• Five Taliban killed in Afghanistan
    3:20 AM

    Tehran, Aug 18 (IANS) Five Taliban militants, including a commander, were killed in Afghanistan Sunday as clashes erupted in Kunduz province, police said.“The clash erupted in Gultapa area in the outskirt of provincial capital Kunduz city at noon, leaving five Taliban rebels including their commander Mullah Akhtar dead on the spot,”

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  • Hindus flock to Mathura on Janmashtami (Lead)
    1:12 PM

      Mathura, Aug 17 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of devotees thronged the Krishna land here to celebrate Janmashtami, with the celebrations reaching a crescendo Sunday.The celebrations are on in the entire Braj area comprising Mathura, Agra and Hathras districts.The Yamuna is flowing to the brim. Mathura’s ghats are filled with pilgrims

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  • Tories accused of false pretence in Lord Suri’s appointment
    6:22 PM

    London, Aug 14 (IANS) Downing Street has been accused of deliberately creating a misleading impression in the appointment of an Indian-origin businessman to the House of Lords, a leading British daily reported Thursday. Lord Ranbir Singh Suri, chairman of Oceanic Jewellers Ltd, was awarded a peerage earlier this month at

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  • Reliance Digital launches dual SIM 3G handset
    6:22 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Reliance Digital Thursday launched Reconnect Quad Core 4.7″ dual SIM 3G smartphone, priced at Rs.12,999, a company statement said here. Reliance Digital is the consumer durables and information technology concept from Reliance Retail, a unit of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). RIL also owns Reliance Jio

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  • India to play five ODIs, three Tests with Windies
    6:20 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) India will be playing three Tests, five ODIs and a Twenty20 international with the West Indies during October-November, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here Thursday. The five ODIs will be played at Kochi (Oct 8), Visakhapatnam (Oct 11), Cuttack (Oct 14),

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  • All well between Mahesh Bhatt, Emraan Hashmi
    4:54 PM

    Mumbai, Aug 14 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi has quashed reports that filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is angry with him for giving preference to Kunal Deshmukh’s “Raja Natwarlal” over his uncle’s film “Mr. X”. It was reported that Emraan allotted some days for the promotion of “Raja Natwarlal” instead of shooting for

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  • Continuous downpour in Nepal, alert sounded over Koshi river
    4:54 PM

    Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Continuous heavy downpour in Nepal since Wednesday has caused floods and landslides in several areas and claimed at least five lives. The southern Terai belt of the country, adjoining India, was badly affected Thursday. Several highways were damaged by landslides and floods resulting in people being

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  • Society, polity behind violence in Pakistan: Report
    4:50 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The rising tide of violence and terrorism in Pakistan has its basis in its society and polity which enable a culture of intolerance and hatred, a report analysing violence in Pakistan said here Thursday. The report, “Unending Violence in Pakistan: Analysing the Trends, 2013-14”, published

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  • Samsung to set up technical training schools in Bengal
    4:16 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Aiming to create human resource capital, South Korean conglomerate Samsung will set up seven technical schools in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. “I am happy to announce that they have agreed to set up seven technical schools in the state to impart industrial

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