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10,000 agents searching for missing Mexican students
Mexico City, Oct 31 (IANS/Prensa Latina) The search for the 43 students who disappeared in Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, continued Friday with participation of 10,000 agents, including federal forces, investigators, experts and agents of the Attorney General's Office.
Increased tax refunds fuelling fiscal deficit: Arun Jaitley
New Delhi, Oct 31 : The higher fiscal deficit in the current financial year, that has touched 83 percent of the full year's target, is the result of increased tax refunds, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday.
SC to hear plea for regulatory authority on environment
New Delhi, Oct 31 : The Supreme Court will hear Nov 14 a plea for setting up of a regulatory authority to look into environmental matters including the impact, assessment and the enforcement of the National Forest Policy as was directed by the court in 2011.
Trapped miners confirmed dead: Colombia
Bogota, Oct 31 : Twelve workers trapped by a flood inside a coal mine in the northwestern province of Antioquia are dead, Colombian authorities said Friday.
Russian deputy PM to visit India Nov 5
New Delhi, Oct 31 : Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin arrives in India Nov 5 for an inter-governmental meet, ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December.
Court to hear Sheila Dikshit's plea against fine Dec 3
New Delhi, Oct 31 : The Delhi High Court Friday posted, for Dec 3, the case filed by former chief minister Sheila Dikshit against Rs.3 lakh fine imposed on her by a lower court here, after she faile d to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta.
Zimbabwe's main opposition calls for fresh polls again
Harare, Oct 31 : Zimbabwe's opposition MDC-T party said Friday economic challenges confronting the country could only be resolved if the country holds free and fair polls.
Less than half of Americans support stricter gun laws: Poll
Washington, Oct 31 : Less than half of Americans said they back tougher gun laws, which is significantly lower than the 58 percent recorded just after the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 children dead, a Gallup poll said Friday.
Ponzy schemer cheats residents of $22 mn, gets 15-year jail
Washington, Oct 31 : If you have been one of those approached by some 'known' person for investing in something with an assurance of 'easy money', you may benefit reading about this Ponzi schemer jailed in the US for robbing his own people.
Pakistan repatriates 29 Afghans
Islamabad, Oct 31 : Pakistan handed over 29 Afghans arrested during a military operation in its northwestern tribal region to Afghan authorities, the army said Friday.
Burkina Faso's president quits, army chief takes power
Ouagadougou, Oct 31 : Burkina Faso's army chief Gen. Nabere Honore Traore assumed power Friday after President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation following violent protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.
Shahi Imam's invite to Sharif does not merit response: Government
New Delhi, Oct 31 : As the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid drew flak from Muslims for inviting the Pakistan prime minister to his son's anointment as his successor but not Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government Friday refused to get drawn into the controversy, terming his remarks as "voices from ...
Bengal land of jehadis under Mamata: BJP
Kolkata, Oct 31 : The BJP Friday alleged that West Bengal has become a "land of jehadis" under the Mamata Banerjee government.
Spanish government challenges Catalonia's symbolic vote on ...
Madrid, Oct 31 : Spain's government Friday challenged Catalonia's decision to hold a symbolic vote Nov 9 as an alternative to a referendum on independence stalled by the Constitutional Court.
Judge orders action on Bengal policeman for accused's double arrest
Kolkata, Oct 31 : West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime, which has on several occasions faced a rap from the courts, Friday was yet again at the receiving end of judicial ire, as a judge ordered removal of a police officer for showing the arrest of an accused twice before him.
Myanmar roundtable summit discusses political issues
Nay Pyi Taw, Oct 31 : Myanmar's first five-party roundtable summit held in the Presidential Palace here Friday discussed some key political issues in the country, presidential spokesman U Ye Htut said at a press conference after the two-hour talks.
Workshop Saturday on new concepts for shoulder reconstruction
New Delhi, Oct 31 : With the rise in the number of Indians undergoing shoulder reconstructions, the Indian Spinal Injuries Center along with the Delhi Orthopaedic Association will Saturday host a day-long workshop on new technologies from across the world that cause minimal invasion and ...
SC asks poll panel if Kashmir relief work conflicts with code of ...
New Delhi, Oct 31 : The Supreme Court Thursday sought the response of the Election Commission on if the enforcement of model code of conduct was impeding relief and rehabilitation work in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir where people are still living in difficult conditions getting compounded by the ...
I have only been dumped so far: Ranveer Singh
Mumbai, Oct 31 : Actor Ranveer Singh, who has often been chased by link-up rumours, says so far he has not dumped anyone in his life.
Stop comparing me with my cousins: Parineeti Chopra
Mumbai, Oct 31 : Her cousin Priyanka Chopra is a star. Now, another family member, Mannara, is all set to enter Bollywood with "Zid" and Parineeti feels that it is unfair to pit her against her cousins.
Merchant vessel scrapes Indian Navy ship
Visakhapatnam, Oct 31 : INS Kora suffered minor damage when it was scraped by a merchant vessel off the Visakhapatnam coast, the Indian Navy said in a statement Friday.
Will appeal Sri Lankan death sentence to fishermen: India
New Delhi, Oct 31 : India Friday indicated there may have been "miscarriage of justice" in the death sentence handed down to five Indian fishermen for alleged drug trafficking in Colombo and said it will appeal.
Nokia shuts India handset plant near Chennai
Chennai, Oct 31 : Its curtains down for once iconic Nokia mobile handset maker, as its India plant shuts down operations Saturday at Sriperumbudur, a company spokesman said Friday.
Teachers scam: Ajay Chautala's bail extended
New Delhi, Oct 31 : The Delhi High Court Friday extended, till Nov 7, the interim bail of Ajay Chautala, sought on health grounds.
Compensate African woman for midnight raid: NHRC
New Delhi, Oct 31 : The NHRC Friday asked the Delhi government to pay Rs.25,000 each to the African women "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by former law minister Somnath Bharti in a January midnight raid.
Saudi Arabia facing high child sex abuse: Studies
Riyadh, Oct 31 : Some studies in Saudi Arabia have revealed that the rate of children's sexual abuse in the Kingdom is alarmingly high with every fourth child having been exposed to sexual harassment at some point of early life.
Modi will never bring black money to India: Sharad Yadav
Patna, Oct 31 : JD-U president Sharad Yadav Friday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is betraying the people and the country on the issue of bringing black money stashed abroad as he will never bring it back.
Bodo faction threatens to quit peace process
Guwahati, Oct 31 : The pro-talk NDFB faction Friday threatened to pull out of the peace process if the government does not release its president Ranjan Daimary and others by Nov 30.
Nearly 2000 athletes to attend forest sports meet in Goa
Panaji, Oct 31 : Nearly 2,000 athletes drawn from forest departments across the country will participate in the 21st All India Forest Sports meet which gets underway in Goa from Nov 5.
UP mulling freeholding industrial plots
Lucknow, Oct 31 : The Uttar Pradesh government is considering declaring industrial plots in the state freehold, an official said Friday.