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Italian consumer spending posts big jump

Rome, Sep 10 Italy’s consumer spending index climbed 2.1 percent in July from the same period of 2014 — the biggest annual rise in five years, retail association Confcommercio has said.

The consumer spending index also rose 0.4 percent in July from the previous month, while the number…

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OROP Protest: Veterans’ Umbrella Group Breaks; 1 Faction Dissociates

NEW DELHI: The umbrella organisation leading the agitation for ‘One-Rank, One-Pension’ (OROP) split on Wednesday, just three days ahead of a planned rally, with a key faction dissociating itself from the grouping, citing “lack of cohesiveness” and suggesting politicisation of the movement.

“We have informed the United Front…

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Islamic State Demands Ransom for Chinese, Norwegian Hostages

The Islamic State group said on Wednesday it was holding a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage and asked for an unspecified ransom for their release.

In Oslo, Prime Minister Erna Solberg confirmed a Norwegian citizen was being held, and insisted that “Norway does not pay ransoms”.
The IS announcement came…

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Controversial Meat Ban in Mumbai Begins Amid Political Face-Off

The issue has placed the two ruling partners in a political stand-off. The ban has been ordered by Mumbai’s civic body, controlled by the Shiv Sena and the BJP, in view of a Jain festival and fast.
The order said the slaughter and sale of meat in Mumbai…

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Building a Just World: Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey

Book: Building a Just World: Essays in Honour of Muchkund Dubey; Edited by Manoranjan Mohanty, Vinod C Khanna and Biswajit Dhar; Publisher: Orient Black Swan; Pages: 432; Price: Rs.900

The United Nations is to adopt a post-2015 agenda for sustainable development, setting the goals for achieving a just…

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NSUI candidates attacked during DUSU poll campaigning

New Delhi, Sep 9 The Delhi University Students Union poll touched a new low on Wednesday when two NSUI candidates were allegedly attacked by the supporters of CYSS and ABVP at a south campus college while they were campaigning.

“Today (Wednesday), the supporters of CYSS and ABVP attacked our candidates…

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Salman is truly my hero: Nikhil Advani


Director Nikhil Advani, who is awaiting the release of his forthcoming film “Hero”, has called superstar Salman Khan his true “Hero”.
Advani, posted on Twitter where he also took the opportunity to “thank” the “Dabangg” star.

“Thank you @BeingSalmanKhan for making the call and changing my life. You truly…

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Bihar polls begin October 12, end November 5

New Delhi, Sep 9 The assembly polls in Bihar will be held across five phases, beginning on October 12 and ending on November 5.

The vote count will take place on November 8.

“The model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect,” said Chief Election Commissioner Nasim…

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Sony Xperia M5 smartphone launched

Sony India’s Xperia arm on Wednesday launched the Xperia M5 dual-SIM smartphone at a price of Rs.37,990, thereby expanding its M series of smartphones.

The water-proof Xperia M5 packs a 21.5 megapixel rear camera that can capture videos in 4K resolution (4096 x 2160…

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Gauri Khan to showcase furniture line in Paris

New Delhi, Sep 9 Gauri Khan, entrepreneur and wife of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been invited to showcase her latest bespoke furniture line at an exhibit in Paris early next year. She says it’s a sign in the the right direction.

Gauri has been invited for MAISON…

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