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White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice ends 2 days of talks in Beijing; statement says Rice had talks with President Xi to reaffirm commitment to 'address disagreements forthrightly and effectively' - @markknoller

Pakistan conveys concern to US NSA over blocked Coalition Supp...

Dawn reports: US National Security Adviser Susan Rice called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday. She was accompanied Senior Director for South Asian Affairs at the US National Security Council Dr Peter Lavoy and Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took Rice into confidence regarding prevailing security situation in the region, particularly the relations with India and Afghanistan.The Pakistani side, which included Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign ..., 2 minutes ago

Govt NOT to re-promulgate land ordinance: PM

Facing stiff resistance on the Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that the government will not re-promulgate the Ordinance which expires on Monday and declared readiness to accept any suggestions to benefit the farmers in the pending bill on it.Apparently referring to the political opponents, he said lot of misapprehensions had been created over the Land bill and fear was instilled among the farmers, even though states had suggested amendments to the Act of 2013 ...
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Militants kill engineer in pre-dawn Pak airport attack

Heavily armed militants today attacked an airport and its radar system in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province, killing one aviation engineer while kidnapping the manager of the airport. A group of around 12 motorbike-borne militants launched a pre-dawn attack on the Jiwani airport in Gwadar district, some 980 kilometers from Quetta and the site of Pakistan's upcoming port-city where China has made huge investments. Police said that an aviation engineer was killed and another ...
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Closure 'rumour' sees patrons rush to Parsi Dairy Farm

Of late, the Mumbai-based Parsi Dairy Farm appears to be unwittingly milking the benefits of what it dismisses as a rumour-based report. Visits to the 99-year-old establishment tripled after a newspaper carried a front-page story saying the brand would soon be put on the block. “People are dropping in for a last taste. We have become famous again,” says an employee. The dairy, as June Gonsalvez, manager of its flagship Princess Street outlet, tells you, has no plans of a sale. It is ...
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Pacers put India in control after Pujara steers India to 312

IMAGE: Stuart Binny (right) celebrates after taking the wicket of Dinesh Chandimal. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters India were firmly in the driver's seat as they reduced Sri Lanka to 47 for five at lunch after the visiting batsmen put on 312 in their first innings on the third day of the third and final Test in Colombo, on Sunday. - ScorecardSri Lanka's slide, after facing a mere 18 overs, happened after Pujara (145 not out) guided his side to a healthy score on a pitch not easy for ...
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Nadia - A district in Bengal sets example under Swachh Bharat

Historically, Nadia has always attached considerable importance to sanitation and hygiene. A number of villages in the district are home to the Namasudras, who had migrated from the Khulna, Faridpur and Jessore regions of Bangladesh. They belong to the Matua community, which has had a major role to play in social reform and education. The community, therefore, has always believed in the importance of hygiene and sanitation. Hence, Nadia becoming the first district in India to be declared Open ...
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Morgan Stanley values STAR TV at $11.2 billion

Mukesh Ambani-owned TV18 Broadcast was valued at $824 million Global media mogul Rupert Murdoch has some good news from India. Global brokerage firm Morgan Stanley has valued 21st Century Fox’s subsidiary, STAR TV, at $11.2 billion, higher than all its listed rivals in the country. By comparison, India’s most valued listed media and entertainment company, Zee Entertainment, was valued at $5.6 billion on the Indian stock markets as of Friday. The Zee group’s cable TV arm, Dish ...
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World Athletics: Dibaba out-sprints Kiprop to thrilling marathon win

Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba crosses the finish line to win gold in the Women's Marathon final at the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Beijing National Stadium in Beijing on Sunday. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba won the women's marathon at the world athletics championships after a thrilling sprint finish along the home straight of the Beijing National Stadium on Sunday. The 25-year-old Dibaba out-kicked Kenya's Helah Kiprop to win the gruelling ...
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'Being a Bengali, I am a little bit blessed'

"Hereditary, genes you know... Bengalis have good hair," says Somana Chakraborty who left Kolkata in 2005 and has ever since become a Mumbai girl. How long have been into modelling? I have been doing professional modelling for the last eight years. Your first glam exposure... I came from Calcutta to Bombay in 2005 to participate in the Gladrags Mega Model Contest. How do you keep fit? What is your fitness regime? I do a lot of exercises. But apart from that I try to maintain a proper diet and ...
 Rediff.com1 hour ago

FIR against Vinod Kambli, wife over maid's complaint

An FIR has been registered against former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife following a complaint filed by the couple's domestic help, police said today.The Bandra Police filed the FIR yesterday against 43-year-old Kambli and his wife after the complaint by their maid, who alleged that the couple was not paying proper wages to her and when she asked for it, they misbehaved with her, a police officer said."Yesterday, a woman Soni Sarsal (30) made a complaint at Bandra Police Station ...
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