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@imagetag: Photo: IBNLive]A local Samajwadi Party leader and his brother were shot dead by unidentified assailants, who decamped with their jewellery in Saidpur area, police said on Saturday.

Ajay Barnwal (50), vice-president of SP Vyapaar Sabha, and his brother Vijay Barnwal (40) were shot at when they were returning home after closing their jewellery shop late on Friday evening, they said. Police said the motorcycle-borne assailants later escaped with jewellery and cash.

The duo were taken to Varanasi for treatment where doctors declared them brought dead, they said.

Telangana: 11 children killed; 16 seriously hurt as train hits bus

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Telangana: 11 children killed; 16 seriously hurt as train hits bus

Hyderabad: Twelve people, including 11 children, were killed and 16 others seriously injured after a train rammed into a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing at Chegunta in Telangana's Medak dis...


Taiwan: TransAsia Airways suspects bad weather caused plane crash

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Taiwan: TransAsia Airways suspects bad weather caused plane crash

Taipei, Taiwan: Stormy weather on the trailing edge of Typhoon Matmo was the likely cause of a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people, the airline said Thursday.The ATR-72 operated by...

Contaminated meat: Panicked China closes 600 restaurants, businesses

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Contaminated meat: Panicked China closes 600 restaurants, businesses

China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hi...

No improvement: India still at number 135 on Human Development Index

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No improvement: India still at number 135 on Human Development Index

New Delhi: In a sign that shows India has a lot of catching up to do, the country's ranking in the Human Development Index (HDI) remained unchanged at 135 in 2013, reflecting little improvement in the...

Israel-Gaza fighting: European carriers suspend more flights to Tel Aviv

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Israel-Gaza fighting: European carriers suspend more flights to Tel Aviv

Berlin: Air France and Germany's two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. Lufthansa and Air Berlin ex...

US aviation authority lifts ban on flights to Israel

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US aviation authority lifts ban on flights to Israel

Washington: America's aviation authority has lifted a ban on US flights to Israel, which was imposed due to concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.The Federal Aviation Administrati...