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    France biggest target of ‘ISIS’ in Europe: Defence experts

    New Delhi: Condemning the deadly attack in Paris where over 150 are feared dead, defence experts on Saturday said that France has now become the biggest target of terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in Europe.

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    IMF to consider inclusion of Chinese currency in SDR basket

    Beijing: In a big boost to China’s plans to internationalise its currency, the IMF staff has proposed to its Executive Board to include the RMB into its special drawing rights (SDR) basket as the fifth currency. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the staff has proposed to the Executive Board to include Chinese currency, the RMB, into its SDR basket as a fifth currency and she supported it, state-run Xinhua

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    ICC gives go ahead to Masters Champions League (MCL)

    Dubai: The Masters Champions League, a Twenty20 league planned for retired cricketers in the UAE next year, has got the approval of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Although the ICC is yet to issue an official statement, sources in the governing body told PTI that the league has been given a No Objection Certificate (NOC). In the first edition slated to start on January 22, six teams will accommodate a total of 90 players (15 members per squad) who will be selected

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    Ravichandran Ashwin double strike reduces South Africa to 78/3

    Bengaluru: Ravichandran Ashwin struck twice in his very first over as India dominated the proceedings by reducing South Africa to 78 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test, here today. At lunch, opener Dean Elgar (38 batting) was in company of AB de Villiers (19 batting), who is playing his 100th Test match, as the duo added 33 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket stand.

  • Mukherjee condemns Paris terror attack

    New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday condemned the deadly terror attack in Paris which has left at least 153 people dead.

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    Kiwis remove David Warner, but Australia dominant

    Perth: New Zealand finally claimed the wicket of explosive Australian opener David Warner on the second day of the second Test at the WACA Ground today, but the home side were in a commanding position. The Kiwis foiled Warner’s bid to break more batting records when they removed him early in the day’s play for 253, caught in slips from the bowling of Trent Boult.

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    Surge in Rapes in India since 2001: Report

    New Delhi: According to a new report, India has witnessed a surge in rape cases since 2001 and cruelty against married women has risen nearly 2.5 times. The findings are part of the report on the ‘Status of Women in India’, released at the International Conference on Gender Equality at Trivandrum.

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    Modi condemns France attacks

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condemned the deadly attacks in France capital Paris, and said the tragedy is anguishing and dreadful. “News from Paris is anguishing and dreadful. Prayers with families of the deceased. We are united with people of France in this tragic hour,” Modi said in a tweet.

  • US fines Alstom record USD 772 mn in foreign bribery charges

    Washington: The US has fined French multinational Alstom SA, a record USD 772 million over international bribery charges in which the energy and transport giant bribed government officials in Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Taiwan. Alstom, which got a multi-billion contract in India to supply 800 railway engines to the Indian Railways this week had earlier pleaded guilty to the charges. Its widespread corruption scheme involved at least USD 75 million in secret

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    Brazil fightback thwarts Argentina

    Buenos Aires: Ten-man Brazil came from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw against arch-rivals Argentina in a tense World Cup qualifying battle between the two South American superpowers. A second half strike from Santos player Lucas Lima salvaged a vital point for Brazil yesterday after Argentina had taken the lead midway through the half thanks to an Ezequiel Lavezzi strike.

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    Russia pays doping price with IAAF ban

    Paris: Athletics giant Russia has been provisionally suspended from track and field over accusations of “state-sponsored” doping as the IAAF scrambled to salvage the sport’s credibility just nine months out from the Rio Olympics. “Today we have been dealing with the failure of ARAF (All-Russia Athletic Federation) and made the decision to provisionally suspend them, the toughest sanction we can apply at this time,” IAAF president Sebastian Coe said yesterday. “But we discussed and agreed that the whole system has failed the athletes,

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    France friendly played to finish despite Paris attacks

    Paris: What was billed as a glamour friendly between France and world champions Germany was played to a finish yesterday, with France winning 2-0, despite two loud explosions being heard from outside the stadium during the first half. It later became apparent that the explosions were connected to events unfolding elsewhere in the French capital yesterday evening, with police saying at least 18 people had been killed following “multiple shootings”.

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    Congress celebrates Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Saturday celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. A series of events have been lined up by the party.

  • Modi pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on birth anniversary

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru on his 125th birth anniversary. “Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s life was spent struggling for India’s freedom and leading the country as the prime minister. Tributes to him on his birth anniversary,” Modi said in his tweet.

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    Narendra Modi hard sells brand India to British Indians

    London: Asserting that diversity was India’s pride and strength, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hard sold brand India during his much-awaited address to the Indian diaspora here even as he urged industry captains to push India-Britain ties. “India is full of diversity. This diversity is our pride and our strength,” Modi said as a frenzied crowd of 60,000 British Indians chanted “Modi, Modi” at the iconic Wembley Stadium here.

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    Facebook sets up safety check for Paris friends

    San Francisco: Facebook launched a check-in feature to let people know that friends in Paris were safe after a series of bombings and shootings in the French capital killed at least 120 people. The “Paris Terror Attacks” safety check let people signal whether they were out of harm’s way, then notified all those they know at the leading social network. “Quickly find and connect with friends in the area,” a message at the Facebook Safety Check page read. “Mark them safe

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    7.0-magnitude quake hits off southwestern Japan

    Tokyo: A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Kyushu in southwestern Japan on Saturday, triggering a minor tsunami in the southern part of Kagoshima prefecture, Xinhua reported. The strong earthquake jolted about 160 km southwest of Makurazaki, Kagoshima, at 5:51 a.m. local time (20:51 GMT on Friday) at a depth of about 10 km, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). A 30-cm tsunami was observed on the Nakanoshima Island about an

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    Paris attacks: World leaders condemn horror, extend full support

    New Delhi: As Paris lay under siege and reports emerged of multiple attacks and explosions throughout the city, World leaders reacted in shock condemning the attack and extended their full support to France in this horrific time. The nation was left in mourning and the world in unbelievable shock as scores were killed in the coordinated attacks late on Friday where over 150 are feared dead.

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    Paris attacks: Indian Embassy opens helpline number

    New Delhi: Following the horrific serial attacks in Paris, the Indian Embassy in France has opened its helpline number for stranded Indian citizens in the terror struck city. “Indian Embassy telephone 0140507070 open, we hope all Indians are safe. Our prayers with families affected and solidarity with France,” Indian Ambassador to France Mohan Kumar tweeted. The nation was left in mourning and the world in unbelievable shock as scores were killed in the coordinated

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    Paris attack similar to Mumbai assault: Experts

    Washington: The horrific terrorist attack in Paris has been described as the copycat version of the 2008 Mumbai assault by security experts here who believe that the incident will be a game changer for how the West looks at the threat terrorism presents to all. Over 120 people were killed as terrorists attacked sites throughout the French capital and at the stadium where the soccer match was underway.