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December 16 rapist like a robot: Documentary maker

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Documentary maker Leslee Udwin, during the making of India's Daughter which is based on the horrific December 16, 2012 gang rape in Delhi, tried several methods to evoke remorse or any other emotion in Mukesh Singh, one of the convicts, during their conversation but failed miserably. The director said he stoically listened to her like a robot. He is like a robot...

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Three top brokers arrested in National Spot Exchange scam

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Three top brokers, including Amit Rathi of Anand Rathi Commodities, were arrested Tuesday by the Economic Offences Wing here in connection with the Rs.5,574-crore National Spot Exchange Ltd (NSEL) scam, official sources said. The Mumbai police wing also arrested Chintan Modi of IndiaInfoline Commodities and C.P. Krishnan of Geojit Comtrades, the officials added...

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School student killed, 33 injured in Himachal accident

Shimla, March 3 (IANS) A six-year old girl student was killed and 33 students of a private school were injured on Tuesday when a bus driven by the school principal rolled down a 130-feet gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district, police said. The accident occurred near Banethi, some 20 km from Nahan town. The dead girl was identified as Sanjana. Two critically injured students...

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Singapore world's most expensive city for expats

Singapore, March 3 (IANS) Singapore has retained the position of the world's most expensive city for expatriates for the second successive year, according to a survey conducted the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The bi-annual survey released on Tuesday stated that Zurich and Geneva would actually top Singapore at current exchange rates if its Worldwide Cost of Living Survey took into...

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Chile's Villarrica volcano erupts

Santiago, March 3 (IANS) The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted early Tuesday, sending plumes of smoke and ash into the sky, and forcing officials to evacuate thousands of residents from nearby towns, Spanish news agency Efe reported. Evacuations were ordered in the cities of Pucon, Villarrica and Panguipulli, Interior Minister Rodrigo Peñailillo said. Nearly 4,000 peo...

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Surgical safety checklist can prevent complications: Study

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The implementation of a surgical safety checklist can minimise post-operative complications, according to a study. To evaluate the impact of a surgical checklist, the department of gastrointestinal surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital decided to perform a prospective, randomised and controlled trial in the case of 700 consecutive patients undergoing surgery between...

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Indian women's hockey team ready for HWL Round 2: Oltmans

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) high performance director Roelant Oltmans on Tuesday said the women's team is ready to achive its target of finishing as the top two sides in the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 that starts from Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. These girls are really eager to learn and I can see the progress. We are aiming at getting a...

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Japanese PM embroiled in political funding scandal

Tokyo, March 3 (IAMS) Japanese Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe on Tuesday admitted receiving illicit funding from firms that his government provided subsidies to. This is the latest funding scandal that has seen three cabinet members ejected and reignited major concerns about the wheeler-dealer style of backroom politics that has historic...

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University teachers demand state funding of higher education

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Coming down heavily on the government move to privatise higher education, a group of central university teachers here on Tuesday strongly pitched for state funding of higher education. This was the view of teachers attending a day-long national convention on higher education held at Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. Criticising the union human resource de...

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Ports, highways to contribute 2 percent to GDP: Minister

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The government said on Tuesday that it is in the process of developing 12 major ports in the country, which it expects will contribute about two percent to the gross domestic product (GDP), along with the highways sector. According to Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, the government was in the process of developing the major ports so ...

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Equifax launches new credit risk score

Mumbai, March 3 (IANS) Consumer and commercial information solutions provider Equifax India on Tuesday announced the launch of its new risk score system 'TM ERS V2' which, it said, will assist banks in account acquisition and customer management. According to the company, the new offering leverages the highest quality of data available to deliver attributes and scores, which will give ba...

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Fewer chopper accidents, deaths: Defence minister

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The numbers of defence helicopter accidents and deaths have come down, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Tuesday. The minister told the Rajya Sabha that most accidents happened due to human error and bad weather. Giving figures for 24 years, the minister said the number of accidents between 1986-91 was 22, killing 19. Between 1991-96, there were ...

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Students, staff with cough or cold to go on leave in Goa

Panaji, March 3 (IANS) As a precaution against swine flu, Goa's educational authorities have directed all schools to send students, teachers and other non-teaching staff on a week's leave if any symptoms of cold or cough were detected. Students, teachers and other employees working in schools/educational institutions are advised to stay at home for at least seven days if they are advised...

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Terror, money laundering infrastructure in Bengal under Trinamool: BJP

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) In the wake of police busting a fake currency printing racket in West Bengal, t he BJP on Tuesday said the state under the Trinamool Congress now had the infrastructure to export smuggling and terrorism. Referring to the busting of the fake currency racket in which crores of Indian and foreign notes were seized as well as the Burdwan blast that revealed the existe...

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India's digital might showcased in Indonesia, Malaysia

Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) India's digital might and the country's advances in the computing sector are being showcased in Indonesia and Malaysia, courtesy a travelling exhibition curated by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM). As a part of the 'Festival of India' celebrations in Indonesia and Malaysia, two travelling exhibitions - 'Life on the Silver Screen: The Fascinating Stor...

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26 insurgents killed in operation to rescue kidnapped Shias

Kabul, March 3 (IANS) At least 26 insurgents were killed in an operation by Afghan security forces to rescue 30 Shia community members who were kidnapped in southern Afghanistan, a government official told Efe news agency on Tuesday. Afghanistan's army and the police launched the operation late Monday in Jak-i-Afghan district, in the southern province of Zabul, to rescue the hostages who...

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IndiGo launches new website to enhance customer experience

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo said on Tuesday that it has launched its new website which is designed to enhance customer experience. According to the airline, the new redesigned website, operational since March 1, is aimed at improving user friendliness and appeal. The new layout said the airline has been specifically designed to offer customers new a...

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I-League: Salgaocar edge past Shillong Lajaong 2-1

Fatorda (Goa), March 3 (IANS) Ivorian midfielder Douhou Pierre's strike proved to be the winner as a 10-man Salgaocar FC edged past Shillong Lajong 2-1 in an I-League encounter at the Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday. Scottish striker Darryl Duffy gave Salgaocar the lead in the 19th minute while Trinidadian marksman Cornell Glen equalised for Shillong Lajong six minutes later. But a heavy b...

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McLaren's Alonso to miss Australian GP

Barcelona, March 3 (IANS) McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the season opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne as he has been advised rest by doctors, following the concussion he suffered after a crash at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya during testing on February 22. Danish Kevin Magnussen, who was the main driver for the Woking-based team last season, will replace...

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Wild elephants kill two people in Bihar

Patna, March 3 (IANS) Wild elephants went on a rampage in Bihar's Sitamarhi district on Tuesday evening killing at least two people and leaving three others injured, police said. The wild pachyderms also damaged standing rabi crop, destroyed several houses and created fear and panic among the villagers, a district police official said. According to the local police, it was unusua...

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