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Mystery mobile on Turkish Airlines flight delays take-off
Mumbai : A Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul was recalled before take-off after an unattended mobile phone found aboard here on Monday morning, officials said.
 
The mobile was found on a seat following which the flight, which had just been declared 'chocks off' was stopped before it could approach the runway for take-off.
 
There were 332 passengers on board the scheduled Mumbai-Istanbul flight Turkish Airlines 721, who were deboarded for investigation.
 
After a detailed security check, the flight scheduled to depart at 6.50 a.m. was finally cleared for take-off around 11 am today for the seven hour flight to the Turkish capital, the official said.
 
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Chinese shares tumble
Beijing : Chinese shares tumbled heavily in the morning session on Monday, the first trading day of 2016, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index nose-diving over four percent.
 
At 10.16 a.m. (local time) the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index slumped 4.03 percent and the smaller Shenzhen index plunged 5.22 percent, Xinhua reported.
 
The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, plummeted 5.5 percent.
 
The A-share market's tumble coincided with the launch of a "circuit breaker mechanism" designed to curb wild swings in the stock market.
 
The mechanism will follow changes in the Hushen 300 Index, which reflects the performance of China's Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges.
 
When the index rises or falls by five percent, the circuit breaker will be triggered with a 15-minute suspension in stock trading.
 
Market analysts attributed the slump in part to lower-than-expected manufacturing activity, which dented market sentiments.
 
The Caixin General China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), an indicator of manufacturing activity, edged down to 48.2 in December from 48.6 in November, according to the survey conducted by financial information service provider Markit and sponsored by Caixin Media Co. Ltd on Monday.
 
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Indian consulate in Afghanistan attacked, two terrorists killed
Kabul : A group of armed men late Sunday attacked the Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, the provincial governor spokesperson told media.
 
Officials said attackers have taken up positions inside a residential home located in front of the Indian mission and are firing on the consulate.
 
"The number of attackers were 4, two of them killed but not confirmed by police yet," Afghan news agency Pajhwok Afghan News said in a tweet.
 
"Two attackers were killed in fighting after insurgents attacked Indian consulate in Mazarisharif city," it said in an earlier tweet.
 
Sources told Xinhua news agency that there were no casualties on the Indian side.
 
"Two of the four militants, who targeted the three-member consulate, have been gunned down by Afghan special forces," the sources said.
 
In a series of tweets, Pajhwok Afghan News earlier said: "Police confirmed blast in gun fires in PD4 near to #Indian consulate in #Afghanistan's Mazar-i-Sharif city."
 
"Balkh governor spokesman told Pajhwok that attackers entered a house and firing on Indian Consulate in Maza-i-Sharif city."
 
"Police says, no casualties were reported yet from attack on #Indian Consulate in Maza-i-Sharif city."
 
"Gun fires resumed after armed people attacked #Indian Consulate in MazairSharif city."
 
BBC also said explosions and gunfire were heard near the Indian consulate.
 
The report said it was not immediately clear whether the consulate was directly targeted, as the area also has a building belonging to a local politician.
 
Indian diplomatic missions in Afghanistan have come under militant attacks earlier too. In 2008 and 2009, the embassy in Kabul was attacked, leaving dozens dead.
 
In May 2014, gunmen attacked the Indian consulate in Herat, while in August 2013, nine civilians died when the consulate in Jalalabad was targeted.
 
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