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Kuala Lumpur: Vietnamese ships and planes hunting for a missing Malaysian jetliner have found no wreckage close to where they spotted two large oil slicks. The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people disappeared off radar screens early Saturday less than an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. An international fleet of planes and ships has been scouring the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for signs of the plane. They spotted two oil slicks late Saturday, which authorities say might have been from the plane. Deputy transport minister Pham Quy Tieu said no wreckage had been seen in the vicinity of the slicks early Sunday, but that the search was continuing.

Jadavpur university agitation: 'Politics of gherao' can't be tolerated, says WB minister

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Jadavpur university agitation: 'Politics of gherao' can't be tolerated, says WB minister

Kolkata: With the impasse continuing at the Jadavpur University, a West Bengal minister today warned that "politics of gherao" in educational institutions would not be tolerated and urged th...


Swachh Bharat campaign should be a nationwide movement: Modi

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Swachh Bharat campaign should be a nationwide movement: Modi

New Delhi: Ahead of the launch of the Mission Swachh Bharat on October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the mission should become the agenda of the entire country in the form of a mass movem...

Army calls off its rescue mission in J&K, relief work to go on

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Army calls off its rescue mission in J&K, relief work to go on

New Delhi: The Army today called off its 'Operation Megh Rahat' to rescue people stranded in flooded areas of Jammu and Kashmir, but its relief efforts will continue in the state."Operation Megh ...

Modi backs Indian Muslims: Congress questions timing of PM's statement

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Modi backs Indian Muslims: Congress questions timing of PM's statement

New Delhi: Questioning the timing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement ahead of his US visit that Indian Muslims will live and die for India, Congress on Friday wondered whether Bharatiya Janat...

Bill Gates meets PM Modi, praises focus on girls' toilets in schools, banking for poor

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Bill Gates meets PM Modi, praises focus on girls' toilets in schools, banking for poor

New Delhi: Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and lauded his focus on sanitation and the ambitious scheme to bring the poor people...

Nicolas Sarkozy to announce rejoining politics?

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Nicolas Sarkozy to announce rejoining politics?

Paris: Nicolas Sarkozy may announce a political comeback this weekend, after weeks of fevered speculation that the former French president was considering a bid for the Elyse Palace in 2017, the Guard...

'I am not dead,' says Zambia's president making rare public appearance

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'I am not dead,' says Zambia's president making rare public appearance

Lusaka:Zambia's elusive President MichaelSata made a rare public appearance today, opening a newsession of parliament and declaring "I am not dead."The 77-year-old leader, who until recent c...