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India needs to be energy independent to serve people's need: Modi

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Stressing on energy security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India will have to be independent in this area and seek new avenues to replenish existing sources in a bid to serve the growing appetite of the people. We need to be independent when it comes to providing our people with energy, Modi said, while inaugurating the Urja Sangam - 2015 confere...

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Blast in Karachi kills two, injures 12

Karachi, March 27 (IANS) Two people were killed and 12 injured in an explosion on Friday near a bus stop in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, a media report said. Most of the victims were policemen. The explosives, which were planted on a motorcycle near the Murghi Khana bus stop in Karachi's Quaidabad area, detonated as a bus of the Sindh Police's special security unit passed...

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Navy plane crash: Crew member's body found

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The body of Lt. Abhinay Nagori, the co-pilot of the Indian Navy Doriner-228 that crashed on Tuesday off the Goa coast, has been found, an officer said on Friday. ...

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Ruckus in Bihar assembly over police action against ABVP

Patna, March 27 (IANS) The BJP created a ruckus in the Bihar assembly on Friday over police action against ABVP members and demanded action against police officers responsible for this. Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary adjourned the proceedings till 2 p.m in the wake of protests by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators. On Thursday, police fired in the air and resorted to a baton...

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One year prison term for defacing property in Rajasthan

Jaipur, March 27 (IANS) Defacing property in Rajasthan will now invite a year-long prison term. This is one of the provisions of the Rajasthan Prevention of Defacement of Property (Amendment) Bill, 2015 introduced in the state assembly on Thursday to amend the exisitng law that came into force in 2006. The amendment proposes to increase punishment and fine in case of defacement o...

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Malini Ramani, Rina Dhaka unfold winter story on AIFW ramp

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) It was time for the darker shades of winter to take over the ramp of the Amazon India Fashion Week here, with designers Malini Ramani and Rina Dhaka taking to the stage to present their collections with a recurring naturalistic theme, tying them up together. The two designers had their shows scheduled back-to-back on the second day Thursday of the five-day fash...

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Airlines agree to new cockpit rules after Germanwings revelation

Berlin, March 27 (IANS) A number of airlines have agreed to new rules requiring two crew members to be present in the cockpit at all times, a media report said. German airline companies, including the Lufthansa Group, Air Berlin, Condor and TuiFly, have agreed to introduce the new rules after speaking with the German Aviation Association BDL, Xinhua reported on Thursday. A number...

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'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' trailer to come with 'Mr. X' release

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi has wrapped up his film Hamari Adhuri Kahani and says its trailer will be unveiled alongside the release of his other film Mr. X on April 17. Hamari Adhuri Kahani is complete, edit is finished and it will release on June 12. It's trailer will be unveiled with the release of 'Mr. X' on April 17, said the actor. The 36-year-old is excited...

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Goa speaker warns MLAs against loitering in assembly

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) Goa assembly Speaker Rajendra Arlekar has warned legislators against loitering in the house and asked them to confine themselves to their designated seats until the legislative business is over. Arlekar, known to be a tough taskmaster, also warned MLAs on Thursday against walking between the line-of-sight of a fellow legislator addressing the speaker. The ...

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Nora Fatehi lands special song in 'Baahubali'

Hyderabad, March 27 (IANS) Actress Nora Fatehi, who has worked in films such as Roar: The Tigers of Sunderbans and Crazy Cukkad Family, has been signed for a special song in S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali. Impressed with her work in 'Temper', Rajamouli has roped her in for a special number in 'Baahubali'. She's currently rehearsing for the song in the city. The team is expected t...

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President greets nation on Ram Navami

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted the nation on the eve of Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Ram. On the joyous occasion of Ram Navami, I extend greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, the president said. May the example of Rama as Maryada Purushottam inspire us to achieve nobility in thought, word and deed...

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India must be wary of Tamil extremism in Sri Lanka

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins to build a relationship with Sri Lanka's new leadership, the one thing he needs to be wary of is the extremist Tamil position in the island nation. Modi made history by becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit Sri Lanka after 1987 when Rajiv Gandhi went to Colombo to sign a pact to end Tamil separatism, which eventually consumed his life in...

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UN Security Council reform effort gets broad backing; China, Pakistan oppose move

United Nations, March 27 (IANS) The top diplomat heading the efforts for Security Council reforms has unveiled a framework document to pave the way for text-based negotiations amid broad support for his effort to spur the long-stalled process and vehement opposition from China and Pakistan. Jamaica's Permanent Representative Ambassador Courtenay Rattray, who is the chair of the I...

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Marriage on cards towards 2015 end: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor has spoken out on rumours about his wedding plans and has confirmed that he may be finally settling down by the end of the year. At an awards event held here on Thursday, Shahid was asked if he has got engaged. To that, he said: I am not engaged, but what you have been reading is kind of true. Marriage is on the cards sometimes towards ...

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Shruti Haasan in legal trouble

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) Picturehouse Media, a leading media and entertainment house, has initiated legal proceedings against actress Shruti Haasan, who pulled out of its yet-untitled Tamil-Telugu bilingual project citing the issue of dates. Shruti Hassan after entering into a contractual agreement to be the female lead in a bilingual starring Nagarjuna and Karthi directed by Vamsi Paidi...

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India may launch two more navigation satellites this year

Chennai, March 27 (IANS) India is expected to launch at least two more navigation satellites this year and one more in 2016 to offer satellite navigation services by the middle of next year, Indian space agency officials said. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) officials deny any diversion of focus is delaying the operationalisation of navigation satellite system. The thre...

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World set to lose benefits of antibiotics: Study

New York, March 27 (IANS) Antibiotic consumption in livestock worldwide could rise by 67 percent between 2010 and 2030, and possibly endanger their effectiveness in humans, say Princeton University researchers, including one who is of Indian-origin. India, along with its four other BRICS partners -- Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa -- will experience a growth of 99 percent in antib...

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SC to hear Manmohan Singh's plea on April 1

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court will take up for hearing on April 1 former prime minister Manmohan Singh's petition challenging his summoning by the special court in connection with the allocation of a part of Talabira II coal block to Kumarmangalam Birla owned Hindalco. On being asked when they were going to mention former prime minister's plea for an early hearing, a senio...

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Possibility of truce with Yadav, Bhushan remote: Ashutosh

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Friday said the possibility of a truce with dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan was remote. To be honest and frank, the possibility of truce or peace is remote because they (Bhushan and Yadav) are insisting on removal of Kejriwal (as national convener) which is not possible, Ashutosh told a news channel...

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New therapy speeds up wound healing

New York, March 27 (IANS) People can soon cut down the time taken to heal their everyday cuts and burns by half with the help of a new therapy developed by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University here. Details of the therapy, which was successfully tested in mice, were published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. We envision t...

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