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Powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 strikes New Zealand, triggering small tsunami


CHRISTCHURCH: A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, shaking residents awake, causing damage to buildings and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight in a mostly rural area close to the city of Christchurch, but appeared to be more ...

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Messi scores as Argentina sink Colombia in World Cup qualifiers


Sao Paulo: The return of Lionel Messi to an under-pressure Argentina team has finally paid off. After a lackluster performance last week against Brazil last week, the five-time FIFA player of the year winner inspired a 3-0 victory over Colombia for the South American World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. He scored the first with a breathtaking free kick, gave two ...

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Paes geared up to create more world records


Kolkata: India’s most decorated tennis player Leander Paes said on Tuesday that 2017 will be a year of world records for him. “2017 will be a year of world records. There are couple of world records I wanna achieve and that’s why I still go in there and put in the hard yards which at my age is not fun ...

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Rahul’s century coincides with Test recall


Vizianagaram: It was double delight for young K L Rahul as the Karnataka player struck a fluent century in a Ranji Trophy game before earning a recall to the Indian cricket team for the second Test against England. The fit-again opener on Tuesday added to India’s squad for the Test starting November 17 in Visakhapatnam. He scored 106 off 131 ...

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Sushma Swaraj undergoes dialysis after kidney failure


New Delhi: Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday underwent dialysis after a kidney failure. “I am in AIIMS because of kidney failure. Presently, I am on dialysis,” the ailing minister tweeted.The Bharatiya Janata Party leader said she was also undergoing tests for a kidney transplant. “Lord Krishna will bless,” she added.

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Cong slams PM in RS over demonetisation, says ‘people are suffering’


New Delhi:  Congress lashed out heavily at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma said, “the rule was implemented without any prior notice and that the whole nation is suffering due to the same”. He also questioned PM over the same saying, “which law gave him a right to ...

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Shiv Sena on board for Mamata’s march on demonetisation; CPI-M, Congress decline


New Delhi: The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which is virtually at war with the Narendra Modi government over the demonetisation issue, on Tuesday got a shot in the arm when BJP ally Shiv Sena decided to join its march to Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday to press for rollback of the currency spike decision. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party ...

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Irrfan Khan in Salman Khan’s next based on ‘Komagata Maru’ incident


After Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, in which he played the lead and Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi’s launch vehicle Hero, Salman Khan is ready to roll with his next production, Lions of the Sea. Based on the Komagata Maru incident, the English period-drama features Irrfan Khan in the lead and will roll in mid-2017 with schedules in India, UK, Hong Kong ...

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Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt cheer for Twinkle Khanna at her book launch


MUMBAI: After the success of her bestseller ‘Mrs Funnybones’, Twinkle Khanna is back with her second book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’. The former actress had presented the first copy to childhood friend Karan Johar on his chat show where she appeared with her actor-husband Akshay Kumar in rib-tickling episode. Karan went on to host the book launch, which was ...

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Rupee gains 19 paise against dollar in early trade


MUMBAI: Reversing its two-day fall, the rupee recovered by 19 paise to 67.55 against the US dollar in early trade on Wednesday on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters.

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