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Indian equities markets start 'New Year' on positive note

Mumbai , Oct 23

Samavat 2071, marking the start of the New Year, began on a positive note for Indian equities at a special trading session on Diwali day Thursday with a key index gaining some 63 points, or 0.24 percent.

Trinamool leader, partymen held for assaulting IT employees

Kolkata , Oct 23

A municipal councillor of the ruling Trinamool Congress along with three partymen were Thursday arrested and sent to custody for allegedly assaulting some IT professionals in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said.

Shiv Sena ready to back BJP-led coalition in Maharashtra

Mumbai , Oct 23

The Shiv Sena may support a Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Maharashtra, a top Sena leader said here Thursday.

Over 550 killed in US-led airstrikes in Syria

Damascus , Oct 23

At least 553 people have died over the past month in airstikes launched by the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, a rights group reported Thursday.

Ebola not to upset Africa's overall growth: IMF

Harare , Oct 23

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which has claimed 4,500 lives, will have minimum impact on continent's overall growth, a top International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said Thursday.

Home secretary dismisses reports about army's rescue operations bill

Srinagar , Oct 23

Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami Thursday dismissed local media reports that the army and the NDRF had sent a bill of Rs.853 crore to the Jammu and Kashmir government for their relief and rescue operations after the floods in the state.

IRDA's marketing firm to make insurance brokers unhappy: Experts

Chennai , Oct 23

The Indian insurance industry is expecting the regulator to come out with its regulations allowing new breed of intermediaries -Insurance Marketing Firm (IMF)- that would make corporate agents and brokers unhappy, said industry officials.

Modi marks Diwali in Siachen, announces Rs.745 crore more for Kashmir

Srinagar , Oct 23

Wrapped in thick woollens, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to the icy heights of Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir Thursday where he lauded the armed forces and promised a national memorial for Indian soldiers. He later announced an additional relief package of Rs.745 crore for the flood-ravaged state.

Billiards - Advani, Kothari enter semis

Leeds , Oct 23

Pankaj Advani and Sourav Kothari entered the final of the World Billiards championship (150-up points format) with 4-0 victories over Alok Kumar and England's Ian Williamson, respectively, here Thursday.

Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple

Amritsar , Oct 23

The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab.