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India never violates ceasefire, says Rajnath

Greater Noida, Oct 24: India has never violated the 2003 ceasefire with Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday. “India never violates the ceasefire. It is a country which believes in peace,” the minister

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NCC cadets rescue drowning woman in Yamuna

New Delhi, Oct 24: NCC cadets rescued a middle aged woman who had jumped into the Yamuna here Friday. The cadets were on a routine training mission for yachting and sailing in three boats, including a rescue boat, when they

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Sleep disorders in kids linked to behavioural problems

New York, Oct 24: Parents may please take note that toddlers having sleep difficulties are likely to experience behavioural problems. Early sleep problems may be both a cause and consequence of children’s difficulties with behavioural and emotional self-regulation, a study

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Akali Dal will remain part of NDA, says Badal

Chandigarh, Oct 24:  Against the backdrop of the BJP breaking its political alliances in Maharashtra and Haryana in recent weeks, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said that the Shiromani Akali Dal would remain an integral part of the

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Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 24:  Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha’s Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The

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Himachal to set up board to solve cattle menace

Shimla, Oct 24 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has favoured constitution of a board to look into providing shelter to stray animals. The High Court had asked the state to make the roads free of stray cattle by

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Protective of my happiness: Taylor Swift on dating

Los Angeles, Oct 24: Singer Taylor Swift says she is “protective of her happiness” and she has “love in her life”, but doesn’t have a “relationship”. The 24-year-old, who is looking forward to her new album “1989”, clarified the statements

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Dengue spreads wings in Lucknow

Lucknow, Oct 24: Over 50 dengue cases have been reported in the Uttar Pradesh capital in the past one week, officials said Friday. Chief Medical Officer S.N.S. Yadav ruled out any major outbreak of the disease. But several private clinics

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Indian mission warns Malaysian employers against abuse of Indians

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 24: The Indian high commission in Malaysia has warned employers against physical abuse and ill-treatment of Indian manpower in Malaysia. The high hommission had been working very closely with the Malaysian ministry of human resources to try

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FDI proposals worth Rs.988.3 crore approved

New Delhi, Oct 24: The government has approved 20 proposals of foreign direct investment (FDI) amounting to Rs.988.3 crore, an official statement said here Friday. “Based on the recommendations of Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) in its meeting held on

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Kerala opts for light metro, not monorail

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24: The Kerala government Friday opted for two light metro projects after considering two monorails for almost two years. The proposed light metro, which is now planned to run from Technocity to Karamana, would be around 22.2 km.

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Minor tests positive for Ebola in Mali

London, Oct 24: A two-year-old girl has tested positive for Ebola virus in Mali, making it the latest West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the deadly disease. The minor had recently arrived from

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Online shopping: Why the best price eludes you

New York, Oct 24:  Online shopping is not always transparent and depending on your luck, you may end up paying more for the same product on the same site than what your friends spent, new research shows. E-commerce websites manipulate

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Leaders condole death of Tamil actor Rajendran

Chennai, Oct 24: Cutting across party lines, leaders Friday condoled the death of veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran popularly known as SSR, who passed away at a private hospital here. He was 86. In a statement issued here AIADMK general

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Modi lauds Mary Kom for ‘Swachh Bharat’ effort

New Delhi, Oct 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday praised boxing icon M.C. Mary Kom and union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu for their effort towards “Swachh Bharat Mission”. “Swachh Bharat Mission will get a great impetus by Mary

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Banks need to fund MSMEs liberally at lower rates: Study

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 24: Three-fourth of the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) do not have any access to institutional finance and time has come for banks to enter long-term financing of these in a vigorous manner, says a new

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Spanish nurse ‘depressed’ over continued isolation

Madrid, Oct 24:  Teresa Romero, the Spanish nursing auxiliary who is the first person to be infected of the Ebola virus outside Africa, said she has suffered an “emotional comedown” over the past two days. The 44-year-old was confirmed as

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Goa leader sends barking dog to Bilawal over Kashmir rant

Panaji, Oct 24: Miffed over Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairperson Bilawal Bhutto’s continuous bombast about wresting Kashmir from India, a Congress politician from Goa Friday sent him a “barking dog” as a gift. Congress organising secretary Durgadas Kamat claimed the

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Goa forms committee to monitor Ebola

Panaji, Oct 24: The Goa government has formed a committee to monitor the state’s preparedness to keep the Ebola virus at bay, a statement said. The committee comprises senior health, police, immigration officials of the state and will be chaired

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Friendship not a real deal in showbiz: Mohit Chauhan

New Delhi, Oct 24: There are quite a few stories about new friendships blossoming or relationship turning sour in Bollywood every now and then. Singer Mohit Chauhan, who dedicated his new song “Aisee waisee dosti nahin” to friendship, feels such

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Qatar win AFC U-19 Championship

Yangon, Oct 24: Qatar beat defending champions North Korea to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 Championship at the Thuwunna Youth Training Center here. Akram Afif scored the sole goal in the 52 minute Thursday for the West Asians,

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Monchengladbach crush Limassol 5-0 in Europa League

Berlin, Oct 24: German Bundesliga football team Borussia Monchengladbach cruised to a 5-0 victory over Limassol thanks to the brace by Ibrahima Traore in group A of UEFA Europa League here. Trarore (12th, 67th), Branimir Hrgota (57th), Patrick Herrmann (84th

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Mukta Arts turns 36, Ghai happy

Mumbai, Oct 24: Subhash Ghai’s film production company Mukta Arts completed 36 years Friday and the filmmaker is happy that he has been able to offer entertainers like “Karz” and “Pardes” to movie buffs. “36th anniversary today (Friday) of MUKTA

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Thigh injury keeps Monaco’s Berbatov out for three weeks

Paris, Oct 24: Monaco’s Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov will be sidelined for at least three weeks with a thigh injury, the French Ligue 1 football club said. “Dimitar Berbatov has a muscle injury to his left thigh. He is expected

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Delhi gets 293 Diwali fire calls

New Delhi, Oct 24: The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) received 293 calls on Diwali — a five-year record — but only 55 related to firecrackers, an official said Friday. “This is the highest figure in the past five years,” a

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