• 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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  • Maoist bomb explodes, none hurt
    4:14 PM

    Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) A bomb planted by Maoists went off in Odisha’s Malkangiri district Thursday but no one was injured, police said. The rebels planted the pressure-activated improvised explosive device on a road near Telarai area. “It went off on its own,” Inspector General of Police Yashwant Jethwa told

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  • 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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