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  • IS releases 25 kidnapped Kurdish students in Syria
    10:19 AM

    Damascus, Oct 30 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has released 25 Kurdish students it had kidnapped in Syria last May, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Wednesday said the released school children were part of 150 Kurdish students captured by the IS fighters late

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  • Obama praises health workers fighting Ebola as ‘heroes’
    4:25 AM

    Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday paid honour to healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, calling them “heroes” deserving to be applauded rather than discouraged. “All of them have signed up to leave their homes and their loved ones to head straight into

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  • India plans second Mars mission in 2018
    10:28 PM

    Bangalore, Oct 29 (IANS) Riding on the recent success of its Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), India plans to revisit the planet in 2018, possibly with a lander and rover to conduct more experiments, a space official said Wednesday. “We plan to launch a second mission to Mars in 2018, probably

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  • LPG costlier by Rs.3 per cylinder
    4:11 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The price of subsidised cooking gas, or LPG, has gone up by Rs.3 per cylinder following the government’s decision to hike the commission paid to dealers. The increase in commission, which is generally passed on to consumers, has been effected from Oct 23, which was

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  • Delhi Lt governor BJP agent, says Kejriwal
    1:09 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Describing Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung as a “BJP agent”, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday sought an all-party meet to decide the government formation in the national capital. “LG (lieutenant governor) says he will call all-party meeting in ‘next few days’? Why next

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  • Modi’s Rs.745 crore falls short of Kashmir’s expectations
    6:30 PM

    Srinagar, Oct 24 (IANS) Political parties and the common man in Jammu and Kashmir Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have announced a larger relief package during his day-long visit to the state instead of Rs.745 crore. Naeem Akhtar, chief spokesman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told

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  • 40 houses gutted in Delhi slum fire
    12:48 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) At least 40 huts were gutted in a fire here Friday, the Delhi Fire Service said Friday. The fire began in one of the huts at Shastri Park area and the blaze soon spread and engulfed many other adjoining huts, an official said. Fourteen fire

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  • Veteran Tamil actor S.S. Rajendran dead
    11:50 AM

    Chennai, Oct 24 (IANS) Tamil cinema’s Yesteryear actor S.S. Rajendran, who was battling for life at a private hospital here, breathed his last Friday. He was 85. “He was admitted to Meenakshi Hospital yesterday (Thursday) in critical condition. He passed away this morning (Friday) due to issues related to lung

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  • India lagging in medical research: Modi
    2:34 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and more work should be done in this area. “India is lagging behind in the field of medical research and much more needs to be done… We should focus

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