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Leander Paes lodges FIR, claims threat to life from ex-cricketer Atul Sharma

Mumbai, Oct 17 (ANI): Tennis player Leander Paes on Friday lodged an FIR in Mumbai against former cricketer Atul Sharma. Paes alleged that Shrama had threatened to kill him and his daughter. According to the reports, Paes told the police that Sharma had threatened him in a court earlier this year. Paes had alleged that Sharma is in a relationship with his estranged partner Rhea Pillai and that when he tried to produce evidence of their relationship in the court, the cricketer threatened him of dire consequences. Oct 17, 2014
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SAARC energy ministers meet in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): The fifth meeting of the energy ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held in New Delhi on Friday, with an aim to strengthen energy cooperation among the member countries. Energy ministers and senior officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka were part of the meeting. India's Power and Coal Minister, Piyush Goyal, said that the similarities between the socio-economic conditions would help the SAARC nations to stay together and become a regional economic power house. The agenda of the meeting included review of status of implementation of decisions of the Fourth Meeting of SAARC Energy Ministers held in Dhaka on 15 September 2011. Oct 17, 2014
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It happens: Buddhist monks performs special prayers for world peace

Bodhgaya, Oct 17 (ANI): Buddhist monks of Lao People's Democratic Republic on Wednesday performed special prayers in holy town of Bodhgaya for world peace and tranquillity. Envoy of People's Democratic Republic, Southam Sakonninhom, participated in the prayers and after inaugurating the new building of Lao Buddhist monastery. Lao envoy expressed happiness after performing the prayers and hailed the country's tradition. Buddhists believe that the Buddha, "the awakened", to the laws of the universe, which are said to be operating eternally. Buddhist scriptures describe Bodh Gaya as the "Navel of the Earth", where pilgrims and tourists from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the entire of southeastern Asia throng to this holiest of Buddhist shrines every year. The Mahabodhi Temple complex is located in this town; it is the place where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Oct 17, 2014
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Black money case: Jaitley says Govt not reluctant to reveal names

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Denying the allegations by the opposition in the black money case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that the Narendra Modi led government is not reluctant to reveal names of tax evaders who have stashed black money in foreign accounts.The government told the Supreme Court earlier today that it cannot publicly disclose names linked to black money. Oct 17, 2014
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Charity hands out immune-boosting vitamins in Ebola-hit areas

A charity working in Ebola-hit areas under quarantine is giving out vitamins to help boost people’s immune systems. U-Foundation Liberia say they have treated 53 communities across two counties and is moving to other areas in Liberia. Duration: 01:18 Oct 17, 2014
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Apple starts iPhone 6 sales in key China market

Apple begins selling its latest iPhone in China, nearly a month after other major territories, due to a licence delay by regulators. But it faces a tough battle with rivals led by Samsung. Duration: 00:43 Oct 17, 2014
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Asian Games bronze medalist shooter meets Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Asian Games bronze medal winner in shooting Chain Singh met Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Friday. Jitendra Singh said that it is a matter of pride for the country that a boy from the underprivileged state of Jammu and Kashmir where sports facilities are not advanced has emerged as a national star. Oct 17, 2014
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Najeeb Jung appeals people not to use noisy and polluting crackers

Aligarh, Oct 17 (ANI): Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday appealed to the people not to use crackers which make a lot of noise or which cause too much of pollution. Jung said that no body can be forced into not using crackers but the government has made this appeal in order to make the festival environment friendly. Oct 17, 2014
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BSE closes points 109.19 up on Oct 17

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 109.19 points up to stand at 26,108.53. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 31.50 points up to stand at 7,779.70. EMAMI LTD and ANDHRA BANK were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 6.96% and 6.04% along with Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd and NCC with an increase of 5.71% and 5.29% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CMC and ATUL with a decrease of 15.07% and 11.02% along with HCLTECH and TCS with a decrease of 9.06% and 8.93% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 120.30 points at 17,021.25 while the banking sector is up 437.47 points at 18,240.22 and the reality sector is up 13.60 points at 1,429.64.The Indian currency is up 0.49% at Rs 61.53 per dollar. Oct 17, 2014
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Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case: Court reserves quantum of sentence till Monday

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): In the Dhaula Kuan abduction and gang-rape case, a Delhi court on Friday set October 20 to give its sentence to five men who had been found guilty of abducting and gang-raping a call centre employee in Delhi in 2010. After hearing arguments on quantum of sentence from prosecution and defence, additional sessions Judge Virender Bhat reserved his order on sentence for convicts Usman, Shamshad, Shahid, Iqbal and Kamruddin. Oct 17, 2014
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India successfully test fires nuclear cruise missile 'Nirbhay'

New Delhi/ Chandipur, Oct 17 (ANI): India on Friday successfully test fired the indigenously developed nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' at the Integrated Missile Test Range near Balasore in Odisha. Proving a host of technologies and bridging the critical gap in the country's arsenal, the missile was test fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur for a distance of about 1,000 km. Cruise missile 'Nirbhay' can strike targets more than 700 kms away. This was the second test firing attempt. The missile had failed in its debut attempt which was made last year. Security Expert US Rathore said that the test fire of the cruise missile 'Nirbhay' was very important for India. Cruise missile 'Nirbhay' has good loitering capability, good control and guidance and high degree of accuracy. Oct 17, 2014
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NSG defuses explosives found in Burdwan district of West Bengal

Burdwan, Oct 17 (ANI): Commandos of National Security Guard (NSG) defused over 40 hand grenades and bombs that were found in Burdwan district of West Bengal on Friday. A joint team of the NSG and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday recovered the ammunition in large quantities from a house in the district. Apart from grenades, the team recovered five socket bombs also from the house of one Rizwan Sheikh. This recovery comes after two suspected militants were killed and another was injured in the explosion which occurred on October 02 at a house in Khagragarh area of the district. The involvement of militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami are being suspected in the blast. Meanwhile, in another such incident, around 100 crude bombs were detected and diffused in Kaliachak block of Malda by CID Bomb Squad members. Oct 17, 2014
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J Lo says she's happy to be single

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez has revealed that she is happy to be single despite of the fact that her friends her friends are determined to find her a new man so she can settle down again. The 'Maid in Manhattan' star said that her friends are constantly trying to set her up but she is just not there right now, a leading daily reported. She said that it’s not something that's a priority and she has gone from relationship to relationship but, at the end of the day, she is not ashamed of the path she has taken or the lessons she has learned. The 45-year-old, who has been married thrice, said that she does what feels right in the moment and right now it feels good to just be on her own and have some "I love Jennifer" time, which she hasn't done a lot in her life. Lopez added that she is just spending time with herself and kids and that she still believes in love. Oct 17, 2014
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Andhra CM sure of rebuilding Visakhapatnam after Hudhud havoc

Visakhapatnam, Oct 17 (ANI): The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu assured to make the port city of Visakhapatnam the best city again, after it was devastated by cyclone Hudhud which hit on October 12. Naidu earlier visited the cyclone-hit areas to take the stock of the situation. He said on Friday (October 17) that the state government is doing their part. They are concentration in relief and rehabilitation work. The chief minister also thanked the Central government for their cooperation. He said that the Prime Minister has also appreciated the restoration works done by the state. Oct 17, 2014