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Greece loses 400,000 civil service jobs to crisis

Moscow, Nov 23 :  The number of Greek civil servants has fallen by 400,000 in three years of crisis, Administrative Reform Minister Antonis Maniatakis said. There were nearly one million civil servants in 2009 but now there are just 640,000, he told a parliamentary hearing. Considering that more than 40,000 will be pensioned off before the end of the year, no more than 600,000 will be left, he added. More... 

Apple iPhone 5S Release date… Rumours or authentic?

Continuing the legacy of rumors related to Apple products, speculations surrounding the next iPhone iteration, amusingly dubbed the “iPhone 5S,” started gaining traction hardly a couple of months after the release of the iPhone 5, the latest model of the company’s flagship smartphone. As current rumors go, predictions of a possible release date for the iPhone 5S range from the first quarter... 
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Obama meets Manmohan, says India ‘big part’ of my plan

  Phnom Penh, Nov 20: Meeting for the first time after his re-election, US President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday that “India is a big part of my plan” after the two leaders met briefly on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here. The meeting was brief and unstructured, but the two met and shook hands warmly like old friends, Indian officials said. Manmohan... 

Probe ordered as Chhath Puja stampede kills 18

Patna, Nov 20:  Bihar Government on Tuesday launched a probe into a stampede which killed 18 women and children when a makeshift bridge collapsed during Chhath puja, as devotees returned to pray at the scene of tragedy. The incident in Patna, near the holy Ganges river, occurred late Monday as tens of thousands of worshippers rushed to offer prayers to the setting sun as part of the Chhath puja. Despite... 
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Vidya Balan to marry UTV’s Sidhard Roy Kapur

Mumbai, Nov 21: Bollywood’s dirty girl Vidya Balan is all set to tie wedding knot, expected, on 14th December with Indian business tycoon Siddharth Roy Kapur. Reports are being circulated in the local media that both bride and the groom want to keep their marriage a calm and private ceremony, though, the concerned parties have not confirmed anything yet. The arrangements are said to be on a high... 

Sunita Willams returns from space with new record

Washington, Nov 20: Indian-American astronaut Sunita Williams has returned to earth after 127 days in space with a new record under her belt – the most spacewalking time by a female at 50 hours and 40 minutes over seven career excursions. Williams, who was commander of Expedition 33 on the International Space Station returned home with two space-going colleagues aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule... 

Temple tuskers in Tamil Nadu on annual jumbo junket

Chennai, Nov 17 : Happy days are ahead for elephants belonging to temples and ‘mutts’ in Tamil Nadu as they will head for a special rejuvenation camp starting this month as ordered by Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Saturday. At the camp, the elephants will be provided special diet and their health and mental condition will be checked and monitored. The 48-day special rejuvenation camp for... 

40 kids dead in Egypt train-bus collision

  Cairo, Nov 17 :  At least 47 people, including 40 school children, were killed in Egypt Saturday when a train collided with the bus in which the pupils were travelling, media reports said. The crash took place around 8 a.m. in southern Egypt’s Asyut governorate, Xinhua reported citing Ahram online. At least 13 other people were injured and admitted to hospital, the health ministry said. Asyut... 

After Jindal, more Republicans shun Romney

Washington, Nov 17: Following the example of Louisiana’s Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has become the latest Republican to distance himself from the party’s defeated presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Like Jindal, Christie who had endorsed Romney early in the primary process, did not buy the candidate’s argument that President Barack Obama... 

China’s development will benefit neighbours: Minister

Beijing, Nov 17 : China will continue to promote friendship with its neighbours in a mutually beneficial manner, and will make sure its own development brings more benefits to its nearby countries, a minister has said. Vice foreign minister Fu Ying said the world was watching how a more developed China would choose to use its strength, particularly in its neighbourhood, and the 18th National Congress...