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4 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

Manmohan Singh's daughter releases book on parents

New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh Sunday said her book traces the journey of the former prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur's life from the 1930s to 2004. Speaking after the release of the book "Strictly Personal", Daman Singh said it talks not just about the two individuals but about the journey of India through Independence.

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8 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

CLT20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express to stay alive

Raipur: Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here today . Chasing 162 for a win in the qualifying match, Mumbai rode a clinical 139-run opening stand between Simmons and Hussey to achieve their target in 16.2 overs.

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12 hrs ago | Hindustan Times

UP goes Netherlands way cycling to be promoted in cities

Bicycle, the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, will soon be part of a new development story inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands. A beginning is likely to be made from Noida.

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16 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Jaya charges BJP with double standards on fishermen issue

Charging BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. Campaigning for her party's Tuticorin Mayor candidate for the September 18 bypolls here, Jayalalithaa said besides her party, a 'national party' and some independents alone were in the fray.

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20 hrs ago | The Star Online

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India and Japan - have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new business opportunities. Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.

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Yesterday | Outlook

J&K Floods: Infrastructure Damage Could Touch Rs 6K Crore

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered massive damage to its public infrastructure due to the worst floods it has faced in more than a century and officials say that the state would need at least Rs 5,000 crore to rebuild the same. Even a conservative estimate of the damage to public infrastructure like bridges, roads, hospitals and other government buildings puts the figure at between Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 6,000 crore, Secretary to the state government's Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Department, Vinod Kaul, told PTI .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

Malaysia Airlines flight to India forced to turn back due to autopilot defect

A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, has been forced to return to Kuala Lumpur due to an autopilot defect shortly after takeoff. The airline says the defect didn't affect the safety of the aircraft or passengers but the captain turned back as a precaution.

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The Washington Post

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan, a city famous for its Sufi saints.

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Reuters

At least 16 people killed in bus crash in northern India

At least 17 people have been injured and 16 people have been killed as bus falls into a gorge in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. Rough Cut .

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The Washington Post

Indian residents still trapped days after floods, anger rises

Many of the hungry who lined up for free rice Saturday had been trapped in their homes for days by the floods that have killed hundreds in India and Pakistan. They were finally emerging, dehydrated and weak, but ready for a fight.

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Death toll climbs in India, Pakistan floods

Najeeb, 60, woke to warnings that a flood was imminent in the Gogjibagh locality of Srinagar, Kashmir, where she and her husband live. Residents were advised to leave and move to safer areas.

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Newkerala.com

Rajasthan records over 65 percent voter turnout

"Polling was peaceful and as per tentative information, 65.87 percent of the electors cast their votes till 7.15 p.m.," an election department official told IANS. As many as 8.95 lakh people were eligible to vote at 961 polling stations in Nasirabad, Weir, Surajgarh and Kota South assembly constituencies.

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Over 1,42,000 people rescued in flood-hit J&K so far

Over 1,42,000 people have been rescued from the flood-ravaged parts of Jammu and Kashmir so far, as the relief operations launched by the Armed forces entered the 12th day today. "Armed Forces and NDRF have so far rescued over 1,42,000 persons from different parts of J&K in the ongoing rescue and relief operations," a defence spokesperson said here.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

11, 2014. . Kashmiri Muslims walk near damaged houseboats on a breached river bank of the River Jehlum in Srinagar, India-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Merinews

Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra on October 19: Election Commission

Election Commission of India has announced the Assembly election dates for Maharashtra and Haryana. The elections in both the states will be held on the same day and the notification for the same will be issued on 20th September.

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Express India

Vinod Rai blames Manmohan Singh for problems facing Indian economy

Vinod Rai's book, 'Not Just an Accountant', is a critique of the government that appointed him as well as a spirited defence of the office and role of CAG. 'Had the Prime Minister insisted on transparency, the course of political history of this country would have been different... Had he stood steadfastly by his beliefs, the fate of the Indian economy would have been very different.'

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Suria

India allows detained Italian marine to...

India's top court ruled on Friday that a sick Italian marine detained for the 2012 killing of two fishermen can go home for medical treatment. Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre -- seen here at Rome's Ciampino Airport on December 22, 2013 -- has been diagnosed with ischaemia -- a restricted blood supply that can lead to a stroke - by Vincenzo Pinto The Supreme Court said it had agreed to allow Massimiliano Latorre to spend four months at home after the Italian ambassador undertook to ensure that he returned to India to stand trial.

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Express India

Landslides add to misery of Kashmir's worst floods in decades

Summary Rescuers raced to help communities hit by landslides in Kashmir on Friday while thousands were stranded, homeless and hungry in the city of Srinagar. Rescuers raced to help communities hit by landslides in Kashmir on Friday while thousands were stranded, homeless and hungry in the city of Srinagar, most of which was submerged by the region's worst flooding in 50 years.

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Rediff.com

Indian terror recruit killed in suicide bombing in Syria

Umer Ahmed, a member of the Al Qaeda-backed Al Nusra terror group, was killed in a suicide bombing in Syria, reports a correspondent. suicide bomber of Indian origin has died in Syria, making it the first time that an Indian fidayeen has been reported killed in global jihad.

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The Times of India

India's love affair with gold may be over, as prices slide

"Indian automobile companies are beginning to think global and not domestic anymore," says Wheldon. This is showing up in their changing approach to R&D.

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