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People should help end gender bias: Sumitra Mahajan
Geneva (Switzerland), Oct 13 (IANS) People should join hands to eliminate all forms of gender-based inequalities and violence for sustainable peace and prosperity in society, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said here Monday.

Monday, October 13, 2014 9:06:12 PM

Islamic scholar urges Haj pilgrims not to take selfies
Riyadh, Oct 13 (IANS) A prominent Saudi Islamic scholar has urged pilgrims not to indulge in taking "selfies" while performing Haj, saying the new rampant phenomenon distracts worshippers from completing the rituals they came for, media reported Monday.

Monday, October 13, 2014 8:00:05 PM

New MERS case confirmed in Qatar
Doha, Oct 13 (IANS) Qatar's Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has confirmed a new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) case in the country, the first case reported this year after a gap of more than 10 months, media reported Monday.

Monday, October 13, 2014 7:40:05 PM

Hudhud havoc: India miss out on top ODI spot
Dubai, Oct 13 (IANS) Due to the cancellation of Tuesday's third ODI between India and the West Indies in Visakhapatnam, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side will not be able to leapfrog Australia -- who top the Reliance ICC Team rankings following their 3-0 series victory over Pakistan -- even if they win the next two matches against the Windies.

Monday, October 13, 2014 4:58:03 PM

West Indies fined for slow over-rate against India
Dubai, Oct 12 (IANS) The West Indies have been fined for a minimum over-rate breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second One-Day International (ODI) against India in New Delhi, an ICC statement said Sunday.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 6:12:14 PM

Star TV bags ICC broadcasting deal
Dubai, Oct 12 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday announced its decision to jointly award the audio-visual rights for ICC events from 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle East for an undisclosed fee.

Sunday, October 12, 2014 5:52:14 PM

Now, a happiness meter in Dubai!
Dubai, Oct 12 (IANS/WAM) A unique initiative to measure the happiness and satisfaction of the public in government services on a daily basis using electronic devices connected to a central network has been launched in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Sunday, October 12, 2014 2:08:03 PM

Bahrain opposition to boycott November polls
Manama, Oct 11 (IANS) Bahrain's Shia-led opposition said Saturday it will boycott the upcoming parliamentary elections slated for November.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 10:10:04 PM

133 Arab pilgrims died during Haj
Riyadh, Oct 11 (IANS) A total of 133 foreign Arab pilgrims died, while 213 others have been admitted to hospitals during this Haj season, media reported Saturday.

Saturday, October 11, 2014 5:04:03 PM

UN envoy on Syria seeks immediate action to protect Kobane
Geneva, Oct 10 (IANS) The recently-appointed United Nations Special Envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura Friday urged immediate action, especially from Turkey, to prevent Islamic State (IS) militants from taking over Kobane, a Syrian city that borders Turkey.

Friday, October 10, 2014 8:26:07 PM

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