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Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence training centre, 1 militant killed

Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) At least one militant was killed on Monday in an attack on a training centre of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency in Kabul, where terrorists and security forces are engaged in a shootout, officials said. The attackers were holed up in a building under construction near the training centre of the National Directorate of Security in western Kabul, Interior Ministr...

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Esha Gupta to own a football team

Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Actress Esha Gupta is currently working to form her own women football team as she wants to create and promote awareness about girls playing the sport. I feel if you love something enough, fight for it and achieve it. There are so many girls in villages and small city who have a hidden talent but are not confident enough to play so this initiative of forming a team ...

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Police probe Man City's Sterling racial abuse case

Manchester, Dec 18 (IANS) Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on Monday started their investigation into the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling which occurred before their English Premier League (EPL) clash with Tottenham. The 23-year-old was kicked and racially abused as he arrived at City's training ground on Saturday ahead of their game against Tottenham l...

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World's largest coal port to opt for 'green business' now

Canberra, Dec 18 (IANS) Australia's Port of Newcastle, the world's biggest coal port, has announced a transition away from fossil fuels, saying continued investment in Australian coal is a losing proposition. It said on Sunday that the long-term outlook for coal was a threat to the port and it needed to diversify its business. Rob Henderson, a former chief markets economist at th...

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Virbhadra accepts Congress' defeat in Himachal

Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Monday accepted the Congress party's defeat in the state assembly elections. I own responsibility for my party's defeat, he told reporters here. He was categorical in accepting the mandate by saying: It's the people's decision to make one victorious. This is their right. Six-time Chief Minister, Sing...

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BJP retains power in Gujarat but just barely

Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, just edging past the half-way mark in one of the most bitterly contested elections that saw the Congress improve its tally compared to five years ago. Election Commission officials said the Bharatiya Janata Party, on course for its sixth consecutive win, had bagged 58 seats and was leading in 41 while...

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Indian firms will focus on building digital workspaces in 2018: Citrix

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) With a surge in the adoption of digital workspaces, the Indian enterprises will work towards harnessing opportunities created by integration of new technologies in 2018, desktop virtualisation leader Citrix said on Monday. Digital workspaces will help organisations across various facets of operation, ranging from talent retention in HR, productivity in operations...

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BJP poised to take power in Himachal, though Dumal trailing

Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh, winning 21 seats and leading in more than 15 as counting progressed in the state Assembly elections. However, the state party chief faced a humiliating defeat in his constituency, while BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal is trailing with a huge margin. The ruling Congress has managed to win 10 seats ...

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When Raghu Rai was 'captured' by his daughter

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) As Raghu Rai turns 75, the ace photographer was presented to the audience by his daughter Avani Rai, both as a father and a photographer through a 55 minute documentary titled Raghu Rai, An Unframed Portrait, produced by Iikka vehkalahti and Anurag Kashyap and co-produced by ARTE FRANCE and the IDFA BERTHA FUND. I was not very happy initially, but now that her wo...

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Gunmen attack Afghan intelligence training centre

Kabul, Dec 18 (IANS) Armed insurgents attacked an intelligence training facility in the Afghan capital on Monday, sparking a shootout with security forces, officials said. The attackers occupied an under construction building behind the training centre of the National Directorate of Security and exchanged fire with the security forces, said Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi. <...

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BJP poised to take power in Himachal, wins 4 of 7 seats

Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh with its candidates on a victory lap in 36 of the 68 seats in the Assembly elections on Monday. The party has won four of the seven declared seats as counting of ballots progressed. The ruling Congress managed to won only one seat, while one each went to an Independent and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM)...

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When rains exposed Bengaluru's infrastructure woes, civic apathy

Bengaluru, Dec 18 (IANS) The image of Bengaluru as a garden city and the country's technology hub was dented when record rainfall this year exposed its infrastructure woes and the apathy of its municipal agencies in coping with its growing needs. As the cosmopolitan city of 10 million people witnessed phenomenal growth over the years, thanks to a thriving multi-billion-dollar global IT s...

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Vivo V7: Best mid-range selfie smartphone till date

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) When it comes to the selfie-focused smartphones market in India, Chinese smartphone players Vivo and Oppo clearly rule the mid-price segment. Expanding its selfie-focused series, Vivo has announced two devices -- V7 and V7+ -- with the latter being made available in November. Launched now, the Rs 18,990 V7 is the scaled-down version of V7+ -- the Rs 21,99...

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Telecom: Year of turmoil with bleeding balance-sheets under GST's shadow

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) It was a year of turmoil for the hyper-competitive Indian telecom sector as the balance-sheets of many major players kept bleeding, prompting the government to form an panel to chalk out plans to bail out firms. Reliance Industries' Jio continued to disrupt the market with its free or low-priced offers while three or four majors fought for the telecom pie tooth a...

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BJP poised to take power in Himachal, wins first seat

Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh with its candidates on a victory lap in 36 of the 68 seats in the Assembly elections. The party won its first seat by defeating Congress cabinet Minister Prakash Chaudhary on Monday. BJP's Inder Singh Gandhi defeated Chaudhary from Balh in Mandi district with a big margin. Trends from the other counting centr...

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After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, with its candidates on the victory lap in 104 of the 182 seats as the Congress again settled for the second place but with an improved showing. After surprisingly leading over the Bharatiya Janata Party at one point and sending the stock market crashing, the Congress began to trail to the BJP again. E...

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Misty Monday morning in Delhi, 12 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) It was a misty Monday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The Met has forecast a clear day ahead. The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 24 degrees Celsius. The sky will remain mainly clear during the day with mist in the morning, an India Meteorological Department ...

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10 killed in Mumbai shop blaze

Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and another half a dozen trapped in a major fire that engulfed a shop in Andheri east area here on Monday. According to the BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported in the Bhanu Farsan shop on Khairani Raod, near Laxmi Narayan Temple of Sakinaka, around 4.15 a.m. Later the structure, said to be around 200 feet in area, cam...

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After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Dec 18 (IANS) Gujarat's ruling BJP on Monday pledged to retain power as its candidates forged ahead of the main opposition Congress in 98 of the 182 Assembly seats, six more than the half-way mark needed to control the House. Trends from counting centres had indicated a see-saw battle for about 45 minutes, with the Congress at times inching ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Part...

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BJP poised to take power in Himachal

Shimla, Dec 18 (IANS) The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh as its candidates were on the victory lap in 36 of the 68 Assembly elections on Monday. Trends from counting centres across the hill state showed the Congress was ahead in 21 constituencies while smaller parties and independents had inched ahead of all others in three seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party needs 3...

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