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Rathore honours winners of Parliamentarians' rally

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore gave away trophies to the winners of the JK Tyre - Constitution Club of India Club Car Rally for Parliamentarians here. Member of Parliament (MP) Nishikant Dubey and his navigator Anu Dubey and Ishan Verma and navigator Ishita Verma bagged the top honours, winning the first prize in the Parliamentarians Category and in...

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Nine new osteoarthritis genes discovered

London, March 20 (IANS) Researchers have discovered nine novel genes for osteoarthritis that may open the door to new targeted therapies for this debilitating disease in the future. Of the nine genes associated with osteoarthritis, researchers identified five genes in particular that differed significantly in their expression in healthy and diseased tissue. The five genes present...

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Ali preps for 'Milan Talkies'

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal has shed a lot of weight, is working on a particular accent and is refreshing his memories of growing up in Lucknow to get his character right for Milan Talkies which is being shot in his hometown. Ali, who has returned from the US where he was seen attending pre-Oscar parties, is going to begin work on the Tigmanshu Dhulia-directorial. The...

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UK data watchdog seeks warrant to search Cambridge Analytica Hq

New York/London, March 20 (IANS) The UK Information Commissioner on Tuesday sought a court warrant to enter the London headquarters of political data analytics consultancy Cambridge Analytica that worked with Donald Trump's election team and allegedly harvested Facebook profiles of US voters to influence their choices at the ballot box. The data protection watchdog also ordered the audit...

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Islamic State has killed thousands of civilians

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Islamic State, which has killed the 39 Indians it abducted in Mosul in Iraq, has killed thousands of civilians, at times in the most brutal manner. Most of its victims, ironically, have been Muslims. The terrorist group, now facing the wrath of many countries, has beheaded, crucified, immolated or simply gunned down people it considers criminals or infidels...

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Rathore flags off BSF's 2nd expedition to Mt. Everest

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday flagged off the Border Security Force (BSF) mountaineering team's second expedition to Mount Everest. The 25-member contingent will aim to scale the 8848-metre peak carrying the clean and save glaciers campaign. The contingent will be led by Padma Shri Loveraj Singh Dharmashaktu, an assistant ...

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Government launches framework to check illegal mining

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday launched a sand mining framework here to help states act against illegal mining, an official here said. The suggestions in the framework will provide a roadmap to the states helping them frame their policies and act as a check on illegal mining of sand, said an official statement. The framework wa...

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Vodafone's job initiative to help 5 mn Indians find work

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Telecom service provider Vodafone on Tuesday announced the launch of a new digital skills and jobs initiative that aims to help five million youth in India and 10 million young people across 18 countries find employment by 2022. The initiative, named What will you be?, launched internationally will provide career guidance and access to training content in the digi...

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Sealing drive: Kejriwal invites Congress, BJP to meet SC panel

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday invited BJP and Congress to meet the Supreme Court-appointed Monitoring Committee to find a solution to the ongoing sealing drive in the city. The meeting is scheduled at 11.30 a.m. on Wednesday at Delhi Secretariat. A Delhi government spokesperson told IANS that the committee has agreed to meet parties on...

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First interstellar visitor likely came from binary star system: Study

Toronto, March 20 (IANS) 'Oumuamua', the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system, new research has found. A binary star system, unlike our Sun, is one with two stars orbiting a common centre. For the study, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Alan Jackson from Universi...

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BSES urges consumers to 'Switch-Off' during Earth Hour 2018

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Delhi power distribution major BSES on Tuesday urged its over 40 lakh consumers to Switch-Off their electric appliances during Earth Hour on March 24, 2018 to show their concern for the environment. According to the company, consumers should show their concern for the environment by switching-off their electrical appliances and non-essential lighting fixtures f...

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Excited about playing in Mumbai T20 league, says Lad

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Fresh from a series of excellent performances in domestic competitions this season, upcoming batsman Siddhesh Lad is excited about representing the Shivaji Park Lions in the inaugural Mumbai T20 league. The Shivaji Park Lions have been of the stand out teams of the inaugural edition, reaching the semi-finals with a comprehensive six-wicket victory over NaMo Bandra...

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Three militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, March 20 (IANS) Three militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday, police said. Exchange of fire was still on in the area. Three militants have so far been killed in a gunfight with security forces in Halmatpora forest area of Kupwara. The operation is still going on, said a police officer.

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Short covering lifts equity indices ahead of US Fed meet

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices on Tuesday closed in the positive territory on short covering in IT and pharma stocks, even as some caution prevailed ahead of the US Federal Reserve's meeting slated to begin later in the evening. The wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) edged higher by 30.10 points or 0.30 per cent to close at 10,124.3...

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Security, intelligence agencies discuss curbing Maoist funding

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Top security and intelligences officials and heads of probe agencies met here on Tuesday to discuss the government's multi-pronged approach to curb funding of Maoists in the country. According to official sources, the meeting -- attended by NIA chief Y.C. Modi, ED Director Karnal Singh and Senior Security Advisor in the Home Ministry K. Vijay Kumar -- was held ...

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Nadal considered to be 'ideal boss' in Spanish survey

Madrid, March 20 (IANS) Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal is the sports personality most Spaniards would like to have as their boss, according to a report published by a human resource company. The current No.2 in the ATP rankings was chosen as the ideal boss for the fourth consecutive year after claiming 34.4 per cent of the votes, reports Xinhua news agency. Some 2,300 Spanish pe...

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China to assist Myanmar to build new bridge

Yangon, March 20 (IANS) China and Myanmar on Tuesday signed a letter for implementing the new Kunlong Bridge Project aided by Beijing in Myanmar's northern Shan state to replace the old one. The new bridge project, located on Theinni-Kunlong-Chinshwehaw road and crossing the Thanlwin River, extends about 4.2 km in total. The length of the bridge is about 323 metres and the linking roads ...

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Golfer Gursimar favourite for 6th leg of Hero women's tour

Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) Golfer Gursimar Badwal, who has won two of the last three events and has been the most consistent in the 2018 season, will begin as a clear favourite in the sixth leg of the Hero womens Pro Tour, starting at the Classic Golf & Country Club here on Wednesday. Besides leading the Hero Order of Merit, Gursimar has not finished outside top-5 this season. ...

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We can't confirm anybody's death sans concrete proof: Sushma

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Facing a volley of questions on Tuesday after she confirmed in Parliament the death of 39 Indians who were reported missing in Iraq in 2014, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the government cannot confirm any person's death without concrete proof in hand and it was her duty to inform Parliament first about such an important piece of news rather than the victi...

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Modi, Xi talk; pledge more cooperation

Beijing, March 20 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties. China's state news agency Xinhua said Xi told Modi that he was ready to enhance communication with the Indian leader on long-term strategic bilateral issues to promote political mutual trust. Xi, who Modi congratulate...

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