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    Residential realty prices may worsen: Study

    Mumbai: The bearish sentiment is likely to continue in the residential real estate sector for the next six months and the pricing situation will remain stagnant or may even worsen, while an uptick in office space rentals will give a boost to the commercial realty space, says a survey. According to a FICCI-Knight Frank report on sentiment index for July-September period, the festive season has not been able to lend fillip to the

  • Heavy rains lash Andhra, six killed

    Hyderabad: Heavy rains continued to batter three districts of Andhra Pradesh, killing at least six people, damaging crops in over thousands of acres and paralysing vehicular transport, officials said on Tuesday. Chittoor, Nellore and Kadapa districts bordering Tamil Nadu received heavy rains for the second day on Tuesday, inundating dozens of villages and disrupting road and rail transport.

  • Smriti Irani conveys Indian solidarity with France

    Paris: India today expressed solidarity with the people and government of France as Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani attended a major UNESCO forum here, days after the recent terror attacks in Paris. Irani also placed a wreath at the Bataclan Theatre in honour of those who lost their lives in Friday’s deadly attacks which killed 129 people.

  • BSNL reports operating profit of Rs 672 cr for FY15

    New Delhi: In a sign of turnaround, state run telecom operator BSNL today reported an operating profit of Rs 672 crore for the financial year 2015, aided by fall in administrative costs and jump in revenues. The company’s net loss stood at Rs 8,234 crore for the fiscal, the same for which was Rs 7,020 crore in last year and the widening is on account of asset depreciation calculated as per the Companies

  • Two Indian students’ bodies found in New Zealand

    Melbourne: Two Indian students, both in their 20s, have died in New Zealand in a tragic swimming accident at a popular camping site, a media report said today. The students, who belonged to a group of four students from India, were reported missing yesterday after a swimming accident at a lake near McLaren Falls Park in the Western Bay of Plenty District.

  • German police arrest three in hunt for Paris suspects

    Berlin: German police hunting for suspects in the Paris attacks said today they had arrested one man and two women near the Belgian border but could not confirm a link with the carnage. “I can confirm the arrests of three people” of foreign nationalities, Aachen city police spokesman Werner Schneider told news channel NTV, adding that “they could be connected with the Paris attacks”. He cautioned however that “either these indications will be

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    France strikes IS; global resolve against jihadists intensifies

    Paris: French warplanes pounded Islamic State targets and Russia vowed to ramp up its bombing campaign in Syria today as the devastating attacks on Paris galvanised international resolve to destroy the jihadists and end the Syrian war. In a grieving Paris, US Secretary of State John Kerry said a “big transition” in Syria was probably only weeks away as he expressed solidarity with the French nation after IS gunmen and suicide bombers massacred

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    Don’t want to live in fear before Davis Cup final: Murray

    London: World No.2 tennis player Andy Murray he doesn’t want to be in a state of fear each time he gets on to the court ahead of the Davis Cup final match between Great Britain and hosts Belgium to be held in Ghent from November 27 to 29.

  • UK minister presents Modi Shyamji’s reinstatement certificate

    London: The reinstatement certificate of Indian barrister and nationalist leader Shyamji Krishna Varma, who was disbarred from one of Britain’s leading law society for advocating independence for India over a century ago, has been presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UK’s Justice Minister Shailesh Vara said today.

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    India colts beat China, register third straight win

    Kuantan (Malaysia): The Indian hockey team earned their third consecutive win of the eighth Junior Asia Cup by displaying a strong performance to defeat China 4-1 in their final Pool A match at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • After 8 years, Dhoni may play domestic cricket

    Bengaluru: India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to feature in domestic cricket after a gap of eight years as he is likely to play for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy next month in case the Pakistan series does not happen. Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) secretary Rajesh Verma said that the star cricketer has expressed his desire to play for the state team.

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    Pro Kabaddi League season 3 to kick-start in January

    Mumbai: Season 3 of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, featuring eight franchise outfits, is set to be held in January next year, the organisers said today. Even as the eight teams enter the last leg of squad finalisation, a total of 20 players have already changed teams from season 2 and the list includes last year’s Most Valuable Player of the tournament, Manjit Chhillar, who has moved to Puneri Paltan from Bengaluru

  • Farah Khan to be honoured at the 37th Cairo International Film Festival

    Farah Khan will be conferred with ‘Faten Hamama Excellence Award’ (for excellence in Indian cinema) at the on-going 37th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). As a special tribute, this year’s coveted 10-day film festival honors the works of late Egyptian icons Faten Hamama, Nourel-Sheriff and Omar Sharif – all of whom passed away in the past year.

  • It’s been an amazing year for me: Sania Mirza

    Hyderabad: Having won two Grand Slams and become world number one in women’s doubles this year, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza does not really want to do anything different for the next season. “I hope I don’t do anything differently… To be very honest, it has been an amazing year for me. To end the year at number one player in the world, also to be the number one team in the world,

  • World’s oldest surviving Olympian passes away at 103

    Beijing: Guo Jie, the world’s oldest surviving Olympian who had represented China in the discus at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, has passed away at the age of 103. Guo died on Sunday and his funeral was held on Tuesday in Xi’an, the capital city of northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, reports Xinhua.

  • There is no doping in EPL: Wenger

    London: Admitting that he is unhappy with the current level of drug testing in football, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger asserts that he does not see any signs of doping in the English Premier League.

  • Pacer Johnson retires from international cricket

    Perth: The curtains came down on the career of one of the best pacers to grace the game in recent years as Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson retired from all forms of international cricket at the end of the second Test against New Zealand here on Tuesday.

  • Chennaiyin replace Ganesh with Oliveira

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) club Chennaiyin FC have signed Gilbert Oliveira as a replacement for their injured winger Dhanpal Ganesh. “Dhanpal Ganesh has been ruled out of the competition, sustaining an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury and subsequently surgery,” an ISL statement said on Tuesday. Oliveira is a 25-year-old footballer from Goa who plays for Salgaocar.

  • HC pulls up political parties for hoardings across Maharashtra

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today warned political parties of contempt action for putting up illegal hoardings, posters and banners across Maharashtra despite an undertaking given by them that they would not do so. The court was hearing two PILs alleging that political parties, in total disregard to the rules and laws, had put up illegal hoardings and banners all over the state thereby defacing private and public properties in the towns and