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UK ready to veto £40bn EU ‘transaction tax’ plan as row brews over further European integration

Britain has pledged to veto a £40billion ‘transaction tax’ on the City that the EU is planning as a means to make firms repay their debts after receiving huge state support. The UK Treasury said it will ‘resist’ European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso’s plan to impose a transaction tax on share dealing across the EU. The haul would raise ...

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Afzal Guru’s clemency resolution in J&K assembly’s next session

SRINAGAR: The clemency resolution for 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru will come up for discussion in the next session of the Jammu and Kashmir assembly as it could not be taken Wednesday as the house was adjourned for the day. A clash between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators led to a…

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China warns US against ‘interfering’ over Tibet

Beijing ‘ China on Wednesday warned the United States against interfering in its affairs after two Buddhist monks set themselves on fire and the US called for Beijing to respect the rights of Tibetans. The US State Department said Tuesday it was ‘seriously concerned’ by attempts by two monks at the Kirti monastery in southwest China’s Sichuan province to burn ...

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Five LeT militants, three troopers killed in J-K gun battle

Srinagar, Sep 28 (ANI): At least five militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit and three security officials, including an army official and two policemen, were killed in a gun battle in the dense forest in Kralpora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara District.  Brigadier A L Chavan of General Staff 15 Corps today said that the battle started on ...

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US President to receive Tunisia Premier in Washington

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will receive Tunisian Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi on October 7 for their first meeting in Washington since the overthrow in January of the Ben Ali regime, the White House said Tuesday. “During his meeting with the prime minister, the president looks forward to…

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Quake toll down to 60 in Sikkim

Gangtok, Sept. 27: The official toll of the earthquake in Sikkim has dropped to 60 from 77 after names that had appeared more than once on the casualty list were removed and those reported missing traced. A search team also recovered the decomposed body of Subrata Ranjan Nath, a retired brigadier from Calcutta who was the chief project adviser to ...

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Cantaloupe listeria outbreak hits 18 states: What are the symptoms of listeria?

The listeriosis outbreak traced to recalled cantaloupes is causing reported illnesses in as many as 18 states nationwide. At least 72 people are sick from listeria infections and 13 are dead. Many consumers across the country are wondering what the symptoms of listeria are, especially those who purchased Rocky-Ford brand cantaloupes. (symptoms below) On September 27, 2011, the CDC reported ...

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Huawei, Discovery to build waterproof phone

HONG KONG: Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s No.2 network equipment maker, and Discovery Communications Inc, whose cable networks include Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet, have inked an agreement to develop a co-branded mobile…

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Rioters appeal against ‘disproportionate’ sentences

The first sentence challenges by defendants jailed for their involvement in the August riots will be heard by Court of Appeal judges. The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge, sitting with Lord Justice Thomas and Lord Justice Leveson, will deal with appeals in 10 Crown Court cases stemming from the rioting and looting which took place in several English cities. They ...

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PDP walks out from J&K assembly on unmarked grave issue

SRINAGAR: People’s Democratic Party members on Tuesday staged a walk-out from the state assembly after Speaker Mohammad Akbar Lone rejected their adjournment motion seeking discussion on the unmarked graves issue in…

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