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Rs.20 lakh burglary at contractor’s house

Burglars looted Rs.20 lakh from the house of a Public Works Department contractor in east Delhi while he was away on a pilgrimage, police said Friday. Sushil Gupta, 52, and his family had gone on a pilgrimage to Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir when the burglary took place at his Bharat Apartment flat in IP Extension neighbourhood. The ...

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10 killed in Iraq blast

Ten people were killed and 40 others were injured in a bomb blast in southern Iraq Friday, news agency reported. The explosion took place in Hilla city, 100 km south of Baghdad. The bomb exploded among mourners heading to a funeral. Vehicles and buildings near the site were damaged.

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UAE, Canada discuss bilateral relations

The United Arab Emirates and Canada have discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation, especially in the economic, educational and cultural fields. The talks were held Thursday between UAE ambassador to Canada Mohammed Abdullah Al Ghafli and Lois Brown, parliamentary secretary to Canada’s minister of international cooperation.

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Don’t elect those involved in Rajbala’s death: Ramdev

In an apparent attack on the Congress-led union government, yoga guru Baba Ramdev Friday appealed to the public not to vote for “the party involved in the 2G scam” and the death of his disciple Rajbala. Speaking to reporters in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district, the yoga guru said: “We all need to stand united against corruption, and ensure that those ...

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Bhutan PM to carry home Buddha’s relics

Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley, currently on a visit to the city, would Saturday be carrying home three relics of Lord Buddha from India. Announcing this at a conference here Friday, Thinley said the relics would remain in Bhutan for a month. The prime minister was in the city to attend the 114th Annual General Meeting of the Mahabodhi ...

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Government should reduce cost of doing business: UAE daily

The UAE government and industry leaders need to identify challenges and arrive at solutions to reduce the cost of doing business, a prominent UAE daily has said. In an editorial following a round-table hosted by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf News noted that the leaders in the retail sector had said high operating costs were a drag on ...

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Teenaged girl gang-raped in Pakistan

A teenaged girl was allegedly gang-raped by two men in Pakistan’s Lahore city, Geo News reported Friday. The incident occurred three days ago when the duo brought the girl from her college on the pretext of her mother’s illness and raped her. The traumatised girl, who remained hospitalised for three days, could not record her statement before the police. The ...

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Heavy rain holds up Bangalore CL T20 tie

Heavy rain for over a hour late Friday held up an exciting contest between spirited Mumbai Indians and underdogs Cape Cobras in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in this tech hub. Within minutes after Mumbai set a defendable target of 176 for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs, dark clouds opened up over the ...

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Not many takers for WikiLeaks founder’s autobiography

The¬†Unauthorized¬†Autobiography of Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange could not drum up interest of readers, as the first three days of its arrival in the market have seen sales of just over 600 copies. It was the book the founder of WikiLeaks said was published to “screw” him for cash but despite huge publicity surrounding its release, it has become a sales ...

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Kidnapped Ghaziabad child found, three arrested

The Ghaziabad police have recovered a four-year-old child who was kidnapped Thursday from the Vasundhara neighbourhood. Four men have been arrested, while the main conspirator – the maid – is still at large, police said Friday. The police said they raided the kidnapper’s hideout in Lajpat Nagar locality in Ghaziabad where they found the child, Karan, the son of Tejendra ...

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‘Force’ – action speaks louder than words

Film: “Force”; Cast: John Abraham, Genelia D’Souza and Vidyut Jamwal; Director: Nishikant Kamat; Rating: *** A raw rugged cop’s tale of vicious vendetta fused into a tender romance seems like a hard act to live up to. But Nishikant Kamat, seeking inspiration from a hit Tamil film “Kaakha Kaakha” manages just fine. He gets incredible support from dialogue writer Ritesh ...

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Telangana movement gains momentum, Congress to hold further talks

The agitation for a separate state gained further momentum Friday with a shutdown called by Telangana groups across the region in Andhra Pradesh badly affecting life as the Congress core committee met in the national capital to discuss a report by state-in charge Ghulam Nabi Azad and decided to hold further talks on the issue. A day-long shutdown called by ...

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‘Putin-Mona Lisa’ portrait sold for $300,000

“Putin-Mona Lisa”, an unusal portrait of the Russian prime minister,has been auctioned for 220,000 euros ($300,000) in Moscow, Russia’s NTV TV-channel reported Friday. The portrait, made by prominent American artist David Datuna, is from the artist’s series “Putin Couture”. It is formed by numerous small images of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The initial price of the lot at the ...

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Brij Lal to be Uttar Pradesh police chief

Uttar Pradesh top police official Brij Lal has been named as the state’s new director general of police. A decision to the effect was taken by Chief Minister Mayawati around midnight, when the present incumbent R.K. Tiwari attained superannuation. Brij Lal will assume office on Saturday. An officer of the 1977 batch of the elite Indian Police Service (IPS), Brij ...

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