped in Rajasthan, six held

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl, who was taken to Rajasthan by her neghbour on the pretext of providing her job, was kept captive at an hotel for two days and gangrapd by over a dozen people there, police said on Monday. Six people have been arrested. A case regarding the incident was registered at Mangolpuri police station in west Delhi after the girl somehow managed to flee ...

19 hours ago
Sheena murder: Mumbai police recover shoes worn by Khanna

Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) A Mumbai police team on Monday escorted Sanjeev Khanna, a co-accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, to Kolkata and recovered the shoes he wore when he went to dump the young woman's body. Sources said Khanna -- the former husband of prime accused Indrani Mukherjea -- was brought to the eastern metropolis, where he used to reside prior to his arrest, in ...

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Suresh Raina launches 'Meeruthiya Gangsters' music

Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) Cricketer Suresh Raina, who has sung a song in upcoming crime-comedy Meeruthiya Gangsters, unveiled the film's music on Monday. I would like to congratulate all who all worked so hard for the film. I'm also from Uttar Pradesh and my wife is from Meerut. So when we were discussing the trailer of the film, we said how unique the film was, Raina said at the music launch...

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Bangladeshi, Pakistani minorities can stay in India after visa expiry

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India on Monday decided, on humanitarian grounds, to exempt Bangladeshi and Pakistani nationals belonging to minority communities, who entered the country on or before December 31 last year, to stay in the country, even after expiry of their visas, an official statement said. The central govennment has decided, on humanitarian considerations, to exempt Bangladeshi...

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Delhi government to give more powers to school principals

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Delhi government will give more powers to school principals whose limited authority in decision-making has proved to be a bottleneck in the institutions functioning, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday. Delhi government will give more powers to the principals of government schools and will remove administrative bottlenecks so that basic facilities c...

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After Mahesh Babu, actor Prakash Raj adopts Telangana village

Hyderabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Actor Prakash Raj on Monday decide to adopt a village in the backward Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. He called on Panchayat Raj and Information Technology Minister K. Tarakarama Rao at the state secretariat and expressed his desire to adopt Kondareddipalle village in Mahabubnagar. The polyglot actor, who recently launched Prakash Raj Foundation, plans to unde...

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Pele set to revisit Kolkata after 38 years

Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Football King Pele is set to revisit Kolkata, where he turned out as a player for New York Cosmos 38 years back, next month and have a tryst with cricketing great Sourav Ganguly, said a media release issued by the Brazilian's agent on Monday. With the Samba magician slated to watch Indian Super League side Atletico de Kolkata's first home match against Kerala Blaste...

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Focus, take issue to logical end: Rahul to state leaders

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday asked legislature party leaders of non-Congress ruled states to focus on one issue at a time and take it to its logical conclusion as too many issues confuse people. Congress party sources said Gandhi met Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders from states where the party is not in power and heard their views on issu...

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New offset guidelines soon to spur defence output: Parrikar

Belagavi (Karnataka), Sep 7 (IANS) New offset guidelines would be ready by this year-end to spur defence production in state-run and private enterprises, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday. Though India is a net importer of defence equipment, the new offset clause will enable us to buy defence products valued at $8-10 billion per annum from our industry over the next five y...

19 hours ago
India,Oman explore avenues for naval cooperation

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Oman navy chief Rear Admiral Abdullah Bin Khasim Bin Abdullah Al Raisi met Indian Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan here on Monday and discussed ways to foster greater cooperation between the two navies, an official statement said. Rear Admiral Al Raisi, who arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a four-day trip, and Admiral Dhowan explored avenues for greater cooperation...

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Dimapur lynching: Gauhati HC directs CBI probe

Guwahati, Sep 7 (IANS) Six months after the gruesome lynching of a rape accused in Nagaland's commercial town Dimapur, the Gauhati High Court on Monday directed the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the incident. A division bench comprising Chief Justice (acting) K. Sreedhar Rao and Justice P.K. Saikia directed the CBI to investigate into the killing and also asked the central agency to sub...

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Congress asks if 'jizya tax' imposed on Vaishno Devi pilgrims

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Congress on Monday slammed the decision of the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir to impose service tax on helicopter flight tickets to the Vaishno Devi shrine and asked if it was jizya tax. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the helicopter service was used mostly by those who were not in a position to climb up to the shrine on foo...

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Sheena murder: DNA tests positive

Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in the Sheena Bora murder case, forensic experts on Monday established that parts of bones and skull recovered from the Raigad forests indeed belong to the victim, after matching them with DNA samples of her family members including her mother and prime accused Indrani Mukerjea. DNA samples of the bones and skull were compared with that of sam...

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Haryana assembly passes bill on panchayat poll qualifications

Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) The Haryana assembly on Monday passed a bill under which candidates for panchayat elections in the state will have to ensure academic qualifications and fulfil other conditions. Under the new bill, contesting candidates will require a minimum qualification of matriculation (Class 10). Scheduled caste and women cabdidates will require middle pass (class 8)...

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India, Russia to set up expert group on cyber-security, counter-terrorism

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India and Russia will form an expert group on cyber security and counter-terrorism to jointly fight terrorism, particularly the Islamic State, an official statement said. The decision was made at a meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his visiting Russian counterpart Vladimir Kolokoltsev, said a home ministry statement. The two sides agreed to s...

20 hours ago
Five Cambodian women killed in nightclub blaze

Phnom Penh, Sep 7 (IANS) Five women died in a fire at a nightclub on the southern outskirts of the Cambodian capital late on Monday, police said. Five women are confirmed dead in the blaze and two men are in critical condition, Phnom Penh municipal firefighting police chief Prum Yot told Xinhua. It took firefighters more than an hour to put out the blaze, he said, adding that it ...

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Fire on Air India flight, seven passengers injured: Police

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A minor fire broke out on an Air India flight while landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport on Monday evening, in which seven passengers were injured, police said. Air India, however, denied any fire or injuries to passengers. Varanasi-Delhi flight AI 405 caught fire while landing at runway No.27 at the IGI airport around 8.30 p.m. today (Monday), s...

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Bengal media baron arrested in Saradha scam

Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday arrested media baron Ramesh Gandhi in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam here, an official said. The chairman and managing director of Rainbow Productions - known for its hugely popular news programme Khaash Khabor - was nabbed for his association with Saradha chief and scam kingpin Sudipta Sen. ...

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