• Indian doctors in Nigeria creating unnecessary scare: Primus hospital
    4:14 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Primus Hospital here, that employs the four Indian doctors in Nigeria wanting to return home due to an alleged Ebola scare, Thursday accused them of creating ‘unnecessary scare’ and ‘cheating’ their profession. A group of doctors from the hospital’s Delhi branch told media there

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  • Rajya Sabha passes constitution amendment bill to end collegium system
    4:12 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Thursday unanimously passed the Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill to do away with collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges. The bill, and the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, seek to put the proposed judicial appointment commission and its

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  • OPEC daily basket price closes lower
    4:12 PM

    Vienna, Aug 14 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $100.88 a barrel Wednesday, compared to $101.66 Tuesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra

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  • Australian hospital mistakenly declares 200 patients dead
    4:08 PM

    Sydney, Aug 14 (IANS/EFE) An Australian hospital has apologised after declaring more than 200 patients dead due to a computer error, media reported Thursday. The Austin Hospital in Melbourne July 30 sent automatic notifications to general practitioners informing them of the deaths of their patients, who had been discharged the

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  • India, Pakistan troopers exchange sweets on Punjab border
    3:48 PM

    Attari (Punjab), Aug 14 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan Thursday exchanged sweets and greetings along the international border here to mark Pakistan’s Independence Day. Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers shared sweets with the Border Security Force (BSF) officers and troopers at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP)

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  • Delhi Metro celebrates Independence Day
    3:46 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The Delhi Metro has organised quiz competitions for commuters and conducted tours for underprivileged and specially-abled children as part of Independence Day celebrations, an official said Thursday. The quiz competition was organised Aug 13 and 14 at 10 Metro stations across the network including Dwarka

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  • Timeline: Phoolan Devi murder case
    3:46 PM

    New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) A court here Thursday sentenced Sher Singh Rana to life imprisonment for killing bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi in 2001. Following is the timeline of the murder case: July 25, 2001: Phoolan Devi, then Samajwadi Party parliamentarian from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh, is shot dead outside her

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  • Paes-Stepanek knocked out at Cincinnati
    3:36 PM

    Cincinnati (US), Aug 14 (IANS) Fifth seeded Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were ousted in the men’s doubles second round of the Western and Southern Open here. Vasek Pospisil of Canada and Jack Sock of the US, who had dumped out India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner

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